Coronavirus R number increases as cases rise
25/09/2020 | news | other | 2,286
Every case is estimated to result in between 1.2 and 1.5 further infections, government estimates find.
1901
25/09/2020 22:27:56 3 7
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But there was a benefit to this Cummings debacle. Obviously, before he broke the rules I'd have followed him without question into the jaws of death because... Er... He's a good friend of er.. Boris? Whom I don't know either... But anyway... NOW... if he tells me to stick my head into a gas cooker.. I'll think twice.
25/09/2020 22:31:58 5 5
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@1901: "But there was a benefit to this Cummings debacle. Obviously, before he broke the rules I'd have followed him without question into the jaws of death because..." The only reason Dominic Cummings would be leading anyone into the jaws of death would be if he was plotting to steal Death's teeth.
Bob
25/09/2020 22:22:13 7 5
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@1865. Englander Students. It is clear now from commentary coming out of Scotland and Manchester what is driving this steep change. First it was raves and now it is freshers week. At that age you have a naive invincibility. With a bit of luck this might mean one short, sharp quick burst of COVID running rampant and then hopefully the more adult population will continue playing by the rules.
1902
25/09/2020 22:28:46 9 3
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@1888 Bob To be honest, if I was a student again, I'd be more worried about catching chlamydia or alcohol poisoning than covid19 during freshers week.....
25/09/2020 22:33:59 4 5
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@ 1902. Yet Another Burner Account "To be honest, if I was a student again, I'd be more worried about catching chlamydia or alcohol poisoning than covid19 during freshers week....." Up-voted because that is how I would have reacted when I was a student. Sad, but true.
1903
25/09/2020 22:28:46 9 1
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@ Englander "How they can they pick up such a steep rise like that when they testing of numbers is no different than it was 2 weeks ago" Results dear man, results.
Ian
25/09/2020 22:14:19 8 5
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We are told not to blame students but some of them and others with a similar attitude must not have helped. When I hear of students on Glasgow and elsewhere celebrating freshers week because it is 'Freshers Week' with nights of parties and mingling I am left speechless. A lot of their accommodation (not students fault) is not appropriate and more study needs to be remote for now.
1904
25/09/2020 22:29:27 8 22
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1875. Ian "When I hear of students on Glasgow and elsewhere celebrating freshers week because it is 'Freshers Week' with nights of parties and mingling I am left speechless." Wonder if you were equally speechless when the older generation had "nights of parties and mingling" on VE Day?
25/09/2020 22:37:13 1 6
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1904 harjinder Regarding covid you have no idea it is apparent. As for your other comment, you incur the wrath of the mamy in tjis country. I trust you and your family have enjoyed the benefits of living in this country you so easily attack!
25/09/2020 22:27:56 3 7
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But there was a benefit to this Cummings debacle. Obviously, before he broke the rules I'd have followed him without question into the jaws of death because... Er... He's a good friend of er.. Boris? Whom I don't know either... But anyway... NOW... if he tells me to stick my head into a gas cooker.. I'll think twice.
1905
25/09/2020 22:31:58 5 5
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@1901: "But there was a benefit to this Cummings debacle. Obviously, before he broke the rules I'd have followed him without question into the jaws of death because..." The only reason Dominic Cummings would be leading anyone into the jaws of death would be if he was plotting to steal Death's teeth.
1906
25/09/2020 22:33:29 4 3
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"We had Corona symptoms, but because we can't get a test, we had to go out not knowing if we had it or not" A minute before 1700 students at MMU are told to quarantine for 14 days. Our future is safe.
25/09/2020 22:43:13 3 2
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@1906 If I thought I'd had it I would of self isolated. It's because of people like you that the virus is spreading!
25/09/2020 22:28:46 9 3
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@1888 Bob To be honest, if I was a student again, I'd be more worried about catching chlamydia or alcohol poisoning than covid19 during freshers week.....
1907
25/09/2020 22:33:59 4 5
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@ 1902. Yet Another Burner Account "To be honest, if I was a student again, I'd be more worried about catching chlamydia or alcohol poisoning than covid19 during freshers week....." Up-voted because that is how I would have reacted when I was a student. Sad, but true.
1908
25/09/2020 22:36:40 9 24
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Deaths are down by 4 today. Where is that reported? No, let’s continue with Project Fear.
1909
25/09/2020 22:36:50 7 6
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Cant see government putting any more money into Student Loans Company. University sector following the airline sector, down.
1910
25/09/2020 22:37:10 5 6
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Get people back to work, get people to eat out, get kids back to school and what happens? And a few week later the R number shoots up. Golly gosh, well there's a surprise, who'd o' thought it eh?? As it will a few weeks time after students go to uni this week.
1911
25/09/2020 22:37:10 1 3
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When toilet rolls have run out, Amazon will delivery them one at a time by 'Ring Drone'. That will work out to about $1 for a pinch and $5 for a full underarm swipe.
1912
25/09/2020 22:38:11 0 3
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And all the while in the NE of England Northumbria Police allow escort agencies to remain open despite local restrictions. Failure to comply with a requirement to take specific action as Secretary of State requires Great example of applying the law equally - Allowed to see friends & family - No - businesses complying & struggling - but It’s ok to book an escort - outrageous abuse of power NP!!
25/09/2020 22:47:35 2 1
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1912. wornoutgeordie I booked a few escorts this week and proposed masks and a 1.5 metre distance and I was offered a discount - which I took. We had a nice chat and a coca cola and I think going forward this could be a new model for more equitable exchanges between us.
