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 Posted:   Mar 3, 2020 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I thought I'd start a thread on this for FSM members who may have contracted this, hopefully nobody will. But if you do we could post well wishes to members to get better. We could also post what the early symptoms are and tips on how to treat it. You can post anything that might be helpful.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2020 - 8:23 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Great idea! Also here’s an informative and very funny comic aimed at educating children about the coronavirus. I know a few parents who have found it useful in explaining it to their children, but also I enjoyed it! There’s also a 3-minute audio clip to listen to.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR1IF4jbwDlQBI5m8smbdyua7zmivTtMlYhuPLsupXtAToEia6bsd7LyVg4

Stay safe and healthy everyone and WASH THOSE HANDS!

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2020 - 10:43 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Stay safe and healthy everyone and WASH THOSE HANDS!

Exactly! If people would wash their hands before touching their faces, and before handing food, the virus would probably be stopped in its tracks.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2020 - 12:50 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)

I think the advice that I've seen to sneeze or cough into a tissue is bad advice because if you have Coronovirus some of it would likely get on the hand holding the tissue. I think better advice is to cough into your sleeve or, if coughing into a tissue, then you must wash your hands afterwards. I also think with everyone rushing to the public toilets or toilets at work to wash their hands that these toilets need to be cleaned more frequently - and here I mean the door handles, taps etc. And this leads me to a personal gripe - toilets that are so badly designed that you have to turn door handles to get into the toilets or into the cubicles or turn taps...... Better design of toilets is important and you should be able to get in and out without using your hands.

And when you wash your hands use hot water and soap and for the required time

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2020 - 4:03 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

With the CDC extolling the faults of regular people using masks (to which I say "double-down mask it"), how is China's populace looking now (other than as extras from a sci-fi dystopia)? Do those masks even work against Beijing's smog problem?

  • I think the advice that I've seen to sneeze or cough into a tissue is bad advice because if you have Coronovirus some of it would likely get on the hand holding the tissue. I think better advice is to cough into your sleeve or, if coughing into a tissue, then you must wash your hands afterwards. I also think with everyone rushing to the public toilets or toilets at work to wash their hands that these toilets need to be cleaned more frequently - and here I mean the door handles, taps etc. And this leads me to a personal gripe - toilets that are so badly designed that you have to turn door handles to get into the toilets or into the cubicles or turn taps...... Better design of toilets is important and you should be able to get in and out without using your hands.

    And when you wash your hands use hot water and soap and for the required time


    What of those who don't wear sleeves? It should be more effective to cough/sneeze into one's shirt, since it provides a larger barrier than an elbow (which is too small an area to aim at effectively) and the expeller will also be looking down, aiming the cough/sneeze in a safer direction. The only potential dangers of this method are snot on one's chest and a stretched neckline (boo friggin hoo, you yuckmouths).

    As for hands, if one is inclined to go full David from Prometheus and touch everything in creation, it would be wise to just invest in a sturdy pair of gloves. Saves on water and washing time. Just don't handle gloves like Jack Nicholson did in As Good As It Gets - it's a HORRIBLE example of how to stay disinfected.

    I'm with you on toilets, especially ones without lids to keep the flush from spreading up and out. I'mma thow up now...

    PS: The only silver lining I can glean from this whole ordeal is that it's turning everyone into microbiophobes. I just hope that's not a fad.

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     Posted:   Mar 4, 2020 - 10:58 AM   
     By:   Rameau   (Member)

    The latest Bond movie, No Time to Die should have opened at the end of this month, but the producers have now postponed it until November because of the Coronavirus virus, I think they envision empty cinemas around now.

     
     
     Posted:   Mar 4, 2020 - 11:10 AM   
     By:   henry   (Member)

    Six cases were just reported in L.A.. FSM members in L.A. be very careful.

     
     
     Posted:   Mar 4, 2020 - 11:16 AM   
     By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

    How come most of these virus epidemics originate in China or Asia?
    WTF are they up to, or doing wrong?

     
     Posted:   Mar 4, 2020 - 11:48 AM   
     By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

    The latest Bond movie, No Time to Die should have opened at the end of this month, but the producers have now postponed it until November because of the Coronavirus virus, I think they envision empty cinemas around now.


