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Coronavirus.

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

  1. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    So we were walking back from the Rangers back into town and were approaching the Queensway roundabout near the Mason’s hall and there were 6 teenagers approaching going the opposite direction.

    Three went one side, two the other and one just carried on with no chance of being anywhere near one metre from them. When I asked them to keep their distance I was told to F off and when they were about 15 yards away had a hand sanitiser thrown at me. It missed and I turned around and challenged the one who threw it and he wouldn’t come near me and told me to stay one metre away or he’d call the police. Luckily his hand sanitiser could be thrown more than a metre and hopefully he has a black eye from my direct hit. Little pr!*k !!!!

    He then moaned then his hand sanitiser had been run over after it bounced off his face so I offered him mine but would have to offer it to him with the same velocity as his own was returned, he declined my kind offer and ran off.

    @cj I understand your point of view but I don’t think people weigh up the risks at all and with idiots like this lot I feel lockdown is the only answer at the moment.
     
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  2. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Anyone who works in any form of retail will tell you that there's only one thing in life that's certain and that's the stupidity, rudeness,thoughtlessness and entitlement of the Great British Public.
     
  3. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Yes, to infinity, and beyond.
     
  4. EasMid

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    Mrs EM has told me some tales that honestly if I’d been in her position I’d probably have an extensive criminal record for gbh by now.
    I was in town earlier today for the first time on a Saturday for several weeks. I went in a few shops & im surprised how unhealthy Stafford’s populace seem to be. There was LOTS of people of all ages that seem to be exempt from wearing masks. Most annoying was these bastards don’t seem to understand the basics of social distancing & didn’t seem to understand when I pointed out the error of their ways. Maybe my mask muffled my voice.
    We’re fu**ed.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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  6. EasMid

    EasMid Well-Known Forumite

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    Lol. Don’t you just love predictive text.
    I’ve corrected it now
     
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  7. Gadget

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    Never underestimate the public stupidity. There was a case at Birmingham Children's Hospital a while back and they had to empty the hand sanitiser dispensers that they had at the entrance as people were coming in off the streets and either drinking it in situ or were taking it away somehow to drink else where.

    I'm back in what they are calling lockdown however it's rather pathetic. I'm not allowed in anyone's house or garden and they aren't allowed in mine. That's it. I can get in my mom or friends car and go to a cafe, restaurant, pub or shop etc. I could still go shopping, school or work or anywhere I could go before. So the effects of the lockdown will be minimal at best. I'm all for restrictions to tackle the increase but make it meaningful at least.
    I'm currently still staying in for the most part, all shopping is online and I'm quite happy. I will miss seeing my grandson in person though :( and I won't be able to cut my parents lawn.
     
  8. Lucy

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    The sense of entitlement that's grown over the last few years has come to the fore now. Great, I might not get it bad so lets go out and not give a toss about anyone else. I know 2 people of my age that are still ill 6 months after getting it. Just because we might not die doesn't mean it's not bad.

    Ask yourself if you only care about yourself or you care about others too. Then think about your behaviour.
     
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  9. Gramaisc

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    Lots of hospitals have been subject to this type of regular theft for many years. There are some high-tech dispensers around now that have a PIR to detect your hand and automatically eject a suitable blob into your palm, Whilst this, of course, reduces the physical contact contamination issues, another benefit is that, by having a timer to delay the next 'shot', you can slow down the rate at which people can steal the contents, they can't just keep pumping to fill up their container as fast as they can. This can result in them stealing the whole thing, of course, but it will put off the less ambitious thief.

    It's swings and roundabouts...


    This is from 2008 - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2008/aug/20/drugsandalcohol.health


    There was another source of alcohol which has been reduced somewhat lately, but it is still sold completely outside the licencing laws and displayed innocently on the shelves of every supermarket.
     
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  10. Glam

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    We have/had a patient who drinks/ drank the hand sanitizer. He/she has access at anytime to over 14 dispensers that are dotted around the ward.
     
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  11. littleme

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    Good for you! My job does not allow me to accost or even say anything at all to the IDIOTS. Although, I have had plenty of customers (who on my behalf) have made their feelings known (I hope mrs @EasMid has too, and anyone else in keyworker roles).
     
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  12. Gramaisc

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    It seems to be becoming a waste of time trying.

    Sgt Simpson says

    "I've been in two shops in the last 14hrs whereby I've had to politely challenge someone who wasn't wearing a mask. Now I'm aware of the exceptions and they are far and few between and sadly some people will use the reasons to justify their actions when they have no right to.

