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Auld-Yin

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I bet your out there every Thursday with your pots and pans arent you?

For the first week, i thought it was a nice touch, something to help bring people together on the precipice of unprecedented and great uncertainty. It was good politics and fair leadership.

By the second week it became obvious what it really was, an outlet for the stupid, something to make the sheep feel like they were helping.

At the current rate, there will be people out there clapping and not knowing why they are doing it,only that they are supposed to because that's what people do on a Thursday evening.
No, not every week. I have been out a couple of times and it is good to see nearly the whole street out at the same time. Much better the happy-clappy than the constant whining we get on Arrse.
 
The fella that put the 500k deaths projection in front of Boris has been thoroughly discredited by now, countries that never bothered locking down have emerged in better shape than us and with intact economies and the NHS is quieter than it has been for years.
That bloke was professor Neil Ferguson and what he said was herd immunity could cost 500k deaths, as its 30k deaths with a massive lockdown maybe he wasnt to far wrong.

The rest of your post reads like a Daily Mail outrage story, how dare the Government try to save lives when you could be out making money.
Then should you get sick, it will be the Governments fault for not protecting you.
 
countries that never bothered locking down have emerged in better shape than us and with intact economies and the NHS is quieter than it has been for years.
Which countries do you mean? Germany has had a somewhat variable quarantining and isolation policy that has resulted in 6000 ish deaths in a population of 82 million. Other countries have suffered considerably more.
So called lock down has worked here.
 

Fang_Farrier

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I like to go to the bottle bank at 8 on a Thursday.

There's never any one else there and I can claim to be making a noise for the NHS.
 

Auld-Yin

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Whatever happened to the British worldwide reputation for stoicism?
I believe the rot set in with the media-hyped burst of grieving for Diana, and we've gone bloody downhill from there.

There was a time when you shut up and just did your job to the best of your ability. The occasional "OK" or even "Not bad" was all we needed, plus of course repeated "No, not good enough, do it again"

Now we are expected to stand outside our homes and clap the chaps and chappesses (other genders for the seriously confused are available) of the NHS.

Bollocks. They're just doing their jobs. Under difficult circumstances I will admit, but did all the people stand outside and clap when the task force returned from OP Corporate?

What about the other workers who carry on and keep the nation chugging along,

Police
Delivery personnel
Shop staff
Waste collectors
Porn actors
Sewage Workers


In a show of support for these last two, I propose the following.

A Nationwide **** at 7pm on a Friday

followed by

A Nationwide crap at 9pm on the Friday.


Don't forget to wash your hands thoroughly after both.
Why do you hate the NHS?
 

ColdWarWorrier

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Whenever I hear pots and pans being banged together it reminds me of mess tins being banged, which gives me a flashback. I want to shout Gas! Gas! Gas! and slap on a face welly.

In these enlightened days, when loud applause and mess tins can trigger the sensitive and give old farts like me flashbacks to the North German Plain, surely an appropriate form of appreciation for our NHS heroes would be ‘jazz hands’ (wearing gloves, of course). Much quieter.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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This clapping for the NHS every Thursday is quite frankly fecking embarrassing.

A couple of centuries ago, the UK was the workshop of the world and the Chinese banged gongs to drive away imaginary devils. Now China makes everything and the British people make a racket on Thursday evenings for much the same reason the Chinese used to.

Lock down served its purpose, Covid is a fact of our lives and we can't save everyone. Maybe they'll find a vaccine and maybe we'll develop herd immunity but maybe they won't and we can't wait forever. It's time for everyone to accept the fact of their mortality and then get on with living a full life.
 
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Fang_Farrier

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Whenever I hear pots and pans being banged together it reminds me of mess tins being banged, which gives me a flashback. I want to shout Gas! Gas! Gas! and slap on a face welly.

In these enlightened days, when loud applause and mess tins can trigger the sensitive and give old farts like me flashbacks to the North German Plain, surely an appropriate form of appreciation for our NHS heroes would be ‘jazz hands’ (wearing gloves, of course). Much quieter.

Was presenting at an autism conference a couple of years ago.

They don't do clapping. They do high jazz hands. Quite surreal the first few times.
 
Was presenting at an autism conference a couple of years ago.

