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BristolUK Oct 15th 2020 9:48 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by jackinthetree (Post 12922337)
I had Covid-19 and wasn't allowed to take a test.

How do you know you were positive?

scrubbedexpat091 Oct 15th 2020 9:55 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by jackinthetree (Post 12922337)
BC is bollocks. I had Covid-19 and wasn't allowed to take a test. This was when Henry was getting all the credit for "record low numbers" - yeah, because she refused to test anyone.

My experience was the opposite was simple and easy for me to get tested, just required a phone call to the local facility, appointment made, tested, and results 24 hours later.

caretaker Oct 15th 2020 10:54 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by ann m (Post 12918410)
Can anyone give some explanations for the terrible numbers in Quebec? They have been high in first wave, second wave or whatever wave we are on now. The population is just over 8 million, over an arguably huge geographic area, what is going on?

Bingo. It isn't just all that cheek kissing.
https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video-sh...emic-1.5144769

Nand Oct 15th 2020 11:17 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by macadian (Post 12922178)
My nephew (In Scotland) and his wife now have covid. She is a teacher. Who would have thunk it.....

Really is tough on the teachers. I hope they recover quickly with no lingering symptoms.

In my area in north west France five recent clusters started up at the schools. :(

Former Lancastrian Oct 16th 2020 12:40 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy (Post 12922312)
Nailed it right there.

And not a crème brûlée in sight.

:thumbs_up:

We are talking pubs here and no Northern pub would ever dream of serving creme brûlée. Bloody southern shandy drinkers its a bloody pub you know where you drink beer not serve fancy bloody desserts etc.

macadian Oct 16th 2020 1:12 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12922374)
We are talking pubs here and no Northern pub would ever dream of serving creme brûlée. Bloody southern shandy drinkers its a bloody pub you know where you drink beer not serve fancy bloody desserts etc.

But....they do have brown sauce.......

dave_j Oct 16th 2020 1:55 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by macadian (Post 12922375)
But....they do have brown sauce.......

...Pork pies?

Jingsamichty Oct 16th 2020 9:09 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12922374)
We are talking pubs here and no Northern pub would ever dream of serving creme brûlée. Bloody southern shandy drinkers its a bloody pub you know where you drink beer not serve fancy bloody desserts etc.


I found a picture of FL having his last pint in a Northern pub to celebrate getting his visa for Canada.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...e38cb261a8.jpg

'appy days, and not a creme brulee for 200 miles.

Shard Oct 16th 2020 9:48 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Haven't been uuup North for about 20 years, but from what I'm seeing on TV Covid reports of the city centres of Liverpool and Manchester, the times are a changin'. It's all starting to look quite flash. I have feeling it wouldb't be hard to find a creme burlee or maybe even a rocket salad in the local hostelries.

spouse of scouse Oct 16th 2020 10:39 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12922374)
We are talking pubs here and no Northern pub would ever dream of serving creme brûlée. Bloody southern shandy drinkers its a bloody pub you know where you drink beer not serve fancy bloody desserts etc.

The first time I visited a particular dive pub in Liverpool I asked the barmaid for a bottle of champagne and two champagne glasses. Luckily over many visits in subsequent years she forgave me and we became good mates.

Same pub, I asked for a pint of lemonade. I got it, but it was the same price as a pint of lager.

And another pub, a more 'upmarket' one, I ordered two Irish coffees.

After a wait of about 10 minutes, 2 cups of black coffee were plonked down in front of me. When I started to protest, the bloke said 'it's coffee and the girl out the back who made them is Irish' :lol:

spouse of scouse Oct 16th 2020 10:43 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12922455)
Haven't been uuup North for about 20 years, but from what I'm seeing on TV Covid reports of the city centres of Liverpool and Manchester, the times are a changin'. It's all starting to look quite flash. I have feeling it wouldb't be hard to find a creme burlee or maybe even a rocket salad in the local hostelries.

Not in the pubs, at least not in the ones I like to go to. But in the restaurants, sure.

