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To think mumsnet is making more fuss of corona than anywhere else on the Internet, or in general society

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FreshFancyFrogglette · 17/03/2020 11:48

Just that! Until I checked mumsnet I realised we had a serious situation on our hands, and that hand washing is essential, and isolating if you have symptoms. And that was that, carried on as normal. But coming on here, and it's people convinced they are going to die because they've got asthma, people refusing to go into work (even though they don't have any symptoms), people planning for the end of the world. I'm sorry, but this just doesn't reflect the rest of the world. I was at my friend's last night, and apart from mentioning her partner needs to be careful because he's got cancer, it wasn't mentioned. Same when I went shopping. On here it's sounds like the world is ending. Aibu??

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HoffiCoffi13 · 19/03/2020 14:50

You might also be interested in this... and maybe show your mum.

To think mumsnet is making more fuss of corona than anywhere else on the Internet, or in general society

daisychain01 · 19/03/2020 14:57

The mood/feelings on here have rubbed off on me a bit, but I also have one foot firmly in the outside world, which still isn't as grave as it is on here

Yes that's right OP when you step out into the outside world you don't have to be confronted with the reality of so many peoples rw lives concentrated and distilled in one place. You're witnessing everyone's individual pressures and anxieties and it isn't nice reading is it. But it is people's lives, unpalatable as it may be.


SeaEagleFeather · 19/03/2020 15:57

Don't be draft SeaEagleFeather, it's not just a case of making enough ventilators. You also need enough ITU beds for those that need ventilation to be in and enough trained clinicians to perform the intubation and look after the patients once they have been ventilated. From experience in Italy, C19 patients require much longer ventilation than typical pneumonia patients, around 3 weeks and then extended time to wean off ventilation

I take your point about clinicians but at least some other countries seem to think it worth trying. The NL is doubling its ICU capacity and Germany should have around 2.5 as much capacity soon, both according to governmental news releases.

The choice of mitigation OR complete lockdown, as the Imperial College assessment suggests - well, the state of the UK after 18 months complete lockdown, as the assessment recommends, doesn't bear thinking about. A vaccine might be available after 18 months, but it seems that there are certainly no guarentees.


bellinisurge · 19/03/2020 18:34

Op, Tough as old boots mums in our area in tears because their y6 kids are having to say an abrupt goodbye to their friends and their primary school. That serious enough for you?


Mummyeyes · 19/03/2020 20:39

@FreshFancyFrogglette it is here. Oxfordshire. I was fine this morning now I cannot sit up. If people by you do not know then tell them. From a distance. It is like bad flu - you need someone to bring drinks. Don't get this virus. Tell all your family and friends.

Oh of course I may have flu not c19. No tests unless in hospital. Unbelievable.


AuldAlliance · 19/03/2020 21:34

Friend has just forwarded me a message from her niece who's a doctor in Strasbourg.
She says complications are totally unpredictable and are affecting 30-yr-olds with no prior medical history, who've never smoked. They are making the same triage choices as in Italy and people are dying all the time.


DishingOutDone · 19/03/2020 21:40

Must admit a lot of me and my friends don't watch news regularly honestly I would never have guessed .... Hmm


daisychain01 · 19/03/2020 21:48

@Mummyeyes I think you may have flu because I've read in several sources that Corona does not hit you like a steam-train the way flu does.

I've only had flu once, but my abiding memory was that I was feeling a bit unwell and within an hour I was flat out unable to move.


FreshFancyFrogglette · 19/03/2020 22:02

I think we're all scared, took some of us longer to get there than others. Maybe I chose to bury my head in the sand, subconsciously, because I can't cope with it. Yes, am starting to loose my humour about it aswell. Feeling guilty for having visited friends :(.

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MrsNoah2020 · 20/03/2020 05:52

Our first patient has died from it Sad. He was in a high risk category and, of course, we do lose some patients to flu every year - but only 1 or 2. But it's sad and frightening to think that this patient is likely the first of many.


HarveySchlumpfenburger · 20/03/2020 06:09

Feeling guilty for having visited friends

What’s done is done. What you can do to help is to change your behaviour now and encourage others to do the same.


puds11 · 20/03/2020 06:35

@FreshFancyFrogglette there are threads on here from people currently living in lockdown in France/Spain/Italy. What they are saying makes for a rather sobering reality. My family are currently isolating because the baby has a cough. I can’t risk someone else’s life because ‘it’s just a cough’. I think it is taking a while for people to realise how serious it is as there is generally a ‘crack on’ mentality when people have a cold normally, but this isn’t normal. I’m glad you’re taking it more seriously.

@MrsNoah2020 that’s so sad Sad I’m sorry for your loss.


MarshaBradyo · 20/03/2020 07:42

And where we are at is here now

Imagine when we get to Italy numbers

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