Are you worried yet.

Lavazza

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There are four very good sources of information:
World Health Organisation (daily sitreps and mythbusting)
Public Health England
NHS
Foreign and Commonweath Office

FAQs from official sources are readily available.

Suggest avoiding the sensationalist newspaper stories and social media rubbish that fuels misinformation.

That's all I'm going to say on this one.
 

JonW

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A (not so) Funny story....

I was in Charing Cross station earlier today and saw a Chinese lady with a mask on. There were people staring at her, and noticeably making detours to not walk right past her.

It made me want to go up to her, to apologise to her, and to thank her for being so considerate of others.

I didn’t - as she was on the phone and I was rushing to a meeting, but I wish I had...

I also think all of the paranoia, fear and scare mongering is pathetic, and I agree with some of the other posts on here that refer to much of the news coverage and social media ******** being driven by people with different agendas (some of which are obvious if you just scratch beneath the surface…)

now then - does anyone know of a product or commodity I could invest in that does particularly well in times of volatility and market uncertainty? Something like silver, but maybe a different colour?…
 

Scaf

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A (not so) Funny story....

I was in Charing Cross station earlier today and saw a Chinese lady with a mask on. There were people staring at her, and noticeably making detours to not walk right past her.

It made me want to go up to her, to apologise to her, and to thank her for being so considerate of others.

I didn’t - as she was on the phone and I was rushing to a meeting, but I wish I had...

I also think all of the paranoia, fear and scare mongering is pathetic, and I agree with some of the other posts on here that refer to much of the news coverage and social media **** being driven by people with different agendas (some of which are obvious if you just scratch beneath the surface…)

now then - does anyone know of a product or commodity I could invest in that does particularly well in times of volatility and market uncertainty? Something like silver, but maybe a different colour?…
Funny you should say that, I got on a packed tube at Euston only to see two empty seat either side of a Chinese guy wearing a mask, I pushed though and sat down next to him with a knowing smile.
 

Wattie

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If the sky reported 60-80% global infection rate proves accurate they’re gonna need an awful lot of beds and crematoriums.


At the low end that’s around 150, 000,000 dead if 2% is used.


Coronavirus 'is the worst enemy you can imagine', leading doctors warn
://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-is-the-worst-enemy-you-can-imagine-leading-doctors-warn-11931982
 
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Felonious Crud

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Funny you should say that, I got on a packed tube at Euston only to see two empty seat either side of a Chinese guy wearing a mask, I pushed though and sat down next to him with a knowing smile.
I wouldn’t have done that. Never sit on the tube since a friend sat in a pish-soaked seat. Also, I prefer to walk.

That aside, good onya. Anyone shatting themselves about the virus shouldn’t really be on the tube anyway.
 

Lavazza

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Have always enjoyed walking in London, especially early morning. Much more pleasant than the tube, surprising how much ground you can cover.

As an aside, living in a very rural area, I'm accustomed to saying 'good morning' to people... despite being quite an introvert. At that point, people react as if I'm Crocodile Dundee when he says G'day in New York. All very odd. I like London a lot (in small doses), but it is like a foreign country in many respects.
 
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Felonious Crud

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Have always enjoyed walking in London, especially early morning. Much more pleasant than the tube, surprising how much ground you can cover.

As an aside, living in a very rural area, I'm accustomed to saying 'good morning' to people... despite being quite an introvert. At that point, people react as if I'm Crocodile Dundee when he says G'day in New York. All very odd. I like London a lot (in small doses), but it is like a foreign country in many respects.
100%. I need to reset from saying good morning to the dog walkers on my stroll down to the station, and then weaving through the commuters by the time I get to London. It's a pleasure to live in the country and work in town, and stopover there from time to time when it suits, but I wouldn't want to live in the centre.
 

allandwf

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If the sky reported 60-80% global infection rate proves accurate they’re gonna need an awful lot of beds and crematoriums.


At the low end that’s around 150, 000,000 dead if 2% is used.


Coronavirus 'is the worst enemy you can imagine', leading doctors warn
://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-is-the-worst-enemy-you-can-imagine-leading-doctors-warn-11931982
Should make a dent in global warming then.
 

Wattie

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The heavily criticised NHS hasn't exactly covered itself in glory again.

"The search comes as staff at Worthing Hospital in West Sussex received a memo on Tuesday telling them a staff member working in the A&E department had been diagnosed with the disease. It said: "They treated a small number of patients on 4th and 5th February before they became unwell, followed advice and self-isolated."

Given that there are only 9 cases in the Uk its not very reassuring that "they treated a small number" presumably suited and booted up, yet still managed to catch it.

Presumably they then went on to treat other patients too in A&E..........and interact with their colleagues.....who were treating other patients.....who were visited by families......or placed on wards....or sent home....

Good luck with "tracing". Ludicrous.

Does not bode well for the hospital staff treating potentially thousands that may required treatment in a month or so.

Oh and lets hope the London case didn't use the tube.
 
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CatmanV2

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The charts include provisional data and values for Feb. 12 that are the result, for the most part, of a change in diagnosis classification, for which an additional 13,332 cases and 107 deaths were counted on Feb. 12..

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Wattie

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The charts include provisional data and values for Feb. 12 that are the result, for the most part, of a change in diagnosis classification, for which an additional 13,332 cases and 107 deaths were counted on Feb. 12..

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Depends what you read, 2days old!!


They got caught massaging data...
 
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MarkMas

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The heavily criticised NHS hasn't exactly covered itself in glory again.

"The search comes as staff at Worthing Hospital in West Sussex received a memo on Tuesday telling them a staff member working in the A&E department had been diagnosed with the disease. It said: "They treated a small number of patients on 4th and 5th February before they became unwell, followed advice and self-isolated."

Given that there are only 9 cases in the Uk its not very reassuring that "they treated a small number" presumably suited and booted up, yet still managed to catch it.

Presumably they then went on to treat other patients too in A&E..........and interact with their colleagues.....who were treating other patients.....who were visited by families......or placed on wards....or sent home....

Good luck with "tracing". Ludicrous.

Does not bode well for the hospital staff treating potentially thousands that may required treatment in a month or so.

Oh and lets hope the London case didn't use the tube.
More misinformation from Wattie and the fear-mongering websites he loves.

The two medics in Worthing caught it from the British guy who caught it in Singapore, not because of some sort of NHS failure, and not because they were treating people 'suited and booted up' and the virus ate its way through protective suits, but because they went on a skiing holiday with the guy from Singapore. These two medics only interacted with a handful of patients before they were diagnosed and sent home, so tracing them will have been a piece of cake.