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Oh Cluef. I hope they can still get your section booked in somewhere. Hopefully some will still go ahead depending on why the section was needed last time.

Coo, I'm so sorry about your wedding too. My cousin has had to postpone hers too. She was due to get married next month and her dad has just been diagnosed with alzheimer's last week, so I feel dreadfully sorry for them.

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Coo :hug: A woman at the salon last week has done the same. She has simply gone down the getting married route and having the party and celebration at a later date. It's so hard.

Lola, your granny too - my heart goes out to you. And Cluef. And PG's bruv. I don't know what to say.
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That sucks PG.

Turns out I was right to be worried, I'm on 12 weeks of not stepping outside. Fuck sake.

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Oh dear, Tophole. As long as you’re safe though, that’s the main thing. How’s chop doing?

A has just been furloughed for three months. :lol: this is all going very well indeed. Nothing like a pandemic for making you question your life choices!

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Oh cluef, I knew about maternity closing a few days ago and hoped like mad that you hadn't been planning on delivering there. I'm also hoping like mad that it is temporar. I went on marches not long after I had B to keep it open. The community needs it.

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I had hoped to, Bendy, health of baby depending. The community really does need it, doesn’t it? I feel so sorry for women due any time now who’ve had no time to get used to the idea.

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Someone on my local Facebook page has posted a series of photos of the area during lockdown. They are beautiful and haunting and eerie. Part of me was thinking STAY INSIDE DUDE! And part of me was thinking what a fabulous record they will be for history books in the future.

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Could we see these please Bendy?

I just had a nervewracking trip to the Co Op. Most people behaved but 3 blokes in there were making a joke of it. I wanted to wallop them but then I thought they are just as scared as me, but making a big deal out of not being scared. At least I don't care about sounding scared. The dear people who work in the shop are doing a great job and I checked they were OK and thanked them. There are benefits to living above a shop!
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Lily wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:38 pm
Could we see these please Bendy?

I have grabbed a few screenshots, hoping this link to them works ..
https://photos.app.goo.gl/t99493ewYfWtU2ey8

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Jeremy Vine, on Radio 2, is saying that they now think it's possible only 5000 people will die in the UK which sounds good based on previous numbers I'd heard. I missed the working out as to how they decided that though.

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Without wanting to panic anyone, they were saying here yesterday that a lot of deaths aren't being counted, and the real toll is in fact much higher. When we had the heatwave in 2003 the initial figure in France was 3000, then after a few years it was officially moved to over 19 000.

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I also read something about the way the government is releasing figures is...creative. But no idea if the source is reliable or not.

https://twitter.com/ToryFibs/status/1243095749686067202

I am so sorry for everyone who's having such awful things happen. There are so many that's it's hard to keep up and that in itself is awful.
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ParisGal wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:03 pm
Without wanting to panic anyone, they were saying here yesterday that a lot of deaths aren't being counted, and the real toll is in fact much higher. When we had the heatwave in 2003 the initial figure in France was 3000, then after a few years it was officially moved to over 19 000.
Yes, they're only counting deaths in hospital of people who have been tested. (Very few unless you're a high hied yin and "important").
They're not counting those who die at home nor those that have not been tested.

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Rebel Pebble wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:45 pm
Ooh! Home testing kits on the way hopefully.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... oFBaBVzyqE
So this was either an outright lie at worst or utterly fudged communication at best. Colour me amazed.

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I'm so sorry, Lola, and Cluef and for everyone else.

I'm still working and we are just about to open up our referrals again ,but telephone advice only. We have relaxed our criteria and are bracing to be completely inundated by referrals for people that it will frankly be almost impossible to help remotely. I feel incredibly stressed about it already.

My freelance work has now gone through the roof with Covid19 enquiries, and they are asking us to give more hours. I can't though, I already do 8 hours on top of my day job and I need some time away from C19 based work.

I'm starting to feel guilty for not signing up to be a volunteer anywhere. I feel I should be getting old people's shopping, but I feel I have no time already. It's all so shit.
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Marth, don't guilt yourself because you don't have time to spare. The response has been phenomenal, nationally, so don't feel bad because you're rushed off your feet, you're contributing on a daily basis as it is.

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I feel a bit guilty too, Marth (I signed up to the British Red Cross appeal but not this) but for the moment I do have work to do, a child at home to entertain etc. There has been a massive response so far, and there are plenty of people who have been furloughed etc who might have more time than you do.
I might sign up in a month or so when I've run out of work.

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Another one with the guilt! Our street hasn't had any of those lovely letters through the door starting a whatsapp group. Because usually that would be me but I've been self-isolating until today so I was too much of a risk! I might try and get out there more now but honestly, these kids are taking my last nerves and reserves!

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Marth! You have 2 full time jobs helping people!

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People, if you're doing full-time childcare, you've got enough to be getting on with!

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