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  1. Humidex values are hitting the mid thirties in the far se which is pretty horrible ! Values have been into the 40s across parts of France for the last few days which is why there have been some red warnings issued.
  2. How are you Nick nice to talk again.  I want to know when I will be able to meet up with friends who are not from my household again as I have a very good friend that I see twice a week (before this kicked off) I know many other countries are now permitting inter household socializing France, Germany, Spain (I know in Germany one of the federal Lander is announced it is going against the national guidelines and is going to lift all mandatory restrictions).  I only have a small number of close friends that I normally meet on a one to one basis and I work from home so I have little contact with other people other than mum and dad so I would assess the risk to be very low.  Even in the UK Northern Ireland are allowing up to 6 people not from the same household to meet outside including private gardens, Scotland will let you so something similar for next week but I have heard nothing about relaxing the social aspects of the lockdown today only the economic and educational ones.   So why not more on meeting friends and family human contact is important in England you still cannot meet friends and family in a private garden which should now be allowed? I am a bit concerned as I have my birthday coming up on 18th July and I want to have a small number of friends around (no more than 3) for a barbeque in the garden - and I want to do it without fear of breaking any rules or laws.  I know the chances of transmission is very very low as long as we take adequate precautions.  These rules must not stay in place a second longer than is necessary once the community transmission is very low surely the burden of the restrictions on mental health etc outweighs their purpose in stopping the spread of Covid 19.  Just mentioning this as I want to know when I can see my friends again in the flesh or properly without having to meet them in a park only as I have autism and hate uncertainty and changes in routine surely the UK government should give us some more information on when such meetings will be allowed in England the exit strategy document for England was vague on this at least compared to some other countries.  Surley, if the restrictions on meeting friends and family remained in place when the risk of Covid was much diminished would it be subject to legal challenge? If no one in government bothered to relax it which is what I am worried about.  Also asking about what are the rules currently on inter household gatherings in France which is where you live and do you believe that in the UK this is now safe or will be shortly safe enough to allow it?



  3. I’m on iPad so difficult . But if you google those two drugs I get the study coming up first in that . You can also find it by looking for Gautret et al 2020.
  4. French researchers have had some incredible results using a combination of hydroxychloroquine in combination with azithromycin. We have already seen research into chloroquine which has been beneficial to some patients . The hydroxy version apparently has less side effects and you can give higher doses. The study only finished on Monday. They are now going to be monitoring these patients over the next few weeks.
  5. A combi system is politically difficult because it might frighten people . I think change can be a difficult sell . For the UK I think there’s a chance to have the least worst outcome because there are no good options but the government needs to act fast now . Once things get out of control it’s like a run away train . Even in France the situation in some regions is close to breaking point . The fact they’re moving people from the Alsace region to places close to me shows that.
  6. I know a lot of people think the more softly approach might work and just advising people to do things is better but the reason for the increased restrictions here was some people just ignored them. Personally I have no problem with them . I want this whole thing over with as soon as possible . Without these restrictions France would have rapidly gone the way of Spain or more likely Italy . The UK has a chance to get on top of this and can learn from the mistakes other countries made. They need to go hard now , if it means locking down London and other big cities so be it .
  7. The most terrifying lot though are the customs officials . Because of our proximity to the Spanish border they do pop up at times. The worst official however was when I was going from Roscoff to Plymouth , I think one wrong word and I’ve ended up in the slammer !
  8. Do you mean here in France . Yes you can go out but have to fill a form in to confirm the reason and if you don’t have it it’s a 135 Euro fine. Most people are staying in and trying not to pxss off the Gendarmerie ! I’d much rather deal with the UK police who tend to have better people skills !
  9. Yes some are being transferred to Pau which isn’t far from me . The Mulhouse situation has been caused by the religious festival held there where loads of people became infected .
  10. Yes my nephew mentioned that , everyone had masks . Culturally it wasn’t such an issue . Here in Europe I think you’d have been seen as strange at the outset .
  11. My nephew works out there . It’s quite ironic I was really worried about him at the start of the outbreak now life there is a lot more normal than in Europe !
  12. Hong Kong has done an extraordinary job in tackling the virus . Given the proximity to China and the population of the city its astonishing . Cases 181 Deaths 4
  13. To show the importance of contact tracing . ARS for Nouvelle Aquitaine region has 242 confirmed cases . They managed to trace 1113 contacts . That’s still likely to miss quite a few but without that tracing you could have potentially over a thousand people unaware they might be infected.
  14. We certainly could do with some good news. Thats very welcome .
  15. So sorry to hear that . Get well soon.
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