Coronavirus = empty roads

Coronavirus = empty roads

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Boosted LS1

19,048 posts

215 months

Thursday 26th March
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Syndrome280 said:
Boosted LS1 said:
But I'm not being selfish. Why can't you grasp this?
Yes, you are.
Everyone in the country has been given a very specific set of instructions, at no point have they said “do what you like, if you think it’s appropriate”.
Despite what you think you’re not more important than everyone else nor do you have the facts, experience, training or ability to figure out how to combat this pandemic.
Yes, stay away from people and don't touch anything. That's what we've been told.

Doofus

11,998 posts

128 months

Thursday 26th March
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Boosted LS1 said:
I've said no such thing. My understanding is that I can walk, ride, excercise out doors. Which part of that can't you comprehend given that I'm alone?
You are making unnecessary journeys. Which part of that do you continually, willfully fail to grasp?

Antony Moxey

5,179 posts

174 months

Thursday 26th March
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Boosted LS1 said:
I've said no such thing. My understanding is that I can walk, ride, excercise out doors. Which part of that can't you comprehend given that I'm alone?
The part where you seem to be suggesting ‘ride’ means riding a motorbike to a remote location to carry out your exercise of choice. Apologies if I’ve got that wrong, however the government’s instructions about unnecessary journeys shouldn’t be ignored just because we think we know better and it’s only us on our own.

Alextodrive

242 posts

30 months

Thursday 26th March
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Boosted LS1 said:
Yes, stay away from people and don't touch anything. That's what we've been told.
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

"Stay at home
Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
Wash your hands as soon as you get home"


midenginedcoupe

4,977 posts

87 months

Thursday 26th March
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Boosted LS1 said:
I meant the sheeple going for jaunts as a herd to country parks etc. There is the risk
Nobody goes as a herd you fking idiot. Everyone is acting independently, each driven by the same underlying needs and wants. The self-same needs and wants that you think somehow make it OK for you to do it.

Stay at home. FFS.

Boosted LS1

19,048 posts

215 months

Thursday 26th March
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Health reasons, imo walk the dog, take some fresh air, ride a bike, take exercise. Stay away from people and gel frequently. I spend 22 hours a day at home and live alone. Tomorrow I'll walk for 2 hours on my own and pose zero risk to anybody.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-5202274...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/26/can-wa...

Edited by Boosted LS1 on Thursday 26th March 21:35

Alextodrive

242 posts

30 months

Thursday 26th March
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Boosted LS1 said:
Health reasons, imo walk the dog, take some fresh air, ride a bike, take exercise. Stay away from people and gel frequently. I spend 22 hours a day at home and live alone. Tomorrow I'll walk for 2 hours on my own and pose zero risk to anybody.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-5202274...
Now you're just making me jealous.

Doofus

11,998 posts

128 months

Thursday 26th March
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Boosted LS1 said:
Health reasons, imo walk the dog, take some fresh air, ride a bike, take exercise. Stay away from people and gel frequently. I spend 22 hours a day at home and live alone. Tomorrow I'll walk for 2 hours on my own and pose zero risk to anybody.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-5202274...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/26/can-wa...

Edited by Boosted LS1 on Thursday 26th March 21:35
It doesn't fking matter! Why can't you just do as you're told, like reasonable people do?

Boosted LS1

19,048 posts

215 months

Thursday 26th March
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Because I'm not as stupid as you, blindly following the panic and adding hysteria to it. The PM says we can go out for a walk, run etc. Take one form of exercise a day and this is what I'm doing whilst being safe about it. It's not difficult.

Read the first link and see what you're guilty of.

Solocle

1,430 posts

39 months

Thursday 26th March
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I could go for a 200 mile cycle without contravening government instructions. It's a distance I've done before (twice), and the advice is to do your usual exercise.

Will I? Hell no. Doing 200 miles in your proverbial backyard is just going to get boring. If I don't do it that way, there's a significant risk that I'm going to run out of energy and need picking up... which is an unnecessary journey.

I'm not going to curtail my distance unnecessarily - bread and butter 40 to 60 mile rides are still on the cards. Hell, if I feel adventurous, I could do 80-100. I don't necessarily need to stay on my doorstep for those distances, as long as I carry a suitable number of spares, and a suitable quantity of food and drink.

smartypants

44,677 posts

124 months

Thursday 26th March
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There’s no panic, apart from the lack of loo roll. But we could be there very soon if we don’t adhere to the rules.

