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Those who initially said they weren't at all worried about Covid-19...

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Emcont Mon 13-Apr-20 20:19:49

Do you feel naive at all? Maybe the wrong word..

My DH wasn't concerned and was one of the 'it's the flu' and he is now absolutely petrified of what it may do to his parents.

I was nowhere near as concerned as I am now. I was pretty naive in thinking they would be able to stop it like the Ebola outbreak blush

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ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 13-Apr-20 20:21:29

I wasn’t worried should I get it, I”m still not worried.

TheCanterburyWhales Mon 13-Apr-20 20:34:15

Most of the MN ones have namechanged in embarrassment I see.
Lots on the threads in mid-late Feb screaming that everyone was scaremongering.
There's still one prolific one knocking around who just invents the daily figures to prove how fab everything is going and how well Boris is doing but I think she might be a Tory party bot because nobody could be that thick I hope.

Seriouslyastounded Mon 13-Apr-20 20:34:59

I wasn’t worried and I’m still not

Sophism1 Mon 13-Apr-20 20:37:33

I went from being extremely worried, wishing schools would close and we'd have a lockdown etc... to not really being that worried at all.

The deathrate for my age is 0.2% maximum... and we don't even know how many people have it and are asymptotic, so it's not really something to lose sleep over.

Put it this way, if it was a choice between 2 more months of this hell or taking my chances with virus it wouldn't be a difficult decision for me.

However I do understand the logic in us all not catching it at the same time, in order to protect those who are at higher risk.

Hercwasonaroll Mon 13-Apr-20 20:42:57

I wasn't worried and I'm not really worried now. If I get it, I get it. The death rate in my age group is low. I have no other medical problems. I know this makes me very lucky and I also know I could still die.

I think people's outlook on corona depends on their attitude to life. I'm very much when your times up that's it.

Mumtofourandnomore Mon 13-Apr-20 20:48:37

I have never been scared of catching it and I’m still not scared. The chances of this virus harming me are exactly the same as they were a month ago - when they said they expected 80% of people would catch it, I’m sure I will at some point.

It doesn’t mean I’m not very sad for the people who have died, particularly as they have died alone. And I’m sad about the economic impact and resultant deaths, as well as the CV deaths to come. I’m also very sad for all the frontline staff who risk their health everyday.

But I am not scared of catching it, and I believe official statistics more than I believe the media (even if they are difficult to interpret, or inaccurate). The risk to me is tiny, in fact both my parents have had it (in their 70s) - my mum was tested (lives in a country where testing is commonplace) and they are both fine too - as are the vast majority of people.

I doubt doubt it’s a unpleasant illness, but I can only control my ability to follow the scientific guidance and do my best, I can’t worry about things I don’t control - I learnt that a long time ago.

LennyPugGoat Mon 13-Apr-20 20:49:10

I'm not worried about myself, I am worried about others, those I know and those I don't.

I heard today that a distant friends husband passed from it, he will naturally fall under the older person with underlying conditions.
He was still a husband and dad and they are now having to go through grief and a basic funeral, due to retire in a week or two.

Waxonwaxoff0 Mon 13-Apr-20 20:52:29

On a personal level, I'm not and have never been worried about catching it. I am more concerned about the economic impact and the fact that my job is now at risk. I'm a single parent, it took me ages to find a job I love and now I could well end up back on benefits.

Lexijayde44 Mon 13-Apr-20 20:53:41

I was the same. 65 million people. Even if 1 million get it 64 million wont.

It's never happened before to be fair. None of us were prepared for this. China's cases were low considering the population. The death rate is nowhere near as high as ours. I think that's why we were calmer.

Now I have this horrible feeling as someone I know is on hospital with it aged 32. Healthy and was isolating with kids. It's horrible and I hope it doesn't kill me and leave my kids without a mum. I am also worried sick about my parents x

Russellbrandshair Mon 13-Apr-20 20:54:56

I’m not worried about it. Of course I’m very distressed to see the damage it’s causing but I feel exactly as I did before- not worried. Is that wrong? Should I be walking around shaking in fear or something? I’m not really sure what you want from this thread? For people to apologise for not being panicked enough maybe. But as we have seen- panic solves absolutely nothing. Far better to remain calm and sensible. Which is exactly what I was before and what I am now 🤷‍♀️

LilacTree1 Mon 13-Apr-20 20:55:17

I was never worried about the disease

I was worried about breakdown of supply chains etc and the economic effects. I still am.

tempnamechange98765 Mon 13-Apr-20 20:57:05

Not really, I was very much in the camp of "I don't have time to worry about this" back when it was in the news about being in China. I saw it as another Swine Flu, Mad Cow Disease etc and didn't think it would affect me.

