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So many other places closing their services, but they must be doing so based on rubbish advice!

Seriously, why don't the other countries follow the brilliant advice that the UK must be getting?! Let's just allow everyone to become infected!
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That is actually the government's strategy they are allowing it to spread throughout the country to establish herd immunity.
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(Original post by Treetop321)
So many other places closing their services, but they must be doing so based on rubbish advice!

Seriously, why don't the other countries follow the brilliant advice that the UK must be getting?! Let's just allow everyone to become infected!
About 80 % of us are going to get infected - most of us in a very mild way. The reaction to this virus has been overwhelming in a bad way. Every often, things come along to kill us off. It used to be that pneumonia was the old persons friend - not any more as antibiotics keep us all alive.

We need to let this run its course and we will come out the other side stronger
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We need to let this run its course and we will come out the other side stronger
Tell that to the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.

(Original post by karl pilkington)
That is actually the government's strategy they are allowing it to spread throughout the country to establish herd immunity.
Funny how no other country seems to be attempting this.
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That is actually the government's strategy they are allowing it to spread throughout the country to establish herd immunity.
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About 80 % of us are going to get infected - most of us in a very mild way. The reaction to this virus has been overwhelming in a bad way. Every often, things come along to kill us off. It used to be that pneumonia was the old persons friend - not any more as antibiotics keep us all alive.

We need to let this run its course and we will come out the other side stronger
If we could do that without ridiculous amounts of scaremongering as well, that’d be great
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(Original post by Treetop321)
Tell that to the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.


Funny how no other country seems to be attempting this.
Which I have said on my multiple other posts
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If we could do that without ridiculous amounts of scaremongering as well, that’d be great
Spot on there
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We are in this situation now as a direct result of the negligence of the British government also Johnson seems woefully out of his depth and has shown zero leadership.
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(Original post by Treetop321)
Tell that to the elderly and people with compromised immune systems
So far 10 people have died. Compared to 600 this winter from flu.
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So far 10 people have died. Compared to 600 this winter from flu.
So just because the deaths are lower we shouldn't try to prevent anymore?
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We are in this situation now as a direct result of the negligence of the British government also Johnson seems woefully out of his depth and has shown zero leadership.
We are in this situation because China failed to notify and contain the virus from the start.
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We are in this situation because China failed to notify and contain the virus from the start.
That's true. But it isn't in China's interests for the rest of the world not to be infected. It should have been OUR government who took control and stopped the virus coming in. Instead there are STILL planes from Northern Italy arriving here without even isolating or testing any of these people.
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Health expert brands UK's coronavirus response 'pathetic'
Prof John Ashton, a former regional director of public health for north-west England who spoke at the last COBRA meeting, says it is too little too late, lacks transparency and fails to mobilise the public.
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We need to let this run its course and we will come out the other side stronger
Many of us will have permanently damaged lungs lmao. Surviving a disease doesn't always make you stronger afterwards, sometimes the damage is irreversible or takes a very long time to heal.
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So far 10 people have died. Compared to 600 this winter from flu.
The number of deaths is ever-increasing. Just over two weeks ago Italy had only a few cases and zero deaths. Now it has 200 deaths per day and rising. It has so far doubled every few days, and if it continues at this rate it will reach thousands of deaths every day within a few weeks.



We are only two weeks behind Italy in terms of confirmed cases.
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Many of us will have permanently damaged lungs lmao. Surviving a disease doesn't always make you stronger afterwards, sometimes the damage is irreversible or takes a very long time to heal.
Yep but we cannot avoid it. What is the matter with you - you are young eh
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That's true. But it isn't in China's interests for the rest of the world not to be infected. It should have been OUR government who took control and stopped the virus coming in. Instead there are STILL planes from Northern Italy arriving here without even isolating or testing any of these people.
It would have been impossible to stop the virus coming in. Couldn’t have stopped it.
maybe if it had been controlled properly to start with.
there are valid reasons for not testing everyone who’s ill.
and even the countries that have closed their borders are still allowing their own citizens to return.
this is where common sense and following the guidelines comes into play
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(Original post by Sammylou40)
We are in this situation because China failed to notify and contain the virus from the start.
That as well but most of the cases are here because of Italy.
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Yep but we cannot avoid it. What is the matter with you - you are young eh
> "We cannot avoid it so lets not take precautions"
> Nobody is taking precautions so we cannot avoid it

It's a lie to say it is unavoidable. China has managed to contain it. South Korea has managed to drastically slow it down (buying time for mass vaccination). Why should we just "take it on the nose" (as Boris Johnson said) and roll the dice on permanently ****ing up our lungs and organs (and whatever else this largely unknown disease does)?
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