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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Redsnapper
The part that has not been proven to me is - is...

The part that has not been proven to me is - is all that as a result of Covid or is it the fact that they were from a group that were medically vulnerable i.e obese, underlying conditions etc
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jan 21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,528
Posted By Redsnapper
Our next door neighbour - on the vulnerable list...

Our next door neighbour - on the vulnerable list. Just had their Asda delivery.

Only problem was he kept the driver talking at the door for at least 5 mins...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jan 21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,818
Posted By Redsnapper
My other concerts are all bands that are all...

My other concerts are all bands that are all younger. Won’t bother listing them as I doubt people have heard of them :grin:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jan 21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,818
Posted By Redsnapper
Genesis in April -not been cancelled/rearranged...

Genesis in April -not been cancelled/rearranged again yet - which is a bit strange.

Also got a load more in July, Sept and Oct - all postponed from last year. :erm:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jan 21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,998
Posted By Redsnapper
I think you are making to much out of this. ...

I think you are making to much out of this.

I believe he said "offered" because you dont have to have it. He cant say "everyone will be vaccinated" because it just wont be true.

Hancock already...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jan 21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,699
Posted By Redsnapper
Yes - lets get all the people who have very low...

Yes - lets get all the people who have very low risk of serious illness or death vaccinated first - it wont reduce the deaths or the immense pressure on the NHS - in fact it will prolong it - but...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jan 21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,805
Posted By Redsnapper
You explained that far better and using a lot...

You explained that far better and using a lot less words than i did "! :)
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jan 21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,805
Posted By Redsnapper
I would imagine at some point the Govt will...

I would imagine at some point the Govt will decide they need to reduce the level of fear they have instilled in people because I would imagine the OP isnt alone in worrying about this.

I...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jan 21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,805
Posted By Redsnapper
Well if you are not in the first phase for...

Well if you are not in the first phase for vaccinations then your "risk" - whilst it hasnt changed - its also very very small.

The reason the whole population is under restrictions is to help...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jan 21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 14,151
Posted By Redsnapper
You make it sound so easy - all unicorns and...

You make it sound so easy - all unicorns and rainbows.

My niece has been furloughed on and off since last March (retail) - she was finally made redundant yesterday due to the overall lost sales...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jan 21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,712
Posted By Redsnapper
Unlikely households will be offered the jab all...

Unlikely households will be offered the jab all at the same time - certainly in phase 1.

I am 6 yrs older than my wife so would expect to get "the call" several weeks before her.

Having said...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jan 21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 14,151
Posted By Redsnapper
I think its totally bizarre that the Govt feel...

I think its totally bizarre that the Govt feel the need to spend money on adverts like this - but at the same time - see nothing wrong in letting coffee shops etc stay open.

makes no sense.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Jan 21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,707
Views: 183,973
Posted By Redsnapper
Sorry but please dont say things like that -...

Sorry but please dont say things like that - which arent based on fact.

The companies who have manufactured the vaccines have said more than once that they can respond to changes in the virus and...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Jan 21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By Redsnapper
The problem with humour is - its got to actually...

The problem with humour is - its got to actually be good to be recognised... ;)
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Jan 21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,044
Posted By Redsnapper
just wondering if any of you get the feeling...

just wondering if any of you get the feeling maybe they dont actually want people travelling at the moment ?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Jan 21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,977
Posted By Redsnapper
Standard approach from Sky and the BBC throughout...

Standard approach from Sky and the BBC throughout this pandemic.

Saw a report on the BBC about the South African variant - which was all it "might" be this and "could" be that - then right at the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Jan 21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,191
Posted By Redsnapper
Maybe grab some over 50's walking by - rather...

Maybe grab some over 50's walking by - rather than people who are less likely to become seriously ill ?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,191
Posted By Redsnapper
And the next 5 by april

And the next 5 by april
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By Redsnapper
Japan had 5 imported cases and they gave already...

Japan had 5 imported cases and they gave already said they do not think it is more infectious or would avoid the vaccines.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By Redsnapper
No - just seems to be largely media...

No - just seems to be largely media hysteria/scaremongering- which currently isn’t what we need.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,787
Posted By Redsnapper
Just thought I would give an update to my post...

