@Hope7741

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Hope7741

Coronavirus

Hi everyone, I don't want to alarm anyone but in case you haven't seen the news we do now have 2 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the UK. They are not sharing any details with regards to location and identities, other than that they are members of the same family. The NHS are working with them currently and are getting in touch with any possible contacts to prevent further spread. Obviously as our immunities are a bit more vulnerable, I just wanted to say that we are being advised to take care of ourselves the way we would as if we had a common cold (stay hydrated, painkillers, see GP if symptoms worsen etc) AND THE MOST IMPORTANT IS TO WASH HANDS REGULARLY Symptoms are very much like a cold but please google these if you are unsure. Stay safe everyone : )

Stumbler

@Stumbler

Sensible advice. Although, I wouldn't be referring to Dr Google, the hypochondriac's method of diagnosis. Stick to the NHS website.

chezy17

@chezy17

I think this is probably something that is being blown out of proportion, from what I've read it's no worse than normal flu. I agree, do not Google, I stressed myself out last week with doing that ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜‚!

anonymous

@anonymous

@ hope7741 sorry this is a ms channel and your rhetoric about other issues doesnโ€™t have a place here. Thank you very much!

lukezni

@lukezni

Rude @matthew79 And yes it does actually, as stated our immune system are at greater risk of infections, especially those receiving treatment. I see no problem with this being mentioned.

lukezni

@lukezni

Plus if you wanna be stupid about things you literally posted yesterday saying happy February to all. What's that got to do with ms then?

Vixen

@Vixen

@hope7741, youโ€™re right, us folks always have to be more vigilant about staying healthy and as germ free as possible. All reports about Corona suggests that the elderly and those with underlying conditions are more at risk. And as we know, our immune systems are messed up, especially those of us who are on immunosuppressant drugs. Washing hands and hand sanitizers are really important at all times, especially so now. Thanks for the advice

anonymous

@anonymous

@lukezni & @amyshift I donโ€™t appreciate name calling on this forum. February is related to MS be because there is less light in some places in Canada during February. Really Amy where do you find theses people talking about issues that donโ€™t have a place in our safe community.

chezy17

@chezy17

Dude, enough with the narc stuff. You're very much passive aggressive! ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

AmyShift

@AmyShift

@matthew79, @lukezni post does not breach our house rules so will not be removed. Remember the house rules to be kind to one another https://shift.ms/house-rules

lukezni

@lukezni

I didn't call anyone names ๐Ÿ˜Š you came across as being rude, so I called you out on it. If you didn't mean to sound that way, then fair enough I'll apologise

anonymous

@anonymous

@lukezni I guess you can directly & indirectly call my stupid on this forum. Just remember calling someone stupid directly or indirectly says more about you than the person your trying to unreasonably label or misrepresent. @amyshift โ€œsay what.?โ€

anonymous

@anonymous

Me* lol

lukezni

@lukezni

But it's ok for you to tell someone what they can and can't post on here? Goodnight

anonymous

@anonymous

@ lukezni If your struggling to keep yourself together on here please see House Rules. If you want to read and discuss subject material not related to MS please read other peopleโ€™s struggles trying to understand the Coronavirus which shouldโ€™t be a conundrum! https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/qjdvvd/a-disturbing-number-of-people-think-coronavirus-is-related-to-corona-beer?utm_source=vicenewscafbca

doubleo7HUD

@doubleo7HUD

Most of you lot will be alreet the two confirmed cases were in Yorkshire (thatโ€™s me fecked ๐Ÿ˜‚) most likely planted up here on purpose to wipe all us reet folk aht. @matthew79 Corona virus goes well with Lyme disease apparently ๐Ÿ˜

LauraB90

@LauraB90

@matthew79 Why is there a problem posting this? I for one have a seriously weakened immune system after Lemtrada! Therefore the post is in relation to MS And I recall it wasn't so long ago that you were attempting to "date" me and your ridiculous comments had to be removed! How the hell you're still allowed on here amazes me!

chezy17

@chezy17

๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ Last time I Corona and lime I was ill, it makes sense now ๐Ÿ˜‚. @lukenzi just don't even respond, it won't matter what you say, he will spin it around. It's like a game, best thing you can do is just not acknowledge it.

