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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Pinchy
This one has been awaiting it's rubber stamp for...

This one has been awaiting it's rubber stamp for a while now.

Only the government can cock it up now.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 66,553
Posted By Pinchy
Masks definitely do reduce exhaled particles but...

Masks definitely do reduce exhaled particles but overall do they reduce infections? I'm not convinced either way.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 66,553
Posted By Pinchy
Try that one in court.

Try that one in court.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 66,553
Posted By Pinchy
March 22. Wasn't that the time you were ringing...

March 22. Wasn't that the time you were ringing the alarm bells loudly on here?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 10:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,822
Posted By Pinchy
Yes I think so. There is a very small chance I...

Yes I think so. There is a very small chance I could get it again but I've had a good antibody response and as far as I can determine from the figured I've far more chance of getting seriously ill...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 66,553
Posted By Pinchy
It gives you piles.

It gives you piles.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,822
Posted By Pinchy
We were staying at home until we had it. As soon...

We were staying at home until we had it. As soon as we could we were back to Florida appeciating the record low crowds. We have been quarantining around the holiday and waiting for several test...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 66,553
Posted By Pinchy
Oh my God! A chessboard, the piles get bigger and...

Oh my God! A chessboard, the piles get bigger and bigger...

WE'RE ALL DOOOOOMED!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 66,553
Posted By Pinchy
You are right. I cut and pasted the wrong number...

You are right. I cut and pasted the wrong number.

It is 26,688 new cases today.

My number was from Sky's comment that "It is the highest daily rise since 4 October, when 22,961 cases were...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 66,553
Posted By Pinchy
Just for fun.

Just for fun.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 66,553
Posted By Pinchy
22,961 new cases and 191 deaths today.

22,961 new cases and 191 deaths today.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By Pinchy
Wouldn't be the first time the US tried to...

Wouldn't be the first time the US tried to knobble an initiative from the mother country. Remember Concorde?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 66,553
Posted By Pinchy
That was never a prediction.

That was never a prediction.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 05:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By Pinchy
There are Covidiots everywhere. Do you think that...

There are Covidiots everywhere. Do you think that the same dissent isn't prevalent in Australia?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 04:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By Pinchy
If all the real Covidiots had followed the rules...

If all the real Covidiots had followed the rules maybe the measures would already have been relaxed and these babies wouldn't have died.

I hope they get sued.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 03:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,751
Posted By Pinchy
Depending on where you draw the line this could...

Depending on where you draw the line this could be 2 million or 20 million people. It's just one of those "I want all this to just go away" quick fixes along with "lets be sensible and get on with...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,751
Posted By Pinchy
The extra large size has been selling like hot...

The extra large size has been selling like hot cakes.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,751
Posted By Pinchy
Living with this seems to be a very fuzzy...

Living with this seems to be a very fuzzy concept. I think it's a forum PC version of "fuss about nothing".
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,563
Posted By Pinchy
:omg: She is 13 so old enough to have a throat...

:omg:
She is 13 so old enough to have a throat swab I would have thought.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,563
Posted By Pinchy
My daughter has just had her fourth test. Each...

My daughter has just had her fourth test. Each time it was nasal only. When I got mine done at the same time I had the throat and nasal swabs.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,522
Posted By Pinchy
My daughter's school is now online only for the...

My daughter's school is now online only for the next week having had most of the years drop out over the last week. Since she was next to a positive she has just had another test (the fourth one) and...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,939
Posted By Pinchy
I would not travel against advice. At the moment...

I would not travel against advice. At the moment things can change quickly and unless you have the time and resources that can lead to a very stressful outcome. Friends were caught by rule changes...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 01:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,751
Posted By Pinchy
I think it has. In too late and out too early. We...

I think it has. In too late and out too early. We were stuck with an ambient rate that was much too high.

I don't doubt the efficacy but it's a tool to be used properly like any other.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,751
Posted By Pinchy
To question the efficacy of a lockdown is simple...

To question the efficacy of a lockdown is simple ignorance of the science. What has tarnished the brand is that unlike some countries around the world we started too late.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 06:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,751
Posted By Pinchy
Lounge closed again?

Lounge closed again?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 66,553
Posted By Pinchy
But that's the point I'm making. Some hotspots...

But that's the point I'm making. Some hotspots are cooling but the rate continues to increase in all areas.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 66,553
Posted By Pinchy
The figures are up but they are hiding the real...

The figures are up but they are hiding the real danger which is a very extensive slow increase in numbers virtually everywhere.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 66,553
Posted By Pinchy
21,331 new cases and 241 deaths today.

21,331 new cases and 241 deaths today.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,938
Posted By Pinchy
Have you been following the spread closely? ...

Have you been following the spread closely?

As JVT pointed out with his "shades of brown" map, it's making it's way down south. The total numbers don't tell the whole story. Numbers may be...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,938
Posted By Pinchy
Leaving it to the last minute will result in a...

Leaving it to the last minute will result in a longer lockdown with more damage and uncertainty. Better to take the same amount of time and split it into regular shorter lockdowns. Business could be...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,938
Posted By Pinchy
I would agree if our testing was such that we...

I would agree if our testing was such that we could identify all the small outbreaks. We are only seeing a fraction of cases. We learned this lesson in the first wave where the government were trying...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,715
Posted By Pinchy
I know of two people now who have been in...

I know of two people now who have been in isolation, have not seen anyone, get everything delivered and have got Covid. Neither were cleaning deliveries. So I'm pretty sure that it was through...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,938
Posted By Pinchy
There is no point in locking down after your...

There is no point in locking down after your cases have already shot up. The only time it makes sense is when cases have just started to increase.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,059
Posted By Pinchy
My daugher was tested recently as she had a cough...

My daugher was tested recently as she had a cough which we thought was a cold. Tested negative. Her school has had two years off with a handful of positives. Yesterday the school closed and went to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Oct 20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 66,553
Posted By Pinchy
19,724 new cases today and 137 deaths.

19,724 new cases today and 137 deaths.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Oct 20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,247
Posted By Pinchy
I'm not blaming them for everything, just for...

I'm not blaming them for everything, just for ignoring the scientific advice.

I won't repeat, again, why we will end up worse off economically by doing so.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Oct 20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,247
Posted By Pinchy
You say it will never work and then describe how...

You say it will never work and then describe how it will work. :confused2
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Oct 20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,247
Posted By Pinchy
Agree with the seasonality side but IMO we are...

Agree with the seasonality side but IMO we are still in pandemic mode so herd immunity is still too low.

The PCR test is very specific. So we know we are seeing the virus. There is disagreement...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Oct 20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,247
Posted By Pinchy
I'm only blaming them for deviating from the...

I'm only blaming them for deviating from the scientific advice now with the tiered approach rather than another lockdown.

I forecast rolling lockdowns many months ago precisely because they don't...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Oct 20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By Pinchy
Yes both. We are seeing a seasonal increase now...

Yes both. We are seeing a seasonal increase now but rather than being like flu where immunity has built up, the first waves of the novel coronavirus will be much larger if only a small percentage of...
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