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How worried are you about the Corona virus now?

66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 456 Pioneering
edited March 25 in Coffee lounge
New poll, one week on from the original one. There have been a lot of new developments and updates in the news. Let’s see what the results look like now.

How worried are you about the Corona virus now? 25 votes

Not at all worried
8%
GeoarkEmmaJane 2 votes
A little worried
20%
exdvrdeb74April2018mommikeymike66Mustang 5 votes
Quite worried
16%
avakarlssonanistyCarrieBirdytonyj 4 votes
Very worried
56%
BazaladAmi2301woodbinedannyUK76SeanchaiOverlyAnxiouspollyanna1052CressidamrbuttonsJenCoRikiMSi_ObhanjinntyColumbo 14 votes
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 456 Pioneering
    A little worried
    To the mods would you be able to lock the other thread so there’s no confusion? Thanks :)
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 419 Pioneering
    Very worried
    I've gone from quite worried to very worried in a week, possibly because I don't think that the powers that be are taking as much action as they might at this stage. We are now almost self isolating except for going shopping once a week, looks like it's going to be a long hard slog. My biggest fear is the prospect of losing any of my loved ones, it almost keeps me awake at night now (I say almost as i've upped my sleeping pills slightly).
    Stay safe everyone, keep well and take care xx
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 456 Pioneering
    A little worried
    Yes @woodbine I am also very worried about the elderly and people with whatever health issues make the virus more dangerous.

    Also, I just went to Tesco and the shelves are very empty of food and drink. I have not seen anything like it in my lifetime. There is no bread, little meat, very little fresh fruit and vegetables, no frozen food, no canned food and worst of all there was very little beer. We also filled the car with petrol and some of the pumps were out of order but I don’t know whether that was due to people panic buying or if they were just empty or broken for another reason.
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 419 Pioneering
    Very worried
    I suspect that petrol will be the next shortage as people fill up, the shelves in out Tesco were half empty even veg and potatoes zero, i think thats because the wholesale price of fruit and veg has gone thru the roof, i noticed tonight that the competition authority have given the supermarkets permission to work together pooling both staff and stock.
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 390 Pioneering
    Very worried
    I was very worried and now I'm very very worried. I have the beginning of a sore throat and am really trying not to panic. I have been self isolating since last Friday. I had a telephone consultation with my specialist nurse 2 days ago and she said I have access to 111 if I need it, hopefully I wont! One thing I don't have to worry about is lack of petrol as I'm stuck indoors, I have been hospitalised twice in the last few years with pneumonia and I'm terrified of catching this virus :( On the bright side my house has never been so clean. 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 419 Pioneering
    Very worried
    @Cressida thinking of you and hope you are ok, take care.
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 390 Pioneering
    Very worried
    woodbine said:
    @Cressida thinking of you and hope you are ok, take care.
    @woodbine thank you for your kind words! I'm staying up as late as possible so I can sleep. If I go to bed now I will end up having to blow into a paper bag as I will panic. :) I have taken my temperature and that's okay. I really appreciate your words, it's easy to come onto this forum anonymously and voice our fears, I couldn't do that to my friends and family as they would worry. I hope you manage to get a good sleep tonight. 
  • anistyanisty Member Posts: 158 Pioneering
    Quite worried
    Yes, i think i picked a little worried last time and now i am up to quite worried.

    Im only not very worried because i am not really a worrier. The impact has hit our family now. My daughter final year at primary now misses the full final term and all her transition events, including the residential camp.

    My son in his final high school year now has to have his grades estimated and doesnt know if he can progress to uni (he is very worried)

    My eldest son who lives many miles away and is self supporting likely to lose all 3 of his jobs (low skilled retail work)

    My eldest daughter self employed should be ok .

    Me self employed now has no income til august when the schools go back.

    And last, but not least, the reason i joined this forum my autistic son has had all his activities stopped and has already had a massive decline in personal hygiene, eating,  uncommunicative. And we are only day 3.

    My husband is working from home and has a regular salary so my own lack of employment just now wont hit us as hard as some.

    But every member of our family impacted. And grandma in self isolation on her own.

    Maybe i am very worried after all.  Not about catching the virus. No one in our house is in a vulnerable group. It's financial implications, school implications, mental well being implications. All of that.

