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(Metro)   China's new 1,000-bed Coronavirus Hospital opens, 48 hours after construction began. Hope they had the right permits   (metro.co.uk) divider line
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2020-01-29 8:31:48 AM  
Seems more like a staging area for the mortuary than anything else.
 
2020-01-29 8:46:12 AM  

cherryl taggart: Seems more like a staging area for the mortuary than anything else.


The guesstimate on deaths is 3% of the infected, with SARS it was 10%. And the deaths are mostly with the elderly, and those already having health problems.
But, to be fair, we don't really know what information is reliable at this point.
 
2020-01-29 8:48:30 AM  
It was an already constructed empty building that they installed plumbing, electricity and internet to.

While I'm fascinated by them building a prefab hospital in 7 days from nothing, this is misleading.

Also, what Cheryl said, they don't have 1,000 modern beds and medical machines installed yet I'm guessing.
 
2020-01-29 8:50:30 AM  

lindalouwho: cherryl taggart: Seems more like a staging area for the mortuary than anything else.

The guesstimate on deaths is 3% of the infected, with SARS it was 10%. And the deaths are mostly with the elderly, and those already having health problems.
But, to be fair, we don't really know what information is reliable at this point.


This is a another concern I have while reading these threads.

People on both sides of the panic aisle are mostly guessing.

We already know the Chinese govt covered up how bad it was, so I can see why people don't believe what's being reported.

Those who ask for "verified" sources may as well be asking for a goddam pony.
 
2020-01-29 9:05:17 AM  
How soon before it sinks into the swamp?
 
2020-01-29 9:05:44 AM  
Hahaha, oh wow. I'm sure that's built to the finest Chinese engineering standards. I wonder what will knock it over first, a stiff breeze, some oblivious guy on a moped crashing into the side, or a bird landing on the roof.
 
2020-01-29 9:06:19 AM  
'tis a fine barn, English but it's no hospital.
 
2020-01-29 9:08:21 AM  
What's impressive is that it's constructed solely from lead and melamine.
 
2020-01-29 9:08:46 AM  

groppet: How soon before it sinks into the swamp?


Doesn't Matter!  If it does we'll build another castle hospital on top of it!
 
2020-01-29 9:09:45 AM  
That's probably the only good thing about Communism. When necessary, they can do away with bureaucracy to get things done in an emergency.

Of course, having a populace so poor and miserable they have to eat infected bats hanging in an open market is one of the horrible side effects of Communism.
 
2020-01-29 9:10:03 AM  

libranoelrose: Those who ask for "verified" sources may as well be asking for a goddam pony.


Do you have a link to the source for that claim? Just curious, because I would like a goddam pony...
 
2020-01-29 9:10:20 AM  
Like 80 people probably died building it...
 
2020-01-29 9:10:28 AM  
At least it is a decisive action by their government. If this happened in America we would just biatch about all the people with subpar healthcare insurance waiting outside the ER and would build nothing to help them at all.
 
2020-01-29 9:11:57 AM  

This text is now purple: What's impressive is that it's constructed solely from lead and melamine.


Don't forget aluminum fasteners (but only 80% of the quantity you actually need), non-tempered glass, and some crucial parts cast in monkey metal.
 
2020-01-29 9:12:57 AM  
Build it and they will come.
 
2020-01-29 9:13:33 AM  
You can tell it was a rush job. Those walls aren't exactly plumb.
 
2020-01-29 9:13:53 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: That's probably the only good thing about Communism. When necessary, they can do away with bureaucracy to get things done in an emergency.

Of course, having a populace so poor and miserable they have to eat infected bats hanging in an open market is one of the horrible side effects of Communism.


Damn you're picky.
 
2020-01-29 9:14:20 AM  
Potables. Stock up on them.

.
 
2020-01-29 9:15:07 AM  
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Not a problem
 
2020-01-29 9:15:12 AM  

Usernate: At least it is a decisive action by their government. If this happened in America we would just biatch about all the people with subpar healthcare insurance waiting outside the ER and would build nothing to help them at all.


