Subject: Corona virus alert is serious and we should all be taking note.
I have followed this and it is a REAL worry, not only for China but for us as well.
At this early stage we don’t know that much … but that this disease is a very serious form of respiratory infection which can spread from droplets just like colds and influenza.
We would be crazy to eat in a busy restaurant in Hurstville just at the moment. Or to travel to China at all, probably.
We should all have and wear face masks whenever in public transport or enclosed public spaces. I have a small supply at the surgery but any chemist should supply (but Gold Cross Pharmacy in Redfern have run out already!!).
So please take this threat seriously and get take-away food, avoid public transport if possible and WEAR a mask when out of the house.
In a few more days our entire lives could be changed by both the disease and our authorities’ response to it. Already China has restricted travel to and from large parts of the country. Wuhan is at a crossroads in central China and twice in the past has been the capital of China. Similar things happened with the Great Plague in 1349 … but much slower … see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death .
I wish I could say, like global warming, that this was all a hoax … but I strongly fear it is for ‘very real’. AB ..