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Maybe some of you might be interested in this article - https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/coronavirus/i-had-my-throat-scraped-what-its-like-to-be-tested-for-covid-19/ar-BB10BrvY?
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looks like another sly covert way of obtaining dna by deception.
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https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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looks like another sly covert way of obtaining dna by deception.
Unfortunately I think you could well be right Tonedial.

Many thanks for that, particularly as it does put things into perspective, for me anyway.  Hopefully it'll go some way to easing the fears of the younger members of the forum, particu;arly these statistics - https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-age-sex-demographics/   Also it bears out what the Australian health authorities have already said, i.e. that young children are very unlikely to get it, which should at least be good news for parents.
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Have just read that at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital people who turn up in cars for out-patient appointments are automatically having throat swabs taken BEFORE they enter the hospital.  This drive-through testing as it's called means that they're directed to a special unit, have the swab done, and then are told to go home immediately and await results, something which could take 48 hours or more.

Meanwhile that person misses their appointment through no fault of their own, so might well have to go to the end of a very long queue, or at best be slotted in perhaps a few weeks down the line, if they're lucky that is.   Beggars belief really, and why stop at those in cars?  What about patients who come by bus or taxi?  Maybe that will come though.  I recently waited 8 months to see a consultant and if I'd turned up and been faced with this, I'd have been bloody livid, Corona virus or no Corona virus!!   Thankfully it looks like our other main hospital has no plans to do the same ... yet.
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Have just read that at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital people who turn up in cars for out-patient appointments are automatically having throat swabs taken BEFORE they enter the hospital.  This drive-through testing as it's called means that they're directed to a special unit, have the swab done, and then are told to go home immediately and await results, something which could take 48 hours or more.

Meanwhile that person misses their appointment through no fault of their own, so might well have to go to the end of a very long queue, or at best be slotted in perhaps a few weeks down the line, if they're lucky that is.   Beggars belief really, and why stop at those in cars?  What about patients who come by bus or taxi?  Maybe that will come though.  I recently waited 8 months to see a consultant and if I'd turned up and been faced with this, I'd have been bloody livid, Corona virus or no Corona virus!!   Thankfully it looks like our other main hospital has no plans to do the same ... yet.

Are you sure this isn’t intended for people with possible coronavirus and a way to get them tested without leaving their vehicles? This has been going on for several weeks on suspected cases at my hospital.

Meanwhile, two confirmed cases just a mile or two from me...
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Are you sure this isn’t intended for people with possible coronavirus and a way to get them tested without leaving their vehicles? This has been going on for several weeks on suspected cases at my hospital.

Meanwhile, two confirmed cases just a mile or two from me...
Well that at least would make sense, and I'd believe you rather than the article which appeared in the Edinburgh Evening News, because with all the panic and hysteria that's been going on it wouldn't surprise me if the reporter got his facts wrong.

These cases must be a bit worrying for you though, but if it's of any comfort to you as a father I understand that very young children are the least likely to get it, although why this should be the case nobody knows as yet.

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Ditto - the latter.

Doing quite nicely out of the predictable "central banks are going to save us!" rally at the moment lol
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The painfully slow mutual fund settlement times means I missed that epic spike. I'm generally passive but today has convinced me I should have some allocation in ETFs for times like this.

Anyway, I'm now in as of this morning. Hoping for a V shaped recovery but I'm ready to experience another 10% drop considering there might be over a thousand infected here and in the U.S. next week.
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The painfully slow mutual fund settlement times means I missed that epic spike. I'm generally passive but today has convinced me I should have some allocation in ETFs for times like this.

Anyway, I'm now in as of this morning. Hoping for a V shaped recovery but I'm ready to experience another 10% drop considering there might be over a thousand infected here and in the U.S. next week.


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@Mark, @boogers - you two should be thankful you've got enough money to enable you to invest in the stock market!
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I agree and I am.
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I'm glad to know that. Smile   Are you still playing with Bitcoin as well Mark?
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I'm glad to know that. Smile   Are you still playing with Bitcoin as well Mark?
Yeah, honestly quite proud of myself for making my primary purchase right at the bottom of the bear market last year. My buy signal was seeing the articles proclaiming Bitcoin was dead.

I still dislike the Bitcoin community though. My main interest is Ethereum - they are building a genuinely valuable alternative financial system. E.g. I have a non-custodial non-bank cash savings account. It's stable. It has a VISA card. It has an 8% interest rate based on a over-collateralised lending/borrowing market. That market acts as the integral mechanism that allows for a decentralised peg to the US Dollar. One caveat: A bug in the contract could lose it all.  Shhh
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