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4 minutes ago, staggy1929 said:

STV reporting 2 people in Scotland being tested for the coronavirus which is scaremongering at it's finest

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3 minutes ago, staggy1929 said:

announcing that they're testing someone for it isn't news unless their positive imo. Just makes people worry.

It's definitely news. It's potentially the biggest story in the world at the moment.

People probably should worry, to be honest. No bad thing if it makes people wash their hands properly, cover their mouths when sneezing and coughing etc.

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To be honest, dying from an exotic virus sounds more appealing than living under Tory rule in an independent UK. I'm far more worried about the latter than I am the former, and the news do a terrible job of covering the latter.

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34 minutes ago, JTS98 said:

It's definitely news. It's potentially the biggest story in the world at the moment.

People probably should worry, to be honest. No bad thing if it makes people wash their hands properly, cover their mouths when sneezing and coughing etc.

If it comes out that they have it then fair enough

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From the BBC.

Four people who have recently travelled from Wuhan to Scotland are being treated as suspected cases of coronavirus.

The head of infection medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Professor Jurgen Haas, said all four had respiratory symptoms and had been in Wuhan within the last 14 days.

It is believed that three patients are in Edinburgh and the fourth is in Glasgow. It is likely to be several days before tests will confirm whether the four have contracted coronavirus or not.

Prof Juergen told the BBC it was "very likely" that cases would be confirmed in the UK.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51221915

We are all doomed.

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42 minutes ago, The Moonster said:

To be honest, dying from an exotic virus sounds more appealing than living under Tory rule in an independent UK. I'm far more worried about the latter than I am the former, and the news do a terrible job of covering the latter.

So we are living under the jackboot heel of the EU at the moment...

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18 minutes ago, eindhovendee said:

From the BBC.

Four people who have recently travelled from Wuhan to Scotland are being treated as suspected cases of coronavirus.

The head of infection medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Professor Jurgen Haas, said all four had respiratory symptoms and had been in Wuhan within the last 14 days.

It is believed that three patients are in Edinburgh and the fourth is in Glasgow. It is likely to be several days before tests will confirm whether the four have contracted coronavirus or not.

Prof Juergen told the BBC it was "very likely" that cases would be confirmed in the UK.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51221915

We are all doomed.

I'd say it's a certainty.

ETA: How long does this thing take to incubate?

Edited by Jacksgranda

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These stories about places in China you've never heard of are great for throwing up pieces of information like "*insert name of random Chinese city* has a population of 11 million people"

Fucking hell!

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5 minutes ago, KnightswoodBear said:

These stories about places in China you've never heard of are great for throwing up pieces of information like "*insert name of random Chinese city* has a population of 11 million people"

Fucking hell!

A village tbf

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7 minutes ago, KnightswoodBear said:

These stories about places in China you've never heard of are great for throwing up pieces of information like "*insert name of random Chinese city* has a population of 11 million people"

Fucking hell!

Its a bit scary, apparently over 100 cities with more than a million people and a few mega cities.
Have they not got TV?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-20/there-are-even-more-megacities-in-china-than-you-thought

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I was in the QEUH earlier today.

Best if you all say your goodbyes to me now.

Edited by Romeo

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Scotrail have been helping me out canceling that last 3 days of trains. Running the gauntlet today.

Also how does that Prof know how many folk are in hospital? 

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Haas said: “We have currently three cases of suspected Wuhan coronavirus in Edinburgh and, as far as I understand, one case in Glasgow.”

 

He said the cases emerged overnight, adding: “The situation will be pretty similar in pretty much all UK cities with a large number of Chinese students. It’s not too surprising. My suspicious is that there will probably be many more cases in many other cities in the UK.

 

“None of the cases I know of have been confirmed,” he added.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jan/23/increased-likelihood-coronavirus-uk-health-secretary-matt-hancock?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

And so it begins.........28 Days Later.

 

I predict that the share price of Gnome Facemask Co LLC will go through the roof in the coming days........

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16 minutes ago, Romeo said:

I was in the QEUH earlier today.

Best if you all say your goodbyes to me now.

Every cloud...

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I'm even more invincible, just took out a 30 quid travel insurance policy. Didn't read the small print so not sure if they cover my bills or pay me 30 quid when I contract the virus. 

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Take out the all Forth / Kincardine bridges, block the A9 at Stirling and arm the castle (& Roman forts just to be sure).

Enough of this substitute Irn-Bru, soured Graham's milk and coronavirus p*sh.

Edited by Hedgecutter

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Putting two massive cities into lockdown seems quite drastic for a government attempting to play it down...

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