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  • sport 25 Sep 2020 19:17:52 16,342 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    Wtf is going on in France? 21k cases in the last 24 hours, was it the national "sneezing without a mask" day or something?
    Those bloody Tour de France crowds.
  • fontgeeksogood 25 Sep 2020 20:58:41 10,891 posts
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    They have all of August off work and spend it shagging anything honhonhon
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 25 Sep 2020 21:01:56 14,876 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Malek86 wrote:
    Wtf is going on in France? 21k cases in the last 24 hours, was it the national "sneezing without a mask" day or something?
    Those bloody Tour de France crowds.
    When other sports and forms of entertainment are shut down or isolating it seems made to travel a caravan of hundreds across the country like the Tour
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 25 Sep 2020 22:27:59 4,060 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    richardiox wrote:
    Has there been a change in thinking since then?
    Yeah, people have had six months to think about spending every waking moment with their kids

    #guilty
    And threats of fining parents for kids who don't attend from what I recall. Our son is one of only 2 in his year group bubble (in a big school) he has seen wearing a mask all the time there (as opposed to in the corridors where they have only recently made mask wearing a rule in his school)
  • eleven63 25 Sep 2020 22:35:55 2,776 posts
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    Sooo. From what I can work out, with London (probably) about to have a local lockdown, that means that, I don't know, roughly 90% of the UK population will be in lockdown, of sorts... So why don't we have a lockdown?!
  • Dolly 25 Sep 2020 22:58:08 3,615 posts
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    eleven63 wrote:
    Sooo. From what I can work out, with London (probably) about to have a local lockdown, that means that, I don't know, roughly 90% of the UK population will be in lockdown, of sorts... So why don't we have a lockdown?!
    Because of Tory embarrassment.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 25 Sep 2020 23:02:27 9,704 posts
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    eleven63 wrote:
    Sooo. From what I can work out, with London (probably) about to have a local lockdown, that means that, I don't know, roughly 90% of the UK population will be in lockdown, of sorts... So why don't we have a lockdown?!
    Because the lockdown isn't really a lockdown. Where I am in Birmingham it's really just households can't mix. Everything else is as normal. Lockdown to me suggests what we had at first, fucking well stay at home and don't come out unless you need food.
  • Psychotext 25 Sep 2020 23:02:40 67,580 posts
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    Dolly wrote:
    Because of Tory embarrassment.
    They're doing basically everything they can to have people blaming anyone but them. Be it pubs / students / immigrants / kids for the infections, or local councils / Welsh and Scottish governments for the lockdowns.
  • richardiox 25 Sep 2020 23:15:22 8,994 posts
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    eleven63 wrote:
    Sooo. From what I can work out, with London (probably) about to have a local lockdown, that means that, I don't know, roughly 90% of the UK population will be in lockdown, of sorts... So why don't we have a lockdown?!
    Because that would be a lockdown and Boris has says he won't have another one. We'll just have dozens of "local" lockdowns that all prove ineffective.

    It's just amazing we (they) haven't learnt any lessons from March. Exponential community spread? Crush it hard and fast then move on. This protracted way we're doing it will ultimately have the same outcome but will be worse from both an economic and public health perspective.

    Edited by richardiox at 23:16:06 25-09-2020
  • SolidSCB 25 Sep 2020 23:24:48 13,379 posts
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    Proper lockdown means all the non-essential stuff goes again. So we wouldn't be able to blame each other as easily for using services they've deemed okay to be open, and furlough would need to be extended to have any chance of stopping an even bigger wave of redundancies and layoffs this time.

    Most of us are still reeling from the first lockdown and to see these bumbling fucks making the EXACT same cowardly decisions the second time around is easily the most depressing thing I've been alive to see.
  • andytheadequate 25 Sep 2020 23:31:51 9,333 posts
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    I think people would be more willing to accept a strict lockdown again for a specific number of weeks, rather than a half arsed local one that could potentially go on for months.
  • Dougs 26 Sep 2020 08:45:02 95,992 posts
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    It gets better and better.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/doctor_oxford/status/1309756246321438721
  • PazJohnMitch 26 Sep 2020 08:48:46 16,245 posts
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    andytheadequate wrote:
    I think people would be more willing to accept a strict lockdown again for a specific number of weeks, rather than a half arsed local one that could potentially go on for months.
    That is essentially what other countries who have handled it better have done.
  • Armoured_Bear 26 Sep 2020 08:58:49 29,126 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    It gets better and better.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/doctor_oxford/status/1309756246321438721
    Thatís quite astonishing
  • richardiox 26 Sep 2020 09:07:21 8,994 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    It gets better and better.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/doctor_oxford/status/1309756246321438721
    I have a feeling several of the problems with the testing system will actually be resulting from the specifics of the contracts signed with Serco et al.

    I know from my work with PFE schools for example, if they maintenances contracts with Serco they can't legally employ any other contractors to fix stuff.

    Totally depressing to think the same ring fenced for-profit contracts are dictating our public health response to a pandemic.

