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  1. I don't know what's worse, people wilfully misunderstanding the herd immunity issue to suit their own agendas or people being so thick that they still don't get it. The plan all along was to broaden and flatten the curve so as not to overwhelm the NHS. Vallance, the source of the original quote, was on TV on Monday (Coronavirus Q&A) and was asked this question directly. He said "Let Me be crystal clear, herd immunity never was the government's strategy..." Herd immunity is a possible end game. A likely by product of infection because the transmission
    12 points
  2. They're doing a topic about the greatest ever free kicks on talkSPORT right now. Seemed only right to suggest one of ours.
    8 points
  3. It's just not for me. Fine with the genuine feeling of appreciation people have, obviously, but banging pots and pans and having a laugh dancing in the street in aid of people who are dying trying to save lives because they're not being properly protected? I'm sure it must just be the way my mind works but it seems a bit odd, to put it mildly. Much prefer the nice understated gestures I see each day on my morning walk, the simple "thank yous" and rainbows people have put up in their windows. It's dignified, but still raises a smile.
    8 points
  4. The way this weekly applause is increasingly becoming something you're being judged for not doing. So many people getting het up that "only two houses on our street did it" or they aren't seeing neighbours. When does this end? When is this seemingly pee-pressure enforced clap stop? When the virus is gone? If we don't clap do we not appreciate our key workers? Now it's clapping, fireworks, singing, cowbells. I do feel sorry for the NHS workers who might be trying to get some sleep before they undertake another gruelling shift. The first one was a brilliant sp
    8 points
  5. I think the plan will be another 3 week lockdown extension. During this period the government will take a look at the ‘r’ rating from other countries who are slowly allowing some school ages to return to school, some workers to return with social distancing and some retail outlets to re-open. Our exit strategy will I would be imagine based entirely on that pans out for others who are ahead of us. They simply don’t want to get people’s hopes up that it’ll be all over in 3 weeks.... I reckon they may allude to this tonight following COBRA meeting. Whats missin
    7 points
  6. Chile has the most recovered though.
    7 points
  7. Do people not even realise what a unique and dynamic situation this is? Did anybody even bother watching the Angela Merkel clip posted earlier? That excellent politician and lady summed it up perfectly, we can plan but all countries sit largely on a knife edge and we must be vigilant and disciplined. Plans can and will change. If the government changes a plan it is seized upon as a failure rather than dynamism. People moan because people moan.
    6 points
  8. We won't. If you're expecting any return to normality in 3 weeks then I'm afraid your going to be disappointed. There might be a loosening of restrictions for some manufacturing depending on the number of employees in the company, there might be some gradual return to schools. lockdown will likely continue for several months and will mostly be about continued social distancing, so events involving close gatherings of people such as sport, leisure/gyms, clubs, pubs, restaurants and the like will stay closed until there is a vaccine. That's my thoughts anyway. Your final sentence probably s
    5 points
  9. Panicking would be the furthest thing from your mind if you ever encountered my full trollies
    5 points
  10. I'm surprised that you and your Dad were allowed on the Middlesbrough team coach.
    5 points
  11. https://fullfact.org/health/boris-johnson-coronavirus-this-morning/
    5 points
  12. On the subject of Newcastle, good luck to them. Let's be honest there will be more pulling in wealthy backers, more recently weve seen Wolves stock rising with theirs. For a club like ours we remain incredibly well run, sensible strategies for players and the model is about developing as much as possible, not to always seek the end product. Been sick of chelsea, man city dominating due to wealth. Liverpool have a slightly different model, Arsenal haven't really thrown much at it in years, spurs likewise. City struggle for crowds in their extended stadium, Chelsea's has
    5 points
  13. You can see evidence of your point within Europe. For instance, Poland locked down early from their first case, and has less than 300 deaths so far. Germany went for a test, isolate, trace approach, and this has limited deaths compared to other EU countries. Then other countries that were 'slow to react' and will face 20000 plus deaths, including us. But it wasn't these countries being slow to react, apart from maybe Italy who got the first major wave in Europe. After that, the rest of us saw what had happened in a similar country, and made a decision of what to do in light of that information
    5 points
  14. Poor analogy in my opinion, because it suggests Europeans had no control over the situation. China is responsible for the virus, not the poor response in Europe.
    5 points
  15. Gemma Collins and all those other useless ***** on TV. How people aren't finding this wastes of oxygen and giving them both barrels is beyond me.
    5 points
  16. I see Kante linked with Real Madrid. I’d love for him to go either there or Barca. So wasted at Chelsea and I still believe that in his correct position he’s the best in the world. Would be chuffed for him to play for one of the elite teams, he deserves it. Would be nice also to see an ex Leicester player at Real. X
    5 points
  17. Been a while since I listened to Sex Pistols
    4 points
  18. One thing about the applause, when you've been clapping for about a minute you start to wonder when you can stop. You can't really stop until everyone else has but 30 or 40 seconds later and they're still banging their saucepans you think, fvck this, I've done my bit and go in.
    4 points
  19. Sensational watching the end of that, the original glory days they were.
    4 points
  20. Blowin in the wind masters of war A Hard rains a-gonna fall don't think twice is alright oxford town etc etc...all on one album, amazing.
    4 points
  21. Jesus! The mental gymnastics of the Tory fanboys on here never ceases to amaze me. I’m not even really having a go at the government. Many governments around the world dithered in February and even March, and it is to the UK government’s credit that they changed their minds. But to suggest that the herd immunity approach was never seriously considered and that anyone suggesting so it thick, is simply laughable, During the first press conference with Vallance, Whitty and Johnson, Vallance gave the clear impression that this was current government policy. Here is Vallance
    4 points
  22. They are all ahead of us on their timelines. It would be foolish for the government to spell out exit strategies or to even mention it when we don't know what the near future will hold. We need to keep the focus on observing lockdown not exiting it.
