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The Coronavirus Thread

Discussion in 'Serious' started by d_stilgar, 13 Mar 2020.

  1. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Well, it seems the strategy is as outlined in the following chain of tweets (by a psychologist, inferring the plan behind recent government actions):


    Threadreaderapp unroll here.

    The main problem with the herd immunity strategy is:



    It sounds rational, if risky --as reflected in the fact that some WHO experts agree with this strategy, and some don't. Then again, there is a huge risk anyway, and total isolation until the pandemic burns out is impossible, so it's all stalling and containing until a vaccine becomes available.
     
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  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Is there any reliable information yet on whether having Covid-19 and recovering actually gives you immunity from catching it again?
     
  3. David

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    We isolated our youngest son on Friday.

    Too early to tell if it's Coronavirus, but he developed a pretty much incessant cough out of nowhere. He's also had two epic nose bleeds in one day, which isn't a listed symptom, so maybe it's something else.
     
  4. Anfield

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    The idea isn't necessarily to have it burn out from isolation, but just to get the rate of transmission down to manageable numbers to win time.
     
  5. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    How does that work in practice mate? I mean I presume true isolation means no contact, with anyone, and every shared room to be cleaned down in between him using it.

    That's just not practical in reality with a kiddo I guess?
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  7. David

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    Just means limiting exposure - so he's spending most of his time on his room, on his PC - no great hardship for him, but the constant checking is getting on his nerves a bit. Then cleaning down the bathroom/kitchen/wherever. Much handwashing and cleaning of door handles etc...
    It's just a bit of a worry - he has MD, so he doesn't have a great immune system to begin with.
     
  8. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    No real change I guess, i'm sure he'll make do. :happy:

    Aye I bet mate, I know how immune systems can be buggers. Hope all goes well, and you all stay sane.

    In reality I imagine it's going to be more stressful for you and his mam than him.
     
  9. David

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    Yeah, I could live with that.
     
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    Supposed to be going to Butlins on Monday but really unsure about it, kinda hoping they take the decision out of my hands and close.
     
  11. Goatee

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    My wife came up with this:

    With all the isolation people are being asked to do in there own homes, in 9 months time we are going to get a spike in births.

    When all those baby’s turn 13, should that generation then get called the quaren-teens?
     
  12. Nexxo

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    [​IMG]

    Meanwhile: privatisation of NHS services turns out not to be such a good idea after all: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...ut-nhs-private-contractor-wages-a9402086.html
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  13. Xlog

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    <tin foil hat on on>Coupled that with many old/sick people dying off, it looks like a win/win for governments<tin foil hat off>

    Also, nation wide quarantine for at least half a month, now where did I put my STALKER full hazmat suit...
     
  14. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Sorry dude, read my own message back - reads a bit insensitive to me now.

    What I meant to say was hope you and yours make it through the stress safe and sound.
     
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  15. David

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    That's not how I read it, mate :thumb:
     
  16. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Goodo, don't mind me, i'm having a gone soft in the head moment. :lol:
     
  17. David

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    Most of us factor that into every conversation with you, bud. :p:
     
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  18. Shirty

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    I know I do.
     
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  19. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I'm glad, i like to think i can talk on the level of others. It's rewarding feeling like i can interact with the common rabble.

    Toodle pip, what. :happy:
     
  20. yuusou

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    Low key hoping another Brexit referendum can be had once coronavirus, aka "boomer remover" as per Twitter, is over.

    Stay safe, everyone!
     
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