Coronavirus Crisis

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Should we continue to have crowds at football stadiums?

  • Yes

    Votes: 17 18.3%
  • No

    Votes: 76 81.7%

  • Total voters
    93
The possibility of closed door games are getting bigger. I personally think this is the right move to protect everyone. What do you guys think?
 

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Nutter-Naylor

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In the UK it is estimated that an average of 600 people a year die from complications of flu. In some years it is estimated that this can rise to over 10,000 deaths (see for example this UK study from 2013 , which estimated over 13,000 deaths resulting from flu in 2008-09).

So far Coronavirus has claimed under-40 lives in the UK.

 
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Here's the big issue with this thing... with the Flu at least there's a vaccine. But even with a vaccine a ton of people still get it. Also the flu has like a .5% mortality rate. With Coronavirus there's no vaccine so hardly any will be immune and its got 2% mortality rate. So there's a potential for lots and lots of people to get this because its going to spread quickly.
 
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Stopspot

Now I'm a big fat dynamo!
Here's the big issue with this thing... with the Flu at least there's a vaccine. But even with a vaccine a ton of people still get it. Also the flu has like a .5% mortality rate. With Coronavirus there's no vaccine so hardly any will be immune and its got 2% mortality rate. So there's a potential for lots and lots of people to get this because its going to spread quickly.
This. The issue is not the mortality rate. It's that it is a easily spread virus that is still mutating. And if it mutates it makes developing a vaccine that much harder.
 
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VirginiaSpur

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"Intelligent but stupid" - Ahab
This. The issue is not the mortality rate. It's that it is a easily spread virus that is still mutating. And if it mutates it makes developing a vaccine that much harder.
That's the fear anyways, but I don't think there's any evidence yet that it is mutating.
 
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The authorities should turn the East End Athletics Stadium into a Corona Virus holding pen.
There would be zero chance of it spreading any further as the space between infected people would be so vast.
 
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The authorities should turn the East End Athletics Stadium into a Corona Virus holding pen.
There would be zero chance of it spreading any further as the space between infected people would be so vast.
The players would be safe all the way down there too
 
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chubbs

Cockspangling Wankwomble
Here's the big issue with this thing... with the Flu at least there's a vaccine. But even with a vaccine a ton of people still get it. Also the flu has like a .5% mortality rate. With Coronavirus there's no vaccine so hardly any will be immune and its got 2% mortality rate. So there's a potential for lots and lots of people to get this because its going to spread quickly.
There isn't 'a vaccine for flu', because there are so many different strains of it. So, at the start of each flu season they take an educated guess as to the strain that's most likely to affect people and a vaccine is produced to combat that particular strain. If they're wrong, or you get a different strain the vaccine is useless. This is why some people who have had a flu jab still get the flu.

Personally, I think it's just media-induced panic in the Western World, as usual. In England, at least, people love a non-existent crisis to moan about. Whereas me, I love to moan about people moaning.
 
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CSWY

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Viruses don’t like alcohol. Fact. I’m still going tomorrow and Saturday. Just going to make sure I’m shit faced before entering the stadium.
 
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This is true. Before I gave up booze I was never ill and now I'm at the GP 24/7.
It’s definitely true. I remember drinking heavily during a couple of really bad flu outbreaks where everyone around me got ill. I was fine.

Maybe that’s the great irony. To avoid Coronavirus, drink more Corona.
 
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