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How worried are you about the Corona virus now?

66Mustang
66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,504 Disability Gamechanger
edited March 2020 in Coffee lounge
New poll, one week on from the original one. There have been a lot of new developments and updates in the news. Let’s see what the results look like now.

How worried are you about the Corona virus now? 26 votes

Not at all worried
7%
GeoarkEmmaJane 2 votes
A little worried
19%
exdvrdeb74April2018mommikeymike66Mustang 5 votes
Quite worried
15%
avakarlssonanistyCarrieBirdyTony_Scope 4 votes
Very worried
57%
BazaladAmi2301woodbinePeter12345dannyUK76SeanchaiOverlyAnxiouspollyanna1052CressidamrbuttonsJenCoRikiMSi_ObhanjinntyTony60 15 votes
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,504 Disability Gamechanger
    A little worried
    To the mods would you be able to lock the other thread so there’s no confusion? Thanks :)
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,141 Disability Gamechanger
    Very worried
    I've gone from quite worried to very worried in a week, possibly because I don't think that the powers that be are taking as much action as they might at this stage. We are now almost self isolating except for going shopping once a week, looks like it's going to be a long hard slog. My biggest fear is the prospect of losing any of my loved ones, it almost keeps me awake at night now (I say almost as i've upped my sleeping pills slightly).
    Stay safe everyone, keep well and take care xx
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,504 Disability Gamechanger
    A little worried
    Yes @woodbine I am also very worried about the elderly and people with whatever health issues make the virus more dangerous.

    Also, I just went to Tesco and the shelves are very empty of food and drink. I have not seen anything like it in my lifetime. There is no bread, little meat, very little fresh fruit and vegetables, no frozen food, no canned food and worst of all there was very little beer. We also filled the car with petrol and some of the pumps were out of order but I don’t know whether that was due to people panic buying or if they were just empty or broken for another reason.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,141 Disability Gamechanger
    Very worried
    I suspect that petrol will be the next shortage as people fill up, the shelves in out Tesco were half empty even veg and potatoes zero, i think thats because the wholesale price of fruit and veg has gone thru the roof, i noticed tonight that the competition authority have given the supermarkets permission to work together pooling both staff and stock.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • Cressida
    Cressida Member Posts: 976 Connected
    Very worried
    I was very worried and now I'm very very worried. I have the beginning of a sore throat and am really trying not to panic. I have been self isolating since last Friday. I had a telephone consultation with my specialist nurse 2 days ago and she said I have access to 111 if I need it, hopefully I wont! One thing I don't have to worry about is lack of petrol as I'm stuck indoors, I have been hospitalised twice in the last few years with pneumonia and I'm terrified of catching this virus :( On the bright side my house has never been so clean. 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,141 Disability Gamechanger
    Very worried
    @Cressida thinking of you and hope you are ok, take care.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • Cressida
    Cressida Member Posts: 976 Connected
    Very worried
    woodbine said:
    @Cressida thinking of you and hope you are ok, take care.
    @woodbine thank you for your kind words! I'm staying up as late as possible so I can sleep. If I go to bed now I will end up having to blow into a paper bag as I will panic. :) I have taken my temperature and that's okay. I really appreciate your words, it's easy to come onto this forum anonymously and voice our fears, I couldn't do that to my friends and family as they would worry. I hope you manage to get a good sleep tonight. 
  • anisty
    anisty Member Posts: 173 Pioneering
    Quite worried
    Yes, i think i picked a little worried last time and now i am up to quite worried.

    Im only not very worried because i am not really a worrier. The impact has hit our family now. My daughter final year at primary now misses the full final term and all her transition events, including the residential camp.

    My son in his final high school year now has to have his grades estimated and doesnt know if he can progress to uni (he is very worried)

    My eldest son who lives many miles away and is self supporting likely to lose all 3 of his jobs (low skilled retail work)

    My eldest daughter self employed should be ok .

    Me self employed now has no income til august when the schools go back.

    And last, but not least, the reason i joined this forum my autistic son has had all his activities stopped and has already had a massive decline in personal hygiene, eating,  uncommunicative. And we are only day 3.

    My husband is working from home and has a regular salary so my own lack of employment just now wont hit us as hard as some.

    But every member of our family impacted. And grandma in self isolation on her own.

    Maybe i am very worried after all.  Not about catching the virus. No one in our house is in a vulnerable group. It's financial implications, school implications, mental well being implications. All of that.

