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Polyanya

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Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #150 on: March 28, 2020, 10:43:10 am »
Well I'm doing my bit as a retired nurse. Volunteering to make doctors scrubs (tops and pants) out of my old sheets, I have 3 king size should should be able to sew about 4 outfits from all that lot! Hospital in Shetland put out a plea for fabric and sewers to make them - seems they just can't keep up with the demand for fresh outfits and laundering - what has this country come to  ::) anyway I'll be a bit busy for a while, wish me luck  :relief:
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
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Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #151 on: March 28, 2020, 12:31:11 pm »
Well I'm doing my bit as a retired nurse. Volunteering to make doctors scrubs (tops and pants) out of my old sheets, I have 3 king size should should be able to sew about 4 outfits from all that lot! Hospital in Shetland put out a plea for fabric and sewers to make them - seems they just can't keep up with the demand for fresh outfits and laundering - what has this country come to  ::) anyway I'll be a bit busy for a while, wish me luck  :relief:


What a brilliant idea Polyanya  :thumbsup:   It's years since I last used my sewing machine, and when I tried I couldn't get it to work. Unfortunately I don't think knitted scrubs would work.


It is shocking that stocks and stores of everything from food to hospital essentials have been allowed to get down to ridiculously low levels.  There simply are no reserves, or they all come from China and this time they have needed everything they produce themselves. And there is no Planet B to import from to the Earth


I am sizzling that Boris has given the contracts for ventilators to Dyson and JCB - neither of which has made them before so will have to set up the tooling ability before they can even begin to think about producing the ventilators we need now.  But of course they are major Tory party fund donors.  The contracts should have gone to those who already manufacture ventilators, and support have been given to them to ramp up production.  Politics versus lives!
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harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #152 on: March 28, 2020, 03:13:26 pm »

Well done Polyanya. 
 And yes Fleecewife it is shocking.


I just can't imagine how awful the conditions are for frontline NHS staff. Trying to cope with patients but then also not knowing if you'll succumb or take it home to your loved ones. I hope once this over that those staff are recognised and rewarded in some way. Extra paid holidays. I don't know. The physical and emotional effort needed must be completely draining.




alang

  • Joined Nov 2017
  • Morayshire
Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #153 on: March 28, 2020, 03:25:39 pm »
I am sizzling that Boris has given the contracts for ventilators to Dyson and JCB - neither of which has made them before so will have to set up the tooling ability before they can even begin to think about producing the ventilators we need now.  But of course they are major Tory party fund donors.  The contracts should have gone to those who already manufacture ventilators, and support have been given to them to ramp up production.  Politics versus lives!

Are you sure about that? The way i read the contract agreement was they were to provide the ventillators on top of those ordered against the company already (working at max output) making them. And besides. With the ability to import a CNC machine/resin printer design in minutes i don't think it'll be that much of a problem.

But don't let me get in the way of your tory bashing. Wonder if wet lettuce lefties could do any better under the circumstances. Probably not. Rock and a hard stone comes to mind.
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cans

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #154 on: March 28, 2020, 04:17:40 pm »
Let’s leave any political bashing behind please.

We all need to support each other, not start falling out about who did or didn’t do what. 
Plenty of time for that by others later

Thank you
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Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #155 on: March 28, 2020, 04:25:35 pm »
Well I'm doing my bit as a retired nurse. Volunteering to make doctors scrubs (tops and pants) out of my old sheets, I have 3 king size should should be able to sew about 4 outfits from all that lot! Hospital in Shetland put out a plea for fabric and sewers to make them - seems they just can't keep up with the demand for fresh outfits and laundering - what has this country come to  ::) anyway I'll be a bit busy for a while, wish me luck  :relief:

Surely a bulk load of tee shirts and cotton trousers or even cotton boiler suits would be a better option for them at present than having people sew some from sheets?  Both could be "boil washed" and surely they aren't out of stock?  In fact, I'd put money on it that the oil companies would have a stock they could "donate" if they were asked... 
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macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #156 on: March 29, 2020, 11:30:53 am »
Sounds like they just want people to be busy  ::)

Realistically it costs less to buy a tshirt from primark than to wash it in public laundrete (in London they cost £7 a wash!!!)

For time being. I still wake up at 5.30 in the morning. Pray, have a coffee and stsrt fixing my summer polytunnel/winter chicken run.

