Number of UK coronavirus cases rises by 30% to 273: Wimbledon in doubt!

a10best

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3 1/2 months until the end of June. Pleeze. If you can go shopping and buy gas, you can attend Wimbledon with a mask or sign a medical waiver.
solved - your welcome. what's next?
 

HuusHould

Hall of Fame

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Slow it down by all means, but we're all going to get it.
Some worse than others.

It's a hypocondriac's nightmare/paradise.
I heard 60% of the worlds population. So if we can possibly slow it down until they come up with a vaccine, but maybe its inevitable that that will occur first.
 
The only thing that can save us now are potent vaccines and anti-virals along with bio-chip implant technology with 24/7 surveillance. Otherwise its....


PLEASE write your local congressman today and demand UNLIMITED FUNDS be released IMMEDIATELY to pharmaceutical and tech companies!

 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Nah. Relax. If you are elderly person (over 80), take some precaution and that's it.
And those that are sick to be attended to by equally elderly doctors and staff so brilliant and heroic 34-year-old medical pros don’t become one of the statistics??? That’s right...the doc who was silenced by Xi is now permanently silenced by the pandemic he announced.
 
And those that are sick to be attended to by equally elderly doctors and staff so brilliant and heroic 34-year-old medical pros don’t become one of the statistics??? That’s right...the doc who was silenced by Xi is now permanently silenced by the pandemic he announced.
Or the virus was just a cover-up for his death?
 

Sport

G.O.A.T.
And those that are sick to be attended to by equally elderly doctors and staff so brilliant and heroic 34-year-old medical pros don’t become one of the statistics??? That’s right...the doc who was silenced by Xi is now permanently silenced by the pandemic he announced.
The heroic doctor from Wuhan was 33 though.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
40 days ago one German tourist was the first positive test in The Canaries. Now there are roughly 1700 confirmed cases in Spain and their map is a checkerboard of hot spots from the Basque region to the Costa Del Sol.
 

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
the doc who was silenced by Xi is now permanently silenced by the pandemic he announced.
Doctors are notoriously overworked, neglect their diet and often use stimulants and other drugs to cope with their workload.

Their are among the sickest professions in the world.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Doctors are notoriously overworked, neglect their diet and often use stimulants and other drugs to cope with their workload.

Their are among the sickest professions in the world.
Don’t care to speculate about uppers abuse in a controlled society like China but one of the hero vids I saw about Wuhan was about the precautionary measures now necessary to deliver food to the healthcare workers there in the quarantine zone.
 
There’s a run on aluminum foil for all the headgear for the countless conspiracy theorists. As a result, I won’t be joining you at the convention.
Tinfoil hat response. Yawn.... He sure was an "unlucky" bugger.

 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Tinfoil hat response. Yawn.... He sure was an "unlucky" bugger.

Your reliance on body count by age bracket is ridiculous and smacks of ageism. Maybe something else comes down on your head and puts you out mercifully of your ignorance before your golden years.

The problem with this particular virus is it doesn’t debilitate world travelers, who happen to be mostly of the ages less susceptible to death but still thinking they’re invulnerable to illness to the point they don’t call in sick and refuse to be potential carriers that take them into communities that may have higher concentrations of the susceptible age brackets. Thankfully people with power like Larry Ellison have more pull and vision to stop danger when their decisions can make the world a bit safer. I’m sure you would decide a frigging tennis tournament is more important than just one extra death of a golden oldie living nearby.

I guess you’re in favor of young, supposedly fit athletes traveling the globe and raising the potential for them, as carriers, to spread the virus through cross-contamination to the point it spreads to a parent or, more probably a grandparent of yours (just a guess due to your lack of consideration for potential impact because you’re probably in the low probability age range). But please keep on believing we’re not facing a crisis:

 

galain

Hall of Fame
Medical educator checking in here from Germany.

The issue with Covid-19 is not so much that it's deadly, it's that it seems to be highly dangerous for a select section of the population, and it's incredibly easy to spread. Easier than most things. There hasn't been any real consensus either on how long incubation is. From what I was told yesterday, it's more than likely longer than two weeks. Then you have the issue, as with many viruses, that some people are asymptomatic carriers.

In a situation like this, it's better to overreact and be wrong, than to underreact and be wrong.

