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    Quote Originally Posted by molehill View Post
    Personally we are quite concerned about it, both being late 60s and traveling abroad on holiday next week (great timing!).
    I am thinking the disease will be similar to flu in fatality rates. The figures suggest there are more fatalities (percentage) with Corona virus, but this doesn't take into account we have a flu vaccination regime in UK.
    I don't know the take up of flu vaccination but 25 million vaccines are offered and most V65 and vulnerable will have had the vaccine and be out of the equation. This could be the big difference in fatalities, though I don't know how that theory stands up in other countries.
    Unfortunately it looks like the fatality rate will be higher than with flu - the lowest estimate I have seen is just under 1%, vs 0.1% with flu. And Coronavirus spreads more easily, so most people will probably get it in the next 6 months or so. Most people do not get flu each year. One hope is that as the Northern hemisphere warms up for Spring/Summer it might make the virus less active - fingers crossed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T View Post
    One hope is that as the Northern hemisphere warms up for Spring/Summer it might make the virus less active - fingers crossed.
    Ive heard that too but wondered if that is really a realistic hope. Italy is probably relatively springlike compared to us at the moment but is the worst affected area in Europe. Singapore has nearly as many cases as us with a much smaller population.

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    Don't think it's owt to worry about.
    Only a bit of flu.

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    First case here in Cov....

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    Think the bigger hassle will be people panic buying

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    Im toying with stocking the camper with corona beer and brandy and heading to a remote spot and sitting it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daletownrunner View Post
    Think the bigger hassle will be people panic buying
    If you see a queue, join it. Anyone know where I can store 800 toilet rolls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    If you see a queue, join it. Anyone know where I can store 800 toilet rolls?
    Only 800? Lightweight ....

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    Why all the loo roll buying? I've not heard any of the "experts" say that Coronavirus gives you the shits!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    Why all the loo roll buying? I've not heard any of the "experts" say that Coronavirus gives you the shits!

    You forget the quite simple fact that a large proportion of the UK population are absolute dimwits....

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