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Coronavirus.

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

  1. BobClay

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    I've been a bit reluctant to buy face masks as I thought there was a shortage. I had a look at Amazon and presumed the shortage was over with all those displayed, so I looked through them all and selected a pack of 50 for £19.00. That way one wear and in the bin. Call that 50 supply runs.

    When they arrived I noticed they were made in China !!! :eek:

    Is it just me ? ... or is the irony monster creeping about nearby ... ? :?:
     
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  2. Lucy

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    Fabric ones are fine in the most part, reusable is the way forward.
     
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    Etsy has loads of reusables, we got some from there for the odd outing
     
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  4. Perrier

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    My daughter purchased some of the reusable fabric ones ready for when her furlough ends and she returns to work.
    Pleased to say that her employer will issue face masks too , not only for work but if public transport has to be used that they will supply for that aspect also.
     
  5. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    The wear once ones are only good for about 20 - 30 mins then should be thrown away.

    B&M, and Home Bargains have some fabric washable & reusable ones for about £1.50 each.
     
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    We almost lost my brother to the virus a few weeks ago. It’s a truly awful thing.
    I’m hoping tomorrow we’ll hear a science led update on shielding. Although I yearn to just get out and about, I’m equally a little apprehensive of being out there having spent so long staying in. I imagine for some, the mental health impact of shielding will be a major issue.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Sorry to hear about your brother @peggy. Glad he's managed to pull through it and still with you.
    We lost hubbys cousin to it back in April.
    Scared us from going out anywhere , especially with hubbys heart failure , we've been getting deliveries in and I just dared to visit the local ''deserted' garage when we ran out of milk.
    I ventured out shopping for the first time last week to the local butchers and farm shop.....it was nice to get out and talk to people, and I felt a bit more human again, but the way everyone else in those places were acting it was as though the virus didn't exist. I haven't dared go into a supermarket yet, just getting click & collect where I can stay in the car. (Apart from the time I had to walk there and get a taxi back as the car battery died).
    Hope you are able to enjoy getting out and about soon @peggy
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Cheerful stuff.
     
  12. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady

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    My friends mum is making washable masks in all sorts of pretty fabrics!

    https://www.facebook.com/thelma.prince.1

    She's done an amazing job supporting the NHS making scrubs, PPE and cakes for workers!

    Both myself and my mum have the ditzy floral one!

    Support local!
     
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    Aaah I know Thelma, she made my curtains ..... Will get some from her then if my Japanese masks run out.
     
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  14. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    I was marched into the school hall to watch some TV shit of Churchill's funeral

    I cheered as England lifted the jules rimet trophy

    I sat in wonder as man landed on the moon

    I enjoyed the free movement of Europeans for a brief few decades

    I am unable to understand the destination of the current administration......

    I remain convinced we're led by donkeys....
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Led is perhaps too strong a word.
     
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    Neither are the current administration
     
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    Braved my first takeaway order of any description (apart from Izaac Walton Brewhouse essential shopping) since lockdown.

    Costa are using this gadget to deliver your coffee from the serving area to your car.

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    Hooray!

    It's all over!

    From a week on Saturday.

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