What will be different following the Coronavirus?

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
Maybe something that will be different after the virus is that more people will be able to take a joke instead of throwing a track.
Nah Woke-ism has killed comedy for a good while I reckon.
 
Just read an interesting piece from a scientist and I have to say its one of those rare occasions where there is something in the press that is actually useful.

Basically he's saying you cant vaccinate, just like you cant vaccinate against flu. Covid-19 is here to stay, only its way more lethal than the flu (as we know).

So what is going to be different after Covid-19?

Nothing, because there is no 'after Covid-19' if this bloke is correct - basically means we are fcuked. Its here to stay.

How do you eradicate it or deal with it?

Like the Italians did in the Middle Ages when they were dealing with Black Death as it came into sea ports. If you have it or have signs of it, lock you up on an island with no escape with all the other infected people and leave you there until you die. Once dead, the virus dies as it has no carriers. That's not very realistic in todays modern society.

How do you protect yourself from it?

You basically become VERY anti-social. The problem we have as a society however is we need to produce and manufacture goods - like food for example. No food, everyone dies of hunger. So people will have to work and therefore socialise. The question is how do you socialise in a work environment or travel to work. Carefully is the simple answer, in full NBC with a respirator and rubber boots. Atropine not required....

Will we be able to keep people in a semi-permanent state of house arrest?

No. People will get pissed off and go out.

Who do you trust?

Do you really trust your 16 year old kids not to mix with people that may be carriers? Quite happily if you want to take the risk of getting it is one answer. Can you trust friends and family not to socialise with people who may be carriers? Probably not.

Not sure what realistic options there are. At the end of the day, if you want to socialise, you have to accept you are taking a (quite potentially terminal) risk.

So given the above, what does society look like?

Not as many old people as after 70, you are probably fcuked and between 60 and 70 in a high risk category, but once you hit 70 you are fcuked anyway, unless you become a recluse of course. Society looks like Logan's run with a largely young(er) population.

ScaleyAlbereto's fat munters thread becomes a historic curiosity as there are no fat people left as Cov-19 has killed them all. Not a bad thing. Fat people should be made to stay in the house as they are repulsive.

Lots of fit people. Good news for the Brunette thread and TheVisitor has an ample supple of tasty things to post to keep us all interested. People will exercise a lot to reduce risk.

Reduced high street footprint as the retail and hospitality sector largely closes down as trade goes off a cliff edge.

Lots of on-line shopping and entertainment.

Fashion becomes a thing of the past. Not an issue for most of the ARRSE membership.

Huge rationalisation in the automotive and travel sectors as no-one gives shit about cars anymore as you barely use them.

Holidays at home in the garden or the Lake District/Cornwall get very popular as flight and international travel are unaffordable as volumes have dropped by 95% so prices go up.

Lots of working at home with employers unable to force staff to go into the office

workforce size reduces by 20-30% as they goods that were were producing previously are not required in the volumes that were produced.

Lots of automation to reduce dependency on workforce

On-line tracking of people with Apps to manage risk of big outbreaks, so people feel like they are in a police state.

The end of illegal immigration as its a risk to society, so boats crossing the channel are blown out of the water by drones

ID cards phased in. Good news.

A bit bleak buts that's probably what we are looking like over the next 7-10 years with gradual phasing in of this lot over time.

The minute they lift lock-down without controls, this is where we are heading.
 
Just read an interesting piece from a scientist and I have to say its one of those rare occasions where there is something in the press that is actually useful.

Basically he's saying you cant vaccinate, just like you cant vaccinate against flu. Covid-19 is here to stay, only its way more lethal than the flu (as we know).

So what is going to be different after Covid-19?

Nothing, because there is no 'after Covid-19' if this bloke is correct - basically means we are fcuked. Its here to stay.

How do you eradicate it or deal with it?

Like the Italians did in the Middle Ages when they were dealing with Black Death as it came into sea ports. If you have it or have signs of it, lock you up on an island with no escape with all the other infected people and leave you there until you die. Once dead, the virus dies as it has no carriers. That's not very realistic in todays modern society.

How do you protect yourself from it?

