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Well my sister's fella is making very small steps in the right direction. From being described as as near to death without being dead, he's now sat up, off dialysis and yesterday was breathing on

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Just been to Asda - never seen a supermarket so empty. Virtually no meat is a first. More shelves empty than with stuff on

Looked at peoples baskets and trolleys as I walked past and no real signs of over-buying, so are Asda's supply chains just unable to stand a bit of extra demand?

There are going to be a lot of canneloni beans and chick peas in 12 months time that no-one has a chuff what to do with them, but bought them anyway

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4 hours ago, ckn said:

Pharmacies are starting to run out of paracetamol with people buying everything they can see. $deity wept... Pharmacists are being abused for not allowing people to buy over the over-the-counter selling maximums put in place because paracetamol is deadly in even relatively minor overdoses.

If you are buying more than one or two small boxes of paracetamol to stockpile then you are contributing to people who really need it not getting it.

Now we're seeing pharmacies report zero stock on aspirin because of mass-buying vultures. Some abuse given when pharmacy staff ask people to be reasonable and leave some for folk that really need it.

I have few words suitable for civilised company for these people.

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Just now, Smudger06 said:

I'd imagine these panic buying cretins will have spent up / ran out of storage space within the next couple of days. We should have the last 12 days of the month more or less back to normal. 

They’ll get home then pause and think , err, were am I gonna put all this and what did I buy it for ? Times like this you get the best of humanity and the worst of humanity 

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1 minute ago, Smudger06 said:

I'd imagine these panic buying cretins will have spent up / ran out of storage space within the next couple of days. We should have the last 12 days of the month more or less back to normal. 

Furthermore I'd expect all major retailers to ramp up their supply chains maximising the amount of time their fleets are on the road and contracting stobbarts etc for extra needed capacity. They're making money so their buyers / purchasers will be resupplying their warehouses from suppliers. 

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3 hours ago, SSoutherner said:

CKN question for you

What is the official UK NHS line on Ibuprofen and covid-19

 

3 hours ago, ckn said:

None. If the official line changes, I will post it.

I won't offer any clinical advice on what the media area saying as I'm not a clinician.

 

3 hours ago, SSoutherner said:

fine - i was assuming it was scare stories and that confirms it - if there was a reason to avoid it would be official guidance

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

Seems to be to steer clear of ibuprofen for now. 

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7 minutes ago, Dave T said:

 

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

Seems to be to steer clear of ibuprofen for now. 

It really would be nice if they had some sort of feed like the FCO website that notifies you of any changes... it's bloody annoying for people like me who rely on that for patient advice.

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Also, if you're following that advice. PLEASE DO NOT take more paracetamol than the dose on the packet. Just don't, or you may end up in A&E for vastly different reasons.

That's not clinical advice, that's just me having seen it in personal life of someone with an accidental paracetamol overdose.

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12 minutes ago, ckn said:

It really would be nice if they had some sort of feed like the FCO website that notifies you of any changes... it's bloody annoying for people like me who rely on that for patient advice.

yes, I only just noticed it when I posted that, and the amount of changes to that page since yesterday is crazy. 

I think that should be rammed home to people that the advice is changing and people should read up once a day.

I am finding the 7 day and 14 day quarantine depending on whether you live on your own or not a touch confusing and wasn't aware of it until my employer said it in an email today.

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1 minute ago, Dave T said:

yes, I only just noticed it when I posted that, and the amount of changes to that page since yesterday is crazy. 

I think that should be rammed home to people that the advice is changing and people should read up once a day.

I am finding the 7 day and 14 day quarantine depending on whether you live on your own or not a touch confusing and wasn't aware of it until my employer said it in an email today.

This is the guideline example for families. Straight 7 days for folk living on their own

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why are these pm press conferences taking place in front of a room full of journalists and not via video link to the news studios? are journalists immune to it? don't they come in to contact with anyone else at all?

they come swinging round that corner, they think they're benny goodman

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1 hour ago, ckn said:

This is the guideline example for families. Straight 7 days for folk living on their own

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Given the huge number of people who don't get paid any sick pay, it's not going to happen. People will still go to work and keep schtum.

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Another tightening up here in Denmark. No gatherings of ten or more people. Gyms closed, restaurants to go take out only, bars to close. The only actual difference that will make is the local (the mildly famous Black Swan) will no longer offer take out. 

There are plans for people to get drunk together over Skype, we will leave the singing to the neighbours to the Italians for now.

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

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6 hours ago, ckn said:

Now we're seeing pharmacies report zero stock on aspirin because of mass-buying vultures. Some abuse given when pharmacy staff ask people to be reasonable and leave some for folk that really need it.

I have few words suitable for civilised company for these people.

Argument in our poundworld today when checkout staff tried to restrict someone with a basketful of them to 3 boxes of rollie filters

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Have heard of the stockpilers now fleecing the gluten free aisles of bread and pasta (probably when they can't get want for that last few feet of storage in the garage)

I went to a circuits class last night (was ok - only 8 of us!) and the person taking the class reported the hand sanitiser that was put out for users of the hall only lasted 20 minutes before it was nicked

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35 minutes ago, shaun mc said:

Have heard of the stockpilers now fleecing the gluten free aisles of bread and pasta (probably when they can't get want for that last few feet of storage in the garage)

I went to a circuits class last night (was ok - only 8 of us!) and the person taking the class reported the hand sanitiser that was put out for users of the hall only lasted 20 minutes before it was nicked

Well, if they're hoarding gluten free bread then by the time they eat it, it will probably break their teeth, and that will serve them right!

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Popped in Sainsbury’s tonight (I’m stock piling Easter eggs).

Even less on the shelves, pretty much no fresh fruit, veg or meat.  Barely any ready meals, few tins, short of tea n coffee, no milk or bread, low on cereals.

This was at 9:30 when it’s usually being restocked.  Staff looked a bit shell shocked tbh.

Im surviving the next few days on breaded mushrooms, Easter egg, sunbites crisps and porridge.

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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