No, but although Mr Zebra and I did enjoy her message we were a tad disappointed that she didn't call out the people who have been ignoring the advice and putting more lives at risk.Did anyone else think Her Maj was going to burst into song, give it the full Vera Lynn, in her message tonight?
She could have cheered the Nation up though, especially children, if she had used a corgi hand puppet to deliver the speech. Strange times and all that.No, but although Mr Zebra and I did enjoy her message we were a tad disappointed that she didn't call out the people who have been ignoring the advice and putting more lives at risk.
It was quite emotional to watch, though. I think we needed it.
The answer to "how many..?" is always three.Tomorrow evening my wife and I are going to try to play a game of Trivial Pursuit with a couple of her friends on Skype/Zoom/Teams etc – we'll see how it goes...
(Clue: it's always Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali; the Beatles; Gandhi (several to choose from); Churchill; the Atlantic Ocean; turnips; Kajagoogoo... maybe...)
I've heard one or two doctors remark that patients recover best if they are sitting up rather than lying down.I’m not sure of the veracity of this as it was on Apple News with a supposed glowing recommendation from JK Rowling who suggests it helped her overcome symptoms of C19. She doesn’t say if she was tested or not. JK Rowling has apparently (I’ve not checked) shared a video of the technique on her twitter feed
Dr. Sarfaraz Munshi reveals a breathing technique that’s used on intensive care patients to help them fight off infection.
According to Dr. Munshi, who practices at Queen’s Hospital in Romford, England, the technique might be beneficial to people who are self-isolating with coronavirus symptoms, as well as people who aren’t yet displaying any symptoms. “While you have an active infection you need to be getting a good amount of air into the bases of your lungs,” Dr. Sarfaraz says. “The only way you are going to do that is by having a technique.”
The technique he suggests involves taking in five deep breaths, then holding each one for five seconds. You then take a sixth breath and immediately cough forcefully while covering your mouth.
Dr. Sarfaraz recommends doing this twice, then lying on your front with a pillow to support you, taking slightly deeper breaths than normal for 10 minutes. This is important, he says, because the majority of your lung is on your back, not on your front. “By lying on your back you’re closing off more of the smaller airways, and this is not good during a period of infection. [It will] increase your risk of secondary pneumonia, that can make your condition deteriorate much further—bearing in mind the patients that are deteriorating are deteriorating because of respiratory problems.”
Pair of dark shades, walking stick painted white, go near front of the queue and then...Top Tip. People with an overbearing sense of self-importance. Go straight to the front of the supermarket queue proclaiming ‘Do you know who I am?’ and see how far that fucking gets you.
This is Toyah saying this?An experience I am enjoying is wearing clothes I’d be too self-conscious to wear in public. Strange colour schemes, old favourites, odd combinations, glamming up and dancing round the house totally uninhibited like a banshee.