“On the one hand it seems to me as rather mixed messages, he himself is not shaking hands because he perceives the risk to be too high for him personally. And yet he says there’s no risk at all for people being crammed on tubes for example.”
Stewart responded: “Obviously there is a risk as he said if you are in close proximity with someone for 15 minutes which you often could be on a tube, there is a risk. The point that the government needs to make is it needs to be very careful in its language.”
Symptoms of the disease are generally flu-like, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listing the following symptoms: runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever and a general feeling of being unwell.
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