Fascinating, if somewhat depressing, article on the complexities of Covid-19 from a medical standpoint. https://www.bbc.com/news/52760992
Ireland looks just the same as European countries of any scale (Andorra and Holy See excluded). On deaths per 1m population, Ireland is way better than the European countries shown. Why do you think it looks very bad?
yep, tell it to welfare caste (corpo or social welfare…)
Varadkar chills in the Phoenix Park. We must be nearly there now
I saw this last night, had no problem because Leo was not breaking the law… but it now appears to be gone!
What is gone?
A video capturing Leo Varadkar with 3 males in the Phoenix park, catching rays and apparently touching.
(contains another tweet with the original video)
Meanwhile Cork had a social distancing competition for bored youth at the weekend.
More linked content here - https://www.politicalirish.com/threads/massive-teenage-brawl-in-cork.35844/
I was thinking those “civil libertarian” loons at Cabinet were kind of handed Leo on a plate here, when you put Fridays reporting (below) in context as previously posted.
Archived link: http://archive.is/hHk4r
Great weather for canvassing for a General Election and a good chance of a high turnout too. Ideal conditions.
Do as we say…
You have to wonder, we live in a world were everyone has a phone with a camera that can record moving images.
Even more bizarre is The Taoiseach has recourse to the beautiful house + grounds of Farmleigh with extensive land and gardens that may be made private while also adjoining the Phoenix Park (something I believe they tried to get Bertie to use more for security reasons and he refused it possibly as a permanent residence while Taoiseach - I guess he had far superior instincts, maybe he learned that from Haughey ya dig…), here Leo could have had the identical experience, within the grounds, possibly closed off minus the public adoration, it would have been a very private affair for him and his mates, but he wandered out into the main section of the Park, were everyone has a phone with a camera that can record moving images.
Perhaps in his attempt to be “one of the people” he ended up (rather stupidly) creating the very opposite in optics.
You have to wonder.
So for all you conspiracy lovers we have the ‘Great Dommo’ as Dominic Cummings (Boris’ favourite little friend) -
- It was deliberate - Dommo is acting on orders to undermine the UK Coronovirus response - ‘fuck this - if Dommo can drive 260 miles to see his Mam - so can I’ and Bingo! we’ve got the herd immunity Boris and Dommo have so long desired - having both got it Boris and Dommo will assume themselves immune
- Dommo had to go to talk to GSK in Barnard Castle to get them onside for the UK/US medical deal where all the NHS purchases magically go up to the list price
- Dommo was an idiot but Boris can’t sack him because of a previous incident between Boris and Dommos missus that Boris would rather not have public
Pick your choose. It might be that Leo is trying to fly option number 1 as well by the way. The pressure of the wealthy is on them all at this stage.
Couldn’t really care less what Leo Varadkar does with his spare time, and he needs his downtime like everyone else but he brings this on himself as he comes across as so sanctimonious and this was his own spokeswoman last week:
Last week Department of the Taoiseach Assistance Secretary General Liz Canavan urged people not to have picnics at nature trails and beaches.
She said: “If you’re visiting a public amenity try not to stay too long at the site or have picnics. Please do your exercise and then go home.”
Big bag of cans with the lads
Whole thing lacks credibility at this stage.
You’re making this up as you go…….
As has been the position of some here for some time. Socialk distancing conditions. Not a law.
Ya can’t fault Leo on the realities of it, but, people in the majority do appea to feel they were led to believed it is a “law”, well memes are powerful, but they are not so powerful that they an override your inalienable rights, they are easy to suspend, you simply stop believing them… See, simplez!
How long now before the political heave against Varadkar, so FG are in a better position for the up coming General Election?
Maybe that “civil libertarian” faction of Fine Gael (have they been hiding all their political lives, these renegade constitutionalists) may see a chance, whoever the feck they are, of course, they could be an A.Phantom & Bidder Co. psy-op.
Oh dear he didn’t, but he did, Leo in name but not in nature, has gone and used the broke no laws line… #Shirtgate
Coverage of #shirtgate via the UK media
Who knew the HSE had advised against picnics the week before?
I was not following the Domminc Cummins story but I see the point being made that there are more articles and coverage of that story in the Irish media that there is of the Leo lark in the park.
Now the journal has been marshalled to steer any stay ire of awakening in the right way, starting to look a little contrived if not purely damage limitation.
I wonder will people begin to extrapolate backwards from this as a case in point and begin to wonder how performant the media have been on many or all issues and maybe more importantly, all the issues buried.
NPHET coming our to bat for Dr. Varadkar with the Tony’s about turn on the 2M advise might just be the nail in the coffin for this lark and reveal the level of spoofery at the top, when their asses are on the line.
I don’t think the taoiseach did anything wrong having a picnic outdoors. The HSE anti-picnic dictate AFAIK was an off the cuff at the media event and not policy.
Where the criticism is in the government listening to the NEPHT 2m guidance. It has no basis and neither has the 2km, 5km etc etc BS. Outdoor exercise and even picnics are great ideas as far as i can see. We should all be doing it as long as it isn’t overcrowded.
Cummings as I understand it travelled 250km when his wife was infected, giving a large exposure to him and his kid (which isnt exactly protecting his kid or himself).
I am starting to think as per the WSJ article, large gatherings (indoors) are the key to spreading the virus.
Listen to the PH Warning/information bulletin repeated every 5 minutes everywhere.
"You are still encouraged to Stay at Home ".
It’s the hypocrisy at play here that is the issue. If you can’t see that fine, move along.