• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

93 Very good

About kirakay

Profile Information

  • Location Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
  • Nationality australian
  • Hometown Nullabor desert, Australia
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth 1967
  • Interests Motorcycling; alive living; giving back to life!
  1. Coronavirus

      actually that Aussie bloke is not correct. Only in one state, Victoria, is that somewhat true.  In most states life is essentially normal and in some states no mask wearing has been introduced at any time
  2. Coronavirus

      I think this comment is rather simplistic. There are multiple reasons for obesity, including chronic depression and mental health challenges as well complex subtle medical issues and medications. Comfort eating may be seen as gorging but often it is not, simply a symptom of underlying issues.   To address obesity, as with many modern day chronic health issues we need a comprehensive whole health approach which indeed could then include a cooperative approach to diseases like COVID-19.   I do not think finger pointing at any one group is helpful but helping to bring forward real options to improve health care and education I would love to see more
  3. I have noticed the past week that the staff at my local Rewe (Berlin) are no longer wearing masks, including the security guard. But we customers are still required to wear masks. Does anyone have insight if rules are changing?!
  4. I have one hint for those of us who suffer allergies in springtime and wearing masks ... if you have been outside biking for a bit and pollen has been in the wind take the time to wipe your face BEFORE putting on your mask to enter shops. I had the unfortunate experience yesterday of having obviously collected pollen on my face, not thinking of it and popping on my mask to head into OBI for some needed items. About 5 minutes inside I had a massive allergy attack after the breathing in of all the collected pollen that circulated back into my nose!  I managed to find a quite corner, found some tissues in my bag and sneezed and blew and wiped and popped on a fresh mask all the while cringing as people gave me some dirty looks. I will carrying along some wetwipes for future times in my bag!
  5. Coronavirus

        yep, a bit more detail on this for those that want is:   On 11 February the World Health Organization announced that the official name would be covid-19, a shortened version of coronavirus disease 2019. The WHO refers to the specific virus that causes this disease as the covid-19 virus.   This is not the formal name for the virus – the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses calls it the “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2”, or SARS-CoV-2, because it is related to the virus that caused the SARS outbreak in 2003. However, to avoid confusion with SARS the WHO calls it the covid-19 virus when communicating with the public.   Early in the outbreak, the virus was called 2019-nCoV by the WHO. The virus is also often referred to as the novel coronavirus, 2019 coronavirus or just the coronavirus.  
  6. Coronavirus

    I am wondering about Boris Johnson's partner ... who apparently had symptoms but was not tested?!  and is pregnant?!  I would have thought it would have been rather prudent for her to be tested and at least had some medical support?