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by Richard
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: The Lockdown in Hastings
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: The Lockdown in Hastings

That's relevant whiffler, mortality rates should be taken with a large pinch of salt since case fatality rates will fluctuate depending on how widely countries are testing for coronavirus, and who they are testing. If, for instance, as is the case in the UK, you test only the seriously sick people b...
by Richard
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: The Lockdown in Hastings
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: The Lockdown in Hastings

I don't believe that seasonal flu is really unavoidable, it's just we have become complacent and accepted it as something you may well catch and then just get on with life. However the good thing about current measures to combat coronavirus is that social distancing and educating of the public, not ...
by Richard
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: The Lockdown in Hastings
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: The Lockdown in Hastings

Many more people die globally from ordinary 'seasonal' flu and its complications, (i.e. pneumonia), than from the latest pandemic. The statistics for coronavirus are presented in an alarming manner but we need to keep things in perspective. Prostate cancer deaths in the UK hit a record high of over ...
by Richard
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: The Lockdown in Hastings
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: The Lockdown in Hastings

RE- the distribution of leaflets with offers of help by the council: Don't forget that any community body or council, wishing to offer assistance, will first have to ensure a system where only bona-fide helpers, with some sort of authority via badge of identity, can be promoted to offer assistance. ...
by Richard
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: The Lockdown in Hastings
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: The Lockdown in Hastings

It's somewhat piecemeal across the country, with Church groups, Parish councils, community and volunteering groups and residents associations making up their own forms of help, plus or minus leaflets through doors. No leaflets from Hastings council but we are not alone in that situation. People in H...
by Richard
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Cartoons
Replies: 0
Views: 71

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by Richard
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: The Lockdown in Hastings
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: The Lockdown in Hastings

Someone to chat to is important to the elderly, a lot used to go to charity shops for that purpose, including the staff. Food, drink, med's are clearly vital but most of us know our neighbours (for better or worse) and will ask if they seem to be in need help. I have actually seen a fair amount of t...
by Richard
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: The Lockdown in Hastings
Replies: 16
Views: 748

The Lockdown in Hastings

I have witnessed the lights going out on almost all businesses in Hastings Old Town now. Notable exceptions being food supermarkets and pharmacies. The same goes for the New Town. The Gov't has told us to stay away from each other, 'social distancing' and has labelled people who do not comply as sel...
by Richard
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: "Over 70's might be told to stay indoors for 4 months"
Replies: 14
Views: 887

Re: "Over 70's might be told to stay indoors for 4 months"

My sympathies with your aliments, ColinL If people who could pay (in employment and not on benefits) contributed a small amount it might help a little. If it's 'free' at point of service people will take it for granted, ring ambulances for almost anything and fail to meet appointments without reason...

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