25/09/2020 22:47:35 2 1
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@1912 Geordie You'd have to be nuts to hire escort with CV around, CV will hit sexual deviants sector hard : doggers, swingers, cottagers all high risk. Though social distancing peeping toms should be OK.
1913
25/09/2020 22:38:31 5 11
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RE:1900. Posted by WD18 Yes it's dangerous...but certainly not deadly
25/09/2020 22:50:17 10 3
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Re. 1913 posted by spudski These characteristics mean that it is deadly despite the relatively low overall mortality rate. This isnt an oxymoron; unlike flu for example, if we carried on as normal with Covid it would rapidly infect the entire population which would lead to hundreds of thousands dead (partly due to overrun hospitals). Some south american countries have shown this.
25/09/2020 22:53:08 0 0
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1913. Posted bySpudskion 4 minutes ago RE:1900. Posted by WD18 Yes it's dangerous...but certainly not deadly Oh dear. Something with 50% morbidity but 1% transmission is the same as 1% morbidity but 50% transmission.
25/09/2020 22:59:31 4 1
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1913. They are looking for volunteers to infect so they can test a vaccine. Would you be at the front of the queue? I doubt it, just like so many others who weirdly think it won’t affect me, until it does. You life your decisions, your death.
1914
25/09/2020 22:25:13 7 2
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What happens next in the UK depends largely on the death rates in Spain and France on Thursday if they are low nothing much will happen in the UK . if the death rates are high Pubs and restaurants and gyms will be locked down again .schools will follow a week later with universities. retail out lets will not be closed one way systems put in place mask waring enforced .
25/09/2020 22:16:50 14 9
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Best way to spread COVID-19 rapidly - simple - 1. Allow people to travel over summer 2. Send children back to school, all at the same time, in Autumn. 3. Get all the colleges and universities to go back at the same time. 4. Keep all the bars, cafes and restaurants open during the same period. Best way to stop COVID19 spreading - Do the total opposite of the above... We’re lead by fools.
1915
TF
25/09/2020 22:28:13 0 4
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1880 and 1883 The third word from the end is the one I’m struggling with. Is this the element Pb in the periodic table? I’m sure you must be making a good point as you seem bright, but it may as well be in Spanish if the spelling falls down.
1916
25/09/2020 22:30:13 1 4
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@joey pestoni. Every thing you have said policy wise is classic Labour. You are obviously sub 23 years old. Look back on records, news items etc and see for yourself.
1917
25/09/2020 22:32:13 9 8
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And the BBC is still giving airtime to the WHO. The same WHO that anointed the ‘very respectable’ Robert Mugabe as its Goodwill Ambassador (yes, really) just before he did the world a favour and croaked it. You just can’t make this up can you.
1918
25/09/2020 22:35:13 7 5
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The alt left on here are still on about Cummings lol
25/09/2020 22:29:27 8 22
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1875. Ian "When I hear of students on Glasgow and elsewhere celebrating freshers week because it is 'Freshers Week' with nights of parties and mingling I am left speechless." Wonder if you were equally speechless when the older generation had "nights of parties and mingling" on VE Day?
1919
25/09/2020 22:37:13 1 6
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1904 harjinder Regarding covid you have no idea it is apparent. As for your other comment, you incur the wrath of the mamy in tjis country. I trust you and your family have enjoyed the benefits of living in this country you so easily attack!
25/09/2020 22:49:06 7 0
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1919. Nanty " I trust you and your family have enjoyed the benefits of living in this country you so easily attack!" As a British citizen I, and my family of British citizens, have enjoyed all the benefits of living in this country. Did you assume my name meant I wasn't British? Wonder why you're feeling attacked by my comment?
1920
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The alt left are loving these times reminds them of the soviet union or there new country to look up to China.... Removed
25/09/2020 22:47:15 5 6
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@1920 "The alt left are loving these times" At least they stopped Patel deporting black people She only managed 17 If not for CV19 she'd have done hundreds by now With your type applauding her Also there's no risk of even the biggest liar calling berxit a success now There are always small compensations
1921
25/09/2020 22:42:43 8 8
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The uneducated really do hate the students don't they, is it self hate or jealousy?
25/09/2020 22:47:55 2 4
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@1921: Actually I've a degree from Oxford, and I certainly loathe the current generation at undergraduate age, and their brainless behaviour, which whilst it is probably no more silly than we were, is certainly more selfish. Naturally, I dare say your own bias, as opposed to mine, will lead you to assume that I'm lying. To this, I would say that I don't actually *care* ;)
25/09/2020 22:33:29 4 3
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"We had Corona symptoms, but because we can't get a test, we had to go out not knowing if we had it or not" A minute before 1700 students at MMU are told to quarantine for 14 days. Our future is safe.
1922
25/09/2020 22:43:13 3 2
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@1906 If I thought I'd had it I would of self isolated. It's because of people like you that the virus is spreading!
1923
25/09/2020 22:44:44 6 11
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Since beginning of June more people have died of flu than covid 19.
1924
25/09/2020 22:45:24 4 7
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If you do feel you need to break lockdown rules please make sure you only do it in a specific and limited way.
