The Virus anybody else done the maths

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Trump's rhetoric may have changed in the Tuesday night briefing as his aides would have pointed out his disastrous ratings in his management of the crisis - but he started to revert to type yesterday...a leopard cannot change it's spots. His argument that the only reason the 'numbers' infected are increasing is that there is more testing, is rather undermined when the numbers going into hospital are also increasing. Not sure that he understands that.
 

ColchesterFC

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Reading the stats this morning the current death rate is below the average for the time of year. Why are we wearing masks?
Because, as harsh as it might sound, many of those that have died from Corona Virus probably would have died anyway this year. Due to the virus a large number of deaths have occurred early in the year so those people are no longer around to die now which brings the deaths now under the 5 yearly average.
 

pendodave

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Reading the stats this morning the current death rate is below the average for the time of year. Why are we wearing masks?
Because, in our crazy looking glass world, what matt hancock decides becomes law tomorrow...
You might also question why we've burned our economy, our children's education, all non covid nhs services etc etc etc when this was always going to be the outcome. But that is not popular point of view amongst those who are not (un)employed or with school age children...
 

SocketRocket

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Because, in our crazy looking glass world, what matt hancock decides becomes law tomorrow...
You might also question why we've burned our economy, our children's education, all non covid nhs services etc etc etc when this was always going to be the outcome. But that is not popular point of view amongst those who are not (un)employed or with school age children...
You may also question why we didnt have 500,000 deaths as predicted and the NHS becoming overwhelmed if we didnt do those things. Get some balance in your thinking man.
 

Swinglowandslow

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Reading the stats this morning the current death rate is below the average for the time of year. Why are we wearing masks?
Because recently the gov have advised/allowed that social distancing is lessened. Remember supermarkets with one way systems, only so many at a time, etc . No shops open (except food), etc
Now that we are nearer each other (for some little time), it is of benefit, to keep the R rate down , to wear masks. Some argue otherwise, but generally they prevent less breathing of each other's expelled breath.
"Every little helps"😀
And, of course, it is one of those situations where you cannot quantify how much they help, ( I.e prevented infection) , but that doesn't mean they do not.
 
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