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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 29 March 2020, 11:21:18 PM »

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General / Re: Hand sanitiser - alcahol free
« on: 29 March 2020, 11:19:51 PM »
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And no your 80% proof vodka won't do it either as it's only 40% alcahol, you need at LEAST 60% to be effective.
Cask strength whisky will be just fine then.  A steal with prices from just 60 quid a bottle. :lol
A'm hopin juist a guid wee sawlly o it every nicht will dae the trick 8)

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 29 March 2020, 10:03:54 PM »
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as we are only testing when in hospital.
And only after one night - ie patients not fit for discharge after an overnight stay.

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 29 March 2020, 11:04:46 AM »
It's all my fault for ordering a new bike.
Sorry.

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 28 March 2020, 05:38:59 PM »
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Quote from: VNA on Today at 03:57:16 PM
 
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        So a mass finger prick test will be rolled out. Say it proves you have had it and so are free to work and go back to normal, would there need to be some sort of proof to be carried to so the police "your virus papers please".Also these people already had it can go back to work on 100% income so wouldn't that lead to people actually wanting to catch it so they too can go back to work.     
 
    You got a link?
 
By that i guess you mean the rolling out of antibody tests -- its been talked about in the news for days
 
 
I’ve googled and cone up with this.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/uk-coronavirus-mass-home-testing-to-be-made-available-within-days
Seems to be some way off yet.
If they do work, then surely the first thing to do is to carry out – if you like the virus testing equivalent of a poll.  Then we’ll know where we are.
 
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 28 March 2020, 03:57:16 PM »
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So a mass finger prick test will be rolled out. Say it proves you have had it and so are free to work and go back to normal, would there need to be some sort of proof to be carried to so the police "your virus papers please".Also these people already had it can go back to work on 100% income so wouldn't that lead to people actually wanting to catch it so they too can go back to work.     
You got a link?

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 28 March 2020, 02:14:38 PM »

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 28 March 2020, 02:12:16 PM »
Boris asks Trump for ventilators,


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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 28 March 2020, 02:08:21 PM »
America going back to work,




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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 28 March 2020, 01:06:58 PM »
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Ok I watched it for you
I think not, for I had already seen it.

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 28 March 2020, 11:50:06 AM »
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Quote from: VNA on Today at 10:40:06 AM<blockquote>No need to worry, The Donald is on the case.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngx9M0D9IEg

</blockquote>Not bothered to click your link but why are you obsessed with Trump

Oh, yeah I forgot, it's fake news - this isn't really happening.

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 28 March 2020, 10:40:06 AM »
No need to worry, The Donald is on the case.


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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 27 March 2020, 04:12:57 PM »
 
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Or rather, the number of confirmed cases has gone up as testing becomes more widely done, this doesn't mean 2921 caught it today.
No what it means, is roughly 2921 hospital admissions today.  Things are moving fast and more tests may be available, but up until now you generally only got tested if you showed severe symptoms, and after an overnight stay in hospital you were not fit for discharge.
So that’s why the figure concerns me.
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The more cases that can be identified.
Sure, but generally only those who end up in hospital get tested.
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 27 March 2020, 03:19:43 PM »
Oh well, Worldometer shows 2921 new cases today for the UK.
We are offically in the shit.  Not good.

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 27 March 2020, 03:17:47 PM »

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 27 March 2020, 03:14:29 PM »
 From Camley Cartoons,
 
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Well, I guess that's Saturday's #BorisJohnson  and #MattHancock ~cartoon oot the windae!
:lol


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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 27 March 2020, 01:25:11 PM »
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Quote<blockquote> On the other hand – I can’t help thinking – has this virus already spread much much wider than we think. </blockquote>I think you are right. Look at the rate it's ripping through the USA. Can't just be person to person contact.
They need to quickly do a 100% test on a sample. One town perhaps.
Matt Hancock has just tested positive.

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 27 March 2020, 12:48:20 PM »
 
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Yes mate, this thing is a lot more wide spread then they're admitting, to be honest I think it's fair to say they really don't have a clue.  Most Western governments are running around trying to figure out what to do, most are running into their own mess of cuts, greed, years of incompetence and lies.  Which is giving them constant obstacles up every avenue/option they go up or try.

Yup Gnasher.  Another thing that gets me.  Is if we have feared this situation since the last widespread pandemic (Spanish Flu) then why are we short of protective equipment etc.   We’ve dodged this a number of times over the last few decades but the virologists have been clear that it can and will happen – and here we are – totally unprepared. 
 
