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Originally posted by Stirlingsays

It never really made much sense did it.

I mean half of the workforce had to carry on regardless....they bet the house on slowing infection down with the idea that respiratory vaccines, designed within a year, would be a silver bullet (when that type of vaccine never has been)

Like most policies in the modern day it was primarily driven by emotion and that feminine obsession with safety at all costs...even costs we can't afford.

Pretty much the only sensible thing Johnson said was at the start (which had been decades old pandemic policy)....but within a week they had got to him.

Edited by Stirlingsays (01 Sep 2022 3.24pm)

during the lockdown I was doing a prescription run and on the way back I met a bin man.

I shouted across and thanked him for all his work during the lockdown. He shouted back: "All this for a bit of flu!"

"Well", I said, "that's ok so long as you don't mind losing your grannie"

"Oh, that's ok", he replied, "I don't have a grannie".

Oh well.

 

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Originally posted by Glazier#1

Yes, they did catch it, were asymptomatic and passed it on to each other and anyone else, young or old.

I certainly wasn't going to catch it during lock down when I wasn't mixing. when I was told I had to return to college, I had to go and could well have died as a result. Still, I suppose I should stop whining like a snowflake.

But I sense there will always be people who advocate that we should've just let it run riot and have done. I'm not one of them and would rather not get into that debate, if you'll excuse me.

Edited by Glazier#1 (01 Sep 2022 3.03pm)


Are you claiming the claimed "lockdowns" the UK had you could not catch it?

Did you not leave your home at any point the same with the people if you have anyone else living with you doing so as well?

No post or other deliveries came to your home?

The death rate is not even 1% and the numbers are for mostly groups which have health issues also are 65+ don't listen to media share numbers the death total was around 20 thousand not 160 thousand in UK this is govt own stats.

If you was so worried focus that on living healthy life and wear full PPE.

Not sure what you mean by run riot?

The first restrictions was correct and should have been more aggressive (It was unknown with limited data at the time) but the ones which followed a complete waste of time resulting in mess we are in now.

 


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Originally posted by Glazier#1

during the lockdown I was doing a prescription run and on the way back I met a bin man.

I shouted across and thanked him for all his work during the lockdown. He shouted back: "All this for a bit of flu!"

"Well", I said, "that's ok so long as you don't mind losing your grannie"

"Oh, that's ok", he replied, "I don't have a grannie".

Oh well.

Looks like none of it helped Granny much.

In two years we spent more than we did in WW2 and we have been at excess deaths for six months.

We just changed what she dies of....and besides, as I imply, I'm not for this 'safety at all costs' philosophy.

Anyway let's not waffle about covid all day....if you forgive the pun we are all sick of it.

Edited by Stirlingsays (01 Sep 2022 4.19pm)

 


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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View Glazier#1's Profile Glazier#1 Flag 01 Sep 22 4.17pm Send a Private Message to Glazier#1 Add Glazier#1 as a friend

I was talking about the 1st lockdown, actually.

If you don't mind, with respect, it's not a subject I wish to get involved with at this time.

If I want to, I can join in the dedicated Covid thread and discuss it there.

Is that ok, Grumps?

Edited by Glazier#1 (01 Sep 2022 4.18pm)

 

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Originally posted by Glazier#1

Yeah. "Bloody teachers: start work at 9, leave at 3, all those effing holidays and all they do is moan."

Familiar?

Yet, during the pandemic, after the first lockdown, when it was announced that schools would re-open and kids go back, you could almost hear a cheer all around the country.
All those who had slagged teachers off had suddenly realised how skilled a job it is to teach the young mind.

When we did go back, I had to regularly run the gauntlet, walking down crowded corridors of students to get to my class room, many of them refusing to wear masks.

Came across one group of lads - brickies- none wearing masks. when I asked them to put them on: "Don't see the f***ing point" one said and all his mates nodded.

A week later (9th Dec) I was flat-packed in my bed and very seriously ill. Totally fuxcked. Couldn't return to work until Feb and even then just knocked out. Infected my wife and daughter, too.

I wish that effing student had seen me. Then he would've seen the point.

But hey. Bloody teachers, eh? Always whining. Lol

Don't deserve anything. Why can't they be happy with 1.5% to reward them and be happy. Always bloody whining.

Did you get full sick pay or statutory.

 

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We have managed to get this thread on to covid and lockdowns!

 

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Originally posted by Glazier#1

The trouble is that companies continually want to drive wages down further and further. Concerning the highlighted bit, Dolph, P&O Ferries just sacked their staff (by video, without any warning) in total and took on 'agency' staff, all working below the minimum working wage and were simply allowed to do so. It was found not to be illegal and they get away with it. What a message to send to other companies. That kind of practice ought to be against labour law, surely? P&O today, you and me tomorrow.

If this is 'getting real' well, I just don't know. I would say that it better to protect hard working people rather than just simply be jealous of public sector staff and support a 'race to the bottom' for all.

The P&O thing was disgraceful and I absolutely disapproved and I wish further action could be taken against them.

 

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