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 Post subject: Coronavirus UK
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:54 am 
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Hello again,

I was wondering what your views are on the Coronavirus. Do you think it is one big fuss over nothing or do you take it seriously? I would be interested to know your views on the subject, the way the media are covering it. What the government are saying and doing about it, are the guidelines clear enough. do you think the public are being told the full story?

I will put forward my views later, as I do not wish to sway opinion either way.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus UK
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:38 am 
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I am taking it seriously, but I am not paniciing. If we get it we get it. We are both elderly but in good health so will both probably recover.

The only thing positive that I am doing is not booking a spring holiday, although I believe that there are some very cheap flights to Milan.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus UK
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:51 pm 
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we are told most people get over it :? how can an individual check :? I don't want to bother the medical services with the cough and sneeze I've have had on and off for feckin months, I haven't visited any of the areas currently affected and have no plans to do so.

Media again are loving it. nothing better than death or its imminent possibility.

If I get it, I get it. I'm wondering how it started, I hear some great informed suggestions from all the doctors in the pub :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus UK
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:05 pm 
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It gives the newspapers something to print and the BBC something to report instead of real news I suppose.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus UK
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:46 pm 
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Sars, Avian, Bird, Swine 'flu.........all incurable, where are they now?
This will run its course, there will be fatalities, but far, far fewer than flu, RTA's or suicides. I now know the difference between quarantine and containment - we have not seen any quarantine, only containment (from the economy) and a feeble one at that.-

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus UK
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:40 am 
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My views pretty much mirror the Guvnor's here ;

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=pu ... M%3DHDRSC4

Otherwise, cynic that I am, when this is all over I am reasonably certain of two things ;

1. We'll be paying a bit more tax
2. We'll be a bit less free.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus UK
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:58 am 
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It has certainly had an effect on stocks etc and I'm glad I got mine sorted while the threat of a possible Corbyn led government was being considered, so in a way Corbyn did me a huge favour :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus UK
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:05 am 
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Flybe, an airline I have used occasionally in the past for flights to Alicante, has gone to the wall. It has been in trouble for a long time but this was probably the final straw

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus UK
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:14 am 
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Flybe is used a lot by the Cornish out of St Mawgan (Newquay) I used it myself when I was unfit to fly myself while on chemo. It provided a much needed service to Cornwall. Sad to see it go.

This coronavirus thing is not going to do the economy any favours. I take very little notice of what the media say about it. I can't help feeling the government are playing it down as much as possible. It seems to travel better than the Sars virus we were told could reach the UK in months, two years ago. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus UK
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:25 am 
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Our most convenient airport is Southampton, I wonder how they will cope.

I reallt do not think that what the Government say matters much, what will happen will happen, (whatever that is).

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus UK
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:41 pm 
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I'm very much of the viewpoint that if it kills me, it'll put me out of my misery.

As things stand, I'm not overly concerned - just taking notice. I accept it's a growing problem which is likely to develop further over the coming weeks however. There's already been a few confirmed cases of Coronavirus not too far away, which I admit has given me a bit of worry.

As a precaution I'm washing my hands more often but that's about as far as it's gone for me. Otherwise, it's business as usual.

The government have it in their interests to keep taxpayers alive because they certainly can't squeeze much more out of me than they already do.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus UK
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:22 pm 
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As Mr D says, aware, taking reasonable precautions but not panicking.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus UK
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:13 pm 
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Aware and getting on with life as normal.

I work for a large corporate bank in the city which originates from China. Very much business as usual for them too and for once even HR are acting sensibly.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus UK
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:43 pm 
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Both my wife and I are the grandchildren of Spanish Flu survivors - must count for something I suppose.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus UK
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:54 pm 
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We are all going to die of something and very few of us know what's coming round the next corner. What will be will be. "We're doomed. Doomed, I say."

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