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Stonehedge

Member since Feb 2012 • Last active Apr 2020

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  • in COVID-19
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    Until there's a vaccine

    I see a lot of people talking about when, not if. Cant help but feel that there is a misplaced confidence that one can be found.

  • in COVID-19
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    In other news, it looks certain that I'll be covering a role at a London NHS trust from next week. Covering for illness.

    When I said I'd be happy to be considered if the need arose I thought I'd love to contribute. Now, I'm feeling actually pretty scared. I have never been under any illusions that I am not a coward. I've been hoping that they won't need me. I want to help but I also don't want to get sick. Totally in awe of the clinicians selflessly handling patients.

  • in COVID-19
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    Without some of you guys saying that, I had no idea that was how I was coming across. So yes, that was very constructive.

  • in COVID-19
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    The problem with that is that the people who have been a problem, myself included, don't realise what they are doing. Their posts are in good faith.

    This is why I feel that childishly telling people to fuck off, rather than engage them and help them understand what they are doing wrong, is basically just picking on somebody because they don't share the same insight that you have. Surely that's a problem in itself?

    This is an internet discussion forum. If somebody posts something problematic, call them out and discuss it.

  • in COVID-19
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    Or if he does need to be in ICU then yes this is serious and it might not be surprising if he is on a ventilator by morning,

    A BBC journalist just said that 66% of covid-19 patients need ventilation within 24 hours of admission to ICU.

    EDIT: Changed from 75 to 66%

  • in COVID-19
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    Don't feel bad. This is a thread for discussion and debate.

  • in COVID-19
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    The guardian initially reported on the 50% thing and then added a disclaimer at the end.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020­/mar/28/coronavirus-intensive-care-uk-pa­tients-50-per-cent-survival-rate

    This article was amended on 30 March 2020. The headline and first paragraph referred to a 50% mortality/survival rate for coronavirus patients admitted to ICU. Calculations of case fatality rates are complex while an outbreak is ongoing and, although one method can be to divide the number of deaths by the number of deaths plus recovered patients (ie to look only at those patients for whom an outcome is known), its reliability depends on the extent to which the outcome for patients still in treatment can be assumed to be similar. The ICNARC report on which the article’s calculations were based is early data in the Covid-19 outbreak. As such, a small sample of 165 patients, which could be biased towards the most and least severe cases, may not be indicative of the outcome for all those admitted to critical care. The headline, introduction and later reference to death rates have been amended accordingly

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I paod for a webcam at Viking nearly two weeks ago, it was never dispatched and i cannot get hold of them by phone or email. I think a lot of people are in the same boat as us!

  • in COVID-19
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    I appreciate these are tough high stress times for everybody but you do seem to be getting angry and abusive at people for posting things you don't like on a fairly regular basis now days.

    Its the internet. You can't possibly tell everybody who posts something you don't like to fuck off. If you find yourself having to tell lots of people to fuck off because their opinion or method of conveying it annoys you, maybe its not them who should be fucking off.

    Maybe reach for your big persons words to discuss why you dislike what they said?

  • in COVID-19
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    The Google data also shows that the UK is spending about 20% more time in public recreational spaces than other european nations that are under lockdown.

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