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@Forethat @donnacha  Please guys, stop it. Concentrate on the news please It is rather important to some of us.    

I watched him outside no 10 clapping the NHS workers and he looked awful. So I’m not really surprised by this. I’m not a great fan but I wish him well.

Hopefully precautionary. All the best, Boris. 

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Coronavirus: new figures on intensive care deaths revealed

Data from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) showed that of 165 patients treated in critical care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since the end of February, 79 died, while 86 survived and were discharged. The figures were taken from an audit of 775 people who have been or are in critical care with the disease, across 285 intensive care units. The remaining 610 patients continue to receive intensive care.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/mar/28/coronavirus-intensive-care-uk-patients-50-per-cent-survival-rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two-thirds of coronavirus patients in the UK who need to be hooked up to a ventilator will die from the illness, official NHS data suggests. Graph also shows the likelihood of critically ill COVID-19 patients surviving based on their age, BMI and whether they have health woes

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8181293/NHS-data-shows-66-coronavirus-patients-hooked-ventilators-die.html

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14 minutes ago, bristolboy said:
 

Coronavirus: new figures on intensive care deaths revealed

Data from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) showed that of 165 patients treated in critical care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since the end of February, 79 died, while 86 survived and were discharged. The figures were taken from an audit of 775 people who have been or are in critical care with the disease, across 285 intensive care units. The remaining 610 patients continue to receive intensive care.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/mar/28/coronavirus-intensive-care-uk-patients-50-per-cent-survival-rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two-thirds of coronavirus patients in the UK who need to be hooked up to a ventilator will die from the illness, official NHS data suggests. Graph also shows the likelihood of critically ill COVID-19 patients surviving based on their age, BMI and whether they have health woes

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8181293/NHS-data-shows-66-coronavirus-patients-hooked-ventilators-die.html

There is a newer report available from ICNARC (Holborn).

https://www.icnarc.org/DataServices/Attachments/Download/76a7364b-4b76-ea11-9124-00505601089b

 

 

THIS is an interesting table:

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6 minutes ago, Forethat said:

There is a newer report available from ICNARC (Holborn).

https://www.icnarc.org/DataServices/Attachments/Download/76a7364b-4b76-ea11-9124-00505601089b

 

 

THIS is an interesting table:

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Puts everything into perspective that this is not just a virus that kills old folks.  It is a virus that is non gender specific, age specific, and is an equal opportunity virus which anyone at anytime can catch and die from.  Thank you for sharing this Chart, and the link to 16 pages of very interesting information.

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16 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

Puts everything into perspective that this is not just a virus that kills old folks.  It is a virus that is non gender specific, age specific, and is an equal opportunity virus which anyone at anytime can catch and die from.  

Totally. That is the scary bit - a lot of people STILL haven't grasped what's going on.

 

There are some stats that are being pumped out of Italy that I find deeply unhelpful. I watch the Italian news every day and the information suggest that almost ALL people that have died are old. But that's specific to Italy and they have one of the oldest populations in the world. That's why a majority of dead people in Italy are old. Average age amongst dead at the moment is 78 for men and 82 for women. 97,2% had at least ONE underlying health issue. 51,3% had at least THREE underlying health issues.

 

The numbers will be different in the UK.

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3 minutes ago, Forethat said:

Totally. That is the scary bit - a lot of people STILL haven't grasped what's going on.

 

There are some stats that are being pumped out of Italy that I find deeply unhelpful. I watch the Italien news every day and the information suggest that almost ALL people that will die are old. But that's specific to Italy and they have one of the oldest populations in the world. That's why a majority of dead people in Italy are old. Average age amongst dead at the moment is 78 for men and 82 for women. 97,2% had at least ONE underlying health issue. 51,3% had at least THREE underlying health issues.

 

The numbers will be different in the UK.

France's median age is 6 years less than Italy's but 79% of the deaths were of people aged 75 and older.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1102881/infections-coronavirus-age-france/

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Can some of us please stop trying to be right, & less combative.

 

Please note my use of italics.

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UK's Johnson fights worsening coronavirus symptoms in intensive care

By Paul Sandle and Costas Pitas

 

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a joint statement with French President Emmanuel Macron (not seen) before a meeting on Brexit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was being treated for worsening coronavirus symptoms in an intensive care unit on Tuesday, with his foreign minister deputizing for him as the nation tackles the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Johnson, 55, was admitted to St Thomas' Hospital in central London late on Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms, including a high temperature, for more than 10 days.

