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Tony Pratt 103/11/2020 17:22:43
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NO ONE will ever know the truth of it. I'm going to stop reading these type of threads the same as I now don't listen to my local radio, everyone's an expert & the media keep stirring the pot, this Covid is a gift for them which keeps giving ad naseum.

Tony

Oldiron03/11/2020 17:25:59
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Posted by old mart on 02/11/2020 19:22:00:

The govenment might have given a bit longer notice, a fortnight would have been sensible.

Sorry to disagree with that statement. That is a another 2 weeks of partying mingling etc and chances of spreading the virus even more.

regards

Howard Lewis05/12/2020 12:40:08
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When drawing up a risk assessment it may be useful to analyse the figures declared by Government. Once translated into percentages, there is a much clearer vision of the risks involved.

In my view, we are repairing a car after a crash, which would not have happened if the brakes had been fixed first of all. But that is only the view of a retired Quality Engineer., so may not be valid, in the eyes of some.

Howard

blowlamp05/12/2020 13:10:23
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Posted by V8Eng on 05/12/2020 12:23:12:

HaHa yes but it does say Library Pictures on there

Edited By V8Eng on 05/12/2020 12:24:00

Edited By V8Eng on 05/12/2020 12:24:38

 

Oh gosh, I hope the BBC haven't misrepresented Boris & Ursula on today's (05/12/2020) BBC Breakfast, by showing them seemingly not adhering to the Hands, Face, Space rules!

 

Stay in bubble, keep apart, be safe! rainbow

 

Edited By blowlamp on 05/12/2020 13:25:01

old mart05/12/2020 15:57:57
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Posted by Oldiron on 03/11/2020 17:25:59:
Posted by old mart on 02/11/2020 19:22:00:

The govenment might have given a bit longer notice, a fortnight would have been sensible.

Sorry to disagree with that statement. That is a another 2 weeks of partying mingling etc and chances of spreading the virus even more.

regards

Rather slow in replying to this reply, but what I meant was that the government could have announced earlier than they did before the original end date for the lockdown. I did not mean that the date be extended.

Michael Gilligan12/01/2021 17:52:33
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This seems the best thread in which to post this ‘interesting’ graphic from the Telegraph:

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Keep away from people !!

MichaelG.

Former Member12/01/2021 18:05:33
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Anthony Knights13/01/2021 08:54:57
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Nigel Graham 217/04/2021 21:06:18
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Well, it's now April 2021

And we're back to somewhere we vaguely were in ummmm.... Last year.

At Weymouth we can meet again up to 6 maximum, with a booking system run by the Secretary who announces the names on the Thursday or Friday, and indeed some members did meet today for the first time for the year.

Our situation is complicated by being in school grounds with access controlled by a public sports-centre on the same site, as the Holder of The Gate Keys. Luckily it is open (when legally allowed of course) enough to cover our Saturday day-times and Tuesday evenings; presently outdoors of course so the Tuesdays can only be in Summer's light, mild evenings.

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Frankly I don't see any real return to what we once thought normal, not for a long time anyway; and whilst it's all very well moaning in hindsight about what "They" are doing or not doing, should be or shouldn't be doing, what Rules are right (or Right, or Left) or Wrong.... we none of we are above the Rules of Biology.

Peter Greene 🇨🇦17/04/2021 23:01:24
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Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 17/04/2021 21:06:18:

Well, it's now April 2021

And we're back to somewhere we vaguely were in ummmm.... Last year.

Your lucky .... here's where we are in Ontario:

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Ady117/04/2021 23:25:01
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The Logans run analogy is pretty accurate, those with a young state of mind will get on with it, those with an elderly state of mind will hide

Our parents and grandparents didn't even consider previous flu pandemics worth mentioning, probably because of two world wars

Edited By Ady1 on 17/04/2021 23:28:37

John Olsen18/04/2021 02:39:28
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I don't know who Ady has been listening to, but I have certainly been aware of the 1918 flu pandemic for a long time, partly from oral sources and partly from frequent mentions in historical sources. It did after all kill at least as many people as the war itself, though I suppose it can be argued that since the war itself probably was a major cause of the outbreak, all those people were actually war casualties.

All that talk early last year about "no worse than the flu", seems a bit moot when you consider the number of casualties that outbreak caused. Bear in mind that the same virus is still around, and still presumably capable of mutating into something worse, as it did at that time. That is also something that sensible people have been thinking about with the Covid, and of course with more transmissable variants emerging they have been vindicated. Just bear in mind that it is also possible for it to mutate to become more lethal too.

John

Michael Gilligan18/04/2021 06:37:51
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Posted by Ady1 on 17/04/2021 23:25:01:

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those with a young state of mind will get on with it, those with an elderly state of mind will hide

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Then feel free to consider my state of mind ‘elderly’

It would be a pity to waste all that tricky cardiac work that they did for me.

MichaelG.

Ady118/04/2021 07:16:04
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Most casualties are people who are already unhealthy and dealing with underlying issues, huge numbers of us are only kept going because of the miracle gift of modern science

Nature is ruthless and doesn't do a sense of entitlement

Everyone is truly equal, not pretend equal, and we've never had it so good as its been over the last 60 years, but now it looks like nature has finally caught up, albeit with the assistance of a lab in wuhan

We'll still stay ahead of the general survival curve in the west with our superior resources and the human race is still making more new humans faster than nature can remove them but this is a flu variant and it's here to stay

"Keep calm and carry on" is the new normal

The UK government is pushing ahead impressively, they know that voluntary house arrest for 50 million people can't last

Edited By Ady1 on 18/04/2021 07:45:49

Michael Gilligan18/04/2021 09:25:41
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Posted by Ady1 on 18/04/2021 07:16:04:

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huge numbers of us are only kept going because of the miracle gift of modern science

Nature is ruthless and doesn't do a sense of entitlement

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dont know

To be clear ... I have no sense of entitlement :

My ‘hiding’ is simply a matter of doing what I can to keep going for a little longer than Nature might think I deserve.

MichaelG.

Frances IoM18/04/2021 09:31:54
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I appreciate that Ady1 thinks it is nature's way to clear off the unwanted aged - maybe he should read up re the 1918 Flu which though did see off young children and the 'unwanted' aged but preferentially went for the young and active - maybe when the Brazilian variant arrives in greater numbers ideas may change when most in ITC are under 40

Edited By Frances IoM on 18/04/2021 09:32:16

Ady118/04/2021 10:07:09
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Its not about getting rid of the unwanted or anything like that, its about living in the real world, and the real world is full of risk, the real world has always been full of risk

My dad is 85 and has been out shopping almost every day over the last 12 months, others I know who are younger are scared to touch a birthday present hand delivered to their front door.

C'est la vie.

I simply don't want us all kept under house arrest because some of us are afraid

Make your own choices and live your own life is what I want, and sooner rather than later

Michael Gilligan18/04/2021 10:19:13
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Posted by Ady1 on 18/04/2021 10:07:09:

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Make your own choices and live your own life ...

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Exactly what I am doing

MichaelG.

Frances IoM18/04/2021 10:36:38
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I too would like to live my own way but too many other people are making rules to stop me - eg I research at UK National Archives at Kew - hardly been open since March 2020 and when open severely restricted numbers + hours.

Edited By Frances IoM on 18/04/2021 10:37:07

Michael Gilligan18/04/2021 11:21:43
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I empathise, Frances ... I greatly miss my weekly visit to the John Rylands Library in Manchester

But that wasn’t really the point of my exchange with Ady

MichaelG.

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