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 Spanish Flu in 1918 killed 500 million people, one third of the world population. Asian Flu in 1957/1958 also killed large numbers including 675,000 in the USA alone. The last thing we should do is to take this lightly. Early days yet in the potential spread of the disease. 

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 Spanish Flu in 1918 killed 500 million people, one third of the world population. Asian Flu in 1957/1958 also killed large numbers including 675,000 in the USA alone. The last thing we should do is to take this lightly. Early days yet in the potential spread of the disease. 
Aye Rickzo... auld duffers shouldn't be booking summer holidays etc, and dont count on another strawberry season.

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Will the season actually be played out? Looking dodgy.
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Over 60s are being urged to avoid crowded areas because of coronavirus

By Finlay Greig

Monday, 2nd March 2020, 3:12 pm

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"Try to avoid crowded areas, or places where you might interact with people who are sick."

He added: "It’s normal & understandable to feel anxious, especially if your country or community has been affected by #COVID19. Seek official sources of info to protect yourself, loved ones & your community. Plan on how to stay safe at work, school or your place of worship."

If you are 60+, or have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, a respiratory condition or diabetes, you have a higher risk of developing severe #COVID19. Try to avoid crowded areas, or places where you might interact with people who are sick. #coronavirus

— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) February 29, 2020

Elderly more at risk

Severe cases of Covid-19 are far more likely to occur in the elderly and those with serious underlying health conditions.

According to statistics from China 15 per cent of those aged over 80 who have contracted coronavirus have died, compared to the 2 per cent death rate for all cases.

Dr Margaret Harris of WHO, has also advised that the most vulnerable restructure their routines in order to avoid catching the potentially deadly respiratory disease.

She advised them to avoid public transport, mass gatherings - such as football matches - due to potential close proximity with those who have the disease.

Harris even advised that people think twice about going to busy shops and supermarkets.

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6 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:
32 minutes ago, St.Ricky said:
 Spanish Flu in 1918 killed 500 million people, one third of the world population. Asian Flu in 1957/1958 also killed large numbers including 675,000 in the USA alone. The last thing we should do is to take this lightly. Early days yet in the potential spread of the disease. 

Aye Rickzo... auld duffers shouldn't be booking summer holidays etc, and dont count on another strawberry season.

One can only hope. :rolleyes:

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31 minutes ago, St.Ricky said:

 Spanish Flu in 1918 killed 500 million people, one third of the world population. 

No it didn't FFS.

If you are going to plagiarise Wiki at least read the damn thing. 🤣

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1 minute ago, oaksoft said:

No it didn't FFS.

If you are going to plagiarise Wiki at least read the damn thing. 🤣

You going to follow Ricky around forever, to bully and abuse him ?

Mind you, it was some fecking laugh last week when you realised that our Rick was miles ahead of you, in every fecking way.

Most would say , well done Ricky.

Moronic and jealous you couldn't.

Wanker

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13 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:
39 minutes ago, St.Ricky said:
 Spanish Flu in 1918 killed 500 million people, one third of the world population. Asian Flu in 1957/1958 also killed large numbers including 675,000 in the USA alone. The last thing we should do is to take this lightly. Early days yet in the potential spread of the disease. 

Aye Rickzo... auld duffers shouldn't be booking summer holidays etc, and dont count on another strawberry season.

LOL LPM

That's OK with me. I don't book holidays, summer or otherwise. 

Haven't picked strawberries since my grandkids were small. 

However, I have lost a growing number of old friends to the grim reaper in the last few years. 

My name, like yours and any others, is on his list. Living is what life is about and that I have done and will do for as long as possible including going to watch the Saints home and away. COYS

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9 minutes ago, shull said:

You going to follow Ricky around forever, to bully and abuse him ?

Mind you, it was some fecking laugh last week when you realised that our Rick was miles ahead of you, in every fecking way.

Most would say , well done Ricky.

Moronic and jealous you couldn't.

