Go Back  British Expats > General > Take it Outside!
Reload this Page >

CORONAVIRUS PART II

CORONAVIRUS PART II

Old Mar 31st 2020, 2:57 pm
  #31  
SUPER MODERATOR
Thread Starter
 
Jerseygirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 82,978
Jerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Originally Posted by el collado kid View Post
I thought all mice eat is cheese lots of cheese?Hola jersey
I have plenty of cheese...always do.

hey how you doin’?
Jerseygirl is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2020, 3:23 pm
  #32  
FreeThinker
 
jimenato's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: the moors and levels
Posts: 9,195
jimenato has a reputation beyond reputejimenato has a reputation beyond reputejimenato has a reputation beyond reputejimenato has a reputation beyond reputejimenato has a reputation beyond reputejimenato has a reputation beyond reputejimenato has a reputation beyond reputejimenato has a reputation beyond reputejimenato has a reputation beyond reputejimenato has a reputation beyond reputejimenato has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Just went out for the first time for 8 days to do a shop at a large Sainsburys (just to go to the in-store Argos to replace our microwave which caught fire yesterday) and at a Morrisons.

DG would be horrified at all the sheeple queuing in docile fashion to get in and to pay.

Sainsburys had a strict one-in-one-out policy (the couple in front in the queue let me in in front of them as a singleton left and they weren't allowed in as a pair until someone else left - that strict) (why do couples go shopping together anyway under the current circumstances anyway? Shouldn't be allowed).

Anyway fresh veg were in abundance as was bread. Fresh meat not a great choice but sufficient. There was bread and loo roll but no pasta. The only things I wanted but couldn't get - a chicken, eggs and basmati rice - no worries can do without those.

I don't think Capey will have too many problems provisioning.
jimenato is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2020, 3:35 pm
  #33  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Boiler's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 33,464
Boiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

I though the rule in the UK was one person per family apart from exceptional circumstances?

I went into 2 supermarkets yesterday, lots of signs but both were surprisingly quiet.



Last edited by Boiler; Mar 31st 2020 at 3:39 pm.
Boiler is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2020, 3:40 pm
  #34  
Resident Cynic
 
macliam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Suffolk,UK; Alentejo, Portugal
Posts: 7,831
macliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
Being without your wife wouldn't be helping either, I really do feel for you I did find it somewhat encouraging though that your friend's condition was listed as stable, although I know that 'stable' in ICU is still a huge worry. Bugger all you can do except hope mate, and maybe give SWMBO a call?
3 times today already!
macliam is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2020, 3:41 pm
  #35  
 
Lion in Winter's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: City of Broad Shoulders
Posts: 57,070
Lion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Originally Posted by macliam View Post
3 times today already!

That's ok. She married you, it's what she signed up for
Lion in Winter is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2020, 3:44 pm
  #36  
Resident Cynic
 
macliam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Suffolk,UK; Alentejo, Portugal
Posts: 7,831
macliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
You hang in there. It might come out ok, and you have others who need you too.

Don't feel alone, although I know that's hard. Many are with you in spirit.
Oh, I'm OK - apart from realising how little you can do or say in these cases.
SWMBO, on the other hand, is more shaken..... and that makes not being there hard to take too.
macliam is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2020, 3:46 pm
  #37  
Resident Cynic
 
macliam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Suffolk,UK; Alentejo, Portugal
Posts: 7,831
macliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
That's ok. She married you, it's what she signed up for
Yes and VV, I've spoken to a friend near us in Portugal, to ask them to keep an eye on her because she's really taken this news hard.

Trouble is, they're as locked down as we are!
macliam is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2020, 3:47 pm
  #38  
Concierge
 
spouse of scouse's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 16,269
spouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Originally Posted by macliam View Post
3 times today already!
Four has always been my lucky number I know it's nowhere near as good as being together but talking helps too.
Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
That's ok. She married you, it's what she signed up for
Well said Lion!

