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Coronavirus – Come Together, Right Now
13 April 2020
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QuarryMan said
Fair points both. I suppose it is one of those comforting lies as BB says, but I don't know, it always ticks me off slightly whenever I hear it. 

Does anybody know whether governments are planning 'exit strategies' for once things start to pick up? I'd be interested to know what plans are in place. 

  

The UK Government haven't said anything about the exit strategy, if asked they say they look to the evidence and that is to continue as we are with the lockdown. They think that to discuss at this time would only take the focus off the lockdown which is proving beneficial. 

I think the great idea is to look at other countries and do what whatever they do that seems to work. I think that's the equivalent of not having a clue of the answers in the exam so you're looking around at your contemporaries in the hope you can nick theirs. 

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If you were some mad bastard who was only into seeing the outside of buildings, you'd have a bloody great time now. Saw a hotel in Leicester Square in London for £90 for 3 days!!!!! 

 

It'd have cost about 10 times that normally at least.

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Macron has announced that France will remain in lockdown until (at least) 11th May, when schools, creches and universities will begin to open, along with some other closed businesses. Restaurants, cinemas and other entertainment/social venues will remain closed.

Spain has eased some lockdown restrictions, allowing some manufacturing, construction, and some businesses where people can't work at home to start reopening; while Italy has introduced similar easing of its lockdown as Spain, allowing a small amount of businesses to reopen from tomorrow.

I think there is some sense to watching how it goes in places like Spain and Italy. You don't want to rush into an early lifting of the restrictions only to find the figures are going up again, bouncing the country back into another lockdown. The UK is viewed as a couple of weeks behind France, meaning if we follow a similar timeline, it might be that we start to relax our lockdown in the last week of May.

In these circumstances I think it's the only thing we can do, watch what happens elsewhere and try to learn more from their exits from their strict lockdowns than we seemed to learn from their early handling of the virus.

It should be noted that China, which has relaxed many of the restrictions it had in place, saw a jump of 108 new infections on Sunday, the highest daily rise in over five weeks. Now all but ten seem to be been imported by people returning from overseas, but it does still show there is still some community spread.

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I'm meant to be in France at the end of May, I obviously don't want to go now so I'm kinda hoping the language schools stay closed until the end of May. If not, I'll have to ask them to reschedule me to either later in the year or if they're very nice to May next year.

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Well, as of Saturday we have to wear masks at work.  I hate it because I can't breathe under those things.

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@William Shears Campbell said
Well, as of Saturday we have to wear masks at work.  I hate it because I can't breathe under those things.

Pain that it is, it's also understandable. It's one thing me taking a 10-minute walk up the road, popping in the shop for usually no more than five minutes, and walking back without a mask, but I appreciate why the guys who work in the shop are wearing masks when they're coming into contact with so many people (though it is socially distanced, no more than three customers at a time - though there have been times there's also been five staff in the small shop!!!), and I appreciate the masks.

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Ron Nasty said

@William Shears Campbell said

Well, as of Saturday we have to wear masks at work.  I hate it because I can't breathe under those things.

Pain that it is, it's also understandable. It's one thing me taking a 10-minute walk up the road, popping in the shop for usually no more than five minutes, and walking back without a mask, but I appreciate why the guys who work in the shop are wearing masks when they're coming into contact with so many people (though it is socially distanced, no more than three customers at a time - though there have been times there's also been five staff in the small shop!!!), and I appreciate the masks.

  

Well, that's good.  I was manning a pallet jack on Saturday and I shouldn't have been as winded as I was at the end of the day.

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This is a bit of an obscure one, Tanita Tikaram's third album, 1991's Everybody's Angel...

Her first album, 1988's Ancient Heart, had been huge. Her second, 1990's The Sweet Keeper, was a bit overblown, and suffered for it. Both were produced by Rod Argent and Peter Van Hooke. This would be her last album with them, and she co-produced.

The horns are brought to the fore, soulful flows between Stax, Muscle Shoals and Van Morrison, with a touch of gospel, largely leaving behind the overlush string arrangements of her second album (apart from one, but it's perfectly judged). It's full of playful arrangements and playful vocals.

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Ron Nasty said
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This is a bit of an obscure one, Tanita Tikaram's third album, 1991's Everybody's Angel...

Her first album, 1988's Ancient Heart, had been huge. Her second, 1990's The Sweet Keeper, was a bit overblown, and suffered for it. Both were produced by Rod Argent and Peter Van Hooke. This would be her last album with them, and she co-produced.

The horns are brought to the fore, soulful flows between Stax, Muscle Shoals and Van Morrison, with a touch of gospel, largely leaving behind the overlush string arrangements of her second album (apart from one, but it's perfectly judged). It's full of playful arrangements and playful vocals.

  

I'd almost call this album moody? It's got a touch of the 'my first album was huge, my second album didn't do so well so I've got a point to prove with this one' to it, and I think it works. Well thought out music, and those horns are just beautiful. paul-mccartney-thumb_gifpaul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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Greetings from Brooklyn - Kings County NYC, where we have the second highest number of cases of any county in the US. The highest is our neighboring Queens County. Local businesses here are mainly shuttered, many have already said they won't be re-opening. Grocery store shelves are still spotty at best. We hear emergency sirens all day bringing new critical cases to the emergency rooms.

I ordered a copy of the extended edition of Tune In to try to help spend the time. I'm glad to be able to work remotely and to have my wife and kids with me. We're playing lots of games, making some music and watching movies. 

My father in law was one of the early COVID deaths around here. The rest of the family has been spared, thank god.

Trying to keep our chins up!

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OH NOOOOOOO

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50yearslate said

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OH NOOOOOOO

  

Ngl I'd probably go outside and sing with her 

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Pablo Ramon said 

My father in law was one of the early COVID deaths around here. The rest of the family has been spared, thank god.

Trying to keep our chins up!

  

So sorry about your father-in-law, Pablo Ramon. Stay safe, stay strong, New York.

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