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Are You Scared/Worried About Coronavirus?

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I ask this because a woman at work keeps announcing “x amount of cases confirmed now...it’s getting closer” every few hours. Firstly, I wonder what the fuck she’s up to all day that she can be reading the paper online.

Anyone scared/worried by Coronavirus? 

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Naw, went to a gig on Sunday night with 11000 other people.

Live life. You could walk outside your house tomorrow and get hit by a car. Shit happens.

Edit: 30/3/20 - I realise people may refer back to this post although I've since realised that I was being an idiot. The realisation that this is serious hit me not long after this post. I'm now following the government's guidelines and doing everything I can to not catch it and/or spread it.

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Think the panic is bigger than it should be, and the World didn't deal with this issue in a proper manner. Especially China from which it originated, as many sources claim they knew about it before it spread all over China and now Europe. I am personally not afraid but i do not think it should be taken lightly. It is a serious world problem, and could potentially degrade already weak economies of certain countries. Hopefully the crisis will soon be ending and we can all move on.

 

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I wasn't, but seeing it get closer to Europe and then almost obliterating Italy to the point the whole country is on lockdown has made me quite cautious and apprehensive. Then you hear stories about the Forest owner having it and who he would have come in to contact with. 

I worry for elderly members of family/friends.  

I despair for the selfish people who stockpiled the loo roll and other supermarket items leaving others to suffer. Purely to profit from it and sell it on (I think Japan have a good idea to punish those who look to sell it on with profit) as opposed to leaving stuff for other people.

Not scared, but quite thankful I hadn't booked holidays for this time of year or in the last month otherwise no doubt would have been suffering/panicking about travel arrangements etc.

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3 minutes ago, Rab said:

Naw, went to a gig on Sunday night with 11000 other people.

Live life. You could walk outside your house tomorrow and get hit by a car. Shit happens.

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5 minutes ago, Cicero said:

I’ll be less worried when a vaccine is out there

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/615331/a-coronavirus-vaccine-will-take-at-least-18-monthsif-it-works-at-all/

Take it with a grain of salt. It's not like the target methodology is full-fledged to the point of causing other breakdowns since its gene therapy but they are trying and trying hard. 

P.S. I am referring to the push for fast-tracking its usage.

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1 minute ago, True Blue said:

In 18 months things could escalate to incredible disastrous consequences. 

Agreed. What they are trying to do now is fast-track the approval and trial process. That means it could come out as fast as two months. My guess is that they'll do it and it may work (or not) with the side-effects being secondary once its used. 

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Just now, Mel81x said:

Agreed. What they are trying to do now is fast-track the approval and trial process. That means it could come out as fast as two months. My guess is that they'll do it and it may work (or not) with the side-effects being secondary once its used. 

Several sources not confirmed obviously they knew about it a lot earlier. If the scientists had that time they could have developed a cure if there can be a cure for it.

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The media have blown it up a fair bit but I'm still a little worried but mainly for elderly relatives who won't be able to fight it as well as others. Until it affects somebody within my circles, I'm trying not to get too worked up about it.

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Not really at my age but worry a wee bit about the grandson's at there age, I have flu jabs every year and pump tablets down my throat every day for my heart failure condition, have an asthma pump and a pump for my COPD which I take every morning but life just goes on for me.

Sooner or later they will find a ** vaccine for it and it will fade away until something else pops up and people start the panic bit (and the governments) all over again, a never-ending story really, as Rab said "You could walk outside your house tomorrow and get hit by a car. Shit happens."

Edit: ** As @nudge mentioned in a later post: I'd like to point out that some people are seemingly confusing a vaccine with a cure. The former is supposed to prevent healthy people from getting infected by providing acquired immunity whereas the latter is supposed to treat the already infected; it's not the same thing.

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8 minutes ago, True Blue said:

Several sources not confirmed obviously they knew about it a lot earlier. If the scientists had that time they could have developed a cure if there can be a cure for it.

I don't think that's so far fetched. I personally am being cautious but not to the point where daily life stops or I go out and start thinking its the apocalypse and empty an aisle of resources out. As for the scientists finding a cure, I think China was trying themselves and I am sure they still are. If I remember right, someone on here said that a team in Argentina had a speed test system in place to detect the virus and it might have been @Berserker who said it. I figure they used the same markers to determine how this new therapy is going work.

once again its all experimental and can have terrible side-effects but at the cost of saving a loved one I'd wager its a small price to pay. 

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I’m more concerned with the effects it could potentially have on my unborn child. They’ve just published an article stating they don’t think it can be transferred via the placenta or during breastfeeding which is good news.

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1 hour ago, Stan said:

I despair for the selfish people who stockpiled the loo roll and other supermarket items leaving others to suffer. Purely to profit from it and sell it on (I think Japan have a good idea to punish those who look to sell it on with profit) as opposed to leaving stuff for other people.