    However I wanted to give you an idea of how these two have played out, considering I'm in uniform and on duty when both have occured.

    Yesterday I asked a lady who was with her friend as to why she wasn't wearing a mask in a shop. It was explained to me that she had simply forgotten it. So I explained the requirement and then kindly asked if she wouldn't mind waiting outside whilst her friend (who was wearing a mask, grabbed the items they needed) Fairly reasonable? The lady then proceeded to walk further into the shop as if to ignore me. I continued to explain about COVID-19 to which I was met with, I know, I work for the NHS.

    Long story short, the lady left the store and her friend continued shopping.

    Today at a different shop, a lady stood next to me with mask in hand. I politely asked if she was going to put said mask on to which she said no. I enquired as to why not and I was told there needs to be more research and that she was carrying it incase I forced her to wear it.

    Again the lady left the store rather than simply putting the mask on!

    Please we're not here to argue the science or want to get into issuing fines, but the expectation is that we will challenge people to ensure we can all get through this pandemic as soon as possible. We don't want to or enjoy confrontation, so please help us, by simply complying with the government guidelines.

    We all need to be working together and be doing all we can to stop the spread, not looking for a reason or excuse to do otherwise."



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  13. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I have no words

    "More than a thousand people gathered in central London on Saturday to protest against lockdown measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, before the event was broken up by police."

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/UKNews1/idUKKCN26A0QV
     
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  14. EasMid

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    Fortunately she works at a small family run business. There’s signs on the closed doors Advising no-one will be allowed in if not wearing a mask or a “lanyard stating their exemption.“ It seems that most, if not all national companies don’t seem willing to enforce the guidelines.
    I was in a local business last week that deals with the public & trade. They have signs on the doors saying only 1 person in at a time & everyone MUST wear a mask. While I was in another trade customer came in not wearing a mask. He was asked to wait outside & wear a mask. His reply was he’d had the virus in February so it didn’t apply to him. When asked if he had antibodies he said he’d never had any sort of test but he’s ok now. He was told in no uncertain terms to “feck off out of my building, take your business elsewhere & don’t come back”” This was by someone who’d close for 3 months kept all his staff on furlough with 100% earnings during lockdown. Good on them, it’s a pity some of the bigger businesses didn’t follow this example.
     
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    My young neighbours announced to their mates during lock down, as they had a garden full of yet more visitors...."We are just carrying on as normal, afterall it's only the flu!":ohno:
    Then went on to say " had to see mum, even though she's shielding, you've got to see your mum...." :eek:
    . After regularly meeting up with every Tom, Dick & Harry , still willing to put a shielding older member of family at risk :ohno:
    I'd arrest the whole bloody lot of them , it's these idiots leading to further cases and deaths .

    I'm close to 65 now , and hubby has heart failure. We ventured out for the first time when Boris announced lockdown was over and had a few weeks taking advantage of the ' Eat out to help out' scheme , and a fortnight's UK holidaying as safely as we could.

    Since cases have started rising again we are staying at home when we can ( unfortunately got several visits to emergency dentist)

    Know too well that it's out there and dangerous..

    My mate a few doors away, in her early 40's , got it back in April and after a trip to Stoke in an ambulance , spent a week or so in North Staffs hospital fighting for breath. Almost 6 months on and she still isn't right.

    Hubby's cousin in his early 60's died of it in April whilst waiting to be discharged from a successful lung cancer op in Sandwell hospital.

    We started to go out to support local business participating in the 'Eat out to help out scheme.
    But now it's all escalated again, decided to not go out risking It Again for a while.
     
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  16. Gramaisc

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    The Boot Sale this morning, at 10:30, appeared to have more than six people attending.

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  17. Lucy

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    I'm at Festival Park. People in shops seem astounded when I spring back when they come close.
     
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  18. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    We killed a lot of the vulnerable in the first go.

    If we can get rid of the rest this time, then we can just carry on as normal, surely?
     
  19. BobClay

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    Believe it or not I wondered about that as a policy of this government when all this started, in particular with regard to care homes. I could visualise somebody saying: 'Well they don't work anymore ... so of what use are they other than a burden ?'
    I didn't pursue the thought though, I figured it was a bit too 'conspiracy theory.'
    Maybe it's time for a re-think. :eek:
     
  20. Lucy

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    But they are the people who vote for them, that's the one bit of that theory (which I did agree with) I can't square.
     
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