Coronavirus

Discussion in 'Coronavirus' started by Ag, Jan 24, 2020.

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Are you worried about contracting coronavirus?

  1. Yes, I am absolutely terrified

  2. Yes, I am slightly concerned

  3. I am neither concerned or unconcerned

  4. No, I am slightly unconcerned

  5. No, I am totally unconcerned

  6. Barry Gardiner

  7. Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved

  8. Phoenix

  9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  10. Charlotte Awbrey tits out doing the Macarena

  11. SNEAKY CUNT

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  1. Apocalypt Flyer

    Apocalypt Flyer spheres

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    And when I’m talking about “handling it far worse” or rather “shambolic” my eyes go to the UK. Just abysmal from start to finish. That includes the complete lack of moral compass and backbone as well as the stunning amount of incompetent DUNCES in charge of things during the worse crisis this side of the millennium.

    Can’t begin to imagine the frustration watching that car crash of a government in ever-lasting slow motion.
     
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  2. Suedey

    Suedey The name is Rosé. Champagne Rosé.

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    I think a little bit of accountability and reflection goes a long way actually. And it would make their plea with the public a lot more plausible. I don't know about Germany, but there hasn't been a shred of accountability on the UK government's part of any sort of admission that they handled it badly from the start. And yes there'll be a public inquiry when it's all over but I doubt anything will come out of it.

    At least it means Matt Hancock will (probably) never be prime minister though. At least that's some sort of silver lining.
     
  3. Pingu

    Pingu Noot noot

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    Yes @SDF what IS going on...? :emoji_thinking:
     
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  4. Apocalypt Flyer

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    I mean that’s half the deal, really. I watched the press conference with Merkel, the mayor of Berlin and the state minister of Bavaria earlier and I felt three people with a backbone and varying shreds of decency delivered some pretty dire news, appreciated all the efforts people make to follow the rules during the pandemic in this country and there was a genuine sense of “we’re sorry and frustrated we have to do this but we want to avoid more trouble down the line” about it. There was not pointing of the fingers or passing the buck.
     
  5. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    ask @Pingu love x
     
  6. Suedey

    Suedey The name is Rosé. Champagne Rosé.

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    Meanwhile in America...

     
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  7. Rita

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    Have you moved to Glasgow with Pingu? :o
     
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  9. Rita

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    I am not sure what all this CLOAK AND DAGGER is about? Have you moved back to Scotland @SDF?
     
  10. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    Head over to the community forum
     
  11. Cloud

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    I thought it a near certainty before the end of the month, but this thought was last month before the true depths of our government's foot dragging had sunk in. I didn't expect it to be so much later than the first wave's lockdown seemed to be.

    But yeah we've always been about 3 weeks behind Europe with all covid stuff. The local measures do seem to be semi-working (North West is slowing down for example) but because moles are popping up like crazy, there's no chance of whacking them fast enough. One area calms down and another 3 flare up.

    Just hoping like crazy that it a) Allows us to work from home again and b) isn't too late for me and my parents. I know it's not that common a symptom, but this sore throat (and increase in resting BPM from 50-55 to 60, which my watch has never registered on a Wednesday before, only the weekend due to alcohol) REALLY has me on edge.
     
  12. Loufoque

    Loufoque BATTLE FOR YOUR LIFE

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    I'm oddly more OK with this lockdown than the first. Mainly because we already did it, we know the ways to make it easier, and ultimately we know that it doesn't last forever.

    Lock the doors, lower the blinds
    Fire up the smoke machine
    And put on your heels
    'Cause I know exactly what we need


     
  13. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I didn’t mind the last lockdown too much but this has to be harder- last time was tempered with pretty good weather here, so getting out when you needed to was fine. Winter will surely be a different vibe.
     
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  14. Dark Carnival

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    Dreading this one so much more too. The curfew alone has had me properly depressed. Last time I was very strict following the rules. This time I might just allow myself to cheat a bit.
     
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  15. Lucille

    Lucille Sniffing in the VIP area

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    Sending hugs and Samur and more importantly ket.
     
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  16. Loufoque

    Loufoque BATTLE FOR YOUR LIFE

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    OOH there AIN'T no OTHER WAY

    I mean, everyone cheated during the last confinement a little. Whether it was abusing your exercise allowance or popping round to your friend's place.
     