You basically become VERY anti-social. The problem we have as a society however is we need to produce and manufacture goods - like food for example. No food, everyone dies of hunger. So people will have to work and therefore socialise. The question is how do you socialise in a work environment or travel to work. Carefully is the simple answer, in full NBC with a respirator and rubber boots. Atropine not required....

Will we be able to keep people in a semi-permanent state of house arrest?

No. People will get pissed off and go out.

Who do you trust?

Do you really trust your 16 year old kids not to mix with people that may be carriers? Quite happily if you want to take the risk of getting it is one answer. Can you trust friends and family not to socialise with people who may be carriers? Probably not.

Not sure what realistic options there are. At the end of the day, if you want to socialise, you have to accept you are taking a (quite potentially terminal) risk.

So given the above, what does society look like?

Not as many old people as after 70, you are probably fcuked and between 60 and 70 in a high risk category, but once you hit 70 you are fcuked anyway, unless you become a recluse of course. Society looks like Logan's run with a largely young(er) population.

ScaleyAlbereto's fat munters thread becomes a historic curiosity as there are no fat people left as Cov-19 has killed them all. Not a bad thing. Fat people should be made to stay in the house as they are repulsive.

Lots of fit people. Good news for the Brunette thread and TheVisitor has an ample supple of tasty things to post to keep us all interested. People will exercise a lot to reduce risk.

Reduced high street footprint as the retail and hospitality sector largely closes down as trade goes off a cliff edge.

Lots of on-line shopping and entertainment.

Fashion becomes a thing of the past. Not an issue for most of the ARRSE membership.

Huge rationalisation in the automotive and travel sectors as no-one gives shit about cars anymore as you barely use them.

Holidays at home in the garden or the Lake District/Cornwall get very popular as flight and international travel are unaffordable as volumes have dropped by 95% so prices go up.

Lots of working at home with employers unable to force staff to go into the office

workforce size reduces by 20-30% as they goods that were were producing previously are not required in the volumes that were produced.

Lots of automation to reduce dependency on workforce

On-line tracking of people with Apps to manage risk of big outbreaks, so people feel like they are in a police state.

The end of illegal immigration as its a risk to society, so boats crossing the channel are blown out of the water by drones

ID cards phased in. Good news.

A bit bleak buts that's probably what we are looking like over the next 7-10 years with gradual phasing in of this lot over time.

The minute they lift lock-down without controls, this is where we are heading.
Lots of automation to reduce dependency on workforce


So what will the population do? Sit in their houses. Who will pay tax to pay for all the benefits?


The end of illegal immigration as its a risk to society, so boats crossing the channel are blown out of the water by drones. l hope so but will not happen , too late .
 
Just read an interesting piece from a scientist and I have to say its one of those rare occasions where there is something in the press that is actually useful.

Basically he's saying you cant vaccinate, just like you cant vaccinate against flu. Covid-19 is here to stay, only its way more lethal than the flu (as we know).

So what is going to be different after Covid-19?

Nothing, because there is no 'after Covid-19' if this bloke is correct - basically means we are fcuked. Its here to stay.

How do you eradicate it or deal with it?

Like the Italians did in the Middle Ages when they were dealing with Black Death as it came into sea ports. If you have it or have signs of it, lock you up on an island with no escape with all the other infected people and leave you there until you die. Once dead, the virus dies as it has no carriers. That's not very realistic in todays modern society.

How do you protect yourself from it?

You basically become VERY anti-social. The problem we have as a society however is we need to produce and manufacture goods - like food for example. No food, everyone dies of hunger. So people will have to work and therefore socialise. The question is how do you socialise in a work environment or travel to work. Carefully is the simple answer, in full NBC with a respirator and rubber boots. Atropine not required....

Will we be able to keep people in a semi-permanent state of house arrest?

No. People will get pissed off and go out.

Who do you trust?

Do you really trust your 16 year old kids not to mix with people that may be carriers? Quite happily if you want to take the risk of getting it is one answer. Can you trust friends and family not to socialise with people who may be carriers? Probably not.

