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Old Thursday 19th March 2020, 13:59   #1
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Public Figures with Coronavirus

Thought it would be interesting to be amateur epidemiologists and keep a track round the world of well known public figures who have been tested positive for C19. of course we won’t know where all of them have been infected but can take a guess maybe at some of them ... perhaps the more public figures get tested positive, the more likely the number of ‘hidden’ cases are increasing - we can wish them well too of course and back to good health.

I’ll start with a few:

1. Nadine Dorries, Member of UK Parliament & Health Minister, (Westminster?) London
2. Lyoyd Russell-Moyle, Member of UK Parliament for Brighton Kemptown, (Brighton?)
3. Iraj Harirchi, Iran’s Deputy Health Minister, Iran
4. Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri, Iran's senior vice president, Iran
5. Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson, American Actor, (Australia?)
6. Michael Barnier, EU Brexit Negotiator, (Brussels?)
7. Mikel Arteta, Head Coach, PL team Arsenal (London?)

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Old Thursday 19th March 2020, 14:43   #2
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8. Prince Albert of Monaco (Monaco??)
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Old Thursday 19th March 2020, 14:57   #3
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In Poland, the Minister if Environment is positive.

Being a politician is a high risk occupation these days because they have to meet even more people than usual, so I suspect there will be a lot of similar cases soon
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Old Thursday 19th March 2020, 15:24   #4
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To support Jan's remark that politicians have a high risk job:

10. Cem Özdemir, leader of the German Green Party
11. Friedrich Merz, candidate for leadership of the German Christian Democratic Union

And to pick a different occupation:

12. Youp van 't Hek, possibly the most famous comedian in the Netherlands (with a heart condition...)
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Bolsonaro (Brazilian anti-environment dictator)


Edit: test NEGATIVE; was fake news

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14. Sophie Trudeau, Wife of Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau (Canada)
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Source?
Twitter, I fear, so may not be reliable!


3 or 4 days ago so I doubt I'll be able to find the tweet, either.
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Twitter, I fear, so may not be reliable!


3 or 4 days ago so I doubt I'll be able to find the tweet, either.
https://twitter.com/AdamLockett34/st...74041243115525
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That's the one, thanks!


Edit: I see there's a couple of replies saying it is fake news (they weren't there when I first saw it)

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Peter Dutton (Minister for Persecuting People) symptomatic around the 10th March, and publicly confirming diagnosis on Friday the 13th (kind of appropriate for his walking dead persona).

Interestingly the same day as he was in Cabinet meetings with the Prime Minister (Scotty from Marketing) and the Treasurer (Josh Frydenberg) , both of who remain untested, and we even had SFM saying he would attend a NRL match (yes he's the people's bogan) - a folly he later cancelled after public outcry.

A 'businessman' (Joseph Tannous) also tested positive for COVID-19 possibly after 'contact' at a 'fundraiser' with Dutton which was held the same day as the cabinet meeting !!

https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2020...XOKOFHUT0ymQnU

Also NSW Senator Andrew Bragg who was diagnosed after the 6th of March when he attended a wedding (possibly with a US traveller in attendance)

Rates are skyrocketing in OZ now and the cat is well and truly out of the bag ......





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Another well known public figure

17. Wife of Spanish Prime Minister, Begona Gomez
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It might be interesting ...

But a tad morbid, and think the list is going to be quite long as it goes on!!
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Sheesh. For a moment there I thought you were adding CJ to the list!

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Sheesh. For a moment there I thought you were adding CJ to the list!

If you mean by CJ I did, and she got FLAK over it by some.

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It might be interesting ...
But a tad morbid, and think the list is going to be quite long as it goes on!!
Agree with you that this is a somewhat sinister thread. Why on earth would you want to start a public list of people suffering from a life threatening illness? Please dont answer, " cause it may be interesting, informative"....its weird.
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My thoughts entirely, Pat. Weird.
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I couldn't agree more Pat. I don't want to see anymore Corona threads.
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If you mean by CJ I did, and she got FLAK over it by some.
Of course, I forgot.

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I couldn't agree more Pat. I don't want to see anymore Corona threads.
Unfortunately it's going to be the major part of most people's lives for quite a while now. No getting away from it.

I wonder what's best - maybe a separate area on BF? (As I hinted elsewhere, maybe 'Pathogens' subforum after Reptiles and Amphibians?) Or are there already mostly enough threads with 'Coronavirus' in the title that any additional ones aren't required??
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