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  1. St Badger

    St Badger Well-Known Member

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    Listening to the radio and any downturn in flights will also affect Checker Cars, the taxi company who operate from there.
    24 drivers and counter staff.
    Is the reason for wanting to lengthen the runway to attract bigger planes, as used by EasyJet and Ryanair? It would be sad to see the airport falter and fail as a combination of Flybe failing and not attracting other companies, owing to the length of the runway.
     
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    Wish me luck people.
    I have a parents evening tonight, sat in a hall with 200 others. One cough, and I'm out of there. The kid can work in McDonalds.
     
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    I saw this earlier unfortunately.
     
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    Looking at the pattern, I'd suggest tomorrow we will be on 300 confirmed cases and many many more unconfirmed. Next week will see the start of massive cancellations. For every person diagnosed there's a x20 in unconfirmed contact. We have now started the middle stage. Each day will represent an explosion in every county. Even the one's who feel untouched thus far. Don't fear it, just protect yourself with hand washing and basic hygiene practice. Hydrate your body, intake Vit-C, look for the warning signs, and don't panic. And keep in check with the elderly who rely on the small things to keep them protected. Check in with more regularity. Many of us will be affected with the day to day running of business, but the bigger picture will offer us more, if it doesn't take too much. If nature lets us off this time, we should feel truly privileged. For we are the generation that has provoked the plague.
    God damn it, I tried getting through that without a dig at humanity! <laugh>
     
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  6. It's Only A Game

    It's Only A Game Well-Known Member

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    It's not just the Brits, there's a worldwide epidemic of hysteria
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-51731422

    Luckily for us many people in Britain still have their reserves from the last bout of stockpiling stupidity brought on by Brexit. But it hasn't stopped nutters from clearing the shelves of pasta.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/11102799/supermarkets-ration-stock-stop-panic-buying/

    Someone I know who works at Sainsburys, said it's not unusual for people to be spending £200 to £300 at a time.
     
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  7. thereisonlyoneno7

    thereisonlyoneno7 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if anyone has noticed, but there is loads of Italian wine on the shelves


    Happy Days.
     
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    I noticed, I used some to wipe down the door handles on my car, then had a glass upon return.
    Of course I jest, would never waste such fine plonk! But god knows what people will be using for hand sanitiser in the coming days with these empty shelves! Panic buying always starts too quickly.
     
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    thereisonlyoneno7 Well-Known Member

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    Th weird thing is I hate whisky. Detest it. People keep giving me it. I have 4-5 bottles of the stuff and I will happily use it to sanitise/gargle :)
     
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    TheSecondStain Needs an early night

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    I bought a trad basket bottle of Chianti the other day. 1) because I had the inclination to make a bottle bedlamp - we had one about the family home when I was very young, and I want to recreate it. 2) I fancied to see if ordinary Chianti is as bad as I remember. Actually, it isn't. It is very drinkable with pasta if allowed to breathe in the glass.
     
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    I bought a trad basket bottle of Chianti the other day. 1) because I had the inclination to make a bottle bedlamp - we had one about the family home when I was very young, and I want to recreate it. 2) I fancied to see if ordinary Chianti is as bad as I remember. Actually, it isn't. It is very drinkable with pasta if allowed to breathe in the glass.[/QUOTE]

    I love Sangiovese too - much cheaper than Chianti and 90% the taste of Chianti Classico :)
     
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    I'm the same with wine. My IFA has taken to giving me a Harrod's hamper of the stuff the last few years. I just have to give it away.
     
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    One question about the problem in Australia....why toilet rolls? Diarrhoea isn't one of the symptoms as far as I know. And surely a single spare pack or two would be enough if you were asked to self-isolate.
     
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    Sneezing?
     
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    This from the BBC article, some people are in full panic mode. Once it starts it sets off a buying frenzy because people begin to think there will be nothing left for themselves.

    "Soft, white squares of toilet roll - marketed with pictures of puppies and pure snow - are a daily "luxury" that Australians and others just aren't willing to mentally part with.
    Toilet paper doesn't really matter - it's just so far down the survival list compared to other things like food or water - but it's just something people cling to as a minimum standard."

    It's not just Australia though, people here are panic buying too.
     
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    I've just been out for a few essentials.

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    I'm glad you did. You'd be in the **** otherwise....
     
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    Just back from my local tesco (Ferndown) which was packed with panic numpties.
    I got a bit peeved after being whacked with trollies a few times (I currently have bursitus which makes my hip really painfull) then I looked around at the people overreacting.

    They were almost all 65+ years of age. Now just think. If you're in the group who may actually die from this virus the sensible thing to do is all group together sharing air space and fighting over uncleaned trollies. This may be natural selection at work.

    I did buy two bottles of wine for the w/e instead of one though, so maybe the panic is catching.
     
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    Talking to my wife’s Oncolgy consultant, this morning.
    He has the inside track on what is happening in Italy, his wife being Italian and having family there, and he thinks we will follow pretty much the same route the Italians are taking, with regards to closing down public places.
    In Italy, my wife’s appointment, for example, would have been cancelled, as are most non urgent appointments/procedures.
    In C3, Hamwic ward, where the chemotherapy is carried out, they are starting to implement a segregation zone, with anyone with a respiratory infection being herded together, away from those that don’t. Those on chemotherapy will be extremely vulnerable, owing to the way the chemotherapy attacks the blood cells, so this segregation will be needed to try to keep them safer.
    I gather that it isn’t the same as flu, where you would expect to have a sore throat, sinus problems and a throaty cough. The cough is more centralised in the chest and you become feverish.
    On a positive note, my wife has been given the all clear, for the time being, with a scan planned for the end of May. :emoticon-0148-yes:
     
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    Stourhead resplendent in the spring sunshine. No panicking so far:
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