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Quite worrying and a few schools around my area have closed because there have been cases confirmed.

Who knows how long the rise in cases will go on and when it will eventually plateau. Obviously more people are diagnosed with flu each day than this virus but because it’s new the media are fuelling the hysteria. People are panic buying, shops are running out of hand sanitiser gel - just look on eBay, gel you can buy from Lidl for like 50p is selling for £5 and upwards. Insane really.
 

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It's quite scary, it's more virulent than normal flu, and more dangerous so I guess that's why there is so much hype.
 

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Just got to get on with your life as best you can we've had these outbreaks before if you're reasonably healthy there's nothing to worry about obviously it's a different case if you're elderly or have breathing problems.

Won't be long before it starts impacting our day to day lives more visibly but I guess it's nice to hear something on the news that isn't Brexit related. I don't think the media helps in times like this 24 hour rolling news plus social media drives hysteria.

It's clearly past the point on containment you need to take precautions as best you can and listen to the advice the government put out minimise direct human contact but you still have to go to work, go to school or socialise with people until told otherwise it's vital in times like this not to panic.

The government certainly didn't help yesterday when they said they'd be changing from a daily update to a weekly update the people need to know what is going on.

I'm due to go to Rome next month but pretty much accepted that won't happen and maybe no summer holiday this year as I can see them really trying to limit travel if it continues to grow at this rate.
 

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Won't be long before it starts impacting our day to day lives more visibly but I guess it's nice to hear something on the news that isn't Brexit related
LOL.... Had enough of Brexit, lets have a virus epidemic to relieve the monotony
 

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LOL.... Had enough of Brexit, lets have a virus epidemic to relieve the monotony
Did the food shop yesterday so many empty shelves.

What is wrong with people buying a years supply of toilet roll and pasta FFS.
 

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I work at Wimbledon at the moment and there are already talks about that being cancelled. For us it’ll be great as we’d claw back 4 weeks on program as we have to shut down and handover 2 weeks before the champs and can’t work during. But it shows we could lose another major sporting event this summer.
 

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I work at Wimbledon at the moment and there are already talks about that being cancelled. For us it’ll be great as we’d claw back 4 weeks on program as we have to shut down and handover 2 weeks before the champs and can’t work during. But it shows we could lose another major sporting event this summer.
I have just just been talking with someone at work as we were both going to try and get tickets for the French Open. We were both just saying we think Wimbledon will be okay :( would be gutted but I supposed there are bigger things in life
 

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I saw a photo of a hand gel dispenser at the game yesterday.

The way it's going I can see some serious measures coming into force to try and slow down the spread and that will involve football matches being played in closed stadiums and I think the European competitions will be put on hold and possibly the euro's cancelled or moved to next summer.
 

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Serie A have moved all games to behind closed doors. Wouldn't be surprised if we followed suit shortly enough. Make sure Liverpool lift the trophy in an empty stadium. haha!
 

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PSG vs Dortmund will be played behind closed doors as well.
 

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Cheltenham has gone ahead and I think the government want to try and keep things going as long as possible.
 

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It’s inevitable that it will continue to spread but if people are sensible and self isolate when they become unwell then I think it can be contained to a degree. I pray we don’t have an Italy situation on our hands when we will eventually have to be on a country lockdown.

I’m reading the cases in China are now on the decrease but while there is still a degree of air travel then cases are still going to crop up. Eventually this will become just another strain of flu that can be vaccinated against but for now it is quite scary at how it is effecting the world.
 

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Arse City off

I think this will spread quite badly and the eruo's and the EUFA run cups will be cancelled myself.
 

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It’s inevitable that it will continue to spread but if people are sensible and self isolate when they become unwell then I think it can be contained to a degree. I pray we don’t have an Italy situation on our hands when we will eventually have to be on a country lockdown.

I’m reading the cases in China are now on the decrease but while there is still a degree of air travel then cases are still going to crop up. Eventually this will become just another strain of flu that can be vaccinated against but for now it is quite scary at how it is effecting the world.
They reckon at least a year before vaccination.

