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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2610 on: March 29, 2020, 03:24:23 PM »

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« Reply #2611 on: March 29, 2020, 03:24:32 PM »
I see Americas are encouraged to wear face masks when out and about while this side of the world we are told the opposite.

Which is the correct advice, are we told that because healthcare workers would have a big shortage of masks?

I do a lot of business with the Chinese and Hong Kong, every one of them is telling me we are crazy here not wearing masks, they cannot believe it. They have two effects, one is minimising the chance of getting airborn infection if someone sneezes / coughs etc and the second is you are less likely to touch your mouth or nose when one is on. In addition you can buy self testing kits for only US11 each, I can access them but only problem is the minimum order is 10,000

On the street the mask is of marginal use, it is of more use in a train or the like. If you wanted a mask here could you get one, or many of course since you are not supposed to wear the same one multiple times.

Thatís the crux of the problem I am trying to get at, the no wearing masks and lack of benefits of the mask is what we are being told by our governments etc, this is not what the Chinese are being told and they are handling things much more effectively than we are

China is much more densely populated for one and fact is from the WHO that this is being pulled off surfaces by touching, not so much from air. People working closely with the sick should be getting priority  if we have a billion .and then sure, give every Tom, Dick and Harry one

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« Reply #2612 on: March 29, 2020, 03:31:57 PM »
I was down the local town yesterday evening, a fine day at 5pm. One of the biggest beaches in Ireland, I could see only 2 people on it from up on the promenade. Thats unheard off. I can only say in my neck of the woods this is now been taken very seriously by a very high % of people.

Moorway traffic today is 8-11% of that on a Sunday 3 weeks ago.
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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2613 on: March 29, 2020, 07:04:01 PM »
200 new cases and another 10 deaths in the 26 today.
Over 500 health workers now tested positive.
1 BIG CUP and 1 Cupeen so far....

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2614 on: March 29, 2020, 08:09:09 PM »
So Boris is spending approximately £6M sending out letters to every house in the UK whilst staff on the frontline donít have appropriate PPE. A completely incompetent fool.

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2616 on: March 29, 2020, 08:15:58 PM »
200 new cases and another 10 deaths in the 26 today.
Over 500 health workers now tested positive.

And 6 in the occupied counties. Sadly, both these numbers are a significant death rate for the number of cases a week or 10 days ago and that is when the health system is still with capacity. It moves Ireland up the league table of fatalities, things seemed better a week ago.
Hopefully, the health workers will do OK and that they are then immune. Apparently, people that got SARS have still antibodies 15 years later, which is encouraging.

So Boris is spending approximately £6M sending out letters to every house in the UK whilst staff on the frontline donít have appropriate PPE. A completely incompetent fool.

The two things are not connected, as the PPE is not in short supply because of purely financial reasons. The proper conduct of people will help the NHS and if the letter helps that then the money will be well spent.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2020, 08:22:03 PM by armaghniac »
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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2617 on: March 29, 2020, 08:16:46 PM »
So Boris is spending approximately £6M sending out letters to every house in the UK whilst staff on the frontline donít have appropriate PPE. A completely incompetent fool.

Heís no PPE to give out
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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2618 on: March 29, 2020, 08:51:42 PM »
So Boris is spending approximately £6M sending out letters to every house in the UK whilst staff on the frontline donít have appropriate PPE. A completely incompetent fool.

Heís no PPE to give out

The letter will just have the same information that is available on any and every media outlet in existence. I'm sure there would be a better way to spend £6m than a PR stunt by Boris.

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« Reply #2619 on: March 29, 2020, 09:05:34 PM »
So Boris is spending approximately £6M sending out letters to every house in the UK whilst staff on the frontline donít have appropriate PPE. A completely incompetent fool.

Heís no PPE to give out

The letter will just have the same information that is available on any and every media outlet in existence. I'm sure there would be a better way to spend £6m than a PR stunt by Boris.

I work with a serious amount of over 70ís the vast majority donít have internet nor smart phones or anything that would resemble a computer. They depend on their kids and tv radio, if Boris is going to send them a personal letter theyíll read it
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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2620 on: March 29, 2020, 09:10:12 PM »
So Boris is spending approximately £6M sending out letters to every house in the UK whilst staff on the frontline donít have appropriate PPE. A completely incompetent fool.

Heís no PPE to give out

The letter will just have the same information that is available on any and every media outlet in existence. I'm sure there would be a better way to spend £6m than a PR stunt by Boris.

There are still people who haven't got the message, £6m is 10p per person, if it reinforces the message then it will do some good.
Plenty of things to get at Boris for, but this isn't the worst.  Anything that causes me to agree will Milltown is surely remarkable.
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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2621 on: March 29, 2020, 10:35:33 PM »
200 new cases and another 10 deaths in the 26 today.
Over 500 health workers now tested positive.

And almost 90 people in critical care which means a lot more to come.

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2622 on: March 29, 2020, 10:47:11 PM »
Trump sounding very queasy here!!

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2623 on: March 29, 2020, 10:50:31 PM »
So Boris is spending approximately £6M sending out letters to every house in the UK whilst staff on the frontline donít have appropriate PPE. A completely incompetent fool.

Heís no PPE to give out

The letter will just have the same information that is available on any and every media outlet in existence. I'm sure there would be a better way to spend £6m than a PR stunt by Boris.

I work with a serious amount of over 70ís the vast majority donít have internet nor smart phones or anything that would resemble a computer. They depend on their kids and tv radio, if Boris is going to send them a personal letter theyíll read it

Good point, Twitter/Facebook isnít the real world as some people seem to forget

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2624 on: March 29, 2020, 11:59:10 PM »
Correct, the social media echo chamber is continually shown up for what it is, the UK General Election should have been a watershed moment but wasn't.