Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

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On Thursday, after a tough battle, an ex-colleague and friend lost his battle. Frontline worker till it got him..................

How has it affected me? I'm still here, as is all of my family, but this hurt a lot. We've done going into barrier nursing rooms before. Double gloved, and donned and doffed. You go in knowing what's there, just like Covid, but you know if you do the right things you'll be horrendously unlucky to catch owt. You don't go in thinking but what if, you just do it....

But this hurts...... life goes on till its our turn. That's what life is, but this hurts. It just doesn't feel, mmm right, but it flippin' hurts. The reality is his family is the one suffering now, and we'll get on with life tomorrow as we always do... but....
 

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On Thursday, after a tough battle, an ex-colleague and friend lost his battle. Frontline worker till it got him..................

How has it affected me? I'm still here, as is all of my family, but this hurt a lot. We've done going into barrier nursing rooms before. Double gloved, and donned and doffed. You go in knowing what's there, just like Covid, but you know if you do the right things you'll be horrendously unlucky to catch owt. You don't go in thinking but what if, you just do it....

But this hurts...... life goes on till its our turn. That's what life is, but this hurts. It just doesn't feel, mmm right, but it flippin' hurts. The reality is his family is the one suffering now, and we'll get on with life tomorrow as we always do... but....
Feel your pain. Posted on here a while back about a good friend that lost his fight. Really brought it home (although the first UK victim dying in the room adjacent to my office was a wake up call when all this was kicking off). It's tough, and it's fine to have a good cry and it will hurt. There have been others on here that have gone through it too so plenty of support if you want to rant away here. Stay strong
 

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due to the heat yesterday, my morning excersise nwith Rupert was cut short, so when i cooled yesterday evening i took him out again just though the Ness Islands. i have to tald down a few residential roads to get there and i lost count of the number of houses with groups in the gardens having get togethers and BBQ's the lock down has been eased to 8 not one i could see had less than that and i didn't see any effort to SD, think the easy of allowing groups to meet is a little short sighted
 

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Yep. Infection and confirmed cases numbers will be all over the place due to testing figures. Daily deaths are the true figure of how the virus is behaving, and thankfully they are still coming down for now.
Deaths would only be the “true” figure if the vast majority of people who caught Covid died from it, which thankfully isn’t true.
 

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No, look at the average graph line. Its coming down.
Deaths would only be the “true” figure if the vast majority of people who caught Covid died from it, which thankfully isn’t true.
Think you need to look at both figures

If a high number of people are still catching it, but the death rates 10-14 days later are still falling, then we are becoming better at treating it and the “risk” becomes slightly less.

It’s only when the new cases drop much lower can we categorically say we are winning
 

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Bet you feel so much better getting out for a walk. Looks stunning. Are there some people on the beach in the photo?
Yeah a couple of people decided to ignore the beach rule on day one 😑
It was therapeutic though, sat on a bench and smoked a pipe then hit the range at the golf club (knackered) then headed south for braai with friends (fillet steak has just gone on)
Simple things that we've missed 😉
 

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My next door neighbour really is a bellend. She is having a BBQ and there are 9 other people there in her garden with no social distancing. Yet she is standing there preaching lockdown is ending to soon and people shouldn't be coming in to contact with each other at all 🙄
 
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We went our usual 3mile across the park and round the fields walk into town this afternoon. The walk was the quietest it has been since lockdown was established. Usually quite a number of folks walking and running. Today one girl and a close friend and her daughter. And that was it. Where was everyone today?
 

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We went our usual 3mile across the park and round the fields walk into town this afternoon. The walk was the quietest it has been since lockdown was established. Usually quite a number of folks walking and running. Today one girl and a close friend and her daughter. And that was it. Where was everyone today?
I think (hope) that's standard for most of the country. Around my way there are the occasional rule breakers but in general the majority are following the guidelines and acting sensibly. Obviously the media are showing the morons and those that are breaking the rules as that makes a better story but in general I believe that the vast majority are still observing the rules.
 

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We went our usual 3mile across the park and round the fields walk into town this afternoon. The walk was the quietest it has been since lockdown was established. Usually quite a number of folks walking and running. Today one girl and a close friend and her daughter. And that was it. Where was everyone today?
At the coast or queuing for fast food 😉
 

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Mentally it feels a bit odd at the moment. Some parts of my life are effectively back to normal, others are as constrained as ever. Things like back in the office in a suit tomorrow but in a high street where most shops are closed. That feeling that you have been told you can go out and do things but then kept everywhere closed that you would want to go to, sat at home thinking I can go out but have nowhere to go. This middle ground is messing with my mind a bit, part of me wants to be totally safe at home, part of me is struggling with the idea of socialising and part of me wants to just get out there and enjoy myself again. Hard to explain, just a bit weird. May look to joining a golf club again just to ease myself in and get some form of focus back to my weekends
 
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Can easily get rather depressed watching TV and seeing so much that has for as long as there have been moving pictures been normal but now isn't - at least for a year or two. And so watching Series 1 of Race Across the World I was feeling a bit down seeing so the participants travelling to interesting places until I realised that the whole idea was they could’t use air travel. And so what they were doing we could do - ok the train travel could be an issue - but the rest well yes.

And I reflected how our overseas holidaying over the last 30yrs had changed from one two week holiday to maybe three one week holidays - due to cheap air travel. And were these one week holidays as restful and enjoyable as the single two week one. I don’t think so but we did it as we could - because we could afford it and it was nice ticking lots of places off our ‘to visit’ list. We could fly out - have 5 days - and fly back. Done.

So I’m thinking maybe we return to a single two week holiday - slow travel - and enjoy the travelling as much as being there. Valencia in October. If we don’t fly, we could take three or four days driving there - have 6 or 7 days days there - and three or four days travelling back.

Slow travel - I’m thinking I like the idea...and if I chuck work in the next year or so we will have as much time as we need
 

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We went our usual 3mile across the park and round the fields walk into town this afternoon. The walk was the quietest it has been since lockdown was established. Usually quite a number of folks walking and running. Today one girl and a close friend and her daughter. And that was it. Where was everyone today?
Durdle Door🙄
 

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1st June...is it just me that seems to think time is flying. :unsure:
June calendar dates..
Next three Thursdays internet shopping orders [my Mrs is sooooo organised.]
Birthday of a great nephew.
Cancel Spotify.

Jings, Is it only 3 months ago when you had to struggle to get some space to write stuff on it.
 
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