Lisa_Morghan

@Lisa_Morghan

Hi I'm Lisa and I read everything you posted and I did google it and your "Correct " it is potentially a DEADLY virus it is or has KILLED several people so Thankyou for letting us me know dont need anymore crap to inter inside !!! Bless you take care of yourself much Love Lisa โš˜๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘

acceptance

@acceptance

Ooh @matthew79To think I stood up for you!! Wind your neck in lad, get a grip! You are coming across as a nasty crazy person FYI? We know you are angry and upset, but making everyone else feel that way too by lashing out, ainโ€™t the answer Didnโ€™t your mother ever tell you that if you havenโ€™t got anything nice or useful to say, shut the F up? You are like an attention seeking, petulant child, and this ainโ€™t the place! Yes, we do need to be more vigilant because we have dodgy immune systems (and anyone on a DMDโ€ฆ.harsh) FYI My local hospital is about 10 miles away from me, (have a lot of neighbours who work there as well.) Well, they bussed in 83 quarantined people yesterday, apparently it is the quarantine hospital for the north. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-51318691 Take care everyone! Wash those hands.... (also, amantadine given for fatigue is also an anti-viral medication used in flu outbreaks, just sayin...)

anonymous

@anonymous

@ laurab90 Yes we did date but it didnโ€™t work out because you were so insensitive. @ acceptance @lisa_morghan @ chezy17 look at ya all making an effort to bully me. I am sorry wrong place for that. @smyshift takes her job pretty seriously and tracks down people doing the bullying in their tracks. This is also an outlet to discuss MS. Coronavirus isnโ€™t related to ms while I appreciate everyoneโ€™s concern this is not the place to talk about the Coronavirus or beer because itโ€™s not relevant to MS. If anyone is still struggling or confused please email me. Please keep things clean my peeps and no bullying and please behave in accordance to house rules.

Vixen

@Vixen

@matthew79, if you do a search, Flu/Flu jabs have been discussed on here many, many times before. Anything that affects us as MS folk is relevant for discussion on a forum like this; workplaces, public transport, relationships, alcohol, disclosures, pregnancy, you name it, it's up for discussion. So long as it's kept 'decent' and inoffensive, of course. Most people will look at a post heading and choose to by-pass if it's not relevant, or read through. PS all - I live in York and York has run out of hand sanitiser, yikes!

chezy17

@chezy17

@vixen I wouldn't even bother with him, the more we acknowledge him the more he does it ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ! Hopefully the virus calms down soon, guess what will be will be, not had my flu jab but son caught flu and I fought that off after catching a mild dose so fingerscrossed it just passes by ๐Ÿคž. I do love a good ๐Ÿป, more to life than MS all the time, especially a good porter ๐Ÿ˜‰

Vixen

@Vixen

Thanks @chezy17 and also for deciphering the cryptic reference made by our good friend @doubleo7hud! I was puzzling over that until you made it clear :-) :-) :-)

chezy17

@chezy17

@vixen ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ I got it cos I do like my beer, that or I'm a secret alcoholic ๐Ÿค”?! Yep, most definately ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

LauraB90

@LauraB90

When the hell did we date! Haha ๐Ÿ˜‚ I have zero patience for this ๐Ÿ˜‚ crazy

anonymous

@anonymous

@chezy17 Please be responsible and respectful and avoid communication thatโ€™s not relevant to ms!

anonymous

@anonymous

@ vixen please venture away from being a bully and discussing subject material thatโ€™s not relevant to ms!

chezy17

@chezy17

@laurab90 I'd leave it chick, he's probably a troll to be honest. Talking about anything but MS is a good thing, I'd say we have to lock down the thread but it seems we have to do that alot at the moment ๐Ÿค”? Happy Monday peeps ๐Ÿ˜Š!

AmyShift

@AmyShift

The community team at Shift.ms have made edits to the replies on this post which breach our House Rules. The commentor has had their account temporarily suspended for this breach. We'll take every necessary step to ensure the community is a safe space. We take breaches to our House Rules seriously. Only under extraordinary circumstances do we suspend members, and only as a last resort do we remove members permanently.

Hope7741

@Hope7741

Apologies @matthew79, I didn't realise that this comment upset you so very much. If you dislike my posts, please do refrain from reading them. I have been messaged by the house team and I have been told I have done nothing wrong. Have a good day.

Hope7741

@Hope7741

Thank you to everyone for your support, I will continue to post anything I feel relevant for any people who suffer with MS. Keep safe everyone and have a good day! :)

LauraB90

@LauraB90

@chezy17 Sorry for the delayed reply Hun, only just saw your comment. He may be a troll, but he winds me up no end! ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚ That's my extreme lack of patience for you ๐Ÿ˜‚

Stumbler

@Stumbler

Eek! Just had a case confirmed in Brighton, UK. That's just down the road to me and at a hospital my wife was at last Friday..........

chezy17

@chezy17

@stumbler still only 3 cases though, I'm guessing they'd been to China. Hopefully, the world has it under control ๐Ÿคž.

Stumbler

@Stumbler

@chezy17 , am I bovvered.........? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

chezy17

@chezy17

๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ Omg little Britain sprung to mind ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚... Computer says no!

AmalA

@AmalA

who appointed @Matthew79 as the police of this group. It is related to MS. @hope7741 the patients are Chinese students in York uni and moved to a hospital in Newcastle. Yes, be careful and wash your hands regularly and don't touch your face. It is a pandemic and all you can do is protect yourself as much as you can.