COVID-19 — Coronavirus

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  1. domalino

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    This one really interests me because it's not a full on ICU ventilator, but apparently putting people on it before they would need a proper ventilator means some can recover without ever needing to get to ICU.

    100 a day is amazing numbers too, and the Welsh Government already approved it.

    We just need to get through the next month. We're going to be so much better equipped to fight it by then.
     
  2. Rammy Blue

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    That’s one enjoyable theme I’ve read numerous times over the last few days, that also gives me faith we can beat this in our country. We have an incredible number of businesses rising to the challenge of sorting the ventilator problem.

    I’ve read articles about GTech, Dyson etc etc.

    Awesome work by all of these companies.
     
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  3. kinkyblue

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    Do you pay business rates or get business rates relief?
     

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  4. Gaylord du Bois

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    Sorry to hear that. I'm guessing you're on the mend. What with you being from sturdy farming stock (I think).
    Do you have any idea as to when/where you picked it up?
     
  5. Ardwick Green Blue

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    The key thing that no country knows currently is what range the death rate is with this virus. In the UK you can definitely put at least one nought on the end of the number of cases but it could be two or even three depending on which study you believe is credible. One by Oxford University says it is possible that half the UK population has got it or has had it.

    Although the absolute numbers of deaths look shocking it is very probable that the death rate is far below 1%.
     
  6. paulchapo

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    It sounds great and if one factory can knock out 100 a day there should be plenty available.
     
  7. karen7

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    If he doesn't have any symptoms he should keep working for now
     
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  8. Bazzmand Show

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    That Oxford University study is not 'credible'.
     
  9. jay_mcfc

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    Spain looks like it will be in a terrible way in the next week. It will overtake Italy eventually. They should have acted sooner in stopping the people in Madrid from travelling to different parts of the country. There's been a spike in Valencia the last couple of days too. We had thousands gather in the city here for 8/9 days of Fallas before it was cancelled. That was 16 days ago.

    https://english.elpais.com/society/...Jd8NPSLd2OobIZgpUkFU0NXaJo3HcjP2s8vYR8EoAbp94
     
  10. Ardwick Green Blue

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    I agree but clearly there are many times the number of confirmed cases. Say 500,000 people have it (that could be a huge underestimate) then the death rate is less than 0.1%.
     

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