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letitgolego Mon 11-May-20 02:49:14

Why are we the only fucking country that isn't reporting on how many people are cured of coronavirus? Surely this would help moral and provide a better picture of the mortality of this disease rather than reporting on just death number? Why are we the only country incapable of this?

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

This information is taken from the website above which I believe to be very credible if any MNetter wants to have a look

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PerspicaciaTick Mon 11-May-20 03:03:21

According to those figures, nobody in the UK has recovered. Everyone is either an active case, or dead (total cases = active cases plus deaths).
I would be very interested to know how other countries are assessing people as being recovered. Is it when you are discharged from hospital, or if you test negative after testing positive, or X weeks since last showing symptoms? Do all countries use the same criteria?

YE420032c Mon 11-May-20 03:17:02

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Topseyt Mon 11-May-20 03:23:42

Nothing wrong with using the F word.

I have always wondered too why we don't list the number of cases of people who have recovered from Covid 19. It always seems to mean active cases, cases in hospital and deaths, so it looks like one long story of doom and gloom.

PerspicaciaTick Mon 11-May-20 03:25:12

Luckily on MN, posters can use whatever language they prefer without having to worry about misplaced snobbery.

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 11-May-20 03:25:04

MN is not the place for you YE.

It is very weird. I know certain countries are measuring it as 'tests negative'.

letitgolego Mon 11-May-20 03:25:24

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MrsTerryPratchett Mon 11-May-20 03:26:47

All the properly posh people I know swear like sailors.

Musicforsmorks Mon 11-May-20 03:27:01

The lower class comment is so mrs bucket, just the very height of cringe 😬

TheGirlWithAPrince Mon 11-May-20 03:29:07

So what if someone was lower class? What does it matter on mumsnet .. The site has people from all classes and it shouldnt matter.

Thepigeonsarecoming Mon 11-May-20 03:32:56

@YE420032c you aren’t a fucking teacher here

@letitgolego ignore the cuntish behaviour, your point is valid. A few stories about recovery and survival rates would be nice right now. I think they don’t want to publish them as want it all doom and gloom to make us stay home/alert

duffeldaisy Mon 11-May-20 03:33:44

Is it something to do with the lack of testing? Fo so long, people were only being tested when in hospital, if at all, maybe after death to see cause of death?
So while people have recovered outside hospital, and inside, and they’ve not been registered as having it. And then there’s the people dying outside hospital too.
All the stats are fucked up because there hasn’t been enough planning by government, just cutting. Please excuse my lower-classness but I think apalling leadership during a pandemic merits stronger language than normal.

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 11-May-20 03:34:00

I don't think it encourages recklessness. After all the places who are doing well publish this data. Canada, New Zealand etc.

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 11-May-20 03:35:16

Please excuse my lower-classness but I think apalling leadership during a pandemic merits stronger language than normal.

My English teacher used to say that swearing had its place. This is definitely the right place, time and situation for swearing if there ever was one!

Mnthrowaway20202 Mon 11-May-20 03:37:40

I don’t think we have been routinely testing people twice though - assuming that you can only confirm recovery with a negative test following a previous positive test. I mean we have barely been testing people to begin with, let alone testing them twice.

Mnthrowaway20202 Mon 11-May-20 03:41:02

In fact your chart shows that the UK has carried out significantly less tests than other countries. And the countries that have carried out less tests than us haven’t been hit as severely as us.

Moongirl10 Mon 11-May-20 04:01:00

I’m in Canada and here I believe you have to have two negative tests before you are considered recovered however I’m not sure if this applies to hospitalised people only: ‘before someone is considered recovered, doctors want to see two negative tests, reducing the chance that the first one just missed getting part of the virus that is still there.’

sobeyondthehills Mon 11-May-20 04:01:03

Last time I looked it was 3 days ago and I thought it was a blip, looks like its not.

Have a look on the NHS website that might tell you

FiveOutOfFiveGoldblums Mon 11-May-20 04:13:35

Netherlands don't have recovery figures either.
No idea why not - I asked on the figures thread and someone said lack of testing would make recovery figures redundant/inaccurate - I am interested simply in how many treated in hospital came out again...

Topseyt Mon 11-May-20 04:15:13

It isn't a blip. Testing in the UK is a mess because the government couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery.

Shinesweetfreedom Mon 11-May-20 04:25:18

But how can you say someone is truly recovered if we do not know as yet the long term health implications,such as permanent loss of lung capacity.

user764329056 Mon 11-May-20 04:26:19

So true, Topseyt

Mummyoflittledragon Mon 11-May-20 04:28:10

You’re right op. The government isn’t going to “waste” tests on people, who’ve physically recovered to confirm that they’ve recovered. The NHS is on its knees. It is, however, especially pertinent that the correct people are tested after the shit show we’ve witnessed thus far. Ill people are being prioritised, which in context is the correct choice. Much as testing the recovered is a nice to have and may stop the spread of disease in the future, new cases are the priority right now. The government has put the country in firefighting mode as it refused to act proactively. Fucking government that is.

eaglejulesk Mon 11-May-20 04:28:25

I can't remember what the criteria in NZ is, but each day in the health report they also tell us the percentage of recovered cases, which is encouraging to hear.

allfalldown47 Mon 11-May-20 04:28:51

@YE420032c do you mean working class dear?
In my world being rude to someone is far more 'lower class' than swearing.

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