Coronavirus 2020


#2724

How about public transport when your within 10cm at best of the nearest person?
In shops it seems a bit arbitary at times but other times people brush past and there is no potential for keeping 1 foot apart. Always seems a bit daft until someone is coughing and sneezing nearby


#2725

Live stream of doctors discussing Covid 19 treatments at Capitol Hill purged from Fakebook, Twatter and YouTube.


#2726

There are probably tens of thousands of supermarket workers, who have served millions of customers over the last four months - even during the largely mask-free, so-called “height” of the pandemic. There has been hardly any reports of outbreaks or clusters in any these places where almost everyone visits regularly.

How unlucky do you feel?

Lidl said that, of 5,200 staff, 11 in Ireland and three in Northern Ireland had tested positive for Covid-19 — just 0.3% of its workforce on the island.


#2727

Russia look to be rishing a vaccine without full testing. Should be interesting especially from one of the main countries propagating antivax bs.


#2728

You’ve absolutely no issues with an untested biometric vaccine that’ll be rushed to market? How effective is the flu vaccine despite being on the market for decades?


#2729

Why should opinion matter more than science?


#2730

Eight people in hospital right now “with” Covid. That’s eight, 8, 4+4, 2x4 or any other way you want to put it.

Have we lost our minds continuing with this madness?

(Sorry, rough day!)


#2731

Churlish Bloomberg article, but there is no second peak in Sweden. Also no face masks. No lockdown.

He said judge him after a year. Looking better already.

Sweden Unveils ‘Promising’ Covid-19 Data as New Cases Plunge

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-28/sweden-unveils-promising-covid-19-data-as-new-cases-plunge


#2732

Covid does not recognise borders but certainly swedens approach is superior so far. They may have an inbuilt advantage of a cold northern european demeanor and small household sizes.

Lets hope it lasts and there isnt a second peak. Conservatives in Florida were declaring victory over a month ago…

The uk approach on the other hand has all the hallmarks of a monty python sketch.

Some info on the actions of swedes based on the government guidance in the absence of a lockdown


#2733

The anti-vaccine stuff you’re seeing on the internet is not coming from Russia or Russian bots. It’s coming from regular people who are aware of the dangers of untested vaccines being rushed to market. They’re using the Russian bots narrative so that they can clamp down on it. I suggest you switch off CNN and MSNBC.


#2734


#2735

It’s down to six now…


#2736

Its pure bollox.


#2737

Of the highest and most expensive order.


#2738

The middle class and small businesses are intentionally being destroyed worldwide. When are the general population finally going to figure this out? :thinking:


#2739

Whether it is intentional or not it certainly is happening. Reducing competition.


#2740

85 new cases, this will almost certainly delay any further opening up.
Even though I believe that the increases are simply down to more extensive monitoring and detection.


#2741

Again , as per previous, complete bollox.

The future is bleak in the extreme.


#2742

I assume you mean Dr Anthony Fauci
He does not work for the world health organisation


#2743

I don’t think it can cause any further delay…many of these cases have been confirmed through contact tracing and are in known clusters. They even include a pet food factory in Kildare. (I would be fairly certain they mostly involved “foreign nationals” which seems to be the pattern elsewhere.)

(There’ve been none linked to pubs or restaurants as far as I know - even though I’d expected at least some by now.)

Note: Northern Ireland has confirmed full re-opening of pubs on 10th August - and they have continued to allow drinks to be served without a food requirement where premises have outdoor areas. Belfast is full of those places. (Ever been to The Dirty Onion?)

Edit update: Looks like I was correct in the first paragraph: