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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Lianachan » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:13 pm

Мастер wrote:We’re in full on panic mode here now.

Good thing alcohol kills germs.

This may be why there are no Scottish cases. Better be safe - drink! Drink like the wind!
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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Мастер » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:17 pm

Drinking, and wearing a brand new trilby!
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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Arneb » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:44 pm

That's all the prophylaxis you'll ever need. Good luck!
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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Arneb » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:50 pm

In all seriousness, the fate of my young colleague who warned of the virus only to be reprimanded for his warnings by the Chinese police and to catch the disease later and to die of it in his own hospital - that's getting to me, a lot. A drawing F.A.Z. published today, made from a webcam photo that made him famous.

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R. I. P., Li Wenliang. Your colleagues are proud of you.
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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Heid the Ba » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:29 am

A good man lost.
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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Lianachan » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:08 am

Heid the Ba wrote:A good man lost.

Yes, precisely this.
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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Мастер » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:17 pm

Had lunch with Margarita in a shopping mall (that’s where most of the restaurants are) this afternoon, traffic very noticeably down.

By contrast, at a restaurant near the river now, it was quite crowded when I cane in. Less so now, but it’s almost midnight.

A lot of gallows humour.

Churches switching to YouTube/streaming. So I have to avoid a website, instead of not going in person.
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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Arneb » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:25 pm

Мастер wrote:Had lunch with Margarita in a shopping mall[...]


Is that Mactep's Margarita or the drink, if one may politely ask?
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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Arneb » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:13 am

Heid the Ba wrote:A good man los~t.

And extremely unlucky. China reported today that 1600 physicians have been infected, of whom 6 have died so far. He was one of those 6.
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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Мастер » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:35 am

Arneb wrote:Is that Mactep's Margarita or the drink, if one may politely ask?


The latter. Маргарита Мастера. Definitely not Мастер Маргариты.
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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Мастер » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:54 pm

So one new case confirmed today, ten people recovered and discharged from hospital.

That leaves us with 39 people in hospital, down from 55 a few days ago. Five in critical condition. No deaths yet.

Clarke Quay (I think our Highland Friend will know this place) is quite a bit less crowded than is normal for a Friday night.
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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Lianachan » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:06 pm

My brother’s recently returned from Singapore and I’ve got a sore throat. And I do indeed know Clarke Quay. I’ll be back in Singapore this September, unless this sore throat kills me first of course.
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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Мастер » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:06 pm

Feckin’ virus.

Both Hong Kong and Singapore Sevens postponed until October.

Number of new cases exceeded number of hospital discharges today for the first time in at least five days. Number hospitalised is 40, up from 39 yesterday. Still no deaths.
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Re: Chinese viruses

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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:30 am

One of my colleagues is going to Rome for the weekend, she isn't worried but it will fuck things up here if she has to self isolate on her return. There is talk of the Ireland - Italy ^Nations game being cancelled at the weekend. Italy seems to have fucked something up since they had an explosion of cases, my guess would be ignoring it until they couldn't.

Is everyone's favourite Potsdam Hospital on standby?
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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Мастер » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:33 am

Heid the Ba wrote:There is talk of the Ireland - Italy ^Nations game being cancelled at the weekend.


If Ireland were to win, Scotland and Wales would rely on the unlikely event of an Ireland - France draw in the final match.

Presumably, they would have the same problem the next week with Italy v England.

Italy are already out. If they make it the World Cup solution of calling the matches a draw, then France have a huge advantage.
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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Мастер » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:36 am

Looks like in 2001, it was a delay, rather than a cancellation.

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/02 ... s-ireland/
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Re: Chinese viruses

Postby Lianachan » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:44 pm

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