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Old 26-02-2020, 18:05   #61
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Re: Coronavirus

A school in my town was closed as teacher had been in Italy over the 1/2 term break. the schools is now having a deep clean.

My newphew is due to go skiing with the school in Northern Italy on the 4th of April, the school has told my sister they'll change resort ot country.
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Re: Coronavirus

I'm in Rome, a bit scary with loads of tourists kidding themselves in masks... Been hand washing a lot, far more effective. This area isn't really affected as yet. Hasn't spoilt my holiday, if anything the queues for the tourist hotspots have been less, so that's a bonus. The genie is out of the bottle with this so nowhere will be more safe than anywhere else. Pompeii is a must see if you ever get the chance, amazing and sad all at the same time.
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Old 26-02-2020, 22:01   #63
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Re: Coronavirus

Pompeii is definitely on my bucket list
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Old 27-02-2020, 08:12   #64
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Re: Coronavirus

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Old 27-02-2020, 09:13   #65
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Re: Coronavirus

reports from China, that 14% of people that have had the virus and got over it, have been reinfected.

which suggests it is mutating quickly

:Source Radio 4 news this morning:
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Old 27-02-2020, 11:44   #66
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Re: Coronavirus

You may have seen this doing the rounds on Social Media.

Regarding a book written by Dean R Koontz in 1981. Which details a Virius developed in Wuhan, China in 2020, that causes respiratory problems.............


Cue twilight zone music..............

Reminds of the story of the book about an unsinkable ship called the Titan, that strikes an iceberg on it's maiden voyage. Written years before the Titanic sunk.
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Old 27-02-2020, 17:07   #67
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Re: Coronavirus

https://bay.com.mt/coronavirus-in-nu...houldnt-panic/
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Re: Coronavirus

There are lies, damn lies, and statistics ....

Of course we shouldn’t be panicking and clearing supermarket shelves. But we should be taking the requested precautions to prevent the spread of an infectious virus for which there is neither vaccine nor cure. If it spreads unchecked, a mortality rate of just 2% would eventually kill more than 100 million people worldwide.

Infection and mortality is low so far precisely because of quarantine procedures. Without them, that article’s rather crass comparisons with absolute rates of cancer, diabetes and heart disease deaths would be looking like a very poor joke.

Although the funniest* part of that article is how it offers as reassurance the fact that most people who die of Covid are over 50. I’m guessing “89.7 Bay FM” mostly appeals to kids and millennials.

*Not really funny at all
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Re: Coronavirus

Investors seem concerned. The Dow Jones has recorded its biggest points fall in history.
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...pread-11944193

(As an aside, I hope Trump is no longer claiming any credit for movements in the Dow Jones! )
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Re: Coronavirus

This does look like it could get pretty bad. The incubation period is so long we could see the numbers in Europe jump from the few to the thousands, tens of thousands, within a week or two. That's if it was lost control and unfortunately this outbreak in Italy seems like it hasn't been contained .

Reports of reinfection are even worse, it'll just keep reinfecting everyone, but those reports are unconfirmed I believe.
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Re: Coronavirus

Interesting looks you get walking around with a common cold!
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Re: Coronavirus

BREAKING: First Brit to die of Coronavirus from cruise ship.

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...-dies-11945226
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BREAKING: First Brit to die of Coronavirus from cruise ship.

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...-dies-11945226

. . .and that's all it says, a British man has died.

No mention of age or underlying health issues (if any).
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Re: Coronavirus

Now that the over 60s are being advised to avoid public transport and crowded areas what exactly are they supposed to do about getting to work/ shopping etc .
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Re: Coronavirus

As we did during all previous disasters and wars and pestilence..Panic! OR we can just keep calm and carry on as normal.
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