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Being anti-lockdown and anti-shutdown is not anti-covid.    Whats insane is how eager some people are to give up their rights, civil liberties, businesses, and economy over a virus that isnt

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8 hours ago, Mama Noodle said:

 

Im always a bit skeptical when I read people know so many that have died. Statistically, its almost an anomaly to know so many severe covid cases. 

 

 May i humbly suggest that we rely on the Scientific decisions of the World Health Organisation .

   We pay them , more than enough ..

 

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Just now, elliss said:

May i humbly suggest that we rely on the decisions of the World Health Organisation .

   We pay them , more than enough ..

 

Sure, if you want to rely on an unelected bureaucracy to run your country then be my guest. 

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3 minutes ago, Mama Noodle said:

 

Sure, if you want to rely on an unelected bureaucracy to run your country then be my guest. 

 

    Please inform me .

      Are there any other alternatives ..?

 

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19 hours ago, 473geo said:

Just a little tightening up, a reminder to people not to become complacent.

There was always going to be concerns as the weather turns colder, the days shorter, so a little preventative maintenance for good measure, seeking to do enough, that should a second wave roll in, measures were in fact put in place to effect some control

 

Otherwise little change, hardly a draconian 'lockdown ' repeat, UK gradually returning to normality

 

         After the wet damp UK / EU  winter ,conditions ideal for Covid-19 , transmission ...

         Normality , returning to normal ??..

 

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8 hours ago, Mama Noodle said:

 

Sounds like gossip, honestly. I went this whole time not knowing anyone who caught the virus, then a few weeks ago trying to get back to work offshore, found out that several of my co-workers caught the virus onboard ships in Brazil. Everyone recovered fine, I talk to them all the time, and they said the worst of it was the fear of having it. Some didn't even know they had it, and others felt most of it in fevers/chills/cough. Not saying it isnt bad, but it certainly isnt a death sentence and most people fully recover without even needing hospital treatment. 

Three of my fellow workers just demobilized in Singapore from a 35-day gig offshore Vietnam. They each had to endure at least five PCR tests during the job and the last couple of guys have just been given the all clear after 7-days home quarantine in Singapore. Similarly there were no reported cases among the +35 other crew members who are now headed off to India.

 

On the other hand, a friend of mine who left Nigeria in March just before they closed up due to Covid briefly pondered the call to return to offshore work there in June. He declined but several of his fellow expats signed back up. Three got sick and two have died of Covid before they could be repatriated.

 

Sounds like gossip honestly.

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8 hours ago, xylophone said:

Oh really? Some useful stats here..............

 

"By way of a more apt comparison, Covid-19 has already killed around four times as many people as a bad flu season in the US.

 

In the last decade, 2017-18 was the worst flu season with 61,000 deaths, followed by 2014-15 with 51,000 deaths".

 

  Links , would be much appreciated .

   Preferably not from , WHO , whom we have little faith in ...

 

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5 hours ago, elliss said:

 

         After the wet damp UK / EU  winter ,conditions ideal for Covid-19 , transmission ...

         Normality , returning to normal ??..

 

Yep a bit of flu, colds, sneezes, a bit of covid, kids at school people returning to work nothing to worry about

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21 hours ago, nemo38 said:

China made the decision to stop testing for the virus. Bodies are not piling up in the streets. In fact, they are partying in Wuhan.

 

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/nightclubs-wuhan-packed-coronavirus-epicentre-22712888

 

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Yes. And, give or take a couple of months, this restoration of normalcy in China is roughly one year after it first kicked off there.

 

Why should the west feel entitled to get the fast-track back to the pub and footie?

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13 hours ago, Mama Noodle said:


So a 66% fatality rate eh?

Or a 33% survival rate, eh?

 

There's no denying that the risks are higher in certain locales. My being on the twilight side of 60, I try to reduce the risks as I am not bulletproof and invincible anymore (if I ever was).

 

You take's your chances but keep in mind that not everyone is responsible and considerate like you and I and wash their hands, wear a mask and keep their distance.

 

...you DO wash your hands, wear a mask and keep your distance don't you?

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14 hours ago, elliss said:

 

  Links , would be much appreciated .

   Preferably not from , WHO , whom we have little faith in ...

 

By way of a more apt comparison, Covid-19 has already killed around four times as many people as a bad flu season in the US.

 

In the last decade, 2017-18 was the worst flu season with 61,000 deaths, followed by 2014-15 with 51,000 deaths.

The 2009 swine flu (H1N1) pandemic infected an estimated 60.8 million people in the US and killed more than 12,000.

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12367307 

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4 hours ago, NanLaew said:

Or a 33% survival rate, eh?

 

As per you, 2 out of 3 are dead. 

 

Thats a 66% fatality rate. 

 

Statistically, your claim is extremely unlikely. 

I did say that "risks are higher in certain locales" but maybe that's too abstruse a construct for you?

 

Have you worked in Nigeria? In 2002, I had a crew member die of complications from a P. falciparum malaria infection. They were unable to provide dialysis in a timely manner in the Post Harcourt hospital and was transferred to a Lagos hospital where they could only stabilize his condition. It was gutting as the medics had landed at Lagos airport that morning and were on the way to the hospital to prepare him for the life-flight home when he died.

 

Statistically, it was unlikely that one of our 12-man crew would be more susceptible to P. falciparum malaria complications than the others.

 

But he was.

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