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Old 23rd February 2020, 11:00 PM
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I had an interesting conversation today about the spreading of the Coronavirus and the lockdown of whole cities, towns etc. The question posed to me was "Has it put you off going to the Chinese restaurants? " adding that some ingredients would most likely be imported from China. I must admit that it made me think about it....

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Old 23rd February 2020, 11:03 PM
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No, none whatsoever. Same goes for visiting Chinese bazaars, which I have been doing regularly since coronavirus outbreak.

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I had an interesting conversation today about the spreading of the Coronavirus and the lockdown of whole cities, towns etc. The question posed to me was "Has it put you off going to the Chinese restaurants? " adding that some ingredients would most likely be imported from China. I must admit that it made me think about it....

Any opinions?

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Yes it has although don’t go often anyway. I do think I am being irrational though. Just incase. Grandson is at Uni and says he is sat in lectures with lots of Chinese in masks. Are there many Chinese in your area?

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My attitude changed with the news of the first death in Paris. From memory, the chinese woman who dies there had been in China up to mid January, became ill a few weeks later and eventually died in hospital mid February.

So presumably, she had been "OK" and mixing with people while carrying the virus for a couple of weeks at least.

At that point I started to wonder if mixing with people who had a higher probability of being in contact with others who had been in China recently was a good idea.

But that's as far as it went, just a though. In the end we ordered a Chinese takeaway this weekend anyway.

Being realistic, now that the virus in in Europe, it will spread regardless. We could maybe try to avoid Chinese restaurants, but avoiding Chinese AND Italian is just a step too far!

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My attitude changed with the news of the first death in Paris. From memory, the chinese woman who dies there had been in China up to mid January, became ill a few weeks later and eventually died in hospital mid February.

So presumably, she had been "OK" and mixing with people while carrying the virus for a couple of weeks at least.

At that point I started to wonder if mixing with people who had a higher probability of being in contact with others who had been in China recently was a good idea.

But that's as far as it went, just a though. In the end we ordered a Chinese takeaway this weekend anyway.

Being realistic, now that the virus in in Europe, it will spread regardless. We could maybe try to avoid Chinese restaurants, but avoiding Chinese AND Italian is just a step too far!
I ate at a Chinese restaurant recently, didn't get Coronavirus but got food poisoning.

Whilst I wouldn't do potentially high risk things like holidaying in Wuhan I'm not thinking of minimizing risk. There are so many ways you can meet your untimely end ranging from not looking when you cross the road to flying on dodgy eastern European airlines to eating pork and noodles at our local Chinese.

I think we tend to worry too much about things we really can't do much about.

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If the virus could attach itself to dried noodles or the plastic tat you get in the bazaars I might think twice. But as far as I know you can only get it via airborne water droplets, i.e. from an infected person coughing or sneezing over you.

I had a horrible dose of "normal" flu after Christmas and at times I could hardly breathe. I'm sure all the kissing and hugging doesn't help. But how to avoid it without appearing rude?

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From what I have seen just like the common cold virus, it can be transferred via objects which have been touched or coughed or sneezed on by an infected person. Hence advice to frequently wash hands

However, the life of the virus on objects is well below the time it takes to transport food products from China to Europe. Unless by air !

https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-que...side-the-body/

PS. I am avoiding unnecessary contact with Chinese shops, restaurants etc. We are aware that the owners and staff at establishments we use visit and have visitors from China. Maybe over the top but for me a bit like looking both ways before crossing the road. No need to take unnecessary risks. My Filipino wife has noticed people avoiding her


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If the virus could attach itself to dried noodles or the plastic tat you get in the bazaars I might think twice. But as far as I know you can only get it via airborne water droplets, i.e. from an infected person coughing or sneezing over you.

I had a horrible dose of "normal" flu after Christmas and at times I could hardly breathe. I'm sure all the kissing and hugging doesn't help. But how to avoid it without appearing rude?
Wear a mask I wonder if the virus is more widespread than we think. The sudden surge in Italy, Iran etc. A guy who has had it speaking on TV said it was unpleasant but no worse than other flu type winter bugs. Most do not go to GPs unless there are complications so the authorities would not know for a while. Hopefully it will lessen as the spring cometh.

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From what I have seen just like the common cold virus, it can be transferred via objects which have been touched or coughed or sneezed on by an infected person. Hence advice to frequently wash hands

However, the life of the virus on objects is well below the time it takes to transport food products from China to Europe. Unless by air !

https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-que...side-the-body/

PS. I am avoiding unnecessary contact with Chinese shops, restaurants etc. We are aware that the owners and staff at establishments we use visit and have visitors from China. Maybe over the top but for me a bit like looking both ways before crossing the road. No need to take unnecessary risks. My Filipino wife has noticed people avoiding her
Yes, a Neighbour is Chinese, married to a Brit guy for over 30 years' She has been President of the WI for a while and is staying away as she had relatives over until late Jan. not necessary but she feels as if she should. I am avoiding everyone, have a touch of hypochondria. Went to our monthly womens dinner last week and there was definitely no kissy kissy Feel sorry for the health workers, bet they are overloaded.

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Wear a mask I wonder if the virus is more widespread than we think. The sudden surge in Italy, Iran etc. A guy who has had it speaking on TV said it was unpleasant but no worse than other flu type winter bugs. Most do not go to GPs unless there are complications so the authorities would not know for a while. Hopefully it will lessen as the spring cometh.
From what the experts say, wearing a mask is probably useless as a protection against catching the virus, although it may reduce the risk of an infected person transmitting the virus to others.

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