     
     
     Posted:   Mar 4, 2020 - 12:12 PM   
     By:   Xebec   (Member)

    Two kids have just been identified as having coronavirus in a school near where my relatives live in greater Manchester. Kids from that school were in the same cubs group as my nephews aged 7 and 9, so now my concern has risen considerably.

    Prior to this, the only effect on people I knew from coronavirus were two of my friends in London who are of Chinese parentage being racially abused by strangers in two separate incidents.

     
     
     Posted:   Mar 4, 2020 - 12:46 PM   
     By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

    It's not even a threat to anyone aged under 30, who's relatively healthy.
    Kids would probably just get it and pass it on in a few days, killing a few grandparents in their wake.
    I'm still suffering from a bout of whatever the youngest Gkid sneezed directly in my face 3 times last week on a weekend away.

     
     
     Posted:   Mar 4, 2020 - 12:53 PM   
     By:   Xebec   (Member)

    It's not even a threat to anyone aged under 30, who's relatively healthy.
    Kids would probably just get it and pass it on in a few days, killing a few grandparents in their wake.
    I'm still suffering from a bout of whatever the youngest Gkid sneezed directly in my face 3 times last week on a weekend away.


    That's good to know, I'll just be concerned about my grandma then, who they see a lot. Maybe they won't see her for a bit and just get sugar withdrawals.

     
     Posted:   Mar 4, 2020 - 12:55 PM   
     By:   Jehannum   (Member)


    What of those who don't wear sleeves?


    Cough into someone else's sleeve?

     
     Posted:   Mar 4, 2020 - 4:09 PM   
     By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

    Exhaustive, detailed info with ongoing updates:

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR0UlDaA-4E7LISHKOs8EG-2gsQnVXELYeIVG0z94M5FYbPmZ0kBIu5xaNA

     
     Posted:   Mar 4, 2020 - 7:42 PM   
     By:   solium   (Member)

    How come most of these virus epidemics originate in China or Asia?
    WTF are they up to, or doing wrong?


    Billion people packed closely together? They don't have the best regulations when it comes to health and safety. The flip side Americans get goods at a lower cost.

     
     Posted:   Mar 4, 2020 - 10:50 PM   
     By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)



    Prior to this, the only effect on people I knew from coronavirus were two of my friends in London who are of Chinese parentage being racially abused by strangers in two separate incidents.


    Obviously racists who think the Corona virus is now excuse to attack others. That is just ##$%!

    I am not currently affected myself, but the area where I currently reside. Schools are closed, (public) public events delayed or cancelled.

     
     Posted:   Mar 5, 2020 - 5:50 AM   
     By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • What of those who don't wear sleeves?
  • Cough into someone else's sleeve?

    Brilliant! I mean, I was gonna shoot one measly anti-aircraft missile launcher into my sleeve, but this'll do!

  • How come most of these virus epidemics originate in China or Asia?
    WTF are they up to, or doing wrong?


    Bees! Millions of bees!!! NAHT THE BEES AUAAGUAGHAGUAHGUAGHAGH!


    (Hong Kong and Tibet should run)

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     Posted:   Mar 6, 2020 - 3:40 AM   
     By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

    Now the first person I actually know (our next door neighbor) is staying at home. She may just have a regular cold/flu or the Corona virus, is not tested (they just cannot currently test everyone, such is the situation, concentrating on those where it is likely). In here case, the mother of a colleague has been affected. Her colleague has not. So chances are, she does not have it either and has just incidentally caught a cold/flu.
    (PS: I say "cold/flu" as it is not even yet quite clear what it is... she is just staying currently staying home.)

     
     Posted:   Mar 6, 2020 - 4:19 AM   
     By:   litefoot   (Member)

    Two kids have just been identified as having coronavirus in a school near where my relatives live in greater Manchester. Kids from that school were in the same cubs group as my nephews aged 7 and 9, so now my concern has risen considerably.


    Which school, Xebec? Given I am not far from your neighbourhood, I am a little concerned myself!

     
     Posted:   Mar 6, 2020 - 6:47 AM   
     By:   solium   (Member)

    Correct me if I'm wrong. Isn't this being over hyped? Catching the Coronavirus can certainly be a life or death situation for a minority of the population and it would be tragic if they died from it. But the majority of the world population will get flu like symptoms and eventually get over it, right?

     
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