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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Samba » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:46 pm

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I've had another thought. When all this is over, although it will never be forgotten, the world as we know it will never be the same again. I put this out there, I think the future for Chinese restaurants and take aways doesn't too bright
I dunno, Puff. I went & got a takeaway the other week. I had no belief or worry that doing so, would put me in any danger.
When I went to Sainsburys on Monday & got on the end of the 100 metre queue to get in, I noticed that the bloke in front of me was a Chinese man.
It didn't stop me standing behind him, although I must admit I wasn't best pleased when he spent the next 20 to 30 minutes continually getting his snotty hanky out of his pocket to keep blowing his nose. And coughing, without putting his hand up. I did wonder if that shopping trip would end up killing me. Of course, it still might as he did seem to have at the least, some kind of cough & cold symptoms.
As they have said in the media, it's important that we don't demonise people just for being or looking Chinese.
So long as people cooking or serving Chinese food, use the usual safe food preparation procedures, eating Chinese food shouldn't be any more dangerous than eating any other food.

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Re: Coronavirus

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Who else is now a long haired weirdo, I'm gonna look like Anita Dobson very soon?

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by stu1 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:56 pm

563 deaths today, not good.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Billydinho » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:57 pm

I am certainly put off Chinese food.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Billydinho » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:58 pm

stu1 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:56 pm
563 deaths today, not good.
These figures don't shock me. In fact, judging by other countries and how overpopulated our own is, if we stay below 1,000 a day I'd say that's better than was to be expected.

By no means is death ever a good result so I'll avoid using that term, but given this dire, dire situation, I really am fearing 1500-2000 a day, particularly around London.

I look out at the local community in Newham and they still go out in numbers, still pray, still socialise in the street. What chance have you got?

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Puff Daddy » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:00 pm

Billydinho wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:57 pm
I am certainly put off Chinese food.
You and many millions of others. I really do think the game will be up for them when all this is all over

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Samba » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:01 pm

YGNB wrote:
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They are different testing kits than the goverment are using. Every man and his dog are selling 'rapid' tests now.... Spain recently bought some and sent them back when they found out the accuracy was 30%
What about the kits that were contaminated with CV19???

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by ageing hammer » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:24 pm

sendô wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:47 am

I was due a tug probably last week. It's starting to get to the point where it wont do what I want it to do now, and I have to just go with how it falls.

On the other hand, I'm not leaving the house so I've not bothered cleaning it at all.

Corrected for you :D

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Billydinho » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:49 pm

Adrianisournumber1 wrote:
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The other scary stat is 44% of the people tested yesterday tested positive :shock:
So less than half still?

I'd expect to get to the point where the vast majority of those tested test positive.

People are indoors so not out picking up colds or any other virus. We're also clearer on symptoms and very familiar with what to expect.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by EssexIron » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:54 pm

Billydinho wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:57 pm
I am certainly put off Chinese food.

What about a kebab or a curry. The people preparing / delivering those could just as easy have the virus as the Chinese place. You'd better stop all take aways.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Billydinho » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:57 pm

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What about a kebab or a curry. The people preparing / delivering those could just as easy have the virus as the Chinese place. You'd better stop all take aways.
Nothing to do with thinking I'll catch Coronavirus.

It's the prep and practices. And before you start, don't try and turn me off other takeaways please.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by SammyLeeWasOffside » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:00 pm

Billydinho wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:57 pm
Nothing to do with thinking I'll catch Coronavirus.

It's the prep and practices. And before you start, don't try and turn me off other takeaways please.
Didn't worry you before? They arent importing live animals at your local takeaway. Why would you be put off in the least. No more pasta?

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Billydinho » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:01 pm

Psychological.

I saw a video of a pig cowering in the corner before being slaughtered so haven't eaten pork for a month.

My point is fragile, simple minds like mine are susceptible to unconscious bias.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:06 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
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You and many millions of others. I really do think the game will be up for them when all this is all over
What - you think that every Chinese Take Away will go out of business ?

What if the virus had originated in India would you never have another curry ?

Or if it originated in the USA you'd never have another....urrrmmm.....burger ?


Can't see it myself .

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:14 pm

EssexIron wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:54 pm
What about a kebab or a curry. The people preparing / delivering those could just as easy have the virus as the Chinese place. You'd better stop all take aways.
We had an Indian takeaway last Saturday (luxury). We ordered online, then when collecting I was told to phone from from the car and they'd bring it out to me, they were even wearing rubber gloves and mask :thup:

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Post by Samba » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:21 pm

SammyLeeWasOffside wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:00 pm
Didn't worry you before? They arent importing live animals at your local takeaway. Why would you be put off in the least. No more pasta?
I've been hankering for some pangolin..

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by SammyLeeWasOffside » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:23 pm

Bend it like Repka wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:30 am
I think there comes a point when you question how long people will buy into this and stay living like this.
Judging by the traffic while I was having my walk about a week was the limit. Grandparents dropping kids off, kids calling for their mates or picking up girlfriends, ASOS deliveries. Apart from school run number of cars seemed back to usual.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Adrianisournumber1 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:34 pm

Billydinho wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:57 pm
I am certainly put off Chinese food.
Why?

All food served in the UK is done so under strict food regulations, it doesn’t come from Duck, beef, pork,chicken or any meat sold in the UK, it doesn’t come from any vegetable either.

Why on earth would it stop you eating Chinese other then prejudice?

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by warp » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:38 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:33 am
I've had another thought.
no one is buying that.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Samba » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:43 pm

SammyLeeWasOffside wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:23 pm
Judging by the traffic while I was having my walk about a week was the limit. Grandparents dropping kids off, kids calling for their mates or picking up girlfriends, ASOS deliveries. Apart from school run number of cars seemed back to usual.
You wait 'til this Scorchio Sunday..

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