Page 3 of Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?
Pete-MK has me a bit worried if true, that the virus can go through the eyeball (as mentioned above), so half face masks are next to useless as a defence. So masks are only good at stopping you sneezing into another person?
The only thing i could find on the internet talking abut this is here...
"you have to be within 2 metres of an infected person for at least 15 minutes to catch it."
Don't forget this bit Bandi. Just use decent hygiene rule and you'll be OK ( wash your hands properly, burn snotty tissues, all that. But while we're here...
Andy c says...
"Wish i could work from home"
It's like they don't want you to attach a harpoon to a drone and drag people to the hospital!!! They're just standing in the way of progress.
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Robee J Shepherd says...
"It's like they don't want you to attach a harpoon to a drone and drag people to the hospital!!! They're just standing in the way of progress."
Given the state of most A&Es they'd probably rather he dragged them out than in.
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give up "beer" you'll be fine?
that's me in Honk Kong airport, waiting for my flight home during teh SARS outbreak (our travel plans weren't changed) we took photos of each other for comedic affect, all very Altern-8 ;)
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Starting to hit a little close to home. First case confirmed in Kent, where they filmed Supermarket Sweep, of all places
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Well here in USA New Jersey my daughter order masks online 20 masks for 120.00 which we split the cost , plus filling up pantry with cans goods dry goods cleaning detergents some meds and hands disinfectant and lots of bottle water. Slowly filling up two freezers. Its nerve wrecking 😳 plus heard one lady in Washington first to die of virus, they don’t know how she got it, may she Rest In Peace.
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Brooky... i was watching Americans on the news this morning panicking buying, for such a big country, the general population really appears to have very small grasp on reality.
This is (stands to be corrected) just another winter cold/flu virus... the media have hyped it out of all proportion.
Yes it is more of a concern for those with a pre-existing medical condition, compromised immune system, the very young/very old who may have less resistence... but in general it should not be a problem to anyone exposed.
If it were like the Great Flu epidemic of 1917/1918 that killed more than the First World War, i would be more concerned.
Simple precautions around basic hygiene, and minimising exposure to germs will see you ok.
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