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Post Options Post Options   Quote A2Z Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 20 at 6:56am
It is that kind of blasť attitude that makes stopping the spread so difficult.  As a fit and healthy man you would probably survive it, but what about your asthmatic son, baby niece, frail dad or chemo wife?

Over 200 people died from it yesterday, and will today.  Nobody had ever died from it a month ago.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sussex Lad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 20 at 8:06am
Originally posted by A2Z

It is that kind of blasť attitude that makes stopping the spread so difficult.  As a fit and healthy man you would probably survive it, but what about your asthmatic son, baby niece, frail dad or chemo wife?

Over 200 people died from it yesterday, and will today.  Nobody had ever died from it a month ago.  



The time frame makes no difference to the facts. People have always died of cancer, does that make it less of a concern?

Your appeal to emotion  indirectly  accuses folk of not caring about their nearest and dearest......careful where you go with that.

.........That aside glad I don't worry the same as you. There  are so many things out there that could kill me, if I worried about all of them I would be too scared to do anything. I'd probably become a hermit.

Despite what the media tell us the mortality rate is not known but it is probably far less than reports suggest. China's rural infrastructure and the populations tendency to use self prescribed alternative remedies means that reported cases are likely the tip of the iceberg. The ones that come to the authorities notice more consistently are the severe cases.


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In all probability this virus is unstoppable, it's out in the general population now, it's done what viruses do.

The current fuss with quarantine may slow down the general spread but it won't stop it. However, the current "fuss" does give the medical services a chance to study and research the virus. How best to treat it and maybe develop a vaccine. Whatever the mortality rate is now it will likely decrease.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 20 at 12:55pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Riv Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 20 at 8:19pm
I thought I'd pop around to Boots and get my flu jab.

Not possible, I'm 56 and there are no doses available for under 65s they have all be used up. national shortage according Boots. Over 65s have a different dose.

I was told that the flu season had now finished.
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Originally posted by A2Z

It is that kind of blasť attitude that makes stopping the spread so difficult.  As a fit and healthy man you would probably survive it, but what about your asthmatic son, baby niece, frail dad or chemo wife?

Over 200 people died from it yesterday, and will today.  Nobody had ever died from it a month ago.  

Its just the media hyping it all up to sell more papers. Get out there and enjoy life, worry a whole lot less. I have had the privilege of working in 72 countries and living in 16 over the last 46 years of my life and have learned many great lessons from the cultures I have been exposed too. One of the best things I learned was to worry less about the things I cannot control and that will probably never happen.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote A2Z Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Sep 20 at 7:33pm
^ interesting reading this from 7 long months ago.  Hearing rumours that the registered exhibitors  voted (as an expression of interest rather than blindingly) to cancel the 2021 show.  Great shame, am looking forward to it moving to Farnborough, but so difficult to know whether it will be allowed and even if it is if anyone would go.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Sep 20 at 7:51pm
Wonder whether big shows will ever restart? Maybe small scale local events might be safer and more to scale for our industry?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Sep 20 at 8:09pm
Probably nigh on impossible to generate support for anything significant that requires the public to attend, would require optimism of biblical proportions, going to be a boring couple of years.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gordon 1430 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Sep 20 at 6:46am
Chatting to Ian Morgan (sail maker) yesterday and he says the RYA are looking at taking a much smaller returnable deposit for next years dinghy exhibition which is returnable until the new year if the show gets cancelled. In Jan they will then want the rest of the deposit (40%) as the RYA will have to start spending money to make it happen.
Sensible approach in difficult times.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Paramedic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Sep 20 at 7:36am
Its impossible to effectively plan anything for next year at the moment. The RYA approach seems sensible.
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