A friend was giving us the low down in S.A. They haven’t had it bad yet, but the fear is what happens when it reaches the ‘townships’.
The chances of catching your death may be low for many of us, but........The virus may not be as dangerous if there was more testing so that more people knew who was spreading it and if everyone followed distancing advice. The biggest danger is that we just don’t know and are unlikely to know until the pandemic blows over and the academics can get their teeth into the statistics. Should keep them busy for a few years!
There are some interesting articles online about infection and mortality trends. The sad thing is that deaths of positively tested as infected is now the only indicator, but death rate reporting is inconsistent between some countries.
I just read today that deaths in care homes have not been reported or included!
My father in law has suspected Covid 19 & so does most of his floor in the home in Sheffield.
No testing so no reporting.
The scientific approach tells us nothing about how many people have it & at present the Government are purely managing the numbers so the NHS doesn't get overwhelmed.
As far as the pandemic blowing over Edd, just how do you expect that's going to happen?
How come the UK has 3 times as many deaths as China when we knew it was coming?
It's a real mess.
Check it out https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
We probably have more recorded than China because they didn't include the ones that they executed and made disappear