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    Yesterday, 12:35 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    According to BBC was in hospital with heart failure following a heart transplant 15 years ago.
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    01-04-2020, 08:39 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    If someone passed a test and then got infected five minutes later they are unlikely to be an infective danger to others for several days afterwards...
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    01-04-2020, 07:44 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    The tests the Gov have ordered supposedly will test for both antibodies to COVID-19 and live virus - ie both those currently infected and those...
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    01-04-2020, 09:02 AM
    There is also the issue of deaths amongst people who have had their elective surgery or other treatment postponed. For example I know a 30 year old...
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    01-04-2020, 08:52 AM
    I don't know anything specific about the tragic case of those two young people, but in general if fit people without underlying conditions succumb to...
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    01-04-2020, 06:55 AM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Hungary has just given the government the ability to rule by decree, exactly what the authoritarian Orben has wanted for years, long before corona....
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    30-03-2020, 04:10 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Yes its a good thing. It will help people less severely affected to breathe easier. But afaik there was never particular shortage of cpaps - they are...
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    30-03-2020, 03:53 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    A cpap machine is very simple - basically just an airtight mask with a pump. Useful for mild cases of breathing difficulty like sleep apnea but...
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    30-03-2020, 08:37 AM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Haha thats hilairious. Love the deadpan.
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    29-03-2020, 11:15 AM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Tesco's meat, especially the beef, is uniquely bad imo.
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    29-03-2020, 10:42 AM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    There is a sophisticated statistical model to calculate 'excess' winter flu deaths so that it can be determined, as you said for COVID-19, who died...
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    29-03-2020, 10:33 AM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    I used to be responsible for commissioning health services for HIV patients in London. One of the diseases that used to kill patients prematurely was...
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    28-03-2020, 10:11 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    The actual stats by age and co-morbidity are here https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-age-sex-demographics/ If you have no...
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    28-03-2020, 08:27 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Yep you should. Their opinion is in contradiction to NICE guidelines on treatment of COVID-19. If they really worked on an ECMO unit, which of course...
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    28-03-2020, 08:15 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Your GF is a nurse. Nurses are not trained in ECMO unless they are working in an ECMO unit ""EK-MO" et al that normally work for severe pneumonia...
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    28-03-2020, 08:04 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    FFs Jamie its pretty straight forward. Some milder case are given oxygen through a face mask. Severe cases are intubated and put on a ventilator. The...
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    28-03-2020, 07:49 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    COVID-19 pneumonia is caused by a virus - antibiotics will have no effect. The whole point is that intubation alone isnt enough for some patients. If...
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    28-03-2020, 07:34 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    What seems to be killing people is the severe pneumonia. Ventilators can only keep people breathing but are little help if the lungs are so flooded...
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    28-03-2020, 07:17 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Those are pretty poor outcomes. In part its very likely due to the UK's extremely poor provision of ECMO units - which oxygenates blood when the...
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    28-03-2020, 02:38 PM
    Oi! I live in Brighton thanks very much
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    27-03-2020, 12:36 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Pension funds rarely invest with hedge funds, they're too volatile
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    27-03-2020, 12:26 PM
    The dead will be largely those drawing pensions and on Medicare - two of the most substantial Federal costs. Wouldn't be surprised if Trump sees that...
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    27-03-2020, 08:01 AM
    He's got the biggest and best infection rate
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    26-03-2020, 11:14 AM
    uhu. Away strip
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    25-03-2020, 12:26 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Its like people who smoke outside hospital with drips in their arms. Whilst some people diagnosed with a lifestyle related condition will radically...
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    25-03-2020, 12:23 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Its not as simple as that. Most of the repeat users / abusers have mental health issues, frequently are addicts or have have OCD and are living on...
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    25-03-2020, 12:15 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Health and diet advice is always first step but many people dont do the exercise or change their diets.
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    25-03-2020, 12:11 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    When I worked at St Marys Paddington in the 1990s it had one of the busiest A&E depts in the country with around 65,000 attendances pa. Now its...
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    25-03-2020, 12:04 PM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Yep thats true. You also have a relatively small number of people who repeat dial ambulances and GPs. I forget the stat but one county ambulance...
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    25-03-2020, 11:53 AM
    buctootim replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Meh. Thats noble but a tad simplistic. The perception that we could fund all real need if only we stopped fertility treatment and gender reassignment...
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