Corona kind of Life.

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby souphound » 04 Dec 2021, 16:34

That sucks I'm lucky to work for a company that is at the other end of the spectrum. Going in is still 100% optional and not recommended unless absolutely necessary. We no longer have to advise of our intention to go beforehand, but it's still desertland.

Working from home (and believe me, I work a lot more hours from home than I did when at the office) wherever and whenever possible makes a lot of sense. And te large majority of people like it too. Win-win. But then, of course it depends a lot on the nature of the work to be done.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Rorschach » 05 Dec 2021, 19:17

Yep. I reckon I get a lot more work done at home than I do in the office. Less distractions for a start.

In other news, I had my booster yesterday and today I feel absolutely rotten. First time I've had a reaction to a Covid jab but I hope it clears up straight away, I have an appointment to watch all of Let it Be with a friend tomorrow!
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 07 Dec 2021, 20:16

I’m not often moved to want to break windows these days but the video in this news article showing Johnson cronies laughing about not socially distancing has boiled my piss to the max

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... tmas-party
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Postby The Prof » 15 Dec 2021, 11:15

Don't anyone start a thread entitled, Jethro RIP. It looks like the comedian of the same name is another victim of Covid 19.

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Postby Neige » 17 Dec 2021, 07:43

The Prof wrote:Don't anyone start a thread entitled, Jethro RIP. It looks like the comedian of the same name is another victim of Covid 19.


What, there's a comedian called Jethro Q Walrustitty? :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Postby Hightea » 23 Dec 2021, 15:35

Long week. Drove my Nephew back from Cornell last Tuesday to my brothers home( 3 hour ride). He tested negative right before I picked him up, his roommate tested positive a few days before. We drove with the window down and all masked. The next day he tested positive. I had a really bad headache and some fever. I was better on Sunday. NY has been a mess to get tested this week (4 hours waits), however in westchester its by appointment only and finally was able to get tested on Tuesday by my doctor's asst, who came to my car. Got results back today. Negative.

I'm not sure I'm understanding how that's possible if he tested positive and had my same symptoms. Thinking now by the time I got tested I was already negative after being positive?

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Postby mudshark » 23 Dec 2021, 22:47

In several Euro countries they're going to require double masking in shops and public transport. And they're saying boosters will lose their effectiveniss after 3-4 months. They're starting to lose me, to be honest.
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 02 Jan 2022, 03:36

We decided shortly before our planned U.K/Estonia trip at NY to cancel due to omicron uncertainty. I was fucking heartbroken but have been reassured it was the right thing to do given that a ton of my family, all vaccinated, have gone down with it and are all isolating in the rooms we planned to stay in. We would absolutely have got it and not been able to travel to Estonia and may even have missed our flight back to the US. What a fucking debacle.
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Postby Samoan » 08 Jan 2022, 13:40

I thought this was extraordinary. I just watched a news item on Sky News UK (I missed the name of the hospital) about a geriatric bay (they have that archaic term posted on the glass wall) of 6 patients.
One of them is fit & well and ready to return home with all provisions/family at the ready but he/she can't be discharged because One of the remaining 5 is testing positive for Covid (which variant not mentioned) and he/she won't be discharged until all 6 in the bay are testing clear.
I can see the rationale behind it, it's just such a mess in terms of bed availability.
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 08 Jan 2022, 15:55

Samoan wrote:I thought this was extraordinary. I just watched a news item on Sky News UK (I missed the name of the hospital) about a geriatric bay (they have that archaic term posted on the glass wall) of 6 patients.
One of them is fit & well and ready to return home with all provisions/family at the ready but he/she can't be discharged because One of the remaining 5 is testing positive for Covid (which variant not mentioned) and he/she won't be discharged until all 6 in the bay are testing clear.
I can see the rationale behind it, it's just such a mess in terms of bed availability.


Yes! One of my best friends who was the COO at a local hospital (in U.K.) was begged to come out of retirement temporarily to help with exactly this kind of stuff and work in bed management. Absolute chaos.

Meanwhile my Dad now has covid which is the situation I dreaded but he seems to be doing well.
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