PM thanks 500,000 who have signed up to help NHS
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,948
The role of volunteers will be "absolutely crucial" in fighting coronavirus, says Boris Johnson.
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26/03/2020 00:40:37 7 0
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Aneurin Bevan Health Board , the coronavirus is following Italy’s pattern. Everyone here, please get off the streets. Don’t delay, do it now.
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26/03/2020 00:40:37 9 0
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If anybody is still not taking this seriously. Look at what the common cold did to the Eskimo population. Brought in by Europeans, the Eskimos had no resistance to it and died in their thousands.
26/03/2020 00:21:29 10 3
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I realised the PM avoided the truth today about government funding for the NHS.
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26/03/2020 00:40:37 9 6
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2561. Posted by Electra Spark on 16 minutes ago I realised the PM avoided the truth today about government funding for the NHS. He will be doing the same about his 80% wage promise next week, look in the small print folks. xxxx
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26/03/2020 00:41:48 7 2
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500,000!?!? Really Doubt it when the Universal Credit system can even cope with a few thousand applicants in a few days. Lies !!!
26/03/2020 00:35:05 2 0
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@2576 Landan Tan 2- Dyson’s factory is in China. YOU are the one that needs to do some reading. When you say bile I’m afraid It has relevance to our own comment rather than mine. Perhaps you should wind your neck in. ++ I've a perfectly serviceable, 20 YO Dyson vacuum. Dyson's manufacturing plant is in Malaysia That makes you a double liar. Wind your own neck in.
2593. Madbrit You’ve got a 20yr old vacuum lol good luck ‘servicing’ that!? Now I know the sort of calibration of moron you are I’ll let it slide that you’re unable to do a quick search on Dyson’s largest factory... in China. I’d urge you to buy a Dyson fan at your earliest convenience so you can grasp what a I am saying- rather than just spurting out unfounded hateful nonsense. Removed
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26/03/2020 00:42:18 6 4
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Patriotic Paradox I wonder what contribution you are making to the local or national effort, what practical steps you have taken to help anyone, how many positive words of encouragement you have brought to anyone in the last week? This is not the time for rubbishing the efforts of the government
26/03/2020 00:08:33 0 9
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It's Doubling Every Day.. We Are Heading For Disaster.. Beds Will Run Out.. I Heard They Will Ask The Population If Its Better To Die By Injection Or On A Hospital Bed With Corona Virus..
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26/03/2020 00:42:38 6 0
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2540. Posted by chipbutty on 32 minutes ago It's Doubling Every Day.. We Are Heading For Disaster.. Beds Will Run Out.. I Heard They Will Ask The Population If Its Better To Die By Injection Or On A Hospital Bed With Corona Virus.. heard where? cesspit social media? let us know which you choose!
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26/03/2020 00:43:28 15 0
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Panic buyers and those who think it’s ok to have a 20 person bbq while our economy collapses and our elderly die, take note! This is what humanity looks like - sacrifice for others! Let us key workers keep this country running, and be happy that you get to sit on your butts and watch Netflix for at least 3 weeks. And thank us by making sure we have enough food on the shelves to feed our families.
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26/03/2020 00:43:38 11 1
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i've foolishly read lots of the comments ... it was a mistake ... some sense yet loads of idiots ... please follow the scientific advice and stop trying to use this as a political vehicle.
26/03/2020 00:38:46 0 6
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The PM also said that he thought over 50% of people showed no symptoms if they caught the virus. So its mortality rate seems to be decreasing every day. Maybe it will end up like other bad versions of the flu that come around every few years when they find out how many people really have caught it? So far it's gone from being estimated to have a up to a 10% mortality rate to now as low as 0.5%.
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26/03/2020 00:44:39 9 1
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2599 JARoberts You are an idiot of the lowest order if you believe the figures you have fabricated. Stay indoors.
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26/03/2020 00:44:39 3 11
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Boris' pecker must be red raw. A national crisis .... that isn't his fault and he gets to make grand public statements "based on science" so when it comes out in the enquiry that he should have done more, sooner he can blame it on the science. I bet Churchill wished he could have had that kind of buffer.
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26/03/2020 00:45:19 5 11
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Coronavirus is actually spread by Remainers trying to kill off all those old Leave voters. I post this, as the BBC sees fit to leave up offensive anti Brexit posts on this HYS, despite their complete irrelevance. BBC bias is plain for anyone to see. Thankfully that includes their emails refusing to remove offensive material, which I pass on to OFCOM.
26/03/2020 00:50:52 3 6
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2612. Posted by Madbrit “BBC bias is plain for anyone to see” Let’s do a quick experiment Coronavirus is actually spread by leavers to kill off young remainers Well look at that, it made it past the ‘anti-brexit bias’ filter.
