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    Interesting to hear Whitty say that there was a...

    Interesting to hear Whitty say that there was a lot to learn from Germany given their early and proactive testing.
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    Isn't there evidence that they are more...

    Isn't there evidence that they are more predisposed to things like diabetes?

    Wouldn't surprise me at all that having a high BMI is a risk factor. I heard earlier today that Boris Johnson is only 5...
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    The thing with China is that it is extremely...

    The thing with China is that it is extremely decentralised the central government will do what it always does when faced with discontent and play the public off against local officials all while...
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    Brexiters turning on China even though Brexit...

    Brexiters turning on China even though Brexit will make the UK more reliant on it.

    Great thinking lads :lol:
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    Sounds like both you and your partner have been...

    Sounds like both you and your partner have been through the wars. Horrendous stuff. I hope your mate’s wife pulls through OK - at least, she’s under close supervision. Take care and rest up.
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    Hope you’re feeling a bit better now. What were...

    Hope you’re feeling a bit better now. What were your first symptoms like?
  7. Flustered pal? I thought you’d be taking the...

    Flustered pal?

    I thought you’d be taking the moral high ground and claiming that whatever your political allegiances -even if you’d never vote Labour, it’s important for our democracy to have a...
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    Good lad. The estimates are interesting in...

    Good lad.

    The estimates are interesting in their own right as I hadn't seen them reported on here before.
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    As of March 28, the Imperial College bigwigs...

    As of March 28, the Imperial College bigwigs estimated the % of total UK population infected at between 1.5-5.4%. If you accept their estimates, it suggests we're nowhere near herd immunity.
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    Huge rise in jobless claims in the US. Anthony...

    Huge rise in jobless claims in the US.

    Anthony Fauci, the leading US expert on infectious diseases, is receiving enhanced personal security after receiving threats from the usual suspects. Only in...
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    Well done for backing up my point that you have...

    Well done for backing up my point that you have to self isolate longer than 7 days if you still have a high temperature i.e. symptoms (as repeated in post 1361, if you struggle to understand). Give...
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    It’s a live conversation but given it’s not...

    It’s a live conversation but given it’s not hugely controversial to anyone outside this thread, least of all experts and policymakers, I’ll stop posting on the matter.
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    It’s longer than 7 days if you still have a...

    It’s longer than 7 days if you still have a temperature and 2 weeks if you live with someone who has symptoms (from the day their symptoms started). What are the odds that nobody in the health...
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    I’m afraid I don’t have a clue what you’re...

    I’m afraid I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about here. The 125,000 figure was publicly quoted.
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    Not if you have a high temperature (and obviously...

    Not if you have a high temperature (and obviously not if you live in a household with someone with symptoms - I have a friend who’s a frontline health professional and is self-isolating for precisely...
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    It’s easy to conjure up ever more silly...

    It’s easy to conjure up ever more silly situations.

    But let’s play your little game pal: said nurse could wait till the cold has cleared, likely to be a few days tops and then return to work. If...
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    Precisely- it’s very easy to understand.

    Precisely- it’s very easy to understand.
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    In which case, they would develop symptoms and...

    In which case, they would develop symptoms and simply be retested. The opportunity costs of not having medical professionals at work are far greater than the costs of conducting a pretty standard...
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    I have diagnosed sleep apnea - cpap machines are...

    I have diagnosed sleep apnea - cpap machines are two a penny.
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    They have a role to play but are not ideal or...

    They have a role to play but are not ideal or without risks and certainly won't be much use for serious cases.
  21. Thread: Coronavirus

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    Starting to hit now.

    Starting to hit now.
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    Whitty's now self-isolating after suffering...

    Whitty's now self-isolating after suffering symptoms.
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    Not entirely true - the hedge fund industry looks...

    Not entirely true - the hedge fund industry looks nothing like it did 10-20 years ago. Inflows from institutional investors such as public pension funds have grown substantially over this time...
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    The study has been misrepresented by the media...

    The study has been misrepresented by the media -and the Oxford academics have dubiously done little to correct matters. Guess they’re happy with the publicity.

    The study is a sensitivity...
  25. Wholeheartedly agree with you on that one Les.

    Wholeheartedly agree with you on that one Les.
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