Post by Sam Plusnet
Sharemongering and caremongering, not scaremongering. - I meant this!
"The early symptoms can easily be confused with other winter bugs
including colds and flu."
I think that point should have been made rather more strongly.
 for example.
Sorry, Sam - this is *not* directed at you. I shared this on FB
as well and the reaction has astounded me. As an asthmatic, I have
rarely not coughed three times a day since 5 years old. I know all about
colds and their symptoms. So I was keeping an eye (literally - I am not
in possession of a thermometer ATM) whether I felt feverish
as a guide. When I heard this, I thought wow! I have never lost
taste and smell *without any other symptoms* (with a stinking cold, sure).
So I *thought* this might alert some people in a timely fashion. The reaction
was if I'd shouted fire in a crowded theatre. I was trying to help, and since
it was in the papers the same day, I wish I hadn't bothered.