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by horizon
16 Mar 2020, 9:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51917

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

From my understanding COVID 19/Coronavirus isn't Flu,there's no immunity,there's no vaccine and we're 18months from having one available,this strain is new and unknown before the . I Googled "What is the difference between flu and the coronavirus?". I got some pretty strange answers but i...
by horizon
16 Mar 2020, 1:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lockdown for over seventies?
Replies: 181
Views: 4946

Re: Lockdown for over seventies?

I shall ride - on my own - and meet no-one. If I were to be confined to home, with no blasting of fresh air and no metabolism stimulating exercise my health will deteriorate. That's not just myself, I think it's true of any active person. +1 And for the elderly it's even more important. And just to...
by horizon
16 Mar 2020, 12:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51917

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

So, here's the scary stuff: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/15/uk-coronavirus-crisis-to-last-until-spring-2021-and-could-see-79m-hospitalised They're reckoning on .5m deaths in the UK but don't forget that over that number of people will die anyway over the next year. The question is, how...
by horizon
15 Mar 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51917

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

Just to add to the gloom, it is estimated that about 1,500 people have died today in the UK alone (not all of them from the coronavirus). A lot more will die of various causes in the near future if Coronavirus swamps the NHS with very sick people who'll need to be put on ventilators in ICU's and wh...
by horizon
15 Mar 2020, 6:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51917

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

Just to add to the gloom, it is estimated that about 1,500 people have died today in the UK alone (not all of them from the coronavirus).
by horizon
15 Mar 2020, 5:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51917

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

An old GP once told me to avoid taking any medication to bring a mild or moderate fever down, because this interferes with the immune system which is inducing a high body temperature to literally boil the pathogen to destruction. Could you expand a bit more on your views on this as there hasn't bee...
by horizon
15 Mar 2020, 2:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51917

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

A chink of light in the darkness at last (I've been saying it for years):

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... -infection
by horizon
13 Mar 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51917

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

Vorpal wrote:[quo

Norway has taken scientifically based actions against the spread of the virus,



I would very like to be proven wrong, but I think it is mistake for the UK to keep schools open, and to continue to allow large gatherings


This was based apparently on scientific evidence.
by horizon
13 Mar 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51917

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

This from https://fullfact.org/health/coronavirus-compare-influenza/: Public Health England estimates that on average 17,000 people have died from the flu in England annually between 2014/15 and 2018/19. However, the yearly deaths vary widely from a high of 28,330 in 2014/15 to a low of 1,692 in 201...
by horizon
13 Mar 2020, 1:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51917

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

I've been self-isolating (from the forum :D) for a few days to avoid anyone getting infected by my rather virulent views. Fortunately I've been able to get home deliveries of various news and opinions via the internet so it hasn't been all bad :wink: . Anyway, time to take off the mask for a moment....
by horizon
11 Mar 2020, 11:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51917

Re: Coronavirus - just how serious?

No offence intended but this is my firmly held view that is not just IMO, but based on science and scientific opinion. None taken (from anyone else either). This is my personal philosophy taken from lots of sources and actually shared by a few people. But thankfully I'm not a doctor or health worke...
by horizon
11 Mar 2020, 4:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51917

Re: Coronavirus - just how serious?

For the wellbeing of both you and everyone else, I sincerely hope nobody agrees with any of this. . I'm not expecting anyone to but I was politely asked by niggle for my views and I have given them in good faith. Sure, and I politely offered you my views. Which I read with interest. I do find the w...
by horizon
11 Mar 2020, 4:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51917

Re: Coronavirus - just how serious?

No worries :) , but I am still curious about where your resistance to vaccination comes from. At risk of becoming a pariah on this forum . . . And no-one needs agree with anything I have written! :) For the wellbeing of both you and everyone else, I sincerely hope nobody agrees with any of this. . ...
by horizon
11 Mar 2020, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51917

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

Tangled Metal wrote:Even before there's a vaccine developed the anti vaxxers are out. The ultimate fringe imho.


horizon wrote:
At risk of becoming a pariah on this forum . . .
by horizon
11 Mar 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any Information about improving hill-climbing ability
Replies: 47
Views: 2304

Re: Any Information about improving hill-climbing ability

I think it depends what you want to do, because you can make the ascent itself a challenge, or you can lower your gears sufficiently so that you get up without too many issues. If it's merely your intent to get up the hill , then trying to push a big gear doesn't seem to have anything to commend it...