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PL statement of apology

https://youtu.be/GWr9o2bS5sw

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

Ross McCrorie has twice tested positive for Covid.

He had it around March time when he was at Portsmouth and then he was one of the Scotland U21 players who had it I think around late November time.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

Past Covid-19 infection may provide 'months of immunity' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55651518

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

I'm still dubious about false positives rates. Or, in the case of some teams, the lack of

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by My Partially Peeved POV (U10636)
posted 41 minutes ago
Past Covid-19 infection may provide 'months of immunity' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55651518
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Read that. Just think it’s was too early to say and we may be a year or so with getting anything that makes sense.

Still have to understand what term of immunity we will get from vaccines. If it’s less than a year then the world has a problem in that it won’t be able to hide away or run from through sporadic lockdowns.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 23 minutes ago
comment by My Partially Peeved POV (U10636)
posted 41 minutes ago
Past Covid-19 infection may provide 'months of immunity' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55651518
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Read that. Just think it’s was too early to say and we may be a year or so with getting anything that makes sense.

Still have to understand what term of immunity we will get from vaccines. If it’s less than a year then the world has a problem in that it won’t be able to hide away or run from through sporadic lockdowns.
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Calm down Negward. It’s only interim info just now.

There seems to be a growing hope (or signs) that the coronavirus will be seasonal, and also be endemic rather than pandemic as time goes on.

I think some of the restrictions will be about longer than we really need, but I’m hoping with some of the stuff I’ve read that when numbers have materially slowed down (and there’s already signs that the rate of positivity has slowed down) then we should be able to phase our way out of lockdown fairly quickly.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by My Partially Peeved POV (U10636)
posted 50 minutes ago
comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 23 minutes ago
comment by My Partially Peeved POV (U10636)
posted 41 minutes ago
Past Covid-19 infection may provide 'months of immunity' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55651518
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Read that. Just think it’s was too early to say and we may be a year or so with getting anything that makes sense.

Still have to understand what term of immunity we will get from vaccines. If it’s less than a year then the world has a problem in that it won’t be able to hide away or run from through sporadic lockdowns.
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Calm down Negward. It’s only interim info just now.

There seems to be a growing hope (or signs) that the coronavirus will be seasonal, and also be endemic rather than pandemic as time goes on.

I think some of the restrictions will be about longer than we really need, but I’m hoping with some of the stuff I’ve read that when numbers have materially slowed down (and there’s already signs that the rate of positivity has slowed down) then we should be able to phase our way out of lockdown fairly quickly.
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I'm fwcking calm right

Nah; I agree. I'm just hoping we aren't under restrictions of one kind or another for any longer than is necessary in this perpetual and ongoing mantra of "protecting the NHS".

A political decision will need to be made that accepts mortality for any kind of virus or disease and no matter when it is done it will be immediately launched upon by the lockdown brigade. That I'm afraid is part of life.

The NHS is there to protect us; and not the other way round so I hope we finally decide what we are going to do with it instead of funding a mismanaged mess of far too many contradictions and fund it properly and adequately in terms of money, systems , equipment and staff so that we minimise any risk of this happening again; regardless of who is in government or what the financial predicament is in the UK at any particular time.

I fear that yet again it will be a forlorn hope.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

I think Lockdowns have their place in this pandemic, but I think we've used them as much as we need to - or should need to. I don't think there was any need to add to the restrictions yesterday by Sturgeon - just make sure the ones in place are being adhered to would have been enough.

Some of the narrative is changing - from some of the scientists and government officials anyway. There is more being said about 'having to live with it', so I expect more of that kind of chat over the coming weeks.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by My Partially Peeved POV (U10636)
posted 21 minutes ago
I think Lockdowns have their place in this pandemic, but I think we've used them as much as we need to - or should need to. I don't think there was any need to add to the restrictions yesterday by Sturgeon - just make sure the ones in place are being adhered to would have been enough.

Some of the narrative is changing - from some of the scientists and government officials anyway. There is more being said about 'having to live with it', so I expect more of that kind of chat over the coming weeks.
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I’d like to think so but for the past year there has been a flat refusal to even acknowledge the hidden cost of lockdown (and I don’t mean just £ notes) other than the odd one or two incidents which were quickly stamped down on as not saving your gran.

The press and media have fallen into line demanding perpetual harsher lockdowns; the House is compliant with the same and anyone who rails against it is labelled a denier or who doesn’t care about saving lives.

I don’t ever recall any government in the western world not being held to question or account on laws being brought in overnight with such ease and acceptance before. Laws that may well stay in place for many years to come.

We are continually using a blunt tool we know will only lead to huge levels of debt, suffering, misery and painful deaths as well as the significant back step in research every time we do this.

They will last for many years after this.

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

Wealth tax and fuel inflation and it'll be all good

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by Silver (U6112)
posted 10 seconds ago
Wealth tax and fuel inflation and it'll be all good
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Many think that but a wealth tax in a simplistic form can never work.

The only thing I can think of is some kind of corporation tax on businesses who exceed profits by some percentage scale.

Then of course there is general taxation where everyone other than those on the lowest bracket take a proportionate hit (very unTory line so won’t happen).

Lastly a health and education tax which is ring fenced and set at a low percentage. If we’re serious about protecting the NHS and the future education of children then pay for it. Everyone.

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