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A11M11
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London hospitals now being overwhelmed,

Yes they have shipped some out to the Norfolk and Norwich which has doubled it's ICU unit and now that is full also. General patients being treated in a marquee in the car park or being farmed out to private Bupa hospitals and I bet they are charging full price.

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Think its about to take the wife's uncle from Beckenham, he was a doctor before he retired and an absolutely lovely guy, he helped people out whenever he could and got totally ripped off by an African lady (and was still lovely to her) because he went to the same church and got hoodwinked.

Will always remember him laughing at my jokes but trying to keep it low key as he knew they were wronguns lol.

nut flush gooner
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LeftfootlegendGooner wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:31 pm
Think its about to take the wife's uncle from Beckenham, he was a doctor before he retired and an absolutely lovely guy, he helped people out whenever he could and got totally ripped off by an African lady (and was still lovely to her) because he went to the same church and got hoodwinked.

Will always remember him laughing at my jokes but trying to keep it low key as he knew they were wronguns lol.
Sorry to hear that, its only when someone close suffers badly with Covid or dies that it hits home.

It’s really scary how many people are leaving us every day in a lockdown, fuck knows what would happen if we relaxed the rules/guidance.

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I think it is becoming obvious that the current lockdown rules are not strong enough.
London has been in tier 4/lockdown for 3 weeks now and cases are still going up in every borough.
At the very worst you would expect them to be plateauing by now.

Boris really needs to stop dithering and toughen up - I don’t see an alternative for the next month.
It is either that or we accept we don’t currently have a functioning health system in this country.
Survival of the fittest.

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A brief explanation of the 3 Covid Vaccines:


BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-55625276


:?

nut flush gooner
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OneBardGooner wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:39 pm
A brief explanation of the 3 Covid Vaccines:


BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-55625276


:?
My mum has been called up for her vaccine on Saturday, and she's in Tier 2 so it looks like Boris might actually be doing something right for a change.

In saying that 1500 deaths today, I defy anyone who says we shouldn't be in lockdown now and let the economy function under the new strain which clearly is spreading like wildfire. I now have two mates/wives who have had it.

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nut flush gooner wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:14 am
LeftfootlegendGooner wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:31 pm
Think its about to take the wife's uncle from Beckenham, he was a doctor before he retired and an absolutely lovely guy, he helped people out whenever he could and got totally ripped off by an African lady (and was still lovely to her) because he went to the same church and got hoodwinked.

Will always remember him laughing at my jokes but trying to keep it low key as he knew they were wronguns lol.
Sorry to hear that, its only when someone close suffers badly with Covid or dies that it hits home.

It’s really scary how many people are leaving us every day in a lockdown, fuck knows what would happen if we relaxed the rules/guidance.
Thanks for your regards, though it hasn't taken this to happen to make me appreciate the severity of it.

I'm a business owner and this has hit me hard in the pocket but I dont break any rules and haven't from the off, I've long used hand sanitiser, about 15 years now since I started up my business, its common sense to me.

Where we can work we use masks etc, im not going to use this as a political platform because people that do are more harm than good.

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I see we are finally shutting the borders.
Just 10 months too late :roll:

Imagine we had shut them back in March, had a tougher lockdown - the economy would have been nearly back to normal by now.

Mind you it is the same as Arsenal - if we had sacked Wenger 5 years ago, appointed Klopp we would have win the league again by now.

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My mum who is 79 went for her first Pfizer jab yesterday at her local GP. Very well organised it was, with registration outside in a marquee lots of social distancing and it only took 25 minutes from checking in to leaving after the 15 minute wait to see if there were any side effects.

Ive been accused of being politically biased having a pop at Boris all the time, well here’s the balance the amount of vaccines the NHS is rolling out every day is truly amazing, We are doing much better than other countries including the US who seem to be imploding in the final days of Trump.

I hope we can get everyone down to age 50 vaccinated by Spring and we can look forward to a better summer. Its grim right now but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Gunner Rob wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:44 am
I see we are finally shutting the borders.
Just 10 months too late :roll:

Imagine we had shut them back in March, had a tougher lockdown - the economy would have been nearly back to normal by now.

Mind you it is the same as Arsenal - if we had sacked Wenger 5 years ago, appointed Klopp we would have win the league again by now.
No it wouldn't Rob, our economy is a cog in a global wheel. If other countries have worse covid outcomes then it drags us down too. Just because we have taken up the drawbridge on Europe it doesn't mean our economy functions independently, even though it may legislatively,

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JesusWept, just heard on Radio 4 news, that hospital admissions of COVID Patients across England is every 30 seconds....

I'm beginning to wonder if anyone will be left who hasn't caught this awful thing? :cry:

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OneBardGooner wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:23 pm
JesusWept, just heard on Radio 4 news, that hospital admissions of COVID Patients across England is every 30 seconds....

I'm beginning to wonder if anyone will be left who hasn't caught this awful thing? :cry:
Manuel almunia still in the uk? Could guarantee that fùcker still couldn't catch anything.
Tbh 15 years ago I moved to nz and these days I'm thankful I did. Lock us up for 4 weeks and life is back to normal. Really is hard from over here to comprehend eat is happening in the world outside.

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