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linglau

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Coronavirus affecting bookings
« on: 27 January 2020, 09:30:59 am »
Work in Thai massage parlour have had customers calling about new virus and are we Chinese.
Tell them we all are Thai but they decide not to book. Worried now that this virus might affect us as already it has gone quiet.

Mirror

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« Reply #1 on: 27 January 2020, 09:36:10 am »
Work in Thai massage parlour have had customers calling about new virus and are we Chinese.
Tell them we all are Thai but they decide not to book. Worried now that this virus might affect us as already it has gone quiet.

Although it's so easy to connect 2 things, I have heard the chinese jokes/assumptions and have a suspicion some will or may use it as a reason not to book. However I've a good idea it's just a quiet Monday for many reasons. I also suspect many will just carry on as usual, there's always a reason to tie in with the guilt and provide justification not to go ahead. I have the start of a cold, just a few sneezes I am as usual telling clients, whether they suddenly assume I've picked up coronavirus is up to them.

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« Reply #2 on: 27 January 2020, 01:04:14 pm »
People are stupid.
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« Reply #3 on: 27 January 2020, 01:48:13 pm »
Ridiculous what some people think.

It's like them saying - Oh, you're a bird you must have bird flu  ::) ::)

I agree with Mirror, it's just another excuse. Unless you're actually in China in the affected area ...

I have a regular who is so paranoid about catching things that when he does a slight cold is the flu, despite only having it for 3 days  ::) and a slight cough is pneumonia.

Brings a whole new meaning to 'man flu.'   ::) ::) ::)

I've had the flu a couple of times and believe me you're in bed for about two weeks unable to move. I've also had other serious illnesses where I've become completely bed bound and it just annoys me how people seem to want to dramatise everything.

Anyway, back on topic. Yes, just another excuse.
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« Reply #4 on: 27 January 2020, 07:30:35 pm »
Tell them we all are Thai but they decide not to book. Worried now that this virus might affect us as already it has gone quiet.
People are just ignorant. It's the end of the month, which is a bit slow anyways
I have a few expat clients from China and Malaysia, that I will continue to see

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« Reply #5 on: 30 January 2020, 04:35:31 pm »
Work in Thai massage parlour have had customers calling about new virus and are we Chinese.
Tell them we all are Thai but they decide not to book.

People are stupid. I bumped into my young female healthy as an apple neighbour last night and asked her: "How are you?" (small polite neighbour talk), she them proceeded to go into drama queen mode about me how she had sneezed a couple of times last night and she was 100% sure for a fact she had the corona virus. Keep in mind this woman lives in central London and hasn't set foot in china in her whole life. ???
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« Reply #6 on: 30 January 2020, 08:44:06 pm »
According to the news, no corona virus in The UK.
But you can get Corona beer  ;D

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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #7 on: 05 February 2020, 10:55:16 am »
It is in the UK now.

I'm worried about this. I had a client this week who teaches Chinese students & he had a cold type virus. It wasn't a full service booking but I'm paranoid now.  I used alcohol gel a few times during & after & used my sanitising water on everything that came into contact with him.

I'll be upping my l-lysine supplements to double dose.

Had a guy yesterday say he would avoid Chinese escorts just incase. I think that's a little ignorant IMO.

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« Reply #8 on: 05 February 2020, 12:13:44 pm »
Banger, I'm worried as well.
It's impossible to get accurate information as the Chinese communist party obviously is not a reliable source.
This virus seems to be very contagious and spreading exponentially, maybe even without symptoms, so in a couple of weeks time, it might not matter if someone travelled from China or not.

It might be a good idea to stock up on essentials, just in case.

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« Reply #9 on: 06 February 2020, 03:29:40 pm »
I have just received a text message from my GP that if you have recently returned from China and have flu symptoms, don't visit the surgery and call 111.

I'll take my chances and will keep on working until the first London case.

Folks, if you think that the government is not doing enough, do email the Department of Health via gov.uk, email your MP, tweet and email.
I think it's clear now that sooner or later there will be a lockdown in London, there is no way of avoiding the epidemic, it's just a matter of minimising the consequences.
When the crematoriums will be working 24/7 it will be too late to email and complain.
If all international travel will be stopped and all travel within the country restricted, no public transport and gatherings, I hope there is a chance of minimising this.

If it sounds extreme, well I'd rather be called a lunatic to my face than have written 'remained calm' on my tombstone, except wait, there will be no tombstones as all bodies will have to be cremated immediately to get rid of the virus, just as it's happening in China.


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« Reply #10 on: 06 February 2020, 05:08:28 pm »
I believe you;re going a lil bit overboard with this 80's... So far the corona virus has killed 450 people, however the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the influenza in 2018-2019 was associated with more than 35.5 million illnesses and a staggering 34,200 deaths in the United States. This season alone has already sickened an estimated 19 million Americans, hospitalized 140,000 and killed 10,000. And that's just your regular flu in the US. There has been two people diagnosed with corona virus in the UK so far... I think we need to calm down a bit.
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« Reply #11 on: 06 February 2020, 05:28:17 pm »
I really wish I'm going overboard with this, Ana.
450 is the official figure given by the Chinese Communist Party. If there was a 450 death toll, they wouldn't shut 3 cities down and build hospitals with thousands of beds.
The 'regular flu is more deadly than coronavirus' narrative peddled by some media is something I would love to believe.
I have never heard of people wearing hazmat suits when dealing with the flu though.
There are 3 cases now in the UK, with the latest in Brighton (transported to a London hospital).

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« Reply #12 on: 06 February 2020, 05:49:52 pm »
I think you're blowing things WAY out of proportion, 80s. We had nothing like you're imagining with SARS, for example, or swine flu.
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« Reply #13 on: 06 February 2020, 06:22:41 pm »
I think you're blowing things WAY out of proportion, 80s. We had nothing like you're imagining with SARS, for example, or swine flu.

Or ebola or bird flu  :)

The media love to scare people. Fear is what sells news.
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ana30

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« Reply #14 on: 06 February 2020, 06:50:46 pm »
The thing with the flu virus is that it mutates every year or so, and that's why flu vaccines don;t work that well. Last years virus flu is different from this years virus. The danger of the corona virus (and that's why people are so scared) is that it mutates every week, hence the reason it's being so difficult to find a vaccine or quick cure to it. Or so I've been told by a doctor who is doing his phd in the subject. SARS and bird flu virus didn't mutate so it was easier to find a cure it seems.
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