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    18-03-2020, 05:27 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    I have not heard the news today and I wasn’t pretending that it was inside info. Just something I thought might be of interest. Unfortunately the...
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    18-03-2020, 05:23 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Hopefully it will mean less transmission of the virus. A good thing, yes?
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    18-03-2020, 05:20 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    We will never know the numbers of course, but those who would not have had fallen sick if schools had been closed earlier might not agree with you.
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    18-03-2020, 05:17 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    You really need to grow up.
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    18-03-2020, 05:16 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    No cure for Covid-19 and still no cure for being a tw*t apparently.
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    18-03-2020, 04:19 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    I only have one brother, so as they say in America, you do the math.
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    18-03-2020, 04:08 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    More info. Just heard from my brother than trials in Asia using existing anti viral vaccines are having a good effect on symptoms of advanced cases...
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    18-03-2020, 03:48 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    I guess they will just be deployed to the main areas.
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    18-03-2020, 03:47 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Just had another message from a friend who knows a women on London who has it. She has a temperature of 41 degrees and has been very poorly. Much...
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    18-03-2020, 03:40 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Just heard from 2 different sources that we are very close to complete lock down with army deployed to keep people off streets. Also post office...
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    18-03-2020, 12:40 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Scotland and Wales to close schools from Friday.
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    18-03-2020, 12:38 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    You are right but it is not me who is being abusive. I agree with your point and a decision has been made for a reason, but as I said early the wishy...
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    17-03-2020, 05:16 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Thanks for that. I’m not the one throwing my toys out of the pram.
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    17-03-2020, 05:15 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Yes they are. It is entirely possible that fewer people will get sick from the point schools close. It has nothing to do with High Horses. A reporter...
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    17-03-2020, 04:57 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Grow up. This isn’t anything to do with bashing Tories. This is about lives that may be lost unnecessarily. Apparently one of our number is very...
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    17-03-2020, 04:43 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    You are a very strange individual. What would you say to the people, maybe a pregnant teacher, who get infected in the next day or two because the...
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    17-03-2020, 04:17 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    The BBC are saying that many schools are struggling to stay open due to sick staff. Concern about pregnant teachers is also growing as they are now...
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    17-03-2020, 03:43 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Thank you so much for making it clearer. I’m sure the many people who have been calling for schools to be closed now will be reassured.
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    17-03-2020, 03:41 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    No, it was aimed at me. Weston doesn’t like me having a pop at Johnson so he gets digs in where he can. Large gatherings haven’t been banned, but it...
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    17-03-2020, 02:26 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Prof. Neil Ferguson, director of of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Diseases says that “closing schools and universities would further reduce...
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    17-03-2020, 02:16 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    As far as I know, it is all about slowing down the spread of the virus, as you say. I have not heard that it has anything to do with freeing up...
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    17-03-2020, 02:13 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Funnily enough, I am not the only one who thinks that the schools should shut. But then what does my GP know? I suppose you haven’t spoken to anybody...
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    17-03-2020, 12:29 PM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Just spoke to my brother who, with his wife, are self isolating for the 12 or 16 weeks, whichever it is. Trouble is their youngest daughter still...
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    17-03-2020, 11:29 AM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Just heard that even though my wife is in her early 50’s, she will have to self isolate for 12 weeks too. Now it is a reality I can see why Whitey...
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    17-03-2020, 10:51 AM
    As I have mentioned in the Coronavirus thread. Saw my GP this morning who is the surgery specialist in heart/respiratory conditions. He thought it...
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    17-03-2020, 10:36 AM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    From our local village Facebook page, people have been reported knocking on doors saying they are from the council and offering to buy groceries,...
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    17-03-2020, 10:07 AM
    sadoldgit replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Just been to see my GP. He is the heart respiratory specialist in the surgery. Said it is crazy that schools went back after half term as they are...
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    17-03-2020, 08:36 AM
    You would think so wouldn’t you? Yet somehow, if you point out that this is no different to any other large gathering and should be subject to the...
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    17-03-2020, 08:34 AM
    Every year we close schools down for 6 weeks in the summer yet somehow we manage to muddle through.
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    17-03-2020, 08:23 AM
    As you have turned this into a Covid-19 discussion, I will ask the same question. How is it countries in Europe and now New York City have managed to...
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A Londoner by birth but Saints fan by nature. Now semi retired.
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After moving around Kent, Surrey and Sussex have now settled on the edge of Romney Marsh
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