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Virus Shutdown

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by Mother Deuce, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. cuttin edge

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    A resperatory specialist on the news last night said that right now in Canada, there is one ventelator for every ten thousand people. Under normal circumstances this would be fine. Problem is that the nature of this illness will tax the health care system. Yes, more people die from influenza, but it is spread out over more time. This strain of covid will create more cases at once, making it difficult to treat it
     
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  2. Welder Dave

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    Yes and people with other illnesses would also die because they can't get the proper care they require. That's why they only want people with the symptoms to get tested.
     
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  3. Welder Dave

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    Hope the giant chicken doesn't turn around when it has to go. That would worse than acid rain.
     
  4. Mother Deuce

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    They won't until they have adequate ability to test and determine who has it and who does not. 7000 isn confirmed cases. If all of those people had contact with just 10 people... that's 70,000 and they don't even know they have it yet and they have contact with 10...
     
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  5. Mother Deuce

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    I am waiting to read the headline that says "The S$%* has hit the fan!"
     
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    Thank you, Nige, for your reminder of the Forum Rules. It's very much appreciated to know that most people actually *get it*, and very frustrating to see that some people just don't.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    While I may have opinions of my own I try to not voice them here. If anyone feels I have been or in the future seem to go off base feel free to let me know or if you are a moderator feel free to block me for what ever period of time you feel is appropriate even if that is permanent!Too much good comes from this site'forum to let opinions, even mine to cause problems!
     
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  8. Nige

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    S'not hard TBH. It's right there on the forum header - "NO POLITICAL OR RELIGIOUS DISCUSSIONS"
     
  9. Nige

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    Well worth sharing. A message from a Brit in Italy

    ......Dear People of the UK

    You will of course be aware that Italy has taken extreme measures in the hope of slowing the spread of the Coronavirus. These are measures the UK may be forced to implement, later down the line.

    As a Brit living in Northern Italy, here are some things you need to know:

    Our supermarkets HAVE STAYED OPEN. They are on slightly reduced hours and you have to queue to get in (yes, it’s a ball-ache) but they are OPEN, EVERY DAY. Deliveries continue to arrive so for f**k’s sake, shop like NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS!!!

    Enforced social isolation does not mean you cannot leave your house. It means you can still leave your house for ESSENTIAL activity, like shopping. So put down the f’kin pasta and toilet rolls and breathe. Now you don’t have to share a bed with your four kids because you’ve had to turn their rooms in to store cupboards for the all the pointless and selfish hoarding you are doing.

    Pharmacies are still open so you DO NOT NEED 236 bottles of Calpol, 429 packets of paracetamol and 987 Tubigrips. Colds, flu, headaches, muscle pain, period pain, teething babies, they are still out there, Coronavirus or not. So, again, step away from the goods. Buy what you NEED, put back what you don’t.

    We still have access to all basic medical needs. Again, we have to queue and observe the recommended 1M distance from others but within our community, this has been well-organised and adhered to. Suck it up. For info, the Italians do not queue or respect personal space in the way that we Brits do. If they can do it, then you f**king can too! It’s practically a national pastime!

    Bakeries and butchers - still open. See points above.

    Pet shops - still open. Calm it, Fido. Your nightly Dentastix is safe.

    DIY shops - still open for ESSENTIAL maintenance items. I only know this because I tried to buy a cactus when I went for a new shower head, only to find non-essential aisles closed to the public. Fair enough, right?

    Do me a favour. Share this around. The measures are extreme but they are not SO extreme that you need to be utter f**kers to each other.

    Shop responsibly. Then go home, pour yourself a gin and celebrate the fact that your food shop is not going to take you 6 hours to put away.

    And let’s be honest, on the off chance that you do contract the virus, the last f**king thing you are going to want is a big bowl of pasta, 2ltrs of Fanta and a bumper pack of f**king Morrison’s sausage rolls!!!

    MY NOTE: Brits say f**k a lot.....get over it..!!
     
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    Few things come to mind first Brits have class a sarcasm second its amazing how the news would not portray that rationally and would spin it in a way that would make you think that everyone in Italy was on the verge of starvation
     
  11. Welder Dave

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    I thought they said fa*k. ;)
     
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  12. Queenslander

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    That sounds Australianish, as in “Stone the fa*ken crows!!”
    Fook or feck sounds more British.:)
     
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    I know an old brit and he always says 'feckers' when referring to mates he don't like.
     
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    Let's get one thing straight, I don't stock up and buy in bulk cause I am afraid there won't be any supplies, food, TP, or whatever else is missing on the shelves during pandemic. "IF" I needed to stock up cause my supplies are low of what I already have stocked up is to decrease my trips out into the public which thus decreases my chances of getting the virus that is causing all the panic. Also decrease my chances of having to run into any anarchy that might have been caused by the panic. Lastly if it really comes to SHTF, I can live off the land hunting animals, and I have seeds ready to be planted for vegetables.
     
  15. cuttin edge

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    I was thinking "Feck", like Mrs Brown
     
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    Well, we use feck and fark to be polite to the Politically Correct, rest of the time the good old For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.
     
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    Like CO our local economy is reliant of tourism, that has all but shut off. Schools closed, bars and restaurants are limited to 10 clients inside at a time or voluntarily closing. Stores remain open but the caveat is DO NOT SHOW UP SICK as they will escort you out. Sneezing and hacking or looking as death warmed over will get you a trip to the door. We have a volunteer FD and a very citizen minded ambulance service, they are offering to those aged and unable as well those that are ill to pick up their grocer orders and deliver for free. Quite a few takers so far according to those I know.
    Power stations are fighting to stay On, takes a pretty defined Coal Gang to keep bunkers filled or ops crews to keep the steam inside the pipes with generators banging out MWs. Fuel food and everyday products deliveries are still happening, not much has slowed even as the hoarders snatch up everything they can expecting the end is near, no need to hoard as much of the foods will either go bad or they will eat excessively from boredom before this is all done and make themselves sick.
     
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    Must say, the shops are not as busy and the shelves are filling up with produce. The cashier at the till remarked that she is happy that her "normal" clients are back.
     
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    A bunch of our local stores all have an hour set aside for seniors and people with disabilities and those who are at risk. Nice.
    I haven't made use of it yet, but I will. Open at 7 am for us.
    I really don't need much other then some perishables

    My province has also moved to a state of emergency. I see one of the things on the menu is shutting down the resellers, you know, the people that cleaned the shelf out of TP and are hopping to resell for a profit.

    YES!
     
  20. Nige

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    Feck is only to get it past the censors for prime-time TV. F*ck (said with feeling) is the more normal version.

    The one I’ve adopted over the years is the Australian “get f**ked” response when someone tells you something either incredible or unbelievable. Queenslander will relate to that one.
     
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