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 Post subject: Coronavirus advice
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:56 am 
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First let me say: 95% of people with coronavirus live.

The current death rate from coronavirus is around 4%.

Do you need a surgical mask?

There's no simple answer to this question. If you deal with those with health issues yes. If you don't.. no.

Brighton's got a population of just over 250,000. If they all wore a new mask each day for 7 days that's means 1.75 million would be required each week. Now think of the whole of the UK. With such pressure supplies would soon run out leaving hospital staff at risk. My advice would be leave the masks for those who need them.


Am I going to get it?

In some form yes. But like most people in China, you will recover in time.

Why all the panic then?

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The population in the UK is getting older with 18% aged 65 and over and 2.4% aged 85 and over.


https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulation ... n/july2017

Once the coronavirus gets into our rest homes those people will be hospitalized increasing pressure on the NHS.

With transport griging to a halt due to workers calling in sick, super markets may start to run low on food. Utility workers will also take time off due to sickness and this may lead to power cuts or water shortages. The Police will also dispenser for a while.

What should I be doing now?

You may be asked to stay at home for 14 days or longer.
Try and make sure you have 21 days of food in the house. Soap and all the other stuff you normally use.
Remember pets too.

And don't panic !!!

If you catch coronavirus its a few days in bed at home feeling like shit.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus advice
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:28 pm 
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Mr Fishy wrote:
First let me say: 95% of people with coronavirus live.

The current death rate from coronavirus is around 4%.

Do you need a surgical mask?

There's no simple answer to this question. If you deal with those with health issues yes. If you don't.. no.

Brighton's got a population of just over 250,000. If they all wore a new mask each day for 7 days that's means 1.75 million would be required each week. Now think of the whole of the UK. With such pressure supplies would soon run out leaving hospital staff at risk. My advice would be leave the masks for those who need them.


Am I going to get it?

In some form yes. But like most people in China, you will recover in time.

Why all the panic then?

Quote:
The population in the UK is getting older with 18% aged 65 and over and 2.4% aged 85 and over.


https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulation ... n/july2017

Once the coronavirus gets into our rest homes those people will be hospitalized increasing pressure on the NHS.

With transport griging to a halt due to workers calling in sick, super markets may start to run low on food. Utility workers will also take time off due to sickness and this may lead to power cuts or water shortages. The Police will also dispenser for a while.

What should I be doing now?

You may be asked to stay at home for 14 days or longer.
Try and make sure you have 21 days of food in the house. Soap and all the other stuff you normally use.
Remember pets too.

And don't panic !!!

If you catch coronavirus its a few days in bed at home feeling like shit.

Where ya bin...ya bugga?
In bed with corona?


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus advice
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:55 pm 
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Mr Fishy wrote:
First let me say: 95% of people with coronavirus live.

The current death rate from coronavirus is around 4%.



No it isnt its just over 2%

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus advice
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:29 pm 
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Saw a doc about flu on the Beeb last night. made you think.
We called it Spanish flu bit in fact it came from the US, as thousands of GIs trooped across the Atlantic on steamers carrying the virus.
It killed millions worldwide.
Reminds me of the thousands leaving China today!


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus advice
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:57 am 
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Dong wrote:
Where ya bin...ya bugga?
In bed with corona?


I'm really busy at work. :crying:
It's always the same at this time of year :wall:

What you missed about the Spanish flu was:

It started off only killing 2% like coronavirus.

After a few months the virus mutated into a more deadly strain. They think it was mustard gas used in WW1 that caused the change. The gas is known to affect dna.

Spanish flu only died out due to running out of victims after 2-3 years.

Coronavirus is around 18 months away from a vaccine. If there a mutation before then, the death rate will increase. Those who have the virus now will be immuned from the new strain.

The real battle against the coronavirus in the UK will happen over the summer months when millions of people travel for holidays and school trips. Placing millions in close contact abroad trains, aircraft and ferries helping the virus spread.

Just like Spanish flu, the coronavirus may kill more in the summer than winter months.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus advice
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:36 am 
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There's plenty of people packed into our bus of an evening just now never mind the summer when these things sort of die away.
Buses are, like the ships in quarantine, petri dishes/cell culture plates. It only takes one carrier!


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus advice
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:15 pm 
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Yeah Spanish flu, 100 yr ago, I mean medicine hasn't moved on since then

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus advice
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:50 am 
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I think you need to look at the history of TB. A hundred years of medical science only produce a antibiotic resistant strain [9n5.gif]

TB isn't the great killer it once was, but it's still hard to treat.

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