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  1. The Centre for Disease Control in the USA conducted a survey during May and recently issued guidelines as a result of its findings, which were that a significant number of people in the USA were misusing household products in an attempt to prevent Covid-19 infection. 19% of those surveyed admitted to using bleach to clean food 18% admitted to using household cleaning and disinfectant products on their skin 10% admitted to 'misting' their body with a cleaning or disinfectant spray 6% admitted inhaling vapours from household cleaners or disinfectants 4% admitted t
  2. I know I shouldn't do this but..........no customers left.
  3. Article published recently in The Lancet on transmission rates at different distances and the effectiveness of wearing masks and respirators. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31183-1/fulltext
  4. Won't be doing this any time soon
  5. The effect of isolation on the mind is not to be underestimated. We learn from an early age that some actions endanger us and this makes us aware that to survive we must avoid these in the future. In this pandemic we've been told, and mostly believed, that it's dangerous out there. We've also mostly accepted that isolation is safe, our way of avoiding the danger. To now change our habits is to go against our natural survival instincts, however we must do that in order to regain our previous life patterns. Every time we mean to go out then shy away from the prospect re-inforces
  6. The shielded group can leave their homes tomorrow
  7. I think that they could have done something. If the figures presented at the briefings are to be believed and the science is to be believed, then only one person in a thousand has Covid-19. And many of them will be self-isolating, or in hospital, or in a care setting so the proportion in the general population will be lower. Combine that with the fact that it is difficult to catch the virus outdoors provided that social distancing is maintained and the fact that isolation decreases both physical and mental well-being. I really can't see the justification for keeping the 'extremely vulnerab
  8. Today's attempt at the worst answer prize - shopping trip.
  9. The nights are closing in. No I don't know how my brain works either.
  10. I've been in lockdown for too long.
  11. Part of the 'Stay Alert' message is to encourage the wearing of face coverings in enclosed environments. However this is rarely stressed at the daily briefings and there appears to be a large proportion of the population who are not wearing masks in indoor communal environments such as shops. This is unfortunate as it has been shown in a scientific study in Hong Kong that masks reduce the transmission rate, which is what we want, and will need more urgently as shops begin to open. I couldn't find the original paper but am attaching a link to a summary reported by Fox News in the
  12. I think that at least one of them was in the Mercury at that time.
  13. Some disappointing results reported from the Oxford group vaccine trials. It seems that monkeys infected with the vaccine developed Covid-19 infections after exposure to the virus. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/doubts-oxford-vaccine-fails-stop-coronavirus-animal-trials/
  14. I'd read the statement as the Oxford team needing to find infected people, which would be relatively simple as personal details are known from testing.
  15. Interesting, how many do they need? The ONS reckons there are 61,000 new infections per week. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/coronaviruscovid19infectionsurveypilot/england21may2020
  16. At the 6/27 level I doubt that a medical professional would have concerns (incidentally when I was diagnosed as having depression I was convinced that I didn't have it and only came to realise that I did after treatment commenced). I can't comment on the 'loading' of the questionnaire, it only came to my attention as one that is used by the medical profession. There is a similar one (GAD-7) for anxiety.
  17. That's indicative of severe depression where a medical professional should usually be prescribing some intervention to improve matters. Please consider contacting your GP.
  18. I've just seen a discussion on a paper written by a Dr Oh from the Korean Centre for Disease Control, which is very encouraging if verified by other researchers. I'm not providing a link as the paper is in the Korean language, but I believe the following to be the conclusions: 1. The South Koreans reported some time ago that a number of people appeared to be re-infected with Covid-19 having previously recovered. This is now not thought to be correct. 2. The study found that after the virus had been killed by the body's immune system, dead Covid-19 virus was still present i
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