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Covid-19 update Wednesday 8th April

2020.04.08 13:25 Fwoggie2 Covid-19 update Wednesday 8th April

Good morning from the UK. For those people whose days blur into one another, today is a Wednesday. For any fellow Brits who haven’t realised yet, this Friday is Good Friday which means Monday is a bank holiday. 4 day weekend for us!
The UK and US continue to grab most of the global headlines - the UK due to the plight of its prime minister Boris Johnson (the TLDR there is that he’s still in intensive care, his condition is unchanged). The US is grabbing the headlines because of the sheer volume of cases / deaths in the country plus also for some of the quotes being given and actions being taken by President Trump.
Today’s round up is Guardian heavy. Sorry if you’re not a fan of them, I was pushed for time.

Virus news in depth

Coronavirus: UK will have Europe's worst death toll, says study - If you’re British like me this is rather frightening; the Guardian reports (Link) that “world-leading disease data analysts” (their phrase not mine) have projected that the UK will become the country worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, accounting for more than 40% of total deaths across the continent. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in Seattle predicts 66,000 UK deaths from Covid-19 by August, with a peak of nearly 3,000 a day, based on a steep climb in daily deaths early in the outbreak. The analysts also claim discussions over “herd immunity” led to a delay in the UK introducing physical distancing measures, which were brought in from 23 March in England when the coronavirus daily death toll was 54. Portugal, by comparison, had just one confirmed death when distancing measures were imposed. The IHME modelling forecasts that by 4 August the UK will see a total of 66,314 deaths. Spain is projected to have 19,209 deaths by the same date, Italy 20,300 and France 15,058. All three countries have imposed tougher lockdown measures than the UK. (Personal note for fellow Brits, 66k = a town the size of Paignton in Devon, Rochester in Kent, Loughborough in Leicestershire, Dewsbury in W Yorks or Washington in Tyne and Wear. I expect we will hear a lot more about this herd immunity and in particular Dominic Cummings once the pandemic ebbs away; Cummings will probably be thrown under the bus for it).

Fears of crisis in global car finance markets as owners seek payments help - Fears are growing of a crisis in the UK’s £75bn car loan market, where 6.5m vehicles have been financed through leasing deals with monthly payments that are already proving unaffordable for some laid-off as a result of the coronavirus says the Guardian (link). The Finance and Leasing Association (FLA), which represents the credit arms of the car manufacturers as well as the banks, said: “It’s early days in terms of quantifying the impact on arrears, but the number of forbearance requests has grown significantly in recent weeks.” Britain’s car market rests on billions in debt taken out by consumers, many of whom may now struggle to pay. Around nine out of 10 of the 2.3m new cars sold in a typical year in Britain are paid for using some sort of financing provided by an FLA member. The most common purchase method has been personal contract plans (PCP), where a buyer puts down a deposit and then rents the vehicle for two to three years at a monthly cost, typically around £250. Problems in the UK car loans market may pale into insignificance compared with the colossal scale of auto lending in the US, which totals $1.3tn (£1tn). Some of it has been securitised into bonds that bear echoes of “subprime” lending common before the financial crisis of 2007-08. Around $30bn of new subprime vehicle loans were issued in 2019, and there have been reports of some lenders verifying the income of just 8% of borrowers – whose loans are then bundled into bonds sold on Wall Street as an income stream for investors. However, the US Federal Reserve has already stepped in with a programme to support “asset-backed securities”, including bonds holding auto loans.

Trump threatens to hold WHO funding, then backtracks, amid search for scapegoat - The Guardian has written a critical article on Trump again, saying he hunted for a new scapegoat on Tuesday in an increasingly frantic attempt to shift blame for thousands of American deaths from the coronavirus, accusing the World Health Organization (WHO) of having “called it wrong” and being “China-centric”. Trump’s early inaction has come under renewed scrutiny in the past day after a New York Times report that Peter Navarro, Trump’s trade adviser, warned in a memo in late January that the virus could put millions of Americans at risk and cost trillions of dollars. Susan Rice, a former national security adviser, told the Washington Post that Trump’s missteps “cost tens of thousands of American lives”. The president has repeatedly denied responsibility and sought to blame China, the Obama administration and the media. On Tuesday, with the US death toll exceeding 12,000, he unleashed a tirade at the WHO, even though it raised the alarm in January, after which he made statements downplaying it and comparing it to the common flu. “They’ve been wrong about a lot of things,” Trump said at the daily White House coronavirus task force briefing. “And they had a lot of information early and they didn’t want to – they seemed to be very China centric” – implying that the WHO had toed the line of Beijing’s early efforts to minimise the scale of the outbreak.

