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You're right about there being more epidemics in Europe, TJ. My parents had me innoculated for anything that was on offer and I've been fine.

 

I had measles when I was little, before there was a vaccination and it's scary to hear that people can die from it.

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Without wishing to sound condescending, I've added a post to the new NHS forum thread about coronavirus and how to protect ourselves [no discussions on there please, we have this thread].

 

I hadn't visited anyone who was seriously ill for a long time and when my father was in a kidney ward a few years ago, I discovered the hygiene regulations that the hospital ward had for before you went in. They were far more thorough than the last time I went to a hospital and it was an education.

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I don't pretend to understand all this stuff and exactly how the virus is transmitted, but I've wondered if it's a good idea to keep people somewhere with an air circulation system. The people kept on the cruise ship seem to be transmitting it to each other.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/18/global-health-experts-question-cruise-ship-coronavirus-quarantine-measures

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Thank you Bazza, that's very comprehensive.

 

There wasn't any context, I just read the article and wondered again about air con. From what you say, in theory taking a plane is OK as long as you don't come into contact with droplets, am I right?

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I was thinking back to this sad but inspiring story the other day, the village of Eyam in Derbyshire during the plague. Article from the Guardian about whether people now will or would be selfless during a pandemic.

 

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And less depressing, Emma Barnett trying her best to get the truth from Theresa Villiers. I feel sorry for Emma, she did her best. :) Scroll down past the photos at the top to the video.

 

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/mp-theresa-villiers-refused-to-say-no-deal-in-bbc-brexit-interview-1-6535892

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Last one from me. It's not often I agree with George Osborne, but I think he has a point in his tweet earlier today. Boris has got round to convening Cobra at least.

 

'The British Government now needs to go onto a ‘war footing’ with the coronavirus: daily NHS press briefings, regular COBRA meetings chaired by the PM, Ministers on all major media shows. The public is fearful, wants information and needs to know their leaders have got a grip.'

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I'm not sure you're meant to go to the doctor, you could infect people in the surgery. I thought the advice was to ring 111? Unless you're still in Sweden of course.

 

I hope you're better soon.

 

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I fixed your link, TJ.

 

It's starting to sound like what Pippa Crerar from The Mirror said.

 

'Ministers and officials are considering the trade-off between allowing an acute outbreak, from which the economy would rebound more quickly, or trying to save more lives by imposing restrictions on mass gatherings and transport.'

 

https://twitter.com/pippacrerar?lang=en

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I read that some local authorities have released information.

 

But as someone in the article said, leaving a government information void means that the space will be filled by fake news and conspiracy theories.

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