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Coronavirus.

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

  1. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    Not just you, I'm dreading it as well. Especially hearing of spikes in places.

    On a Portugal travel forum, there are UK idiots saying they aren't going to quarantine / self isolate if told to or if they have symptoms , saying it's all a load of nonsense people worrying about it as most people only get it mild . They are going to go abroad on holiday and do what they normally do no matter what. Rather scary there are so many people out there like that who don't give a toss about others. :ohno:

    I've only started going out shopping for food the last couple of weeks, and even then it's at quiter times of the day and only to the butchers, farm shop and today the local Co-op for a couple of needed items (been getting Tesco click & Collect and still will do as long as I can get slots)

    My first visit to the butchers felt fairly safe, and the farm shop had a big screen in front of the counter with bacterial gel clearly visible at the door...

    Last friday when I went expecting the same again, the butchers 'In' & 'Out' signs had been removed and people walking around the shop passing rather too close.
    Then on to the farm shop which only had me in as a customer at the time. The hand gel was hiding behind a machine near the door. Delivery people were coming in and out several times not bothering about distancing, and the previous screens around the counter to pay had been removed completely! :o

    In the Co-op today, it was almost empty so I entered with confidence expecting the few in there to be really aware of distancing. But customers and staff were acting as though Covid has never happened.

    Can't see pub customers sitting still at their own allocated tables, and not going across the pub to chat with their mates. Especially after a few bevvies. It will be quite a time before we go to a pub again, despite missing the odd night out.
     
  2. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    I've not been to many places apart from where I work in the last 14 weeks, on Sunday 4 seperate customers told me they had been to Asda but had left as there was no social distancing at all, no queues on the door or inside,, I have no idea though as I've not been there.

    People have become to complacent very quickly, I'm alright Jack, pull up the ladder....
     
  3. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I've decided to self isolate from Facebook, way too many people spreading lies on there about what's going on. Apparently it's all made up, it's no worse than the flu and the death rate is normal!
     
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  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I have discovered that some Americans won't wear a face-covering because that would invalidate their "concealed carry" rights.

    People will have learned a lot (or not?) about the "societies" that they live in through all this.
     
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  5. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Had a conversation with one of your colleagues yesterday, we both come to the same conclusion, that retail workers have been largely overlooked when it comes to praise.
    Yes, those of us in the NHS have had to be careful, even if we work in Mental Health and get told regularly that we aren't a 'proper hospital'. Had 1 nurse go off with the coronavirus, they're back at work now and all appears ok.
    I do feel for all of you, you're on the frontline as much as us, yet are seriously ignored.
     
  6. Perrier

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    Most retail workers in supermarkets have received either a weeks wages as a bonus , a % increase in hourly pay , some have received a £150 voucher to spend in their store .
    Almost all supermarket companies have done this. regarding the PPE , i have noticed that some chains had been lacking in that area though.

    Almost every government televised briefing has mentioned and thanked everyone involved in the crisis including retail workers and the care sector too.

    i do agree that the shortage of PPE for those in the care sector was seriously ignored and questions need to be asked about that also .
     
  7. peggy

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    Very sad for those shielding in Leicester who’d hoped they would see some shielding restrictions lifted. They’re now facing an extension, a harsh reminder of their vulnerability and the lack of care some individuals have for others safety.
     
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  8. Lucy

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    What's really bad about this is the government knew it was an issue 2 weeks ago. If they don't provide the local council with the right data they can't help sort the issue.
     
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  9. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    If anybody thinks that being "mentioned and thanked" is a precursor to any significant change in circumstances, they are going to be quite disappointed.

    When you generate a society where people feel comfortable in believing that other people's problems are nothing for them to bother about, this will just continue - and escalate.
     
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  10. Perrier

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    this.

    The country is divided enough as it is.
     
  11. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    Didn't you suggest that retail workers recieved bonuses to make it okay?

    Money doesn't make up for death.
     
  12. Perrier

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    no i didnt , i was stating they received thanks by payment from the companies involved.
    if those food chains recompense the staff by cash it is their choice.
    also , the government has been giving thanks to all on every coronavirus briefing

    if you can find any sentence in my post that says i'm ok with it then i would agree with your comment , but i didnt.


    it would be down to the employee to decide if it was ok or not.

    i suggested nothing.
     
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  13. EasMid

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    That is absolute bollocks!!!
     
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  14. Perrier

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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I haven't heard of it myself, and I know staff at two major stores.
     
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  16. Perrier

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    there are more but i dont want to spam the forum with this , its all been reported in the media ...

    https://www.expressandstar.com/news...itrose-staff-latest-to-get-coronavirus-bonus/

    However , it would be disappointing if the stores employees around Stafford hadnt received anything but again that would be at their discretion .
     
  17. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Spot on.

    They've had extra money so frankly they can fcuk off if they catch something and die. Same with the bloody NHS staff. I mean, FFS they actually get paid to put themselves in harm's way. It's their job and still they whinge.

    They need to get a grip.
     
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    I wonder why Perry has changed his name to The Carer?
     
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  19. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    :mystery:
     
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  20. Lucy

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    I'm assuming there's a lot of sarcasm in there!
     

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