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NHS paramedic evicted from home for fear he would spread Covid-19
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/22/nhs-paramedic-evicted-from-home-for-fear-he-would-spread-covid-19

Joseph Hoar
(@joseph_hoar)

When you work as a paramedic for the NHS and you get evicted over a text by your land lady. Because of this I now won't be able to work my 12hr night shift tomorrow, so that means one less paramedic on the road. At these unprecedented times we need our NHS demand more than ever.
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March 21, 2020



Fake news.
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Unrelated but do you still work in a bookies? Are they still open, there can’t be anything to bet on at the moment.


Shut on Friday for a fortnight. Paddy’s were the only ones who seemed to have prepared for it as well. They just switched all their domestic offers on to international racing and tried to get people to punt on esports and Russian basketball. We didn’t even really lose much business. Will be glad when the places are gone or drastically curtailed.
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3 minutes ago, Todd_is_God said:

That does strike me as a rather negative headline.

Could we be seeing Italy's lockdown paying dividends?

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Seems ridiculous that over 600 deaths in a day could be a positive, here's hoping. 

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4 minutes ago, Todd_is_God said:

That does strike me as a rather negative headline.

Could we be seeing Italy's lockdown paying dividends?

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Think you need to see drops over a sustained period before you get more positive. 

If you'd though it was going to peak at just under 400 deaths after a couple of days of decreasing figures you'd have obviously got it very wrong.

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18 minutes ago, Ya Bezzer! said:

Think you need to see drops over a sustained period before you get more positive. 

If you'd though it was going to peak at just under 400 deaths after a couple of days of decreasing figures you'd have obviously got it very wrong.

Of course. It's the sensationalist title that bothered me most

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2 hours ago, pozbaird said:

Don’t think I’ve ever lived through a weirder period than this, and I’ve been around for nearly sixty years now. Today just didn’t feel like a Sunday. Yesterday definitely didn’t feel like a Saturday. The days feel the same - another coronavirus dominated day. It’s like the period between Christmas and New Year, but not in a temporary, it’ll be back to normal by January 2nd way.

Some bugger has finally granted Roy Wood his wish...

 

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3 hours ago, Todd_is_God said:

That does strike me as a rather negative headline.

Could we be seeing Italy's lockdown paying dividends?

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From other places around the world, lockdowns seem to be taking between 14-20 days to have any effect on lowering numbers of deaths so this is a promising, if still tragic, sign.

And also why it was so important for Scotland to get it's collective finger out a week or 2 ago. Unfortunately when the shit hits the fans big time, you're going to have to sit through almost 3 weeks of devastation before even the slightest glimmer of hope appears. 

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6 hours ago, jakedee said:

Did they not reverse that after the Govt. said it would pay 80% of their wages?

No. They said they'd stay open in the face of adversity. The government recommending that pubs and restuarants close made them do a U turn and pay everybody off. 

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Soft lock down in Bangkok and adjacent provinces happened on  Saturday (more or less what Scotland is doing)

Sunday bus station

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Buckle our belts the people are coming home with the virus.

 

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14 minutes ago, SlipperyP said:

Soft lock down in Bangkok and adjacent provinces happened on  Saturday (more or less what Scotland is doing)

Sunday bus station

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Buckle our belts the people are coming home with the virus.

 

Got told some governmet official was going round the villages the other day saying no cases in Chaiyaphum, that wil be out the windae then. Are the resort areas doing any business Slippy? Seen that tourists are to have a letter from health professional showing clear of covid19 and insurance for treatment if you catch it...

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10 minutes ago, dirty dingus said:

Got told some governmet official was going round the villages the other day saying no cases in Chaiyaphum, that wil be out the windae then. Are the resort areas doing any business Slippy? Seen that tourists are to have a letter from health professional showing clear of covid19 and insurance for treatment if you catch it...

I was in Bangkok last week with my son, returned on Saturday.  Local Government was at my door that night telling me I had to be tested for Covid19 at the local health clinic, put a panic into my family.  Went to the clinic on opening time 08:00 today (Monday), to stand outside and shout into the place as I couldn't see anyone, nurse walks out and asks why I was there.  Told her I was sent by the local government office from my village (about 500 people).  She said no such thing is in place and you have been sent here for no reason apart from scaremongering and ignorance.  She took our temperatures and told to go home, gave us a big A4 sheet with all the intructions in Thai what to do & told me to give to all my family and anyone else that comes to your house.  When I got home I called the police and informed them what has happened.   As the only foreigner within about 25 miles (Singburi town), looks like the villagers were starting a lynch mob and steering up a little racist fear  within the camp.  I'm sure i can deal with it, but not my kids.

As for business in the tourist spots, it close to nothing now and nobody is/can arrive. 

As for the photo in my last post, I was not having a dig at these people.  If you think of everything shutting down, people have to eat and pay rent same as everyone else.  They have no money and eating your own shite is going to start once that little money you have left is gone. 

Ask yourself the question, I have enough money left to get back home (countryside provinces) or stay here.  I would be getting that bus too.  Sad times lay ahead for everyone. 

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6 minutes ago, SlipperyP said:

I was in Bangkok last week with my son, returned on Saturday.  Local Government was at my door that night telling me I had to be tested for Covid19 at the local health clinic, put a panic into my family.  Went to the clinic on opening time 08:00 today (Monday), to stand outside and shout into the place as I couldn't see anyone, nurse walks out and asks why I was there.  Told her I was sent by the local government office from my village (about 500 people).  She said no such thing is in place and you have been sent here for no reason apart from scaremongering and ignorance.  She took our temperatures and told to go home, gave us a big A4 sheet with all the intructions in Thai what to do & told me to give to all my family and anyone else that comes to your house.  When I got home I called the police and informed them what has happened.   As the only foreigner within about 25 miles (Singburi town), looks like the villagers were starting a lynch mob and steering up a little racist fear  within the camp.  I'm sure i can deal with it, but not my kids.

As for business in the tourist spots, it close to nothing now and nobody is/can arrive. 

As for the photo in my last post, I was not having a dig at these people.  If you think of everything shutting down, people have to eat and pay rent same as everyone else.  They have no money and eating your own shite is going to start once that little money you have left is gone. 

Ask yourself the question, I have enough money left to get back home (countryside provinces) or stay here.  I would be getting that bus too.  Sad times lay ahead for everyone. 

Mo Chit is a circus 24/7, no surprize it's heaving.  Had heard many people were heading back North, hopefully the severe heat will keep the virus at bay. I'm due back out in November so fingers crossed by then it will be finished with. 

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18 minutes ago, dirty dingus said:

Mo Chit is a circus 24/7, no surprize it's heaving.  Had heard many people were heading back North, hopefully the severe heat will keep the virus at bay. I'm due back out in November so fingers crossed by then it will be finished with. 

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Dr Prasit estimated the Covid-19 outbreak would continue in Thailand for about nine months.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1884640/stay-home-or-share-italys-covid-experience

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2 hours ago, Dele said:

No. They said they'd stay open in the face of adversity. The government recommending that pubs and restuarants close made them do a U turn and pay everybody off. 


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Looks like they reinstated anybody who didn’t find work elsewhere on Saturday morning

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