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Re: Coronavirus

this entire „I didn‘t want to create a panic“ spin is just ridiculous.

so, what are you gonna do if a Tornado is heading - are you downplaying it „not to create a panic“ and just leave people alone with their destiny?

The panic thing will be controversal  among the 190.000 families that have lost someone....

and the silence from the Republicans is remarkable.
I remember back in 2014, when there was an ebola outbreak in Africa*.
the Congress was up to election, Obama was president and the Republicans ( many of them are still high animals today there) with the friendly help of their friends at Fox News were running up and down and screamed „death“ and „disaster“ because Obama and many Governors did not agree to lock up returning helpers and nurses who were coming from that region.
It was THE topic for weeks and it looked like we were heading a huge disaster not only in the US.

The day after the election, the topic was off!
no mention anymore on Fox News, no outragement - nothing!

and now in the face of 190.000 deaths in the own country, you hear nothing from them and Fox News!

*9 US citizens got infected abroad and carried the virus home.
2 people have been infected within the US
2 died.

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

927

Re: Coronavirus

Number24 wrote:

Stay safe, Sir Miles.

Thank you...but as I don’t like to socialise I’m sure I’ll be ok  ajb007/biggrin

YNWA 96

The Unbearables

928

Re: Coronavirus

Sir Miles wrote:
Number24 wrote:

Stay safe, Sir Miles.

Thank you...but as I don’t like to socialise I’m sure I’ll be ok  ajb007/biggrin

You could become a good citizen of one of the Nordic countries yet  ajb007/biggrin

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Re: Coronavirus

Number24 wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:
Number24 wrote:

Stay safe, Sir Miles.

Thank you...but as I don’t like to socialise I’m sure I’ll be ok  ajb007/biggrin

You could become a good citizen of one of the Nordic countries yet  ajb007/biggrin

I can but try  ajb007/lol

The rate has risen to 180 per 100,000 now  ajb007/amazed

YNWA 96

The Unbearables

930

Re: Coronavirus

There have been several reports on the increase of calls to the Samaritans
https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/advance- … 02/5857612
With increases in depression, alcoholism etc. The Pandemic may have a long lasting
Mental effect on many.  Luckily like Sir Miles, I'm happy in my own company.

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

931

Re: Coronavirus

Yes, being happy in one's own company is an important skill.

932

Re: Coronavirus

As I used to say to my daughters when they'd say " I'm Bored " ... I'd
answer " Only Boring people get bored "  ajb007/wink

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

933

Re: Coronavirus

I hope our UK members are out on the town drinking something the NHS warns against, because the pubs, bars and nightclubs will be closed again from tomorrow. I also understand the rule of six will be in effect again, or as out Swedish friends write it - "sex-regelen".  ajb007/biggrin

Last edited by Number24 (13th Sep 2020 22:11)

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Re: Coronavirus

Number24 wrote:

I hope our UK members are out on the town drinking something the NHS warns against, because the pubs, bars and nightclubs will be closed again from tomorrow.

It seems you are .....

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Re: Coronavirus

Good God,I was right! Every British man, woman and child old enough to sneak in are in pub tonight   ajb007/amazed

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Re: Coronavirus

Number24 wrote:

Good God,I was right! Every British man, woman and child old enough to sneak in are in pub tonight   ajb007/amazed

Pubs round my way had already been closed a couple of days before...

And the new rate is 191 cases per 100,000...I genuinely believe my town is after breaking the 200 barrier...

YNWA 96

The Unbearables

937

Re: Coronavirus

I just discovered Norway has 204.03 cases out of 100.000 ajb007/crap   ajb007/crap

938

Re: Coronavirus

Thunderpussy wrote:

There have been several reports on the increase of calls to the Samaritans
https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/advance- … 02/5857612
With increases in depression, alcoholism etc. The Pandemic may have a long lasting
Mental effect on many.  Luckily like Sir Miles, I'm happy in my own company.

a colleague volunteers with them. It is, tragically, real and rising still.

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Re: Coronavirus

Number24 wrote:

I just discovered Norway has 204.03 cases out of 100.000 ajb007/crap   ajb007/crap

HOLY-MOLY!!! And Finland just relaxed our travel restrictions from Norway and Sweden!!!

"I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
-Mr Arlington Beech

940

Re: Coronavirus

I think Finland is one of the few countries in Europe where the number of new cases isn't going up. Corona has to be pushed back here in Norway, but it's still under control.

