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The Virus - How are you Affected.
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The Virus - How are you Affected.
Hi Everyone - Since this Coronavirus is now world wide I thought it would be interesting to see how it is affecting our members - sign in and let us know how you are doing - the line is virus free and disinfectedTongue.
17-03-2020 10:09 AM
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Work is going to get complicated.

We'll see how it develops.

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17-03-2020 10:43 AM
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Thanks for that Don. As for myself I have a monthly appointment at the doctors which I will be keeping - even although I have been told to keep clear of people as much as possible. I am in the age group of significant risk and advised to keep indoors - this is totally impossible to do so I will ignore this to a certain extent but my shopping will be reduced to once a week as far as possible and my club visit on a Friday has been suspended. My wife - who has a ''busy'' social life is also in the high risk age category and is suspending her outings to a large extent. We will be going out for walks as often as possible but keeping away from crowded areas. I hope all of you go carefully and keep free of this virus but if you do get it I hope it is of the mild variety. Look after yourselves my friends.
17-03-2020 02:41 PM
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Just got a phone call from the physios. I no longer have to go into town tomorrow (Though I do on Thursday) as it'll be a phone consultation.

We've been told today that all the region's hospitals are going back to 1950's visiting times (3-4, 7-8) and no discretion on these.

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17-03-2020 03:13 PM
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So every single office in the system has sent everyone to work from home for a month. So it will mean a whole lot of work that usually can't be done due to the presence of water bags. Joy.

From the personal side, stores are low or out of stock on many things. Long delays in deliveries. A fishing trip cancelled (due to all this work). Home quarantine- oh wait, I've been home quarantined for 8 years already...
17-03-2020 04:38 PM
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I was at the doctors getting my monthly jab - and I was the only one in the surgery. Nearly all doctors visits are cancelled and 'phone calls are replacing these.
At my surgery they have had no virus cases to date but lots of people 'phoning with sore ears to rashes thinking they had the virus. Usually the surgery would be quite busy at the time I was there so it just proves to me that many people go to the doctors quite unnecessarily - no wonder the NHS is under such pressure - it is not the NHS that is the problem but stupid people.
23-03-2020 04:40 PM
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(23-03-2020 04:40 PM)ecignut Wrote:  At my surgery they have had no virus cases to date but lots of people 'phoning with sore ears to rashes thinking they had the virus. Usually the surgery would be quite busy at the time I was there so it just proves to me that many people go to the doctors quite unnecessarily - no wonder the NHS is under such pressure - it is not the NHS that is the problem but stupid people.

Unfortunately the world has a lot of them.

“The two most common things in the universe,” according to writer Harlan Ellison, “are hydrogen and stupidity.”

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23-03-2020 05:29 PM
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Hi Guys. No health issues as yet but sales have gone from 100 to 10 a week. On the upside it has given me time to post a lot regarding the virus on Facebook. I hope you all keep safe and healthy.

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23-03-2020 07:09 PM
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So a state of emergency has been declared both national, province wide and in our city. Everything closes except essential services and grocery stores, convenience stores pharmacies and LOL the liquor stores. Apparently liquor is essential and vapes are not.

Mail is running and my B+M is shipping online orders for now. You can get take out food for now as well. It's estimated that 60% of the population is applying for benefits - you cannot even access the employment site as its crashed. So no money there for me for awhile. Luckily i have savings and can survive another three four months.

Tomorrow I go to the grocery store early (it is open to senior's only between 8-9 AM.

Otherwise doing fine. I stocked up - I've been around awhile ... now I'm not a big pod guy but I got a Caliburn Koko, wire, coils, a spare bantam ... wanted cotton but never got it. I should have enough for awhile anyway. Sigh. The times they are a changing.

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24-03-2020 02:31 AM
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There are stories of NHS staff being attacked and their IDs being taken as pretty much all the supermarkets have priority times for NHS staff.

I suspect a lot of these are just stories but never underestimate the scumminess of scumbags.

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24-03-2020 05:40 PM
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