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  1. Stickman
    Member

    A work colleague’s nephew in London has been tested after returning from Singapore with a cough....

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. wingpig
    Member

    An unusually large number of security guards were standing around in MeadowSainsburyBank this evening. I assume they're either watching out for The Infected or defending the shop against anyone trying to buy too much of any one thing at once.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. minus six
    Member

    @wingpig hibs entertaining hearts just round the corner this evening

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. HankChief
    Member

    A work colleague’s nephew in London has been tested after returning from Singapore with a cough....

    I think you should self isolate just in case...

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. gembo
    Member

    Hearts have done a number on the hi bees,

    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. chdot
    Admin

  7. minus six
    Member

    never mind the masks

    our eyes are the main vulnerable ingress vector

    keep your eyes firmly shut at all times

    you've seen it all before, anyway

    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. minus six
    Member

    and for gods sake don't scratch your arse

    even the army survival handbooks fail to mention that one

    Posted 2 years ago #
  9. Baldcyclist
    Member

    So long as the working classes don't self isolate. When the middle classes have decided they don't fancy going into work, they'll still need bread and milk to be made and delivered, and also to be driven around by buses and trains very occasionally for pleasure.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  10. minus six
    Member

    its the perfect scenario

    the golden generation get their big valhalla send off

    and the rest of us get to see how the country really runs

    bring it on

    Posted 2 years ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

    “So long as the working classes don't self isolate.”

    Many can’t afford to -

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/coronavirus-poor-zero-hour-workers-21614649.amp

    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    My work just handed out a box of tissues per desk and I can't decide if it's worth winding them up or not.

    Thinking of demanding a full risk assessment on the life cycle of what may become, post-sneeze, bio-hazardous material.

    At present the nice Polish guy will just empty the bins as per.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  13. chdot
    Admin

  14. Rosie
    Member

    I got the impression of more cars on the commute this morning. Avoiding public transport.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  15. chdot
    Admin

    Donald Trump declared live on television on Wednesday night that, as a result of a hunch, he didn’t believe the World Health Organization’s assessment of the global death rate from coronavirus of 3.4%.

    “I think the 3.4% is really a false number,” he told Sean Hannity, one of his favorite conservative Fox News hosts, in a phone interview broadcast live.

    “Now, this is just my hunch,” Trump began, before continuing that “based on a lot of conversations with a lot of people that do this, because a lot of people will have this, and it’s very mild – they’ll get better very rapidly, they don’t even see a doctor, they don’t even call a doctor.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/05/trump-coronavirus-who-global-death-rate-false-number

    Posted 2 years ago #
  16. chdot
    Admin

  17. chdot
    Admin

    Fraudsters have been quick to latch on to the coronavirus outbreak, with fake “Centers for Disease Control” emails and other scams already tricking the UK public out of £800,000, according to the police.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/06/police-issues-warning-against-coronavirus-fraudsters-in-uk

    Posted 2 years ago #
  18. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Just editing our workplace advice down from eight pages to three paragraphs.

    Don't think the full DNA sequence was necessary.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  19. chdot
    Admin

    Keep calm and keep singing -

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    Posted 2 years ago #
  20. wee folding bike
    Member

    Saw Ms Grogan in Oran Mor two weeks ago. She was great but I prefer the Stevie Wonder version.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  21. Rosie
    Member

    My high heid yins have gone into full Cobra mode.

    No more flights to have lunch with a prospective client.

    Sure there are more virus-shields aka cars on the streets. What I gain from not being on public transport I lose in breathing the fumes.

    Cockney rhyming slang for virus - "Miley".

    Posted 2 years ago #
  22. amir
    Member

    Italian audaxes have been cancelled for a month! What will they do with all the spare cake pasta

    Posted 2 years ago #
  23. Baldcyclist
    Member

    Worth noting figures are probably a good snapshot of virus 2 or 3 weeks ago when you take into consideration incubation period, and time for testing. Will be 1000s of cases in the wild by now.

    I missed (maybe luckily) a covid19 meeting today because of audio issues, but work starting to swing into action too. Been added to a number of groups today.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  24. minus six
    Member

    indeed @baldcyclist... the cat is out of the bag

    yet scotlands chief medical officer today insists we're still firmly in containment phase... as if that has worked anywhere else

    pitiful leadership

    Posted 2 years ago #
  25. unhurt
    Member

    Toilet roll panic buying in Stockbridge. Why toilet roll specifically? Do most people operate a domestic just-in-time supply chain on the bog roll front?

    As discussed with a friend earlier, if a sponge on a stick was good enough for the Romans...

    Posted 2 years ago #
  26. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Ach, I was going to get bog roll on the way home. Still, newspaper was fine for my grandparents and heather for the generations before.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  27. Ed1
    Member

    There was none of that hand soap in tesco

    Posted 2 years ago #
  28. chdot
    Admin

    There’s been a run on heather.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  29. LaidBack
    Member

    Excellent media analysis. Anyone else here a fan? Personally I doubt there is any other team that could deliver 25 mins of serious debate with such unfiltered knowledge and humour.

      - Covid-19 from a northern perspective.
      - Priti Patel - what the msm aren't saying.
      - Twitter - can it make money? (POTUS's favourite thing)

    Stuart Cosgrove, Eamonn O'Neill and Shona Craven.

    https://twitter.com/TBLTalkMedia/status/1235527347669028865?s=09

    This week’s episode of #TalkMedia is now available! @Detroit67Book and @EamonnONeill are joined by cultural commentator @shonacraven to discuss #coronavirus, #PritiPatel and #Twitter. https://t.co/Wzg25KJDKs

    Posted 2 years ago #
  30. Morningsider
    Member

    The chief medical officer is a very experienced and well regarded medic. She is offering advice based on the best available research evidence of what works, supplied by national and international experts.

    If you want to see "pitiful" leadership on this issue - then you know who to listen to...

    Posted 2 years ago #

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