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« Reply #525 on: March 19, 2020, 03:57:56 PM »

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« Reply #526 on: March 19, 2020, 04:21:41 PM »


Just seen this on BBC News;



Death toll in England rises to 128

The number of people who have died from Covid-19 in England has risen to 128.

The 29 latest patients to have died were aged between 47 and 96 years old and had underlying health conditions, NHS England said.



Is that in line with expectations, better, or worse?

It is pretty much in line.  People need to understand that the increase is going to carry on for the next week or two.  It will be after that we start to see the extent the measures are working or not.
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« Reply #527 on: March 19, 2020, 04:53:43 PM »

I've just realised I described Evil Pie as "sensible".

That's how bad things are.

Sorry have I hurt some feelings? Aren't I sensible any more?

My seemingly harsh response to Iron's post was toward the report itself, not Iron personally. He said he wasn't sure how much truth there was so I told him in a concise manner.

I didn't have time to post anything thorough as I was busy calming down my entire workforce. They had heard 'reports' that they were all going to be told on Friday that they wouldn't have a job on Monday. They have mortgages and other such things apparently so were a bit concerned about surviving etc. The reports as it happens were bullshit.

I read Irons post which said "Reports coming in of..blah blah blah......" and responded accordingly.

For future reference if anybody isn't sure how much truth there is: Basically if it's something major (such as closing schools or bringing in the army) then ignore it if it hasn't come from Boris' daily update. If it's something minor then make a judgement and pass it on because ultimately it won't cause any harm.

There's a big difference between stating "Reports coming in" and stating "I read some unsubstantiated gossip".......

Not digging at Iron, I don't want to get in to a to and fro about that. My dig is at people spreading bullshit across social media in general. Most people on Blonde have a brain that can separate the truth from the shit so it's unlikely to cause widespread panic. The general populous don't have such luxuries so will unfortunately get very scared and understandably so.


Sorry if I caught you on a bad day Mr R, it was just bants, & was completely unrelated to your comments to Iron. It was The Bopkin that told me you were not sensible, & his judgement is impeccable.

My love for you is immense, & if I had to choose between you & a Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, you'd probably get the nod. That's how much I care.

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« Reply #528 on: March 19, 2020, 04:53:49 PM »

If the boffins can succeed in producing the antibody test, then this will be a major turning point. Once we can start clearing a significant chunk of the populations (everywhere) to work and travel, business can begin to get back to normal, and the general population can start panicking less.

I fear that the impact of the economic costs will soon dwarf the impact of the virus.

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« Reply #529 on: March 19, 2020, 04:59:13 PM »

Reports coming in of London being under military lockdown by the weekend troops are already being deployed not sure how much truth in this

It's bullshit like this that gets people panicking.

Please just stop.



At the local supermarket 10 deep in a queue and the Chinese lady in front of me with her husband with 2 trolleys of stuff between them, both wearing masks turns around to tell me that the Supermarket is shutting at 5pm every night from now on  (not true) and the military will be on the streets from 7pm every night enforcing a curfew!!!!

The only thing to make me feel slightly happy about the human race today is Gary Neville. Not the first time either, he's done it for the homeless at Xmas.

Meanwhile the powers that be could learn from Singapore. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-51866102
 
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« Reply #530 on: March 19, 2020, 05:16:56 PM »

One example of the sort of avoidable attitude people are taking to this is with regard to parkrun, which have all been cancelled worldwide with effect from this Saturday (the UK and a few other countries had runs last weekend).

Despite requests not to organise unofficial versions of the same events, there seem to be quite a number of ill-considered social media posts along the lines of meeting up at the usual place and running on Saturday.  Some of them have become abusive to the parkrun staff and volunteers requesting them not to do this.

There's no reason for anyone to stop running in the short-term, if that's their interest, but the social distancing applies equally to this too, so surely it's not difficult for people to do solo runs for the time being.  Large scale, unofficial gatherings to replace parkrun events that have been cancelled at the same time/place fundamentally misses the point of why they've been cancelled in the first place.

We had this discussion on our parkrun group.  Luckily people seemed to have taken it on board.   I went out at 11am this morning and ran much of the parkrun course.  I didn't see another runner, and though I did see one group of 6 people together it was easy enough to avoid them in a big park.  It is perfectly possible to run safely in most open spaces, but maybe not at 9am on Saturday morning. 
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« Reply #531 on: March 19, 2020, 06:04:41 PM »

If the boffins can succeed in producing the antibody test, then this will be a major turning point. Once we can start clearing a significant chunk of the populations (everywhere) to work and travel, business can begin to get back to normal, and the general population can start panicking less.

I fear that the impact of the economic costs will soon dwarf the impact of the virus.


Who knows, maybe one of the existing drugs they're testing at the moment, a Chloroquine or similar, will wipe it out. Gotta be optimistic in these spots.

End of the problem and society given the massive wake-up call it needed. Win win.
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« Reply #532 on: March 19, 2020, 06:33:13 PM »

Hey Fellas,

I’ve got nothing of substance to add to this thread. Just wanted to come on and wish the blonde community & your families well...


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« Reply #533 on: March 19, 2020, 06:57:32 PM »

Italy now has more fatalities(~3500) than China who reported today was their first day with no new cases.
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« Reply #534 on: March 19, 2020, 07:45:32 PM »

https://www.gentingcasino.com/casinos/page/coronavirus-covid-19-response/

Genting casinos closing 6am Saturday.
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« Reply #535 on: March 19, 2020, 09:21:14 PM »

an absolute disgrace workers sacked and kicked out of the staff accommodation on the same day, many are EU nationals with no where to go.

 https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/2087710/sacked-staff-left-homeless-after-north-hotel-orders-them-to-vacate-immediately/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
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« Reply #536 on: March 19, 2020, 09:53:54 PM »

been seeing people posting about blood groups for a couple of days now but didn't know much about the sources
but today seen a few UK main stream papers reporting on it
not sure if they have checked the facts or maybe just scraped news from other outlets unchecked

for more sources just use your preferred search engines news feature



https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-pandemic-blood-type-susceptible-infection-china-study-a9409331.html

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/18/people-blood-type-may-greater-risk-coronavirus-say-scientists/

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/lifestyle/health/coronavirus-people-with-blood-type-a-may-be-more-vulnerable-to-covid-19-study-claims/18/03/
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« Reply #537 on: March 19, 2020, 10:01:18 PM »

an absolute disgrace workers sacked and kicked out of the staff accommodation on the same day, many are EU nationals with no where to go.

 https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/2087710/sacked-staff-left-homeless-after-north-hotel-orders-them-to-vacate-immediately/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Britianna hotel group.  I woouldn't expect anything different.   Awful cost cutting hotel chain.
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« Reply #538 on: March 19, 2020, 10:06:47 PM »

an absolute disgrace workers sacked and kicked out of the staff accommodation on the same day, many are EU nationals with no where to go.

 https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/2087710/sacked-staff-left-homeless-after-north-hotel-orders-them-to-vacate-immediately/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Britianna hotel group.  I woouldn't expect anything different.   Awful cost cutting hotel chain.
never used them and don't think i will now
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« Reply #539 on: March 19, 2020, 10:11:51 PM »

Took the dog out for a walk early. Down Eccy Road in Sheffield - lots of bars and restaurants there.

Whilst odd ones were shut, 90% plus open and reasonably busy with groups happily drinking as if all was well in the world.

Counted a group of seven young lads, obviously invincible.

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