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Joined on: Monday, 26th April 2004, 09:11, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 06:40

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

That's Londoners for you...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

I've noticed some dizziness when getting into and out of bed, but that's it so pretty sure it's unrelated...was a bit of a 'wtf???' moment when it first happened though...

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RE: Coping with the lockdown

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"Really? I'm not liking idiots not taking this seriously enough, if we all took it as seriously as we should be we wouldn't need it."

Agreed, just seen a news item about bins overflowing with the results of panic buying...

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RE: So... what are you playing just now?

Finished Uncharted and probably half way through Uncharted 2.

Also finished Warlord's of New York and looking at the first Season thing in Division 2...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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Viewtiful Mark says...
"but without proper testing what chance do we have?"

Assume you have and self-isolate.

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RE: Coping with the lockdown

Ordered to work from home as in a vulnerable group but also a key worker, and have a Surface Pro and work mobile.

Self-isolating is a piece of cake as a military veteran and I'm happy to be self-isolating  at home with all my own stuff around me, which on exercise or on Op Granby wasn't always the case...

That said, in case you think I'm completely heartless, I do understand why people would start to feel stir crazy if removed from their usual routines and restricted in what they are allowed to do.

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This item was edited on Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 22:49

RE: Alex Salmond cleared

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"I imagine everyone will be a little busy thinking about other things right now."

I agree, but he's already said that he's going to have his day in the sun - just not yet.

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mbilko says...
"Im a bit conflicted, reading the report it seemed obvious as the day is long he was guilty but the jury cleared him of all charges to wonder what I missed now?"

Guess it doesn't matter, the law is the law.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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Andy c says...
"So not looking forward to going back in amongst it tomorrow and wearing my full PPE for near on 10 hours."

I feel for you, done similar with full NBC kit with respirator...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Good to see him relatively upbeat in number 4...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"When would you do this? When all hospitals are full and everyone vulnerable who gets infected after has to just die at home?"

Agree.  Desperate measures for desperate times.

It's clear that appealing to people's common sense just hasn't worked.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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mbilko says...
" i wouldn't normally go anywhere near the job centre but I will need to this time"

Here you go: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Section on employment and financial support...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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Jitendar Canth says...
"You sir, are a hero!"

Do be brief, that's the people currently keeping this country going whether in the emergency services or keeping our food shelves stocked...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Looks as if some guidance for businesses on profiteering is coming:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-cma-approach-to-essential-business-cooperation

I also spent the best part of half an hour scouring Amazon and reporting sellers blatantly profiteering with loo roll, interestingly most of them suddenly had nothing to sell the following morning...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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mbilko says...
"friend of mines Mrs is Japanese and seemingly the Japanese TV are reporting its over they have a vaccine in the offing!! I told him he's crazy but what do I know"

Not quite...

https://www.livescience.com/flu-drug-could-treat-coronavirus.html

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RE: The Trump Presidency

He doesn't help himself with his language, does he?

"we're sending two hospital ships...they're massive ships...they're the big white ships with the red cross on the side..."

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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sj says...
"All exams cancelled too - that is massive and answers will be needed soon on what will happen next - University admissions included!"

Not the most important thing at this point in time considering the absolute clamour to shut schools down.

DfE will, of course, be working on this as we speak but to think that any decisions like this will not have ramifications is naive  at best.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"For balance, because I know how much you love balance, equally if you have a positive opinion of him you will be more likely to forgive any mistakes he makes. ;)"

That is also true.

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RE: The Trump Presidency

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mbilko says...
"You know with the stock market crashing he's going to find a way to cancel the election right!!"

Well if it does then an election isn't going to be the most important thing, is it?

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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mbilko says...
"So we cancel all operations which are not absolutely necessary to free up 30000 Hospital beds but we have hundreds of thousands of hotel beds free, with staff NEEDING to work and kitchens which can feed those who need it"

Not necessarily as you'd want all medical staff in the one place and you'd certainly want to minimise cross infection during a routine op...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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Jitendar Canth says...
"That has nothing to do with coronavirus!"

I agree, all I'm saying is that if you already have a negative opinion of the PM then picking up blatantly incorrect information like this is just going to make you even more angry with him...for no good reason.

Still expecting him to be criticised with it 'not being enough' or something...

And I'm not expecting anyone to change their opinion on him or anyone else, just that an accurate flow of information is essential.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

It's £330 bn, so the BBC can just f*** off as they're not helping when you pick up inaccurate information like this and you already have a negative view of our PM...

