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16 hours ago, throbber said:

Almost nobody wearing a mask in Asda today. 

tbh throughout the pandemic Asda was the place you'd routinely see several people without masks so no surprise there.

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7 minutes ago, Left Back said:

Looking at her fizzer in the photo she’s doing the world a favour.

Those specs are going to steam up pretty quickly,  she hasn't thought it through. 

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What's going on in Shanghai is fucking mental. Yet incredibly, many of the public health freaks (Diet SAGE) have praised China from the get go. Vile.

 

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5 hours ago, deegee said:

@oaksoftpossibly nailed it on the head the other week, regards virtue signalling middle classes probably clinging on to wearing masks. I was in Waitrose yesterday and probably 60-70% masks, including outside in the car park and the garden/ plants section outside the shop. Funnily enough only one or two staff had masks on. Everywhere else I was this week, including Glasgow airport and on a BA flight to Heathrow has seen masks scarcely seen, including the BA crew on both trips, which surprised me as I thought the airlines might cling on a while. 

Most airlines have binned them off now, I believe. Certainly if the destination country has got rid of their mandate, which is most of Europe and the US now.

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Was involved in a family feud yesterday after my partner's aunt, who has gone OTT on Covid avoidance, refused to sit at the same table as me whilst out for  lunch yesterday when she was told I'd recovered from Covid last week. 

She was told that I still had a bit of a remnant cough, but that I first had symptoms 15 (yes, fifteen) days beforehand with negative LFT that morning and the day before.  She wasn't having it and delivered the "it's him or me" line.  General consensus was along the lines of "don't let the door hit your arse on the way out" (I paraphrase).

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Been looking back at the early pages on this thread, when Covid was just a bairn.

When was the moment you first thought this gonna be a life changing event?

And who originally thought this would amount to nothing?

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4 minutes ago, D.V.T. said:

Been looking back at the early pages on this thread, when Covid was just a bairn.

When was the moment you first thought this gonna be a life changing event?

And who originally thought this would amount to nothing?

I first thought it would never reach here. Only when It came to Europe I thought we would see some cases. I thought it still would be over in a few weeks or a month of so. In the summer of 2020 I thought that would be end of it but of course lockdown no 2 was coming.

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1 hour ago, Hedgecutter said:

Was involved in a family feud yesterday after my partner's aunt, who has gone OTT on Covid avoidance, refused to sit at the same table as me whilst out for  lunch yesterday when she was told I'd recovered from Covid last week. 

She was told that I still had a bit of a remnant cough, but that I first had symptoms 15 (yes, fifteen) days beforehand with negative LFT that morning and the day before.  She wasn't having it and delivered the "it's him or me" line.  General consensus was along the lines of "don't let the door hit your arse on the way out" (I paraphrase).

Maybe they'll invite you to another lunch.

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1 hour ago, Monkey Tennis said:

It is.

You must be incredibly grateful for it.

Human rights abuse and crushing authoritarianism not your thing, nah?

You're just so above it all!

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2 hours ago, D.V.T. said:

Been looking back at the early pages on this thread, when Covid was just a bairn.

When was the moment you first thought this gonna be a life changing event?

And who originally thought this would amount to nothing?

I was focused on my Mum as she passed away from cancer in February 20 but I was aware of the virus creeping into Europe. The sights in early Marchfrom Italy were horrific and like something from a sci-fi movie. I thought we’d get “a touch of it” and we actually booked a holiday to Croatia on March 13th, for a July trip. I thought it would be done by June if I’m being honest.

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4 hours ago, Elixir said:

What's going on in Shanghai is fucking mental. Yet incredibly, many of the public health freaks (Diet SAGE) have praised China from the get go. Vile.

 

What bothers me most about what is happening here isn't the Chinese authorities. It's the vast army of willing volunteers who just can't wait to get out there and enthusiastically implement the will of the authorities.

The pattern has repeated itself throughout human history. There will always be bad people at the top but it's the evangelical masses enabling them who are the people who have always worried me. It's cult-behaviour and whenever I see it I have an instinctive urge to oppose it purely on principle.

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3 hours ago, D.V.T. said:

Been looking back at the early pages on this thread, when Covid was just a bairn.

When was the moment you first thought this gonna be a life changing event?

And who originally thought this would amount to nothing?

Right at the beginning when I was watching news reports of Italian hospitals overflowing and I was plotting graphs in Excel as deaths tallies were coming in and it was showing a very clear exponential increase in deaths in the UK, I thought that we might be in deep shit. By the end of the 1st week in April the trend of deaths became linear and a few days after that started levelling out and it was crystal clear this was all going to fizzle out.

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I was out on the bike earlier.

Roasting day, passed a few people out doing the Kiltwalk one of them was wearing a mask

All I could think was how uncomfortable must that be, you’re outside doing a 20 mile walk wearing a mask

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3 hours ago, D.V.T. said:

Been looking back at the early pages on this thread, when Covid was just a bairn.

When was the moment you first thought this gonna be a life changing event?

And who originally thought this would amount to nothing?

Originally I thought it would amount to nothing.  Another damp squib like MERS.  I was happily cutting about Rome at the rugby while the North of Italy was in meltdown.  Was on my way to Cardiff when the game down there got cancelled which was the first time I paid the slightest attention to it:

It got serious for me when fat boy started doing his daily press conferences and told everyone to stay at home.

Still never imagined at that time my summer holiday would get binned though, let alone the next summer as well.

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