    Only grandma is in the vulnerable group.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,504 Disability Gamechanger
    A little worried
    Yes it is having a lot of secondary negative effects sadly.
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,736 Disability Gamechanger
    Very worried
    66Mustang said:
    ...and worst of all there was very little beer.
    Are you an ale guy or will anything do?  I've seen plenty of Corona left on the shelf! :D 


    I am very worried about it now though.  So much has changed in the last 7 days, I was 'quite' worried last Friday.  As well as the virus spreading very quickly it has caused utter carnage in every other aspect of life now as everyone else has said.  

    I don't deal with change well and everything is changing constantly at the moment.  It's made me realise that there are so many more things I do at specific times on specific days and so many more rituals (some OCD, some not!) than I ever realised myself.  It just seemed normal until now where I'm being forced to change those things and really struggling with it.  There are only very few food items I can eat and I've struggled to find those this week and tried to make unsuccessful substitutes instead.  I've been out today and spent the last of the months money (now have 65p left lol) making sure I've got those frozen and long life items that I couldn't get on Monday and fortunately I did manage to find things, albeit across 3 shops.  I had to go after 7am to Sainburys as they're having an 'elderly hour' first thing in the mornings.  And then either side of 9-10am to 2 different Tesco stores as that's when their elderly hour is.  By 11am, I'd had 3 showers!!  Not that that helps anyway, it can be airborne for 2 metres and 72 hours and obviously there's no practical way to keep 2 metres away from everyone in a supermarket, even early morning.  TMI I know but my bowels are also ruined after the last week!  On the plus side, I shouldn't need to go into a supermarket or any other shop at all for at least 2 weeks now.  But obviously this won't all be sorted within 2 weeks, so the next shop is already worrying me!  Plus, shopping is a weekly aim, I haven't got another aim to replace it with.

    I'm also very worried about taking it to my Nan's house and infecting her as a carrier.  Although she's elderly and disabled, she doesn't have any breathing or immunity issues (in fact, she never even catches colds!) but I'm still very aware that she could get it.  I usually visit once a week but honestly don't know whether to next week or not.  She stills want me to visit when I asked...her main concern was that she had a birthday card that needed posting though lol.

    Despite my agoraphobia, I can't stand staying indoors all day every day and try to go for a walk regularly, but I'm even scared to do that now.  I tried staying in all day yesterday and didn't cope well with it, just can't find enough distractions and too much screen use triggered the fatigue issues much earlier than normal.  Obviously pavements aren't 2 metres wide and even if I walk around a park there are always 'pinch points' at the entrances etc.  I've thought about driving to the beach as a wide open space but I've only got a small amount of diesel left and, as above, no money to buy more until at least next month so that's really only possible once a week.  On the subject of cars, of course every car show and music festival has been cancelled for this year...lost any motivation now!

    I also live in flat with communal areas and communal bins.  Fortunately there's no one living next door at the moment as that really would've caused me massive  I would have had to tape up the edges of my own front door!  But of course people like the postman use the communal door handles, and everyone uses the bin store, I don't even know if it's safe to open a window considering our windows are fairly close together.

    On top of all the pre-Corona anxiety (obviously my other health/financial/social issues are all still present!), and the current situational anxiety, I've now been given a potential moving date of 3 weeks time, and a PIP tribunal date the week after that.  :s  Just trying to take one thing at a time at the moment.

    I know a lot of that seems very selfish and about me but I am also very concerned about the wider economy etc - I just don't have the capacity to worry about all of the external stuff on top of the internal issues!
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,504 Disability Gamechanger
    A little worried
    Sorry to hear that @OverlyAnxious. No it would maybe be different if you had no other issues but I don’t think it is at all selfish to worry about yourself when you have so much going on!

    I won’t try to share any obvious tips or opinions as having had contamination OCD myself I know you will have considered them all already and will have your own way of having to “deal” with things that no one else really fully understands.

    I can relate to the seemingly paradoxical problem with going outside, I also find it really hard to go out but if I stay in all day it makes me feel really unwell so I have to go out at least once a day. Again I don’t want to state the obvious but this is something that sometimes works for me - have you thought about going out late at night?

