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bluenosey wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 19:00
murf wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 16:48
To be pedantic/exact Boris said we could go out for "one form" of exercise and used "a walk, run or cycle ride" as examples. 2 runs or 2 walks is therefore legal as they are still "one form" and that will be my defence in court!

I went for a run with my dog earlier and am now contemplating just walking her. I may have to go in disguise or break into a light jog when passing any busybodys' houses......

Coming home from our run earlier there were a couple walking their dog in the opposite direction to us along the road. They kindly moved into a driveway to give us even more room. Unfortunately it was my driveway. Much merriment ensued :lol:

In all seriousness, I am amazed there has been no clarity re dog walking. For example under Spain's far more strict lockdown you can take your dog out as often as necessary but you must return as soon as the business is done. That is the only practical solution here for anyone without a garden or numerous housemates.
Just don't take your phone. You can be tracked. I know someone - not me before you speculate - who has been traced by a combination of location tracker on phone and taking cash out at a cashpoint. The person in question received a terse warning text message from the govt.
I'm ok, I don't read texts 😎

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bluenosey wrote:
murf wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 16:48
To be pedantic/exact Boris said we could go out for "one form" of exercise and used "a walk, run or cycle ride" as examples. 2 runs or 2 walks is therefore legal as they are still "one form" and that will be my defence in court!

I went for a run with my dog earlier and am now contemplating just walking her. I may have to go in disguise or break into a light jog when passing any busybodys' houses......

Coming home from our run earlier there were a couple walking their dog in the opposite direction to us along the road. They kindly moved into a driveway to give us even more room. Unfortunately it was my driveway. Much merriment ensued Image

In all seriousness, I am amazed there has been no clarity re dog walking. For example under Spain's far more strict lockdown you can take your dog out as often as necessary but you must return as soon as the business is done. That is the only practical solution here for anyone without a garden or numerous housemates.
Just don't take your phone. You can be tracked. I know someone - not me before you speculate - who has been traced by a combination of location tracker on phone and taking cash out at a cashpoint. The person in question received a terse warning text message from the govt.
No they didn't. It is a SCAM.

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SirMattBugsby wrote:
23 Mar 2020, 17:23
Yarmolarmolenko wrote:How are you ever suppose to build up an immunity to anything if you are never exposed to it as a healthy person ? that's how our bodies cope long term when the same illness returns, our immune systems cope better.

All well and good creating vaccines but it's not practical to give everyone a vaccine at the same time, our bodies need a natural defence.
And as is happening, the likes of Arteta and Hudson Odoi who as healthy people recovered fairly quickly, have stronger bodily defences.

You also, as already said, cannot put a price on people's mental healthand physical health , which for so many is going to suffer in countries with total lockdown, that in itself will cause massive strain on health services going forward, which for me is why this is all so nonsensical.
Reported. I'd call out the ignorance, irresponsibility and unethical nature of your posts but being in a full suit 8 hours everyday in a Coronavirus ward is draining.

The virus maybe the enemy but, as a doctor, I consider you its allies. Maybe that's my professional bias but there..
Report closed, if you want to enlighten people then you need to explain things clearly so that the majority can understand. Simply calling them 'ignorant' serves no purpose whatsoever.

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Vid wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 21:25
SirMattBugsby wrote:
23 Mar 2020, 17:23
Yarmolarmolenko wrote:How are you ever suppose to build up an immunity to anything if you are never exposed to it as a healthy person ? that's how our bodies cope long term when the same illness returns, our immune systems cope better.

All well and good creating vaccines but it's not practical to give everyone a vaccine at the same time, our bodies need a natural defence.
And as is happening, the likes of Arteta and Hudson Odoi who as healthy people recovered fairly quickly, have stronger bodily defences.

You also, as already said, cannot put a price on people's mental healthand physical health , which for so many is going to suffer in countries with total lockdown, that in itself will cause massive strain on health services going forward, which for me is why this is all so nonsensical.
Reported. I'd call out the ignorance, irresponsibility and unethical nature of your posts but being in a full suit 8 hours everyday in a Coronavirus ward is draining.

The virus maybe the enemy but, as a doctor, I consider you its allies. Maybe that's my professional bias but there..
Report closed, if you want to enlighten people then you need to explain things clearly so that the majority can understand. Simply calling them 'ignorant' serves no purpose whatsoever.
Wow. What on earth is this?
Perhaps our frontline medical workers require a little more respect?
...

[I've had to self censor the rest of my post]

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murf wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 11:07
bspittles wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 10:41
murf wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 08:21
Will we still be in lockdown at christmas?
Which album is that from?
Back Inside For The NHS
that's the spirit. Am feeling a bit "half biscuit" at the moment myself.

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you know how Brexit divided families and caused a lot of argument?

I fear corona could do similar.

Had a "debate" this morning about whether a family member should be allowed to visit. I forbade it. Was even handed a phone and told to listen to their argument first hand (which was pants, btw).

Within 2 minutes I was told I was 100% right, and all is now well, but I suspect the thin end of a wedge is nearing and next time might not be so simple.

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Stu255 wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 11:03
Wow. What on earth is this?
Perhaps our frontline medical workers require a little more respect?
...

[I've had to self censor the rest of my post]
yeah - I'm with you on that - weird.


Boris now.

(I hope all the spare cotton wool in Germany is being wrapped around Merkel.)