The alt left are loving these times reminds them of the soviet union or there new country to look up to China.... Removed
1925
25/09/2020 22:47:15 5 6
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@1920 "The alt left are loving these times" At least they stopped Patel deporting black people She only managed 17 If not for CV19 she'd have done hundreds by now With your type applauding her Also there's no risk of even the biggest liar calling berxit a success now There are always small compensations
25/09/2020 22:38:11 0 3
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And all the while in the NE of England Northumbria Police allow escort agencies to remain open despite local restrictions. Failure to comply with a requirement to take specific action as Secretary of State requires Great example of applying the law equally - Allowed to see friends & family - No - businesses complying & struggling - but It’s ok to book an escort - outrageous abuse of power NP!!
1926
25/09/2020 22:47:35 2 1
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1912. wornoutgeordie I booked a few escorts this week and proposed masks and a 1.5 metre distance and I was offered a discount - which I took. We had a nice chat and a coca cola and I think going forward this could be a new model for more equitable exchanges between us.
25/09/2020 22:38:11 0 3
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And all the while in the NE of England Northumbria Police allow escort agencies to remain open despite local restrictions. Failure to comply with a requirement to take specific action as Secretary of State requires Great example of applying the law equally - Allowed to see friends & family - No - businesses complying & struggling - but It’s ok to book an escort - outrageous abuse of power NP!!
1927
25/09/2020 22:47:35 2 1
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@1912 Geordie You'd have to be nuts to hire escort with CV around, CV will hit sexual deviants sector hard : doggers, swingers, cottagers all high risk. Though social distancing peeping toms should be OK.
25/09/2020 22:42:43 8 8
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The uneducated really do hate the students don't they, is it self hate or jealousy?
1928
25/09/2020 22:47:55 2 4
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@1921: Actually I've a degree from Oxford, and I certainly loathe the current generation at undergraduate age, and their brainless behaviour, which whilst it is probably no more silly than we were, is certainly more selfish. Naturally, I dare say your own bias, as opposed to mine, will lead you to assume that I'm lying. To this, I would say that I don't actually *care* ;)
@1928 Many people have degrees from Oxford, as do I as it happens. Why do you mention that that you went there, do you feel somehow superior? I presume you didn't study for a science degree the way you generalise and ignore the facts. Removed
25/09/2020 22:37:13 1 6
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1904 harjinder Regarding covid you have no idea it is apparent. As for your other comment, you incur the wrath of the mamy in tjis country. I trust you and your family have enjoyed the benefits of living in this country you so easily attack!
1929
25/09/2020 22:49:06 7 0
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1919. Nanty " I trust you and your family have enjoyed the benefits of living in this country you so easily attack!" As a British citizen I, and my family of British citizens, have enjoyed all the benefits of living in this country. Did you assume my name meant I wasn't British? Wonder why you're feeling attacked by my comment?
1929 harinjar Your name is not British so it is a safe assumption that your family are immigrants. Typical attitude, try living in India or Pakistan et al if you do not like it here. If you have nothing positive to say about our country, sod off! Removed
1930
25/09/2020 22:49:57 7 4
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All the pubs are open, all the kids are in school, a week ago we were being told to get on the tube and go to work... what do you expect!?
25/09/2020 22:59:52 4 9
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@1930 Rich All the pubs are open, all the kids are in school, a week ago we were being told to get on the tube and go to work... what do you expect!? -- But many on here blame it on the students who returned to uni this week!! Crazy. They ignore the science, they ignore the facts, they read the Daily Fail.
25/09/2020 22:38:31 5 11
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RE:1900. Posted by WD18 Yes it's dangerous...but certainly not deadly
1931
25/09/2020 22:50:17 10 3
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Re. 1913 posted by spudski These characteristics mean that it is deadly despite the relatively low overall mortality rate. This isnt an oxymoron; unlike flu for example, if we carried on as normal with Covid it would rapidly infect the entire population which would lead to hundreds of thousands dead (partly due to overrun hospitals). Some south american countries have shown this.
1932
25/09/2020 22:50:27 11 2
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A guy wants to get into beekeeping so he goes to an apiary and buys twelve bees to start a hive When he gets home he notices he actually has thirteen bees He phones the apiary to tell them about the extra one They say it is a free bee
25/09/2020 22:53:28 0 0
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1932. bigmowlay Stop before it's too late. You're getting as bad as me.
25/09/2020 22:54:39 0 1
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@1932: Big Mowlay: "A guy wants to get into beekeeping so he goes to an apiary and buys twelve bees to start a hive When he gets home he notices he actually has thirteen bees.." Then, in the middle of the night, he wakes up and remembers reading MR James' ghost story "Number 13." He wonders whether he'll dare to count the bees again by daylight, tomorrow.
Isn't the national pension around £800 per month ? Wouldnt a million dead pensioners represent a huge savings every year. Not to mention the cost to the NHS required just to keep an old person alive into very old age..that would be saved too Removed
25/09/2020 22:58:21 2 0
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@ "1933. Posted byShrimplyPibbles" Ever watch Logan's run?
Let's face it....how many times was Johnson warned that we were coming out of the Lockdown to fast, and it was Cummins, Jenrick and even the PMs own father decided that the Lockdown was not for them, so off they went, and 2 have kept there positions and in the case of his father he didn't want to enter I to answering questions and also not a word from the Home Secretary. Removed
25/09/2020 22:38:31 5 11
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RE:1900. Posted by WD18 Yes it's dangerous...but certainly not deadly
1935
25/09/2020 22:53:08 0 0
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1913. Posted bySpudskion 4 minutes ago RE:1900. Posted by WD18 Yes it's dangerous...but certainly not deadly Oh dear. Something with 50% morbidity but 1% transmission is the same as 1% morbidity but 50% transmission.
