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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:17 
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Someone in my team at work has it throughout her family. Feeling rough but nothing too serious.
I was in the office with her 6 days ago so I've potentially been directly exposed. I've got a very mild cold at the moment with none of the obvious COVID symptoms, but you never know, that could be it for me or it could just be a coincidence.


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You need the numbers of all the mild cases to include them in the mortality calculation. Otherwise if you are only testing hospitalised cases your death rate will look artificially high (hospitalised cases will of course have worse outcome chances than non hospitalised people)
The UK simply doesn't have the data to say anything useful.

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Just chatted to my neighbour, she thinks it is a hoax.. 'the flu is worse' Then asked if i needed anything... yup stay 2m away :)

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And have Trooper and Lewie actually had it confirmed? Could’ve been a normal flu strain or some other virus. This is the problem without testing.


Although I've had all the symptoms, I don't know if it's just regular flu. It's not like I mix with many people, but prior to me temporarily shutting the website down, I was making daily trips to the post office, so I could have easily picked something up there.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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I had a dry cough and breathing difficulties. but no other symptoms, back to normal now though.
I don't know of anything else going around that causes those specific symptoms, and I don't have any underlying issues which could have caused it.

I'd say it's more than a 50/50 chance I had it, but absolutely not a certainty by any means. I commute into and out of london, on trains and tubes, and always go out the office to pick up lunch, so I come into contact with a lot of strangers everyday.


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Some Co Op and M&S stores have got their staff cleaning their card reader keypads every half hour or so, but they've been using some sort of water based spray which is penetrating under the keys and stopping them working. I dare say they aren't the only ones, but they're the only clients for which I'm doing repairs.

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The garden centre where my gf works is full of pensioners taking their grandkids out for the day.

The owners have decided to close at the end of the day in response


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Just popped out to get some bread. No problem at all, was reasonably quiet and well stocked! Milk and butter was a bit low, and I didn't check the past and meat aisle though.


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There was no bread at all in any of the local supermarkets here. We got four loaves last week and froze them.

We have 13 rolls of toilet paper left!

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Railways effectively nationalised. Why does it take a global pandemic for people to prefer communism

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I went to Aldi at 8am, all the shelves were full. Got everything I need, except hand soap.

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Railways effectively nationalised. Why does it take a global pandemic for people to prefer communism


There are no atheists on a sinking ship, there are no free-marketers in a global pandemic.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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Railways effectively nationalised. Why does it take a global pandemic for people to prefer communism


There are no atheists on a sinking ship, there are no free-marketers in a global pandemic.


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Our local Co-op was clean out of milk, had very little bread, no raw meat, very few processed/sliced meats.

Additionally, they're now enforcing distancing between staff and customers at the checkout - they step back from the till, you put your basket on the till, they ask you to step behind a line taped on the floor, they step forward and scan all your stuff, then step back. You step forward, pay on card and then pack your stuff and leave.

I assume with that they've stopped accepting cash payments, although I suppose you could just put it down on the till and step back again while they deal with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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Just been out for a walk and I think it's starting to sink in for people.
They were noticably leaving clear gaps between each other, and at the One Stop there was a similar shuffle going on without any signs.

Several shops on the high street have gone cashless already. That's one thing that will be a permanent shift once this has all settled down.


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MaliA wrote:
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Railways effectively nationalised. Why does it take a global pandemic for people to prefer communism


There are no atheists on a sinking ship, there are no free-marketers in a global pandemic.


Current kitchen status


Is this a thing at the moment because my wife started this with the kids over the weekend.

My eldest has written Ice Cream on it though.. Apparently that's free.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 18:32 
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There was no bread at all in any of the local supermarkets here. We got four loaves last week and froze them.

I think I can see why there wasn't any bread.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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We've had these links sent around at work, I wondered if they might be of use to anyone here.

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For those looking to entertain & keep their children occupied:

·         Free audio books/stories: http://stories.audible.com
·         How to explain Covid-19 to children: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-highlights-importance-talking-children-about-coronavirus
·         Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) is running PE classes live on his YouTube channel for kids every weekday from 9am
·         Crafting Ideas: https://www.prima.co.uk/craft/easy-craft-ideas/a31699224/coronavirus-self-isolation-crafts/
·         https://www.happinessishomemade.net/quick-easy-kids-crafts-anyone-can-make/


Links to free (or free trials) online learning platforms:

