3 March 2020 at 9:03 pm #37383
Hi there, has anyone been affected by this disease and have you been panic buying?
We have got posters everywhere at work even on the front door. It’s like the bubonic plague and I’m getting fed up with the media hype.4 March 2020 at 2:19 pm #37425
Just got back from boots the chemist and hand sanitizers are completely sold out. Went online and some products that are only £3 resold for £35. I am in London at work today
Honestly. How can people make profit from someones miseery!!!4 March 2020 at 9:50 pm #37446
I am a public health nurse and I do think the media and BoJo have a lot to blame themselves for. I was just on holiday in Gran Can for half term and had a bit of a snuffle due to reaclimatising to the cold. One of the mums at the school gates asked me where I had been and should I isolate myself… Really?
Dont panic buy, wash your hands and if you have had flu vaccine you may have a little extra protection.
Peace.4 March 2020 at 10:42 pm #37452
Abslutely right with mefia hype. Panicing will help no one and the main news even is not helping with that with talks of martial law etc…even if that becomes the case to discuss worse case scenarios like that abd speculste is causing more harm thsn goid. Closing schools means thst instead if isolating infected people and keeping them away from school, and ensuring kids are for thst duration kept together in one place during those hours, to close schools means kids will naturally mix with a grester population rather than just their classmates while their parents find things to keep them occupied so making likely exposure to an infected indiviual greater. Same applies with most workplaces (with expeption of ones where mixing with general public is part of the role.
While what Yvonne suggests above regarding flu vaccine offering additional protection is innacurate in itself to protect against Coronavirus as it is a completely diffeent virus…. it is true that to be vaccinated against flu is advisable because the one thing that is a huge threat to all age groups is if someone contracts both Coronavirus AND flu….the double whammy if being infected by both viruses simltaneously is not good when you think thst flu by itself can claim lives of elderly or other high risk groups so her advice to vacci nate is sound especially for anyone who is normally advised to get it but also those in close contact with others that may be high risk groups to lessen chances of carrying it to them.
Same for what Yvonne says about not panic buying..absolutely! This will in itself cause a problem especially when valuable resources such as medicine is concermed as it creates a shortage then for those that really need it.
Hand washing is common sense of course. but ultimately just as the advice to get the flu jab is good….the probable outcome is that though the intent is to contaim and delay infection while a vaccine is being developed…in all likelhood just lile flu most people will eventuslly be infected…it’s inevitable…so the focus should be on making sure that before then people generaly are as healthy as they can be leading up to then such as smoking cessation (bearing in mind most fatalities with corona have been complications of a respiratory nature), eating as healthy as possible to boost immine system…exercise etc… and certainly trying to avoid expodure to anyone likely to be infected if you are already ill with something else or have a compromised immune system or on immunosuppressants of any kind. Seeking medical advice if that is the case.
This elderly gentleman I think on the news said it best…keep calm and wash your hands at the moment I think its the only sensible think Ive heard on the news about all of it.5 March 2020 at 8:46 am #37457
I can understand that people will buy up if they have health problems. It’s really selfish for people to clear the whole counter of sanitizers. Years ago we were just washing our hands the old fashioned way.
I don’t know why people want to stock up on sanatisers. Are they really goung to use them or sell the product on?5 March 2020 at 10:26 am #37458
unfortunately many are cashing in….masks gloves sanitisers…etc….and medications5 March 2020 at 12:50 pm #37461
So I get a call today from my sister to say no pain killers in shops. I thought she had exaggerated so I said I pick up a box when I’m out.
Our huge tesco had 5 boxes left and the pharmacy said there is a global shortage of ibuprofen so you won’t get that either because it’s sellingg out!!6 March 2020 at 2:57 pm #37496
I bought 2 weeks worth of nurofen and Calpol back in January, plus two weeks of frozen food/rice/pasta/uht milk. Put it quietly away in a cupboard/freezer while son wasn’t looking.
If either of us is ill, we can last two weeks without going out, if necessary (I’ve no family backup). Other than remind my son to wash his hands, I’ve prepared as best I can so I refuse to panic. Work as normal. No sanitiser, masks, gloves.6 March 2020 at 5:42 pm #37499
I did online shop on Monday and they delivered 9 items when I ordered 28 last night at 10pm . These items were no longer in stock. I was extremely cross when I was told they had no calpol or ibrufen for children. I had to go in search this morning to find calpol. I ordered a bottle of Milton that did not come but was substuted with a cleaning brush.
The government knew about this virus and unbeknown to people they were tested for coronavirus in hospitals last year . No wonder people are stocking up. I am not going to be dictated to by blowjo and the government.
Thankfully I got calpol and I left a bottle for someone In need. What would have happened if my child was sick and needed this medication and I was dependent on this delivery.