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Re: COVID-19

Post by headshot » Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:20 pm

Might be worth dropping the Govt an email to ensure they’ve got adequate PPE stocks.

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Re: COVID-19

Post by OffTheRock » Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:37 pm

Might be an idea to check they're using the latest version of Excel too.

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Re: COVID-19

Post by lpm » Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:41 pm

That Excel thing? We had a few days where cases stalled at about 6,000 for no clear reason. Then they added in the missed Excel cases and it jumped to 10,000.

f.ck, we thought. 10,000 cases a day. That's bad.

These days we lose that in the rounding. We're at 50,000 cases, we say. Or 57,000, whatever.
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Re: COVID-19

Post by shpalman » Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:43 pm

OffTheRock wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:18 pm
We can always apply border control here and ensure people travelling from affected areas quarantine. Being an island should give us an advantage.
I'm sure just staring suspiciously at anyone who looks vaguely Asian will work; no reason to expect it to ever get to continental Europe so no problem with skiing trips to the Alps next month.
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Re: COVID-19

Post by OffTheRock » Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:54 pm

lpm wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:41 pm
That Excel thing? We had a few days where cases stalled at about 6,000 for no clear reason. Then they added in the missed Excel cases and it jumped to 10,000.

f.ck, we thought. 10,000 cases a day. That's bad.

These days we lose that in the rounding. We're at 50,000 cases, we say. Or 57,000, whatever.
Never mind 10,000, I look back fondly on the days when we had 30,000.

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Re: COVID-19

Post by discovolante » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:03 pm

Yeah but, the government might do something at some point in the next few weeks, possibly, but they're not sure what yet.

(That's almost a direct quote, yeah?)
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Re: COVID-19

Post by lpm » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:10 pm

It was along the lines of "Something might turn up but if it doesn't the government might do something in the next few weeks, such as waiting for something to turn up".
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Re: COVID-19

Post by Brightonian » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:04 pm

Brightonian wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:06 am
Brightonian wrote:
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Big jump in the number of new cases in Ireland: 3394 today. Over the previous week it ranged from 744 to 1754. Here's hoping it's just an artefact of the Christmas period, but I'm pessimistic.
Seems there's a massive backlog in reporting.
Another day, another jump: 4962 new cases today in Ireland.

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Re: COVID-19

Post by sTeamTraen » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:40 pm

headshot wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:20 pm
Might be worth dropping the Govt an email to ensure they’ve got adequate PPE stocks.
I thought most of Suffolk was covered in containers of the stuff?
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Re: COVID-19

Post by sTeamTraen » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:42 pm

shpalman wrote:
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Yeah whatever happened to that anyway?
I have set a calendar reminder to say "Happy birthday, temporary COVID subforum!" on 14 May 2021.
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Re: COVID-19

Post by Lew Dolby » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:40 pm

So our esteemed PM thinks we'll need stronger restrictions SOON. Don't these fwits ever learn !!??!!

The one thing you hammer into newbies on yachts is: when you start thinking you'll need to do something precautionary SOON (reef the main; furl the foresail; get into your waterproofs; whatever) - that's the time to do it !! SOON will be too late. /rant/
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Re: COVID-19

Post by shpalman » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:56 pm

Lew Dolby wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:40 pm
So our esteemed PM thinks we'll need stronger restrictions SOON. Don't these fwits ever learn !!??!!

The one thing you hammer into newbies on yachts is: when you start thinking you'll need to do something precautionary SOON (reef the main; furl the foresail; get into your waterproofs; whatever) - that's the time to do it !! SOON will be too late. /rant/
It's his way of getting people used to the idea after weeks of telling them everything was fine and we could reopen all the schools and get back to licking each other's car door handles and that.

Because yes he's a f.ckwit who hasn't grasped that he can't brazen this one out.
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Re: COVID-19

Post by Lew Dolby » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:40 pm

shpalman wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:56 pm
Lew Dolby wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:40 pm
So our esteemed PM thinks we'll need stronger restrictions SOON. Don't these fwits ever learn !!??!!

The one thing you hammer into newbies on yachts is: when you start thinking you'll need to do something precautionary SOON (reef the main; furl the foresail; get into your waterproofs; whatever) - that's the time to do it !! SOON will be too late. /rant/
It's his way of getting people used to the idea after weeks of telling them everything was fine and we could reopen all the schools and get back to licking each other's car door handles and that.

Because yes he's a f.ckwit who hasn't grasped that he can't brazen this one out.
Or, it's his way of giving his mates notice to get off to their second homes before we get curfews, police road-blocks, whatever.
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Re: COVID-19

Post by Gfamily » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:33 pm

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Re: COVID-19

Post by PeteB » Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:06 pm

stay at home if you can
The total number that may be infected between now and the start of March (less than 2 months away) is more than the entire number that have been infected so far right from the start of the outbreak last Feb/March.
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With this rate of spread, vaccinating a few million over the next couple of months has a relatively minor effect. It may reduce the death rate significantly towards the end of this period (and will certainly help the small minority of highly vulnerable people who receive it), but won’t stop the disease spreading widely.

