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Corona Virus

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

  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I think the Buccaneer came close! Also Concorde, but she was beautiful. I recall being at an air show once when the Buccaneers did a low level fly past. It was absolutely deafening.
  2. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    I have had a flu jab every year for years with no adverse reaction whatsoever. In the early 80s a yellow fever jab straight after work knocked me out completely though I was fine the next morning. If I remember correctly its a carrying agent that does that rather than the yellow fever vaccine itself.
  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I had to laugh this morning when someone closely involved in the latest vaccine was being interviewed. The interviewer started quizzing him about whether it is long lasting and whether it stops someone passing on the virus. He replied - give me a break here! I'm over the moon we've got this far. We'll have to wait and see for the answer to that. I thought - good on yer mate!
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  4. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    We've been in level 2 for a while now. The neighbouring town, Dumbarton was level 3 until today when it was raised to level 4. The main effect of living next to a town in a different tier has been trains full of people coming here for our open pubs. And trainloads of drunk people staggering around town not social distancing. It remains to be seen whether the extra restrictions in Dumbarton result in fewer pub-tourists or not. Two of our hospitality establishments are currently closed because staff members have come down with Covid though so perhaps if htey keep it up there won't be anywhere left open for them to travel to anyway.
  5. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Possibly the same here come the last Friday of the month when we go down to 2; Edinburgh to decant to East Lothian pubs. :(

    They might try Midlothian pubs, but given the choice why would you?
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  6. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Back in August, when one region here (Auckland) was at level 3, and the rest of the country at level 2, there were police checkpoints on the roads out of Auckland.
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  7. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    Give me a couple of months I am sure I can makle up an answer to that - not saying it's one I would believe....
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  8. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    When going to your GP for 'Jabs', you need to start worrying if you see a dartboard in the practice nurse's room!
    I remember being at an airshow when a Vulcan or Victor passed overhead, and I would have thought either of these made a lot more racket than those already mentioned!
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  9. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I never saw a Vulcan in anger that I remember, but I did see XH588's last display, at Old Warden of all places, and the pilots hauled it round that tight display line like it was a fighter. They flicked it away from the crowd, gave it full throttle just for a second, and every car alarm on site went off - the earth really did shake!

    Sadly, the Hunter I also saw at OW (the pilot flew the English Electric Wren, popped off in a Cessna, and returned in the Hunter!) was lost the year after at Shoreham, and we all know about that...
  10. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I must say when I was with hubby in Chivenor (him with the helicopters) the Hunters never bothered me. The pilots, who I knew from their basic training days, however, did! Bless them! :)
  11. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Apparently the ones doing the testing here appear to take the attitude that the deeper the better! My neighbour's son was done the other day and thought they were removing his tonsils via his nostril. He had gone through the procedure many times, since he travels in his job, but he said this was the positive worst and most painful! Hope I don't have to get a test. Think I'll ask them to take the mouth route!
  12. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Same at a display at Culdrose. I got used to the sound back in the late '60s at Waddington, 2 squadrons of them! No car alarms about in those days that I knew of.
  13. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Sadly it's both

    My first test I remember looking at the swab and reading the instructions to "insert the swab into the nostril that will be most comfortable for you", looking at the size of the thing I thought "Neither"
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  14. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Not much of a problem for those who snort drugs though ....
  15. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    Nice to see you back!
  16. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Has anyone else noticed the very subtle, and very effective, tactic now used by an interviewee when asked a difficult question?
    Flatter the interviewer by saying, in a very sincere tone, that's a very interesting/good question! Yes, we have been considering - blah blah blah. Instead of the scenario becoming one of poke, stab, defensive answer, it suddenly becomes a cosy chat about possibilities.

    Very clever if not overdone. Having heard an increase in its use however, it could have run its course already.
  17. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Thanks only temporary at the moment, tomorrow and Friday I have time off so I am going to give my ISP hell! If that doesn't work then I will be offline again until Monday
  18. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    A few years ago I had a camera shoved up my nose to check my throat. Started as every month, then two months, three months and finally six monthly checks for about three years or so. [Actually, it may have been longer, but you know how time flies when you are enjoying yourself.]
    You can get quite used to it.

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  19. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Hello again!

  20. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    Or nurses practice room.

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