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by sejintenej
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 36
Views: 2754

Re: COVID19

Ajarn Philip wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:54 am

Let's face it, if we're talking about 28C then it's not going to have much impact in the UK anyway!
My thinking was that 98.4F = 36.9C so our bodies would kill it anyway!
by sejintenej
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 36
Views: 2754

Re: COVID19

I saw this morning a doctor claiming that the virus cannot survive above 28C. If he's your Doc, find a new one. :lol: No, seriously. Find a new one once you've managed to stop laughing long enough to see if they were serious or not. I think you realise that I was being contemptuous of this doctor f...
by sejintenej
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 36
Views: 2754

Re: COVID19

“ EDIT: just seen some figures. These suggest that of those tested for the virus 3.7% died.” So, obviously the safe thing is to not get tested! :D and how do you ensure that? Obvious way is not to get infected or have such strong immunity that it is no worse than a bad cold but the odds of that are...
by sejintenej
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 35
Views: 2378

Re: CH Closed. COVID19

It would be disruptive to my daughter's education if her school closed but their are various e-learning contingency plans in place; it would be a nightmare if GCSEs were deferred (though clearly options need to be available for kids who are under the weather with Covid-19 and miss an exam or exams)...
by sejintenej
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 36
Views: 2754

Re: COVID19

The Harvard epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch, as reported in Atlantic magazine (https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/02/covid-vaccine/607000/), predicts that within the coming year, some 40 to 70 percent of people around the world will be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19....
by sejintenej
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 36
Views: 2754

Re: COVID19

Just as a red herring, my son in Lulea has read an article which suggests that the COVID 19 virus has things common to SARS and AIDS viruses, which are unlikely to appear naturally, leading to the suspicion that the virus is man made. It could have been made by the US, to gain some advantage in the...
by sejintenej
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 196
Views: 37476

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

From a COPD newsgroup

Lady from Reading had been to the supermarket and coughed: in her words:
Yes, one guy asked me if I had been tested yet? I replied yes but apart from worms and fleas the vet found nothing wrong with me.
He asked, I answered
by sejintenej
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 36
Views: 2754

Re: COVID19

The authorities seem to think that up to 80% of the population will get the virus but the majority of those will merely stay at home with a bad "cold-like" illness. That leaves about 8% who could be very seriously ill but they admit to having only about 1400 - 1500 specialist hospital beds. I am at ...
by sejintenej
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Closed. COVID19
Replies: 35
Views: 2378

Re: CH Closed. COVID19

In the last term of 1948, Edwards of Col B contracted Polio, There were happy outcomes. Dr Thomas Scott’s precautions were successful, for no other cases of Polio occurred at CH and Edwards returned to school after a couple of months, with only a very slight limp. I vividly remember the polio epide...
by sejintenej
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Aiglon College
Replies: 16
Views: 3798

Re: Aiglon College

Somehow my post this morning disappeared into the yonder ether With the following CV I suggest that people would be "careful" in dealing with Mrs Cairncross Former member of the HMC Inspection Steering Group on the editorial committee of the HMC magazine “Conference & Common Room”. Trustee of Bulkel...
by sejintenej
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The 'Old Blue': March 2020.
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: The 'Old Blue': March 2020.

I also get the email version. The thing which really struck me (especially in the current climate) though I have not been back to check was the number of deceased OBs who left in 1943. That would make them in their early to mid nineties! Of course Bristol Uni did conclude that we would live longer t...
by sejintenej
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 41
Views: 4723

Re: Cross-country runs

Regarding Loringa'a complaint about being interrupted by advertisements, I have a theory that when you get to a certain age they feel that you are suitable fodder for Asian brides and penis enlargement. That's my theory anyway. I could deal with those, but mine are for D cup swimwear! Whereas I’ve ...
by sejintenej
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Obituary Old Blue Ted Kenney – and his Fufu test for college applicants
Replies: 6
Views: 1910

Re: Obituary Old Blue Ted Kenney – and his Fufu test for college applicants

Very late to see this, but I really loved that story. I am a proud crazy cat man. I can't help but harshly judge people who aggressively dislike animals for no reason (legitimate fear/allergy is one thing, but quite another just disliking them for being them, and angrily swatting them away just for...
by sejintenej
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Tuck parcels
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Tuck parcels

When I missed a family birthday, I would get a parcel in the form of an empty plastic butter container containing a slice of birthday cake. Had a surprise for my 21st when I was working in Gib; a silver cigarette case from my sponsor's son - first ever birthday present. (My birthday was in mid term)
by sejintenej
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R.I.P. Colin Fleetcroft Col A 1958 - 1966
Replies: 1
Views: 534

R.I.P. Colin Fleetcroft Col A 1958 - 1966

House captain in 1966 he went on to become a doctor and lecturer, retiring from senior partner in a Godalming practice . I remember him as being quiet, perhaps introspective.