If you’re just doing what is asked then fine, that will hopefully help us avoid the worst of what is coming. Just look at the stats and the graphs, we’re very much on our way currently to what Spain and Italy have been suffering from. Once you get there, you will not be able to even go for a walk.

So think carefully.


Zoobeef

4,920 posts

113 months

Thursday 26th March
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smartypants said:
There’s no panic, apart from the lack of loo roll. But we could be there very soon if we don’t adhere to the rules.

If you’re just doing what is asked then fine, that will hopefully help us avoid the worst of what is coming. Just look at the stats and the graphs, we’re very much on our way currently to what Spain and Italy have been suffering from. Once you get there, you will not be able to even go for a walk.

So think carefully.
biggrin what magic stats are you looking at?

Justin Case

1,482 posts

89 months

Thursday 26th March
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Boosted LS1 said:
But I'm not being selfish. Why can't you grasp this? I'm out on my own, away from others and generally minding my own business. Those are the facts. If the sheeple want to follow the herd then sure, that's a risk. However I'm not one of those sheople.
Can't you realise that if everyone is as selfish as you, and you are, then you won't be on your own but amongst many others with the greater risk of transmission.

smartypants

44,677 posts

124 months

Thursday 26th March
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Zoobeef said:
biggrin what magic stats are you looking at?
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Doofus

11,998 posts

128 months

Thursday 26th March
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Boosted LS1 said:
Because I'm not as stupid as you, blindly following the panic and adding hysteria to it. The PM says we can go out for a walk, run etc. Take one form of exercise a day and this is what I'm doing whilst being safe about it. It's not difficult.

Read the first link and see what you're guilty of.
I walk my dog each day, and so does my wife. We are doing so from our front door, without making any unnecessary journeys. We're not 'blindly following the panic'; we're doing what every single one of us has been asked to do. Most of us are doing it because all the evidence suggests it's the right thing ro do, and we don't see this as some sort of Billy Big bks contest, as you seem to do.

I'm not being hysterical, I'm being incredulous.


Boosted LS1

19,048 posts

215 months

Thursday 26th March
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^ I agree with you (smartypants) and watch the news avidly etc for updates but some on here are in serious panic mode and need to get a grip on reality. The main theme is to avoid other people and practice very high hygene standards. We're probably all going to have this virus at some point and it'll effect us in different ways. We need especially to avoid older people or people with issues. One day we may have built up immunity or have a vaccine. It's still important to try to live some sort of a good life for it's mental health benefits.

Edited by Boosted LS1 on Thursday 26th March 22:15

Zoobeef

4,920 posts

113 months

Thursday 26th March
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smartypants said:
Which dont show anything like what you're fear mongering.

Boosted LS1

19,048 posts

215 months

Thursday 26th March
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Justin Case said:
Boosted LS1 said:
But I'm not being selfish. Why can't you grasp this? I'm out on my own, away from others and generally minding my own business. Those are the facts. If the sheeple want to follow the herd then sure, that's a risk. However I'm not one of those sheople.
Can't you realise that if everyone is as selfish as you, and you are, then you won't be on your own but amongst many others with the greater risk of transmission.
Don't be silly. I walk alone not where there will be crowds of people. I go bird watching and like nature. The crowds usually like costa st and maccy D's nearby.

smartypants

44,677 posts

124 months

Thursday 26th March
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Zoobeef said:
Which dont show anything like what you're fear mongering.
They certainly do. We’re quite a way behind the date line of Italy, and they seem to be just flattening off now (fingers crossed!) We’re very much still on an upward trajectory, and probably nearly a month behind.


Boosted LS1

19,048 posts

215 months

Thursday 26th March
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Doofus said:
Boosted LS1 said:
Because I'm not as stupid as you, blindly following the panic and adding hysteria to it. The PM says we can go out for a walk, run etc. Take one form of exercise a day and this is what I'm doing whilst being safe about it. It's not difficult.

Read the first link and see what you're guilty of.
I walk my dog each day, and so does my wife. We are doing so from our front door, without making any unnecessary journeys. We're not 'blindly following the panic'; we're doing what every single one of us has been asked to do. Most of us are doing it because all the evidence suggests it's the right thing ro do, and we don't see this as some sort of Billy Big bks contest, as you seem to do.

I'm not being hysterical, I'm being incredulous.
So why complain about me going outside?