Virus news in brief

Source: Guardian daily blog or CNN daily blog unless specified otherwise.

Supply chain news in depth

Coronavirus: The Road to Economic and Social Recovery; We will recover, but how will we know when? - Descartes Labs, a geospatial imagery analytics startup based in California has written an interesting piece on (link) on how we may be able to use big data to understand when the economy will begin to recover. Remote sensing refers to data collected from satellites, aircraft, and distributed sensors that can provide information about the earth and help us understand human activities at a macro scale. While it is possible to understand the economic consequences of coronavirus through news reports and surveys, remote sensing provides direct observations that can be aggregated on a large scale and automatically processed for real-time insights. Descartes Labs, has developed a set of tracking and monitoring tools that can be used by businesses to understand consumer and supply chain activities that are critically important to revenues which harness aggregated mobility tracking, location-specific activity tracking, regional NO2 tracking and supply-chain tracking.

Logistics Manager Editor’s Blog: Has COVID-19 shown we have an e-commerce problem? - The editor of Logistics manager magazine (which has a UK lean in the topics it covers) has written an article reviewing the ecommerce sector. “If there is an area of the economy that is thriving right now it the supermarket sector. Yet limited delivery slots meant that only 14.6% of households received an online delivery in the four weeks to 22 March, up from 13.8% in March 2019 but most-likely well below actual demand. The truth is that as much as the logistics sector likes to celebrate its considerable achievements in the migration to e-commerce, some businesses were too stuck in the tried and traditional ways of working to actually reach the peaks. COVID-19 will change well-understood behavioural economics. Consumers won’t be the same after a global pandemic the likes of which we have never seen in our lifetimes.” He argues that businesses must immediately fully adapt to ecommerce channel fulfilment or they will most likely fail to survive. We were quick to celebrate the achievements of the sector, particularly in replacing the 30% of calories consumed outside the home with sales in bricks and mortar supermarkets. We were quick to celebrate that existing e-commerce infrastructure did not entirely fall apart. Yet there wasn’t enough capacity to deliver food to homes that wanted it, and in some cases needed it. There were not enough drivers and not enough vehicles, even if the right volume of food was in the system.

Supply chain news in brief

Good news section

The Easter Bunny Is An Essential Worker, New Zealand's Ardern Says - New Zealand prime minister has clarified (link) to the nation’s children that the government considers the easter bunny and tooth fairies as essential workers and are thus able to continue doing their jobs. Ardern announced the exemption in response to rampant speculation by New Zealand's youngest citizens, who had wondered how the coronavirus crisis might affect the traditional arrival of colorful eggs, chocolates and other treats. The prime minister however warned that in some cases, the pair might not be able to provide the level of service young people have come to expect. "So I say to the children of New Zealand, if the Easter Bunny doesn't make it to your household, then we have to understand that it's a bit difficult at the moment for the bunny to perhaps get everywhere," Ardern said.
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2019.12.14 17:35 some-random-bot [META] The /r/DevonUK 2019 "Best of the Year" Awards! - Nominations

