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  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 1 Apr 2020 14:34:16 24,280 posts
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    Jesus, looking fucking grim now.
  • KD 1 Apr 2020 14:38:54 2,682 posts
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    Positive start to a new page.
  • TechnoHippy 1 Apr 2020 14:40:02 16,961 posts
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    I seem to be running a temperature now and some joint pain - wonderful.
  • Dgzter 1 Apr 2020 14:40:03 3,188 posts
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    Fuck me. That is so bleak.
  • robthehermit 1 Apr 2020 14:43:33 7,706 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Jesus, looking fucking grim now.
    I'd imagine he is. He's been dead for 2000 years.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 1 Apr 2020 14:50:21 24,280 posts
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    I thought he was only dead for 3 days wasn't he?
  • EMarkM 1 Apr 2020 15:03:06 4,922 posts
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    Well played!
  • Nazo 1 Apr 2020 15:03:26 1,303 posts
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    And he was ~30 when he died so it's only been around 1990 years.
  • Malek86 1 Apr 2020 15:04:12 9,985 posts
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    Spain will probably overtake Italy in number of infected soon, unless their curve starts dropping right now.
  • kentmonkey 1 Apr 2020 15:20:55 23,517 posts
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    My elderly mum has just had a fall, breaking her leg really badly above her knee, and suspected broken hip.

    My dad is at home, who can't really look after himself. He's not very mobile, having had a stroke and various other things, and can barely walk or hold anything.

    And we can't see her in hospital (obvious reasons) and we shouldn't see him as if he got this, there is no way he'd survive. Yet he can't look after himself properly.

    I know it's nowhere near what others have had to already go through, but this is awful timing and makes an already difficult situation even more difficult and, potentially, dangerous.
  • richarddavies 1 Apr 2020 15:21:26 7,579 posts
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    Gonna have to have a hard phone call soon. My ex called me earlier from work (she works in palliative care) in a hospital. She's upset as we have two kids and our son has chronic asthma. Shes scared that she might give our son corona and wants me and my current partner to have the kids.
    My current partner also works at hospital, but in the office side of things and she has 2 kids. Shes given me a hard no as there's not much difference with her working at hospital and also I'm high risk (recently had a lung abscess and collapsed lung)

    Ex is gonna ring me back in a bit. Feel like I'm gonna be the dickhead regardless of what I choose.

    Edited by richarddavies at 16:26:03 01-04-2020
  • Nexus_6 1 Apr 2020 15:44:23 4,856 posts
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    @kentmonkey Just because someone else has it tough doesn't negate your predicament. Sounds really tough for you. Is there someone to look in on your dad while your mum is in hospital?
    Shitty timing, but this would never have been easy for the family. Need to ride it out.
    This is something you can take on the chin and try not to overly worry.

    Keep us updated.
  • Nexus_6 1 Apr 2020 15:46:41 4,856 posts
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    @richarddavies Bummer for you also (as well as the kent monkey) You might want to clarify the second sentence - I took it to mean your ex and mother of your child was in palliative care as in she was having end of life care herself. You mean she works there? Lends a different slant to the post.
    But yeah, either way, a difficult one.
  • Malek86 1 Apr 2020 17:21:47 9,985 posts
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    Funny story, the government in Italy cracked to the pressure and decided that exercising outside and walking with your kids (within a certain distance from your house) is allowed. But most regions, especially in the North, replied with "screw them, our rules say you have to stay at home".

    As for number, 4782 new cases and 727 new deaths today. The new cases are up from yesterday, and quite a bit. But once again, many more tests have been done (almost 35k today, compared to 29k yesterday).

    Edited by Malek86 at 17:22:30 01-04-2020
  • senso-ji 1 Apr 2020 17:27:49 10,085 posts
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    Italy might be about to turn the tide. The numbers have been consistently lower than the absolute worst point from 21-26 March (new infections) and 27-28 March for deaths. Long way to go, but you'd hope that they are heading for more recoveries than infections in a week or two.
  • Malek86 1 Apr 2020 17:40:25 9,985 posts
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    We'll see. I was thinking just now that, it's not simply our number of deaths that is higher than most, but also our number of recoveries that is pretty low compared to other countries.
  • RobAnybody 1 Apr 2020 17:55:14 2,100 posts
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    NHS developing app to trace close contacts of coronavirus carriers

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/mar/31/nhs-developing-app-to-trace-close-contacts-of-coronavirus-carriers

    "The NHS is in talks to roll out a smartphone app that instantly traces close contacts of people carrying the coronavirus and advises them to self-isolate."