I'm still convinced this is a grand hoax??, perpetrated by the powers that be, ?????????? to keep us under control. ? Has anyone actually witnessed cronavirus themselves? Removed
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26/03/2020 00:45:39 15 1
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835Cambridge graduate -147 IQ I'm still convinced this is a grand hoax??, perpetrated by the powers that be, ?????????? to keep us under control. ? Has anyone actually ? A quarter of the worlds human race, with more to follow, are living under a form of lockdown. If you want to witness coronavirus for yourself just walk into any A&E in the UK (PPE not needed for you) IQ 147 or IQ 1.47?
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26/03/2020 00:46:00 7 1
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The BBC HYS is way for people to vent their frustration.
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26/03/2020 00:46:50 3 7
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Hey Bojo. Why not thank me and people like me for risking their lives by going to Tesco's because they can't deliver for the next month.
26/03/2020 00:31:33 8 7
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After years of Tory cut backs and unsuccessful austerity will the electorate realise what the Conservatives have done to our country?
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26/03/2020 00:47:20 5 13
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2583. Posted byElectra Spark Do you really believe that Corbyn would have done a better job? He would have been spending money like there was no tomorrow and still not know what should be done, let alone get it done
26/03/2020 01:01:35 5 1
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2616 Alan of Sydney Australia Do you really believe that Corbyn would have done a better job? He would have been spending money like there was no tomorrow and still not know what should be done, let alone get it done. ---- What ever you say is right. I'm no Corybyn lover. Perhaps it's your paranoia that continues the divide in this country. Anyway people are dying Coranovirus.
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26/03/2020 00:47:50 9 4
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No matter how big or successful a country is .its control of the corona virus is lost when its health service gets over run USA 120'000 Germany 40'000 UK 14'000 to let this happen is an act of total incompetence when you see Japan /south Korea /Singapore/Hong Kong / fighting tooth and nail to stop this happening . it just compounds incompetent western governments
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26/03/2020 00:49:21 14 2
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There has got to be severe penalties for all those who flout the rules.
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26/03/2020 00:50:11 1 16
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Just some quick maths: 800,000 NHS staff 80,000 infected That's 10k staff to 1 must be such hard work trying to get 10k staff around 1 bed they need 500k to help them.
26/03/2020 00:59:25 6 1
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2619 babyoda 800k NHS staff 80k infected, That's a staff ratio of 10:1 where's the problem.... Well.... Yes 800k staff are not all nurses and consultants, call me old fashioned, but I would prefer that a porter does not operate my ventilator. Secondly life goes on people suffer heart attacks, strokes etc in addition to Corona virus.
26/03/2020 00:45:19 5 11
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Coronavirus is actually spread by Remainers trying to kill off all those old Leave voters. I post this, as the BBC sees fit to leave up offensive anti Brexit posts on this HYS, despite their complete irrelevance. BBC bias is plain for anyone to see. Thankfully that includes their emails refusing to remove offensive material, which I pass on to OFCOM.
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26/03/2020 00:50:52 3 6
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2612. Posted by Madbrit “BBC bias is plain for anyone to see” Let’s do a quick experiment Coronavirus is actually spread by leavers to kill off young remainers Well look at that, it made it past the ‘anti-brexit bias’ filter.
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26/03/2020 00:51:32 1 13
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I have been on SAM - and anyone can register, falsely or otherwise. but these people are naive and well-meaning. Long term, they are supporting Tory lies. NEWSNIGHT TONIGHT WAS BRILLIANT AND REVEALED THE LIES OF TORY POLITICIANS ABOUT VENTILATORS, PPE, etc DYSON? YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH. 12000 became 8000 became less and 25,000 tests per day were registered as 6,400 today -PURE LIES. best comedy ok
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26/03/2020 00:52:32 10 3
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Babyoda I can't think of any polite way to say: YOU ARE TUPPENCE SHORT OF A SHILLING (I'm sure such name-calling will result in my post being deleted - go on BBC, do your worst!)
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26/03/2020 00:52:42 8 4
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babyoda, your a t*ss*r.
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26/03/2020 00:53:23 9 3
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@babyoda Ah, the cowardice of making those comments whilst protected by a pseudonym. Care to let us know who you really are so that we can express our appreciation in the unfortunate event that we might actually meet you? Have courage, stand up for your beliefs man/woman! I bet you were a bully at school.
26/03/2020 00:38:46 0 6
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The PM also said that he thought over 50% of people showed no symptoms if they caught the virus. So its mortality rate seems to be decreasing every day. Maybe it will end up like other bad versions of the flu that come around every few years when they find out how many people really have caught it? So far it's gone from being estimated to have a up to a 10% mortality rate to now as low as 0.5%.
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26/03/2020 00:53:33 12 0
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2599 jacroberts I am no virologist, I flunked biology. We have no idea what the true death rate is until a test arrives for antibodies. I can get this. Why can't you?
