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    #16
    Originally posted by Issyalex, Glasgow View Post

    Your exactly right Haworth. Hand gels are good if you’ve not near hand washing facilities. Hand washing with hot water and soap is the best way to kill germs. I do admit to not using hand gel very often on ship or at work as I prefer to wash my hands.
    I do both! I wash my hands often but also keep antibacterial in my car and in my handbag, in the kitchen and bathroom. I am kind of obsessed with it, but then I work with kids who just love to share everything with me!
    On a cruise I will always carry antibac on me and will use some after sitting down in a buffet venue to counteract the dirty sods who don’t wash their hands or avoid the antibac on entering.
    Past cruises:
    Carnival Conquest October 2002
    Independence of the Seas October 2012
    Independence of the Seas May 2014
    Explorer of the Seas June 2015
    Norwegian Escape October 2015

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      #17
      Originally posted by cymrucruiser View Post

      I do both! I wash my hands often but also keep antibacterial in my car and in my handbag, in the kitchen and bathroom. I am kind of obsessed with it, but then I work with kids who just love to share everything with me!
      On a cruise I will always carry antibac on me and will use some after sitting down in a buffet venue to counteract the dirty sods who don’t wash their hands or avoid the antibac on entering.
      Slightly off topic, how did we survive without all these gels in decades gone by??

      As a pre-schooler, I sometime ate my ' jeely piece' on the building sites - is that why my immune system is so strong??

      Annie

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        #18

        I don't use anti bac stuff, don't clean the cabin within an inch of its life, do use the stair handrails and am quite happy to touch any required buttons on the lifts etc, I do however, take one significant precautionary action. I am a [hand] washer rather than a walker.

        I also have a very strong immune system which I put down to working with children. When interaction with the little bug/virus carriers ceases, it will be interesting to see if that immunity continues.

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          #19
          Is it just usual media overkill and public's tendency to panic. L am sure there will soon be panic buying at the supermarkets.

          The CDC estimate that 50,000 people die every year from flu or flu like illnesses.

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            #20
            Originally posted by andyn, Bucks View Post
            Is it just usual media overkill and public's tendency to panic. L am sure there will soon be panic buying at the supermarkets.

            The CDC estimate that 50,000 people die every year from flu or flu like illnesses.
            Panic buying of masks and hand sanitisers in the UK has already started.

            I posted this elsewhere but the current USA flu numbers are 15 million cases, 140,000 hospitalizations and over 8.000 deaths.

            I'll just keep washing my hands.

            Annie

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              #21
              Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

              Panic buying of masks and hand sanitisers in the UK has already started.

              I posted this elsewhere but the current USA flu numbers are 15 million cases, 140,000 hospitalizations and over 8.000 deaths.

              I'll just keep washing my hands.

              Annie
              We are taking significant online orders for masks. All bulk orders going to England. 70-30 split on names (English v oriental style names).

              Bill
              https://www.dropbox.com/s/okwd9apbxzcvxmq/maid%20of%20the%20loch.jpg?dl=0

              Lawnmowerman

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                #22
                Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

                Slightly off topic, how did we survive without all these gels in decades gone by??

                As a pre-schooler, I sometime ate my ' jeely piece' on the building sites - is that why my immune system is so strong??

                Annie
                I so agree Annie. Years ago all we had water, sometimes hot sometimes cold, and carbolic soap and managed fine.

                We dug about in the muck for worms, ate our piece lunch that was thrown out the 3rd story window by my mammy because we didn’t want to stop playing out. As I was a nurse for approx 46 years my immune was at a definite high. I’ve worked in infectious disease ward, with drug addicts etc without any problems. Yes we are advised to use hand gel but we all know washing hands are more effective in stopping the transfer of germs, this is why I prefer to just wash my hands.

                a lot of the problem was caused by doctors over prescribing antibiotics for anything and everything in the 60/70’s. Bugs are clever wee critters and have evolved and became resistant to many of the antibiotics.
                don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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                  #23
                  First death outside china(person from Wuhan traveling)
                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-51345855

                  Reporting rates are still exponential

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                    #24
                    I have read that this virus (as most do) start within an animal host. So I am not surprised that with the Chinese eating bats, snakes, mice etc. this has happened. I am one step closer to being vegetarian, but it will not protect me from the virus now it has mutated to being able to infect humans. (poetic justice?)
                    sigpic*Carol M*

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                      #25
                      Once contained many of the zoononis virus die out of the human populations one of the reasons it is important to get it contained.

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