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Offline David1819

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2020, 05:24:AM »
This really sucks.  :(

Hopefully the spring will stop it.
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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2020, 08:28:AM »
Over the last few days, the total number of deaths in the UK related to COVID-19, expressed as a percentage of the total number of confirmed cases, has been given successively as 1.84%, 2.7% and 3.56%.

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2020, 10:12:AM »
I live in a house with two teenagers. Neither of them could give a monkeys about the advice regarding washing their hands or catching sneezes in tissue and then washing their hands. There are probably hundreds of thousands, if not millions of teenagers who hold this level of disregard on Coronavirus. It occurred to me that no matter how much I wash my own hands or use floor wipes on every single thing that is handled in some way or form in the house, it's all probably for nothing. Any disinfecting is quickly undone by teenage casual disregard.
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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2020, 02:01:PM »
They'd soon alter their ways if the virus came their way Roch.

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2020, 03:41:PM »
i think theres somthing wrong with the test its ethere givingfalse postives or false neatives

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2020, 09:27:PM »
i think theres somthing wrong with the test its ethere givingfalse postives or false neatives
I don't like the idea of someone sticking a tube up your nostril. I think I'd prefer blood to be drawn.

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2020, 12:40:PM »
well nadine dorris had it so how nobody else in the cabnit has got it she must of breathed on them at somtime ethere some of them have got and been wongly given the all clear or she never had it in the first place.

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2020, 12:57:PM »
well nadine dorris had it so how nobody else in the cabnit has got it she must of breathed on them at somtime ethere some of them have got and been wongly given the all clear or she never had it in the first place.
Cant stand that woman but believe her mother had it too.

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2020, 01:18:PM »
That's been in the news, yes. It's thought that it's possible to pass on the virus before having any symptoms. However, I would think it's much more likely to be passed on while symptoms exist.

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2020, 03:24:PM »
That's been in the news, yes. It's thought that it's possible to pass on the virus before having any symptoms. However, I would think it's much more likely to be passed on while symptoms exist.

Some people are asymptomatic to the virus. Those are probably the ones who pass it the most.

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2020, 04:13:PM »
but how did nadine test postive and the rest of the cabnittexst negative how come trump tested negative for it after shaking hands with somone who had it.

im not talking about not having no symptoms they actully tested negative.
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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2020, 05:39:PM »
but how did nadine test postive and the rest of the cabnittexst negative how come trump tested negative for it after shaking hands with somone who had it.

im not talking about not having symptoms they actully tested negative.

You have to breath the virus in. Getting it on your hands wont do anything unless you rub your face with your hands. Someone with the virus wont have it on their hands unless they cough into their hands and don't wash them straight after.
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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2020, 10:29:PM »
Some people are asymptomatic to the virus. Those are probably the ones who pass it the most.






Exactly.

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2020, 02:30:AM »
In the short term, things will seem to get much worse, in that the number of officially confirmed cases will reach 10 thousand in a few days (and possibly 100 thousand early next month), and the corresponding number of deaths will increase considerably. Our health services may not be able to cope.

However, the apparent trends must change, else the total number of related deaths would exceed the total number of reported cases, which would be absurd. I think that the anticipated "peak" will occur much sooner than currently expected by the government's advisers. For Greater London, I think it will occur in April, and the rest of the UK will follow suit in May.