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LOCKDOWN

How does it affect you?

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JustLyn  Female  Cheshire
25-Mar-2020 13:45 Message #4773682
One of the advantages of not being able to buy your usual shop and more time to plan, is being more innovative and adventurous in what you eat.

I'll start a different thread on this.
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terry  Male  West Yorkshire
25-Mar-2020 14:06 Message #4773688
Not entirely on thread I know, my apologies for that but in a roundabout way it is to do with coping.

I'm at a loss as to what is so difficult for people to understand about this virus. Virus's are spread by contact, physical, airborne or latent on touched surfaces. The government - fair do's to them - have/are taken/taking measures to educate us as to the possible dangers, so what is it about social distancing and extra hygiene measures people don't understand? whilst the advice/rules may seem overly strict (they aren't) how come we can't use our common sense for the minor details?....keep away from each other!
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brisinger  Male  Lancashire
25-Mar-2020 16:14 Message #4773706
Are people F*CKING idiots or what (excuse my french)? They are still going in to parks in large numbers. If you really knew the real figures of those who've CONTRACTED Covid-19 you'd be wetting yourself...
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
25-Mar-2020 16:19 Message #4773707
Couldn't agree more Terry, what has shocked me is people's apparent ignorance and unwillingness to take any responsibility for their own lives.
Pleading ignorant because they don't know how far 2 metres is and the government should do more to educate them on such things.
It really is quite disappointing and worrying how wet many people are...
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fosy  Male  Leicestershire
25-Mar-2020 22:18 Message #4773723
" Pleading ignorant because they don't know how far 2 metres is".

maybe the c.v needs to remove these people from the gene pool ?
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brisinger  Male  Lancashire
25-Mar-2020 22:57 Message #4773724
Idiot people.
They are all around us
AND THEY BREED
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persona_non_grata  Male  North London
25-Mar-2020 23:16 Message #4773725
I still think that thousands of people don’t realise the dangers and don’t believe it will happen to them. They are the ones grouped together in the park and standing heel to toe in supermarket queues or crammed into buses and trains. I’m sure the whole thing seems surreal to them. We could hardly be better informed of the dangers and the precautions to take which are very simple in keeping distanced and washing hands. I hope the latest rules make them see sense.
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
26-Mar-2020 10:17 Message #4773746
India are starting to hit people who are disobeying the lockdown rules with batons.....Hopefully our police get given the same authority........Doubt it though.....

Some of the stories of people not locking down disgust me.......more than the punishment stories.....

Also....idiots are going into shops and deliberately coughing........in this country

Some are also setting fire to emergency vehicles.....again, in this country....

and many more moronic incidents.......Batons are too good for them......
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Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
26-Mar-2020 12:09 Message #4773761
Biggest moronic incident has to be Sadiq Khan and his reduction of busses/trains. It just means more people waiting for the next one and more people on them.

Fantastic response of volunteers to help the NHS. Mr Johnson where are the testing kits, for the NHS staff, promised last Friday. And gosh, just let the planes in still from Italy, why not.

Spain looks like the present epicentre, and the US to follow. I wonder if we will escape.
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JustLyn  Female  Cheshire
26-Mar-2020 13:12 Message #4773770
Khan only reduced the trains because 30% down on staff that are qualified.

His hands are tied.
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Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
26-Mar-2020 13:24 Message #4773775
Matt Hancock claims that 'there is no good' reason why timetables have been cut to the extent they have.

Khan's claim is staff sickness and self-isolation. Tubes as a result are packed. With Khan's track record, I just don't go with him. People using the tube are down around 80%, I doubt the staff sickness equals that. Maybe it does, but I wouldn't have thought so.
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wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
26-Mar-2020 19:05 Message #4773811
Seeing the new figures coming out on infection rates in London I would believe it, not only do you have normal staff rota's, days off etc, but theres a large number of staff self isolating either because they've been in contact directly with someone with CV19 but those who are having to look after vulnerable others, including themselves. I tfind the spat between Khan and central gov inelegant and think they should settle thier disagreements in private, to many people are still travelling.
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Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
26-Mar-2020 21:04 Message #4773830
It says on the news the Virus prefers men to women. It's nearly two thirds men than it is women. Sexist and ageist.