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RomynPG wrote:
Stu255 wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 11:03
Wow. What on earth is this?
Perhaps our frontline medical workers require a little more respect?
...

[I've had to self censor the rest of my post]
yeah - I'm with you on that - weird.


Boris now.

(I hope all the spare cotton wool in Germany is being wrapped around Merkel.)
Me too.

Doesn't surprise me though.

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The next thing to panic buy...... condoms!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-52058788

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murf wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 13:59
The next thing to panic buy...... condoms!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-52058788
Clicked on the link and saw the tag-line "Clap for carers". I suspect sheepy was meaning a different part of the story.

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Shaggy365 wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 16:14
murf wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 13:59
The next thing to panic buy...... condoms!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-52058788
Clicked on the link and saw the tag-line "Clap for carers". I suspect sheepy was meaning a different part of the story.
Lower down is a story about Condom Factories in Far East kinda way being closed and a ridiculous drop in production....

But then there shouldn't be any ONS's for a fair while?

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Has anyone wondered why people in the UK are being asked to stay 2 metres apart and not doing it? I just realised the government should be saying 6 feet apart not 2 metres. What was the point of Brexit if we still use metres?

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Well 7' ?

But we didn't fight Hitler to be told how far we should be apart?

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Shaggy365 wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 16:14
murf wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 13:59
The next thing to panic buy...... condoms!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-52058788
Clicked on the link and saw the tag-line "Clap for carers". I suspect sheepy was meaning a different part of the story.
The next baby boomer which will surpass 1946 will be 2021

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A metre measures 3 foot 3,
It's longer than a yard you see

(2m = 6ft 6in)

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Britinus wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 22:43
The next baby boomer which will surpass 1946 will be 2021
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Non co-habiting couples can't meet so expect another baby boom spike 9 months after lockdown is lifted.

(Unless they got my warning about panic buying)

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murf wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 22:43
A metre measures 3 foot 3,
It's longer than a yard you see

(2m = 6ft 6in)
It's approximately a Peter Crouch apart = "2 metre Peter" :P

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bluenosey wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 09:37
murf wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 22:43
A metre measures 3 foot 3,
It's longer than a yard you see

(2m = 6ft 6in)
It's approximately a Peter Crouch apart = "2 metre Peter" :P
Some people have suggested imagining an ironing board between you but I was already using the tall bloke laying down imagery. Peter Crouch would be perfect for that (or is he over 6' 6"? I used to have a mate about his height who we said was 5'19"?)

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murf wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 11:27
bluenosey wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 09:37
murf wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 22:43
A metre measures 3 foot 3,
It's longer than a yard you see

(2m = 6ft 6in)
It's approximately a Peter Crouch apart = "2 metre Peter" :P
Some people have suggested imagining an ironing board between you but I was already using the tall bloke laying down imagery. Peter Crouch would be perfect for that (or is he over 6' 6"? I used to have a mate about his height who we said was 5'19"?)
From How to be a Footballer by the big man himself
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next baby boomer which will surpass 1946 will be 2021
This is worthy of debate, imo.

Post WW2, only two years have seen 1m+ births in UK: 1947 [hooray!] and 1964.


Rate has dropped generally since, with around 730,000 in last recorded year, 2018.
So, you'd have to go some...

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morganb wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 11:49
murf wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 11:27
bluenosey wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 09:37
murf wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 22:43
A metre measures 3 foot 3,
It's longer than a yard you see

(2m = 6ft 6in)
It's approximately a Peter Crouch apart = "2 metre Peter" :P
Some people have suggested imagining an ironing board between you but I was already using the tall bloke laying down imagery. Peter Crouch would be perfect for that (or is he over 6' 6"? I used to have a mate about his height who we said was 5'19"?)
From How to be a Footballer by the big man himself

IMG_20200328_114701.jpg
Just checked and that is on page 182. The blurb at the front just says 'Yes I am very tall'. I haven't read any further than that yet....

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RomynPG wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 09:03
Britinus wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 22:43
The next baby boomer which will surpass 1946 will be 2021
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:lol:

you can image it now .... meet my twins Corona and Covid :roll:

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murf wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 13:28
morganb wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 11:49
murf wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 11:27
bluenosey wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 09:37
murf wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 22:43
A metre measures 3 foot 3,
It's longer than a yard you see

(2m = 6ft 6in)
It's approximately a Peter Crouch apart = "2 metre Peter" :P
Some people have suggested imagining an ironing board between you but I was already using the tall bloke laying down imagery. Peter Crouch would be perfect for that (or is he over 6' 6"? I used to have a mate about his height who we said was 5'19"?)
From How to be a Footballer by the big man himself

IMG_20200328_114701.jpg
Just checked and that is on page 182. The blurb at the front just says 'Yes I am very tall'. I haven't read any further than that yet....
I've almost finished Peter's first one and the second one is somewhere in the post. I've also read Cheer Up Peter Reid since becoming work from home. Fairly contrasting styles of play and writing. Need some more suggestions of autobiographies by footballers called Peter.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52078750

So under 20k deaths is considered good...

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they have been saying that number for a while - i believe the full phrase is a "good result" or "good outcome"

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Why has no-one thought about getting Blue Peter to make one and let all the kids in the country follow the instructions? I remember the Blue Peter advent coat-hanger & also Tracy Island. I'm sure we've all got enough sticky-back plastic, cereal boxes and margarine tubs.

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They need that stuff to make the Ventilators 😐

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