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One solution to stop people stocking up is limiting people to one item. If you want more than one, charge an insane amount for that extra good. In Denmark they sold antibacterial hand wash for £4. If you wanted more than one, the store charged £100 for the next item

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22 minutes ago, Swipe said:

Oh here it is. The forum’s resident 50-year-old edgelord. 

f*** off you, I'm on your side

always have been

and that's where you want me

edgelord is good though

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4 minutes ago, Beardsley said:

One solution to stop people stocking up is limiting people to one item. If you want more than one, charge an insane amount for that extra good. In Denmark they sold antibacterial hand wash for £4. If you wanted more than one, the store charged £100 for the next item

the note I've written and placed inside one of these envelopes says "Des is about to give you a blasting"

for once I'd agree with him

not about the blasting, but the sentiment behind it

Edited by Molby

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7 minutes ago, Molby said:

f*** off you, I'm on your side

always have been

and that's where you want me

edgelord is good though

Haha. 

Don't be rude and tell me to shut up. I need comfort.

 

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1 minute ago, Swipe said:

Haha. 

Don't be rude and tell me to shut up. I need comfort.

 

I'm here for you

I'm thinking "I wonder what Swipe wants me to post?"

no, I'm thinking "what would be best for Swipe?"         yeah that's it

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37 minutes ago, Boca said:

China and South Korea went in to lockdown. The UK government are taking a different approach.

China, yeah. But South Korea didn’t. There’s a link earlier in the thread to a good article on their approach.

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The mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has called for an “army of volunteers” to assist vulnerable and elderly people across the city during the coronavirus pandemic, Gregory Robinson reports for the Guardian.

Anderson will be setting up two city council specialist hotlines to coordinate the effort. He hopes volunteers will be able to help deliver food and medical supplies.

One of the hotlines will be used to recruit volunteers who are able to offer assistance to vulnerable people. The other number will allow those in need to contact the council for help with services like delivering food, supplies and medicine. The council will then work alongside volunteer groups and charities to distribute the supplies. This number will also aim to give those who feel isolated someone to contact.

The mayor hopes to launch the two hotlines today.

The plans for a hotline to help those who may not be able to support themselves in the event of isolation comes after the health secretary Matt Hancock warned that people over the age of 70 may be asked to self-isolate for up to four months as part of the government’s action plan against the pandemic.

Last week the mayor launched dedicated social media pages to give the city’s residents the latest news and guidance in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement seen by the Liverpool Echo, the mayor wrote:

 

Co-ordinating a response that helps with clear messages about what we can do is essential and also leading and uniting volunteers and groups to work alongside us is what we should be setting out to achieve.

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Facebook groups being set up locally to help people who need it. 

Was up in London over the weekend and saw no noticeable difference, apart from less traffic maybe. Everywhere we went was busy and we saw about 6 people in total wearing masks. 

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1 minute ago, cymrococh said:

Facebook groups being set up locally to help people who need it. 

Was up in London over the weekend and saw no noticeable difference, apart from less traffic maybe. Everywhere we went was busy and we saw about 6 people in total wearing masks. 

I went in my local yesterday and ordered a Corona and used the sanitiser gel that was on the bar

literally ticked all the boxes

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31 minutes ago, psl said:

Hand gel is like gold dust now. The scum bags charging fortunes for it on line.

Just thought, at least ticket touts are getting f***ed over. Although they are probably the ones who bought up all the hand gel.

there is a market stall in town near St Johns shopping centre and a guy is selling tiny bottles of the anti bac stuff for £4 a pop.. they are probably 70p RRP. He also has disinfectant sprays going for daft money too. 

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16 hours ago, Conrad said:

I work in TV and producers are having to shut down filming and give people notice and there is constant dialogue with the main broadcasters about where to draw the line and shutdown. Senior people at the broadcasters are being told this by government apparently 

Same.

One of my shows is about to be shut down, I think. We've done a lot of due-diligence on filming with a reduced crew/audience, but I think the channel are going to order us to step everyone down until further notice. My team is almost all freelance - we can up their notice period to two weeks from one, but it doesn't feel like nearly enough - god knows when we can resume.

I'm in a weird place of being totally freaked out by all this and sort of hopeful/confident it won't get as bad as some are suggesting.  

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7 minutes ago, Stanley Leisure said:

Same.

One of my shows is about to be shut down, I think. We've done a lot of due-diligence on filming with a reduced crew/audience, but I think the channel are going to order us to step everyone down until further notice. My team is almost all freelance - we can up their notice period to two weeks from one, but it doesn't feel like nearly enough - god knows when we can resume.

I'm in a weird place of being totally freaked out by all this and sort of hopeful/confident it won't get as bad as some are suggesting.  

Is that Hypothetical? Enjoyed seeing Charlie Brooker on that.

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14 hours ago, jimmylibel said:

Sorry to hear about your Dad and brother, hope they’re both ok.

There’s a HSE phone number to call if you have symptoms, 1850 24 1850. My understanding is that they’ll send someone out to test them. This is evolving quickly though, extended testing process expected to be announced soon. Don’t think there is any cost involved.

