I absolutely HATE this Covid crap.

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Yesterday I was informed by my Doctor I had to have a Covid test.
My symptoms were runny nose, headaches, ear infections and my eyes being unable to focus and ooze crap.
So today I had the test. No biggy you say.
Well, I am almost blind, I can't use my hearing aides because of the infections, so I am almost completely deaf as well. This has been going on for 3 weeks. My wife has to take me everywhere because I am blind.
Since this Covid crap started I have basically self isolated. I am to afraid to go out. I go with my wife to the grocery store and then home. So where did I get it if I test positive?
Sorry for the rant but having a swab shoved up you nose as far as it can go is not fun.
I know with what is all wrong with me, the Doctor is looking out for me but I am just mad, that this crap was allowed to spread and infect so many.
I may have problems in the next few weeks or not but My anger will last a LONG time.
Dave F.
 
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My area in the UK has the highest rate, 2 weeks lockdown left to go. Not that I will be going anywhere for the foreseeable future. I fear that when the restrictions ease up for Christmas people will just go batshit crazy. Pubs are usually full at that time of year with people who hardly ever go out, so this year will be off the scale. With news of a vaccine I am optimistic that things might be getting on the straight and level by Summer, and I hope so because I have a motorhome and we haven't been anywhere for 10 bloody months or done any fishing. Ah well, keep calm and build that ship.
 
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In a feeble attempt to be positive during this tedious lockdown:
It is a good excuse to stay home and build boats
SOS provides a sort of contact with the outside world where normal socialising is restricted
Boat building doesn't involve wearing a face mask
Reduced spending on beer etc funds purchase of tools for boat building
Membership of SOS has probably been boosted.
 
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Yesterday I was informed by my Doctor I had to have a Covid test.
My symptoms were runny nose, headaches, ear infections and my eyes being unable to focus and ooze crap.
So today I had the test. No biggy you say.
Well, I am almost blind, I can't use my hearing aides because of the infections, so I am almost completely deaf as well. This has been going on for 3 weeks. My wife has to take me everywhere because I am blind.
Since this Covid crap started I have basically self isolated. I am to afraid to go out. I go with my wife to the grocery store and then home. So where did I get it if I test positive?
Sorry for the rant but having a swab shoved up you nose as far as it can go is not fun.
I know with what is all wrong with me, the Doctor is looking out for me but I am just mad, that this crap was allowed to spread and infect so many.
I may have problems in the next few weeks or not but My anger will last a LONG time.
Dave F.
Well I hope it is not COVID. I have to many friends and family with it and it runs the spectrum from mild to ICU. I like you stay home. I have nothing to go out for but my wife is still working, my daughter and granddaughter that live with us are also working. I just hope they don’t get it or bring it home. I hate this crap also.
 
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I agree entirely. This virus has turned our lives upside down. We hardly go out at all. Just for shopping and animal protection business. Our socal life is almost down to zero now. My wife and I can't understand why so much careless attitude is out there where people congregate and insist on dispensing with precautionary measures, such as wearing a face mask and maintaining a safe distance. Sure, the survival rate is high amongst those who are healthy and also those who are young. But we should all be considerate to the elderly and to those who have a pre-illness and follow the guidlines of the virologists.
There is a glint of hope with vaccines on the horizon, but it could be some time yet before they become available and distributed. Until then please stay safe and continue to enjoy your modelling.
 
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Sad that they're doing this to us for a virus with a 99.4% survival rate for people with no pre-existing conditions (Government numbers).
So, that is 0.6% death rate, over 2% in total, though, so that is 2,000,000 otherwise healthy Americans killed if you just go the "herd immunity" route, but 6,000,000 people if you consider the whole population. To save millions of lives, I will wear a mask, wash my hands, and socially distance. It's hard, I have two grandsons that I hardly know but I won't be responsible for infecting them.
 
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Thanks guys
I know in the big picture the world has been hit hard.
Here in St. Lucia, they will fine you 5000.00 or 6 months in jail or both if you are caught not complying with the rules.
Since my wife's mother is here (86) it is very difficult on here. How I could get it is beyond me and I really hope I don't.

