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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Lavaine » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:30 am

I read this blog post today, and, while it is increasingly difficult right now to separate the wheat from the chaff when reading articles online, I think this one is worth sharing. Perhaps a little bit of insight into the world our own Welshlad is inhabiting right now. The writer is based in Canada, so the numbers are not accurate for everywhere, but it doesn't change the message. It's a sobering read. If you think we will be self-isolating for a couple of weeks and then life will return to normal, be prepared for a shocking dose of reality.
I have not read the other Covid articles Dr. Deonandan has posted on his blog, but a quite scan suggests they are worthwhile reading. I'll be spending some time with them later tonight:
http://blog.deonandan.com/wordpress/202 ... -game.html

Another interesting page (updated frequently throughout the day) for those that are interested in the numbers behind the pandemic:
https://www.covidgraph.com/p/coronaviru ... orbidities

For those interested, I have found that Reddit, which is generally a dumpster fire, has two high-quality subreddits dedicated to the Pandemic. r/coronavirus is a news aggregator, and has been a good place to keep up with what is happening around the world. r/covid19 is the Covid scientific subreddit. An excellent source of information on research and data on Covid around the world. Like everything on the internet, a critical eye is needed when following either of these subreddit's, although they seem to be pretty carefully moderated to keep the 'fake news' under control.

One bright spot, at least locally, is that the hoarding and out of control shopping seems to be on the wane. I haven't been shopping since Wednesday or Thursday, but reports are that lines were down this weekend, and stock levels were up. Let's hope the hoarders are now hunkered down, and the rest of society can buy the normal amounts of supplies we need.

Wash your hands, maintain your distance, and stay healthy.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by nbg » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:04 am

A very simple graphic that sets out why it is important to stay at home!
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Send it to any people you know, who seem to lack the understanding of the importance of following government advice.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:51 pm

@PaulJS and others. A crumb of comfort for you.

Its only 'avoid' and not 'must not' but its a start.

From the Gov.uk website.

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I had a long weekend to the Brecon Beacons booked for end April / beginning May.

The holiday company I'm using Holiday Cottages are asking anyone with a holiday booked, starting before 4th June to defer it to a later date.

I've simply asked to go at the same time next year.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Danbailey007 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:35 pm

It's getting a lot more serious now it seems, just received this as I take immunosuppressants.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by missF » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:52 pm

My tale, to add to the narrative:

When I was ready to get home from hospital at the start of the year I was offered (and gratefully accepted) a housing association flat. My mental health officer advised that I would need support workers to help keep me on track and afloat back in the real world. They come in twice a day.

On Friday morning I woke up feeling hot. I often get chills and burns, but this is due to stress affecting temperature regulation. However, I couldn’t take risks, and cancelled my support over the weekend. Today the support agency have switched to telephone support. Today I also have a dry cough and a few sneezes and I feel systemically unwell ( a bit scratchy and chilly). I have never before felt like I do, and I think there are other people saying the same thing when they’ve had C-19. So I am certain as I will ever be that I am positive for C-19. I need to self isolate for a week. By the end of the week there will be further steps taken to get people social distancing.

Also today my boiler broke down. No heating or hot water. I can’t, and won’t, let someone in to mend the boiler - I can’t risk someone picking up C-19 and passing it straight on to someone elderly or vulnerable ( and many living in social accommodation are elderly and vulnerable).

This is NOT a :-({|= post!
It’s my way of saying - keep washing your hands, do the social distancing stuff even if you don’t have symptoms, pay attention to a sore throat that feels a bit weird. I heard a doctor on drive time radio with his voice almost cracking , totally bewildered because he didn’t understand why people aren’t staying at home. ‘All we’re asking you to do is sit on your sofa at home’ :thumbup:

Edit : ^^^ danbailey007 - take good care. Demand that other people around you adhere to the strictest possible measures. If someone wants to go against this advice don’t let them in. It’s going to be hard work- post here for respite!
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Danbailey007 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:40 pm

missF wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:52 pm

Edit : ^^^ danbailey007 - take good care. Demand that other people around you adhere to the strictest possible measures. If someone wants to go against this advice don’t let them in. It’s going to be hard work- post here for respite!
Thanks! I don't feel particularly vulnerable, especially when I have family members that are because of age, medical conditions etc. We've been pretty much self isolating for a while anyway so no visitors but my wife wants to get out with our baby daughter as much as possible to stop them both from going crazy! Looks like they are in for a lot of dog walks!
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by missF » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:43 pm

^^^
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We’ll all be working to keep our sanity in coming weeks and months....
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Viognier » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:45 pm

Speedy recovery MissF and hats off for handling this with the utmost care for benefit to others in your building and candidly, country.

danbaily007 it's going to be a bit tricky but for your health please stay safe. I trust you have a support network who can ensure your are supplied with groceries and medication as needed.

Great examples of our forum population and how they've already been directly impacted by CV-19.

Stay Home folks and hand hygiene is always your first thought
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Ian Mc » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:52 pm

As of today my wife, son, daughter in law and myself are now in 2weeks self isolation after d in law came home from work in a supermarket with symptoms.
I was sort of expecting this, but it's come quicker than I thought it would.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:52 pm

Viognier wrote:Speedy recovery MissF and hats off for handling this with the utmost care for benefit to others in your building and candidly, country.

danbaily007 it's going to be a bit tricky but for your health please stay safe. I trust you have a support network who can ensure your are supplied with groceries and medication as needed.

Great examples of our forum population and how they've already been directly impacted by CV-19.

Stay Home folks and hand hygiene is always your first thought
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by missF » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:05 pm

Thank you Lance and Guy, but no need.
To be honest I’m finding it really difficult at the moment, because I used to have a job (working in a+e) a long time ago that would have been essential. So it’s hard for me to have nothing essential to offer now, and hard to be on the receiving end of other people’s care.

I had to learn during this hospital stay to let down the barriers and let people help. Suddenly there’s an army of people taking care of me!

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:10 pm


missF wrote:Thank you Lance and Guy, but no need.
To be honest I’m finding it really difficult at the moment, because I used to have a job (working in a+e) a long time ago that would have been essential. So it’s hard for me to have nothing essential to offer now, and hard to be on the receiving end of other people’s care.

I had to learn during this hospital stay to let down the barriers and let people help. Suddenly there’s an army of people taking care of me!

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by missF » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:15 pm

^^
Indeed! What a great bunch of people you are :D
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Thegreyman » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:59 pm

missF wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:52 pm

Also today my boiler broke down. No heating or hot water. I can’t, and won’t, let someone in to mend the boiler - I can’t risk someone picking up C-19 and passing it straight on to someone elderly or vulnerable ( and many living in social accommodation are elderly and vulnerable).
Take it easy missF.

Just a thought re the boiler, and these may be stupid questions. Have you tried to re-set it? Some boilers have a reset button and this can sometimes get them going.

Also, over the years, 9 times out of 10 when my boiler has stopped working and shown an error code, it has been due to low water pressure and simply opening the water inlet value for a few seconds has remedied the issue without the need for a plumber.

Perhaps worth looking to see if there is an error code showing that would confirm the above. Of course this might be more than you feel like looking into but just a thought to save you being without heating and hot water for a week.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by missF » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:43 pm

^^^ thanks for the boiler advice! I will have a look online to see if I can find advice. Unfortunately, though, someone was out to fix the boiler a couple of weeks ago, and re-pressurised the system. He said that if the same happened again then re-pressurising was pointless, and it would need a new part :(

It’s strange to realise that we are part of all sorts of different webs that keep us functioning in the world.....
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