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1 minute ago, DeeTillEhDeh said:

Isn't it climate change he denies?

I wonder what category he's under in this guide:

https://grist.org/series/skeptics/

Don't really care to be honest, just amazed he considers himself a better judge of what is stupid than even someone who voted for Brexit

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30 minutes ago, virginton said:

It means that they aren't bored due to a lack of activity, but rather 'bored by being forced to engage in activities that they don't enjoy'. Sort of like 'being at school' all along then.

That parents are getting a daily taste of their sprogs being bored and acting up at home rather than in a classroom is not relevant either way. 

Well no, because they're not actually 'sitting around' at home. They have work to do. There's nothing to stop children being outside as well and you must be living in a different world if you think that's not happening: with and without parental supervision. 

The comparison is really between what they would be doing a year ago and today. 

No, not like being at school at all.  I can't believe I'm explaining this, but at school, they'd be surrounded by peers and they would be set more work than is currently the case.

The thing stopping people from being outside is that there's nowhere to go.  Being outside isn't that appealing at this time of year.  It was you who asked how it differs from summer holidays after Strichener bizarrely raised it.

I love the bit about the different world I must be living in, by the way.  Obviously, I couldn't possibly rival your levels of insight on this one.

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The "trade off" If we send the schools back is that the R rate goes back above 1 again. I accept it's a massive pain in the arse that the schools are off, but sending them back prematurely will just drag the arse out of these restrictions longer. Remember - "more infectious variant yadda yadda" 

And yes, I've doubt that a lot of school kids are bored and miss their friends. It's not good for them. But then how many adults are bored, struggling to make ends meet on furlough or are about to see their jobs disappear because the government says they can't work? I understand the schools being the priority, but the cost of doing so doesn't seem worth it. 

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One for either the ‘it’s not a race’ or ‘Sturgeon OUT’ brigade from two weeks ago - Scotland has now given proportionately more first dose vaccines than England.

23% of the population have received a first dose. That’s magnificent to be honest.

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8 minutes ago, Paco said:

One for either the ‘it’s not a race’ or ‘Sturgeon OUT’ brigade from two weeks ago - Scotland has now given proportionately more first dose vaccines than England.

23% of the population have received a first dose. That’s magnificent to be honest.

Very good indeed.

Can't wait to hear how we will be able to make the most of the benefits this should bring by having more restrictions this summer than last summer, though.

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One for either the ‘it’s not a race’ or ‘Sturgeon OUT’ brigade from two weeks ago - Scotland has now given proportionately more first dose vaccines than England.

23% of the population have received a first dose. That’s magnificent to be honest.
Thanks for sharing that, they didn't mention it on the news despite bleating about Scotland lagging behind a week or so ago.
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14 minutes ago, Paco said:

One for either the ‘it’s not a race’ or ‘Sturgeon OUT’ brigade from two weeks ago - Scotland has now given proportionately more first dose vaccines than England.

23% of the population have received a first dose. That’s magnificent to be honest.

Old population and a huge healthcare workforce.

 

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Analysis: Hints at what the 'new normal' could entail

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Jessica Parker

BBC political correspondent

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Thinking about what the future might look can feel like a fairly futile exercise sometimes, with so much up in the air.

But Boris Johnson did just offer up at least one interesting glimpse. He suggested there could well be rapid testing for people heading off to venues like nightclubs and theatres; a way of keeping a lid on infection rates in those parts of the economy that are the “toughest nuts to crack”.

That may be some way off yet and there’ll be plenty of questions as to exactly how that would work.

But it does shine a little light on what life might look like in the "new normal".

Get this absurdity in the bin right now. tim.png

Aside from the pointless-ness of lateral flow testing, it's just unworkable nonsense. Folk waiting half cut for 20 minutes and then if you're asymptomatic and positive that's you humped? It's still health checks to do something recreational. Why not test for HIV or other STI's somewhere like a club it we're going down that route, or influenza in cinemas and theatres?

Shit like this is anything but 'normal'.

Bin.

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