Dame_Ann_Average posted:

nothing changes 

 

“On hearing ill rumour that Londoners may soon be urged into their lodgings, I looked upon the street to see a gaggle of striplings making fair merry, and spreading the plague well about. Not a care had these rogues for the health of their elders!” Samuel Pepys London, 1664

350 years and we're no better disciplined - or at least Londoners (and a few others) aren't.

Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing

 

It's clear there are far too many people ignoring the social distancing request ro just don't care.

 

Every night this week I have passed a school play area only to observe people playing football and basketball.

 

Tonight I saw around 5-6 young men playing close contact basketball. No doubt sweating all over each other and hi-fiving good play. 

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities
Saint posted:

Non essentials stay at home

 

Today we had the window cleaners all over our street - standing next to elderly neighbours who were doing their gardens

Zero social distancing - it's wanton defiance and all about money

Hopefully they will announce measures tomorrow so that the self employed window cleaners (and all other self employed people) are not faced with the choice of carrying on working and possibly infecting themselves and others, or starving. 

Rexi

 

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has been criticised by fans after a number of supporters were charged for their next season ticket, despite the ongoing suspension to the Premier League.

 

 

Ashley really has no morale compass and yet again putting profit before people. How many of those people are out of work now? Self isolating with no income? Families living on savings?

 

HE IS LOATHSOME

 

Story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52040579

 

 

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities
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Dame_Ann_Average posted:

nothing changes 

 

“On hearing ill rumour that Londoners may soon be urged into their lodgings, I looked upon the street to see a gaggle of striplings making fair merry, and spreading the plague well about. Not a care had these rogues for the health of their elders!” Samuel Pepys London, 1664

Bloody hell fantastic quote! Nothing changes indeed. Hope you and the family are doing ok @Dame_Ann_Average 

Roxan
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My sister, who is recovering from minor surgery, said her partner invited his son and grandson round to the house against her strong objections, despite the fact that the grandsons mother tested positive a week ago. Her partner was furious at her for objecting. He doesn’t believe he will get it and thinks his son is “too sensible” to get it. I am so angry. What is wrong with people? They live in a terrace in Sheffield. 

 

Roxan
Roxan posted:

Bloody hell fantastic quote! Nothing changes indeed. Hope you and the family are doing ok @Dame_Ann_Average 

Hi Roxan, I'm ok thanks, still no symptoms and youngest daughter has recovered from whatever it was...no testing so we're not sure is she's had it or another bug.I have another 5 days to go before I'm safe to go out, not that I'll be going out much ...

 

Your sister's partner is an idiot, take care Roxan 

Dame_Ann_Average

Why does our government lie continuously, I have never none politicians to just stand there and tell bare faced lies, maybe because the right wing press will not bring it to the public attention how corrupt they are. 

 

The EU confirmed the other day the UK refused the offer of masks, equipment and ventilators...why ffs why  Preston must know this because most twitter users did days ago. 

 

Rather amazingly, we are not in EU ventilator scheme because government didn’t get or didn’t see relevant emails.

Dame_Ann_Average
Eugene's Lair posted:

For all our problems in the UK, I'm really concerned about what's happening in the US. The WHO are warning that the States is likely to soon become the centre of the epidemic. 

 

I've been following the infection numbers in the US, and - even allowing for the controversies surrounding access to testing - they're doubling every 2-3 days. If that continues unchecked, the States will overtake both Italy and China by the weekend. The simple mathematics of exponential growth means that - in theory - it could be in the millions by the end of next week! 

 

Trump has no interest in, or understanding of, science at the best of times, and tends to be downright hostile when it appears to be against his own interests. It's therefore little wonder that those who really do understand the situation like Dr Fauci are being side-lined. 

Oh dear: it turns out I actually underestimated how long it would take the US to overtake Italy and China by several days...

 

I really, really hope something changes over there very quickly before my second prediction comes true too... 

Eugene's Lair

Although I HAVE heard a few references to 'RULES' most of what I read is still couched in terms of GUIDANCE and ADVICE, which overall gives a relaxed and optional feel to things instead of emphasing that theses are COMPULSARY instructions that MUST be adhered to.

 

Also the language used when Talking about the risk people face suggests it is the risk of CATCHING the virus that varies in these various population groups. whereas the risk of catching it is the same for everyone and it is the risk of severity of its EFFECT that varies!

Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing
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Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing posted:
Saint posted:

So did you all observe the 8pm round of applause for our amazing NHS staff?

Well no, but that was because I didn't know about it until after it was all over.

 

How did I miss hearing about it in advance????

Are you keeping an eye on "terrestrial" news, EFFT?

 

Both the BBC and C4 news foreshadowed and covered it yesterday: as with the PM's previous "broadcast to the nation", C4 extended their regular news programme to include it, and BBC1 ran a special broadcast.

Eugene's Lair
Eugene's Lair posted:

*Breaking News*

Just saw it on the BBC, but Boris Johnson has just tweeted that he's tested positive for coronavirus.

https://twitter.com/BorisJohns.../1243496858095411200

Be interesting to see if they tell us how his girlfriend tested. Any multiple others, cabinet down    

 

Charles positive and Camilla negative. Makes you wonder.

VD