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  1. The South Koreans are saying no chance of re-infection, WHO are saying there is no evidence to confirm that. Back to square one, then or pick a side.
  2. If being in the 'Very High Risk' group is to have the slightest shadow of a silver lining, it will be that a vaccine, once it's approved, will be offered pretty quickly...so I am told by my doctor.
  3. Denmark probably have the best lock down in the world.
  4. Sorry to hear that you lost your job. Was it because of the Covid-19 outbreak and if so, can your ex firm take you back on and furlough you? I'm lucky that my employers are telling me to stay away and will pay me. How long that will last is anyone's guess. Good luck.
  5. I can't wait to reach the Singularity, it will save me having to shower, shave and s**t every day. Augmented reality? Bring it on!!
  6. Artificial Intelligence algorithms combined with Quantum computing will overtake human intelligence and capability, forcing the AI to seek mobility and convince the human race to merge flesh with machine intelligence...all based on the lie that it only serve to benefit mankind and not the AI. Unless someone pulls the plug out or the battery dies.
  7. Thanks! My wife cannot isolate as she is front line. We have been told to follow a strict regime of isolation within the household...we cannot be closer than the social distance, we have to sleep in separate rooms, not eat together, different towels, cutlery etc. She has to undress, double bag her clothes, wash her hands before she comes into the room. Luckily, we have a bathroom downstairs as well as upstairs. All clothes, dishes etc. washed separately she cannot cook my food for me. There is a huge hotel in the local area, with self-catering lodges who have offered absolute zilch to the sizeable community of health workers, just a patronising message on the web site. They will get no business from me any more or any recommendations. God knows how the government will execute the exit strategy but I have the feeling the very high risk players will be the last allowed or advised to venture out.
  8. Although the text is fast, it is readable and the game is over in a matter of minutes. I think we should go for this format when the season restarts!
  9. I am actually on week six, after being ill and then having surgery. I would have been back in work but the doc said no and I got my letter from the NHS telling me to isolate for 12 weeks. The days are beginning to lose their identity as actual days of the week but they are not dragging funnily enough and I am finding stuff to do. Thing is, I cannot go out in public at all due to the high risk, so the garden is my only refuge from the four walls of the house. My wife is doing the fetching and carrying food wise and beer wise, of course. Onward and upward...
  10. I know 2014/15 was particularly bad for Flu related deaths, the common theory being the vaccine was wrong an ineffective. There is an article from The Guardian here... The Guardian Also note this article only deals with England and Wales. What you are saying regarding the Flu deaths is not being contested. It is your apparent dismissal of a totally new virus which has no vaccine and unlikely in the very near future to have one. It's no use tossing figures around. For every person that dies, whether Flu or Covid, it's "Armageddon" and their personal end of days. I, for one, intend to get through this and I certainly don't take it for granted that I will, given my set of circumstances, If you are sat there thinking everything will be alright and you have nothing to worry about, then you are as deluded as those idiots wandering around thinking they are invulnerable and disregarding the consequences for others. From your previous and unrelated posts, many of us know you are a sensible poster but you are displaying bad judgement on this one. Perspective is meaningless, this kind of situation has never happened in my lifetime and right now, I am not confident it won't happen again. This one is a game changer on so many levels...health, society, finance, consumerism and it will ripple for many years to come, no doubt, probably at great cost to the tax payer and those retiring in the near future whose pensions will have been severely hit.
  11. Pointon better be on there, otherwise I will have to change my avatar!
  12. Horrendous and won't be last football club supporter who dies from this outbreak. I hope every football club in the world takes note of the casualties amongst its supporters and honours every single one of them. Plus, this virus is not taking any notice of age, perceived status, creed or colour.
  13. I don't understand the HCID status at all. From the article... Airborne HCID Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)* Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) An infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Respiratory droplets may be produced during breathing but it is not considered airborne Conflicting is not being considered airborne yet being told that the droplets are blown out form an infected person, to a range of two metres and can stay in the area for several hours before dying off. I suppose it's saying the virus cannot be spread through breathing and talking. Definition of HCID In the UK, a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) is defined according to the following criteria: - acute infectious disease - typically has a high case-fatality rate - may not have effective prophylaxis or treatment - often difficult to recognise and detect rapidly - ability to spread in the community and within healthcare settings - requires an enhanced individual, population and system response to ensure it is managed effectively, efficiently and safely To me, the above definitions are relevant to this virus although two and three may be a bit ambiguous at the moment.
  14. A quick thanks to the Mods for adapting this thread to incorporate the stray posts.
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