26/03/2020 01:29:08 2 4
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"2625. Posted by GetMeOutOfHere" If you only test people who are so ill they have to be admitted to hospital and you don't test the general population to see how many people have been infected you could drastically overestimate the mortality rate. That's not biology it's basic mathematics. You need to watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_AyuhbnPOI
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26/03/2020 00:54:23 6 4
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Posted byCunut the Cucunuton Just now I have been on SAM - and anyone can register, falsely or otherwise. but these people are naive and well-meaning. Long term, they are supporting Tory lies. NEWSNIGHT TONIGHT WAS BRILLIANT AND REVEALED THE LIES OF TORY POLITICIANS ABOUT VENTILATORS, PPE, etc DYSON? ======= You so craaaaazy!!
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26/03/2020 00:55:34 10 6
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Won't every one of these volunteers need to be tested before they're sent out to help? Over to you, prime minister. You've been ducking the testing question for too long.
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26/03/2020 00:56:24 16 1
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There are hundreds of thousands of backroom NHS Staff who have been sent to work from home so we don't risk carrying the virus into hospitals. We are purchasing supplies, we are paying the doctors and nurses, we are controlling staff rotas. If we can stay at home and work, most of the population can help too by staying at home. Work or no work.
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26/03/2020 00:57:35 6 9
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Trump and Boris are trying to keep the economy from crashing and if a few more have to die they just see it as collateral damage. They are playing fast and loose with people's lives. Prat Hancock doesn't seem to realise that the majority of our workers cannot do their jobs from home. He is only interested in The City and is prepared to kill people to keep it going.
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26/03/2020 00:57:55 8 2
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I am concerned. I have heard of at least one person stating they are leaving the home to volunteer because they have nothing else to do they are then returning home to a spouse with a poor immune system. Is anyone researching these volunteers for common sense
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26/03/2020 00:58:15 9 20
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It's incredible how people think they can beat this virus with 500,000 volunteers , no PPE and a Union Jack, absolutely mind blowingly crazy. I hope I get loads of down votes just to see how rabidly crazy people have become.
26/03/2020 01:00:36 3 0
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@.2631 U15035760. Oh, yes wise one. Tell us what we should do.
26/03/2020 01:03:37 5 0
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2631 U1 I don't think the army of volunteers will be performing surgery and operating machines that go beep. Most will just be phoning up people living alone to see if they need anything and dropping it on the doorstep. When I see and Ocado driver in full PPE I will start worrying.
26/03/2020 01:04:58 4 14
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@2631 U15035760 finally someone who has common sense! The way this country is being run is a disgrace, so much money wasted on people just to keep them alive in hospital beds. Instead they should be diverting all the money to PPE, cleaning, fully educating nurses to masters level. Not this 2 year diploma call yourself a nurse bs.
26/03/2020 01:06:08 4 1
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@2631 You are obviously drunk and have anger issues. Go to bed. Tip.
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26/03/2020 00:58:35 1 2
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Here is something for you to do ; google 'Professor Francis Boyle' and 'Patient Zero'
26/03/2020 00:50:11 1 16
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Just some quick maths: 800,000 NHS staff 80,000 infected That's 10k staff to 1 must be such hard work trying to get 10k staff around 1 bed they need 500k to help them.
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26/03/2020 00:59:25 6 1
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2619 babyoda 800k NHS staff 80k infected, That's a staff ratio of 10:1 where's the problem.... Well.... Yes 800k staff are not all nurses and consultants, call me old fashioned, but I would prefer that a porter does not operate my ventilator. Secondly life goes on people suffer heart attacks, strokes etc in addition to Corona virus.
26/03/2020 00:58:15 9 20
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It's incredible how people think they can beat this virus with 500,000 volunteers , no PPE and a Union Jack, absolutely mind blowingly crazy. I hope I get loads of down votes just to see how rabidly crazy people have become.
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26/03/2020 01:00:36 3 0
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@.2631 U15035760. Oh, yes wise one. Tell us what we should do.
26/03/2020 01:08:09 1 6
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2634. ashgreener @.2631 U15035760. Oh, yes wise one. Tell us what we should do. Wait for a tree hugging, Marxist, remainer , snowflake scientist, to provide you with an answer, not Bojob and Cummings draped in a Union Jack.
26/03/2020 00:47:20 5 13
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2583. Posted byElectra Spark Do you really believe that Corbyn would have done a better job? He would have been spending money like there was no tomorrow and still not know what should be done, let alone get it done
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26/03/2020 01:01:35 5 1
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2616 Alan of Sydney Australia Do you really believe that Corbyn would have done a better job? He would have been spending money like there was no tomorrow and still not know what should be done, let alone get it done. ---- What ever you say is right. I'm no Corybyn lover. Perhaps it's your paranoia that continues the divide in this country. Anyway people are dying Coranovirus.
