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Happy New Year and watch out for the viruses

Wishing everyone here a happy healthy 2013, with positive thoughts and dry days!

I spent a lovely Christmas with brother and family and my student son, then, hurray, we all came down with the Norovirus. Now over the worst and back home, very bored, as I have put myself into quaranteen and have not visited anyone. Just the dogs for company.

Its a vile virus, my advise, get and use the alcohol based hand santisers whenever you are out and about. Ive been lucky as my COPD is not too bad, I cannot imagine how someone with severe COPD would manage with this virus. Take care of yourselves


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> ...use the alcohol based hand santisers...

I did hospital radio, so was in and out of the main building a lot. Heard one woman who was complaining about the sanitising gel to a volunteer on reception desk, said it tasted horrible and what good did that do against the virus if she only took it on the days she visited... :D

Volunteers were advised it was quite safe for them to come in, even though our little studio was in a basement corridor where little electric truckloads of dirty laundry trundled past, more often than at times where there was no outbreak. Personally, I stopped going in until they gave the all clear - didn't fancy getting it myself, despite the assurances.

Nurses use the hand sanitisers but many of them also avoid touching things others touch. Watch and you will notice them pushing lift buttons with a pen, turning on lights with their elbow, etc. I reckon what is good for the goose.....................oh! the goose just got eaten!

I noticed some strange signs at the hospital too, announcing that the toilet door handles had been treated with a long lasting sanitiser. I can't recall if it was a spray device in the door or that they had used some sort of wipe, but there was a second note to say it was out of order... :( I didn't notice any geese though...? ;)

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