I never foresaw this sort of situation until the last couple of weeks before lockdown when it was obvious schools would close etc. I'm glad. If I'd have known, I would've only spent all that time worrying. I'm not currently worried about catching it as neither DH nor I are key workers, so we don't go out other than one walk a day, keeping our distance, and DH goes to the supermarket once a week. We're wiping all our goods down, and washing hands thoroughly after our walks, so the chances of catching it now are slim. I worry about what will happen when things try and go back to normal, but that's not happening any time soon.

thewinkingprawn Mon 13-Apr-20 20:58:19

No, not worried at all. Extremely worried for the economy and the long term effects because of it being much worse though. Trashed our once successful business already.

catfeets Mon 13-Apr-20 20:58:23

I'm a little more worried than I was when it started, but only because people have started dying where my dad works. He's in contact with people every day with no access to PPE and can rarely get to wash his hands.

PepperMooMoo Mon 13-Apr-20 20:59:49

Far more worried about the economic impact than I am about getting the illness.

Abiding by the laws, and very sorry for those that have lost their life nevertheless.

DeathByBoredom Mon 13-Apr-20 21:00:02

I was very worried. Now I'm not. Yes, it's shit, but not as shit as I thought it would be and it really is mostly the elderly who are at risk. So I am chill about the virus. I moved on to being very unchill about the forthcoming depression though, so it's not all good. Maybe that will turn out to be less serious than I imagine too.

cologne4711 Mon 13-Apr-20 21:01:08

I am not particularly worried about myself. I think DH would get it a lot worse than I would, being male and older. But then you don't really know. And I am worried about ds and his A levels and what future he may have work-wise.

If I am wrong about lockdown restrictions and they did make them stricter, I would be worried about my mother's mental health. If she had been stuck in a flat in Spain, she would have either committed suicide by now (or been arrested for flouting the rules). At least the UK's current rules allow her to get out, get some exercise and talk to the neighbours from across the road.

Russellbrandshair Mon 13-Apr-20 21:01:26

Yeah I agree about being worried about the economy - I’m much more worried about that.
With regard to catching it- apart from social distancing and hand washing etc not really much I can do to avoid it is there? I can’t go out in a hazmat suit for the next year, none of us can, so my thinking is - if I’m going to get it then I’ll get it and I’ll deal with it if that happens. I refuse to spend all my time fretting about something I have zero control over.

WorriedAboutMom Mon 13-Apr-20 21:01:43

It's ironic for me that many of my friends who work in the NHS said the media were scaremongering. I'm talking about pharmacists, optometrists, doctors, consultants, biomedical scientists, volunteers etc. Most of the school mums shut the subject down in conversation, also saying it was scaremongering. I think most people just couldn't comprehend a pandemic being a reality. We have a lot of parents who are key workers at my DC's school and a few pupils/parents were confirmed cases in the weeks after the school closed (so a good chance the virus was circulating in the school). Unfortunately we've also heard of quite a few local grandparents sadly losing their lives to the virus in our town (outer London).

gluteustothemaximus Mon 13-Apr-20 21:02:59

Was worried before, still worried now.

Annoyed with those at work who were laughing, saying it was just the flu, and how the world was going mad at the thought of schools closing and being on lockdown.

Judging by this thread, I think they might still feel the same.

Firecarrier Mon 13-Apr-20 21:04:21

Wasn't worried.

Still aren't, neither is anyone I live with and we're loving lockdown.

Florencemattell Mon 13-Apr-20 21:05:41

Those not worried about catching it. Please be careful. Scientists know very little about this virus. For example they don’t know the long term effects on the lungs and or our health. They don’t know if it lies dormant and reappears at later date. Most Coronavirus can be caught more than once eg the common cold. So no one knows for certain that people are immune. Hopefully we can only catch it once, develop immunity and a vaccine will be available soon.

Aposterhasnoname Mon 13-Apr-20 21:06:13

Not remotely worried for myself. A little worried for various family members but they are all locked down and I’m the only one going out. I’m a key worker and have to go to work, so I’m getting shopping for everyone, while I’m at it.

Mascotte Mon 13-Apr-20 21:07:35

I am much more worried about the consequences of the lockdown.

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