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Coronavirus: Outbreak spreads in Europe from Italy

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#1 Digby

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 01:04 PM

I was watching a cruise liner coming into Lerwick today. I wonder if the Lerwick Port  has given much thought to the Coronavirus spreading into the Shetland population from the planned 105 liners and 90000 passenger in 2020. It seems like a disaster waiting to happen?



#2 Colin

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 02:33 PM

Why just pick on Lerwick ?  We have other ports and also airports to consider.

 

How many locals will take a (foreign) holiday and bring an infection back with them ?

 

I would guess that airports and aircraft pose a much higher risk.  You can order a boat to stay at sea but, I don't think that anyone has ever left a plane in the air.  Not yet anyway.   :razz:

 

It will only take 1 person after  all.



#3 Wheelsup

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 03:23 PM

The movement of shipping into and out of the UK, as with all other forms of transport, are obliged to comply with H M Government rules. Lerwick is not exempted.

#4 Wheelsup

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 03:33 PM

As Colin says the risk is far greater from somebody flying into Sumburgh from Scotland.
Maybe we should cancel all flights until a vaccination is available.

#5 Digby

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 12:56 AM

Surprised you think flying is worse as Cruse Liners. Coranavirus has a period of up to 21 days before it shows. It has been proved in Japan that the disease was rife on the Cruse Liner. Norway has had its first case today. When you stop and think where the crew comes from(all over world) add in the passengers. Better get ready to lose 1% minimum of the Shetland population.



#6 Colin

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 08:08 AM

Well Digby, just think about it..  Tens, or maybe hundreds of thousands, pass through major airports each day.  All being crammed into sealed metal tubes (aircraft). 

Arriving at Gatwick, Heathrow and mixing with large crowds gives just one infected person the opportunity to spread the virus amongst many others. 

That one person could then take a regional flight from Gatwick, Heathrow to say, Aberdeen, in another sealed metal tube  etc.  Get the picture ?

 

Compared to air travel, I would guess that a cruise liner would present much less of a risk and, would be more "containable".

 The incubation period is irrelevant really.  If you are carrying the virus, you can spread it!!!



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Posted 27 February 2020 - 11:30 AM

A lot has to do with the way the ventilation systems operates,and how well they are filtered.

 

Just bide at hame,it will be a lot safer.   



#8 Evil Inky

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 02:06 PM

Better get ready to lose 1% minimum of the Shetland population.

A bit alarmist: there have been fewer than 3,000 deaths in the whole of China, which is much less than 1% of the population of Wuhan (11 million).


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#9 Colin

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 08:10 PM

https://www.shetland...aly-are-planned

 

Does anyone else think that the sensible thing to do would be to CANCEL the trips right now ?  

 

Appears to me that our educators(?) need educating..



#10 MuckleJoannie

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 11:24 PM

How about this as a headline "AHS parents up in arms over losing money for cancelled school trip."

 

Until there is official UK goverment advice to stay away from Italy why shouldn't it go ahead?



#11 Wheelsup

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 03:59 AM

Its probably never been safer to travel wi aabody washin der hands.



#12 Colin

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:13 AM

How about this as a headline "AHS parents up in arms over losing money for cancelled school trip."

 

Until there is official UK goverment advice to stay away from Italy why shouldn't it go ahead?

How about "Your money or your life"..  

 

Since when have we been able to rely on anything the government tells us ?



#13 George.

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:52 AM

Norway detects its first case of coronavirus



#14 George.

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:10 AM

Coronavirus: First Welsh case among three new UK diagnoses



#15 Roachmill

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 12:37 PM

From the school of I Sh*t You Not comes the face-meet-palm inducing nod to the fact there's still no cure for stupid... we have this: Americans are avoiding Corona beer amid coronavirus outbreak, survey finds.