25/09/2020 22:50:27 11 2
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A guy wants to get into beekeeping so he goes to an apiary and buys twelve bees to start a hive When he gets home he notices he actually has thirteen bees He phones the apiary to tell them about the extra one They say it is a free bee
1936
25/09/2020 22:53:28 0 0
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1932. bigmowlay Stop before it's too late. You're getting as bad as me.
25/09/2020 22:50:27 11 2
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A guy wants to get into beekeeping so he goes to an apiary and buys twelve bees to start a hive When he gets home he notices he actually has thirteen bees He phones the apiary to tell them about the extra one They say it is a free bee
1937
25/09/2020 22:54:39 0 1
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@1932: Big Mowlay: "A guy wants to get into beekeeping so he goes to an apiary and buys twelve bees to start a hive When he gets home he notices he actually has thirteen bees.." Then, in the middle of the night, he wakes up and remembers reading MR James' ghost story "Number 13." He wonders whether he'll dare to count the bees again by daylight, tomorrow.
1938
25/09/2020 22:54:39 4 0
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People should observe 2 metre social distancing, or 1metre plus, which is 1 metre + another metre. Jobs a good un !
1939
25/09/2020 22:54:49 4 5
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Predictably, since the introduction of the compulsory wearing of face masks, for which the scientific case was weak, driven by our panic-inducing media, especially the BBC, the discipline of social distancing in such places deteriorated rapidly - now we're seeing the consequence.
1940
25/09/2020 22:54:59 4 4
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Paaaaartaaaaay. Just don’t expect any sympathy when you and yours catch this thing.
25/09/2020 22:47:55 2 4
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@1921: Actually I've a degree from Oxford, and I certainly loathe the current generation at undergraduate age, and their brainless behaviour, which whilst it is probably no more silly than we were, is certainly more selfish. Naturally, I dare say your own bias, as opposed to mine, will lead you to assume that I'm lying. To this, I would say that I don't actually *care* ;)
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@1928 Many people have degrees from Oxford, as do I as it happens. Why do you mention that that you went there, do you feel somehow superior? I presume you didn't study for a science degree the way you generalise and ignore the facts. Removed
@1941 No, I feel somehow superior because I'm an arrogant and misanthropic git, the university has little to do with it; simply that that's where I went, for the sake of being moderately specific, and presenting a counter example to the suggestion that a dislike of current students necessarily implied self-loathing or jealousy over a perceived comparative paucity of the subject's own education. Removed
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1943
25/09/2020 22:46:10 4 8
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Yes there is a run on toilet roll again people need it to mop up the crap coming from the politicians and MSM.
1944
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We were told masks would stop it spreading now were told its spreading so why where a mask????? Removed
1945
25/09/2020 22:51:10 2 2
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when the death rates in Spain and France are revealed on Thursday a couple of other things to look out for those in serious critical condition Spain today 1465 France 1098 are lots of people dying yet the numbers still going up still ? next is the age of people dying starting to get younger ? when you consider all the facts revealed on Thursday it will point the way forward
1946
25/09/2020 22:52:10 9 14
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To all the down voters who can’t let go of project fear, I apologise profusely, you’re so right of course. With a death rate among the healthy at a whopping 0.0027% it really is huge this. And well worth sinking the global economy for right? Night night all and remember to put your masks on for bed now. X
25/09/2020 23:07:00 2 5
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1946 havinagiraffe the current world death rate is 4% the current European death rate is 2% the UK death rate is on par with Mexico tells you all you need to know about the NHS . of course these figures are only on confirmed cases of corona virus
1947
25/09/2020 22:53:10 6 7
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The experts say don`t go out after 10pm or the virus will get you , before that your ok ...
25/09/2020 23:39:00 14 2
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1947.U18516229 The experts say don`t go out after 10pm or the virus will get you , before that your ok .. actually they have found it is spreading through social interactions and rather than completely shut pubs they are reducing their hours in the hope it works, as shutting pubs would cost jobs and money if nos dont come down then pubs may shut get it now?.
Isn't the national pension around £800 per month ? Wouldnt a million dead pensioners represent a huge savings every year. Not to mention the cost to the NHS required just to keep an old person alive into very old age..that would be saved too Removed
1948
25/09/2020 22:58:21 2 0
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@ "1933. Posted byShrimplyPibbles" Ever watch Logan's run?
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RE:1900. Posted by WD18 Yes it's dangerous...but certainly not deadly
1949
25/09/2020 22:59:31 4 1
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1913. They are looking for volunteers to infect so they can test a vaccine. Would you be at the front of the queue? I doubt it, just like so many others who weirdly think it won’t affect me, until it does. You life your decisions, your death.
25/09/2020 22:49:57 7 4
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All the pubs are open, all the kids are in school, a week ago we were being told to get on the tube and go to work... what do you expect!?
1950
25/09/2020 22:59:52 4 9
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@1930 Rich All the pubs are open, all the kids are in school, a week ago we were being told to get on the tube and go to work... what do you expect!? -- But many on here blame it on the students who returned to uni this week!! Crazy. They ignore the science, they ignore the facts, they read the Daily Fail.
