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Churchgoers urged to avoid communion wine and shaking hands if they have 'coughs and sneezes' in coronavirus warning
Daily Mail ^ | 14 February 2020 | sam blanchard

Posted on 02/14/2020 3:54:19 AM PST by rdl6989

Worshippers should be extra mindful of their personal hygiene to try and stop the spread of the coronavirus, the Church of England has warned.

The church has advised its congregations around the country to follow 'best-hygiene practices' at all services.

Dr Brendan McCarthy, the church's health adviser, did not give any drastic new rules but used the coronavirus outbreak as a serious reminder to be hygienic.

He said people with 'coughs and sneezes' should not drink wine from the 'Common Cup', should not dip bread into it, and should not shake others' hands during 'The Peace'.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: anglican; coronavirus; covid19
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Full Title: Churchgoers urged to avoid communion wine and shaking hands if they have 'coughs and sneezes' in coronavirus warning as China death toll rises to 1,380

Daily Mail should come up with shorter titles.

1 posted on 02/14/2020 3:54:19 AM PST by rdl6989
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt; null and void

Ping.


2 posted on 02/14/2020 3:55:21 AM PST by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

If you’re sick....stay home. Period.


3 posted on 02/14/2020 4:17:56 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: rdl6989; Mrs. Don-o; Salvation
Um...this happens pretty much in every archdiocese during the winter.

I'm not saying coronavirus isn't a cause for concern or being alert, but someone at the Daily Mail doesn't go to church often.

4 posted on 02/14/2020 4:24:44 AM PST by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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To: DoodleBob
Diocese of Knoxville: Bishop Stika's instructions are that the faithful are not to receive from the chalice, and no"handshake of Peace" --- this is for the month of February, supposedly our peak flu month.

I could go with this all year 'round. We know receiving in either "kind" , we receive the whole living Christ: Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. Glory and praise to Him.

As for the handshake: that just serves as a distraction, esp.at the school Mass, in my experience.

5 posted on 02/14/2020 4:35:11 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Never click Drudge. Go Liberty Daily, Whatfinger, 63red, Gab Trends, and Rantingly.)
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To: rdl6989

Don’t drink any communist wine either.


6 posted on 02/14/2020 4:44:38 AM PST by HighSierra5
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To: rdl6989

Quite frankly, it’s good being retired since we can avoid all public places until this mess is over with.


7 posted on 02/14/2020 4:57:50 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"As for the handshake: that just serves as a distraction"

I agree!! I love my parish but would rather shake hands OUTSIDE, AFTER Mass! Too much chatting goes along with the handshake break! And don't chat until you get OUTSIDE! There is such a din as soon as the priest leaves the altar. Oh, to be blessed with SILENCE!
8 posted on 02/14/2020 5:00:58 AM PST by NewCenturions
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To: rdl6989

Intinction would seem to a reasonable practice, provided that nobody actually sneezes or coughs into the chalice. I’ve never seen anything very convincing that this is a common way for pathogens to spread anyway. Sick people staying home is the most effective protection.


9 posted on 02/14/2020 5:06:02 AM PST by cdcdawg (Cornpop was a pony soldier!)
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To: NewCenturions; Mrs. Don-o
This is part of the reason why I like the TLM: it avoids the sometimes circus of people walking from pew to pew, shaking hands lime it was a political rally. But I've been to NO masses (notably in NYC where Fr George Rutler of EWTN fame) where the sign of peace is skipped entirely - it was wonderful! I could focus on God and not whether or not some stranger thought I was a Bad Person for not shaking their hand.

The key sentence in the article is this one-

Dr Brendan McCarthy, the church's health adviser, did not give any drastic new rules but used the coronavirus outbreak as a serious reminder to be hygienic.

So there it is...the Church of England decides to take the annual influenza-induced reminder to be hygienic at church, and sensationalize the situation.

10 posted on 02/14/2020 5:16:01 AM PST by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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Full Title: Churchgoers urged to avoid communion wine and shaking hands if they have 'coughs and sneezes' in coronavirus warning as China death toll rises to 1,380

So we have this warning, while another consensual practice is the cause of HIV transmission btwn men in over 80% of cases, and at significant cost to taxpayers for treatment and or prevention , yet it is promoted, and those who oppose (which should be the overwhelming majority) and warn of are accused of being driven by an irrational fear.

11 posted on 02/14/2020 5:18:14 AM PST by daniel1212 ( Trust the risen Lord Jesus to save you as a damned and destitute sinner + be baptized + follow Him)
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To: rdl6989

I’d hope this would be the case on a daily basis!


12 posted on 02/14/2020 5:43:15 AM PST by ealgeone
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To: rdl6989

This really isn’t new. I think we do it every year for a few months.

As I’ve gotten older, I am a little more aware about what I touch now anyway.


13 posted on 02/14/2020 5:46:08 AM PST by Nifty
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To: rdl6989

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14 posted on 02/14/2020 5:54:28 AM PST by sauropod (If women are upset at Trump’s naughty words, who bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Grey?)
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To: Sacajaweau

Problem is, you can be contagious without having symptoms. That’s what disturbs me about it.


15 posted on 02/14/2020 6:32:34 AM PST by FrdmLvr (They never thought she would lose.)
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To: rdl6989; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; ...
Bring Out Your Dead

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

The purpose of the “Bring Out Your Dead” ping list (formerly the “Ebola” ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.

So far the false positive rate is 100%.

At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the “Bring Out Your Dead” threads will miss the beginning entirely.

*sigh* Such is life, and death...

If a quarantine saves just one child's life, it's worth it.

16 posted on 02/14/2020 6:47:51 AM PST by null and void (The democrats just can't get over the fact that they lost an election they themselves rigged!)
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To: Cobra64

AMEN!


17 posted on 02/14/2020 6:48:39 AM PST by null and void (The democrats just can't get over the fact that they lost an election they themselves rigged!)
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To: rdl6989
Go with prefilled disposables...


18 posted on 02/14/2020 7:11:17 AM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.cuase)
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To: rdl6989

I thought the Church of England didn’t have any congregants left and was shutting down. JK. Maybe.

Sounds like regular good common sense during cold & flu season.


19 posted on 02/14/2020 7:16:09 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: rdl6989

Just throwing this out there:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=hx8N_1581553869


20 posted on 02/14/2020 7:18:35 AM PST by Rebelbase (Time for Trump to go Machiavelli on the democrats and never Trump republicans.)
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