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Are people doing socials?

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SteadyAim
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Are people doing socials?

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Postby SteadyAim » July 22nd, 2022, 8:28 pm

Or is Covid still a concern?
Some people don't seem worried about it now, some are getting infected, some are being very careful. What do people here think?

Edinburgh's perhaps a bit busy for the next few weeks, but it would be interesting to meet up with a few Fools at some point ...

SA

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Re: Are people doing socials?

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Postby 1nvest » July 25th, 2022, 7:10 pm

What's Covid? Oh that bug that Parliament imported into care homes as its means to relieve the social care budget/issues. Cleared over 100K beds/places I believe. Have noticed the difference. Former over-subscribed elderly activity groups nowadays are barely viable anymore.

As a family - unconcerned. 90 year old mum caught it near the start, a couple of days after being admitted to hospital following a fall in Jan 2020 - no symptoms. Vaccinated son caught it, was like a cold. Unvaccinated son caught it, again little different to a cold. Myself, not had a positive id yet, but as we live in close proximity (same living room etc.) and no precautions having been taken, guess I have my mothers genes (likely have had it and no symptoms).

Still looks like standard Parliament practice is for 'herd immunity' i.e. just let whatever bugs rage through the population and hope that some survive. Tens of thousands of illegals entering the UK from all over the world, and any one could induce/carry a real nasty, but again Parliament doesn't care.

Unlike some, we never really took action, we weren't amongst the groups that Parliament opted to pay £2500/month to stay at home. Sadly for some that were/did, their younger children in having been isolated away from general immunity building are now contracting Hepatitis and having to have liver transplants.
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Re: Are people doing socials?

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Postby pje16 » July 25th, 2022, 7:22 pm

I'm back to going to the pub
not much more to say, other than it now seems that Covid is a thing of the past in the pub (even though it is still doing the rounds) :)

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Re: Are people doing socials?

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Postby bungeejumper » July 28th, 2022, 11:03 am

pje16 wrote:I'm back to going to the pub
not much more to say, other than it now seems that Covid is a thing of the past in the pub (even though it is still doing the rounds) :)

I've finally resumed my monthly get-togethers with an old mate at the Duck & Bucket. It's usually packed until 8 pm, after which the clientele drift away, and by closing time (10 pm these days :cry: ) we're often the only people there.

I wonder what it is that's sending them all home so early? Celebrity women's darts, Love Island, or just a cupboard full of of cheap supermarket booze for when the evening's serious drinking starts? (Oh yes, the lockdown didn't do the nation's livers much good. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-62291767)

I still don't feel quite ready for the hurly-burly of a busy weeknight down at the pub, though. Not that I was ever a big boozer anyway. Maybe I'll have adjusted to that by the time that the 2XS supervariant comes along to lock us all down again? :(

BJ

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Re: Are people doing socials?

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Postby csearle » August 3rd, 2022, 2:33 am

I'm up for a London social. C.

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Re: Are people doing socials?

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Postby AWOL » August 3rd, 2022, 8:42 am

SteadyAim wrote:Or is Covid still a concern?
Some people don't seem worried about it now, some are getting infected, some are being very careful. What do people here think?

Edinburgh's perhaps a bit busy for the next few weeks, but it would be interesting to meet up with a few Fools at some point ...

SA


Personally i am avoiding pubs until the COVID rates come back down. Also the fringe is still on increasing crowding in Edinburgh. My usual drinking buddy and I through being selective about risks have stayed COVID free.

I recently learned that another friend has been going out with COVID as we "are meant to be getting on with it". I suspect there are many others of that view but it discourages me especially as a carer for a high risk child.

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Re: Are people doing socials?

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Postby Newroad » August 3rd, 2022, 8:47 am

Hi All.

A London social would be fine for me.

Regards, Newroad

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Re: Are people doing socials?

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Postby tjh290633 » August 3rd, 2022, 10:23 am

csearle wrote:I'm up for a London social. C.

As long as we can avoid days affected by rail strikes. I see no fun in catching a train home at 4.30pm.

TJH

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Re: Are people doing socials?

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Postby pje16 » August 3rd, 2022, 10:44 am

count me in as well

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Re: Are people doing socials?

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Postby Snorvey » August 3rd, 2022, 1:36 pm

I'd like a trip to London soon. Now wheres my favourite innkeeper?


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