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08-03-2020, 10:25   #1
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Coronavirus Part V - 34 cases in ROI, 16 in NI (as of 10 March) *Read warnings in OP*

6 cases already in the Republic, 3 in the North. I fully expect temperatures to rise but would request everyone pays attention to the mod warnings carried over from earlier threads and set out below. In particular please remain civil to each other

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Thread IV

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OK, time to step in with some mod instructions:

1. Please interact in a civil manner
2. Do not tell others what to do, or what to post
3. If you have a problem with a post report it and leave the modding to the mods

In terms of thread content:

4. Treat everything you read here with caution. Anything posted is from an anonymous internet poster. You cannot assume anyone has any "specialist" knowledge whatever they claim
5. Statistics are important to some (and I personally pay a lot of attention to them), but they are of very little use to anyone who is already caught up in this, or indeed knows of people who are caught up
6. Terms such as "sinus", "airborne", "aerosol" have little relevance at this time in this jurisdiction. Ultimately though if cases are discovered in Ireland please pay attention to the relevant authorities and what they advise/recommend, and not some randomer(s) on the internet

All the above is me talking as a complete layman on the subject. Like everything in this thread do not treat it as chapter and verse, beyond paying attention to items 1-3 above

Any questions please PM me - do not try and dissect this post in-thread
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Last time it was a "suggestion"/request

Now it's an instruction

Stop all the tit for tat stuff on the stats. None of us are in full possession of the facts and none of us can draw any "definitive" conclusions. Bottom line. It's serious. Not serious in Ireland at this stage, but may become so. Anyone caught up in this is not going to take much solace from any stats however they are complied

Any questions PM me - do not respond to this warning in-thread
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OK

A number of posts have been sanctioned although it could have been many more

Could everyone please re-read the warnings in the OP

Could I also re-emphasise - attack the post, not the poster

I understand people can get very emotional about this sort of thing. Regardless of that there is no reason this cannot be discussed in a civil manner. Yes there are people implying there is little to worry about. Equally there are some doom and gloom merchants in the thread. Despite appearances I actually think most posters are probably somewhere in the middle recognising this is serious, but at this stage not overly so in Ireland

Whatever your own views are please recognise others are entitled to different views., Even if at different extremes please do not try and repeatedly ram your views down the throats of those who have differing views

In due course we may well have a far better understanding of this virus, but at present I do not think anyone can claim anything approaching a full understanding, and as always we need to take information posted by anonymous internet posters with a pinch of salt

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I'm opening this one up with a very clear warning. Cut out all this cover-up/conspiracy stuff. If you have a reliable source quote it (not just their words but provide a link to a reliable source) - otherwise your claims carry little if any weight
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It is against site rules to seek or offer any medical advice. Please do not post here about your symptoms asking what to do. Contact your doctor by telephone and they can advise you as appropriate
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A few reminders:

1. Some posters have been less than civil in their posting - particularly in the last few hours. Continue interacting in an uncivil manner and your posting privileges will be removed

2. Until something is reported "officially" treat anything you read here with suspicion. I am not saying posters are deliberately posting misleading or incorrect information, but this site, as well as other social media outlets cannot be considered "verifiable" news outlets. Of course if the likes of the HSE have a verified Twitter account we can assume what they post is accurate. Randomers on here or elsewhere cannot be considered "official" or "reliable" sources

3. I have little doubt there is some kind of lag in reporting "official" updates to numbers as I equally have little doubt there will be procedures to follow before any case becomes formally "confirmed". Hence you may feel you have information that contradicts any "official" information. That's not necessarily the case - it may be that you have access to information before others. Regardless of that do not post it as an actual case here. We can only go by official updates and you can expect others to be sceptical about anything not coming from an official source. That does not make your information wrong, but it needs to be formally verified before you should be claiming anything is "fact"
All threadbans carry over, but we will reconsider if anyone wishes to discuss it further via PM

Please remember we have a Conspiracy Theories forum for speculation. Treat any information posted here as if it's from an anonymous internet poster. No-one is an expert here whatever they may claim. Please provide reliable sources where you can, and if you cannot please caveat your claims accordingly

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08-03-2020, 10:36   #2
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First post of the thread.
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Italy locked down the initial cluster immediately, the village was surrounded by police cars, people couldn't get in or out. Unfortunately it was too late already because new clusters were popping up everywhere.
Any country that wants to criticise Italy can only do so if it has proven that whatever cases have emerged for them, they have handled it, shut down the spread, and are sure they have all cases in quaranteen.
In short, there is no such country known to be in that position.
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Can we have a stricter policy against posters insulting those of us merely providing news and updates?
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Any word on the alleged exposure to the virus at the Blindboy gig?
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Someone mentioned Drogheda at the end of the other thread. Any links or sources for that?
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Can we have a stricter policy against posters insulting those of us merely providing news and updates?
Look nobody cares that there is a sale on in Penneys.
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Boggles the mind that Patricks day parades have not been cancelled yet. They were postponed back in 2001 due to the uk foot and mouth outbreak, along with 6 nations moved back to autumn. Current situation would merit at least this level of response.
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Any country that wants to criticise Italy can only do so if it has proven that whatever cases have emerged for them, they have handled it, shut down the spread, and are sure they have all cases in quaranteen.
In short, there is no such country known to be in that position.

Finally some sense
In fact Italy, France and Germany manage to contain the initial few cases for more than a month before the inevitable outbreak

We here are moving a lot faster
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Look nobody cares that there is a sale on in Penneys.
I care. :angry:
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sums this thread up.

I believe some are secretly enjoying this unfold in a weird way
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sums this thread up.

I believe some are secretly enjoying this unfold in a weird way
Absolute nonsense.
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Boggles the mind that Patricks day parades have not been cancelled yet. They were postponed back in 2001 due to the uk foot and mouth outbreak, along with 6 nations moved back to autumn. Current situation would merit at least this level of response.

People seem more worried about flights from Malpensa than rubbing shulders with thousands of random strangers at the parade
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