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The Photography Show 2020, March 14-17

Discussion in 'Forthcoming Events' started by IvorETower, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. IvorETower

    IvorETower Little Buttercup

    Yes, the NEC site show the event as still going ahead but the TPS website confirms that it has been cancelled/postponed until September (hopefully).
    Personally I think it's a massive over-reaction, the number of infections is less than would happen if we were to get a bout of bad winter flu, but looks like many of the exhibitors and their staff were worried. Poor exhibitors who have spent money on stands, extra staff, buying in stock to sell etc..... it's a real tragedy, yet Crufts went ahead in the past few days....
  2. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I saw that yesterday. Even though I'm in a high risk group, Myeloma patient and over 60, I was intending to go since I saw the risk as minimal. My judgement reason was based on medical evidence that the greatest risk is small spaces and close proximity droplet inhalation for periods of 15 mins or more. I suspect the advice is about to change and in cooperation and with with advice from my hospital, it's likely that our next Myeloma meeting will be cancelled. I saw Tom Hanks and his wife both have Covid 19 in Australia, which is suspected to have been caught at a film screening. So, see you all in September. Meantime, both our pension pots are crashing through the floor, which is disturbing since we need the cash flow to help us live.
  3. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    As a patient at risk what worries me it that if this expands to a normal 80% infection rate prior to burning out, as these things can, it may never leave society, much the same way Flu arrived, around the 1500's I think, and has been a feature of life ever since. Immunity vaccinations aren't expected to be in production for around 16 months.
  4. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    Common Flu has an infection mortality rate of 0.5%, Covid 19 is 2.5 to 3.6% so I've been told, but in Italy its been killing up to 6% from what I've read. Basically, if you are over 60, with underlying issues, even minor heath issues, you are very much at risk of dying.
  5. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Don't forget that any mortality rates are quoted as a percentage of the known cases, not as a percentage of all the cases because that figure is unknown (so the mortality rate must be misleadingly high). The risk to you and I is that some of these 'unknown' cases are may be walking the streets or going to events at the NEC.

    Can you imagine the stampede to get out of an NEC hall if somebody coughs or sneezes? Such a situation might be a greater risk than catching the virus.
  6. IvorETower

    IvorETower Little Buttercup

    I went to the Coventry Transport Museum instead today, just 1 stop short of the NEC using the rail tickets I had already purchased. Not as good as the TPS would have been, but a good day out all the same. I probably took a lot more photos today than I would have taken at the TPS too ! Museum was almost empty, just a handful of visitors between about 1:00pm and 3:00pm whilst I was there.
  7. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    We got an .email from LNER offering help with rail tickets bought for the Libdem conference so it might be worth a try for other shows
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2020
  8. IvorETower

    IvorETower Little Buttercup

    I'd hardly call the Libdem conference a "show" !
    I used my ticket and enjoyed the day, not quite what I had hoped for or planned, but it was a good day out

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