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The Coronavirus Thread

Discussion in 'Serious' started by d_stilgar, 13 Mar 2020.

  1. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Yeah was just thinking perhaps that's just activities - since she does have a spanish lesson remotely next week in place of the one she would normally have before school.
    I don't see why remotely teaching spanish would be an insurance issue. But then I don't understand a lot about the insurance industry.
     
  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I'm not convinced anyone does. I have an insurance guy and I can still find more appropriate insurance for my oddball insurance requirements (compared to what he normally does) quicker than him..
     
  3. Risky

    Risky Modder

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    Just had one of our employees asking why we aren't closing rather than going takeaway as she want to be paid 80% to sit at home.

    *&#@ off, we will try to trade on, making bugger all profit and find someone that wants to work instead.
     
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  4. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    You should have told her that when company goes down under, 80% of nothing is still nothing.
     
  5. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    This flip side of it makes my blood boil - it had to be done really, but there are so many contracting positions that will open up to support all varieties of critical operations and volunteers required, and you have jackasses like that after 80% pay to sit at home and watch Netflix.
     
  6. Risky

    Risky Modder

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    We just opted for "Do you want to come to work tomorrow or not?"

    She said she would.
     
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  7. Risky

    Risky Modder

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    We have to accept that all of the measures announced will be abused be some. But they just have to throw the money at the fan. There is no other way.
     
  8. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Aye - I just want to believe it's the minority, given that the fundamental problem of everything right now is a shortage of people :/
     
  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Can I ask what kind of business it is you run?

    Only ask as you mention going takeaway.
     
  10. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Same here with my daughter, no exams so feeling flat and a bit run down.

    At least yours take Calpol, she will only take Neurofen lemon chewable. Paracetanol will be needed some time
     
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  11. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    What's the deal with ibuprofen? I half caught something on the news, not sure what entirely as I don't take it.
     
  12. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    It may or may not make the effects of covid worse, depending who you ask
     
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  13. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Cheers. I did get the impression whatever it was was inconclusive.
     
  14. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    The french health ministry isssed a statement a few days ago that is reducess the bodies ability to fight and makes it worse, which makes sense as that how these drugs work! Best to avoid whereever possible!
     
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  15. bawjaws

    bawjaws Multimodder

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    From the NHS website (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/)

    Ibuprofen
    There is currently no strong evidence that ibuprofen can make coronavirus (COVID-19) worse.

    But until we have more information, take paracetamol to treat the symptoms of coronavirus, unless your doctor has told you paracetamol is not suitable for you.

    If you are already taking ibuprofen or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) on the advice of a doctor, do not stop taking it without checking first.
     
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  16. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    We rarely seem to agree, but on this we agree.

    There have been a (very) few mental health workers who have been arguing for social isolation and that they shouldn't have to come to work. The message they got is that we are NHS workers, not the regular public; that often we enjoy special privileges because the public recognises our special status (and we do --we get some fierce discounts and at the moment enjoy a lot of goodwill gestures from business, not to mention excellent sick pay and pension arrangements), and that this comes with special obligations as well. We all knew what we were signing up to when we took the job. Honestly, I despair sometimes.

    Ironically infection control says that hospital wards are currently the safest place to be, because they are so infection controlled...
     
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  17. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    There are also some management who say that if you are forced to self-isolate then it's not a holiday, as if NHS workers who already do more hours than they get paid for, going above and beyond, are suddenly looking for a way to skive.

    A bit of respect wouldn't go amiss.
     
  18. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Family are still going ahead with visiting each other while I'm apparently over reacting for saying no. Mums now in a mood I wouldn't take her shopping as we've already got enough
     
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  19. Lankius Maximus

    Lankius Maximus Minimodder

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    Around 6 weeks ago I was diagnosed with flu induced pneumonia, Im also asthmatic. While at the hospital the doctor explained there can be a side effect due to the anti inflamitory nature of ibuprofen (ie it causes vessels to contract in the airway). As stated always seek medical advice from your doctor before stopping/ changing meds. I was advised to move to paracetamol only and a high short term (4 day) steroid dose (I had been running an almost 40 degree temperature so I had been taking a combination of paracetamol and ibuprofen to bring it down) pureley down to my individual medical condition. Its not one size fits all.
     
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  20. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    today, I took a great decision, I am a smoker for decades, I am still healthy and my immune system is strong still, not even a flu for the last 10 years :happy:
    I started to lessen few months ago, I think this is the best time to definitely stop, as smokers are more exposed to Covid, as it is really insanely expensive and such a poison, I stop, I smoked my last one yesterday evening, I want to feel free from that addiction, I will only keep my hardware addiction :grin:
     
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