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by horizon
24 Mar 2020, 12:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51915

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

I am merely saying that Lombardy *also* has a problem. I didn't say it hadn't. What I was questioning was the statement it was the most polluted in Europe. And I said it was *one* of the most polluted. Not the most polluted. Anyway, when people are breathing unacceptable levels of pollution, does i...
by horizon
24 Mar 2020, 11:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51915

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Madrid’s Palacio del Hielo ice rink could soon become a morgue for victims of Covid-19 Or a little further down where mortuary staff have run out of protective gear to collect the corpses. Or a bit further still where a conference center has been turned into a 1,300 bed hospital. Have you ever seen...
by horizon
24 Mar 2020, 10:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51915

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

I think kwackers is the only sane person in what is fast becoming a mad house. You might not be the only sane person on here (and I don't think it is a madhouse) but I appreciate your crisp thinking even though we disagree on some fundamentals. I also value the cool-headed logic of many on here, ag...
by horizon
24 Mar 2020, 12:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51915

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-03-23/in-deadliest-day-yet-spain-registers-462-coronavirus-deaths-in-just-24-hours.html Interesting that some people are still comparing C-19 to the flu. Comparing, not likening, though there are similarities. What keeps the comparisons coming is the dis...
by horizon
24 Mar 2020, 12:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51915

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

PH : you've stuck your neck out to make a prediction; I've made mine. Maybe neither of us will be right (I hope I am because that means fewer deaths). But who knows? Only time will tell. I haven't no. I've made no prediction at all, I've posted the estimates that have been made by those who've made...
by horizon
23 Mar 2020, 11:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51915

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Average UK flu deaths a year are 17,000. Estimates, based on what's been happening elsewhere, were 400,000 deaths in the UK if the herd immunity policy was allowed to continue. That was based on government figures, others were suggesting it was likely to be two or three times that. Even with the cu...
by horizon
23 Mar 2020, 8:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51915

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

from nextdoor a community website I’ve just received a message from a good friend, a doctor on the front line in a north London hospital, she is one of the calmest and most measured people I know, but what she is seeing is extremely concerning, her message reads: The situation is absolutely catastr...
by horizon
23 Mar 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51915

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Like many others on here, I use this website as a good source (hopefully) of information: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries It got me thinking as to why some countries get the virus and not others or to a greater or lesser degree. I decided that there were six conditions, all of w...
by horizon
23 Mar 2020, 11:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51915

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Hmmm that shows that many of the most polluted places are in Poland. It's well known that Poland has quite bad pollution problems. If you don't believe me look at this https://www.sustainability-times.com/clean-cities/battling-the-scourge-of-air-pollution-in-poland/ Poland is indeed very polluted a...
by horizon
23 Mar 2020, 12:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51915

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Italy has one of the oldest populations in the world. Lombardy (Milan) has some of the worst air pollution in Europe. It is a devasting combination.
by horizon
23 Mar 2020, 12:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51915

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Thinking again about Bergamo, here are my predictions for the next few weeks: 1. Once the worst is over in Bergamo, Italy won't see much more of covid19 and cases will diminish rapidly. This virus has little to do with Italy - it is Lombardy's, the region with the worst air pollution in Europe jamme...
by horizon
22 Mar 2020, 8:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51915

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Even if any disagreement among those experts was 50/50 instead on 99/1 why wouldn't you still say - I think the advise is wrong but the stakes are so high I'll follow it anyway. I think there are probably lots of people like myself who are highly sceptical of the world's response to covid19 but are...
by horizon
21 Mar 2020, 9:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51915

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Saw some 20 reg cars around today, ordered no doubt in happier times - just think, Mr Discovery you’re polluting the very air you or someone like you really needs right now. Yes, this was back during some extreme smog back in January. Another quote from the same source: Milan) is surrounded by moun...
by horizon
21 Mar 2020, 9:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51915

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Italy has recorded 800odd deaths today, but the news never said who these people were and how old they were and what was wrong with them before they contracted The Virus. Perhaps they spent too much time breathing: Milan Pollution.jpg This is a picture of the cathedral in Milan. I don't know when i...
by horizon
21 Mar 2020, 7:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51915

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

If anyone has any comments on anything in this Telegraph article, I would be pleased to read them:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-heal ... ied-italy/

(I don't think it's pay-walled.)