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To have not done anything about the c virus?

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bingbangbing · 06/03/2020 08:25

Despite a member of my household being in an at risk group?

We always washed our hands anyway.

We haven't bought hand sanitiser. We haven't started stockpiling. We're still going to work etc

I think the current coverage is irresponsible. It's mainly causing people with underlying anxiety issues to panic.

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IceniSky · 06/03/2020 13:56

You really are a perfect little Peter arn't you OP.

milveycrohn · 06/03/2020 14:05

Getting a couple of packs of paracetamol may not be a bad idea- tho not exactly stockpiling, just because if you get this virus, you may feel unwell, but not well enough to go and get some (especially if self isolating). You may not feel well enough to work out a store delivery ( I am assuming they don't actually deliver just paracetemol).
Personally, I don't have room to 'stockpile ', but I am washing hands when I come home (something I did not do before).
Masks are apparently useless because you have to change them frequently, and dispose of properly, so best left to HCPs at this stage.
I am concerned, and mildly anxious, especially with regard to the economic outcome this is causing, but apart from postponing the booking up of a summer holiday, I am not really changing my behaviour

Furfockssake · 06/03/2020 14:11

If everyone did the maths, everyone would be a bit more concerned. This is why the WHO is concerned, the CMO and PHE are concerned and why the stock markets are tanking. Every person looking at the stats and saying 'it's unlikely to be me' are completely correct, but the absolute numbers are truly scary. Government worst case scenario is 80% being infected. Our population is 66.44million. if the numbers for the fatality rate overall are something between 1 and 2% - I think we can all do the maths. Even if the infection rate was only 10%, overall deaths in this country would be somewhere around the 100,000 mark. that's why Governments are shitting themselves.

Whilst it's all very well that it's likely to be mild for most people, we all have a responsibility not to pass it on to vulnerable people. So wash your hands, don't travel if you don't really have to, and stay inside if you're ill.

FurryCoat · 06/03/2020 14:13

163 cases in uk, 2 deaths

Willow2017 · 06/03/2020 14:14

Buying paracetamol and other shit that you don't actually need

So there is a shortage of paracetamol so people who might need it (and it's such a tiny might) are buying it.
How do you know if they need it or not? Thats some power you have there!

Paracetamol raw products are made in China. Exported to India. India make the final product plus many other drugs. Both have reduced exports due to putting their own needs first which is the obvious thing to do. If people need the meds they are going to make sure they have them its not difficult to understand!
There have been supply issues with ibuprofen since late last year its nothing new.
If you are so concerned why don't you have a spare box or two in the cupboard like most of us? I dont wait till I have a headache then whinge i have no.paracetamol!

I'm not concerned about the virus, it's a cold!
Jeez louise! Are people really thinking this? Whole cities have been locked down due to.the common cold😁😁😁

Starbuck8419 · 06/03/2020 14:14

I’ve only just looked into getting hand sanitizer but now it’s all out of stock or about £38 on amazon. I’ll just try not to lick any vulnerables.

johnwayneisbigleggy · 06/03/2020 14:21

I'm not doing anything because I actually can't - I have soap and hand sanitizer that I use for work - I'm a cleaner - I can't work from home obviously and I have paracetamol and loo roll.
Aside from being sensible and not panicking I don't think that there is anything to do other than wash my hands 🤷‍♀️

bellinisurge · 06/03/2020 14:23

Another willy waving thread "I'm dead 'ard, me" (for those old enough to remember that sketch).

makingmiracles · 06/03/2020 14:28

Meh, I’ve had the flu 16yrs ago and thought I was going to die for 2 weeks, could not leave my bed.

This sounds no where near as bad according to the symptoms and the fact people are merrily traveling around spreading it.

Not done anything here in prep.

Starbuck8419 · 06/03/2020 14:29

I think the word willy has made me more sick than the Coronovirus to be honest with you 😂

HarveySchlumpfenburger · 06/03/2020 14:30

Government worst case scenario is 80% being infected

That’s quite unlikely though. Although is something the country does need to plan for. I think the bigger problem is that the most likely scenario is that most of the people that will get the infection will do so over a period of weeks, rather than months.

