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38 minutes ago, Johnoco said:

It’s a pity that there’s no hit singles anymore because me and my cover band are working on a new number. ‘My Corona’. It’s a Barron Knights style spoof of that Knack song and had it been the 70’s I’m certain it would have been on TOTP with Noel Edmonds and the Hairy Cornflake. 
Or at least we’d have been on Pebble Mill at One.

Sometimes I think me and you must have been separated at birth. My Mrs is a patient woman but she must be getting fed up of me singing 'My Corona' to the the tune of 'My Sharona' by now.

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2 minutes ago, Ullman said:

Sometimes I think me and you must have been separated at birth. My Mrs is a patient woman but she must be getting fed up of me singing 'My Corona' to the the tune of 'My Sharona' by now.

I think you may have crooner virus.

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56 minutes ago, henage said:

Lads just came in from his 12 hour shift at a well known supermarket , been verbally abuses right through the shift . What a shower of xxxx some  people are .

My lad works nights for a big supermarket beginning with M and from Bradford. He’s very laid back (probably on drugs I bet) but he was telling me how hard it’s getting lately with the shelves being emptied so much.

I advised him to stop whinging and get us some freebies/bog roll if possible. 
 

Bloody kids eh? 

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9 hours ago, tim2 said:

Hence the harsh decision about immediate lives lost versus financial disaster. Because of SARS, MERS, Bird Flu etc. the Far east seems better prepared. We are like a combo of a headless chicken and a rabbit in the headlights.

We've been here in Singapore for about 5 months now and it's been an eye opener to see the government's response. For example, if you've travelled to certain countries you'll get a Stay At Home Notice for 14 days. They follow this up with phone calls to test your location and random site checks - any foreigners not following the SAHN lose their right to stay in Singapore (last week 2 phd students were given 24 hours to leave the country). Nationals and residents get a wacking great fine. Thats just one of the things they're doing.

There's been a clear, consistent, simple to follow message from government on down. The contrast to Britain seems stark.

There was a little panic buying at the start but, by and large, people are following instructions and just getting on with things. It seems to be working too, touch wood, because the main outbreaks here have come from one big Chinese New Year celebration and then travellers from overseas. They've been on top of this form the moment it emerged in China. Talking to family and friends back in the UK, my wife and I are much more concerned about them and their safety (especially elderly parents) than we are about our own.

*Singapore has just added the UK to the list of places resulting in a 14 day SAHN - one government minister has gone on the record criticising the UK's response.


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5 hours ago, Johnoco said:

It’s a pity that there’s no hit singles anymore because me and my cover band are working on a new number. ‘My Corona’. It’s a Barron Knights style spoof of that Knack song and had it been the 70’s I’m certain it would have been on TOTP with Noel Edmonds and the Hairy Cornflake. 
Or at least we’d have been on Pebble Mill at One.

When this started a couple of months back I made up a sort of Blue-eyed soul number called "I've got the Wuhan". Been singing it ever since (the Mrs keeps telling me off for singing it in public). Anyway, we've just had friends visiting from the UK who went home last week. On the kid's first day back at school he only starts singing it! I got a bo***cking for that one.


"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."

Jean Roque, Calendrier-revue du Racing-Club Albigeois, 1958-1959

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6 hours ago, Ullman said:

Sometimes I think me and you must have been separated at birth. My Mrs is a patient woman but she must be getting fed up of me singing 'My Corona' to the the tune of 'My Sharona' by now.

Oh thank God it's not just me. I get it in my head around 10-11am every morning and there it stays all day.

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I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.

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Sitting in a Costa at Gatwick (waiting for a train) and surrounded by folk in masks. Want to guess what my sleep deprived brain has just made me sing out loud?


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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37 minutes ago, JohnM said:

Hope this helps....

 

...to get the song stuck in your heads. 

 

Yes John, it has. Thank you so much. ?


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10 minutes ago, Copa said:

Australian researchers have treated COVID-19 patients with a Malaria drug and an old AIDS drug with great success.

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/coronavirus-australia-queensland-researchers-find-cure-want-drug-trial/news-story/93e7656da0cff4fc4d2c5e51706accb5

Have to be careful with that. There’s lots of wishful thinking and “give us lots of money for our snake oil” people out there. 

What works in a test tube may be fatal in humans. For example, the anti-Ebola stuff saw some promise but it often causes severe organ damage of its own. 

Unless it comes from a named government source then treat it as suspect. 

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7 minutes ago, ckn said:

Have to be careful with that. There’s lots of wishful thinking and “give us lots of money for our snake oil” people out there. 

What works in a test tube may be fatal in humans. For example, the anti-Ebola stuff saw some promise but it often causes severe organ damage of its own. 

Unless it comes from a named government source then treat it as suspect. 

It says they have already treated some people. It’s just been done in an ad hoc way.

“There have already been patients treated with these in Australia and there’s been successful outcomes but it hasn’t been done in a controlled or a comparative way,” Prof Paterson said. 

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1 hour ago, gingerjon said:

Sitting in a Costa at Gatwick (waiting for a train) and surrounded by folk in masks. Want to guess what my sleep deprived brain has just made me sing out loud?

Something off Radio 3? 

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I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.

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1 hour ago, gingerjon said:

Sitting in a Costa at Gatwick (waiting for a train) and surrounded by folk in masks. Want to guess what my sleep deprived brain has just made me sing out loud?

"Always look on the bright side of life?" then encourage people to join in?


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

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Listening to the radio now and the US people are hoarding extra things to us, such as lots of guns and ammo.

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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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Quick question re self-quarantine of the over 70s. What happens if you were born at noon 70 years ago, set out on a 3 hour walk aged 69 at10 am on your 70th birthday.? 

 


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13 minutes ago, ckn said:

"Always look on the bright side of life?" then encourage people to join in?

 I was trying to think what Jane McDonald would get a cruise ship singing along to. Not a bad shout.

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I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.

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7 minutes ago, JohnM said:

Quick question re self-quarantine of the over 70s. What happens if you were born at noon 70 years ago, set out on a 3 hour walk aged 69 at10 am on your 70th birthday.? 

 

I expect the police will be waiting for you to finish your walk at 1pm.

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10 minutes ago, JohnM said:

Quick question re self-quarantine of the over 70s. What happens if you were born at noon 70 years ago, set out on a 3 hour walk aged 69 at10 am on your 70th birthday.? 

 

The little crystal in the palm of your hand starts to flash.

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4 hours ago, Copa said:

get that bog roll now... the next few weeks are looking bad.
https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2020/03/coronavirus-growth-in-western-countries-march-14-update/
 

 

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The outbreak is Denmark started with posh people coming back from their ski-ing holidays. For it to be common to go ski-ing the alps is something four of those nations have in common. INdeed, North Germany is relatively free from corona.

It might be the UK is benefiting from watery borders and having few people coming back from ski-ing holidays.

The US is simply particularly vulnerable to spread as a whole.


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24 minutes ago, ckn said:

Listening to the radio now and the US people are hoarding extra things to us, such as lots of guns and ammo.

You need something to protect your stash of "restroom tissue paper roll"


"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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My local Canberra supermarket has now nearly run out of all fresh meat. This is also happening in stores all over the country.

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35 minutes ago, ckn said:

The little crystal in the palm of your hand starts to flash.

Although, thinking about this, you get to run away with Jenny Agutter (young or old, your preference!)


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54 minutes ago, Just Browny said:

 I was trying to think what Jane McDonald would get a cruise ship singing along to. Not a bad shout.

We had a Gary Barlow impersonator.

I am living my best life.

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