Former Lancastrian Oct 16th 2020 12:13 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Oh to take a trip back down memory lane and I am only talking 40 years ago and not a hundred like some people think when I started going into the local boozers in my town where I grew up. Anyone remember pubs having a Snug bar? The small room where women could have a drink as it was frowned upon having them in the main bar area. In those days would anyone approach Bill sat beside the fire with his whippet at his feet and tell him that his dog was a health and safety concern :lol:
Bottles of Mackeson or other similar stouts were on a table rather than a glass of some organic micro brewery concoction that you see today probably with a a few packs of Woodbine or Players No 10 by the ashtray. Knowing a few of the older landlords asking for a Mai Tai in those days would probably result in him taking his off and saying here have my tie. Cuba Libre oh you mean a Bacardi & coke. The dartboard mats used to have 2 oche lines marked out at 6' 6" and the newly invented 7' 91/4"
Want something to eat or snack on well choose your flavour of crisps, pork scratchings or pickled eggs and the really posh pubs had a warmer for pork pies. If you got hungry you went to the chippy probably a couple of doors away and ate whatever on the way back to the pub.
Bloody Millenials have no idea what they are missing and as for the Snowflakes well let's just say pubs should be out of bounds for that lot.

Jingsamichty Oct 16th 2020 1:17 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Your grandad probably called you a snowflake when you got an inside toilet.

Former Lancastrian Oct 16th 2020 1:22 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jingsamichty (Post 12922536)
Your grandad probably called you a snowflake when you got an inside toilet.

One of my grandads houses never had an inside toilet until well after he died and I am talking about the late 1970's and he died in the 60's :lol:

Jingsamichty Oct 16th 2020 1:52 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12922539)
One of my grandads houses never had an inside toilet until well after he died and I am talking about the late 1970's and he died in the 60's :lol:

One of his houses? And here's you letting on you were a street urchin... I bet your tin bath was solid silver.

caretaker Oct 16th 2020 2:23 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jingsamichty (Post 12922553)
One of his houses? And here's you letting on you were a street urchin... I bet your tin bath was solid silver.

Every Friday night, same time as Don Messer's Jubilee. The theme music (Till We Meet Again) and bath night are inseparable.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...fbfa0e019c.jpg

BristolUK Oct 16th 2020 3:02 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12922539)
One of my grandads houses never had an inside toilet until well after he died and I am talking about the late 1970's and he died in the 60's :lol:

That's not so odd. My grandparents had no inside toilet until around1980.

The only toilet they had is on the left


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...da0b8323a0.jpg
I'm the smallest below the window

Jerseygirl Oct 17th 2020 2:29 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Ontario...805 reported this morning, 45,000 tests done. Almost 90 up on the day before. As usual 1/2 are in Toronto.

Shard Oct 17th 2020 2:35 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12922586)
That's not so odd. My grandparents had no inside toilet until around1980.

The only toilet they had is on the left


I'm the smallest below the window

He looks to be a clever lad. And I bet it seems like just yesterday. :nod:

caretaker Oct 20th 2020 7:56 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
66 new cases in Saskatchewan (a record), to make 398 active cases (also a record).

bats Oct 20th 2020 5:36 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12922274)
I thought a three course meal was a starter, main course, and pudding? ..... Maybe the crisps could be an appetiser, but I think you'd need a spotted dick to have a three course meal. :unsure:

cheese and onion course of course

BristolUK Oct 20th 2020 6:29 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by bats (Post 12923983)
cheese and onion course of course



Siouxie Oct 20th 2020 6:55 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
821 New cases in Ontario.

In Hamilton, a Spin class created more than 70 new cases - including 6 staff members of a local restaurant my son used to be a manager at (1 staff member attended, passed it on to 5 others).

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamil...phic-1.5767688

Danny B Oct 21st 2020 6:11 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
EU removes Canadians from list of approved travellers because of COVID-19

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/eu-...nada-1.5770782

scrubbedexpat091 Oct 21st 2020 6:45 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12924486)
EU removes Canadians from list of approved travellers because of COVID-19

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/eu-...nada-1.5770782


No surprise with the direction ON and Quebec are heading, and BC upticking slowly.



Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay and Singapore seem to be the only white list countries at the moment with the update, Canada, Tunisia and Georgia removed.

Shard Oct 21st 2020 10:28 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Well, we've been told haven't we.



scrubbedexpat091 Oct 21st 2020 10:40 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
First time BC has had over 200 cases in a single day, 203 to be exact.

