UK Covid death toll
#1
May sadly become the highest in Europe after yesterday’s number of fatalities are collated.

And we were 3-4 week behind Spain, Italy and France in relation to numbers infected and death tolls and that time lag was not used effectively in defining a strategy. Instead we appeared  (and still do) to be reacting daily to the numbers of new cases and deaths.  A massive fuck up IMO.
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#2
Figures were always going to be high. Over populated small country with lots of large built up areas where there are houses with sometimes 2 generations living in a semi detached or less. Many illegal houses of multiple occupancy around housing up to 30 people in a 3 bedroom house. Lock down has no affect on these people. That's why the majority of the few Covid free places are rural. Let's hope once you've had it you're immune or the numbers will never drop imo
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#3
Tory MEP (as was).

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(05-03-2020, 11:04 AM)Baggiejacko Wrote: Figures were always going to be high. Over populated small country with lots of large built up areas where there are houses with sometimes 2 generations living in a semi detached or less. Many illegal houses of multiple occupancy around housing up to 30 people in a 3 bedroom house. Lock down has no affect on these people. That's why the majority of the few Covid free places are rural. Let's hope once you've had it you're immune or the numbers will never drop imo

It’s proven that age and health have a large bearing on the chances of recovery.  So two generations in one household is no different than someone’s parents living next door.
The fact flights are still coming into the UK as though fuck all is wrong astounds me when other countries closed their borders along time ago.

Poland is a poor nation by comparison and yet they were quick to react (to Saus’s amazement lol) and they currently have 700 fatalities. 

We should have been aggressive in the “containment” phase to enable the stocking of supplies and preparing the NHS but we carried on as though nothing was wrong.  “It’s just like the flu”.
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(05-03-2020, 05:16 PM)Fulham Fallout Wrote:
(05-03-2020, 11:04 AM)Baggiejacko Wrote: Figures were always going to be high. Over populated small country with lots of large built up areas where there are houses with sometimes 2 generations living in a semi detached or less. Many illegal houses of multiple occupancy around housing up to 30 people in a 3 bedroom house. Lock down has no affect on these people. That's why the majority of the few Covid free places are rural. Let's hope once you've had it you're immune or the numbers will never drop imo

It’s proven that age and health have a large bearing on the chances of recovery.  So two generations in one household is no different than someone’s parents living next door.
The fact flights are still coming into the UK as though fuck all is wrong astounds me when other countries closed their borders along time ago.

Poland is a poor nation by comparison and yet they were quick to react (to Saus’s amazement lol) and they currently have 700 fatalities. 

We should have been aggressive in the “containment” phase to enable the stocking of supplies and preparing the NHS but we carried on as though nothing was wrong.  “It’s just like the flu”.

So there are no old or unhealthy people in rural areas?
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#6
The "containment phase" can be as aggressive as you like. It's no use when people live together. One gets it then everyone will. The more in the building the more people get it. You don't know you're spreading it for 5-10 days. Care homes have been hit bad because the virus has passed between them being in close quarters. They've died because they were old but probably wouldn't have without the virus. If everyone lived in their own house it would spread slower like in rural areas.
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#7
The death figures are vastly under estimated. The Financial Times believe the total is nearer 50,000.
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#8
The scientists are going to take the fall for everything as the government will just say we went with science .
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#9
(05-04-2020, 07:44 AM)The liquidator Wrote: The scientists are going to take the fall for everything as the government will just say we went with science .

Given that epidemiologists don't agree with each other about this anyway I doubt the government will (or should) take the fall.

I'd much prefer we'd reacted like Sweden, where we'd all be responsible individually rather then being infantilised when in actuality very few of us are actually at risk.
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(05-04-2020, 08:44 AM)Protheroe Wrote:
(05-04-2020, 07:44 AM)The liquidator Wrote: The scientists are going to take the fall for everything as the government will just say we went with science .

Given that epidemiologists don't agree with each other about this anyway I doubt the government will (or should) take the fall.

I'd much prefer we'd reacted like Sweden, where we'd all be responsible individually rather then being infantilised when in actuality very few of us are actually at risk.

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