Welcome to the second annual "Best of the Year" awards! The reddit inc admins have kindly agreed to give away reddit gold to all subreddits with more than 1000 subscribers.
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The following list of top posts in this sub may help you if you are looking for a specific high scoring post, but you do not need to limit yourself to only a post listed here. Any post made during the year that fits into the categories is eligible.
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1 58 2019-01-30 01:08:27 Roldfield561 Dartmoor
2 37 2019-01-14 22:26:34 MeerkatMiner1608 The View of Dartmoor on Meldon Viaduct (15/08/18)
3 36 2019-01-17 19:49:02 zzpza TIL that the town of Honiton U.K, has a "Hot Penny Day", a parade where children collect thrown coins. The tradition was purportedly started by wealthy people, whom would heat pennies on a stove, throw them into the streets, and laugh at the peasants burning their fingers while picking them up.
4 21 2019-01-28 18:40:38 chicken-farmer Morning Walk Coffee Stop
5 18 2019-01-18 19:57:02 zzpza Spinsters Rock, near Drewsteinton, Devon, UK. Once thought to have been part of a larger complex recorded by a man named Chapple before many stones were cleared for agriculture during the 1700's. The dolmen fell down in 1862 during a storm but was rebuilt with some difficulty ( capstone 16 tons ) OC
6 15 2019-01-09 01:35:28 Mr_Slowly Sidmouth makes worldnews for all the wrong reasons!
7 12 2019-01-23 21:38:46 jlawrence92 Holiday Video Lynton & Lynmouth October 2018 - (Yi 4k )
8 10 2019-01-16 22:26:54 zzpza Unhappy man rages over police eating lunch (in Plymouth)
9 6 2019-01-08 18:33:52 Bavoon Looking for a DnD group
10 6 2019-01-11 17:47:20 zzpza [META] The /devonuk First Annual "Best of the Year" Awards! - Winners
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1 45 2019-02-25 16:42:02 ozzcw Lovely Devon today
2 41 2019-02-04 09:14:15 linguafiqari Exeter Quay, June 2018 [OC]
3 40 2019-02-21 21:18:49 WalkingMinotaur Sunset today from Paignton Pier
4 38 2019-02-02 18:47:57 chicken-farmer Meldon Reservoir
5 30 2019-02-17 22:37:33 finkelzeez42 By the harbour, view of the wheel in Torquay.
6 24 2019-02-07 00:29:33 aliceannxo Always a yummy breakfast at Cafe Collective in Bideford!
7 18 2019-02-26 15:26:06 zzpza Woolacombe beach rated fourth best in the UK
8 16 2019-02-07 00:26:56 AGeary A38 AT-ST saved in major victory for The Empire
9 13 2019-02-18 20:59:13 zzpza Devon Events in 2019?
10 13 2019-02-04 23:46:06 Roldfield561 Tignmouth today
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1 43 2019-03-16 09:34:47 zzpza In Dartmouth, Devon, there is a place called Dead Man's Cross. Long ago, criminals were hanged there. Now, residents are spooked by this unintentional shadow, created by the nearby road sign.
2 42 2019-03-24 13:27:31 SwarmingWithOrcs Beautiful walk around Noss Mayo, and don't worry it ends at a pub.
3 33 2019-03-10 01:07:40 snuffletrout Cows in the morning mist
4 25 2019-03-31 08:18:14 lnfinity Devon farmer 'too upset' by slaughter gives lambs to Kidderminster sanctuary
5 19 2019-03-23 08:59:44 Twiggy3 M5 go-slow Brexit protest mocked for its size - Devon Live
6 18 2019-03-05 20:27:44 ulyssestone The Sound of Devon Indie, a playlist of 70+ local artists on Spotify
7 10 2019-03-17 13:18:38 danjohnc1983 Here if anyone needs to talk.
8 10 2019-03-19 19:10:49 AustralianStrongman Is their any Wind turbine jobs in Devon?
9 6 2019-03-17 14:54:07 OhhJeremyCorbyn Plymouth Pub Map based on the London Underground
10 4 2019-03-09 20:48:53 mywerk1 Visiting Woolacombe at end of March
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1 48 2019-04-20 16:14:14 chicken-farmer Maximum Newton Abbot
2 31 2019-04-28 10:10:08 emsca Devon tops quality of life survey
3 27 2019-04-19 17:14:37 MsJennybean89 Looking at Teignmouth from Shaldon
4 24 2019-04-14 14:04:57 chicken-farmer Dean Prior Point to Point Grandstand
5 20 2019-04-29 12:44:52 thomasuk888 Bluebells in full bloom, Holyford Woods, Devon, UK
6 18 2019-04-25 10:41:59 nintendo64generation what would you consider to be the prettiest town in devon
7 17 2019-04-04 18:01:04 Bavoon New Crediton Dungeons & Dragons group
8 16 2019-04-11 05:39:15 ChristyOTwisty Devonian dialect: "girt dawbakes"; request for definition
