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Re: National and International Lockdown
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2020, 12:07:35 PM »
The biggest change for me is working from home as I am in the people "who are at increased risk of severe illness" grouping according to PHE. Amazing at how much more I can get on with without the constant, "I dont suppose you remember when... Do you have..." type interruptions over your shoulder all day long; but I do miss having a bigger screen  ;)

Collecting medication from the Dr's was a little weird. A desk placed between the two sets of automatic doors with a sign, "STOP", do not pass go etc. The receptionist coming from the office towards the desk asking " What can I do for you?" She got the medication and told me she was going to slide it across the desk to me

I came too close to the reality of the virus last week. Two weeks ago dad (86) had a heart block, collapsed injuring his nose, chest, shoulder and leg, and it took two hours for the ambulance to arrive. He had another last week and was rushed to hospital within 20 minutes this time. As they arrived at the hospital he had a heart attack, the crash team came running leaving my mum and two sisters wondering what was happening for 45 minutes before they said they had him "sorted". He was in resuss for a few hours then they took him across to the heart care unit. On arriving there he had a further heart attack, and again the crash team performed superbly. I was on a training course 200+ miles away when my sister called from outside A & E, I'll never forget hearing those sirens in the background as another ambulance arrived, I thought she was in the ambulance with dad and said "Dad's in a bad way" through her tears

I dashed up to Manchester to see dad and family, stopped there a couple of days till he was stronger, through the worst, and returned. On Saturday (I think) dad and two others picked up an "infection" which the staff thought was Covid and they were all put in isolation. It was four days before he got the negative results for Covid, and has now been returned to the heart care unit. As the days have passed he has been taken off the morphine (cracked ribs), oxygen mask removed, then later the oxygen tubes removed from the nostrils, he is finally eating, and all that remains now is that he can pee. Once that has occurred (a current concern for the Dr's, he can be moved to a "normal" ward. The last 10 days have been worrying to say the least

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Re: National and International Lockdown
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2020, 12:14:56 PM »
Bloomin heck fella !!!  Hope all is settling down and your dad is getting betterer  xx
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Re: National and International Lockdown
« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2020, 04:40:56 PM »
 cussing: time

If you see a note (was emailed to me, also on Faceache) purporting to be an internal NHS document (some sources claim from St George's hospital) about how you can tell and how hot drinks keep you safe then it is a fake

As St Georges' Hospital put's it:
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We’re aware of inaccurate advice circulating on #COVID19 claiming to be from “St George’s Hospital” about detection and prevention of #coronavirus

This is not accurate, nor official guidance from the Trust.

For up to date, official advice please visit http://nhs.uk/coronavirus
https://twitter.com/StGeorgesTrust/status/1241023483414556777

And FullFact and the Beeb have shredded some of its claims:

https://fullfact.org/online/viral-posts-sharing-symptoms-and-treatments-covid-19-contain-false-information/

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200319-covid-19-will-drinking-water-keep-you-safe-from-coronavirus

One of it's claims is a temperature 10oC below body temperature kills it.   ::)  FFS how stupid do they think Facebook readers are?

 rubschin:  very stupid



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Re: National and International Lockdown
« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2020, 05:12:00 PM »
All pubs to close tonight. All hail the VP  worthy:
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Re: National and International Lockdown
« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2020, 05:12:30 PM »
All pubs to close tonight. All hail the VP  worthy:

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« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2020, 05:17:50 PM »
Just listening to the Chancellor. Fucking hell!! eeek:
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Re: National and International Lockdown
« Reply #51 on: March 20, 2020, 05:59:14 PM »
Just listening to the Chancellor. Fucking hell!! eeek:
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« Reply #52 on: March 20, 2020, 06:01:31 PM »
I tried to do the sums, but I ran out of zeros!!
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Re: National and International Lockdown
« Reply #53 on: March 20, 2020, 06:04:18 PM »
Figures in Italy are  rising and remain alarming !!!

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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Re: National and International Lockdown
« Reply #54 on: March 20, 2020, 06:08:13 PM »
I tried to do the sums, but I ran out of zeros!!
I made it somewhere between £10B and £20B a month

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Re: National and International Lockdown
« Reply #55 on: March 20, 2020, 06:10:19 PM »
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Re: National and International Lockdown
« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2020, 06:13:00 PM »
Boris was much much better today 

And is it just me or is Rishi Sunak looking like a better man for the Chancellor job that Savid Javid was?
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Re: National and International Lockdown
« Reply #57 on: March 20, 2020, 06:15:14 PM »
"Events, dear boy, events".
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« Reply #58 on: March 20, 2020, 06:16:08 PM »
I just commented exactly the same thing  redface:

He comes across as much more capable and personable than many of the recent title holders
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Re: National and International Lockdown
« Reply #59 on: March 20, 2020, 06:43:10 PM »
The biggest change for me is working from home as I am in the people "who are at increased risk of severe illness" grouping according to PHE. Amazing at how much more I can get on with without the constant, "I dont suppose you remember when... Do you have..." type interruptions over your shoulder all day long; but I do miss having a bigger screen  ;)

Collecting medication from the Dr's was a little weird. A desk placed between the two sets of automatic doors with a sign, "STOP", do not pass go etc. The receptionist coming from the office towards the desk asking " What can I do for you?" She got the medication and told me she was going to slide it across the desk to me

I came too close to the reality of the virus last week. Two weeks ago dad (86) had a heart block, collapsed injuring his nose, chest, shoulder and leg, and it took two hours for the ambulance to arrive. He had another last week and was rushed to hospital within 20 minutes this time. As they arrived at the hospital he had a heart attack, the crash team came running leaving my mum and two sisters wondering what was happening for 45 minutes before they said they had him "sorted". He was in resuss for a few hours then they took him across to the heart care unit. On arriving there he had a further heart attack, and again the crash team performed superbly. I was on a training course 200+ miles away when my sister called from outside A & E, I'll never forget hearing those sirens in the background as another ambulance arrived, I thought she was in the ambulance with dad and said "Dad's in a bad way" through her tears

I dashed up to Manchester to see dad and family, stopped there a couple of days till he was stronger, through the worst, and returned. On Saturday (I think) dad and two others picked up an "infection" which the staff thought was Covid and they were all put in isolation. It was four days before he got the negative results for Covid, and has now been returned to the heart care unit. As the days have passed he has been taken off the morphine (cracked ribs), oxygen mask removed, then later the oxygen tubes removed from the nostrils, he is finally eating, and all that remains now is that he can pee. Once that has occurred (a current concern for the Dr's, he can be moved to a "normal" ward. The last 10 days have been worrying to say the least

Bloody hell! happy100
eeek: JOM, hope his recovery continues at speed

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