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Prime Minister to hold TV news conference at 5pm

Cher_Inactive
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edited November 2020 in Coffee lounge
For those who aren't aware, Boris Johnson will be on TV at 5pm tonight to discuss the ongoing pandemic situation and potential further restrictions.

This BBC News article has further information for those interested.

Feel free to use this thread as a space to discuss any of your feelings or thoughts about it.
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  • RAwarrior
    RAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    Hi @Cher_Scope,

    Thank you for letting people know about this.

    I have been watching the news and an important point was raised about not only thinking about our own welfare but the welfare of others when we go out. A lot of people only think about the risk to themselves and whilst some people might have minor symptoms if they contract Covid 19, there could be a serious outcome for people with underlying health conditions. 

    I always wear a mask when I go out to protect others and unfortunately I can’t say the same for a lot of people?

    I am not surprised that a national lockdown is on the cards. As I have said many times before there are so many people who just ignore the rules and are selfish.

    I have seen so many people not wearing face coverings in the local shops, not social distancing and basically not taking the pandemic seriously. I can’t say what happens in the large supermarkets as I haven’t been in a large supermarket for months but there is a serious problem in local independent shops where even the staff don’t always wear a face covering?. 

    I have asked people why they don’t wear a face covering and I have been laughed at, ridiculed or ignored. Unfortunately there are people who just don’t care about others and potential consequences of what could happen if they contracted Covid 19?

    I am sticking to online food shopping now as I refuse to go to the local shops anymore because most people refuse to wear masks and are putting me at risk. 

    I was in the shielding group so I am extremely worried about contracting Covid 19 and I cannot rely on others to keep me safe because too many people just ignore the rules.
  • RAwarrior
    RAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    Hi @Cher_Scope,
     
    I forgot to say great photo for ? ? 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,503 Disability Gamechanger
    @RAwarrior @Cher_Scope I was going to say the same thing haha nice hat.
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,412

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    @RAwarrior Ah thank you.  I thought I'd get in touch with my witchy side.

    We will await the news conference but I appreciate your concerns.  We are in exceptionally challenging circumstances and each need to do what we feel is best to keep us safe and protected.  

    I hope you manage okay with the online food shopping and it's good that you have your lovely woodland friends to distract you from time to time :)
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    66Mustang said:
    @RAwarrior @Cher_Scope I was going to say the same thing haha nice hat.
    It's just a little something I had in the wardrobe  :D
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  • RAwarrior
    RAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    Hi @Cher_Scope,

    Thank you very much?

    I have been doing most of my food shopping online for months and I have only gone to the local shops for a few items. 

    However, on every occasion about eight out of ten people are not wearing face coverings. It hasn’t been a one off experience as each and every time I have gone to a local shop (several different ones) the majority of people have not worn a face covering. This has made me extremely anxious so I decided not to go to any of the local shops anymore as it’s not safe.

    Thankfully I have been able to visit my squirrel families recently. I have visited the park squirrels and the forest squirrels. I have posted a few new photos if you haven’t seen them yet?

    The Hazelnut Thief stole the netted bag with the hazelnuts and ran off with it so I couldn’t retrieve it. She then ended up fighting over the bag of hazelnuts with another squirrel?

    The forest squirrel who gets picked on by the others now sits on my lap and lets me stroke her.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,141 Disability Gamechanger
    seems it could be as late as 6-30 now, I don't think he's going to announce a lockdown, if that was the case he would be making a PM announcement not a press conference as he did on March 23rd.
    We will have to wait and see.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,412

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    @RAwarrior 'The hazelnut thief'  :D they are beautiful animals!!  

    @woodbine Boris is definitely running late isn't he?  I'm trying to avoid all the speculation on social media so we will see what he says.
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  • RAwarrior
    RAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    Hi @Cher_Scope,

    Thank you very much?

    They are really sweet but naughty?

    I have posted lots of photos of the Hazelnut Thief if you look on the earlier pages and you might have seen them already?

    She is a squirrel who I have been feeding for quite a while who goes into the bag where I have the nuts as soon as my back is turned?

  • RAwarrior
    RAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    Hi @Cher_Scope,

     I have posted some more photos?
  • SylviaMorrison72
    SylviaMorrison72 Member Posts: 17 Connected
    Hi guys do you think the lockdown affect me getting a cooker delivered? I am am desperate as been without 1 since middle September I still haven't had a proper response after trying to get it actually replaced! So I have had to get another company to deliver me 1 and install! Just so relieved to be getting it. I really don't know what I would do if if no delivery!
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,398 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi guys do you think the lockdown affect me getting a cooker delivered? I am am desperate as been without 1 since middle September I still haven't had a proper response after trying to get it actually replaced! So I have had to get another company to deliver me 1 and install! Just so relieved to be getting it. I really don't know what I would do if if no delivery!

