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

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7:02pm, 1 Apr 2020
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Paul N
Ran into the city centre, 6:30 on a bright spring evening and Belfast is a ghost town. Eerie and sad in equal measure.
7:03pm, 1 Apr 2020
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Much less traffic here. I took the opportunity today to run a loop that has me on a pavementless section of the main road for about three-quarters of a mile. Wouldn't normally dare, but I only had to hop on and off the grass verge a handful of times and I knew there was no chance of meeting any other pedestrians there. And my 15 mile car commute has been reduced by several minutes.
7:12pm, 1 Apr 2020
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The government say traffic is up
7:20pm, 1 Apr 2020
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The govt also says everyone over 70 is really vulnerable and should stay in. And the supermarkets say they support the vulnerable and log on gov.uk. And gov.uk says rely on your family and friends
7:21pm, 1 Apr 2020
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So that may be driving some traffic
7:24pm, 1 Apr 2020
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Is Everyone else second guessing every feeling they have? Feeling tired and backache.. is this it? Or just two solid days at a desk doing e-learning? Time will tell!
7:35pm, 1 Apr 2020
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Definitely less traffic here than last week, the number of lorries is markedly reduced. There's a lot of haulage passes through the Fens.

I'm trying to digest this piece about testing theguardian.com
My instinctive reaction (as a scientist) is to be worried about the accuracy and validity of using other reagents. I think any "off protocol" use would need proper evaluation first.

Not much point in scaling up testing and then finding out they were wrong.
7:37pm, 1 Apr 2020
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The special shopping times for the elderly at Tesco etc will be pretty quiet if no-one is allowed to go to them.

I'm on a main junction in a small town (with a view to another one). Traffic is down through the day, but they are far from deserted. Although there is is no rush hour any more (yes! We have a rush hour. Much of it avoiding the sometimes several miles of congestion on the neighbouring motorway).

My mother received a letter from her surgery (as requested by the Scottish Government apparently - I haven't read or heard any mention of it elsewhere) regarding advance care planning including preference for hospital or home treatment and CPR - or otherwise. With a follow up call from the practice nurse. She wasn't too happy :-( (Thank you to a kind Fetchie for some perspective on this). At least it was not as blunt as this bbc.co.uk (which the surgery involved have now apologised for.

And thank you for your kind words and thoughts after my post yesterday. We appear just to be set to carry on, and, well, who knows.

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information and discussion about the unfolding Covid-19 outbreak
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