COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

I walked past a barber shop in zone 2 London yesterday and none of the staff or customers were wearing masks. :woman_facepalming:t2:

One of my employers went into adminstration today, to be fair didn’t come as a shock as was pretty much expecting it, been on furlough since day 1 and it’s still one the sectors that can’t fully open yet.

Now down to just the main job and another furloughed job, fortunately during lockdown I was in the position to pay the majority of my big bills off to the point a bit less wages incoming won’t affect me.

Sorry about your side job. :pensive:

If you don’t already have one, whilst you still have your other jobs, I can’t recommend enough the value of having an emergency fund to cover all your expenses and spending for at least 3 months.

I’ve been dumping all my surplus money into my emergency fund for the past couple months, instead of stocks, just to be safe. If the worst happens, I currently have enough to survive for at least the next 7 months now, which gives me time to find another source of income.


It’s something on my list to do but not gotten around to it as yet, fortunately my main job isn’t going anywhere and they’re having to recruit another 15,000 people to deal with the Covid-19 crisis, I’ve been there around 18 years now and it’s about as secure as can be.

Bulk of my savings at moment is now going towards driving license and then HGV license so I can have a change of career :crazy_face:


Money :thinking:

Well that’s my 4 anyways

*and Nando’s.


Funnily enough that’s exactly what the government don’t want you to do. No meeting family and friends.

50% off mcdonalds instead.

Hey, how come you’ve suddenly started posting links to seemingly random sites (like here, for example)

Have you been hacked? Blink twice if you’ve been hacked.


Either hacked or very misguided posting links to canadian pharmacies…

Because they’re a known spam account that hasn’t been banned yet.


San Quentin, I hate every inch of you.

I have this problem, with my diving club (who I have not met in person since January) I booked a dive holiday to Cyprus late last year and paid several deposits. Due to the specialist nature of the holiday we have to book accommodation, flights and activities separately so no ATOL protection.

This year lockdown starts, and the various companies start asking for final payments whilst the world is on lockdown. We as a group discussed it, and despite not all of us having insurance which would cover cancellation due to global pandemics, we decided to pay the final payments knowing that if a second wave hits we may not travel.

Will we be able to go? No idea. I suspect we will know for sure about 3 days before the flights.

Will we get refunds or be able to re-arrange? Maybe but I am sure we will lose some or all of our money.

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Very sad to see

Of those who said they would not get one, 34% believe the government is trying to control the population by getting them to wear masks and 36% think “too much fuss” is being made of the pandemic.

100% of these groups are idiots. :man_facepalming:


and 50% of those are all talk and will get a vaccination anyway.


I tend not to worry about those who don’t want a vaccine, hopefully natural selection will deal with them and then it’s not an issue :rofl:

Unfortunately it’s not that simple - some people cannot have vaccines due to their age or pre-existing health conditions. These people are protected by the fact that most people they come into contact with are vaccinated.


Many vaccines rely on a high percentage of the population being vaccinated in order for them to work properly, and that would certainly be true of any coronavirus vaccine. So in that respect, it is worrying that not enough people may take it for it to be effective.

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