They don't do clapping. They do high jazz hands. Quite surreal the first few times.
Walking through Fiumicino airport, I spotted a group of students practically rolling around on the floor laughing - but without making a sound.
Then one of them started signing rapidly. When he finished, they all burst out into silent laughter again.
Marcel Marceau would have eaten his heart out.
Until then I had never thought about how deaf mutes tell jokes and respond.
It was fascinating!
 
Was presenting at an autism conference a couple of years ago.

They don't do clapping. They do high jazz hands. Quite surreal the first few times.

Isn't that cultural appropriation, how did they get away with such a blatant display of racism?

And did they do black face like Justin Trudeau?
 

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A lot of angst in here about people clapping hands, pots etc for a couple of minutes a week. What a bunch of snowflakes you lot are. Is anyone harmed by this very harmless procedure?

GAFL !
It’s a breach of the peace if you ask me.

Imagine feet up, slippers on your favourite film or tv programme on, or Jazz FM in the background, or as it’s your good self reading a jolly good book, when suddenly all hell breaks lose.
How long is this going to go on for as you scramble to close the windows? It’s the third time this week and it’s only Tuesday lunch time.
Grrrrrrr, just when you can get some proper peace and quiet some idiot comes up with this.
 

Gout Man

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masks do not work - you create a mist that follows you around.

I suggest wrapping duct tape around your mouth, stuffing ear plugs up your nose and breathing through your ears instead..
Or as it’s him how about a heavy duty plastic bag tied securely at the throat.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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A lot of angst in here about people clapping hands, pots etc for a couple of minutes a week. What a bunch of snowflakes you lot are. Is anyone harmed by this very harmless procedure?

GAFL !

No-one was harmed by the floral holocaust and tsunami of emotional incontinence which followed Princess Diana's sudden elevation to the Choir Eternal, however, and as Arrse continually reminds us, it's generally best not to indulge the feeble-minded and, instead, to heap derision on their excesses and make them the subject of public ridicule.
 
The rainbow pictures are not for the NHS but for kids to put up and cheer up people passing their house. Especially to give children something cheerful to see on their daily exercise.

I also like it because it is taking the rainbow back from the homosexual fraternity!
Those rainbows aren't for the NHS?

As the man in the orthopaedic shoes said, I stand corrected.


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From day one of the lockdown it's been getting on my nerves how most of our society are absolute wetwipes, sharing all this "It's ok not to be ok" type stuff on Facebook and wailing that they haven't seen their friends or family for a few weeks. There are still some surviving members of our society who went off to war in 1940 and didn't see family again until sometime in 1945 and lived with the daily threat of a horribly violent death for the entire time. People need to get a grip.
 

Grumblegrunt

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That bloke was professor Neil Ferguson and what he said was herd immunity could cost 500k deaths, as its 30k deaths with a massive lockdown maybe he wasnt to far wrong.

The rest of your post reads like a Daily Mail outrage story, how dare the Government try to save lives when you could be out making money.
Then should you get sick, it will be the Governments fault for not protecting you.
Except herd immunity happens regardless as a natural function and his figures were hastily dropped when he was questioned sans cafe, deaths from sars2 is still well under 20k. Deaths from Corona and flu viruses is up a bit this year. He will claim deaths were down because of lockdown but that is not how this works you either have immunity to fight it or you dont. If you don't it will hit you hard regardless. Most attributed deaths are pneumonia and underlying conditions that would kill reagrdless. A bad bout of norovirus in a care home would have done the same regards the death toll.

Lock down has left half of us immunised and the other half at more risk from the next bout when it hits.




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Except herd immunity happens regardless as a natural function and his figures were hastily dropped when he was questioned sans cafe, deaths from sars2 is still well under 20k. Deaths from Corona and flu viruses is up a bit this year. He will claim deaths were down because of lockdown but that is not how this works you either have immunity to fight it or you dont. If you don't it will hit you hard regardless. Most attributed deaths are pneumonia and underlying conditions that would kill reagrdless. A bad bout of norovirus in a care home would have done the same regards the death toll.

Lock down has left half of us immunised and the other half at more risk from the next bout when it hits.

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Herd immunity has happened through several viruses in the past, some of which has wiped out some very high numbers of humans.
Sars was far more deadly but not as contagious as the Covid 19

Even with the lock down there has been a spike in deaths compared to previous years

A lockdown also prevented 30000 plus all piling into the NHS to snuff it at once. That number was reached after nearly 2 months.
 
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