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  • eleven63 25 Mar 2020 20:28:06 2,656 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Ha, just saw the public health warning advert, telling people to stay indoors, then they followed it with a Coop advert of a young girl running around a forest.

    Cruel.
    Quite. Current advertising is all about freedom and life, family meals, driving into the wild, etc. It jars! But are typically made 5/6 months ahead of the seasons. But what to do?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Mar 2020 20:52:35 23,300 posts
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    Well shit, there's only 28 died today. That's fucking brilliant news.
  • Frogofdoom 25 Mar 2020 20:55:15 15,779 posts
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    Yeah, I think that's an outlier though and tomorrow we will be closer to the other days. But any positive news is welcome.
  • Nexus_6 25 Mar 2020 20:56:30 4,622 posts
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    Those are rookie numbers!
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Mar 2020 20:57:13 23,300 posts
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    The fact that we seem to be on a completely different path of growth than Italy and Spain is a huge relief though.
  • ZuluHero 25 Mar 2020 21:02:31 8,286 posts
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    Let's not count our chickens just yet.
  • richardiox 25 Mar 2020 21:04:45 8,014 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    The fact that we seem to be on a completely different path of growth than Italy and Spain is a huge relief though.
    It's so weird. Same virus. Similar societies. Often vastly different trajectories. Or will they all end up basically the same, we're just at such an early chapter in this story.

    Wonder if there's subtle differences / mutations depending on the patient zero(es).
  • Load_2.0 25 Mar 2020 21:09:30 31,056 posts
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    Given the number of footballers, politicians and celebs who have tested positive I'm convinced it's spread far and wide.

    I'm also a little peeved that the rich and famous are being tested ahead of NHS staff.
  • PazJohnMitch 25 Mar 2020 21:18:05 15,384 posts
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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/london-woman-36-dies-of-suspected-covid-19-after-being-told-she-is-not-priority?
  • richardiox 25 Mar 2020 21:19:12 8,014 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Given the number of footballers, politicians and celebs who have tested positive I'm convinced it's spread far and wide.

    I'm also a little peeved that the rich and famous are being tested ahead of NHS staff.
    All people who use airports a lot, shake a lot of hands and meet lots of different people from all around the world. And yes, it has spread far and wide.

    Guess they get tested ahead of NHS staff as they just pay for a private test.
  • Dougs 25 Mar 2020 21:22:02 92,762 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Let's not count our chickens just yet.
    Yeah, I'd wait and see what they're like in a few days
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Mar 2020 21:23:12 23,300 posts
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    Yeah I've got no doubt the shit is absolutely everywhere, especially around London, but the fact that Italy and France's deaths were fucking exploding into the hundreds at this point on the curve has got me pretty optimistic we're on a different path to them and may avoid the health service implosion that they're seeing.
  • rockavitch 25 Mar 2020 21:28:32 1,145 posts
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    We don't kiss on hello and goodbye like the Italians/Spanish, that's probably had an effect on our numbers I'd guess.
  • millerlfc 25 Mar 2020 21:29:16 631 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Well shit, there's only 28 died today. That's fucking brilliant news.
    41 deaths in the UK (28 was England only).

    Still oddly low compared to Spain, France, Italy etc. And France have confirmed they've only been counting those who died in hospitals so far, expect a sudden increase from them once they add all the care home deaths...
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Mar 2020 21:32:22 23,300 posts
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    Hope to fuck its not the cold weather that slows it down with summer round the corner.
  • X201 25 Mar 2020 21:40:48 20,224 posts
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    How many new UK cases?
    Or have they stopped publishing them?

    Edit:
    Found it
    1452 new cases, which is still increasing

    Edited by X201 at 21:54:52 25-03-2020
  • AboutHalfaStevas 25 Mar 2020 21:41:11 2,238 posts
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    Is there a chart for the deaths?
  • Psychotext 25 Mar 2020 21:46:53 66,150 posts
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    AboutHalfaStevas wrote:
    Is there a chart for the deaths?
    That sentence seems so bizarre to me. What a time we're living in. lol
  • AboutHalfaStevas 25 Mar 2020 21:50:54 2,238 posts
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    Yeah, I know. But all I could find is useless stuff like charting new infections.
  • ozthegweat 25 Mar 2020 21:52:47 2,401 posts
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    Switzerland now has the highest rate of infections per capita, overtaking Italy.
  • PazJohnMitch 25 Mar 2020 21:53:28 15,384 posts
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    @AboutHalfaStevas https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/
  • Malek86 25 Mar 2020 21:59:54 9,714 posts
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    @ozthegweat that's predictable for a small country.
  • AboutHalfaStevas 25 Mar 2020 22:00:25 2,238 posts
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    Thanks.
    So just under 90 yesterday then.
  • ozthegweat 25 Mar 2020 22:07:58 2,401 posts
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    @Malek86 True. They also massively increased testing capacity, which leads to more discovered cases.
  • Malek86 25 Mar 2020 22:11:38 9,714 posts
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    I read that Italy today has made more tests than ever before, so the fact that our numbers are going down is a pretty positive result.

    Still can't stop being worried until I see the number of infected actually decreasing. That will take a long while though. Really sucks that, whether you recover or die, this virus takes its sweet time inside your body.
  • Wavey 25 Mar 2020 22:18:21 991 posts
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    Hopeful that we don't seem to be mirroring other countries. Hope it's going to stay that way. Feels awful thinking like that though.
  • KnuttinAtoll 25 Mar 2020 22:23:58 7,818 posts
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    Wavey wrote:
    Hopeful that we don't seem to be mirroring other countries. Hope it's going to stay that way. Feels awful thinking like that though.
    That would quite frankly surprise me, given how sloppily it's been handled by both government and population. We shall see in a few weeks how things stand.

    Spain does worry me, and also the way some of the big countries such as US and Russia handle it. The Great Leader above all else I guess.
  • fontgeeksogood 25 Mar 2020 22:26:26 8,921 posts
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    It's hard not to root for the virus, I know I'm not supposed to but I'm a sucker for an antihero
  • SolidSCB 25 Mar 2020 22:28:31 12,228 posts
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    That number isn't bad.

    I do still harbour a lingering expectation things will go from 0 to "oh shit" any day now though.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 25 Mar 2020 22:30:47 2,746 posts
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    Walked the boy to Lidl today for a sub my run/exercise and noticed so many over 60s driving around as usual, they donít give a fuck
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