Will most grandparents in the UK die of the coronavirus?

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Given that the UK currently is pursuing a awfully obscure policy of "herd immunity" that won't even work - where 60 million people are set to be infected with a 1% mortality rate, with an estimated 400K dead, will msot people lose their grandparents to this given their age? Or will it not necessarily be the case?
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Given that the UK currently is pursuing a awfully obscure policy of "herd immunity" that won't even work - where 60 million people are set to be infected with a 1% mortality rate, with an estimated 400K dead, will msot people lose their grandparents to this given their age? Or will it not necessarily be the case?
You tell us.

You have your GCSE Maths plus know plenty about mortality rates, so you tell us how they work out. Straight calculation.
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nasty people on twitter are referring to the disease as....

#boomer remover

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nasty people on twitter are referring to the disease as....

#boomer remover

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What snowflake mistake said that??? He'll get the blunt end of my walking stick :mob:
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For over 70s it’s about a 10% death rate which is still a big figure
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The over 65s have got to go into isolation right now, but they are being stubborn.
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The over 65s have got to go into isolation right now, but they are being stubborn.
I mean what about stuff like funerals, my grandad is already terminally ill and has around two months or less left
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I mean what about stuff like funerals, my grandad is already terminally ill and has around two months or less left
Funerals will probably be suspended, as they have in Italy.
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The over 65s have got to go into isolation right now, but they are being stubborn.
I hope they will go into isolation, as it will be for their own good.
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Funerals will probably be suspended, as they have in Italy.
This has been a rather odd approach by the Italians. Normally public health demands that in an epidemic funerals are held quickly and simply. A CofE burial service takes less than 5 minutes to read.https://www.churchofengland.org/pray...er/burial-dead


If you know York, the green space just outside the walls by the railway station is the cholera burying ground.
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This has been a rather odd approach by the Italians. Normally public health demands that in an epidemic funerals are held quickly and simply. A CofE burial service takes less than 5 minutes to read.https://www.churchofengland.org/pray...er/burial-dead


If you know York, the green space just outside the walls by the railway station is the cholera burying ground.
Yup. I don't really get it tbh, gotta deal with the backlog at some point.
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nasty people on twitter are referring to the disease as....

#boomer remover

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That's brilliant.
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I hope they will go into isolation, as it will be for their own good.
My grandma won't like that. She'll probably be dead this year anyway.
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nasty people on twitter are referring to the disease as....

#boomer remover

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”kinder, gentler politics”
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This has been a rather odd approach by the Italians. Normally public health demands that in an epidemic funerals are held quickly and simply. A CofE burial service takes less than 5 minutes to read.https://www.churchofengland.org/pray...er/burial-dead


If you know York, the green space just outside the walls by the railway station is the cholera burying ground.
Indeed, I would have thought they would have wanted burial as quickly as possible. And given that most funerals have less than 100 people
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My grandma won't like that. She'll probably be dead this year anyway.
As my 85 year old aunt says, they are used to adversity. Remember they were young during the war.
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As my 85 year old aunt says, they are used to adversity. Remember they were young during the war.
And didn't hide in the house for five years.
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I love how all it takes is a bit of flu to turn millennial libertarians into full-on advocates of the police state.
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I love how all it takes is a bit of flu to turn millennial libertarians into full-on advocates of the police state.
The boomers aren’t lying when they call our generation “snowflakes”. That’s really what we are in their eyes. And I completely agree.
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IIRC it's just about twice as infectious as the flu - which would of course mean not everyone will get it. They're at higher risk if they do get it, though.
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