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Latest advice from scientists

Discussion in 'Personal' started by S1a3t5u7r9n, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    The latest advice from scientists is that up to 50% of the population of the Uk may not be able to catch Covid.
  2. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    Who do we now trust to tell us the truth?
    Or does the government let us decide on how much risk we wish tomtake
  3. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Lead commenter

    Let’s see a receipt on that!
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    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    Scientists suffer greatly from the faith their very name creates. I've concluded that our Govt, at least, listens only to the scientists who tell them what they want to hear. ' Guided by ' is a slippery term which leads people (me) to think they're following the advice given by scientists. Since scientists seem unable to know/agree/decide then perhaps we should be throwing dice or twitching twigs in order to make decisions about what to do next.
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  5. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Which scientists? Published where?

    Without giving any links, you might as well claim that Covid 19 was a plot by aliens to weaken & conquer the earth...
  6. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    I think you may have a point here. Consulting the entrails of a dead sheep seems to be as likely to produce advice as valid as much of that the government has been supposedly following so far. Following the science has become somewhat of a hollow term, no one really believes much of what the government are saying anymore.
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  7. ajrowing

    ajrowing Lead commenter

    You heard that too? I gather it was the same ones who built the pyramids.
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  8. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    Well we shall just have to wait and see
    All in the fullness of time
    Latest findings
    Bald men more likely to suffer severe Covid symptoms

    SEBREGIS Lead commenter

    Its 'an appeal to authority' logical fallacy.

    Doctors tell us that..... oh, must be right then.

    Could be that there's a natural immunity within the population. We don't really know why people catch this thing, why some people are affected worse than others, etc.

    As an historian, I quite like that we're MORE right than people stuck in a fixed point in time.
  10. abwdSTEM

    abwdSTEM Occasional commenter

    Trust the scientists, not the politicians or press.

    But be aware that scientists will believe what they tell you is correct (almost always) however their conclusion is only as good as their data or how it is interpenetrated. Different scientists will draw different conclusions and these might be proven incorrect with further investigation.

    Science isn't always black or white there can be a shade of grey (but not many ;) )
  11. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    So when Boris says he has listened to the scientists we need to draw the conclusion that he may not be correct and all he is doing is playing politics with our lives
  12. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    Listening to and acting on their advice are two different things.
  13. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    Don’t we know it
    Mr Cummings demonstrated that
  14. pipryan

    pipryan New commenter

    Hm.. how about guided by instinct…..that sounds familiar!
  15. CheeseMongler

    CheeseMongler Lead commenter

    Do you have the actual link? Nothing personal, but your summary makes little sense - in what way is this advice? Up to 50%? So possibly just 0.0001%? May not be able to catch because they are isolating? Because they've already caught it? Because they have a form of hereditary immunity? Or just they may not develop symptoms?
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  16. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    50% of 66 million is just of 30million
    They have immunity but the scientists do not why?
    There is a lot the scientists do not know about this virus
    Nevertheless the politicians still play their political game
  17. hhhh

    hhhh Lead commenter

    Well, it is 'uniquely able to infect humans'. It's limited our ability to work and to travel. It's stirring up tensions. It's got us to stop gathering in large groups, even for cancer charirty events/meetings which make a big difference to the lives of people with disabilities (though gathering in large groups to pour litter on the beach/express your outrage is seen as fine) And it's now got us forced to cover our faces, in certain situations...when the rule becomes 'wear a mask with Alien Zorg's picture on it', then you will know that what you have just said is correct :)
  18. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Tend to be older do bald men. Older men tend to have more debilitating health problems.
  19. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    33 million, surely.
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  20. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    Especially if they are overweight
    The report said it is connected with male hormones

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