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Offline TheHoob

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #20300 on: Wednesday 16 September 2020, 11:02:06 PM »
Once upon a time I might have believed that Stan, in a way I wish I still did  :lol: Probably less depressing than the truth.

Offline ManDoon

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« Reply #20301 on: Wednesday 16 September 2020, 11:18:49 PM »
Literally no one is going to abide by this one either, its far too scatty.
:lol: I dunno. I'm starting to think it was us.
Trump will do well man. Don't know why but I really feel this will be the case. Really hope it will come to be that way.

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Offline geordiemonster

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« Reply #20302 on: Wednesday 16 September 2020, 11:27:15 PM »
All my plans for Saturday are still happening.  There is  zero justification for this.

Offline duo

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« Reply #20303 on: Wednesday 16 September 2020, 11:30:47 PM »
BBC saying restrictions will include only using public transport for essential journeys. Not sure how that plays with getting into the office or going shopping.
Sky saying essential travel only.  Government really have made a mess of this - such conflicting rules.  Stay at home was a much easier message.

Offline samptime29

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #20304 on: Wednesday 16 September 2020, 11:32:33 PM »
FFS was supposed to be coming up the Toon next weekend for a long weekend, booked hotels and trains.  :'(

Offline Disco

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« Reply #20305 on: Wednesday 16 September 2020, 11:37:27 PM »

Offline ponsaelius

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« Reply #20306 on: Wednesday 16 September 2020, 11:40:07 PM »
I do wonder what the tipping point is when the long term impacts of lockdowns and legislation outweighs that of the Coronavirus itself.

The last economic crash will have directly and indirectly killed tens of thousands. The effects on mental health are obviously not insignificant. Encouraging people not to use public transport is likely to result in permanent modal shifts in transport use, of which the long term health and environmental impacts of carbon emissions and resulting pollution are devastating.

Not easy to quantify and undoubtedly all a bit social Darwinist, but I wouldn't be surprised if we're long past that point.
Before that why didn't the Wigan fans just walk the the Stewart's, the Stewart's only went up to the touchline, their was a big gap between the end of the Stewart's and the stand they could have walked through.
God man replacement's don't have to 100% of best to 100% of a replacement.
The are both white, both intellects, both middle class, both the typical 'people who would have thought could never do such a thing ', all traits of a Psychopath.

Offline AyeDubbleYoo

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« Reply #20307 on: Wednesday 16 September 2020, 11:55:22 PM »
I guess the economic damage would happen anyway, as well as a massive impact on mental health, if hundreds of thousands of people were dying in hospital corridors.

That said, I’d have liked a mental health focused lockdown, where we were encouraged to keep socialising with our friends in safe environments. Not capitalist enough though.

Offline Wullie

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« Reply #20308 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 12:06:41 AM »
If the intentions of the government were overt then they'd close schools and stop with the constant urging of getting folk back into offices they dont need to be in.

See, I do wonder what the game really is with regards to this. I work for a government department and despite all that rhetoric in the press a few weeks ago, we have made precisely zero moves towards a return to the office. None. Whenever anyone asks management about it, the answer is the same - no plans. If the government wanted us back in the office they could get us back tomorrow, and yet nothing.

As ever with this lot, it'll be some balanced calculation re: what they think will help their polling between what they brief to the papers and what they actually do. I think they'd be delighted to stop having to pay for office space.
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Offline MiggysFirstGoal

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« Reply #20309 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 06:52:49 AM »

38,000 a day?!

What are people doing? Going around just coughing and spitting on each other?

Offline neesy111

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #20310 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 06:54:57 AM »
I do wonder what the tipping point is when the long term impacts of lockdowns and legislation outweighs that of the Coronavirus itself.

The last economic crash will have directly and indirectly killed tens of thousands. The effects on mental health are obviously not insignificant. Encouraging people not to use public transport is likely to result in permanent modal shifts in transport use, of which the long term health and environmental impacts of carbon emissions and resulting pollution are devastating.

Not easy to quantify and undoubtedly all a bit social Darwinist, but I wouldn't be surprised if we're long past that point.

Traffic in outer London is now higher than pre covid levels.  Although they've found no outbreaks related to public transport.

Offline OpenC

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« Reply #20311 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 07:30:55 AM »
Looks like the lad from Rothbury was right, then.  North East lockdown incoming this evening

Offline Judge Holden

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« Reply #20312 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 07:45:37 AM »
Looks like the lad from Rothbury was right, then.  North East lockdown incoming this evening


Can't be arsed with this s***.

