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Offline David1819

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2020, 03:52:AM »
I live in a house with two teenagers. Neither of them could give a monkeys about the advice regarding washing their hands or catching sneezes in tissue and then washing their hands. There are probably hundreds of thousands, if not millions of teenagers who hold this level of disregard on Coronavirus. It occurred to me that no matter how much I wash my own hands or use floor wipes on every single thing that is handled in some way or form in the house, it's all probably for nothing. Any disinfecting is quickly undone by teenage casual disregard.

Show them this video.

https://vimeo.com/398334975

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2020, 06:02:AM »
I live in a house with two teenagers.
Do you have a room or garage that can be used as an isolation unit?

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2020, 09:44:AM »
Show them this video.

https://vimeo.com/398334975

They wouldn't be arsed. Customer I am currently working with is from Bergamo. His mam is still in touch with people from there. She told me everyone knows somebody who has died.

Does anyone check this site? It takes a while for the numbers to update.
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2020, 10:34:AM »
I've used it occasionally. It says Bergamo ran out of intensive care beds a few days ago.

Current advice is that paracetamol is to be preferred to ibuprofen as a fever treatment if COVID-19 is suspected.

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2020, 11:36:AM »
Bondi beach is swamped with people enjoying 32 degree heat !?

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2020, 11:45:AM »
364 deaths in Spain, in last 48 hours alone. Germany appears to be fairing well in comparison.

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2020, 12:20:PM »
Goodness me. I have to ask myself if we as a country would be prepared for a high volume of deaths in so short a time.

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2020, 06:36:PM »
UK has the fifth highest toll for new deaths in last 24 hours.
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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2020, 06:58:PM »
My last outing was to Asda last week ( Wed ) nowhere else since and I'm staying put.

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2020, 08:58:PM »
My last outing was to Asda last week ( Wed ) nowhere else since and I'm staying put.
Good for you Lookout!

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2020, 01:39:PM »
Bondi beach is swamped with people enjoying 32 degree heat !?
Sorted.

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2020, 03:20:PM »
The Aussies blame Europe and the USA for bringing the virus into the country, not the Chinese, although I suppose it was alright when they were spending their money there.

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Re: The COVID-19 virus in the UK
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2020, 04:03:PM »
as i suspected false postives.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32133832