    Only grandma is in the vulnerable group.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 456 Pioneering
    A little worried
    Yes it is having a lot of secondary negative effects sadly.
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 332 Pioneering
    Very worried
    66Mustang said:
    ...and worst of all there was very little beer.
    Are you an ale guy or will anything do?  I've seen plenty of Corona left on the shelf! :D 


    I am very worried about it now though.  So much has changed in the last 7 days, I was 'quite' worried last Friday.  As well as the virus spreading very quickly it has caused utter carnage in every other aspect of life now as everyone else has said.  

    I don't deal with change well and everything is changing constantly at the moment.  It's made me realise that there are so many more things I do at specific times on specific days and so many more rituals (some OCD, some not!) than I ever realised myself.  It just seemed normal until now where I'm being forced to change those things and really struggling with it.  There are only very few food items I can eat and I've struggled to find those this week and tried to make unsuccessful substitutes instead.  I've been out today and spent the last of the months money (now have 65p left lol) making sure I've got those frozen and long life items that I couldn't get on Monday and fortunately I did manage to find things, albeit across 3 shops.  I had to go after 7am to Sainburys as they're having an 'elderly hour' first thing in the mornings.  And then either side of 9-10am to 2 different Tesco stores as that's when their elderly hour is.  By 11am, I'd had 3 showers!!  Not that that helps anyway, it can be airborne for 2 metres and 72 hours and obviously there's no practical way to keep 2 metres away from everyone in a supermarket, even early morning.  TMI I know but my bowels are also ruined after the last week!  On the plus side, I shouldn't need to go into a supermarket or any other shop at all for at least 2 weeks now.  But obviously this won't all be sorted within 2 weeks, so the next shop is already worrying me!  Plus, shopping is a weekly aim, I haven't got another aim to replace it with.

    I'm also very worried about taking it to my Nan's house and infecting her as a carrier.  Although she's elderly and disabled, she doesn't have any breathing or immunity issues (in fact, she never even catches colds!) but I'm still very aware that she could get it.  I usually visit once a week but honestly don't know whether to next week or not.  She stills want me to visit when I asked...her main concern was that she had a birthday card that needed posting though lol.

    Despite my agoraphobia, I can't stand staying indoors all day every day and try to go for a walk regularly, but I'm even scared to do that now.  I tried staying in all day yesterday and didn't cope well with it, just can't find enough distractions and too much screen use triggered the fatigue issues much earlier than normal.  Obviously pavements aren't 2 metres wide and even if I walk around a park there are always 'pinch points' at the entrances etc.  I've thought about driving to the beach as a wide open space but I've only got a small amount of diesel left and, as above, no money to buy more until at least next month so that's really only possible once a week.  On the subject of cars, of course every car show and music festival has been cancelled for this year...lost any motivation now!

    I also live in flat with communal areas and communal bins.  Fortunately there's no one living next door at the moment as that really would've caused me massive  I would have had to tape up the edges of my own front door!  But of course people like the postman use the communal door handles, and everyone uses the bin store, I don't even know if it's safe to open a window considering our windows are fairly close together.

    On top of all the pre-Corona anxiety (obviously my other health/financial/social issues are all still present!), and the current situational anxiety, I've now been given a potential moving date of 3 weeks time, and a PIP tribunal date the week after that.  :s  Just trying to take one thing at a time at the moment.

    I know a lot of that seems very selfish and about me but I am also very concerned about the wider economy etc - I just don't have the capacity to worry about all of the external stuff on top of the internal issues!
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 456 Pioneering
    A little worried
    Sorry to hear that @OverlyAnxious. No it would maybe be different if you had no other issues but I don’t think it is at all selfish to worry about yourself when you have so much going on!

    I won’t try to share any obvious tips or opinions as having had contamination OCD myself I know you will have considered them all already and will have your own way of having to “deal” with things that no one else really fully understands.

    I can relate to the seemingly paradoxical problem with going outside, I also find it really hard to go out but if I stay in all day it makes me feel really unwell so I have to go out at least once a day. Again I don’t want to state the obvious but this is something that sometimes works for me - have you thought about going out late at night?

    Yes - I did actually notice there were a few boxes of Corona beer left! Haha.
  • JenCoJenCo Member Posts: 106 Pioneering
    Very worried
    If you're not worried you aren't paying attention...
    If it stopped spreading right this very second (hurrah!) there are still 255,943 cases globally of people currently suffering with COVID-19.
    The current death rate has jumped to 10% (it will go down again as measures improve, it will) 

    But if absolutely nothing at all changed right this second and these current cases continued at this rate that would mean 25,594 deaths.