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26/03/2020 01:01:35 1 10
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My real name is CHARLIE CHUMP - I can do everything, but not without protective gear - THE LIES THAT TORIES - NICK HANCOCK - HE HAS THE RIGHT NAME FOR BEING OF THE WRIST. Do Tories subject themselves to Russian lie tests before they become MPs? Such incredible lies. I think there is a board game like this? What is it called? I am sure there is a game entitled TELLING LIES.
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26/03/2020 01:02:27 6 5
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Lets face it the UK government will pick the company to make ventilators that will give it the Biggest head lines Not the one that can deliver the goods in days .Dyson will take 4 to 6 weeks at best while other could start delivering 1000s in days all UK Made but hay Ho a head line is worth far more to the government than any life saved .
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26/03/2020 01:03:17 9 2
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No recollection: nothing wrong with saving the economy as with no job to go to many people can’t afford to feed themselves. We need the economy to be strong or we all on the dole afterwards and who wants that. It’s sad that people die but it’s the scientist who are advising. Stop moaning
2638. Posted by Envy "It’s sad that people die but it’s the scientist who are advising. Stop moaning " Hopefully you will be one of them. Removed
26/03/2020 00:58:15 9 20
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It's incredible how people think they can beat this virus with 500,000 volunteers , no PPE and a Union Jack, absolutely mind blowingly crazy. I hope I get loads of down votes just to see how rabidly crazy people have become.
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26/03/2020 01:03:37 5 0
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2631 U1 I don't think the army of volunteers will be performing surgery and operating machines that go beep. Most will just be phoning up people living alone to see if they need anything and dropping it on the doorstep. When I see and Ocado driver in full PPE I will start worrying.
26/03/2020 00:58:15 9 20
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It's incredible how people think they can beat this virus with 500,000 volunteers , no PPE and a Union Jack, absolutely mind blowingly crazy. I hope I get loads of down votes just to see how rabidly crazy people have become.
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26/03/2020 01:04:58 4 14
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@2631 U15035760 finally someone who has common sense! The way this country is being run is a disgrace, so much money wasted on people just to keep them alive in hospital beds. Instead they should be diverting all the money to PPE, cleaning, fully educating nurses to masters level. Not this 2 year diploma call yourself a nurse bs.
26/03/2020 00:58:15 9 20
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It's incredible how people think they can beat this virus with 500,000 volunteers , no PPE and a Union Jack, absolutely mind blowingly crazy. I hope I get loads of down votes just to see how rabidly crazy people have become.
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26/03/2020 01:06:08 4 1
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@2631 You are obviously drunk and have anger issues. Go to bed. Tip.
26/03/2020 01:16:13 5 5
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2641. Grommy @2631 You are obviously drunk and have anger issues. Go to bed. Tip. And you are obviously stupid if you think that you can combat this virus without hi spec PPE, I on the other hand will be sober in the morning whilst you will still be totally ignorant.
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26/03/2020 01:07:59 14 2
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Please remember. Someone you know or love will die from this disease if you do not follow the guidelines. Someone amongst your friends or family. It could even be you.
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26/03/2020 01:07:59 9 7
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Boris, Shut all the borders 100%. Lock down our country 100% for a month. Kill Vivid 19 by halting it's spread NOW! Keep the UK isolated until it's completely safe to relax restrictions. Get it done!
26/03/2020 01:00:36 3 0
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@.2631 U15035760. Oh, yes wise one. Tell us what we should do.
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26/03/2020 01:08:09 1 6
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2634. ashgreener @.2631 U15035760. Oh, yes wise one. Tell us what we should do. Wait for a tree hugging, Marxist, remainer , snowflake scientist, to provide you with an answer, not Bojob and Cummings draped in a Union Jack.
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26/03/2020 00:52:00 15 0
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Most of comments on here are just political point scoring by all sides. I am a voluntary blood biker and serve the NHS totally free. I have even more free time now so will also be helping in other NHS areas as well. I have just come off duty and when I read the rubbish spouted on here it’s truly disheartening why am I helping you people! Unite and be positive or be divisive and we will fail.
26/03/2020 01:28:28 18 1
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2645. "Most of comments on here are just political point scoring... I am a voluntary blood biker and serve the NHS totally free... I read the rubbish spouted on here it’s truly disheartening why am I helping you people!" ------ The silent majority have utmost respect for you. I would urge everyone to just say 'thanks' when they encounter someone doing work that keeps everything going.
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26/03/2020 01:04:00 10 8
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None of us signed up for you incompetent Clown Tories. We signed to help our communities. Tories had nothing to do with it.
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26/03/2020 01:09:00 1 4
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As JORDAN proclaimed, so wantonly, and as such a perfect ambassador of English culture: "BRING IT ON!"
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26/03/2020 01:09:50 21 1
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All the idiots who swarmed the pubs, bars and scenic spots the other week are about to unleash the virus to thousands of others. We need a complete lockdown and £500 breach fines, not £30 ones.This is not a flu - its a killer disease spread by contact. Stay inside. Block all outsiders from your daily lives.
