Coronavirus

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Coronavirus - The Poll

  1. Not had test

    34.6%
  2. Tested negative

    48.1%
  3. Tested positive

    16.0%
  4. Tested positive more than once

    1.2%
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  1. DiogoJ42

    DiogoJ42 TowersStreet Member

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    Thing is, of all the freelancers I know (which is pretty much the entire UK TV industry- there aren't many of us), I could count on a single hand the number of us that are sole traders. Everyone else is a limitted company, paying themself minimum wage "plus dividends", and "employing" their parter as a "secretary".

    They regularly get audited by the tax man. Panic ensues.

    Those few of us in my situation generally regard the rest as immoral tax-dodging *******s. Sure, they may have two houses, three cars, and half a million in the bank..... But I can sleep at night knowing that I'm an honest, hard-working git.
     
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  2. Poisson

    Poisson TowersStreet Member

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    Suddenly all of the freelancers have empty books for 3 months. They're all loving it. All of us private sector employees are hoping the company we work for doesn't go under. We're all loving it. Public sector employees are waiting for more streamlining. They're loving it.

    Despite claims people are winning and losing, we are all losing. It's fact, face it.
     
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    DiogoJ42 TowersStreet Member

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    I don't hold anything against those people lucky enough to be enjoying paid leave right now. How could I? I'd be the same if I were in that situation.

    So true.
     
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    Can we please show some respect to those who may have lost loved ones through this or have loved ones who are suffering? And that is not a question that requires an answer.

    Some of the comments in this thread quite frankly disgust me.

    My parents are 65 and 70. They are both fit and healthy. They are both at risk from this virus. They are not about to die anyway. But if they get this, who knows, they might. And guess what, I do not want to risk that.
     
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    Sir Queer Llama TowersStreet Member Team Member

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    What a wonderful sweeping generalisation!

    Yes I can indeed confirm up until going back to work last week, I sat at home for the 5 weeks prior thinking that was exactly how I wanted to spend the rest of my days. Absolutely!

    And no, I wouldn’t have had any impact on the economy. No. None at all!
     
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    Great stuff. Now stop rolling your eyes at those who are not working. I love my work, I'm missing it, but it's closed.
     
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    Not good enough, we should rise up, break into our workplaces and start working.

    Apparently.

    I've had a rough 5 months of this year, currently have a grandma who has extreme dementia, likes to escape and can get violent in a care home. Ya know, the virus petri dishes. Just finished processing potentially the end of a long term relationship and what next. Hoping that I have a job to go back to, especially as by the end of this I may well be the only one providing at home.

    But no, we are lazy sat just drinking and draining the Gov't of all it's cash. Just NO.
     
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    Some folks in this thread need to give their head's a proper wobble.
    This grumble "I'm just pessimistic" grumble rhetoric is old and painfully boring. Get a damn grip and some empathy.
     
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    I think all this just proves that our whole species is now suffering from severe cabin fever. Arguably more destructive than the bloody virus!
    ... And I am ebarrassingly aware that applies to myself as well.

    I implore everyone to have a little patience and breathe before launching in to an argument.
     
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    Frankly, I dont think you deserve any patience. What's wrong with you?
     
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    There's patience and downright callousness to the deaths of people's family. People make mistakes yes (I've made a few recently) but if you get pulled on it, you sort it. You don't say people's families are expendable, that's way, WAY beyond reasonable even for me, and I can be a nasty piece of work.
     
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    It might not save people who have the virus, but it sure will stop millions getting it.
     
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    Yes, let's sacrifice the elderly, sick and disabled in the name of capitalism and the economy, that sounds perfectly reasonable! Get a grip and take a long, hard look at yourselves.
     
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    The millions that it will be a mild illness for ?

    Unless everyone is locked up for the next 18 months or whenever, if a vaccine is made
    The virus is going no where. People will get it at some point
    Better off get it while enjoying life than sat looking at four walls being miserable
     
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    Well for one thing, no, there's millions of people in this country locked up who would be at serious risk to the virus. What an absolute ignorant comment to make.

    Secondly, no, it isn't better to get the virus and "enjoy life" then it is to stay at home and be safe. Sure I and the millions of others would love to be doing the stuff we took for granted, but not at the risk of us dying for god's sake.
     
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    Enjoy life as you wheeze out your last breaths, complications of Corona causing pneumonia or similar as you cough yourself to death with your family unable to be at your bedside as all of you got it and the NHS crumbles due to the massive upswing in cases. Don't really call that enjoying life, don't know about you?
     
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    We are loosing sight that for many many people this is a mild illness!

    If you are healthy you will not die
     
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    Jonathan TowersStreet Member

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    That's a complete lie. You KNOW full damn well, as you've been told SO MANY TIMES on here, that it's completely untrue. Just grow up, will you?
     
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    Why should being healthy mean you get to continue living?

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
     
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    Poisson TowersStreet Member

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    I'm not losing sight of anything, you're losing sight of your own humanity. The thin layer of humanity is gone, you've become callous, uncaring and unpleasant. Well done, you've become a terrible human. You could say it's mildly sickening responding to such posts?
     
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