Jump to content
ICTChris

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Recommended Posts

That’s my pal who bragged about his super cheap Spain holiday having to miss out on 2 weeks when he returns.

Unlucky.
It's a voluntary quarantine though, isn't it?

I can see very few people obeying this tbh. If you've been desperate to get a holiday abroad booked then i doubt folk will follow this instruction when they realise there's no way for anyone to check.

A few days ago they interviewed folk at an airport in England and one guy openly admitted that he would ignore it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24th August in Falkirk
No. Schools are going back on the 11th or 12th - but authorities are doing so gradually.

Personally i think a week is enough to test their new procedures and get things sorted but Falkirk have went for 2 weeks.

It's not a massive issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest JTS98
1 hour ago, WhiteRoseKillie said:

I'm gonna have to agree with the general thrust of what you're saying here. I certainly found the Straits Times and S China Post to be pretty informative when I read a few copies of each back in the day.

Far be it from me to suggest the Inverclyde Sage is anything other than entirely fair and unbiased, but dismissing a news source purely because it is based in a far-flung part of the world seems a wee bit prejudiced.

A few months ago I raised the issue of the ambiguous messaging being given by the health authorities in the UK and suggested that perhaps the Malaysian government's approach might be more conducive to success. A small number of posters asked whether I knew better than Jason Leitch. When I pointed out that Malaysia had similarly qualified experts who were advocating a more cautious approach, the idea of Malaysian health advisers being worth listening to was ridiculed by a small number of posters.

The idea that expertise, opinions, and views from Asia are worth considering seems alien to a few posters on here.

Malaysia, with a population of 32 million, has currently recorded 121 covid-19 deaths.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No more  one way system . More people allowed instore. Barriers taking away outside apart from some at front door.

Friday will be fun 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, yoda said:

"The consumption side of the economy needs a massive boost. Should we give people £500 in cash?"

"No. What the economy needs is a voucher with strings attached."

If people were given £500 in cash right now the majority of it would be put in the bank and not stimulate anything. The economic shitstorm coming this autumn is just too obvious to change people's behaviour in such a blunt way, though by the same token what was announced today looks like trying to put out The Towering Inferno with a leaky bucket. As if a stamp duty holiday is going to make any fucking difference at all. 

Short of setting up a (loosely) conditional basic income that actually guarantees people that they will have a minimum floor of income nothing else is going to work. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can someone give me a list of the countries that have to quarantine when coming to Scotland?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just reading an interesting thread on twitter about why the death rate in the US might not be increasing despite the pretty dramatic rise in cases in some states. 

It can best be explained by this image, but the theory is that now that so many cases are being picked up by testing, where previously they were being identified by being symptomatic, there is a longer onset time from diagnosis to death. 

Pretty grim stuff obviously, and hopefully there won't be a massive rise in deaths, but interesting nonetheless. 

20200708_153859.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Can someone give me a list of the countries that have to quarantine when coming to Scotland?



Spain
Serbia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, virginton said:

If people were given £500 in cash right now the majority of it would be put in the bank and not stimulate anything. The economic shitstorm coming this autumn is just too obvious to change people's behaviour in such a blunt way, though by the same token what was announced today looks like trying to put out The Towering Inferno with a leaky bucket. As if a stamp duty holiday is going to make any fucking difference at all. 

Short of setting up a (loosely) conditional basic income that actually guarantees people that they will have a minimum floor of income nothing else is going to work. 

In terms of the two realistic policy approaches: (a) a single payment of £500, and (b) a voucher for £500 but with strings attached on how and where it can be spent; the better approach is the first one.

A significant amount of people probably would save it, or use it to pay off debts, but I'm willing to assume that they'd be outweighed by the people who would use it to consume now (plus, saving it now and then spending it ~3 months later is still more beneficial than nothing).

Obviously a comprehensive basic income system would be ideal but that's not going to happen anytime soon. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, pandarilla said:

No. Schools are going back on the 11th or 12th - but authorities are doing so gradually.

Personally i think a week is enough to test their new procedures and get things sorted but Falkirk have went for 2 weeks.

It's not a massive issue.

When do Leicester go back? That's usually when we judge the start and end of holidays on P&B

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



And all of the “red” countries, right?



I was presuming those in red were countries you weren’t allowed to visit at all. Perhaps I’m wrong.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, mizfit said:

 

 


Spain
Serbia

 

 

Have you got a full list pal? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you lot still grounded over there?!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No more  one way system . More people allowed instore. Barriers taking away outside apart from some at front door.
Friday will be fun 
Exactly as it should be with masks now compulsory

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
In terms of the two realistic policy approaches: (a) a single payment of £500, and (b) a voucher for £500 but with strings attached on how and where it can be spent; the better approach is the first one.
A significant amount of people probably would save it, or use it to pay off debts, but I'm willing to assume that they'd be outweighed by the people who would use it to consume now (plus, saving it now and then spending it ~3 months later is still more beneficial than nothing).
Obviously a comprehensive basic income system would be ideal but that's not going to happen anytime soon. 
This is something the Tories struggle to grapple with; those at the bottom who are invariably the most in need, are also the most likely to spend in the real economy. However, a direct monetary payment also carries risks, as in people using it to feed a drink or drug habit.

What this pandemic has done in three months is to expose the lunacy introduced by Thatcher that the UK could flourish as a service-based economy. Those countries that have retained a mixed economy will be better placed to weather the storm than the UK.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I noticed that Tesco have ditched their one way system today, although we are still required to maintain the two chevrons apart

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Angusfifer said:

I noticed that Tesco have ditched their one way system today, although we are still required to maintain the two chevrons apart

I've always wondered who the first p***k was to come up with using chevrons instead of a simple straight line that would do the same job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, The Moonster said:

I've always wondered who the first p***k was to come up with using chevrons instead of a simple straight line that would do the same job.

Look no further 🔪 🔪 

Screenshot_20200708-194454_Chrome.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, mizfit said:

Spain
Serbia

 

 

:( Booked up for Belgrade and everything!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...