Covid 19

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  1. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    I'm really starting to suspect the official numbers being anywhere close to real. Out of the people closest to me:
    • a friend took the serological test at work and she has antibodies, meaning she had contracted the disease at some point - not on official stats (no PCR)
    • a coworker and his wife contracted the disease at a family barbecue with a lot of their other relatives; the two of them self medicated and then took a serological test 15-20 days later, she has antibodies, while his test had both indicators positive - not official cases (again, no PCR)
    • better half's brother fell ill and tested positive, but they only gave him the serological test (they scheduled his PCR in two weeks, by then he'll hopefully be healthy) - not an official case
    • their father's swab (lives in the same house) somehow came back negative, but he's been feeling worse and today they took him into the COVID ward - again, not a confirmed case
    BTW, the coworker who's still ill works in our office in another city. We spoke the other day and he told me that he had disinfected the office so that another co-worker, who's got some other medical issues, could come in safely. Say what?! :D:eek::D:Do_O
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Some 20 years ago I wrote in my dissertation about how we could handle threats on a massive scale from "out there". One of them was a virus. Long story short (mostly because I don't remember details any more) unless we organized on a species scale, we are fucked.
    Seeing this (very Earth based) pandemic, everything from officials to the last civilian, I am afraid we are fucked even with a much smaller scale threat, simply because as a species we are not clever enough.

    Either that, or we need Equilibrium (movie) like change in our society, which of course will never happen.

    The sad thing with all the stupid people out there is that not only they risk themselves, but also other people who take precautions and understand the risks.
    While obviously as a species we will survive Covid-19, I am not optimistic at all.
     
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    Just reread this entire post its funny how fast our attitudes changed on here, first page is quite light a little joking about but by page 3 its serious serious stuff
     
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    Just heard from a friend that one of the group men we go to a quiz night with (we are a group of 6 that meet fortnighly for a pub quiz but other than that we didn't socialise) has been found dead in his home and apparently he had died about 3 weeks ago, he had little family and I guess with the quiz being off due to Covid he just stayed home

    just feels horrible to think he was not missed for so long :(

    its odd I have known him about 5 years just for the quiz but realise now that I dont actually know that much about him ...really don't know how to feel about this, have an odd sense of guilt but were not a group that message or text we just meet in the pub
     
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    Just my feeling about this, but there are going to be a lot of people found dead, alone in their homes... Especially this coming winter when the "second wave" hits.

    We as a people, for the most part, don't live in a village society anymore. Where there are others around that check on neighbors, make sure they are okay, have everything they need...
     
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    Agreed I think this is just the first one I ave heard about but I have no doubt this has probably happened more than a few times over the last few months
     
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    I have read the first and last post, yes, a little shift of beliefs... :)

    So what is going to happen in a longer run? Just curious what are your opinions.
     
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    A lot of people will survive the virus...

    but will they survive the tanked economy?
     
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    Yes, that is a big problem indeed. Time will show...
     
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    If they cannot find a cure or vaccine ...

    I think the businesses that are starting to figure out how to operate around the social distancing theme will become teh norm, asking someone on the next table to "pass the salt please" will become a thing of the past

    High street shopping will finally become a thing of the past as we embrace online shopping, the older people that still see it as the best way (my generation i suppose) will have to make changes

    Unemployment may hit a high not seen since the 80's

    The next generation of kids will grow up with masks and distancing being the norm

    I think it might all get a bit Black Mirror
     
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    I'm still not that pessimistic. There's going to be some sort of a vaccine relatively soon. Even if revaccinations are necessary, that's not the end of the world. The pandemic is not unlikely to drag on throughout the next year, though.
     
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    I dunno TBH they still dont have a cure for the last 2 big strains of corona, Sars is strain of Corona with No cure Mers is another strain of conrona with no cure Covid is a new strain ... 18 years ago they started looking for a cure for Sars

    Its think its highly unlikely we will have a cure any time soon, we may get Outbreak Control but a cure I dont think so
     
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    'Murcans will have nothing to do with that... We can't even get Karen to wear a mask at this point.
     
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    Unfortunately there is a Karen type in every country.
     
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    Well its going back the other way here pretty much all the surrounding areas within 40 miles are going back into lockdown ... NHS Ap shows my area as low risk but I cant see it being long before we go back into lockdown here as well
     
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    Frell!
     
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    Sorry to say my Post code is rated as a medium risk :eek:

    I have been living in the post code for 40 years or so. Just so sorry to see many times no one in my area respect the social distancing or any rule given out..(With the Exception of a few locals) giving out fist pumps or hugs.. :oops:
     
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    I really do not what to think anymore... I know that all media , most of it at least makes it much worse than it is but on the other hand I see people getting sick, people I do know and they say they get side effects etc. so that shit is out there for sure and I hope it will be over somehow and soon.
     
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    Yes indeed says Pilot

    I dont think they are even close TBH I think they are underplaying the seriousness of it because they want the economy to recover
     
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    Depends on how you look at them and also different sources have different news as we know.
    Maybe you are right, I hear so many different versions of everything that I am just slightly lost and I do not have a solid opinion atm...
     

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