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lurganblue

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China Coronavirus
« on: January 23, 2020, 09:52:32 AM »
Big scare in the news this morning around a new virus in China.  City on lockdown.  People fecking around with animals again... "This new virus originated in a seafood market in Wuhan that "conducted illegal transactions of wild animals", authorities have said."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51217455

No doubt it wont be long until cases of this arrive in Europe.

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 10:06:29 AM »
Big scare in the news this morning around a new virus in China.  City on lockdown.  People fecking around with animals again... "This new virus originated in a seafood market in Wuhan that "conducted illegal transactions of wild animals", authorities have said."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51217455

No doubt it wont be long until cases of this arrive in Europe.

You can be sure it's already in Europe at this stage.

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2020, 04:51:15 PM »
Big scare in the news this morning around a new virus in China.  City on lockdown.  People fecking around with animals again... "This new virus originated in a seafood market in Wuhan that "conducted illegal transactions of wild animals", authorities have said."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51217455

No doubt it wont be long until cases of this arrive in Europe.

You can be sure it's already in Europe at this stage.

Quite possibly Lurgan.

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 05:26:35 PM »
BREAKING - a man is being treated in Belfastís RVH for symptoms associated with coronavirus.  The infection thatís caused two cities to go into lockdown in China. @BelfastTrust told the @BBCNewsNI they did not comment on individual cases.
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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2020, 05:32:55 PM »
BREAKING - a man is being treated in Belfastís RVH for symptoms associated with coronavirus.  The infection thatís caused two cities to go into lockdown in China. @BelfastTrust told the @BBCNewsNI they did not comment on individual cases.

I think the proper thing is build a giant dome around Belfast and fumigate it.
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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2020, 09:26:26 AM »
So it turns out this virus is a killer, obviously. But health experts have said it would only really effect those with previous medical conditions and the vulnerable elderly.

Not to be dismissive of course, but, is the virus just something the media are jumping on?

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2020, 10:57:07 AM »
26 dead

830 cases

41,000,000 people on lockdown

The Chinese are getting a bit carried away, then again they go around Dublin wearing masks so they are a bit OTT on health shit.

Seems like scaremongering by the Gov over there, keep the people in line after the Honk Kong protests last year.

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2020, 10:58:39 AM »
What will it do to sales of Corona?


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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2020, 11:19:11 AM »
They can build a 1000 bed hospital in 5 days. Our flutes are clean useless. Harris should be shot with a ball of his own sh_te.

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2020, 11:30:10 AM »
26 dead

830 cases

41,000,000 people on lockdown

The Chinese are getting a bit carried away, then again they go around Dublin wearing masks so they are a bit OTT on health shit.

Seems like scaremongering by the Gov over there, keep the people in line after the Honk Kong protests last year.

Belfast Castle and Giants Causeway gets a bit of this action too.

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2020, 11:46:51 AM »
Still less deadly than the seasonal flu.

The big problem is if it starts to mutate into something uncontrollable.

Doesn't really matter if countries do go into lockdown - takes 2-14 days for symptoms to appear meaning people can walk through airport controls without showing symptoms but can still transmit the virus.

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2020, 11:55:26 AM »
Still less deadly than the seasonal flu.

The big problem is if it starts to mutate into something uncontrollable.

Doesn't really matter if countries do go into lockdown - takes 2-14 days for symptoms to appear meaning people can walk through airport controls without showing symptoms but can still transmit the virus.

However, the slow incubation period means that they have time to track down the contacts of the people affected.
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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2020, 12:42:40 PM »
They can build a 1000 bed hospital in 5 days. Our flutes are clean useless. Harris should be shot with a ball of his own sh_te.

While the NCH has been a complete balls up, you're hardly comparing apples with apples

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2020, 01:24:55 PM »
They can build a 1000 bed hospital in 5 days. Our flutes are clean useless. Harris should be shot with a ball of his own sh_te.

While the NCH has been a complete balls up, you're hardly comparing apples with apples

We need a political system that makes things happen, instead of flaffing about, jumping on populist bandwagons. Our judiciary, planning authorites are not fit for purpose either. The childrens hospital is an absolute shambles. Why the location, why the complex design, why the cost?

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2020, 01:38:40 PM »
They can build a 1000 bed hospital in 5 days. Our flutes are clean useless. Harris should be shot with a ball of his own sh_te.

While the NCH has been a complete balls up, you're hardly comparing apples with apples

We need a political system that makes things happen, instead of flaffing about, jumping on populist bandwagons. Our judiciary, planning authorites are not fit for purpose either. The childrens hospital is an absolute shambles. Why the location, why the complex design, why the cost?

In the interests of balance, the Chinese government don't exactly worry too much about the will of the people in instances of both right and wrong.