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  1. Perhaps try taking your hat off? that can't be helping. It's all about making compromises right now.
  2. Be prepared for this to go on for years. It's a global pandemic.
  3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54211760
  4. As I explained, Brazil is beyond doubt hugely underreporting their fatalities whilst unlike Spain, the testing programmes are woefully inadequate. See the above. Rubbish - you were simply cherry picking based upon your own preconceptions and personal incredulity. As I explained, healthcare provision in Peru is far inferior to that of Brazil and were far less prepared - but of huge significance is the fact that to reiterate, Peru has a weak social contract in comparison. Then I suggest that you take yourself there.
  5. As I explained this picture is not a simple one. There are a huge amount of variables involved. One of the reasons that Peru was his so hard was in spite of the lockdown was a woefully underprepared and under sourced healthcare system exacerbated by poor standards of living, higher levels of income vulnerability a weak social contract, causing many to flout government restrictions and poor social infrastructure to protect the vulnerable. What on earth are you talking about???? Up to now, Brazil has had 4.4 million covid cases and 135,000 deaths - only the USA has reported higher figures - and they are likely to actually be much. much higher due to insufficient testing/reporting. This forum utterly astonishes me. Is this really a microcosm of public awareness?
  6. Indeed, it's the CEBM, however, none of it confirming or supporting the following: Actually worldwide overwhelming evidence suggests that lockdowns help contain coronavirus outbreaks and prevent additional deaths. Data shows that where lockdown measures have been observed to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic, that the spread of the virus can be significantly reduced and suppressed by this preventive restriction. However, that alone will not actually stop the virus, China had to undertake rapid testing of any suspect case, immediate isolation of anyone who was a confirmed or suspected case, and then quarantine the close contacts for 14 days so that they could then figure out if any were infected. Those were the measures that stopped transmission in China, as opposed to simply major travel restrictions and lockdowns. Nonetheless, in Wuhan, China, it has been found that the city's lockdown on January 23 prevented tens of thousands of infections throughout the Hubei province. Without the lockdown, cases in Hubei would have been 65% higher. International researchers also recently determined that overall social distancing in China reduced the number of daily interactions by at least sevenfold, thereby lowering transmission. I'll try to find the study. In America, there's no consistent definition of a lockdown across all 50 states. Some states allowed restaurants to stay open, while others issued only partial stay-at-home orders. New York is also an outlier, since it represents more than a third of the nation's coronavirus deaths, far more than any other individual state. That means it can skew the results. And actually, is the universal concept of 'lockdown' even meaningful? Areas with higher density may require stricter lockdowns than most since they create more opportunities for people to interact. Places with a higher proportion of elderly residents who are especially vulnerable to the virus might also benefit from more stringent shutdowns, too. Optimal lockdown policy appears to involve a severe lockdown two weeks after an outbreak is detected, which is then gradually withdrawn after three months - although as winter approaches even this observation may not be valid. This is an incredibly complex set of variables that we are confronted with. The populist notion that 'the poeple are getting wise to it' is complete horseshit and that is precisely the foolhardy rhetoric and misconception that causes guidelines and restrictions to be flagrantly flouted, will inflict further damage to the economy long term and ultimately costs lives.
  7. Is it? Fascinating. Source?
  8. It could be arranged - but again the logistical requirements would be huge. I think that the very threat of such spot checks and the possibility of the public informing authorities of irresponsible or illegal practice would hopefully be an adequate deterrent moving forward.
