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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,952
    edited March 2020
    There were once 36 known cases of Spanish Flu in 1918 ......this went on to kill between 20-50 million people globally .
    Apologies to all for the typographical error in the thread title . :*
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 9,738
    I am sorry but the Press is really not being alarmist  [ and without being too arrogant, this is an area I have some expertise in ], this is potentially a major disaster. 
    There are already examples of patients who have become re infected, and perhaps surprisingly the virus has not mutated yet. If it does................
    Southern trees bear a strange fruit
    Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,606
    Paul B3 said:
    I am finding it utterly incredulous that people are still being allowed to flit the globe via air or sea ; their apparently implacable desire for foreign holidays posing an increasing risk to everyone else . All travel abroad , unless absolutely necessary should be banned .
    Personally I think that all suspected cases should be isolated until this is sorted out once and for all .
    Daily in the UK new infections are being reported ; I have an appointment at Hull Royal Infirmary at the end of March (just under four-weeks) . At this rate I will probably cancel because by that time maybe a hospital is not the ideal place to be !
    Just stop watching the news and you’ll find that life is just fine.

    Attend hospital as is required.

    Have you had the normal flu vaccine?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,943
    Think it depends on which press you read ... the way it’s being reported varies widely. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • FireFire LondonPosts: 10,904
    It is alarning to read that infected patients in main stream Chinese hopsitals are being treated with Traditonal Chinese Medicine (TCM); perhaps including pangolian scales - to induce strength.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 9,738
    I probably need to take a bit more care than some, but I don't think I would fly at the moment.
    Southern trees bear a strange fruit
    Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 10,904
    @punkdoc What UK scenario do you forsee as most likely?

    I could imagine a month or so of the equivalent to the 2009 snows - stay close to home, take no avoidable risks, look out for vulnerable neighbours, maybe schools close for a bit...  Is it reassuring that affected numbers in China seem to be falling steadily?
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 3,988
    As the Chinese refused to believe there was a problem in early December, its amazing there are as few outbreaks as there has been.
    There are teams of specialists working round the clock, and have been for a couple of months now, trying to find an inoculation that will help those severely affected. I know as daughters friend is one of them.
  • GreenbirdGreenbird Posts: 235
    Flu is a bigger killer. We don't close borders at flu season or enforce seasonal vacs.

    It's got to get a lot worse before travel bans are imposed. By that time, the virus should be understood more
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