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Corona State of Mind

Posted: 02 Mar 2020, 20:23
by Samoan
So how you all doing out there ?? - Thoughts ? Concerns ? Plans ?

My friend Sarah has just posted this, plus an illustrative photo on her FaceBook:

" Well the handwashing message is getting across!
Soap aisle in Balham Sainsbury’s virtually empty!
The pasta aisle was as empty."

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 02 Mar 2020, 20:49
by Jimbo
Fake news IMO. Way too much ado about nothing much.

What's real, however, is Japan is shutting schools, concert and sports arenas, Disneyland, and hitting me personally is my sports gym will close and reopen in two weeks.

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 03 Mar 2020, 12:49
by Jimbo
So my big sleek Megalos sports gym is closed due, apparently, to one person in Japan coming back from her sports gym feeling ill and supposedly testing positive for the virus. But then our funky, local, city-run club was half open. The machine gym was closed but the pool was open. I went to the pool.

Meanwhile I see on the news tonight that people are clambering for a test to see if they are infected but the tests are slow and not always right. And I call bullshit. How can they know all those people with symptoms have the virus? They say some thousands are infected but how do they know? They don't. They're lying.

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 03 Mar 2020, 13:06
by Samoan
Jimbo wrote:Meanwhile I see on the news tonight that people are clambering for a test to see if they are infected but the tests are slow and not always right. And I call bullshit. How can they know all those people with symptoms have the virus? They say some thousands are infected but how do they know? They don't. They're lying.


I'd rather hoped to avoid this sort of content on the thread if you'd be so kind as to oblige, Jimbo.

Cheers, Buddy.

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 03 Mar 2020, 13:08
by Samoan
So how you all doing out there ?? - Thoughts ? Concerns ? Plans ?

My friend Sarah has just posted this, plus an illustrative photo on her FaceBook:
" Well the handwashing message is getting across!
Soap aisle in Balham Sainsbury’s virtually empty!

The Pasta aisle was as empty."

How, if at all, is it affecting your everyday life ?

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 03 Mar 2020, 14:55
by Qube
We're being reasonable, I think and have probably two/three weeks worth of stock if we needed to self-quarantine in a worst-case scenario, but nothing crazy and things we would only use in time anyway. Other than that, it's mostly business as usual in our day-to-day, and it's amazing how many times you want to touch your face in a day once you start paying attention! I have a trip to Mexico City at the weekend for a week, so would appreciate if things weren't massively escalated by the time I get back to NYC a week later...

For me it's a case of, be prepared without being silly.

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 03 Mar 2020, 15:32
by trans-chigley express
Hong Kong has been through the panic buying stage: rice, bleach, sanitizers, toilet rolls and of course masks have all be so hard to come by that they had become the new currency. There was even an armed robbery of toilet rolls! Everything apart from masks are back on the shelves in plentiful supply now.

SARS is still a vivid memory here and that was truly scary time with 300 deaths from just 1800 infections and many of those that recovered still have to live with effects from it. Thankfully the new virus is nothing like as deadly but it is far more infectious.

It has had a detrimental effect on my job too with projects delayed or even cancelled. I've had a lot of unpaid leave.

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 03 Mar 2020, 15:59
by Rorschach
Qube wrote:
For me it's a case of, be prepared without being silly.


Same sort of thing here. We've got enough hand sanitiser to last a few weeks if necessary and we wouldn't starve if we had to self-quarantine for a fortnight. My wife insisted I go out and buy some masks despite my insistence that they don't really work. In fact I was pretty embarrassed asking for them, but finally found some.
They'll never get used.

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 03 Mar 2020, 16:05
by Rorschach
trans-chigley express wrote:
It has had a detrimental effect on my job too with projects delayed or even cancelled. I've had a lot of unpaid leave.


That's crap.
I suspect that, even if this thing is got under control before it spreads everywhere, the financial effects will be pretty grim.

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 04 Mar 2020, 09:07
by trans-chigley express
Rorschach wrote:
trans-chigley express wrote:
It has had a detrimental effect on my job too with projects delayed or even cancelled. I've had a lot of unpaid leave.


That's crap.
I suspect that, even if this thing is got under control before it spreads everywhere, the financial effects will be pretty grim.


With this virus coming shortly after months of protests that affected work it's been a double blow for many businesses.

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 04 Mar 2020, 15:57
by Minnie the Minx
We were shopping last night for cat food and noticed all the toilet roll shelves were empty. At the same time, one of the women stockpiling toilet roll and bread at another checkout was coughing onto her hands and the lifting up her food items with same hands without cleaning them. It’s a fascinating thing to watch folk PREPARE themselves in the knowledge of a nice clean arse without thinking that in the unlikely event that she had Coronavirus she was spreading the virus all over the food ready for a nice bit of hand - mouth transmission to all people on that checkout area.

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 04 Mar 2020, 17:12
by Deebank
Every bubble's passed its fizzical!

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Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 04 Mar 2020, 17:14
by Minnie the Minx
Jesus. That cream soda.
My friend’s dad used to drink it by the gallon.
His piss smelt of it. And I know that cos he used to piss in a bucket in the kitchen as he couldn’t be arsed to go upstairs!

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 04 Mar 2020, 17:56
by The Prof
Classy

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 04 Mar 2020, 18:08
by Minnie the Minx
Well - In fairness he wasn’t just being lazy.
It’s because he was drunk.
Go easy on the fella.

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 04 Mar 2020, 18:53
by The Prof
He coulda used the sink.

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 04 Mar 2020, 19:41
by Minnie the Minx
Or a kettle.

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 04 Mar 2020, 19:50
by KeithPratt
Or a telescope

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 04 Mar 2020, 19:58
by Flower
Or a funnel

Re: Corona State of Mind

Posted: 04 Mar 2020, 20:28
by never/ever
Why aren't people stockpiling soap and hand sanitizers?