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Author Topic: corona virus and F1  (Read 3703 times)

Offline Scott

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2020, 06:50:22 PM »
We’ll all soon be self quarantined with nothing to watch.
The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

Offline John S

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2020, 07:05:49 PM »
We'll just have to sit back and enjoy this instead.  ;)





« Last Edit: March 12, 2020, 07:09:46 PM by John S »
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Offline cosworth151

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2020, 07:50:47 PM »
The rest of Sebring has been moved to November 11-14.
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline Dare

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2020, 08:18:01 PM »
SEC men's basketball tournament cancelled.  Going to
be a sorry time for sports this spring.
"The
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
--
Thomas
Jefferson

Offline cosworth151

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2020, 08:36:25 PM »
IndyCar & SRO GT4/TCR races at St. Petersburg Florida will run this weekend on a condensed schedule with empty stands. Final schedule TBA:

http://www.gpstpete.com/news/245-joint-statement-from-indycar-and-green-savoree-racing-promotions
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

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Offline cosworth151

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2020, 03:51:08 PM »
One of my favorite comic strips, Harley, summed it up pretty well. Sorry for posting a link instead of the actual picture. Every time I try to post an attachment it goes off to cyber Never Never Land.

https://www.gocomics.com/harley/2020/03/11
« Last Edit: March 14, 2020, 03:53:15 PM by cosworth151 »
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2020, 05:37:09 PM »
Get tested, and I hope you feel better soon.

Can't get a test - per NHS policy, only people requiring A&E, which requires passing the triage test (online or via medical triage) get tests in the UK. Even if I went to hospital, I'm well enough to look after myself (albeit I'd have to stay away from work even if this wasn't communicable, because I lose concentration quite a bit, have neckache and need extra sleep). So I'm opting not to risk weakening the immune system of those who would encounter me if I went that path. Instead I am staying home, avoiding everyone and being thankful I have an understanding employer.

By understanding, I mean this was the conversation we had when I called in sick the first time:

"Good morning. I'm [me] and unfortunately I need to call in sick today because I am self-isolating."

"Good move. Have you got Netflix?"

"No, but I have internet and books, also some food, so I'll be OK. By the way, [Colleague #1] and [Colleague #2] were also coughing and may call in later [I work the late afternoon/evening shift at the moment]."
 
"Thanks, we'll let everyone know. Let's all stay safe. Have a good day :)".

The conduct of F1 embarrasses me. WHO protocol is clear: anyone in close contact with a known coronavirus carrier has to self-isolate for 14 days (with medical supervision if needed). The paddock does not seem to be doing so. Despite the fact that the entire paddock was mingling with one another for a day before this test occurred. The near-half-day it took to do what was always going to be necessary once the positive test appeared (including a pretence that teams had any sort of say in a 3rd-party force majeure situation!) was dangerous and has severely harmed F1, Liberty and the FIA.

(I'm primarily inclined to blame the latter; it had a crisis cell specifically for this scenario, and it turns out they didn't know Emergency Handling 101. At least Liberty has the excuse that its specialism is money, not rules).
Percussus resurgio
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Offline Willy

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2020, 08:50:14 PM »
We all have to look at the bigger picture and realize that F1 draws a huge amount of people to watch it live and they are all in close enough contact to be in danger.
The teams do not operate or travel in a bubble and must use how many airports for their business?
I for one will not go anywhere near an airport now. They are just a Petrie dish full of bacteria, every one of them.
The FIA should look at how they can hold a vastly compacted season.

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2020, 12:04:28 PM »
I for one will not go anywhere near an airport now. They are just a Petrie dish full of bacteria, every one of them.
The FIA should look at how they can hold a vastly compacted season.

Avoid plane toilets especially. They've been found to harbour vast quantities of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant strains, that will challenge anyone's immune system.
Percussus resurgio
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http://alianoralacanta.tumblr.com (Blog/Tumblr)

Offline Andy B

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2020, 01:25:33 AM »
From what I have read if after seven days you still have a temperature you then ring 111 (NHS) for advice and they will specify if you need testing.