Not sure what realistic options there are. At the end of the day, if you want to socialise, you have to accept you are taking a (quite potentially terminal) risk.

So given the above, what does society look like?

Not as many old people as after 70, you are probably fcuked and between 60 and 70 in a high risk category, but once you hit 70 you are fcuked anyway, unless you become a recluse of course. Society looks like Logan's run with a largely young(er) population.

ScaleyAlbereto's fat munters thread becomes a historic curiosity as there are no fat people left as Cov-19 has killed them all. Not a bad thing. Fat people should be made to stay in the house as they are repulsive.

Lots of fit people. Good news for the Brunette thread and TheVisitor has an ample supple of tasty things to post to keep us all interested. People will exercise a lot to reduce risk.

Reduced high street footprint as the retail and hospitality sector largely closes down as trade goes off a cliff edge.

Lots of on-line shopping and entertainment.

Fashion becomes a thing of the past. Not an issue for most of the ARRSE membership.

Huge rationalisation in the automotive and travel sectors as no-one gives shit about cars anymore as you barely use them.

Holidays at home in the garden or the Lake District/Cornwall get very popular as flight and international travel are unaffordable as volumes have dropped by 95% so prices go up.

Lots of working at home with employers unable to force staff to go into the office

workforce size reduces by 20-30% as they goods that were were producing previously are not required in the volumes that were produced.

Lots of automation to reduce dependency on workforce

On-line tracking of people with Apps to manage risk of big outbreaks, so people feel like they are in a police state.

The end of illegal immigration as its a risk to society, so boats crossing the channel are blown out of the water by drones

ID cards phased in. Good news.

A bit bleak buts that's probably what we are looking like over the next 7-10 years with gradual phasing in of this lot over time.

The minute they lift lock-down without controls, this is where we are heading.
Tinfoil hat off and breath.
 
Lots of automation to reduce dependency on workforce


So what will the population do? Sit in their houses. Who will pay tax to pay for all the benefits?


The end of illegal immigration as its a risk to society, so boats crossing the channel are blown out of the water by drones. l hope so but will not happen , too late .
large swathes of them will sit at home on benefits.

illegals will be gripped over time. It’s never to late to address this problem. It will come when we get a second wave and we will have further outbreaks. No doubt about it, but we will react differently as a society
 
large swathes of them will sit at home on benefits.

illegals will be gripped over time. It’s never to late to address this problem. It will come when we get a second wave and we will have further outbreaks. No doubt about it, but we will react differently as a society

I expect you don`t do the Euro mIllions lottery either

Archie
 

TheAssassin

War Hero
The end of illegal immigration as its a risk to society, so boats crossing the channel are blown out of the water by drones
The end of illegal immigration as its a risk to society, so boats crossing the channel are blown out of the water by drones. l hope so but will not happen , too late .
illegals will be gripped over time. It’s never to late to address this problem. It will come when we get a second wave and we will have further outbreaks. No doubt about it, but we will react differently as a society
So these illegals coming over the water, where's our Navy?
 
large swathes of them will sit at home on benefits.

illegals will be gripped over time. It’s never to late to address this problem. It will come when we get a second wave and we will have further outbreaks. No doubt about it, but we will react differently as a society
How will they live, even today , the cash going out to pay for the furlough will overpass the rest of the UKs dept. it is a false economy, You cannot just print new money . Check the German banking crisis in 1931.

Or stick you head up your arrse and think of unicorns.
 
Just read an interesting piece from a scientist and I have to say its one of those rare occasions where there is something in the press that is actually useful.

Basically he's saying you cant vaccinate, just like you cant vaccinate against flu. Covid-19 is here to stay, only its way more lethal than the flu (as we know).

So what is going to be different after Covid-19?

Nothing, because there is no 'after Covid-19' if this bloke is correct - basically means we are fcuked. Its here to stay.

How do you eradicate it or deal with it?

Like the Italians did in the Middle Ages when they were dealing with Black Death as it came into sea ports. If you have it or have signs of it, lock you up on an island with no escape with all the other infected people and leave you there until you die. Once dead, the virus dies as it has no carriers. That's not very realistic in todays modern society.

