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endure

GCM
Re, general public . I do hope that the fcukwits that decide they want to panic buy- stock up, are arrested and charged with gross moronic idiocy, and jailed, and any shops that decide to hike up the price, are done for profiteering.
That's interesting, could you point to where exactly that's laid down as a criminal offence?

Considering the number of millions of people that have been panic buying, which when you consider the word 'panic' implies that it's not a rational thing and is driven by fear, could you tell us where are all these prison places are to lock them all away?

Like much else of which you write you don't really think things through.
 
Oh dear, how will the hypochondriacs cope with this?

"Cough cough, sorry I can't come in, I think I have the virus"
"No worries, Karen from HR will be around in 20 minutes to test you!"
 
And what are the chances of anyone being able to get hold of one of these tests within the next, say, 3 months.

I mean apart from no chance at all.
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
Re, general public . I do hope that the fcukwits that decide they want to panic buy- stock up, are arrested and charged with gross moronic idiocy, and jailed, and any shops that decide to hike up the price, are done for profiteering.
I get the feeling they'll be pushed out by PHE, delivered by Amazon (it says they've agreed). No scope or reason to hoard them.
 
And what are the chances of anyone being able to get hold of one of these tests within the next, say, 3 months.

I mean apart from no chance at all.
And knowing you don't have it today doesn't mean that you're not going to get it tomorrow, or next week, or next month.
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
And knowing you don't have it today doesn't mean that you're not going to get it tomorrow, or next week, or next month.
On the other hand, if the test shows you've had it, it
could restore many people’s lives to a semblance of pre-lockdown normality.
 
That's interesting, could you point to where exactly that's laid down as a criminal offence?

Considering the number of millions of people that have been panic buying, which when you consider the word 'panic' implies that it's not a rational thing and is driven by fear, could you tell us where are all these prison places are to lock them all away?

Like much else of which you write you don't really think things through.
I would think that it could be argued that it is covered by the Scots Common Law of Culpable and Reckless Conduct, although I understand that there is no direct equivalent in England.

It would possibly be stretching the legal definition a tad, even in Scotland, but I'm sure that a bill could be passed to tidy it up a little.
 
And knowing you don't have it today doesn't mean that you're not going to get it tomorrow, or next week, or next month.
That is absolutely true, however, there are many people who believe that they have already had it, but have not had a test confirming it. This could be a game-changer for them.
 

endure

GCM
And knowing you don't have it today doesn't mean that you're not going to get it tomorrow, or next week, or next month.

The tests aren't designed to show you've not had it, they're designed to show you have and thus are (theoretically) immune.
 

OneTenner

LE
Book Reviewer
Oh great! who's going to do all this painting & gardening i've got lined up now? Can't they just hold off a couple of weeks FFS!
 
I would think that it could be argued that it is covered by the Scots Common Law of Culpable and Reckless Conduct, although I understand that there is no direct equivalent in England.

It would possibly be stretching the legal definition a tad, even in Scotland, but I'm sure that a bill could be passed to tidy it up a little.
It would be impossible to prove all but a few people were panic buying, (Ie those who bought 20 packs of bog roll) most people did the same as their christmas shop in the supermarket, where they filled up their trolleys because the shops are closed for 2 days.
Its a non starter and once the supply lines catch up, it wont be a problem. A_signaller just thought he could jump on the outrage bandwagon
 
don't panic i think the 1000s of docs,nurses,ambos,fire,coppers and screws etc,will get first dibs


You mean the Coppers who are bravely self isolating themselves from the general public and refusing to enforce the lock down?
 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
Oh what fun could be had if they had to be hand delivered by someone with an up-to date list of registered occupiers!
"So, Mr Patel/Ali/Muhammed, how many testing kits would you like?
"Er,45 please"
"States here that there are only 3 occupants living here"
"Er, yes but my MiL/Mother/Father/Uncle/Aunt/Cousins/Goat & 20 other relatives live here too"
"Sorry but if they aren't on the list of registered occupants, they don't get one"
 

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