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Worried About Corona Virus- thread 33

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RosieSunset Tue 24-Mar-20 09:05:11

New thread

RosieSunset Tue 24-Mar-20 09:07:20

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TheCanterburyWhales Tue 24-Mar-20 09:08:22

Thank you.
For a haven of sane in a sea of stupidity. Never more so than this morning.

Namethecat Tue 24-Mar-20 09:13:00

Thank you for the thread and linking . It was taking until page 6 the last time !

LeeMiller Tue 24-Mar-20 09:13:51

Agreed. And special thanks to everyone updating with data etc, it has been invaluable but please take a break if it gets too much.

TwentyViginti Tue 24-Mar-20 09:25:45

Indeed, thank you all for these threads and all the updates and info, and basically just being here flowers

Horehound Tue 24-Mar-20 09:29:19

I had a terrible night. trying to look for ways to get my brother home. He went to Cambodian embassy which is an absolute joke. He knew more than they did!

Horehound Tue 24-Mar-20 09:36:35

Do people realise this social distancing is really only to help the NHS pressures? It's only going to delay us getting it really in the long run.

RosieSunset Tue 24-Mar-20 09:42:31

@Horehound Sorry to hear you had a hard night last night quine.

mrshoho Tue 24-Mar-20 09:46:17

morning all. I do Horehound and so do schools and health service etc. All people in roles involving planning are aware of the road ahead. Unfortunately when I spell it out to some friends and family I'm told to shut up and stop being so negative. I'm not being negative only trying to get the reality of the situation across. I've got family members happily booking up holidays for July saying it will be done and dusted by then.

mrshoho Tue 24-Mar-20 09:48:03

@Horehound really hope your brother finds a way to get back.

justchecking1 Tue 24-Mar-20 09:55:23

Yes, I think people are misunderstanding the point of social distancing. It's not to avoid catching it ever (unless you're high risk), it's to avoid catching it all at the same time so the NHS can look after those that need it (in a proper bed rather than a corridor) in a less pressured manner. We're all likely to get it sooner or later

middleager Tue 24-Mar-20 09:59:48

I predict a spike. 2 weeks for all this weekend's pisstakers and mother's day visits to show symptoms then an additional 2 weeks for related deaths.

All of the people who have been enjoying the sun this weekend will overload the NHS.

Sadly, action needed to be taken sooner.

Saucery Tue 24-Mar-20 10:04:46

I’m working on a basis of aiming ‘not to catch it this week’. I think that’s all we can do for now.

RunningAwaywiththeCircus Tue 24-Mar-20 10:07:11

I agree with you @middleager

Even when I was food shopping people were unwilling to keep their distance and were inching forward in the queue. If they want to asphyxiate on the floor in a hospital corridor it’s their lookout, but I’d rather not, thanks hmm

DH is a consultant who will be redeployed. The local hospital has increased ICU bed capacity from 8 to 57, but expects demand to be 4 times that. Wish these cretins would think about that.

Skittlesss Tue 24-Mar-20 10:08:30

Shit, I was hoping that staying in would mean we would be less likely to get it sad we are staying in anyway, but I feel stupid now.

RosieSunset Tue 24-Mar-20 10:10:44

@Saucery Very Arya Stark

What do we say to the God of Death?

Not today!

Bercows Tue 24-Mar-20 10:11:18

Thanks for the new thread.
I'm stunned by all the "can I still...?" threads I've seen so far. I never realised that people were so stupid.

Horehound Tue 24-Mar-20 10:14:07

Could I ask you to please sign this petition which is asking the government to charter a flight to get tourists and workers back from Cambodia to the UK. It would mean a lot to me

www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-get-u-k-citizens-home-from-cambodia?recruiter=85220721&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=share_petition&recruited_by_id=18597870-a89f-11e3-9b42-3d6424ce109e&utm_content=fht-21072148-en-us%3Av2

WhyNotMe40 Tue 24-Mar-20 10:18:13

My neighbours appear to have gone on holiday. I just can't fathom it....

woodencoffeetable Tue 24-Mar-20 10:20:08

I think people are misunderstanding the point of social distancing. It's not to avoid catching it ever (unless you're high risk), it's to avoid catching it all at the same time so the NHS can look after those that need it (in a proper bed rather than a corridor) in a less pressured manner. We're all likely to get it sooner or later

it's also about not passing it on which many people can't seem to understand.

Eeyoresstickhouse Tue 24-Mar-20 10:26:22

Between my neighbour from hell and trying to work my hours around my toddler I am at the complete exhaustion stage.

I have to do 7.5 hours work a day. I am getting up at 5am and doing a couple of hours then. Then working from 7PM until 11pm. But still missing 1.5 hours doing this. I am already exhausted and its only day 3! Trying to keep a toddler entertained in a small flat with no outdoor space is tricky at best! I am going to collapse of exhaustion by the time this is all over.

I am of course relieved that we are all safe ish at home. But it is things like this that are going to leave long term problems after this has gone away.

LeeMiller Tue 24-Mar-20 10:29:07

What is really making me despair at all the threads asking if you can do x, y, z is the total failure to grasp the rationale behind them. Yes, you might technically be able to do x or get away with y because the loophole hasn't been closed yet, but you shouldn't. It's not supposed to be a challenge to see how creative you can be in circumventing the rules! Once again nothing is being learnt from Italy etc.

Saucery Tue 24-Mar-20 10:38:02

Oh RosieSunset that made me cry. In a good way! grin

EmeraldShamrock Tue 24-Mar-20 10:47:58

Do people realise this social distancing is really only to help the NHS pressures? It's only going to delay us getting it really in the long run The numbers who are sick versus the population of the country, would it mean we can avoid catching it at all.
Ps I'll sign for your brother ❤

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