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26/03/2020 01:11:00 3 6
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It's incredible how people think they can beat this virus with 500,000 volunteers , no PPE and a Union Jack, absolutely mind blowingly crazy. I hope I get loads of down votes just to see how rabidly crazy people have become. @2631 and I bet this person never picked up that phone or even gave it a thought to volunteer. Incredible how people think. Sometimes something is better than nothing.
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26/03/2020 01:11:41 10 6
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160,000 nurses have quit since the Tories entered government. Yet suddenly they deem them key workers. Go figure.
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26/03/2020 01:12:31 14 8
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After Farage, Johnson and Rees Mogg divided the country with BREXIT they want us to unite and fight against Coranovirus.
26/03/2020 01:03:17 9 2
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No recollection: nothing wrong with saving the economy as with no job to go to many people can’t afford to feed themselves. We need the economy to be strong or we all on the dole afterwards and who wants that. It’s sad that people die but it’s the scientist who are advising. Stop moaning
2638. Posted by Envy "It’s sad that people die but it’s the scientist who are advising. Stop moaning " Hopefully you will be one of them. Removed
2653
26/03/2020 01:13:42 2 14
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I'm surprised our youth aren't out demanding another EU referendum once the old are dead, all the while actively keeping the virus on the move.
26/03/2020 01:21:15 9 5
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2653. Big Chungus I'm surprised our youth aren't out demanding another EU referendum once the old are dead, all the while actively keeping the virus on the move. -- They won't need to... the reality of having to compete against US/China/Eu/Russia trade blocks and the relegation of our world status as a consequence (read credit rating) will do the job for them.
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26/03/2020 01:13:42 10 6
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Today the UK overtook south Korea in known cases moving us up to 9th place how much longer before we overtake china do i hear you ask 10 days after we start really testing would be my guess but will will probably overtake china's death rate 5 days before that never in the field of human history have so many been let down by so few
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26/03/2020 01:15:43 2 1
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I can't sign up yet as I need to have a conversation with my insurance company if I wish to use my car to do this. You can't sign up until you have done this. My insurance company has heard of this scheme and will get back to me. How has everyone else done it?
26/03/2020 01:22:46 1 1
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2655 North If you are insured for businesses I think you will be ok
26/03/2020 01:26:58 1 0
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@2655 insurance companies generally allow use of vehicles for NHS voluntary work with no added premium so shouldn’t be a problem. Santander replied to me within 24 hours when I first started but that was before CV19 so May take a little longer. Good luck &stay safe
26/03/2020 01:06:08 4 1
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@2631 You are obviously drunk and have anger issues. Go to bed. Tip.
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26/03/2020 01:16:13 5 5
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2641. Grommy @2631 You are obviously drunk and have anger issues. Go to bed. Tip. And you are obviously stupid if you think that you can combat this virus without hi spec PPE, I on the other hand will be sober in the morning whilst you will still be totally ignorant.
2657
26/03/2020 01:17:03 4 20
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To the boomers on here with your multiple houses and massive pension pots. It's our turn now to dictate your future. ??enjoy yourselves when you've lost it all because the economy crashed beyond repair.
2657 babyoda - time for bed. See you next Tuesday Removed
26/03/2020 01:33:51 5 9
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2657. Posted by babyoda "To the boomers on here with your multiple houses and massive pension pots." Jealous? Or just paranoid? Either way you're a born loser.
2658
26/03/2020 01:19:25 1 7
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As for this 'work from home' tosh, I have a very weak immunity so I have to isolate. I'm a key worker in Justice/ Legal system and told to work from my house. However, trying to get the service connected, TalkTalk only offer 1 year minimum contracts for broadband and no 'engineer appointments' until 1st June!!! So much for trying to help the country in a crisis!
26/03/2020 02:01:39 6 0
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@2658 "As for this 'work from home' tosh, I have a very weak immunity so I have to isolate. I'm a key worker in Justice/ Legal system and told to work from my house. However, trying to get the service connected, TalkTalk only offer 1 year minimum contracts for broadband and no 'engineer appointments' until 1st June!!!" Ask your manager about your company's business continuity planning
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26/03/2020 01:21:15 5 16
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17000 Influenzas deaths in England alone, per year, yet barely a peep is made by the government. There is more to this carry on than Corona. Control and manipulation. Smoke and mirrors. Tory lies.
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26/03/2020 01:21:15 2 5
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Trump just delivered 30,000 vents to new york + ford is ramping up the production of thousands and will deliver them by early June. I don't know if the uk can move anywhere near as quick as that. Hence wy think were in for a long lockdown because this lot are simply not quick enough. Just look at the mess on testing. WOEFUL!
