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It’s quite clear that until a vaccine is found that covid won’t be completely eradicated. Many boffins have already said a vaccine may never be found. I don’t see localised lockdowns being the answer for anyone (employers/employees especially). There’s going to need to come a day when we say “fck it” or else we’ll be stuck “living” like this potentially until we all crock it

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11 minutes ago, Thereisalight.. said:

It’s quite clear that until a vaccine is found that covid won’t be completely eradicated. Many boffins have already said a vaccine may never be found. I don’t see localised lockdowns being the answer for anyone (employers/employees especially). There’s going to need to come a day when we say “fck it” or else we’ll be stuck “living” like this potentially until we all crock it

I see you’re a bit behind on the boffin news there Einstein as a vaccine from Pfizer and BioNtech has shown positive results in early testing.

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1 minute ago, Todd_is_God said:

Going to be some laugh for employers this winter when staff get a cold and develop a cough so need to book a test (which will be negative) then isolate for 14 days...

If they had a test and it was negative, why would they need to quarantine?

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Going to be some laugh for employers this winter when staff get a cold and develop a cough so need to book a test (which will be negative) then isolate for 14 days...
Said before sick pay (lack of) and the generally accepted shitty deal offered by employers is going to be a huge problem in this.
If they had a test and it was negative, why would they need to quarantine?
Contact tracing advice seems to be that you isolate for 14 days. No mention of testing and I suspect not enough faith in reliability. So perhaps not applicable to synptoms>test>negative and back to work but it is still going to be a major issue.
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4 minutes ago, The Moonster said:

If they had a test and it was negative, why would they need to quarantine?

Because the tests aren't 100%

It's the same reason why if contacted by Test & Protect, even if you get tested and it's negative you still need to isolate

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20 minutes ago, Thereisalight.. said:

It’s quite clear that until a vaccine is found that covid won’t be completely eradicated. Many boffins have already said a vaccine may never be found. I don’t see localised lockdowns being the answer for anyone (employers/employees especially). There’s going to need to come a day when we say “fck it” or else we’ll be stuck “living” like this potentially until we all crock it

I agree 100%.   Malaria kills hundreds of thousands and infects tens of millions every year and we don't see countries shutting down because of it.  They go about their normal business and take precautions to limit it's spread.

 

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11 minutes ago, The OP said:

I see you’re a bit behind on the boffin news there Einstein as a vaccine from Pfizer and BioNtech has shown positive results in early testing.

I’ll reserve my glee at such news when there’s a queue a mile long down at the local hospital getting the vaccine 

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1 minute ago, FFCinthearea said:

I agree 100%.   Malaria kills hundreds of thousands and infects tens of millions every year and we don't see countries shutting down because of it.  They go about their normal business and take precautions to limit it's spread.

Worldmeters currently has malaria deaths at 490,000 YTD (from the WHO).

It isn't contagious though, so this is fine.

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3 minutes ago, Thereisalight.. said:

I’ll reserve my glee at such news when there’s a queue a mile long down at the local hospital getting the vaccine 

Hopefully they just put it in the water

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19 minutes ago, Todd_is_God said:

Because the tests aren't 100%

It's the same reason why if contacted by Test & Protect, even if you get tested and it's negative you still need to isolate

That’s not right. I’m looking at the leaflet the Scottish Government sent out last week and it says you can stop isolating immediately if your test is negative.

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6 minutes ago, charlie king mvp said:

That’s not right. I’m looking at the leaflet the Scottish Government sent out last week and it says you can stop isolating immediately if your test is negative.

That's good to know then

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10 minutes ago, NorthernLights said:

More evidence that immunity is more widespread then we first thought.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53248660

Lots of "coulds", "mays" and '"doesn't necessarily bring us nearer to herd immunities" in there.

In short, we can hope the findings signify something positive, but hardly hang our hats on it and, in fairness, the article says this in noting that more analysis is needed for firmer conclusions we can have confidence in.

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5 hours ago, Distant Doonhamer said:


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2 hours ago, John MacLean said:

While England and Scotland take different approaches to the move out of Lockdown, or at the very least move at a different paces, then I think it is important that we continue to get a Scottish Government daily update even as repetitive as they are becoming. 

I was worried at the time that the approaches in England and Scotland first started to diverge that people would take their lead from a very English centric broadcast media* with the result that the differences in Scotland's approach wouldn't be as visible and as a consequence, intentionally or not, ignored. 

I don't think that has happened largely because of these daily briefings. They have helped highlight the fact there is a different road map being followed in Scotland than there is in England. That's not to say that one is better than the other, just that there is a need for those differences be as clearly articulated as possible. 

If they stopped doing them now then it would be the English narrative that would dominate and as a result could lead to a potential increase in non-compliance with restriction measures still in place in Scotland but not in England. 

*An example of why broadcasting should have been a devolved issue. 

 

Excellent post

1 hour ago, The Moonster said:

Or people who aren't that interested in her daily briefing could always just not watch it. Find it a bit mad folk are complaining about being given information on a daily basis. 

Another excellent post

1 hour ago, Pcplum said:

You’re like a broken record.

I take it you're one of the Windsor arse lickers.

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