How do you protect yourself from it?

You basically become VERY anti-social. The problem we have as a society however is we need to produce and manufacture goods - like food for example. No food, everyone dies of hunger. So people will have to work and therefore socialise. The question is how do you socialise in a work environment or travel to work. Carefully is the simple answer, in full NBC with a respirator and rubber boots. Atropine not required....

Will we be able to keep people in a semi-permanent state of house arrest?

No. People will get pissed off and go out.

Who do you trust?

Do you really trust your 16 year old kids not to mix with people that may be carriers? Quite happily if you want to take the risk of getting it is one answer. Can you trust friends and family not to socialise with people who may be carriers? Probably not.

Not sure what realistic options there are. At the end of the day, if you want to socialise, you have to accept you are taking a (quite potentially terminal) risk.

So given the above, what does society look like?

Not as many old people as after 70, you are probably fcuked and between 60 and 70 in a high risk category, but once you hit 70 you are fcuked anyway, unless you become a recluse of course. Society looks like Logan's run with a largely young(er) population.

ScaleyAlbereto's fat munters thread becomes a historic curiosity as there are no fat people left as Cov-19 has killed them all. Not a bad thing. Fat people should be made to stay in the house as they are repulsive.

Lots of fit people. Good news for the Brunette thread and TheVisitor has an ample supple of tasty things to post to keep us all interested. People will exercise a lot to reduce risk.

Reduced high street footprint as the retail and hospitality sector largely closes down as trade goes off a cliff edge.

Lots of on-line shopping and entertainment.

Fashion becomes a thing of the past. Not an issue for most of the ARRSE membership.

Huge rationalisation in the automotive and travel sectors as no-one gives shit about cars anymore as you barely use them.

Holidays at home in the garden or the Lake District/Cornwall get very popular as flight and international travel are unaffordable as volumes have dropped by 95% so prices go up.

Lots of working at home with employers unable to force staff to go into the office

workforce size reduces by 20-30% as they goods that were were producing previously are not required in the volumes that were produced.

Lots of automation to reduce dependency on workforce

On-line tracking of people with Apps to manage risk of big outbreaks, so people feel like they are in a police state.

The end of illegal immigration as its a risk to society, so boats crossing the channel are blown out of the water by drones

ID cards phased in. Good news.

A bit bleak buts that's probably what we are looking like over the next 7-10 years with gradual phasing in of this lot over time.

The minute they lift lock-down without controls, this is where we are heading.
What's the downside ?
 

Benjamin1876

Old-Salt
Has anybody else noticed that when children make an insulting or perhaps hurtful remark to another and are challenged on that remark they don't say sorry or apologise in any way, they just say "I was just joking"
 
Has anybody else noticed that when children make an insulting or perhaps hurtful remark to another and are challenged on that remark they don't say sorry or apologise in any way, they just say "I was just joking"
Necklace them then
 
How will they live, even today , the cash going out to pay for the furlough will overpass the rest of the UKs dept. it is a false economy, You cannot just print new money . Check the German banking crisis in 1931.

Or stick you head up your arrse and think of unicorns.
Its where it’s heading. Pick through the shite and isolate the facts. I’ve laid them out for you
 

NSP

LE
Has anybody else noticed that when children make an insulting or perhaps hurtful remark to another and are challenged on that remark they don't say sorry or apologise in any way, they just say "I was just joking"
Jesus, get over yourself
What he said.

I mean, it's not like I've raped your first-born daughter (or son, for that matter), is it...?

Is your dermal depth measured in microns perchance...?
 

NSP

LE
Its where it’s heading. Pick through the shite and isolate the facts. I’ve laid them out for you
I think this thing has probably knacked every economy on the planet.

I could be being overly cynical but China may well have unwittingly won the trade war and ultimately dominate the post-COVID world without firing a shot - merely by letting their peasant populace chow down on bushmeat prepared in insanitary conditions.
 
So these illegals coming over the water, where's our Navy?
There won't be one after the massive defence cuts that are coming to pay for the biblical tab that's been run up. Bye bye Red Arrows too. I can see quite a lot more going also.
 
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