Wanker

He will be back soon to say it was Only 50 million who died and only 500 million who were infected. As I said, you can rely on Oaksoft. Always predictable. That's linear thinkers for you. 

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6 minutes ago, Slartibartfast said:

FFS, Ricky's now multiplying death tolls by 10 to ... eh, well, I have no idea why, to be honest.

In reality, 70k deaths in US due to Asian flu and 50-100m deaths worldwide for Spanish flu.

Of course, the world was a lot different back then.

There's times that when somebody quotes the fool it is most welcome.

He certainly does live up to his name.....................:lol:

What an embarrassment he is. :1eye

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14 minutes ago, Slartibartfast said:

FFS, Ricky's now multiplying death tolls by 10 to ... eh, well, I have no idea why, to be honest.

In reality, 70k deaths in US due to Asian flu and 50-100m deaths worldwide for Spanish flu.

Of course, the world was a lot different back then.

I Put out a bone for Oaksoft and he bit. I then posted similar figures to yours. World population in 1918 1.5bn, 500 million infected, deaths 50 million from Spanish Flu. Lesser figures for Asian Flu despite world population growth by 1957. Health measures have improved but this bug has hardly got going yet. This poses a very real threat, particularly in view of the way people travel widely compared to 1957 and 1918. Very simple example. Down in the pub yesterday to watch the St J v Celtic Cup match. Young guy there. His sister flew back from Tenerife the day before the cases were reported. She had stated in the hotel involved. Modern travel has opened new channels of infection spread globally. 

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I Put out a bone for Oaksoft and he bit. I then posted similar figures to yours. World population in 1918 1.5bn, 500 million infected, deaths 50 million from Spanish Flu. Lesser figures for Asian Flu despite world population growth by 1957. Health measures have improved but this bug has hardly got going yet. This poses a very real threat, particularly in view of the way people travel widely compared to 1957 and 1918. Very simple example. Down in the pub yesterday to watch the St J v Celtic Cup match. Young guy there. His sister flew back from Tenerife the day before the cases were reported. She had stated in the hotel involved. Modern travel has opened new channels of infection spread globally. 
So many things wrong with that first line... mental images that could haunt your nights.

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Just now, Lord Pityme said:
13 hours ago, St.Ricky said:
I Put out a bone for Oaksoft and he bit. I then posted similar figures to yours. World population in 1918 1.5bn, 500 million infected, deaths 50 million from Spanish Flu. Lesser figures for Asian Flu despite world population growth by 1957. Health measures have improved but this bug has hardly got going yet. This poses a very real threat, particularly in view of the way people travel widely compared to 1957 and 1918. Very simple example. Down in the pub yesterday to watch the St J v Celtic Cup match. Young guy there. His sister flew back from Tenerife the day before the cases were reported. She had stated in the hotel involved. Modern travel has opened new channels of infection spread globally. 

So many things wrong with that first line... mental images that could haunt your nights.

Thank you for taking the time to write. 

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18 minutes ago, billyg said:

Saw a stat this morning saying more than half of declared coronavirus cases worldwide have now fully recovered ! Takes longer to get fully over a cold or flu !

And how long might that be? 

Just asking. 

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On 2/28/2020 at 10:04 AM, faraway saint said:

The masons will be dropping like flies. 😂😂😂

What a load of hysterical pish. 

PS I heard no people of oriental persuasion will be allowed into the ground tomorrow night, that'll damage the attendance. 😜😜😜

:rolleyes:

8 minutes ago, TPAFKATS said:

Have the masons announced no handshakes yet?

They're going back to shaking each other's cocks, just to be safe.....................and wash hands after. :wink:

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Very interesting to see the Scottish Government response. As I understand it, the rules/law will be amended to allow forcible testing and detention. One of our eminent posters mentioned what they described loosely as the ridiculous behaviour of the Chinese authorities in snatching suspected sufferers to test and detain. Scotland and China. Who would have believed it? 

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