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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 12:09 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,034
Posted By Bozza
Indeed - many of us have.

Indeed - many of us have.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 12:07 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,034
Posted By Bozza
Good summary Bev. I think the Nightingales...

Good summary Bev.

I think the Nightingales solve one of the resource-constraints - space and beds. The other constraint, less-easily solved, is the healthcare professionals to man them.

This...
Forum: General Chat Today, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Bozza
Tim Brooke-Taylor, Eddie Large and now Bobby Ball...

Tim Brooke-Taylor, Eddie Large and now Bobby Ball - all gentle comedians who could make people laugh, and not at the expense of anyone else - and all taken by this horrible disease. :(
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 11:32 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,034
Posted By Bozza
Which is exactly what many of us have been saying...

Which is exactly what many of us have been saying for months.

Those who are charged with trying to manage the finite resources available to the NHS during these unprecedented times have been...
Forum: General Chat Today, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Bozza
This is so sad. The 5Live Drivetime show had...

This is so sad.

The 5Live Drivetime show had Cannon and Ball on at least twice over recent months that I heard, to talk about their wonderful "Together We'll Be OK" song as it was such an upbeat...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 11:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,767
Posted By Bozza
Is it only me that read this as "Would you shop...

Is it only me that read this as "Would you shop FOR your neighbours and friends"?!?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 11:13 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,034
Posted By Bozza
It does sound like the recovery of BAU services...

It does sound like the recovery of BAU services has been patchy in different areas.

Many Dibbers have, thankfully, reported their care and treatment either continued uninterrupted, or was able to...
Forum: General Chat Today, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By Bozza
Yeah, we were due in Orlando this week and had...

Yeah, we were due in Orlando this week and had one day of Food & Wine and one night at MNSSHP, which would also have been our first, pencilled in.

I'd largely forgotten all about it until Saturday...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 11:01 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,034
Posted By Bozza
Which is why we need to push infection levels...

Which is why we need to push infection levels down so everyone gets the care they need and deserve in a timely fashion.
Forum: General Chat Today, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By Bozza
I have a series 4 I bought on launch day. It...

I have a series 4 I bought on launch day.

It would last the best part of 2 days, even with some quite intensive GPS usage for running, but I charge it every night out of routine as much as...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 09:46 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,034
Posted By Bozza
Mobile Not quite... "We don't have a plan, today,...

Not quite...

"We don't have a plan, today, to do a full national lockdown”

I don’t have a plan for my dinner tonight, but I’m pretty sure I’ll have dinner.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 09:34 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,034
Posted By Bozza
Mobile Waking up this morning to the results of the...

Waking up this morning to the results of the latest React-1 study and it feels all but inevitable now, sadly.

Covid-19: Nearly 100,000 catching virus every day - study >>>...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 01:07 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,034
Posted By Bozza
Don't forget the pasta, tinned tomatoes, flour...

Don't forget the pasta, tinned tomatoes, flour and, most importantly, the bog roll.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 12:58 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,034
Posted By Bozza
The Southern Hemisphere enjoyed a very light flu...

The Southern Hemisphere enjoyed a very light flu season this year compared to an average season.

As you say - let's hope we follow suit...

The southern hemisphere skipped flu season in 2020 >>>...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 12:35 AM
Replies: 30
Poll: Vaccine poll
Views: 1,529
Posted By Bozza
Surprisingly heartening results early on, given...

Surprisingly heartening results early on, given prior threads on this topic revealed a fair amount of vaccine cynicism.

My faith in Dibbers has been restored.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By Bozza
Christmas 2019 I bought my daughter a pair of...

Christmas 2019 I bought my daughter a pair of tickets - The Killers in London - so she could go to her first ever gig without parental supervision.

It was this Summer but cancelled and...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 12:08 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,034
Posted By Bozza
Just happened to read a piece on CNN and it...

Just happened to read a piece on CNN and it sounds very much as you describe...

"It really does wear you down when patients in work are dying in a very specific way and yet there are people who...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By Bozza
I've got a LOT of gin but have never heard of a...

I've got a LOT of gin but have never heard of a gin cabinet.

Having just googled them, they do just seem to be drinks cabinets, unless I'm looking for the wrong thing.

Does anyone have some...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 11:08 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,034
Posted By Bozza
ONS figures for death from influenza currently...

ONS figures for death from influenza currently only run up to the end of August.

