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Am okay. 👍😎
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We're using this locally. Local Facebook pages are being used to co-ordinate, with volunteers taking responsibility to put these through letterboxes in their immediate area. We've very few cases here yet, but wanted to get something in place so that elderly/vulnerable feel supported.

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Newt wrote:
16 Mar 2020 15:53
IQ? :lol:

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OMG don't even get me started!

I am so sick of Donald Trump, the Federal Government and every soul in this country that voted for him and created this monstrous wave of panic, anxiety and human behavior!

Sick, sick, sick, sick of this fiasco!

I will write more later, just so worried! My daughter is a Respiratory Therapist in a large hospital! I am trying to talk her into quitting her job and staying home with her kids! That might sound careless but our government is failing our health care workers, they are becoming cannon fodder as if we were in war! I don't care! I want her to quit her job no matter who suffers, because health care workers are not being cared for at all!

There, later I will rant more! I am in no danger of drinking, but if things get really, really bad I won't effing care anymore!

Hope everyone else is doing better than me! Deanna
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Deanna <:)>

It's a good idea to have this dedicated thread ;)?

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This bit of what PM said worries me.

“Pregnant women, people over the age of 70 and those with certain health conditions should consider the advice "particularly important", he said.
People in at-risk groups will be asked within days to stay home for 12 weeks.”

She is 24 weeks now....
Speaking to HR & bosses in morning.

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I'm supposed to be going to Portugal on Sunday but now pretty much sure it won't be happening. At least its better than being stranded there.

OH has an underlying health condition and he is thinking he will have to self isolate for 12 weeks after this weekend. Not sure if this means I too will have to self isolate in case I infect him? He is Asthmatic.
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Thanks, Tro, I will have a look at that link.

Freshie, yes, stay in your own country, just to be on the safe side! We had all these people flooding back because of travel bans and what a stupid idea that was! Didn't that orange monster realize that they would all be landing in airports at the same time and present a sardine like atmosphere? How much virus was spread in all of those huge crowds? That dumb idea caused more problem than it solved, for sure!

If I hadn't read the very long and very interesting book about the 1918 Flu Pandemic by John Barry, I probably wouldn't be so upset! Believe me folks, we are headed for a big, dangerous, lethal bumpy ride, so buckle up!!!! It is not just the virus but the recession, if not depression that is inevitable when there is no commerce, no money being exchanged for goods and services, no goods and services in many instances and dwindling supplies! No wonder people are buying and hoarding!

Where is Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt when we need them the most? No drama Obama, please come back, please!!!! We need decisive leadership and what do we have, a Reality Show failure who happens to be a psychopath, narcissist, misogynistic xenophobe!

I am sad and mad about it all! Thank you for letting me vent!

Don't read the above book unless you have the guts for it because you won't like what you read! Of course, our medicine has much advanced in over 100 years, but a virus is a virus, and we have a pandemic! We are not that much removed from the way it was long ago, really!

Good luck everyone, and if you can, hunker down and stay the hell away from people!

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Evening all, still taking it all in really, was going to see Les Mis on Monday but the theatre closed tonight and reviewing tomorrow. Do you think people will get their money back on these things? Stay safe everyone. Sue
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Thanks for that excellent link, Trojan ;)?
Wilson wrote:
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Speaking to HR & bosses in morning.
I hope they'll have the most up to date answers, Wilson <:)>

Like a lot of people I've been devoting more and more time to thinking about Corona. Obviously this is often very necessary. However, from tomorrow, I'm also going to try to start building-in some lengthy Corona opt-out times: no news, no FB, no fretting (if possible); just taking a break from it, even for only short periods.

We need very much to think about, discuss and prepare for coming days. But it's important to keep guard of our mental wellbeing too and find some alternative distractions.


Mind you, this might not be easy, given I work in a large supermarket (w) :lol:

<:)> to all!

