Looking at the coronavirus data - https://bigly.biz/?query=coronavirus
And in particular the UK deaths graph - https://bigly.biz/visual/3e0f743a-6dcd-11ea-8204-96e84d97be5b
It seems to be dropping. Maybe too early to tell for certain but possibly some light at the end of the tunnel.
Oh dear. Seems I spoke too soon.
I read a stat somewhere that the probable infection rate in the UK is about 1000 times the number of fatalities.
That would indicate that circa 7,000,000 people in the UK are infected....and I'm still hearing people saying 1. There is no coronavirus in Dawlish and 2. There is no coronavirus in Devon!
People need to get real and do what they're being told to do...particularly the morons coming down the M5 in their caravans!!! :(
I am on day 33 of total lockdown and when i opened my window this morning at 0730 to let some great Dawlish sea air in i overheard an interesting conversation from a family of five stood right under my window, it went something like this" How's this then kids, we will be safer here than Walthamstow, what time can we go to were we are staying dad? oh about 11 ish we will go shopping first and get some food and then we can eat. So my advice to those out there who believe they are safe because we live in Devon, we are not because there are those who will put money over the safety of their neighbours. They are amongst us, and if any of you know who they are then phone the relevant authority and drop them in the proverbial because it's your lives at risk.
It's definitely in Devon, I have family members (not in Dawlish) who have it and I think I may have had it myself - but mildly. So that puts it in Dawlish too.
There have been deaths in Devon but so far we have been lucky. As explained last night on the BBC we had very few cases as lockdown started and with the large number of retired in the South West who decided to self isolate before lockdown this has been a contributary factor to the low number of infections. But this weekend could see all that reversed if folk don't STAY IN DOORS and selfish individuals accept guests from other parts of the UK
But we don't need to worry, as Donald Trump says he will have it sorted by Easter.
On Facebook, Devon & Cornwall police are asking people to report breaches of their instructions to STAY AT HOME. So if you know of anyone who's done just that , dob them in for all our sakes.
Can anyone understand that flights are still coming in from hot spots such as New York, Italy, Spain, France and so on, and of course the channel tunnel still running? I watched the BBC question time last night and the moderator bought up a question sent in by a person about flights still entering the country with no checks except passport control and just walk into the country, this will only make the matter worse for the UK but the question went unanswered. Or am I wrong?
Good resource of the actual numbers
The UK death rate at the moment is 167 per million of the population. You can look at the figures of the other countries who handled this better and tested aggressively.
Our country and the world is upside down nothing appears real any more nobody talks to anyone, everyone, for the most part, are keeping their distance. So getting your head around this horror is so hard to imagine, its as if we are all playing a part in a horror movie. We have the American TV channel CNN pretty much on 24/7 with a lot more information. The US has a population of 330 million with 30 thousand deaths, we here in the UK population 63 million with 13 thousand deaths. So you can see per capita we here have a higher death rate and that does not include retirement homes apparently. I feel that the UK Government is not giving enough information for the citizens, I foresee a collapse of the Government and anarchy, riots and looting. Am I wrong I hope so? Or am I making to much of it?
It's what it is information is patchy because the powers that be dont as yet understand how this virus works and all goverments around the world are just playing for time untill science finds the answers. I have just been reading a report from the WHA that hints this could go on until 2022 in some form or another to me this is going to carry on until a vaccine is available and that could take 12 to 18 months. So how do i see this going restrictions will slowly be lifted schools will go back some shops will open infections will increase and we will lockdown again and on it will go until a vaccine comes on stream. All we have to do is STAY AT HOME it's not complicated and it's a simple choice do as we are told or die it is as simple as that. I have now been in total isolation for 40 days i haven't seen anyone i speak to my children and friends online and have all my food etc delivered to the door and if need be i can do this for another 12 months.
It must be more than a small dirty market in Wuhan that has caused this pandemic.
I personally believe that it is the Biological Labortatory that has caused this.
Regardless of what caused it, China is the culprit.
It's about time that China is outlawed by every country and lets go back to producing our own goods, especially with this current PPE fiasco.
Why on earth did we have to rely on another country to produce it?
Haven't we got enough resorces in this country to produce our own?
Or does it all go back to Thatcher's Breat Britain for Sale government?
Wake up UK. Let's produce our own stuff again instead of relying on far flung foreign countries!
Why have we no longer got the capability to produce our own PPE?
EU Procurement Regulations is the simple answer!
It's all about price China can make gear cheaper.