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Coronavirus.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Tilly, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Withnail

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    ... "people always ask me the same question, they say, 'Is Boris a very very clever man pretending to be an idiot?' And I always say, 'No.'"

    Alexander is the very embodiment of the Peter Principle taken to its extreme.

    Tolerable, at best, in the best of times, disastrous at best in the worst.
     
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    You're killing me @Bob , please call in so we can ease your troubled mind.
     
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    Im here :)
     
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    Hope you & the kids are ok :hug:
     
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    Were fine, thank you!

    Muddling through each day as best we can.
     
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    Your children are less likely to be affected by coronavirus than anything else. In all the “groups’ children are the least at risk.

    I don’t know if anyone saw The Andrew Marr Show at the weekend, but they had a statistician on who, for me, put it into perspective.

    It’s a virus mainly affecting older people, and while some younger people are dying, the risk is minimal.

    For people under 45, the risk is teeny teeny tiny.

    However, not to be complacent, these young people can still be carriers. They can still pass it on.
     
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    My niece has tested positive.
    She’s NHS working up at the Royal Stoke.

    Out of 10 in her team, 4 have tested positive.

    She did have PPE so we think her viral load was low.
    Anyway she feels very fatigued but she’s at home.
    I’m just thankful that it appears that her symptoms are mild.
     
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    Done my home test and awaiting collection by courier. Hardest part after finally getting the courier notification through after midnight , saying coming today and advising to do it 6am-8am for todays collection, was focusing on what I was doing at 6am in the morning when I'd just woke up half asleep to nip to the loo.
    Just filled in the online questionaire .....ticking so many boxes of ailments since Nov 2019 , got a feeling I'm going to be carted away !

    (At least watching the instructions , after 64 years I've found where my tonsils actually were now :roll: )
     
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    Children are catching & dying from Covid linked Kawasaki Disease, therefore their deaths aren't counted in the Covid figures.
     
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    Perhaps, but it’s extremely rare.
    The point that I’m trying to make is that people die of all kinds of things and the chance of a child dying of coronavirus or Kawasaki disease is no more than anything else.
    I can understand that as a parent, one wants to keep their children safe, but in this instance (coronavirus virus) there is more likelihood of their parents or grandparents dying than their children.
     
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    There's a link to the Lancet in the quote in my previous post, which I hadn't noticed. Of the eight children mentioned in the articles ...

    "Six of the children were of Afro-Caribbean descent, and five of the children were boys*. All children except one were well above the 75th centile for weight."
    (My emphasis)

    * - ETA Not sure if it was worth mentioning the number of boys. Toss a coin 8 times, it'll usually come down more one thing than the other.
     
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    Or to put it another way.

    14 children die a year from playground injuries, 1000 people die a year from falling down stairs, most commonly children and older people.
    2500 children under 15 die a year on Britain’s roads, a truly horrific number.

    So, should a parent of a young child be more worried about taking the children out in the car to the park or worry about minimal risk of coronavirus?

    I’m obviously not ignoring the fact that while children are at a minimal risk of dying from coronavirus, they can still be a carrier and pass it on, so vigilance and taking precautions is still paramount.
     
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    I'm not sure where you got some of these stats from.

    There were a total of 1784 deaths on UK roads in 2018. 48 of these were children.

    https://www.brake.org.uk/facts-resources/1653-uk-road-casualties
     
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    It's very worrying when you have children still of school age, so I can see why @Bob is worrying. I've seen 2 clips (one on last nights news, can't remember where the other one was) about this now, where children have died of Kawasaki disease over a month ago but it has only linked very recently.

    I told my daughter that I wouldn't send her back to school until September even if they started back next month, but, she's told me she wants to go back as soon as possible.

    This, I'm really surprised at given that she hasn't left the house at all in 9 weeks (she was off school poorly the week before it closed), she had avoided being in the same *room as me (I'm still working & have lots of public contact every day), so how she thinks she will cope when lockdown is eases is anyone's guess.

    *last night she sat at the other end of the bed to talk to me... small steps.
     
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    I got it from this link, which to be fair, I’m not sure how reliable it is.

    But if your link is the correct one and it’s 48, my point still stands.
    Children die of all sorts of things and parents should be vigilant but the risks of them dying of coronavirus (compared to any other group) are very small.


    http://www.makingthelink.net/resource/how-many-children-and-young-people-die-roads
     
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    My numbers are correct.
     
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