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The stockpiling has started.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by JTL, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you have enough medicine to last eight weeks should everything start shutting down?
    City centres in major cities are looking like ghost towns in China.
    COBRA meeting on Monday to decide if sporting events are to be cancelled postponed.
    If and when schools should be closed.
    Imagine a truck driver who delivers to your local TESCO everyday going down with the virus.
    Then his depot has to close as more and more staff go down.
    How are the staff in the supermarkets feeling?
    How are the customers feeling?
    Two die twenty miles away.... this is when those who can work from home will.
    This is when people with certain health problems start withdrawing from the world .... people like me with COPD.
    This is when shops start being stripped of toilet rolls and other supposed essentials.
    Not long after this shops large and small start closing because less and less people are turning up for work.
    Please don't think this is scary doom and gloom paranoia over the top worry .... it's not simply because these things are already happening in more and more places.
    This is not a maybe it's a reality for more and more people.
    Are you prepared as best as possible?
     
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    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A lot of people are worrying and rightly so.
    Please remember though that the mainstream media likes a scare story .... sells more news than hey everything's just fine.
    But when it's put in this kind of perspective ...... In the same month when the swine influenza took hold in the US and killed 13 people, about 50,000 people in east Africa and India died from tuberculosis.98% of people who get this new virus will survive and be fine like they had a very bad cold.
     
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    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Talk now of preparing o isolate communities if the need arises.
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    I am a bit worried but as yet, not thought about stock piling.
    I do worry though about shortages of vital medicine's
     
  5. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    COBRA meeting tomorrow to formulate plans and powers to lock down towns and cities .... no one in no one out by sea air rail road on foot.
    The isolating of communities when a certain number of victims have been established.
    It really is worth looking at toilet rolls tinned fish etc.
    Many shops already run out of hand sanitizer which isn't really needed as soap and water is enough.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Just keep a few weeks worth of newspapers handy, it's what we used for sanitary paper when I was kid.

    They were cut up into neat squares for convenience (pun intended).
     
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    So you would be able to recognise naturists by the newsprint on their backsides! :)
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Back to the roses of Eyam!
    We have come a long way!
    D.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Cough and sneezes spread diseases catch them in your handkerchief.
     
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    Hi about meds my son is 16 so we spoke to doctor at our surgery and he said we will still be able to order his prescription as normal he has 3 wks supply so fingers crossed
     
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