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COVID-19 UK

Post by slogen51 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:44 pm

On the ITV news at 18:30 today a government spokesman said that although we are not there yet , we could reach a situation where containment is not viable and that 80% of the UK population may contract the virus. He said that the good news is 99% of people will survive.

That still leaves over half a million British citizens in peril

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Post by Blackcat1 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:21 pm

Worrying! Very worrying.
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Post by baz1 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:44 pm

and now its been said you may pick it up through using bank notes !!

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Post by AyrForce1 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:57 pm

Oh they'll use that as yet another excuse to go completely cashless.

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Post by Gary » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:44 am

Best advice to follow

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Post by Blackcat1 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:34 pm

😂😂😂😋
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Post by Rugbyref » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:39 pm

Better advice would be to drink bitter, not lager!

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Post by Blackcat1 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:52 pm

Ive never drank Corona , well that I remember , hiccup!! 😂
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Post by Jetbudgie » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:29 pm

Right, just back from the shops, what am I bid for these? Shall we start at, say £85 :lol:

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Post by iainpeden » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:13 am

£0.85 maybe - those are anti-bacterial not anti-viral so no use against the latest bug. Sorry, you're not retiring yet. :P

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Post by big john » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:21 am

Blackcat1 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:52 pm
Ive never drank Corona , well that I remember , hiccup!! 😂
They did a lovely ginger beer. No hiccups though, just burps. :)
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Post by ChrisCwmbran » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:27 am

I've heard a rumour that the reason the mound has been removed at Coningsby is due to the fact that a Cobra meeting considered it to be a likely place for transmission of COVID-19 due to there being in excess of 5000 people there.

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Post by slogen51 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:45 pm

A chap at Mildenhall said rather than shaking hands we should fist, I was surprised as I didn't know him that well!

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Post by AyrForce1 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:11 pm

slogen51 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:45 pm
A chap at Mildenhall said rather than shaking hands we should fist, I was surprised as I didn't know him that well!
:lol:

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Post by slogen51 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:27 pm

Kind of regret my flippant or facile comments earlier as I have just read that a lady in Reading has become the first person in the UK to die after testing positive for the virus.

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Post by James Cutting » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:10 am

After having a series of underlying health problems which contributed to that factor, so I guess not "primarily" because of the virus.

They say you are most at risk over 60, and with some underlying health issues. They are also saying it is less likely to 'catch' it at large outdoors events.

The media, as usual, is blowing this up massively and instilling a massive fear and panic in many people. Yes, you should be worried, but it's not as bad as they are making it out to be.

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Post by mustang5861 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:19 am

slogen51 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:45 pm
A chap at Mildenhall said rather than shaking hands we should fist, I was surprised as I didn't know him that well!
Make sure to wash your hands afterwards! :roll: :whistle: :thumb:

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Post by Sparts99 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:52 am

Its bonkers. The tube in London has to be the most likely place to catch it but there's no mention of measures to counter that. Outdoor events in warm weather are low risk.
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Post by Ronald Reagan » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:19 pm

I am very concerned. I am 37 and a dialysis patient awaiting a kidney transplant. My 46 year old partner who is a Filipino nurse who has never smoked and tended to eat healthy mostly organic food was sadly diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in late 2018. They told us there is no cure and only treatment which works for a while. She had a new tablet which worked great for a year then stopped working, then chemo for three sessions which they have now stopped as the side effects were destroying her. They now plan to start her on immunotherapy soon. My father has a heart condition. Just a few years ago we thought we were all as fit as a fiddle. As far as I am concerned we must take every precaution not to get this. Sitting in my dialysis unit and the chemo unit with my partner I have thought how vulnerable all the patients are. Also my friends who are lucky enough to have received kidney transplants but are reliant on immunosuppressants.

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Post by James Cutting » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:19 pm

Thanks to the media, people are now stockpiling products and causing issues for others trying to shop. What a joke, can't wait to see the country completely collapse in on itself when we hit 1,000 cases :lol:
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