COVID-19 — Coronavirus

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  1. marcus

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    I am self employed, have a cleaning company cleaning carpets and also patio’s etc.
    Took the decision to not do any inside jobs last week.
    In theory i could crack on with my outside work but took the decision last night to close up shop full stop.

    Such a big decision. Scary. Financially daunting. But, i think, morally correct.

    Had a few bits to do today and seeing how people are carrying on regardless made me think why im bothering

    But this is what im doing and hopefully doing my bit
     
  2. aguero93:20

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    13 since contact, 5 or 6 since I started showing symptoms.
     
  3. cleavers

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    Half of "London" fucks off to the country at the weekend, so it should have been announced Friday not yesterday, hence why Cornwall Wales Lakes and Yorkshire filled up on Saturday and Sunday, last weekend so that damage has already been done sadly.
     

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  4. Gaylord du Bois

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    Shielding is the current advice.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51997151
     
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  5. domalino

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    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...st-THREE-days-treat-coronavirus-patients.html

    Family-run engineering company in Wales develop new ventilator in just THREE days to treat coronavirus patients and are manufacturing 100 a day to help battle pandemic
    • Covid Emergency Ventilator was devised with help from a senior NHS consultant
    • Engineers CR Clarke usually design plastic fabrication equipment for industry
    • They were approached by Dr Rhys Thomas to help tackle the lack of ventilators
    • It took just three days to build the device on a small industrial park in Ammanford

    Dr Thomas, a consultant anaesthtatist at Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen, devised the machine based on advice from Italian doctors fighting Covid-19.

    He said : 'Although it won't replace an ICU ventilator, the majority of patients won't need intensive care if they are treated with this ventilator first, releasing ICU ventilators for more serious Covid-19 cases and other general medical cases.'

    'The machine has other benefits in that it will clean the room of viral particles and only supply purified air to the patient. The patient can self-care as specialist nurses are not required releasing them for other duties.'
     
  6. I'm With Stupid

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    There was one on Sky News earlier developed by Oxford University and it's being tested now too. Apparently Sony are on board to manufacture it.
     
  7. kinkyblue

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    If your company has or would have laid you off they can claim 80% of your wages. This can only be claimed if you are truly off work. No e mails or telephone calls etc, the trouble with this is the government have not committed to when or how they pay this back to the firm so it could be financial suicide for small firms as it could take several months, you do not have to have the virus or symptoms to be laid off.
     
  8. BlueAnorak

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    Nosebleed might be as a result of High Blood Pressure which can be a symptom of any viral illness.
     
  9. domalino

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    This one really interests me because it's not a full on ICU ventilator, but apparently putting people on it before they would need a proper ventilator means some can recover without ever needing to get to ICU.

    100 a day is amazing numbers too, and the Welsh Government already approved it.

    We just need to get through the next month. We're going to be so much better equipped to fight it by then.
     
  10. Rammy Blue

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    That’s one enjoyable theme I’ve read numerous times over the last few days, that also gives me faith we can beat this in our country. We have an incredible number of businesses rising to the challenge of sorting the ventilator problem.

    I’ve read articles about GTech, Dyson etc etc.

    Awesome work by all of these companies.
     
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