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YLAup
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5624 posts since 5/9/11

29 Feb 2020 04:24
I like to think of these numbers in terms of football stadium capacity. So let's say 80,000 fill Old Trafford on a Saturday, everyone gets ill and the 2000 or so away support die.
padawan
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4427 posts since 27/6/03

posted 29 Feb 2020 08:26, edited 29 Feb 2020 08:26
I do the same with football stadiums Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
joeyjojo
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4507 posts since 24/8/06

29 Feb 2020 08:43
That’s actually kind of a lot !
Dee
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11951 posts since 22/11/07

29 Feb 2020 08:43
themistake wrote: Wanna make a bet?
I bet you the fatality rate of C19 is 80% lower than the fatality rate of the flu.

The death rate of influenza is circa 0.05% annually, compared with C19 which is currently circa 3.5%. 18% are currently classified as serious to critical. Now there are larger models outside of China we should get a better picture of how bad this thing is.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
ismvil
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1601 posts since 16/9/11

29 Feb 2020 09:07
I’ve read that because we only identity cases that are acute enough to be diagnosed the mortality may be measured higher than it actually is

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/02/covid-vaccine/607000/
Dee
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11951 posts since 22/11/07

29 Feb 2020 10:08
Probably true, there's got to be people who have it with mild symptoms that don't report it. It's also true that mortality figures on influenza are often exaggerated.

themistake
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10810 posts since 20/2/06

29 Feb 2020 10:35
Oh I’ve read it all mate.

That’s a fatality toll against confirmed cases in (almost exclusively) mainland China.

How many unconfirmed cases are there? The normal healthy youthful proportion of the country who wouldn’t show many symptoms of the virus apart from the sniffles?

There’s more confirmed cases in Italy because they’ve been swabbing people for a month.
If they started swabbing people in London, then we’d have far more confirmed cases.

Still offering my bet.

Media need to put this into context instead of pushing fear every 2 mins.

themistake
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10810 posts since 20/2/06

29 Feb 2020 10:37
Sorry I started writing that on the train a few hours ago and didn’t send it. But you seem to have realised in the meantime.


MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

29 Feb 2020 13:08
Another reason you should fear Coronavirus is that it will literally infect everyone on earth, because it's new we have no antibodies. So even if the mortality rate is the same as normal flu the total deaths will be far more.
morning mist
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3488 posts since 29/5/05

29 Feb 2020 16:57
themistake wrote: Sorry I started writing that on the train a few hours ago and didn’t send it. But you seem to have realised in the meantime.

Fuck off, acting like that is something nobody else thought of Laughing out loud

Every expert I've read has said not to underestimate the virus and that it's not like the flu
fudge.dredd
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1611 posts since 15/12/12

posted 29 Feb 2020 17:01, edited 29 Feb 2020 17:01
Much ado about nothing…. media hysteria… affecting less than 0.001% of the worlds population… Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud and you fuckers keep buying toilet roll and hand sanitisers haha
nothingelseworked
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3556 posts since 21/2/10

posted 29 Feb 2020 17:47, edited 29 Feb 2020 17:47
Do you not buy toilet roll??? Weirdo.
fudge.dredd
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1611 posts since 15/12/12

29 Feb 2020 18:37
I don’t bulk buy in panic and empty the supermarket shelves haha
Dee
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11951 posts since 22/11/07

29 Feb 2020 20:13
https://reclaimthenet.org/finland-no-no-square/
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

1 Mar 2020 01:48
Coronavirus is a real threat and the WHO are being paid by the Chicoms to downplay it in the West. Luckily Australian intelligence informed the PM early on and we were quicker by 10 days than the WHO in declaring a pandemic and shutting down flights in from China. Evil greedy Australian universities here are paying Chinese students to circumvent our quarantines however, getting them to a third country and then flying them in.
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

1 Mar 2020 01:58

concealed carry is the actual answer. Millions of American women have been liberated by packing heat. The statistics don't show when a rape or other crime is stopped by a carrying citizen.

Often just saying I'm carrying can diffuse a situation but when it doesn't guns end situations. Why else would the cops have them?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldSta87yzMU
joeyjojo
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4507 posts since 24/8/06

1 Mar 2020 19:05
nothingelseworked wrote: Do you not buy toilet roll??? Weirdo.

Laughing out loud
themistake
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10810 posts since 20/2/06

2 Mar 2020 06:48
morning mist wrote:
themistake wrote: Sorry I started writing that on the train a few hours ago and didn’t send it. But you seem to have realised in the meantime.

Fuck off, acting like that is something nobody else thought of Laughing out loud

Every expert I've read has said not to underestimate the virus and that it's not like the flu

My initial post was talking about how this is going to go down as one of the most irresponsibly reported news stories ever.
So yeah, I'm talking about these so called 'experts' who arent offering any context to the statistics they are churning out.
just seen this fake news specialist spreading more fear on national tv…
Pam and Clive watch this shit and believe it, this isn't the brexit they voted for.

I'd like to think I work at a company with sensible informed people, but cunts are stealing the hand sanitiser.
Like seriously.. Cry
fudge.dredd
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1611 posts since 15/12/12

2 Mar 2020 12:08
“….the purpose of communist propaganda is not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.”
nothingelseworked
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3556 posts since 21/2/10

2 Mar 2020 12:24
fudge.dredd wrote: “….the purpose of communist propaganda is not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.”

Going by this definition Trump, MLI and you are commies Laughing out loud