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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    And the 3 of us are sick. (cough, headache, no fever as of yet)

    Nothing bad so far. I called our Doctor and he recommended at this point, just saying home.
    No tests at the E.R. anyway and our symptoms don't warrant going in.
    So we are hydrating & sleeping on and off.

    The Doc said that honestly I was the only one he was worried about as I smoked for 30 years,
    but if any one us have real difficulty breathing or start getting a high fever , call 911
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    my partner works in the intensive care/high dependency ward of the hospital nearby, where they're set up for housing the covid patients - they're all running their arses off at the moment with just a handful of patients, and they've already been frantically trying to get ventilators, equipment and paperwork together/ordered for a potential 60 patients - currently, 6 staff off in the unit, either self-isolating as a precaution or fully diagnosed - if too big a wave hits, they will not cope - but 60 is worst case scenario - let's hope it doesn't get anywhere near

    inevitably, there will be a call for volunteers to help out in any way they can at the hospitals and temporary health centres - assisting in the kitchens, laundry or offices, et cetera - it's coming

    been doing what i can - preparing some of the forms and checklists they will need so my partner can do some of the other myriad things that have to get done - i can happily help out (albeit off the books and probably illegally ) while my actual job is closed down - even then, i'm luckier than many with at least 2 months salary guaranteed while the government payout is rolled out

    i have to be careful what i say - i've had symptoms of something for a good few days, although it's only been on the mild side and not the full blown suite of complaints, so she can keep going in reasonably safely for now - thankfully, an adult lifetime of self-abuse and a carefree don't-give-a-fuck attitude has left me in such a state that viruses just take 1 quick look and decide "errr ... no thanks - we'll be fine elsewhere" - or, to be more accurate, i've always been more resilient to infection than many

    she's good where she is as long as nothing escalates and she follows all the proper procedures - it's not like she's going to infect patients after all - but let's just say covid has been/is/will be inevitable in our household, given where she's working



    as a final thought, it seems perverse to say it but, as a fully functioning germophobe (i'm no howie mandel but closer than most), i find i'm taking somewhat of a sadistic delight at everybody realizing just how scummy they've been for all this time ......



    mad times indeed ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp88 View Post
    thankfully, an adult lifetime of self-abuse and a carefree don't-give-a-fuck attitude has left me in such a state that viruses just take 1 quick look and decide "errr ... no thanks - we'll be fine elsewhere" -
    are you secretly keith richards?

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    Good morning.

    The three of us seem to be doing alright today, throats aren't sore but the phlegm has ramped up a bit (still bringing it up easily and no shortness of breath)
    None of us seem to be particularly hungry at the moment so I have about an hour to figure out what we are going to eat.

    Slept well enough but I'm still a bit foggy headed waiting for the coffee to kick in. Energy is low.
    My HEVC/H.265/x265 videos can be played with either VLC or MPC-HC



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    My 88yo aunt is laughing about me and said "Have i not said it!.
    My aunt has survived the war and the times after.They were always short with food and other things.
    Therefore her basement looked out like a goods warehouse and of course she has enough toilet paper in stock.
    When i have asked her in the past why she is buying some many stuff she just said that it's for bad times.Thr virus crisis now gives her right.

    Maybe in the future our descendants will ask us why we have some many supplies in stock and we will saying "Once there was a virus with the name Corona......*
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Preparing well ahead is a good thing, buying everything off the shelves in markets so nobody else can get enough to get by isn't. I overheard one panic buyer being challenged recently and their answer was 'well, if I don't take it all, the next guy will': 'only if he's as selfish a moron as you' was the reply...

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    My cousins manager at work was hospitalized with massive symptoms of guess what? I'm already sick for fuck sakes but no fever though I cant find a thermometer anywhere.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilbojr View Post
    My cousins manager at work was hospitalized with massive symptoms of guess what? I'm already sick for fuck sakes but no fever though I cant find a thermometer anywhere.
    If you have short breath or high temperature get to the Doc.

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    scarily, my partner has been letting me in on some of the secret plans being talked about on the covid wards here in the uk (or our nearby hospital at least)

    the ward is being fully opened up to transfers on monday and is expected to hit some 30+ patients within the first couple of days - if the numbers become too high ....., let's just say it's been overheard that people over the age of 50 won't be ventilated to help them breathe - obviously, they will for as long as the numbers remain manageable, which is the long term hope

    naturally, this is all worst case scenario but still scary nonetheless

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    let's just say it's been overheard that people over the age of 50 won't be ventilated to help them breathe



    Great!
    I hit the big 50 a week tomorrow, can I book my ventilator now?
    The good news is the positive results from the testing of the Oxford University ventilator prototype. The respiratory specialists say that it works fine and Sony have looked at the design and say they can start banging out 5000 a week as soon as it is approved. Dyson also have a low cost, quick to produce prototype ready for testing.

    The Oxford team have said they will give their design away for free to anyone world wide that wants to produce it. In dark times, human beings can be awesome.

    Health care staff are incredible
    Supply chain workers have been superb
    Volunteers are awe inspiring

    When the night is darkest, a light shines brightest.

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