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Jsmth321 Apr 27th 2020 10:09 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 12845079)
They're not going to quarantine the pickers from Quebec, at least not yet.
https://www.oliverchronicle.com/no-q...fruit-pickers/

Quebec has more cases than Mexico, so hopefully there wont be an outbreak in the interior.

What attracts Quebec folks to these jobs? The times I have seen ads in the lower mainland, the pay doesn't seem great.

My body is old and sore and I probably wouldn't last an hour doing it.

MillieF Apr 28th 2020 1:54 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12845097)

What attracts Quebec folks to these jobs? The times I have seen ads in the lower mainland, the pay doesn't seem great

Necessity...my body is older and more tired than yours, but if my family required it I would do it again...nobody wants, but family needs...

dbd33 Apr 28th 2020 1:54 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12845055)
People in the lower mainland seem to be getting less patient, more people out and about, more traffic, some businesses that had closed have reopened.


My daughter went to see a house that's for sale in Vancouver, there were 60 showings scheduled for the weekend. That'd be a house with flat surfaces and 120 people sneezing on them.

Jsmth321 Apr 28th 2020 9:00 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by MillieF (Post 12845145)
Necessity...my body is older and more tired than yours, but if my family required it I would do it again...nobody wants, but family needs...

If one is physically unable to do something due to pain/other health issues, the person wont be able to do it necessity or not.

Quebec youth have been coming to BC for fruit picking well before COVID so its not necessity, they could easily get a job closer to home most years that likely pays better.


Shard Apr 28th 2020 9:16 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Paul_Shepherd (Post 12845056)
Just shows that if you have only limited cases in the first place, a strict lock down and closed borders works.....the virus has no where to go, so it just dies off, and of course if people tow the line and don't start protesting about rights and freedoms and all the rest of that rubbish.

I feel like the media is complicit in setting the public mood on lockdown. Obviously there are some extreme cases (domestic abuse, inadequate housing, mental issues) where lockdown is a severe challengs, but it's not the case for the vast majority. And yet they bang on about people's mental health and hardship and frustration. As Cuomo said, the alternative is death (if not personal, then someone elses). I was pleased that BoJo the Clown at least took a firmer line yesterday on UK lockdown (for the time being).



Danny B Apr 28th 2020 6:21 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
God bless the USA, no pun intended.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us...erson-services

BristolUK Apr 28th 2020 11:06 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
With the increasing likelihood that we'll have to wear face masks in public soon, people may be wondering where they can get them from.

Amazon has proved unreliable with sellers disappearing - although your money is safe.

But Walmart.ca is advertising them on-line from third party sellers. Maybe that will prove more successful.

Danny B Apr 28th 2020 11:24 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12845657)
With the increasing likelihood that we'll have to wear face masks in public soon, people may be wondering where they can get them from.

Amazon has proved unreliable with sellers disappearing - although your money is safe.

But Walmart.ca is advertising them on-line from third party sellers. Maybe that will prove more successful.

I tried this a few times and finally got it right on my 3rd attempt. The Lady with the socks, not the T-shirt bloke. I have loads of socks.


BristolUK Apr 28th 2020 11:32 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12845668)
I tried this a few times and finally got it right on my 3rd attempt. The Lady with the socks, not the T-shirt bloke. I have loads of socks.

If you can't blow out the flame what's breathing like?

Jsmth321 Apr 28th 2020 11:39 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
My solution if masks are required, never leave home. :p

BristolUK Apr 29th 2020 12:07 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12845676)
My solution if masks are required, never leave home. :p

That too.

I went shopping on March 18th. Blood test on April 1st was the only time I went out since.

6 weeks tomorrow.

Compulsory to wear masks in the hospitals in NB now but they'll be giving you one upon entry.

Danny B Apr 29th 2020 1:55 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12845670)
If you can't blow out the flame what's breathing like?

I mean it's a mask, breathing feels restricted no matter what you are wearing even though it really isn't. The thing I like about the sock mask is the comfort. The whole mask wearing thing thing just feels weird to me. I haven't gone out in one yet, only practising in the house so far.

Oink Apr 29th 2020 7:23 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Top tip: When shifting perspectives, throughly wash your adult entertainments. The casual wipe on the pillow is not sufficient "in these times."

Danny B Apr 29th 2020 5:35 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 12845740)
Top tip: When shifting perspectives, throughly wash your adult entertainments. The casual wipe on the pillow is not sufficient "in these times."

Did you ever write for Viz magazine? I used to love their top tips section.

edit- It still exists!! http://viz.co.uk/category/top-tips/

Danny B Apr 29th 2020 5:43 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
New information released today about the virus.

NHS England has recommended health trusts assess Black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) workers as "at potentially greater risk" from coronavirus.

The official guidance says UK and international data indicates "people from BAME backgrounds are also being disproportionately affected by COVID-19".

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...-risk-11980713

But for some reason India has got off lightly? it doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-52435463


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