Make sure you stay busy doing whatever you prefer! But make sure you do enough exercise! Heard on BBC radio that even elderly people who walk 10k steps every day have their immune system as strong as much younger people. When you use your muscles you boost your immune system! When sit down all day everything is going down and you die. Whether with virus or not.
If you are stuck st home switch YouTube on and look for home exercise tutorials etc.
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PipKelpy

  • Joined Mar 2019
  • North Shropshire
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Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #157 on: March 29, 2020, 08:03:12 pm »
So this bug is nasty, has any one noticed that in times of distress (coronavirus, bad weather (flooding etc)) there are disaster films on tv?

2012, Day after tomorrow especially on several times before and after Christmas whilst the rains came (climate change........). - AND both on again next week!!

Currently watching Independence Day on E4 whilst dog is in snooze mode!

Nothing like the channels to throw in fictional disasters whilst real-life ones are in full bloom!
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macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #158 on: March 29, 2020, 08:15:10 pm »
So this bug is nasty, has any one noticed that in times of distress (coronavirus, bad weather (flooding etc)) there are disaster films on tv?

2012, Day after tomorrow especially on several times before and after Christmas whilst the rains came (climate change........). - AND both on again next week!!

Currently watching Independence Day on E4 whilst dog is in snooze mode!

Nothing like the channels to throw in fictional disasters whilst real-life ones are in full bloom!
Last time I went to my in laws house my son (4) said "pause the TV, I need to go toilet" - we only watch iplayer, youtube etc at home. No normal TV. Choose what you wannabe watch  ;)
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Steph Hen

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Angus Scotland.
Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #159 on: March 30, 2020, 08:13:58 am »
I think tv or whatever media can have a big emotional effect over people (some people at least, I can dwell on the emotions I feel days after a powerful film). I'd like to think physiologists have worked out which films and programs are good for people in this situation. I think both sides of the coin are useful. Stuff where people are in difficult situations and pull together or mind over matter or stick up for one another must be good. The Martian comes to mind, saw a great feel good film last year Green Book. Or pure fantasy, Lord of rings style. Whereas indulgence in decadence (we can't go for a walk let alone have an epic party). Powerlessness to natural disasters or the like or stuff with loads of violence and fear I worry may encourage people to dwell on negative thoughts.
Or maybe I'm encouraging censoring of the media!?  :coat:

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #160 on: March 30, 2020, 09:31:58 am »
I think you are right but I dont think physiologists have anything to do with that but rather psychologists  :bouquet:
TV has a great effect on people's minds. Especially kids, but of course adults too!
That's why we should filter what we (and our children) are watching.
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doganjo

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Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #161 on: March 30, 2020, 10:41:10 am »
TV?  What TV?  :coat:
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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #162 on: March 30, 2020, 10:56:39 am »
In my case...
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
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Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #163 on: March 30, 2020, 12:22:56 pm »
Those who experiment on mice have shown that, when infected with toxoplasmosis, the mice become far bolder, risking their lives for example not running away from cats but facing up to them. This would be the virus causing a change in behaviour of the host in order to hasten its own spread.  Crafty!


It has been extrapolated from that finding that our chums just across the channel, who tend to eat their meat undercooked, leading to a higher incidence of toxo in the general population, could explain their rather carefree, high risk approach to driving and the higher number of road accidents they have. The toxo is stumped at that point as we don't eat eachother.


I am wondering if SARS-CoV-2 has a similar effect and this could explain why so many folk are ignoring the restrictions and risking their health.  It could also explain why there is this horrible rise in deliberate spitting and coughing in others' faces - the virus is doing all it can to spread itself!  It might also explain why more people are flying off the handle so easily, or maybe that's just fear and frustration  :thinking:
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Kiran

  • Joined Apr 2019
Re: Corona Virus
« Reply #164 on: March 31, 2020, 06:00:34 am »
Well it's been a while since I've had a chance to post, although I have been dipping in and out where I can. Last year we didn't make enough progress on our land because of machine breakdowns and having to direct most of our attention to selling our old house.

Frustratingly this year hasn't started that well as I've Covid19 had caused mayhem in many ways. My days to day job is construction so we still continue to go in every day as that's what the government have decided and as such companies are liable for all wage bills if they decide to close, my kids are out of school and nursery so my wife is having to look after them whilst working from home (can't give her enough praise for managing to do it so far), the weekends are spent trying to do food shops from various places and I'm also a blood biker so when I'm on duty I take a 12 hour shift out of the day.

All in all I'm feeling a touch overwhelmed and that we're going to have another year where nothing gets progressed and all I'm doing is fire fighting. On the plus side my mother is coping well with isolation and the family are healthy so I guess you should always count your blessings. Apologies for the vent.

 

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