Mathletics: https://www.mathletics.com/uk/ (free trial available) – Maths
Bug Club: https://www.educationumbrella.com/reading-schemes/bug-club-homepage - Reading
TT Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/ - Times tables 
Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/login/ - Online activities
Twinkl: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ (use code: UKTWINKLHELPS) – Online resources
CBeebies: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies - Online activities
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - (year 1 - 12) - Online resources
Spelling Frame: https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - (year 1 – 6) – Spelling
Top Marks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ (year 1 -12) – All subjects
White Rose Hub: https://whiterosemaths.com/ (KS1 / KS2) – Maths 


Mental Health (Anxiety, Mindfulness etc):

·         https://intranet.justice.gov.uk/guidance/hr/support-and-wellbeing/employee-assistance-programme/ link to PAM Assist well-being app too
·         https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/coronanxiety-support-resources/  includes free webinar coronanxiety support group, blogs and resources
·         https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
·         https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2020/13-march-coronavirus-self-isolation-how-to-look-after-your-mental-health-and-wellbeing-if-you-re-self-isolating/
·         https://mindfulnessexercises.com/free-mindfulness-worksheets/
·         https://psychcentral.com/blog/1-minute-mindfulness-exercises/


Continued Professional Development (CPD):

Now’s perfect if you have time to finally read that research / journal article you always wanted to get around to but never had chance  –

·         https://scholar.google.com/ search for any topic of interest, note some are free access but some not.

·         Set up a free Zoom account (up to 40mins per session) to video conference your discussions with colleagues on chosen topics / a virtual seminar session (has to be done on a home compute/i-pad etc.)


Radio:

Ever wondered what other radio stations are playing across the globe – use ‘radio garden’ and listen in! Just zoom in and centre the white circle on any green dot across the globe to hear what they’re playing. Broaden your music tastes!

http://radio.garden


Dinner Plans?

Both Google’s Echo and Amazon’s Alexa are offering recipe ideas with step by step instructions to help you make the most of your store-cupboard staples, as well as:

·             https://pinchofnom.com/essential-store-cupboard-recipes-for-self-isolation/


Being ‘social’ while ‘social distancing’:

Once the novelty of social distancing wears off, it’s important that we have some form of social contact to maintain our mental health and well-being...be that with your colleagues or friends/loved ones

·         Whatsapp ‘Reading Book Club’
·         Whatsapp music club with an album of the day from the ‘genre of the week’ etc
·         Whatsapp ‘Dinner Watch - what’s for tea?’ group – share your homemade cooking recipes and photos
·         Netflix Party – via Google Chrome, join a global group to watch a movie or TV show http://www.netflixparty.com
·         Twitter – join a tour of various museums and art collections using the hashtag #MuseumFromHome


Agree regarding the testing, we have only had clients tested because they have gone into hospital with respiratory difficulties.

There is currently no testing in the establishment, but we do have contactless temperature guns now.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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There was no bread at all in any of the local supermarkets here. We got four loaves last week and froze them.

I think I can see why there wasn't any bread.

Hah! There was absolutely tons at the time and we normally get two loaves. I don’t think planning ahead and getting two more is outrageous.

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Mr Chonks wrote:
Grim... wrote:
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There was no bread at all in any of the local supermarkets here. We got four loaves last week and froze them.

I think I can see why there wasn't any bread.

Hah! There was absolutely tons at the time and we normally get two loaves. I don’t think planning ahead and getting two more is outrageous.


If everyone buys twice as much as they normally do, you’ll see empty shelves.


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Well now you’ve made me feel bad. I’ll take two back.

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Send them to me! I'm down to my last half loaf.


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I tried to buy three packs of salami slices from the Co-op earlier and they wouldn't let me have the third one.

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GazChap wrote:
I tried to buy three packs of salami slices from the Co-op earlier and they wouldn't let me have the third one.


It's all about salamimimi with you, isn't it?


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Mr Johnson to address the nation at 20:30. It'll probably make us nostalgic for when Theresa May would do so to just tell us to fuck off.


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Mr Johnson to address the nation at 20:30. It'll probably make us nostalgic for when Theresa May would do so to just tell us to fuck off.

Remember when we were fed up with Brexit?

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Mr Johnson to address the nation at 20:30. It'll probably make us nostalgic for when Theresa May would do so to just tell us to fuck off.

Remember when we were fed up with Brexit?


Combine the two, and look at Farage’s recent opinions.


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Lock down! No warning though, it's happening as of now. Wow... Just, wow...


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Yeah, it's fucking nuts though. At least I can still get out for a run or a walk on the beach.


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Going to be rough but all necessary. Take care folks.


