panic buying bad for mental health

Went to a local Poundland this morning and walked around shelves. A woman started getting excited about some tins of fruit in the bottom of a shelve and shoved them all in her basket. I then walked on and she turned around and asked me whether I wanted one, she is getting the tins for her uncle.

I declined the offer. I do not know whether she wanted to try and charge me more for the tin or not.

Then afterwards, the local Iceland had a long queue in front and they had just opened. I made a big loop around it as the scenery was shouty and unpleasant.

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Some people post pictures with a house full of 5l bottles of vegetable oil or garages full of wipes.

Obviously that is an increased fire risk for people to live with.

Having the hording mentality is not healthy either.

A couple of years back I fell into that buy extra for provisions slogans and ordered extra tins. They also had use-by dates and I ended up throwing a few of them away. Stocks of flour I accumulated were all spoiled by micro-sized beetles, they also ended up in the bin.

We are all better off, if we just buy what we need for no longer than 2 weeks.

Using Corona virus as excuse

Today Tfl announced station closures over Corona Virus. Redbridge is listed as one of the stations, despite Redbridge having one of the lowest numbers of confirmed cases at only 4 at date of publication.

culling the elderly

Whilst at one hand the Conservative government initiated an extension of the pension age to 68 and probably above, at the same time, they now constantly emphasise how more fragile older people are in view of the Corona Virus.

This link shows you the list of cases recorded in almost real time. The number of recovered cases is shown as half the number of dying but that is very misleading as it does not mention what other conditions the sufferers had. Perhaps any other virus could have killed them equally as much as Corona.

Starting with the George Osborne and his side-kick David Cameron era, older politicians had been dismissed from the top of the party to be replaced with the younger versions. The most important influencer now being Dominic Cummunings, whose one important source is Bismarck, and Bismarck paved the way for the Hitler era. I watched that rather alarming documentaryabout him yesterday.

The Nazis were terrible about physical assaults and when he (Cummings) punched the ceiling to celebrate and then the accusations of him assaulting somebody in a staircase came to light, the whole atmosphere created is concerning.

I think Brits have one problem and that is to live on the glory of defeating the Nazis once, means they’ll always be good. Nobody is always good, everybody has to constantly work and work hard to remain good and be a good example.

Now Boris Johnson is busy to repeat again and again, that over 70s, should isolate themselves when a recent court case again assured us that age-discrimination should not be tolerated. The case of an Oxford Professor Ewart, being forced to retire and then give up in the middle of important research, which he conducted as Physicist.

In its judgement, the tribunal in Reading said the EJRA was highly discriminatory and it was “hard to think of a more severe discriminatory impact”.

“There can hardly be a greater discriminatory effect in the employment field than being dismissed simply because you hold a particular protected characteristic,” it said.

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Picture taken from Sky news website.

Here is the very recent case of a 97 year old scientist, the oldest ever winner of a Nobel Prize.

We really have to fight flat-rate age discrimination, assuming either that older people or younger people are more able or suseptible. Health conditions can hit anyone of any age these days. Since we are able to diagnose more specific conditions, we should stop making general assumptions.

The problem with Boris is that he loves to hate certain groups of people whether is the elderly or Asian women, he just creates this alarming scenario that singles some groups out as odd.

Why is such a guy even a leader?

Since the Conservative Party won some influence in Northern England, now even Coronatiaon Streethas started to write out older actors over the age of 70 because they are more suseptible to Corona Virus. It’s hard to believe that this is actually happening.

This government has created a generation of children who cannot take their GCSE or A-level exams in 2020. Sports people cannot compete because of hyped up fears over a virus. We have nothing but press reports that people died of this virus, figures being wildly spread around the globe, creating more hysteria than its worth.

There is no analysis how much percentage of a death was actually caused by the virus compared to other underlying conditions.

So far the deaths from Corona Virus are less than in any given year from the common flu.

Those reports, which alarm us to not go on public transport or travel without documents, is a favourite tactic by fascist governments to restrict freedom of movement. We should fight that as much as possible.

 

 

dream on Boris

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Whilst our Prime Minister today announced the closing of all schools from Friday PM, Boris said that children should not be looked after by grandparents, as they are more vulnerable in catching diseases.

I don’t want to use improper language in commenting but instead say that a recent YouGov poll, on behalf of Age Uk established that 40% of grandparents, over the age of 50, provided regular childcare for their grandchildren.

Either Boris wants all working parents to take an extended holiday and full government funded pay or start to become realistic to the fact that grandparents do look after children.

Additionally, there are naturally older parents, who conceived and bore children later in life.

The general attitude that all older people are unsuitable to look after children because they are more susceptible to catching Corona are cobbeles.

There are also quite a number of grandparents who took over full-time childcare because the parents are unable to do so. At least 10% of children in London looked after by family members other than the parent, so-called kinship carers.

Boris Johnson’s remarks are purely age-discriminating.

No symptoms

We are a mixed household, old and young together. Nobody here has any symptomps of Corona Virus. My grandson came for a sleepover last Saturday. He puked non-stop. He had picked up a nursery virus from his little sister because that’s what little kids get in nurseries.

Having raised a lot of children, I am immune against that kind of stuff. I sent the lad back home, the rest of his family have the same. When young families with young children, who go to nursery, get those bugs, it takes them a few years to become resiliant to them. I just don’t have junior Calpol laying around anymore, so can’t medicate for that.

Our school is still open, good as well. We’ve worked so hard to make a success of the GCSE that a closure now would be a slap in the face. Our teachers are also still standing. We are going to a small school, that’s probably one reason why we are less affected.

