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by seahermit
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: The Lockdown in Hastings
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: The Lockdown in Hastings

Re: the relative number of deaths nationally from flu as compared with potential deaths from this virus, it is quite true that there is no fair comparison between the figures. But, as I see it, the worry is the SPEED at which the virus is spreading because of its extreme contagiousness - that means ...
by seahermit
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: The Lockdown in Hastings
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: The Lockdown in Hastings

The distribution of leaflets (which has happened in some other towns) was just one idea, there are other ways of reaching people. But the point is that the way people access information is very variable and fragmentary these days, many use the internet of course or TV or radio - although I know seve...
by seahermit
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: The Lockdown in Hastings
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: The Lockdown in Hastings

I saw this notice on the Observer website and I repeat that there is nothing much publicised about central points of information or help in the Hastings area. Where are the posters, leaflets through doors etc. to really reach the community? Many people still do not use internet, especially older one...
by seahermit
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: The Lockdown in Hastings
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: The Lockdown in Hastings

I think the whole economic situation is pretty worrying and it seems likely that many businesses will simply close and never re-open. There seems to be a lot of confusion around both the Job Retention Scheme and the supposed help for the self-employed - in both cases it may be weeks or months before...
by seahermit
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: The Lockdown in Hastings
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: The Lockdown in Hastings

A friend drove me to Morrisons last week (now I am not even going near HIM, just doing brief shopping trips myself as long as I feel alright). The centre of Hastings was like a ghost town. So it should be - I thought the attitude of Sports Direct was appallingly cynical and a two-fingered salute to ...
by seahermit
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:06 am
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"

I don't normally stay up so late but "Town like Alice" must surely be one of the greatest wartime dramas, terrific, made up for a lousy week. My hospital experience was very poor but no worse than many other people's and atleast there were no critical consequences. Complaints don't have mu...
by seahermit
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:33 am
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"

It's hard to know what to criticise first! In the first place, I myself would not touch Specsavers, heard too many stories of their lack of expertise and emphasis on marketing ploys. Currently I use Wilson, Hancock and Wilson in Cambridge Road - expensive glasses but, so far, courteous and faultless...
by seahermit
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:11 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"

The hospital staff are doing their best and often the nurses are charming and helpful. But there is a general air of aimlessness and disorganization - the A and E unit is newish with it's own separate entrance, but few staff visible. I went there at 2am, there were only about 6 patients waiting to b...
by seahermit
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:13 am
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"

I suppose I should have tied this together and made the essential point - that if the virus does threaten to overwhelm the NHS capacity to cope with it (which I fear may be the outcome), the reason is that the system was already inefficient and badly managed before and leaving many casualties by the...
by seahermit
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:58 am
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 misadventure was a big enough blow, lost me two weeks during which I was mostly unable even to make a cup of tea without extreme difficulty. But equally traumatic was that, once back from the hospital, I was completely ignored and forgotten - no nurse or doctor visits, no checks to see if I was s...

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