26th March 2020 at 8:59 pm #92223
my mum mentioned something about some young people with no underlying issues dieing? 18/20 anyone else heard of this? big jump of deaths in the UK, 113…up to 57826th March 2020 at 9:00 pm #92224
Italy increase by 712 to 8215
crikey26th March 2020 at 9:02 pm #92225
New York counts more deaths in one day than all US fatalities in Afghanistan since 201627th March 2020 at 8:19 am #92226
One unnecessary death is tragic and I hope people just listen.
Last year 1700 died in road accidents – tragic and in many cases unnecessary. People dont listen they drive too fast and dont listen
The message for this virus is simple. Stay at home and limit excercise and dont go to the seaside or national parks etc.
Last year 17000 died of flu in England. Generally the same category as covid. The big difference is that there IS treatment,vaccines etc for the general population. Nothing yet for covid. Thats why it is vital to stop the spread until there is adequate treatment.
Once people understand that so much the better.27th March 2020 at 8:24 am #92227
When this is over it will be interesting for govt to look at flu death stats over the same period. Is covid hitting the same people, apart from non understandable exceptions.
Keep safe and listen to advice27th March 2020 at 9:52 am #92230
Crickey! As soon as the authorities relax the lockdown in Wuhan there are 40-50 new cases already.27th March 2020 at 10:02 am #92231
Away from doom & gloom,anybody remember this? Young Bale & wee Phil.27th March 2020 at 10:53 am #92232
Mav, you won’t have heard the “Big Clap” where you are all over the country it was quite special you can Google it.27th March 2020 at 11:03 am #92233MikusParticipant208 pts
Adlab, I think many people do grasp that but we also need to acknowledge the future deaths we are currently causing by crashing the economy, which if we’re not careful, will outweigh any good we do now. I’ll be very curious to see what happens in Sweden, one of few countries yet to completely lockdown.27th March 2020 at 11:36 am #92234
You can’t sacrifice peoples lives in the UK just to try and protect the UK economy Mikus and this is a worldwide situation anyway whatever we do the economy will suffer.
Sweden are allegedly thinking of isolating Stockholm according to the reports I read with both deaths and Coronavirus cases rising there.
27th March 2020 at 11:39 am #92235
- This reply was modified 1 week ago by nine nine nine.
Boris Johnson has tested positive for Coronavirus.
…….together with Health Minister Matt Hancock.
27th March 2020 at 12:11 pm #92236Chucky McChuckfaceParticipant497 pts
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So’s the singer from Ramnsteinn…27th March 2020 at 2:41 pm #92240
“Mak, we are all allowed to go out in the UK ”
“It’s ok for us grown ups”
Nine, I know you went on to flesh this all out and I agree with it, i just quoted you because I want to stress the idea that being allowed to do something is not the same as saying that we should do that thing. That seems to be the problem, so I think it’s time that we took peoples liberty away from them. It sounds harsh but people just aren’t listening. There were groups of lads up and down my road last night. People are just to fucking stupid and self-absorbed and I’ve honestly had enough of it.
I would use stronger terms here except we have to consider every situation. Some people are having a very hard time of things financially and they need a bit of license. I do also understand that it might be a bit much for families, however lads… mothers have always prattled on about not being able to get their kids off their computer screens and outside. I had the same shite myself growing up. I did spent an awful lot of time outside kicking a ball around… but I also had a strong desire to stare at a screen and would do it without a problem, all day if needed.
So I have a very limited amount of sympathy for families who think that oh, my childrens mental health is at stake here, whatever will I do!!!… Harsh times call for harsh measures and this is fucking nothing. What would happen to these soft fuckers if a war broke out?
To get back to what I was referencing though, it’s ok for grown ups and its absolutely ok for kids too. I think people are making up a lot of drama, like they are going through something. They have their bills paid, they have food, they have power and internet… People want to talk about what they are “going through” and I just want to slap them.
Sorry if this is a bit dark. I see people who are worried about becoming homeless and then I see people who seem to be hamming it up, wondering whatever might their kids do with their newly acquired spare time.. I’m not talking about anyone here BTW, it’s just a theme I’ve spotted elsewhere.
apologies for the rant lads.27th March 2020 at 2:46 pm #92241
“Boris Johnson has tested positive for Coronavirus.”
Herd immunity is working.27th March 2020 at 2:49 pm #92242MikusParticipant208 pts
Nine, and what of the lives we’re sacrificing in the future? This is not money vs lives, it’s lives vs lives.27th March 2020 at 2:59 pm #92243
You can’t put an economy before lives but at some stage a bad economy will cost lives, in other ways.27th March 2020 at 3:03 pm #92244
From an economic perspective we almost certainly will have a technical recession but that is just two quarters of negative growth. Much more important is that the govt will have to pay for its bail out policies. Inevitably we will have another period of reduced spending and reduced income….otherwise known as austerity. This will lead to less social care etc with its predictable consequences. Another cycle, as usual, of at least 10 years. Mikus is right.27th March 2020 at 3:03 pm #92245
9s-Sorry mate,I agree with Mikus,the Governments worldwide have a very difficult decicion on their hands.
Mikus-I agree mate,the economy cannot be allowed to collapse,as what do you then do with close to 70m people?27th March 2020 at 3:15 pm #9224627th March 2020 at 3:19 pm #92248
9s-No mate but its a very good gesture,to aknowledge the importance & contributions the NHS staff give every day.Been on stand-by for a few weeks now,to head to China,but now expecting it to hit Africa,and with Ebola also on a rampage it is scary just contemplating the impact it will have.God help us all!!
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