26/03/2020 03:38:18 5 2
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2660. BlueFox "Trump just delivered 30,000 vents to new york" I'm not saying that isn't true. I personally have only seen reports of 4k to be sent along with a heavy dose of criticism from both sides. They come across like they're from neighbouring (it's "ou" thanks spellchecker) countries not areas in the same country.
26/03/2020 01:13:42 2 14
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I'm surprised our youth aren't out demanding another EU referendum once the old are dead, all the while actively keeping the virus on the move.
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26/03/2020 01:21:15 9 5
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2653. Big Chungus I'm surprised our youth aren't out demanding another EU referendum once the old are dead, all the while actively keeping the virus on the move. -- They won't need to... the reality of having to compete against US/China/Eu/Russia trade blocks and the relegation of our world status as a consequence (read credit rating) will do the job for them.
26/03/2020 01:15:43 2 1
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I can't sign up yet as I need to have a conversation with my insurance company if I wish to use my car to do this. You can't sign up until you have done this. My insurance company has heard of this scheme and will get back to me. How has everyone else done it?
2662
26/03/2020 01:22:46 1 1
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2655 North If you are insured for businesses I think you will be ok
2663
26/03/2020 01:23:26 8 1
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@babyoda. You keep using American expressions and seem very envious of hard work, savings and prudent money management. Are you an American Communist? Either way, your comments are repugnant, ill placed and simply barmy. I pitg the younger generation if the likes of you are representative of it.
2664
26/03/2020 01:23:56 16 0
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To little to late....London thinks it can do what it wants (not all by the way)...get a grip...isolate...this can kill you
2665
26/03/2020 01:25:47 7 11
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Why cover up the cracks of Tory ten year austerity plan by doing errands that do not save lives, merely pander to the Tory despair? This call to arms is phony and is unnecessary, another Tory deflection from the real truth that ten years of austerity has brought this desperation on a broken NHS. Wake up, Boo, the Tories are inventing Pulp Fiction for the gullible. Emily was brill tonight!
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26/03/2020 01:26:07 12 1
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The family bbq gatherings i seen several of my nieghbours doing needs something done about. I bet they will be first screaming for a ventilator when they get sick. I've always said UK's Emergency services and NHS are unsung underappreciated heroes of Britain.
26/03/2020 01:47:37 6 8
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@2666 The unsung heroes in this situation are the 'key workers' working for low pay in the majority of cases being put at risk without any PPE just so everyone else can keep eating etc. Whilst those workers keep working what do they get for their trouble if they go off ill during this measly SSP whilst those on benefits get an increase and others out of work get 80% of their wages.
2667
26/03/2020 01:26:27 1 4
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A hood which goes over your head&shoulders clear plastic vision panel&pipe which goes from your belly area to your mouth Your coat goes over your shoulders&creates a virus barrier, waterproof trousers,wellies&gloves You are then hopefully fit for Tesco or the tube Air could be funneled to the pipe from the outside of the train when out of the station,just need air scoops on trains&pipe
2668
26/03/2020 01:26:27 5 1
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Goodnight all - Guess we will wake up to see more horror pics from Londons un-quarantined tubes. Sighs
26/03/2020 01:17:03 4 20
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To the boomers on here with your multiple houses and massive pension pots. It's our turn now to dictate your future. ??enjoy yourselves when you've lost it all because the economy crashed beyond repair.
2657 babyoda - time for bed. See you next Tuesday Removed
26/03/2020 01:15:43 2 1
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I can't sign up yet as I need to have a conversation with my insurance company if I wish to use my car to do this. You can't sign up until you have done this. My insurance company has heard of this scheme and will get back to me. How has everyone else done it?
2670
26/03/2020 01:26:58 1 0
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@2655 insurance companies generally allow use of vehicles for NHS voluntary work with no added premium so shouldn’t be a problem. Santander replied to me within 24 hours when I first started but that was before CV19 so May take a little longer. Good luck &stay safe
26/03/2020 00:52:00 15 0
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Most of comments on here are just political point scoring by all sides. I am a voluntary blood biker and serve the NHS totally free. I have even more free time now so will also be helping in other NHS areas as well. I have just come off duty and when I read the rubbish spouted on here it’s truly disheartening why am I helping you people! Unite and be positive or be divisive and we will fail.
2671
26/03/2020 01:28:28 18 1
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2645. "Most of comments on here are just political point scoring... I am a voluntary blood biker and serve the NHS totally free... I read the rubbish spouted on here it’s truly disheartening why am I helping you people!" ------ The silent majority have utmost respect for you. I would urge everyone to just say 'thanks' when they encounter someone doing work that keeps everything going.
26/03/2020 01:35:31 1 0
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@2671 Thank you.
2672
26/03/2020 01:28:38 6 2
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We need 250,000 please? No you don't here's 500,000 Extra heroes
26/03/2020 00:53:33 12 0
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2599 jacroberts I am no virologist, I flunked biology. We have no idea what the true death rate is until a test arrives for antibodies. I can get this. Why can't you?
