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Kid in the Riot

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  1. Very emotional on our street where we now have confirmed our dear neighbour in a critical condition with covid-19. Everyone walked out into the road itself and clapped, banged pans and then chatted. It's hard to imagine they'll be a street or community on the planet that isn't effected by this virus. We will defeat it but sadly there is going to be a lot of heartache and pain in doing so, and I felt that for the first time today.
  2. Piss off mate, don't tell me my views are shocking. If you are "outraged" by it then you seriously need to get a grip. And if the irony is actually lost on you that a large number of the outraged British "patriot" types that voted Brexit have inadvertently fast-forwarded the unification of Ireland, then you need to wise-up. That's something to be outraged about if you want to see N Ireland remain as part of the UK, not some shitty tweet from a known wind-up merchant.
  3. As the grandson of a Northern Irish protestant I'm honestly not offended by his tweet. Seems it was made in good humour. Because of his status as a well-known footballer it was of course ill-advised but I think we've got slightly bigger issues to worry about at the moment. No doubt the same people chirping up about this are the same people that voted Brexit which will bring a united Ireland closer to reality, cheers guys
  4. Yep, I did in fact have a really nasty virus around October that eventually turned into a chest infection in November. The chest infection was in the same place I had pneumonia three years ago so I've been through the mill with chest infections of late and know how it works, all the way from GP care through to hospitalisation for the pneumonia. I was also in the BRI on Tuesday including in a coronavirus isolation unit. The hospital is actually incredibly quiet at the moment because they've cancelled all outpatient appointments and routine surgery. I was the only person in the isolation unit and only saw two other patients all day, one of whom was a young man that had done too much ket the night before! But it's quiet for a very good reason, because they know in three to four weeks time it is very likely they are going to be at capacity dealing with covid-19 patients. The concern is that this virus is so contagious and hits the lungs quickly meaning vulnerable patients (including myself as an asthmatic and recent history of chest infections) are going to be hospitalised in some instances. Difficult to see normality returning any time soon with no vaccine or medication available to reduce the impact of symptoms. Hope I'm wrong, but my recent experiences mean I ain't overly optimistic.
  5. I think it's extraordinarily unlikely it's been around for a year given how contagious it is and the number of people it is putting in hospitals. Firstly, the health service would have noticed the impact of it (as health services now are all around the world) and secondly, people hospitalised with things like pneumonia are tested for the type of virus/infection they have and so if it was a new virus it would have been discovered as soon as the first person was hospitalised and tested.
  6. Whilst it's true babies and young children don't have immunity to viruses they are still very robust and able to fight off coughs and colds, often quicker than adults. Chickenpox is a good example of an illness which doesn't effect children as seriously as it effects adults, hence why parents often allow it to spread between their kids so they can build-up immunity to it.
  7. With respect, you are the one being a little naive. And yes, people paying for extensions in tens of thousands of cash still happens. In fact buying properties in cash also still happens. In my experience the majority of tradespeople such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters etc will either except cash if offered to them or will suggest cash to bring down the price of a job. We all know it goes on and sorry if it tars them all with the same brush but that's just the way it is, let's not pretend otherwise. As the posters above have pointed out, you are perfectly within your rights to turn down any offers of cash, or set up a ltd company and do it all properly (not that that stops people employed or companies or through companies they own accepting cash.
  8. Difficult, I agree, and I expect a lot of workers/businesses will make individual judgement calls. A lot of the big housebuilders have already shut all sites down but your small, local building firms and other self-employed tradespeople may be able to carry on.
  9. Probably, but could they still deliver materials ordered over the phone?
  10. Yep, read the guidance in post above yours. The Government advice specifically says construction sites can continue too.
  11. Nope, trades including builders can carry on because they cannot work from home. They just have to observe "The 2m rule" .
  12. The citizens of this country also have the option to pay for healthcare if they so wish, securing most of what you refer to above. The difference is the most vulnerable in society get screwed by the system you describe. The NHS is the envy of most Americans I've spoken to, granted they are progressive New Yorkers or Californians. You've presumably only ever discussed it with people that are equally as narrow-minded and thick as you are.
  13. All UK McDonald's premises closing from tomorrow. Blatantly been tipped off. Full lockdown and army on the streets by Tuesday IMO. And we can thank all the selfish ***** for that.
  14. And an appalling healthcare system which discriminates against the most vulnerable in society.
  15. Nothing to do with hindsight. I, and many others have been baffled by the government's position from day one. And yes, that includes hundreds of medical experts. By the government's own admission they have changed strategy at least twice already. They rubbished testing as being important but have now admitted it's very important. The whole "herd immunity" theory, they have distanced themselves from. They have made politically motivated decisions that they thought would best help the economy but sacrifice lives. There will inevitably be a public inquiry into the way this was handled and already, it ain't looking good. The stuff coming out of Italy this evening is frankly terrifying, but hey let's carry on and hope for the best, eh. Edit: out of interest, 10 days ago when we were still allowing flights to arrive from Lombardy, Italy into the UK unrestricted and unchecked did you think at the time that was a good, or a bad idea?
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