Added reply in a thread The virus 4/7/2020 5:03 AM

You're dead right there. There's a lot of goodwill around here especially for those working on the front line. I took this shot last week as I was leaving after a few days in hospital (not C19 related). It was the start of a truck load of food prepared

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Added reply in a thread The virus 4/7/2020 3:05 AM

Inside the intensive care unit of a London hospital. Man, as if the medics haven't got enough to stress about, wearing all that protective gear must get really uncomfortable after just a short while. Apparently their visors prevent them from using cell ... more »

Added reply in a thread The virus 4/6/2020 6:03 PM

I think that broadly speaking you'll only limit the number of C19 deaths by a relatively small amount with the shut down as eventually the same number of people will contract the virus, just over a longer period. The main life saving benefit of flattening ... more »

Added reply in a thread The virus 4/6/2020 4:56 PM

Governments haven't shut down the economy because of the potential deaths pur se. They've done it to limit the number of cases at any one time so that hospitals aren't over-run and can continue to function. That may have the effect of reducing the overall ... more »

Added reply in a thread The virus 4/5/2020 8:48 PM

I got tested last week. I had no symptoms nor did I request a test but I was due to have an operation and the hospital insisted I was C19 negative before they would let me in. Their policy is to keep covid and non covids separate which is fair enough. ... more »

Added reply in a thread The virus 4/5/2020 9:08 AM

Just to add to what Kongols said about the under-estimation of deaths, here's an interesting article which gives some pretty convincing reasons as to why the death count in the US and elsewhere could be more than reported. So I don't thank that accurately ... more »

Added reply in a thread The virus 4/5/2020 5:05 AM

Agreed. Freedoms cannot exist without responsibilities (otherwise you have anarchy) and freedoms aren't just an individual right, they're collective too. If, collectively, we are not capable of protecting ourselves from a serious threat by uniting for ... more »

Added reply in a thread The virus 4/3/2020 11:49 AM

I’ve spent the last few days in Stoke Mandeville and Harefield hospitals with a collapsed lung and all the medical staff are unreal. I had to have a negative C19 test result before Harefield would let me in the operating theatre. Watching the frontline ... more »

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/29/2020 11:17 PM

'Mercedes F1 to make breathing aid'. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52087002

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/28/2020 9:47 AM

South Korea are doing well by all accounts. Below is from WP published a few hours ago:

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/27/2020 9:38 AM

919 dead in Italy in last 24 hours, a record day.

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/27/2020 5:01 AM

At least the population explosion can take a pause while he's self isolating, so there's that.

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/27/2020 12:50 AM

US have had more cases than China now but less deaths.

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/26/2020 8:49 PM

If I ever fell seriously ill with coronavirus I hope I never end up on a Dyson ventilator, if his lousy vacuum cleaners are anything to go by - over designed, over priced pieces of shit. Hypocrite in chief James Dyson preached Brexit to our nation and ... more »

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/24/2020 11:36 AM

Yep death rate is up but infection rate on a downward trend.

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/24/2020 12:02 AM

The problem with mass speculative testing is that all the negative results are only good for that moment. What about the next day and the days/weeks & months after that? Additionally the current tests are labour and equipment intensive, using up ... more »

Added reply in a thread Euro moto cokehead bust 3/23/2020 8:57 AM

Sounds like he made a few bad line choices.

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/22/2020 11:30 AM

Pinned on a door in Glasgow:

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/22/2020 11:23 AM

I saw it on the news but having just checked it is hospitalised cases rather than deaths, so my bad: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6912e2.htm?s_cid=mm6912e2_w#T1_down

Added reply in a thread The virus 3/22/2020 10:51 AM

It's a bit of a myth that serious cases only affect the elderly. 38% of coronavirus deaths are people who are aged between 20 and 54.