2673
26/03/2020 01:29:08 2 4
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"2625. Posted by GetMeOutOfHere" If you only test people who are so ill they have to be admitted to hospital and you don't test the general population to see how many people have been infected you could drastically overestimate the mortality rate. That's not biology it's basic mathematics. You need to watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_AyuhbnPOI
2674
26/03/2020 01:29:29 10 7
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What has become of us, people are talking like we can beat this thing without help from other nations, I truly despair.
2675
26/03/2020 01:29:29 3 24
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For those who keep saying the nurses are unsung heroes, look at the death rate. It's higher here than third world countries. UK is in the Top 9.
2676
26/03/2020 01:30:49 11 0
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So many here that are negative idiots. I say to you how many of you would have coped in the governments situation. Many of you may have ignored the directives in your selfish attitudes as i witnessed today. A beach side cafe vendor selling home made ice cream to kids declaring he was entitled to as a take away food outlet Pavilion cafe Aberdeen. Also selling alcohol free sanitiser at £4.99
26/03/2020 01:37:12 17 8
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2676. Posted by cliveh on Just now So many here that are negative idiots. I say to you how many of you would have coped in the governments situation. Well I would have taken the warning last January from China if that's what you mean, but others were too concerned about fulfilling their populist agenda wet dream and getting Brexit done. .
26/03/2020 01:17:03 4 20
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To the boomers on here with your multiple houses and massive pension pots. It's our turn now to dictate your future. ??enjoy yourselves when you've lost it all because the economy crashed beyond repair.
2677
26/03/2020 01:33:51 5 9
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2657. Posted by babyoda "To the boomers on here with your multiple houses and massive pension pots." Jealous? Or just paranoid? Either way you're a born loser.
2678
26/03/2020 01:34:51 11 0
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1.5 million people work in the NHS. Just over one third of these are doctors and nurses. Supporting them are therapists, psychologists, auxiliaries, maintenance staff, researchers, chaemotherapists, chemists, cleaners, ambulance staff. Behind everyone on the frontline, there are two people supporting them so they can care for you. They are all vital. Don't waste their time.
26/03/2020 01:28:28 18 1
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2645. "Most of comments on here are just political point scoring... I am a voluntary blood biker and serve the NHS totally free... I read the rubbish spouted on here it’s truly disheartening why am I helping you people!" ------ The silent majority have utmost respect for you. I would urge everyone to just say 'thanks' when they encounter someone doing work that keeps everything going.
2679
26/03/2020 01:35:31 1 0
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@2671 Thank you.
2680
26/03/2020 01:37:12 3 12
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I wonder how many of these 'volunteers' joined since they heard that a special service medal will be awarded for their assistance. The answer is quite simple. LOCK DOWN the country completely. Order total isolation. Appoint street/ local community wardens to enforce this, simillar to the WWII ARPs. Save lives - stay at home.
26/03/2020 01:30:49 11 0
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So many here that are negative idiots. I say to you how many of you would have coped in the governments situation. Many of you may have ignored the directives in your selfish attitudes as i witnessed today. A beach side cafe vendor selling home made ice cream to kids declaring he was entitled to as a take away food outlet Pavilion cafe Aberdeen. Also selling alcohol free sanitiser at £4.99
2681
26/03/2020 01:37:12 17 8
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2676. Posted by cliveh on Just now So many here that are negative idiots. I say to you how many of you would have coped in the governments situation. Well I would have taken the warning last January from China if that's what you mean, but others were too concerned about fulfilling their populist agenda wet dream and getting Brexit done. .
2681 U15035760 As i said negative idiots .. how can u relate brexit to covid 19. I fail to detect any link what so ever. Looks like you fit the general profile of an idiot Guarantee u would be one of the first to shout the house down if u had been locked down as soon as China had declared the virus. You're probably one of the dumb idiots asking how the gov got your mobile number Removed
2682
26/03/2020 01:42:04 6 8
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Here's some information; Since the Coronavirus outbreak, people have stopped buying Corona beers. Toilet roll has been going out of stock Most people have showed they don't really care about anyone but themselves. British culture at its finest.
2683
26/03/2020 01:23:05 6 1
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At a time like this, way too many comments on here are toe-curlingly cringing. Grow up.
2684
nic
26/03/2020 01:34:46 0 8
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As if... same as the hordes of donations to charities that is never paid up. Pure propaganda.
2685
26/03/2020 01:34:46 5 4
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We need to stay at home, but at the same time go in to work, I don't feel safe!!!! And risk lives of our loved ones. Arrogant and overconfident, the numbers don't lie. When are we going to wake up!!!!!!!
2686
nic
26/03/2020 01:40:46 4 9
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No background checks...including health status. Open door for predators. Joke.
