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    I spoke to my dad this afternoon. He was getting...

    I spoke to my dad this afternoon. He was getting a bit worried about a lockdown. However, he has a mate in his 90's and is allowed out to check on him each day. Scones and coffee for elevens's is the...
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    ^ fair points...but the proper airlines have...

    ^ fair points...but the proper airlines have dropped their standards to stay competitive.
  3. Now is not the the to be thinking of recession....

    Now is not the the to be thinking of recession. Let's get this virus over and done with first and then look to a brighter future.

    Remember capitalism needs expansion year on year so a damn good...
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    I'd like to see a few budget airlines go out of...

    I'd like to see a few budget airlines go out of business. I don't fly them, don't trust them or their business models.
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    ^ ? It is a clear indication of a hot-spot....

    ^ ?
    It is a clear indication of a hot-spot. Someone had the virus and was in these places/vehicles. If you were present at the time then self isolate for 14 days.
    How difficult is that for you?
    ...
  6. Chico can think? That's a new one... Good time...

    Chico can think? That's a new one...

    Good time to think of a completely different career...or turn a hobby into a money earner. Life likes to throw in a challenge or two to make it interesting.
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    ^ Telephoto lens; it was a good 6 feet away and a...

    ^ Telephoto lens; it was a good 6 feet away and a couple of feet above me. Climbing up into the patio roofing. Love the way they can extend themselves when climbing.
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    Sticky: Boris just doesn't want to be outdone by...

    Boris just doesn't want to be outdone by Charlie...

    Don't believe they have it until I see them gasping for air in a ventilator...
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    Sticky: I wonder how much of the cash they nicked had...

    I wonder how much of the cash they nicked had coronavirus lurking. That really would be irony, infected by their loot and breathless in their hideaway...

    ...vague memories of a film noir...
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    Sticky: Wife is saying that at least one minibus that...

    Wife is saying that at least one minibus that came up from Bangkok brought infections up to Sakon Nakhon. She reckons at least 7 infected in the city and more dropped off on the route up.

    Quite a...
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    ^^ They said we need to bring marriage...

    ^^ They said we need to bring marriage certificate, passports, wife's ID card and house book along with a photo.

    We will photocopy everything.

    Am I missing something? They are currently still...
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    Thai Airways sent official notification that our...

    Thai Airways sent official notification that our flights are cancelled. That's one less decision to make and work has been notified not to expect me back before June. I just need the 60-day extension...
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    Nobody famous, just my...

    Nobody famous, just my farmhands/painters/labourers in the village. They are brothers and used to drink like fishes when they came back from Bangkok where they worked as painters. Now they stay in...
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    ^ Charlie's been packed off to Scotland... The...

    ^ Charlie's been packed off to Scotland...

    The Duke of Edinburgh must be a good bet...

    The Donald is second choice...

    General Prayut because he simply can't stop touching his face.
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    Being a soap-dodger, I am replete with pot-belly...

    Being a soap-dodger, I am replete with pot-belly and haven't seen such sights in a very long time.
  17. The things people do to get in the papers, eh...

    The things people do to get in the papers, eh...
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    As a soap-dodger, I have never had such clean...

    As a soap-dodger, I have never had such clean hands. I always thought they were the same colour as the locals...but no, they are pink...
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    ^ Well, that cuts down my options...

    ^ Well, that cuts down my options...
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    Sticky: There were 4 approved vaccinations for swine flu...

    There were 4 approved vaccinations for swine flu within 6 months of the infection starting. It was being offered to everyone within 8 months.

    I would expect the same timeline for this outbreak.
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    Sticky: The 2009 H1N1 epidemic didn't affect older people...

    The 2009 H1N1 epidemic didn't affect older people as much as younger ones because they had already seen a similar virus and could create antibodies to kill the virus quickly.

    This virus is the...
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    Sticky: A purple sunbird nesting just ouside my kitchen...

    A purple sunbird nesting just ouside my kitchen window.

    Photos of the male and female

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    You also omitted At a pinch From your list.

    You also omitted

    At a pinch

    From your list.
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    ^^^ you forgot cherry on top...

    ^^^ you forgot cherry on top...
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    Sticky: It does mention exemptions. Presumably essential...

