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FGRSK8

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Unfortunately the BBC now seems to be confirming Dr. Wenliang’s death. :(
Just think if they had listened to this doctor, China my not have gone through all this crap..

I only hope if this happened in this country, the powers to be would listen......
 

clairecloutier

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It's so tragic that this doctor died. It all happened so quickly, and he was so young (just 34).

I am worried.
 

mag

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It's so tragic that this doctor died. It all happened so quickly, and he was so young (just 34).

I am worried.
Best defence is still get your flu shot - at the moment you are still more likely to get the “regular” flu, and wash your hands A LOT.
 

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Best defence is still get your flu shot - at the moment you are still more likely to get the “regular” flu, and wash your hands A LOT.
I don’t think the flu shot will help you against the ********. The flu shot that’s typically issued in North America is against a number of flu strands that were best guessed back in the fall to hit during the flu season. But the standard annual flu does infect (and kill) A LOT of people and the flu shot should help with that/those particular illness(es).

And YES! YES! YES! wash your hands A LOT, keep your hands away from your mouth, and limit close contact with others (that you can).
 
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But the standard annual flu does infect (and kill) A LOT of people and the flu shot should help with that/those particular illness(es).
It certainly does, and right now, as I stated, you are still more likely to get a flu covered by the shot. I completely understand people freaking out about this new ***** and as someone with compromised lungs it does worry me too! That said, getting the flu shot every single year, washing hands, and staying home when you are sick are the three things we can all do to help keep as many people as possible healthy.
 

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It certainly does, and right now, as I stated, you are still more likely to get a flu covered by the shot. I completely understand people freaking out about this new ***** and as someone with compromised lungs it does worry me too! That said, getting the flu shot every single year, washing hands, and staying home when you are sick are the three things we can all do to help keep as many people as possible healthy.
This. And if you have a robust immune system, consider that an achy body, scratchy throat, and even slightly elevated temp might indicate that you have something that can be passed to others.
 

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Staying home if you are sick is so important.

We just resumed "passing the peace" at church which I think is a really bad idea especially in flu season. I know several church members have just completed or are on maintenance chemo treatments. As well as several who have compromised lungs or chronic illnesses.

Bad idea.
 

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Staying home if you are sick is so important.

We just resumed "passing the peace" at church which I think is a really bad idea especially in flu season. I know several church members have just completed or are on maintenance chemo treatments. As well as several who have compromised lungs or chronic illnesses.

Bad idea.
I don't go to church very often, but when Mr. Habs and I do take the kids (once a month or so, maybe once every six weeks), I will often just excuse myself and go to the washroom just before the "passing the peace." As an introvert I don't like it to begin with, but I don't want to be touched by that many people, especially during cold and flu season. Yuck. I agree, it's a bad idea.
 

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I’ve been fortunate in that regard. Most churchgoers around here do the eye contact, nod and smile. The kids do fist bumps.
 

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I don't go to church very often, but when Mr. Habs and I do take the kids (once a month or so, maybe once every six weeks), I will often just excuse myself and go to the washroom just before the "passing the peace." As an introvert I don't like it to begin with, but I don't want to be touched by that many people, especially during cold and flu season. Yuck. I agree, it's a bad idea.
What exactly is passing the peace?
 

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What exactly is passing the peace?
The specifics differ from one Christian tradition to another, but it’s a short “fellowship/meet & greet” time during the service. At my church, most people do small talk and the physical contact is just shaking hands, but in some denominations & congregations, it’s culturally expected to hug or even kiss on the cheeks. I hope this explains it well enough.

And of course, some people are just “close talkers” and that could be an issue if there’s a flu spreading around.
 

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In my church it is saying "peace be with you" and some conversation while shaking hands.

Right now I'm upstairs running slides so I can just turn to people and say peace be with you and not shake hands. But there have been a couple of people coming up to the balcony. Angus wanted to shake my hand last week, I avoided it but not sure I'll be able to do that every week.
 

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There are reports that some people are abandoning Their pets for fear of catching the disease. There are really upsetting images out there of dead animals. This is being blamed on misinformation and online rumours.
 

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Just think if they had listened to this doctor, China my not have gone through all this crap..

I only hope if this happened in this country, the powers to be would listen......
Reminds me of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. For 4 days the Kremlin didn't admit the news to the world, and only did after radioactive air carried by the wind was detected in Sweden. If Dr. Li Wenliang wasn't censored by the Beijing dictatorship, his findings could have reached the world much earlier.
 

