coronavirus

Everything is virus-y, have some animals.

I got woken up today by a text from the local surgery basically saying “DON’T COME ANYWHERE NEAR US IF YOU HAVE CORONAVIRUS!” And turns out Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson currently both have it, as you probably know. I have possibly the last hand sanitizer in Leicester (bought last year) in my handbag right now. God, what a month this is turning into.

Have some cute animals.

OCD vs Coronavirus

Passing along. (My OCD is not really germ-related, but my god, with what’s in the news I cannot imagine the hell a lot of people are going through right now.)

OCD Girl

cropped-cropped-ocd-girl-cover.jpgby Zoe Butcher (OCD Girl’s alter ego)

Ah, an epidemic. That special time when everyone suddenly realises that maybe, just maybe, they should be washing their hands more often (apparently a lot of folks seem to view this practice as optional rather than essential). Whilst sufferers like myself sit back in the smug knowledge that we’ve been washing our hands properly, not shaking hands and opening doors using bits of kitchen paper for years, the rest of the world has a nasty case of sudden-onset OCD.

If you arelike me, a long time OCD suffering germ-phobe with emetophobia to boot then you probably don’t need to be told how important it is to wash your hands properly.

Hand-washing-1

For those of you though, that think hand washing is a waste of time and that germs somehow just ‘bounce’ off you harmlessly due to some hitherto unknown superpower you have –…

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Chinese Citizens Revolt Online After Whistleblower Doctor Dies of Coronavirus — PEOPLE.com

Dr. Li Wenliang coronavirus whistleblower dies Credit: Weibo

In a rare public display of anger, Chinese citizens revolted on social media Thursday night after a doctor who had previously been detained by police for trying to warn of the new coronavirus died from the disease. Citizens posted on China’s Weibo and WeChat social media sites with the hashtag #WeWantFreedomOfSpeech to express their outrage…

Chinese Citizens Revolt Online After Whistleblower Doctor Dies of Coronavirus — PEOPLE.com

This whole story, I think, is something that needs to be shared.

News

So it seems we’re leaving the EU on the same day the Coronavirus has arrived in Britain.

Sure would’ve been nice if we hadn’t alienated all our allies, burnt all our bridges and constantly voted against the NHS which is one of the very few good things about this country! Sure would’ve been nice.