25/09/2020 23:08:00 2 3
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@ 1950 Bozo the clown "But many on here blame it on the students who returned to uni this week!! Crazy. They ignore the science, they ignore the facts, they read the Daily Fail." No, they are just students. They probably don't read a newspaper (they are for old farts), they feel safe in themselves and they don't interact with us oldies. I don't agree with the view, but I do understand
1951
25/09/2020 22:56:00 5 11
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People on here going on about the BBC giving WHO airtime you need to know both are alt left .
25/09/2020 23:05:00 2 3
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@1951: "People on here going on about the BBC giving WHO airtime you need to know both are alt left ." Say what you like about the BBC airing Who, the recent "Fury from the Deep" animated recon was pretty good stuff- apart from the over-long arms. Thus far, 'Inconsistent Cartoon Troughton' is easily the most three-dimensional current Doctor around.
1952
25/09/2020 23:00:00 7 1
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The chief executive of Blackpool Council says there's no link between a rise in infections and tourism. Pull the other one, son.
@1928 Many people have degrees from Oxford, as do I as it happens. Why do you mention that that you went there, do you feel somehow superior? I presume you didn't study for a science degree the way you generalise and ignore the facts. Removed
@1941 No, I feel somehow superior because I'm an arrogant and misanthropic git, the university has little to do with it; simply that that's where I went, for the sake of being moderately specific, and presenting a counter example to the suggestion that a dislike of current students necessarily implied self-loathing or jealousy over a perceived comparative paucity of the subject's own education. Removed
1954
25/09/2020 23:03:00 3 1
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Quoted from a report on here re Manchester University:- "University and College Union general secretary Jo Grady said it was a "wholly predictable - and predicted catastrophe." How that statement demonstrates the lack of leadership shown by many members of our society and the lack of responsibility they encourage our young people to take.
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People on here going on about the BBC giving WHO airtime you need to know both are alt left .
1955
25/09/2020 23:05:00 2 3
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@1951: "People on here going on about the BBC giving WHO airtime you need to know both are alt left ." Say what you like about the BBC airing Who, the recent "Fury from the Deep" animated recon was pretty good stuff- apart from the over-long arms. Thus far, 'Inconsistent Cartoon Troughton' is easily the most three-dimensional current Doctor around.
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1955. Curmudgeon "@1951: "People on here going on about the BBC giving WHO airtime you need to know both are alt left ." Say what you like about the BBC airing Who, the recent "Fury from the Deep" animated recon was pretty good stuff- apart from the over-long arms. " Would those be the alt left arms or the alt right arms?
1956
25/09/2020 23:06:00 1 7
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Deaths down by 4 today. There is a decreasing correlation between cases and deaths. Strangely, no media outlet will report that.
25/09/2020 23:09:00 10 3
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@1956. anderson 2? "Deaths down by 4 today. There is a decreasing correlation between cases and deaths. Strangely, no media outlet will report that" So let's take the numbers seriously when they support your 'case', but we must dismiss them out of hand when they don't? There's a job waiting for you at Tory central office.
1957
25/09/2020 23:07:00 5 3
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Covid cases are up everywhere in the West. China is now building concentration camps in Tibet as well as Xinjiang. New normal !
25/09/2020 22:49:06 7 0
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1919. Nanty " I trust you and your family have enjoyed the benefits of living in this country you so easily attack!" As a British citizen I, and my family of British citizens, have enjoyed all the benefits of living in this country. Did you assume my name meant I wasn't British? Wonder why you're feeling attacked by my comment?
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1929 harinjar Your name is not British so it is a safe assumption that your family are immigrants. Typical attitude, try living in India or Pakistan et al if you do not like it here. If you have nothing positive to say about our country, sod off! Removed
25/09/2020 23:12:00 5 1
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1958. Nasty It's eating you up, isn't it?
25/09/2020 23:13:00 11 2
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@1958 Nanty "Immigrants" came here a long time ago. I grew up with kids who were from immigrant families back in the 60's, they are as "British" as we are.
25/09/2020 22:52:10 9 14
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To all the down voters who can’t let go of project fear, I apologise profusely, you’re so right of course. With a death rate among the healthy at a whopping 0.0027% it really is huge this. And well worth sinking the global economy for right? Night night all and remember to put your masks on for bed now. X
1959
25/09/2020 23:07:00 2 5
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1946 havinagiraffe the current world death rate is 4% the current European death rate is 2% the UK death rate is on par with Mexico tells you all you need to know about the NHS . of course these figures are only on confirmed cases of corona virus
25/09/2020 22:59:52 4 9
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@1930 Rich All the pubs are open, all the kids are in school, a week ago we were being told to get on the tube and go to work... what do you expect!? -- But many on here blame it on the students who returned to uni this week!! Crazy. They ignore the science, they ignore the facts, they read the Daily Fail.
1960
25/09/2020 23:08:00 2 3
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@ 1950 Bozo the clown "But many on here blame it on the students who returned to uni this week!! Crazy. They ignore the science, they ignore the facts, they read the Daily Fail." No, they are just students. They probably don't read a newspaper (they are for old farts), they feel safe in themselves and they don't interact with us oldies. I don't agree with the view, but I do understand
25/09/2020 23:05:00 2 3
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@1951: "People on here going on about the BBC giving WHO airtime you need to know both are alt left ." Say what you like about the BBC airing Who, the recent "Fury from the Deep" animated recon was pretty good stuff- apart from the over-long arms. Thus far, 'Inconsistent Cartoon Troughton' is easily the most three-dimensional current Doctor around.
