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Too late, too hesitating, too unclear, too un-respected, too ...

Makes me remember an old joke about the UK moving right-hand-drive: first week they'll try with the cars and vans and next one with the buses and lorries.

Could have been a BOJO's decision ;-)

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After the outcry over English people flooding outlying areas of the UK last weekend
A Gloucester resident is now taking refuge in Scotland. Now a positive diagnosis has been made.
Probably the closest he'll ever get to Corona(tion)

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This is old but shows the same old dopes still run the show. How could they cover the health issues but ignore the fallout?
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-h...-not-foreseen/

Of course considering the economy automatically means letting the afflicted die in the best "this or that" tradition of student politics. The fact is we are heading for far more serious trouble than what is clearly a very dangerous virus. We are heading for economic meltdown that will kill far more than the disease we are trying to stop.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics...ism-collapses/

Readers can decide if the immediate future is likely to be a story of student politics over common sense.
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At the moment @ben I would stay where you are, you'll probably find you're safer where you are and not risk walking into something worse.
My visa is up in 40 days or so, then I won't have a choice. I'm keeping an eye on which countries seem to be dealing with it (currently South Korea looks good) - and will probably head to one of those for a month or two.

Unless of course (fingers crossed) - the UK is all sorted out by May - then I can get back to some delicious food!
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My visa is up in 40 days or so, then I won't have a choice. I'm keeping an eye on which countries seem to be dealing with it (currently South Korea looks good) - and will probably head to one of those for a month or two.

Unless of course (fingers crossed) - the UK is all sorted out by May - then I can get back to some delicious food!
Yep, she definitely knows her stuff.

Have you checked out the UK government websites, this link seems to suggest you get an automatic extra 30 days, but I don't know if you've already counted this in your 40 days

In 40 days time we maybe past the peak here but its unlikely that everything will be open and back to normal, but given another 30 days it may be much easier to organise travel.
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Yeah, I was due to leave next week originally to get ready for brooklands! (With a stop off in Bangkok on the way)

Went shopping at Costco just now to get some steaks, I must have been the only person in there not wearing a mask
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as there is no testing, we don't know how many have had it already, with mild symptoms, and so these are not counted in the numbers. I had a mild temperature for 3 days, as did a couple of others I know, with slight sore throat and a slight headache. so have I had it? there might already be 30 or 40 percent of the population that have had a mild dose, and we wouldn't know as these would not be reported anywhere. I'm still staying at home though!
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as there is no testing, we don't know how many have had it already, with mild symptoms, and so these are not counted in the numbers. I had a mild temperature for 3 days, as did a couple of others I know, with slight sore throat and a slight headache. so have I had it? there might already be 30 or 40 percent of the population that have had a mild dose, and we wouldn't know as these would not be reported anywhere. I'm still staying at home though!
I had a bad sore throat most mornings for about 2. Week back in early February before this all took off
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Overhere they've started to test the blood of blooddonors for antibodies. Might give an indication of what percentage of the population might have had it without noticing it.

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There should in the not to distant future be a home antibody testing kit available.
65M people in the UK they have to make a lot of testing kits so I suspect they will be rolling them out to most in need first.
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There should in the not to distant future be a home antibody testing kit available.
With that hopefully meaning those people are now immune and not infectious?
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With that hopefully meaning those people are now immune and not infectious?
errrrm Maybe.

we actually don't know enough about the virus to say that it's guaranteed that having had it in the past means you won't get it again. There have been reported cases in italy and china of people having it, then being re-infected again.

But you'd hope someone who has antibodies would be more resistant than someone who didn't.

Going back to your other post, what are your plans with visa running out, can you extend it or is that not an option?
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There should in the not to distant future be a home antibody testing kit available.
65M people in the UK they have to make a lot of testing kits so I suspect they will be rolling them out to most in need first.
3.5m kits apparently for the starting order/manufacturering run
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what are your plans with visa running out, can you extend it or is that not an option?
Technically I can for apply another 60 days, but that will put my yearly allowance way over (I have to keep it at less than 180 in the previous 365 day period) - but in this case they might allow it due to the situation.

Or they might not.

My concern then would be I go to the UK and can't get back!

My cat sitter would *not* be happy!
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With that hopefully meaning those people are now immune and not infectious?
That's the hope, though there is no way to know for certain.


The antibody tests are now being evaluated as there are some important factors to consider.

The plan is to test frontline staff that have either had or suspected they had the virus or self isolated because someone in their immediate family has first, if they have the antibodies they hope they can then return to work asap.


The trouble I hear is that there does need to be a safe working limit around the tests, which is being tested now.

If you have the virus your system will produce lots of these antibodies to fight the virus, but you could still be infectious.
So testing for antibodies and acting on the results needs careful consideration.


It's thought there needs to be a time distance between no longer being infectious and testing, otherwise the results may not be fit for purpose and a lot of tests will be wasted.
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