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MarkRenshaw
Posted: March 21st, 2020, 8:36am Report to Moderator
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Work gave me my two-week notice yesterday. As I'm self-employed I'm not entitled to most of the support packages the UK government outlined this week, just Universal Credit which is £94 a week. I doubt anyone is hiring contractors right now in my line of work but I'll try my best.

The good news, I will have more time for writing - yeah!
Bad news, I have to use my retirement savings until I can find work again.

Once this is over though, the cost will be huge. Here's something I just put on my Facebook page. I imagine in the US and in the EU it will be a similar story:

Some food for thought. Between 2007-2009 the Government spent 137 billion bailing out the banks, which lead to ten years of austerity measures, even though the banks paid a fair chunk of that back. https://fullfact.org/…/1-trillion-not-spent-bailing-out-ba…/

The other day the government announced a £350 billion business support package, followed yesterday by an 80% wage guarantee for PAYE workers which will cost an estimated £78 billion. https://www.google.com/…/government-pay-wages-jobs-coronavi…

So with us already committed to spending more than double the amount to rescue the banks, how are we supposed to pay for all this? Don't get me wrong, I think the government has no choice, but what is the plan? And how can we possibly afford Brexit now?


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Max Ruddock
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I wonder if Brexit might actually help here, as the cost for those in the EU will be huge too.

You’re right though Mark, will be hard to imagine this isn’t going to have a huge effect on us long term.

Good luck with finding work!
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MarkItZero
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Hope everythings okay, Dave. I'm assuming they aren't in an at risk group age-wise, don't know about underlying conditions.


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Whew! Scary business, Dave.
Very happy to hear they appear on the up.



Thanks


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http://dlambertson.wix.com/scripts
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Quoted from MarkItZero
Hope everythings okay, Dave. I'm assuming they aren't in an at risk group age-wise, don't know about underlying conditions.


They are slowly on the mend. No underlying conditions


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Main things folks just like the flu and other viruses. We are all wired differently and our immune systems react different at different times. All any of US can do is just take the precautions and take care of one another and ride this "Viral Crisis" out together. Hope EVERYONE stays well and stay strong and "this too shall pass". In the mean time let’s just continue to support one another and be kind to one another.


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Hubby and I were doing yard work today. While looking for some Jomax in the garage we found a box of N95 face masks. There were 25 in it. We gave the box to our midwife DIL. She cried. How sad is that?


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Dave, glad to hear things appear to be on the mend. Have you had physical contact at all? The incubation period of the virus is around 10 days, which is why I thought I had gotten away with it when my gf and kids were almost well. I went down last. I even jinxed myself as two days before I went down, I mentioned my heavy weed consumption protects me from viruses. I was so confident too.

Steve, sorry to hear you lost your job... but maybe your boss is telling the truth. With all the panic-buying, it's hard to imagine businesses, aside from pubs and restaurants, not doing well.

Penoyer, how do you know you had flu and not coronavirus?


Thanks, Dustin.  My daughter was over to the house 13 days ago, I know the virus lasts on surfaces for a few days - but so far, so good. I would have thought the weed would have killed it


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Hubby and I were doing yard work today. While looking for some Jomax in the garage we found a box of N95 face masks. There were 25 in it. We gave the box to our midwife DIL. She cried. How sad is that?

Now, see that's the attitude. Someone else would have tried to flog them for a fortune. Nice one, Pia.



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Quoted from _ghostwriters
Main things folks just like the flu and other viruses. We are all wired differently and our immune systems react different at different times. All any of US can do is just take the precautions and take care of one another and ride this "Viral Crisis" out together. Hope EVERYONE stays well and stay strong and "this too shall pass". In the mean time let’s just continue to support one another and be kind to one another.

Sensible sound advice. Couldn't have said it better.  


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khamanna
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Quoted from Grandma Bear
Hubby and I were doing yard work today. While looking for some Jomax in the garage we found a box of N95 face masks. There were 25 in it. We gave the box to our midwife DIL. She cried. How sad is that?


How’s your daughter in law and the new baby doing? Hopefully they are well
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Quoted from LC

Now, see that's the attitude. Someone else would have tried to flog them for a fortune. Nice one, Pia.


We use them at work for dust, but now we are out. At some point, my husband must have brought a box home with intention to use while doing yard work, but it's probably been a couple of years. We just found this box by chance today.




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How’s your daughter in law and the new baby doing? Hopefully they are well


DIL is okay. I have no idea how the new corona mother and baby are doing. Hopefully they're okay, but we haven't talked about it. Very wreckless though...


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I need to chill. I think the stress of being home all day with everyone is getting to me. Today was irritable at worst: at best, passable with a few fun moments with the kids.

It seems like everyone is outside, though. Walking, biking, playing with the kids. It's quite refreshing, actually, to see your neighbors out and about doing things. Kinda like the good ol days, as it were, even though I don't remember them much except I was always outside. Only as I grew older did I spend more time alone, my creative side festering to the surface.

And I feel fine. My family feels fine. I've been sort of sick for the past few weeks, and last week developed a cough. I made the necessary phone calls, was told I wasn't high risk, maybe I just had a touch of bronchitis. My hope, at this point, is that I had it already and it's on it's way out. Gone. I hope.

I mentioned how this felt like the days following 9/11 the other day. Remember all the American flags that popped out of nowhere? They were everywhere. All these people outside lately, I think that's the response to this hardship we're facing. I think maybe it's bringing us all closer. Hopefully.


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Penoyer79
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Quoted from Dustin

Penoyer, how do you know you had flu and not coronavirus?


I guess it COULD be. the variance in reported symptoms has been frustrating for self diagnose purposes.

i'm about 4-5 days in with true symptoms and have had hardly any cough to speak of....

Mostly fever, head aches, body aches, sore through, runny/stuffy nose, and fatigue.

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Dustin
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Quoted from Penoyer79


I guess it COULD be. the variance in reported symptoms has been frustrating for self diagnose purposes.

i'm about 4-5 days in with true symptoms and have had hardly any cough to speak of....

Mostly fever, head aches, body aches, sore through, runny/stuffy nose, and fatigue.


Yeah, it could be. It does sound like flu though too. Hopefully, this is the coronavirus and you're getting it out of the way.

Get well soon,


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