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Covid-19 & Football

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Frogfish, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. Frogfish

    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    An outbreak in Italy has them locking down towns & villages.

    We need to get this title locked in as soon as possible because it's likely to get much worse before it gets better and football grounds can be seen as prime breeding grounds. It's entirely foreseeable that the Govt. could even force ground closures. Hyperbole ?

    There is a huge list of cancelled events (most in Asia bit note also in Barcelona). See link below.

    SKY
    From Stormzy concerts to football games, the deadly outbreak of coronavirus has forced dozens of events to be cancelled or postponed, as authorities seek to contain the spread of the virus.


    There are currently 16 Italians confirmed to have the virus in Lombardy and one in Veneto.

    https://news.sky.com/story/coronavi...-fixtures-affected-by-outbreak-fears-11932929
     
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    Hope you’re doing alright mate. Keep that mask on and don’t be going out if you don’t need to!
     
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    What a crock of shit.
     
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    Everton are doing their bit for humanity by never leaving the UK.

    That's the peoples club for you.
     
  5. Frogfish

    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Cheers Justin !  Actually we arrived in Vienna a few days ago. I was quite happy in Shanghai - roads were empty any time I wanted to go anywhere ! Supermarkets all open and no issues buying food, bread, milk or even DVDs.  Just boring being stuck at home most of the time. However the wife was under a lot of pressure from her two brothers who live over here (Austria) and eventually she caved. I guess we'll be back off to Shanghai in a few months time - once the Covid 19 explodes over here :eek:

    Hope it doesn't take off where you are in Japan however looking at what's happening in South Korea (new cases doubled to around 400 in one day) I can't see anywhere being immune unless it ends up becoming dormant in the Summer like other flu viruses.
     
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    Holle Super Isolator Member

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    *gulp*
     
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  7. Y1

    Y1 Klopp Kop Member

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    It is emerging in all corners of the globe already. Some are prepared. Most are not. I think we all have to live with this new virus.
     
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    Anyone else worried that rest of the season will be cancelled or at best played behind closed doors?
     
  9. Donavan Ried

    Donavan Ried Minamino our new Japanese Brazilian Member

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    I believe it is inevitable, or atleast for European and International fixture at any rate
     
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    Woland Part of the Furniture Member

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    Just imagine Glastonbury though. Be like the first Indian cholera outbreak 200 years ago. People keeling over in rivers of shit. I can hardly wait
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    Sort of inevitable if you think about it. The exponential increase in air travel, those horrible giant cruise ships etc mean that viruses can travel faster and spread farther than at any point in human history. Nature always takes advantage of these kinds of loopholes (even if you discount the possibility of bioweapons and other mischief).
     
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    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    When you consider that Wuhan's airport is the world's 68th-70th largest by passenger traffic (around the size of Gatwick or Istanbul): serving Bangkok, Moscow, Osaka, Paris, Seoul and Singapore etc. (and many flights daily to Shanghai, Beijing & Guangzhou and from there to the rest of the world), and that Wuhan is the world's 30th largest city by population (11m) then the only surprise is that not more cities have experienced an epidemic ... yet.
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    Looks like only a matter of time:


    Here is the States they just admitted that their testing method was flawed and only 5 states currently have the correct testing kits. So basically no one knows how many cases are there.
     
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    It is the new normal now. We all have to live with it. Until a new antiviral is found. The only questions left are will 1) will it be a seasonal pneumonia or will it be endemic the whole year round? 2) when will the antivirals and vaccine be found for Covid 19?
     
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    Why exactly should I be worried about it?  Because it has a new name?

    It seems less lethal than the flu.
     
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    I am not worried. Only those with health issues, are smokers and above 70 should worry. That's why I say it is the new normal like the flu.
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    It's about 35 times more lethal than the flu. And unlike flu, your body doesn't build immunity to it once you've had it – in fact a lot of the deaths seem to be from people contracting it for the second time.
     
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    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Actually transmission rates are about x2 that of flu and fatality rates x10 higher. Although if you are not an old geezer or have a compromised immune system in any way, then you are far less likely to become a statistic.
     
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    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Errr I've only heard of that happening once (though it is known recovering from it the first time doesn't make you immune) and I am literally inundated with stats and info from China on a daily basis. Where did you hear/read that ?
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    Unfortunately it’s difficult to remember exactly where I read it, but I remember an article saying that patients in Wuhan who have survived and then got infected for the 2nd time would often have fatal outcomes due to heart failure. So the conclusion was that far from building immunity, having the virus once makes 2nd time even worse.
     

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