27 Mar

Well here we all are, being all cosy and shut in, some are out and about doing their essential duties and a huge THANK YOU to them all. It was been interesting watching the tv reports, media articles and social media reaction. Soo, what do we think of it so far.

Quick run down of the media v chief medical advisor advice. Official advice on the symptoms is …

  • Fever
  • Persistent dry cough

According to the media symptoms are

  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Loss of sense of taste
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach and intestine issues
  • Breathlessness
  • Headache
  • A dozen other unsubstantiated drivel 🙄

Then we have the behaviour versus the rules. Officially we have been told

  • Only go out to buy food or get medicines
  • Travel to/from work if it’s essential
  • Short exercise (maintaining social distance)

But what are people ‘actually’ doing? The majority seem to be able to follow the appropriate guidelines but, as ever, there is a selfish element in our society that ignored, flouted and even blatantly acting ridiculously.

There are horror stories of gangs gathering, of people spitting, of people acing out, punching, attacking anyone who crosses their actions. People have been selfishly stockpiling food and loo rolls, actively yanking out of others hands or filling three, four trolleys of items. It’s not actions driven by fear but by selfish greed, either to resell at hiked prices or do be smug.

AS FOR ME ….. I’m okay, I self isolate in January, February and March because I want to socially distance from the usual coughs and colds, so it’s just being extended. My Carers complete the four daily visits and I’ve been assured that as in most need I am a priority for continued care. I’ve enough in the cupboard to get me to my grocery delivery (might get a bit odd next weekend) but depending what they bring and whether I can book another slot *shrug* but Carers, neighbours and family have offered to shop.

Sadly, broken heartedly, brought to tears, my BFF has had to cancel her visit but she has rebooked for June. I hope some of these restrictions can be reduced before then.

When this is all over …. I am definitely having that bumper British breakfast delivered by a local diner – delayed deserved birthday bonanza.


Posted by on March 27, 2020 in In The News, Life, people


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6 responses to “CoVid-19

  1. menhir1

    March 27, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Funny you should post that cartoon. Nicola Sturgeon First Minister Scotland, was questioned about antenatal and natal care yesterday. She commented that she had been Health Minister at one time, however, she never thought as First Minister she would be called upon to advise on Gynaecology! She passed that question over to her “Chief Public Gynaecological Advisor” aka Chief Medical Officer of Public Health…………..

    Communication from Westminster is woefully confusing and generally poor. There have been only one or two stand out individuals who can communicate. By the time one of those occasionally appears, it is hard to believe what they are saying because of what has gone on before.

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    • daryan12

      March 29, 2020 at 9:28 pm

      Then again, the US is heading for a million cases by the end of next month under Trump, so could be worse!

      Still both Boris and the minister for health having it doesn’t exactly exude confidence!


  2. deacongill

    March 28, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    I am so glad that you’re already sel-isolating, being in the ‘very vulnerable’ category, and that you have sufficient help. But yes, miserable that BFF has to postpone her visit. No doubt you catch up via social media? Stay safe xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • AnneMarie

      March 28, 2020 at 7:56 pm

      We chat every day as she walks home from work. It’s the treat food and shopping trip, the NotMyCat visits and general natterings I will miss until she gets here.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. snowbird

    March 28, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    The messages can be confusing! Oh nooooo….so sorry about BFF….and all your other arrangements. How I wish this thing would blow

    Liked by 1 person

  4. daryan12

    March 29, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    I’ve been finding shopping easier in the smaller shops, they seem to be better stocked and less busy, probably because the sorts who panic buy don’t go there.

    Liked by 1 person


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