    Yes - I did actually notice there were a few boxes of Corona beer left! Haha.
  • JenCo
    JenCo Member Posts: 122 Pioneering
    Very worried
    If you're not worried you aren't paying attention...
    If it stopped spreading right this very second (hurrah!) there are still 255,943 cases globally of people currently suffering with COVID-19.
    The current death rate has jumped to 10% (it will go down again as measures improve, it will) 

    But if absolutely nothing at all changed right this second and these current cases continued at this rate that would mean 25,594 deaths.

    It will get better but people need to keep doing their part.
    Self-isolate if you can. Social distancing for everyone. Please wash your hands. Do not gather in groups of more than ten, ideally do not gather in groups at all. 

    More and more positive reports are coming out of China every day but that's after 3 months of very strict control.
    Support your NHS, mind yourselves. Stay safe, stay well.

    Good luck everyone!

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,504 Disability Gamechanger
    A little worried
    I like the worldometers website, have looked at it many times before over the years! I didn’t know they had a section for coronavirus.
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    A little worried
    We are back on the pulmonary floor in the hospital. Everyone is equipped with face masks. I have brought hand sanitizer with me and am not leaving Francesca in our room alone for more than a hour either. You are all in my prayers! 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,401 Disability Gamechanger
    We are back on the pulmonary floor in the hospital. Everyone is equipped with face masks. I have brought hand sanitizer with me and am not leaving Francesca in our room alone for more than a hour either. You are all in my prayers! 

    I'm sorry to hear that. It must be very difficult to be away from your other children, while you are in the hospital.
  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,384 Disability Gamechanger
    Not at all worried
    To be honest I am not worried about the virus. If I get it it will likely kill me, but in the areas I live and work I could just as easily be stabbed, or have a fatal accident. Besides taxes death is the only certainty in life and death is more forgiving than the tax man  B) Plus if I die then at least I know my family will be financially secure.

    There are things that worry me far more, 'get things done' Johnson for one, who every time opens his mouth leaves more questions than answers.

    However my biggest worry is the general public. We have a delivery later today, Saturday, if it comes and if everything is on it we should be okay for at least a week, two if we are careful. Seriously you cannot get a slot on the online shopping sites, and nothing until the 17th April and that is because it does not go beyond that date.  A friend of ours has been frantic because she is due to have a baby and cannot get hold of baby food. And some woman on Loose Women today mentioned a friend with a room stacked with groceries etc ****???? We have a local store that was looted, an elderly man who had his shopping snatched out of his hands as he stepped out of the store door.

    Going back to my least favourite blond ape, we were supposed to have contingency plans if things went sour after Brexit, guess not if they have been totally ineffective in dealing with this non shortage supplies due to ***** who are thinking of themselves so selfishly and so what if a few hundred people die or suffer because they cannot get hold of food supplies, its their fault. not mine. No, I'm not saying that, it just seems to be the view of some.

    Yay, so we got Brexit and now we can bring the 'Great' back into 'Great Britain'. Perhaps we should have a history lesson to remind everyone Britain was great because it exploited other cultures and its people, while doing the same to its own citizens. At the moment not so impressed with the greatness on show by many.

    Sorry for the rant folks, Been off the meds for a week and not getting the exercise of going to work as I have been able to work from home, so on top of everything else in a lot of pain. Please take care of yourselves and be safe. I'm off to bed to try and get some sleep. Hopefully will be feeling much better tomorrow, if the sun comes out I will probably sit on the balcony and read a book.


    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,504 Disability Gamechanger
    A little worried
    Here is a picture of the beer aisle at my local Sainsbury’s. Do people think there is a connection or something?


  • anisty
    anisty Member Posts: 173 Pioneering
    Quite worried
    Ha ha that is funny @66Mustang :D
  • EmmaJane
    EmmaJane Member Posts: 32 Courageous
    Not at all worried
    More worried about the shelves being empty and everything being closed than I am about the virus.
  • Rifi7
    Rifi7 Member Posts: 198 Pioneering
    They have stopped visits to mums care home and I’m missing my mum. She has vascular dementia and dysphagia. She has a big family and has visits twice a day from family members.  My mum has had dementia for 14 years and although she can no longer speak with words as her words get muddled up, her expression speak volumes. It’s only been just over a week but I miss seeing her smile and her stroking my hand. I know I’m fortunate to have this time with mum but I’m worried that something will happen to her during this isolation period. It’s a very difficult time all round but I if I had known at the last visit that they were going to ban family visiting residents I would have given her the biggest hug to keep us going until the ban is over. 

    let’s hope this nightmare ends very soon and we can all get back to some normality.

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