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MissRiaElaine wrote:
On 15/03/2020 21:02, Arthur Conan Doyle wrote:
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This whole self isolation is bloody nonsense. But the time the symptoms appear
the person has been spreading the virus for almost a week already.


And would continue to do so for another week. A 50% reduction in exposure time
is not to be sneezed at. Pun intended.


I just worry for those whose employment is being affected;
bar/restaurant staff, pubs, cinemas, shops etc. It's hard enough running
a small business these days without this to make things even more difficult.

I was speaking to a friend (on the phone..!) the other day who works as
a video engineer in the live entertainment industry. He's self-employed
and has had to take a job making window boxes for the next six months as
all his normal work has dried up completely.

Still, at least he still has some money coming in, even if it's not as
much as he's used to. An awful lot of people are going to be hung out to
dry over this, and it's the media to blame for most of it in my opinion.


I agree. I think it's a gross over-reaction but at least the UK response
has been more balanced than many other countries. Personally, I'd encourage
all events and business to continue as usual, simply asking older people to
stay away. Most younger, healthy people aren't at much risk, and we're all
going to be exposed sooner or later, anyway.

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On Sun, 15 Mar 2020 23:52:44 -0000 (UTC)
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MissRiaElaine wrote:
On 15/03/2020 21:02, Arthur Conan Doyle wrote:
wrote:

This whole self isolation is bloody nonsense. But the time the symptoms

appear
the person has been spreading the virus for almost a week already.

And would continue to do so for another week. A 50% reduction in exposure

time
is not to be sneezed at. Pun intended.


I just worry for those whose employment is being affected;
bar/restaurant staff, pubs, cinemas, shops etc. It's hard enough running
a small business these days without this to make things even more difficult.

I was speaking to a friend (on the phone..!) the other day who works as
a video engineer in the live entertainment industry. He's self-employed
and has had to take a job making window boxes for the next six months as
all his normal work has dried up completely.

Still, at least he still has some money coming in, even if it's not as
much as he's used to. An awful lot of people are going to be hung out to
dry over this, and it's the media to blame for most of it in my opinion.


I agree. I think it's a gross over-reaction but at least the UK response
has been more balanced than many other countries. Personally, I'd encourage
all events and business to continue as usual, simply asking older people to
stay away. Most younger, healthy people aren't at much risk, and we're all
going to be exposed sooner or later, anyway.


For once I agree with you entirely. People should be given the facts and if
they want to self isolate they should be allowed to do so, but other than that
life should carry on as normal.

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On Sun, 15 Mar 2020 16:02:04 -0500
Arthur Conan Doyle wrote:
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This whole self isolation is bloody nonsense. But the time the symptoms appear


the person has been spreading the virus for almost a week already.


And would continue to do so for another week. A 50% reduction in exposure time
is not to be sneezed at. Pun intended.


We all tend to be creatures of habit. Its unlikely he'd have visited anywhere
different in the week after symptoms appearing than before.

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On 16/03/2020 14:07, Graeme Wall wrote:
On 15/03/2020 23:41, MissRiaElaine wrote:


I just worry for those whose employment is being affected;
bar/restaurant staff, pubs, cinemas, shops etc. It's hard enough
running a small business these days without this to make things even
more difficult.

I was speaking to a friend (on the phone..!) the other day who works
as a video engineer in the live entertainment industry. He's
self-employed and has had to take a job making window boxes for the
next six months as all his normal work has dried up completely.

Still, at least he still has some money coming in, even if it's not as
much as he's used to. An awful lot of people are going to be hung out
to dry over this, and it's the media to blame for most of it in my
opinion.


What the hell has the media got to do with it?


The media are the ones blowing everything out of all proportion.
Exaggerating risks, scaremongering, even the BBC's "news" site isn't
immune to it.

And as for the tabloid press, I won't even begin to comment on what I
think of them.


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On Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:32:20 +0000, MissRiaElaine
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On 16/03/2020 14:07, Graeme Wall wrote:
On 15/03/2020 23:41, MissRiaElaine wrote:


I just worry for those whose employment is being affected;
bar/restaurant staff, pubs, cinemas, shops etc. It's hard enough
running a small business these days without this to make things even
more difficult.

I was speaking to a friend (on the phone..!) the other day who works
as a video engineer in the live entertainment industry. He's
self-employed and has had to take a job making window boxes for the
next six months as all his normal work has dried up completely.

Still, at least he still has some money coming in, even if it's not as
much as he's used to. An awful lot of people are going to be hung out
to dry over this, and it's the media to blame for most of it in my
opinion.


What the hell has the media got to do with it?


The media are the ones blowing everything out of all proportion.
Exaggerating risks, scaremongering, even the BBC's "news" site isn't
immune to it.

And as for the tabloid press, I won't even begin to comment on what I
think of them.


I've not looked at the tabloid press, but plenty of other countries
seem to be panicking about it, much more than we are.
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On Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:07:10 +0000
Graeme Wall wrote:
On 15/03/2020 23:41, MissRiaElaine wrote:
On 15/03/2020 21:02, Arthur Conan Doyle wrote:
wrote:

This whole self isolation is bloody nonsense. But the time the
symptoms appear
the person has been spreading the virus for almost a week already.

And would continue to do so for another week. A 50% reduction in
exposure time
is not to be sneezed at. Pun intended.


I just worry for those whose employment is being affected;
bar/restaurant staff, pubs, cinemas, shops etc. It's hard enough running
a small business these days without this to make things even more
difficult.

I was speaking to a friend (on the phone..!) the other day who works as
a video engineer in the live entertainment industry. He's self-employed
and has had to take a job making window boxes for the next six months as
all his normal work has dried up completely.

Still, at least he still has some money coming in, even if it's not as
much as he's used to. An awful lot of people are going to be hung out to
dry over this, and it's the media to blame for most of it in my opinion.



What the hell has the media got to do with it?


Scaremongering and constant repetition to the detriment of every other topic
just like they did over Brexit. Remember how the economy was going to collapse
and the pound become valueless soon after a yes vote?

There are plenty of people still homeless after the floods which is a bit more
important than getting something no worse than a bad cold unless you're elderly
or ill but they've completely gone off the media radar.



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