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    Posted: 10 Feb 20 at 3:04pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51438845

Not the dinghy show, but a European tech show in Barcelona. Might the dinghy show be affected?

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Practicing for a job with the tabloids?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 20 at 8:01pm
Large gatherings of people needing quarantine far from home. The dinghy show is mainly UK based, but the S/V14 will be there from Far East yachts, who are from China, not Norfolk!
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People die from normal Flu, why is there so much hysteria around Corona virus ?
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Not sure, but I guess it's because it's a new strain which is spreading rapidly? Maybe better to try and limit the spread?
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#2 son and his wife live and work in China, they came home for Chinese New Year just before the thing kicked off. It's complex but their holiday has already extended and looks likely to go on a little longer. It seems that what the Chinese government are reporting/allowing to be reported and what is actually happening only bears a superficial relationship to what is actually happening. But, the numbers alone suggest that, while it's not quite as deadly as Influenza it is worse than SARS.

Definitely something that could get out of hand if not contained.
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A few Wiki facts.  Usual flu mortality rate is around 0.1%; Corona Virus is apparently around 1%.  500+ million were caught in the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918 and 25 million died - 5% mortality.
The over 65s are especially at risk so just as well that does not apply to too many of us on here…. 
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I have been to that tech show in Barcelona before with work - not at all surprised that people are cancelling as it is a huge global event with 100,000 people from all countries and if ever you had a perfect place to spread this disease that would be it. The RYA dinghy show is not comparable!
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Originally posted by 423zero

People die from normal Flu, why is there so much hysteria around Corona virus ?


....because the media these days deliberately focus on and sensationalise stories that have a fear angle. The greater the pressure on circulation figures the more they do it.  Mad foxes, storms, commies, straight bananas, the forces of anarchy, long haired weirdos, short haired weirdos and now viruses..........It sells papers.



 


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