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  • George 1978
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    Good points about unemployment - when it comes to December, there are usually more jobs available, either in shops or places such as the Royal Mail sorting office, sorting cards and parcels. I have a feeling that even Father Christmas could be redundant this year because of social-distancing.

    Watched the Press Briefing this afternoon again.

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  • amethyst
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    I dread to think how unemployment have shot up and will continue to rise we don't know what's going to happen shops business closing down ,how much damage this virus has caused.When you think about it before this kicked off we would go out for a meal meet up have a coffee with a friend go on holiday or short break until we have a vaccine and this virus goes away,I have no intention of doing what I used to enjoy,you may feel safe washing hands wearing a mask making space,its the ones that don't follow simple rules we have to avoid.

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by darren View Post
    Is sorry its affecting ur health george i assume u mean mental health put possibly physical health.

    Its affecting people to different degrees.
    I myself have not found it that tough but i certainly understand its different for for diff people.

    From this friday we here are having all beauty and hairdressers close for 4 weeks.

    Schools for 2 weeks.
    Basically all hospitality for 4 weeks.

    I cant see covid been gone for maybe a year or more till medicine is found.

    I really feel for u mate.
    Thanks, Darren. You know, losing my parents back in the late 1990s was something that I couldn't imagine happening to me, and at the time I felt that it would be like having a leg amputated if you know what I mean. Just like the current pandemic, I had to live a "new normal" and couldn't go back, and in many ways, it is just like facing a bereavement. Things are difficult at the moment, and we are all in the same boat.

    It would be interesting how difficult Christmas will be this year compared to previous years.

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by amethyst View Post
    Have you noticed that they are showing more adverts about washing hands stop the spread,wear a mask to protect yourself,make space keep your distance from others.I say keep on doing it remind the ones who don't believe the virus exists
    They are Public Information Films, not adverts, but they are scheduled in the same way that adverts are - BBC One shows them frequently.

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  • amethyst
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    Have you noticed that they are showing more adverts about washing hands stop the spread,wear a mask to protect yourself,make space keep your distance from others.I say keep on doing it remind the ones who don't believe the virus exists

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  • beccabear67
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    Liverpool made the evening news over here! People 'partying' before lockdown. Looking every bit as foolish as those Yanks at their political rallies, only with drunken grins as opposed to angry and carrying a sign.

    My father has some sort of infection but not covid and it's a pain getting around and doing things like simply getting a prescription to a pharmacy and having it filled. I'm happy to do all I can rather than have him out and about, but it could be made easier if systems and people were more competent. I'm hoping to just get my yearly meds prescription renewed over the phone. My dad did have a virtual appointment but it took going to the office to physically get the prescription for an antibiotic because the fax to the pharmacy failed twice! So just that took up most of yesterday and most of today. Dad is 78 and born in occupied Holland in the war, I've had to spell the name Johannes out multiple times lately. I'm sure the pharmacist spelling out his east Asian name is something he's familiar with and all!

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  • darren
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    Is sorry its affecting ur health george i assume u mean mental health put possibly physical health.

    Its affecting people to different degrees.
    I myself have not found it that tough but i certainly understand its different for for diff people.

    From this friday we here are having all beauty and hairdressers close for 4 weeks.

    Schools for 2 weeks.
    Basically all hospitality for 4 weeks.

    I cant see covid been gone for maybe a year or more till medicine is found.

    I really feel for u mate.

    Originally posted by george 1978 View Post
    i do feel that closing pubs, restaurants, cafes and other watering holes at this stage is a bit like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted once so many people have got in contact with the virus - one thing i don't like is being kept in the dark when it comes to things happening.

    I have recently ordered some books online about panic attacks and nervous breakdowns because this new normal seems to be affecting my health and wellbeing - these days i often jump out of my skin when i hear a pin drop, and i think that it is the new lifestyle of staying in to protect myself from anyone who may have the virus.

