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Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« Reply #925 on: 10 April 2020, 12:47:04 PM »
My country is in Central Europe, technically. Most of the top class engineers, mathematicians, doctors, mechanics, handy men, nurses... have left to work in Germany, UK and USA over the past three decades.
Why have you included "handy men" along with top class engineers, mathematicians, doctors  :lol


Because, especially these days, with the curfews and lockdowns (at least here) those skills are precious. You can do without a lawyer, or an engineer today, but if your pipes start leaking - good luck!
Oh I see - we call them plumbers here in the UK.  :D


What do you call guys doing other house repairs? Stuck/broken doors, windows, jammed locks, leaking heat pipes, broken light switches etc?


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« Reply #926 on: 10 April 2020, 12:47:32 PM »
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I got all excited and had to google her immediately...........you could have told us she's a ginger

Oi! I like gingers  :b

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Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« Reply #927 on: 10 April 2020, 12:54:15 PM »
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I read about that one the other day and the Metro are just engaging in click bate - they missed out the part where the police cheif said
 
 "To be clear on the shopping trolley issue: This is about essential and necessary journeys, not what's in your trolley. I have been clear that we will not be judge and jury on what is an essential item or not, but we may now probe the purpose of the journey."
  I see the accompanying pictures one woman has a trolley full of garden stuff that you can buy in your local supermarket in the "seasonal isle" might be a bit extreme going out just to buy that that but what is wrong with buying a box of grass seed along with your loo rolls, pasta, and hand gel. After-all the supermarkets are still selling these items.   

Really?  I think the response from most folks around here would be a polite no – followed by reminding the police to practise social distancing, and if absolutely necessary telling them to fuck off.
 

I'm with you there VNA. They would get told where to shove it if they asked to search my shopping. At the end of the day the shops that solely sell 'unnecessary' items are shut so if I'm out going to a shop it is a shop that is allowed to stay open therefore I can buy what ever the hell I like. If I choose to walk to tesco and buy a video game then I will, it's no different than going to buy a pint of milk.

Also a necessary item is slightly subjective. Tampons are very necessary if you a woman but absolutely useless to me. In the same vane paper and stationary are necessary for me to help my kids with home schooling, but not so much to people who haven't got that to do

We are already sacrificing a lot mentally by being stuck at home 24/7 the least they can do is allow us to buy things to try and pass the time

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Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« Reply #928 on: 10 April 2020, 01:20:56 PM »
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I got all excited and had to google her immediately...........you could have told us she's a ginger

Oi! I like gingers  :b

I reckon a blue-rinse could be considered a luxury at this moment in time :b
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« Reply #929 on: 10 April 2020, 01:41:30 PM »
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I reckon a blue-rinse could be considered a luxury at this moment in time

I mean real gingers of course. There are a lot of fakes out there. A bit like Pazzo levers  :D

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Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« Reply #930 on: 10 April 2020, 07:56:01 PM »
Over 500 fines handed out to people breaching lockdown rules in Scotland...
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/police-hand-out-more-500-21847476
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Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« Reply #931 on: 10 April 2020, 08:55:07 PM »
What's all the fuss with Trump calling it the Chinese or Wuhan virus. 
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« Reply #932 on: 10 April 2020, 10:08:06 PM »

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Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« Reply #934 on: 10 April 2020, 10:10:49 PM »
What's all the fuss with Trump calling it the Chinese or Wuhan virus.

Well they like to say it's a racist remark 🙄🙄
Personally I think he's calling a spade a spade, you wouldnt say its racist to call a curry and Indian meal because it originated in India 🤷‍♂️ but on a political level it is very abrasive language to use. Youd think given that world trading is grinding to a halt and every stock market and economy in the world is tanking, hed want to keep his trade options open?
But then again what else would they expect from him. Surely nothing that comes out of his mouth surprises anyone anymore?

