Should of made the clean bed pans at the local hospital.How many DECADES of AUSTERITY will the survivors have to put up with, to 'pay' for all this economic desolation?
At least the UK government will have a windfall from victims who die intestate.
Heard this today on the news:- 3 'invulnerable' youths were seen, caught and let loose after deliberately coughing into the faces of an elderly couple in the street. Times like these can bring out the best in people, but also the worst.
Makes me proud to be human.
My experience too. It's beginning to look like a sequel to Raymond Baxter's book 'Where the Wind Blows'.We didn't "panic buy" anything, but stayed in as suggested. When I went out for the weekly shop, there was hardly anything left. They allowed me to purchase 1 litre of milk and six eggs. Most of the tinned stuff is gone! I will now be going out every day scouring the shops for food, and self-isolating will have to be abandoned. I am not selfish, and I am 76 years old. I am still fairly active, but wish now that I had laid in some food supplies when it all started, and taken a chance of someone hitting me with a baseball bat! I cannot help any frail neigbours with their shopping, because the food shops are limiting most esentials to one or two items! Next possible online delivery of food is at least the 12th of April!
The problem is "A man can't fool with the golden rule, and a crowd that wont play fair!"
Staying in wouldn't bother me one bit after so many years at sea, but if we can't get food, what do we do?
Since air travel was cut by 75%, my blood oxygen has gone up from about 95% to 99%, and I feel much healthier. If there was anything I could "uninvent" it would be aircraft!
Same in Slovakia. From beginning people were raiding shops. It have taken few days to calm down. Now it is looking everyday like sunday evening. No cars on streets, no people. 98% of population is wearing face masks - everybody is sewing them because you can not buy - everything state bought is going to hospitals and other important places like army, police .... From today it is mandatory to wear it outside your home. We have only something over 200 positive cases but there is assumption that more people are ill as the government is testing only severe cases. If you have mild temperature and cought stay home in isolation.The searching and (some) "fighting" for toilet paper was also one week ago the standard here in Austria, but now they are back the shops......what I want to say: This hourding and panic buying will get less with the coming days.
Some small positive news from Italy - Yesterday it was looking like, that the new infections and also the number of deaths are slightly reduced by every day. But today once more higher. In the meantime also some russian help was arriving in Italy with (I think) nine planes (equipment and medical staff).
Also some of the intensiv-patients were transported to swiss and german hospitals to assist the italian.
And the "normal" Influenza infections are going down in the meantime - so less Influenza patients in the hospitals.....
The Bad news: in the last days the numbers in Spain are rising extremely - seems to be that there is another hot-spot of the Europe.
Also the figures in Austria are rising every day (due to the good weather and the parties the people still made 7 or 10 days ago). We have today appr. 1.000 new positive tested people in the last 24 hours.....sounds small compared to other countries, but you have to know, that Austria has only 8 billion inhabitants Now they are testing much more per day, and this is good......
To all my friends here in SOS:
KEEP CARE - and more important - Keep Distance and stay at home as much as possible.
Hi Bob, I'm 65 with no family and one friend who is now self isolating. With no help I'm about to set off to try and buy groceries and pick up my monthly meds. No choice but to take the risk. Not happy at all; like stepping out into a minefield.Our food delivery scheduled for yesterday did not arrive (UK). Had a very good sleep last night due to all the work around the house yesterday. Food supplies will only last a few days now, and will then have to go out unless delivery arrives!
Just returned. Qued OUTSIDE pharmacy (no one allowed in) for an hour, to be told they don't have the med's and to go there again each day until they're in! Post office closed so went on a PO Safari! Then treated as if I had typhoid! Grocery shopping wasn't so bad, mainly because there's no one about. For the first time I went out masked and gloved. In the car I have a tub of dissinfectant to dip my hands into. Things are becoming primative; watch out, it's a jungle out there!I know what you mean! When I last went into the supermarket for my normal weekly shop, they limited me to single items in a lot of things! We are delaying more shopping until our meager store is all gone, and then I will have to go out every day if they persist in this one item rationing! So much for "don't go out!" Our scheduled delivery yesterday didn't arrive, and no contact as to why not. Earliest delivery for new orders is about two weeks!
Extract from Big Steamers by Kipling:
For the bread that you eat and the biscuits you nibble,
The sweets that you suck and the joints that you carve,
They are brought to you daily by All Us Big Steamers
And if any one hinders our coming you'll starve!"
But we don't have much of a merhant navy any more! Wishing you well, and hope that you are able to come through it all OK