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China coronavirus spread is accelerating, Xi Jinping warns.

Discussion in 'News from the UK, Europe and the rest of the World' started by aposhark, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Ours is the Boots version. I used one on my son when he was a boy, 20 years ago. We have another. They are great for use on smaller kids. They seem to be reliable and accurate. You point and “shoot” at the forehead.

    I will look for the advert for it...

    I cannot see the version we have ( bought it about 5 years ago ) but the one in the link looks the closest though not exactly the same carcass.


    https://www.boots.com/electrical/ho...meters/boots-non-contact-thermometer-10192058

    As it says, no need to wake your baby, ideal for checking someone who is asleep.
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  2. oss
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    I bought an in ear thermometer 16 years ago in the Philippines for James and I found it very accurate, untrained people like Ana could use it and get a reliable indication if the child was sick, we had it for years we still have it but it errors a lot now.

    The ones I have bought in recent years feel less reliable, I should get an old style mercury thermometer or even an alcohol one to use as calibration but they can't get core temperature like an in ear device.
  3. Mattecube
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  4. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Seems a fairly balanced viewpoint of China:

  5. oss
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    Yes he seems very credible.

    As I've said before my niece lives and works in mainland China and she really likes it as well.
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  6. aposhark
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    I was fascinated by China when I was there back in 1984 but it seemed quite backward on the island of Hainan. Sanya in Hainan became a tourist area in more recent years because the weather is nice down in the south.
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  7. Druk1
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    Hainan in the 90's was just being touted as a holiday spot for Hong kongers.
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  8. aposhark
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    From what I can remember, we stayed in a very old fashioned hotel with rooms all on the ground floor back then.
    I do remember one oil company being completely expelled from China around the same time because one local maid was seen chatting with a "gweilo" (common Cantonese slang term and ethnic slur for Westerners) in his Sanya room.
    How things changed. I met a man in the Congo about five years later who had just come from Sanya and who told me he couldn't get to sleep in his nice Sanya hotel as there were frequent knocks on his door from ladies of the night trying to ply their trade.

    There is some background to the developments of the tourist industry / infrastructure in the epilogue of the following book:
    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=kNuEDgAAQBAJ&pg=PA186&lpg=PA186&dq=sanya+hotels+1984&source=bl&ots=iIwxSvJUc2&sig=ACfU3U0OWwklqE534_mVZikJdGmkeNB8rQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi7h-7Mm7vpAhWZUhUIHbaZA0sQ6AEwEXoECDUQAQ#v=onepage&q=sanya hotels 1984&f=false
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  9. aposhark
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    I notice that all the hotels are closed in Sanya now because of the Covid-19 outbreak.
  10. Druk1
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    I am glad I got to see certain parts of China before they became too touristy,Kashgar now looks nothing like it did 30 years ago,the market has been sanitised and Xinjiang now has Uighur re-education camps,the KKH is now open 12 months of the year etc.
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  11. JohnAsh
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    We maybe followed each other for a while. I spent a year working out of the mouth of the Congo river. Used to catch a boat to the rig offshore from a port at the mouth.
  12. aposhark
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    We must have, John. ;)

    There are two oilfield bases at the mouth of the River Congo - "Banana Base" (Democratic Republic of Congo) on the north side and "Soyo" (Angola) on the south.

    Unless you came out of the Angolan exclave of Cabinda a little further north which is wedged between "Republic of Congo" and "Democratic Republic of Congo".

    I do miss African countries, although you will know that they are notorious for the difficulties in trying to get things done.
  13. JohnAsh
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    It was Soyo. We flew in from Luanda. Then either caught the boat out or a helicopter.
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