Adam Kay (Comedian / Doctor) reckons it's only a matter of time before we're on lockdown. We're actually growing at a quicker rate that Italy originally did.
 

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I think ultimately it will end in a lock down situation all over Europe. It is spreading at an alarming rate, I have just read cases in Norway are rising rapidly.

Yeah the vaccination is some time away and not even health professionals know how the disease could mutate or whether the incoming warmer weather could kill it off. It could easily die down in the summer but then return with a vengeance when the colder weather returns. It’s very up in the air at the moment - I think we are well equipped though to cope as opposed to many years ago. Working remotely is an option for most companies now so that will help. I am working from home right now and our company is permitting no International air travel to meet clients, for training etc.
 

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The governments need to take decisions out of private businesses control football matches and private events need to be shut down.

For me it's mental that an event like Cheltenham is going ahead 100,000 people plus from all over the country getting together over a week when you're trying to control the spread of a virus is mad.

It's mad because the Arsenal vs City game is off because of the contact with the owner of Olympiakos but the Wolves vs Olympiakos game is going ahead work that one out.
 

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Got to say, I think Boris messing this up completely. Anyone watch Question time last night, John Ashton ex direcor of public health?

He should be looking at what Singapore and Hong Kong did, not following the mistkes Italy made.
 

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I think once there was one case in this country, the measures being put in place now should have been in. I think the government have been reactive rather than proactive. It’s obviously a tough situation and one they’ve never been in before but think the response has been slow.
 

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Did the food shop yesterday so many empty shelves.

What is wrong with people buying a years supply of toilet roll and pasta FFS.
More to the point, whats wrong with you? eating toilet paper!
 

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I think once there was one case in this country, the measures being put in place now should have been in. I think the government have been reactive rather than proactive. It’s obviously a tough situation and one they’ve never been in before but think the response has been slow.
Economics mate. They wont risk massive loss to the economy until such times as it is proven to be unavoidable.
This is how it works at all levels, nationally by governments and locally by small, medium or large companies.
That's the truth of the matter.
Where governments are concerned (in my opinion) they would prefer to risk lives of the more vulnerable in our communities than make decisions that could save their lives at serious cost to the economy.
Its a bit like war, many will willingly and knowingly be sacrificed.
 

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For me it's mental that an event like Cheltenham is going ahead 100,000 people plus from all over the country getting together over a
Carrying on as normal as possible whilst being sensible if mild symptoms are shown is absolutely the right thing to do. Shut everything down and we will all face greater problems than a virus because it'll destroy the economy and have far greater consequences for us all long term.
 

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Carrying on as normal as possible whilst being sensible if mild symptoms are shown is absolutely the right thing to do. Shut everything down and we will all face greater problems than a virus because it'll destroy the economy and have far greater consequences for us all long term.
I get that argument when it comes to work and schools etc but mass public gatherings aren’t going to help reduces the spread of a virus that currently infects nearly 3 people for every 1 person that has it. Every scientist is telling us to try and brake the chain to limit the rate it spreads.

Putting lots of people together in that situation when you are also telling people with symptoms to self isolate to me is a contradiction.

The world can’t just stop we have to keep things moving but to me it’s senseless to allow event of that size to continue.
 

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The government guidelines are going to massively change this week. Their idea of herd immunisation has been slammed by every quarter of the world.
 

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Yeah fact is with no testing going on the number of cases is clearly statistically higher than the current numbers being declared as you only get tested if you get admitted to a hospital.

The lack of leadership from the government has been pretty poor just simple stuff like allowing 3,000 Madrid fans to travel here for a football match while things in Spain were clearly escalating.

It’s going to hit home hard but surely within the next week they’ll be shutting down airports, closing restaurants, pubs, cinemas etc to try and limit the spread.

Scary thing is they’re saying this thing won’t peak for another 2-3 months so could be a long time before things go back to being anything like normal.
 

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