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    Posted: February 26 2020 at 6:19am
Found this on Twitter. Was posted in the Independent

Coronavirus could kill half a million Britons and infect 80% of UK, leaked document suggests

A leaked government document has suggested up to 500,000 people could die from coronavirus if the disease is able to infect up to 80 per cent of the country, Shaun Lintern reports.

While the Department of Health and Social Care said it did not expect the scenario to happen, the briefing to ministers, leaked to The Sun, said “the reasonable worst case” was for four fifths of the country to succumb to the virus.

The document by the National Security Communications Team warned: “The current planning assumption is that 2-3 per cent of symptomatic cases will result in a ­fatality.” This could mean as many as 500,000 Britons could die.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BabyCat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2020 at 7:49am
Thanks for posting. Shouldn't be too much of a surprise.

There's a lot of "ifs" to get to that worst case scenario, but basically what I've been saying. It's common sense, epidemiology, and math. Mostly common sense, though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pandemic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2020 at 8:30am
No surprises to be honest. Even the leaked documents which is concerning !.
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Nah, that just shows how on the ball we really are.
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