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  17. Dark Carnival

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    I literally had no sex during 3 and a half months (yes, that’s more than how long the first one lasted :eyes: ). I might just allow myself a RIM this time.
     
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  18. Loufoque

    Loufoque BATTLE FOR YOUR LIFE

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    Remember to practice your gestes barrières.
     
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  19. Lucille

    Lucille Sniffing in the VIP area

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    My friend recently shagged a guy, but she made sure to do it from behind and outside in order to be COVID SAFE.
     
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  20. big ron

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    I like the sound of your friend :D
     
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  21. Whatevar

    Whatevar WHAT!

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    Trying to run a school with half the staff is not easy. Every day there are staff going off sick, waiting days for test results, or needing time off for childcare because their children have been sent home. It’s really stressful. But the alternative of online learning doesn’t appeal either.
     
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  22. RaspberrySwirl

    RaspberrySwirl Leftover

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    Have schools really
    WTF!
     
  23. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    just get the kids to do a bit of coal mining during these difficult and trying times
     
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  24. Cloud

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    Zoe Symptom Study offered me a Covid test because I reported the sore throat yesterday (not normally an eligible symptom but it is for me due to being part of the optional testing study), so might as well take them up on it. Don't fancy the zombie apocalypse for what I consider a non urgent one so have just ordered the postal test. Totally looking forward to shoving that thing up my nose again!

    The sore throat has mostly disappeared today, replaced with a claggy one.

    colleague makes an interesting point that the "obnoxious cleaning stuff" and fogger machine they use every week tend to irritate his throat.
     
  25. Rita

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    Is it true that London is RIDDLED? I only ask as I got my info from one of the rags stating that the R number is as high as 3, yet they are still only in Tier 2. :zombie:
     
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    Look what happens when @SDF moves down there! :(
     
  27. Rita

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    :kim: SDF is safely TUCKED UP in Glasgow.
     
  28. Star

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    I wouldn't be suprised if it's being hidden from us due to politics!!
     
  29. Rita

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    I’m not sure if it is just click bait but it is apparently a report from The Imperial College of London.
     
  30. Loufoque

    Loufoque BATTLE FOR YOUR LIFE

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    I had a number of boutique gay errands to take care of earlier (getting a haircut, buying a TRX for working out, etc.) and the vibe in Paris is just horrible - everyone is hysterically rushing around trying to get everything done before "the world ends".
     
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    I won’t even have time to get a haircut! Oh well...
     
  32. Cloud

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    Think it's been about a year since I last had my hair cut. Even when the numbers were low, I didn't quite have the courage.

    Semi-enjoying the aesthetic tbh but it could do with a tidy up.
     
  33. Suomi

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    Is this... true

    Concerneduomi
     
  34. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    I don't think there's any real way to know if the London R number is actually near 3. Based on the number of cases per 100,000 population, which is still in the region of 150 for the majority of London council areas, that much of an increase doesn't seem to be reflected in the number of positive tests, at least not yet. It's possible that the three people who are being infected by each existing case have yet to show symptoms and therefore test positive, so the R rate could be that high, but it's a bit misleading to start quoting that R rate as an absolute fact.
     
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  35. ZenGiraffe

    ZenGiraffe Anum Rapax

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    Remember the R rate is modelled to include people who never get tested but still have it, so it doesn't necessarily follow that an R number of three would reflect in a tripling of positive tests. It's why it's estimated as a range rather than a single number
     
  36. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    True, but I have to assume that if the R rate is that high in London without a significant increase in positive tests then either there's some sort of reason why Londoners are getting tested in much lower numbers than the rest of the country, or the R rate is well above 3 in areas where the positive tests are increasing rapidly without that getting the press you might expect.
     
  37. Indie

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    Presumably there's a correlation between numbers of testing and ownership of a car, given many tests are drive through.
     
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  38. Gangsta Nancy Lam

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    They've really ballsed this up... Again.
     
  39. Apocalypt Flyer

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    I'm basically running around (my flat) with a hipster samurai bun because I haven't had a haircut in MONTHS (many months). *German shrug*
     
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  40. Cloud

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    Seems that "reasonable worst case" doesn't take into account a very unreasonable government
     

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