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  1. You're reading that wrong - it should read as "the seven human coronaviruses include HCoV-NL63, HCoV-OC43, HCoV-HKU1 and SARS-CoV-2". 229E is just one virus, not a group of viruses.
  2. Are you sure you weren't hallucinating on Friday? Delivery slots have been practically non existent in London for weeks now.
  3. Nothing there contradicts what he's said previously. The magic of compounding means that most of those 2 million would have been infected in the last few days.
  4. "He calculated his original death rate based on the assumption that Britain would follow a similar pattern to Wuhan, China, where the virus originated." Proof of how fucking naive highly intelligent people can be.
  5. Same, except my little toe was snapped completely across - way more limiting than you'd expect.
  6. I'm enjoying it. I'm at the start of week four now. I normally get stir crazy if I'm stuck inside but it's not bothering me - it probably helps that I bought a cross trainer for exercise. It's still nice spending time with my husband and I've taken up growing veg which I'm finding very satisfying. Stuff is getting done around the house. It's all good so far.
  7. In England you need to be on the government list. To get on that you need to have one of a handful of very specific conditions. Asthma, for example, counts but only if severe - I fall just outside of the definition for that. GPs seem to have some leeway with adding people because someone I know with the same rare condition as me got a letter. I've got an appointment with my GP tomorrow - hoping she can be persuaded that she can be persuaded that my combination of maladies is enough to put me on the list.
  8. If I could give you all my up votes for the day I would. There's a lot of logic failure going on here lately.
  9. The problem with the Icelandic data is if they're catching people really early on in the infection then they're all going to be asymptomatic or mild because the virus hasn't had time to do it's damage yet. What I would like to see is some data on what happens to these asymptomatic patients over the next six weeks. Do they all stay asymptomatic or do some of them go on to develop severe symptoms or even die? We were all excited about Germany's low death rate but then it turned out they were fudging the numbers and their death toll is rising anyway. The South Koreans have done an amazing job of all but stopping the spread and are doing a fantastic job of testing and contact tracing. Their death rate is currently 1.63% and rising (it was 1.52% on the 28th).
  10. Most of those positives were the last few days of February so we're still looking at it being basically non existent in this country until after half term even if you could extrapolate to the whole population. Either way, half the country have definitely not had it.
  11. Yeah, I was going to say that Abbott are well respected in the medical diagnostics field. These aren't some fly by night charlatans.