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How concerned are you about the Coronavirus?


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Worrying reports across the news over recent days regarding the Caronavirus. How concerned are you?
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Well the Caronavirus has arrived in the UK. It is becoming very real now. It's only two confirmed cases in York for the moment let's hope it stays that way but with an incubation period of 1-14 days the virus could explode very quickly depending on how many people they came into contact with.
 
Well the Caronavirus has arrived in the UK. It is becoming very real now. It's only two confirmed cases in York for the moment let's hope it stays that way but with an incubation period of 1-14 days the virus could explode very quickly depending on how many people they came into contact with.
I think we would have been extremely lucky not to reach the UK.
Meanwhile those lucky enough to make the plane to Brize Norton , will be making there way to Arrow Park Wirral.
 
I know the UK government ordered 15,000 plastic coffins that came through Newcastle last week, most likely the governments worst case scenario planning.

Scary as the corovirus is in your system for 14 days without the body showing symptoms, but still managing to infect others around around you through breathing.
 
From Manchester Airport but equally applies to all UK airports

OAN 019/2020 – CORONAVIRUS 2020 OAN REF:- 019/2020
DATE OF ISSUE:- 14/02/2020 EFFECTIVE DATE:- 14/02/2020 EXPIRY DATE:- UFN
1.0 SUMMARY Information regarding the issuing of a NOTAM in relation to flights operating from South East Asia to Manchester (EGCC:MAN) and the required protocols for General Aircraft Declaration (GAD) to be provided prior to arrival and clearance from Public Health England to disembark. This is following a request for Enhanced Monitoring of direct flights by Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Transport.
2.0 FURTHER INFORMATION Airlines, Handlers and Crew Operating from China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Macau are advised to comply with the United Kingdom’s Department for Transport Coronavirus protocol regarding notification for direct arrivals at Manchester (EGCC:MAN).
1. Provide Public Health England information leaflets to passengers on board.
2. Broadcast an in-flight message to passengers to report any symptoms.
3. Crew to notify Company/Handling Operations NO LATER than 60mins prior to arrival of nil flu cases or suspect flu cases on board via Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) or Company/Handling Ops to Public Health England via London (Heathrow) Health on 0208 745 7037 and/or heathrow.hcu@phe.gov.uk
4. Provide General Aircraft Declaration (GAD) upon arrival.
5. Handling/Company Ground Ops to forward to London (Heathrow) HCU for confirmation.
6. Handling/Company Ground Ops to obtain disembarkation clearance from HCU approximately 10mins of GAD being submitted.
7. Failure to comply may result in arrival/disembarkation delay
 
Just paid £800 for 10 boxes of masks (100 masks per box) to be sent to friends back in Hong Kong. Can definitely tell you people are nervous, masks have sold out here, and if you can get your hands on them they have increased in price by 800%

Have also been informed some of the smaller dentists in Leeds closed temporarily last week........because they ran out of masks. Indirect issues caused by the virus :(
 
Just paid £800 for 10 boxes of masks (100 masks per box) to be sent to friends back in Hong Kong. Can definitely tell you people are nervous, masks have sold out here, and if you can get your hands on them they have increased in price by 800%

Have also been informed some of the smaller dentists in Leeds closed temporarily last week........because they ran out of masks. Indirect issues caused by the virus :(
The official advise is masks are no use as viruses can bread on them.
 
The official advise is masks are no use as viruses can bread on them.
I'm not sure where you heard that, but I can guarantee you that it is 100% incorrect. Viruses do not breed. They infect the cells of their host and use the cells genetic machinery and metabolism to replicate. They cannot replicate outside of their host cell.
What has been said, is that masks may not be 100% effective in preventing infgection.

Kevin
 
The video refers to 'germs', which is a general term including bacteria which could breed on a mask. Bacteria and viruses are very different. Some Scientists argue that viruses are not life forms as they cannot generate their own energy or replicate without the biological systems of a host cell.

Virus Replication

Kevin
 
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