Schools already closed in the Republic of Ireland. Closure announced last Thursday. 

Thank You, Jimmy.

My bro has made contact with his GP and following a phone consultation is awaiting a call back as to whether he should be tested. He's feeling ok on the whole.

My Da is ok. A cold, but when I spoke to him his exact words were 'You gave me this fecking cold when you were here last November. You. YOU! You're after me money and me fishing rods!'.

Obviously, I denied this.

 

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Spoke to someone who's sister has it - she has a burning sensation down her throat and in her lungs, a symptom which started after the fever

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37 minutes ago, Stanley Leisure said:

I'm in a weird place of being totally freaked out by all this and sort of hopeful/confident it won't get as bad as some are suggesting.  

That's very well put. Same as me I think. Hoping we look back at this with a wry smile and chuckle at the necessary overreaction. But it's wild. It's like a weird dream. 

Sounds sad maybe but hearing they're not just gonna rip the title away from us would do my mental health the world of good. 

1 minute ago, Earl Hafler said:

Spoke to someone who's sister has it - she has a burning sensation down her throat and in her lungs, a symptom which started after the fever

Fella in work's local pub landlord got it. He thought he was having a heart attack. Pains in chest and pins and needles in his arm.

Now has to contact everyone who's been in the pub the past fortnight. Most aul lads. 

I tried to call the GP today as I had mild cold symptoms but understandably I couldn't get through. The cough is pretty much gone. Apart from when I think about it, then like a d****ead I cough. Gone back into the living room but keeping a distance from wife and baby. 

Might watch an episode of Dawson's Creek.

11 minutes ago, Case said:

Thank You, Jimmy.

My bro has made contact with his GP and following a phone consultation is awaiting a call back as to whether he should be tested. He's feeling ok on the whole.

My Da is ok. A cold, but when I spoke to him his exact words were 'You gave me this fecking cold when you were here last November. You. YOU! You're after me money and me fishing rods!'.

Obviously, I denied this.

 

Great stuff. Did you dad speak to anyone, or is it just obvious it's just a cold with him? 

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8 minutes ago, Earl Hafler said:

Spoke to someone who's sister has it - she has a burning sensation down her throat and in her lungs, a symptom which started after the fever

Yeah, that's what I had - it was like that feeling when you've done too much exercise and you get out of breath and it kinda burns a little.

 

On a side note, I work for local government and they have a FAQ page which hasn't been updated for nearly 3 weeks and links to advice from the middle of January

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9 minutes ago, Swipe said:

That's very well put. Same as me I think. Hoping we look back at this with a wry smile and chuckle at the necessary overreaction. But it's wild. It's like a weird dream. 

Sounds sad maybe but hearing they're not just gonna rip the title away from us would do my mental health the world of good. 

Fella in work's local pub landlord got it. He thought he was having a heart attack. Pains in chest and pins and needles in his arm.

Now has to contact everyone who's been in the pub the past fortnight. Most aul lads. 

I tried to call the GP today as I had mild cold symptoms but understandably I couldn't get through. The cough is pretty much gone. Apart from when I think about it, then like a d****ead I cough. Gone back into the living room but keeping a distance from wife and baby. 

 

Dawson's Creek.


Call a f***ing ambulance, lad

 

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1 hour ago, Molby said:

I went in my local yesterday and ordered a Corona and used the sanitiser gel that was on the bar

literally ticked all the boxes

Corona is crap, but it's a good name for a virus.

Smithwicksvirus would have made no sense.

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4 minutes ago, Earl Hafler said:

Dawson's Creek.


Call a f***ing ambulance, lad

 

Haha. We've been watching it again on Amazon.

Man I loved Joey Potter as a boy.

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1 hour ago, Beardsley said:

One solution to stop people stocking up is limiting people to one item. If you want more than one, charge an insane amount for that extra good. In Denmark they sold antibacterial hand wash for £4. If you wanted more than one, the store charged £100 for the next item

Problem is that the staff in the stores don't follow the guidelines and the customers have more than one option. Just this week I've seen staff say "you can only have two boxes or paracetomol but if you're buying four I'll put the other two through as a separate transaction for you".  And then there is always the option of going to the staffed check-out with one item and doing the self-check-out for the other. 

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1 hour ago, Barnesy_10 said:

there is a market stall in town near St Johns shopping centre and a guy is selling tiny bottles of the anti bac stuff for £4 a pop.. they are probably 70p RRP. He also has disinfectant sprays going for daft money too. 

I saw some social media lynching of a Post Office in Brum (I think, I didn't pay it that much attention) for selling hand sanitiser for £20 a bottle. 

You have to remember, though, as well as the gouging at the retailer, they're being gouged by their suppliers, with some of them robbing the stuff and selling worse. Loads of it will be fake by now too.

I tried to buy some isopropyl (I have some packing tape residue that I need to clean) the other day and price of that has gone through the roof. As has meths and white spirit.  

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