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10 Mar 2020 08:01 - 18 Mar 2020 08:48 #38207 by Andy.MacFadyen
We now have a case just over a mile from us so are observing basic precautions.
(1) Keeping at least 1 metre/yard away from people.
(2) Using hand sanitizer after touching anything outside the home
(3) Washing hands properly and regularly in hot water.
(4) In public places voiding touching handrails and lift buttons --- if you to use a lift press the button with your car key.
(5) Using cashless transaction where possible, avoid ATMs
(6) Clean your cell phone regularly


The good news is there is little danger for those under 40, especially younger kids and babies either don't get it or the symptoms are generally so mild and pass so quickly they are barely noticeable.

This morning I watched an interview with a Canadian expert who had just returned from China he stated that although the virus passes readily inside familes in every single case he was aware of kids did not infect adaults it was always the adult infected the kids.

The disease is however very serious for older people and anybody with an existing serious health issue, most of the deaths have been in people over 60 especially in Italy which has a very larger than average number of old andvery active people --- life expectancy in Italy is 83 --- two years longer than the UK or Germany and four years longer than the USA. So look after granny take care not to pass the virus to her.

If you or yours (like me ) are diabetic take extra care to keep your blood glucose levels within range.

My friends in Italy have been in total lockdown since Friday and now the whole country is in lockdown, the implications for my friend Fabio's hotel business are huge especially as the holiday season is about to begin.

So keep safe this virus is not a hoax or plot it may not kill you or your kids but it spreads very easily and is really dangerous to those you love in the older generation.

If you have symptoms isolate yourself use your phone get advice, don't turn just turn up at your doctors or hospial emergency department

Avoid using hospital emmergency departments unless you really need them .

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11 Mar 2020 13:13 #38253 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Italian medical chief dies after contracting virus

The head of the medical association in the northern Italian province of Varese, Roberto Stella, 67, has died of respiratory failure after contracting coronavirus.

He had been practising medicine at an outpatient clinic in Busto Arsizio, north-west of Milan, and Italian reports say he and a colleague were infected at the weekend.

Varese is in the Lombardy region, which has been at the centre of Italy's coronavirus outbreak.

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12 Mar 2020 15:56 #38292 by Andy.MacFadyen
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This Huffington Post article is worth reading Doctor In Italy's Coronavirus Epicenter Tells Chilling Details

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14 Mar 2020 09:52 #38334 by John Curtis
Grocery stores in Austin, TX. But I believe all across the US Is experiencing the same.

Thinking out loud always helps me in the process.
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14 Mar 2020 12:25 #38343 by Andy.MacFadyen
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It is the same over here people buying crazy things huge amounts of toil paper, panic buying food without giving a thought to selecting food that will keep.
I must confess because I have kept an eye on what happenef in Italy I saw how this virus was going to spread so we have very gradually increased our stocks of frozen and canned food over the last five weeks or so.

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14 Mar 2020 13:25 - 14 Mar 2020 13:49 #38345 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Spain is now closed down all flights UK to Spain canceled also now flights UK to Poland.

BBC Report Jet2 Planes turned around minutes before landing in Spain.

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14 Mar 2020 19:56 #38364 by Tutti57
There are currently only two confirmed cases in my county but they have shut down public schools until further notice as a precaution.

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16 Mar 2020 08:11 - 16 Mar 2020 13:46 #38399 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Today another six confirmed local cases all in an old folks home in the next town across the river from us. Care homes and cruise ships are hot spots for this virus UK Government proposing 4 month lockdown for over 70's like that is going to happen. Scottish Government is saying NO!

Over the weekend mass panic buying, today shopping malls are quiet. I went for my usual baked egg breakfast at Zucca in East Kilbride in local shopping mall whole mall was like a ghost town but panic buying still going on with no logic to it I saw a woman with a trolley packed with giant cartons of tea bags.


Meanwhile I think in Italy they are very close to the peak of the epidemic.

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18 Mar 2020 08:44 - 18 Mar 2020 08:45 #38421 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Coronavirus: Experiment in northern Italian town halts all new infections after trial --- Sky News UK

Link Interesting Development in Italian Outbreak

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19 Mar 2020 13:46 #38448 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Snapshot of danger of coronavirus using Italy as an example

USA popluation arround 320+ million , on the day 911 killed 3,000 in NYC and DC and Virginnia.

Italy population 60.5 million . so far 18 March 2020 Novel Corona virus in Italy alone has killed 3,000 and increase at 450 per day.

According to MSNBC in Lombardy not only have they run out of all kinds of hospital beds but they have run out of mortuary space for storing bodies.

Lombardy and the Veneto are in the rich area in the North of Italy those regions have superb hospitals and emergency they have been locked down for two weeks but still new cases are rising abd deaths are increasing.

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21 Mar 2020 07:03 - 21 Mar 2020 07:03 #38508 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Some PD oil I ordered came today accepting the package at full length felt a bit surreal

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21 Mar 2020 08:42 - 21 Mar 2020 08:44 #38509 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Hear bad reports from my daughters friend in Rome they are also running out of space in the morgues.

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23 Mar 2020 11:08 #38565 by Noah
The governor of Massachusetts just suspended all non essential business for 2 weeks.

Automotive repair facilities are deemed essential, but it's up to the boss if he wants to keep the shop running with all employees considering there's no work....

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23 Mar 2020 19:47 #38574 by Tutti57
Same here, Noah. My dealership is open. No sales staff and talk about just going mon wed Fri next week. Cramming all work in the morning and no waiters.

I managed to get eight hours in today, but last week was 2-4 a day with no work for 9 of us there.

I started trying this earlier and didn't finish. since then my four year old daughter has been taken to the hospital by ambulance for a 105* fever, cough, and rapid breathing. I'm very nervous.

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23 Mar 2020 21:18 #38575 by Noah
I hope everything is ok with your daughter.

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