    It does mention exemptions. Presumably essential staff will be issued with the necessary paperwork.
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    Sticky: ^ Ok...but a curfew doesn't make much sense.

    ^ Ok...but a curfew doesn't make much sense.
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    Sticky: Wife is saying that Prayut has just imposed a...

    Wife is saying that Prayut has just imposed a curfew on Bangkok but I can't find the details. Has he closed the airports for a month as well or is it just a night curfew?

    Anyone with the latest...
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    Sticky: Three more according to BP this morning, bringing...

    Three more according to BP this morning, bringing the total to 4.

    The also state the number of infections is up to 827 with 766 currently in hospital and 4 seriously ill and on ventilators.
    ...
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    Sticky: New York now has more cases of the virus than...

    New York now has more cases of the virus than France. Does Trump win a prize if NY overtakes Italy?
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    Sticky: I am using //https/worldometers.info/coronavirus

    I am using
    //https/worldometers.info/coronavirus
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    His trousers look torn to shreds...

    His trousers look torn to shreds...
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    ^ good one...

    ^ good one...
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    There is something to do with the shadow being in...

    There is something to do with the shadow being in the shape of a woman but I can't think of it...behind every great man or something similar.

    Also his fingers are pinching the cat's tail...

    at...
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    That's the first bit of good news I've heard this...

    That's the first bit of good news I've heard this year.
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    Sticky: I'm not fully convinced. I suffered from...

    I'm not fully convinced. I suffered from recurrent pneumonia as a child. I know a reasonable amount about the disease, both viral and bacterial. A complete lack of immunity due to a new strain should...
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    Sticky: ^ So why are people with strong immune systems...

    ^ So why are people with strong immune systems less affected?

    The article above suggests the complete opposite in that those that don't recognise the virus, such as children, are better off.
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    Sticky: With respect, all types of 'flu are RNA viruses...

    With respect, all types of 'flu are RNA viruses that originated in animals and jumped to humans.
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    Thin as a beanpole... Apparently the saying...

    Thin as a beanpole...

    Apparently the saying originated in Germany.
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    On ones own coattails...apparently from the 17...

    On ones own coattails...apparently from the 17 Century meaning at one's own expense.

    Now used as riding someone's coattails meaning to obtain success on the back of another's achievements.

    Not...
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    With a cherry on top. Origin unknown

    With a cherry on top.

    Origin unknown
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    The joker in the pack... Don^t know the origin...

    The joker in the pack...

    Don^t know the origin but means something or someone unpredictable like the weather...or coronavirus.

    There's the queen of hearts and jack of spades there too
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    Pull your socks up From the start of a race...

    Pull your socks up

    From the start of a race where everyone used to pull up their socks in preparation.
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    My nan used to say that eating apple pips will...

    My nan used to say that eating apple pips will make worms grow out of your ears...but I can't find the origin to that
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    Wearing your heart on your sleeve...from...

    Wearing your heart on your sleeve...from Shakespeare's Othello..

    '...but I will wear my heart upon my sleeve...'
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    That's a tough nut to crack

    That's a tough nut to crack
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    Sticky: New York looks to be taking quite a hit with...

    New York looks to be taking quite a hit with 4,796 new cases yesterday bringing the total to 15,168. I have been looking at Europe rather than USA so not sure when that number started to rocket. Just...
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    Sticky: ^^^ A factoid bubble burst: The Black Death came...

    ^^^ A factoid bubble burst: The Black Death came to England 100+ years before Henry VIII. It was Sweating Sickness that he was afraid of.

    Fingers crossed re yesterday figures for Italy.
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    Sticky: Back to Coronavirus and I am much happier at the...

    Back to Coronavirus and I am much happier at the village level here in Thailand. Everyone is keeping their distance...staying on their farms mostly instead of in the village. Supplies are coming in...
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    Sticky: Interested to.know how you define first, second...

    Interested to.know how you define first, second and third world here Chas...

    Cold war definition puts both as first world...

    Civilisation definition puts Thailand first world and USA second ...
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    Sticky: Talking of which...there is a dog virus going...

    Talking of which...there is a dog virus going around at the moment as well. Several dogs have died in the village from it. I think it's the one that's common here and you can have your dog...
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