    It will get better but people need to keep doing their part.
    Self-isolate if you can. Social distancing for everyone. Please wash your hands. Do not gather in groups of more than ten, ideally do not gather in groups at all. 

    More and more positive reports are coming out of China every day but that's after 3 months of very strict control.
    Support your NHS, mind yourselves. Stay safe, stay well.

    Good luck everyone!

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 456 Pioneering
    A little worried
    I like the worldometers website, have looked at it many times before over the years! I didn’t know they had a section for coronavirus.
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,814 Disability Gamechanger
    A little worried
    We are back on the pulmonary floor in the hospital. Everyone is equipped with face masks. I have brought hand sanitizer with me and am not leaving Francesca in our room alone for more than a hour either. You are all in my prayers! 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,503 Disability Gamechanger
    We are back on the pulmonary floor in the hospital. Everyone is equipped with face masks. I have brought hand sanitizer with me and am not leaving Francesca in our room alone for more than a hour either. You are all in my prayers! 

    I'm sorry to hear that. It must be very difficult to be away from your other children, while you are in the hospital.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • GeoarkGeoark Community champion Posts: 1,246 Disability Gamechanger
    Not at all worried
    To be honest I am not worried about the virus. If I get it it will likely kill me, but in the areas I live and work I could just as easily be stabbed, or have a fatal accident. Besides taxes death is the only certainty in life and death is more forgiving than the tax man  B) Plus if I die then at least I know my family will be financially secure.

    There are things that worry me far more, 'get things done' Johnson for one, who every time opens his mouth leaves more questions than answers.

    However my biggest worry is the general public. We have a delivery later today, Saturday, if it comes and if everything is on it we should be okay for at least a week, two if we are careful. Seriously you cannot get a slot on the online shopping sites, and nothing until the 17th April and that is because it does not go beyond that date.  A friend of ours has been frantic because she is due to have a baby and cannot get hold of baby food. And some woman on Loose Women today mentioned a friend with a room stacked with groceries etc WTF???? We have a local store that was looted, an elderly man who had his shopping snatched out of his hands as he stepped out of the store door.

    Going back to my least favourite blond ape, we were supposed to have contingency plans if things went sour after Brexit, guess not if they have been totally ineffective in dealing with this non shortage supplies due to ***** who are thinking of themselves so selfishly and so what if a few hundred people die or suffer because they cannot get hold of food supplies, its their fault. not mine. No, I'm not saying that, it just seems to be the view of some.

    Yay, so we got Brexit and now we can bring the 'Great' back into 'Great Britain'. Perhaps we should have a history lesson to remind everyone Britain was great because it exploited other cultures and its people, while doing the same to its own citizens. At the moment not so impressed with the greatness on show by many.

    Sorry for the rant folks, Been off the meds for a week and not getting the exercise of going to work as I have been able to work from home, so on top of everything else in a lot of pain. Please take care of yourselves and be safe. I'm off to bed to try and get some sleep. Hopefully will be feeling much better tomorrow, if the sun comes out I will probably sit on the balcony and read a book.


    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 456 Pioneering
    A little worried
    Here is a picture of the beer aisle at my local Sainsbury’s. Do people think there is a connection or something?


  • anistyanisty Member Posts: 158 Pioneering
    Quite worried
    Ha ha that is funny @66Mustang :D
  • EmmaJaneEmmaJane Member Posts: 32 Courageous
    Not at all worried
    More worried about the shelves being empty and everything being closed than I am about the virus.
  • Rifi7Rifi7 Member Posts: 163 Pioneering
    They have stopped visits to mums care home and I’m missing my mum. She has vascular dementia and dysphagia. She has a big family and has visits twice a day from family members.  My mum has had dementia for 14 years and although she can no longer speak with words as her words get muddled up, her expression speak volumes. It’s only been just over a week but I miss seeing her smile and her stroking my hand. I know I’m fortunate to have this time with mum but I’m worried that something will happen to her during this isolation period. It’s a very difficult time all round but I if I had known at the last visit that they were going to ban family visiting residents I would have given her the biggest hug to keep us going until the ban is over. 

    let’s hope this nightmare ends very soon and we can all get back to some normality.
  • GeoarkGeoark Community champion Posts: 1,246 Disability Gamechanger
    Not at all worried
    66Mustang said:
    Here is a picture of the beer aisle at my local Sainsbury’s. Do people think there is a connection or something?


    Well you can make  your own sanitiser with alcohol, I'm not worried about the effects of the virus on my hands, so going to spend the time drinking until we get out of this, hic. 

