The Coronavirus Thread - Stay safe and well

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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by Winckle » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:39 pm

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Lagamorph wrote:People who've been doing a load of cash in hand work are about to get bitten in the arse.


Should have paid their taxes then.


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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by Winckle » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:40 pm

Knoyleo wrote:Feels pretty irresponsible to be giving the NHS the clap at a time like this.

I'm sick of people politicising things like this.

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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:48 pm

Winckle wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Feels pretty irresponsible to be giving the NHS the clap at a time like this.

I'm sick of people politicising things like this.


Did...did you miss the joke that Knoy was making?

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by captain red dog » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:00 pm

Have to say I didn't take part in the clapforcarers. Mainly because I'm a miserable bastard but also didn't really see the point. Most of them will be working now, the ones that aren't will be resting. The best way to support the NHS is to stay indoors right now, and later, vote for politicians that will fund it properly. The number of people on my Facebook feed trying to get virtue points for clapping, yet voted for the Tories in the election is frustrating.

I've immense respect and love for NHS workers and carers and they should be given absolutely everything they need to do their jobs effectively, and support for the aftermath too when I imagine a lot of them will likely be suffering mental health issues.

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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by KK » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:04 pm

Apparently Donald Trump is going to announce a relaxing of the distancing guidelines in some states tonight according to CNN TV, and this new report:

President Donald Trump told US governors on Thursday his administration was preparing to issue new, potentially more relaxed social distancing guidelines based on geographic risk factors for the novel coronavirus, even as some health experts warn it's too early to allow Americans to congregate in large groups or return to their workplaces.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/26/poli ... index.html

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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by Winckle » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:05 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Winckle wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Feels pretty irresponsible to be giving the NHS the clap at a time like this.

I'm sick of people politicising things like this.


Did...did you miss the joke that Knoy was making?

Of course I did, his humour is positively infectious!

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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by Cuttooth » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:15 pm

KK wrote:Apparently Donald Trump is going to announce a relaxing of the distancing guidelines in some states tonight according to CNN TV, and this new report:

President Donald Trump told US governors on Thursday his administration was preparing to issue new, potentially more relaxed social distancing guidelines based on geographic risk factors for the novel coronavirus, even as some health experts warn it's too early to allow Americans to congregate in large groups or return to their workplaces.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/26/poli ... index.html

He's going to go with the notion that this is primarily affecting blue states and then get people in all the states killed.

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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by Dual » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:17 pm

captain red dog wrote:Have to say I didn't take part in the clapforcarers. Mainly because I'm a miserable bastard but also didn't really see the point. Most of them will be working now, the ones that aren't will be resting. The best way to support the NHS is to stay indoors right now, and later, vote for politicians that will fund it properly. The number of people on my Facebook feed trying to get virtue points for clapping, yet voted for the Tories in the election is frustrating.

I've immense respect and love for NHS workers and carers and they should be given absolutely everything they need to do their jobs effectively, and support for the aftermath too when I imagine a lot of them will likely be suffering mental health issues.


Feel exactly the same.

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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by Garth » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:35 pm

US now has the highest number of confirmed cases:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by Peter Crisp » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:44 pm

Yes, now is certainly the time to relax things as they have everything perfectly under control.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - US Gov 'Hexx says stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives'
by Green Gecko » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:18 pm

Hexx wrote:
DarkRula wrote:
Hexx wrote:
DarkRula wrote:Isn't someone being on immunosuppressants enough for them to be high-risk by default? Which, by that term, should mean anyone living with them should be taking the same measures in case they do get it and pass it on.


https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... ble-adults

Nope
Nothing compelling employers to allow this (even if entirely reasonable/possible) or they don’t want it.
It’s all guidance, suggestions, and waffle

It’s part why I find the bullshit ‘strong government honest’ slogans inserted into thread title by an idiot so strawberry floating amusing.


Yeah, it's honestly quite poor on the Government's part that they still aren't enforcing any of this stuff. It's seeming very vague still.


Not to beat a dead horse - but that’s why I found their 3 word slogans (a classic Cummings approach) so strawberry floating distasteful

Still at least ‘squash the sombrero’ didn’t get traction

Yeah, I did that because it is morbid and it's a pain in the arse to dick around "moderating" it

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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by OrangeRKN » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:34 pm

The clapping is properly embarrassing

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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by Qikz » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:37 pm

People were clapping and cheering outside mine and I had no strawberry floating idea why, it wasn't until 5 minutes after when I checked the news that I found out :lol:

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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by Hexx » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:39 pm


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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by Hexx » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:41 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Yes, now is certainly the time to relax things as they have everything perfectly under control.



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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by SillySprout » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:44 pm

Think this is the first day that Spain has been the country with the highest number of deaths? It looks like Italy may have peaked, which is a sign of things to come here.

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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by KK » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:44 pm

Like Clinton’s cards, Next is currently shuttered for the foreseeable. As another outlet that has been struggling they may not see out the year either.

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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by Peter Crisp » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:45 pm

Yeah, what a fabulous way to motivate staff and make them in the mood to help the company in a time of crisis.

I don't get why these companies don't see that morale is going to go into free-fall and the likelihood of people volunteering for overtime when they need them in the future is going to tank.

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jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by Hexx » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:46 pm

The bit I don't get - how does no one realise the simple conecpt "If you're an absolute dick to your employees, it's going to leak almost immediately"

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PostRe: The Coronavirus Thread - Stay at home
by Tineash » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:55 pm

Hexx wrote:The bit I don't get - how does no one realise the simple conecpt "If you're an absolute dick to your employees, it's going to leak almost immediately"


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