True, it's happening now in Tesco's, panic buying and I mentioned it in @nudge's thread on the virus, went there (Tescos) to do some shopping the last 3 days or more and toilet roll, kitchen rolls, hand lotion disinfection the shelves were practically empty, customers pushing trolleys filled to the hilt, they should do what they do in Japan and punish them as you mentioned. 

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5 minutes ago, DeadLinesman said:

I’m more concerned with the effects it could potentially have on my unborn child. They’ve just published an article stating they don’t think it can be transferred via the placenta or during breastfeeding which is good news.

You are with child?

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As our son said when the wife mentioned a lockdown in the UK it won't stop him going out on his taxi job as that is his bread & butter to pay the bills including taxi licence and the rest to run a car.

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5 minutes ago, CaaC (John) said:

As our son said when the wife mentioned a lockdown in the UK it won't stop him going out on his taxi job as that is his bread & butter to pay the bills including taxi licence and the rest to run a car.

who would he be giving lifts to :ph34r:

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7 minutes ago, Stan said:

who would he be giving lifts to :ph34r:

True, I will tell him that xD

I don't think a lock-down will happen though across here but this bloody panic buying does my head in, a lot of the trouble is the small side shops who use the supermarkets to buy goods at cut prices and then put a few pennies on top in their own shop, that's what cash & carries are for so I believe for shop owners, you see a lot of this in the likes of FarmFoods, two people with two separate trollies piled up with toilet rolls, hand towels etc, the store managers should stop them really and only limit them a certain amount.

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I am mostly worried about the Dallas Cup being cancelled, which at this point in time could well be a given. Of course I also worry about my grandmother who is in her 80's, but luckily unless Chile screws everything up, I think Peru might be OK.

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47 minutes ago, Mel81x said:

I don't think that's so far fetched. I personally am being cautious but not to the point where daily life stops or I go out and start thinking its the apocalypse and empty an aisle of resources out. As for the scientists finding a cure, I think China was trying themselves and I am sure they still are. If I remember right, someone on here said that a team in Argentina had a speed test system in place to detect the virus and it might have been @Berserker who said it. I figure they used the same markers to determine how this new therapy is going work.

once again its all experimental and can have terrible side-effects but at the cost of saving a loved one I'd wager its a small price to pay. 

Yeah, it was said Conicet (state backed science institution) had created a device that could detect the virus in under an hour for 1$ per use, but they needed investors, haven't heard about it anymore but perhaps they struck a deal with other countries or labs and can't divulge anything else. This is the website of the project https://caspr.bio/#asar

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2 hours ago, DeadLinesman said:

I’m more concerned with the effects it could potentially have on my unborn child. They’ve just published an article stating they don’t think it can be transferred via the placenta or during breastfeeding which is good news.

I can't begin to imagine how much of a worry that can be for you! Glad to hear that they don't think it can be transferred that way.

My work seem to be panicking more about it all than any of the workers but I guess they need to take precautions and have a plan in place. I'm working from home today as a 'trial' of the systems we have just in case.

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4 hours ago, Rab said:

Naw, went to a gig on Sunday night with 11000 other people.

Live life. You could walk outside your house tomorrow and get hit by a car. Shit happens.

Except getting hit by a car doesn't also carry the risk of you inflicting the same consequences on people around you.

I'm all for making my own choice if I'm risking my own health, smoking for example. However, if I'm like yeah whatevs I'm going to a gig this weekend even though it isn't advisable and then I catch the virus, pass it on to 10 people on the bus home, and then 3 of them, a nurse, a teacher and a lawyer, have to self isolate from work for a month, and two others have elderly relatives with underlying health issues that they have to avoid for 6 weeks when they rely on them for shopping and getting about and picking up their prescriptions, then suddenly I start feeling like a bit of a selfish cunt (no offence).

I'm worried about it, not scared. When people are dying, even if I don't know who they are, I wouldn't think twice about doing what I can to prevent it getting worse.

The days of calling it "scare mongering" and "panic" are gone. This is as serious as people are saying, an entire developed European country is on full lock down because of this thing now and I'll be amazed at this point if the UK doesn't follow suit shortly. Being scared doesn't help but acknowledging the scale of this threat to human life this virus actually presents and considering changes to our day to day lives is surely necessary now. If you take risks then you arent just chancing it yourself, you're chancing it for everyone else you could come into contact with.

For me personally, the only mentality that makes sense now is better safe than sorry. 

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Not really. I hear that 80% of the effected people don't even have any or just slight symptoms. I do worry about the elderly and sick people of course, but I think it's being handled relatively well now. Of course I'm sad that I can't go to Fortuna Düsseldorf on Friday, but I do understand the reasons. 

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My attitude is “take precaution” but I’m not worried or scared for myself. My mam has diabetes, so my worry is only for her and my young niece. 

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I'm not worried about my personal well being, but I won't be selfish to the point of not caring if I get it, as I can easily spread it to older people who can die from it, and that'd be fucked up.

Slightly worried about the economy though.

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