941

Re: Coronavirus

It is a continuing shambles in the UK..

- Testing website doesn't work properly.
- Some people being offered tests are asked to drive hundreds of miles.
- NHS staff cannot get tests meaning they have to self isolate if showing symptoms, taking them away from their work when they're
  most needed.
- NHS staff that may be asymptomatic will be spreading the virus to colleagues and patients unknowingly, as staff testing is not
  available.
- 'Rule of Six' introduced but Police advised not to issue fines right away.
- Government line continues to be; people 'can' be fined or 'could' be fined. Not 'will'.
- Face masks still not being worn by all people in shops etc.

ajb007/rolleyes

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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Re: Coronavirus

...plus on the government webpage you can still print out the stupid „I am extempt to wear a mask“ sign....  ajb007/mad

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

943

Re: Coronavirus

All the pupils in the 10th grade in my nephew's scool are quarantined because one of the boys have been diagnosed with corona, and their church confimation is this weekend! They are being tested and my nephew doesn't know the infected boy, but we have hotel room for Thursday nigh to Sunday. That means we (my parents and I) will have to drive all Thursday to get there, then hope the results of the test of my nephew is ready on Friday. If he is well we'll attend the cermony on Saturday, but if he is infected we'll probably drive hom that day instead. I know lots of people are facing much worse problems because of corona than I am, probably there are members in this forum who are facing bigger problems because of the pandemic, but I'm frustrated and a little nervous.

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Re: Coronavirus

Number24 wrote:

I think Finland is one of the few countries in Europe where the number of new cases isn't going up. Corona has to be pushed back here in Norway, but it's still under control.

The problem is, that some industries are really pushing for more relaxed guidelines. I had a "professional chat" with some one in the know (I know that's vague, but it's that way on purpose), and it was the lobbying efforts by the group formed by tourism- hospitality- and event businesses, that convinced the government to start relaxing travel restrictions, even thought the second wave is gathering speed.
To quote Pfc. Frost: "Man I'm telling you, I got a baad feeling about this drop..."

EDIT: I just realized that peoples first thought will run to Miranda, so I had to clarify which Frost...

Last edited by 0073 (16th Sep 2020 06:43)

"I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
-Mr Arlington Beech

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Re: Coronavirus

Today the quaratine and border crossing rules were thightened a bit and local autorities in the areas with outbreaks are going further.
I still haven't seen anyone with facemasks, but I haven't visited any larger towns in months.

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Re: Coronavirus

0073 wrote:

The problem is, that some industries are really pushing for more relaxed guidelines. I had a "professional chat" with some one in the know (I know that's vague, but it's that way on purpose), and it was the lobbying efforts by the group formed by tourism- hospitality- and event businesses, that convinced the government to start relaxing travel restrictions, even thought the second wave is gathering speed.
"

From today, brothels are open and „freelancers“ are allowed to work again in Germany - so I wonder who was lobbying whom and how  ajb007/embarrassed

Seriously speaking I am afraid that the second wave will hit us much harder and longer than the first one.
We are far from over with this

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

947

Re: Coronavirus

I don't understand why, in England, youth groups are exempt from the group of 6 rule. There are restrictions on kids in school as to how much contact they are allowed with other kids. But then they can attend youth groups where they would be mixing with a different set of kids and adults, socially distanced I know but it still doesn't make sense to me.

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Re: Coronavirus

The Spy Who Never Dies wrote:

I don't understand why, in England, youth groups are exempt from the group of 6 rule. There are restrictions on kids in school as to how much contact they are allowed with other kids. But then they can attend youth groups where they would be mixing with a different set of kids and adults, socially distanced I know but it still doesn't make sense to me.

Don’t ever look for sense from the government  ajb007/lol  ajb007/crap

The pubs are shut in my town but I can still go to the gym  ajb007/amazed

YNWA 96

The Unbearables

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Re: Coronavirus

Higgins wrote:

From today, brothels are open and „freelancers“ are allowed to work again in Germany - so I wonder who was lobbying whom and how  ajb007/embarrassed

Seriously speaking I am afraid that the second wave will hit us much harder and longer than the first one.
We are far from over with this

I do hope your second paragraph does not refer to events in your first paragraph, Higgins...  ajb007/amazed

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

950

Re: Coronavirus

I think a vaccine will be ready for the market this winter and 2021 will be spent fighting corona. By 2022 most of the pandemic will be under control in the developed world. Third world countries will be dependent on rich countries and non-state organisations to buy vaccines.