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1 hour ago, Sergeant Wilson said:

You didn't get off your hole for nurses, what's the chance you'll get off it for @G_Man1985?

He’ll maybe raise an Irn Bru to him.

46 doctors deid in Italy. How many supermarket workers?

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12 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

Most folk who get it will be fine. As noted the vast majority of the small percent who die from it will be in a risk category, such as age or underlying illness.

 

Is it really such a small percentage?

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26 minutes ago, Dee Man said:

I know a guy who knows a guy who can get you some bog roll. Just say the word. 

 

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IVF attention seekers on the news - sorry but not having a child is not the same as losing a son or daughter or loved one.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

Agreed. It's why everyone needs to do their bit to stop the spread .

We haven't been out the house since last weekend and shouldn't have to go out until next weekend.

My young lad is a Paramedic so we are a bit worried about him, we also had to ask him to stay away as my wife is high risk.

I couldn't agree more, everyone needs to do their bit.

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I'm not sure that is the guidance anymore mate. Pretty sure anyone who has a symptomatic family member has to isolate for 14 days. Could be wrong tho


Yes, if your family member has symptoms, you self isolate for 14 days. If you’re an NHS worker caring for a patient who is then tested and confirmed positive for Coronavirus you don’t have to isolate. You just go to your work the next day to infect more people.

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1 minute ago, olliethedug said:

 


Yes, if your family member has symptoms, you self isolate for 14 days. If you’re an NHS worker caring for a patient who is then tested and confirmed positive for Coronavirus you don’t have to isolate. You just go to your work the next day to infect more people.

 

The NHS worker isn't living 24/7 with the patient without any protection.

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The NHS worker isn't living 24/7 with the patient without any protection.


That’s true. However, they could be on shift for 13 hours for 3-4 days in a row looking after them.

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3 hours ago, The DA said:

Couldn't send your lungs too, just in case?

Fancy a straight swap?

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2 minutes ago, olliethedug said:

 


That’s true. However, thWWhatey could be on shift for 13 hours for 3-4 days in a row looking after them.

 

What would you suggest, NHS workers stay at home to self isolate for 14 days after every shift?

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47 minutes ago, Lofarl said:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/27/world/europe/coronavirus-italy-bergamo.html

 

Read this.  f**k me it is a brilliant piece of real journalism.  If anyone downplays the seriousness of this.  Slap them fucking silly until both arms are tired, then slap them a bit more and make them read this.

Absolutely heartbreaking!

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With all the focus on here, the US and the worst parts of mainland Europe, it’s easy to miss other countries. 

Look at Turkey.

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To be fair if you'd said this yesterday Turkey's curve was unremarkable

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What would you suggest, NHS workers stay at home to self isolate for 14 days after every shift?


No. They could maybe just provide them with correct PPE!

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1 minute ago, Todd_is_God said:

To be fair if you'd said this yesterday Turkey's curve was unremarkable

Sort of. 

It was starting to bend back down again, but it was still on a pretty horrible trajectory. 

It could well be that the spike is due to more effective testing methods, but it’s at least worth keeping an eye on.

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5 minutes ago, The Master said:

With all the focus on here, the US and the worst parts of mainland Europe, it’s easy to miss other countries. 

Look at Turkey.

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Where’s the death curve?

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29 minutes ago, ICTJohnboy said:

 

Is it really such a small percentage?

In most places the numbers bear that out.

26 minutes ago, aaa said:

We haven't been out the house since last weekend and shouldn't have to go out until next weekend.

My young lad is a Paramedic so we are a bit worried about him, we also had to ask him to stay away as my wife is high risk.

I couldn't agree more, everyone needs to do their bit.

Aye, I wasn't meaning you, just folk in general. I mentioned earlier that I went for a brief walk earlier and saw a queue at a cash machine, with no one observing the distancing guidelines as they took out cash that itself could harbour the virus and which will be passed on. Too many folk just aren't doing their bit. I also noted earlier that I really fear we'll see the same sort of scenes as we did last weekend across the UK. Might not be as many but still far too many.

3 minutes ago, olliethedug said:

 


No. They could maybe just provide them with correct PPE!

 

Unfortunately there isn't enough.

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4 minutes ago, Melanius Mullarkey said:

Where’s the death curve?

It’s relatively low for now, so difficult to pick out on the combined chart, but it’s looking similar to where Italy and Spain started.

As I say, early days but worth keeping an eye on.

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8 minutes ago, Melanius Mullarkey said:

Where’s the death curve?

Absolutely this. We have no way to compare case numbers when countries are testing to hugely different degrees. We can track the changes in death numbers  on a curve and compare to population numbers. Death numbers are easy to quantify.  We were fairly steadily 14 days behind Italy in terms of death numbers in recent times. Population size is very comparable. We now seem to be 16 days behind. This may or may not be relevant but it gives us an idea of where we are  on the really sharp end of this illness.

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1 hour ago, pandarilla said:

I was replying to a guy who said they were just doing their jobs, and like i said, he's perfectly entitled to that opinion.

The main response on here was that only gullible morons were out last night, and i was trying to redress the balance a little.

You can take that however you like - that's your issue and certainly not my intention. At no point did i mention people who didn't join in, i was just defending those who did.

Yes that was my opinion and I thank you for the maturity in your reply.

I just think that's what they signed up for, to care for and treat patients. They are a without doubt a necessity, but are they doing anything different now to what they usually do? As in care for and treat patients? They do a great job by the way, I am not slating the NHS staff or their work ethic.

Looking at it from a different perspective, I worked offshore for years, risking my life every time I got on a helicopter spending weeks on end away from family to provide gas to heat homes, another necessity. Do they deserve a round of applause? No of course not, because it's what they signed up for.

 

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