My hat is off to you all because you all are in someway suffering through this as well, and as said it could be months before the vaccine gets here.
God bless you all and keep building.
Dave
 
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YES ALL I TO HATE THIS STUFF, HOW HARD IS IT TO WEAR A MASK HOW LONG IS IT ON, YES PEOPLE SHOULD BE FINED A EVEN LOCKED UP, I AM 82 YEARS OLD WITH TONS OF HEALTH ISSUES I HAVE BEEN OUT OF MY PLACE 3 TIMES IN THE LAST 9 MONTHS ALL FOR DTS APPOTMENT/ BLOOD TESTS TOTAL 4 HRS IN 9 MONTHS, GREAT GOING IN NEW ZELAND AND AUSTRAILA YOU GUYS KNOCKED IT ON ITS ASS, GREAT TO ALL. GOD BLESS STAY SAFE ALL DON
 
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We were locked down ( hard for 103 days!) in Victoria with huge fines. It still did not stop the idiots. We all got used to it in the end. Now we have none nationally.
Mandated wearing a mask made a massive difference. Apart from international arrivals its gone. The tennis is a concern for us, but once we where allowed out, it was a mad rush, to visit a cafe restaurant. That has now died down. We are only still allowed 25% workforce at an office at anytime. Most of use now work from home. With the vaccine due in march, down under we could be back to normal by the middle of next year. I doubt there will be tourists before then. ( NZ still will not let us in.). Be patient, be observant and obey the rules. You will win out in the end. The BIG issue is pressure from RICH to stay RICH and not to shutdown. You have to do it. It hurts, but what is better hurting for a small while or hurting for a LONG time because youre not prepared for a little pain.

We shutdown and it worked!

Best wishes to all north of the equator.

Don't believe the 99.4% , chance of survival do the right thing .6% of the worlds population is 350 million ( more than everyone in the US!) !
 
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We were locked down ( hard for 103 days!) in Victoria with huge fines. It still did not stop the idiots. We all got used to it in the end. Now we have none nationally.
Mandated wearing a mask made a massive difference. Apart from international arrivals its gone. The tennis is a concern for us, but once we where allowed out, it was a mad rush, to visit a cafe restaurant. That has now died down. We are only still allowed 25% workforce at an office at anytime. Most of use now work from home. With the vaccine due in march, down under we could be back to normal by the middle of next year. I doubt there will be tourists before then. ( NZ still will not let us in.). Be patient, be observant and obey the rules. You will win out in the end. The BIG issue is pressure from RICH to stay RICH and not to shutdown. You have to do it. It hurts, but what is better hurting for a small while or hurting for a LONG time because youre not prepared for a little pain.

We shutdown and it worked!

Best wishes to all north of the equator.

Don't believe the 99.4% , chance of survival do the right thing .6% of the worlds population is 350 million ( more than everyone in the US!) !
Well said! Keep calm and model on.
 

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This virus is a real problem to heath community for sure.

Biggest problem is the politicians who are pushing to make a show of it for votes, when the policies they are pushing are not backed by science, hearth community or facts. It's just they want to look like they are doing something, to get reelected into the jobs they don't know how to do in the first place. Why can you have a gun shop open, but not a hair salon, or small factory, when employees can be kept 6' apart at work. Earlier on folks were denied cancer treatments they are dyeing from because they didn't want them to get Covid and get sick, but its ok to die from cancer!
 
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This inconsistency of the lockdown measures in the USA was purely political. The degree to which those lockdowns were enforced by State governors was tyrannical. The original purpose was to stem the spread and prevent overload of the medical system, which was largely accomplished. Now, the aim is to ensure that political power rests firmly in the hands of the Left, using Covid 19 as an excuse to place restrictions on people, many of which affect elections. Masks are not that effective, distancing is more effective. Nothing can stop the spread except 100% isolation. Sooner or later, most if not all of us will contract it, and hopefully the treatments being developed will be effective.

Look at it this way... more time to build models while our economy collapses.
 
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Why, in the U.S., the restrictions linked to Covid19 would serve your political left better than the right?
And what to say to the families of the 286,443 American dead? Nothing, except that it is useless to protect oneself?
As a reminder, the mask protects others from a possible contamination, not yourself... Others protect you by wearing a mask. ;)
 
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@DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Why, in the U.S., the restrictions linked to Covid19 would serve your political left better than the right?
And what to say to the families of the 286,443 American dead? Nothing, except that it is useless to protect oneself?
As a reminder, the mask protects others from a possible contamination, not yourself... Others protect you by wearing a mask. ;)
Fear of Covid 19 was used to promote the use of uncontrolled mail in election ballots instead of controlled, absentee ballots, which are available only by request and traceable to the voter only. Floods of fake mail in ballots cast doubt as to the legitimacy of the Presidential election. Mail in ballots were promoted by the Left, in the Democrat Party. Whether or not the corruption will overturn the election outcome has yet to be seen. Suffice to say, sabotaging our election system is a dirty tactic, and is a larger threat to our freedom that any one person in office.

I agree that masks help prevent you from contaminating areas around you, but it's far from 100%. It's better than nothing. However, politicians are trying to get police to arrest anyone not wearing a mask outdoors, which is ridiculous.
 
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