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I mean, it's what I've been doing since Wednesday anyway. It's what we've been asked to do nicely, now it's official. I think it was needed two weeks ago.

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As a social shut-in at the best of times, I didn't think this sort of thing would faze me at all. But now that I can't go out, I suddenly feel intensely claustrophobic.

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Yeah, it's fucking nuts though. At least I can still get out for a run or a walk on the beach.

I honestly can't fathom why that's considered "essential".

Especially as my bloody mother will use it as an excuse to ride her horse.

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Well now you’ve made me feel bad. I’ll take two back.

Make amends by using bread instead of toilet roll.


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Yeah, it's fucking nuts though. At least I can still get out for a run or a walk on the beach.

I honestly can't fathom why that's considered "essential".

Especially as my bloody mother will use it as an excuse to ride her horse.

I was glad to see places of religious worship aren't considered essential, otherwise my bloody mother-in-law would be off down the temple to pray for us all, and my first proper panic attack was triggered by how crowded those places can be.


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Yeah, it's fucking nuts though. At least I can still get out for a run or a walk on the beach.

I honestly can't fathom why that's considered "essential".

Especially as my bloody mother will use it as an excuse to ride her horse.

It's not, but it's very good for people's physical and mental health and can be done at very low risk. There's basically fuck all chance of passing or catching it walking or running past someone outdoors at a distance of 2 metres.


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Yeah, it's fucking nuts though. At least I can still get out for a run or a walk on the beach.

I honestly can't fathom why that's considered "essential".

Especially as my bloody mother will use it as an excuse to ride her horse.

It's not, but it's very good for people's physical and mental health and can be done at very low risk. There's basically fuck all chance of passing or catching it walking or running past someone outdoors at a distance of 2 metres.

What if two people are running in opposite directions, and one coughs when they pass each other? Is that what you want? Cos that's what'll happen!


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As a social shut-in at the best of times, I didn't think this sort of thing would faze me at all. But now that I can't go out, I suddenly feel intensely claustrophobic.


yes, I normally don't mind working from home, now I must, I feel anxious

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Fuck sake.

My cousin messaged me last week. He had been sent home from work because his employer has a sick grandfather and diabetic kid. Messages me "I'm off down the gym then the pub".

Today he messaged me "I am down your way I'll pop round in a minute". Yeah great idea. Then I will have to isolate even more, my mother will have to look after herself and my whole elderly family will probably be at risk too.

Told him to stop being a fucking idiot and to think first.

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As a social shut-in at the best of times, I didn't think this sort of thing would faze me at all. But now that I can't go out, I suddenly feel intensely claustrophobic.
Me too. Removing my freedom of movement does not sit well at all, despite that sitting is what I do well.


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Oh that's a shitty position for him to put you in.

Must admit, because I'm such a coward when it comes to any kind of confrontation, I've been getting more stressed about avoiding arguing with people who are clearly being idiots/selfish and keeping calm and carrying on a bit too much.


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I have to protect my loved ones. Every one around me is over 70. All of my friends are over 70.

Mum's neighbours are isolating too (both have health conditions) but the guy stepped up and is basically taking me anywhere I need to go in his car. Which helps, a lot. It means I can not only pick up my medications but my mother's. And be there to keep her from going insane (she's got an itchy arse my ma, even approaching 80) and to open her bottles and jars for her. Or she'd be pretty screwed, given she can barely turn on a tap due to her arthritis. I don't know man. It's like people are acting like scolded kids, deliberately doing what they've been told not to "just because".

As I came home in the car earlier I saw loads of kids on those stupid scooters heading for the open air skate park. Like in droves. I wish this virus would target idiots. Sadly it doesn't, so it's like driving a car. Not only do you need to think for yourself but the ton of fucking plums you meet out on the roads.

I won't lie nothing feels different to me. I've been self isolating for ten years any way.

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For my birthday. In April 2021.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 0:23 
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markg wrote:
Yeah, it's fucking nuts though. At least I can still get out for a run or a walk on the beach.

I honestly can't fathom why that's considered "essential".

Especially as my bloody mother will use it as an excuse to ride her horse.



Maybe that should have been "bloody" horse, not bloody mother. I live with my 82 year old mother who I have on lockdown and have done for the past two weeks. I'm in it with her, and possibly for the length of time it takes for a vaccine to emerge. It is going to wipe me out financially as I'm self employed. I will still walk my dog when I can as and do it with extreme caution, but it is essential to me for my sanity.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 0:43 
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I hope the government can provide some kind of financial support to you self-employed folks.

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