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KQ captain of evacuation flight dies of COVID-19

Old 4th Apr 2020, 04:56
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KQ captain of evacuation flight dies of COVID-19

I have not seen this posted elsewhere, very sad.

Captain Kibati was in charge of the last flight from New York to Nairobi

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Old 4th Apr 2020, 06:05
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Very sad indeed. But what is more alarming is the fact that all previous tests were negative and then suddenly falling ill last three days. Flying to America and Italy is a double wammy he really took great risk. RIP.
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Shocking news. RIP
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Old 4th Apr 2020, 22:26
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A man who did his duty and more. RIP.
He must have felt something, as he self isolated, but the suddenness of the final onslaught of the disease is stunning. Definitely not 'just like the flu'.
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Old 5th Apr 2020, 03:47
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A man who did his duty and more. RIP.
He must have felt something, as he self isolated, but the suddenness of the final onslaught of the disease is stunning. Definitely not 'just like the flu'.
​​​​​This virus is not playing games, quite serious, in fact even more serious than everyone originally thought...I agree most definitely not like the flu
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​​​​​This virus is not playing games, quite serious, in fact even more serious than everyone originally thought...I agree most definitely not like the flu
Can someone please tell that to the thousands of people in Britain who, in a couple of hours, will be flocking to the parks and other sunny places to enjoy the day. "Dangerous? nah. Doesn't affect the young; I won't catch it " etc. I've already been told to my face to "go away and die" so the young don't have to waste NHS resources on us aged people.
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Can someone please tell that to the thousands of people in Britain who, in a couple of hours, will be flocking to the parks and other sunny places to enjoy the day. "Dangerous? nah. Doesn't affect the young; I won't catch it " etc. I've already been told to my face to "go away and die" so the young don't have to waste NHS resources on us aged people.
I hope you told them to F.... off. No point in being pleasant to scum
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One day there will be a statue of him at NBO. Noble way to go, sacrificing your life for your countrymen.
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Noble way to go, sacrificing your life for your countrymen.
Agreed, Thirsty
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Old 5th Apr 2020, 14:45
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Very sad. Inclined to say ' undeserved' but that has no meaning sadly. Heard it can manifest as ' fulminant pneumonia' in an unfortunate few.
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A man who did his duty and more. RIP.
He must have felt something, as he self isolated, but the suddenness of the final onslaught of the disease is stunning. Definitely not 'just like the flu'.
Flu can and does kill people exactly like this and just as quickly.
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Originally Posted by Sailvi767 View Post
Flu can and does kill people exactly like this and just as quickly.
That statement is incorrect.There is a misconception that COVID-19 is no different from common seasonal influenza. Both cause respiratory disease and are transmitted through contact, respiratory droplets and fomites. However they vary drastically in severity. According to the WHO data to date, 80% are asymptomatic, 15% are severe (requiring oxygen) and 5% are critical (requiring ventilation). These figures are considerably higher than what is typically observed in flu.

Similarly, the virology is different. While influenza has a shorter serial interval (the time between successive cases) and therefore spreads more easily, COVID-19 has a higher reproductive number - meaning infected individuals pass the virus onto a higher number of people.
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Originally Posted by Fostex View Post
That statement is incorrect.There is a misconception that COVID-19 is no different from common seasonal influenza. Both cause respiratory disease and are transmitted through contact, respiratory droplets and fomites. However they vary drastically in severity. According to the WHO data to date, 80% are asymptomatic, 15% are severe (requiring oxygen) and 5% are critical (requiring ventilation). These figures are considerably higher than what is typically observed in flu.

Similarly, the virology is different. While influenza has a shorter serial interval (the time between successive cases) and therefore spreads more easily, COVID-19 has a higher reproductive number - meaning infected individuals pass the virus onto a higher number of people.
Might I also add that most people who die with influenza don't die of influenza. They die of opportunistic bacterial infections.

Whereas people do die of COVID-19 directly in most cases.
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There is talk of COVID 19 having a vascular effect in the lungs the reduces gas exchange, "normal" influenze doesnt have this. So if you contract COVID 19 and have any sort of respiratory deficit then it can be very serious.
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There is talk of COVID 19 having a vascular effect in the lungs the reduces gas exchange, "normal" influenze doesnt have this. So if you contract COVID 19 and have any sort of respiratory deficit then it can be very serious.
I heard that the problem is (usually) not the virus itself , but the (over)reaction of the immune system to it.
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I heard that the problem is (usually) not the virus itself , but the (over)reaction of the immune system to it.
Yes, I also understand that COVID 19 can create auto immune response issues in some individuals as well.
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Flu can and does kill people exactly like this and just as quickly.
Oh good, Fox News rears its ugly head.
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