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Price gouging cunts at Coles.

 

Grabbed 2 packs of their generic Ibuprofen to get my stocks up as my teeth are shit (had one pulled today) and not the regular $1.70 or so but $5.90 for a pack.

Almost as much as the Nurofen which in itself is an ongoing joke.  I was at self-serve so called her over and said to take them back.

 

Woolworths still at the normal price so grabbed 2 there.

 

Overheard at the dentist - they might have to close down within a month as supplies are getting low.  And I was told if I have complications that need services of an oral surgeon, they're off.

In fact it was announced all elective surgery at hospitals except top priority ones are suspended.

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At a dentist I guess the first thing to run low on supplies would be masks.

 

It's a bit scary how many things you do not think of can be affected by this virus.

 

Cheers

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Just now, chrisg said:

At a dentist I guess the first thing to run low on supplies would be masks.

 

It's a bit scary how many things you do not think of can be affected by this virus.

 

Cheers

 

Yeah it's a BIT hard to be dentist and practice social distancing when doing your work because you're sticking sharp objects in people's mouths for a living.

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Posted (edited)

um, having just had opportunity to catch up on this thread, because i just finished tidying up loose ends from a shift that putatively ended at 1230 (it's almost 6pm here)... wow !

 

any dentist still sticking their nose in a person's mouth is both stupid and in contravention of social distancing - guess they are at least as bad as dr higgins because we know now for sure the virus is loose, and not sure where it is

 

 

 

locally i doubt any dentist will be available, and if they are, they run the risk of breaking the law regarding adequate infection control (which is actually a professional misconduct) in the current scenario

 

 

and apologies for not noticing the much earlier request to comment on higgins @~, but apart from here my "other" jobs have included significant interactions with my australia wide medical colleagues, and getting the local council and the federal government to do some stuff that is clearly in need of urgent action to save lives and allow medicos to continue work as safely and efficiently as possible

 

 

@ eveln : if it isn't acceptable that doctors are human as being relevant, i hope the ones that might keep you alive are so perfect they can't offend you as they do so

 

really, lighten up grrrrl

 

 

 

in further news

 

elective surgery cancelled in nsw from today

 

400 new (known) cases in oz today - and probably several tines that unknown

 

i'm already tired, and there's about 3 months to go according to predictions on compliance with isolation, and time to crest peak sickness

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rybags said:

Price gouging cunts at Coles.

 

 

Notice that both Coles' and Woolworths' cattle dogs this week have about two things on special.

Everything FULL PRICE!!!

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5 hours ago, eveln said:

As scruffy1 said to me, I say to you... "stay well "

 

likewise.

 

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How long can the novel coronavirus survive on surfaces and in the air?

A new study shows that SARS-CoV-2 can linger in the air for hours and on some materials for days

 

AT A TIME when many people have taken to washing hands and sanitising the objects they hold dear—frequently—a pesky question has loomed. How long does the SARS-CoV-2 virus stick around? A new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the first to examine the lifespan of the virus on common surfaces, offers some answers.

 

Like the common cold, covid-19 spreads through virus-laden droplets of moisture released when an infected person coughs, sneezes or merely exhales. A team of researchers, including scientists from America’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, simulated how an infected individual might spread the virus in the air and on plastic, cardboard, stainless steel and copper. They then measured how long the virus remained infectious in those environments.

 

They found that SARS-CoV-2 stays more stable on plastic and steel than on cardboard or copper. Traces of the virus were detected...

 

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That's the worry.  As an example I've been filling up with petrol every couple of days and usually there's no paper and maybe 1 place had some hand cleaner.

Then there's the thousand incidentals a day you just don't notice like door handles, grab rails etc etc.

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Forgot to mention.

 

Driving home earlier saw a sign outside a house "Honk to wish a 9 year old a Happy Birthday".   I was a bit slow to act but did so.

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1 hour ago, scruffy1 said:

@ eveln : if it isn't acceptable that doctors are human as being relevant, i hope the ones that might keep you alive are so perfect they can't offend you as they do so

 

really, lighten up grrrrl 

Neither of you noted the word " automatically " in my response.  Which to me means their first response is just as infalliable as the next dudes. After that though as a Dr , the second thought is the well- being of their patients, before acting.

 

So I should lighten up while you lot have your way trying to rail road my opinions, yeah,sure mack no worries mate... not gonna happen

 

 

1 hour ago, scruffy1 said:

in further news

 

elective surgery cancelled in nsw from today

I guess Canberra is a bit behind then, cos mum tells me today she's being taken to a specialist there tomorrow to have a needle in her eye * grimaces* ... a watery eye issue

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That might not fall under the category, or might be in the top tier of urgent procedures.

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21 minutes ago, Rybags said:

That might not fall under the category, or might be in the top tier of urgent procedures.

I'd guess it has to be.

 

2 hours ago, LogicprObe said:

 

Let the prisoners out!

What could go wrong?

That's worrisome yes ? ?  ... my thought was give them truck loads of hand sanitizer and mark the floors with "X" to give them the distance measure, surely if it's good enough for us all out here it's gotta be good enough for them in there

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47 minutes ago, eveln said:

Neither of you noted the word " automatically " in my response.  Which to me means their first response is just as infalliable as the next dudes. After that though as a Dr , the second thought is the well- being of their patients, before acting.

 

So I should lighten up while you lot have your way trying to rail road my opinions, yeah,sure mack no worries mate... not gonna happen

 

 

I guess Canberra is a bit behind then, cos mum tells me today she's being taken to a specialist there tomorrow to have a needle in her eye * grimaces* ... a watery eye issue

 

canberra isn't technically in nsw

 

hope she does well - sounds like "wet" macular degeneration they are treating; good luck to her, ev

 

yep, needles in the eye.... not something i'd like

 

a large bore needle lymph node biopsy in the groin isn't a lot of fun, and i was surprised a bone marrow aspiration was not as bad as most people said

 

but a needle in the eye ?     eeek !

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18 minutes ago, scruffy1 said:

a large bore needle lymph node biopsy in the groin isn't a lot of fun

FYI ...one of those large bore needles in the boob is prone to a " Fucksake !! "  being heard by all in the entire clinic.

 

yep. macular degeneration.

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9 minutes ago, eveln said:

FYI ...one of those large bore needles in the boob is prone to a " Fucksake !! "  being heard by all in the entire clinic.

 

on this we will completely agree

 

local anaesthetic is not as effective as the proceduralist might suggest

4 minutes ago, TheManFromPOST said:

Bunch of wusses

 

spoken like a diabetic with peripheral neuropathy  🤨

 

 

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Hmm,

 

The elective surgery thing is nationwide but I don't think injections for macro degeneration would be regarded as elective,  it's also out-patient usually. Mum used to have them every six weeks - kept her eyesight, just.

 

Cheers

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, TheManFromPOST said:

Worried about goverment ads on TV

Washing hands takes 40seconds, not 20

 

Well ... google the amount of time required and you get 20 to 60 seconds!

The rule is at least 20 seconds ...

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1 hour ago, TheManFromPOST said:

Bunch of wusses

well yes.

In my defence I only brought it up now cos scruffy1 was playin' hard ball ... lol ... also I don't recall a local anesthetic. I do recall the nurse holding my arm up and the Dr. saying it might hurt a bit ... and well then I "fucksaked ! " it .

this was 2004 . but I still see the needle.

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