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Old 25th Jun 2020, 17:53
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Sounds horrendous, pulse. And all on what should be a normal working day.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 18:00
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Wonder how many of them are being paid on furlough.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 18:34
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The same again in Brighton.



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Old 25th Jun 2020, 20:18
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
From the Telegraph:

"A major incident has been declared after thousands of people defied advice to stay away and descended on beaches in Bournemouth on the hottest day of the year so far."

At the risk of stating the obvious, only an instruction can be defied. Advice, on the other hand, can be expected to be ignored by those who think they know better.
Similarly, the police are apparently angry that people are not complying after they "desperately urged people to... think twice before heading to the area'".

How can the police possibly know what people thought before going, and how many times they thought it? Giving such a vague and silly message, it is unsurprising so many people just went to the beach anyway.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 21:11
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So, six months into this thing and the best medical science can offer is cover faces with fabrics where necessary, keep away from people, don't touch people and things as much as is possible and wash your hands.
And we can see just who among us cannot follow even the most basic common sense advice or will not because they know better.
Kind of humbling mankindwise.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 21:25
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Originally Posted by GROUNDHOG View Post
Wonder how many of them are being paid on furlough.
Whatís that got to with the problem? Itís not like they are all hitting the beach when theyíre supposed to be off sick - theyíre legally not allowed to work. Whether this is a good idea of how to fill your time when furloughed is another matter of course....
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 21:27
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Unfortunately Mr Darwin isnít much help with one, because the ones you see arenít at risk - itís their grandparents who are no longer participants in the gene pool.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 21:34
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Just saw an interview with one family that drove 3 hours to get to Bournemouth, and stayed an hour before driving home.
In all honesty, why would they even start the journey? Words fail me, and there are thousands more idiots doing exactly the same.
I have always felt that the social distancing rules were over zealous, but unfortunately I now realise I vastly overestimated the intelligence of the average Brit.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 21:56
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...nd-south-coast

Major incident declared as people flock to England's south coast




https://youtu.be/WWhxkIKRwWc
At first glance I thought it was the Ganges, but the water is too clean.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 22:19
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Nice to see that the great British common sense that Boris is always mentioning is in great evidence.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 00:02
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I wish the term "Social Distancing" was replaced with "Physical Distancing" when used to inform the public what is required.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 00:44
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rjtjrt agreed, and going one further, "physical spacing".
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 04:08
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Is anyone really surprised? How many can either now not afford to travel to Europe for a holiday or indeed cannot because of restrictions put in place. Cuts both ways. Many will just do what they want for fun.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 05:23
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Always look on the bright side. "Let's all go where everyone else is."

Very clever lot, grabbing some fresh air and free Vitamin D.

And parking fees in Brighton are totally outrageous at the best of times.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 06:51
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Originally Posted by WingNut60 View Post
At first glance I thought it was the Ganges, but the water is too clean.
Where do you think they are all going to empty their bladders?
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 06:55
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Italy

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This week 44 new cases were discovered at a warehouse in Bologna used by Bartolini, a courier company. Two members of staff fell ill and the other cases, all asymptomatic, were found when staff were tested.....
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 07:25
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https://www.politico.eu/article/over...dy-tests-find/

Over 42 percent in Austria’s Ischgl have coronavirus antibodies, study finds

More than 42 percent of residents in the Austrian ski resort of Ischgl carry coronavirus antibodies, the highest rate ever found, according to a study conducted by the University of Innsbruck.

Ischgl achieved worldwide notoriety in March after it emerged that an outbreak in the town helped spread the coronavirus across Europe. Critics say the local authorities reacted too late to early warning signs, resulting in thousands of infected tourists returning home from their skiing holidays.

The university's study tested 1,473 people, almost 80 percent of Ischgl's population, between April 21 and 27 and found that 42.2 percent had antibodies to the virus in their blood.

"This is the highest proportion of antibody-positive individuals in any region published to date," Dorothee von Laer, who supervised the study as head of Innsbruck University's institute for virology, told Austrian media.

She added that only 15 percent of those who tested positive for antibodies had been aware they had contracted the virus, further underlining the high rate of infections with no or mild symptoms.......
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 08:40
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So......All the BLM protesters, then the Illegal violent street party, then the lemming rush to the beaches of Bournemouth and Brighton and last night 20,000 Liverpool fans squashed together singing and screaming and chanting to celebrate their league victory...I wonder just how much real intelligence, simple intelligence there really is in the UK as a whole.

The R rate has to go well above 1 now, which is a really sad development after all the months of self-sacrifice that was displayed by so many.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 08:56
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Originally Posted by LGW Vulture View Post
Is anyone really surprised? How many can either now not afford to travel to Europe for a holiday or indeed cannot because of restrictions put in place. Cuts both ways. Many will just do what they want for fun.
To be fair, even Chris Whitty has said in the past that open air transmission is incredibly rare.

I would be interested in how many of those on social media expressing their outrage about Bournemouth beach were the same people posting their virtual signalling support of the mass BLM protests?
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 09:01
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Perhaps - but it’s an interesting experiment. All the above were/are outdoors; if the rate doesn’t go up it will prove the lockdown of parks, beaches etc was a waste of time - worse, making people stay at home kept them cooped up in their own little family incubators.

If you go back to March and the Imperial modelling, and their recommendations, none included a lockdown such as imposed across Europe and the UK, only the closure of schools, isolation of those infected and social distancing (1-2m). Their model, which seems to anyway to have been too alarmist, indicated those measures alone would bring the outbreak under control.

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/1962...likely-impact/
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