9 13 2019-04-11 10:17:23 chicken-farmer Random carpark graf, Exeter
10 12 2019-04-20 12:36:51 dix_be_floppin A sunset over fields taken in Coldridge.
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1 49 2019-05-15 00:11:11 theysellcoke The Beauty of Devon...
2 45 2019-05-29 10:22:52 Opfaff Ah Devon...
3 32 2019-05-23 19:35:36 mintsauce82 Good ol' Janners!
4 25 2019-05-31 07:37:42 jonnie-frost Great Torrington , Devon This was possibly one of the most beautiful places Ive ever been
5 15 2019-05-08 03:12:52 AGeary Does anyone know the location on this old GWR poster?
6 14 2019-05-25 04:43:40 tallpaul990 4 day itinerary for Deven? staying in Salcombe
7 11 2019-05-12 21:51:37 Roldfield561 Wow
8 10 2019-05-25 22:40:37 BoomerUK Free Tomato Plant at Combe Garden Centre this weekend
9 8 2019-05-12 21:08:43 tallpaul990 Favourite beachs around devon?
10 8 2019-05-18 00:20:22 thejamsandwich Eurovision / Totnes
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1 41 2019-06-25 18:07:42 Kit_McGregor Maybe it's a Dartmoor pony. Maybe it's Maybelline.
2 35 2019-06-16 20:42:20 ZachDaniels_56 To match the Saunton Sands post...Slapton Sands!
3 33 2019-06-18 09:55:24 steveinstow Do you think you could demolish this on your own? 60 tomahawk steak at the Instow arms, North Devon.
4 24 2019-06-21 23:42:14 Torquay_Tourist Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
5 24 2019-06-16 06:38:01 jess_gill1
6 23 2019-06-29 20:21:09 A_Town_Called_Malus Missing Person In Exeter Area (Kennford)
7 23 2019-06-25 12:46:26 never_big_enough Dusk from Butterdon Hill - Dartmoor
8 15 2019-06-18 06:07:28 RuthRecs21345 Survived some powerful currents in Ilfracombe
9 14 2019-06-25 05:48:11 ThatTreeThing Welcome to Devon
10 12 2019-06-05 21:50:59 FlyingCenturionYT Torbay Airshow 2019
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1 49 2019-07-06 08:02:09 Thethx Torquay
2 45 2019-07-25 00:31:26 DevonReviewer Visited Wistmans Wood today, first time since childhood, enchanting place and even my 5 year old daughter agreed it was worth the walk!
3 43 2019-07-04 20:20:33 TechLordDeluxe Dartington Hall
4 34 2019-07-19 02:21:09 renesebastian Thanks for the great experience Devon, a visit to never forget!
5 31 2019-07-08 06:04:23 Devonandy So lucky to live in Devon and have Dartmoor up the road. My first time attempting star trail photography
6 21 2019-07-03 17:49:27 Thousand-Journeys A beautiful morning at Overbecks (National Trust) looking over Salcombe
7 21 2019-07-23 06:20:44 1u43r seems acceptable
8 20 2019-07-29 22:26:17 thomasuk888 [4k] Mirror like River Axe near Seaton, Devon with nice reflections of the sky
9 19 2019-07-22 06:51:06 BluesBoozeTattoos Search for missing chihuahua stolen by seagull
10 15 2019-07-16 04:45:18 justinekeller Visiting Devon this summer - what should we absolutely not miss?
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1 36 2019-08-18 17:14:55 Chops2917 My boy enjoying a day at Saunton
2 31 2019-08-14 03:40:31 redsandbag Croyde - Baggy Point. Came home yesterday from a great holiday in North Devon, first time visiting the area and despite the showers and wind saw some spectacular views.
3 23 2019-08-19 23:46:58 ExeterCityCouncil Come to Exeter and find out more about our Green Circle Walks
4 21 2019-08-24 23:17:45 131st_productions 7820 dinmoor manor at painghton
5 19 2019-08-12 07:17:09 Err_i_dont_know Angery sky over Totnes
6 17 2019-08-30 17:19:27 131st_productions Ex gwr pannier tank now london transport l92 at buckfastleigh on the south devon railway
7 14 2019-08-28 03:32:12 b_rodriguez Totnes kicking out professional beggars
8 9 2019-08-30 06:05:11 131st_productions Should i post more train pics?
9 9 2019-08-10 20:25:46 FlyingCenturionYT Plym Valley Railway - Brake Van Day
10 8 2019-08-05 02:18:32 FlyingCenturionYT Paignton in Black and White
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1 64 2019-09-16 02:25:38 Barbicans Dartmouth . After a night in the van and what I had hoped would be a clear morning my hopes were granted. With not a breath of wind at 6am this morning and not a single person, car or bus to spoil my solitary walk to the harbour in time for light to illuminate the buildings I set up and waited.
