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  • https://www.gov.uk/government/collection­s/syndromic-surveillance-systems-and-ana­lyses#syndromic-surveillance-summary

    https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics­/weekly-national-flu-reports-2019-to-202­0-season

    The above links don't seem to present anything out of the ordinary for non-Covid-19 viral illnesses in January/February. I've only managed a quick look though.

  • 2) insider whistle blowers claiming that the track and trace program doesn't actually exist and people are getting paid for doing absolutely nothing.

    Ah - the scheme run by the tory peer wife of a tory mp, who has been proven to be useless, particularly when involved in technology. I'm sure it'll be fine.

  • Rode through Clapham Common this morning and someone was doing cricket training with a load of kids throwing balls to each other in turn. Must have been one of those super sterile balls I’ve heard so much about.

  • Someone on here had the nasty virus, thought that might be it, and then a couple months later had actual covid-19 (as confirmed by test), which I found pretty persuasive.

  • Anecdotally, last winter seemed to be a nasty one for coughs and colds of the low-grade and miserable variety. I and various friends and acquaintances had fairly long-lasting chesty coughs, though nothing that warranted going to a doctor's.

  • Yeah, I had a nasty flu in February that I was pretty sure was just flu - had sinus congestion and a chesty cough for ages after.

  • Personal experience and that of quite a few colleagues, so no source no. And in theory they could all have had Covid-19 except me as I'm the only one who has had the antibody test yet.

  • I’m outside of London. Gloucestershire.

    ... cricket training with a load of kids throwing balls to each other in turn.

    It’s news (to me) that this is news.

    Behaviour definitely isn’t 100% normal, but basically the parks have been full, big groups of all ages just continuing on. I’ve been playing tennis and a housemate has been playing basketball in a group each evening since Monday.

  • Definitely think it was worth getting tested. I just decided personally to take the test result as certainty to avoid any more worrying about whether I had it or not. I know it doesn't provide certainty, but as the worst case seems to be that I did have it but carry on with strict measures to avoid getting it, I'm not worrying too much about that.

  • I’ve not even had a sniffle in months it’s been amazing. All the common illnesses must have been suppressed during lockdown a lot.

  • I’ve had significantly more hangovers to make up for it though.

  • Bad luck. This is what I feared, but if I do get it now at least I've had a decent amount of time to get better and fitter.

  • You don't have hay fever then :/

  • Actually that’s a lie, I’ve had hay fever worse than ever this year but not felt ill!

  • Just rode past Borough Market. Massive barely-distanced queues from every entrance. No, fuck you, the science!

  • So Dom is their master after all.

  • Ah - the scheme run by the tory peer wife of a tory mp, who has been proven to be useless, particularly when involved in technology. I'm sure it'll be fine.

    As well as Dido Harding in charge of the app, Serco the company running the scheme is owned by Nicolas Soames' Brother.

    Serco the company which exists only to undercut in the bidding phase and under deliver.

    They lost the contact for cleaning and catering across the entire NHS Trust I work for. The situation became so acrimonious that the Serco management had the staff canteen painted very dark green on the day they left. Trust estates had to paint it white again over the weekend.

  • Is the following just a product of my media bubble?

    Not just, but in part I'd guess. Having worked as an engineer in a large number of major IT projects over the last 30 years, in health, finance, and media, I'd have the following observations.

    insider whistle blowers claiming that the track and trace program doesn't actually exist and people are getting paid for doing absolutely norhing.

    On most projects I've been part of, and no matter how much requirements capture, stakeholder consultation and training has been undertaken, (And in this case, there has obviously been very little), there have always been people who would claim that they haven't been listened to, they haven't had enough training, and they are not being utilised in the correct manner. And some of them have had a point and some haven't.

    If I was the head of a newsroom, and my journalists couldn't find someone out of the 20+ thousand to furnish those type of quotes, I'd sack them as utterly incompetent. Doesn't say it isn't true, but its a long way from proof.

    prominent scientific advisors saying it is a terrible idea to ease lockdown

    Likewise when I've been part of a technical team on complex projects feeding into management, I've found myself in both the position, of being the person not being listened to, and being sure that I need to get my views heard to avert "disaster", and also being the person with the ear of management, feeling "undermined" by colleagues. One thing for sure, I find it very difficult to believe that there are no differences on bodies like sage, and that if different policies were followed, there would be no adverse briefing.

    Again doesn't say that easing the lockdown isn't a terrible idea...

  • That's a shame.

    I've been to Borough a few times in the last couple of months, and there has been nobody there.

    Was the best place in London to go to buy fresh food.

  • Ah - the scheme run by the tory peer wife of a tory mp, who has been proven to be useless, particularly when involved in technology. I'm sure it'll be fine.

    You mean the Director of the Jockey Club and in other news horse racing is the first sport back

  • in other news horse racing is the first sport back

    Was just thinking how huge Show Jumping on TV was when I was a kid (Along with snooker), and how it sould be relatively easy to have socially distanced TV tournaments again.

  • All of this.

    It’s worth saying that SAGE advise on the data, epidemiology and behaviour. The decision to re-open businesses should have many other valid considerations, each with an expert fighting that corner.

  • '...aaahhn here's Harvey Smith on Sanyo Music Centre,
    he just needs to avoid clipping a brick out of The Wall in this final sequence,
    and he'll have won'.

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