Just crossing with you, Sue! I believe you should receive a refund, and I hope you get it!
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I think that is great advice JJ. I work from home and have from time to time been glued to the news which is everywhere. And it's depressing. It can't be good for you. This morning I took a long walk and did I ever feel better. It's good to find distractions and to know that, while it may feel like the sky is falling, it isn't. Hard times for sure but we need to stick together.

There is also a lot of finger pointing going on about how the situation should have been handled. I don't believe that this helps any situation at all. We were told today in Canada that our border will be closed to all countries with the exception of the US. Our government is taking a lot of heat over this but what are they supposed to do? The US are our neighbours and we are all in this together.

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Working at home from today as colleges and unis close, am connected to work via electronic umbilical cord. I live in a sort of commuter village so out-of-town and am going to have to be inventive if I have to stay here for the duration.

My elderly mum is 250 miles away and lives on her own, can't get there before the 12-week stay at home starts (both work and travel restrictions and risk to her) and wouldn't be able to stay with her for the duration any way, a bit stressed about that but we will cope.

Please don't worry re pregnancy advice Wilson, it is very cautious, there's no evidence pg women or their babies are a higher risk, or particularly affected by COVID-19, it's just a huge precaution.

I am thinking of digging out the (pink) 1lb and 2lb weights I bought 2 years ago in a fit of thinking I'd get fit - this may be when I finally get to use them.
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I am having to do the full-on 14 week self-isolation thing, which is not filling me with joy. I had lots of good things lined up that have been cancelled, but in some ways that’s better, as at least I don’t have decisions to make, as I couldn’t go anyway.

The worst thing for me is a family weekend that has been planned for ages, but can’t now go ahead. I am very upset about that, but there is nothing I can do except sit this out. My daughter and her boyfriend are supposed to be staying here to go to a wedding in May, but I don’t know what will happen about that, either. The last thing I want to do is turn her away, but it might come to that if things get as bad as predicted.

Stay safe everyone, and take no risks.

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I really liked the article too, Trojan. ;)?

It’s all so true, we need to be at our best and healthiest right now. <:)>
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Sorry, crossing Sue, 14 weeks is a long time but you can do it. <:)>
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Trojan wrote:
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Staying Sober During The Coronavirus Outbreak
Excellent link Trojan - thanks ;)?
Mark. wrote:
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I'm also going to try to start building-in some lengthy Corona opt-out times: no news, no FB, no fretting (if possible); just taking a break from it, even for only short periods.
Me too. It's tempting to keep glued to all the news, but it keeps the anxiety level at a high level. Now the better weather is appearing, I'm getting out for a walk whenever I can. A local park walk or anywhere else that you can just wander freely and let the worries drift away for a while and recharge the batteries is a great boost (mentally and physically).
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Love the positivity on here folks. As TC says the good weather is coming and thats good news. I'm looking forward to springtime here in Canada and all that brings. We are starting to see the robins and blackbirds returning from their sojourn down south and I even saw a chipmunk poke it's head out from under the porch when the sun was out the other day. Looked very sleepy though after a long nap.

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Hi guys, sorry to hear that the Corona virus is causing such anxiety and disruption. <:)> <:)>

Wilson, pregnant women aren't at a higher risk, it's just a precaution that they self isolate. <:)>

Thanks for the link Trojan and Mark taking time out away from the news is a great idea. ;)?

SB, I'm hoping to support the elderly with their shopping, just need to figure out how I print off that form. ;)?

It's having a huge impact on me, all my volunteering/ groups have shut up shop. Hope I can maintain moderation in the long term.

Best wishes everyone.

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Unfortunately ruby I disagree.
Pregnant women have lower immune system.
& there has been a birth where the virus was passed onto the baby.

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I'm not sure whether I should be visiting my 71 year old parents on Saturday. Mum said its fine for me to go round but I wouldn't forgive myself if I passed something on to her. She is fit and well but my Dad had a heart attack at the age of 59 and so I guess slightly higher risk than Mum.

OH says I shouldn't be going as its putting them at risk.
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