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  1. If it helps... I know of no "24 hour" fuel station with "pay at pump" facilities that is closed due to coronavirus. Tesco Archer Road being one example. It is open 24 hours. You don't need people to staff it, because you pay at the pump. Even during the day time, when staff are there, they have notices up encouraging you to pay at the pump, for obvious reasons. So I don't think you need to worry one iota that "pay at pump" 24 hour fuel stations will remain open.
  2. That's good advice. Phone the hospital main switchboard number. Sounds like the OP would have never thought of that - so thank you for helping/him her! The telephone is a great invention.
  3. Admiral 4 was a specialist mole-like one that lived in the belly of Admiral 2.
  4. Would you have entertained them Ridgewalk? 😀
  5. Muscle pain is a common side effect of statins. More rarely, they may cause muscle wasting (rhabdomyolysis). There is evidence that stopping a statin until the pain symptoms have disappeared, then re-starting again, on the same statin or a different one, may get rid of the muscle pain problem. Or it may be possible to take a lower dose. But both these things need to be initiated by your GP and should never be done unless under medical supervision.
  6. Not heard of that and can't quite see how that would work? Bananas are a good source of potassium though.
  7. I think there are some great suggestions on here and hope the OP finds them helpful. My suggestion to you Bob is that you go back to your GP (or a GP with a special interest in mental health) and explain why you feel the help offered so far is insufficient and ask for further help. IAPT provide a good service which is helpful to many people, however, their remit is for mild anxiety and depression, mainly, and unfortunately they do get unsuitable patients referred to them sometimes by GP's. By "unsuitable" I mean, more complex mental health issues, which they are not able to deal with. They also have a limited amount of time/number of sessions that they are able to offer. So, you may need some other kind of mental health support. And these are available and best accessed through your GP. Good luck! And as others have said, you've taken a big step forward just by talking about it!
  8. I think they've added up all the "single" household categories, including those with children. https://www.statista.com/statistics/526013/sweden-number-of-households-by-type/ It's roughly 38% of all households with just one person living there, if my maths are correct.
  9. I agree that no one knows if they are healthy or not. Some estimates suggest that up to 80% of the population may have been infected. Unless we test we don't know. I posted about this as well. In some cases there may be no symptoms, so it's not necessarily true to suggest that they will appear by day 5 or 6. What is even more concerning is that we do not know how long someone remains contagious. With pandemic flu it's usually just the first 48 hours, but with this there are some reports of people remaining contagious for weeks ( based on Italian cases). I think what you describe under 2 above is shambolic, although it's unsurprising. Human nature at its worst. And I was not referring to workers as "idiots" btw - if that is your inference? I was referring to people who take decisions against medical advice based on their own beliefs rather than evidence.
  10. Correct Brooker. And I provided a link to expert advice from the World Health Organization that confirms this. But there are some people you cannot educate, because no matter what facts you put before them, it doesn't make them stop to think or reconsider, it just reinforces their stubbornness to believe their views are right. The one thing I do agree with is the statement that "healthy people could be carriers of the virus". They could, for as far as we know. This is part of the problem, we haven't routinely tested people, so we don't know who's carrying it and who is not. But that's part of the reason for the social distancing and lock down.
  11. I think you need to educate yourself a bit further on the use of gloves and masks. For a start, there is no reason why healthy people should be wearing them. And if they are worn then other hygiene conditions need to be met. We've got a situation currently where these items are needed in hospital by NHS staff, but are in short supply because Joe Public is wearing them, for no good reason. What a ridiculous state of affairs! https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks If you feel that being at work is putting your own health, or those of others, at risk, you shouldn't go to work. Your employer, rightly or wrongly, has decided that production can carry on as normal without putting staff at risk. That's his/her call. By continuing working and "making profits" your employer will be able to stay in business and pay you and others a wage. Have you thought of it that way?
  12. All national trust car parks are now closed as of last weekend. Too many folks were taking advantage of their offer, obviously!
  13. That's progress at least. I must admit though, I can understand his reluctance. I remember the video clip of Wilkinson trying to reason with the fans a few years ago. It was a bit of a thankless task as some fans are clearly unable to "reason" and be "reasonable". Wilkinson went right up in my estimation following that - I thought the bloke did a fantastic job of being straight and honest with the fans, even though some of them weren't able to appreciate it.
  14. This may be a solution? http://bradfieldbrewery.com/ You're right of course. I think it is only a matter of time (hours or days) before we are on total lock down.
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