 

His condition rapidly deteriorated over the next 24 hours, and he was moved to an intensive care unit - where the most serious cases are treated. Although he had received oxygen, his office said he was still conscious.

 

Downing Street said the move to intensive care was "a precaution should he require ventilation to aid his recovery".

 

Britain has no formal succession plan should a prime minister become incapacitated.

 

"The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary," Downing Street said.

 

Just hours earlier, Johnson's office said he was in good spirits and Raab had told a news conference that the prime minister was still running the government.

 

The pound edged lower against the dollar and the euro in Asia on Tuesday, trading at $1.2234 following a 0.3% decline on Monday.

 

BUSINESS WILL CONTINUE

"The government's business will continue," a somber Raab, 46, told reporters, saying Johnson was in the safe hands of a brilliant medical team.

 

"The focus of the government will continue to be on making sure that the prime minister's direction, all the plans for making sure that we can defeat coronavirus and can pull the country through this challenge, will be taken forward."

 

Britain has some important decisions to make in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak. The official death toll in the United Kingdom currently stands at 5,373, and last week the health minister said the deadliest peak for deaths was projected to be Easter Sunday, April 12.

 

The country is in a state of virtual lockdown, a situation due to be reviewed early next week, and some ministers have suggested it might need to be extended because some people were flouting the strict rules.

 

There have also been calls for ministers to detail what the exit plans were from the shutdown, which has hammered the world's fifth-biggest economy after the government ordered restaurants, bars, and nearly all shops to close and told people to stay at home to curb the spread of the virus.

 

"EXTREMELY SICK"

Johnson tested positive for the virus on March 26, the first leader of a major power to announce that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

 

After 10 days of isolation in an apartment at Downing Street, he was still fighting the virus on Sunday evening with a high temperature and persistent cough, prompting his admission to hospital. He was last seen in a video message posted on Twitter on Friday when he looked weary.

 

"There is no doubt this turn of events means Boris Johnson is extremely sick," said Derek Hill, a professor of medical imaging at University College London (UCL).

 

Buckingham Palace said Queen Elizabeth had been kept informed by Downing Street and U.S. President Donald Trump said all Americans were praying for his recovery.

 

"He's been really something very special - strong, resolute, doesn't quit, doesn't give up," Trump told a news briefing, adding he had asked two pharmaceutical firms developing potential COVID-19 therapies to get in touch with the British government to offer their services.

 

"We've contacted all of Boris' doctors and we'll see what is going to take place," he said. "But they are ready to go."

 

Johnson, who is not a smoker, said recently that he wanted to lose weight. He plays tennis and while mayor of London used to cycle around the capital.

 

The face of the 2016 Brexit campaign, he won a resounding election victory in December before leading the United Kingdom out of the European Union on Jan. 31.

 

He faced criticism for initially approving a much more modest response to the new coronavirus outbreak than other European leaders, saying on March 3 that he had been shaking hands with coronavirus patients.

 

He changed tack when scientific projections showed a quarter of a million people could die in the United Kingdom and in the last few weeks the virus has penetrated the British government.

 

Johnson and his health minister tested positive last month and chief medical adviser Chris Whitty self-isolated. Johnson's pregnant 32-year-old fiancée, Carrie Symonds, also had symptoms but said on Saturday she was feeling better.

 

(Reporting by Paul Sandle and Costas Pitas; writing by Michael Holden; editing by Richard Pullin)

 

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1 minute ago, webfact said:

Downing Street said the move to intensive care was "a precaution should he require ventilation to aid his recovery".


Spin, spin, spin.

They probably spent an hour working out that sentence, while mopping the cold sweat from their brows.

 

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donnacha called it right from the minute it was announced he was admitted to hospital.

 

Congratulations on an excellent analysis which was confirmed only a day later by the news.

 

Very impressive analytic insight.

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17 minutes ago, bristolboy said:

France's median age is 6 years less than Italy's but 79% of the deaths were of people aged 75 and older.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1102881/infections-coronavirus-age-france/

Those numbers are actually very similar to the Italian. 1,2% of dead in Italy are below 50 compared to 2% in France. 

 

23% of the population in Italy over 65 years.

20% of the population in France over 65 years.

18% of the population in the UK over 65 years.

 

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