Members coronavirus thread

Discussion in 'About the Members' started by James R, Mar 14, 2020.

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Record your own coronavirus status here (you can change your response if circumstances change).

This poll will close on Mar 14, 2021 at 10:34 AM.
  1. I do not believe I currently have Covid-19.

    83.3%
  2. I feel like I have some symptoms that might be Covid-19. Not a confirmed case yet.

    16.7%
  3. I currently have a confirmed case of Covid-19 (i.e. I have tested positive for the virus).

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. I have mild symptoms.

    11.1%
  5. I have medium level symptoms.

    5.6%
  6. I am self-isolating while I have the symptoms (e.g. at home).

    11.1%
  7. I am hospitalised with a case of Covid-19.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. I have symptoms of a confirmed case of Covid-19, but I feel like the worst is past.

    5.6%
  9. I have recovered from a confirmed case of Covid-19.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. I don't want to answer this poll.

    16.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    I am.
     
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  3. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry what did I miss? Am I related to who?

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  5. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Him ^^^ There's an uncanny resemblance, and he seems to follow you around.
     
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  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Not that I am aware of

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  8. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    ScoMo is a manipulative, market oriented arsehole, and the biggest asrehole of a PM we have had since Tony Abbott.
    He is doing only what he has to, and is obliged to, and the rank and file will remember it with fondness, supported by his marketing initiative, and forget his inactions during the drought and bushfires just passed. And I hope to christ that I am wrong on that score, but it is what I fear at this time.
     
  9. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    I hope also because at the moment he is all we have got...
    He appears to have stepped up and dropped most of the politi-king. As have the opposition parties.. They appear to be working in a very multi-partisan way at the moment...and starting to get things done. The multi party war cabinet appears to be functioning well. ( including all the state premiers etc)
    If Australia manages to come out of this 6 months from now in reasonable shape I'll tip me hat ...so to speak..

    After which we will have to work out how best to provide aid to the USA...

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  10. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    I heard on the radio, maybe ABC, I was not paying attention doing something..but I recall that the reporter? said we are putting more cash into our economy relatively than the US... would it be nice if we sailed thru like 2008.
    Hopefully he learnt from that... who should be PM Tony or Scott...did you spray the dog with coffee or beer?...
    I really don't like any of them ... watching Parliment on TV is saddening...is there just one that stands out..Go Pauline at least she can run a fish and chip shop which may beyond the rest of them.
    Anyways both Scott and Tony are in big with you know who.
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  11. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Pssst... Don't look behind you!
     
  12. parmalee peripatetic artisan Valued Senior Member

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    See, I told you that you almost definitely had sufficient food stores to last you well more than 3 days! ; Seriously though, I'm glad you're feeling better.

    I'm curious though as to how people who find themselves having to quarantine themselves, with little food on hand and few, or no, options for delivery, are managing.
     
  13. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Sure, but I did send my teenage son to get some fresh fruit, veg and meat when I went down with it. (We have a large house so I was able to isolate myself from him for the duration). I also had a nice note through the door from a neighbour, offering to get supplies.

    There is now an organisation in London set up for volunteers to do that for those that need to stay indoors. There is also now a voluntary organisation cooking food for NHS shift workers - and for the homeless, who have been housed in empty hotels at government expense. This organisation includes a lot of restaurant cooks, who are out of work, now, of course. And there is also a drive to get volunteers from grounded airline cabin crew to help out at the new emergency hospital set up in the east London exhibition centre. So quite a number of people unable to work, with transferable skills, are now being put to use. Like wartime really.
     
  14. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    A friend of ours is in a senior's apartment, where they've barred visitors and closed the dining room. She has some supplies to make simple meals and microwave, and a packaged dinner is brought to her door every evening. She can go out to the shopping mall in a dedicated minibus once a week. She's going blind, which makes tv useless, so we have long long distance phone calls and I've been nagging her to fiddle with the radio until she hears something she likes.
    Her daughter, J. who lives in the same city, went to France for a year with her family; managed to get back and is now locked down in a rented apartment in Toronto. Their house is sublet until July; their friends are all in London.
    Daughter B. lives in Toronto, but she's in quarantine, too, having had the poor judgment to take her boys to Florida for spring break.
    So, sister B's neighbour does grocery shopping for all three families; drops off two of the orders at B's house and then a colleague of B.'s husband picks it up on his way to work downtown (no subways, but lots of empty parking lots!) and drops it off in the lobby. As soon as he's clear, they scoop it up.
    A lot of people are helpful.
     
  15. parmalee peripatetic artisan Valued Senior Member

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    I suspect this might be a bigger problem in rural areas. We live just 15 miles from the nearest town, pop. roughly 8000, and a further few miles from a somewhat larger town, pop. 40,000. To the best of my knowledge, there is not a single restaurant or grocery that will deliver to us--even prior to all this, that is. Likewise, public transit of any sort is non-existent and it's near impossible to get any sort of ride-share service out here. Though it's likely that some sort of volunteer efforts have been coordinated.

    It's good that you've got a means for getting food to you while self-quarantining, otherwise you might have to resort to some pretty drastic measures--like cutting food with toilet paper to make it last!
     
  16. parmalee peripatetic artisan Valued Senior Member

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    My mother, 76, is quite severely immuno-compromised from lupus. She self-administers plasma transfusions a couple of times a month, as it's too much of a risk for her to be visiting clinics and such on a regular basis. Fortunately (well, kind of, I guess), she lives in a populated area with plenty of neighbors and frineds within immediate walking distance. My sister also lives relatively nearby, though she is, frankly, slightly insane and my mother, honestly, is better off without her help. I'm over three thousand miles away, so obviously I can be of no help.

    My mother, otherwise, is in good health, but with essentially no immune system, she really oughtn't be going to the market at all--and she isn't. Still, given her precarious state, it's likely she'll be exercising this social distancing thing for quite a long time. And, unlike me, she's not asocial/antisocial, so it's a bit more of a challenge. Fortunately, she's reasonably tech-savvy and all that.
     
  17. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, I can imagine it may be more of an issue in the rural USA, owing to the distances. Rural England is mostly villages, so there is almost always some kind of community to organise this kind of thing.
     
  18. parmalee peripatetic artisan Valued Senior Member

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    Exactly--as is most of Europe and the rest of the developed world, really. It kind of boggles the mind that the U.S., with it's abundance of food deserts, an appalling absence of public transportation, and sprawling suburbs wholly lacking any sort of "community" aspect whatsoever, was structured this way by design.

    I've spent a fair bit of time in the northern parts of Scandinavian countries, which are very sparsely populated with an abundance of open land, yet even these places are structured very much with community in mind.
     
  19. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    We could just about walk to the nearest village, but both the post office and the bookstore are also restaurants: closed. So's the convenience store, because the owner lives upstairs and she visited her parents in the old country. Not much of a visit; poor dear had to come right back and hunker down. At least she has plenty of food.
    For years, whenever I was asked whether I have Air Miles, I've been saying, "It's not safe up there." Now everybody knows.
     
  20. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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  21. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    I do hope they do not spread infection... We can't win here..if they don't catch it we get I told you so... if it gets umoungst them their stupidity could bring the country down.
    And religion is harmless?
    Round every single one up who attend church or rally and quarantine them...for about forty years.
    Alex
     
  22. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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  23. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    I had a similar thought

    Surround the lot

    Give them a choice

    All those who wish to disperse, do so NOW. Move to this side of the field. You will be checked, taken away for care and treatment

    Those who do not wish to disperse move into the church and surrounds. You will not be treated and are on your own for care. If you come out of the church you will be treated as though you are wearing a bomb vest - shot on sight

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