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Coronavirus
« on: January 22, 2020, 01:45:10 AM »
Anyone who has been watching the news the last few days will know about the Coronavirus that may have originated in Wuhan, China. Cases are already reported in South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan and the US.

China is admitting 440 cases today, but right now is the Chinese New Year holiday week where every man and his dog is travelling and the Chinese airports and stations are full to the gunwales, so it is going to get much worse.

This morning North Korea closed its borders to foreigners to keep it out.

The suspicion is the Chinese are under reporting it as they did with the SARS.

Some media coverage here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10784540/coronavirus-wuhan-china-death/
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 02:10:51 AM »
Manny I work in the healthcare industry and I got the first call Sunday night. 

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 03:22:18 AM »
Manny I work in the healthcare industry and I got the first call Sunday night.

The media says one case in the US, but JFK has flights from Wuhan it seems so it's bound to be a problem there in the near future. I wonder how long the incubation period is.

I wonder how long it will take to develop a vaccine..........
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 03:43:20 AM »
I remember Corona. it was made near to where I grew up. Do any other Britons remember the Corona man delivering bottles of fizzy pop from his white electric van?

My granny always had Corona in her kitchen for her favourite grandkids who had been told by their mother that they didn't like fizzy drinks.
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 07:51:33 AM »
I remember Corona. it was made near to where I grew up. Do any other Britons remember the Corona man delivering bottles of fizzy pop from his white electric van?

My granny always had Corona in her kitchen for her favourite grandkids who had been told by their mother that they didn't like fizzy drinks.
Andrew I sort (and hope) that the Corona of North America is not what your granny served the kids. Of course a lime can hide a multitude of sins including piss poor beer.
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 08:02:09 AM »
While I am aware that USAian beer tends toward the fizzy pop end of a fizzy pop to quality beer spectrum, I can assure you that Corona soft drinks were not the same as the beer sold in long neck bottles.
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 08:22:58 AM »
Manny I work in the healthcare industry and I got the first call Sunday night.

The media says one case in the US, but JFK has flights from Wuhan it seems so it's bound to be a problem there in the near future. I wonder how long the incubation period is.

I wonder how long it will take to develop a vaccine..........

Flying out of JFK on Saturday.  I will let you know if I get "Space AIDS" or whatever.

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2020, 09:34:33 AM »
Manny I work in the healthcare industry and I got the first call Sunday night.

The media says one case in the US, but JFK has flights from Wuhan it seems so it's bound to be a problem there in the near future. I wonder how long the incubation period is.

I wonder how long it will take to develop a vaccine..........

Flying out of JFK on Saturday.  I will let you know if I get "Space AIDS" or whatever.

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I've took to wearing the masks on Chinese planes and in very crowded spaces. I always have anti bac gel with me too. I'd be using both at JFK now.

I remember Corona. it was made near to where I grew up. Do any other Britons remember the Corona man delivering bottles of fizzy pop from his white electric van?

We had a small grocery store when I was a kid, we used to sell it. As a kid I'd be scouring the streets for old Corona bottles as they were worth 5p each. :nod:
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2020, 09:58:23 AM »
I remember Corona. it was made near to where I grew up. Do any other Britons remember the Corona man delivering bottles of fizzy pop from his white electric van?

My granny always had Corona in her kitchen for her favourite grandkids who had been told by their mother that they didn't like fizzy drinks.

That seems like so loooong  ago, Corona delivering fizzy drinks to your door. Brings back memories  :)

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2020, 11:32:39 AM »
I remember Corona. it was made near to where I grew up. Do any other Britons remember the Corona man delivering bottles of fizzy pop from his white electric van?

My granny always had Corona in her kitchen for her favourite grandkids who had been told by their mother that they didn't like fizzy drinks.

That seems like so loooong  ago, Corona delivering fizzy drinks to your door. Brings back memories  :)

Was there not a thread about Amazon levering direct tot your door?
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2020, 11:33:08 AM »
Manny I work in the healthcare industry and I got the first call Sunday night.

The media says one case in the US, but JFK has flights from Wuhan it seems so it's bound to be a problem there in the near future. I wonder how long the incubation period is.

I wonder how long it will take to develop a vaccine..........

