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Old 25-03-2020, 18:57   #1306
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The Coronavirus could mutate in the person standing next to you and you could catch it again.
Good to see our Chief Virologist, is still on the case. You have your research to back that up.
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Old 25-03-2020, 19:08   #1307
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You are going round in circles here against scientific evidence that testing works at containing viruses, with multiple nudges from mods not to so I’m out.
Where does the scientific evidence say a negative result is useful? Eg Would a negative STD test result prove people would be clear the next day?

In South Korea any positive results were used to do very thorough contact tracing and insist on self-isolation.
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This includes enforcing a law that grants the government wide authority to access data: CCTV footage, GPS tracking data from phones and cars, credit card transactions, immigration entry information, and other personal details of people confirmed to have an infectious disease. The authorities can then make some of this public, so anyone who may have been exposed can get themselves - or their friends and family members - tested.
Good luck with trying that in the UK.
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Old 25-03-2020, 19:13   #1308
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Re: Coronavirus

Maybe its just me but l see no updated CV figures have been released thus so far today.
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Old 25-03-2020, 19:16   #1309
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Re: Coronavirus

Today I was handed a note on headed paper stating that we are key employees, (which we are NOT), so if we get stopped I can show it.

The US DoD, USAF and RAF are our customers, the later saying we may be required to support the RAFs C-130s.
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Good to see our Chief Virologist, is still on the case. You have your research to back that up.
Are you saying that it’d be impossible? I suggest you back that up.

I was clearly dealing in hypotheticals.

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Where does the scientific evidence say a negative result is useful? Eg Would a negative STD test result prove people would be clear the next day?

In South Korea any positive results were used to do very thorough contact tracing and insist on self-isolation.
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Good luck with trying that in the UK.
Once again you are going around in circles against the evidence. Multiple mods have already said we should stop sniping and I’ve already been removed from this thread once. Ironically for berating a Government policy that lasted less time than my expulsion.

All tests provide useful results.

Just because the UK is unable or unwilling to match South Korea doesn’t discredit the science. It’s maybe a behavioural thing, or a cultural thing. Like the idiots mugging NHS workers or slashing ambulance tyres.
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Army despatched to Glasgow Airport's Holiday Inn hotel

Army personnel were stationed at roundabouts and under viaducts and said staff had been told it was a "precationary measure."

https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/...day-inn-hotel/
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Old 25-03-2020, 20:00   #1312
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Are you saying that it’d be impossible? I suggest you back that up.

I was clearly dealing in hypotheticals.

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Once again you are going around in circles against the evidence. Multiple mods have already said we should stop sniping and I’ve already been removed from this thread once. Ironically for berating a Government policy that lasted less time than my expulsion.

All tests provide useful results.

Just because the UK is unable or unwilling to match South Korea doesn’t discredit the science. It’s maybe a behavioural thing, or a cultural thing. Like the idiots mugging NHS workers or slashing ambulance tyres.
This all stemmed from insisting NHS workers with negative results should be allowed to work rather than self-isolate. If they are having to self-isolate without symptoms, then it would be because somebody else in their household did have symptoms. That was the starting point for all this. If they self-isolated elsewhere away from their potentially contaminated household environment then testing negative might be useful after a couple of days.


A negative test result only gives a result as of at the time of the test.
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Old 25-03-2020, 20:51   #1313
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Re: Coronavirus

UK deaths rise to 463 after latest NHS England figures record 28 more deaths.

https://news.sky.com/story/live-bori...kdown-11963248
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UK deaths rise to 463 after latest NHS England figures record 28 more deaths.

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It's encouraging we don't seem to be following the Italian rate so far though.
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It's encouraging we don't seem to be following the Italian rate so far though.
l agree with your sentiments but yeah its far too early yet to indicate a trend downwards as the next few weeks will tell us a awful lot.
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It's encouraging we don't seem to be following the Italian rate so far though.
Well a lot of sensible Brits have been actively social distancing for years We aren't a very touchy feely nation.
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Well a lot of sensible Brits have been actively social distancing for years We aren't a very touchy feely nation.
Speak for yourself Mr K as our family is a pretty demonstrative family.
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Speak for yourself Mr K as our family is a pretty demonstrative family.
Well you want to nip that in the bud Den.
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Today I was handed a note on headed paper stating that we are key employees, (which we are NOT), so if we get stopped I can show it.

The US DoD, USAF and RAF are our customers, the later saying we may be required to support the RAFs C-130s.
I could be totally wrong here but surely anyone supporting the military be it overseas forces or our own ARE key workers?
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Re: Coronavirus

Have they published the number of infections? Can't seem to find it anywhere.
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