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This day last year:

  • 11-03-2021 11:47pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 7,249 ✭✭✭ kenmc


    We went home from work as normal, and lots have not stepped foot in the office since.
    The kids came home from school and didn't go back til September.
    There was no toilet roll to be had for love nor money.ditto canned food. Funnily enough though, when I popped to Aldi that evening, there was loads of fish still to be had. The rest of the shop looked like it had been looted, but not the fish section!
    Was the last day I wore jeans. Been in shorts since.


Comments

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    I can still vividly remember the speech from Varadkar on Paddy's Day

    The understandable fear in his voice and eyes was palpable (video here https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-many-of-you-are-feeling-scared-full-text-of-varadkar-speech-1.4205405)

    But he gave a really strong speech. Can you imagine having Martin address the nation in those early days?

    If we had a time machine would we personally do anything different?

    In an ideal world I'd have flown to a warm, safer country that was still open, hunkered down and tried to work remotely

    But outside of the EU, I don't think that was possible. And all the EU was a basketcase

    It still is in some ways

    But - thanks be to fcuk - we are one year on from then

    I don't think I could do 2021 in the same way if I didn't know vaccines were coming


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,076 ✭✭✭✭ bucketybuck


    The next 2 weeks are crucial.


  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,403 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    The next 2 weeks are crucial.

    Possibly 15,000 cases by the end of the month if nothing was done

    Main thread title was
    "Covid-XIX Part VI - 90 cases ROI (1 death) 29 in NI (as of 13 March) *Read OP*"

    That first death had been reported the previous day


  • Registered Users Posts: 944 ✭✭✭ SnuggyBear


    I remember saying cya next year lads when I was going home, half joking.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,046 ✭✭✭ funnydoggy


    ShineOn7 wrote: »
    I can still vividly remember the speech from Varadkar on Paddy's Day

    The understandable fear in his voice and eyes was palpable (video here https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-many-of-you-are-feeling-scared-full-text-of-varadkar-speech-1.4205405)

    But he gave a really strong speech. Can you imagine having Martin address the nation in those early days?

    If we had a time machine would we personally do anything different?

    In an ideal world I'd have flown to a warm, safer country that was still open, hunkered down and tried to work remotely

    But outside of the EU, I don't think that was possible. And all the EU was a basketcase

    It still is in some ways

    But - thanks be to fcuk - we are one year on from then

    I don't think I could do 2021 in the same way if I didn't know vaccines were coming


    Can't disagree there. It was frightening listening to it if I'm honest. A real sense of "shít is coming, and fast".


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