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Just now, Robin Evans said:

I remember last time I was in BC the locals really kicking off about fuel prices. The look of horror when i told them what uk prices were

Remember they are known for their whining on the West Coast...B.C. and Alberta are the spoiled children of our Confederation.

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31 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

How much are you guys paying for a liter of gas over there?

I can't answer that I'm afraid as I don't have a car!  But I'm sure someone else will let you know.  In theory a litre of petrol should be dirt cheap at the moment but I'm talking about Britain and most of our petrol cost is taxation.

ETA: someone already answered it!  Note to self: I should read to the end of the thread before replying.

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Well, I have just ordered a Covid home testing kit.  At least I hope I have.  It seemed incredibly quick and easy and I just can't believe a government website is that quick and easy!  Tonight I feel unwell.  It may be that I am over-tired (I don't know about anyone else but my ability to sleep is shocking lately) or it may be that the visit to ASDA almost two weeks ago when I was worried about how close people were getting in the store did indeed cause me problems.  

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4 minutes ago, Saintslass said:

Well, I have just ordered a Covid home testing kit.  At least I hope I have.  It seemed incredibly quick and easy and I just can't believe a government website is that quick and easy!  Tonight I feel unwell.  It may be that I am over-tired (I don't know about anyone else but my ability to sleep is shocking lately) or it may be that the visit to ASDA almost two weeks ago when I was worried about how close people were getting in the store did indeed cause me problems.  

A lot of us are reacting to feeling unwell with immediately linking it to c-19. I've done it myself.  Its difficult to assume any other perspective at the mo. Hope all is well.

There are many folk complaining of poor sleep. Inactivity, low stimulation levels.... e.g lockdown.... can contribute to this

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32 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

MOTHER OF GOD!!!!!  That would be $1.90 Canadian.....we are currently paying 72 cents.

 

20 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

I remember last time I was in BC the locals really kicking off about fuel prices. The look of horror when i told them what uk prices were

That’s because we did see prices in Vancouver rise to $1.60, and it’s not that long ago, just don’t ask when, it all just seems a distant blur

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Just now, Oldbear said:

 

That’s because we did see prices in Vancouver rise to $1.60, and it’s not that long ago, just don’t ask when, it all just seems a distant blur

So my two brothers out there constantly tell me...but Hey the weather is good!

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11 minutes ago, Saintslass said:

Well, I have just ordered a Covid home testing kit.  At least I hope I have.  It seemed incredibly quick and easy and I just can't believe a government website is that quick and easy!  Tonight I feel unwell.  It may be that I am over-tired (I don't know about anyone else but my ability to sleep is shocking lately) or it may be that the visit to ASDA almost two weeks ago when I was worried about how close people were getting in the store did indeed cause me problems.  

Fingers crossed it is something else less worrying.

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5 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

So my two brothers out there constantly tell me...but Hey the weather is good!

Something I’m thankful for, as both my sons study and play their university sport out in Ontario, I hear their winter weather stories and I am very happy with my BC climate, even if I can’t afford to drive far, after all that’s why I have legs!

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1 minute ago, Oldbear said:

Something I’m thankful for, as both my sons study and play their university sport out in Ontario, I hear their winter weather stories and I am very happy with my BC climate, even if I can’t afford to drive far, after all that’s why I have legs!

It doesn't sound like you live in Dawson then.

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38 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

Remember they are known for their whining on the West Coast...B.C. and Alberta are the spoiled children of our Confederation.

only 6 months or so ago it was touching £1.35per litre here - think how they would have whined at that

 

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Just now, SSoutherner said:

only 6 months or so ago it was touching £1.35per litre here - think how they would have whined at that

 

I don't think they could get any louder...they are hard done by...just ask them and they will tell ya!

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Dr Peter Tun, 62, was an associate specialist in neurorehabilitation at Royal Berkshire Hospital and died on Monday, April 13, having tested positive for coronavirus

He requested access to more personal protective equipment (PPE) numerous times but was told that, as his ward had no confirmed cases of COVID-19, it was not a priority,

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11 hours ago, Robin Evans said:

A lot of us are reacting to feeling unwell with immediately linking it to c-19. I've done it myself.  Its difficult to assume any other perspective at the mo. Hope all is well.

There are many folk complaining of poor sleep. Inactivity, low stimulation levels.... e.g lockdown.... can contribute to this

I mentioned on another thread that there's a university-led piece of research being done on mental health. A major reason for this is the issues around sleep, motivation and, for want of a better word, "catastrophising" that are affecting fairly significant numbers of people - and not all directly to do with the illness. Furloughed workers or those who now don't have a job at all will be at high risk.

Like everyone else has said, hopefully @Saintslass it's nothing at all to worry about.

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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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Found out this morning that someone I work with at a distance has a 19 year old daughter with no known other issues on a ventilator with COVID-19. She’s now ending her 2nd week on that ventilator. 

It’s a massive con if people think it’s anywhere near safe out there to go back to “normal”

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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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Sisters fella... 4th week ventilated   3rd week dialysis.

However, ventilator will be out this weekend and I guess that will be the final reckoning one way or t'other.

The encouraging news then. Physios had him out of his bed sat up on wednesday starting exercise to build up his muscle wastage

A long way to go to rehab and recovery... but here's hoping

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20 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

encouraging signs- this thread reached its peak  on page 228 

It's just a cold.

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52 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

encouraging signs- this thread reached its peak  on page 228 

Steady. Are you sure. Are you counting the thoughts that people had on that day too? Even though they hadn't yet written them down, they should be counted for that day. ?

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10 hours ago, Robin Evans said:

Sisters fella... 4th week ventilated   3rd week dialysis.

However, ventilator will be out this weekend and I guess that will be the final reckoning one way or t'other.

The encouraging news then. Physios had him out of his bed sat up on wednesday starting exercise to build up his muscle wastage

A long way to go to rehab and recovery... but here's hoping

He's had a really tough time of it.  Hopefully he continues to improve.

On Look North West tonight was the story of former soldier who has just been discharged from intensive care after 35 days - 35 days - on a ventilator.  He was laughing and joking on camera.  There is hope.

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