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Corona Virus

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Derek W, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    It is indeed. My daughter caught a nasty dose after being a first responder to a rail incident. It pushed her out of uniform. She's stayed with her force but doing a job that's a lot less stressful. She still has to carry a radio with a red button because some of her work could turn hairy but it's been plain sailing so far, at least that she's told us.
  2. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    You don't need to wear a uniform to suffer from PTSD, but unfortunately I can't get people to understand that I suffer with it because I "ain't been in the army".
  3. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    We have one more new case today, to add to the two from a few days ago - another traveller to the country, from Pakistan this time, who is in isolation. Testing has been ramped up again - nearly 5000 tests processed yesterday.
    The media here is really beating up on the story of the two women who were allowed compassionate release from isolation, and tested positive. Interestingly, this is the same media who a few weeks ago were running sob stories about those unable to get a compassionate release!
  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Wifey treats it all the time. It can be an effect of almost any kind of trauma, especially road accidents.
  5. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I can think of many people who ought never to be allowed to remove them. Should there be some aesthetic standards one has to measure up to? ;)
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  7. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    No you don't. I know someone who was attacked by a psychotic individual and has classic symptoms of PTSD as a result. The attack occured around twenty years ago and he still suffers the consequences. It's a nasty ailment but it can be difficult for macho idiots to understand things like that.
  8. Scphoto

    Scphoto Well-Known Member

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  9. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Given our government isn't fit for purpose, can we ditch them and bring one in that does work from another country?
  10. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Yep, but Apple will take 30% of all revenues:p
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  11. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I don't think that Martin was referring to a replaement app.
    From where do you suggest? I don't know. I would like to read a suggestion from Zou.o_O
  12. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Could swap with Pitcairn Island?
  13. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    The obvious choice is NZ, but I will stop short of an endorsement as I don't know much about them other than corona response and PM.
  14. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Or Finland.

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  15. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Our charges would be too high for you, and you might find it a stretch to have to support the All Blacks, and give up that round ball game.
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  16. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    The Royal New Zealand Airforce has started flying stranded workers from Vanuatu, back home. There are 1000 people from Vanuatu here, who came to work in the horticultural industry, and were trapped by border closures here and in Vanuatu.
  17. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Well, for folk in the Anyone But England camp there are advantages to that! ;)

    But why would we give up cricket? :confused:
  18. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    No because a majority voted them in. You have to look at why we have such a government and sort the causes of that. Ditto USA.
  19. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    The ruling party won a majority of seats - but a majority didn't vote them in.
  20. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member


    A quick calculation I did just after the last election:

    Some things to note:
    • The turnout was only about 67%
    • The corrected seats figure would entail some form of nationwide-list system of PR.
    • The totals are not as expected - due to votes lost to candidates whose parties got no seats at all.
    • The anti-PR mob will bang on about Israel and Italy as a reason for not having PR, ignoring the fact that about a hundred countries in the world have some form of PR.

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