Coronavirus pandemic

Our "Off Topic" forum - have a wee blether here.
User avatar
John Donnelly
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 2930
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:31 pm
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by John Donnelly » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:10 pm

Hi folks,
I'm more interested in the daily death-rate.

JD.

User avatar
bonzo
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 3573
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:34 pm

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by bonzo » Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:30 am

Aberdeen back in partial lockdown due to 54 cases originating from 1 bar. All bars and restaurants must close by 5pm this afternoon.
Those wimin were in the nip.

User avatar
Meg
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 5464
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:18 am
Location: Formerly Ardrossan, now Ayr

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by Meg » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:13 am

Lockdown in all its various stages, has become the “norm” for most of us now and I was wondering what you miss from your pre-COVID lives. What I miss is going supermarket shopping, popping in for a coffee on the way home, then putting the groceries away WITHOUT WIPING EVERY ITEM DOWN WITH ANTI BAC WIPES :evil:

meekan
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 1670
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:29 pm
Location: Saltcoats

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by meekan » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:06 am

What I miss is just the freedom to be able to go to places, see people, do things without having to think, and be concerned about any possible consequences that being infected with the virus may cause to my family and myself.
Missing the reassurance and safety net that doctors surgeries and hospitals once provided If we do get ill, they have become rightly or wrongly, because of the virus, places to be avoided.

User avatar
bonzo
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 3573
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:34 pm

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by bonzo » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:27 pm

British debt during the pandemic has risen to 2 trillion pounds, that's 12 zeros. To put it into perspective if you had that amount of money and spent 1 million pounds per day it would take you over 5,500 years to spend it.
Those wimin were in the nip.

brian f
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 2805
Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:25 pm

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by brian f » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:04 pm

Yes, sad to read that bonzo. It will be the younger Crew who will pick up the tab for that. But never mind- George Osborne is History.
“once you stop learning you start dying”

glenshena
Heid Poster
Heid Poster
Posts: 881
Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:29 pm

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by glenshena » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:30 am

Yes but my reasoning is that money is just paper being printed every day. They can make as much as they want any time so shouldn't be too big a problem in the long run.

meekan
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 1670
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:29 pm
Location: Saltcoats

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by meekan » Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:42 am

Yes I think we need to ask Gordon Brown for our gold back.

brian f
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 2805
Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:25 pm

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by brian f » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:53 pm

Ok, some folks made a bad judgement to go on a holiday abroad. But for these airlines to charge the Earth for them to get home at such short notice is a disgrace.
“once you stop learning you start dying”

glenshena
Heid Poster
Heid Poster
Posts: 881
Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:29 pm

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by glenshena » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:55 am

Not only the airlines. A young Swiss couple were on holiday in Puglia, the 'heel' of Italy, when they were dscovered positive though asimtomatic to Covid.
Their parents organised a local ambulance to bring them home, but the Puglian authorities objected and organised an Italian ambulance with a police escort to bring them back to Switzerland. Cost - 8,000 euro. 3 for the ambulance and 5 for the police escort!

User avatar
Hughie
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 10055
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:42 am
Location: Australia Formerly Ardrossan
Contact:

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by Hughie » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:19 am

Our state has fared badly during this pandemic. The daily infections here in Victoria have gone from over 700 infections a day to 44 yesterday, so we now appear to be on the right track.

This as of yesterday for the whole of Australia.
Image

User avatar
Meg
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 5464
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:18 am
Location: Formerly Ardrossan, now Ayr

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by Meg » Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:50 am

The BBC has decided to stop Scotland’s first minister’s daily briefings on the Pandemic to “bring us into line with the rest of the UK”. Nicola Sturgeon has stood at the podium every weekday (and sometimes at weekends) telling us how things are going, answering the same questions from the biased press and being honest about how the Scottish government is handling this horrendous situation. I think I’m about to save my licence fee.

Post Reply