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tell the people below 50 to keep away from the old codgers
and vunerable, if they kill their Granny to bad
I see where you and others are coming from with much of this. The problem is that if the virus were to run through the under 50's group, it would spread amongst the vulnerable anyway. This is because a significant proportion of the under 50's are themselves vulnerable* and because pathogens find a way around human restrictions.
To effectively contain a virus and stop its spread, you need trained and highly motivated individuals. Human nature , eg forgetfulness and laziness goes against this. To give an example, if you airlocked a care home and applied positive pressure, you would always get someone who dropped entry protocols due to sheer accident.
*I always quote the category C vulnerable type 2 diabetics. with a HbA1c haemoglobin bound sugar at or above 76. This would reasonably be expected of a diabetic who liked pies and still liked a drink every other night. So, half of arrse really.
At the moment, we must try to achieve a balance between the needs of people and the needs of the economy. The two are not seperate as per @lastwalt comments.
The thing that both amuses and annoys me is the scientists having their 15 minutes of fame and squabbling about how to deal with these issues when no one has the complete answer. This is because, whilst the mathematics of epidemiology is not too hard, the actions of individuals make chaos of the results, eg the lad chatting up a girl pretending he was an Inspector of Covid. It's funny.
the incidence of diabetes increases very significantly in the over 25’s
And further to your post on COVID-19 being a "racist virus", here's a CBC article on how black people may be more susceptible to infection than the population average. They manage to cover the subject without citing "racism".Which would have been a great answer if the graph from the ONS was showing infections, unfortunately it is showing deaths.
The UK population is very roughly split between 85% urban living and 15% rural living.
With the best will in the world, and whilst it may appear that some UK Cities have high BAME populations, I refuse to believe that any city in the UK has a BAME population that is 4 - 5 higher than a white population.
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I'm afraid that your likely reason does not hold much water for me and there must be other reasons / factors for the numbers in the above ONS graph.
Hong Kong Disneyland has reopened for the second time as the semi-autonomous Chinese city again appears to have brought new coronavirus cases down to near zero.
The resort shut down during the initial stage of China's outbreak when Hong Kong closed schools and offices. Disneyland reopened after cases dropped off but then was shut again once infections began to climb again over the summer.
The resort reopened Friday with physical distancing measures for lines, restaurant seating, rides and other facilities, along with more frequent cleaning and disinfecting in the areas with the most visitors.
Moscow authorities have issued a recommendation for the elderly to stay at home and for employers to allow as many people as possible to work remotely, following a rapid growth of coronavirus cases in the Russian capital.
On Friday, health officials reported 7,212 new cases, the highest daily surge since June. In Moscow, the number of new daily infections started to grow last week and was up to over 1,500 on Friday from under 700 two weeks ago.
In the United States, the Massachusetts attorney general has charged two ex-leaders of a veterans' care home with criminal neglect in connection with the COVID-19-related deaths of close to 80 residents.
They were both indicted by a grand jury on charges stemming from a decision to merge two dementia units with known cases of COVID-19 together with those who weren't yet infected.
In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis, a known ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, told businesses on Friday they are free to open. The state was a COVID-19 hotspot over the summer and currently has a death toll of more than 14,000 people.
On average around 100 people are dying per day of COVID-19 in Florida and confirmed cases are reaching around 2,700 infections daily.
"The state of Florida is probably the most open big state in the country," DeSantis said at a press conference Friday.
The governor has questioned whether shutting down businesses is an effective tactic against the virus and also announced that cities and counties can no longer collect fines from those who refuse to wear masks, despite regulations.
And further to your post on COVID-19 being a "racist virus"
here's a CBC article on how black people may be more susceptible to infection than the population average. They manage to cover the subject without citing "racism".
I had no idea there was a Disneyland in HK.
Apart from Cartels Florida is somewhat famous for the age of its population so is this acceptance of nature doing what it does and allowing people to be free to decide how they live their lives?
Or an evil Trump plot to kill black people?
Meanwhile on that well known anti government Marxist website:
Then you would expect a heavy toll in Africa, but that's not so,Are you aware that I was being facetious and poking fun at the current state of the UK when I referred to Covid being a '' racist virus '' ?
Do you think that the issue listed also also apply to
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UK Bangladeshi / Pakistani
UK Other ethnic groups
The UK is around 85% white and 15% other.
How many of that 85% are also subject to
I'll bet it is more than the estimated 2500000 ( 3.5% ) of the UK population who identify as black.
- The work that people in the communities do, including how many are front-line workers and how many work several different jobs at different locations to make ends meet.
- Living conditions, such as crowded, multigenerational homes.
- Pre-existing medical conditions that can increase risk, such as obesity and diabetes, which are often associated with poverty.
Then you would expect a heavy toll in Africa, but that's not so,
Is it battery powered?I got one of these (a different brand) for Wor Lass, for long ultra marathons; the last thing you want is arse hole chaffing at a 100 mile+ non stop endurance event.
You just stick them into the top of a regular water bottle and use it as a bidet. I've tried it; it's pretty good.
Bring on the bog roll shortage.
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