According to the ONS 1,894 people died of influenza in England and Wales from July 1st to August 31st. This is...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,034
Posted By Bozza
We all do :(

We all do :(
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 10:18 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,034
Posted By Bozza
Firstly, we have no idea of the extent of any...

Firstly, we have no idea of the extent of any extra measures, but as explained to you above, current tier 3 is a long way from "shut everywhere"

Things wouldn't be shut down (some things...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bozza
I haven't used them myself, but have only heard...

I haven't used them myself, but have only heard good things about them and the quality of the service they offered.

As others have said, it's a premium service which wasn't for everyone -...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 09:41 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,034
Posted By Bozza
Any increase in restrictions, whether local tier...

Any increase in restrictions, whether local tier escalations or even a more consistent unifying national set of measures is designed to one thing and one thing only: keep infection rates under...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 09:38 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,034
Posted By Bozza
New daily infection rates have been broadly flat...

New daily infection rates have been broadly flat for a week or so now, which is a glimmer of positivity amongst some otherwise gloomy numbers.

Deaths, unfortunately, are likely to continue to tick...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,242
Posted By Bozza
No surprise given the perilous situation France...

No surprise given the perilous situation France is in currently.

Let's hope the country is able to get on top of things such that DLP can re-open safely in due course.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 09:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,871
Posted By Bozza
We have flights booked for a three-week trip...

We have flights booked for a three-week trip. We'll not worry about hotels and a car etc until much nearer the time.

Having been fortunate enough to visit WDW numerous times, we'd happily skip it...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 87,366
Posted By Bozza
Reuters seem to be taking their information...

Reuters seem to be taking their information direct from the Swedish horse's mouth...

Sweden sets new daily COVID-19 case record as infections surge

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden, whose...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,026
Posted By Bozza
And that's the crux that, unfortunately, blows a...

And that's the crux that, unfortunately, blows a gaping hole in the "personal responsibility" angle.

Even with the restrictions we have in place, we are taking risk for others too. Sometimes we...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 87,366
Posted By Bozza
Sounds like Germany are going to have a lockdown...

Sounds like Germany are going to have a lockdown through November that is broadly similar to our Tier 3 restrictions - schools to remain open but bars, catering and leisure facilities will be...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 87,366
Posted By Bozza
How do you think this should shape our approach?

How do you think this should shape our approach?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 87,366
Posted By Bozza
Last Wednesday looked a bit of an outlier at the...

Last Wednesday looked a bit of an outlier at the time, and still does.

At 26,687, it's the highest single daily recorded number of positive cases.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 87,366
Posted By Bozza
Mobile Today’s numbers: 24,701 people have tested...

Today’s numbers: 24,701 people have tested positive and 310 have died.

Last Wednesday there were 191 deaths announced, so a 62% rise.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 04:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,692
Posted By Bozza
That's what we're doing, with the strings hanging...

That's what we're doing, with the strings hanging from lights and various other things around our front door.

We figure if any kids make it as far as reaching our front door they might as well...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 87,366
Posted By Bozza
As a follow-up to the above, it seems PHE have...

As a follow-up to the above, it seems PHE have added more granularity to their data which now allows infection rate per age to be viewed, and we can see from that the initial "student surge" in...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 87,366
Posted By Bozza
I know there was some debate on here a few days...

I know there was some debate on here a few days ago about the situation in Nottingham, with some suggesting there was no need for an imposition of Tier 3 restrictions.

Sadly, it looks like the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 87,366
Posted By Bozza
I think that's entirely reasonable and has been...

I think that's entirely reasonable and has been my assumption all along.

Back in mid-March a de facto lockdown took place. Companies were shuttering up and getting people to work from home, some...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,026
Posted By Bozza
There are various theatre openings and shows...

There are various theatre openings and shows going on to reduced crowds in the UK.

If I check my local theatre, Shappi Khorsandi is on tomorrow night. On Saturday the new film Hope Gap is being...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 87,366
Posted By Bozza
I've not seen any estimate of "first wave" daily...

I've not seen any estimate of "first wave" daily cases being as low as 50,000.

Most of the estimations I have seen are in the 80,000 - 100,000 range, although I have seen some 200,000 estimates...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 27 Oct 20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By Bozza
Are you taking orders?

Are you taking orders?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Oct 20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 87,366
Posted By Bozza
Yes, the case numbers are reassuring right now -...

Yes, the case numbers are reassuring right now - they've remained broadly flat for 7-8 days now.

And even those death numbers, which are obviously alarming demonstrate a slowing rate of growth...
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