Coronavirus pandemic

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Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by brian f » Thu May 28, 2020 9:00 pm

John Donnelly wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Right !!! I'm opening another book.
A knighthood for the Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary in the next honours list; - odds 100 to 1 on

A not sorry for ranting, JD. (At least I kept it short :evil: )
Just wondering J.D - Did you ever have a run in with the cops ... :P

A wee bit glimmer of good times returning and enjoy the sunshine- to all :D
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Post by Meg » Sun May 31, 2020 8:38 am

I fear a second wave is just over the horizon in Scotland. I went to Marks and Spencer’s in Ayr town centre around 9ish on Friday morning. Up til now it’s been quiet, no queues, shelves well stocked etc. OMG - it was sooooo busy and the High Street just looked normal for a non-lock down weekend morning. Very few people were wearing masks, social distancing on the street was non existent people were standing in groups blethering- it was scary - you would have thought Nicola had just said “that’s it by, do whatever you like”. Ayr shore was so busy yesterday my friend told me she couldn’t get parked anywhere at 10 o’clock. Not good news.

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Post by bonzo » Sun May 31, 2020 9:56 am

I like listening to Jason leitch on a Saturday on off the ball (radio Scotland) he talks sense to me. He was explaining about the relaxing of the lockdown and tam Cowan asked him what happens if you visit someone and you need a pee, is it ok to use their toilet? Professor Leitch's answer was if you are in someone else's garden long enough to need the toilet you've been there to long.
On the subject of barbeques he said that this is on the very edge of what is allowed. I think people should be watchful of there actions. We are just about to go for a walk and I fully expect to see more people out and about.
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Post by Hughie » Sun May 31, 2020 11:13 am

Here in Australia, probably the most trusted broadcaster on health matters for many years has been the Scottish physician Norman Swan His Caronacast on our national ABC is very much respected.
Dr Norman Swan's career has been driven by his desire to keep the Australian public informed of health developments as they happen. He combines medical expertise with investigative reporting, clear analysis and the knowledge to report the latest research in health and medicine.
We've been very lucky so far here. I was surprised to hear yesterday that there were just two people on ventilators in the whole of Australia. Now Winter is about to start - who knows what's ahead?

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Post by Meg » Sun May 31, 2020 1:25 pm

bonzo wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 9:56 am
I like listening to Jason leitch on a Saturday on off the ball (radio Scotland) he talks sense to me. He was explaining about the relaxing of the lockdown and tam Cowan asked him what happens if you visit someone and you need a pee, is it ok to use their toilet? Professor Leitch's answer was if you are in someone else's garden long enough to need the toilet you've been there to long.
On the subject of barbeques he said that this is on the very edge of what is allowed. I think people should be watchful of there actions. We are just about to go for a walk and I fully expect to see more people out and about.
I like Jason Leitch - he does make sense. We walk in the morning - up and out straight away - so we leave the house around 7 am and get back at 7.50 am we meet the same 3 or 4 people every day including two runners. We get back, have breakfast, shower then start our day. We’ve been doing this for the 10 weeks of lockdown and will continue with the routine as we can steer clear of the majority of people at that time. Supermarket shopping is click and collect at Sainsbury’s so the only shop I go into is M&S but after Friday that might change. I would love to visit my pal in Saltcoats but I just feel it’s too soon to be socialising - we’ll leave it for a week or so.

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Post by Meg » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:42 am

A question to those of us who live outside the UK. How is your tv news and or newspapers reporting how things are here in the UK - we don’t often see or hear how the news is being reported unless you are following someone overseas on twitter, or in my case are getting email from friends who live in Europe, the US, NZ and Australia. I think we are becoming a little inured at just how serious things are because it has been a constant drip feed from the major media and newspapers.

It’ll be interesting to “see ourselves as others see us”

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Post by stivis » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:42 am

I think we are becoming a little inured at just how serious things are because it has been a constant drip feed from the major media and newspapers.
What I was told (directly) the reporting is inacurate in the UK, and true figures are worse that was a fortnight ago, as Johnson planed to exit lockdown.
Looking at the NY Times they seem to be reasonably accurate in respect of Johnson's stupidity, the rest of the US (and only looking at a very,very small amount they seem to follow the Trump interpretation of "Boris is doing a grand job,and is a wonderful human being"
Al Jazeera?.....their reporting seems reasonably accurate , ie not following UK lead....
Of course MSM are in dire straights, financaly and "turnover" wise
Al Jazeera Russia Today and a load more are the Alt.Alternative to MSM, but as their popularity increase they then become the New MSM

All media is questionable

Question is Cummings merely the Minister for Truth (1984) or a reincarnation of Joseph Goebbels? (I'd go with the latter as there as a lot of similarities)

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Post by Meg » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:54 am

I have to say that the FT and the Guardian have been much more accurate in their reporting - the death toll now standing at 64000 I believe.

Providing there will be an INDEPENDENT review - hopefully it will all come out in the wash.

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Post by exile » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:31 pm

Very interesting article in the Guardian today on why The Lancet has suddenly backtracked on their negative advice on chloroquine.
Seems both they and the New England Journal of Medicine were taken in by a dodgy, 3-person data company in the USA.

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Post by Meg » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:15 pm

exile wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:31 pm
Very interesting article in the Guardian today on why The Lancet has suddenly backtracked on their negative advice on chloroquine.
Seems both they and the New England Journal of Medicine were taken in by a dodgy, 3-person data company in the USA.
Yes, interesting read. Thanks for sharing.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... his-happen

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Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by Meg » Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:54 pm

WELL DONE NEW ZEALAND 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by brian f » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:35 pm

Meg wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:54 pm
WELL DONE NEW ZEALAND 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
And a big shout for Scotland - Who recorded no deaths today :D
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