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2009/07/25 12:21:04 (permalink)
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Swine flu cheer

http://www.guardian.co....ine-flu-bodies-catacombs

A city council is considering using 19th century catacombs to store the bodies of swine flu victims if the outbreak worsens, it was confirmed today.
Exeter city council has identified the empty underground burial chambers, currently used as a tourist attraction, as a potential mortuary.
A council spokesman said the plan would be implemented if the crematorium and cemeteries could not keep up with funeral demands.
"We have some empty catacombs in an old cemetery in the city," he said. "These are 19th century underground burial chambers which are normally a tourist attraction. They can, however, be safely used for their original purpose and allow us to temporarily store bodies in the remote possibility that the need should arise."
So far at least 31 people have died in the UK after contracting the virus. Yesterday, the World Health Organisation said 800 people had now died worldwide from the H1N1 virus and as many as 2 billion people could eventually be infected.
Doctors have warned that NHS intensive care wards could be overwhelmed by severely ill swine flu patients if infection rates climb rapidly.


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    strikalite
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    Re:Swine flu cheer 2009/07/25 12:26:49 (permalink)
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    I wonder if the PCC have anywhere in mind? What about the Ice Rink? Close to Crem....:)
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    paulthebuilder
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    Re:Swine flu cheer 2009/07/25 12:28:27 (permalink)
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    strikalite

    I wonder if the PCC have anywhere in mind? What about the Ice Rink? Close to Crem....:)


    Fifth Avenue in the city centre mate. Not much else use for it.
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    Re:Swine flu cheer 2009/07/25 12:35:26 (permalink)
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    800 in the world.  out of billions.  its hardly the plague
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    strikalite
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    Re:Swine flu cheer 2009/07/25 12:55:03 (permalink)
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    rightyho

    strikalite

    I wonder if the PCC have anywhere in mind? What about the Ice Rink? Close to Crem....:)


    Fifth Avenue in the city centre mate. Not much else use for it.


    On a serious note mate, what's happening with that place? Should be opened up as an over 30's classy nightclub, is that not worth the risk to someone? Unless your under 25, P'boro has nowhere decent anymore yet this City is getting bigger by the day it appears - I'm sure there is a market there(no pun lol)...
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    Rob_Essex
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    Re:Swine flu cheer 2009/07/25 12:55:58 (permalink)
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    Maybe their considering that the virus might mutate into something...serious.
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    Re:Swine flu cheer 2009/07/25 13:25:12 (permalink)
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    Are the people dying the old, very young and already Ill? Or are the perfectly healthy people topping over?
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    Re:Swine flu cheer 2009/07/25 14:38:42 (permalink)
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    God I hate the media around all of this, been hardly any realistic reports of this, talk about being blown out of proportion.
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    Re:Swine flu cheer 2009/07/25 15:45:15 (permalink)
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    Cant see the point in trying to control it.
    Doctor believed I had it last week as I was in the surgery, if I did it was fairly mild apart from my head and chest.

    Media is making a bi deal out of it, there isnt much else going on.
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    Re:Swine flu cheer 2009/07/25 15:53:17 (permalink)
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