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    My wife is unhappy about me going into London on the tube.Went last Monday but she has ranted on about it this week and wants me to drink local until its gone.She is worried about me infecting her rather than about me catching it. Too early yet to notice the corona effect but in general the cental London pubs are a lot quieter than they have been in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    My wife is unhappy about me going into London on the tube.
    What I don't quite understand is that those returning from China or Italy must have used planes and trains and often the tube and been in close contact with hundreds on their journeys, yet the number of cases remains tiny. I would suggest you need to be in close contact for some time to catch the illness, for example, be on a cruise ship with a recirculating a/c system to have a high risk of catching it.

    Of course I could easily be proved wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    What I don't quite understand is that those returning from China or Italy must have used planes and trains and often the tube and been in close contact with hundreds on their journeys, yet the number of cases remains tiny. I would suggest you need to be in close contact for some time to catch the illness, for example, be on a cruise ship with a recirculating a/c system to have a high risk of catching it.

    Of course I could easily be proved wrong.
    My locals were doing a roaring trade yesterday - perhaps people are drinking more to drown their sorrows in the expectation of imminent death. If this virus is so contagious or deadly, why do we only have 200 cases (though rising) with just two deaths, both people who were very elderly and/or with underlying health problems? I just hope Simon Jenkins is right!

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    I only had one pint in my favourite Stockton pub last Friday as the barman had a bad cough. Usually I have three. But I did stay local this weekend with a trip to the Dubliners.

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    There were more people in The Regal Moon (JD Wetherspoon) last night than the total number in the UK who have contracted the virus.

    It was hammered, we left without a drink as it was 3 deep at the bar.

    Hardy bunch us Northerners.
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    The two E11 JDWs seemed fairly normal on Saturday afternoon. There wasn't much local football so they weren't busy but not really slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    I wondered what the dog biscuits are doing there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    I wondered what the dog biscuits are doing there too.
    Not sure if dogs can catch it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Not sure if dogs can catch it.
    They can't pass it on, but they can catch it. I wouldn't be surprised if the jar of doggie treats weren't a breeding ground for all sorts of nastiness - I wouldn't want to put my fingers in there!

    Best to get the pub landlord to turn the heating up too!
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