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karl pilkington
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(Original post by Sammylou40)
So far 10 people have died. Compared to 600 this winter from flu.
You do realise this has a mortality rate ten times higher than the flu?
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That is actually the government's strategy they are allowing it to spread throughout the country to establish herd immunity.
Its mad. It literally puts the people we care about at risk
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(Original post by karl pilkington)
You do realise this has a mortality rate ten times higher than the flu?
That’s not proven yet as far as I’m aware
Do you have a source I can read?
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(Original post by Sammylou40)
That’s not proven yet as far as I’m aware
Do you have a source I can read?
https://www.who.int/docs/default-sou...rsn=96b04adf_2
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Thanks
A little out of date by now, although to be fair if it was this morning it would be.
We can make predictions but we’ll only know for sure when it’s over
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(Original post by AngeryPenguin)
> "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)?
Your role models are china and South Korea?
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(Original post by squeakysquirrel)
Your role models are china and South Korea?
I think we’ve finally found a topic on which we are both completely in agreement! 😜
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(Original post by Sammylou40)
I think we’ve finally found a topic on which we are both completely in agreement! 😜
Have we clashed in the past ? I am old and forgetful but I admire your spirit What job do you do
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(Original post by Sammylou40)
That’s not proven yet as far as I’m aware
Do you have a source I can read?
boris the fool said it earlier in his live statement, based on 'scientific proof' he asked that people please stop comparing it to the flu. so have experts in the field saying that even young people's lungs may be damaged permanently and it is nothing like the flu.
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Have we clashed in the past ? I am old and forgetful but I admire your spirit What job do you do
We have disagreed many times squeaky!
I too am a band seven
I’ve retired now through ill health but I last ran the acute admissions
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(Original post by Sammylou40)
We have disagreed many times squeaky!
I too am a band seven
I’ve retired now through ill health but I last ran the acute admissions
Ah well -they will be calling you back soon. How old are you as a matter of interest
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(Original post by squeakysquirrel)
Your role models are china and South Korea?
Is English not your first language? I said China has proven it is possible to contain the virus, proving that it is not inevitable that we will all get infected, and that we can take action to prevent it.

Why, do you think we should just do the opposite of whatever China and South Korea do? (You do realise South Korea is the democratic one, don't you?)
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(Original post by squeakysquirrel)
Ah well -they will be calling you back soon. How old are you as a matter of interest
I’m 50. And I reckon I’ll be back soon!!!
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(Original post by AngeryPenguin)
Is English not your first language? I said China has proven it is possible to contain the virus, proving that it is not inevitable that we will all get infected, and that we can take action to prevent it.

Why, do you think we should just do the opposite of whatever China and South Korea do? (You do realise South Korea is the democratic one, don't you?)
Of course English is my first language. China is a communist state - they told people to have only one child ... so they did. Imagine that happening here. Do you work in the healthcare industry - I think I asked that before and you have declined to answer that. I work for the NHS - we are at the forefront of the information. We will get through this . It is not bubonic plague, it is not HIV/AIDs - it is a bit of flu that for some reason everyone is scared of...
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(Original post by Sammylou40)
I’m 50. And I reckon I’ll be back soon!!!
Yep we need to step up. I might get deployed to the wards..... crikey
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About the gov plan: are there any other countries that seem to follow/ are going to implement a similar action plan?

As far as I know only UK has been (maybe US earlier) so reluctant to take draconian (my new fave word btw) steps in the light of current situation in italy/spain and asian countries
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(Original post by squeakysquirrel)
Of course English is my first language. China is a communist state - they told people to have only one child ... so they did. Imagine that happening here. Do you work in the healthcare industry - I think I asked that before and you have declined to answer that. I work for the NHS - we are at the forefront of the information. We will get through this . It is not bubonic plague, it is not HIV/AIDs - it is a bit of flu that for some reason everyone is scared of...
But it really isn't just "a bit of flu" is it? It's more contagious and deadlier. I really hope you guys will be able to keep up with whats most likely coming. Looking back at when it started to spread in Italy, they had the same "a bit of flu" attitude, however now's a different story. The internet is full of Italian health care professionals warning people and governments to take this virus seriously . Be safe.
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But it really isn't just "a bit of flu" is it? It's more contagious and deadlier. I really hope you guys will be able to keep up with whats most likely coming. Looking back at when it started to spread in Italy, they had the same "a bit of flu" attitude, however now's a different story. The internet is full of Italian health care professionals warning people and governments to take this virus seriously . Be safe.
It is a 2% mortality rate - amongst the elderly and those with co morbidities. Everyone is jumping on the band wagon of death doom and gloom.

When we get mass amount of children dying ... then we need to be concerned but at the moment it seems to be bypassing kids and just going for the elderly
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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!
Because they have different case levels?

We have a tenth of the cases Italy had before it introduced widespread serious measures.
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(Original post by mathsmich)
About the gov plan: are there any other countries that seem to follow/ are going to implement a similar action plan?

As far as I know only UK has been (maybe US earlier) so reluctant to take draconian (my new fave word btw) steps in the light of current situation in italy/spain and asian countries
France? Germany? Spain?
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