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north_antrim_hound

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2655 on: March 30, 2020, 05:35:08 PM »
Anyone on here with symptoms yet?

I have been diagnosed with this
`` uxoricide `` brought on by lock-down apparently.

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« Reply #2656 on: March 30, 2020, 05:35:22 PM »
Ok Gallsman hardly salivating in fact I could give this a miss quite easily.... but I think the jury is out......a couple of people have PM'd me already to say they would take a dozen, one wants eight, just for either family members or staff for peace of mind. If I can help offer them that, should I not do this.

I'm a bit out of my depth here, good chance I'll not get involved.

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2657 on: March 30, 2020, 05:37:37 PM »
Is it reasonable for an employer to expect someone to go into a house where there was a coronavirus death in the last week, and another person showing symptoms? Without saying much, part of their job involves going from house to house and being in contact with the people inside. No proper ppe has been offered. On top of this, the employee is agency staff so won't get paid if they have to take a week off due to self isolation. Anyone know about the legality of this sort of stuff?

Er.. no!

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2658 on: March 30, 2020, 05:38:29 PM »
I have a business contact in the UK who has just purchased 250,000 test kits for self diagnosis. Pin p***k results in ten minutes. Sent me all the info as hes putting it out through his direct sale team. All properly certified by most stringent European standards.

Hes a businessman who isn't making money by his core business but has stepped in to assist supply chain (because he can) and make a small ( not extortionate by any means) that will help sustain his business in the short term.

Not sure whether or not to get involved in this because there are a few people profiteering...albeit not massively....but then again so the question is....is there any harm in it?

Just using here as a testing board for opinions on this thing. As caprice guide....I can buy these kits around 12 and have been advised to RRP at circa 15.

Should I get involved, ethically is it ok to make a few pounds by doing this? At the minute I'm seeing two sides of a same coin?

seems fine to me, isn't exactly Randox margins

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2659 on: March 30, 2020, 05:42:32 PM »
Anyone on here with symptoms yet?

I have been diagnosed with this
`` uxoricide `` brought on by lock-down apparently.

Common enough.
I'll have a shower and then phone my brother up

north_antrim_hound

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2660 on: March 30, 2020, 05:45:08 PM »
Anyone on here with symptoms yet?

I have been diagnosed with this
`` uxoricide `` brought on by lock-down apparently.

Common enough.

in fairness shes grand, shes even helping in the garden

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2661 on: March 30, 2020, 05:45:44 PM »

Whichever company comes up with the vaccination for this and someone will, they aren't going to give it to the world for free you can be sure. They'll be heralded as genius whilst they milk a Government, whom in turn will make us pay for it via taxation.

We'll have to pay a lot less taxation in this case than if the pandemic continues.

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On another note I am relatively optimistic they'll get the vaccination sorted, the whole of the worlds genius is now on it - the human body has proven it has the ability to beat the riddle. Now for the human mind to figure out. I think human testing has already started in Europe.

The direction of genius towards a limited set of objectives can bring notable results, look at how technologies were developed during the second world war.

Reported elsewhere that the US government was going to manufacture a vaccine in parallel with the testing of it. This makes sense, even if the vaccine was not perfect it might be good for a lot of people, even if the testing showed that you could not give it to people with certain conditions.

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2662 on: March 30, 2020, 05:51:18 PM »
Ok Gallsman hardly salivating in fact I could give this a miss quite easily.... but I think the jury is out......a couple of people have PM'd me already to say they would take a dozen, one wants eight, just for either family members or staff for peace of mind. If I can help offer them that, should I not do this.

I'm a bit out of my depth here, good chance I'll not get involved.

By all means your should. Whether you should profit from it is a different question entirely.
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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2663 on: March 30, 2020, 06:04:01 PM »
Tell me this then.....

If mainstream pharmacies have access to this exact same product in a week or ten days....which is not unlikely....and they buy it at 6 and sell it at 12 and there is a huge demand for it....are you going to say they are robbing cnuts or are they providing a service at a fair price and keeping thousands of people employed?


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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2664 on: March 30, 2020, 06:17:35 PM »
My tuppence - work away Bannside. At 3 a pop profit yous arent exactly puttin the arm in

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2665 on: March 30, 2020, 06:23:12 PM »
Tell me this then.....

If mainstream pharmacies have access to this exact same product in a week or ten days....which is not unlikely....and they buy it at 6 and sell it at 12 and there is a huge demand for it....are you going to say they are robbing cnuts or are they providing a service at a fair price and keeping thousands of people employed?

Again, where have I said anything about this?

You asked a question. If you don't like the answer (evidently one you anticipated) then don't ask it in the first place. Go ahead, make your profit, but don't be kidding yourself it's at all ethical.

Given we're talking about ethics here, I can only assume you'll be documenting all this, giving everyone receipts, charging your zero rated VAT and paying your tax on the profits. Good lad.
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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2666 on: March 30, 2020, 06:24:23 PM »
Take it to Twitter lads.

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2667 on: March 30, 2020, 06:33:22 PM »
How long do ye reckon all this social distancing will last?? Im still working away in 1 of the large supermarkets so im lucky enough i still have a wage coming in although myself and others have had to fight hard for some measures to protect us while at work.Some are saying 6 weeks and others are saying 6 months.???

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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2668 on: March 30, 2020, 06:37:27 PM »
How long do ye reckon all this social distancing will last?? Im still working away in 1 of the large supermarkets so im lucky enough i still have a wage coming in although myself and others have had to fight hard for some measures to protect us while at work.Some are saying 6 weeks and others are saying 6 months.???

The lockdown won't last 6 months, but some of the social distancing might. So most shops will be open etc but packing people in, queues etc will not be allowed.
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Re: China Coronavirus
« Reply #2669 on: March 30, 2020, 06:44:50 PM »
There is probably a good chance that it will be lifted a bit down the line and then be reinstated when a new cycle of infections starts.

China will be a test run.