Corona Virus Covid-19
Non of this page is my own work
BUT, I have some interesting
I've collected some of their comments on
below the links to latest NHS and UK Government advice
Much of it is relevant to pupils/students
in schools, colleges and universities.
Statistics for the UK in 2020
- updated April 8th
1. Total coronavirus cases in the UK 2020
2. Daily rate of new coronavirus cases in the UK 2020
3. Total active (infected) coronavirus cases in the UK 2020
4. Total deaths from coronavirus cases in the UK 2020
5. Rate of daily new deaths from coronavirus in the UK 2020
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For UK see
Worrying graphs for UK forcing government to change
Will schools/colleges/universities stay open?
For China see
Is China winning? Graphs are encouraging!
April 6th 2020
The latest corona death figures suggest that we may be
jogging along at about 600-700 deaths a day. How long will this go on for?
If lockdown is relaxed then inevitably death rates will soar. On the most
optimistic forecast, we may assume that only 1/400 infected die overall from
COVID-19. This means that if the only solution is herd immunity, 40 million
people infected in Britain will result in 100,000 deaths, possibly over the
next six months.
What is the alternative? Obviously it is early days in possibly reducing
the death rate with the use of HCQS, but unfortunately existing protocols
may have to be abandoned. The key argument is whether we should continue in
our normal thinking about clinical trials or accept that we have to think
outside the box.
March 30th 2020 Dear all
We live in the West that believes in free speech. Sometimes this illusion
can have fatal results. For example, in 2016 the NHS carried out a secret
exercise to see if the infrastructure could cope with a flu pandemic. The
results were dire but never published and we have only recently found out
that such an exercise took place. If people had been able to speak freely
at the time, the public reaction would have caused politicians and the NHS
bureaucracy to change tack in such a way that they could cope with future
pandemics. Not only did they not inform the public, but they didn’t even
act on their own findings.
This cover-up problem is endemic in our society and was one of the main
reasons why I published
Welcome to Geordiestan in June 2018. One of life’s little ironies is it
predicted the corona outbreak eighteen months before it happened.
The book draws attention to a much worse pandemic to come, namely that
radioactive fallout, whether from natural or nuclear sources, can have
serious long-term genetic consequences. In effect, because of the
exponential growth of genomic instability between generations, we are now
facing a genetic pandemic which may see the extinction of the human race
within twenty generations.
Welcome to Geordiestan is an experiment in finding out whether new
radical ideas in science can be communicated to a wider audience to avert
future dangers. You have been warned!
March 19th 2020 "Singing for hope and joy!
(I'm in the, now suspended,
Please see below a message from my Belgian
composer friend, Erika Budai. We became acquainted during the
2018 Music Holiday at Berwang, Austria, You may (not) feel it
appropriate to forward the message to Dalesmen.
It is a way of encouraging solidarity among choirs at a
time when no choir activity is possible (and most Dalesmen know 'Speed your
------ Forwarded Message ------
Sent: 19/03/2020 11:00:46
Subject: Singing for the Corona heroes
are all doing well, considering the most odd times we’re living in right
Belgium, we live in a state of lockdown since one week now. I’m not
allowed to go out teaching nor travelling, nor visiting friends or
family, only to do my shopping in the supermarket -
if strictly necessary.
All other shops, but also schools, universities, theatre and cinemas are
closed, all traffic has been seriously diminished. This situation will
last for at least 5 weeks in Belgium… Yes, the situation is quite
serious here at this very moment.
keep contact with all my students from the composition class by teaching
them from a distance, distributing tasks and new projects through
mailing. They send their homework back to me, so that I can correct if
possible and give positive comment. I call it “Corona Teaching”:
working at home from a safe distance – perhaps an expression
that will be common one day!…
yesterday evening, people started to give a warm applause here in
Louvain and elsewhere in Belgium for all those who work in the medical
sector. As I’ve got beloved friends working in the medical sector here
in Louvain, putting their lives at risk to save the lives of ill people,
I encourage everyone in my own street to sing for these medical
heroes! – especially dedicated to all people in Italy, who suffer
most. As singing all together is the very best remedy to keep up
vitality, joy and friendship!
link to a famous song we would like to sing in my street
tonight, starting at 8 o’clock sharp – that means: 7 o’clock PM UK-time
and 9 PM for our Friends in Greece. Maybe you (and your choir) will join
us tonight? 😊
(From Nabucco – VERDI) – CLICK ON THE LINK:
of the Hebrew Slaves sing in the opera all together:
Please, let God inspire us so that we can bear our suffering!
Please, spread the word by mail, on Facebook… to everyone you know, if
Many thankXXXs in advance! Keep it safe, sound and sunny
from Belgium and a warm hug to every-one of you from a distance!
Erika Budai (Composer & Music Teacher – Louvain, Belgium)
The graph looks a bit worryingly exponential to me!
