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Re: Novel Coronavirus

Posted: 05 Mar 2020, 13:54
by Sathias
If you are elderly or have other medical conditions it is pretty dangerous. It seems to be worse the older you are, kids hardly get sick at all from it from what I've read.

Re: Novel Coronavirus

Posted: 05 Mar 2020, 14:15
by Disco
Yeah we're only in our 30's.

Hope I don't get it, even if it's not bad/fatal, my boss thinks that Personal Leave days should actually be 75% work from home days, and gets upset if I've DND'd my phone for a few hours to catch a nap when I've got a cold/flu.

Re: Novel Coronavirus

Posted: 06 Mar 2020, 06:16
by Sathias
Disco wrote:
05 Mar 2020, 14:15
Yeah we're only in our 30's.

Hope I don't get it, even if it's not bad/fatal, my boss thinks that Personal Leave days should actually be 75% work from home days, and gets upset if I've DND'd my phone for a few hours to catch a nap when I've got a cold/flu.
Your boss should fuck off. Those sick days are a workplace entitlement. You are entitled to them.

Re: Novel Coronavirus

Posted: 06 Mar 2020, 08:35
by Disco
Sathias wrote:
06 Mar 2020, 06:16
Disco wrote:
05 Mar 2020, 14:15
Yeah we're only in our 30's.

Hope I don't get it, even if it's not bad/fatal, my boss thinks that Personal Leave days should actually be 75% work from home days, and gets upset if I've DND'd my phone for a few hours to catch a nap when I've got a cold/flu.
Your boss should fuck off. Those sick days are a workplace entitlement. You are entitled to them.
Yeah, he's pretty backwards in a lot of ways, wont hire women of child bearing age or women with kids, doesn't believe in sick leave, doesn't think anyone should leave the office on time (they should do extra, just because!) and has no understanding of company morale and that happy employees are more productive employees.

Re: Novel Coronavirus

Posted: 06 Mar 2020, 12:31
by Otto-matic Reiffel
Next time you start feeling sick, just cough on him a lot.

Re: Novel Coronavirus

Posted: 07 Mar 2020, 12:13
by Disco
Otto-matic Reiffel wrote:
06 Mar 2020, 12:31
Next time you start feeling sick, just cough on him a lot.
I have an aversion to germs and even shaking hands, I go through hand sanitizer at work like nobodies business, everyone knows this about me - the boss was in a few weeks ago with a head cold and kept telling me "it's not contagious" ... :sick: :lol:

Re: Novel Coronavirus

Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 12:06
by Mythor
Italy has now also been banned, on top of them self isolating. Death toll there is over 600 now. :(

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-11/ ... y/12045064

Re: Novel Coronavirus

Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 12:09
by Disco
Certainly feels like it's taking off and I think Mrs Disco and I are coming down with a cold

Re: Novel Coronavirus

Posted: 12 Mar 2020, 08:21
by Darius359au
This is funny as shit ,morons that went on the great Toilet Paper Panic of 2020 are now trying to return it and the other stuff they bought But Wollies have said "NO live with it stupid :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: " https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... uying.html

Re: Novel Coronavirus

Posted: 12 Mar 2020, 11:40
by Disco
And it's a Pandemic

Re: Novel Coronavirus

Posted: 12 Mar 2020, 12:39
by Mythor
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive and are now in isolation in Australia. Hope they both make a full and speedy recovery. Getting sick away from home is awful at the best of times.

Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Posted: 12 Mar 2020, 15:15
by Darius359au
Just read the story about Hanks and his wife ,bloody hell ,hope they get better soon!.
Another bit of news the NBA in the U.S has suspended it's season after a utah jazz player tested positive.. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-12/ ... s/12049452

Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Posted: 12 Mar 2020, 15:22
by Darius359au
On a lighter note been watching that interactive map - anyone else notice how much it looks like a "Plague Inc" map? ,we're fine as long as there's no infection in Greenland...course if it does pop up there then it's the end of the world! ;) :lol:

Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Posted: 12 Mar 2020, 17:27
by kharis
Fuck Greenland!!

Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Posted: 13 Mar 2020, 06:20
by Mugsy
Ireland has suspended all schools and daycare centres. And their death rate is less than ours. When is our government gonna wise up. Best they can do is provide a 'vote for me' payment to the needy. Not much use if those people are dead.

And yeah, hope Mr Hanky and wife makes a full recovery. Cannot imagine being deprived of his work so soon.

Re: Novel Coronavirus

Posted: 13 Mar 2020, 09:43
by brimlad
Mythor wrote:
12 Mar 2020, 12:39
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive and are now in isolation in Australia. Hope they both make a full and speedy recovery. Getting sick away from home is awful at the best of times.
there is a go fund me page for Tom, I donated two rolls of toilet paper :)

Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Posted: 13 Mar 2020, 10:24
by Disco
Forget Tom Hanks, 3 confirmed cases in Orange announced this morning

https://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/ ... fN22FzHmg4

Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Posted: 13 Mar 2020, 12:52
by Sathias
Darius359au wrote:
12 Mar 2020, 15:15
Just read the story about Hanks and his wife ,bloody hell ,hope they get better soon!.
Another bit of news the NBA in the U.S has suspended it's season after a utah jazz player tested positive.. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-12/ ... s/12049452
Absolute nightmare for health officials.... they have been in contact with HUNDREDS of people since they have been here, there's pics from a few days ago of Tom being absolutely mobbed at Mr Wong in Sydney.

Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Posted: 13 Mar 2020, 18:33
by Mythor
The Potato has it as well. Distinctly less worried about him than Tom Hanks. Though I hope he makes a full recovery in due course as well.

Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Posted: 13 Mar 2020, 19:25
by Mugsy
If only we could get word that Trump's got it too.

So many movies have had their releases pushed back now... first it was 007, then Fast 9, now Mulan and The New Mutants too. Wish they'd come out on streaming... and that we'd all go into lock down. I'd be happy to purchase 6 streaming subscriptions to pass my days.

Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Posted: 14 Mar 2020, 14:32
by Disco
Glad we went shopping last night by the looks of things

Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Posted: 14 Mar 2020, 14:44
by Otto-matic Reiffel
I hear Disco went shopping...

Your headline wasn't too far off "Orange man gets Caronavirus". I expect Trump will get it at some point, but will probably be kept under wraps as he has a need to appear invincible.

Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Posted: 14 Mar 2020, 16:11
by Mugsy
Otto-matic Reiffel wrote:
14 Mar 2020, 14:44
I hear Disco went shopping...
Looks like he went 8 times... and is glad about it.

Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Posted: 14 Mar 2020, 17:11
by Mythor
Don't know what you're all talking about! (Fixed.)

Total confirmed cases in NSW sits at 112 as of 4.30pm The number of unknown sources is a bit concerning. Hopefully some of them are related and thus have a common source, rather than it being a lot more widespread.

Remember to wash your hands and try to avoid touching your face!

Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID19)

Posted: 15 Mar 2020, 12:08
by Mugsy
Total cases across the States as of this morning...

NSW cases: 112
VIC cases: 57
QLD cases 46
SA cases: 19
WA cases : 17
TAS cases : 6
NT and ACT: 1 each
Total cases: 259

Those red blobs on the JHU map have grown quite a bit too...

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps ... 7b48e9ecf6