- Jul 8, 2018
You'd better be a politician/rich/ or a movie star or all of the above. They get what they want, just like our illustrious prez said. What else is new? But testing is too late now for most of us, it's coming too fast. I'm just hoping if I do get it, I get through it. At 76 I don't have any conditions other than old age stuff. But I'm washing my hands and cleaning things with alcohol now and then. Luckily, I live miles from anyone, but I still have to go to the store just like everyone else.What happens to you in the States and you need a hospital bed because of CV, do you need credit card or health plan?
I got it here, and the article has been updated with new information.I've heard that, but the numbers don't indicate it to me.
282K Covid-19 cases verses at least 38000K flu cases. Yes, the flu estimate is for a period 2 months longer. If exponentially figured 800K-1000K corona cases if it started in Oct 2019.
I assume the media reporting the communicability got there number from somewhere but was it authoritative and in context? I've searched quite a bit and can find no source for that statement. I would really like to read what it came from!
I see. They reference the 28 Feb article here: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387 which actually says that at that time they estimated that each person infected 2.2 other people. Flu is estimated to infect 1.3 other people. For corona to be twice as communicable each person would have to infect 2.6 other people - again media making news from numbers they don't understand.I got it here, and the article has been updated with new information.
Up to minute data here
That's too third-world, but I know some good oak trees. One is next to the church at the end of the Gallows Road in Annandale, VAThe media should hang from street lamps followed by our bickering politicians. A long time coming, but cry 'wolf' enough times and you'll get the global catastrophe you've been begging for. I'm also pretty much for giving the ropes to scalpers, hoarders, and those that would judge who should receive treatment and who should not. You can believe everyone in gov. shall exempt themselves from being denied treatment for age or preexisting ailments.
Sorry to rant. You've all heard their 'sensible' statements voiced early on though as they were thinking aloud of difficult choices.
Nigel,There’s no doubt this thing is bad. But we do need to question some of the stats.
We simply cannot calculate the mortality rate when we have NO IDEA of the actual infection rate. Death vs CONFIRMED cases means nothing. In the U.K. when we were at 2,000 confirmed cases they were estimating there were probably over 100,000 cases in total. That makes a rather large difference to the mortality rate calculation.
Another flaw is the death count. EVERYONE who dies, who has the virus, is counted as being killed by the virus, but this is just not true. Did you know that on average 1,600 people die in the U.K. every day? Now, seeing as the vast majority of covid19 deaths are elderly people with underlying health issues, many of them are clearly from the same ‘cluster’ that make up the 1,600 per day normal death rate.
Bottom line gents is that the stats that are being floated around at present really are meaningless.
If they are driving policy, that’s worrying.