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14 minutes ago, Gnasher said:

There was due to be a panorama programme on tonight with nhs staff criticising the government over its handling of the crisis. No doubt a coincidence that Johnson has arranged a news conference for exactly that time.

Think it's been moved to 7:30. Not sure though. 

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1 minute ago, Scott_M said:

I ordered a flag for Madrid. The company I got it from sent me this today...

 

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I've had an increased amount of emails from Go Outdoors this week. 

 

The bad trolls. 

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2 hours ago, Ezekiel 25:17 said:

Well that was the entire point of me asking for advice, I don't know, I'm not stupid but guidance on close family isn't overly clear, so thanks for your input.

If you are staying at home and in no physical contact with anyone and both of them are too then once he's not using public transport to get to you then I don't see any difference if the 3 of you lived under the same roof.

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6 minutes ago, Red Phoenix said:

American Psycho alert :

 

 

Just one of those average days, where you're wondering about culling 8mil+ people.

woof think from his commentary today ref the solution cannot be as big a problem as the problem (my summary) the orange one has made his mind up as to the fate of the 8 mil 

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9 minutes ago, Red Phoenix said:

American Psycho alert :

 

 


I assume he’s talking about The Senate and the House of Represnetatives?

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There's some talk about a book written by Dean Koontz in 1981 called The Eyes Of Darkness claiming that in this book the Chinese created a chemical weapon called Wuhan-400. Some are saying though that the book doesn't call the weapon this at all - that it's called Gorki-400.

 

Anyone read this book? I'm calling bullshit...

 

Edit: It was apparently rewritten in 2008 to include Wuhan after originally being written in 1981 with Gorki. Perhaps there's something significant about Wuhan in 2008 that prompted the rewrite.

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6 hours ago, davelfc said:

Almost two thirds of patients who fall seriously ill from coronavirus are obese, data shows as medics warn overweight people are more likely to die from the disease.

A report revealed 63 per cent of patients in intensive care in UK hospitals because of the killer virus are overweight, obese or morbidly obese. 

Studies have shown obese people are more likely to suffer serious complications or die from infections, such as the flu. 

Doctors say the immune systems of fat people are constantly ramped up as they try to protect and repair the damage inflammation causes to cells. 

 

Using all its energy fending off inflammation means the body's defence system has few resources left to defend against a new infection like COVID-19. 

Obese people also tend to eat a diet with very little fiber and antioxidants - which keep the immune system healthy - such as fruit and vegetables.   

Excess weight makes it more difficult for the diaphragm and lungs to expand and inhale oxygen. Starved of oxygen, organs will begin to fail.

These factors may explain why obese people's lungs tend to deteriorate faster when the new coronavirus strikes, compared to a healthy person. 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8142005/Being-obese-raises-coronavirus-risk-Medics-warn-patients-high-BMI-likely-die.html

 

 

Obesity rates among adults in the UK have almost quadrupled in the last 25 years, and now around 1 in 4 fall into this category. What's more, over 60% of adults are classed as overweight or obese, leaving only 40% of women and 33% of UK men.

 

https://www.healthexpress.co.uk/obesity/uk-statistics

 

 

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Shooter in the Motor said:

There's some talk about a book written by Dean Koontz in 1981 called The Eyes Of Darkness claiming that in this book the Chinese created a chemical weapon called Wuhan-400. Some are saying though that the book doesn't call the weapon this at all - that it's called Gorki-400.

 

Anyone read this book? I'm calling bullshit...

From Wikipedia :

 

The novel mentions a bioweapon that in earlier editions is called "Gorki-400" and in later editions was called "Wuhan-400". Gorki is a Russian city and named as the origin of that bioweapon in the 1981 edition. Due to the end of the Cold War, the origin of the bioweapon was changed to the Chinese city of Wuhan and the bioweapon was renamed "Wuhan-400" for the 2008 edition onward, prompting speculation from some in early 2020 that Koontz had somehow predicted the Coronavirus disease

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10 minutes ago, Shooter in the Motor said:

There's some talk about a book written by Dean Koontz in 1981 called The Eyes Of Darkness claiming that in this book the Chinese created a chemical weapon called Wuhan-400. Some are saying though that the book doesn't call the weapon this at all - that it's called Gorki-400.

 

Anyone read this book? I'm calling bullshit...


From Wikipedia. It’s bullshit.

 

 

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The novel mentions a bioweapon that in earlier editions is called "Gorki-400" and in later editions was called "Wuhan-400". Gorki is a Russian city and named as the origin of that bioweapon in the 1981 edition. Due to the end of the Cold War, the origin of the bioweapon was changed to the Chinese city of Wuhan and the bioweapon was renamed "Wuhan-400" for the 2008 edition onward,[4][5] prompting speculation from some in early 2020 that Koontz had somehow predicted the Coronavirus disease 2019.[4][6][5][7]

 

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So about 1/3 of people may have been asymptomatic according to this. Good news because the death rate won’t be as high. Bad news because thousands will be walking around unaware and infecting others. 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/23/life-after-lockdown-has-china-really-beaten-coronavirus?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

Documents seen by the South China Morning Post reportedly showed more than 43,000 people had tested positive for Covid-19 by the end of February but did not show symptoms. They have not been included in the official number of infections of more than 80,000.

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3 minutes ago, General Dryness said:

From Wikipedia :

 

The novel mentions a bioweapon that in earlier editions is called "Gorki-400" and in later editions was called "Wuhan-400". Gorki is a Russian city and named as the origin of that bioweapon in the 1981 edition. Due to the end of the Cold War, the origin of the bioweapon was changed to the Chinese city of Wuhan and the bioweapon was renamed "Wuhan-400" for the 2008 edition onward, prompting speculation from some in early 2020 that Koontz had somehow predicted the Coronavirus disease

 

3 minutes ago, Anubis said:


From Wikipedia. It’s bullshit.

 

 

 

Yep I thought so.

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