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The Global Coronavirus Pandemic

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by Tshabs, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Tshabs

    Tshabs Fears Heights

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    Ideally, you'd need to be tested before you can enter the market. Coupled with that, some portions of the police, firefighters, able-bodied volunteers, and if really, really needed, reserve soldiers (if that's what its called in the UK), can be deployed to deliver groceries. If countries moved onto war footing, we'd be able to handle this pretty practically IMO.
     
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    Cotterill:49 Registered User

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    Everyone working in schools can get involved.
     
  3. SirSkinner

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    I'm a bit confused now... if symptoms can take up to 2 weeks to show, why is the UKs stance to only stay home if you show those symptoms?
     
  4. StretfordEnd

    StretfordEnd Fools can be kings.
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    As the government's chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said just now on the PMs press conference it's not the intention to prevent people catching this virus altogether, because as a society it's essential that we get herd immunity.
     
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    Jonny Ninja witty unpredictable talent and natural game

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    it is an absolute disgrace dude. and your social safety net is so sparse that people are less likely to miss work if sick (you are anyway tbf).

    I think it’s gonna hit you guys worse than most, mainly because of the issues with the tests and trumps laughable leadership these last 2 weeks. You seem far less prepared than most of Western Europe, and we’re all gonna be fcked at some point

    we’ve estimated that up to 15k in Britain currently have the virus. But we have less than 500 confirmed. I dreaded to think how many actually are infected in the US. I think trump has just realised this as he has already started laying blame on China, Europe, anyone but him!
     
  7. JTC77

    JTC77 Ugistered Reser

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    That's some good analysis. It sounds like we are around 2 weeks behind them, based on that*.

    * I know PM just said actual number of cases in UK is around 5-10k but most countries will have the same issue with confirmed cases being much less than the actual number of cases.

    There seems to be some inconsistencies between different specialists on herd immunity. I just heard the same thing you did, but driving home from work there was someone on 5Live who said it's far too early to tell if there would be herd immunity from Covid-19, with the virus being so new.

    What is herd immunity and is it an option for dealing with the UK coronavirus outbreak?

    Not the same person I heard, but a similar argument:

    “There is also a risk coronavirus becomes seasonal and like the flu will mutate each season and therefore again herd immunity can’t come into play.”
    According to Professor Woolhouse, as coronavirus is a viral infection that causes an antibody response “we would expect” herd immunity to occur.
    However, as the coronavirus is “not well-studied” as of yet, “we don’t know how protective the antibody response is long-term, we don’t know how long it lasts, we don’t know any of these things”.

    It sounds like we don't know all that much about it at this stage. Fingers crossed though :hopefully
     
  8. Dez

    Dez Likely to cause offence.

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    Seeing my dad deteriorate over the past couple of months whilst Doctors toyed about with medication for an infection which resulted in an amputation, I'd say it was the case.
     
  9. Marty_LFC

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    Meanwhile Trump is trying to pass corporate bailouts. For all the fear of socialism in this country, it's certainly welcome by the 1%. F*cking ass-backwards thinking this country both by Republicans and Democrats when they are making it harder for people to get food stamps in the middle of a time when they cannot go to work to get a living wage.

    I definitely agree that the scale of how we are hit will be worse than most, and it's more troubling considering the amount of money and resources we have here that are just being misused. Absolutely pathetic, especially led by the schmuck in the White House. Poor people are going to be hit the hardest, yet they'll still vote for the scum human beings in the Republican party. At this point, it's honestly difficult for me to find any sort of sympathy or empathy anymore within my general anger and frustration.

    Edit: And there it is



    Gosh, I didn't realized I lived in the Socialist States of America. Doing that math, that's more than the $1K UBI Andrew Yang proposed.

    F*ckers.
     
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    I've had a couple of symptoms of the virus for the past week and a bit (dry throat and runny nose). Didn't think anything of it and tried a few flu remedies. Felt like shit though all day and needed my inhaler for once when I woke up so I've booked an appointment to go and get tested on Monday.
     
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    Yeah best to not take risks.

    Every time someone coughs I think they are infected.
     
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    Kicking off at my work place.
     
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    Bloody hell i hope you haven’t got it. Hope you are ok. And how come you are waiting until Monday to get tested? Don’t they do it quicker than that?
     
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    Booked out all weekend. It could be nothing but needing my inhalers thrown me so I'll get it done even if it's just for my sake of mind. Knowing me it's probably a hangover I'm suffering from. :laugh:
     
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    4 nearly is quite a long time to wait but I guess it’ll only get longer when more and more think they’ve got it. Do they tell you there and then? And well here’s hoping it is just a hangover :)
     
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    I have no clue to be honest with you.
     
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    Probably should have asked you Monday after you’ve been rather then before :ashamed:laugh:
     
  18. Marty_LFC

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    Well that lift barely lasted a full hour.

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  19. AVA

    AVA Juan Iturbe Fan Club Member

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    Looking for some honest advice from people...

    I have a trip to Lisbon and Porto for 4 nights next week (leaving Thursday 19th). If you were me, would you go? I'd probably be writing off about £180, but, my big fear is being out there when it kicks off. I'm thinking all I can do is monitor the situation and decide closer to the time?
     
  20. Tomohawk

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    I've noticed that the weekend's Portugese matches are already postponed so are other things over there being limited? Be a bit pointless if you get over there and can't do anything
     

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