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Coronavirus/COVID-19

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:38 pm
by macliam
I'm a bit sickened by attitudes expressed in the other thread and it looks like this virus will be around for a while. So here's a generic thread for Coronavirus/COVID-19 posts instead.

Just to kick it off, here's a group of Brits reacting to the lockdown in Spain
https://twitter.com/i/status/1239584711346769920

Makes you proud eh? #BulldogSpirit

Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:45 pm
by macliam
Vital supplies arrive in locked-down Co.LimerickImage

Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:01 pm
by kevinchess1
I have 4 x 12 packets of Andrex super soft :)
Willing to swap for a flat in Dublin :?

Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:26 pm
by macliam
kevinchess1 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:01 pm
I have 4 x 12 packets of Andrex super soft :)
Willing to swap for a flat in Dublin :?
D'ye not have a spare tyre?

Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:51 pm
by AAAlphaThunder
macliam wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:26 pm
kevinchess1 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:01 pm
I have 4 x 12 packets of Andrex super soft :)
Willing to swap for a flat in Dublin :?
D'ye not have a spare tyre?
Very clever the way you wrote that.

Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:43 pm
by kevinchess1
Do you remember the time, quite recently, when plastic was the absolutely, positively the worse thing ever?
And we should all but a reusable cup for getting our coffee in?
Had some emails todays, Greggs and Costa, saying they are not going t accept or refill them because of the infection risk!
How times change, Sod the fish in the sea I might get a cough(ie)

Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:47 pm
by kevinchess1
My Father-in-law is 85 :shock: I said to him about staying in on Saturday and I do he;s shopping for him. he replied
Sod that! I'm 85, you think I'm worried by this, I lived through the war, Ain't no one stopping me shopping on saturday!'
Yeah, go get grand dad :thumbup:

Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:11 pm
by macliam
kevinchess1 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:47 pm
My Father-in-law is 85 :shock: I said to him about staying in on Saturday and I do he;s shopping for him. he replied
Sod that! I'm 85, you think I'm worried by this, I lived through the war, Ain't no one stopping me shopping on saturday!'
Yeah, go get grand dad :thumbup:
Difference between now and the war is, the Germans never got here!!

I spoke to SWMBO about a someone we know who was back for a visit to the UK.... he's told his partner he'll be back to Portugal tomorrow - because there's nothing for him to do here! Go get 'em boy, infect a few people lest ye get bored!!

Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:33 pm
by expressman33
Apparently you can get coronavirus more than once https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=y ... pp=desktop

Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:41 pm
by macliam
expressman33 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:33 pm
Apparently you can get coronavirus moe than once https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=y ... pp=desktop
As I've said elsewhere, we know sod all about this particular strain of coronavirus. We know about coronavirus in general, we know about epidemics/pandemics, but this particular iteration is still being studied.

This is part of the reason why the idea of building "herd immunity" was particularly stupid, as we don't know what the impact of a second exposure to the virus may be. Sometimes antibodies created in response to an infection will block a second occurrence, sometimes they will only diminish the reaction to a second occurrence - what the case is with COVID-19, we have yet to see.