[COVID-19] General Discussion

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    Where are all these police patrols coming from? I can't remember the last time I saw a police car in my village
     
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    Nobodies gonna police a village...
     
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    A new reality TV show Exercise Cops. Stop running or you're under arrest.
     
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    I'm sure Preeti Patel has it all in hand.
     
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    Gonna get super jacked going for three walks a day






    I'm no big fan of gym shark but they're running a thing at the moment where personal trainers can get paid an hourly wage by them to host online exercise classes - pretty decent of them considering there's nothing from the government for the self employed (yet?).
     
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    A] Anyone with a dog
    B] Anyone looking at 6 weeks+ being stuck indoors and going stir crazy


    I've a patient who works at the garden centre - her job has decided that she's a "key worker"

    A normal enough walking pace (so not ambling, but... 3-4 mph) counts as "moderate exercise" - brisk walking (breaking a sweat) still counts as moderate - speed walking (wiggly bum stuff) probably counts as vigorous.
    You want 150+ minutes a week of moderate exercise




    I spent last week closing my business in stages; honouring existing appointments, but only allowing new ones for urgent care and NHS staff (then "key workers" once that became a phrase). Saturday morning, we cancelled all appointments already booked. Yesterday we've removed care for key workers / urgent cases - which still doesn't sit well with me (if I can keep key workers like nurses in work; or urgent cases who'd otherwise burden the NHS, then I think that's worth doing - and I'm technically allowed to, but only if I can source PPE that no-one can get hold of and is needed elsewhere)
     
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    So is there any educated guesses as to what the UK's measures will be in three weeks?

    Will it be extended or liberties being drip fed back? The spread has been controlled better here but our healthcare system has worse capacity so I'm expecting lockdown to be announced today or tomorrow for 2-3 weeks and haven't a clue where it goes from there!
     
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    Nothing educated all depend on hoe measures are doing in 2 weeks, plus general confusion over work today. Honestly extended but the end is just after Easter weekend so it'll be crunch point on compliance like Mother's Day was.
     
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    The hand in question having hopefully been washed thoroughly with soap and water and been serenaded with two verses of Happy Birthday.
     
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    I can’t imagine for a minute that anything will have been relaxed.
     
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    Some London tube carriages were packed this morning. A friend just sent me some photos. Some people blaming TFL for the reduced service which means carriages are still busy and there are most likely people still using public transport for non critical purposes.
     
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    Yeah whoever decided to reduce services and close tube stations clearly didn't get the memo about social distancing. By all accounts touristy areas are empty but people forced to go into work are getting shoved in what little service there is as rush hours.
     
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    I don't know if Priti Stupid knows all the lines to happy birthday.
     
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    The government needs to get a grip on it and start forcing the actual non-essential businesses to shut.
     
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52017451

    Anyone got their text yet? Supposedly the Government had way to bypass the networks 7 years ago and could have sent them within 15 mins of Bojo’s announcing the lockdown, but chose not to implement it back in 2014. :mad:
     
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    Would of cost money, how much who knows in my first job way back 13 years ago they had built T-Mobile's SMS service backend. It was the only network who didn't go down on New Years Day (the minutes after midnight use to be the choke point). So for the government to build an Emergency text system, that works through all the mobile infrastructure and the PTSN bridges.....probably wasn't considered cost effective in comparison to use.
     
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    yeah everything is easy to say with hindsight I suppose.
     
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    I got one this morning, was just a link to the government site
     
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    Our version of lockdown being announced now.
     
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    I heard on the news that 10-12 % of the 42 million + people here in California are projected to be infected with the coronvirus. I went to the supermarket today because I'm almost out of food and couldn't help but notice that maybe 5% of customers (including myself) were were wearing some sort of mask.
     
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