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Re: Coronavirus

Post by psj3809 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:29 am

During the first lockdown i wasnt super worried, when i saw the stats of the people who have died it was mostly the over 70's, from 21-40 it was just so ridiculously low. But obviously even though its low for our sort of age group the worry is passing it onto a loved one like a parent.

Also when you then know someone who has lost someone to this it hits you more, month by month i know more people who have lost one so i'm quite happy to do whatever i can to help stop the virus by staying in if i have to or wearing a facemask when i'm out. Now i get quite wound up when people simply wont wear a facemask just for a few minutes or so.

Went to a takeaway last night and all his mates in the takeaway didnt have masks on, thought sod it i'll spend my money elsewhere

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by DPrinny » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:05 am

Matt_B wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:07 am

We're having audiences at sporting events here too, for what it's worth, but stadiums are limited to one quarter capacity so as to maintain social distancing. I don't think I'll be going to anything though as, slight though they may be, the risks still don't seem worth it.
Ive seen an audience in a football stadium (Booing them for taking a knee is really classy), either no masks or "Nosers"
I still wont be going to any events till Covid isn't a bigger threat.
I nearly did a gaming set up at one in November, (I needed some cash UC isnt enough to buy hobby/life stuff otherwise id of said "no"), it would of been a ton of work to keep things/people spaced out, force them to wear a mask properly, having to clean the controllers after use or forcing people to wear gloves.
The event got cancelled.
Next one I might be working at is in March, now that's looking in doubt.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by ulrich7ad » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:31 am

psj3809 wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:29 am
Also when you then know someone who has lost someone to this it hits you more, month by month i know more people who have lost one so i'm quite happy to do whatever i can to help stop the virus by staying in if i have to or wearing a facemask when i'm out. Now i get quite wound up when people simply wont wear a facemask just for a few minutes or so.
Yeah this. Know a few people at work who's lost somebody. One rep had lost five, back in the states. One lad lost his dad and has turned into a corona denier and I mean full on 'the government is culling our old folk' loon. Suppose we all cope different but he's refusing to wear a mask at work so its becoming a problem as is his social media.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by psj3809 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:36 am

Thats bizarre, thought it would be the opposite. I read about some american guy who was a big coronavirus denier until him and his wife got it ! She died and he just survived and now he realises how wrong he was.

Back in the day you had the odd loon with the government conspiracies you might have heard down the pub and you could ignore it, problem is now with the interweb it gives many of these loons a larger voice to be heard and get their rubbish out

One reason i've come off Facebook was due to all this anti-vaxxer stuff. Quite therapeutic being off Facebook i must admit!

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Sega2006 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:30 am

Denial is a known defense mechanisim for grief, obviously you can't just stand there and declare someone is having a mental health episode without someone trained which you won't get right now but worst come to worst you can send them on Garden leave to protect others as much as themselves.
A Car friend is a bugger for pulling that stuff,he'll daily share the govermentis telling lies memes etc but he'll also be commenting away on news pages accusing them of stuff to the point of being quite nasty.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by DPrinny » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:34 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55561108?

Are you ready to get your pots and pans ready to cheer again?
Especially those that ignore the guidelines as this will REALLY REALLY REALLY help them.
psj3809 wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:36 am

One reason i've come off Facebook was due to all this anti-vaxxer stuff. Quite therapeutic being off Facebook i must admit!
Its all about who you follow, generally nobody on mine are the anti Vax type.
Twitter can be worse with its current trends.

The first one of the year was the whole "#DefundtheBBC" with people being angry at one small bit of a fireworks display.
Or to put it another way, being angry at lights in the sky.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Sega2006 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:37 pm

I've got personal reasons not to clap or cheer for the local lot at least, the whole defund things been going on years over all sorts.

New Years the channels did the best with what they've got, sure some of it was bit odd but it was at least someting rather than just showing a straight rerun (which I'm pretty sure Scotland did for Edinburgh), the only reason I say kill the License is it's pretty much redundant, most watch TV via a package system so the Beeb is paid by them too so in theroy you couldjust pay if you want to watch their channels.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by ulrich7ad » Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:43 am

Had a weird one today. Got a call about a distant family family member dying and presumed it was covid. Turned out to be BSE/mad cows. Been dormant in his system since the 90s. Unlucky or what?

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by RetroBob » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:36 am

ulrich7ad wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:43 am
Had a weird one today. Got a call about a distant family family member dying and presumed it was covid. Turned out to be BSE/mad cows. Been dormant in his system since the 90s. Unlucky or what?
Wow that is odd.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:27 am

BSE was one of the things I was asked if I'd ever had/been exposed to when I had a man stuff things up my butt a couple of weeks ago. I've been veggie since long before BSE was a thing, one of the few occasions it's been more help than hindrance.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Sega2006 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:18 pm

Intresting past time, theres a few things that can lay dormant as I keep getting handed declaration forms when ever somethings looked at, only one that might get me is Absbestosis from working on old stuff as I never used to bother with much PPE.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by merman » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:59 pm

My aunt, undergoing treatment for lung cancer, had to be moved into a nursing home just before Christmas.

This week her and eight other residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by English Invader » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:57 pm

merman wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:59 pm
My aunt, undergoing treatment for lung cancer, had to be moved into a nursing home just before Christmas.

This week her and eight other residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
I'm sorry to hear about that. My friend's elderly mother went into hospital around September time and she went into a nursing home a month or so before Christmas. As far as I know, she hasn't got the CV but she has had another problem with an infection.

I'd like to say that I hope your aunt makes a full recovery but CV + terminal lung problems doesn't sound good. I hope the doctors and nurses do the best they can for her.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Sega2006 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:41 pm

I hope she's ok Merman, if you need an ear to talk to I'm often awake all night so just shoot me a message.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by DPrinny » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:06 pm

Asda are now offering the jab,
the anti Covid one not the type that rather dodgy looking bloke sells from his van at night

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