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15-03-2020, 23:17   #1
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CoVid-19 Part VIII - 292 cases ROI (2 deaths) 62 in NI (as of 17th March) *Read OP*

169 cases already in the Republic, 45 in the North (up to 15 March). I fully expect temperatures to rise further (and if they do, call a doctor!) but would request everyone pays attention to the mod warnings carried over from earlier threads and set out below. In particular please remain civil to each other

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OK, time to step in with some mod instructions:

1. Please interact in a civil manner
2. Do not tell others what to do, or what to post
3. If you have a problem with a post report it and leave the modding to the mods

In terms of thread content:

4. Treat everything you read here with caution. Anything posted is from an anonymous internet poster. You cannot assume anyone has any "specialist" knowledge whatever they claim
5. Statistics are important to some (and I personally pay a lot of attention to them), but they are of very little use to anyone who is already caught up in this, or indeed knows of people who are caught up
6. Terms such as "sinus", "airborne", "aerosol" have little relevance at this time in this jurisdiction. Ultimately though if cases are discovered in Ireland please pay attention to the relevant authorities and what they advise/recommend, and not some randomer(s) on the internet

All the above is me talking as a complete layman on the subject. Like everything in this thread do not treat it as chapter and verse, beyond paying attention to items 1-3 above

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Last time it was a "suggestion"/request

Now it's an instruction

Stop all the tit for tat stuff on the stats. None of us are in full possession of the facts and none of us can draw any "definitive" conclusions. Bottom line. It's serious. Not serious in Ireland at this stage, but may become so. Anyone caught up in this is not going to take much solace from any stats however they are complied

Any questions PM me - do not respond to this warning in-thread
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OK

A number of posts have been sanctioned although it could have been many more

Could everyone please re-read the warnings in the OP

Could I also re-emphasise - attack the post, not the poster

I understand people can get very emotional about this sort of thing. Regardless of that there is no reason this cannot be discussed in a civil manner. Yes there are people implying there is little to worry about. Equally there are some doom and gloom merchants in the thread. Despite appearances I actually think most posters are probably somewhere in the middle recognising this is serious, but at this stage not overly so in Ireland

Whatever your own views are please recognise others are entitled to different views., Even if at different extremes please do not try and repeatedly ram your views down the throats of those who have differing views

In due course we may well have a far better understanding of this virus, but at present I do not think anyone can claim anything approaching a full understanding, and as always we need to take information posted by anonymous internet posters with a pinch of salt

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I'm opening this one up with a very clear warning. Cut out all this cover-up/conspiracy stuff. If you have a reliable source quote it (not just their words but provide a link to a reliable source) - otherwise your claims carry little if any weight
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A reminder to everyone

It is against site rules to seek or offer any medical advice. Please do not post here about your symptoms asking what to do. Contact your doctor by telephone and they can advise you as appropriate
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A few reminders:

1. Some posters have been less than civil in their posting - particularly in the last few hours. Continue interacting in an uncivil manner and your posting privileges will be removed

2. Until something is reported "officially" treat anything you read here with suspicion. I am not saying posters are deliberately posting misleading or incorrect information, but this site, as well as other social media outlets cannot be considered "verifiable" news outlets. Of course if the likes of the HSE have a verified Twitter account we can assume what they post is accurate. Randomers on here or elsewhere cannot be considered "official" or "reliable" sources

3. I have little doubt there is some kind of lag in reporting "official" updates to numbers as I equally have little doubt there will be procedures to follow before any case becomes formally "confirmed". Hence you may feel you have information that contradicts any "official" information. That's not necessarily the case - it may be that you have access to information before others. Regardless of that do not post it as an actual case here. We can only go by official updates and you can expect others to be sceptical about anything not coming from an official source. That does not make your information wrong, but it needs to be formally verified before you should be claiming anything is "fact"
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I will say this yet again, but from now on not only will your posts be deleted, but you may well get additional sanctions applied

It is against site rules to request or offer any medical advice. If you have symptoms phone your doctor, and do not try and get a diagnosis from some randomer on the internet. Do not ask what medication to take here

