I have a limited amount of official Ministry of Defence face masks for sale to forum members
No I think we're managing it well. The fact that we identified/announced it earlier than other countries who might be covering it up or not as adept, is a good thing.If it's here already it shows just how piss poor we are at managing these things, just imagine if it was really a truly devastating virus that was going about. The human race would be wiped out in no time.
The thing is we don't know how many or if they have spread it to someone else.No I think we're managing it well. The fact that we identified/announced it earlier than other countries who might be covering it up or not as adept, is a good thing.
I'm much more concerned with antibiotic resistant bacteria than this virus.
Not a conspiracy. Coronaviruses are everywhere, especially with animals. Dubious practices can then spread certain strains to humans. Probably what happened with SARS, another coronavirus.I ain't big on conspiracies but sometimes I do wonder whether these global epidemics are man made or not......
I realise you are joking, but for those truly paranoid among us, I recommend you go to your nearest army surplus store or ebay and buy an S10 respirator with NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) filter, should be around £50 or not much more for the mask and £10-15 for a filter. They work great. I had to help a friend clean out his blocked drains (pipes were literally clogged with human sh*t for dozens of yards) and with an S10 on I couldn't smell the drains at all.I have a limited amount of official Ministry of Defence face masks for sale to forum members
If a virus were man-made with the intention of killing lots of people (e.g. conspiracy theories are flying that the chinese government made it for population control because the 'one-child' policy didn't work well enough) I would expect it to be far more deadly than the 2% fatality rate of coronavirus. Perhaps this is just a trial-run but I find it highly unlikely that it's man-made in the intentional sense.I ain't big on conspiracies but sometimes I do wonder whether these global epidemics are man made or not......
Correct. Although I do currently have a sore throat and runny nose, man flu or Coronavirus?You understand better than most, this is exactly correct. Fatality rate of nCoronavirus so far is around 2%, not much worse than some of the flu viruses that spread every year or so in many countries. Nothing to worry about if you're otherwise-healthy. The old and those with weak immune systems should take basic precautions.
As usual the media are over-hyping it to sell more papers, as they do with everything.
I was thinking of using that as an excuse to knock work tomorrow night. If I get the bottles in and claim I can't come in to work because I have Corona then technically I'm not lying.....