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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51325192

Two people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, the chief medical officer for England has announced.

Prof Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England said: "The NHS is extremely well-prepared and used to managing infections and we are already working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients had, to prevent further spread.
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Please stay calm. We know this will eventually happen.

The risk to most is still relatively low (and I work at a hospital).

Just make sure you wash your hands regularly, practise standard hygienic techniques and you should be OK.

Remember the mortality rate of this virus is still quite low, and it's lower than many influenza strains.

Don't freak out like people in HK :rofl: https://www.scmp.com/video/hong-kong...virus-outbreak
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I already have it I'm sure...played basketball at uni with some chinese students.

And now I'm 🤒. All the symptoms.
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I hope I get the coronavirus because I must suffer.
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I really wish people would stop acting like its the black plague or something.
The only people so far who have died were in some way shape or form immuno-compromised. You WON'T get a fatal flu from playing basketball with Chinese university students, and some of the behaviour i've seen from some people on the internet (such as people saying racist things like "they eat dogs! what did we expect!") is frankly disgusting.
Like if everyone could grow up about this that'd be really cool.
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A hypochondriac who is often terrified of having a mysterious illness that would kill him at any time, but even he manages to understand corona is not a problem worth worrying about.
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(Original post by ecolier)
Please stay calm. We know this will eventually happen.

The risk to most is still relatively low (and I work at a hospital).

Just make sure you wash your hands regularly, practise standard hygienic techniques and you should be OK.

Remember the mortality rate of this virus is still quite low, and it's lower than many influenza strains.

Don't freak out like people in HK :rofl: https://www.scmp.com/video/hong-kong...virus-outbreak
*head to Amazon to order a mask* 😷

:rofl:
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😑 I better not get it. Ik I’m not likely gonna die cause I’m young n all but like I’ve never been hospitalised before and don’t want to be in the following months when I’ve got exams.

Also I fear for those who are vulnerable. A shame better measures weren’t taken when the outbreak began.
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(Original post by Realitysreflexx)
I already have it I'm sure...played basketball at uni with some chinese students.

And now I'm 🤒. All the symptoms.
Have those Chinese students actually been in China recently? If not it's probably just normal flu, even if they have, it's still in all probability just normal flu. Either way, a spot of medicinal whisky will see you right. I can highly recommend Ardbeg 10 year old single malt.
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(Original post by ecolier)
Please stay calm.
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most interested in knowing where they came from.
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most interested in knowing where they came from.
me too
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Run for your lives!!!
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(Original post by lily wooldridge)
me too
UK residents were flown in from China yesterday. So they knew this would happen.
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I went to amazon to buy a mask and all of them are like £50 a pack lol. I ****ing hate capitalism sometimes...
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(Original post by bixol)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51325192

Two people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, the chief medical officer for England has announced.

Prof Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England said: "The NHS is extremely well-prepared and used to managing infections and we are already working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients had, to prevent further spread.
i am so annoyed that they escorted them (the brits) to the UK in the first place!!
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(Original post by 1st superstar)
i am so annoyed that they escorted them (the brits) to the UK in the first place!!
They've been quarantined so you have nothing to worry about.
Imagine if it was you and you were stranded in Wuhan when this all started.
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(Original post by lily wooldridge)
me too
If they are from Hubei, then its pretty standard, but I'm just watching to see if they are from another province, which would be a bit more worrying.
(Original post by AdelinePeterson)
UK residents were flown in from China yesterday. So they knew this would happen.
This case has nothing to do with those.. already been confirmed to be a separate incident.
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I hope I get the coronavirus because I must suffer.
That's the most relatable thing I have ever read
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(Original post by SSSkvbshs)
That's the most relatable thing I have ever read
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(Original post by AdelinePeterson)
UK residents were flown in from China yesterday. So they knew this would happen.
That is entirely separate, the repatriated citizens are to be put into a 2 week quarantine anyway.
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