Over the water in Norn Ire, serious cycle commuter, and a bit of a bike geek.
Also draw, studying for IT/Maths degree on OU and I keep chickens.
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It's such a horrific story, pure exploitation horror movie plot...for real :(
special envoy on media freedom: Ironic considering the UK doesn't rank so well on press freedom, but fair play to her for volunteering.
But yeah, it seems like this brazen spirit/letter of the law breaking is just pushing out the people that are willing to have principles, be it old school Tory or civil servant or anybody else.
Stay and try to fix it and be compromised, or leave and somebody worse gets in...
Northern Ireland is using localized government T&T, so is Scotland (Wales too I think?) but the tests need to be sent off and so we are now ending up with the backlog situation.
Which makes me wonder if the devolved governments were able to try to source their own local tests...you'd think the Queen's / Jordanstown uni labs would have a PCR suitable machine sitting somewhere... and Randox (yes I know, dodgy way they got the contract) is an NI company so again, can't they help?
Would need to look that up.
Omnishambles. They could have talked to other countries for best practices and monitoring practices, but well...
It's interesting how many views on social media are "just a flu" vs "never leaving the house"
Would be interesting to model what mass testing with reopening health care fully may mean, as carehomes/people that need some types of healthcare are definitely hit by the lockdown.
Wait, did I say testing...? World beating shambles! :(
The Cummings style of applying Science then: Really, it lets you ask a question, you get an answer.
But it cannot answer questions such as: Should we let older people die to save the economy? As that is a moral question.
And then you have to ask the economist: What are the real impacts of that? Will it work, can we assume "economically inactive" people really don't contribute much?
What happens in the meantime, are you dealing with a semi-chaotic system as the pandemic is still ongoing?
How large are your error bars in your estimates?
This is like the government and their "We followed the Science" ?
(after arguing with the "it's just the flu" and "they would have died anyway" anti maskers on the local FB groups all week I can't deal with this video right now hah)
Yet another "well the virus isn't so bad" video?
There's been a fair few discussions on here that it's hard to be sure what "the right" thing was, Sweden style "lockdown", German style lockdown, how risky the virus is, but let me guess: This guy is going to do the "ach it'll be grand" thing?
Many people still WFH
Many workplaces have staggered hours/new rules/distancing
Schools having been shut here and now reopening
Vulnerable people already dead or still shielding (because age or serious obesity/asthma/high blood pressure are the big risk factors)
Many people not being covidiots and sanitizing/washing/staying in more
Younger people aren't as badly affected
Infections now going up again, and the UK being 2 weeks behind many other countries?
And long term covid illness?
It goes from "let them eat sovereignty" to "well, was getting a bit full here anyway, ah well...you win some, you lose some..."