Also from the BBC:

Among the new help just announced is:

  • Government backed and guaranteed loans of £330bn to support companies
  • A potential support package specifically for airlines and airports
  • A three-month mortgage payment holiday for homeowners
  • £10,000 cash grants for smaller firms
  • An extension of the business rate holiday announced in the Budget
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    RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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    Pete-MK says...
    "This whole mess is causing me some serious anxiety problems, which is kinda embarrassing as I'm usually quite level-headed and sensible,"

    I'm seeing a lot of this on t'web at the moment, it's a natural reaction.

    I try not to just post stuff I found on the internet but this seems something useful for people to consider...

    Quote:
    Someone says...
    " Many of you would have seen the recent press conference regarding the Coronavirus given by the Prime Minister along with the Government's Chief Medical and Science Officers earlier on this evening. They gave the Government assessment on as to where this country is in relation to the spread of this disease at this moment in time and they gave recommendations on what is going to happen next with regards to what the people of this country are to to do going forward.

    If any are in doubt as to the Government Policy and as to why they are doing things the way their doing things then this might explain in simple terms what the Government policy means. I hope you find it of some use.

    The plan is to segregate all vulnerable people (older, ill, disabled and at risk) let’s call this group A

    Anyone looking after the older, ill and at risk can be group B

    The general population / generally healthy can be group C

    Group C needs to go about it’s business keeping the country moving, kids at school, us at work

    Group B looks after group A and avoids contact with C

    Group C is allowed to contract the virus and because it’s generally healthy it can cope with it better than group A

    Group A and B are almost self isolating without the virus to avoid putting strain on the NHS and reducing the risk of getting the virus and then needing the NHS

    Group C (the generally healthy) go through the cycle of contracting the virus self isolating and being looked after by healthy family members, friends and the local community

    Anyone who has complications gets looked after by the NHS while groups A and B are kept away The NHS are not strained by A and B while its looking after complicated cases in C

    As group C comes full circle and recovers it divides in to groups that take group B’s position looking after group A allowing group B to go though the cycle

    With B and C though the cycle, A is free to have NHS to itself because B and C are now clear from illness and infection and hopefully have a degree of immunity from getting it again this season.

    Hope this helps those that are worried or not sure of the plan

    Everyone has a job to do for the above to work and we must all be resolute and understanding if we, as a Nation are to get through this."

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    RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

    To be fair, there's a lot of that about at the moment including all those people who seem to think the government is deliberately trying to kill off it's elder population...

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    RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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    bandicoot says...
    "On the positive side the Government have asked ventilator companies to step up production, also other countries are desperate for these as well..."

    Of course, that can only happen if people aren't in lockdown...

    ...same as minimum wage cleaners, retail staff, logistics personnel including drivers, sanitation workers, emergency services call centre telephony agents, etc, etc...

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    RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

    Quote:
    Jitendar Canth says...
    "Sarcasm, not hypocrisy."

    I guessed as much, I am assuming Admars suggestion was in the same vein...

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    RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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    Jitendar Canth says...
    "That's an idea! A couple hundred thousand people gathered together marching from Trafalgar Square to Hyde Park should really get the message through!"

    Most hypocritical idea I've heard for a while.

    Quote:
    Jitendar Canth says...
    "Is this one of those "experts, what do they know?" things?"

    Nope.

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    This item was edited on Saturday, 14th March 2020, 21:59

    RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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    Jitendar Canth says...
    "people who will need critical care, which means stretching this herd immunity experiment over several months, and hoping that people will stop having heart attacks, aneurisms, cancer, and all those other accidents, diseases and conditions that also require critical care."

    You know those things are going on now as well, right?

    I get the concerns, but my understanding is that the Government is trying to flatten the curve so the peak happens within the summer months.

    Their modelling suggests that flattening it now will ensure that when it pops up again, which it will, it will likely be in the winter months when the like of the flu will be at its peak.

    They could be wrong, they could be right.

    No one really knows, they're just hoping to control it as no one can stop it.

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    RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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    Robee J Shepherd says...
    " I just think its as naive as the government's."

    Fair enough.

    I could be wrong, but so could you.  Only time will tell.

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    RE: The Trump Presidency

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    Snaps says...
    "By election day he and his base may be so much more infected, or even deceased, that it may reduce the Republican vote in relation to the Democrats."

    This is just like Brexit all over again and all those hopes and death counters of the old Leave voters dying off...which is ironic now everyone appears to be concerned about them.

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    RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

    Quote:
    Robee J Shepherd says...
    "You are not taking into account how infectious this is."

    Actually, I'm not.  You've missed the point I was trying to make.

    Everyone should follow the medical advice provided by the CSO and CMO on behalf of the government.

    That said, people who are within those vulnerable groups or are in close proximity to those in vulnerable groups should take sensible precautions (i.e whatever they feel is appropriate above and beyond that advice) to reduce the chance of infecting them.

    Is that clearer?

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