Tuesday 24 March 2020

Day 8 of self-isolation

We're at peak lockdown now. All we need is for people to do what they're told. If they do, then we'll see the effects of that a couple of weeks from now, and the rise won't be as steep.

Tomorrow, I have a doctor's appointment. I't a phone appointment; he will phone me. It's about my blood test last week, to see if my vitamin D levels are OK, and what to do if they aren't. It should be a one minute phone call!

We're still seeing lots of people in crowds n the underground; it's hard to see how that could change, if those people have to go to work. And if they close the public transport system, how will NHS workers get to work?

I went on eBay and bought a fingertip oximeter. It tells you the oxygen level of your blood by shining a light through the finger. I hope I don't need it, but if someone gets Covid-19, then it hits the lungs and you have oxygen shortage. It might be useful to be able to report the percentage if need be.

I also bought some Dettol spray (that's what we always use for cleaning) and wipes. Apparently, you can't get them in the shops.

We had our first food delivery yesterday; mostly fresh vegetables (wrapped in plastic, because I prefer to know they haven't been sneezed on). Also a couple of packages of potatoes, and something I never thought I'd see again.

Instant mashed potato.

I sanitised the bags the supplies came in with alcohol spray, but not the contents. I reckon that we won't be using them for a few days, by which time any virus will have died. Then I gave my hands the usual soap-and-water wash.

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