Coronavirus Megathread: UK goes into full lockdown

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I don't really care enough to follow it everyday. I will follow the guidance like a good sheep.
That's fine, but challenge the data again next week and we'll see if it's still tracking the 2x2 pattern.
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All due respect Napp, I think you're underestimating the scale of the threat. The hospitalisation rate means that medical services are going to essentially collapse. That means anyone else getting ill - a broken leg - a heart attack - is going to be untreated. There will be severe systemic dislocation. These things are not wild rumours, they are happening right now in Italy, where social distancing was not practised until too late.
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You believe the media too much


There's 450 cases out of 62 million get a grip the media are only trying to cause mass hysteria
Speaking someone with a life sciences education and who currently works in a microbiology lab, I can say with a reasonable level of expertise....

You are talking utter horse****.
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Because they are obsessed with doom and gloom, those who don't care that much don't bother to find links.

Whatever happens, happens. There is very little most people can do so no point worrying.
And so, because they can't be bothered to find the links, they remain hopeful. Don't make it sound like there are any links that could support the 'hopers' position because I've been trying to look for a silver lining to this for weeks and still haven't found anything. The only people downplaying this in the public sphere are politicians.

I think that anyone who knows someone who faces a high risk (e.g. those with elderly people in their household) has a good reason to be worried.

Most people can do plenty to stop passing on the virus. Working from home, cutting down on social events, reducing the amount of time spent in public transport or crowded public areas, practising good hygiene, etc.
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And so, because they can't be bothered to find the links, they remain hopeful. Don't make it sound like there are any links that could support the 'hopers' position because I've been trying to look for a silver lining to this for weeks and still haven't found anything. The only people downplaying this in the public sphere are politicians.

I think that anyone who knows someone who faces a high risk (e.g. those with elderly people in their household) has a good reason to be worried.

Most people can do plenty to stop passing on the virus. Working from home, cutting down on social events, reducing the amount of time spent in public transport or crowded public areas, practising good hygiene, etc.
The media feeds off panic and hysteria, they are stoking that fire.

Worrying won't achieve anything other than stress which is proved to lower your immune system. So the less you worry the higher your chance of survival.

Just follow the guidance, that is all you can do. It isn't a lot.
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Are schools in the UK still opened? I'm in Slovakia, when we had the fifth case here in the same region, they decided to shut down all schools. We were supposed to sit our A-levels exams equivalent next Monday, don't know to when it would be postponed, but at least 14 days, maybe up to a month. Which sucks, because my offer is already quite tough and we do not have many online resources from school. Now we got 16 cases in total and they shut down all pubs, restaurants, international airports and etc. Hopefully, it is gonna help, I think all our neighbouring countries like Czech Republic and Austria really underestimate the virus.
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Honestly the thread is full of bad takes by people who are either incredibly uncaring or incredibly in denial or incredibly ignorant but this is one of the worst

The entire point of preventing something is that we're trying to stop something that hasn't happened yet but which we know (based on other countries' experiences and historical data/case studies) will happen.

The 450 cases are likely a massive underreporting of the scale of the problem, given that the NHS isn't testing people without symptoms, and it isn't even testing those who have called in to report that they have symptoms (!)

a) Most of us frankly won't give a sh*t if/when the UK gets to crisis point

b) No one is pushing for people who can't work remotely to stop doing so (yet). The problem is that people who can work/study/socialise remotely are not being encouraged to do so. Also, there's a big difference between working (which is vital/necessary to live) and the sort of social distancing measures that are being proposed (which clamp down on luxuries and leisure and tourism and all that). You can live without a football game or going to the shops every day.
agreed plus lol seen worst by the same person: on another thread
me: what if there was a case in Bedfordshire would ya still go to work? (cause that's their location according to their PP)
Them: Yes I would I'm at work today no one is panicking here...

meanwhile there are cases in St Albans, Hapenden and MK which is not too far from Bedfordshire (depending on which part you live in)
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I ain't staying at home, got no symptoms so life goes on and neither has anyone or the children where I work, I don't get paid if they shut the school I work at.
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Good no need for a lockdown, I'm out in public today enjoying the sunshine and sticking 2 fingers up at the media
lol I would be sicking those 2 fingers up at the government instead
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Are schools in the UK still opened? I'm in Slovakia, when we had the fifth case here in the same region, they decided to shut down all schools. We were supposed to sit our A-levels exams equivalent next Monday, don't know to when it would be postponed, but at least 14 days, maybe up to a month. Which sucks, because my offer is already quite tough and we do not have many online resources from school. Now we got 16 cases in total and they shut down all pubs, restaurants, international airports and etc. Hopefully, it is gonna help, I think all our neighbouring countries like Czech Republic and Austria really underestimate the virus.
The UK and USA walk in the room (along with France, Germany and Spain) and yes schools are still open in the UK.
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Why are there so many more deaths from this in Europe than in China?
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that's good. but if people don't do their part, i think their all their efforts will go to waste. btw is it true that they've no intention of providing treatment to old or ill people with corona virus?

it easily kills old and ill people tho. like, i've had a really bad chest infection for months now so if i catch it, it's probably game over for me, lol
stay at home ;-;
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Why are there so many more deaths from this in Europe than in China?
cause some places in Europe don't give a damn (UK, Germany, Spain, France etc)
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I don't know if i should be happy about my school lock down or not ;-;
I don't know guys people are actually making a big fuss about this.
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cause some places in Europe don't give a damn (UK, Germany, Spain, France etc)
Italy seems to be taking it seriously. Yet a massive proportion of those with coronavirus have died.
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The UK and USA walk in the room (along with France, Germany and Spain) and yes schools are still open in the UK.
no they are not. Ours might close, even though there hasn't been a case in my area ;-;
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I'm probably not the only one who read 10,590 at first glance. Not one of the BBCs best headlines!
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huh what do you mean?
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Me this morning: I had a horrible nightmare that we were in some kind of pandemic, and it was named after a beer...
Oh, not a dream :/
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guys. I just want to know that only the schools are going on lockdown not cities. Am i right??
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huh what do you mean?
who me?
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who me?
nope.
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