The Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee has a session of inquiry into "Preparations for Coronavirus" this afternoon that may be of interest. Starts at 13:45 according to [committees.parliament.uk
], though the [parliamentlive.tv
] channel, at which it can be caught live or in recording, says 14:00, which I think is more likely. A written transcript usually turns up shortly thereafter. I suspect I'll find it a lot more interesting and less stressing than this, fairly typical, forum thread.
I'm continuing to update, at the top of page 6, the daily counts of confirmed cases in Southwark, as issued at [www.bbc.co.uk
]. It's now at 33. I wonder if some of the variability in the apparent rate of increase (latest counts: 11, 13, 28, 33) could be due as much to the way cases reach official awareness as to the real-world incidence, which is likely to be higher, perhaps much higher. I trust that there are various stratagems in operation, such as GP surgery reports or random population sampling, to get ongoing true estimates of the numbers actually infected.
Can anyone recommend any other public fora, newsgroups, mailing lists, blogs,etc where there's any fairly expert discussion of the issues and science? I'm feeling nostalgia for the days of Usenet, etc.
Despite being over 70, the idea of getting infected early and over with, and becoming a free and potentially useful agent again, is a tempting one.
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