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Re: COVID
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2020, 09:13:05 AM »
Congratulations physicskate, and good luck on the test, hopefully it will come back negative.
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Re: COVID
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2020, 11:18:05 AM »
I want to know if it’s covid or a cold because... I’m pregnant!!!!

OMG, congratulations!  *hugs*  Nice to see some good news!


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Re: COVID
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2020, 11:27:47 AM »
Aww, congrats, physicskate!  What a happy surprise!
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Re: COVID
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2020, 11:36:27 AM »
Congratulations, physicskate :D!


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Re: COVID
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2020, 11:45:02 AM »
I'm in biochemistry/chemical pathology research and clinical work.  I used to work in biotech/pharma back in the US, but am at an NHS hospital here.  My main focus is diagnosis of rare disorders of metabolism in infants and children (and sometimes adults if there's an adult-onset variant of the disease).  The pandemic definitely slowed non-essential work, but the focus was just switched to all aspects of the virus - more hands on deck to care for patients, researching the virus, trying to develop and validate new diagnostic methods, identifying useful biomarkers, and so on.     


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Re: COVID
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2020, 11:46:54 AM »
So many awesome careers in here!
I spent a few years working in tech consulting for the NHS and Public Health England too! Great memories when the team and I designed the Ebola screening systems at our various ports of entry.

I can’t wait for Friday, we’ve got a jam packed weekend of furniture building lol (with wine of course!)

Last night we ended up watching the trump v Biden debate, safe to say we were both brain dead and went straight to bed without further discussion lol


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Re: COVID
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2020, 03:38:02 PM »
No ivf. Bit of a surprise. Actually a huge ginormous gargantuan I still haven’t picked my jaw up off the floor shock. Obviously a good one, but has meant a lot of changes.

We sold our house yesterday... just have to find a new one we like!!!

Glad our good new could cheer you up kfdancer!

And now this stinking cold that is unlikely to be covid but has totally floored me... ugh. We can’t all win every day!

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I can only imagine!  After all the difficultly with conceiving your first, the surprise of your second must have knocked you off your chair. 

I too was surprised with my second.  Tried for a year and nothing so we decided we were a family of 3.  HA HA!  Our son is the perfect compliment to our family. And by far the best gift our daughter has ever received. ;D  Mine are both April babies. It’s a great time to have a baby as the weather is perking up and you can have lots of lovely walks outside with baby.  I hope you’ve created a sleeper. ;)
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Re: COVID
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2020, 05:52:21 PM »


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Re: COVID
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2020, 05:56:59 PM »
I hope you’ve created a sleeper. ;)

That is the kindest wish I've ever seen for anybody expecting a  baby.  So thoughtful!  :)
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Re: COVID
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2020, 05:57:43 PM »
That is the kindest wish I've ever seen for anybody expecting a  baby.  So thoughtful!  :)

And behind healthy, there’s nothing a parent wants more!


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Re: COVID
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2020, 04:34:30 PM »
We definitely didn’t get that before. I’ve hardly stopped spinning since we found out in July.

Thanks for all your kind words!


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Re: COVID
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2020, 10:25:31 AM »
Apparently COVID spreads in the presence of alcohol in puritanical Scotland!

Okay, I get that people don't social distance as well with alcohol, but honestly, how is keeping restaurants and pubs open 6-6 with no booze indoors actually viable? So many are just shutting for the two weeks and not worth it. Some are shutting down for the rest of the year around here, as it's just not worth the hassle.   
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Re: COVID
« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2020, 01:30:06 PM »
Apparently COVID spreads in the presence of alcohol in puritanical Scotland!

Okay, I get that people don't social distance as well with alcohol, but honestly, how is keeping restaurants and pubs open 6-6 with no booze indoors actually viable? So many are just shutting for the two weeks and not worth it. Some are shutting down for the rest of the year around here, as it's just not worth the hassle.

Since it is only 2 weeks initially then hopefully they will be able to measure the effectiveness, or not, pretty soon after.  It very much seems to be the case of a "try this" and "try that" approach to controlling the spread of the virus.

I used to go to the pub once a week with my brother in law and he has tried on 2 or 3 occasions to go back but has now given up for the foreseeable future. Each time time he has tried it, including on a Sunday afternoon for quiz time, he says that no matter how hard he tries, folks simply move in closer plus the noise volume (resulting in more aerosols in the air) increases the more folks have to drink.
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Re: COVID
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2020, 08:34:30 AM »
Well, I know I've been so lucky having a job and being able to work from home. Back in the office for this week supporting an audit.  I'm out of practise for packing a lunch and getting my bag all ready and uggh, having to set an alarm for stupid o'clock...... I can't say I am enjoying being near people again.... I am enjoying falling out of bed and getting to work with relative ease.  I'm a whiny first world brat today!   ;)
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Re: COVID
« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2020, 08:56:29 AM »
Well, I know I've been so lucky having a job and being able to work from home. Back in the office for this week supporting an audit.  I'm out of practise for packing a lunch and getting my bag all ready and uggh, having to set an alarm for stupid o'clock...... I can't say I am enjoying being near people again.... I am enjoying falling out of bed and getting to work with relative ease.  I'm a whiny first world brat today!   ;)

Hopefully the audit will be over soon and you can go back to home working. I think a lot of folks are liking this working from home thing.
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