Two coronavirus cases confirmed in UK Watch

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its difficult because if you give people a deadline, they will always try and get out before it. The only way they could have really stopped a lot of them from getting out is to make it more of a surprise. But locking a city down so suddenly does have its own ethical implications.
Yeah I just remember the virus started in December (only around 5 cases at the time) after reading about it and being confused as to why no measures were seemingly being taken to prevent its initial spread, since any new Coronavirus into the human population as we know by now has the potential to be quite dangerous since our immune systems have no experience with it.


I suppose the one way to stop the virus once and for all would be to ban all travel, get everyone to go out stock up on food and lock themselves in their house for 14 days, then anyone with symptoms at that time can be quarantined and the outbreak is over. Of course this wouldn’t happen because of the economy and it’s certainly quite extreme/impractical but hey it would work. I think global travel should really be stopped though if it keeps getting worse, as if one country gets rid of it / doesn’t have it yet, all it takes is one traveller to bring the infection in, and it’s not just China anymore, it could be anywhere.
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Where?

Is that clearer for you?
"There are plenty of treatments for flu, we arent living in the dark ages of medicine"- you.
You appear to be confusing flu with coronavirus. There are no cures for either.
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(Original post by fallen_acorns)
Genius. that will stop people.

Oh wait, they can just catch a flight to korea or japan, and then to the UK from there.

If someone wants to get there, short of banning all Chinese people from entry, there is little you can do. (And even if you banned all Chinese people, it wouldn't stop people like me who live in China on a british passport.
Continue getting butt hurt and writing a whole story over sarcasm imo
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(Original post by princetonalec)
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.
Eating bats is fk disgusting no argument, bats are a type of rats if I remember correctly, what sane person will eat a rat?
Don't get me started on eating actual rats which people in China do.
If you eat every single breathing thing on this planet it shouldn't be too surprising when **** like this goes down.
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(Original post by AdelinePeterson)
"There are plenty of treatments for flu, we arent living in the dark ages of medicine"- you.
You appear to be confusing flu with coronavirus. There are no cures for either.
Which part of treating symptoms is confusing you?
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Eating bats is fk disgusting no argument, bats are a type of rats if I remember correctly, what sane person will eat a rat?
Don't get me started on eating actual rats which people in China do.
Rats are rodents, bats are an entirely different thing.
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Rats are rodents, bats are an entirely different thing.
Still disgusting to eat a bat, I know people will say "That's subjective" but seriously, there is not even that much meat on a bat and bats are well known to carry many viruses, Ebola started in bats.
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We all going to die omg I don't care cos I don't want to live in post-Brexit world anyway

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Still disgusting to eat a bat, I know people will say "That's subjective" but seriously, there is not even that much meat on a bat and bats are well known to carry many viruses, Ebola started in bats.
If they were properly checked and certified fit for human consumption it wouldn't be such an issue, but in areas with little to no regulation on meat sales there will always be issues.

Personally I wouldn't mind eating bat provided that it was certified safe.
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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
Well the outbreak isn't over yet so it's hard to determine the mortality rate. Only a handful of those infected have recovered as of yet, so I guess it's better to be safe than sorry. HK is basically in a state of emergency now with entry points partially closed, school, work and any mass congregation suspended etc. There is a reason for it; you should read KY Yuen's article in the Lancet talking about the high chance of community transmission in Hong Kong and the high probability of it becoming the next Wuhan if proper precautions aren't taken. The UK however is obviously at a much lower risk so no need to freak out as of yet.
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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 perfectly healthy 36 year old doctor has died so unfortunately that is old news.
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Eating bats is fk disgusting no argument, bats are a type of rats if I remember correctly, what sane person will eat a rat?
Don't get me started on eating actual rats which people in China do.
If you eat every single breathing thing on this planet it shouldn't be too surprising when **** like this goes down.
And in the UK we eat dried pigs blood and sheep heart, brains and other organs chopped up and cooked in its own stomach.
So you really don't have an argument in my eyes.
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A perfectly healthy 36 year old doctor has died so unfortunately that is old news.
Oh boy, one since 36 year old doctor whose medical history we don't know of died, sound the alarms! /s
"Perfectly healthy" adults die all the time of sudden cardiac arrest because they actually had an arrhythmia which was never caught because they never got tested. We don't know if this doctor was in perfect health, and even if he was thats 1 confirmed perfectly healthy death out of what? Hundreds at this point?
When people are dropping dead in the street give me a call.
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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.
The average waiting times in emergency departments is insane and all hospitals are complaining of being extremely short staffed and this Prof Whity is saying we are prepared...lol ...All you need to know how wrong this guy is is work in the NHS for a day or get sick and go to your local hospital emergency department. We are not prepared at all. Over ten years of austerity coupled with ten years of influx of millions of east europeans, has left the NHS struggling barely able to cope and on the verge of collapse, so much so that the government is thinking about selling it to private companies.
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i am so annoyed that they escorted them (the brits) to the UK in the first place!!
Picture yourself in this situation.
If you're stuck in a quarantined city, would you not hope for your Government to help you?
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Picture yourself in this situation.
If you're stuck in a quarantined city, would you not hope for your Government to help you?
For me nope I'd rather be gone... (Plus I could harm others (by spreading the virus)) so it's a win win for myself and others but yeah I do agree with you the idea of being locked out of your own country sounds horrid!!
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For me nope I'd rather be gone... (Plus I could harm others (by spreading the virus)) so it's a win win for myself and others but yeah I do agree with you the idea of being locked out of your own country sounds horrid!!
Aye, I get that. The thought of potentially spreading it to others would be awful. I just think it would be a little inhumane to leave them there, but that's just me.
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i am so annoyed that they escorted them (the brits) to the UK in the first place!!
They aren't even the people tested positive. And they will be in a 2 week quarantine.
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Oh boy, one since 36 year old doctor whose medical history we don't know of died, sound the alarms! /s
"Perfectly healthy" adults die all the time of sudden cardiac arrest because they actually had an arrhythmia which was never caught because they never got tested. We don't know if this doctor was in perfect health, and even if he was thats 1 confirmed perfectly healthy death out of what? Hundreds at this point?
When people are dropping dead in the street give me a call.
You never know whether there's a cover up on the Chinese side. Ever since SARS I think most people highly distrust the Chinese government in providing accurate information about the virus. It's slightly better this time but it's not ideal. Only after Winnie the Pooh said they have to put people's health first did the cases increase twofold overnight. There have been rumours that the Chinese are controlling the increase in case numbers by controlling the number of test kits they distribute.
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And in the UK we eat dried pigs blood and sheep heart, brains and other organs chopped up and cooked in its own stomach.
So you really don't have an argument in my eyes.
Didn't people stop eating/selling offal when there was that BSE outbreak etc though?

Cooking live lobsters/crabs might be a better comparison if those bat soup memes are to be believed...
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