1961
25/09/2020 23:08:00 4 1
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1955. Curmudgeon "@1951: "People on here going on about the BBC giving WHO airtime you need to know both are alt left ." Say what you like about the BBC airing Who, the recent "Fury from the Deep" animated recon was pretty good stuff- apart from the over-long arms. " Would those be the alt left arms or the alt right arms?
25/09/2020 23:06:00 1 7
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Deaths down by 4 today. There is a decreasing correlation between cases and deaths. Strangely, no media outlet will report that.
1962
25/09/2020 23:09:00 10 3
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@1956. anderson 2? "Deaths down by 4 today. There is a decreasing correlation between cases and deaths. Strangely, no media outlet will report that" So let's take the numbers seriously when they support your 'case', but we must dismiss them out of hand when they don't? There's a job waiting for you at Tory central office.
1963
bbc
The part public part private WHO predicts 2 million deaths worldwide making them responsible for at least 1,995000 based on thier own deliberate false advice at the outbreak. Should be disbanded and those responsible charged. Removed
25/09/2020 23:15:00 9 3
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@1963. Tempest77 The part public part private WHO predicts 2 million deaths worldwide making them responsible for at least 1,995000 based on thier own deliberate false advice at the outbreak. Should be disbanded and those responsible charged" Presumably you can prove this "deliberate false advice" claim of yours? I mean, you wouldn't just come here and spout alt right BS, right?
1929 harinjar Your name is not British so it is a safe assumption that your family are immigrants. Typical attitude, try living in India or Pakistan et al if you do not like it here. If you have nothing positive to say about our country, sod off! Removed
1964
25/09/2020 23:12:00 5 1
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1958. Nasty It's eating you up, isn't it?
1929 harinjar Your name is not British so it is a safe assumption that your family are immigrants. Typical attitude, try living in India or Pakistan et al if you do not like it here. If you have nothing positive to say about our country, sod off! Removed
1965
25/09/2020 23:13:00 11 2
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@1958 Nanty "Immigrants" came here a long time ago. I grew up with kids who were from immigrant families back in the 60's, they are as "British" as we are.
1966
25/09/2020 23:15:00 3 1
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Come in moderation your time is up.
The part public part private WHO predicts 2 million deaths worldwide making them responsible for at least 1,995000 based on thier own deliberate false advice at the outbreak. Should be disbanded and those responsible charged. Removed
1967
25/09/2020 23:15:00 9 3
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@1963. Tempest77 The part public part private WHO predicts 2 million deaths worldwide making them responsible for at least 1,995000 based on thier own deliberate false advice at the outbreak. Should be disbanded and those responsible charged" Presumably you can prove this "deliberate false advice" claim of yours? I mean, you wouldn't just come here and spout alt right BS, right?
25/09/2020 23:25:00 0 7
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1967 Unfortunately not to people who are terminally deluded or who cant face the truth and have zero ablity to say anything other than they are told. Im sure you could find it yourself its everywhere on the net.
1968
25/09/2020 23:16:00 6 5
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Lots of postings being removed, 50shadesofearlkgrey / Lady Smith is lurking. Hello darling, anything to say to us eh or do you just want to stifle free speech like a good Trump supporter?
125
25/09/2020 14:03:46 67 29
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This whole thing would be so much easier if I actually had faith and confidence in our politicians. I simply don't trust them. They all seem to be self-serving, egocentric, power grabbers. I just struggle to believe they are acting for the greater good, and not for their own agenda.
1969
25/09/2020 23:16:00 10 0
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125. RichardJ "This whole thing would be so much easier if I actually had faith and confidence in our politicians. I simply don't trust them. They all seem to be self-serving, egocentric, power grabbers." Upvoted on the assumption that this applies to all parties, across the board, and almost all politicians (some seem to be more conscientious).
1970
HE
25/09/2020 23:18:00 8 6
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I look around me, busses, shops, and I see uneducated, poorly raised and pure stupid people lauding Russian conspiracy theories mixed with chavvy defiance and with their masks loosely around their chin, arm. Take the right to healthcare away from these critters and let them pay for the lockdown costs.
1971
25/09/2020 23:14:00 5 11
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Kids are irresponsible, carefree, reckless and gullible. Then allow them to police themselves away from their parents, in their own grown rooms in Uni. Of course they will behave! What drugs are all the MP's taking? Have not heard anything sensible yet! They will spread it(I would of at that age) They need policing for goodness sake!
1972
25/09/2020 23:17:00 5 4
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We unlocked in June July....BECAUSE.... the virus is everywhere. We don't need to again. Are the Government medical advisors now in an alternate universe ?
1973
25/09/2020 23:21:00 8 11
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Its so easy for the older generations to blame the youth. How do you think the youth feel about Brexit for example coming at us like an exocet. I think they quite rightly blame the older generation.
25/09/2020 23:34:00 10 1
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@1973 Silkman "Its so easy for the older generations to blame the youth." I don't blame the youth, though I do get frustrated. They act irresponsibly at times; but so did I when I was that age, what right do I have to judge?
15
25/09/2020 13:45:43 550 106
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Lord Sumption’s analysis of this is plainly correct. You can only stop this virus spreading with a full lockdown until a vaccine is found. Such a lockdown is plainly impossible, and a grossly disproportionate interference with our civil liberties. Thus, we should accept reality, take sensible precautions and get on with our lives.
