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Coronavirus are you worried?

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CountryGirl1234 Thu 23-Jan-20 18:49:00

So this virus has infected 600+ already and seems to be picking up pace. It’ll be in the UK any day, if it’s not already. AIBU to think this is going to have a big fallout and are you concerned?

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TheNoiseHurts Thu 23-Jan-20 18:51:33

And off that 600 isn't it that only 17 people have died?

That's a tiny percentage, that's like....

TheNoiseHurts Thu 23-Jan-20 18:52:31


TheNoiseHurts Thu 23-Jan-20 18:53:00

In other words if you get it, you have 97% chance of surviving.

Sparklesocks Thu 23-Jan-20 18:56:52

Not worried, I think it’ll be like swine flu. Most people who get it will get the flu, and then will be fine after a week or so. There will be some people for who it will be more dangerous for - immunosuppressed people, elderly, etc - it would be them I’d be concerned for.

Bluebutterfly90 Thu 23-Jan-20 18:59:41

I am quite worried because I just had a baby and the idea of him getting sick is very anxiety inducing to me. I've had to stop watching the news!

I can only hope it resolves quickly.

Quartz2208 Thu 23-Jan-20 19:05:16

At the moment they think at worse (at worse) it will have a 2% death rate far less than SARS and Ebola. It’s also hitting mainly elderly patients the hardest and those who are immune compromised much like the flu.

I think it could be worse than swine flu (which I got as it happens) in that many people could get it and cause issues such as less workforce and school shutdown etc.

My experience with swine flu was 2 weeks of feeling awful truly awful then 6 weeks more to properly recover. I think this could be similar worse than a cold and on a par with flu as to how it makes you feel

MaggieAndHopey Thu 23-Jan-20 19:05:29

I really freaked out about swine flu beyond all reason, because at the time I had a toddler who was prone to nasty chest infections. I went on a news embargo until they stopped talking about it.

Now both my children are bigger and tougher and I feel OK about this one, though I can see the media are doing their damndest to scare everyone again (it's not just 'coronavirus' according to the BBC, it's 'the deadly coronavirus')

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bringbackspanishflu Thu 23-Jan-20 19:08:15

I think the world is due a virus to bring down the human population might give planet earth a bit of breathing space.
Not sure this is it though.

babba2014 Thu 23-Jan-20 19:10:04

I know a nurse who has had patients with this virus and she said the symptoms are mild and they got over it easily.
Don't worry about it, wash hands regularly, keep clean. Hygiene goes a long way.

AlandAnna Thu 23-Jan-20 19:10:13

A bit worried yes. Also annoyed that that action wasn’t taken sooner to limit spread.

sonjadog Thu 23-Jan-20 19:10:14

Not really. It is a bit soon so be worried about it.

abbidabbi Thu 23-Jan-20 19:10:42

Nope. It's about as worrying (and deadly) as the flu, which is obviously worrying for the elderly, frail and immunocompromised. For most people it shouldn't be worse than flu. Many more people have already been treated and discharged than have died. The main reason they are being so particular about quarantining and things is that it would be ideal to nip it in the bud before it reaches the scale of flu which we really don't have much control over.

Whatafustercluck Thu 23-Jan-20 19:19:49

No. It's a small mortality rate. If I were elderly or immunosuppressed I might be more worried, but that's the same for practically any virus/ infection.

Scbchl Thu 23-Jan-20 19:25:48

Nope not one tiny bit.

HeresMe Thu 23-Jan-20 19:33:07

Bird flu, swine flu ect we all lived through this.

Although accademicaly the world is overdue a epidemic such as the Spanish flu to cull the population down(I don't want this to happen)

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Thu 23-Jan-20 19:35:44

Not as such, no, I think like many such viruses (a bad bout of ‘flu for example) if you’re reasonably fit & well & seek advice quickly if you’re worried you should be fine. I did find it morbidly interesting when they were saying how much air travel has increased since the SARS outbreak.

Bezalelle Thu 23-Jan-20 19:37:18

Not worried.

These things are always blown massively out of proportion.

Ponoka7 Thu 23-Jan-20 19:39:14

I've had the lesser corona virus and was hospitalised with it. So although people are surving this, it still isn't nothing to worry about.

I know people who are immune compromised, so it is a worry.

MissPoldark Thu 23-Jan-20 19:39:57

Many more people have already been treated and discharged than have died

Have you got a source for that please @abbidabbi? It would be very reassuring to see.

Glittercandle Thu 23-Jan-20 19:40:34

I’m worried my son will get it - he takes immune suppressants as he has a kidney condition. Not worried about myself or the rest of family.

Ponoka7 Thu 23-Jan-20 19:40:44

"For most people it shouldn't be worse than flu"

It honestly is.

GeorgiaGirl52 Thu 23-Jan-20 19:40:46

A bit worried. In cases of outbreaks the first group to be infected are medical workers. Nurses and doctors, especially school nurses. I have close family members who would be exposed before a pandemic was even recognized. It is scary.

MissPoldark Thu 23-Jan-20 19:41:08

Where was that @babba2014?

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