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15 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

Boris tests positive. He was lecturing us on social distancing while failing to do it himself flanked by the chief medical officer and chief sentific officer.

Get well soon Boris, and although I can't help thinking that isolating Boris is a positive thing I'm unhappy that he gets a test that is unavailable to me and all my colleagues when I have to engage in direct personal contact as a nurse. 

He is the Prime Minister, I don't think there's a problem in testing him. Prince Charles however.....

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Robin,

   Although I am fully in agreement with you that all N.H.S. should get tested as soon as is possible and maybe should have even been done,but I am sure you will agree that the Queen,Duke of Edinburgh,Prince Charles etc plus the Prime Minister whoever that may be are pretty important people to the country.This in no way denigrates the superb work that the nurses,doctors,carers etc. do and should definitely be at the front of the queue of the rest of the country for testing.

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5 minutes ago, M j M said:

This s**t is getting real.

 

Battlezone triage.


"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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48 minutes ago, Oxford said:

Saintslass and a couple of others apart I wonder what lessons we'll take from all this?

Wait until the smoke's cleared in a month or so and see what lessons you ALL take from this.

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34 minutes ago, Damien said:

A family friend was in charge of a big reorganisation which unfortunately meant giving out many redundancies. The last ones were indeed her and her team.

Well indeed.  Useful to the end.  

(Damien this isn't making me feel any better!)

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2 minutes ago, BryanC said:

Wait until the smoke's cleared in a month or so and see what lessons you ALL take from this.

Interesting words to stress.

But a couple of things we know already:

When people who are experts in stuff say one thing and bar room bores say another, we should probably upweight the views of the experts when deciding what to do 

Pandemics are super time-critical

We can find money for life and death stuff  - we just need to want to do it. We can house the homeless, we can relieve the financial pain of those out of work, we can help small businesses get access to supported credit, we can nationalise the railways and surge fund the NHS.  All these things it turns out we can do if we believe they are worth doing.

In this crisis the unethical actions of some companies and the evident power of the government to do good should be grouped together in a re-appraisal of how our country works and who it works for.

Our NHS is underfunded.

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1 hour ago, ckn said:

I post on here at my tea breaks. I schedule in 5-10 minute breaks an hour. That allows me to do 14 hour days without breaking.

Also, I like sharing knowledge!

5 10mins breaks an hour? Wish I had a job like that😉 

(In all seriousness though those small breaks and doing something completely different are absolutely vital to keep you going when the pressure's on - great respect from me to all doing their bit to combat this)

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10 minutes ago, BryanC said:

Wait until the smoke's cleared in a month or so and see what lessons you ALL take from this.

Well, you think it will clear in a month?

If we wait till all this is over, which is what I think you mean, the spin will be a tidal wave from the governement.

Only an opinion of course, but one question is, can we afford to carry on as before?

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1 hour ago, ckn said:

I post on here at my tea breaks. I schedule in 5-10 minute breaks an hour. That allows me to do 14 hour days without breaking.

Also, I like sharing knowledge!

You shouldn't even have responded to that nor felt you had to. That was well over the line and deserves a bit of abuse but little else.

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3 minutes ago, Oxford said:

Well, you think it will clear in a month?

If we wait till all this is over, which is what I think you mean, the spin will be a tidal wave from the governement.

Only an opinion of course, but one question is, can we afford to carry on as before?

In answer to your first question.

Yup.

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2 minutes ago, M j M said:

This s**t is getting real.

 

This is what happens when you refuse to flatten the curve.

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"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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1 minute ago, BryanC said:

In answer to your first question.

Yup.

Is that it question one, Mr President?

What about the other questions Mr President!

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2 minutes ago, ckn said:

This is what happens when you refuse to flatten the curve.

Where's the sombrero gone?

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21 minutes ago, Tonka said:

Well indeed.  Useful to the end.  

(Damien this isn't making me feel any better!)

Sorry, I realised that when I typed it!

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12 minutes ago, Les Tonks Sidestep said:

5 10mins breaks an hour? Wish I had a job like that😉 

(In all seriousness though those small breaks and doing something completely different are absolutely vital to keep you going when the pressure's on - great respect from me to all doing their bit to combat this)

Anyone using DSE should be taking 5-10 breaks each hour. Whether posting on TRL constitutes a break from using DSE is another matter haha.

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3 minutes ago, Damien said:

Anyone using DSE should be taking 5-10 breaks each hour. Whether posting on TRL constitutes a break from using DSE is another matter haha.

Typing on my phone standing by the kettle right now before I get back on another meeting by 12:30. I get up and away from my desk in my breaks. A whole day of in my chair would be a depressing thought.


"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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5 minutes ago, ckn said:

Typing on my phone standing by the kettle right now before I get back on another meeting by 12:30. I get up and away from my desk in my breaks. A whole day of in my chair would be a depressing thought.

Tell me about it, you definitely need to get away for a break

 

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30 minutes ago, BryanC said:

In answer to your first question.

Yup.

Based on your years of experience as an epedemiologist, or just because you know.....reasons?

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42 minutes ago, BryanC said:

In answer to your first question.

Yup.

Making random stuff up and posting it on Facebook or on here is pretty much the same.

Is there any reason to think you know what you are writing about?


"You clearly have never met Bob8 then, he's like a veritable Bryan Ferry of RL." - Johnoco 19 Jul 2014

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This will not be over in a month for Great Britain...you had a bad start...stumbled in the blocks...but you are moving quick now that you have hit full speed....Hey is that a speed bump just ahead?

This race ain't near won yet.

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Some of my colleagues are here on a sponsored visas.  No job means they have to go home.  Borders are shut.  Devastated for them.  

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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3 posts removed. I've no time for soft-touch moderating...


"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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14 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

This will not be over in a month for Great Britain...you had a bad start...stumbled in the blocks...but you are moving quick now that you have hit full speed....Hey is that a speed bump just ahead?

This race ain't near won yet.

I've not heard anyone in the UK say it will be over in a month. Everyone is well aware this is going to continue for quite some time.

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37 minutes ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

Some of my colleagues are here on a sponsored visas.  No job means they have to go home.  Borders are shut.  Devastated for them.  

'kin 'el.

I've heard of a few Brits it's happened to who now can't get out of the countries they are in.


Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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