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Coronavirus and the GAA

Discussion in 'General GAA Discussion' started by PatMustard, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. PatMustard

    PatMustard Well-Known Member

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    Oh balls, it’s here!!

    What’s the repercussions if it really takes off?

    Matches behind closed doors?
    Matches cancelled?
    The championship cancelled?
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    Don't panic Mr Mannering! I've bought 750,000 masks. We'll be fine!!
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    has it been reported here
  4. Big Jim

    Big Jim Well-Known Member

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    Yep
  5. JoeH

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    To be honest I think this is all scaremongering and sensationalism.

    Flu is worse - look at https://www.health.com/condition/cold-flu-sinus/how-many-people-die-of-the-flu-every-year

    I note that some people are asking on social media what the GAA are going to do - they'll do what the public health agency says.
    Also these people wearing surgical masks - completely useless in preventing inhalation. All they do is stop you from putting your finger in your nose or mouth.
    Its only an issue if you have underlying issues such as respiratory problems just like the flu
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  6. ragingbull

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    Something has too stop Dublin from winning another All Ireland the year o_O
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    Yeah Joe. There's a lot in what you say. I'm not 100% with you on the scaremongering, because it is a dangerous bug, but like you say, more so for those with underlying issues and low infection immunity, although healthy people have also died and so far that's unexplained.
    Completely correct on the masks thing. I thought it was interesting and amusing in equal measures when the high ranking doctor from the WHO was on tele the other morning and was quite animated about the whole thing. He DID say the media have blown it up a bit but also raised awareness which was helpful, but they went too far. On the masks he said they just make sane people look stupid. They WILL help prevent YOU spreading it on if you're infected, by catching the majority of the bugs - you have to be coughed, sneezed or breathed on at very very close quarters, but it won't prevent you getting the bug under the same circumstances as you can be infected via your mouth, nose, eyes and ears.

    I'm diabetic and have asthma, so I've had to make myself aware of the precautions. Pretty much like everyday life, except a hand sanitiser is now also highly recommended especially for immediately after shaking hands, in case I rub my eye or similar.

    It can't be belittled, but also a little caution can go a long way. You're almost correct when you link to similar issues with flu, but you have to remember this is in addition to what we call a "normal" flu so doubles the chance of getting an infection of some sort. Because it is also an international concern that also raises the risks, but unlike some media reports it doesn't mean we're doomed. He took massive exception to the Sun newspaper claiming up to ½ a million people could die in the UK when SARS and others over the past 10 years had claimed in the region of 7.5k lives. It would be a massive step if the numbers escalated that far and we'd have more to worry about than a cough. We truly would be doomed.

    On the upside, global warming would reduce dramatically because international travel would virtually stop and all the cows on the planet would get eaten so no more methane!
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  12. PatMustard

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    Is that due to weather or Corona?
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    Weather,Mayo ones don't drink ;)
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  14. PatMustard

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    Are we getting towards that time? Matches behind closed doors?
  15. JoeH

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    For what purpose?
    They're saying to cancel the st patricks day parade in Dublin. This is an outdoor parade. Where are those people going to be.... in the pubs and restaurants.
    Ireland has a population of, say 5milion people. 20 people have been diagnosed with the virus which will rise.
    How many people have the flu right now in the country?
    I think a touch of realism is required. The media are not reporting the recovery rate
    Masks dont do anything other than stop your fingers touching.your nose and mouth directly
    Hand sanitizer, soap and water - only as effective as the person using it
    There is a lot of good information out there in.how to self diagnose and self isolate.
    In britain 276 confirmed cases in a population of 60,000,000
    Thats 0.00046% of their population
    Flu was attributed to approx 22,000 deaths in 2028/19 (source https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/annual-flu-reports) thats 0.036% of their population
    In britain they compile road accident statistics july to June as a year
    Up to june 2019 - 1870 deaths, 27820 deaths/seriously injured, 157,000 overall affected in some way by road accidents ( source
    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&s...FjABegQIDRAI&usg=AOvVaw1sAlSjXQCViGberQds1pUG)
    I'm not trivializing the virus but facts are important
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    When do we blame the Russians for Corona virus,their very quiet over the whole thing
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    Rugby matches and St Patrick’s Day parade cancelled now.

    Numbers infected are only going to increase. It’s only a matter of time before games are cancelled.
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    MacRory Cup final still on
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    Seria A has been suspended! just saying
  20. PatMustard

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    How many are at Cheltenham? Sure that’s a recipe for disaster.

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