2 51 2019-09-15 17:22:29 chicken-farmer Looking back at Totnes
3 44 2019-09-13 20:56:11 Opfaff Weve got it bloody lucky - Torquay
4 33 2019-09-16 21:10:28 Barbicans Platform 1
5 33 2019-09-15 03:13:04 The_Rodge Nice.
6 21 2019-09-15 01:00:35 Barbicans I know im a bit late posting but here is a photograph from the world championship fireworks display held in Plymouth a few weeks ago. Enjoy.
7 20 2019-09-17 04:26:13 beehippie How lucky we are to have Dartmoor National Park right on our doorstep! Take a virtual walk with me along Venford Brook.
8 20 2019-09-19 20:55:33 thomasuk888 [4k] Aerial video of Budleigh Salterton, Devon
9 14 2019-09-24 02:07:08 SolariaHues New sub: ukecosystem - share your love for our wild places and wildlife
10 13 2019-09-21 02:39:01 beehippie Stopped off for a woodland walk at sunset on the way back from Dawlish last night. Wow!
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1 51 2019-10-30 03:54:47 Ditherandthink Found some tiny horny moomers on a walk around Budlake/Killerton on sunday. They were inquisitive but very flighty, I sat there for a good 15 minutes before they'd approach individually.
2 33 2019-10-26 17:02:13 gowcog Cold & wet morning on edge of Dartmoor
3 19 2019-10-15 05:31:08 beehippie The deserted Medieval village at Hound Tor / Dartmoor National Park
4 18 2019-10-03 05:25:03 beehippie Climbing stunning Sheepstor this week / Dartmoor National Park
5 17 2019-10-19 02:01:10 sometimesfocused Photo that I took in 2015, just found again. Exmoor Ponies, near Shallowford.
6 17 2019-10-10 05:07:27 beehippie Autumnal hike to Hound Tor / Dartmoor National Park
7 14 2019-10-09 22:19:41 karlstraw Broadclyst are charging the 4 highest parish tax in UK....and have increased the charge by 260%
8 14 2019-10-13 22:09:31 karlstraw Devon Primary School with 67 in an class!
9 14 2019-10-03 18:52:10 deceptivelytwirly Market Research for Creperie in Plymouth
10 13 2019-10-06 18:16:19 beehippie Descending Sheepstor / Dartmoor National Park
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1 53 2019-11-07 20:17:38 steveinstow Devon crime funny pic goes viral!
2 49 2019-11-06 09:44:22 jonsey_j The madness of Tar barrels
3 38 2019-11-28 21:42:17 she_wrote Rural revolt: The independent rebellion threatening Tory Devon - East Devon may lose its Tory MP for the first time in 130 years
4 33 2019-11-26 01:45:20 orangecactusjam The cathedral looking splendid, in amongst the Christmas Market.
5 31 2019-11-04 23:35:26 korevbras Independent who hopes to end 150 years of Conservatives in East Devon
6 30 2019-11-17 02:12:25 chicken-farmer Lime Kiln, Berry Pomeroy
7 27 2019-11-04 04:49:19 awkward-_fingergun Dartmoor is best in the autumn
8 21 2019-11-09 21:46:30 orangecactusjam Canonteign Falls, Devon. The UKs largest manmade waterfall
9 20 2019-11-26 20:17:44 UnsolicitedHydrogen Today is your last chance to register to vote!
10 19 2019-11-30 01:52:12 maverixxx lift share to Liverpool
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1 41 2019-12-06 03:50:31 theysellcoke Burgh Island Today:
2 28 2019-12-04 22:03:20 chicken-farmer Torbay Dawn
3 19 2019-12-02 04:06:58 Pedantichrist Campaigners blast Network Rail for 'taking the cheap option' in upgrade plans that would leave a Devon beach buried under 15ft of concrete
4 11 2019-12-02 04:01:28 Pedantichrist Rail upgrade to bury Devon beach under 22 football pitches of concrete
5 9 2019-12-01 23:40:09 dphelps21 Devon Travel Recommendations
6 7 2019-12-02 04:02:37 Pedantichrist Storms destroy flood defences at Dawlish Warren.
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2019.10.22 09:25 xDarkpenance Getting started in to BTL

Hi Guys,
I am looking at getting into property more specifically Buy To Let's and wondering the best way to go about it.
I am 25 work full time and live in Paignton, Devon, I have around 20k in savings, was wondering on what the minimum yield monthly profit should be minimum generally to be a good investment.
If I should setup a Limited Company to pay less tax etc and How many.
Just if you were in my position what would you do? House prices around where I live are relatively high so would it be a good idea to look at propities elsewere
thoughts and suggestions appreciated
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