Posted 3/20/2020 19:33 (#8123587 - in reply to #8122602) Subject: RE: Okay.... so add the details.....
North of London
From numbers published so far some countries are showing up to 8%.
Numbers will not be as high in a country where it is just getting going as it takes a few days to result in a death.
Final numbers will come after it is all over but WHO is listing the rate at 3.4% and I am in no position to argue with their numbers.
Testing is required to know how many are really infected and unfortunately few jurisdictions are able to do enough testing to know for sure.
Yes some only get a mild case but there are lots who are at risk because of other problems and there are some that appear to be healthy that still end up in hospital or even dead so not just 'at risk' people that should be concerned.
Lack of testing has led to some of the problems because authorities are unable to trace and quarantine people they have no way of knowing if they are infected and spreading it to others.
That leaves only a complete lockdown to try to keep those infected from spreading it to others.
We are in near full lockdown here where those businesses that are still open will only deliver or place an order outside their door for you to pick up.
My bank sent a notice today that they are closed until things settle down so only internet banking will happen.
I have a grain cheque at a dealer and i have told him he can hold it until things open up. Interest rates are so low it does not make a lot of difference to outcome for either of us when I finally get it to a bank. Some of those I sell grain to do auto deposit to my account, guess I should have sold to them.