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Time to Act?

Post by Peter in Blackpool » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:38 pm

I understand that coronavirus is a relatively mild illness, probably less harmful than regular flu.

So why does it have a larger mortality rate?

I belive thats because most vulnerable people get the flu vaccine so that a higher percentage of those infected are stronger, fitter and most likely to recover, whereas coronavirus because there is no vaccine is hitting a larger proportion of vulnerable people.

That brings me to me. I am 61 with breathing difficulties, diabetes and a heart condition. Basically that makes me vulnerable to coronavirus, but due to flu vaccine not other viruses. I have to accept that getting flu or coronavirus may well prove fatal to me. like i said, unlikely to get flu.

Neither my wife or I work outside the home, I have a 10 year old son living with us.

Question is do u think I should put myself and family in lockdown to avoid catching what could be a fatal virus?

serious question, i am undecided. what do people think?
If everyone stayed in coronavirus would not be able to spread and people would not die.

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Re: Time to Act?

Post by Ratscoot » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:55 pm

Hi Peter

I feel people should do what they feel is right for them, I certainly will not be locking myself away , panic buying or staying away from people but I’m sure others will/are doing just that.

The wife and I went shopping earlier today on the downside people were panic buying, on the upside I convinced the wife that there was no need to buy birthday or Xmas cards, presents or Easter eggs as apparently everyone else will be dead
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Post by dezzy » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:04 pm

100% isolate yourself as much as you can, especially with underlying health conditions. Eat healthy, drink plenty stay strong.
My grandparents are self isolating, I went and did their shopping for them, they still get out and go for a walk etc but are certainly restricting needless activities and contact.
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Post by Peter in Blackpool » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:11 pm

do u think that should mean keeping my son off school?

the school has authorised it, but remains open and just say they will respect whatever decision i make
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Post by dezzy » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:16 pm

Peter in Blackpool wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:11 pm
do u think that should mean keeping my son off school?

the school has authorised it, but remains open and just say they will respect whatever decision i make
Word over here is that kids are the worst spreader of the virus, may not be symptomatic but still carry, so I’d imagine him sitting in a class room could pick it up and bring it home.
On the news over here, they are saying don not give your kids to older people to mind them if you have work, as schools closed here and people are struggling with child care. Read up about other countries advice and make a decision with your wife that’s best for ye
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Post by weasel » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:31 pm

Seen as you regularly like to count your chickens Peter maybe just get the funeral over and done with ;-)
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Post by rab_rant » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:44 pm

On a practical note. I remember reading years ago that the Nobel scientist Linus Pauling recommended taking high doses of vitamin C to counteract colds and flu. Any time I feel the sniffles coming on I will regularly pop a 500 mg tablet or even a couple.

Vitamin C is essential for the functioning of many enzymes in the body and is said to boost white cell production an thus improve the immune system so your body is more capable of fighting of virus infection.

Read more here if you are interested.
https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-C#

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Post by faaip » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:58 pm

Probably need to split that Vit C, it flushes out of the system real quick..I take 2 high dose when a cold threatens one twice a day. Anything you can to boost the immune system..
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Post by SaraM » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:11 pm

Peter in Blackpool wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:38 pm
So why does it have a larger mortality rate?
It probably just looks that way because we don't know how many people have been unaffected, or recovered quickly without realising they had it.

Whatever you decide is best for you to do, I don't think anything like this is worth living in fear over. Facing and accepting our mortality is a good thing to do, but beyond that we can only live in the moment.

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Post by Maltawhite » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:32 pm

I'm a type 1 diabetic but I'm otherwise fairly healthy and young ish. More worried about my parents.

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Post by SaraM » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:34 pm

54 and asthmatic, so it'd possibly kill me, but I'm still not stopping indoors.

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Post by faaip » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:42 pm

58 and Asthmatic, with bronchil issues and Coeliacs...I'm doing everything possible to limit my chances.
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Post by Peter in Blackpool » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:19 am

faaip wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:42 pm
58 and Asthmatic, with bronchil issues and Coeliacs...I'm doing everything possible to limit my chances.
but are you?

whenever you or anyone goes out it will increase your chances of catching it.

I would be very interested to learn exactly how much precautions you are taking.

are you now housebound? what about the rest of your household,
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Post by hector » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:25 am

I self isolate myself and mrs H as a way of life, we only meet other people when shopping once a week, and of course I meet the odd one when working.....

We only have 1 neighbour in the middle of the wood where we live, and he is a miserable old ba***rd, so weeks can go by without even a grunt from him....

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Post by 1964white » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:46 am

hector wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:25 am
I self isolate myself and mrs H as a way of life, we only meet other people when shopping once a week, and of course I meet the odd one when working.....

We only have 1 neighbour in the middle of the wood where we live, and he is a miserable old ba***rd, so weeks can go by without even a grunt from him....

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Post by faaip » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:18 am

We are cutting down on supermarket trips from 2/3 times a week to once a fortnight at most, my partner is retired and fairly anti social, we don't have kids. I've had a couple of jobs get cancelled which is fair enough so I'm very quiet, the next one now not booked till next month. I guess that will be under threat at some point. We do have carpet fitters about to arrive but that's been booked a month plus. Fingers crossed
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Post by SaraM » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:24 am

This thread is beginning to remind me of a Terry Pratchet character hiding in a coffin.

When your time's up, your time's up.

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Post by Chilli D » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:35 am

SaraM wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:34 pm
54 and asthmatic, so it'd possibly kill me, but I'm still not stopping indoors.
I'm 54 also and mildly asthmatic. Not stopping in, off to Wickes soon to get some stuff.

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Post by faaip » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:38 am

I've had Bronchitus twice, the last one took me 5 months before I could walk upstairs without resting halfway up...I'd rather not go through anything like that again.
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Re: Time to Act?

Post by Chilli D » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:39 am

I work in an office and all the office staff where I work have been told to work from home next week. Whereas all those on the shop floor have to go in as normal.

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