26/03/2020 01:26:07 12 1
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The family bbq gatherings i seen several of my nieghbours doing needs something done about. I bet they will be first screaming for a ventilator when they get sick. I've always said UK's Emergency services and NHS are unsung underappreciated heroes of Britain.
2687
26/03/2020 01:47:37 6 8
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@2666 The unsung heroes in this situation are the 'key workers' working for low pay in the majority of cases being put at risk without any PPE just so everyone else can keep eating etc. Whilst those workers keep working what do they get for their trouble if they go off ill during this measly SSP whilst those on benefits get an increase and others out of work get 80% of their wages.
2688
26/03/2020 01:48:27 9 11
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Thank you to Newsnight for exposing the inexcusable delay in ordering ventilators, and evasive / vacuous answers on when we will actually receive these and 3.5M test kits before this virus peaks and outright lies about the UK government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Don't fall for the fake optimism being promoted to cover up their appalling incompetence.
2689
26/03/2020 01:49:58 10 3
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Can you believe that we are having a debate over the Olympics should be held or not. Watching athletes who use dubious methods of training is not high on the priority list!!!!
26/03/2020 01:37:12 17 8
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2676. Posted by cliveh on Just now So many here that are negative idiots. I say to you how many of you would have coped in the governments situation. Well I would have taken the warning last January from China if that's what you mean, but others were too concerned about fulfilling their populist agenda wet dream and getting Brexit done. .
2690
bbc
2681 U15035760 As i said negative idiots .. how can u relate brexit to covid 19. I fail to detect any link what so ever. Looks like you fit the general profile of an idiot Guarantee u would be one of the first to shout the house down if u had been locked down as soon as China had declared the virus. You're probably one of the dumb idiots asking how the gov got your mobile number Removed
2691
26/03/2020 01:52:29 12 2
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And even now there are people using public toilets and leaving without washing their hands. These people are killers.
26/03/2020 02:03:39 2 1
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@2691 "And even now there are people using public toilets and leaving without washing their hands" What public toilet is open? Where?
26/03/2020 02:27:15 2 1
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@2691 "And even now there are people using public toilets and leaving without washing their hands" What public toilet is open? Where?" ooh er, Snowdon, barry island, skegness promenade, well he didn't specify a date, should have washed hands though, but perhaps felt pressurised by the queue of 307 stood behind the door, well did you see the footage? :-)
2692
26/03/2020 01:52:39 9 7
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Ventilators are on order 10,000 of them ask the European countries and the USA for that matter were theirs are? Everything you mention is a worldwide problem, did you foresee this coming? No more than they did. Get real
2693
26/03/2020 01:54:10 8 7
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Lol they’ll ask 500,000 people to risk their lives but won’t ask Amazon to pay more than 1%? Won’t extradite Prince Andrew? And you gullible fools still visit the circus.
26/03/2020 02:14:49 6 2
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2693 Kezzman "Lol they’ll ask 500,000 people to risk their lives but won’t ask Amazon to pay more than 1%? Won’t extradite Prince Andrew? And you gullible fools still visit the circus" Nice one Kezzman - Her Maj, Chas, Bozo, Dom (my brain is so big) Cummings couldn't care less if we live/die, we're just statistics. Food running out at the food bank I volunteer at today -- donation Ma'am?
2694
26/03/2020 01:55:20 8 5
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Good for them, but as with the medical workers, I hope everything that can be done is being done to protect their health too. What a daunting prospect for those medical students though, just qualified and propelled into this.
2695
26/03/2020 01:56:01 8 21
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I really hope USA show their true colours and refuse to help UK when the EU tell us "sorry we can't help you with our superior nurses and ventilators because your pensioners voted Brexit" *waves EU flag at them*
2696
26/03/2020 01:52:42 4 10
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The elephant in the room is why the medical professionals are ignoring a proven treatment; this is from 2005 but very pertinent to our time now: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/vitamin-c-may-be-a-life-saver-5544405.html
2697
26/03/2020 02:05:55 3 5
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English English English. Please state it’s England. Muppets. They asked for 250,000 and they have 500,000. How can they stay indoors and volunteer at same time? They will spread disease like never known before
2698
26/03/2020 02:07:05 3 4
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All non-essential workers should be at home. Everyone should be paid UBI with those still having to work receiving their full wages on top and those furloughed also receiving 80% of their normal wage. This is fair. If we’re serious about waiting out this disease. Those who bravely volunteer should also receive a full living wage.
2699
26/03/2020 02:09:27 3 2
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Medical professionals ignoring a proven treatment Jacob?????
2700
26/03/2020 02:10:17 1 3
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there was no mention of deaths on chan 4 news unless in the first minute, wheras other days before Tuesday it was well covered, had to really search this bbc news site to find it and then only new total, are we censoring it now to cut panic? just want the facts, after all if it slows how will you know? and hence feel more optimistic,