Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

Slab

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I'd (guessed) that the UK went with 2m instead of the WHO min 1m because so many in the UK don't use metric to measure (likely the elderly too) so it was just safer to double up to 2m
 

SocketRocket

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Worldometer website has the UK at 1604 cases today....where are you getting 8k from?
The ONS report their being 8K new infections daily.

Cut and paste from ONS Site:
COVID-19 Infection Survey
The infection rate for the number of people within England with COVID-19 appears to be stable, according to a pilot study.
An average of 133,000 people in England had the coronavirus (COVID-19) at any given time over the period from 11 May to 24 May 2020.
The change in this compared with our previous estimates for the period 4 May to 17 May is relatively small and indicates that the number of people in England that have COVID-19 is relatively stable.
It is estimated that there was an average of 54,000 new infections per week over the period of the study, which is between 26 April and 24 May, for people living in private-residential households in the community in England. This equates to an incidence rate of 0.10 new cases per 100 people.
The data showed that those who work in patient-facing roles in the health and social care sector were more than four times as likely to test positive for COVID-19; 1.73% as opposed to 0.38%.
 
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garyinderry

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I don’t know how they get that figure when the official figures show us only once going over 8000 and that was on 10th April ?

Government figures are probably people who rock up with symptoms and get tested.

Nailed on tests.

Seems the ONS are catching people who aren't even showing symptoms and wouldn't even think about getting tested. Its these people that are the most dangerous.

They are testing and factoring up. Obviously cant be taken as gospel but still food for thought.
 

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No idea
That's why I've virtually given up on worrying about the numbers and reports as they're either, wrong, misleading or completely confusing...to be honest it's a bloody mess..
One could even go as far as to suggest if someone with minor cough a sniffles which used to be called a summer cold will think they have the virus but can't be bothered to get it checked out.

Every cough and sneezing next winter is going to get people running for extra toilet roll.
 

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Yep. Infection and confirmed cases numbers will be all over the place due to testing figures. Daily deaths are the true figure of how the virus is behaving, and thankfully they are still coming down for now.
 
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