I keep on arguing against those big super-schools, they have defnitely more risk of things going wrong. Corona is the proof. The people from the local education authority look at me in a strange way when I argue that small schools are better. Just as per pupil funding makes large schools more economical. Government, you need to change funding for schools.

Our swimming club has closed down. All competitions have been stopped and that is despite the chlorinated water protecting the swimmers, but I suppose it’s more to do with spectators and elderly officials.

We are doing OK, no symptoms of Corona at all. I have taken my temperature yesterday and I seem to be losing heat rather than gaining it. No persistant cough and I shall go out to get fresh fruit in. That is the most important point, keeping fresh air and good fresh food coming.

I support if it helps the climate

Doesn’t make much sense for the purpose of fighting this virus, the measures, the government comes up with but it helps a lot in reducing carbon emissions, with flights cancelled and other energy consuming activities reduced.

So, I do support. I am not even remotely ill and I am not scared about getting ill. I think Corona virus is just ane excuse to restrict people’s civil liberties.

But, if the government said, they want people to restrict moving for the sake of the climate, there would be an uproar, but if the government says, they have to restrict movments to stop them from getting a deadly illness, they gladly do so.

What a double whammy.Obviously also all the money people in the world are mostly old, so telling them, they are in danger of catching a deadly illness if they go out, will keep them supple and convinced.

non-sensical advice

I’m listening to the daily briefings of no 10 about corona virus, which incidentally have a NHS placard in front of them.

People are advised not to go to clubs, pubs, theatres and music venues etc, but those venues have not been asked to close. Without closure orders, they have no financial protection. So there you are, you supporters of the free market economy, there is no protection from those who promote your freedom to open a business but who are asking punters not to go there; when push comes to shove heh.

Sports events to take place behind closed doors. No mass gatherings. But, do go to a supermarket and find hundreds happily spending at least 1 hour in close proximity to empty the shelves of all the goods that are there. See this video from the outside of a local Lidl store.

I am happily not getting paranoid about the Corona virus. It is out there and it will be going around and around and we can have that hysteria each year and bring society and all we know to a stop. What is the point of that?

The fgure that 250.000 could die from Corona Virus is unrealistic. What would be realistic would be the figures calculated to die from earth warming instead.

Let us have proper information because so far more people have died from normal flu lasat year than from Corona virus this year.

70-year olds, refuse age-discrimination

Hopefully some 70 year olds will fight this government’s blatant attempt to introduce age-discrimination and make it legal to stop all 70 year olds from leaving their homes.

It’s totally illegal now to discriminate because of age, so why should Corona Virus pave the way for the Conservatives to find a way to break the anti-discrimination policies we have today.

 

trees as weapons

trees can be a force for good or for bad

As a good force they capture carbon and keep it in the wood they produce. For that to happen a tree has to be 20 – 30 years old and not be allowed to rot be destroyed otherwise.

A bad side-effect of trees can be that they can destroy buildings either with their roots (subsidance) or branches if they are too near to buildings.

Remember Zac Goldsmith, former Tory Mayoral candidate, he wanted to tear down council estates and replace them with newer private buildings.

The government has now promised to plant thousands of new trees and people have to watch out that they do not use them to destroy existing council homes.

On our estate, Tower Hamlets Homes has planted two large tree species, Silver Birches, which reach a height of about 15 meters and get huge crowns, very near 2 council houses, in fact within 3 meters of the building. Tree saplings are allowed to sprout along the whole length of the building. Those trees should be planted 10 meters away from a building.

Not only will these trees take away all light from residents, they will also destroy the guttering and external decorations of the buildings and their roots will cause subsidence as our summers get dryer each year.

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Picture copied from a BBC article originator WildBlue Media, channel 4

We are not supposed to accept trees just because there is a hysteria about earth warming and a climate emergency. We do not want our homes to look like that do we? Down the line our culture can disappear under trees. Good for the planet though.

Council estate residents have to be alert to the fact that some councils may plant trees to near to council buildings to destroy them, so they have an excuse to tear them down. If you have residents associations who are tree huggers mainly you cannot rely on them to do something about it.

Our homes are the priority. We do need trees to support us, we need to plant them in appropriate locations.

 

The desperate time government

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Hard shoulders are used as driving lanes on many motorways now. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

They call it gender discrimination but in the times when women stayed at home to look after the kids, we could manage when a school closed. Now all are drafted in as workers and when the workers fall ill, there is nobody to run services and nobody to look after children.

Not even in an equalised society, lets say dads or mums can stay at home any longer because parents have to work when a child is 5 now, and can no longer wait until they reached the age of 13.

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If you have people idling around, they can be seen as potentially spare workers but if the country already uses the last man standing to work on, then in a crisis, we have no reserves left and start to panic.

The removal of hard shoulders on motorways, showed all drivers that the non-contingency policies lead to serious problems. If a car breaks down on a lane on a motorway where all lanes are in use, emergency vehicles cannot reach them.

If all parents are working and schools need to close, then who is going to look after the children? Or if workers need to stay at home with children then who is going to do the work?

Supermarkets are our best friends, because they charge the same price whatever the demand. In some unregulated remote, local shops, owners just double and treble prices, during the Corona Virus crisis,  because they just want to make as much as they can out of a crisis.

But what is disturbing, is that quantities are not regulated and those unfortunate enough, not being able to get to a supermarket at 7am in the morning will find empty shelves.

At the Sainsbury’s superstore, there were exactly 8 loaves of freshly baked bread in the shelve at 7:15AM. There was no pasta, no toilet paper at all.

Amazingly people do not opt for the fresh foods. Salads, fruits and veg are the only thing you can do to strengthen the immune system. Eat them regularly to stay healthy.

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