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22 minutes ago, cloggypop said:

@natashaldaly: BREAKING: A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for Covid-19. 6 other tigers and lions at the zoo are also showing symptoms. Believed to have been infected by an asymptomatic zoo worker. All doing well. To my knowledge, this is the first animal to test positive in the U.S.

Fuck sake! I thought animals couldn't get it. Does that mean we also now have to practice social distancing from tigers as well?

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6 minutes ago, sir roger said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52135814

 

What's the sketch in Denmark, Cloggy ?

This reads to me like the UK government trying to make out that they are at least handling it better than over here. They aren't. We had warnings and information much earlier, any events were reduced in numbers or cancelled weeks earlier and then the pubs, restaurants and schools were closed earlier. We haven't had scenes in the supermarkets like I've seen in the UK. The death rate here seems to be starting to flatten but it's still early days and needs more data. Herd immunity was used as a phrase but as a side effect rather than a stated goal. 

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1 minute ago, Chocoholic said:

Fuck sake! I thought animals couldn't get it. Does that mean we also now have to practice social distancing from tigers as well?

I'm well swerving them. 

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3 minutes ago, cloggypop said:

This reads to me like the UK government trying to make out that they are at least handling it better than over here. They aren't. We had warnings and information much earlier, any events were reduced in numbers or cancelled weeks earlier and then the pubs, restaurants and schools were closed earlier. We haven't had scenes in the supermarkets like I've seen in the UK. The death rate here seems to be starting to flatten but it's still early days and needs more data. Herd immunity was used as a phrase but as a side effect rather than a stated goal. 

That's the fucking BBC who've been on the UK Government's case with this outbreak so fuck knows why you think it's Government making anything out.

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4 minutes ago, dockers_strike said:

That's the fucking BBC who've been on the UK Government's case with this outbreak so fuck knows why you think it's Government making anything out.

Lord Reith wouldn't be happy with the current set up at all. 

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46 minutes ago, Nelly-Torres said:

I think she's been a dickhead. And sent out totally the wrong message. But... 

 

Isn't it desirable to have a degree of continuity and stability when dealing with a public health emergency? Rather than chop and change?

There's been far too much 'Do as I say, not as I do' in politics and offices of authority for decades.

 

It's only right that she walks.

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44 minutes ago, cloggypop said:

@natashaldaly: BREAKING: A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for Covid-19. 6 other tigers and lions at the zoo are also showing symptoms. Believed to have been infected by an asymptomatic zoo worker. All doing well. To my knowledge, this is the first animal to test positive in the U.S.

 

So they're feline fine, then.

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People on here wishing bad on anyone who is taken ill by this need to have a word with themselves.

 

Whatever evil you are irked by that he has done, it makes you no better than him by celebrating his being ill.

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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-varadkar-returns-to-practising-medicine-to-help-during-crisis-1.4221463

 

Coronavirus: Varadkar returns to practising medicine to help during crisis

Taoiseach rejoined medical register in March and is set to work one shift a week with HSE

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejoined the medical register and is to work a session a week to help out in the Coronavirus crisis, The Irish Times understands.

Mr Varadkar studied medicine and worked as a doctor for seven years before leaving the profession for politics. He was removed from the medical register in 2013.

However, he rejoined the medical register in March as the coronavirus pandemic began to hit Ireland, and is set to work within the Health Service Executive on a weekly basis, in an area suited to his qualifications

The HSE appealed last month for all healthcare professionals not working in the profession to register in a mass recruitment drive to deal with the crisis. Some 50,000 people applied in less than three days.

It is understood the Taoiseach is helping out in phone assessments. Anyone who may have been exposed to Covid-19 is initially assessed over the phone rather than in person, to curb the spread of the virus.

The son of a doctor and a nurse, Mr Varadkar comes from a medical family.

His partner Matthew Barrett, and his two sisters and their husbands, all work in the health services.

 

 

It may be viewed by some as a PR stunt, but in the context of his partner, his father, his two sisters and both their husbands all being in the medical profession, it's probably not a surprise he's showing his solidarity to all of them at this time.

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27 minutes ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

 

A nurse doesn't rip your arm off if it's feeling a bit testy.

I nearly had the head ripped off it by nurses a couple of times back in the day.

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It seems that it is fairly easy for the virus to be passed to different species of cats. The big worry is if the virus can then be passed from cats to humans. If it can it creates a huge scary reservoir of infection

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8 hours ago, Chocoholic said:

Fuck sake! I thought animals couldn't get it. Does that mean we also now have to practice social distancing from tigers as well?

Someone allegedly passed it on to their dog weeks ago in the UK.

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7 hours ago, Chocoholic said:

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-varadkar-returns-to-practising-medicine-to-help-during-crisis-1.4221463

 

Coronavirus: Varadkar returns to practising medicine to help during crisis

Taoiseach rejoined medical register in March and is set to work one shift a week with HSE

about 6 hours ago
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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejoined the medical register and is to work a session a week to help out in the Coronavirus crisis, The Irish Times understands.

Mr Varadkar studied medicine and worked as a doctor for seven years before leaving the profession for politics. He was removed from the medical register in 2013.

However, he rejoined the medical register in March as the coronavirus pandemic began to hit Ireland, and is set to work within the Health Service Executive on a weekly basis, in an area suited to his qualifications

The HSE appealed last month for all healthcare professionals not working in the profession to register in a mass recruitment drive to deal with the crisis. Some 50,000 people applied in less than three days.

It is understood the Taoiseach is helping out in phone assessments. Anyone who may have been exposed to Covid-19 is initially assessed over the phone rather than in person, to curb the spread of the virus.

The son of a doctor and a nurse, Mr Varadkar comes from a medical family.

His partner Matthew Barrett, and his two sisters and their husbands, all work in the health services.

 

 

It may be viewed by some as a PR stunt, but in the context of his partner, his father, his two sisters and both their husbands all being in the medical profession, it's probably not a surprise he's showing his solidarity to all of them at this time.

I do hope we go back to the polls after this shit blows over. 

 

Adios Sinn Fein! 

 

He might be a bit odd Varadker, but he's a fairly straight shooter (pardon the pun), and he tells it how it is. 

 

I'd trust him alot more than any of the Sinners! 

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