Apparently since writing this 4 people have test positive. I went to go visit my cousin on the Wirral yesterday. We had a bit of an awkward laugh over the fact that they thought this was a great place to quarantine people. The locals are labourites, so they don't matter.
The latest case in Italy is in Emilia-Romagna, where I'm going.
But what can you do? If it's destined to be everywhere then it doesn't matter where you are. The travelling is the most dangerous part, of course. Pushed up against large numbers of people - in airports, on trains. And those fucking masks don't help much.
I started thinking about a bit of stockpiling yesterday.
Don't you think that"s a bit alarmist? It pisses me off a bit when people do it because it just causes shortages and makes things worse.
I don't know. Is it wrong to be prepared for any eventuality?
I have a family to consider. I also live in the countryside where access to things is not the same as in an urban area. The rate at which things are progressing isn't great if I'm honest.
Part of me thinks people are being alarmist - and that it is just a more virulent strain of flu. But the fact that the Doctor at the heart of the outbreak in China died, who was about 34, makes me think twice about it. It would be interesting to know just how many people die from "Flu" each year - I think the death rate is about 1.5. Covid-19 is 2.5.