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comment by Scouse (U9675)

posted on 26/3/20

comment by Spart-Derby really are the best says red dog. (U4603)
posted 6 hours, 2 minutes ago
The most egregious policy so far has been the banks asking small businesses to use their main homes as security for loans to help them through the Covid 19 crisis. Look at how we bailed out the banks to help them through a crisis of their own making. They have no shame.
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actually Spart their "main residence" cannot be used, but any other assets (business or personal) certainly can.

posted on 26/3/20

You have been granted an income now Scouse. Up to 2500 a month.

comment by Scouse (U9675)

posted on 26/3/20

comment by Spart-Derby really are the best says red dog. (U4603)
posted 15 minutes ago
You have been granted an income now Scouse. Up to 2500 a month.
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I'm PAYE Spart, I have a Ltd company and payroll.

posted on 27/3/20

Johnson has now positive for Covid 19. Much as I despise everything about him, I hope he recovers, and hopefully a more humble man when he does.

comment by Scouse (U9675)

posted on 27/3/20

comment by Spart-Derby really are the best says red dog. (U4603)
posted 13 minutes ago
Johnson has now positive for Covid 19. Much as I despise everything about him, I hope he recovers, and hopefully a more humble man when he does.
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Not good news for his pregnant girlfriend either.

posted on 27/3/20

comment by Scouse (U9675)
posted about an hour ago

comment by Spart-Derby really are the best says red dog. (U4603)
posted 13 minutes ago
Johnson has now positive for Covid 19. Much as I despise everything about him, I hope he recovers, and hopefully a more humble man when he does.
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Not good news for his pregnant girlfriend either.

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Matt Hancock now positive. I have always found that those who give advice are usually not too good at taking it.

posted on 27/3/20

Not to defend them but quite hard to avoid contact with other people for senior politicians. Priti Patel seems to have been self-isolating for a while but there may be other reasons why she is keen to avoid the limelight. I have to meet dozens of people every day and there is no easy way around it. I’m just hoping I’ve already had it asymptomatically.

posted on 27/3/20

Just that mean from both ends?

comment by Scouse (U9675)

posted on 27/3/20

Are you private consultations Vidal?

I had a cough and really sore eyes for about 5-7 days a couple of weeks ago.

100 guineas in the post.

posted on 27/3/20

Sore eyes as in conjunctivitis? Were they red and itchy? Or was it a headache behind the eyes? If the former then doesn’t sound likely, if the latter then could be.

I need to put my prices up. Keep the riff-raff away.

comment by Scouse (U9675)

posted on 28/3/20

No visible symptoms Vidal, they just felt sore day and ached. Nothing I've ever experienced before.

posted on 28/3/20

Interesting. I would say it's possible but fever seems to be the most common symptom. Trouble is, we all get the occasional viral illness which can cause different symptoms and we don't normally pay too much heed unless it makes us properly poorly. I think a lot of us are looking back and wondering.

posted on 28/3/20

I told you not to go to Italy Scouse.

posted on 28/3/20

You didn't Spart. You told him he not BE ABLE to go on account of the mild zephyr that was around at that time.

posted on 28/3/20

It wasn't my fault that the rail and flights defied logic and got him there. Both times I had to get anywhere on a train in storm recently caused either a 4 hour delay or cancellation. The train company might have seen it as an opportunity to get rid of Scouse.

comment by Scouse (U9675)

posted on 28/3/20

You need to up your game Spart.

posted on 28/3/20

comment by Spart-Derby really are the best says red dog. (U4603)
posted 2 days, 4 hours ago
The government is still issuing strongly advise you don't travel to certain countries not outright bans. This means that insurance companies can get out of paying. Wish they would make it more clear.
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Well, Spart! They have to look after their friends.

posted on 28/3/20

It'll be interesting to see if the insurance companies have the nerve to use this loophole.
I'm sure if they do it'll be tested in court and when they lose those Lloyds of London names will disappear with their money again.
Looking at the stock market you'll be lucky to find an insurance company solvent enough to pay any claims at all before this is over.

posted on 28/3/20

Insurance is a ponzi scheme. It depends on paying claimants from the contributions of none claimants, not from any great reserves of cash. Take life insurance, if an insurance companies customers all died tomorrow they would only be able to pay about 1/10th of what they owe. It only works if there is no great deviance from their arctuarial predictions.

Looking at the data on this virus it seems a bit of lottery. 13 of the people who died in the UK yesterday were healthy adults with no previous health problems whereas in Italy a 101 year old man survived the virus. Keep safe everyone, especially those in jobs where they are exposed to risk.

posted on 28/3/20

I was at work today and will be tomorrow. At this time of year, half of the patients admitted to hospital have bad chests. There isn’t an easy way to identify those who might have Covid, those who probably have and those who probably haven’t. You can do the swabs and wait a few days until the results come back. Those who are thought more likely to have it can be segregated together in bays as there aren’t enough single rooms. All of those will probably get it if they didn’t have it already. Inevitably some of those thought less likely will also have positive tests in a few days time when they come back. And you can’t put on your fancy gear for every contact with every patient. So staying safe isn’t that easy. If there was an immediate test it would be a lot simpler.

posted on 28/3/20

Reading that if you get to intensive care with this virus your chances of survival are 50/50. There seems to be a school of thought by some to trivialise the effects of Covid 19, that just being young and healthy is enough to be safe. For some it probably will be a mild infection but you can't predict it. As in all things plan for the worst and hope for the best.

posted on 29/3/20

Vidal, funny you should say that, because today we had our first death in New Zealand from covid, lady in her 70s with chronic underlying health conditions. She was admitted to hospital 4 days ago and was diagnosed as having the flu, then 3 days later when she took a turn for the worse it was realised she had covid. Now, all 21 medical staff that had been tending to her have had to go into isolation for 2 weeks.

posted on 29/3/20

I heard a man on a radio phone-in yesterday apoplectic with fury because he had been out for a walk and a dog had come up to him and licked his hand. So he went home and immediately changed all of his clothes. The presenter congratulated him on his sensible approach. FFS. Why not just incinerate them to be on the safe side? There are also people who think they are going to get contaminated by Boris Johnson sending a letter to all UK households. Yep, he’s there in Number 10, licking millions of envelopes and stamps.

posted on 29/3/20

The presenter sounds as stupid as the bloke. I fear being contaminated by Boris Johnson but not from this virus.

posted on 29/3/20

Now now Spart, even my very left wing cousin said she thought Boris was doing a good job. She seemed quite disappointed.

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