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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6315 on: March 22, 2020, 12:39:38 AM »
I'm sick of hearing people say "I'm healthy, I have a strong immune system, I won't let this change my behaviour, I'll judge what's best" because it's not just about you (the person saying that) but the people you can unwittingly infect.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6316 on: March 22, 2020, 12:52:09 AM »
The only snag is that, unless/until the necessary laws are passed, business - and the general population - can not be prosecuted for failing to heed advice. If I had my way, all this advice would be mandatory, with heavy fines, (and no government handouts), for people who selfishly disregard the advice given.

There will be some law that they can get them on - endangering members of the public, causing a public nuisance,  or something along those lines. Withdrawal of or refusal to renew their licence should follow.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6317 on: March 22, 2020, 05:46:13 AM »
And just as I awake this morning I find the President of the US is strongly urging folks to take a two-drug cocktail that will cure them of Covid-19.

Only one problem - the drug combination will probably kill them in the process!

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/trump-fauci-coronavirus-hloroquine-azithromycin_n_5e768e4fc5b6eab77949660d?ri18n=true&ncid=APPLENEWS00001

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6318 on: March 22, 2020, 06:10:53 AM »
Good grief, and supplies of facepalm are running critically low as it is.

In other news, I've had two second-hand reports that UK television has been reporting that life in Japan is somehow running as normal - rest assured it isn't, schools as well as "public gathering places" have been closed since the start of March, tourism is dead, restaurants etc. are very empty and people are being very circumspect. The cherry blossom season (basically a massive excuse to hang out in dense throngs in parks) is verboten.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6319 on: March 22, 2020, 07:06:33 AM »
Don't worry, mate.... big meeting tonight in NSW. By Tuesday, schools, pubs, etc here will be closed, for sure.

Interstate travel is already kaput. I scraped back home!!
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6320 on: March 22, 2020, 09:36:38 AM »
Suppliers aren't helping much. As I am 73 with COPD (mild I admit) and having missed most of last summer due to complications following a cancer op.,we have decided to avoid all face to face contact, only to find we cannot book a slot for home delivery. Three nights on the trot I waited up till midnight (the time when a new day should become available) but although the new day appeared it still said no slots were available.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6321 on: March 22, 2020, 09:43:48 AM »
Here in France there is a 135 fine if the cops catch you in the street without a valid reason.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6322 on: March 22, 2020, 10:26:26 AM »
Suppliers aren't helping much. As I am 73 with COPD (mild I admit) and having missed most of last summer due to complications following a cancer op.,we have decided to avoid all face to face contact, only to find we cannot book a slot for home delivery. Three nights on the trot I waited up till midnight (the time when a new day should become available) but although the new day appeared it still said no slots were available.

Ditto here. Tesco and Waitrose have no slots available for either home delivery or Click&Collect between now and 8th April, the latest date supposedly available. Even then, despite our nearest Tesco Superstore being 12 miles away, the store selection on their webpage gives Lincoln, 28 miles away as the only store with the service nearest us.
Waitrose too is in Lincoln.

Though I do have asthma and have been keeping myself out of as much human contact as possible, I still have to do the shopping once a week or so.

Hopefully as Tesco take on more staff, and Waitrose staff are boosted by the redirected staff members from the John Lewis stores that will all close after business on Monday, things might improve.

Or not.

PS - my wife has just checked Asda using her account - like wise fully booked up, this time to 11th April.

Ah well, probably need to go on a diet anyway. :(
« Last Edit: March 22, 2020, 10:33:32 AM by daffy »
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6323 on: March 22, 2020, 11:16:54 AM »
The only snag is that, unless/until the necessary laws are passed, business - and the general population - can not be prosecuted for failing to heed advice. If I had my way, all this advice would be mandatory, with heavy fines, (and no government handouts), for people who selfishly disregard the advice given.

There will be some law that they can get them on - endangering members of the public, causing a public nuisance,  or something along those lines. Withdrawal of or refusal to renew their licence should follow.

I'm sure I read somewhere a bloke in the Isle of Man had been arrested for refusing to self isolate and was facing a fine of up to 10,000

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6324 on: March 22, 2020, 12:01:23 PM »
Like many of you, my mum is in a similar position, 81 with asthma and angina. I have encouraged her to try online delivery with the expectation of booking 4 weeks in advance.
I don't blame the supermarkets at all, they are recruiting like crazy and many people who would otherwise be out of work do at least have an income, albeit temporary, for how long no one knows.
I blame the greedy, selfish people who still go and panic buy and also ignore the requests to leave various times free for the elderly and vulnerable or for our NHS and blue light workers.
Please be kind to the folks in store and on the till, especially when they tell you you can only have 2 or 3 of an item, they are just applying the guidelines, they didn't make them and they, like the rest of us, are working lots of extra hours to make up for colleagues who are self isolating or cannot come in to work.
I have no connection with any supermarket but would advocate sensible and reasonable purchasing and a kind word to staff, it will go a long way at the moment.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6325 on: March 22, 2020, 01:14:43 PM »

I'm sure I read somewhere a bloke in the Isle of Man had been arrested for refusing to self isolate and was facing a fine of up to 10,000
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Not entirely certain of this, but afaik this chap is of no fixed abode and the island has no homeless shelters - local jungle drums quote him as handing himself in and not arrested on the street.
I am in a rather odd situation myself as my employer let me go in January due to B| uncertainties (and a big factory in Penang making the same thing only cheaper) so claiming JSA at the mo'.  Thing is, I am still expected to be pounding the streets, asking in every shop, cafe ,factory etc for a minimum of 35 hours a week seeking employment, but not allowed into the benefit office to report on progress!  (Couple of interviews done that sounded positive and two for next week, will let you know how I get on.)
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Edit to add
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-51974140
« Last Edit: March 22, 2020, 01:24:23 PM by Young Bulla, Reason: New information »

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6326 on: March 22, 2020, 01:35:48 PM »
Thanks for the link, Stan. Glad to see sense prevailed all round.
Very best wishes in the job hunt.

Thing is, I am still expected to be pounding the streets, asking in every shop, cafe ,factory etc for a minimum of 35 hours a week seeking employment, but not allowed into the benefit office to report on progress!

I'm quite sure those who make the rules would soon change them if they had to abide by them.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6327 on: March 22, 2020, 01:48:16 PM »
Good luck with the interviews Stan.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6328 on: March 22, 2020, 02:20:36 PM »
Suppliers aren't helping much. As I am 73 with COPD (mild I admit) and having missed most of last summer due to complications following a cancer op.,we have decided to avoid all face to face contact, only to find we cannot book a slot for home delivery. Three nights on the trot I waited up till midnight (the time when a new day should become available) but although the new day appeared it still said no slots were available.

@steve836 Have you mentioned this on the Helping Hnds Thread??? I'm sure there's soneone from this Forum who lives near you that can help out!!

Anyone??

Cheers

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6329 on: March 22, 2020, 04:00:10 PM »
Suppliers aren't helping much. As I am 73 with COPD (mild I admit) and having missed most of last summer due to complications following a cancer op.,we have decided to avoid all face to face contact, only to find we cannot book a slot for home delivery. Three nights on the trot I waited up till midnight (the time when a new day should become available) but although the new day appeared it still said no slots were available.

@steve836 Have you mentioned this on the Helping Hnds Thread??? I'm sure there's soneone from this Forum who lives near you that can help out!!

Anyone??

Cheers

Neal.

Thanks Neal. We are OK for a bit and hopefully things will start to pick up when all the greedy beggars have filled their garages and freezers.
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