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Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« Reply #935 on: 10 April 2020, 10:21:25 PM »
 
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Personally I think he's calling a spade a spade

I’m not sure he’d know what a spade is, never mind what to do with it.
Anyway, putting the spade aside, lets see what else he has to say,







Yup, he's a real smart guy - something of a genius - eh?

 

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« Reply #936 on: 10 April 2020, 10:24:07 PM »
WE all know that VNA actually thinks the same as Trump 
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Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« Reply #937 on: 10 April 2020, 10:49:29 PM »
WE all know that VNA actually thinks the same as Trump 

Maybe VNA is Trump :pokefun
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Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« Reply #938 on: 10 April 2020, 11:10:07 PM »
Maybe Fazersharp is really Boris...... posting from his hospital bed  :lol

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« Reply #939 on: 10 April 2020, 11:16:21 PM »

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Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« Reply #940 on: 10 April 2020, 11:19:44 PM »
VNA agrees with Trump.
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Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« Reply #941 on: 11 April 2020, 10:44:41 AM »
Apparently it's predominantly the younger generation who are flouting the lockdown rules and putting everyone at risk.
It's funny you know, just a few short weeks ago they were demanding we all listen to the experts when it comes to 'climate change'. Now it's warmed up and the sun is shining, they've suddenly had enough of the experts :\
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Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« Reply #942 on: 11 April 2020, 10:54:13 AM »
The trouble is, they are listening to the experts. The experts tell them they are least likely to fall ill with it. They stand to inherit houses with the 'boomer remover'  :thumbdown

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« Reply #943 on: 11 April 2020, 11:24:43 AM »
 So currently Europe and America are the epicentres of Covid19.  But we can also see it’s popped up in most countries around the globe. 



In the next few weeks most European countries should pass the peak of the outbreak, and should therefore be looking to work their way slowly out of lockdown.  Well, we'll see.



But what of the third world and the middle east etc?  How will we stem the tide in those countries? 



100 years ago the Spanish flu wiped out an estimated 6% of India’s population.  And we know that Covid19 is significantly more deadly than the flu.
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Mali in West Africa, for example, has three ventilators per million people. In Zambia, there is one doctor for approximately 10,000 people. In Pakistan health spending per head is one two-hundredth the level in the United States, one of the richest countries in the world which itself is struggling to cope with the effects of the virus.
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18359192.coronavirus-stalks-worlds-poorest/?ref=twtrec



Also watching worldometer I can’t help but notice a significant number of cases on the back of very limited testing in Brazil.  How do you practise social distancing in slums?
 

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« Reply #944 on: 11 April 2020, 11:27:10 AM »
 
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It's funny you know, just a few short weeks ago they were demanding we all listen to the experts when it comes to 'climate change'.
If this is what a pandemic can do, just think of the potential of global warming.  Will we heed the warning?  The clock is ticking and there ain’t much time.
 

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« Reply #946 on: 11 April 2020, 12:07:40 PM »
If this is what a pandemic can do, just think of the potential of global warming.  Will we heed the warning?  The clock is ticking and there ain’t much time.
Can't imagine folk are going to be too receptive to being lectured by some kid on how to hobble our shattered economy even further after all this is over and we're trying to recover.
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« Reply #947 on: 11 April 2020, 12:14:56 PM »
 
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Can't imagine folk are going to be too receptive to being lectured by some kid on how to hobble our shattered economy even further after all this is over and we're trying to recover.
The thing is the economic opportunities afforded by global warming are considerable, but nothing compared to the absolute chaos and utter destruction that will be visited upon us should we do nothing.


We've just seen a stark example of what happens when we ignore the experts.  Will we continue to have had enougth of the experts?

 

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« Reply #948 on: 11 April 2020, 12:20:27 PM »
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« Reply #949 on: 11 April 2020, 12:23:53 PM »
The thing is the economic opportunities afforded by global warming are considerable, but nothing compared to the absolute chaos and utter destruction that will be visited upon us should we do nothing.

I wouldn't want to be the one telling all the hard working families abiding by the lockdown rules that it's for their own good they can't fly off on holiday next year :rolleyes
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