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ChrisJbarnes

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  1. ChrisJbarnes

    COVID-19

    They told me to ring the NHS direct number to book the 2nd dose, which will be early June
  2. ChrisJbarnes

    COVID-19

    Well my understanding of where I am was that they do have a reserve list of people they ring up, which I was not on. Not enough people on the list bothered to turn up, possibly a result of the bad news stories recently
  3. ChrisJbarnes

    COVID-19

    This. No one should be shy about getting the vaccine when and where they can, especially if there are vaccines literally just going into the trash because someone else couldn't show up. There’s merit to this of course, but there are also valid negatives to people being able to jump the queue (IMO). Normally I am very anti jumping any queue but when it comes to the importance of this, and the need to get every shot in an arm, I'll let it pass. It doesn't feel at all like it's at the expense of my own shot so I see no negatives to it. If anything, it's for the help of humanity and each
  4. ChrisJbarnes

    COVID-19

    Not on the current priority list. Just showed up. I made it clear that I wasn't vulnerable, or working for the NHS but the dose I had would otherwise have gone in the bin so I'm grateful to have had it and saved 1 dose from going to waste...
  5. ChrisJbarnes

    COVID-19

    Had my first shot of AZ vaccine in London on Wednesday. Basically turned up 10 minutes before the vaccine centre closed on the off chance that they had spares that would be going to waste otherwise. Since other people on a priority list hadn't turned up, managed to get mine earlier than I would otherwise. Feels like 1 less thing to be worried about, although the side effects were not pleasant yesterday and still lingering fatigue and muscle ache today. Nothing to fear, as others have suggested but just feeling like I've got a cold, a bad hangover and muscle ache
  6. Aston uni Had a great time mind, uni isnt about cobbled streets and tea shops. Its about your first taste of freedom and living in an edgy part of the city is what its all about.
  7. I live in Clapham, took a walk yesterday towards the bandstand and there is a definite somber mood around the place. Floral tributes and people reflecting in silence during the day. Cant say I saw what it was like at night, but the area is usually pretty lively, and with a lot of political activism, so it doesn't surprise me that this vigil has ended with a lot of arrests, regardless of the rights and wrongs of the policing of the vigil. The murder definitely seems to have struck a chord with a lot of people, especially those my age, as its fairly common spot where a lot of professionals li
  8. ChrisJbarnes

    COVID-19

    Should he be slagging off China if he wants them to be our major trading partners?
  9. ChrisJbarnes

    COVID-19

    As ever it is the working classes and key workers that have to bear the brunt of the risk as they cant hide away from all of this at home like I can, which I think probably partly explains the disparity between affluent and poorer parts of London.
  10. ChrisJbarnes

    COVID-19

    As a Londoner, I completely see why people outside of here are frustrated that we are getting special treatment. From my point of view, I think they should have split London out some time ago, as where I live (Wandsworth, South West London) being as a rule of thumb, less densely populated, greener, and with a lot of young professional workers sitting at home on their laptops rather than than say Barking and Dagenham which is a lot more densely populated. I imagine, more multi-generational families under 1 roof, and a lot more blue collar workers. Seems that the spread of COVID in East Lond
  11. I've got a holiday planned at the end of the month to Austin and then New Orleans for 10 days, and a good friend of mine is getting married in Austria around Easter. I will be gutted if either of these trips get canned as a result of this, having had a pretty shitty year so far. But more gutted for the prospect of my mates wedding potentially not going ahead. Its only about 4.5 hours from where they are getting hitched to Northern Italy.
  12. At the same time, those sending their children to private school are paying taxes, yet the costs of their childrens education is not borne by the state.
  13. Anyone with a spare in the away end want to sell it to me at face value? I gather in the actual away end it was £30 rather than the £60 they are quoting for the neutral end on the website! I can meet you in London. Thanks
  14. https://news.sky.com/story/charlton-fans-delay-league-one-match-by-throwing-crisp-packets-on-pitch-in-bizarre-ownership-protest-11481851 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37673217 "Charlton and Coventry fans throw pigs onto pitch to interrupt game" Something like this at a sky televised game- with Ashleys competitors (Decathlon, Intersport or DW sports branding) might make an impact
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