Many cases being linked to linked to weddings, funerals and celebrations of life.


Danny B Oct 21st 2020 10:45 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12924595)
First time BC has had over 200 cases in a single day, 203 to be exact.

Many cases being linked to linked to weddings, funerals and celebrations of life.

I know it's not a fair comparison, but did you see how many the UK got yesterday? :eek:

Danny B Oct 21st 2020 10:55 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12924590)
Well, we've been told haven't we.

https://youtu.be/YjIdkCkRMr4

She has a point I guess.
Now that deaths are much lower the Gov can explain the risks, insist on mask wearing, and not go through a 2nd lockdown. God forbid, don't complain when you get into a car accident and need a hospital bed.


Shard Oct 21st 2020 10:56 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12924599)
I know it's not a fair comparison, but did you see how many the UK got yesterday? :eek:

Or today ! Say 10% of 26,000, that's 2,600 on 6 MN people (about BC size).

Shard Oct 21st 2020 10:58 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12924601)
She has a point I guess.
Now that deaths are much lower the Gov can explain the risks, insist on mask wearing, and not go through a 2nd lockdown. God forbid, don't complain when you get into a car accident and need a hospital bed.

I understand her late in life point, but in reality, a temporary lockdown is necessary to save lives. Virus is currently out 9f control. Thanks Boris.

scrubbedexpat091 Oct 22nd 2020 1:17 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12924599)
I know it's not a fair comparison, but did you see how many the UK got yesterday? :eek:


We are doing better than 48 US states, only Maine and Vermont seem to be doing better, Quebec though, not doing so hot, Quebec is worse than 17 states now.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/corona...ates-1.5051033

scrubbedexpat091 Oct 22nd 2020 11:41 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Yesterday's record new cases was shattered today with 274 new cases.

The current surge seems to be linked to social gatherings, such as wedding and funerals, with a smaller number linked to Thanksgiving dinners.

Dr. Henry states if problems with social gatherings continue, she may change the public health orders to further restrict gatherings.

Kelowna’s École de l’Anse-au-Sable School is the first outbreak in a school, but fairly small with 5 cases but that is up 2 since it began.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7414007/b...te-october-22/





Revin Kevin Oct 23rd 2020 2:03 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
[QUOTE=Shard;12924590]Well, we've been told haven't we.

[/QUOTE

She absolutely nailed it!

Former Lancastrian Oct 23rd 2020 2:48 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
[QUOTE=Revin Kevin;12925277]

Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12924590)
Well, we've been told haven't we.

https://youtu.be/YjIdkCkRMr4[/QUOTE

She absolutely nailed it!

In some of the UK rags that have interviewed her she also states she didn't vote for a scientist either.

By eck luv thas gonna have a legion of followers

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/130025...-out-lockdown/

Jerseygirl Oct 23rd 2020 3:35 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Steadily rising...826 cases and 9 deaths in Ontario yesterday. Approx. 1/3 in Toronto. 40K tested.

https://www.cp24.com/news/ontario-re...-40k-1.5157666

Danny B Oct 23rd 2020 4:46 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Wales to go into full lockdown at 6pm :(

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...kdown-12112336

scrubbedexpat091 Oct 23rd 2020 5:10 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12925361)
Wales to go into full lockdown at 6pm :(

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...kdown-12112336


If they decide to do more restrictions in BC, I really wish they would do it by health region and not province wide.

Really serves no purpose in say Kamloops having the same level of restrictions as Vancouver when Kamloops has so few cases.




Jerseygirl Oct 23rd 2020 5:11 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12925371)
If they decide to do more restrictions in BC, I really wish they would do it by health region and not province wide.

Really serves no purpose in say Kamloops having the same level of restrictions as Vancouver when Kamloops has so few cases.


They did it and are still doing lockdowns by region in Ontario.

scrubbedexpat091 Oct 23rd 2020 7:59 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12925372)
They did it and are still doing lockdowns by region in Ontario.


We never really had lockdowns, but the restrictions we do get end up being province wide in most cases which makes no real sense since only 2 regions of the entire province actually have high caseloads.


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