Just thought I would give an update to my post upthread.- unfortunately we heard today that one of our friends who was admitted to hospital after Christmas - died today. Her husband is still in...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,191
Posted By Redsnapper
To be fair -- I have not seen that. All the...

To be fair -- I have not seen that. All the discussion seems to be so far - who should get vaccinated as a priority in the 2nd wave i.e after the over 50's (the 9 groups already listed)

The stated...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,191
Posted By Redsnapper
Daily now there is a new group coming on tv to...

Daily now there is a new group coming on tv to say their workers need to be given the vaccine as a priority.

The Govt have a plan - which is get those in the groups most likely to die vaccinated...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Redsnapper
Covid in a drink or a sugarcube ?! Its...

Covid in a drink or a sugarcube ?!

Its probably infectious enough without that.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By Redsnapper
Astrazenica have today confirmed they will be...

Astrazenica have today confirmed they will be able to produce 2m vaccines per week "by mid feb"

If that is the case I am struggling to see how the Govt will be able to, achieve its mid Feb target.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,993
Posted By Redsnapper
I also noted on there today that they are now...

I also noted on there today that they are now saying the new strain of covid is NOT now thought to be as infectious as they first suggested.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,211
Posted By Redsnapper
Not really a surprise then... ;)

Not really a surprise then... ;)
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Jan 21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,453
Posted By Redsnapper
I assume from your comments - you dont actually...

I assume from your comments - you dont actually go running or cycling for exercise. Dont think you would get many people doing it if they had to wear a mask - might increase the load on 999 calls...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Jan 21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,379
Posted By Redsnapper
At the moment i think its very difficult to say. ...

At the moment i think its very difficult to say.

Some people believe the vaccinations will kick inn big time and pretty much stop the deaths very quickly and hospitalisations while,others think it...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Jan 21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,453
Posted By Redsnapper
annnd - after 15 pages of frenzied discussion -...

annnd - after 15 pages of frenzied discussion - no new measures announced. ;)
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Jan 21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,707
Views: 183,973
Posted By Redsnapper
#1 - Just isnt known yet as it hasnt been long...

#1 - Just isnt known yet as it hasnt been long enough.

and

#2 can only be based on anecdotal evidence/social media chatter etc. For some reason it has become extremely popular for many to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Jan 21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,644
Posted By Redsnapper
I have seen this comment a few times -its just...

I have seen this comment a few times -its just not true. yes there is/was more general mask wearing over there but the way you have written it everyone does it - which is simply not true.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Jan 21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,699
Posted By Redsnapper
I dont go into shops very often now at all -but I...

I dont go into shops very often now at all -but I havent seen anyone in there without a mask(or visor) for sometime.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Jan 21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By Redsnapper
I dont have too many concerns (maybe wrongly)...

I dont have too many concerns (maybe wrongly) about getting our freedom back once conditions are right.

While there are some very vocal people who appear to get some sort of satisfaction out of...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Jan 21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,644
Posted By Redsnapper
and how is all this mask wearing working out for...

and how is all this mask wearing working out for us at the moment ?

To me this is part of the problem - people have an overconfidence in a bit of cloth they bought off the internet and therefore...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Jan 21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By Redsnapper
Having read various posts on this forum I think...

Having read various posts on this forum I think the answer is-

you an do this but:

you might have an accident needing police, fire and ambulance - that is against the rules because...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Jan 21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,033
Posted By Redsnapper
I think you are missing the point - the basic...

I think you are missing the point - the basic rule of the Lockdown is "stay at home" - not go and meet a friend because its allowed if you read the rules close enough. Which in the instance you...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Jan 21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,249
Posted By Redsnapper
This totally. The figures seem to suggest masks...

This totally. The figures seem to suggest masks have made little difference - despite the high level of attention they have received (presumably as they are a relatively cheap and simple measure )
...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Jan 21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,033
Posted By Redsnapper
‘Avoiding seeing anybody you know” is not tier 6...

‘Avoiding seeing anybody you know” is not tier 6 - it’s the basic lockdown rule...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Jan 21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 11,894
Posted By Redsnapper
It’s only been a week - weren’t we told by the...

It’s only been a week - weren’t we told by the “experts’ that it takes 2-3 weeks for the effect of lockdown to be seen on infections and another 3 weeks to see the cases in hospital come down ?
...
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