He flew into Seattle and he’s at a hospital in Everett, WA. Came from Wuhan.
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2020, 04:55:10 PM »
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2020, 02:40:30 AM »

That seems like so loooong  ago, Corona delivering fizzy drinks to your door. Brings back memories  :)

It was looooong ago! Soon there will be nobody alive who remembers it!
Gone just like the milkman and the Landers vans that delivered bread and sometimes cakes to our doors!
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2020, 02:53:08 AM »
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“This [2019-nCoV’s death rate] could be 2%, similar to Spanish flu,”

https://news.yahoo.com/chinas-coronavirus-has-the-same-death-rate-as-the-spanish-flu-pandemic-that-killed-50-m-people-151608803.html
 
 :GRAVE:

Seems to be spreading in China. Already it's where I go there.  :scared0005:



Looks like my April jolly might be off.
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2020, 03:46:16 AM »
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“This [2019-nCoV’s death rate] could be 2%, similar to Spanish flu,”

https://news.yahoo.com/chinas-coronavirus-has-the-same-death-rate-as-the-spanish-flu-pandemic-that-killed-50-m-people-151608803.html
 
 :GRAVE:

Seems to be spreading in China. Already it's where I go there.  :scared0005:



Looks like my April jolly might be off.
The sensible thing to do. I doubt a mask would be that effective in a confined space like an aircraft cabin at keeping those bugs at bay.
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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2020, 05:25:04 AM »
masks are no good, it is just psychological. Viruses are so small that no mask can protect from airborne viruses.
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2020, 06:01:06 AM »
Manny I work in the healthcare industry and I got the first call Sunday night.

The media says one case in the US, but JFK has flights from Wuhan it seems so it's bound to be a problem there in the near future. I wonder how long the incubation period is.

I wonder how long it will take to develop a vaccine..........

Wouldn't it be better if they cannot make a vaccine ? It is what the planet really needs some kind of big clrearout.. suits me fine half the population gone as long as it doesn't come to St Petersburg,, :laugh:
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2020, 05:02:47 PM »
Manny I work in the healthcare industry and I got the first call Sunday night.

The media says one case in the US, but JFK has flights from Wuhan it seems so it's bound to be a problem there in the near future. I wonder how long the incubation period is.

I wonder how long it will take to develop a vaccine..........

Wouldn't it be better if they cannot make a vaccine ? It is what the planet really needs some kind of big clrearout.. suits me fine half the population gone as long as it doesn't come to St Petersburg,, :laugh:

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2020, 05:53:05 PM »
I've took to wearing the masks on Chinese planes and in very crowded spaces. I always have anti bac gel with me too. I'd be using both at JFK now.


Masks greatly reduces chances you'll get the virus because they are successful in stopping most of the droplets in the air that carry the virus. Unfortunately masks do not stop the virus 100%. Hazmat suits will stop the virus.

Seems like the past couple of decades, most of the superbugs in humans and birds that can kill large portions of humanity are coming out of China. Whatever they are doing in test labs, they need better containment.
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« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2020, 07:09:13 PM »

It's in Europe now. France has 3 people infected with the virus and all 3 were in China. SARS killed almost 800. Hope they get this new virus contained and discover a vaccine and antiviral medicine.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/coronavirus-deaths-surge-in-china-europe-finds-first-cases/ar-BBZiNWJ?ocid=spartanntp
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2020, 02:43:38 PM »

It's in Europe now. France has 3 people infected with the virus and all 3 were in China. SARS killed almost 800. Hope they get this new virus contained and discover a vaccine and antiviral medicine.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/coronavirus-deaths-surge-in-china-europe-finds-first-cases/ar-BBZiNWJ?ocid=spartanntp

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2020, 03:38:55 PM »

It's in Europe now. France has 3 people infected with the virus and all 3 were in China. SARS killed almost 800. Hope they get this new virus contained and discover a vaccine and antiviral medicine.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/coronavirus-deaths-surge-in-china-europe-finds-first-cases/ar-BBZiNWJ?ocid=spartanntp

NL also has 1 case of it, so far the victim seems to recover nicely.

That's good news. Not everybody will die from it. So far there's about 1400 confirmed cases and just over 40 deaths if China's not underreporting so about 1 out of every 35 people are dying from it. Could be worse odds if many of those people currently infected don't make it.
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2020, 02:43:29 AM »
Canada has its first reported case in Toronto.
man in his 50's, currently stable and health authority
doing more tests and have isolated him.
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2020, 05:11:53 AM »
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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2020, 07:45:29 AM »
So the Chinese are building a hospital in ten days: https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/24/china-is-building-1000-bed-hospital-in-10-days-for-coronavirus-patients-12114833/
Has taken 7 years for politicians to decide we need one.
like take another 10 years to build one. lol.
funny but  not.
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