Coronavirus Thread (Off Topic, Politics)

Nick

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Get a better home office. Each to their own but I’ve always coded with my feet up and music on so happier at home, it was unanimous in my team that everyone wanted to code from home. Maybe we have a particularly annoying work environment :D
Yeah there is that.

Oh yeah if I had the choice I would work from home but I would get less done :)
 

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Get a better home office. Each to their own but I’ve always coded with my feet up and music on so happier at home, it was unanimous in my team that everyone wanted to code from home. Maybe we have a particularly annoying work environment :D
Same at our place, went round everyone and not a single person said they wanted to go back into the office full time. Looks like at most people will be in two days a week and then only if they want to. Productivity has increased since people have been working from home so why wouldn't you continue it.

My office is home is better than I had a work. I was in a windowless tiny office in a Regus Centre. Freezing cold in winter and red hot in summer. Now I've got a bigger room, better setup and looking out over the garden with the dog at my feet.

Obviously its not for everyone and companies still need an office presence but there seems little to gain by forcing everyone back into the office.
 

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I had a though earlier.

Those who are ok with this being another 2-4 weeks or whatever. Would that opinion change if fans werent allowed back in again? because it pushing towards Sart of the season time if they extend by 4 weeks
 

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I had a though earlier.

Those who are ok with this being another 2-4 weeks or whatever. Would that opinion change if fans werent allowed back in again? because it pushing towards Sart of the season time if they extend by 4 weeks
Fans are allowed in.

By which I mean, unless they impose restrictions back on it the worst it will be is 25% BJ has said its irreversible and he's a man of his word
 

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Been watching the G7 coverage, find it annoying.

For pictures with the press they are social distancing etc, but then a lot of the other times they are walking with their arms around each other.

I get that they need to set an example, but this kind of Covid theatre just seems ridiculous.
 

Sky Blue Pete

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I had a though earlier.

Those who are ok with this being another 2-4 weeks or whatever. Would that opinion change if fans werent allowed back in again? because it pushing towards Sart of the season time if they extend by 4 weeks
Those who want to press on what if it gets to 10000 new infections a day?
I’d be annoyed if I couldn’t watch the Footie from the start of next season but on balance id also prefer to have my mum and in laws around for a few more years
 

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Those who want to press on what if it gets to 10000 new infections a day?
I’d be annoyed if I couldn’t watch the Footie from the start of next season but on balance id also prefer to have my mum and in laws around for a few more years

Would surely be irrelvant if we hit 10k? same as if we hit 30k a day. None if it is translating into mass hospitalisations and deaths, even now, 5 weeks into this variant
 

Sky Blue Pete

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Would surely be irrelvant if we hit 10k? same as if we hit 30k a day. None if it is translating into mass hospitalisations and deaths, even now, 5 weeks into this variant
I think that’s right but the more infections the more chance of variants that may be vaccine busting is the counter argument. I’m happy things are much safer now to start getting back up and running maybe maintain distance and masks indoors
 

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Those who want to press on what if it gets to 10000 new infections a day?
I’d be annoyed if I couldn’t watch the Footie from the start of next season but on balance id also prefer to have my mum and in laws around for a few more years
All I want is to be allowed a vaccinated wedding, I'm OK with a few weeks more delay if I can be assured of that afterwards.
 

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All I want is to be allowed a vaccinated wedding, I'm OK with a few weeks more delay if I can be assured of that afterwards.
We are 6th August. Selfishly hoping it doesn’t get put back another four weeks…. Just too close for comfort. Agreed we will just go with the scaled down reception now if we have to instead of postponing again.
 

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I had a though earlier.

Those who are ok with this being another 2-4 weeks or whatever. Would that opinion change if fans werent allowed back in again? because it pushing towards Sart of the season time if they extend by 4 weeks
I think everyone in the country is acutely aware of what a 2-4 week delay would mean to their lives. And I think it's generally easier to make those trade-offs knowing that it really is only a matter of weeks now. (Unless you hang out at the Hyde Park protests every Saturday)

Of course I'd be disappointed if the first game back was supposed to be on June 21 or something, but anyone who would change their mind about how to handle a public health crisis based only on their desire to go to the football (or the theatre, or on holiday, or whatever) is 100% a snake!
 

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Been watching the G7 coverage, find it annoying.

