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Old 23rd Jan 2020, 18:16
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As long as the virus stays away from Vietnam and Indonesia I'm happy. Heading down there early February, I hate facemasks.
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First case has already been confirmed in Vietnam.

sorry edited to add 2 confirmed cases in Vietnam and 4 in Thailand.
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Old 23rd Jan 2020, 18:30
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First case has already been confirmed in Vietnam.

sorry edited to add 2 confirmed cases in Vietnam and 4 in Thailand.
Oh well, one takes ones chances. Survived SARS, will probably survive this one. Will have to buy some patience before we leave.
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Old 23rd Jan 2020, 19:25
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Can we expect the Border Force(s) in the EU and UK to be more vigorous and vigilant in checking for illegal immigrants at ports...?
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Old 23rd Jan 2020, 20:00
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I very much doubt that it is illegals that represent the risk at present. Much more likely to be wealthy Chinese owning property in London. If you decide to eat things like bats for dinner then I think that you have to accept that you may get ill.
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Old 23rd Jan 2020, 20:16
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Supposedly the new 'thing' in China is to eat wild meat, Civet Cats, Snakes, Monkey etc.
The meat is supposedly more tasty and earthy.
So it would appear that this was just a time bomb looking for a location.
Oh well.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 00:18
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First case has already been confirmed in Vietnam.

sorry edited to add 2 confirmed cases in Vietnam and 4 in Thailand.
A friend went for a routine visit to a medical clinic in Saigon yesterday. There was a tent set up in the parking lot, checking for flu symptoms, before the staff would let people into the building. Any suspicious symptoms and they would send you off to an isolation hospital.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 03:28
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Supposedly the new 'thing' in China is to eat wild meat, Civet Cats, Snakes, Monkey etc.
"The Ebola virus is believed to come from animals mainly monkeys, chimpanzees, and fruit bats. The Ebola virus, if it resides in an animal, can be transmitted to a human being if the human has contact with the blood or any bodily fluid of the animal that is carrying the virus."

Not much of the lessons learned there.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 05:13
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Menu showing what was for sale in the market for human consumption, according to Beijing local paper 新京報
includes snakes, civet cat, bamboo rat, scorpion, koala, badger, geese, peacock, fox, crocodile, etc.


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Old 24th Jan 2020, 06:53
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Originally Posted by Spunky Monkey View Post
Supposedly the new 'thing' in China is to eat wild meat, Civet Cats, Snakes, Monkey etc.
The meat is supposedly more tasty and earthy.
So it would appear that this was just a time bomb looking for a location.
Oh well.
Not a very new thing, saw all this, and more, on the menu early nineties. Was in a small town on our way to Yellow Mountains, out walking with our nine year old daughter when she exclaimed, "look Dad, a pet shop!". Lots of different wild and domestic animals in cages outside........a restaurant.
She was encouraged to hurry on.
Bear claws and elephant trunks were exclusive fare, snakes more like burgers.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 06:54
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Yummy yummy yummy, I've got bat in my tummy! I know the Chinese will eat nearly anything that moves, but you have to ask yourself where basic common sense has gone when 'learned lessons' are ignored and the mistakes repeated with disastrous results, especially for those not involved in any way.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 08:13
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Yummy yummy yummy, I've got bat in my tummy! I know the Chinese will eat nearly anything that moves, but you have to ask yourself where basic common sense has gone when 'learned lessons' are ignored and the mistakes repeated with disastrous results, especially for those not involved in any way.
I don't believe that it matters what you eat, we've had svine flu, bird flu, bovine deceases and some relared to sheep, neither of the two I remember the English term for, and am to lazy to Google.
Some fall of the perk, and for most life goes on.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 08:54
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Porcine, avian, bovine, ovine.....
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 09:48
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I will give the Chinese one thing, they don't piss about...

They have started on a 1000 bed hospital in Wuhan to treat those infected..... Build time 5 DAYS!!!!

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world...cid=spartandhp

Though the Aussies say 10 DAYS!

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/he...5edb50ac4967e4

Previous SARS one.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/...ry/2990915.stm

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Old 24th Jan 2020, 10:15
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Government has announced they are calling a Cobra Committee meeting concerning the coronavirus.

Did they do this over SARS or MERS?
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 11:55
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
Yummy yummy yummy, I've got bat in my tummy! I know the Chinese will eat nearly anything that moves, but you have to ask yourself where basic common sense has gone when 'learned lessons' are ignored and the mistakes repeated with disastrous results, especially for those not involved in any way.

Ever eaten a British Sausage................................... there's more to interest a geologist than a biologist in them............
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 12:05
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Yes, many.
Don't think you're buying your bangers in the right places.
They don't all come on styrofoam trays, covered in shrink wrap plastic,
looking like a bunch of long dead fingers.

Damn, now thinking of bangers and mash for dins. HP sauce, butter.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 13:21
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Yeah, bat soup for gawds sake.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 13:25
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
Porcine, avian, bovine, ovine.....
asinine .....
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 13:27
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Damn, now thinking of bangers and mash for dins.
Bugger, you've got me thinking the same... and I should really eat the rest of last night's vegetable heavy chicken stew...

Mmmmm... sausages...
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 13:34
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Government has announced they are calling a Cobra Committee meeting concerning the coronavirus.

Did they do this over SARS or MERS?
Hope it's tasty
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