    Trouble is I now seem to have three wives constantly nagging at me.

    Interestingly I have read a lot of predictions of a baby boom late this year to middle of next year, but very little about divorces and separations.

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • anistyanisty Member Posts: 158 Pioneering
    Quite worried
    They are predicting a spike in the divorce rate, increase in domestic violence. Social misery all round.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 5,620 Scope community team
    Geoark said:
    66Mustang said:
    Here is a picture of the beer aisle at my local Sainsbury’s. Do people think there is a connection or something?


    Well you can make  your own sanitiser with alcohol, I'm not worried about the effects of the virus on my hands, so going to spend the time drinking until we get out of this, hic. 

    Trouble is I now seem to have three wives constantly nagging at me.

    Interestingly I have read a lot of predictions of a baby boom late this year to middle of next year, but very little about divorces and separations.
    I did read/hear somewhere that the same day the strict quarantine measures were lifted in China, there was a spike in people filing for divorce!
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 5,620 Scope community team
    That must be really difficult @Rifi7. I hope it's not too long before you get to see her again for another hug.
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  • anistyanisty Member Posts: 158 Pioneering
    Quite worried
    Sorry, my post above does seem a bit gloomy. I dont want to add to anyone's worry and am an upbeat person with a positive spin on any situation normally!

    Think my worry level is up to 'very worried' not about catching the virus itself, it is all the knock on effects on livelihoods, jobs etc.

    However, in times of crisis, the best of people as well as the worst comes out and this is a lovely story which will hopefully take hold uk wide


    https://news.stv.tv/feature/ticks-and-crosses-villages-novel-way-of-tackling-covid-19
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,847 Disability Gamechanger
    Very worried
    Rifi7 said:
    They have stopped visits to mums care home and I’m missing my mum. She has vascular dementia and dysphagia. She has a big family and has visits twice a day from family members.  My mum has had dementia for 14 years and although she can no longer speak with words as her words get muddled up, her expression speak volumes. It’s only been just over a week but I miss seeing her smile and her stroking my hand. I know I’m fortunate to have this time with mum but I’m worried that something will happen to her during this isolation period. It’s a very difficult time all round but I if I had known at the last visit that they were going to ban family visiting residents I would have given her the biggest hug to keep us going until the ban is over. 

    let’s hope this nightmare ends very soon and we can all get back to some normality.

     Ah that`s a shame Rifl, would your mum cope with a skype message from you?
    Maybe the home staff would try it for you.
    xxx
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 456 Pioneering
    A little worried
    Some strict measures announced just now. Interesting times.
  • anistyanisty Member Posts: 158 Pioneering
    Quite worried
    Yes it needed to happen as so many people were ignoring social distancing and carrying on regardless. Hopefully these new measures will finally get through to folk
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 456 Pioneering
    A little worried
    Agreed
  • Rifi7Rifi7 Member Posts: 163 Pioneering
    Makes me angry people are being so ignorant. I have had to stop seeing my mum in her care home, not just for my mum but also for the other residence and the wonderful staff who are putting themselves at risk by looking after our loved ones. My mum is not well at all and it’s an incredible difficult time, then you see people just swanning around without a care in the world. If people don’t care if they get the virus they should think about others. Sorry selfish!
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 532 Pioneering
    A little worried
    The panic buying is ridiculous! my dad told me the other day that our local electrical shop has run out of freezers and a friend told me that people have been appealing for freezers on Facebook. These people should stop being greedy and think about other people who can't afford to bulk buy. I heard on the news that people are still cramming onto trains in London. These people are the main reason why the 3 week isolation has been enforced. Don't they realise that they are putting peoples lives at risk!!!
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 532 Pioneering
    A little worried
    I have gone from being a little worried to quite worried in the last couple of days! I am especially worried about my parents business, they have got a bed and breakfast and they were full booked this week but that will all have changed now. If the lockdown is only going to last a few weeks they should be ok but if it lasts longer then they will probably go out of business. 
  • EmmaJaneEmmaJane Member Posts: 32 Courageous
    Not at all worried
    I have gone from not at all worried to absolutely furious! Not allowed out??? Am I back in the USSR??? :s
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 390 Pioneering
    Very worried
    EmmaJane said:
    I have gone from not at all worried to absolutely furious! Not allowed out??? Am I back in the USSR??? :s
    I really hope this is a joke. Otherwise ...... shakes head in despair .....
  • anistyanisty Member Posts: 158 Pioneering
    Quite worried
    Seriously @EmmaJane. What are you thinking?! We all need to pull together now and get on board with the lockdown. I was out yesterday and the amount of elderly people out and taking no notice whatsoever of social distancing was very concerning indeed.