Of course, privatising everything, from infrastructure, to services to utilities , de-industrialisation, cutting out NHS to the bone etc etc etc – just makes it all the harder to deal with this.
 
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We need testing like 2 months back, but they ignored what the Chinese PXR's were telling them.     
 
Do click on that twitter link (I can’t find the video on you tube in order to embed it), it’s a very short Politics Joe video – just basically quotes from Johnson.
 
You know the man doesn’t have a clue and he doesn’t give a fuck. 



Here it is again - https://twitter.com/i/status/1243506104094674951

 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 27 March 2020, 11:57:40 AM »
Boris Johnson, March 3:
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“I was at a hospital the other night with a few coronavirus patients and I shook hands with everybody.”

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 27 March 2020, 11:56:37 AM »
 Wow!
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they should have all been tested when Nadine Dorries tested positive on 11 March
Yeah, totally agree they certainly should have been monitoring them.  Although they would not meet NHS and government guidelines for testing – they are the foccin government – I mean they are supposed to be running the country.
 
On the other hand – I can’t help thinking – has this virus already spread much much wider than we think.  We are supposed to be in the early stages, but so many well known names have been infected it’s uncannae.  Or is that just the nature of their work, social life and the distortion of the media lens.
 
One thing that is needed is much more testing.  Both testing for the virus and for the anti-bodies.  A few random testing polls around the country would give us an idea of where we are – at the moment we are in the dark – such a poll would be like switching the lights on – big foc off flood lights.
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 27 March 2020, 11:03:40 AM »
 
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He's probably barred from revealing it in all likelihood.
It’s confusing.  We are told to be ‘proud’ of the ‘essential’ work we do, and I get the impression they want us to promote the company.  But then the next minute they warn us about discussing our work online and company confidentiality and all that. 
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Minister for scotish public relations  :rollin
Don’t be daft.  I’m a senior Scottish diplomat – naturally. :evil
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I'm not a fan of VNA but like Fazersharp I all so read that same post as him and yes he is an essential. Carry on feller we are all safer for you doing it.
I’m a big fan of yours Steve. :kiss   I mean you are the dude credited with the most popular thread of 2019 – well done.  Respect. 8)


I figure I’m lucky.  I’m not a huge fan of going to work – but after a week off, a rather strange week off, getting back to work seems oddly attractive.  I’ll find out the full score when I get back.  But I think a lot of folks have been sent home, and I may find myself on a rota – we’ll see.


And I can ride to work on the R1250R! :)    Yes!  Could do wi some heavy rain to wash the grit away though.
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And your essential work is?
If you must know Agricola I work in a power station – and it’s no powered by coal.
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 27 March 2020, 12:18:47 AM »
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And the trouble is, we can't join in with the EU purchase of ventilators because we're no longer part of the EU.
Oh hang on, no it's because we missed the deadline.
No no, it's because we're not part of the EU.
No no no it's because we missed the deadline.

Or is it because our Prime Minister has prioritised political ideology. :\
 
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And so it goes on. Meanwhile, we do not have enough ventilators 😞

But not to worry our PM has had a bright idea. :)



Why not, rather than do a deal with those who currently manufacture ventilators in the UK to get them running at full speed round the clock, you know I mean, how dumb is that. :evil



Far better to prioritise political ideology and place orders with those who supported BREXIT – who cares if they have never made anything like it before. :evil :evil



You know BREXIT – fine – you will just get poorer – but now people will die.




I don’t vote Tory, I’ve never voted Tory, and I never ever ever will vote Tory. :'(
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 11:48:23 PM »
 https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
 
Meanwhile this thing is growing legs.  The UK stats are extremely worry some. 
Don’t forget, we have a government that has failed to plan for an event the world has feared since the last pandemic.
We have a government whose original plan was to let us have it.
The stats for the USA, state by state, who have done even less than the UK, look terrifying.
I just hope our fairly stringent, but late action, is enough – we’ll soon know.
 
But hey as long as HRH has been tested and is safely in his highland bolt hole.  Hey if he’s spreadin it aboot a bit, well, the highlands are sparsely populated, and as the anthem goes;
 
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Lord, grant that Marshal Wade,
May by thy mighty aid,
Victory bring.
May he sedition hush,
and like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush,
God save the King.

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 26 March 2020, 11:38:24 PM »
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Quote<blockquote> He is at home................... end of.</blockquote>He has cleared off to his second home (paid for by us) like everyone was told not to.
:agree
The NHS Scotland have very limited supplies of Covid19 tests.  HRH did not meet the requirements for testing - yet he was tested.

NHS Scotland, I understand, hope to very soon increase availability of, both of the Covid19 test and the antibody test.


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