Waiting for Boris's message tomorrow

mickymost

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If the undertakers are doing offers doesn't that mean they are short of business? Everyone is going for the budget deal apparently where they do the cremation with no mourners and give you the ashes for you to do your own thing sometime in the future.


Sam
£7500 for a burial or £1000 for a no nonsense cremation well it's what people can sadly afford.
 
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mickymost

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We all need to be patient and bear with the situation and need to be thankful we still are lucky to be alive and kicking.And many of us as BarryD said will have changed our attitudes of life forever,with how we handle things.

BarryD condolences for your recently departed friend. It makes it real.
 

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We are told that we have approximately 28000 deaths from influenza every year. This seems to be considered acceptable so presumably that would be ok for Covid. Flu seems to have taken a back seat this year.
Do you have a source for "28000 deaths from influenza every year." or is it a figure that someone has invented?

Another version( as published in BMJ (British Medical Journal) paints a different picture
https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2795/rr-6
"the number of deaths in England and Wales in an admittedly exceptionally bad year would have been only in the region of 335-340 deaths, "
 

mickymost

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Do you have a source for "28000 deaths from influenza every year." or is it a figure that someone has invented?

Another version( as published in BMJ (British Medical Journal) paints a different picture
https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2795/rr-6
"the number of deaths in England and Wales in an admittedly exceptionally bad year would have been only in the region of 335-340 deaths, "
Maybe a mistake on Sam's part, there was a 'high' of 28,000 in winter 2014/15 according to this link (first one admittedly). This does conflict with your source hugely!!

Stats eh!



335 one year and 28000 another well who is making up these figures?
 

antiquesam

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Do you have a source for "28000 deaths from influenza every year." or is it a figure that someone has invented?

Another version( as published in BMJ (British Medical Journal) paints a different picture
https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2795/rr-6
"the number of deaths in England and Wales in an admittedly exceptionally bad year would have been only in the region of 335-340 deaths, "
I really don't know whether someone has invented it. It was a figure given to me by Alexa, and I wouldn't want to call her a liar.
 

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"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing".
What you have to know is how flu kills you and how it allows other viruses to kill you, most people who have flu will contract pneumonia and it is this that will kill you, so this will be recorded as dying from pneumonia with influenza as a secondary infection.
Along similar lines my mother had MND this reduced the effectiveness of her lungs to expel fluid, this in turn allowed pneumonia to kill her. As is always the case, this was recorded as a death due to pneumonia with MND as a secondary disease, but without MND she wouldn't have died.
 

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Do you have a source for "28000 deaths from influenza every year." or is it a figure that someone has invented?

Another version( as published in BMJ (British Medical Journal) paints a different picture
https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2795/rr-6
"the number of deaths in England and Wales in an admittedly exceptionally bad year would have been only in the region of 335-340 deaths, "
Chris Whitty (I think it was) said a week or so ago that the annual death rate from influenza varied from a couple of thousand to the highest recent figure of 28,000. He also said that because of Covid restrictions, 'flu has barely had a look in this winter.
 

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every decade or so there is a major flu epidemic hong kong, asian, swine flu etc this leaves a whole generation ready to be culled when a stronger strain evolves and the death rate jumps up to 5-6 times the average , these were the high figures recorded last spring didn’t help their situation that so many were trapped in care homes etc , for all that we seem to be emerging from this epidemic hopefully having learnt lessons it is more on the lines of smallpox etc than flu and will leave a long legacy
 

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Only tonight on the update Chris Whitty said on average 9,000 per year die due to influenza and other respiratory diseases. Take from that what you will.
 

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