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amy

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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #15 on: 06 February 2020, 07:16:13 pm »
This needs to get back to sex work, please. If anybody wants to read previous similar threads (the one somebody started with something like 'if there's an Ebola epidemic, will it be quiet?' is my favourite) then searches for swine flu, Aussie flu, Ebola and so on will find them (although I don't remember any about actual flu, the one that kills north of 60,000 people a year and which I've had once; it would have certainly have put me out of action for at least two weeks had I been whoring at the time). There are plenty of general/news discussion boards elsewhere :).

EDIT: I will say that there's a very good article about it in this weeks' New Scientist for anybody who wants to bite the bullet and take their chances with the paper shop :).
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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #16 on: 12 February 2020, 09:25:35 am »
Another New Scientist reader!  One of the few publications left worth reading. The other papers and news outlets all steal their stories.
Very quiet here in Gloucester this month, lots of texts and calls but few actual meets.  January was quite busy for me.
I put it down to:
February being a slow month anyway
Possible Brexit uncertainty, firms having to face the reality of leaving the EU. Maybe saving cash just in case?
Bad weather. It's cold out.
Coronavirus being at the back of people's minds makes them think more about the general health risks of close contact with another human being (illogical I know but then guys are still asking for bareback)

So lots of factors, let's hope it is all over by Easter  ;D   Might start camming again, no infection risk there
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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #17 on: 12 February 2020, 11:02:12 am »
It might also be good to read history books.
Trusting figures from Chinese Communist Party is like believing that Stalin was a lovely uncle who cared about his citizens.

According to the latest updates, the incubation period is 24 days. It's extremely contagious, also via aerosolisation and stays on surfaces (like doorknobs for example) for days.
If you think that this country is ready for an epidemic, think of the last time there was a bit of snow here.

How long are you planning to work?
Are you still using the tube and doing outcalls?
Do you have enough food and toilet paper in case of emergency?

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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #18 on: 12 February 2020, 04:03:39 pm »
I've had guys cancel as they are paranoid about this virus.

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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #19 on: 12 February 2020, 06:32:54 pm »
Yes I'm very concerned as it's very quiet and wondering if I should stop working as it's very contagious and will it be worth it anyway economy's all over the world will be in a melt down.

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« Reply #20 on: 12 February 2020, 08:28:18 pm »
We have the first London case.

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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #21 on: 12 February 2020, 08:55:41 pm »
I've got slightly busy today.
Corona could be a good thing for work.

Loads of business conventions have been called off so thousands of blokes now at loose end when they thought they'd be in Europe and USA being wined and 69ed!

One monster convention which is 100 thousand capacity just been cancelled in spain.Yes that's a city's new year's income down the plughole.
My mate sees ladies and they're usually booked up theres due to the mass of punters, so he normally has to travel to the burbs for appointments.

He's been to China already and had the death gun ray treatment from a lady in a mask... so if I was gonna catch shit I would have caught it by now. Life's too short for what ifs....

Hope they spend it at home on us! Yayy!
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Yeah like I'll let the human guineapigs have first dibbs at eating the food that's been sitting in those restaurant freezers for the past 4 months.

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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #22 on: 12 February 2020, 10:16:49 pm »
I find people's reactions to this fascinating.

Folks, if you still think that these useless cunts from the government will help you, think twice and most of all think for yourself.
There is enough leaked information from China to give you an idea of things to come.

I'll take my last booking tomorrow and I'll stop leaving the house unless I absolutely have to.

NHS will not cope with so many cases of pneumonia. The safest bet is to try to avoid getting infected.
But considering how contagious it is, it ultimately it will boil down to your immune system and sheer luck, I think.

Yes I'm very concerned as it's very quiet and wondering if I should stop working as it's very contagious and will it be worth it anyway economy's all over the world will be in a melt down.

The world as we know it is already gone. At the moment it's like watching the Titanic sink.
Will it be as bad as the 1930 depression? Maybe not. But it definitely will be very different.

This virus can act fast, there are cases of people who got better and then just collapsed, so it's time to prepare.
I'll have handy a piece of paper with my movements and people that I came in contact with since 1st of January, just in case it will be needed.
It's best to have such things sorted now.

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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #23 on: 13 February 2020, 04:31:59 am »
Slightly off point but a highly educated friend has found sources of information about this virus actually been predicted one year ahead of its arrival.  In addition certain medical/scientific people developed this virus deliberately to reduce some of the Chinese population.  This deliberate act of manslaughter has apparently been done in the past in China.  He has sent me some links on facebook which are proving most interesting reading.

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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #24 on: 13 February 2020, 07:55:50 am »
I'll PM you for links, Lushblossom.

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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #25 on: 13 February 2020, 08:12:27 am »
Unpleasant, unhelpful post removed. Any more.for.any more?

This needs to get back to sex work, please.

One more time and it's locked.

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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #26 on: 13 February 2020, 10:53:47 am »
Getting busy again today.  The blokes still need to get their end away.  And of course I am hugely desirable  ;D

I think the doomsday scenarios are rather unlikely but the fact that two GPs in Sussex were acting as carriers shows that it is a good idea to avoid hospitals and doctors surgeries if you can. 

Stay well xx

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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #27 on: 13 February 2020, 11:08:39 pm »
So far I only had 1 guy who has messaged me for a few weeks trying to make a booking and his last enquiry was if I have Chinese clients and if so when was my last one because he is worried that I might get infected from one and pass it to him if he makes a booking  ::). Otherwise I wouldn't say that it affected any of my other bookings, I've actually been quite busy.

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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #28 on: 14 February 2020, 08:31:10 am »
This is ridiculous, and far too much scaremongering, as sex workers we come into close contact with people who have colds and so on just as in civvy life, their are so many other things to worry about in life.

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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #29 on: 14 February 2020, 02:00:17 pm »
A client recently told me that he did worry whether he should do it (see an escort) but then he saw that Londoners didn't seem all that bothered so it went ahead.

That is just one guy but....you don't know do you?  The tabloids have a lot of influence.