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Covid 19, novel corona virus. Split from off-grid thread

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As many may know, all motor racing has been cancelled in the UK and for the foreseeable, F1.   This is to complywit Gov advice, led,  of course, by science opnion.   Fine

In the US, things are different.    They are being advised to mask up, but the SVRA is planning a continued race programme, with modified procedures.  They tell me by email that:

We are very optimistic about this schedule, based on the data that is being shared today. Several changes to SVRA's processes have been made to support a safe environment and sustain social distancing, as we transition to SVRA's New Normal.   
Creating the safest possible experience Includes:
* New Registration proceedures
* New Tech proceedures
* New Podium process
* Outside Drivers Meeting supported with a good sound system
* No Fan Walks, Autograph sessions, or Hero Cards - to minimize crowds
* No gathering for parties or dinners. Working with tracks re: food vendors and lines
* Fans and spectators will not have assigned seating,
* Licensing waiver for expired medicals offered

These are just a few interim steps that we need to take so we can go racing. Things are not going to be the same for quite some time but getting back on the track will be a big step in the right direction.

Our sincere thanks and best wishes to competitors, crews, friends and families, we look forward to seeing you soon. 

 

The best of luck with that, our American cousins!    Who knows who is correct?

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But in practice no one except the locals will be able to get there...... and it'll likely be cancelled yet as things are still getting worse in the USA.  

Interesting developments here today.  Senior Management was feeling a bit poorly Monday evening.  Minor temperature control issues and a bit of a cough.  She wasn't due to work Tuesday anyway, but spoke to her manager about it Tuesday morning who said, well, you are a "critical worker" get yourself tested.  Who knew it was even possible..... wasting tests on NHS staff when there are politicians and celebrities to test..... anyway, not only was it possible, it was efficient.  Form filled in online.  Phone call received 45mins later calling her for a drive-through test an hour after that.  And 24 hours later, a positive result.  For now at least, she's not actually feeling ill.  Just a bit weary and a bit of a dry cough.  We lesser mortals of the house, who must remain untested, are now wondering if she caught it from us, or if we will catch it from her......  The former is entirely possible, and if not, the latter inevitable.

Something still not right though.  A colleagues partner is a nurse, working with known C19 positive people.  Very sick people.  She can't get a test, or PPE...... though if she hasn't obviously had it by now, seems quite possible she's already had it and killed it.

Far more testing is needed.  Antibody tests..... that's what is needed. Why oh why is our Heath Minister today, only today, appealing for industry to get out there and develop a test.......  January would have been the right time for that!

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Best wishes to your other half Nick, hope it passes without too many symptoms, and that the rest of the family are able to keep free from it.

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Thanks chaps. In spite of all the fuss, the odds are in our favour.

Pretty sure at least one of the family has already had it.....

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Nick, wishing your family the best.... Yes, the odds are good, but it is still a worry. Hopefully all will be better quickly.

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May your other half get the mildest dose possible and you and the rest of family stay well and healthy. All the best.

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Gosh, thinking of you all, but no prayers.

And what about it?  You are about to become members of the Herd!

If you don't keep broadcasting, then like the Captain of a Vanguard nuclear sub, who doesn't hear the Archers, we will assume the worst!

Best wishes

John

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Yeah. Members of the herd. Immunity is good.  Though apart from her, we’ll not know for sure as we won’t be tested.

Apparently she won’t be tested again either, current advice is if you’re feeling ok after 7 days you are good to go back to to work, though the people you live with are supposed to wait another 7 days.

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