    HI, If it's due to be delivered from Thursday then you should contact the delivery company and ask them, they will be able to tell you for sure.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,141 Disability Gamechanger
    From what I heard Boris say deliveries will go ahead as usual, they did in the last lockdown we had almost daily deliveries from Amazon, as for the rest of what he said i can't decide lol
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • gillian72
    gillian72 Member Posts: 304 Pioneering
    I don't even have a mobile phone an the last one I had only cost me £10 till I dropped it in the loo lmao, I asked both my kids ( 20& 30yr old) I was shocked to hear there answers they both said no way are they having track an trace on there phones an both point blank said no way would they take any vaccine if they found one anyway they both believe the government wants to control them they must watch to much hunger games an divergent films or believe the ?? on there phones, unless boris tells them the truth about the virus they r not gonna stick to this lockdown this time I'm afraid to say they are not even listening to me an to be fair I can't blame them this time sadly to say ??
  • RAwarrior
    RAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    I am extremely worried about contracting the virus so those people who don’t take it seriously are the ones that are putting myself and others at risk?

    If everyone followed the rules we might not be in this situation. As I said before too many people think it’s a joke which is not funny for people like me?

    I wear a mask and social distance to protect myself and others, it’s a pity too many people don’t do the same for me?


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,141 Disability Gamechanger
    To be fair @RAwarrior I think most people do take it very seriously and have been doing as they have been told to do, it is now for those at high risk to stay home save lives protect the NHS.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • RAwarrior
    RAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    Hi @woodbine,
     
    Unfortunately what you describe has not been my experience. 

    I have seen so many people ignoring the rules regarding face coverings in shops, petrol stations and a well known chain of catalogue shop which I will not be returning to.  

    I have also seen staff in those places either not wearing a face covering or wearing it under their nose or chin?

    I had people pulling their t-shirt over their nose when I have asked them to keep their distance because they were not wearing a face covering. 

    I have been to the hospital for my appointments and as soon as people have entered many of them put their mask under their nose or chin. I am expected to wait in a busy waiting room with people that have no regard for others.

    I had to go into a walk in urgent care place a couple of months ago and 80% of the patients either had no face covering or had lowered it under their nose or chin. I went to the desk to complain and the nurse also had her mask under her chin. 

    I have lost count of the amount of times I have had to ask people to keep their distance even when I go to the park because so many people just ignore the social distancing rules.

    The problem is that people who are vulnerable can stay at home to protect themselves however, they can still be infected by family members who do go out and may not have any symptoms. This is why the people who do go out must follow the rules. It is not as simple as just expecting vulnerable people to stay at home because not everyone lives alone and some people will rely on other people to help them. We all have to take responsibility for our actions to protect ourselves and others. 




  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,398 Disability Gamechanger
    To be honest, some of those that are not wearing face coverings could be exempt from wearing them. Those working in shops do not have to wear them if they are behind a screen, for example, those at the checkouts. Only those that come in closer contact wiith customers should wear them, if a screen isn't possible.

    I was in morrisons on Wednesday and at the self serve checkouts and a worker walked past without a mask but she did have something round her neck saying she was exempt.

    You do not have to waer a face covering when outside in an open area, only when you're inside. Personally, i prefer not to wear one because the anxiety it causes me is dreadful.

    At the end of the day, life still has to go on. Thousands of people die every year around this time because of flu. I'm not saying i don't think Covid exists because it does, i just think the media make it a whole lot worse than it really is. There's so much more testing now than there was back at the start of March, so obviously we will have most positive tests.

    I will be continuing to see my elder daughter and grandson because they are the only ones i have outside contact with. I rely on my elder daughter to help me and without her, i'm lost.
  • tomm
    tomm Member Posts: 285 Pioneering
    Another POINTLESS lockdown I would like to inform anyone who is willing to listen to me  there is another side to this story  other scientists and HCP's disagree with what this govt  (of occupation ) in my opinion say,  I think we are being lied to, this is not about a virus any more, the PCR swab  tests have a very high false positive rate and were never intended for detection of viruses or diagnosis, these tests are finding traces of old viruses or colds  flu vaccines  and other matter that is non-harmful and giving positive results because of the number of AMPLIFICATION CYCLES they perform at the labs, so many of the cases  are not in fact infections of any virus , some will be flu and colds  and a minority will be SARS-Cov-2 virus , another fact is that over 30% of the population  already were immune to this from strains of common cold  we have had  sometime during our lives, T CELL immunity, which lasts a long time maybe until at least 65yrs  and because this virus is said to be a coronavirus  they don't mutate rapidly  so no reason why our t cell memory wouldn't recognize it in years to come, There is also evidence that all the measures  put in place have little to no effect in controlling the virus  lockdowns don't work once the virus is amongst us, masks do not protect you from viruses, but they may cause you health problems, rashes , bacterial pneumonia , and other respiratory disorders from ingesting the fibres of the masks, the whole thing is really about control through fear, and breaking down social interaction and enjoyment, once the pubs close again it's unlikely many we reopen many of those who get furlough won't have jobs to go back to this will increase poverty with this comes poorer health, And the NHS is all but closed , why are they doing this?
  • Cress
    Cress Member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
    Well yes, that would be my question...why would they do this?
    In my opinion the answer would be "they're not" 

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