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The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches

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Replying To Moyle:  "
Replying To KillingFields:  "Thats just false.
Masks prevent the spread and science backs that up link
What is disgusting is people who refuse to wear masks"
Dr Tony Holohan said back last March that he wasn't convinced that masks were any addition."
That was March and he said in June "people should not become complacent if they are wearing a face mask."
you wear the mask as an added measure to all of the other things we think are important."

He said a face covering should be worn "in situations in indoor, enclosed spaces where we think physical distancing might be more of a challenge.

"In other words on public transport and in particular in retail settings - but any indoor setting where you might be likely to run into other people.

"We've been clear and consistent in that advice, it hasn't changed, we've given that advice since early May.

"But we think now is the right time for us to step up our communication in relation to that.

"We can see... that as we use public transport, as we visit shops that maybe it's only a minority of people who are following this advice.

"It's not the only piece of advice though, and it's really important that I get the message across, that this is an added hygiene measure.

"It doesn't replace the need for any other measure we've recommended".
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KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1224 - 01/10/2020 20:21:42    2295143

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Replying To gunman:  "You wouldn't need to be an epidemiologist a virologist or to know that any kind of barrier is bound to be a help.A Doctor from Derry put it well yesterday when he asked the naysayers if they were going in to a Covid test centre would they rather go in with or without a Mask."
Correct. It is sickening listening to hear people talking through their rear end about a subject they know nothing about and challenging the science that is trying to keep us safe. Talking about germs on masks etc. These people need find a hole, crawl into it before making themselves look more stupid. This especially when you have family members talking care of people dying horrific deaths and sometimes carrying out dead bodies, while risking themselves.
All you are been asked to do is follow a few preventive measures based on science and advice from professional people. Do they have ever thing right ?Probably not but common sense says I am going to gamble that these experts are giving sound advice because the stakes are too high and my little investment is minimum. So all you big brave gaa brothers stop your baby sobbing and put on your mask.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 864 - 01/10/2020 20:36:42    2295146

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Replying To gunman:  "You wouldn't need to be an epidemiologist a virologist or to know that any kind of barrier is bound to be a help.A Doctor from Derry put it well yesterday when he asked the naysayers if they were going in to a Covid test centre would they rather go in with or without a Mask."
Even covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze-like we were all taught to do growing up-would help so of course a mask is better than nothing.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 999 - 01/10/2020 21:14:11    2295152

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Replying To Green_Gold:  "I feel one of the major causes is that the northwest did not get many cases in the first wave and people got complacent. Donegal had zero cases for over 20 days during the summer. Another major problem is different restrictions on both sides of the border. For example, pubs are closed in Donegal now but you can skip across to Derry and Strabane where the pubs are opened. This is confusing people for sure.

A tighter border between north and south will not achieve much in my opinion. Cases are very high in Donegal, Derry and Tyrone so you would need to have no movement in and out of the entire region. We all know that won't happen because of politics."
Wouldn't rely to much on numbers that they are dishing out, know of 2 people who got positive test results back but the strange thing was that they missed their appointment to get tested. It's a mystery .

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 41 - 01/10/2020 21:35:40    2295156

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The hard facts are, is that the world and its people have never experienced any sickness, disease, virus, or anything as life threatening as Covid-19, there are many, thousands perhaps of world leading experts, world leading scientists, qualified in every sense of the word to analyse and put together a formula to manufacture a vaccine to supress and rid the world of the Covid -19 pandemic but they appear to be struggling with that as much as we are trying to understand it.
In recent TV debates/ discussions, even they at times seem to be in disagreement with one or other in the debate, so if they can't agree what chance have we got to stay in agreement. However there are some who just don't want to wear a mask at all, others will reluctantly wear the transparent visor type or the mask type, perhaps vanity comes into play at this point or by nature people simply don't like been told what to do it's that simple. Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, no house parties, etc, etc.

I would much prefer if people listened to those qualified to talk and guide us through this night mare than listen to the likes of me who is not even qualified to ask a question. I am prepared to hang in there do my bit and play by the rules, in the interest of family and extended family first.

To need a barrier or a border suggests to me the problem is being amplified by people as much as Covid-19

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2085 - 01/10/2020 22:26:00    2295168

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Replying To Saynothing:  "Wouldn't rely to much on numbers that they are dishing out, know of 2 people who got positive test results back but the strange thing was that they missed their appointment to get tested. It's a mystery ."
Yeah and there's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis.

SurelyToGod (Donegal) - Posts: 147 - 01/10/2020 22:37:35    2295172

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