We need a committee appointed to determine the members of a committee to appoint a study group who will report back to the committee, executive and legislative branches and then we will need a few hearings to determine what the severity is and what he possible solutions.  Then, a motion for a law. Then debate over the law..IN AN ELECTION YEAR.  Then a vote on it.   Then 3-9 months to implement the new law during which legal challenges are mounted.
 
2020-01-29 9:15:27 AM  
I assume they got a couple of these
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2020-01-29 9:16:35 AM  

Destructor: You can tell it was a rush job. Those walls aren't exactly plumb.


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2020-01-29 9:16:37 AM  
Permits?  In Communist China the government permits YOU!

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2020-01-29 9:17:10 AM  
I can't tell from any of the articles how much of it was actually built from scratch. There are photos of them pouring slabs, and photos of the finished product, but nothing in between.

But compared to American standards, even cleaning/refitting/opening a 1000-bed facility in a few days is an astounding feat. You can't even get a lawyer to draft the permit request to start a site study in that time around here, and there will be soccer moms shouting about how moving dirt causes autism before the first review meeting is even scheduled.
 
2020-01-29 9:17:23 AM  
Besides, you only need 1000 beds when you rotate through them quickly enough due to quality of care...

The crematorium, however, can fit a whole lot more - especially after processing.
 
2020-01-29 9:17:33 AM  

libranoelrose: lindalouwho: cherryl taggart: Seems more like a staging area for the mortuary than anything else.

The guesstimate on deaths is 3% of the infected, with SARS it was 10%. And the deaths are mostly with the elderly, and those already having health problems.
But, to be fair, we don't really know what information is reliable at this point.

This is a another concern I have while reading these threads.

People on both sides of the panic aisle are mostly guessing.

We already know the Chinese govt covered up how bad it was, so I can see why people don't believe what's being reported.

Those who ask for "verified" sources may as well be asking for a goddam pony.


I'm really confused.  Does this mean we might be getting ponies?
 
2020-01-29 9:17:36 AM  

ifky: I assume they got a couple of these[picclickimg.com image 400x300].


It's a ho hospital?

/Hoes need healthcare too.
 
2020-01-29 9:17:44 AM  

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2020-01-29 9:18:23 AM  
I can unfortunately predict another tragedy: The hospital crumbles down with patients inside.

I don't trust buildings that big that were only built in 2 days. What kind of QUALITY does it have?
 
2020-01-29 9:18:26 AM  

Sentient: I can't tell from any of the articles how much of it was actually built from scratch. There are photos of them pouring slabs, and photos of the finished product, but nothing in between.


You can't pour a usable foundation that quickly.

Granted, if you only need it for a few months, maybe you can get away with it.
 
2020-01-29 9:18:35 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Does this mean we might be getting ponies?


Yes, but ponies damned by god.
 
2020-01-29 9:18:44 AM  

Sentient: I can't tell from any of the articles how much of it was actually built from scratch. There are photos of them pouring slabs, and photos of the finished product, but nothing in between.

But compared to American standards, even cleaning/refitting/opening a 1000-bed facility in a few days is an astounding feat. You can't even get a lawyer to draft the permit request to start a site study in that time around here, and there will be soccer moms shouting about how moving dirt causes autism before the first review meeting is even scheduled.


The article says it was an empty building and they had 500 workers putting in electric, water and internet over 48 hours.

Cement doesn't dry that fast.
 
2020-01-29 9:19:20 AM  

GreenSun: I can unfortunately predict another tragedy: The hospital crumbles down with patients inside.

I don't trust buildings that big that were only built in 2 days. What kind of QUALITY does it have?


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2020-01-29 9:19:50 AM  
Cement needs a week to cure before it'll support its designed load.
 
2020-01-29 9:20:00 AM  
Constructed in 48 hours? It takes that long to set up the crane to build a multi story building like this. These reporters will say ANYTHING to get clicks. Thank god for ad block.
 
2020-01-29 9:20:10 AM  
Jesus, this thread is gonna be brownie central in less than 100 posts, isn't it?

I MEANT A UNICORN
 
2020-01-29 9:20:42 AM  

libranoelrose: It was an already constructed empty building that they installed plumbing, electricity and internet to.


