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    QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

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    Re: QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

    We live near a Waitrose (but shop at Aldi ourselves). The flipping traffic jams for the car park at Waitrose have been as bad as Christmas eve these past few days.

    Biggest other way it's affected me is our lad has been saving towards a Nintendo Switch and his birthday is coming up in April. Will some talk of hardware shortages caused by manufacturing shut down, I purchased one early on a deal from Amazon France (£248 for the revised full fat model, so a good price anyway), rather than run the risk of it being hard to get hold of.

    Other than that, nothing to report so far...

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    Re: QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

    Nothing so far.

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    Re: QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

    Apart from our local Tesco's shelves being half empty, nothing so far....the thing is that it's not even panic buying that's causing the issue at the store, it's just them being too lazy to fill up shelves and/or using the staff that should be filling shelves to do the online shopping orders because it's been like this since well before the 'panic' set in.

    You can literally go across the road to 2 other stores (Sainsbury and Iceland) selling food and they don't have the same issues.

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    Re: QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

    Yeah, I went to Heineken. It is my go-to "drink" when watching Champions League anyways.
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    Re: QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

    Got a trip coming up to go to Geneva and skiing in France, already had one return flight cancelled (though no reason was given) and CERN are no longer doing tours for the foreseeable future

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    Re: QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

    Yes it has and it may impact much on the economy as well... today we had an updated hygiejne policy at my job as long as this virus rage, additional cleaning with alchohold handles and such and more... this a serious world problem.... and we may be facing an extreme pandemic.. risk of mutation of current virus too.

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    Re: QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

    I got delayed for 90 minutes in LAX coming from Japan. They wanted to put all the passengers from Asia in the same room to make sure all were infected. Now a Screener has tested positive.

    I've cancelled a trip to China. Which I'm just fine with. I'll go to Korea soon, but not concerned about the virus at all. It's mild.

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    Re: QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

    Nothing so far except we needed to replace the hand gel in our toilet as we have no sink in there....

    Was a right game but got some in the end
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    Re: QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

    It hasn't affected my daily life in any way, yet. I've heard stories though of supermarkets etc running out of cupboard staples like pasta, rice, tinned goods and the like (not to mention the soap and hand gel lark) as some people are panic buying. Costco has shoppers piling all sorts including toilet paper into trolleys. I'm a pretty level headed sort of guy and see no need for this, it's not the bleedin' apocalypse were dealing with here but I can see myself and family being inconvenienced by other peoples' madness!
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    Re: QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

    Yeah - we need toilet tissue, but all the crazies have bulk bought it!

    What happened, did somebody post a "fact" on facebook that bog roll kills the virus?
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    Re: QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

    Yes, we've had race events cancelled, doesn't affect me as much but the guys at work that rely on their race/track day bonuses will be hit hard as the races are being cancelled so no bonus :/

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    Re: QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

    So far it hasn't affected my daily life in any way whatsoever.

    Whether that will change in time will remain to be seen, but I would guess that if it does it's most likely to be in terms of various supermarket items including toilet roll, based on what others have said.

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    Re: QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

    It hasn't affected me in any way, yet, other than nipping out to buy 100+ rolls of toilet paper.

    But, I've just seen this pop up on the news: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...plans-11951225

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    Re: QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

    I work in a hospital microbiology lab and every day the protocol had been changing for how we send samples, via which courier etc. so we've had daily meetings.

    We'll soon be testing in house for corona and there has been a call for everyone to offer what overtime they can to meet the expected increase in workload. This is also to cover in case we're short staffed due to people becoming ill or having to stay home because their kids schools close etc.

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    Re: QOTW: Has the coronavirus affected your daily life?

    I also work for the NHS, but in a non clinical area. Even so it's fair to say it's been a busy week as edicts on how to prepare come down from upon high.

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