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Rocky

Well-Known Radge
You have to wonder what the hell is going on in Moray which is completely defying the overall trend in Scotland.
I'm not sure it is defying the overall trend any more as there's a lot of increases across the board. Glasgow City and Clackmannanshire have both trebled in case numbers in the space of a week. Lots of other areas have doubled. I don't expect any of that will lead to hospitals being overwhelmed or any need for another full lockdown but I do think that a lot of under 50s are going to get pretty sick over the coming weeks. Can't help feeling that keeping things tight for another few weeks while the vaccine made it's way through more of the under 50s would have given us a better shot at herd immunity and avoided a big increase in cases. We've been dealing with this shite for over a year, what difference would another 4 weeks have made.
 

Jack

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A friend posted this on Facebook, he says it as well as I could so it's just a copy and paste job!

I would say the summary of the main report is probably for pandemic nerds; the main report for super pandemic nerds who can't sleep and the companion is no friend of mine!

"A Damning Report
A swift and collaborative international response could have prevented the 2019 Covid-19 outbreak in China from turning into a global catastrophe in 2020, according to a scathing report on the response of world leaders and the World Health Organization to the pandemic.
An expert review by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, commissioned by the WHO, sets out lessons for preventing future pandemics and makes dozens of recommendations for reform.

 

HibsSM1979

Just A Radge
Seems that the Indian variant is becoming more of a concern. Some have said it’s from people travelling in from that country. Shouldn’t the government be given a smack on the arse with this? Why on earth were flights from and to this country not stopped immediately
 

Jack

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A perfect storm.

Over in India a new variant evolves, no more dangerous than previous strains but is more easily transferred and effects younger folk as much as anyone else.

India is rocked by an explosion cases, their health care system is overwhelmed.

The UK, while negotiating a trade deal, is reluctant to close air links with India. Before they are closed thousands flee the country, 5% are identified as being covid positive on arrival. God only knows how many others on these 8 to 10 hour flights have caught it but its too early to tell.

The UK is within a hairs breath of kicking the virus into touch (again) through a superb vaccine rollout programme.

However those from ethic backgrounds, like Indians, are reluctant to take the vaccine, the younger generations in their multi generational households haven't even had the opportunity to take the vaccine.

A daresay those monitoring the virus in the UK are shitting themselves. It looks like this devious wee fucker of a virus has found a new way to be a devious wee fucker!
 

HibsSM1979

Just A Radge
The sun being cheerful this morning about the vaccine being efficient against this strain. Can’t have that, where is the doom and gloom?
 

Greenmachine

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
The sun being cheerful this morning about the vaccine being efficient against this strain. Can’t have that, where is the doom and gloom?
The evidence so far is showing that the current vaccines are efficient against the Indian variant. What they don't know for sure is transmission rates with it and if they are higher.
We absolutely must get more people to take up the vaccine when offered. That and surge testing in those areas is the way to go to keep this in check. We are always going to have new variants emerging from Covid, but we have a weapon against it now, in fact we have several. Cases will inevitably go up as we move forward, the key thing is to stop people getting ill and having to go into hospital.
 

Davy

get off yer bum an sing radge
According to the green/amber/red system, several countries showing very minimal deaths and infections are red. Such as Malawi. Ethiopia and Tanzania in particular that has recorded 509 infections and only 21 deaths. I am assuming the goverment is sceptical about figures from African countries
 

Jack

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According to the green/amber/red system, several countries showing very minimal deaths and infections are red. Such as Malawi. Ethiopia and Tanzania in particular that has recorded 509 infections and only 21 deaths. I am assuming the goverment is sceptical about figures from African countries
It's something I've mentioned on this thread at least a couple of times. Some African countries barely have a health system never mind an administration behind it counting things!
 

HibsSM1979

Just A Radge
It's something I've mentioned on this thread at least a couple of times. Some African countries barely have a health system never mind an administration behind it counting things!
The same country that has an absurdly high HIV/AIDS incidence so yeah, their health system leaves a lot to be desired
 

Jack

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Better nash out now if you're wanting a drink in Edinburgh!

Mass testing in four Edinburgh neighbourhoods after surge in Covid-19 cases

The latest Public Health Scotland data shows that Edinburgh has the fourth highest infection rate of the 32 local authorities in Scotland.


 
Watching Cummings today was extremely telling. He admits that his 240 miles trip to Durham "was definitely a major disaster for the government and the Covid policy."
An ex employee with grievance, possibly.
Never the less he was Chief Advisor to Johnson and his comments are damning and puts a bit flesh on the bones of what we already knew..

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Jack

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
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Watching Cummings today was extremely telling. He admits that his 240 miles trip to Durham "was definitely a major disaster for the government and the Covid policy."
An ex employee with grievance, possibly.
Never the less he was Chief Advisor to Johnson and his comments are damning and puts a bit flesh on the bones of what we already knew..

BIG G
I think it will take a considerable time to pick the bones out of that.

Quite a lot so far that was alleged and rubbished has been confirmed as true (from someone I wouldn't trust with my leftover kebab) and worse besides.

Despite this I can't see the bastards being affected by the polls.

Riots would be a possibility but there seems to be no appetite these days and demonstrations have all but been made illegal!

How the fuck did we get here?
(rhetorical question)
 
A tweet from Howard Beckett a left wing candidate for General Secretary of Unite the Union, says it all about Starmers forensic opposition .

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Jack

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A tweet from Howard Beckett a left wing candidate for General Secretary of Unite the Union, says it all about Starmers forensic opposition .

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I think its Labour Party policy these days not to join with the other opposition parties on with anything that's not their idea.

I'm sure that came to light recently when the other opposition parties wanted a debate on Boris is a lying bastard.
 
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