It likes to try a bit of royalty as well. And heads of government/ministers. It is totally running riot. I think it's had its fill of Europe and is now in New York, we might be lucky, rather bad numbers over there.
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
26-Mar-2020 21:25 Message #4773834
It's a shame that the deep divisions over Brexit and the election have transferred to this crisis.
Nobody, left or right, brexiteer or remainer, rich or poor is safe from this virus so it's sad the way it's been jumped upon in that way.
How anybody can begrudge Prince Charles a test for the virus is beyond me, but it plays into this "the rich get all the perks" nonsense. The poor guy has the virus, he's 71 and vulnerable. How much money he's got won't make a scrap of difference to whether he lives or dies...

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Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
26-Mar-2020 21:39 Message #4773835
I expect the money got him the test. It's not cheap. But that apart he's entitled. Gov. apparently has a test soon to be made available.
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NotHermit  Male  Derbyshire
26-Mar-2020 22:07 Message #4773836
The research from Oxford looks interesting.
Claims that up to 50% of UK have already had CV, and not noticed.

They are currently checking the theory.
Female
JustLyn  Female  Cheshire
26-Mar-2020 22:09 Message #4773837
I voted you excellent Hierophant
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
26-Mar-2020 22:15 Message #4773840
I would imagine the fact he is heir to the throne might have had more to do with it than the money. He probably had little say in the matter...
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Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
26-Mar-2020 22:46 Message #4773841
She might outlive him! I think queen mother got to 100, poss. more. Poor Charles has little to say in any matter. How mean of the virus. Sometimes feel as if it has an intelligence.
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
27-Mar-2020 07:38 Message #4773849
"She might outlive him!"

What a heartwarming thing to say, I would imagine you're having no problem with social-distancing....
Female
Greencare  Female  Berkshire
27-Mar-2020 08:05 Message #4773851
We all die, rich or poor. We all bleed the same, have broken hearts and feel the losses. Looking down on the rich or looking down on the poor there is no difference in my mind. We are all equal in the ways it matters.
I wish Charles well along with every other person unfortunate enough to have contracted the virus and hope they all recover and sympathise for those who don’t.
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Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
27-Mar-2020 09:05 Message #4773855
Chill out Hierophant. He has a sense of humour and I bet would agree.

In a world population of 7.8 billion, he will be a priority. Save your sympathy for others, not so fortunate.
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
27-Mar-2020 09:27 Message #4773857
"In a world population of 7.8 billion, he will be a priority. Save your sympathy for others, not so fortunate."

I'm chilled, but failing to see your logic, he's got it...
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Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
27-Mar-2020 09:42 Message #4773859
I believe you don't. Or you just want me to post.

It's pretty straightforward. His symptoms are mild. He will get the very best of medical attention, unless he has underlying issues, which I doubt, he will recover. Nothing chilling about it. What is chilling is hundreds of thousands of people won't. Because governments don't see the priority the same way the public do. They will put economic factors before peoples lives. Got it?

And I could add, China who we slander put its citizens before anything else, and this government in its wisdom preferred to carry out at experiment on its citizens rather than follow the WHO's highly educated opinion on how this pandemic should be handled. And lets hope that we get through it without fighting over trivialities and pull through together.
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JustLyn  Female  Cheshire
27-Mar-2020 09:50 Message #4773860
I feel sympathy for Charles as he was born into something he had no influence in and the indoctrination of the era. Things will slowly change, but it a terrible burden and although isn't risk of starving, probably has risk of same anxieties that some would argue could be worse than hunger.

It's what people do with wealth that influences what I think of them. The Royal Family do a lot to support charities and good causes and even if you only see them as non human value, they bring a lot to the UK economy.

Look at how Wetherspoon and Sports Direct of this world differ in their approach to Dyson, Kellogg's and even some restaurants in their approach to supporting those in need as opposed to using it as an opportunity to profit and not support their employees.


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