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  • Premier Icon Drac
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    Based on the average GP waiting room 9 out 1800 people actually having something other than a cold or old age seems like a fairly horrifying statistic.

    😂

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Over 1,800 people tested in the U.K. 9 tested positive. I’m not going to panic buy just yet.

    Update from gov.uk/coronavirus

    As of 14 February, a total of 2,964 people have been tested, of which 2,955 were confirmed negative and 9 positive.

    But hey, might as well stock up on bog roll, Rice Krispies, Tizer and chocolate.  Oh and a baseball bat, just in case if all goes feral.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    and a baseball bat, just in case if all goes feral

    Indeed, just don’t forget to wear your wife’s kimono whilst dealing with the undesirables.

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Due to hoarding of surgical masks in the UK there’s hardly any left for the dentists to keep their surgeries open…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51493492

    Premier Icon jimdubleyou
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    Due to hoarding of surgical masks

    More likely profiteering over hoarding…

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Due to hoarding of surgical masks

    I bet there’s loads second hand on ebay.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    The week after New Year I spent two weeks in a room with a load of people from Asia and the US, shaking everyone’s hands as you do, then I went to Norway, Greece and Italy, via busy international airports. I feel crappy today.

    Coincidence? No, but I don’t think it’s coronavirus 🙂

    sobriety
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    It’s probably coronavirus, just not the coronavirus

    Premier Icon tuboflard
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    Just seen on the guardian that someone with coronavirus attend a conference in central london. Only 250 delagates, the advice being don’t worry unless you start to feel ill.

    So one my colleagues went to this conference (UK Bus Summit). News came out today in the office, next thing the union reps are calling for hand sanitiser on every floor (beat them to that) and screen and keyboard alcohol wipes for every employee.

    Employee affected feels fine but has been banned from attending the office for a week. And the union are now demanding that because someone else who attended the conference was in the office today for a meeting that the room is given a deep clean and every male toilet in the building gets the same treatment before people are allowed to use again. Sounded like a thinly veiled reason to send the workforce home to me. I didn’t fall for it.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    The C4 News special from tonight is well worth a watch when it appears on catch-up.

    Really excellent, well-sourced reporting by Matt Frei and his team. Health warning: Not great for people who don’t want to be particularly worried about covid-19.

    kerley
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    Due to hoarding of surgical masks in the UK there’s hardly any left for the dentists to keep their surgeries open…

    Not sure if that is hoarding or because a lot of the masks are made in China (hence not so many being made). There are a lot of issues with supply chains starting now as the west is so dependant on output from China. I work in a large IT org and the company is already seeing problems supplying the data centres as a lot of the cabling, servers components etc,. come from China. Also, see JCB who are on reduced week for same reason.

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    I’m about to fly to the US for a week. Stuck in LHR, then in an airplane, then in another airport, then mix with hundreds of people from all over the place, then repeat.

    Who wants my Flare Max if I don’t make it? Otherwise my wife will likely take it to the household recycling.

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    What size Flaremax? Can you disinfect it first just to be safe?

    Once of my colleagues flies back from Singapore this weekend after a 2 week business trip out there.
    We’ve asked him to isolate himself for 2 weeks.
    He’s called up and asked if we can arrange a hotel for him to isolate himself in because his wife won’t let him in the house!!

    Harsh…

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Who wants my Flare Max if I don’t make it?

    I could come collect this weekend if you like, save the risk of your good lady not packing it properly or something?

    He’s called up and asked if we can arrange a hotel for him to isolate himself in because his wife won’t let him in the house!!

    Harsh…

    I hear there’s a place on the wirral would be prefect.

    Premier Icon pondo
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    I’ve been in London most of the week and I feel crap. If that’s me done, it was lovely knowing you all. 🙁

    Premier Icon piemonster
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    Sorry to hear that @Pondo

    Out of curiosity, how tall are you and what bikes will you have going spare?

    Premier Icon pondo
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    Thanks dude, means a lot. 🙂

    I’m 5′ 10″ but I’m having everything nuked from orbit – it’s the only way to be sure.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Who wants my Flare Max if I don’t make it? Otherwise my wife will likely take it to the household recycling.

    Pics of the wife?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Not sure if that is hoarding or because a lot of the masks are made in China

    It’s hoarding companies sold out of supplies within days of the virus being announced. It’s made it very difficult for dental surgeons and other areas to get hold of them.