March 13th 2020: The latest
advice from the UK's NHS
Stay at home
if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're
staying at home.
Lots more on
March 13th 2020: From the UK Government
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are
recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild
- if you have symptoms of coronavirus infection
(COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when
your symptoms started.
- this action will help protect others in your
community while you are infectious
- plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that
you can successfully stay at home
- ask your employer, friends and family to help you
get the things you need to stay at home
- stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from
other people in your home if possible
- sleep alone, if possible
- wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each
time using soap and water
- stay away from vulnerable individuals, such as
the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, as much as
- you do not need to call NHS 111 to go into
self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no
better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet
access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
Why staying at home is very important
Staying at home while you have coronavirus (COVID-19)
helps to protect your friends, colleagues and the wider community. It will
also help to control the spread of the virus.
We realise that staying at home may be difficult or
frustrating, but there are things that you can do to help make it easier.
- plan ahead and think about what you will need in
order to be able to stay at home for the full 7 days
- talk to your employer, friends and family to ask
for their help to access the things you will need in order to
successfully stay at home
- think about and plan how you can get access to
food and other supplies such as medications that you will need during
- ask friends or family to drop off anything you
need or order supplies online, but make sure these are left outside your
home for you to collect
- make sure that you keep in touch with friends and
family over the phone or through social media
- think about things you can do during your time at
home. People who have successfully completed a period of staying at home
have kept themselves busy with activities such as cooking, reading,
online learning and watching films
- when you are feeling better, remember that
physical exercise can be good for your wellbeing. Look for online
classes or courses that can help you take light exercise in your home
lots more on
The extra thoughts!
March 13th 2020: From a retired
epidemiologist and medical statistics expert
Suppose we found there was a particular
ethnic group that had 40 times the chances of dying from the corona virus
compared with the rest of the population? The authorities would immediately
arrange special precautions including self-isolation for this group with
enough food for several weeks and no visits unless the visitor had been in
quarantine or had been very recently tested with an infrared (IR)
thermometer to test for any temperature elevation. Unless such precautions
were adopted, then 99% of all deaths from COVID-19 in the UK would be due to
that particular ethnic group.
Now, for ethnic group read anyone over the age of 65. Why is the government
not addressing itself to the obvious problem which is to isolate and support
OAPs? Many of them will be visited by social/health workers who should be
tested regularly to show they do not have the corona virus. The importance
of the IR thermometer is it can detect the course of a disease in an
apparently healthy person two days before they show symptoms. Since the
virus increases exponentially in the human body this is the most critical
The present plans of the UK government are not going to work. Don’t be
distracted by the Italian disaster. We are running 12-20 days behind the
Italians and our cases are swinging between doubling or trebling every four
days which means that by March 24th on present projections we
will have between 4,000 and 20,000 cases with the most likely figure around
9,000. And of course that is only the beginning of the massive increase.
By the Ides of March (March 15th) all OAPs should be in pole
position with an adequate supply of food and not answer the front door to
anyone including loved ones unless it is essential. But the rest of the
population could carry on as normal. Indeed, there is a strong argument
that increasing the infection rate in younger age groups would “burn out”
the virus, therefore offering greater protection to OAPs when they finally
emerge from their self-imposed purdah.
March 13th 2020: An interesting message from a
homeopath which you may find of interest.
The flowering snowdrops and crocuses look
so wonderful at this time of year. Spring is finally here.
Some of you have been asking how to address the issues regarding coronavirus
naturally. As you may have read it gives cold/flu like symptoms which may
(or may not) lead to respiratory conditions such as pneumonia. Bugs will
thrive given the right soils. As you would do so for any cough/cold/flu
there are some essential things to consider in keeping the environment (your
body) from unwanted hosts. Here are some options to consider: What is being
researched and working well on this current (celebrity) virus is Vitamin C
(high dose). Although studies are being done with high dose intravenous
Vitamin C, if ingesting your gut will only tolerate around 5g before you
then start to get diarrhoea. As it is a water soluble vitamin and your body
will flush out any excess, it's best to work up slowly and to stop at a dose
that feels comfortable to you
Elderberry and elderflower (Sambucus sp) are well researched for their anti
cold/flu potential  Elderflower can be taken as a tea.
A very recent scientific study about Chinese Herbal Medicine and the
coronavirus looking at plant chemicals that destroy it and plant antivirals
which are effective. Some of these herbs are not easily available but one
such herb was Liquorice. So if you enjoy Liquorice tea you may want to start
We have a special 5-herb immune blend we use to support the body against
infections (our clinic formula). The five herbs contained in the formula
have very good antibacterial and antiviral bio-active properties. In
addition keep your nutrition and diet full of quality organic vegetables and
(dark) fruits, add in raw foods in the form of juices or salads where
possible. There have been many cases where people have improved rapidly so
don't feel it is the end of the world.
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