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Authorities in China have warned that a new coronoavirus that has killed nine people could mutate further and cause more deaths.  The virus, known also as 2019-nCoV, is understood to be a new strain of coronavirus that has not previously been identified in humans.  Signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Cases have been reported in South Korea, the US and Thailand. 

Is it time to stock up on those little surgical masks?

Are we all completely fucked?

Should I take the Tamiflu I stockpiled for bird flu?

Have any P&Bers ever been part of a worldwide pandemic?

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The makers of the wee face mask shares when up 10% in China yesterday (capped limit).

As for the Thailand, we have had 4 cases. 3 Chinese tourist and 1 Thai been to the Wuhan area of China.

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Dr Sophon Iamsirithavorn, the director, said the 74-year-old Chinese woman arrived in Thailand from Wuhan on Jan 13. She was quarantined on arrival with a fever and tests confirmed she was carrying the 2019-nCoV

She was treated at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi province.

She had since been declared free of the infection and had returned home to China on Tuesday, Dr Sophon said.

Why is this even news worthy?

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12 minutes ago, Melanius Mullarkey said:

Doctors advice is to walk around with a slice of lime in your mouth.

I only came on here to joke that I've suffered from many a Coronavirus on a Sunday morning. You dick. 

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2 minutes ago, Dee Man said:

I only came on here to joke that I've suffered from many a Coronavirus on a Sunday morning. You dick. 

You should buy a Rab jacket to cheer yourself up.

 

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1 hour ago, ICTChris said:

Authorities in China have warned that a new coronoavirus that has killed nine people could mutate further and cause more deaths.  The virus, known also as 2019-nCoV, is understood to be a new strain of coronavirus that has not previously been identified in humans.  Signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Cases have been reported in South Korea, the US and Thailand. 

Is it time to stock up on those little surgical masks?

Are we all completely fucked?

Should I take the Tamiflu I stockpiled for bird flu?

Have any P&Bers ever been part of a worldwide pandemic?

I'm like that all the time, apart from the fever.

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1 hour ago, G_Man1985 said:

No
No
No
No

There’s no eh, cure!

 

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53 minutes ago, Melanius Mullarkey said:

You should buy a Rab jacket to cheer yourself up.

 

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Can you tell me what kind of jacket that is? Did they run out of material for the arms?

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I was always told the surgical masks were worn by people who are ill with a contagious disease as a courtesy to stop others getting it? Is it just that people wearing them don’t want to catch anything? 

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Can you tell me what kind of jacket that is? Did they run out of material for the arms?
Wee rabs jacket.

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17 minutes ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

I was always told the surgical masks were worn by people who are ill with a contagious disease as a courtesy to stop others getting it? Is it just that people wearing them don’t want to catch anything? 

I wear mine to try and prevent catching anything as I have a shit immune system. 

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18 minutes ago, Honest Saints Fan said:

I wear mine to try and prevent catching anything as I have a shit immune system. 

^^^ Polite way of saying Ruggy smells like a bear. 

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Surgical masks are for filling with Vick’s Vaporub after you’ve dropped some acid.

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Hopefully it takes out a sizeable portion of the human population (yes I did watch that Chris Packham programme last night).

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It has been known about for a wee while, this is the first outbreak as such. Wouldn't be overly worried at this stage, just something for the media to harp on about to distract from whatever Boris and co are up to. 

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49 minutes ago, D.A.F.C said:
1 hour ago, Shandon Par said:
Can you tell me what kind of jacket that is? Did they run out of material for the arms?

Wee rabs jacket.

Missed opportunity for a Rab Wee Nesbit joke.

IMO.

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