    4 points
  23. Not sure if this is the correct place. Please feel free to move / delete if need too. Great podcast from Matt Piper. Talking about his move to Sunderland and the story of Trevor Benjamin and Stan Collymoore. pl
    4 points
  24. It's inflatable filth, that's what it is.
    3 points
  25. Some people cannot see there own impact on things, i was talking to a friend of my wife’s on Monday. She had made quite a few headbands for nurses that have buttons for the masks to rest on, so as not to cause stress sores. I popped round to pick them up so my wife can take them in with her. We had a chat through the window and she told me she had been in isolation since the start of March. She was ahead of things, as she had foreseen all of it apparently, and she didn’t need to panic buy because she stocked up massively on all the items that became out of stock a week before it happened.
    3 points
  26. In every meeting I've had for a while there is one person, probably trying their best to reassure themselves, who is trying to push the possibility that things can return to normal in the next twelve months. And it feels more hopeful, or desperate, every time. There are only a few viable ways, from what I gather. 1. An early (and therefore possibly dangerous) vaccine. Of course, if there's something pre-approved that miraculously has efficacy there's a slim chance it could be rolled out. 2. That the disease is eradicated (as some data suggests is possible in
    3 points
  27. I notice the Fire Brigade have asked people not to launch those stupid lantern things after it was suggested on social media to honour the NHS workers. What better way to pay tribute to our unsung public sector heroes than setting a hay barn alight
    3 points
  28. I had to look into it because I couldn’t believe how high it was. Turns out, they’ve been extremely generous with their figures it seems: ‘Belgium is one of few countries in Europe that includes in its daily tally of coronavirus-related deaths all non-hospitalised people who displayed symptoms of the disease even if they had not been confirmed as having had it. That may help to explain why Belgium, a small country of about 11.5 million people, now has the fifth highest coronavirus death toll in Europe, ahead of more populous nations like Germany and the Netherlands
    3 points
  29. The Scottish Championship & L1 / L2 have all been decided in current positions to end the season Patrick relegated with a game in hand and 1 point behind. shocking.
    3 points
  30. If you really want to pick this scab and go over old ground yet again, he was discussing different theories and what herd immunity is. The quote is "One of theories is to take this on the chin..." ie herd immunity. I wonder why you left that bit out? It was never advocated and certainly not policy. Why is a chat show interview where the prime minister is saying what herd immunity is, cited as government policy when the daily repeated public briefings where the message is hammered home time after time are completely ignored? Vallance, the source of the w
    3 points
  31. Fully understand his dilemma, he clearly loves it here but this lockdown will have made him appreciate his family time even more! Whatever he decides he will always be a legend of 2016 and the champions league run.
    3 points
  32. Or hearing what you want to hear.
    3 points
  33. So under this idea, we'd get CL (assuming it goes ahead). And Sheffield United get to play a cup final against Villa where, if they win, SU get champions league instead of Manure and Villa get relegated. I'm in.
    3 points
  34. FINE MARGINS! In all honesty it's quite simple to understand what she's saying. Flatten the curve. Restrict the spread from person to person to just 1. Be cautious.
    3 points
  35. With working from home I've had a lot more time to look out of the window at the birds in the garden. Decided to treat myself to some new feeders etc so placed an order with a local company Brinvale Bird Feeds near Melton. Arrived yesterday and spent a couple of hours cleaning the old feeders, chucking the old ones away and topping everything up with some nice seed mixes, sunflower hearts, dried fruit, mealworms and niger seeds. Moved the feeding station locations around a bit so this moring they are a bit cautious but have already seen robins, blackbirds, great tits, dunnocks, sparrows and go
    3 points
  36. First - let them know you're there for them even if it is just through social media communication for now. Not sure there's much else you can do? Second - I think that's a situation your workplace need to handle and he needs some professional support (through work or not) as it's clearly a difficult and stressful time for him. Hopefully he can confide in or open up more with someone else if he's not comfortable doing so with you but given current situation we're all in it's gonna be difficult to support him more than what you'd be able to do now.
    3 points
  37. Good to see Burger King and KFC open again. Positive signs. BTW, my Mrs works for the NHS, and yes it is alot more quite
    3 points
  38. https://twitter.com/ansteydriving/status/1250503778031341570
    3 points
  39. On certain routes, yes. But don't forget Yorkshire Airlines:
    3 points
  40. Newcastle fans. It doesn’t help I don’t really like them anyway because the media is so far up their arse. “They love their football up there, they like their number 9s up there” as if every other f ucker despises football and wishes death upon their goal scorers. Now a lot of them are delighted they’re rumoured to being taken over (they’ve just got the option atm in a legal sense as far as I’m aware). Already banging on about how their owner is richer than everybody else put together but were the same fans using zero hour contracts as a stick to beat Ashley with. Clearl
    3 points
  41. Team Photo 02/03 William Thomas Wilson Fosse August 01 - Nov 03 A notably tall reserve goal keeper made 5 FL 2 appearance. Circumstantial evidence suggests he died in Poor Law Institution January 1929 from the effects of being scalded by hot milk.
    3 points
  42. I think the mere signing of him was just so unbelievable to us that it was the mark that the good times were going to be back here. He was fantastic at the start, of course. When we were rubbish he wasn't much better, but then he was a key cog and a leader in that great escape. I said at the time that when James got injured, if he partnered anyone but Cambiasso that could've been a huge blow in the last few games of the season. Esteban was the glue that kept the midfield together in the end. I will also always have respect for him coming back for the Burnley
    3 points
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