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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 11:10 PM
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Posted By robrar
It sounds like you and I are on the same page. I...

It sounds like you and I are on the same page. I completely understand that feeling of being down to last reserves for the actions which we must take, and if I didn't have the faith that a vaccine...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,097
Posted By robrar
Apologies, I'm not entirely sure what your point...

Apologies, I'm not entirely sure what your point is?

I think it's right to assume that eradicating Covid (at least for the foreseeable future) will not be possible. But that doesn't mean that we...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,097
Posted By robrar
OK. Do you have a limit to the number of...

OK. Do you have a limit to the number of infections, hospitalisations and deaths that beyond which you think having social contact restrictions is a good idea? Or do you think it will be OK just to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,097
Posted By robrar
What do you mean by that? No social distancing...

What do you mean by that? No social distancing restrictions, just everyone gets back to how it was in 2019?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,097
Posted By robrar
Have to say, it sounds like public sector bashing...

Have to say, it sounds like public sector bashing to me. But very pleased to hear that it's not. Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,097
Posted By robrar
A point I've been making. It's not about whether...

A point I've been making. It's not about whether the Nightingale hospitals were used or not, and whether that's a conspiracy or not, it's about whether there are professional healthcare staff...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,097
Posted By robrar
I think you're being too analytical about this. ...

I think you're being too analytical about this. I think mostly its about an opportunity, unjustified as it usually is, to give the public sector a bit of a kicking. Think of it as lashing out in...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,097
Posted By robrar
A very informative post. This is the key...

A very informative post.

This is the key point for me: we do not have the luxury of choosing between health or the economy; nor do we have the luxury of choosing between the threat from Covid or...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,097
Posted By robrar
Just a quick question to those who seem to...

Just a quick question to those who seem to suggest that deaths above a certain age (75? 80? 85?) aren't something that we should be concerned with, what's the actual mechanism for enacting that...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,097
Posted By robrar
Try not to let the virus spread completely out of...

Try not to let the virus spread completely out of control? That's what I think the priority should be. We're never going to drive it to zero, and until we are able to control it with a virus I'd...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,097
Posted By robrar
Yes, the testing regime has always let us down,...

Yes, the testing regime has always let us down, and I think now similar weaknesses in Test & Trace are doing the same thing :cry:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,097
Posted By robrar
More targeted action back in September would have...

More targeted action back in September would have been a better option, I think. Not a national lockdown, but something very response to local factors, and with enough government support that the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,097
Posted By robrar
Yes, completely agree. Restrictions need...

Yes, completely agree.

Restrictions need to be driven by the data (with a view to not what is happening now, but what is likely to happen in about four weeks time so we're ahead of the curve not...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,097
Posted By robrar
Even Tier 3 restrictions are less severe than the...

Even Tier 3 restrictions are less severe than the lockdown that we had starting in March.

I think it's important to maintain a sense of proportion.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,097
Posted By robrar
No, local/regional, driven by the state of the...

No, local/regional, driven by the state of the infection at that locality / regional.
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