    What is going on the heads of these people. For goodness' sake, get in your house and stay in it. Help the National effort here and get on board  with the restrictions.
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 390 Pioneering
    Very worried
    @anisty great post. I feel your frustration. 😳
  • anistyanisty Member Posts: 158 Pioneering
    Quite worried
    Omg  just watching the 6pm news on tv now and a lot of people just arent getting it! People just walking about with their friends. What is the matter with folk?!!

    Unless everyone gets on board and stays indoors, more severe enforcement is bound to come. And the lockdown will go on for longer and longer . . .

    Stay indoors!!!!!
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 532 Pioneering
    A little worried
    I live on quite a busy road and I have noticed quite a lot of people walking up and down the road today. Not as many as usual though! I did fee the same as EmmaJane though when we were told we all had to stay in doors. But we have to realise it is for our own good.
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 390 Pioneering
    Very worried
    I think that knowing you will probably die if you catch it makes the decision to stay in very easy. No brainer.
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 419 Pioneering
    Very worried
    There was a case on tonights news of the police having to break up a BBQ that 20 people were attending !!!, and photos in the news on tube trains full to bursting, I really do despair sometimes, but it seems that the majority of us have now seen how serious this is and are taking notice of what we are being told NOT to do, lets hope this doesn't go on for long, but it will be what it will be.
    Stay safe everyone x
  • anistyanisty Member Posts: 158 Pioneering
    Quite worried
    So right @Cressida. Everyone that thinks this doesnt apply to them needs to educate themselves on viral load. The more of us walking about incubating this virus, it is bound to make it more and more deadly as time goes on. Im taking no chances and i dont have any underlying health conditions and nor am i over 70.

    My autistic lad could teach us all a thing or two about social distancing working. Despite his shockingly bad diet, he never ever gets coughs or colds and it can only be because he practises social distancing at all times anyway. 

    Really, do any of you want to be struggling to breathe with a high fever? Not being able to breathe is truly terrifying!
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 456 Pioneering
    A little worried
    There was a piece on the news displaying what is obvious really but it was done in a really good way, explaining that if each person who gets the virus infects 3 others, and those 3 infect 3 others etc. there is exponential growth. That means anyone, even a healthy person who will not die from the virus, who manages to avoid contracting the virus at the top of the “line” potentially would be saving hundreds of others from getting it down the line, not just themselves, and statistically that would mean a few lives saved as well! For that reason it is so important that everyone avoids contracting the virus, regardless of whether it is dangerous to them personally.
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 532 Pioneering
    A little worried
    I saw that. It is scary how easily it spreads! It looks like it is slowing down in China thank goodness! Hopefully things will start to improve before too much longer.
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 532 Pioneering
    A little worried
    My mom has had to go in isolation for 12 weeks due to the virus. I can't go and see her and it is my dad's 70th birthday in a couple of weeks. Bang goes his birthday celebration! 
  • tonyjtonyj Starting Line Posts: 4 Connected
    Quite worried
    I saw something on facebook that tonight at 8pm people will stand in their doorways and applaude the NHS.  Is anyone planning on doing this?
  • anistyanisty Member Posts: 158 Pioneering
    Quite worried
    All our street did this last night and the sound was deafening!
  • Rifi7Rifi7 Member Posts: 163 Pioneering
    Yes my street was out last night. It was wonderful. Such an uplifting experience to hear such support. 
  • GeoarkGeoark Community champion Posts: 1,246 Disability Gamechanger
    Not at all worried
    Most of the balconies and doors were open with people clapping and found it uplifting. During a skype meeting I thanked my colleagues for taking the time to 'be in the moment' and take part in what was going on, rather than just recording it on their phones. 

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • Rifi7Rifi7 Member Posts: 163 Pioneering
    I texted my carers and and thanked them.  I do say that to them anyway but I just wanted to let them know that people’s families of care users and other people also recognise the good work they do. It’s nice to be appreciated.
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 390 Pioneering
    Very worried
    @66Mustang interesting to see how the poll has changed. People are beginning to understand how serious things are and are yet to get. 
     
  • anistyanisty Member Posts: 158 Pioneering
    Quite worried
    Time for a new poll! Im up to very worried now
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