New Lockdowns in The UK

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  • Slidin Fast
    Slidin Fast

    Maybe the Borg was right all the time. Maybe armageddon is just an unassailable tide of boredom and November ennui (good word that).

    I did a typo, Nobember and nearly left it in. Or Knobember

  • Phizzy

    Slidin, you been drinking ? maybe a more understandable Post is called for ? I've been drinking too, so don't feel embarrassed ! It's Sunday FFS ! and lockdown 2 looms.

    Well, half a lockdown, the clowns we have in Government are going to leave Schools etc open, where most spreading of Covid19 takes place, and then the little kiddies take it home, to parents and grandparents.

    Well done U.K Government, more unnecessary deaths, you incompetent bunch of ideology led cockwombles.

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    what seriously pisses me off here in the UK--is the way covid deaths are calculated: death from any reason within 28 days of a positive test result.

    any reason...murdered?..suicide..? accident ..? other fatal illness .. ?

    what the figures dont show is the ages and ethnicity--and other life limiting illnesses.

    the vast majority are the very elderly--80 plus..likely to die anyway---of the most common cause of death---old age.

    the morbidly obese...those with lung issues caused by smoking..heavy drinkers those stats arent mentioned.

  • slimboyfat

    “Dry tinder”, “would have died anyway”, and New Zealand must be an oppressive regime living in poverty to have eradicated coronavirus. There’s nothing like a pandemic to bring out people’s true colour it seems.

  • joe134cd

    Slim boy fat- I think you are referring to anony mouse. I get yah

  • slimboyfat

    Yes, not my belief obviously!

    I would love to live in New Zealand, or Norway for that matter.

    But I hold out hope that an independent Scotland may make a success of creating a fairer society with rational responses to issues such as the pandemic, climate change, and the European Union.

  • LoveUniHateExams

    The new lockdown is madness, utter madness.

    I can accept the first lockdown because we didn't know what we were dealing with in March.

    But now, we've learnt more about COVID.

    The virus is lethal to elderly people, obese people, diabetic people and others with underlying health issues (e.g. HIV+ people, perhaps).

    It's not lethal to the rest of us.

    The COVID pandemic is a fairly nuanced situation, one that needs a nuanced solution.

    A national lockdown to combat COVID is the equivalent of a surgeon performing delicate micro-surgery using a 14lb lump hammer.

    Plus, the virus will still be out there, waiting for us after the lockdown.

    A better way would be to shield the elderly and vulnerable groups and let the rest of us get on with life.

    Boris Johnson is no latter-day Churchill. He probably won't even be remembered for 'getting brexit done' - he'll be remembered as the Prime Minister who totally wrecked the British economy. Shame on him.

  • Phizzy

    The root cause of the Government having lost control of the Virus is their Test and Trace Corruption Scandal. With proper Test and PROPER Tracing and then Isolating put in place, infection is controlled.

    They are rolling out in Liverpool to start with, a mass testing programme, we will see how that goes. And see if proper follow up to Tests is done. I have my doubts, but maybe, just maybe.

    We have a Government that has never, throughout this, really followed " the Science", and as recently, have blatantly ignored the very best Scientific advice. The irony is, that in this ignoring, motivated by trying to keep the Economy going, it is now going to be stalled again by a half-arsed measure, with again, advice that this is not a way forward ,being ignored.

    I can see us being not just the worst affected Nation in Europe, but the very last to come out of this. In a very few weeks, the Brexit fiasco will begin. What a total mess this Government has made of what when they took over was the 5th richest Nation, in a years time we will be lucky to be around 15th.

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath
    @LUHE : A better way would be to shield the elderly and vulnerable groups and let the rest of us get on with life.

    exactly what i think.

  • Simon

    Most deaths are people in nursing homes. Do more to protect them, lock down the rest of society less.

    The UK government was caught using selected data, already well out of date, to get their lockdown. Governments tend to have a tendency toward authoritarianism and risk-aversion, for their own career, and this is really the perfect storm for them making poor decisions.

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