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The Stranglers keyboard player dies

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stockhausen, May 4, 2020.

  1. plasmahal

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  2. heeeed

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    Look if you want to argue around whether covid caused his death any further then I'm out. It is blatantly clear it will have been a significant issue to anyone dealing with this stuff. Your lack of understanding around testing, when and why it’s done, death certification etc. doesn’t change that being the case. The vast majority of deaths certified have multiple reasons when you look at the different sections of a death certificate. Something will have to go on the first part and the clinical team looking after will make that call on likelihood. The extended cardiac admission can be why he was admitted but most people admitted with cardiac issues leave hospital. This man sadly didn’t. Somehow trying to imply that most deaths that have recently tested as covid +ve are not caused by covid is moronic at best and deliberately dangerous at worst.
     
  3. SexyGreyFox

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    I remember buying Rattus Norvegicus on day of release and taking it back the following day because I thought it was going to be a punk sound but it sounded more like Genesis.
    I did see them at least 4 times in the early days and it was Greenfield's keyboard playing that made them different.
    RIP.
     
  4. muon

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    Nah, all other conditions suddenly started killed 10,000 people extra a week. Nothing to do with Covid19.

    And how do you know his heart problems killed him?

    See the chart above, most of those deaths above average will have other underlying conditions. You saying those underlying conditions suddenly became more deadly in the last 2 months?
     
  5. Boge

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    48,000 people died of Sepsis in the UK last year.

    Horrible thing. Leads to pneumonia eventually. Apparently..

    This years death toll?

    Hmm.
     
  6. Boge

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  7. muon

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    Probably more. A lot of the excess deaths aren't being classified as Covid19. So other things must be taking up the slack.

    Bet you were expecting the opposite answer.
     
  8. The_Abyss

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    Golden Brown remains an absolute masterpiece. I love a band that could write and produce that song, and also belt out Nice n Sleazy.
     
  9. Boge

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    What I find quite worrying is the fact that my local GP died of Sepsis last year.

    Came back from holiday and died within 2 days of feeling unwell.

    He was a fit and healthy guy in his his late forties. A medical professional. What chance do the rest of us stand?

    Sepsis is far more worrying yet it's being swept under the carpet with all this hysteria.
     
  10. Boge

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    neh mind
     
  11. The_Abyss

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    I think it was an important point you made. A banging tune and lyrics often bely the meaning behind the song. The Stereophonics' A Thousand Trees is about a paedophile.
     
  12. Boge

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    Apologies for the digression. I loved the Stranglers back in the day. Saw them live quite a few times back in the mid to late seventies (I'm no spring chicken)

    Great live band and Dave Greenfield was a hell of a keyboard player - even though he looked a lot like Captain Beefheart.
     
  13. plasmahal

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    If you bothered to read the news article linked by OP, you would not need to ask that. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  14. wozzizname

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    RIP Dave Greenfield - the first album I ever bought was No More Heroes, and the Stranglers were a large part of the soundtrack to my youth.
     
  15. muon

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    I did read the article. That's not what it says.

    Maybe you need to read it more carefully?
     
  16. plasmahal

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    It's the first sentence, try going to specsavers.
     
  17. mjt

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    Perhaps it is you, who should be going to specsavers. Or back to school. Did they not teach critical thinking in your days?

    The quote states three facts:
    1. He was in hospital for heart problems;
    2. He contracted Covid-19 while in hospital;
    3. He died while in hospital.

    The article does not state cause of death. I suspect this is because the BBC is a reputable media organisation which tries its best not to jump to conclusions and spread rumours.
     
  18. Brizzles

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    How about you all **** off to another thread instead of trashing this one.

    [​IMG]

    RIP to an amazing keyboard player
     
  19. Bubo

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    I think he is too blind to see it.
     
  20. mjt

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    Apologies. You’re right. I shouldn’t have replied to his ********.
    RIP