Recent content by 17 Van der Gouw

  1. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    Ahh man I'm sorry to hear that. I'd hoped he might be able to beat the odds. It's an awful disease - the isolation of the patients is especially cruel both on the sick and on the family. Godspeed to your nan! Also, hope your parents are still symptom free - I remember you were worried about...
  2. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    Hackers are targeting hospitals crippled by coronavirus https://www.wired.co.uk/article/coronavirus-hackers-cybercrime-phishing
  3. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    I thought the same thing the other day when I read about groups of online hackers getting into hospital computers and installing ransomware. Some of them have been targetting the hospitals most overwhelmed and crippled by Coronavirus, knowing full well that these places didn't have time to...
  4. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    @RedMist99 - Hope you don't mind me asking, how is your grandpa getting on?
  5. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    It sounds like you keep yourself in good shape, which will stand you in good stead to fight the virus, hopefully you'll be over the worst of it soon. It's possible you picked it up from a parcel or letter, as the virus can survive on cardboard for up to a couple of days but you're be quite...
  6. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    @MrPooni I'm sorry to hear that and I wish you a fast recovery. May I ask where you think you caught it if you haven't left the house for several weeks?
  7. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    He's in isolation with symptoms too!
  8. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    That is correct. The last deputy PM this country had was Nick Clegg. Office has been vacant since then.
  9. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    Imagine six months ago telling somebody that this would be the front page of the BBC website in the Spring. What a crazy time to be alive.
  10. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    You jest, but that would be a masterstroke. I don't know why, but somehow the news that he's been hospitalised is quite scary. Maybe it's because it demonstrates how nobody is really safe from it.
  11. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    Actually there have been cases of cats being infected, and a couple of dogs in China too.
  12. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    'Encouraging' doesn't have to mean prompting somebody to act, in this case, I meant she spoke wisely and at times profoundly. Many, especially the elderly will have found that 'encouraging' and morale boosting.
  13. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    She spoke eloquently and will have encouraged many.
  14. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    Doesn't quality of life after a C/A depend on certain factors, including how quickly he is resuscitated?
  15. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    From the early reports I've read, he's only been admitted because he's still displaying symptoms after 10 days and has gone in for 'precautionary testing'.