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Feebee2 23 Jan 20 04:07 PM

What about this virus? Covid-19
 
Really don't know what to make of it.
A real threat, scaremongering?

EssexSue 23 Jan 20 04:17 PM

Worrying I think. Especially as I still haven't completely shaken off the coughing virus I've had since 11th December.

janeywaney 23 Jan 20 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by EssexSue (Post 14254890)
Worrying I think. Especially as I still haven't completely shaken off the coughing virus I've had since 11th December.

Oh Sue sorry to hear you still have it 😕 it was a nasty virus we all had it, but have all recovered. Has the doctor referred you for x ray or anything? Itís gone in a long time for you now x

Jane

Mr Tom Morrow 23 Jan 20 04:36 PM

I assume we will see even more of the Far Eastern visitors wearing face masks now.:erm:

I must be honest and think they look weird and the masks are proven to have little or no effect anyhow.

EssexSue 23 Jan 20 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by janeywaney (Post 14254897)
Oh Sue sorry to hear you still have it 😕 it was a nasty virus we all had it, but have all recovered. Has the doctor referred you for x ray or anything? Itís gone in a long time for you now x

Jane

The doctor rather smugly said it's just a virus, nothing we can do. I am a lot better thank you but I still cough at night. I'm in Florida at the moment and really chilling out which probably helps. It's knocked my confidence though as generally I don't get ill so this new thing is making me nervous.
Thank you for your concern. X

EssexSue 23 Jan 20 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Tom Morrow (Post 14254912)
I assume we will see even more of the Far Eastern visitors wearing face masks now.:erm:

I must be honest and think they look weird and the masks are proven to have little or no effect anyhow.

Yes the irony of that wasn't lost on me!

catherinesian 23 Jan 20 04:45 PM

In December I booked a trip to China for October 2020 :erm:

Just my luck - I hope it all blows over by the time we go... :cry:

I got travel insurance out before the virus made headline news but not before the first instance was found, so I hope it will cover us if we cannot travel. I must remember to check the T&C's.

Tinkerbell 23 Jan 20 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Tom Morrow (Post 14254912)
I assume we will see even more of the Far Eastern visitors wearing face masks now.:erm:

I must be honest and think they look weird and the masks are proven to have little or no effect anyhow.

Totally ineffective. We used them in the operating theatres to prevent splashes on us and spittle etc on patient. When I last looked at research their effectiveness was about 30 minutes unless you have a full blown breathing type mask as used in orthopedics.


wanye 23 Jan 20 04:48 PM

is it real then? i just assumed it was a giant marketing campaign for that new netflix show "pandemic"?!?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPs90HZbSVQ

(my friends wife is currently over in chengdu for new year, and she posted a photo yesterday wearing a mask)

novocastrian 23 Jan 20 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Tom Morrow (Post 14254912)
I assume we will see even more of the Far Eastern visitors wearing face masks now.:erm:

I must be honest and think they look weird and the masks are proven to have little or no effect anyhow.

found out in far east this summer masks are worn primarily for cultural reasons something about not wanting facial expressions being read, showing others your feelings

also considered polite to wear one if you have a cold


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