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Re: COVID-19

Post by lpm » Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:22 pm

Johnson killed a lot of people today.

I'm still angry about his blustering waffle yesterday on the Marr show, where he acted confident and knew nothing. He ordered the schools to open - at the peak moment to pass on Christmas Day infections.

And it sounds like he's abandoning this course just a day later, with an another infuriating "announcement to the nation" at 20:00.

There will be analyses showing how many extra people died from this one day of dithering and opening up of schools. Johnson belongs in prison for manslaughter.
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Re: COVID-19

Post by raven » Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:38 pm

I'm just hoping a lot of schools had inset days today. That'll limit the impact of his incompetence a bit.

(What the heck was that bit about pastoralizing the economy he was on about on Marr? I do not think that word means what he thinks it means. Subtitles translated it as 'pastoral eyes', which made about as much sense.)

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Re: COVID-19

Post by discovolante » Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:39 pm

lpm wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:22 pm
Johnson killed a lot of people today.

I'm still angry about his blustering waffle yesterday on the Marr show, where he acted confident and knew nothing. He ordered the schools to open - at the peak moment to pass on Christmas Day infections.

And it sounds like he's abandoning this course just a day later, with an another infuriating "announcement to the nation" at 20:00.

There will be analyses showing how many extra people died from this one day of dithering and opening up of schools. Johnson belongs in prison for manslaughter.
He's copying someone else's homework. While he was waffling about on Marr, other politicians were organising an emergency cabinet meeting.
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Re: COVID-19

Post by lpm » Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:31 pm

Opinion polls are a bit of a blunt instrument, but 79% support for stronger lockdown in the UK is pretty remarkable. Johnson is so sh.t he can't even realise what's popular and what's not.
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Re: COVID-19

Post by Woodchopper » Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:04 pm

Colchester Hospital: Covid deniers removed from 'at capacity' hospital
Security officers removed Covid-19 "deniers" who were taking pictures of empty corridors at a NHS hospital where the intensive care unit is at maximum capacity, its chief executive said.
The incident took place at Colchester Hospital at the weekend.
Chief executive Nick Hulme said it "beggars belief" some people were calling the pandemic a hoax.
He said it was "the right thing to do" to keep corridors in outpatients units as empty as possible.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-55531589

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Re: COVID-19

Post by shpalman » Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:05 pm

lpm wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:31 pm
Opinion polls are a bit of a blunt instrument, but 79% support for stronger lockdown in the UK is pretty remarkable. Johnson is so sh.t he can't even realise what's popular and what's not.
He only cares about the gammon-faced arses sitting behind him.

Also he's sh.t about being a grown-up and facing a decision.
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Re: COVID-19

Post by Brightonian » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:58 pm

Brightonian wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:04 pm
Brightonian wrote:
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Brightonian wrote:
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Big jump in the number of new cases in Ireland: 3394 today. Over the previous week it ranged from 744 to 1754. Here's hoping it's just an artefact of the Christmas period, but I'm pessimistic.
Seems there's a massive backlog in reporting.
Another day, another jump: 4962 new cases today in Ireland.
Another massive jump in Ireland: 6110 new cases. :(

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Re: COVID-19

Post by Martin_B » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:25 pm

raven wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:38 pm
(What the heck was that bit about pastoralizing the economy he was on about on Marr? I do not think that word means what he thinks it means. Subtitles translated it as 'pastoral eyes', which made about as much sense.)
I presume he meant trying to shepherd the economy to make it do what the Tories want it to do; but like many stupid people who have been given a bit of education he believes that using longer words makes him seem more intelligent. It was something he was notorious for as a (failed) journalist.
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Re: COVID-19

Post by Bird on a Fire » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:59 pm

Could he be alluding to "put out to pasture", albeit wrongly?
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Re: COVID-19

Post by Woodchopper » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:42 am

Martin_B wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:25 pm
raven wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:38 pm
(What the heck was that bit about pastoralizing the economy he was on about on Marr? I do not think that word means what he thinks it means. Subtitles translated it as 'pastoral eyes', which made about as much sense.)
I presume he meant trying to shepherd the economy to make it do what the Tories want it to do; but like many stupid people who have been given a bit of education he believes that using longer words makes him seem more intelligent. It was something he was notorious for as a (failed) journalist.
It’s a Second World War analogy. There was a plan to pastoralize the German economy after its defeat. It would have involved destruction of all factories, mines and other industrial infrastructure. Didn’t happen though.

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