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2 minutes ago, Sergeant Wilson said:

It's like the First World War, they have a constant stream of  canon fodder to force out of the trenches.

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It's like the First World War, they have a constant stream of  canon fodder to force out of the trenches.
We prefer to call them Temporary Workers.
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2 minutes ago, Detournement said:

It's nonsense.

When people say the Tories want to get rid of the NHS they don't mean sell it off like BT or British Gas. 

When push comes to shove your loyalties always go home to Daddy, this side of the pond or the other.

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13 minutes ago, Savage Henry said:

 


I wonder if the Swedish version of the Daily Mirror asked their Deputy Chief Medical Officer if it was okay to have picnics, not more than five minutes after being told the instruction was to stay at home?

 

The bit about not having a garden wasn't that bad tbf, my wee garden has been a god send recently.  Being stuck indoors (especially in nice weather) would drive you up the walls.

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They're not doing much different, very similar advice. The Swedes are relying on the intelligence of their population, we're relying a bit more on enforcement. Most Swedes are working from home when they can and observing social distance advice most of the time. Probably washing their hands more than we are.
Well, if we relied on the intelligence of the general population, we'd be fucked, quite frankly.
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4 minutes ago, Moomintroll said:
8 minutes ago, Sergeant Wilson said:
It's like the First World War, they have a constant stream of  canon fodder to force out of the trenches.

We prefer to call them Temporary Workers.

Or red shirts.

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6 minutes ago, welshbairn said:

When push comes to shove your loyalties always go home to Daddy, this side of the pond or the other.

What are you talking about?

The NHS won't go up for sale. The Tory plan is to increase the internal market and force the NHS to compete with private health providers like Virgin on unfair terms. As the private health providers grow and the NHS is reduced in scope they will start to float alternate funding proposals that will involve opt outs or rebates for private health care. It will take probably decades to achieve, they are playing the long game as are the American free market lunatics who fund the IEA.

I could not be more against this. 

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2 hours ago, The DA said:

Easter?  As in 'next week'?

Yes. Easter Sunday is 9 days away.

The peak, remember, isn't a one or two day peak. It lasts around 5-7 days.

I don't think saying the peak of new infections will be in 9 days is unrealistic. It's over 3 weeks since lockdown.

For peak deaths we will be looking at somewhere around April 25th.

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First time I've actually been slightly spooked in a shop since this all kicked off. I'd walked down to Rutherglen (I know, bad move...) as there were a few things we hadn't been able to source more locally. One of the chemists on the main street was complete bedlam...they weren't limiting the amount of folk in it at all. One aisle was completely blocked by three middle-aged wifies having a right good catch-up, another was blocked by a massive and clearly mentally ill woman who appeared to be conducting a heated argument with the washing powder, and while I was debating if I had it in me to actually join the queue another old dear came breenging right through it right up to the till to ask if they had a certain brand of hanky in stock.
I decided I didn't need anything that badly. Nobody does.
 
Same for me today in Lidl's - reasonably quiet when I went in - but 10 minutes in it was flooded with OAP and middle-aged couples blocking the aisles while they discussed what they were buying.

Kept having to stop at the end of aisles or detour round as these morons seemed to take ages making any sort of decision.
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The bit about not having a garden wasn't that bad tbf, my wee garden has been a god send recently.  Being stuck indoors (especially in nice weather) would drive you up the walls.


Social Distancing does not mean staying indoors 24/7.

But that doesn’t mean having extended family gatherings in public gatherings is a good idea.

There’s a happy medium that should be obvious to anyone with half a brain.
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Hermes workers say they fear becoming 'super spreaders' as the visit up to 130 homes a day

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/health/coronavirus/hermes-workers-say-fear-becoming-super-spreaders-visit-130-homes-day-2528657
They can't use the old "you were out we couldn't deliver" line - even though you've been in all day looking out the window every few minutes to see if they have arrived.
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Just now, Savage Henry said:

 


Social Distancing does not mean staying indoors 24/7.

But that doesn’t mean having extended family gatherings in public gatherings is a good idea.

There’s a happy medium that should be obvious to anyone with half a brain.

 

I believe what the journalist said, was an hour outside in a park while maintaining social distancing with immediate family only. 

Probably wouldn't work as everyone would be at it but you can still feel sorry for people who don't have gardens. 

 

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