  9. Really? Who? Have you any idea what this logistically involves?
  10. Why? - He's gone, it has been done to death and you'll simply disagree. Do you actually think that he was signed by Chelsea and capped for England based solely upon the fact he "has an engine on him"? Ask yourself, in both cases, are they that myopic?...is it vaguely possible that, maybe, just conceivably they can see something beyond some members of an online football forum and your own preconceptions and bias? I'm sure you'll agree, we don't need to discuss Chilwell's mobility and pace on the flank. What I find so astonishing is this notion that he is a poor crosser of the ball. His decision making in the final third has no doubt at times been questionable, but his ability to get the ball in the box both from set piece/dead ball and open play - particularly from the byline is indisputable. His potency on the overlap is limited by the fact that he's fairly one footed, and will work on the ability to cut inside and open the game on his right foot - essential traits of the modern full back. At this point, you can immediately counter with the fact that so is the ability to defend - and I absolutely concede that there are other more solid and reliable left backs in the league. Alexander Arnold, for all of his prodigious, precocious talents and in spite of his footballing brain and guile can also be questionable at times in terms of his reliability as a defender. Full-backs have always been required to defend, at one time that was their sole role. Today, defensive savvy alone does not define a world-class full-back. The growing defensive influence of the deep-lying sitting midfielder means that, for full-backs, ability going forward is arguably more desirable. Chilwell is unfairly maligned though - in spite of some recent poor performances. He demonstrated against Spain excellent defensive positional awareness and on a one to one basis, he can be hard to get by his instinctive body shape being a crucial part of his game - that I believe will get even stronger at Chelsea. Also his high number of clearances are testament to his aerial ability which again for some bizarre reason, many Leicester supporters also bewilderingly remained utterly oblivious to - and, he doesn't concede many fouls. He's also still only 23 years old, so his club and international career has plenty of potential - Lampard will have signed him confident that he will fit his system and adamant that he and his coaching staff can progress Chilwell into a world class talent as I maintain that we could have done had he remained here. He'll need to respond quickly since Hudson-Odoi, and Pulisic are not known for tracking back and helping out a full-back with defensive duties. I'll also concede that he can be susceptible to physically dominant wingers. Look at any touch map and you'll see the potency that Chilwell had as the 'out ball' and his willingness to dribble and potential in advance play brought us and will bring Chelsea the ability to break down a low block. We definitely benefited from his high intensity sprints, aerial prowess and attacking inclination, His intelligent movement and rapid acceleration discourage opponents from getting too tight to him, but his crossing ability means standing off can be equally as threatening. When he receives a pass out wide, notice that Chilwell tends to take his first touch diagonally towards the touchline, an ability which will allow him to increasingly create time and space for himself to put ever improving crossed into the penalty area. As I said and in all honesty, I'm sick of defending the lad. He certainly wasn't and isn't the finished article and there's much for him to improve. It may well be in Castagne as it stands, we have secured the services of a much better player when he slots into the left back position. But Chilwell has so much room to grow which is why he has been signed by Chelsea and identified as an international prospect. Just as he has acquitted himself admirably in an England shirt, I am certain that he will do the same at the Bridge. To reiterate, he's gone now, can we not move on instead of this incessant ill feeling, constant questioning of his ability or actually, in some cases borderline obsessional disrespect? I'm grateful for his contribution to this club - for whatever faults he might have, I'll remember him fondly - (in particular that sweet parting strike against Watford). The suggestion that "the only strength that he brought to the team was that he had an engine on him" is frankly as absurd as it is one dimensional. For the love of God, can we look to the future now? - in particular, the partnership of Ricky and Timmy?
  11. Perhaps that's why elite level scouting and international selection isn't determined by self appointed armchair 'experts' on football forums.
  12. Ffs, Chilwell again. He also offered a lot of strengths as a LB. He was still developing - was in many ways an asset to our squad and should be remembered as such. He's gone now, can we just move on. Honestly, it's like a stuck record... Oh, hang on.
  13. Three weeks ago???? I was saying that yesterday...well, hauled into the battle at some stage. Very, very happy to be proved wrong.
  14. Compact and deep - exactly as you said, and respond on the counter à la 2015-16. Man United did exactly the same if you recall. The service from Fred and McTominay was exceptional that day, threading through balls to the front three on the break.
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