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  • dodgy's Avatar
    Today, 00:45
    dodgy replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    The only trouble there is that everything in the US is corrupted by politics. A couple of states already caught out BSing their figures by backdating...
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  • wheelnut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:22
    wheelnut replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    I think the US may prove to be a good litmus text for other, more thoughtful, countries. Their infection numbers and deaths, though stabilising, are...
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  • wheelnut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:17
    wheelnut replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    Yeah, I reckon a load of big name bricks and mortar retail could be done for here as well, I was reading figures that said only 40% of retailers have...
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  • dodgy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:52
    dodgy replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    Agree. We're about to see the retail shakeout (I get a bit of insight as SiL is living with us during this period and is senior mgmt of a retail...
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  • Ant's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:43
    Ant replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    We were told to stay at home, but make only necessary journeys. The only issue here is the mileage. Tracey on Facebook and Wayne on Twitter are...
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  • saga_lout's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:33
    saga_lout replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    This isn't about right and left, it's about right and wrong. The government was telling us to stay at home, that should apply to everybody. We're...
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  • wheelnut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:23
    wheelnut replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    The next issue is that there’s not enough of the virus kicking around to test the vaccine with. ...
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  • Horse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:17
    Horse replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    Indeed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3559034/ Organized institutional responses to disease control began during the plague...
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  • Mussels's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:14
    Good don't. I had a BT chap in a few years back to troubleshoot poor internet and he lost a screw for the master socket, instead of look for it he...
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  • demographic's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:13
    demographic replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    Even the word Quarantine comes from when ships had to wait outside Venice for forty days in the 14-15th century. And even that wasn't the first...
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  • wheelnut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:12
    wheelnut replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    Lots of construction stopped here, mainly through supply chain issues and a panicked use of the furlough arrangement. That seems to be starting back...
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  • Bike Breaker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:10
    Bike Breaker replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    Where did you mention a government-imposed lockdown?
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  • dodgy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:00
    dodgy replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    NZ has opened up more quickly. They are at level 2 (no international travel, no large gatherings, broadly everything else OK) since 15 May...
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  • Ant's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:55
    Ant replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    The only people fucking it up are those who are moaning and whining and being like ooooooohhhh doom and gloom. Otherwise it's just a bit of a non...
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  • chillitt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:48
    chillitt replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    Before we get too carried away with getting the country back on track, shouldn't they stop fucking it up first?
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  • wheelnut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:46
    wheelnut replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    If that’s the case, and you’re correct, then Austrailia and NZ should be fully functional by now? What’s the situation there (genuine question - It...
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  • dodgy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:41
    dodgy replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    I think it was used as an example My reading of history is that government imposed restrictions are not new or unique
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  • Ant's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:33
    Ant replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    As someone else would say, it's all getting a bit.....oh woe is me.......
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  • Cousin Jack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:32
    Cousin Jack replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    I am angry because, yet again, it is one rule for the government and another for the little people. I really though Boris knew that those days are...
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  • dodgy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:30
    dodgy replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    Well of course it’s hindsight FFS, that’s the nature of learning rapidly about a new disease, isn’t it? What’s the best way of minimising economic...
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  • Cousin Jack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:28
    Cousin Jack replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    IIRC it was a voluntary self-isolation rather than a government-imposed lockdown. A significant difference IMO.
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  • dodgy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:25
    dodgy replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    Many European countries did not direct retail shops or other businesses to close
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  • dodgy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:24
    dodgy replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    OK then, King pedant, the idea that Sweden has no restrictions is false; they cancelled large gatherings, closed high schools and colleges, and...
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  • wheelnut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:06
    wheelnut replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    Hindsight is a wonderful thing. The government have spent a lot of time telling us about the dangers to our health. I think it’s time they started...
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  • wheelnut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:03
    wheelnut replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    And all other businesses/shops. I think the economic damage there will still be severe, but a lot of businesses have been kept barely ticking over as...
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  • Horse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:02
    Horse replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    Yes, you're right. I'd not watched it again since whenever it was first published. Just a coincidence that both me and BBC used 'some'. I'm...
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  • irie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:58
    irie replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    That is essentially meaningless.
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  • dodgy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:54
    dodgy replied to a thread Corona Virus in General Mayhem
    As per previous, it is looking less contagious than people first thought it was
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