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  1. Billy Talbot

    Coronavirus

    Regarding the certificates... I think it’s inevitable. They’ll have to do it better than just giving out letters though. Something like attaching it to your tax code and national insurance record. I don’t think they could properly police ID cards. regarding that article. It’s only one day old but is still talking about 20k deaths. We’re already at 500+ per day ffs
  2. I watched this the other day, really enjoyed it. Not seen wilderpeople so I look forward to that.
  3. Billy Talbot

    Coronavirus

    We’ve been washing hands more often and cleaning things we both touch daily, using separate hand towels etc. In the most likely vain hope that at least if we pass it on it will staggered and we’ve got a better chance of being able to look after one another.
  4. Billy Talbot

    Coronavirus

    I’ve pulled one of my lats somehow. I think whilst I was asleep. bit disturbing as every time I twinge it it feels like I’m winded. I’ve have to consciously relax before I can breathe again. Miss Talbot doesn’t like it at all...
  5. Billy Talbot

    Coronavirus

    Being put on a ventilator so you don't drown in your own mucus.
  6. Billy Talbot

    Coronavirus

    The problem with comparing it to flu is that loads of people have immunity to various strains so that social distancing and isolation thing is built into the population. So yeah, people get it, people die, but it's at a level that it's one of those things that people die of. It gets passed on, but usually only to a handful of people who have relatively mild symptoms. Some people are immune so the branch of contagion is stopped with them and not passed on. People who die from flu usually die from a side effect, pneumonia. COVID19 is effectively viral pneumonia, so it's cutting out the middle man, with no immunity from anyone. You let this thing run riot and everyone gets it, hundreds of thousands of people will die of it because it's only effective and timely treatment that keeps the death rate "low" and anywhere near comparable with flu. So comparison is largely irrelevant.
  7. Billy Talbot

    Coronavirus

    There is a theory, which mirrors how some other viruses work, that it's exposure to other corona viruses like some of the flu and cold viruses and the subsequent antibodies created for them that makes this virus more dangerous for people. Antibodies sort of recognise COVID 19 if you've had those before and that allows it to enter places in the body where antibodies do their work, but they can't as it's new to them. If you've not had those virus before then the body deals with it differently. That explains why the very young are mainly asymptomatic. It's also frightening that if there's a second mutated wave that gets people who have already had this one, symptoms will be worse as people's bodies will recognise it even more but won't be able to fight it. We really need to test everyone who thinks they've had it or been exposed to people that have as soon as possible and just test, test, test. The only way we beat this is by working out what it is and how it works.
  8. Billy Talbot

    2019/2020

    It's a small window where it makes any sense to void this season and start afresh. The clamour to start next season without finishing this one will lessen as people realise that next season is ****ed too and the choice is having one complete season vs than one unfinished and one truncated. The lower leagues decision for me is rash on that basis. That said, they'll be a lot more flexible in terms of fixtures next season. They can scrap cups without anyone paying attention and half of them might not exist anyway.
  9. Billy Talbot

    Coronavirus

    I’ve been a contractor at the same firm for about 10 years. got let go this morning...
  10. Billy Talbot

    Coronavirus

    There are parts of Italy with a greater than 1% mortality rate. ie, more than 1% of the population has died. c4 news just did a report from a town near Bergamo like that.
  11. Billy Talbot

    Coronavirus

    There is a difference between mortality rate and death rate. Mortality rate is %of the whole population whereas death rate is death/non death result of infection. So no, you can't work out the mortality rate purely on death/cases as that misses infection rate and the effect on death rate given by level of treatment. Amongst other things. At least that's what I read somewhere the other day. But it seems the two terms are used interchangeably which is very confusing.
  12. Billy Talbot

    Coronavirus

    Take care Mr & Mrs M. I seem to remember I'm not that far away from you. I live in Ruddington. If you get proper stuck for supplies give me a shout.
  13. Billy Talbot

    Coronavirus

    That's terrible BoboS. Awful. Take care.
  14. Billy Talbot

    Coronavirus

    I've been mostly working at home for about 15 years. It's better when you're in a team and can actually talk about stuff on the phone. It's hard if you're just on a solo project. Esp if it never ends and it's rarely talked about. It suits me because I like to be my own boss time-wise. I don't envy anyone with kids at home though. Miss Talbot is a part time teacher and it's bad enough when she thinks hanging around the house during the day is okay with me. I'm about to have a summer holiday from hell where I can't ask her to go out and do something somewhere else. That said I'm a project by project contractor and thoroughly expect to be told to stop soon anyway. I always feel like that though so it's nowt new. My tips are to at least have a loose routine, always have something decent in for lunch and some get some good headphones.
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