What Are You Stockpiling for Coronavirus?

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Re: What Are You Stockpiling for Coronavirus?

Post by gle1975 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:57 pm

Why are the overpriced handwashes/hand sanistisers sold out? Surely soap, washing up liquid, shower gel etc has the same effect?
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Re: What Are You Stockpiling for Coronavirus?

Post by macliam » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:01 pm

gle1975 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:57 pm
Why are the overpriced handwashes/hand sanistisers sold out? Surely soap, washing up liquid, shower gel etc has the same effect?
As previously posted, liquid soap is recommended, but all those you say will have their effect - and HOT water. People seem to be convinced a bit of disinfectant will do the job - IT WON'T!
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Re: What Are You Stockpiling for Coronavirus?

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:54 pm

blythburgh wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:12 am
Boots are stopping the make up sessions in the larger shops. Bad news for A Thunder of this parish. Now he will just have to go out without make up on and so children beware in case you meet him and get frightened.
The best you can do - I didn't even flinch.
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Latest purchase limits placed on shops in UK, in light of the Coronavirus due to panic buying;

ASDA: 2 hand sanitisers and a 4 pack of toilet rolls.

TESCO: 1 hand sanitiser, 500g of rice and 4 pack of toilet rolls.

WAITROSE: 1 lobster, 6 quails eggs and 100g of Foie Gras.

ALDI: a MIG welder, a pink sports bra, 2 trumpets and a wetsuit.
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Re: What Are You Stockpiling for Coronavirus?

Post by kevinchess1 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:14 pm

I see mackem has finally succumbed to stockpiling and panic buying. :(

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Re: What Are You Stockpiling for Coronavirus?

Post by macliam » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:49 pm

I'm hearing a lot about "herd immunity"...... :eh:

A couple of points

Firstly immunity is a likely, not a given - there have been reports of re-infection. More likely is that any subsequent infection will be less serious......
Secondly, you don't achieve "herd immunity" by letting the primary disease run rampant - you achieve it by innoculation or by controlled infection.

Imagine if they decided to promote "herd immunity" for smallpox by giving everyone smallpox!! :wtf:
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Re: What Are You Stockpiling for Coronavirus?

Post by macliam » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:53 pm

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(PS, SNOPES says false)
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Re: What Are You Stockpiling for Coronavirus?

Post by Sarah » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:38 pm

One of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures attempted to explain & demonstrate herd immunity at a level that children (or maybe even the Johnson government) could understand at the end of last year. It can be seen here on youtube - skip to 22 mins if you don't want to watch the whole episode:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q4DrUHKC0Q
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Re: What Are You Stockpiling for Coronavirus?

Post by kevinchess1 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:54 pm

Aldi are limiting shoppers to a maximum of 4 units of any item
Which is annoying because I need 5 ski masks and a dozen pink tents
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Re: What Are You Stockpiling for Coronavirus?

Post by kevinchess1 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:49 pm

Paranoid behaviour or what?
My local MorrisMens has a security tag on their hand wash in the toilets
Luckily for me I had my pliers.
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Re: What Are You Stockpiling for Coronavirus?

Post by macliam » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:12 pm

Bloke in front of me got picked up nicking soap

The dispenser in his pocket was a bit of a giveaway.......
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