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Cannabis and coronavirus: Here’s what you need to know

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I will just bring this forward for easy access 


So far only 6 deaths More have contracted its 456 good news is NO Serious, Critical illness 18 have recovered (but takes longer to recover for results)





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Coronavirus: First death recorded in Republic of Ireland

BBC News


The first death linked to coronavirus has been recorded in the Republic of Ireland.

The elderly woman died in a Dublin hospital, where she was being treated for Covid-19, on Wednesday.

It is understood that the patient had an underlying respiratory condition and she had been admitted to hospital several days ago.

It comes as two new cases of the disease were confirmed in Northern Ireland, bringing the total to 18.

Both cases are adults and their transmissions can be traced to a previously reported case who had travelled from northern Italy.

Ten new cases have also been identified in the Republic of Ireland, bringing the total to 34.

Ireland's chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said: "I would like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of this patient.

"I urge the media and the public to respect their privacy at this difficult time.

"We continue our efforts to interrupt the transmission of this virus. It will take all of us, collectively, to succeed. Please continue to follow public health advice."

There have been 246 tests for coronavirus in Northern Ireland, 228 have been negative.

Staff at the Public Health Agency are undertaking contact tracing for both of the new cases.


Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster told the BBC's Talkback programme on Wednesday that Stormont needed to "plan for the reasonable worst case scenario".

"We will move upwards towards the peak. Just how long we can delay that peak into the summer, that's what we are really trying to do," she said.

"I don't want to alarm anybody, but what I do want to say to people is that we are taking all the steps in a proportionate way, led by the science."


On Wednesday, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced extra support for healthcare and businesses in his Budget.

"Whatever extra resources our NHS needs to cope with Covid-19 - it will get," he said.

"Whether it's research for a vaccine, recruiting thousands of returning staff, or supporting our brilliant doctors and nurses… whether it's millions of pounds or billions of pounds… whatever it needs, whatever it costs, we stand behind our NHS."

He also detailed support for businesses with fewer than 250 employees, saying that government will fund Statutory Sick Pay for two weeks.


The Department for Communities has sought to reassure people who claim benefits that these will not be affected should they have to self-isolate due to the virus.

A spokesperson for the department said: "If people cannot attend an appointment at their Jobs and Benefits office and/or medical assessment centre because of self-isolation, they should let us know immediately.

"Nobody will be penalised for doing the right thing."





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UK coronavirus cases jump to 456 and eighth Briton dies




The number of coronavirus patients in the UK has jumped by 87 to 460, the biggest daily increase yet, as the UK death toll increased by two to nine.

NHS England said a seventh patient in the UK had died from an outbreak that the World Health Organization declared as global pandemic for the first time. Earlier the death was announced of a 53-year-old woman who was already critically ill when she was diagnosed. She is believed to be the youngest UK victim and the second Briton to die overseas from the virus.

The woman had been on a family holiday with her husband and four children at the island’s Four Seasons Hotel. They arrived on 29 February and it is unclear where she contracted the virus. She first reported a fever on 3 March, health officials said.

“The patient had severe illnesses including diabetes, hypertension, hyperthyroid and lung disease,” said Achmad Yurianto, a spokesman for Indonesia’s virus response team.

The woman was cremated in Bali at the family’s request. Her husband is under observation in hospital and her children are in quarantine, according to local reports.

A man in poor health who had been a passenger on the Diamond Princess cruise ship became the first UK victim of the virus when he died in Japan last month. Since then six older people with underlying heath conditions have died in the UK after contracting the virus.

The health minister Nadine Dorries and a member of her staff are among the latest confirmed cases in the UK, amid growing concern about the safety of working in the Houses of Parliament and calls for more social distancing measures to be introduced.

In what is believed to be the first UK case in care home, a staff member of residential home for people with learning and physical disabilities in Desborough, Northamptonshire was confirmed to have tested positive. The Heather Holmes facility cares provides accommodation for up 12 working-age adults.

The Office for National Statistics [ONS] said a member of staff at its headquarters in Newport, south Wales, had tested positive, as Public Health Wales reported that cases in the country had increase by four to 19. The national statistician, Ian Diamond, told ONS staff that a member of the agency’s people and services directorate was being treated for Covid-19 following the positive test. END NEW


Barclays said an employee at its Canary Wharf office had tested positive and it would deep-clean and disinfect the site.

Garry Graham, the deputy general secretary of the union Prospect, which represents many staff in parliament, said: “We are seeking urgent clarification from the leader of the house [about] what action he is taking to protect workers following news that a minister and a member of her team have contracted coronavirus.”

There are currently no plans to test other ministers for the virus, despite the attendance of Dorries at No 10 reception last week.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet Office minister, Michael Gove, announced that Brexit talks planned for next week may be in doubt after European officials raised concerns about the spread of the virus.

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced on Wednesday a £30bn package of measures to try to ease the impact of the outbreak. In his first budget as chancellor he said statutory sick pay would be paid to anyone advised to self-isolate, and sick notes would be available through the 111 telephone service.

Earlier the Bank of England cut interest rates to 0.25% in an emergency move to bolster the economy against the outbreak.








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2 hours ago, bongme said:

Coronavirus: First death recorded in Republic of Ireland

BBC News


Hey Bongme, we already have a coronavirus thread here :yep:


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Hi  Joolz


I started off with cannabis and Coronavirus now look at it :wassnnme:lol


I will stop now,,,


  3D Construction worker with a stop signal


Bongme :yinyang:

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I have read that anti-inflammatory drugs may have a negative effect on the virus once you are infected and wait a —minute – CBD is an anti-inflammatory too, so CBD oil can be potentially helpful to deal with virus

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Somehow i was expecting lines going like "legal is safer" and sure enough there it is!


On 05/03/2020 at 11:30 AM, bongme said:

...especially from the illicit market...



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Great!  CBD snake oil salesmen spreading their BS on the back of a pandemic. Utter nonsense!

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There are substantially more men than women developing severe symptoms of coronavirus. It's been hypothesised this is due to men being more likely to smoke than women, however it's pretty unclear what precisely is going on here. 

However as a precaution, it seems prudent to avoid smoking as a delivery method. I mean your lungs will not perform as well if they're full of tar but then if you're a regular smoker, it would probably take a fair while to clear the tar from your lungs anyway. 

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