COVID-19 — Coronavirus

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  1. inchy14

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    stunned, dazed and still can't quite believe it!!
    If you think the Chinese figures are accurate you’re fucking deluded.
    And as for the rest of the world dropping the ball, that finger wants pointing at China and the WHO.
     
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  2. city saint

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    how come you know all the best sites,any chance you can list them all
     
  3. Chippy_boy

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    I agree about the WHO. As to whether China's numbers are reliable, who knows. But they would have to be out by a factor of more than 10x - not just a bit out - for them to have not fared better than the rest of the planet.
     

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  4. BlueAnorak

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    Immediate Chinese lock down? Only if you're talking about locking down whistle blowers.
    They waited longer than Boris did to lock their people down - and then did it in the most draconian way possible.
    The first cases were known at the end of November. They locked down on January 23. That's two months of exponential spread in the crowded City of Wuhan.
     
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  5. fulabeer

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    What if we went into immediate lockdown as you say we should have.
    Yes the spread of the disease would have been less.
    Yes we would have had less deaths.
    Intensive care beds lying empty.

    Then slowly but surely, people would get restless and start breaking the lockdown. Mainly because they would have seen very few deaths and think this isn't that serious.
    Before long, the death figures would start rising again.
    Pleas to remain inside would be ignored. The reason for this is persons are smart but people are thick.
    The government knows this.

    We already have pubs doing lock ins.
    People "exercising" in public parks. I don't think i've seen as many cyclists in my life.
    Dog walkers stopping to have chats with people.
    People have been BBQing on the moors in large groups.
    Old people deciding that it is ok to go outside to shop/visit friends.
    All this in less than one week of a lock down.

    Now we have a situation with no controls. So the army is deployed onto the streets.
    Like all the random riots we have had over the years. People would see the army as the enemy.
    People would resist calls for isolation. Chaos would soon follow.
    The virus takes over again and now there is nothing to stop or limit it.
    The figures we have now would look great in comparison.

    We have no way of stopping this. Only trying to slow it or manage it.
    They have said from the start that they know they have "one" shot at total isolation/lockdown.
    Mistakes have been and will be made. But i think we are doing ok.
     
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  6. BlueAnorak

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    I'm told that if the government strategy is working you will start to see the rise in new cases (medical intervention cases) drop off as the week progresses and hopefully start to fall by Saturday.
    That is what NHS England is predicting to trusts anyway.
     
  7. Cheesy

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    The wife's cousin died yesterday aged 55.

    She had a raging temperature but not much of a cough. The temperature caused a seizure which is what she died from. She was very poorly before this.

    The docs stopped any of the family from visiting her before she passed away and she is being tested post-mortem for COVID-19.
     
  8. Indaparkside

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    Sorry for your loss pal
     
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  9. kevin horlocks wand

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    THe WHO said they were accurate early on , that gives you your answer .
     
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  10. sir baconface

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    Not in my lifetime.
    Can we input our own Chinese lie factors and model the results?
     
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