1974
25/09/2020 23:23:00 3 2
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15. Posted byadraxison 25 Sept 2020 13:45 "Such a lockdown is plainly impossible, and a grossly disproportionate interference with our civil liberties." It's not impossible. "Thus, we should accept reality, take sensible precautions and get on with our lives." Let me correct that for you - "Thus, we should accept reality, take sensible precautions and get on with dying."
25/09/2020 23:15:00 9 3
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@1963. Tempest77 The part public part private WHO predicts 2 million deaths worldwide making them responsible for at least 1,995000 based on thier own deliberate false advice at the outbreak. Should be disbanded and those responsible charged" Presumably you can prove this "deliberate false advice" claim of yours? I mean, you wouldn't just come here and spout alt right BS, right?
1975
25/09/2020 23:25:00 0 7
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1967 Unfortunately not to people who are terminally deluded or who cant face the truth and have zero ablity to say anything other than they are told. Im sure you could find it yourself its everywhere on the net.
25/09/2020 23:34:00 12 2
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@1975 so your trusted source is ‘the net’. How anyone can still be ignorant to the fact that the internet is full of absolute garbage - it’s simple really. Anyone can do it, and the game is to get the most clicks. The truth is not necessary. Most are shameless, the rest deluded. Shut up, mask up, grow up.
25/09/2020 23:40:00 5 1
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@ 1975. Tempest77 "Im sure you could find it yourself its everywhere on the net." So is flat earth, "cold moonlight" and "mountains are fossil mega-trees", It's still rowlocks.
25/09/2020 23:49:00 6 1
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@1975 So if you read or see it on the internet its true. Then God help us if anyone actually believes that.
1976
25/09/2020 23:25:00 4 2
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I think it fair to say that this thread is the one the BBC are going to keep going over the weekend.
1977
25/09/2020 23:25:00 11 0
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In my local shopping centre today, walking behind me was a group of youths, I over heard one of them saying I will not wear a mask, my Ma told me not to do it, I thought god help them if he catches it and passed it onto all of his family, then they will know all about it.
1978
25/09/2020 23:27:00 18 1
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The most dangerous thing about covid 19 is people's attitude towards it. Treat it with contempt and ignorance you will be bitten.
1979
25/09/2020 23:28:00 10 1
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The one thing you can be sure of, is if people don’t follow govt. plans, the those plans will fail. I’m sure many of us have views on how they’d do it, but ultimately you’ve got to put up, and follow them - fully. Otherwise you’re a bigger problem than they are.
1980
25/09/2020 23:29:00 14 10
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This has to be the most shambolic government ever....led by a clown
25/09/2020 23:34:00 3 10
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@1980 - well, I don't think James Callaghan's government covered itself in glory - power cuts at 22:30, unburied dead. Socialism is disgusting.
1981
25/09/2020 23:31:00 9 6
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Government, please stop leisure flights. They are literally spreading the virus and killing us. Actually, no, not Government - YOU.
25/09/2020 23:25:00 0 7
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1967 Unfortunately not to people who are terminally deluded or who cant face the truth and have zero ablity to say anything other than they are told. Im sure you could find it yourself its everywhere on the net.
1982
25/09/2020 23:34:00 12 2
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@1975 so your trusted source is ‘the net’. How anyone can still be ignorant to the fact that the internet is full of absolute garbage - it’s simple really. Anyone can do it, and the game is to get the most clicks. The truth is not necessary. Most are shameless, the rest deluded. Shut up, mask up, grow up.
25/09/2020 23:21:00 8 11
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Its so easy for the older generations to blame the youth. How do you think the youth feel about Brexit for example coming at us like an exocet. I think they quite rightly blame the older generation.
1983
25/09/2020 23:34:00 10 1
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@1973 Silkman "Its so easy for the older generations to blame the youth." I don't blame the youth, though I do get frustrated. They act irresponsibly at times; but so did I when I was that age, what right do I have to judge?
25/09/2020 23:29:00 14 10
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This has to be the most shambolic government ever....led by a clown
1984
25/09/2020 23:34:00 3 10
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@1980 - well, I don't think James Callaghan's government covered itself in glory - power cuts at 22:30, unburied dead. Socialism is disgusting.
1985
25/09/2020 23:35:00 3 3
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Its comical how far ccp members are prepared to laughed at for the biggest lies in human history. Even if they bribed everyone in the world people still wouldnt believe them. Calling the uk government " murderers " tops the lot.
25/09/2020 22:53:10 6 7
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The experts say don`t go out after 10pm or the virus will get you , before that your ok ...
1986
25/09/2020 23:39:00 14 2
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1947.U18516229 The experts say don`t go out after 10pm or the virus will get you , before that your ok .. actually they have found it is spreading through social interactions and rather than completely shut pubs they are reducing their hours in the hope it works, as shutting pubs would cost jobs and money if nos dont come down then pubs may shut get it now?.
25/09/2020 23:25:00 0 7
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1967 Unfortunately not to people who are terminally deluded or who cant face the truth and have zero ablity to say anything other than they are told. Im sure you could find it yourself its everywhere on the net.
1987
25/09/2020 23:40:00 5 1
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@ 1975. Tempest77 "Im sure you could find it yourself its everywhere on the net." So is flat earth, "cold moonlight" and "mountains are fossil mega-trees", It's still rowlocks.
