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  1. 3 points
    There's an air of simply, we don't have enough time to discuss the potential ramifications for taking any strategy. We have to go with the best we've got right now. The global economy isn't gonna bust overnight through delays, it's gonna need stabilising in parts for sure but I don't think there's a country in the world ready to deal with this pandemic. We seem to have some idea which direction we need to go into to be more ready for it and delaying for time to put us in that position, in my eyes, seems like a pretty good plan. If I compare that to my industry, say you're coming to crunch time on a project and final submissions are coming close but you have a catastrophe happening around you. You can either make dog-*** quick decisions or you can buy yourself some time to come up with a better plan. As it is, delaying is potentially going to allow the health service to manage emergency care requirements and allowing industry to get involved and start building more equipment and capacity needed to cope with more cases, never mind that it gives the people at the top time to think about a better, longer term strategy and put it in place, rather than just snapping their fingers at the first idea that comes forward to take the fight to the virus. Saying that by the start of June, the virus would have burned out is not a suitable justification for allowing our health service to be overrun for 2-3 months as we watch 1000s of people die. It's certainly not a judgement a political system should make overnight. Of course the virus isn't going away if we delay, that has literally never been the point. Good luck leading a country as a democratically elected representative when you tell people "We need to let people die to win this battle".
  2. 3 points
    I've spent the last few days battling Coronavirus! Obviously I can't be definitive about that til the home testing comes out, but I have five of the seven most common symptoms according to the WHO, and my wife has six - including the top three. It's the first time in my life a dry cough has then turned productive, the first time I've felt breathless other than while walking around in really hot climates, etc. On the upside, assuming I test positive next week or the week after for the antibodies, I can honestly say it's not a patch on flu. I've been able to work from home insofar as there's still work to do, only missed a few meals, and though I feel pretty crap, I'm still functioning. The lack of sleep from all the coughing is the worst part. I'm also attempting to register as an NHS volunteer, but healthcare is devolved to Scotland and the SNP cannot bear to copy a good idea the English came up with first, so there's no opportunity to do so yet. At least I shouldn't have to worry about catching Coronavirus if I'm running in and out of chemists and supermarkets for people. When I'm not trying to catch up on sleep, I am reading a lot more. Dominic Sandbrook has just published a brilliant book called Who Dares Wins, about Thatcher's first term in office. There's loads of football references (he's a massive Wolves fan), and lots of wry humour. Highly recommended if you're interested in the history of modern Britain.
  3. 2 points
    Speaking of Boksic, it took me years to realise why my wife always called him Canesten............
  4. 1 point
    For those who like football documentaries. The Sir Bobby Robson one on netflix is brilliant. What a great guy he was.
  5. 1 point
    You know why, CT is an expert at drawing people into arguments that they never wanted to be in or feel that strongly about in the first place! Its actually impressive.
  6. 1 point
    This is my biggest struggle too, trying to organise a team remotely is a full time job, cant get anything done!
  7. 1 point
    Good point - nobody seems to know how long the virus can live on specific surfaces, and even someone who's recovered from it could transmit new germs unwittingly. This whole thing has made me realise what manky gets some people are, like the woman a fortnight ago at soft play who kept coughing upwards all the time instead of into a hanky. I'd never really thought about how many germs may be lingering on every public surface we come into contact with. I've always been pedantic about washing my hands thoroughly whenever possible, but I could easily become totally paranoid about contagion and secondary infection if I sat down and thought about it for long enough...
  8. 1 point
    1 ☘️🚗🚗 = Shamrock Rovers 2 🐚🔥 = Shellbourne 3 ⬇️🍖💯 = Southampton 4 ⚫️🏊‍♂️ = Blackpool 5 🎥🌌 = LA Galaxy 6 🔴⭐️🛎🅰️ = Red Star Belgrade 7 💜💜 = Hearts 8 👨🏻♟🥄🇺🇳 = Manchester United 9 🐺🚶🏻🚶🏻 = Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 🚣🏻👩‍👦‍👦 = Roma 12 🗼✝️🇩🇪 = PSG 13 👁❌ = Ajax 14 🗽🔴🐂🐂 = New York Red Bulls 15 🔮🏰 = Crystal Palace Little bit embarrassed how long it took me to get Ajax 🤦‍♂️
  9. 1 point
    @RiseAgainst all the best mate. Hope you feel better soon. This isnt particularly aimed at you, but something i think we all need to remember: Even if you get positive antibody test results, be aware that you could still pass the virus around on your hands. E.g if you touched a door handle that had the virus on, then touched an item that you were collecting for a vulnerable neighbour who hasn't had the virus already etc.
  10. 1 point
    Hope you get well soon @RiseAgainst and the family too. Glad to hear its not too impactful! My routine is nothing like Uwe's, I'm fully working from home so I'm at my desk in front of a computer from about 08:30 until 18:30 or so. Certainly not a holiday here! I'm busier than ever trying to manage a team remotely, sucks up so much time.
  11. 1 point
    Thank you for sharing and hope that you and your family recover from all of this, please let us know the test results. This might encourage others in the same situation, I think many of us will get it without knowing unless they do speed up testing. Well done on the NHS situation I guess they will wait for a while taking you on
  12. 1 point
    Someone hath posted this little quiz on fmttm. I enjoyed working my way through it. I guess it might come in handy for some of you lot who are locked away quarantining. Work out the teams 1 ☘️🚗🚗 2 🐚🔥 3 ⬇️🍖💯 4 ⚫️🏊‍♂️ 5 🎥🌌 6 🔴⭐️🛎🅰️ 7 💜💜 8 👨🏻♟🥄🇺🇳 9 🐺🚶🏻🚶🏻 10 🚣🏻👩‍👦‍👦 12 🗼✝️🇩🇪 13 👁❌ 14 🗽🔴🐂🐂 15 🔮🏰 There was an 11, but my phone wouldn't display the emoji. Enjoy. Edit - Uwe has the answers down below 👇 so don't look until you've finished if you want to kill some time with this.
  13. 1 point
    He is Irish billy. He just speaks with a funny Scottish accent 😂
  14. 1 point
    I’m enjoying it, time to chill out, read some books, play some guitar, discover new music and create a few playlists, catch up on some TV series I’ve missed out on. No shopping, no pressure to hang out with anyone, still got a full tank of fuel in my car. I may not be earning money at the moment, but I’m sure as hell not spending much either!
  15. 1 point
    You’ll be telling us next that Bernie Slaven was Irish.
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