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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by beautifulmorning, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. One of my Parisian coworkers literally just told me, in order:

    1) This virus is probably not even real.
    2) If it is, swine flu was worse.
    3) [at the chance of cafés closing] What are we supposed to do, stop living?

    This city is so fucked nn
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  2. Gonna fall out with my housemates who are storing a spoonful of bolognese in a giant tupperwear container in the freezer. I need to freeze 6 weeks supply of chicken.
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  3. Sam


    Guy sat next to me at work can’t stop coughing and says he feels a tad feverish. He’s just been escorted out the room and told to ring 111. Fuck
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  4. Closing schools will put healthcare workers in a position where they have no childcare, so the grandparents will be babysitting and they are the most vulnerable. The kids are better off on lockdown in school. If Italy had closed schools earlier they would have had the same problem. There is no wonder fix for this. The decisions also have absolutely nothing to do with the politicians and everything to do with scientific experts so your anger is misplaced. Just sit down and stockpile your food.
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  5. Ddddd someone from our office has tested positive.
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  6. But it does seem many scientific experts think this should be done? I don't know that it's fair to be dismissive when there's really no definitive evidence that this is the best course of action. As has been suggested, schools could just stay open for the children of key workers, and those who are unable to be cared for by anyone other than their grandparents.

    I don't know how they can justify keeping schools open so grandparents aren't babysitting as part of a strategy where 60% of the UK gets the disease? Those grandparents are likely fucked either way.
  7. Okay well neither of us are experts and these are all just ideas. I know who I'd rather listen to. This is an unprecedented situation as I said with no one fix for all countries. Everyone needs to calm the fuck down before this thread gets locked.
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  8. The Danish solved this by actually providing health care for the healthcare workers & police forces. I don't get why that is so hard...

    It is clear the economy is more valuable to our government. Also regarding that the RIVM is getting a lot of attention being late and not good enough, such as this letter from medical microbiologists (Dutch).
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  9. Here's the interview with the CMO

    They seem to be working on the assumption that it's not containable anyway, so you might as well get it now rather than in winter when there's no chance of the NHS coping. I'm not really sure I understand the ideas around herd immunity - isn't it related to the cold virus, which famously mutates so frequently that you can never be immune?

    It's really hard to judge at this stage, because we need to see what happens in places that went into lock down when life gets back to normal, and how that compares which is hardly ideal.
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  10. Incredible how many people who have spent years rightly bemoaning the UK Government for not listening to their experts are now demanding they ignore their experts.
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  11. We got an email a week from HR a week ago telling us if we feel at all ill, any symptoms that could be cold/flu/carona we were to leave the office immediately, not talk or interact with anyone and to not come back for 2 weeks.
  12. Keeping schools open so that the 3-5% of the students who have parents in healthcare have somewhere to send them seems kinda messy though? I think closing schools is a great idea to be honest. But only if they stay at home.
  13. Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
    Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
    • a high temperature
    • a new, continuous cough
    Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

    You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.


    The good sisters at 111 need a break.
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  14. I've no idea if there's any basis to close schools (other than to be seen to be doing something) but I agree that keeping them open so the state can provide childcare for the small number of key workers seems bizarre - especially since even less of them will have very small children.
  15. Someone on the train just took their mask off to pick their nose.

    I can’t.
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