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All threadbans carry over, but we will reconsider if anyone wishes to discuss it further via PM

Please remember we have a Conspiracy Theories forum for speculation. Treat any information posted here as if it's from an anonymous internet poster. No-one is an expert here whatever they may claim. Please provide reliable sources where you can, and if you cannot please caveat your claims accordingly
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15-03-2020, 23:18   #2
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First reply, and some stats:

Thread 1 - 9,947 posts in 34 days - 1 post every 4.9 minutes
Thread 2 - 8,575 posts in 125 hours - 1 post every 52 seconds
Thread 3 - 9,601 posts in 105 hours - 1 post every 39 seconds
Thread IV - 9,278 posts in 74 hours - 1 post every 29 seconds
Thread V - 9,852 posts in 74 hours - 1 post every 27 seconds
Thread VI - 9,988 posts in 58 hours - 1 post every 21 seconds
Thread VII - 9,157 posts in 51 hours - 1 post every 20 seconds (if it had run overnight it would have slowed down a bit though - Thread VIII has a bit of a headwind on that front, but you can blame Mr E if the the trend is blown )

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15-03-2020, 23:20   #3
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Mod: Thread VII was easily going to pass 10k over night so I'm starting a new one now.

@Beasty - can you update the stats in post 2 please?
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First reply, and some stats:

Thread 1 - 9,947 posts in 34 days - 1 post every 4.9 minutes
Thread 2 - 8,575 posts in 125 hours - 1 post every 52 seconds
Thread 3 - 9,601 posts in 105 hours - 1 post every 39 seconds
Thread IV - 9,278 posts in 74 hours - 1 post every 29 seconds
Thread V - 9,852 posts in 74 hours - 1 post every 27 seconds
Thread VI - 9,988 posts in 58 hours - 1 post every 21 seconds

You need to slow down a bit if you wish to flatten this curve.....
Madness, must be the highest volume a thread have received in a long time?
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Do we have any information on how a person who's obese or morbidly obese would handle this? It's not listed as a factor but I wouldn't think you'd be in the best position to fight it in such a state.
[F] That's a chronic health condition in the medical way of thinking and most of those seem to confer about a 6% death rate above and beyond any death rate attributable to age per factor.

[F] Additionally age and chronic health conditions aren't additive, they compound so 3 x factors which increase your risk doesn't result in an 18% mortality rate ( 6% x 3 ) it usually results in far higher than 18%.

[G] How do they compound in this illness, too early to tell but it'll be compounding not cumulative for sure, that's just how risk factors work for all illnesses.
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A week too late. Nonetheless fantastic to see that social media last night worked in a good way. Huge pressure from all corners got the message across and in less than 24hrs produced the right result.
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A new thread every two days?? It's doubling as quick as the coronavirus
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Will somebody please think of the curve.
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I just have to vent my frustration here for a sec.

My nephew has been waiting for heart surgery since this time last year. His surgery has been due to go ahead and has been cancelled on the day many times. My mother, drives four hours to look after their other kids each time the surgery has been scheduled. The surgery is due to happen this week.

I just know that it's going to be cancelled and I've been begging my mother not to go up for fear one of them will give the virus to her. They're in a major, major hot-spot.

I offered to go in her place, but she's so stubborn and my sister is just completely demented from worry so it's a fraught situation. I'm going to put my foot down. I'll set fire to the feckin house if it comes to it. That would potentially result in less collateral damage.

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Found out today that my nephew's surgery I mentioned is apparently going ahead, as of this point. I hope they're ploughing ahead with it because it's a serious operation, and they figure they can't put it off any longer because this crisis is going on indefinitely. I'm gone up to mind the kids, not my mother. The incredible relief of this is marred only by the worry of the surgery being cancelled. Or catching it off the family and not being able to look after my parents if anything happens them in the next month.
#covidworldproblems

Hope all the posters in this thread are managing and coping as best you can. x

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Yes...
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Hotels and bars near where I live are closing for the month, and rightly so.
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