and I have no idea what that means>>Be careful leaving that tucker out, Pz, lest mikeS rides out and scoffs the lot...<<<
>>Too late - he’s already ‘baggsed it’<<<
The warning not to leave tucker out (food) - too late he's baggsed it (scuffed - eaten - taken it). I seem to have a reputation on this forum that my motivation to tour on my bike is just an excuse to find new cafes and eateries.and what is your father's favorite scotch? I too will be having a nip or three this evening. My "serviceable" one is Balvenie 12, but I also have a delicious glenlivet 1, a lagavulin 16, but I think the balvenie will rule the evening
Do you say happy ANZAC Day? Or is it a somber thing like 9-11?
and I have no idea what that means
And...? Slim pickin's these days, mikeS!The warning not to leave tucker out (food) - too late he's baggsed it (scuffed - eaten - taken it). I seem to have a reputation on this forum that my motivation to tour on my bike is just an excuse to find new cafes and eateries.
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That would shake you a bit, I’d expect, Lawrence. My condolences.Back to covid19 - I had an overnight e-mail from my sister living in London that our cousin has died from this illness. He was 81 - we must have been born within a few months of each other I guess.
He was, apparently, supremely fit. It's getting closer...
Sorry for your loss Lawrence. I lost my step-mum to dementia a few weeks ago, nothing to do with C-19, but as an indirect consequence of C-19 I couldn’t attend her funeral. York for a while prohibited any mourners at all funerals, though most crematoria are allowing 4-5 mourners now. So families can’t see elderly relatives in isolation, in hospital, in care homes or even at a funeral. Some folk are going to be getting PTSD from all this undoubtedly.
Herdygerdy, the published stats are a significant understatement in so many countries, the UK being one. It’s the accepted view here that 80% contracting the virus will either be ‘asymptomatic’ or have ‘mild symptoms’ and as such in the UK they will not get to see a doctor let alone go to hospital (the Govt only want you to call a medic if you develop breathing difficulties). The UK published stats are only for those who have had a positive test and those tests have so far only been conducted for those admitted to hospital I.e. out of the 20% suffering ‘serious’ symptoms. So if the 80/20% rule is accurate, the UK has not had 150k cases as published today, but probably closer to three quarters of a million cases.
A lot depends on the testing regime and as Dr Strangelove said the extent of false positives and negatives these tests yield. Germany has tested far more widely, so their published figures are far more credible as being closer to the actual infection rate than the UK stats, but inevitably still an understatement as people who don’t feel bad are unlikely to get tested.
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Not intending to diminish a loss, but when “fit” and “healthy” people die from this disease, I’d like to know the case history.Sorry for your loss, LOS, but that emphasizes the scariness of this. Fit people can and do succumb.
Fortunately I have not had to fill out a death cert for many years, but I doubt they've changed the immediate cause of death and contributing factors (co-morbidities).>several places are recording a death as a COVID-19 death solely because the deceased tests positive for it.<<
Co-morbidities, by definition are "coincidental or co-existing," that's what the "co" is for. So, a Coexisting problem could not be a cause of death...if it were the cause of death it would not be "co" morbid. It would be the immediate cause of death. TBC, none of those co-morbidities play well with covid. So, even if covid is only a contributor, it will be a significant player and should be listed. Again...would the patient have died without covid? If the answer is no, not at that time, then covid is a cause of death.>Doctors are finding that of those who die in the USA, the vast majority (over 90%) had co-morbidities that were the actual cause of death.<<<
Maybe. Maybe not.>As one doctor said, “The patient died of COPD, not coronavirus. He just had coronavirus when he died.” Such people can be taken out by any opportunistic infection.<<
Not intending to diminish a loss, but when “fit” and “healthy” people die from this disease, I’d like to know the case history.