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To be amazed at how many people are making excuses

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Sunshinesky1981 · 13/03/2020 10:14

Looking through these threads I'm feeling pretty horrified at the amount of people that either dont seem to be able to understand what self isolate actually means or are already making excuses as to why it can't possibly apply to them ?!?
Have read so many.. oh I'm not going to self isolate, I'm pretty sure it's just a cold. Can I still go for a walk. I need to go out for a run or else I'd go crazy, how am i going to walk the dog, I'd only pop to the shop really quickly

No wonder the schools aren't shutting, and we are not banning gatherings. I really can't understand how people are either not getting this or feel happy to just think sod the risk

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MarshaBradyo · 18/03/2020 06:23

17?! Bloody hell really.


Nononoandno · 18/03/2020 06:29

Look at the stats below

To be amazed at how many people are making excuses

MarshaBradyo · 18/03/2020 06:29

I can’t bear it. We are so screwed in about three weeks.


Nononoandno · 18/03/2020 06:40

The UK mentality has that “Keep calm and carry on” attitude doesn’t it Confused


Nononoandno · 18/03/2020 06:45

Some positive news though in the BBC....

Scientists in Australia say they have identified how the body's immune system fights the Covid-19 virus.


alloutoffucks · 18/03/2020 08:46

Yes that keep calm and carry on attitude is great on some occasions. It is not good in this situation.


Snuffkindle · 18/03/2020 09:10

Me and my husband are both going to work while we have the kids off with a cough. We wouldn't get paid if we didn't go in and we would not be supported by our employers. The kids haven't had temperatures and the coughs are not dry. We don't think it is coronavirus. I am scared that if we take the time off now we would then get it at a later date and need more time off. It's so confusing.

I think it is easy to be clear cut about these things if you have the security of good employers.


purpleboy · 18/03/2020 10:22

@Snuffkindle can you explain why your so special? Why you feel it's ok to put other peoples health at risk? I appreciate what your saying about work but as it's the governments actual advice, why is it that you feel you can just ignore that?


Tatty101 · 18/03/2020 11:18

@snuffkindle - are you a doctor? How do you know your kids don't have the virus? Have they been tested?


Marlox · 19/03/2020 07:52


The advice is clear in that circumstance, wether or not you follow it is something else. Bare in mind that the person in the office next to you might be delivering food to their elderly mum tonight, or going home to a immunocompromised kid. Are you still absolutely sure that this is the right choice?

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