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What are people thinking about a second lockdown?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by notafanofsugar, Sep 19, 2020.

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Are you worried about a second lockdown?

  1. Yes

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    52.3%
  2. No

    22 vote(s)
    33.8%
  3. I don't care

    9 vote(s)
    13.8%
  1. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    He hasn’t shaken it off yet. There are reports that this is an illness that will seem to be not too bad for a few days / week and then hit hard. let’s see what the situation is like in the next week(s)

    lockdown fatigue has truly set in. If Boris tries to lockdown fully again I suspect major rebellion from the Tory party. Who’d have thought he’d be no good in a crisis? Ahem

    I’m not in an area that is fully locked down luckily. But I minimise my contact and just try and get on with life. As I said in other threads, this has encouraged me to significantly improve my blood levels so along with flu jab, hopefully I am as protected as I can be. Just need to keep going

    I’m more worried about any plan to make us wear masks in the workplace. I can cope for a few minutes in a shop but steamed glasses and harder to breathe is a good way to bring on panic.
     
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  2. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    Try washing glasses with soap. Rinse the soap then let them dry. Polish if required only when dry. It helps a fair bit. Also there are spacer type bits of plastic you can insert in your mask that holds it away from your mouth. It helps people who suck the mask in or feel stifled.
     

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  3. Brunneria

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    Back when I was snorkling a lot, we would prevent our face masks and goggles from steaming up by spitting on the glass and then smearing it around, then rinsing in sea water, just before use - worked a treat.

    I can feel you all recoiling in repulsed horror at the thought Of doing anything similar to glasses! Haha!
     
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  4. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    Yes that was my experience too.
     
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  5. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not at all. There used to be a communal spit and smear in the diving boat when I was young enough to scuba and my knees were good enough to get me back on board again. Some people had a special wipe, or gel bottle to prevent fogging. There may still be anti fog stuff around if you look for it - online?
     
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    That might well be preferable to a complete lockdown, and better for the economy. But it still means complete lockdown for the vulnerable. Despite the fact that I choose to stay indoors (1 major co morbidity plus one inflammatory condition plus age nearly 75), and despite having another adult in my household, I find it difficult and lonely. A friend aged 71 with heart problems is finding it very lonely and has started hearing voices and having delusions. I suspect the isolation has been too much for them.
     
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    Boots opticians have a product to apply to stop the steaming. It’s very good from what I’ve heard, but it was out of stock when I went to buy some.
     
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  8. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, support for mental health and lack of social connection could be very difficult to create. That’s why I feel it’s really only possible to protect the vulnerable if everyone adjusts their behaviour. I was in Lidl today and encountered two young people whose masks were too big and had slipped under their noses. It may not have affected the rest of us very much, they would no doubt have created a small amount of contamination had they had Covid, or so I hope, but it illustrated the difficulties I referred to. Even in those who try to follow the rules there can be a lack of the gorm gene - too many are gormless.
     
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  9. Mrs T 123

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    Specsavers sell "No Fog" lens cleaning wipes, I bought them when I was there on Saturday but haven't tried them as yet, they were around £6 for a box of 30.
     
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