Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

Broch

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Wish me luck; I've got to come down off the hills and into town to pick up the dog's medication. Is it safe out there? Are there Zombie hoards roaming the streets?
 

Broch

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I know you've all been anxious so you'll be pleased to know I'm home safe and sound :)

Seriously though, I am glad I live in a rural area. Visited Tesco while I was out just to get a few things we were running short of (Italian blend coffee for example). No queues, no bad tempers - just pleasant friendly faces all going about their business being polite and keeping their distance. Mind you, it was very quiet and rather a pleasant shopping experience. I did pick up a bottle of bubbly; it is the missus' birthday today after all so absolutely essential :)
 

TLM

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In the east known as Bo, the shorter ones Hanbo or Jo. I have had a touch of Bo training, not enough to use it though and I must admit that Bo katas are dryer than anything for an ex fencer.
 
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Tengu

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Im now with Dad who is appalled at the amount of food bags in the living room.

(He would be even more appalled if I had turned up with nothing...)

He is starting to worry now he realises his normal very predictable diet might have to change...

The street is oddly quiet.
 
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SaraR

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The most ancient martial arts weapon - well, that and the short stick. :)

I've been teaching the grandchildren short-stick - much to their mother's annoyance.
I'm sure she really appreciates that!

I'd just not really heard of "quarterstaff" before, or at least, it hadn't registered. So it was more the term than the concept. Still interesting to read about it.

In the east known as Bo, the shorter ones Hanbo or Jo. I have had a touch of Bo training, not enough to use it though and I must admit that Bo katas are dryer than anything for an ex fencer.
Yeah, I've heard about them too.
Wielding a big stick around, is never much fun if you aren't allowed to wack something with it. :D
 

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Wielding a big stick around, is never much fun if you aren't allowed to wack something with it. :D
The practice sticks are covered in the sponge lagging you get for plumbing piping - it can still sting but not bruise :)

Sorry, getting way off topic now.
 
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TLM

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Starting midnight today a large part of southern Finland is being partly isolated for 3 weeks from the rest of the country. Only "necessary" traffic allowed.

It's a first in this part of the world. Kind of interesting to follow how it goes.
 

gonzo_the_great

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I saw a graphic on the BBC news site the other day, to help people visualise 2mtrs separation.
They had a drawing of someone holding a broom at arms length and the bristles touching another person.
Now, I would love to see people carrying brooms en masse on the streets and ushering others away with them.
It would be like living in an episode of Last of the Summer Wine!
 
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