    "Around 60% of the adult population would need to sign up and engage with the app by registering their symptoms or positive test results for it to be effective. Their proximity to other users would be logged, and they would follow advice given in alerts to self-isolate even in cases where they were not aware of having been in contact with someone infected."

    "The prospect of an app that would give the government access to health and location data has already triggered privacy concerns and would herald an unprecedented level of surveillance."

    "The team [developing the app] has been working on the algorithm since mid-January and has studied the Chinese app that gives people a red or green code determining whether they need to self-isolate."
  • Dougs 1 Apr 2020 17:57:30 93,552 posts
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    @kentmonkey sorry to hear that KM. Assume you have done but social services might be able to help.
  • JoelStinty 1 Apr 2020 18:20:08 8,784 posts
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    Returned to work today after a two week isolation. Work in retail (supermarket). Learnt that One supplier has already gone bust and a few others have axed and reduced their range and lines already. Looking pretty grim for businesses
  • Frogofdoom 1 Apr 2020 18:37:09 16,215 posts
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    How have they managed that Joel, supermarkets are up about 16 percent over their usual taking for the time of the year. Surely the suppliers would be benefitting from this too?
  • SolidSCB 1 Apr 2020 18:42:11 12,431 posts
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    I think a lot of suppliers are just streamlining so they can produce more essential products ahead of the luxuries to meet demand.
  • JamboWayOh 1 Apr 2020 18:46:16 18,736 posts
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    I know it's not a supermarket but haven't Wetherspoons refused to pay their suppliers throughout all this chaos?
  • Dougs 1 Apr 2020 18:52:16 93,552 posts
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    I think so. The cunt
  • DUFFMAN5 1 Apr 2020 18:53:16 25,693 posts
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    @kentmonkey
    Sorry to hear mate, I hope your ma and pa are ok and getting looked after. As you say the timing is off.
  • DUFFMAN5 1 Apr 2020 18:53:19 25,693 posts
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    @kentmonkey
    Sorry to hear mate, I hope your ma and pa are ok and getting looked after. As you say the timing is off.
  • Armoured_Bear 1 Apr 2020 19:19:15 28,692 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    My elderly mum has just had a fall, breaking her leg really badly above her knee, and suspected broken hip.

    My dad is at home, who can't really look after himself. He's not very mobile, having had a stroke and various other things, and can barely walk or hold anything.

    And we can't see her in hospital (obvious reasons) and we shouldn't see him as if he got this, there is no way he'd survive. Yet he can't look after himself properly.

    I know it's nowhere near what others have had to already go through, but this is awful timing and makes an already difficult situation even more difficult and, potentially, dangerous.
    It's bloody horrible, I feel for you.
  • JoelStinty 1 Apr 2020 19:26:19 8,784 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    How have they managed that Joel, supermarkets are up about 16 percent over their usual taking for the time of the year. Surely the suppliers would be benefitting from this too?
    A lot of our suppliers are local and specialise in certain products. We are principally a tourist supermarket and most of our business is done between April and October. Whilst we have. our main suppliers like all supermarkets do (ours is Nisa) we stock a lot of local goods from meat, veg, chocolate, fudge, cider, ales etc. We try do a lot of work with local firms. I think a lot of stuff like milk is hard to come by/produce/ or have been brought in large quantities by bigger firms. At the moment our main supplier of milk as shared duties with another company that sells milk (and also supplies us other goods like cream, cheese etc), so they are making up each others shortfalls. If one can't procure enough, the other steps in.

    The supplier that went bust specialises in sausages, and another supplier we have also cut their sausage range. Their is obviously something in the supply chain that isn't working at the moment.

    This is the first week I think where we have never order Clotted Cream.

    Obviously people and big supermarkets are buying the essential items and in bulk. Like Pasta, Beans etc.

    Edited by JoelStinty at 19:32:10 01-04-2020
  • Frogofdoom 1 Apr 2020 19:32:28 16,215 posts
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    The knee jerkers have fucked that up then. If people had just shopped normally none of this shit would be happening. I havent stepped into a supermarket since the lockdown started as I have been getting stuff locally but I've heard its calming down a bit.
  • Steve-Perry 1 Apr 2020 19:41:39 1,104 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    The knee jerkers have fucked that up then. If people had just shopped normally none of this shit would be happening. I havent stepped into a supermarket since the lockdown started as I have been getting stuff locally but I've heard its calming down a bit.
    I've been to Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the last week and they were both delightful.

    Had to queue for about 10 minutes for both, but once in there, loads of stock, not busy, plenty of staff on the tills.

    They should keep it like this when this get back to normal.
  • Red_Bool 1 Apr 2020 19:41:48 1,946 posts
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    And now for something completely different: NY COVID-19 sex guidance

    And yes, it really is legit...
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