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54 minutes ago, Nofinikea said:

When is the nation going to wake up and realise that our main  stream media is rotten?

I don’t necessarily think that the media is rotten, but it is perhaps  more to do with the fact that the general public show a staggering inability to think for themselves.

I was, perhaps surprisingly, in the local overhearing punters saying that they would not go into the nearby Chinese Takeaway until all this was over. I too would not go into the place, but that is more to do with the poor fare on offer as opposed to any potential coronavirus  health issues.

Oh, and the rats. 

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8 hours ago, Wrex said:

I don't know why people keep holding up Australia as this great shining example for us all. Half the country is on fire and they're allowing an Indian company to build one of the world's largest ever coal mines.

They’re a well balanced race, the Aussies . They have a chip on both shoulders. Just joking , Barry😂

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With Ireland v Italy rugby already having been cancelled and talk of Tokyo Olympics not taking place, could it affect football. I’m not bothered about the Euros as I don’t have an allegiance to international football. Could the EFL start taking action because of ppl gathering in football stadia. I’m no expert, just asking if they could take this action.?

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15 hours ago, Wrex said:

I don't know why people keep holding up Australia as this great shining example for us all. Half the country is on fire and they're allowing an Indian company to build one of the world's largest ever coal mines.

Off topic - but for your information: the majority of Australians do not, repeat do not want more coal mines. Renewables not coal get the popular vote, but our Prime Minister is beholden to the Coalition National Party, not the will of the majority, for his tenure. It's the Nationals who want more coal mines - especially in regional New South Wales and Queensland.

 

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3 hours ago, Paul6754 said:

Hopefully the coronavirus will peter out or the number of cases plateau when the warmer weather comes along as many viruses do, I guess it then heads off to the Southern Hemisphere?

Does temperature/weather conditions affect it?

40? Cases in Thailand,  average daily temperature 35c.

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11 hours ago, Playa Amodores said:

With Ireland v Italy rugby already having been cancelled and talk of Tokyo Olympics not taking place, could it affect football. I’m not bothered about the Euros as I don’t have an allegiance to international football. Could the EFL start taking action because of ppl gathering in football stadia. I’m no expert, just asking if they could take this action.?

I'd be seriously considering stopping the Premier League and forgetting this season ever happened...

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It's about time that people in this country started to behave in a sensible manner and covered their faces when coughing or sneezing, and washed their hands after using the loo. 

Most men still don't do that and lots of people continue to walk around the shops and supermarkets coughing and spluttering with no attempt whatsoever to use a handkerchief or cover their mouths.

The number of times I've turned round and gone down another aisle! No wonder my wife gets cross with me when I get home with half the shopping missing!!

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5 hours ago, geosname said:

Does temperature/weather conditions affect it?

40? Cases in Thailand,  average daily temperature 35c.

It would seem not Geo. Numbers building in Oz - especially in the northern states. Only 2 so far in this neck of the woods, and we have mid to high 30c and 60% plus humidity.

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37 minutes ago, Aussie Rules said:

It would seem not Geo. Numbers building in Oz - especially in the northern states. Only 2 so far in this neck of the woods, and we have mid to high 30c and 60% plus humidity.

There were plenty of Chinese visitors for Chinese New year and a lot are expected for songkran..... Thai new year.... not seen any restrictions on travel up here..... although a lot of Chinese visa applicants were segregated outside the main building..... after the entered for directions.

There is a lot of money riding on Chinese purchases of condominiums which may well be a factor.

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18 hours ago, RailwayRowdy said:

Anyway, how do you catch this virus from simple bottles of pop ?But seriously, why do people get so excited about these viruses ?

Over recent years there’s been bird flu, swine flu, ebola, SARS, et al.  It’s  like there has to be this seasons must have virus.

And how many people actually contract this virus let alone die from it on these isles ? Very, very few indeed. 

If you get it, you get it. But in reality you’re more likely to be served by Elvis in a chip shop than contract it. 

Just get on with life and stop worrying about highly unlikely scenario’s. 

Mind you, my throat is quite sore. 

 

RR you need to self isolate yourself.  Hopefully after Luton have a comfortable win on Saturday suggest you go the Incinerator. Sure to be plenty of wide open, empty spaces with little chance of any human contact.

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3 hours ago, TheSage said:

It's about time that people in this country started to behave in a sensible manner and covered their faces when coughing or sneezing, and washed their hands after using the loo. 

Most men still don't do that and lots of people continue to walk around the shops and supermarkets coughing and spluttering with no attempt whatsoever to use a handkerchief or cover their mouths.

The number of times I've turned round and gone down another aisle! No wonder my wife gets cross with me when I get home with half the shopping missing!!

It’s not just blokes who don’t wash hands after the loo. There are plenty of women who don’t as well. 

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Thats interesting .....Dean Koontz  was writing about the coronavirus years ago, it's called Wuhan -400 ,he says in his book that it was a man made microorganism manufactured in 2020 and it only affects humans with a pneumonia like disease ...........Thats a mighty good stab in the dark from the 80's !! 

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49 minutes ago, Mario said:

Thats interesting .....Dean Koontz  was writing about the coronavirus years ago, it's called Wuhan -400 ,he says in his book that it was a man made microorganism manufactured in 2020 and it only affects humans with a pneumonia like disease ...........Thats a mighty good stab in the dark from the 80's !! 

But in the 1981 book, which I have, it is Gorki virus, so forget the predictions 🙂. Back on topic it does seem inevitable, at the moment, that lots of events will be affected.  People have died of this, so although there is a lot of media attention, maybe too much. We should all be doing all we can to prevent it from becoming pandemic.   

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8 hours ago, geosname said:

Does temperature/weather conditions affect it?

40? Cases in Thailand,  average daily temperature 35c.

Geo, I don't know but in general in the UK and USA there are more colds and influenza in the winter than in the summer, what happens in a country like Thailand or Australia I have no idea.

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3 hours ago, The man in the pub said:

RR you need to self isolate yourself.  Hopefully after Luton have a comfortable win on Saturday suggest you go the Incinerator. Sure to be plenty of wide open, empty spaces with little chance of any human contact.


That made me laugh. 😂

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2 hours ago, Paul6754 said:

Geo, I don't know but in general in the UK and USA there are more colds and influenza in the winter than in the summer, what happens in a country like Thailand or Australia I have no idea.

Don't think I've had one since I've been here.

Sickness and diarrhoea from poor street food is very common

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