    "yes, that approach may be much more efficient and effective but it would breach the contract with Serco and we'd be legally exposed"

    Edited by richardiox at 09:09:03 26-09-2020
  • Technoishmatt 26 Sep 2020 09:08:41 4,624 posts
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    Data protection / privacy surely?
  • richardiox 26 Sep 2020 09:09:52 8,994 posts
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    Wonder if Serco have any links to the Tory party...?

    Oh wait!
  • Dougs 26 Sep 2020 09:13:19 95,992 posts
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    Technoishmatt wrote:
    Data protection / privacy surely?
    I suspect it's to stop double counting or something. Can't be DP or privacy if people volunteer the info
  • richardiox 26 Sep 2020 09:13:47 8,994 posts
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    The fact that the "NHS App" (nothing to do with the NHS, actually intercepts funding that should go to NHS) can't actually accept test results from the NHS says it all.

    This is a perfect microcosm of Tory ideology.
  • Drakesmoke 26 Sep 2020 10:05:55 654 posts
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    The experiences of users Decks and Solid replicated in entirety here. With regards the feral thing, we are both working and can't spend anytime with her and the kids are basically chatting on devices to one another unfettered without adult influence. It basically becomes, as one friend I described it to, 'Lord of the Flies on Whatsapp'.

    For the school run, I drop off and my partner picks up. The first day back I got barracked from a CA for being two minutes early, like I can time my arrival that well. There were a lot fewer attending that day as well, I don't think everybody came back on day 1.

    I don't even try to park near school, so we have a short walk from where I stop. There's always that one massive hench fit as a fiddle bloke shouting and showing off and spraying spittle everywhere because he's obviously somehow exempt in a way which is invisible both physical and mental. There's always those ten parents that walk three abreast with the kids veering about slowly on scooters or whatever.

    There's always the kids not in our bubble just left to run ahead, mingle and approach everybody in a twenty foot radius of their parent who is ignoring them. All on a stretch of pavement about two shoulders wide with cars curbing at 35mph alongside you. People don't get that they should be both masked AND distanced. A lot of masks being pulled from chins at the gate, if at all. If I don't catch it on this trip in it will be a miracle.

    Edited by Drakesmoke at 10:06:21 26-09-2020

    Edited by Drakesmoke at 10:06:43 26-09-2020
  • richardiox 26 Sep 2020 11:43:55 8,994 posts
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    @Drakesmoke

    I'm still banking on the fact that fleeting passing encounters in the great outdoors (school gates) are unlikely to pass on Covid. A stop n chat for 5 mins maybe but just passing through the throng, not so much
  • SolidSCB 26 Sep 2020 11:54:45 13,379 posts
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    That's not the issue though. They all have kids, some of who in turn will have contact with your kid in an unavoidable environment the whole day
  • richardiox 26 Sep 2020 12:05:53 8,994 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    That's not the issue though. They all have kids, some of who in turn will have contact with your kid in an unavoidable environment the whole day
    My point was more that Drake was less likely to catch it on the trip to drop the kids off than catch it from the kids when they're back home.

    There was actually some new research published today about kids and Covid. They still dont know the extent to which they transmit the virus.

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2771181?guestAccessKey=d7f5d4bd-cc8f-4bfd-ab77-365e57f897b2&utm_source=For_The_Media&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ftm_links&utm_content=tfl&utm_term=092520
  • Psychotext 26 Sep 2020 13:24:28 67,580 posts
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    Friend of mine took these...






    Edited by Psychotext at 13:25:13 26-09-2020
  • 8bitMofo 26 Sep 2020 15:00:52 798 posts
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    Your friend should make a fair bit of money today if its for work...
    David Icke has just finished speaking, so the police will now move in for their weekly control and dispersal. Extra spicy.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 26 Sep 2020 20:13:40 14,876 posts
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    Iíll tell you whats a lovely bit of business. Insisting blindly that the protest didnít happen and the images are fakes to believers. Donít be ridiculous but just keep it recycling in their style of logic.
  • Nitrous 26 Sep 2020 22:24:27 2,092 posts
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    Had a bit of a debate this morning at work in regards to masks vs face visors. A couple of claims came out one being we should have more than 1 mask per shift (really?)

    Then the same person...wearing a mask all day and breathing in the carbon dioxide that we breath out is bad for you. At this point I wanted to say you'll have us believe 5G caused covid and the earth is flat. Utter shite was the best I could manage this morning. Thankfully I'm not alone in that thinking.
  • ZuluHero 26 Sep 2020 22:36:28 9,252 posts
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    It kind of looks like the guy with "no to 5g" is trying to use his phone in a crowd of people.

    I like to think that he's struggling to use it as that would be poetic irony.
  • arty 26 Sep 2020 23:24:42 762 posts
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    Irony would be if the micrwaaavs fried his peabrain
  • ZuluHero 26 Sep 2020 23:54:21 9,252 posts
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    I'm not that cruel.

    Besides, I think that's already happened ;)
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