    If there is one present that i would like for christmas this year, it is for the virus to disappear completely - perhaps that is something to wish for in 2021 or 2022?

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by amethyst View Post
    That's my New Years Wish the virus gone completely.It must be horrible for you George on your own it has affected many peoples well being,I know someone on her own haven't seen her daughter for 7 months and not likely for xmas.Feeling depressed and lonely is the biggest problem.The Chinese have a lot to answer for crippling and infecting the world.It hit us all for six,what is there to look forward to same thing each day worrying about avoiding catching it take care George
    It's a fact of life - at least I can socially distance easier than most others.

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  • Richard1978
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    Originally posted by amethyst View Post
    That's my New Years Wish the virus gone completely.It must be horrible for you George on your own it has affected many peoples well being,I know someone on her own haven't seen her daughter for 7 months and not likely for xmas.Feeling depressed and lonely is the biggest problem.The Chinese have a lot to answer for crippling and infecting the world.It hit us all for six,what is there to look forward to same thing each day worrying about avoiding catching it take care George
    So nothing to do with lazy inept governments elsewhere?

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  • amethyst
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    That's my New Years Wish the virus gone completely.It must be horrible for you George on your own it has affected many peoples well being,I know someone on her own haven't seen her daughter for 7 months and not likely for xmas.Feeling depressed and lonely is the biggest problem.The Chinese have a lot to answer for crippling and infecting the world.It hit us all for six,what is there to look forward to same thing each day worrying about avoiding catching it take care George

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  • George 1978
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    I do feel that closing pubs, restaurants, cafes and other watering holes at this stage is a bit like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted once so many people have got in contact with the virus - one thing I don't like is being kept in the dark when it comes to things happening.

    I have recently ordered some books online about panic attacks and nervous breakdowns because this new normal seems to be affecting my health and wellbeing - these days I often jump out of my skin when I hear a pin drop, and I think that it is the new lifestyle of staying in to protect myself from anyone who may have the virus.

    If there is one present that I would like for Christmas this year, it is for the virus to disappear completely - perhaps that is something to wish for in 2021 or 2022?

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  • amethyst
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    How was that Corbyns brother allowed to travel from London to Cardiff which is in lockdown to protest outside the Senedd in Cardiff Bay,virus is a hoax no masks no vaccinations.

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  • amethyst
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    No matter what the experts tell us to listen and abide by the rules there is always the other half who don't care a toss I'm not listening the longer they ignore the guidance the longer the rest of us have to suffer.The pubs should be shut until January stop the binge drinkers from partying,Halloween, guy fawkes,Christmas & New Year.Stop selling alcohol a lot earlier than 10pm in shops limit to what you can buy raise the age from 25 to 30.If students don't abide then have tougher measures the longer this virus will go on for.

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  • George 1978
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    I was watching the Downing Street Press Briefing on BBC One and despite the "matter of life and death" situation that these briefings provide, what with people being ill and dying willy-nilly, BBC One wanted the next programme to start as usual at 7.35 pm, so they cut away from it just before that, and so I watched the rest of it on Sky News instead when it ended at 7.45 pm. If there is one again tomorrow at the same time and it goes past 7.30 pm, I wonder whether a fictional local London soap opera will be more important to the schedulers and will be favoured more than the real-life matter of a virus wiping people out? Priorities are something which are not weighed properly when it comes to importance. Football matches running into extra time are treated a lot better than this.

    Nottingham is in lockdown - whether it is just City Council territory or all of Greater Nottingham (more relevant to myself), I do think that local people need to abide by the local rules given, and that the authorities should come down on them like a ton of bricks if they don't.

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  • darren
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    Here where iam weve have had near 3 thousand confirmed cases
    in 3 days.
    Not many fatalities thankfully.

    U WILL ALWAYS GET THOSE AMETHYST WHO DONT CARE OR DONT BOTHER WITH MASKS.

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