Daily Mail should come up with shorter titles.
If you’re sick....stay home. Period.
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.
Don’t drink any communist wine either.
Quite frankly, its good being retired since we can avoid all public places until this mess is over with.
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.
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.
I’d hope this would be the case on a daily basis!
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.
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.
I thought the Church of England didnt have any congregants left and was shutting down. JK. Maybe.
Sounds like regular good common sense during cold & flu season.
Just throwing this out there:
Some years ago I quit shaking hands pretty much altogether. I have an auto immune condition for one thing. And, frankly shaking the hands of EVERY ONE I met just seems weird to me. Sometimes I curtsy, (I’m female) sometimes I lift my arm to bump elbows....heck I’ll even give someone a hug...I tell people I shake hands only when I’m making contract, or if it’s winter I’ll say “it’s flu season”. Many people are put off by this, but I’m old enough not to care. A few appreciate it.
A babbling brook is closer to God than a man made church building. Communion wine is also a symbol. One can praise God on your own back porch just as well and not pass along or catch an illness. These days, church service and Bible study can be viewed on phones.
Ash Wednesday is in 12 days. That’s another church day people may want to stay home on.