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47 minutes ago, TheSage said:

I'd keep my powder dry for a while.

Today a patient in the NS hospital was confirmed with coronavirus. It remains to be seen what happens in the next few weeks but I don't recall anything like this ever before.

Early days, I am used to having a flu jab giving me reasonable protection assuming I act sensibly. But corona is an unknown, and more of a problem with age, so more of a worry.

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7 hours ago, TheSage said:

I'm not. I would imagine Thailand folk take more notice and attention to what they've been told. I've just visited Tescos and at least 3-4 people were walking around coughing and spluttering and clearing their throats without bothering to cover their mouths. I'm not sure why we bother. My dog has got better personal hygiene than some adults. But it was in Longton so they're probably all Stoke fans. 😉

You imagine wrong mate.

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2 hours ago, RailwayRowdy said:

Let’s put this into some sort of perspective.

Last figures I can find from Cancer Research UK (2014-16) say that 1 in 2 Britons will develop some sort of cancer in their lives.

Around 363,000 new cancer cases are diagnosed every year, of which 40% are avoidable. Of those new diagnoses, some 47,000 are lung cancer cases caused in the main by smoking. 35,000 of those cases result in death, of which around 10% is attributed to passive smoking. 

So around 3,500 UK citizens who chose not to smoke die every year because someone else chooses to smoke around them.

We currently have 85 ( yes 85 ) coronavirus cases in the UK of which very few ( if indeed any) will result in death.

So what’s my point ? The whole of the country is in lockdown over something that in all probability is not going to cause anything more than an inconvenience, but we don’t seem to have a problem with smokers pumping s••t into non smokers lungs against their will. 

But overall, around 145,000 new cancer cases every single year  are completely avoidable and here we are worrying about less than 100 coronavirus cases,

Crazy.

 

The big difference of course is cancer isn't passed on by contact.

There does seem to be a certain amount of panic at the moment.

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6 hours ago, Jacko51 said:

Couldn't agree more, Sage.  Why are people having to be told to wash their hands?  It shouldn't require the threat of a global pandemic to get people to do that.

I think it's due to the nature of the beast.....

People are being advised to wash their hands after contact with almost anything, anywhere..... hence the self confinement.

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Of all the public events that could be under threat,I can't believe Crufts has been allowed to go ahead.

The contestants and exhibitors fly in from all over the world asking for trouble in my mind.

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18 hours ago, Mario said:

Of all the public events that could be under threat,I can't believe Crufts has been allowed to go ahead.

The contestants and exhibitors fly in from all over the world asking for trouble in my mind.

Regarding hygiene,dog friendly pubs must be the worst idea ever?

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3 hours ago, Nofinikea said:

Everybody is over 60, most are in there 80s and 90s and all of them had pre existing health problems with cancer being the most common - much like seasonal flu that kills many many thousands world wide.

The old and infirm always go first

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15 hours ago, Jacko51 said:

Tried to buy face masks from my local Chemist but they had sold out. They told me to try Boots but it’s not really for me. 
 


 

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Wellies might be a better option than surgical face masks,which are a lot thinner and not designed to keep out viral particles as they do not fit tightly enough around your nose and cheeks?

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On 06/03/2020 at 22:32, Heatwave said:

I fail to see the point behind this post.

I can,the point is general hygiene and I won't be rushing back to eat again in certain local pubs that allow dogs to sit on tables where they share food with their owners.

What worries me even more is the fact that these places are able to achieve five stars in food hygiene ratings?

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