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There are reports that some people are abandoning Their pets for fear of catching the disease. There are really upsetting images out there of dead animals. This is being blamed on misinformation and online rumours.
:mad:
 

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Thanks for posting this. The anti-Chinese (as in Chinese people and people of Chinese descent) sentiment getting wrapped into the fear about the ***** is awful.
People can be so stupid and racist. It's like they don't think or have no concept of infectious diseases.

I've read where Chinese restaurants around the country are seeing a decrease in business because of the fear about the *****.
 

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People can be so stupid and racist. It's like they don't think or have no concept of infectious diseases.

I've read where Chinese restaurants around the country are seeing a decrease in business because of the fear about the *****.
True, but not so much in areas with higher education levels. Get Chinese takeout tonight, people. And tip a little extra if you can.
 

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I went to my fave Chinese restaurant and it was almost empty. Not sure if it was that time of the week or because of fear of the disease. But I plan on going again soon.
 

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I went to my fave Chinese restaurant and it was almost empty. Not sure if it was that time of the week or because of fear of the disease. But I plan on going again soon.
I noted the same thing this past Monday when we went to ours here in town. What a bunch of horseshit.

Following the logic of these morons, there should have been a raise in anti-Americanism in 1917/1918. The so-called Spanish Flu started here in the good ole US of A at Fort Riley, Kansas.

so go out tonight and have an extra helping of General Gao’s chicken, my favorite, and tell these morons, up yours!
 

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I stopped to get Chinese takeout on the way home tonight and the place seemed quieter than usual. It’s mostly takeout, but it just seemed like there was not as much activity. It never occurred to me it might be because of the ********, but maybe it was.

In my church, they simply put a note in the bulletin about not shaking hands or hugging at the sign of peace (we are a huggy group, LOL) if you are sick or have any concerns. People do respect one another’s wishes. We also all hold hands during the Lord’s Prayer. I’ve been known to offer an elbow or pull my sleeve down over my hand. It seems to work.
 

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People can be so stupid and racist. It's like they don't think or have no concept of infectious diseases.

I've read where Chinese restaurants around the country are seeing a decrease in business because of the fear about the *****.
Sorry, but that is a reasonable fear. You have no idea who is working in that restaurant, who is recently hired and where they came from and when.

The ***** is from China. It is out of control there, and can easily be imported. If you want to help your local Chinese restaurant.......give them $40.00 and avoid the take out.

I am old enough to remember being quarantined in my house in the 1950's for measles. It was no joke. Big sign on all the doors. No one in or out. Those of you who have lived only in the vaccination age have no idea the damage that can be done when a disease spreads out of control.

My primary care physician has substituted a fist pump rather than a handshake. Yes because of the *****. I am having surgery next week. It is arthroscopic in a small surgery center in Santa Rosa. Were it in a large hospital in San Francisco, I would put up with the acute pain until things stabilize.

Sometimes it is good to deal with facts rather than feelings.
 

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You have no idea who is working in that restaurant, who is recently hired and where they came from and when.
That's true of every restaurant and store and bus and workplace. You don't know whether anyone you come in contact with has had their shots, been sick, or washes their hands. You want to deal with facts - there are 12 confirmed ********* ***** cases in the U.S., about 38,000 worldwide. On the other hand, this year 19 million Americans alone have had the flu and 10,000 died of it. There is no rational reason to believe you are in more danger from a busboy in a Chinese restaurant than from the cashier at McDonald's or your mailman. And if your doctor is only now worrying about minimizing the spread of viruses in his office, he's been putting his patients at risk well before 2019nCoV came along.
 

AxelAnnie

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That's true of every restaurant and store and bus and workplace. You don't know whether anyone you come in contact with has had their shots, been sick, or washes their hands. You want to deal with facts - there are 12 confirmed ********* ***** cases in the U.S., about 38,000 worldwide. On the other hand, this year 19 million Americans alone have had the flu and 10,000 died of it. There is no rational reason to believe you are in more danger from a busboy in a Chinese restaurant than from the cashier at McDonald's or your mailman. And if your doctor is only now worrying about minimizing the spread of viruses in his office, he's been putting his patients at risk well before 2019nCoV came along.
You are correct.
Personally I rarely eat out....never get food from a salad bar and don't have food delivered.

I watched a woman years ago take the serving spoon out of the soup pan...take a taste...and put the serving spoon back in....Kinda ruined stuff for me.
 
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