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  • George 1978
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    I wish that the Downing Street press briefings would come back on a daily basis, at least on weekdays - I do sometimes feel "disconnected" when they are not on, and one has to rely on news sources for information.

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  • battyrat
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    The shop at the top of our road nobody seems to wear masks and social distancing does not exist. All the shop owner is interested in is money. Nothing is said to anybody. In fact I think many people use that shop because they are not forced to cover their faces.

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  • amethyst
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    More likely too much effort to put a mask on for a few minutes selfish people about it really annoys me

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  • beccabear67
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    I was out to the bank this morning (Canada) and couldn't believe there were two people ahead of me with no masks and there is a sign at the door saying to wear them while inside.

    Imagine the people who do have to wear one all day while some can't bother to put one on for inside a bank for all of ten minutes. Two young men being selfish thinking they are immune I guess. Lock downs are an extreme to be avoided and I don't think they should be forced in areas that aren't in an extreme situation, but people like these two visiting my bank are what leads to it.

    I guess we should think of what people in the blitz had to contend with perhaps? Today they could have something set up for stress relief and counseling though. This one of those adapt and learn moments, not the magical thinking wishing it away type of thing, and yet I guess that response goes back a long long way. people used to believe in magic amulets and spells and things to ward off illness etc.

    Striking a balance should be top of mind for anyone making rules, people do need visitors sometimes and jobs depend on being able to conduct some business.

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  • Zincubus
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    Iím still in shock after learning about the young kid ( aged 13 ) in America who was happily messing with his school mates one moment and died of Covid just 10 days ( TEN) later !! They didnít mention any underlying health issues as they normally do ..


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  • Zincubus
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    Has anyone seen any comparison per thousand of their relative populations of N. Ireland and the Rep of Ireland as regards infections / hospitalisations / recoveries and /or deaths ?



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  • battyrat
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    I wear a facemask 12 hours a day now even at work. Cannot wear a fancy one as not work issue and they don't have a health certificate so employer is not covered.

    Even though it's now mandatory at my work place work, employer is very reluctant to issue them.

    You are supposed to change them every 4 hours but I have only seen two face masks issued to me in over 3 weeks.

    Guess who's having to pay for them out of own pocket.

    Besides since going permanently into facemasks I have found breathing harder even when the things are removed and the irregular heart beat has got a lot worse.

    plastic Face shields are useless unless someone spits directly at you so not worth wearing them.

    So yeah. No Mask no work, and killing myself in the process.

    I also like the way the Government says doctors are still open for business. Trying to get an appointment is impossible and they don't stay on the phone when they ring anymore then 30 seconds so you don't get a chance to answer the phone after a two week wait for it. Then you have to try to talk to them on the phone in a busy and noisy place so you can't talk about certain things privately. To make matters worse you can't ring back either.

    so Yeah, it's not going to get any easier for some of us just in a day to day capacity.

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by amethyst View Post
    It arrived with a bang let's hope it disappear and gone by 2021
    I don't want my birthday plans to be ruined two years in a row.

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  • amethyst
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    Originally posted by beccabear67 View Post
    In America there are a significant number of people who will not allow themselves to be vaccinated, period. Also the will not wear masks, will not distance, don't tell me how to do anything people. A real spanner in the works no matter how well things go otherwise.
    Like the UK many do t like wearing face coverings or distancing what is so difficult about that,I noticed they were queuing at 7am in primark stores before lockdown in England

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  • beccabear67
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    In America there are a significant number of people who will not allow themselves to be vaccinated, period. Also the will not wear masks, will not distance, don't tell me how to do anything people. A real spanner in the works no matter how well things go otherwise.

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  • darren
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    I feel its smth we will all have to live with like many other diseases that have been around for decades.
    Altho i feel some sort of medicine will be found to lessen its effects.
    Its fair to say the worlds drs pharmacies are working hard on it.



    Originally posted by zincubus View Post
    it looks as though itís here to stay sadly .... Just like the other coronaviruss the common cold and influenza .


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  • amethyst
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    [QUOTE=Zincubus;258356]It looks as though it’s here to stay sadly .... just like the other Coronaviruss the common cold and influenza .


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    My cousin his son & Partner have tested positive both age 43 and working in schools,its scary when someone in the family has the virus

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  • Zincubus
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    Originally posted by amethyst View Post
    It arrived with a bang let's hope it disappear and gone by 2021
    It looks as though itís here to stay sadly .... just like the other Coronaviruss the common cold and influenza .


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  • amethyst
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    It arrived with a bang let's hope it disappear and gone by 2021

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by amethyst View Post
    Could be a long time who knows wearing masks social distancing will be with us nobody knows how long I hope it has gone by 2021 but don't bank on it our lives will never be the same
    I hope so as well - I will assume that by next August things will improve.

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