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Worried about post Christmas peak

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TipTapTip Sat 14-Nov-20 08:38:37

Anyone else who believes in this Virus think it's going to be horrific and things will be much worse in the new year? People going all over the country, getting blind drunk etc etc... The majority of people even following the rules now will throw them out the window because they are so Covid Tired... sad

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wildbarnet Sat 14-Nov-20 08:39:32

People are pissed off and losing their jobs with fuck all help and we need to live with this now

TipTapTip Sat 14-Nov-20 08:42:16

@wildbarnet I'm worried about loosing half my family and my own life I think that trumps jobs

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Peppafrig Sat 14-Nov-20 08:42:18

Yes people I know who followed religiously for months and didn’t leave the house. Are now saying what’s the point if schools are open and the children are spreading it in the community.

User158340 Sat 14-Nov-20 08:42:33

It's going to happen (post-Christmas peak) as it happens every January with viruses after the Christmas period, Covid will spread more.

Christmas Day is one thing but the days either side of it people will be mixing and parties on New Year etc.

User158340 Sat 14-Nov-20 08:44:23

TipTapTip

*@wildbarnet* I'm worried about loosing half my family and my own life I think that trumps jobs

People need to be careful over Christmas, especially if they have vulnerable family members. Why risk it for one day, if a vaccine is imminent? I'd rather see all my family next Christmas alive and healthy.

TipTapTip Sat 14-Nov-20 08:46:01

@User158340 exactly. Problem is that it will spread thanks to all those like Wild Barnet and that will spread to the vulnerable when they go food shopping, have deliveries etc etc

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WhentheDealGoesDown Sat 14-Nov-20 08:46:05

Yes, much worse for those that have lost their jobs and businesses because of some of the farcical rules and lack of government support

TipTapTip Sat 14-Nov-20 08:48:30

@WhentheDealGoesDown are you for fucking real? It's worse to loose your job than your mother, father, brother, sister, child etc?!

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TipTapTip Sat 14-Nov-20 08:49:11

I would take loosing my job over the loosing one of the above...

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WhentheDealGoesDown Sat 14-Nov-20 08:51:04

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User158340 Sat 14-Nov-20 08:51:49

TipTapTip

*@User158340* exactly. Problem is that it will spread thanks to all those like Wild Barnet and that will spread to the vulnerable when they go food shopping, have deliveries etc etc

Covid doesn't care if they're bored. Easy prey.

happytoday73 Sat 14-Nov-20 08:53:47

OP even if covid is out of control in next year... You are not going to loose half your family to it. Unfortunately some families have lost one family member... Its very rare to loose more than one.
I think its important we keep a sense of reality about this.
All you can do is control your actions and hope for the best.
I know it's hard but it's better to limit worry to what you can control.

TipTapTip Sat 14-Nov-20 08:53:55

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KitKatastrophe Sat 14-Nov-20 08:54:11

For many people the risk of losing a job is far higher than the risk of losing a loved one to covid. Perhaps losing a love one would be worse, but it's less likely.

WhentheDealGoesDown Sat 14-Nov-20 08:55:14

Bingo! I’ve been called a murderer

Jrobhatch29 Sat 14-Nov-20 08:56:17

TipTapTip

*@User158340* yes it'll be the selfish arses like Wild Barnet and When the deal goes Down who will be the murderers thanks to their boredom and lack of self discipline and intelligence.

Oh don't be so bloody dramatic. Murderers? Really?

KitKatastrophe Sat 14-Nov-20 08:56:52

TipTapTip

*@wildbarnet* I'm worried about loosing half my family and my own life I think that trumps jobs

Are you and half your family extremely clinically vulnerable and/or elderly? If so your point of view is somewhat understandable (although the chances of losing more than one family member are still very slim). If you're all in good health, you're catastrophising.

TipTapTip Sat 14-Nov-20 08:58:19

@KitKatastrophe yes CEV

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TipTapTip Sat 14-Nov-20 08:59:31

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Shuddawuddacudda Sat 14-Nov-20 08:59:47

Oh FFs. Stop scaremongering. We're not even out of lockdown yet and here you are like chicken bloody licken telling us the sky is going to fall. Get a life and stop annoying people. Such melodrama!

Againstmachine Sat 14-Nov-20 09:00:29

So if those people who lose jobs live in poverty and end up homeless or even if they die it doesn't matter.

And OP it is lose not loose.

FourTeaFallOut Sat 14-Nov-20 09:03:13

I do agree we will see a huge jump in numbers following Christmas and it does make me think twice about returning my children to school so close to the inevitable NYE surge.

But most of us won't be losing anyone and those that do are even less likely to be losing a child - and whilst this will be small comfort to those who do, I think you are wildly overstating the mortality risk op, and fwiw, I'm saying that as someone who is extremely clinically vulnerable.

And yes, some people will be losing jobs and that will be a source of stress for than and society as a whole, certainly if it is set against the difficulties around a no deal Brexit, but none of that will be mitigated by behaving like a super vector over the Christmas period, will it?

So,yes, hard times ahead. Cool heads are needed.

glitterelf Sat 14-Nov-20 09:04:03

It's not just the Christmas peak but what's going on right now especially in our schools. It's also not just the deaths from covid that I'm worried about but all the other deaths that will come due to scaling back appointments. Whilst you may not think that losing a job won't cost lives that's very narrow minded. Many people will struggle to feed their families and keep a roof over their heads and many are suffering terribly with their mental health.

Racoonworld Sat 14-Nov-20 09:05:09

If you and your family are CEV then shield, but don’t expect the rest of us to. Yes people are tired, tired of being locked down when the risk to us is very small, tired of losing jobs and businesses, tired of not seeing friends and family. Time for everyone to take personal responsibility, shield or get on with life.

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