As for aeroplane hygiene for quite a few years now after boarding we clean with sterile wipes the trays and anything plastic for where we will be for the duration of the flight. Never leave your seat without footwear especially to visit the toiletnand on returning to your seat wipe your hands with a clean wipe or gel. Since we started doing this we have not had any bugs while flying and have had more "That's a good idea" comment than negative ones.
Once you have retired every day is a Saturday!

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2020, 10:40:05 AM »
From what I have read if after seven days you still have a temperature you then ring 111 (NHS) for advice and they will specify if you need testing.

As for aeroplane hygiene for quite a few years now after boarding we clean with sterile wipes the trays and anything plastic for where we will be for the duration of the flight. Never leave your seat without footwear especially to visit the toiletnand on returning to your seat wipe your hands with a clean wipe or gel. Since we started doing this we have not had any bugs while flying and have had more "That's a good idea" comment than negative ones.

The advice has changed twice since I fell ill.

On Wednesday, it was "call 111 to report in if you have flu-like symptoms and we will triage for testing over the phone". I noticed the triage tool wasn't administered when I rang early on Thursday morning, and the online tool I was told to go to said to both visit, and avoid, my GP for assessment (specifically, they wanted me to get tested for COVID-19 at the GP unless I had COVID-19, in which case I was to stay away from all medical facilities unless absolutely necessary).

On Friday, it changed to what Andy B describes.

This morning, it's changed to "don't call NHS 111 unless you are worried". They don't seem to be pretending to triage that way any more. Thankfully, they've also stated that even people who don't take tests must stay away from public places (including work) for 7 days after symptoms begin. Which I may need, as it looks like my contact at the agency is not present (reasons not specified - I hope I haven't given him whatever I've got) and the replacement is putting pressure on me to go back to work even though I still have a fever.

Only after I put the phone down did I realise why. Having declared myself still sick with symptoms today, I have now been ill for 5 days. That means, COVID-19 or no COVID-19, I became eligible for sick pay today... (It would have been yesterday, but Sunday was a non-working day; it counts to the total but proof only possible today. Anyone self-isolating for COVID-19 can get it on day 1, without the usual "waiting period", but it's not clear how sticky employers will be about paying it).

There's usually an exemption for people paid less than £118 a week (so employers don't have to give sick leave to anyone working minimum wage for fewer than 13 hours a week), but that's been removed today, enabling them to get statutory sick pay also. Different rules apply in agriculture. But I work in an office, so it looks like the agency will have to pay it to me. Oh dear...
Percussus resurgio
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http://alianoralacanta.tumblr.com (Blog/Tumblr)


Offline Andy B

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2020, 07:57:49 AM »
Keep positive Ali and let us know what your result is?
Fingers crossed for you.
Once you have retired every day is a Saturday!

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2020, 09:50:44 AM »
Thank you. I cannot, and could not, get a test because they're in very short supply, but I've been symptom-free for quite a while now. I am now one of the 1% of the English population who have signed up to volunteer for the NHS in its hour of need. This is a really impressive result, considering a lot of the English population aren't eligible (under 18, self-isolating/ill, working in healthcare professionally, not in possession of a smartphone - the volunteer service is managed via app) and many others are very time-limited (anyone looking after a family or in full-time essential/at-home work of any kind). The first wave of signees will likely be ready to call at-risk people, transport groceries, medication (and for people with appropriate security checks, people) on Monday morning. Note that volunteers don't have to sign up for everything (and in rural areas, people without their own transport can only call others) and volunteers have no minimum commitment - they can simply ignore anything that clashes with their other obligations.

I think it's a really good idea. As long as we don't try to pile into the shops at the same time!
Percussus resurgio
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http://alianoralacanta.tumblr.com (Blog/Tumblr)

 


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