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24-01-2020, 07:14   #1
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Airport alert as lethal coronavirus on our doorstep

Airport alert as lethal coronavirus on our doorstep, Belfast patient in isolation
Symptoms: Chinese man had travelled from Wuhan, now in isolation in Belfast hospital
Five other patients were being tested for the virus in Scotland
Safety measures stepped up in the Republic as hospitals, GPs and the ambulance service were issued with guidelines


https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/...ken=1767156484
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24-01-2020, 07:17   #2
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This is the sort of thing that will probably kill us all off, not aliens / asteroids / nuclear war.
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Remember when Ebola was going to kill us all? Or SARS? Or Swine Flu? Mass hysteria as usual and the media are loving it. Wait until this illness becomes boring and you won't hear anything more about it. Live your life, relax and don't believe the sensationalist nonsense out there..
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Remember when Ebola was going to kill us all? Or SARS? Or Swine Flu? Mass hysteria as usual and the media are loving it. Wait until this illness becomes boring and you won't hear anything more about it. Live your life, relax and don't believe the sensationalist nonsense out there..
Those were only contained due to extensive international efforts, they didn't just disappear. Someone has eaten an infected bat or a koala in China and the repercussions are being felt across the world. The antibiotics crisis doesn't help things either.
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Well, if there’s any country that can make a complete tits of this, its us..
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It's a relatively minor virus as it is though, only really dangerous to those immunocompromised or the old, just like a lot of other viruses.

Antibiotic make no difference whatsoever anyway, it's a virus.
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Those were only contained due to extensive international efforts, they didn't just disappear. Someone has eaten an infected bat or a koala in China and the repercussions are being felt across the world. The antibiotics crisis doesn't help things either.
Agree with most of your point but antibiotics will not help with a virus.
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It is mutating they said at the start, and there have been many deaths already. Wise to take no risks.. Hope for the best but prepare for the worst

They are acting wisely and responsibly

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It's a relatively minor virus as it is though, only really dangerous to those immunocompromised or the old, just like a lot of other viruses.

Antibiotic make no difference whatsoever anyway, it's a virus.
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Just waiting for this new virus to be blamed on climate change, can’t be long now.
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Well, if there’s any country that can make a complete tits of this, its us..
Wow, the doom and gloom brigade media has really done a job in making peoples outlook overly negative. Things really aren't that bad in this country.
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Remember when Ebola was going to kill us all? Or SARS? Or Swine Flu? Mass hysteria as usual and the media are loving it. Wait until this illness becomes boring and you won't hear anything more about it. Live your life, relax and don't believe the sensationalist nonsense out there..
Yep. Ebola still going strong in Africa... where's the headlines?
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Someone has eaten a... koala in China

come again?
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Remember when Ebola was going to kill us all? Or SARS? Or Swine Flu? Mass hysteria as usual and the media are loving it. Wait until this illness becomes boring and you won't hear anything more about it. Live your life, relax and don't believe the sensationalist nonsense out there..
I agree.
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Well, if there’s any country that can make a complete tits of this, its us..
China: hold my tea
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Remember when Ebola was going to kill us all? Or SARS? Or Swine Flu? Mass hysteria as usual and the media are loving it. Wait until this illness becomes boring and you won't hear anything more about it. Live your life, relax and don't believe the sensationalist nonsense out there..
I feel sorry for young people these days. They are being bombarded with fear stories on a constant basis. It cannot be easy on their mental health.

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