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Cry Freedom, mince pies and Chrimbo Trees - Moron’s charter?

BuggerAll

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
The government have announced a lifting of COVID restrictions for the Christmas Holiday.

It’s probably bowing to the inevitable given that so May people are going to do their own thing anyway and it would be impossible to stop them.

I do think the governments should be more robust in saying that despite the relaxation only a moron would take up the opportunity.

Stand by for a wave of grannies popping their clogs in the new year and their fat asthmatic daughters demanding compensation because no one told them it was dangerous to spread COVID.
 
Yep, we've given so much to get this close to getting a vaccine,some have given all,but as they gave BLM(other stupid groups are aviable)free rein it was never going to be any thing else tbh,short of getting every service man (and stab) to be made a special over christmas, for every person who does the right thing there will be dozens who don't.
 

BuggerAll

LE
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Book Reviewer
Yep, we've given so much to get this close to getting a vaccine,some have given all,but as they gave BLM(other stupid groups are aviable)free rein it was never going to be any thing else tbh,short of getting every service man (and stab) to be made a special over christmas, for every person who does the right thing there will be dozens who don't.
I think the majority are doing the right thing. It’s a small minority who are deliberately breaking the rules and a bigger group who are just careless.
 

Yokel

LE
People spending time with family is one thing, but why do I have an inage of people heading out for parties or Boxing Day sale? If Government did not issue guidelines would people just do what they want without a second thought?

The Government also has to worry about mental health and the like.
 
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SWMBO reckons M&S have said they'll be closed on the 25th and 26th. No Boxing Day sales?
 

Chef

LE
Given the mortality rates predicted by Professor Ferguson in February and the abovementioned BLM demos why hasn't there been a massive spike traceable to those illegal gatherings?

Genuine question.
 

Auld-Yin

ADC
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
Reviews Editor
Given the mortality rates predicted by Professor Ferguson in February and the abovementioned BLM demos why hasn't there been a massive spike traceable to those illegal gatherings?

Genuine question.
Because most of the protestors were white middle class and we all know that Covid is racist and only goes for BAME with emphasis on the B.
 

Dalef65

Old-Salt
Given the mortality rates predicted by Professor Ferguson in February and the abovementioned BLM demos why hasn't there been a massive spike traceable to those illegal gatherings?

Genuine question.
Not to mention the predictions (or was that scenarios..,?) by Witless and Unbalanced a couple of weeks ago...
There are many genuine questions about what we are being told ref this virus.
 
Must be a joke in there that I'm not getting. When have M&S ever opened on the 25th..?
I'm only repeating what the never-wrong one said.
 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
The government have announced a lifting of COVID restrictions for the Christmas Holiday.

It’s probably bowing to the inevitable given that so May people are going to do their own thing anyway and it would be impossible to stop them.

I do think the governments should be more robust in saying that despite the relaxation only a moron would take up the opportunity.

Stand by for a wave of grannies popping their clogs in the new year and their fat asthmatic daughters demanding compensation because no one told them it was dangerous to spread COVID.
You're an only child and an orphan with no other family, aren't you?
 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
SWMBO reckons M&S have said they'll be closed on the 25th and 26th. No Boxing Day sales?
That's because the Boxing Day holiday will be on Monday 27th due to the 26th being a Sunday.
 
Given the mortality rates predicted by Professor Ferguson in February and the abovementioned BLM demos why hasn't there been a massive spike traceable to those illegal gatherings?

Genuine question.
If you look at deaths due to COVID-19 almost all of them are properly old. To give some context, COVID has killed more people aged 90+ than it has everyone under 60. The vast majority of the illegal raves, protests, beach parties etc. were attended by young people who won't die.

Edit - got my numbers wrong. COVID has actually killed more people aged 90+ than people aged under 70.
 
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BuggerAll

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Book Reviewer
If you look at deaths due to COVID-19 almost all of them are properly old. To give some context, COVID has killed more people aged 90+ than it has everyone under 60. The vast majority of the illegal raves, protests, beach parties etc. were attended by young people who won't die.
They’ll just kill other people when they infect them.
 

Arte_et_Marte

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Moderator
They’ll just kill other people when they infect them.

But they are not infecting people are they? As has been stated above, there wasnt a massive spike of deaths after the recent big marches and reports of youths partying. The youngsters will party on down and the middle aged will join the youngsters on marches and old people will die as they always have done and always will.

I have said on another thread ages ago, I wonder how the number of 'covid deaths' will get mixed up with the traditionally high number of 'normal' deaths that happen to the elderly at this time of year.
 
Whichever line of narrative best enhances the fear porn being pushed re this thing is the one that will be trotted out.
 

Tyk

LE
But they are not infecting people are they? As has been stated above, there wasnt a massive spike of deaths after the recent big marches and reports of youths partying. The youngsters will party on down and the middle aged will join the youngsters on marches and old people will die as they always have done and always will.

I have said on another thread ages ago, I wonder how the number of 'covid deaths' will get mixed up with the traditionally high number of 'normal' deaths that happen to the elderly at this time of year.

Indeed a daughter in law just lost her grandad who was just shy of 90 as officially a Covid death as he'd tested positive 10 days previously (no symptoms). Apparently the cause of death ignores the fact that he'd been in and out of hospital on deaths door at least 8 times in the last 18 months and he had been diagnosed with severe asbestosis 15 years previously. Underlying respiratory causes? Nah not really, honest...
 

Joker62

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Book Reviewer
Indeed a daughter in law just lost her grandad who was just shy of 90 as officially a Covid death as he'd tested positive 10 days previously (no symptoms). Apparently the cause of death ignores the fact that he'd been in and out of hospital on deaths door at least 8 times in the last 18 months and he had been diagnosed with severe asbestosis 15 years previously. Underlying respiratory causes? Nah not really, honest...
As I've been arguing in this thread, the figures are skewed.
 
When the lid is lifted for the Christmas break everyone and their dog will take to the roads on the same day to go visit family.

The traffic will be far heavier than the usual cluster at that time of year.

Will the road deaths be tested for Covid and added to the stats if they're positive?
 
People batting on about visiting their relatives...but perfectly OK to mix in supermarkets and other retail places with thousands of strangers. My Mum and Dad are 78 and 84 respectively both know they haven't got long to go and are extremely fed up with spending their final amount of time locked up. They know the risks, they also realise that they have had a good life and accept that they could die of anything from flu to cardiac arrest at any moment.
 

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