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Which Coronavirus group do you belong to?

Postby Kikapu » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:45 pm

I belong to the 3.6% age group, but under “no existing disease” group, it is 0.9%.
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Re: Which Coronavirus group do you belong to?

Postby miltiades » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:51 am

Im excluded by all groups due to the fact that I have cancer- Fuck it- im diabetic - fuck this too - and im just a ....child at almost 74 :lol:
If diabetes and cancer can't get me then no fucking Chinese stirvirus can :lol:
By the way, there is but one antidote to this virus and that is a bottle of red each day helps corona go away :lol:
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Re: Which Coronavirus group do you belong to?

Postby Londonrake » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:19 am

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Re: Which Coronavirus group do you belong to?

Postby CrookedRiverGuy » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:30 am

Kikapu wrote:I belong to the 3.6% age group, but under “no existing disease” group, it is 0.9%.


This study is "old". There are great concerns over the numbers in Italy where mortality rate reached another level. Unfortunately that does not happen because the population in general is older.

IOW; we might see more alarming up-to-date studies any time soon.
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Re: Which Coronavirus group do you belong to?

Postby Kikapu » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:57 am

CrookedRiverGuy wrote:
Kikapu wrote:I belong to the 3.6% age group, but under “no existing disease” group, it is 0.9%.


This study is "old". There are great concerns over the numbers in Italy where mortality rate reached another level. Unfortunately that does not happen because the population in general is older.

IOW; we might see more alarming up-to-date studies any time soon.


You are correct about the ratios in Italy which does not conform to the above rates.
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Re: Which Coronavirus group do you belong to?

Postby Jery » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:36 pm

We are currently in Barcelona. Yesterday everything looked normal, very few masks and little sanitiser available in public places. Today, Saturday, all shops and cafes are closed, only food shops open. The streets are much quieter, hardly any traffic, and all tourist attractions appear to be closed too. We managed to bring forward our departure from Wednesday to Monday but at extra cost, had we made the change today the fare would have doubled. Sunday night flight is now £243 - usually well under £100. My wife's risk to the virus will increase significantly tomorrow, it's her 70th birthday!

Just seen some American tourists arrive at the hotel, judging by the size of their suitcases they are "doing Europe". I feel sorry for them because for tourists (except Turkey, ha! ha!) Europe is closing down.
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Re: Which Coronavirus group do you belong to?

Postby Kikapu » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:21 pm

Jery wrote:We are currently in Barcelona. Yesterday everything looked normal, very few masks and little sanitiser available in public places. Today, Saturday, all shops and cafes are closed, only food shops open. The streets are much quieter, hardly any traffic, and all tourist attractions appear to be closed too. We managed to bring forward our departure from Wednesday to Monday but at extra cost, had we made the change today the fare would have doubled. Sunday night flight is now £243 - usually well under £100. My wife's risk to the virus will increase significantly tomorrow, it's her 70th birthday!

Just seen some American tourists arrive at the hotel, judging by the size of their suitcases they are "doing Europe". I feel sorry for them because for tourists (except Turkey, ha! ha!) Europe is closing down.


Hope you are not flying with Jet2 as their flights are immediately cancelled to Spain and other locations.
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Re: Which Coronavirus group do you belong to?

Postby Robin Hood » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:34 pm

In October I will hit 80! So I suppose I would be regarded as having one foot in he grave just based on my age but I am in good health, take no medication, I don't smoke, drink only beer and very little of that so, although it is almost inevitable I will get the virus, I am hopeful I will most likely survive it as most of those that are dying seem to have existing health problems. My wife is not so fortunate regarding health but all the time I am OK .... she is OK!

We have decided to do the shopping, mainly for essentials such as milk, veg and bread, but pick up anything useful, just once a week and generally keep ourselves fairly isolated and we live quite remote from the crowd which should also help. I keep the car fuel topped up in case that suddenly becomes a problem.

But ....... we have been doing this thinking in advance for years, much to the amusement of some less forward thinking types (it will NEVER happen!).......... now whose laughing? :D :D
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Re: Which Coronavirus group do you belong to?

Postby Kikapu » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:42 pm

Robin Hood wrote:In October I will hit 80! So I suppose I would be regarded as having one foot in he grave just based on my age but I am in good health, take no medication, I don't smoke, drink only beer and very little of that so, although it is almost inevitable I will get the virus, I am hopeful I will most likely survive it as most of those that are dying seem to have existing health problems. My wife is not so fortunate regarding health but all the time I am OK .... she is OK!

We have decided to do the shopping, mainly for essentials such as milk, veg and bread, but pick up anything useful, just once a week and generally keep ourselves fairly isolated and we live quite remote from the crowd which should also help. I keep the car fuel topped up in case that suddenly becomes a problem.

But ....... we have been doing this thinking in advance for years, much to the amusement of some less forward thinking types (it will NEVER happen!).......... now whose laughing? :D :D

You can actually get a young person to go get your shopping for you once or twice a week for a fee. It will spare you and your wife to unnecessary exposure to the virus. :idea:
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Re: Which Coronavirus group do you belong to?

Postby Robin Hood » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:20 pm

Kikapu:
You can actually get a young person to go get your shopping for you once or twice a week for a fee. It will spare you and your wife to unnecessary exposure to the virus. :idea:

That is true but the problem I see is that if you avoid exposure completely then you will NEVER amass that degree of immunity you must have as the primary response of your immune system to disease and infections?

Surely all of us posses some immunity as we combat infections all the time. I am no 'ologist but can you not catch this thing, like we must do with all other viruses, a 'little bit' and your immune system fights back? You then either avoid it completely or get a milder dose? If you completely avoid exposure .... then you have zero immunity except that which you inherited from your parents DNA/Genes?

When I/we go out we chose quieter periods and now wear the blue rubber gloves, which we take of as we get in the car, bin when we get home and then wash our hands. Simple precautions and I don't think that to be OTT. We don't wear face masks, we keep our distance as far as possible from strangers but within reason.

So we are sensible and just try to avoid the obvious sources of infection ..... but we cannot avoid it completely. :wink:
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