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Discussion in 'Personal' started by WB, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. WB

    WB Lead commenter

    Just an observation.

    The number 40,000 will be announced in about an hour.
  2. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    Early days.
  3. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

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  4. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    I remember the news and shock when we hit 10 000.
    WB and Jamvic like this.
  5. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    And remember to add 25,000 in your head for the real figure.
    theworm123, JL48, Catgirl1964 and 2 others like this.
  6. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    Daily Mail is back to running these figures as its massive headline across the front page:

    Kandahar likes this.
  7. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

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  8. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    All those families...….

  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    As Johnson said on Wednesday - they are very proud of all that that have achieved.
  10. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    If those R rates are current, we have trouble ahead.
  11. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    The spike is on its way, maybe sooner than predicted.
  12. Tartuffe

    Tartuffe Occasional commenter

    We have always been told we were two weeks behind Italy, France etc. on 22nd May France had 74 deaths and was in double figures all that week. Italy was 130, Germany 43, Spain reported 688 but a lot of those were backdated deaths - the weekly figures were around 50 a day.

    I know that we have to bear in mind differences in reporting, but the trend was that a fortnight ago these countries were reporting fewer deaths than we are

    Also the R rate in the South West seems to be on the rise - from a very low point in terms of cases we could now be looking at a regional issue.
    idlp56 and Jamvic like this.
  13. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Predictably Hancock is having to announce the news.
  14. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    He sounds very nervous.
    nervousned, Jamvic and Sally006 like this.
  15. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Unsurprising. He's going to have to put a positive spin on the situation.
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  16. cassandramark2

    cassandramark2 Lead commenter

    Dramatic R rate increase from 0.4 to 0.97 in London. Southwest and Northwest AT LEAST 1.

    Given the lag, the results of the easing of the lockdown (which wasn’t actually a lockdown in the first place) and schools re-opening, one only wonders how the government are going to spin this, given their endless daily briefing warnings about consequences if the R rate rises above 1.

    My prediction...no more daily briefings after the next day or so.
  17. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Only the USA has more deaths - how did this happen ?.
  18. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    R=0.4 was the low value for London according to one type of calculation, while 0.97 is the high value from a different measure which put the London R between 0.7 and 0.9. So it hasn't actually gone from 0.4 to 0.97. One measure is from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, while the other is from Imperial College, if I remember correctly.

    Matt Hancock has just said that SAGE believes R to be below 1 in all regions, but the higher figures (particularly for the South West and North West) suggest that local lockdown measures may need to be applied.
  19. cassandramark2

    cassandramark2 Lead commenter

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