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Coronavirus 1 month 6 days ago #3387227

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Coronavirus has really badly affected people in China,an Australian man from Brisbane has shown signs of Coronavirus,
People in China are walking around with facial mask on to protect themselves from germs.
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Coronavirus 1 month 6 days ago #3387247

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According to the news this morning, one person in America has it too.

The Chinese have been using face masks for a long time - due to the awful pollution over there!
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Coronavirus 1 month 6 days ago #3387462

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Yes, U.S. health officials confirmed the first case in the US yesterday, in a man in his 30s who had recently traveled from Wuhan, China, to Seattle.

Several U.S. airports have begun screening passengers from China to prevent the virus from spreading further.

Every couple years there is some crazy thing that's going 'to kill us', swine flu, sars, Ebola, always something...but I'm not getting the hysteria here. Viruses grow and evolve. A harmless bug can easily become a serious illness. It’s not uncommon nor is it an isolated phenomenon.
Go to the doctor, stay home if you’re sick, wash your hands often.
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Coronavirus 1 month 6 days ago #3387645

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JUJO wrote: Coronavirus has really badly affected people in China,an Australian man from Brisbane has shown signs of Coronavirus,
People in China are walking around with facial mask on to protect themselves from germs.


I am a germaphobe. I’m terrified.
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"Coronavirus: Wuhan to shut public transport over outbreak"
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51215348
"There have been three cases in Thailand, one in Korea, one in Japan and one in Taiwan."

Time for us to shut our airports and sea ports to travellers from China, until researchers find a cure for this virus
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Reminds me of a book called The Hot Zone that I read once. In modern times a contagious disease can make it around the world in a day with jet travel. One individual with the disease gets on a plane with 200 others that then get on other planes and spread it to thousands of others that all travel elsewhere.
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Coronavirus 1 month 6 days ago #3387708

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Keeper wrote: "Coronavirus: Wuhan to shut public transport over outbreak"
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51215348
"There have been three cases in Thailand, one in Korea, one in Japan and one in Taiwan."

Time for us to shut our airports and sea ports to travellers from China, until researchers find a cure for this virus


That isn't very practical

And why just this disease and just China??

There are outbreaks of various infectious diseases all over the world - life would come to a standstill if we banned all travel till there were cures for all of them.

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Its all very well taking peoples tempature at the airports but there could be people who are just carriers of the virus!

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are they taking people's temperatures at airports??

That seems totally useless info to me - yes people could be carriers and not yet showing symptoms - as they could be for any number of diseases - and other people could have a temperature that has absolutuely nothing to do with coronavirus.

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