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Leicester bod ripping the Govt to bits on BBCNews

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thebillfella wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 09:06
raoul wrote:
Dot wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 15:11
Masks do eff all and there is no scientific proof they are beneficial.

Stay inside you obviously dont want to live in a world where u got a minute chance of dying.
I was being considerate to the people I am likely to pass it on to who are far more likely to be in trouble if they catch it.

But if you can guarantee that all the selfish wazzocks who don't give a stuff about anybody except themselves can avoid coming into contact with anyone at risk, will promise to stay off public transport for the next year, then fine.

There IS absolutely scientific proof that masks reduce the likelihood of you spreading it to others so they are beneficial.

What hasn't been scientifically proven yet is that selfishness is intrinsically linked to lack of intelligence, although there is a very good correlation Image
If i stood next to you and farted do you think you could smell it? Says it all really

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thebillfella wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 22:45
England and Wales' excess death toll, a measure of the additional deaths in a given time period compared to the number usually expected (which does not depend on how COVID-19 deaths are recorded) is the joint highest in Europe alongside Spain. Enjoy the holiday get away plebs!
They will probably be safer than staying in Manchester at present.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/manc ... -vn0gjr2lc

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Dot wrote:
30 Jun 2020, 13:11
If i stood next to you and farted do you think you could smell it? Says it all really
It certainly does.

In case you were being serious

If Masks Work, Why Can I Smell Farts?

A "fart" molecule - say sulpher dioxide SO2 - is orders of magnitude smaller than the corona virus - for example this image comparing the sizes of both as circles
so2corona.png
SO2 4 pixels
Corona 1664 pixels

and that's the virus itself not the droplets it's within that masks stop.
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But cheap masks don't stop COVID-19?

My understanding it that they are more likely tostop the wearer spreading it than the wearer catching it. Is that true?

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Thats the general idea, its for the good of the masses rather than to protect yourself (although does stop you touching your mouth as much)

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Masks aren't too bad, but if you wear glasses and your employer forces you to wear a mask at work you may be entitled to condensation

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I'll get my coat

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Yes, but true. I dabbled with one and got steamed up....

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murf wrote:
30 Jun 2020, 12:03
Leicester : The New Eyam
they're all just going to come to Nottingham now and spread it here. Now if we could persuade them to go to Derby instead....

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In a little taste of what is to come when (if) we get a vaccine, the US has bought up the entire global stock of Remdesivir in a priority deal with Gilead.

they are paying about $200 a vial over the odds ($500 a vial or $3,000 a treatment course) for a preferential deal which buys up all production from now until September for exclusive use in the US.

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30 Jun 2020, 20:26
In a little taste of what is to come when (if) we get a vaccine, the US has bought up the entire global stock of Remdesivir in a priority deal with Gilead.

they are paying about $200 a vial over the odds ($500 a vial or $3,000 a treatment course) for a preferential deal which buys up all production from now until September for exclusive use in the US.
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unc.si. wrote:the US has bought up the entire global stock of Remdesivir in a priority deal with Gilead.
I thought The Handmaid's Tale was fiction?

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Boris tried to do a deal with Narnia

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Try reading this and not putting your head in your hands in despair. I can't decide whether I'd rather it is dishonesty or incompetence. Neither is palatable.

https://twitter.com/jburnmurdoch/status ... 2691273728

In summary, the only readily available "new cases" data is from the NHS testing. New cases from testing outside of this is essentially unreported, but now makes up around 90% of cases.

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All it says is that it isn't publicly available.

They must have been analysing it to a degree to spot the Leicester spike/numbers and hopefully will pull their fingers out now to spot any others.

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Yes. There are 2 lots of tests one by the Govt and one by Private Sector. They are only reporting Public Sector tests which have far less positives than the Private....

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01 Jul 2020, 08:22
All it says is that it isn't publicly available.

They must have been analysing it to a degree to spot the Leicester spike/numbers and hopefully will pull their fingers out now to spot any others.
Who are "they".

If you mean a very small number of heavily politically influenced people working for a central government who have consistently acted almost criminally negligently throughout the pandemic then yes, "they" have it.

If you mean all the people who need the data, including local authorities, the Mayor's teams, local health authorities and people actually on the ground in problem areas who need it to advise and make real decisions, then no, "they" don't have it.

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lots of reports that over 30 areas are at risk of an imminent lockdown, including several areas of London.

Here we go...

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Just been down the local market- never seen it so busy. No social distancing, hundreds of shoppers, must have seen at least 10 people wearing face-masks.

Roll on Saturday.

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Just had the rules through for the local pub.
Doesn’t seem like a lot of fun to be honest

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Just had the rules through for the local pub.
Doesn’t seem like a lot of fun to be honest
Cross Dressing not allowed then? 😨

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Just had the rules through for the local pub.
Doesn’t seem like a lot of fun to be honest
Football is allowed, low volume, no cheering. Yeah good luck with that one. Oh and the derby and oaks are on the TV this Saturday too.

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If people weren't dying this debacle would be hilarious 😔

Hey ho..... If it is a hot summer the Virus will be more likely to not spread etc but then the likelihood of riots go up 👏👏👏

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Whose bright idea was it to reopen pubs on a Saturday?
Surely start on a Monday so it all eases in.

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murf wrote:
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Whose bright idea was it to reopen pubs on a Saturday?
Surely start on a Monday so it all eases in.
Exactly...... But then BJ was born in the USA?

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I'm sure our Independence Day will be celebrated in a very un-American way in lots of boozers....

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I'm sure our Independence Day will be celebrated in a very un-American way in lots of boozers....
Well, we don't have the guns yet 😂

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blahblah wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 13:26
unc.si. wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 13:24
Just had the rules through for the local pub.
Doesn’t seem like a lot of fun to be honest
Cross Dressing not allowed then? 😨
The rules were silent on that to be honest

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They must know you don't like to talk about it

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