1988
25/09/2020 23:27:00 2 4
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Harinjer We have to focus on the subject of covid, not your racial hang ups. Groups of any mix,blessed to be welcomed here should not attack us in any form. If anyone does not like our politics or way of life they are free to leave. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, China, Cuba, Saudi, Iran, Iraq, Syria et al would love to have people like you.
1989
25/09/2020 23:38:00 4 4
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the only thing you could be sure of if a highly deadly virus broke out in the world by the time the WHO reacted we would all be dead . the WHO knew the Chinese closed all internal flight from Wuhan down the 2 of jan .but still encouraged the world to fly even thou china did not close International flights leaving Wuhan down for another 25 days .
1990
25/09/2020 23:43:00 7 7
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Can someone please explain how i am not allowed to go round to a family members house but i am ok to play football tomorrow for my local team with 22 other people?
1991
25/09/2020 23:49:00 1 3
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The whole world doesnt believe you and your government are destroying your country in record time. Genuine chinese people have been betrayed by its own gov purely through greed of a few and at whatever the cost. No one will give an ounce of resect to supporters of that.
25/09/2020 23:25:00 0 7
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1967 Unfortunately not to people who are terminally deluded or who cant face the truth and have zero ablity to say anything other than they are told. Im sure you could find it yourself its everywhere on the net.
1992
25/09/2020 23:49:00 6 1
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@1975 So if you read or see it on the internet its true. Then God help us if anyone actually believes that.
1993
25/09/2020 23:52:00 7 14
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Covid 19 does not rank in the top 10 of most serious illnesses in the U.K. No one has seen anyone in the NHS if you have symptoms or test positive.This deadly all consuming monster is so bad you look after yourself.Except when underlying health causes problems. All other illnesses problems are deteriorating rapidly, fabric of society that is relationships and jobs trashed. Over reaction.
1994
25/09/2020 23:52:00 6 2
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If 1,000s of any age were forced to live in some of these halls, Covid would spread like wildfire amongst them too. Just like it did once got into some care homes or private homes. At one of the Glas halls, over half are in large flats of 10-12. Own bedrooms but communal facilities. One gets it, many others will, through no fault. Not quite a Singapore hostel, but a part of problem..
26/09/2020 00:10:06 9 1
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@1994. Scoton "If 1,000s of any age were forced to live in some of these halls, Covid would spread like wildfire amongst them too." 1000s? How large do you think halls of residence are? Who is "forcing" them? They don't have to go to university or stay in halls. They are students and they are young, they are immortal. Every generation feels the same way, it's human nature.
1995
25/09/2020 23:58:00 12 2
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The R number will rise dramatically in a week or two's time because of all the students going back to uni and the new "rule of 6". What we're seeing now are the the consequences of people going back to work and kids going back to school.
1996
25/09/2020 23:59:00 1 6
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You only need to read the book by ex chinese general ' unrestricted warfare' which is supposedly how china becomes world dominant to compare with today. A book written in 1999. May have worked then but not now.
1997
26/09/2020 00:03:02 2 7
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China must have been doing something right, probably from the get go but it's startling they've had 4,736 confirmed deaths. We've had close to nine times more deaths but they have a population 21 times our size. Funny that. I haven't read their running around testing people, no national lockdowns no regional ones much after January.
26/09/2020 00:05:03 12 1
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@1997 Mirelli China must have been doing something right, probably from the get go but it's startling they've had 4,736 confirmed deaths. We've had close to nine times more deaths but they have a population 21 times our size. Funny that. I haven't read their running around testing people, no national lockdowns no regional ones much after January. -- They wear masks and behave responsibly.
26/09/2020 00:03:02 2 7
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China must have been doing something right, probably from the get go but it's startling they've had 4,736 confirmed deaths. We've had close to nine times more deaths but they have a population 21 times our size. Funny that. I haven't read their running around testing people, no national lockdowns no regional ones much after January.
1998
26/09/2020 00:05:03 12 1
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@1997 Mirelli China must have been doing something right, probably from the get go but it's startling they've had 4,736 confirmed deaths. We've had close to nine times more deaths but they have a population 21 times our size. Funny that. I haven't read their running around testing people, no national lockdowns no regional ones much after January. -- They wear masks and behave responsibly.
1999
26/09/2020 00:07:45 9 7
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whenever the next right-wing nutjob goes full on rambo, it's an absolute certainty they will be a regular poster on here. you can smell the sweaty combat pants a mile off. if you're calling covid the chinese virus, you may as well call xenophobia the english virus.
2000
26/09/2020 00:08:25 5 10
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7billion ppl world wide. And maybe upto 2million deaths if believe "WHO" 65mill in UK an few died a day.. And now seasonal flu cases are coming.. Seasonal flu. Cases doesn't mean deaths.. Wake up ppl, the death rate is miniscule.. How does this justify the lock downs.. Now I know, or other ppl know anyone who as died.. Look at facts. Not media propagander.
26/09/2020 00:11:46 10 0
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@2000 t7daezo4 Now I know, or other ppl know anyone who as died.. Look at facts. Not media propagander. -- But Russia isn't doing so well either comrade.
26/09/2020 05:05:42 5 6
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2000. Posted byt7daezo4 7billion ppl world wide. And maybe upto 2million deaths if believe "WHO" ... Not media propagander. === People like YOU are the biggest problem, casting doubt and encouraging irresponsible behaviour. If everyone had done as advised (as they were forced to in China) then the virus would be under control by now.