Offline bobbydazzla

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« Reply #20313 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 07:54:30 AM »
As much as Johnson and his cronies are a shower of s****, it stands to reason that local MP's & councillors plus central government and NHS have looked at positive tests and identified in what settings clusters are being formed so are taking steps to address the weak links in the chain.

From what I've seen shops, restaurants, public transport, schools, workplaces and most people walking the street are trying hard to do the right thing.

However I've seen some rammo pubs, huge groups of 18-25's on the beach and people going round each others houses for parties.

It's the majority being punished for the actions of the minority, but that's the state of our society unfortunately.

Offline Wullie

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« Reply #20314 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 08:08:24 AM »
I do wonder what the tipping point is when the long term impacts of lockdowns and legislation outweighs that of the Coronavirus itself.

The last economic crash will have directly and indirectly killed tens of thousands. The effects on mental health are obviously not insignificant. Encouraging people not to use public transport is likely to result in permanent modal shifts in transport use, of which the long term health and environmental impacts of carbon emissions and resulting pollution are devastating.

Not easy to quantify and undoubtedly all a bit social Darwinist, but I wouldn't be surprised if we're long past that point.

Would a lot of this not be offset by the amount of people working from home and therefore not using their cars?  I've not sat in a traffic jam since February.
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Offline neesy111

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #20315 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 08:08:27 AM »
As much as Johnson and his cronies are a shower of s****, it stands to reason that local MP's & councillors plus central government and NHS have looked at positive tests and identified in what settings clusters are being formed so are taking steps to address the weak links in the chain.

From what I've seen shops, restaurants, public transport, schools, workplaces and most people walking the street are trying hard to do the right thing.

However I've seen some rammo pubs, huge groups of 18-25's on the beach and people going round each others houses for parties.

It's the majority being punished for the actions of the minority, but that's the state of our society unfortunately.

The rammed pubs is an issue, apparently plenty were for the match last saturday.  I'd ban pubs from showing live sports firstly.

Offline Wullie

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« Reply #20316 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 08:10:10 AM »

38,000 a day?!

What are people doing? Going around just coughing and spitting on each other?

Eating Out To Help Out.
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Offline thomas

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #20317 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 08:15:59 AM »
sounds like a women's lib slogan

Offline relámpago blanco

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #20318 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 08:23:33 AM »
Next government slogan will be Eat in to Get Thin

Offline bobbydazzla

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« Reply #20319 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 08:23:47 AM »
As much as Johnson and his cronies are a shower of s****, it stands to reason that local MP's & councillors plus central government and NHS have looked at positive tests and identified in what settings clusters are being formed so are taking steps to address the weak links in the chain.

From what I've seen shops, restaurants, public transport, schools, workplaces and most people walking the street are trying hard to do the right thing.

However I've seen some rammo pubs, huge groups of 18-25's on the beach and people going round each others houses for parties.

It's the majority being punished for the actions of the minority, but that's the state of our society unfortunately.

The rammed pubs is an issue, apparently plenty were for the match last saturday.  I'd ban pubs from showing live sports firstly.

I think the main culprits are alcohol and Facebook. Could try banning them both for a bit, see how that works out

Offline Lazarus

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« Reply #20320 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 08:23:54 AM »
Looks like the lad from Rothbury was right, then.  North East lockdown incoming this evening

I thought the announcement was later and the restrictions starting tomorrow?

Offline Wullie

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« Reply #20321 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 08:30:38 AM »
You're both right. Restrictions from a minute after midnight tonight.
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Offline Varadi

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #20322 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 08:30:49 AM »
As much as Johnson and his cronies are a shower of s****, it stands to reason that local MP's & councillors plus central government and NHS have looked at positive tests and identified in what settings clusters are being formed so are taking steps to address the weak links in the chain.

From what I've seen shops, restaurants, public transport, schools, workplaces and most people walking the street are trying hard to do the right thing.

However I've seen some rammo pubs, huge groups of 18-25's on the beach and people going round each others houses for parties.

It's the majority being punished for the actions of the minority, but that's the state of our society unfortunately.


Aye, would agree with that.

Unfortunately it's those same c***s who'll ignore the new restrictions as well, which will mean they'll end up staying in place much longer.

I do think the government messaging has been terrible throughout though, and the high levels of non-compliance can be traced directly back to Cummings.

Offline TBG

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #20323 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 08:36:01 AM »
Looks like the lad from Rothbury was right, then.  North East lockdown incoming this evening

I thought the announcement was later and the restrictions starting tomorrow?

They'll be waiting on the Chronicle confirming they have the Sayers and a Geordie Shore cast member ready to give their thoughts on the lockdown.

Offline LFEE

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« Reply #20324 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 08:38:07 AM »
I’m hearing they will clarify everything with an official announcement at 11am. Is that correct?