spouse of scouse is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2020, 4:04 pm
  #39  
Banned
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Mallorca
Posts: 18,139
amideislas has a reputation beyond reputeamideislas has a reputation beyond reputeamideislas has a reputation beyond reputeamideislas has a reputation beyond reputeamideislas has a reputation beyond reputeamideislas has a reputation beyond reputeamideislas has a reputation beyond reputeamideislas has a reputation beyond reputeamideislas has a reputation beyond reputeamideislas has a reputation beyond reputeamideislas has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Originally Posted by el collado kid View Post
My wife went to to the supermarket today and has said much the same as you have.Shelves mostly fully stocked, only one restriction and that was loo roll
All shops here seem to be fully stocked. Loo roll too. Only difference is that there's a limit to how many people can be inside at one time, and the checkout is roped off, one at a time, 2 m distance rules enforced.
amideislas is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2020, 4:14 pm
  #40  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Steerpike's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA / Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 9,268
Steerpike has a reputation beyond reputeSteerpike has a reputation beyond reputeSteerpike has a reputation beyond reputeSteerpike has a reputation beyond reputeSteerpike has a reputation beyond reputeSteerpike has a reputation beyond reputeSteerpike has a reputation beyond reputeSteerpike has a reputation beyond reputeSteerpike has a reputation beyond reputeSteerpike has a reputation beyond reputeSteerpike has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Originally Posted by Alianco View Post
We were skyeping an old friend who is a doctor in NZ and she made the point that the likely hood of surviving and recovering from Covid-19 is still high statistically. However, less is said of the almost inevitable lung damage that would ensue, the more severe the older we are. So though it's statistically probable we (60 and 61) would survive the virus, the quality of life could well be very compromised. It's proof if any were needed that doing everything possible to avoid getting the virus is the best course. Let alone putting it off until there are enough ventilators and hopefully a vaccine in the future. Now the most dangerous thing we do is me going to the supermarket. Even as someone who worked making things in various environments I used to be firmly in the 'health and safety gone mad' camp. Now, when I go to the supermarket, I wear rubber gloves throughout. When I get back to the car I take the gloves off and wash my hands. When I get home we leave the bags unpacked for at least 12 hours (or sanitise anything we need sooner) and I wash my hands again. It honestly goes against the grain with me. I've worked with dangerous chemicals with scant thought of PPE. But this scares me.
Hadn't thought of that - lung damage. I'm 61, my g/f 66. I live what I think of as a simple life, with hiking being my one and only passtime (well, that and eating). If my lungs were to be compromised, I'd be pissed! One more reason to stay home, stay clean, and avoid the idiots who think this doesn't / shouldn't apply to them. Actually, my g/f had a very, very traumatic near-death experience with TB about 30 years ago, and I heard on here that TB may have done damage to her lungs, so she's probably silently worried about that. The event was so traumatic for her, she's never spoken about it other than the one time when she first told me.

Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
Has America started taking it seriously now there's a sequel?
The response is varied; NY is ground-zero and obviously taking it pretty seriously, many of the 'middle states' are not taking it too seriously because they are spread out and seeing 'few cases'. California was getting praise yesterday for being somewhat ahead of the game, having been the first state to implement strict 'shelter in place' rules. I may just leave AZ and drive to CA so I can be there instead of here, if AZ continues to be loose about it. https://www.politico.com/states/cali...lation-1269663 . The biggest problem facing the US is the lack of FEDERAL leadership; individual states and governors are doing a good job mostly.

Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
Try to find some disinfecting wipes over here right now, you'll have a bad time. Bog roll isn't far behind, either. Throw poo on the hoarders. Lots and lots of poo.
I made up a batch of bleach solution last night, as I have tried and failed for 2 weeks now to find wipes and / or 'Lysol' type sprays. My dilemma is - I hear that I can get such things if I go to (eg) Costco at 6am and stand in line for an hour or so. But is it worth the risk, just to get a 'preventive' item? I'm much more comfortable going to the stores in the mid-afternoon, when there are no lines. Almost everything seems to be available now, all day, other than these elusive wipes.

What I don't understand is ... if wipes, sprays, and hand-sanitizer are so important (and all the 'information' websites seem to say they are) then why don't we have a better system for their distribution and sale? SOME form of rationing / tracking would seem to be in order.

Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
I try to poo anywhere but home these days. Why use up my own arse roll, when I can use that which has been paid for by someone else? Be it work, or the shops, I am doing my part to preserve our supply at home
I personally prefer to poo in a space that I can control. Public loos are not exactly the most hygienic place. I suppose if you have loos at work and you know that your fellow workers are all 'conscientious' then, maybe that's fine.
Steerpike is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2020, 4:31 pm
  #41  
Grove 4 Life
 
SultanOfSwing's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Fox Lake, IL (from Carrickfergus NI)
Posts: 47,542
SultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond reputeSultanOfSwing has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
I made up a batch of bleach solution last night, as I have tried and failed for 2 weeks now to find wipes and / or 'Lysol' type sprays. My dilemma is - I hear that I can get such things if I go to (eg) Costco at 6am and stand in line for an hour or so. But is it worth the risk, just to get a 'preventive' item? I'm much more comfortable going to the stores in the mid-afternoon, when there are no lines. Almost everything seems to be available now, all day, other than these elusive wipes.
We have about a gallon and a half of bleach that can dilute to many more gallons of a solution but we want to keep that as a last resort. We also have a couple of tubs of wipes, so all I was really looking for was another 3-pack of them just in case we run out soon. But they were picked clean.

As far as going to the shops, well I have to come into work anyway so if I'm going to get it, I already have in all likelihood, so since we needed food anyway, I'll take one for the team.

Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
What I don't understand is ... if wipes, sprays, and hand-sanitizer are so important (and all the 'information' websites seem to say they are) then why don't we have a better system for their distribution and sale? SOME form of rationing / tracking would seem to be in order.
At this point, it's a matter of supply keeping up with demand. In every store I went to (and I went to about 7, all of varying sizes), there was a limit of 1 or 2 per purchase, but that doesn't really stop people going in multiple times, or to multiple stores and buying up supply. Perhaps tracking via swiping a debit card might work, but with the whole encryption thing that they are trying to sneak into COVID-19 bills, I really can't advocate for that kind of thing.

But clearly, the honor system doesn't work either. Selfish *****.

Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
I personally prefer to poo in a space that I can control. Public loos are not exactly the most hygienic place. I suppose if you have loos at work and you know that your fellow workers are all 'conscientious' then, maybe that's fine.
I go where I need to. I just tend to need to go here, where it has the added benefit of also meaning I'm not using as much of my own bog roll. It's a complicated, yet beneficial arrangement.
SultanOfSwing is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2020, 4:57 pm
  #42  
Concierge
 
mikelincs's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: ex ex-pat, in Taunton
Posts: 23,957
mikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

The British public are now being warned that, due to social distancing and a shortage of suitable staff, there could be powercuts even in the summer, just a warning of the possibility.
mikelincs is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2020, 5:00 pm
  #43  
Resident Cynic
 
macliam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Suffolk,UK; Alentejo, Portugal
Posts: 7,831
macliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
Hadn't thought of that - lung damage. I'm 61, my g/f 66. I live what I think of as a simple life, with hiking being my one and only passtime (well, that and eating). If my lungs were to be compromised, I'd be pissed!
Yes, everyone is concentrating on survival and not on the consequences of survival. I'm not a medic, but I have seen reports saying that the virus is really damaging to the lungs, not just short-term infection. I had pleurisy aged 14 and recovered to play Rugby and live "normally". Then 3 years ago, when they found I had cancer and were looking for secondaries, they were concerned at a shadow on my lung. It was scarring from that one bout of pleurist, still plainly visible almost 50 years later.

Survival does not necessarily mean health.
macliam is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2020, 5:03 pm
  #44  
SUPER MODERATOR
Thread Starter
 
Jerseygirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 82,978
Jerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
The British public are now being warned that, due to social distancing and a shortage of suitable staff, there could be powercuts even in the summer, just a warning of the possibility.
i was thinking that here once the hot humid weather arrives, everyone will be using their AC.

Originally Posted by macliam View Post
Yes, everyone is concentrating on survival and not on the consequences of survival. I'm not a medic, but I have seen reports saying that the virus is really damaging to the lungs, not just short-term infection. I had pleurisy aged 14 and recovered to play Rugby and live "normally". Then 3 years ago, when they found I had cancer and were looking for secondaries, they were concerned at a shadow on my lung. It was scarring from that one bout of pleurist, still plainly visible almost 50 years later.

Survival does not necessarily mean health.
i have compromised lungs too.
Jerseygirl is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2020, 5:08 pm
  #45  
 
Lion in Winter's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: City of Broad Shoulders
Posts: 57,070
Lion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: CORONAVIRUS PART II

Originally Posted by macliam View Post
Yes and VV, I've spoken to a friend near us in Portugal, to ask them to keep an eye on her because she's really taken this news hard.

Trouble is, they're as locked down as we are!
Everyone is feeling the strain, so there is less strength left over for dealing with additional bad news.
Lion in Winter is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.