You are here: Home > Message Board > News & Politics > Coronavirus
January 27 2022 10.49am

Coronavirus

Previous Topic | Next Topic


Page 25 of 1129 < 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 >

 

View DanH's Profile DanH Flag SW2 13 Mar 20 9.17am Send a Private Message to DanH Add DanH as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Like most people I am sceptical about the government's strategy but willing to accept it because of the uniformity of opinion coming frome senior medial experts ( I don't mean your local GP who is not an expert on containing viruses).

So far the only dissenting voices I have heard are from Farage and Hunt who are politicians. When senior experts start challenging the strategy that is the time to start thinking of conspiracy theories.

I don't think any PM wants to be known as the modern Nero, if Boris gets this wrong he is toast at the next GE which is why he is listening to the experts so he can blame them later.

So far the Labour Party are also towing the line.

Edited by Badger11 (13 Mar 2020 9.13am)

Yeah, do get your point. Find it weird that our experts are saying different things to other countries' experts though.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 13 Mar 20 9.30am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

It does appear a bit fatalistic when you hear experts talking about 'timing' for different events and 'herd immunity' for the population.

China and other countries have been far more drastic.

I have to admit, when I hear the phrase 'herd immunity' it doesn't feel me with much confidence that we have the best strategy.


Edited by Stirlingsays (13 Mar 2020 9.32am)

 


'Who are you and how did you get in here? I'm a locksmith. And, I'm a locksmith.' (Leslie Nielsen)

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 13 Mar 20 9.40am Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by DanH

Not one to buy into conspiracy theories but there's mileage in the government being fine with a lot of the elderly dying off because of this.

The way I see it, the Government has decided to 'sacrifice' some older people in favour of the country developing immunity, possibly in advance of a more extreme form of the virus.

It does appear we aren't as intent as other countries on slowing the virus but probably there is an inevitability. I myself have wondered whether I should try to catch the virus now, before it gets nastier and hospitals fill up. Maybe not as we should get better at managing the disease over time.

It is also a by-product that if 20% of their DB pensioners die, some of our big companies that have struggled with the weight of pension schemes will be freed up to invest money elsewhere and the Government will also benefit from less old age pension to pay. Must be a factor.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
.TUX. Flag 13 Mar 20 10.00am

Originally posted by Mapletree

The way I see it, the Government has decided to 'sacrifice' some older people in favour of the country developing immunity, possibly in advance of a more extreme form of the virus.

It does appear we aren't as intent as other countries on slowing the virus but probably there is an inevitability. I myself have wondered whether I should try to catch the virus now, before it gets nastier and hospitals fill up. Maybe not as we should get better at managing the disease over time.

It is also a by-product that if 20% of their DB pensioners die, some of our big companies that have struggled with the weight of pension schemes will be freed up to invest money elsewhere and the Government will also benefit from less old age pension to pay. Must be a factor.

Agreed, along with the assets of those elderly.
The mother-in-law (76yrs old with dementia) is sitting in a property worth around 500k, her neighbour (90yrs old with dementia) is similar and our aunty Betty (90+yrs old with slight dementia) also has around 500k in value so a total between three little old ladies of around 1.5mil.
In effect, this 'money' is currently out of the system.

 


Buy Litecoin.

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Quote this post in a reply
View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 13 Mar 20 10.24am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

While I'm taking this situation seriously and have taken several safeguarding actions I do expect vaccines to be available before we have to concern ourselves with more deadly versions.

Well, hopefully anyway.....but if not and we are for the roses....then at least drag queen story hour will be coming to an end as well.

Edited by Stirlingsays (13 Mar 2020 10.25am)

 


'Who are you and how did you get in here? I'm a locksmith. And, I'm a locksmith.' (Leslie Nielsen)

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Online Flag 13 Mar 20 10.42am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

While I'm taking this situation seriously and have taken several safeguarding actions

Was it you who bought all of the Weetabix at Sainsburys?

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Online Flag 13 Mar 20 10.43am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

I myself have wondered whether I should try to catch the virus now,

This should give you some ideas on how to do it

Corona 1.jpg Attachment: Corona 1.jpg (57.24Kb)

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 13 Mar 20 10.48am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by DanH

Yeah, do get your point. Find it weird that our experts are saying different things to other countries' experts though.

Yup I think history will have to tell us who was right.

At the moment Italy is really struggling as it exploded I assume that our strategy is to avoid that scenario and drag it out.

 


One more point

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 13 Mar 20 10.58am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Was it you who bought all of the Weetabix at Sainsburys?

 


'Who are you and how did you get in here? I'm a locksmith. And, I'm a locksmith.' (Leslie Nielsen)

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Daddyorc's Profile Daddyorc Flag Long Island City, NY 13 Mar 20 11.10am Send a Private Message to Daddyorc Add Daddyorc as a friend

And DONE.

They had to cancel the games. Only logical thing to do. Saturday mornings (for me) going to stink.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View freaksam's Profile freaksam Flag Kenley 13 Mar 20 11.12am Send a Private Message to freaksam Add freaksam as a friend

There goes my bnb booking in Bournemouth

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
.TUX. Flag 13 Mar 20 11.16am

Originally posted by Daddyorc

And DONE.

They had to cancel the games. Only logical thing to do. Saturday mornings (for me) going to stink.

Phew, i can enjoy my birthday next Saturday now rather than worrying about another 9-0 from the bin-dippers!

 


Buy Litecoin.

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Quote this post in a reply

 

Page 25 of 1129 < 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 >

Previous Topic | Next Topic

You are here: Home > Message Board > News & Politics > Coronavirus