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corona virus watch....is it affecting your family yet?

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5 Apr
9:56pm, 5 Apr 2020
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I blame Han Cock Yumee, flipping Chinese. ;-)
5 Apr
10:07pm, 5 Apr 2020
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I thought it was another type of virus.
5 Apr
10:45pm, 5 Apr 2020
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Non-runner was thinking the same. Am actually an introvert and it is fantastic not to have to socialise with anyone :) Am happy in a lock down gardening, repairing stuff and creating new stuff :)
5 Apr
10:51pm, 5 Apr 2020
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Realised the same here. My family is mostly gone so my weekends haven't changed.
5 Apr
10:57pm, 5 Apr 2020
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I'm really, really missing all the casual social contacts I have in a normal day. My job is normally all about face to face interactions and I'm a typical will-chat-to-anyone bumpkin. I'd go bonkers if I didn't have eL Bee! and VP at home.
5 Apr
11:30pm, 5 Apr 2020
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I'm missing running with or near other people. Despite my favourite races being those which I'm likely to not see another soul for hours on end.
I don't think I see anybody for any other reason anyway.

As for people only affecting themselves by ignoring social distancing, I'm not sure.

Bob, Shirley and Aaron are mates. Haven't seen each other for ages, all young and healthy, nobody vulnerable in their respective households. Where's the harm in having a barbecue just the three of them?

Bob doesn't know it, but he has Covid-19 and passes it to Shirley at the barbecue.

Shirley, again unknown, passes it to Maggie because she wiped her nose on her hand without thinking and contaminated a couple of tins of beans when she went shopping.

Maggie's mum has a lung disease, gets Covid-19 and is taken to hospital. But because there are countless Bobs, Shirleys and Aarons across the county, lots more Maggie's Mums turn up at the same sort of time. The CCU doesn't have enough beds. Maggie's mum is sent to the palliative ward.

If Bob, Shirley, Aaron and the nameless others stayed away from each other, Maggie's Mum may still have caught Covid-19. But maybe at a different time, from someone else, when there were maybe enough beds that week.

[I realise it's more complicated than that. But this is the essence of the lockdown I think].
5 Apr
11:53pm, 5 Apr 2020
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Thanks Carp. I agree that that's the point. And it's a great way of explaining it.
1:26am, 6 Apr 2020
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On the lockdown thing I genuinely don’t think it will bother me I am naturally introvert but most would laugh at that as I’m always out doing stuff but largely because I don’t like to say no to people will be a luxury to stay home and catch up on things and to just be still.

I’m love working from home so they can keep that up forever for me!

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