This.  It was an already-built building (okay, complex of buildings) intended to be a hospital, and was scheduled to open in May.  They just sped things up a bit and opened it now.

Somewhat impressive, but the headline makes it sound like they started with an empty field and 48 hours later had a hospital which totally is not the case.
 
2020-01-29 9:21:34 AM  
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2020-01-29 9:21:38 AM  
Just like that, there's a new hospital!

The 2nd hospital is being build at this moment.
 
2020-01-29 9:21:40 AM  

This text is now purple: Sentient: I can't tell from any of the articles how much of it was actually built from scratch. There are photos of them pouring slabs, and photos of the finished product, but nothing in between.

You can't pour a usable foundation that quickly.

Granted, if you only need it for a few months, maybe you can get away with it.


They did it in MASH during one episode with doctors doing the work instead of actual construction experts.  I think it will be fine.

/Off to check my insurance for hospital room specs
 
2020-01-29 9:22:28 AM  

lindalouwho: cherryl taggart: Seems more like a staging area for the mortuary than anything else.

The guesstimate on deaths is 3% of the infected, with SARS it was 10%. And the deaths are mostly with the elderly, and those already having health problems.
But, to be fair, we don't really know what information is reliable at this point.


Keep repeating the 3% lie... it still aint true.

1,239 in critical condition
103 recovered
132 dead.


That doesnt sounds like 3% death rate to me.
 
2020-01-29 9:22:47 AM  
Also, anyone who thinks America couldn't make 1000 hospitals over night seem to forget they built 1000 prisons to hold migrant children in like no time.
 
2020-01-29 9:23:19 AM  

libranoelrose: [Fark user image 425x413]


What were the police for? To keep the construction workers and electricians there without pay?
 
2020-01-29 9:24:32 AM  

lolmao500: lindalouwho: cherryl taggart: Seems more like a staging area for the mortuary than anything else.

The guesstimate on deaths is 3% of the infected, with SARS it was 10%. And the deaths are mostly with the elderly, and those already having health problems.
But, to be fair, we don't really know what information is reliable at this point.

Keep repeating the 3% lie... it still aint true.

1,239 in critical condition
103 recovered
132 dead.

That doesnt sounds like 3% death rate to me.


Read my last sentence again, Bucko.
 
2020-01-29 9:25:58 AM  
I wonder how long it will take to build the 10000 slab mortuary?

Also I heard that the Clintons might be able to cash in on this by consulting on Mass Graves

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2020-01-29 9:26:19 AM  

lolmao500: lindalouwho: cherryl taggart: Seems more like a staging area for the mortuary than anything else.

The guesstimate on deaths is 3% of the infected, with SARS it was 10%. And the deaths are mostly with the elderly, and those already having health problems.
But, to be fair, we don't really know what information is reliable at this point.

Keep repeating the 3% lie... it still aint true.

1,239 in critical condition
103 recovered
132 dead.

That doesnt sounds like 3% death rate to me.


6000 infected
132 dead

No dead outside China.

Give it a few more days to see how bad it is. But current numbers show 3-5% fatality rate.
 
2020-01-29 9:27:02 AM  

libranoelrose: Jesus, this thread is gonna be brownie central in less than 100 posts, isn't it?

I MEANT A UNICORN


*returns saddle to tack shop*
:(
 
2020-01-29 9:27:50 AM  

Usernate: At least it is a decisive action by their government. If this happened in America we would just biatch about all the people with subpar healthcare insurance waiting outside the ER and would build nothing to help them at all.


Not true!

Remember, when a medical staffer was suspected of having contracted Ebola there was an all-out effort to keep her safely quarantined in a tent in the hospital parking lot.

Although, now that you mentioned it - that private room might have not been possible had she not had insurance.
 
2020-01-29 9:28:10 AM  

lindalouwho: libranoelrose: Jesus, this thread is gonna be brownie central in less than 100 posts, isn't it?

I MEANT A UNICORN

*returns saddle to tack shop*
:(


Brownie?

I typed bronie

You can have a pony, linda
 
2020-01-29 9:29:01 AM  

Chris Ween: But current numbers show 3-5% fatality rate.


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Oh no. Only a 97% chance of survival!
 
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