Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Tech, Mar 16, 2020.
Can we catch corona from takeaway ?
I know bro I’m just fucking with you
Technically yes from any surface i think copper is 4hr, cardboard 24hrs however it deteriorates quickly over that time, so risk decreases - hence the guidelines for washing hands alot as then its pretty hard to contract unless someone sneezes or coughs over/near you
Spain just voted to extend its measures by 2 weeks, so 1 month full lockdown....
always knew the greeting other blokes with a kiss on the cheeks was wrong....Italy, Spain etc....
complete ban on booze coming here (HK) this afternoon
What's the reason for that?
well a few 'returners' got the virus - expats and students or HKers living or working overseas or those who 'escaped' on the initial outbreak. HK contained it to sub 100 cases 4 deaths. Then with the borders closing and fligghts stopping people rushed back...last week or so cases have doubled as some people havent been here and doing all the things everyone else has, mask wearing, distancing etc etc
4 cases came from people who mixed at a bar at the weekend - so they banned open air sales of booze by bars... few place have carried on selling like restaurants or clubs so they are just closing the loop hole. Plus the government said ddrinking makes you less responsible - which is true. so now its a blanket ban.... temporary. just to kill off any restaurants and bars not yet closed!!!
its no big deal for me to be fair.
unlike my gym being shut for a week due to one case of the virus.... thats a pisser. Already lost my other gym chain which had a couple of cases so they did the mandatory 2 week closure and quarantine of all staff and PTs.... here one cases gets a building shut down. Harsh but its why we still have only 200 cases.... and a higher negative test rate than actual cases, which is good.
Self-employed workers facing financial difficulties as a result of coronavirus are set to be offered a package of support from the government.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will unveil the measures later.
its a tough one though for SE, as they arent PAYE so tax estimates and earnings estimates are just that. I dont think the government has done a bad job as most are PAYE - so its an easy quick fix of sorts which covers a large amount of the workforce. Now i know its very varied but self employed used to be tax break or avoidance route - hence why they cut various bits back. Its tricky IMO so no wonder it wasnt the first thing they did.
People in difficulty sure. thats a better way. none will be perfect. Plus down the line there is a mess as its lots to pay for
we are putting a high price on life - different topic but saving people isnt coming cheap.... so governments are fucked either way. Once this blows over it will be a political nightmare for any ruling party IMO....
Ok now this whole situation just got more serious
Status of COVID-19
As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.
The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID. This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus and the disease with information available during the early stages of the outbreak. Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria. They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase.
The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is also of the opinion that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID.
The need to have a national, coordinated response remains, but this is being met by the government’s COVID-19 response.
Cases of COVID-19 are no longer managed by HCID treatment centres only. All healthcare workers managing possible and confirmed cases should follow the updated national infection and prevention (IPC) guidance for COVID-19, which supersedes all previous IPC guidance for COVID-19. This guidance includes instructions about different personal protective equipment (PPE) ensembles that are appropriate for different clinical scenarios.
Karen does most people cycles that post here by the looks of it
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