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So sorry to hear about what's happened to your family @neil. Absolutely heart breaking to be going through that, my thoughts are with you all. 

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16 minutes ago, Keith Houchen said:

Foleshill has had a large South Asian community for decades and was where you played “Spot the white man” in the 80s in Cov so can anyone guess what the local comments about this story might be?

They're fasting at the moment aren't they? 

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Well, shit's just got real for me directly. 

A friend was in Italy just as this was all blowing up. She isolated herself, but now has posted this (auto-translated by Google):

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DAY 11 Carentenna

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Confirmed my diagnosis:
"Coronavirus and Pneumonitis"

I share my treatment for those who cannot access medical care although prescription is needed:
500 mg amoxicillin, 1 capsule every 8 hours for 7 days.
Prednisolone tablets of 5 mg, 6 tablets in a single dose after one meal, only 1 time per day, for 4 days.
Paracetamol every 4 hours.
Ingest a lot of liquid
Rest
Isolation
Leave the house
Feed as healthy as possible.
Please take care and don't leave your house.

I love all of you 

 

Edited by Nostalgia Nonce

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Thoughts and prayers with you and you girlfriend @neil

I had to pop out this morning as I needed to post an item I'd sold on Ebay at the weekend (pulled the rest of my listings until it's deemed safe again), nipped the shop next door and picked up some energy drinks and a 4 pack of Mars bars and was back in 10 minutes. Don't have any plans to leave the house rest of the week apart from going to M&S on Thursday to help my mum get a few bits of food as some items that she needs are out of stock for our weekly delivery from Tesco

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@neil my deepest condolences, that's truly awful. Can't even begin to imagine what that's like. I hope your girlfriend, her family, and yourself come through this OK. 

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Is it out of the realms of poddibilty that I could get a note or document from the doctor by post, for me to carry round stating my mh condition so if the fuzz stop me I can produce it? I am very anxious at the moment and I feel if I go out I will be shamed or fined

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15 minutes ago, Ralphy said:

Is it out of the realms of poddibilty that I could get a note or document from the doctor by post, for me to carry round stating my mh condition so if the fuzz stop me I can produce it? I am very anxious at the moment and I feel if I go out I will be shamed or fined

To allow you to walk for miles a day? No I doubt it. 

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Well looks I’m getting fired. HR sent an email saying unless I’m in severe. at risk group get my ass back to work. Fuck my asthma diagnosis. Fuck that I work with disabled adults that don’t understand distancing. Fuck that my work space is one big house full of upto 20 people. Get back to work. 
 

Well fuck them and their 8.75 per hour. I have made an official complaint. Referred them to government guidelines and said no. 
 

4 years I’ve been there. 

Edited by quote the raven

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7 hours ago, Nostalgia Nonce said:

Well, shit's just got real for me directly. 

A friend was in Italy just as this was all blowing up. She isolated herself, but now has posted this (auto-translated by Google):

 

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic and wont make one bit of difference to a virus. They must be giving it to stop a further infection from the weakened immune system this shit causes. 
 

That’s more or less my asthma treatment plan of meds. The prednisone is a steroid to reduce the inflammation of the airways 

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7 hours ago, Loki said:

British exceptionalism.

Not defending any idiot but it's not just British. There were the usual spring break parties on beaches in Florida at the weekend. Pictures of people lounging and surfing on closed beaches in Australia. Ridiculous queues for transport and food in India. The world is full of self-entitled dickheads. 

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The more I see quotes and articles like this, the more it pisses me off that more pressure isn't being put on employers rather than employees, most of whom I'm sure would rather not go into work - especially if it involves public transport - but do so out of fear of losing their jobs.

New semantics are needed. Instead of saying "only go to work if..." try saying "only bring your staff into work if..."

That's where the decision is made, and where the pressure needs to be applied before anything's realistically going to change.

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13 hours ago, tiger_rick said:

Donald Trump is doubling down on previous comments that the US should immediately reopen the economy, bucking advice of health experts.

Immediately? Hasn't he said that Easter is his target time? 

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That's me for 12 weeks. Had the text from my doctor. My diabetes is more severe than the safely allowed measurement, or at least was 3 weeks ago. Stay safe, guys. 

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4 minutes ago, David said:

Immediately? Hasn't he said that Easter is his target time? 

Semantics but Easter is a week and a half away. Who on earth thinks this is blowing over in 10 days?

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