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Coronavirus.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Tilly, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Zylo

    Zylo Well-Known Forumite

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    Another 87 cases in stafford today, schools??

    People just not obeying the rules??

    After lockdown we're still going to be in tier 2 at this rate- long way to go mind
     
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  2. kyoto49

    kyoto49 Well-Known Forumite

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    Schools. Every single person I know who has it or who has been directly in contact with someone who is infected, it has come from a school. It's madness they are still open.

    I heard today that whole years at Walton and Leasowes have been sent home as they have cases.
     
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  3. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    We/You/Stafford will likely go to Tier 4 on 2nd December

    Which will be as is now

    In case you forgot

    People are Stupid
    People Lie
     
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  4. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    What I don’t understand about the schools is this.....
    I know someone, who because the teacher has got it, all the class have been sent home for 2 weeks.

    The child at home has siblings in different classes and different schools.
    So surely if the child has it or is carrying it and they pass it to siblings and parents then it’s going to spread to other classes and other schools.
    Isn’t it?

    Then times that by all the other children in the class who also have siblings. And so it goes on.
     
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  5. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Same here, very well run.
     
  6. Cue

    Cue Well-Known Forumite

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    You may well have had it, antibodies don’t stick around forever - 3 months or so I think is the average? It’s T-Cells that hold the long term memory to produce antibodies and there’s no mass-market test for those yet unfortunately, but that would tell you if you’ve had it in the long term

    Unfortunately we really needed rapid antibody tests back in March/April when they were promised
     
  7. Zylo

    Zylo Well-Known Forumite

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    Christmas /NYE will be fun if you like to go out, one person at each table(unless with family/household) and home at 10 (unless they get rid of that pointless close time which makes the problem worse not better)
     
  8. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Christmas Eve and NYE are both times I would never countenance going out, so no great loss as far as I'm concerned.
     
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  9. Zylo

    Zylo Well-Known Forumite

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    That's why I said if you like to go out

    But I don't blame you, it's probably the worst time to go out but a lot of people do like to

    It's not about us, it's about all them pubs etc banking on christmas to make any sort of profit in the next few months and not have to close, and no jobs have to be lost.
     
  10. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Quite.
     
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  11. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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  12. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Is that all? I don't beeelieeeeeve it.
     
  13. rudie111

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    I wouldn't expect to see any downturn in number for another week. Still too early to determine whether lockdown 2 will work. My thoughts are no because everyone seems to be carrying on as normal.

    We had a walk over the chase on Saturday. More groups of people than I have ever seen. All from the same household? Doubtful

    I expect to be in lockdown into the new year. The kids have 2 weeks off over x mas. This will run the numbers down if people behave and don't mix. Will that happen? I can't see it myself.

    I see no way out of this mess without widespread uptake of the vaccine.
     
  14. Mudgie

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    Yes, the pubs are full of people on their biannual usage of a pub moaning that they can't get a seat.
    Pubs are for every day not just Christmas.
     
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  15. BobClay

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    Nice to see Pam Ayres still going strong .... :heyhey:

    "The wonderful Pam Ayres...now 73 years old and penned her latest ode ~ to coronavirus...

    I'm normally a social girl
    I love to meet my mates
    But lately with the virus here
    We can't go out the gates
    You see, we are the 'oldies' now
    We need to stay inside
    If they haven't seen us for a while
    They'll think we've upped and died
    They'll never know the things we did
    Before we got this old
    There wasn't any Facebook
    So not everything was told
    We may seem sweet old ladies
    Who would never be uncouth
    But we grew up in the 60s -
    If you only knew the truth!
    There was sex and drugs and rock 'n roll
    The pill and miniskirts
    We smoked, we drank, we partied
    And were quite outrageous flirts
    Then we settled down, got married
    And turned into someone's mum,
    Somebody's wife, then nana,
    Who on earth did we become?
    We didn't mind the change of pace
    Because our lives were full
    But to bury us before we're dead
    Is like a red rag to a bull!
    So here you find me stuck inside
    For four weeks, maybe more
    I finally found myself again
    Then I had to close the door!
    It didn’t really bother me
    I'd while away the hour
    I'd bake for all the family
    But I've got no flaming flour!
    Now Netflix is just wonderful
    I like a gutsy thriller
    I'm swooning over Idris
    Or some random sexy killer
    At least I've got a stash of booze
    For when I'm being idle
    There's wine and whiskey, even gin
    If I'm feeling suicidal!
    So let's all drink to lockdown
    To recovery and health
    And hope this awful virus
    Doesn't decimate our wealth
    We'll all get through the crisis
    And be back to join our mates
    Just hoping I'm not far too wide
    To fit through the flaming gates!"
     
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  16. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    @Lucy - How you feeling now?

    @staffordjas - You ok? Obviously you've spoken to your lad, how is he?

    @kyoto49 - Are you ok? How are you managing in isolation and do you need anything socially distancing dropping off?
     
  17. Lucy

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    I'm okay thank you Glam. I think it's just going to be a cough/cold cycle this winter. I do wonder if it's an allergy and I maybe I should keep a food diary; wheezing one night every other week or so is really not fun.

    Thank you for asking.
     
  18. staffordjas

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    @Glam Thanks for asking :) Not heard back from my and hubbys test yesterday yet. Son is feeling rather rough. Made worse by the fact he's stressing over big bosses at work (franchisee) ringing him and being @arsy with him and telling him to expect a call from head office :o. Son wasn't the first one to get it at work, and quite a few others have tested positive since as well. (Now found out that the manager just above him , who was being not so happy on monday about it , has now found out he's also got it ! ).
    Son is feeling very tired all the time and can't concentrate on TV , computer games , reading or anything else . Still eating well but can't taste or smell. Keeps going hot and then cold and got a bad cough . He tried eating a spoon of curry powder to see if he could taste or smell it. Nothing :hmm:

    @tek-monkey Have you had your results back yet from yesterday?
     
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  19. kyoto49

    kyoto49 Well-Known Forumite

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    I'm getting through it a minute at a time thank you @Glam I had an online shop delivered and one kind forumite messaged an offer of help.

    It's just so lonely. The rabbit died today as well

    In one piece of positive news, the uni kids are coming home sooner than expected. Small wins!
     
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  20. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    Sorry to hear about the rabbit @kyoto49 :hug:
    Was going to offer to have a drive round and walk your dog for you if needed , but when you said he had his 'qwirks' , wondered if I'd manage him.

    Thought about you whilst talking to son on the phone , who is on his 4th day of isolation with having Covid and he is on his own. He's finding it lonely as well.
     
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