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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 787
Posted By Pinchy
I would imagine most people do have contact with...

I would imagine most people do have contact with others that they won't want to give Covid to.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
Thank Goodness all the gloom and doomers were...

Thank Goodness all the gloom and doomers were wrong about the economy which was supposed to be destroyed by the lockdowns. Due to recover to pre-pandemic levels by the end of this year.

Hooray!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
43,941 new cases today.

43,941 new cases today.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,613
Posted By Pinchy
They don't detest you. They love you more most of...

They don't detest you. They love you more most of all.

You bought the timeshare.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Oct 21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,537
Posted By Pinchy
That does seem like a lot. We have to go at the...

That does seem like a lot. We have to go at the end of August (20th to 3rd) because of work reasons but it seems to be a bit cheaper then. I have seen direct business flights for 1.4K from Dublin...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
Well you've nailed your colours to the mast now.

Well you've nailed your colours to the mast now.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Oct 21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,537
Posted By Pinchy
I usually book pretty last minute but for late...

I usually book pretty last minute but for late August 2022 I've got longer and I want to get a good deal. I am finding for Lon-MCO:

Business 2.2K
Prem Econ 1.2K
Econ 850

Does that sound...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
That is of course good news. I kind of started...

That is of course good news. I kind of started this thread to just follow cases because that's what I've mostly been interested in. What they are going to do next and why. The rest just follows.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
Sure but broadbrush it has been a concern for a...

Sure but broadbrush it has been a concern for a long time whether it's 40K or 50K given that we were suppose to deal with it in the summer with NO plan other than more of the same nonsense about...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
And once again I'm saying that we can confirm...

And once again I'm saying that we can confirm with random testing. It's not the same in every country but we know the numbers are broadly representative.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
52,009 new cases today. 4 more of them in my...

52,009 new cases today.

4 more of them in my daughters class and 2 teachers.

More excitement than I'm used to in sleepy Dorset.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
Because of Boris' infantile attitude about virus...

Because of Boris' infantile attitude about virus v freedom the government are reluctant to go back on any measure. Completely the wrong thing. The virus should lead everything we do during the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 21 Oct 21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 18,356
Posted By Pinchy
Is the single rider still a thing or will that be...

Is the single rider still a thing or will that be paid for as well?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
I think you know what I'm saying from what I...

I think you know what I'm saying from what I posted.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
The problem is that this comes off of the...

The problem is that this comes off of the government encouraging us to not wear masks etc. so it's an even more uphill batte than the last time.

My OH has recenty taken a much more senior position...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
Nope. I'm targetting anyone who rejects timely...

Nope. I'm targetting anyone who rejects timely measures to minimize the pain for everyone.

No way to talk about people whose attitudes have made people people sick, killed them and cost the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
Dumb, dense, thick, slow on the uptake. Take your...

Dumb, dense, thick, slow on the uptake. Take your pick.

Basically if anyone argues one way and subsequent events prove the opposite and they persist with their muddled thinking them that's dumb in...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
The UK and other countries do random resting so...

The UK and other countries do random resting so we know that we are in the right ballpark.

Why do you and others persist with this idea that the official data are dodgy?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
Yes the policy was to let it rip through because...

Yes the policy was to let it rip through because the cases and deaths were seen as inevitable either way so better to let them happen in the summer.

The models showed hospitalisations peaking...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
When people get old or sick or God forbid, both...

When people get old or sick or God forbid, both they cease to become people anymore. They're just a useless unproductive burden on society that are expensive to care for. So as long as the're not a...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
Yes I agree. It is all about the spread from...

Yes I agree. It is all about the spread from schools. We are in a similar place to the first September where there was no change for a long time. People just couldn't get their heads around it. Now...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
I think there was fault. It was the government...

I think there was fault. It was the government again. I know that they were getting advice about it and ignoring it. The feeling was "we've done enough already." When it became obvious the plan...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
Well it's going through my daughters school like...

Well it's going through my daughters school like a dose of salts. 3 kids are properly sick. One is a carer for her two disabled parents. She is furious that it has been allowed to run unchecked as...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
It started to go awry when we expected (hoped...

It started to go awry when we expected (hoped for) 100K+ cases in the summer and we didn't get them. There was general agreement (at least amongst the SAGE members that have been proved right in the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
It's a "rule" that cannot be policed when it is...

It's a "rule" that cannot be policed when it is broken in such large numbers. There's mixed messaging.

We missed several golden opprtunities when we had almost complete public support to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
So if the NHS has been failing badly for many...

So if the NHS has been failing badly for many years especially in the winter and we don't act until we are forced to you think the outcome will be better?

I said all this stuff about how the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
So we now have doctors and health managers saying...

So we now have doctors and health managers saying there's going to be a perfect storm of resurgent winter pressures, backlog and Covid on top. The government stating the NHS can cope and the NHS...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
All that nonsense was debunked as soon as we got...

All that nonsense was debunked as soon as we got the results from the random testing.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
Well I'm glad we've breathed some life back into...

Well I'm glad we've breathed some life back into this ailing thread.

When it gets to 1M views I win a teddy bear.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,223
Posted By Pinchy
I don't know who this Wayne Immunity is but he's...

I don't know who this Wayne Immunity is but he's not popular.

Well I'm getting an acute attack of deja vu here. All the same mealy mouth ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ we got before crashing headlong into the previous...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
Don't worry pubs are open as usual. The...

Don't worry pubs are open as usual.

The school kids are taking the strain for us. :thumbs-up
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,223
Posted By Pinchy
BBC News

BBC News
Forum: General Chat 20 Oct 21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,979
Posted By Pinchy
This is nothing new. Women were doing this...

This is nothing new.

Women were doing this to forget a night out with me years ago.
Forum: General Trip Planning 20 Oct 21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,981
Posted By Pinchy
What ya moanin' about. We have our... ...

What ya moanin' about.

We have our...

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/18247/fbfb4628101492.jpg
Forum: TV and Film 20 Oct 21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,598
Posted By Pinchy
I'm a big Partridge fan and that means I'm always...

I'm a big Partridge fan and that means I'm always interested to see Coogan trying to get away from a character that was so much him and that he will never better.

I think he did an OK job in the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
To put it simply. The strategy was, still is, to...

To put it simply. The strategy was, still is, to burn through the remaining people in the summer when the pressure on the NHS is less.

Only we didn't. You seem to suggest that not achieving high...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Oct 21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
How can anyone be anything other than deeply...

How can anyone be anything other than deeply sceptical about anything they say or do wrt Covid? They have openly made a mess of things time after time.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Oct 21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
No 10 'keeping a close eye' on rising cases ...

No 10 'keeping a close eye' on rising cases

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58973185

Well that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

They completely missed the first wave. Whilst presumably...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Oct 21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
What affects people's mental health is actual...

What affects people's mental health is actual restrictions imposed because of actual cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Cases and hospitalizations and deaths that occur in record quantities because...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Oct 21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 838,907
Posted By Pinchy
Has anyone actually died of Covid in NZ?

Has anyone actually died of Covid in NZ?
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