Having said that, the German government is being insanely laissez faire about the situation - basically passing the buck and letting institutions and organisations make their own decisions. I don't understand this at all but as a non German, there are many things about this place that leave me scratching my head.
 

mxmx

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The only thing that can save us now are potent vaccines and anti-virals along with bio-chip implant technology with 24/7 surveillance. Otherwise its....


PLEASE write your local congressman today and demand UNLIMITED FUNDS be released IMMEDIATELY to pharmaceutical and tech companies!

Revelation 13: 15. The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17. so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18. This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 6 6 6.
 
Your reliance on body count by age bracket is ridiculous and smacks of ageism. Maybe something else comes down on your head and puts you out mercifully of your ignorance before your golden years.

The problem with this particular virus is it doesn’t debilitate world travelers, who happen to be mostly of the ages less susceptible to death but still thinking they’re invulnerable to illness to the point they don’t call in sick and refuse to be potential carriers that take them into communities that may have higher concentrations of the susceptible age brackets. Thankfully people with power like Larry Ellison have more pull and vision to stop danger when their decisions can make the world a bit safer. I’m sure you would decide a frigging tennis tournament is more important than just one extra death of a golden oldie living nearby.

I guess you’re in favor of young, supposedly fit athletes traveling the globe and raising the potential for them, as carriers, to spread the virus through cross-contamination to the point it spreads to a parent or, more probably a grandparent of yours (just a guess due to your lack of consideration for potential impact because you’re probably in the low probability age range). But please keep on believing we’re not facing a crisis:
Ageism? It's just statistics. Plus, given that every death from the virus is in the statistics and vast number of recoveries or mild conditions aren't, mortality is overestimated.

Anyway, we were talking about a young doc who supposedly died from coronavirus. Given the mortality of his age group (and again it's too high) of 0,2%, I don't buy it.
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
And with a limited number of tests and bandwidth to perform them, only those with severe cases are even being tested. It is likely that many that have it and/or have minor symptoms are not being tested and as a result, not being included in the positive test tally. Including them would dramatically lower the death rate.
That is good regarding to specific cases, but bad regarding to pandemic control, as there are many asymptomatic people spreading the virus.
 

AutoXer

Rookie
I am trying to imagine rush hour traffic here with a million or two less drivers. Would be much easier to get around.
 

galain

Hall of Fame
Why are people so cavalier about their parents or grandparents dying? It’s not really that reassuring that it mainly kills old people
The thing is, this is no longer the case. The variant that is hitting Europe (at least the medical reports I read out of Italy this morning) are suggesting the hardest hit group is the population between 40 and 55.

I'm a little staggered at people's self centred-ness to be honest. I've heard a lot of people say "I'm healthy - it's just like having a cold" and I feel like screaming at them. This is about the population at large, not whether or not one person feels sick but is going to 'tough it out'. It seems like an incredibly easy thing to catch - whether it's fatal or not is secondary. It's containing it that needs to be a priority.
 

RelentlessAttack

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There are also bad outcomes besides dying. Coming out of the ICU you might never have the same reserve of lung or kidney function. Italy seems to have a pretty high ICU admission/case rate
 
Revelation 13: 15. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17. so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18. This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 6 6 6.
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Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
I think ATP can save its calendar for the rest of the season if they allow 20 additional seconds for players washing their hands as pre-serve ritual. Rafa will have to be watched closely.
 

jm1980

G.O.A.T.
Ageism? It's just statistics. Plus, given that every death from the virus is in the statistics and vast number of recoveries or mild conditions aren't, mortality is overestimated.

Anyway, we were talking about a young doc who supposedly died from coronavirus. Given the mortality of his age group (and again it's too high) of 0,2%, I don't buy it.
China doesn't tend kill high profile dissidents, that's more of a Putin thing. It's easier to put them in re-education camp. Killing them breeds conspiracy theories like this

@terribleIVAN is right; doctors tend to be overworked, and in this case, all of the ones in Wuhan were forced to work even longer hours. That's not good for your immune system. He's not the only young-ish doctor to die in Wuhan.
 
China doesn't tend kill high profile dissidents, that's more of a Putin thing. It's easier to put them in re-education camp. Killing them breeds conspiracy theories like this

@terribleIVAN is right; doctors tend to be overworked, and in this case, all of the ones in Wuhan were forced to work even longer hours. That's not good for your immune system. He's not the only young-ish doctor to die in Wuhan.
You don't seem to mind conspiracy theories about Putin. :unsure: Maybe doc fell down the stairs on his way to re-education camp?
 
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