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Post 81

Teasswill

It's interesting that we're focused on things we can see - other people, what they're wearing (or not). Briefly being near someone is probably no danger. But touching something that someone infected has recently touched - that could be. yet we seem to recoil more from the former than the latter because we can't see the danger.

All the more important to wash hands & avoid touching faces...


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Post 82

Baron Grim

Yeah, I filled a small spray bottle with hand sanitizer and take it with me when I go out.


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Post 83

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

I have some hand-saitizer, too.


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Post 84

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

Where I work, there's sanitiser dispensers at every door and enough stripy tape and warning stickers on everything for an extended crime scene. Some doors have been automated in the last few weeks, to avoid contact altogether.

I do carry a small bottle of alcohol on my person as well (for cleaning purposes only)


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Post 85

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

Sanitization can be carried too far.


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Post 86

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

So are we still in lockdown? Partial lockdown? Are we out? Or are we out,out?

smiley - erm

smiley - chocsmiley - chocsmiley - chocsmiley - chocsmiley - chocsmiley - chocsmiley - choc


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Post 87

Teasswill

Well, some of us are and some of us aren't. So no change there then....


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Post 88

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

That looks like a choc-down to me.


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Post 89

Teasswill

I think I'm getting the hang of going to the supermarket and not buying too much. But I didn't forget smiley - choc


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Post 90

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

yesterday I was in the supermarket shopping, when I hit the point where my new medications were no longer strong enough. It was 5:00 p.m., and I needed another pull, though I would only have had been allowed half a pill, as this is the last week before the other medication kicks in full-strength. I should b fine next week. (crosses fingers)

Bad time, bad place, almost a bad result. I did manage t get home with the groceries and laundry. I took an emergency medication that was for when I was desperate. It put me to sleep for five hours. I gt up at five and had supper. I need to stay home pretty much for the rest of the week.

Tomorrow I talk to my therapist on the telephone. Maybe he can think of some other ways of making my life more bearable.


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Post 91

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

That's not good! I hope you will pull through it.


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Post 92

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

With luck, I will be at home when 5:00 rolls around every day.


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Post 93

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

Social distancing is slipping..I've taken to walking in the middle of the road because none of the pavements allow for two metres spacing let alone passing someone who is slower or coming towards you.Then there are the twits who park on the pavements.

However despite all that things aren't any worse although we still need to gang canny.



smiley - chocsmiley - chocsmiley - choc


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Post 94

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

Twits seem to be everywhere.


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Post 95

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

I was going to make an interesting remark about Twitter here, but it slipped my mind.


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Post 96

Teasswill

I was expecting to see more people out 'meeting one other' on our village rec at the w/e, but there haven't been many more people out than previously. Although there were 2 lads who'd opened the barrier round the skate park.
Also tennis & bowls active again - 2 people only each.

I'm just feeling devastated at discovering my best friend has been on chemo during the lockdown(so won't be coming out to meet). Tends to keep medical matters private, but surprised she'd not mentioned it sooner. Prospects hopeful & we can at least keep in touch at a discreet distance.

Now we also have an issue with Playgroup feeling obliged to re-open but they use our village hall which is of course closed. Mixed opinion from various parties, can we, should we, do they want to? Gov't edicts too woolly & untrustworthy.


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Post 97

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

Same here. Cultural things up to 30 people will be allowed again from june 1st. Choirs would be covered under "cultural", but on the other hand, several sources conclude that singing might be worse than coughing in spreading COVID-19, as it is more prolongued. Volume of the voice appears to have a big influence. (like: double volume = 10 times more droplets /aerosol expelled). Aerosol (caused by breath) has a much longer airtime than droplets.


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Post 98

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

Could they sing while wearing masks? Could they have a virus test right before performing, to make sure hey have no germs to spread? smiley - winkeye


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Post 99

ITIWBS

Yes on masks, but the audience too on pre-performance testing?


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Post 100

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

I think online singing is still the safest bet.


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