We don’t seem to be talking about a slow burn flu like illness where absence from work and demands on hospital beds might be a bit higher than usual but relatively easily manageable.

Even if the number is half the worst case scenario you are potentially looking at a lot of people off work at the same time (including HCPs) and an unusual pressure on beds.

The ‘i’ll Just get it delivered people’ might have a bit of a sharp learning curve if say 10-15% if tescos work force are off sick at the same time and there’s increased demand on the service at the same time.

BlueJava · 06/03/2020 14:35

I'm not worried about coronavirus, I still commute 1.5 hours each way on crowded trains and tubes, sit in a crowded office. I haven't worried unduly but I have been washing my hands for the recommended amount of time (so a little longer than usual) and a little more frequently. However, I don't trust the supply chains or government so I've got a bit extra in the freezer and store cupboards, why not as it makes no difference and we'll use it up.

Furfockssake · 06/03/2020 14:43


80% is probably unlikely. But even at a 25% infection rate, fatalities are in the hundred of thousands. If you then assume (as per either the UK or WHO figures) that somewhere between 4-15% of cases will develop complications which require them to be hospitalised - that's 664,000 people requiring medical help over what the Government say is likely to be a 9 week period. That's why the Government are shitting themselves.

buttermilkwaffles · 06/03/2020 16:19

This data graphic does a good job of explaining why social distancing measures are needed. Source:

To have not done anything about the c virus?
sleepingpup · 06/03/2020 16:20

I’ve not been stockpiling either - if I caught coronavirus (as I would with the flu), I’d get what I need delivered.

okay Hmm

Right now on the BBC website

^A source at a rival supermarket also raised concerns over whether online deliveries could meet the demands of large numbers of people in self-isolation, with online delivery usually making up only 6-7% of the overall market.

"We can't switch a whole load of new vans on overnight," the source said^

sleepingpup · 06/03/2020 16:27

On the other hand a Supermarket Rep was talking very confidently about supply chains being able to keep up on R4 today.

So on that basis the empty shelves should be filling up again.

bellinisurge · 06/03/2020 16:28

Beat me to it @sleepingpup . People assuming other people will do things for them.

Starbuck8419 · 06/03/2020 16:39

Can I just say that no one needs to worry about the spread of Coronovirus. People are responsible to protect themselves and others.
I’m at a soft play centre and a woman literally coughed into my face without cover her mouth then about five minutes later applied sanitiser.

stockpiling starts now 😩

Rubyroost · 06/03/2020 16:46

@Starbuck8419 soft play? You're braver than me, I don't go to those germ ridden, infested holes at the best of times, let alone when coronavirus is starting to take hold.

YouAreTheEggManIAmTheWalrus · 06/03/2020 16:47

Someone give OP a round of applause and a medal, they haven’t done anything about a coronavirus despite a member of their household being in an at risk group, and despite the WHO advising people do something about. I can’t tell if theyre trolling or genuinely wilfully ignorant.

I truly hope this attitude doesn’t come to bite you (or more importantly the at risk member of your household) on the backside.

Willow2017 · 06/03/2020 16:48

A source at a rival supermarket also raised concerns over whether online deliveries could meet the demands of large numbers of people in self-isolation, with online delivery usually making up only 6-7% of the overall market.
"We can't switch a whole load of new vans on overnight," the source said

How utterly selfish! Wont they think of the poor people who couldnt be arsed do get anything in for themselves???? Its inhumane!!!

nellodee · 06/03/2020 16:49

Here OP. I've bought you a pet baby tiger. No need to worry about it eating you, because it's only very little.

HarveySchlumpfenburger · 06/03/2020 16:51

Exactly furfockssake.

80% would be a disaster, but it doesn’t need to be anywhere near that to cause disruption to even if you aren’t one of the cases.

Willow2017 · 06/03/2020 16:54

I am not surprised in the slightest.
You want to try working at a checkout. People are bloody gross especially in winter with colds going around! Cant imagine many of them would know what to do with soap or tissues or hand sanitizer tbh.

Starbuck8419 · 06/03/2020 16:58

@Rubyroost ahh the kid loves them so I grin and bear it but our local one is essentially my version of hell.

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