    How on earth did we manage 20 years ago when dentists didnt wear surgical masks and eye protection? Amazing anyone is left alive to read this ..hello ..hello

    Do the Chinese get day by day death rates from UK winter flu virus when its a bad year and many die? Then start cancelling their holidays en masse, I know this is different but pro rata many uk oldies used to pass on

    I have to visit a hospital ( Corona Virus distribution center ) next week for an appointment . Large Rocky Mountain Element Carbon fs available soon , collection Hampshire

    mooman
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    How will all this panic/overreacting affect spring/summer holidays?

    At moment prices appear normally priced; will we see people not booking or cancelling pre arranged holidays to avoid airports … Then have cheap Mediterranean holidays thrown at us?

    We have not booked our week for April or June yet, I am hoping within the next week or two the prices start falling significantly🤞

    trail_rat
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    Once of my colleagues flies back from Singapore this weekend after a 2 week business trip out there.
    We’ve asked him to isolate himself for 2 weeks.
    He’s called up and asked if we can arrange a hotel for him to isolate himself in because his wife won’t let him in the house!!

    Sensible chap. If it’s enough of a risk that the company feels he should isolate him self why should be put his family at risk ?

    Premier Icon longmover
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    When I flew back to work on Wednesday my flight to Frankfurt was only half full (usually rammed) and the flight from Frankfurt to Kazakhstan was only a quarter full (normally quite busy) it could just be a coincidence but….

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    It’s a medium.

    How much alcohol do I need to consume to make my blood toxic to viruses for the duration of the flight?

    BillMC
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    Why even consider putting this bloke into a hotel which is by definition a public space and often an international one?

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    My mate and his gf along with his son/gf are due back from a 6 week holiday in thailand on sunday, I’m collecting them all from the airport….dya think i’ll get away with hiring a cattle truck and bedding them down on straw for the journey home?.

    Premier Icon stewartc
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    Are you people dead yet?
    HK is basically resuming normal activity, was out to day in the country doing some trail digging then popped into the local town for some beers (Mu Wo, Lantau), one local wearing a mask, the rest of us as nature intended. Its a seasonal bug, don’t get excited about it (though the working from home but is appreciated)

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    There are a lot of issues with supply chains starting now as the west is so dependant on output from China.

    Friend manages a large specialist lighting firm, cruise ships, theatres, museums countryhouses and most of his jobs have very specific lights. The guys who supply them are running out of LEDs with no real idea when production is going back to normal.
    Oh the joy of JIT.

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    Is it still safe to order cheap components (ie a chainring) from Ali-Express? Or WILL I DIE!?!?!??

    kerley
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    Its a seasonal bug

    It really isn’t. Can’t be bothered to explain it to you as feel it would be wasted effort.

    kerley
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    Is it still safe to order cheap components (ie a chainring) from Ali-Express? Or WILL I DIE!?!?!??

    They typically take a while to get here so are safe by the time they arrive. You may still die though if the cheap component fails at an inopportune time.

    chewkw
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    … shaking everyone’s hands as you do, then I went to Norway, Greece and Italy, via busy international airports …

    I hate shaking people’s hands as I don’t know where they put their hands before shaking mine.

    Premier Icon stewartc
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    It really isn’t. Can’t be bothered to explain it to you as feel it would be wasted effort.

    I suspect I gave missed a bigger bullet than COVID-19, thanks.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    HK is basically resuming normal activity,

    Other than a handful of people panic buying the U.K. has just carried on as normal. We’re still alive

    Premier Icon Drac
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    The first 2 people to admitted to the RVI with corna virus have now been discharged.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Well I have the shits which I don’t think is one of the symptoms so SE Wales is safe, at least from me.

    beiciwr64
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    UK Coronavirus COVID-19 Infections and Deaths Pandemic Spread Trend Forecast

    Premier Icon piemonster
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    I’m honestly not sure if that “Market Oracle” channel is supposed to be genuine or satire.

    It’s like something Brasseye would do …

    Premier Icon boomerlives
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    HK is basically resuming normal activity,

    My wife mentioned that yesterday watching Jason Bourne.

    Hong Long has loads of riots against China, then goes into lockdown after dodgy sniffles bug comes out.

    Co-incidence?

    Where’s JHJ when you need some evidence? He must have a pic of someone shaking hands with somebody significant…

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