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Preparing for the winter phase of Covid-19

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StitchInLime Sat 18-Apr-20 22:00:30

All indications suggest if we manage to ride out the peak of this phase of coronavirus and cases drop, we’ll see another peak, most likely winter, and that peak could be even worse (as was the case with past pandemics like Spanish Flu).

Have any of you thought about how you’ll prep for this with the knowledge you have now?

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Holothane Sat 18-Apr-20 22:02:17

Yes loads of jimmies for us both,

MangoesAreMyFavourite Sat 18-Apr-20 22:04:59

I guess I would plan to wrap up Christmas shopping (food and presents) early.
Also plan for a couple of weeks of being snowed in (whether the cause was the snow or flu).
Keep up exercise and vitamins so we are all as healthy as we can be.

PicsInRed Sat 18-Apr-20 22:05:47

Foment your food supplies.

The mainstream papers are already talking about food shortages due to a lack of farm workers.

MangoesAreMyFavourite Sat 18-Apr-20 22:05:53

Maybe I really do need a second freezer

MaxNormal Sat 18-Apr-20 22:07:08

The Spanish flu was worse during the second wave because the virus mutated. There's nothing to suggest that covid19 will do so.

PicsInRed Sat 18-Apr-20 22:10:24

The Spanish flu was worse during the second wave because the virus mutated. There's nothing to suggest that covid19 will do so.

There are already 3 strains identified as circulating widely. One is thought to be severe.

Starrynightsabove Sat 18-Apr-20 22:12:55

@picsinred please post a source for this. There are some different strains but all very similar as far as I’ve read

Daffodil101 Sat 18-Apr-20 22:14:33

Sources please

Babyroobs Sat 18-Apr-20 22:15:08

Stock up on plenty of toilet rolls, keep home office in good order, plenty of vitamins, maybe buy an extra freezer if I can think of anywhere to put one.

DaffodilsDaffodils Sat 18-Apr-20 22:15:17

@PicsInRed do you have a link for that?? Not disagreeing just could not find anything about that

PicsInRed Sat 18-Apr-20 22:23:26

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8204255/There-THREE-separate-types-coronavirus.html

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-has-an-aggressive-and-a-milder-strain-scientists-find-qfmfsl9jf

www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8073543/TWO-strains-killer-coronavirus-spreading-study-claims.html

Derbygerbil Sat 18-Apr-20 22:24:11

The issue is whether the public will accept a second lockdown, and whether we can afford one economically. If there’s an issue with either, it will get far rougher than it has been to date, unless we can either get a vaccine out by autumn (which some scientists are saying is possible) or we nail contact-tracing and associated isolation). I can’t imagine it will go away on its own.

Noooblerooble Sat 18-Apr-20 22:24:38

There are different strains but no expert has said one is more severe. Covid-19 is thought of as one which is unlikely to mutate into a more serious strain. So while there might be other peaks it's not right to say it will necessarily be worse.

Mamamia456 Sat 18-Apr-20 22:25:30

I think to begin with they thought there were two strains one which was more aggressive, but they have now identified three strains.

I have read that the longer a virus is around it becomes weaker over time.

PicsInRed Sat 18-Apr-20 22:30:34

From the 3rd linked article.

"The team of experts from Beijing and Shanghai said 70 per cent of people have caught the most aggressive strain of the virus but that this causes such bad illness that it has struggled to spread since early January."

Waxonwaxoff0 Sat 18-Apr-20 22:36:11

I'm not doing anything to prep. If I have no job at the end of this wave I'm fucked anyway.

LampHat Sat 18-Apr-20 22:48:50

@PicsInRed

That article is from the 4th March and most importantly from the Daily Fail. I’d say it’s safe to take with a handful pinch of salt.

Daffodil101 Sat 18-Apr-20 22:51:06

Daily mail? 🙄

Starrynightsabove Sat 18-Apr-20 22:54:42

Viruses don’t generally mutate into more severe forms as that goes against the purpose of a virus which is to multiply. If your host dies that doesn’t happen effectively

UnaCorda Sat 18-Apr-20 23:00:56

So the Daily Fail can't even agree with itself?

Keepdistance Sat 18-Apr-20 23:06:00

The problem is we might have just 2.5% immunity.
So there will be other waves.
I cant see it waitig till october personally.
It will be 4w after lockdown is released. It only took 4w last time. Which is why i think they want the kids to go back so they get it and get immune (but actually it seems
kids might not get immunity).

We need to delay as long as possible to get the ppe and treatments and we could find vitamin d supplements a game changer for eg

TorysSuckRevokeArticle50 Sat 18-Apr-20 23:06:35

I'll be re-prepping for Brexit anyway so will just stick to that plan which is basically to make sure the freezer stays full of meat, veg and fruit and that the pantry stays full of dry goods.

We always keep a good supply of toiletries and cleaning products as we buy them when they BOGOf and keep them under the stairs.

I'm planning to have Xmas shopping done by end of October just in case.

Hoping I'll still have a job otherwise savings will only keep us going for about 6 months.

PicsInRed Sat 18-Apr-20 23:06:49

One is earlier, details difference in severity.

The other is later, details now 3 strains.

Feel free to go do some googling. I've supported my assertion.

PicsInRed Sat 18-Apr-20 23:08:30

Viruses don’t generally mutate into more severe forms as that goes against the purpose of a virus which is to multiply. If your host dies that doesn’t happen effectively

Unless the contagious but well period is long in which case the R0 is high enough to continue spread.

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