Outbreak...

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Outbreak...

Postby El Pelon » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:55 am

A bit of coronavirus making its way to Tland from China. I'll be heading that way again soon so I'll be sure to take plenty of vitamin C

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10775551/ ... ronavirus/

A UK tourist fighting for his life in Thailand is feared to be the first western victim of the Chinese flu-like coronavirus.

Ash Shorley, 32, was rushed to hospital in Phuket after a pneumonia-style bug infected both lungs while he was on Koh Phi Phi island.
A UK tourist fighting for his life in Thailand is feared to be the first western victim of the Chinese flu-like coronavirus

Ash Shorley, 32, was rushed to hospital in Phuket after a pneumonia-style bug infected both lungs while he was on Koh Phi Phi island

He had to be ferried by specialised seaplane because his damaged lungs could not cope with high altitude travel.

Doctors in Phuket found his symptoms are consistent with the Chinese coronavirus, whose spread has triggered fears of a pandemic.

More than 40 Chinese have officially contracted the illness with two deaths reported.

But it is feared the Chinese authorities are hiding the true scale of the problem.

Surgeons in Phuket inserted pipes into Ash’s back and drained 2kg of liquid from his collapsed lungs.

Parents Chris and Julie, both 55, are at his bedside.

Chris, of Thornton, Lancs, said: “He was two days from death.

“We are now waiting on tests. It is very serious.”

Publisher Chris, added: “If he wasn’t so fit and healthy before he wouldn’t be with us now. They think he is the first Western victim of the Chinese flu, we are waiting on tests.

“Anyone travelling to Asia I would say to you, get a mask. Everyone here is wearing masks, there are people coughing everywhere.

“It’s Chinese New Year so this flu is likely to be spreading. It is very serious.”

If he wasn’t so fit and healthy before he wouldn’t be with us now. They think he is the first Western victim of the Chinese flu, we are waiting on tests.
Chris Shorely

Ash, who has appeared in Corrie and Hollyoaks, sold his house to travel round South East Asia for a fresh start after the breakdown of a long-term relationship before Christmas.

But one week after flying out on December 19 he had to check into hospital on Koh Phi Phi and medics dashed him to Phuket as his condition rapidly deteriorated.

Former veterinary receptionist Julie flew to be with him after he text after New Year’s to say they were putting tubes in him.

She arrived to find doctors struggling to save him and Chris said: “He was two days from death. They had to get him out as the doctors there didn’t know how to treat him.

“His insurers and the top doctor agreed to fly him by seaplane to Bumrungrad. He wasn’t able to go above a certain altitude because his lungs would pop.

“His lungs weren’t working, they had collapsed from the infection caused by pneumonia. They managed to get him here and if it wasn’t for the doctors’ expertise he would be dead by now.”

Ash’s temperature was fluctuating wildly as his body fought the pneumonia and surgeons had to wait for a window to operate and remove blockages in his lungs.

After a successful op his chances of survival have increased but the once fit and healthy 6ft 14stone actor and sales manager has dropped to nine stone.

Chris said: “If he survives it will take him over a year to recover. He’s as skinny as a rake. He was a seriously fit and strong guy before this, he loved his sport, but this has totally ravaged him.

“Ash went to Thailand to rebuild, now he really is going to have to start over. This is totally life-changing for him.”
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Re: Outbreak...

Postby El Pelon » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:55 am

It's getting worse....or at least it's getting more press

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ ... stop-virus
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Re: Outbreak...

Postby ReptilianKittenEater » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:52 am

Its front page news now.
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Re: Outbreak...

Postby El Pelon » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:10 pm

That escalated quickly
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Postby el3so » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:05 am

's Been a couple of days, no reports of reanimated corpses yet.
PM me your negative COVID-19 test results
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Re: Outbreak...

Postby ROB » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:10 am

7 suspected cases here in Sydney.

This should be fun.
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Re: Outbreak...

Postby El Pelon » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:46 am

Now 5 confirmed in Thailand. A Thai on vacation to Wuhan came back sick but was milling around BKK for 2 days before getting diagnosed. Seems rather virulent so that means whatever the official count is in a given place, it's more in reality. There are a lot of folks incubating at the moment and will show up in the coming days. Mortality appears to be moving to the 4% range but it takes a little while to get sick and die so we'll just have to wait and see what shakes out. That's likely to go up.
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Re: Outbreak...

Postby ROB » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:24 pm

3 confirmed Sydney. 1 confirmed Melbourne.

Sounds like they were fine for at least a week after contracting it. Then hit a wall and went to hospital.
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Re: Outbreak...

Postby ROB » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:25 pm

If I die of this shit, can somebody please delete my posts here and browsing history?
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Re: Outbreak...

Postby El Pelon » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:04 am

We can handle that, but before you buy it, and in the spirit of reviving things that once were, how about a grand revival of PBs before you go??? :)

Don't forget to wash your hands and wear a facemask.
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Postby ROB » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:32 am

I always wash my hands and wear a facemask when I visit PBs.

Have a chat to Ozzymandias about PBs. I think a few people have ideas...
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Re: Outbreak...

Postby ReptilianKittenEater » Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:47 am

ROB wrote:If I die of this shit, can somebody please delete my posts here and browsing history?


Or hide your porn?
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Re: Outbreak...

Postby ROB » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:50 am

I had to keep things in the realm of being achievable.
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Re: Outbreak...

Postby ROB » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:53 am

Might be under control.

11 infected staff in Wuhan have all turned negative for the virus and responded to treatment.
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Re: Outbreak...

Postby ROB » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:09 am

About 300 meters from where I am typing this post.

https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/youn ... fba1617cba

Oh, joy.
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