Benetton v Ulster Sat 29/2 @ 15:00 GMT

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Re: Benetton v Ulster Sat 29/2 @ 15:00 GMT

Post by justinr73 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:10 pm

They travelled to Rome?

Lucky for them that the game was postponed then.

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Re: Benetton v Ulster Sat 29/2 @ 15:00 GMT

Post by UlsterNo9 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:21 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:10 pm
They travelled to Rome?

Lucky for them that the game was postponed then.
Queried that myself, apparently going away is a thing, bar rammed wearing your Ireland shirt among opposition supporters.

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Re: Benetton v Ulster Sat 29/2 @ 15:00 GMT

Post by Jackie Brown » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:20 pm

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Re: Benetton v Ulster Sat 29/2 @ 15:00 GMT

Post by justinr73 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:39 pm

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:21 pm
justinr73 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:10 pm
They travelled to Rome?

Lucky for them that the game was postponed then.
Queried that myself, apparently going away is a thing, bar rammed wearing your Ireland shirt among opposition supporters.

There's nowt as strange as folk.
You’re right.

Even as someone whose Easter weekend consists of Accrington Stanley v Fleetwood, Newport v Ulster and Macclesfield v Stevenage, I find that very odd.

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Re: Benetton v Ulster Sat 29/2 @ 15:00 GMT

Post by Cockatrice » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:57 am

Cant imagine why anyone would travel to a locked down area where people aren’t even allowed to travel for a game that is cancelled and where most cases elsewhere in UK all seem to be emanating from.
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Re: Benetton v Ulster Sat 29/2 @ 15:00 GMT

Post by big mervyn » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:32 am

Aye. It's all very well being gung ho about this but you're putting your elderly and infirm relatives at risk. From the European data that is emerging, it seems to me that the death toll is closer to 3% than the 1% figure that govt sources were keen to spin at the start.
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Re: Benetton v Ulster Sat 29/2 @ 15:00 GMT

Post by Jackie Brown » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:44 pm

Cheltenham going ahead is a joke, wouldn't happen with Foot and Mouth disease
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Re: Benetton v Ulster Sat 29/2 @ 15:00 GMT

Post by UlsterNo9 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:55 pm

Jackie Brown wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:44 pm
Cheltenham going ahead is a joke, wouldn't happen with Foot and Mouth disease
A horsie man said to me if it was the horses at risk rather than humans it would have been cancelled. Race horse worth much more than human life it would seem.
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Re: Benetton v Ulster Sat 29/2 @ 15:00 GMT

Post by MightyRearranger » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:24 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:32 am
Aye. It's all very well being gung ho about this but you're putting your elderly and infirm relatives at risk. From the European data that is emerging, it seems to me that the death toll is closer to 3% than the 1% figure that govt sources were keen to spin at the start.
Not sure I agree with this. I think a lot of the visibly higher percentages in the EU are down to a large number of people with minor symptoms not getting tested. With both the South Korea and Diamond Princess outbreaks testing was done a lot more pro-actively and I think the mortality rates from these will be a lot closer to the reality. The South Korea example also gives a good bit of hope that outbreaks can be managed effectively, all be it at a fairly high cost.

That's not to say that it's not still quite worrying, or that I think travelling to Northern Italy is wise at the moment.

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Re: Benetton v Ulster Sat 29/2 @ 15:00 GMT

Post by jackthelad » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:44 pm

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:50 pm
I'm hearing several fans still traveled to Venice despite the Ulster game being called off and several fans again traveled to Rome for the weekend despite the Ireland game also being canceled.

I'm not going to get on my high horse and advise whether you should have went or not, but if you have and even if showing no symptoms please phone 111 and take the necessary advice.

It can take 14 days and in some instances 21 days for symptoms to become apparent, therefore please dial 111.

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Someone should have told them the game was in Dublin. ....and 111 isn't available in NI.
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Re: Benetton v Ulster Sat 29/2 @ 15:00 GMT

Post by UlsterNo9 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:57 pm

jackthelad wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:44 pm
UlsterNo9 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:50 pm
I'm hearing several fans still traveled to Venice despite the Ulster game being called off and several fans again traveled to Rome for the weekend despite the Ireland game also being canceled.

I'm not going to get on my high horse and advise whether you should have went or not, but if you have and even if showing no symptoms please phone 111 and take the necessary advice.

It can take 14 days and in some instances 21 days for symptoms to become apparent, therefore please dial 111.

:thumleft:
Someone should have told them the game was in Dublin. ....and 111 isn't available in NI.
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Fake news Jack, read the thread buddy.

P.S. please don't spread misinformation 111 is in operation in NI, if not you would need to advise the Department of Health. It has been in full use with immediate effect since February :thumleft:
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Re: Benetton v Ulster Sat 29/2 @ 15:00 GMT

Post by big mervyn » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:52 am

MightyRearranger wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:24 pm
big mervyn wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:32 am
Aye. It's all very well being gung ho about this but you're putting your elderly and infirm relatives at risk. From the European data that is emerging, it seems to me that the death toll is closer to 3% than the 1% figure that govt sources were keen to spin at the start.
Not sure I agree with this. I think a lot of the visibly higher percentages in the EU are down to a large number of people with minor symptoms not getting tested. With both the South Korea and Diamond Princess outbreaks testing was done a lot more pro-actively and I think the mortality rates from these will be a lot closer to the reality. The South Korea example also gives a good bit of hope that outbreaks can be managed effectively, all be it at a fairly high cost.

That's not to say that it's not still quite worrying, or that I think travelling to Northern Italy is wise at the moment.
If you listen to the WHO's statements, they are much more pessimistic. Sure, there is underreporting but this is also the case with seasonal flu. I saw an interesting interview this morning that predicted that the mortality rate would rise significantly when the epidemic spikes due to the fact that help will not be available for those acute patients who realy need it. Italy's health service was in much better shape than ours and they are struggling big time.
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Re: Benetton v Ulster Sat 29/2 @ 15:00 GMT

Post by justinr73 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:28 am

If anything good comes from this it'll hopefully break the chain of mums rushing their cubs to A and E every time they cry,

And senior citizens going to their GPs for the company, of course (maybe they'll just come on here instead like Rum does).

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