For pictures with the press they are social distancing etc, but then a lot of the other times they are walking with their arms around each other.

I get that they need to set an example, but this kind of Covid theatre just seems ridiculous.
I was the same with the football where they were socially distanced for team line-ups etc.

When they were doing the guard of honour for Man City the players were stood well back and apart from one another and then within five minutes they were pretty much standing on each others toes defending a corner. What was the point?
 

Sky_Blue_Dreamer

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This is the kind of stuff that gets people scared like it's either-or.

People not wanting to leave the house in case OAPs die.
But in many cases it was. People went back out, to work etc and we had a second wave that killed tens of thousands. And once it's done there's no going back. If they're dead they're dead and you'll never see them again. If you're looking to strike a balance that is one fat bastard on the other end of the seesaw. Take a look at the banner on this site. It's a stark reminder of what happened. And Fellatio was no OAP.

As I've said I'm hopeful, even confident, that the vaccinations will break that chain this time and we'll be able to cope much better this time around. But there will still be people that will lose somebody dear to them. And though it's selfish all we can do is hope we won't be one of those unlucky ones.
 

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But in many cases it was. People went back out, to work etc and we had a second wave that killed tens of thousands. And once it's done there's no going back. If they're dead they're dead and you'll never see them again. If you're looking to strike a balance that is one fat bastard on the other end of the seesaw. Take a look at the banner on this site. It's a stark reminder of what happened. And Fellatio was no OAP.

As I've said I'm hopeful, even confident, that the vaccinations will break that chain this time and we'll be able to cope much better this time around. But there will still be people that will lose somebody dear to them. And though it's selfish all we can do is hope we won't be one of those unlucky ones.
The state ultimately cannot prevent death and we tolerate thousands of flu death a year which, with full vaccination of the relevant groups, are the levels I see is getting from COVID each year. We cannot permanently close much of what makes society enjoyable
 
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The state ultimately cannot prevent death and we tolerate thousands of flu death a year which, with full vaccination of the relevant groups, are the levels I see is getting from COVID each year. We cannot permanently close much of what makes society enjoyable
42 flu deaths a day on average , we don't even think about that in reality ...it's an accepted figure .

We need to find that with covid , the accepted figure
 

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The state ultimately cannot prevent death and we tolerate thousands of flu death a year which, with full vaccination of the relevant groups, are the levels I see is getting from COVID each year. We cannot permanently close much of what makes society enjoyable
That's my point. I think the vaccinations will take us to that stage where it will be considered an acceptable level of deaths in relation to what else would be lost. As I said, we've all just got to hope we or our loved ones won't be one of those.
 
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Another increase in hospitalisations today sadly. Still small numbers compared to where we were at one point but the highest level we've seen since mid-April. 24% increase yesterday followed by a 13% increase today is not the news we wanted.

As I say still small numbers compared to where we were a few months ago but seeing hospitalisations rise a week and a half after cases rose is exactly what we were hoping to avoid. Really hoping we see some good numbers in the first half of next week and that the increase in hospitalisations doesn't lead to an increase in deaths.
 
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Another increase in hospitalisations today sadly. Still small numbers compared to where we were at one point but the highest level we've seen since mid-April. 24% increase yesterday followed by a 13% increase today is not the news we wanted.

As I say still small numbers compared to where we were a few months ago but seeing cases rise a week and a half after cases rose is exactly what we were hoping to avoid. Really hoping we see some good numbers in the first half of next week and that the increase in hospitalisations don't lead to an increase in deaths.
Is there any further breakdown in the age of those admitted?
 

chiefdave

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Is there any further breakdown in the age of those admitted?
Must exist but I haven't seen it yet. Quick glance through the latest PHE release and I can't spot it. Although even if hospitalisations by age are in there the figures are a few days behind so won't cover the increase. Cases are higher among younger age groups.
 

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Another increase in hospitalisations today sadly. Still small numbers compared to where we were at one point but the highest level we've seen since mid-April. 24% increase yesterday followed by a 13% increase today is not the news we wanted.

As I say still small numbers compared to where we were a few months ago but seeing hospitalisations rise a week and a half after cases rose is exactly what we were hoping to avoid. Really hoping we see some good numbers in the first half of next week and that the increase in hospitalisations doesn't lead to an increase in deaths.
I'm getting really fed up of % representation's, give me numbers?
Not you personally.