Covid Christmas: 'Avoid board games and sleepovers'
27/11/2020 | news | health | 1,608
Scientists spell out measures to minimise coronavirus infection risk when rules are relaxed at Christmas.
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GS
27/11/2020 20:30:03 143 16
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Are these people for real?
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MM
27/11/2020 20:33:34 73 9
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Unfortunately yes.
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27/11/2020 21:57:27 1 1
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Which people?
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Len
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More rubbish from the experts. No one cares anymore!!! Removed
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27/11/2020 20:48:09 19 39
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I f"""**g care
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27/11/2020 21:32:28 9 4
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You are correct. There is a massively increasing number of people who are past caring and will do what they want. Stupid petty rules and recommendations like this make this happen even more. There is a growing public unrest about this now. They realise the damage to the economy is now more serious than the potential loss of life. It should have been that way since April in truth.
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27/11/2020 20:30:40 274 65
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This is getting silly now. Opressive almost. Seems they've been listening to Sturgeon too much. We've had enough of telling people how to live their lives. Shield the vulnerable and get Britain back to normal before the economy collapses and the revolt starts.
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IAN
27/11/2020 20:33:49 105 51
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Ya your 4000 times more likely to be killed by Chris WHITTY
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Si
27/11/2020 20:40:45 21 11
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Maybe we need the revolt. Can’t see much else overturning the wealth inequality in society...
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27/11/2020 20:55:27 13 7
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Teh revolt has already started it is just that it is censored.
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27/11/2020 21:26:12 8 4
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The revolt has started. This kind of nanny state comtrol just expedites it.
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27/11/2020 21:45:44 4 11
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When the revolt comes, the army will step in, thank goodness! High time, if you ask me!
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27/11/2020 21:59:57 6 2
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NO the "experts" should be shielded permanently
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Hen
27/11/2020 22:41:32 3 2
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People need to revolt and stand up to the Goverment otherwise this is it for 4 more months minimum although they’re even talking about more restictions after that.
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27/11/2020 22:44:14 5 1
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Obvious that all all uk governments have been hopeless in handling covid and are under the illusion that they are in control, l am totally baffled as to why this bunch of failed muppets are still calling the shots ???
28/11/2020 00:28:00 1 1
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BoJo was far more oppressive than NS throughout pandemic.
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27/11/2020 20:30:55 122 32
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Enough! OK we get it there is still a risk but stop telling people how to live there lives.
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27/11/2020 21:19:51 61 80
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That's just it, people haven't "got it" for 9 months now - people are still blundering about, not socially distancing, and spreading the virus!
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27/11/2020 21:55:32 29 18
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Isn't about time that we all start blaming those refusing to wear masks and those continually ignoring simple social distancing rules instead of the politicians and scientists. These covid deniers cause the rest of us to suffer endless lockdowns and are killing many businesses because of their utter selfishness....and all because they imagine they've lost their freedoms when they clearly haven't.
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27/11/2020 22:29:36 5 8
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To James. Seriously, James, get real.
28/11/2020 20:33:35 0 0
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Yeah, just tell 'em how to die - 'Get the virus!' Goodbye. For heaven's sake think of the 1.5 million who have died.
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27/11/2020 20:31:02 295 31
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this farce gets more ridiculous by the day
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27/11/2020 21:41:21 40 6
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And...
This ridiculous gets more farcical by the day.
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27/11/2020 21:47:19 14 3
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Where is the Government detailed plan of the vaccine readiness and delivery with milestones, and expected rollout to the population ?.

We only have vague statements for the lockdown progression, followed by serious warnings if we don't comply, and then detailed instructions on what you cannot do if you have your family around for dinner.

It is as if we are being programmed to be obedient.
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27/11/2020 22:05:41 11 2
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Chess is okay though, as long as you keep the pieces two squares apart.
28/11/2020 17:10:47 0 0
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100% accurate John.
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IAN
27/11/2020 20:31:58 5 5
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How about a game of RISK ??
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27/11/2020 20:32:46 155 29
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We will soon be advised not to fart after eating sprouts, as you may spread covid. Give me strength!
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27/11/2020 21:27:36 37 5
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Oh no! Just realised I need to put the sprouts on now??Wogan will be turning in his grave!
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27/11/2020 22:14:43 8 1
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You are now being silly - farting in this covid ridden world could be deadly. My wife has warned me one more under the quilt and she will leave me .
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27/11/2020 22:23:11 5 2
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And there must be a rota to use the loo!
28/11/2020 18:43:25 0 0
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Quite likely as it's allegedly an airborne virus.
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SD
27/11/2020 20:32:56 30 9
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Stay in a room and share the air but don’t play board games ! I am confused :-|
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27/11/2020 20:33:03 196 21
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If you're all in the same house, the AIRBORNE virus will spread anyway. May as well have a bit of Monopoly if you've already gathered.
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27/11/2020 20:39:27 93 6
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Better off playing Risk
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27/11/2020 20:57:51 14 2
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If anything, Monopoly will actually help as it'll clear the house out quicker once the traditional arguments begin.
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27/11/2020 21:24:50 9 1
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I’m going to be playing Connect 3 (households)
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27/11/2020 21:51:49 2 0
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Better choose a shorter game - Monopoly used to go on for days in our house as a child ??
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27/11/2020 21:51:49 1 1
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Ahem - "Pandemic", surely.
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27/11/2020 22:48:00 1 2
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Obvious to everybody except the wasters who have hijacked the country how as this situation been allowed to happen ,? The state has turned on the population!!!
28/11/2020 17:12:09 0 0
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Shush Display, thats too obvious.
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27/11/2020 20:33:14 15 4
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What about buckaroo!?
27/11/2020 23:49:20 1 3
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Do you mean "fvuk-a-you!"?
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27/11/2020 20:33:23 316 25
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"Women carry the burden of creating and maintaining family traditions and activities at Christmas" ... Who created this document? You will find tgat in my households men contribute a lot to family traditions. A lot of money spent on this consultation for outdated useless insights
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27/11/2020 20:51:57 218 17
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What sexist drivel it is...
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27/11/2020 20:55:22 30 6
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I'm also offended by the notion that "creating and maintaining family traditions" is a burden. In many cases where the women do this they get their way when the men would rather do something else!
We could say "women often make all the decisions at Christmas, at times even riding roughshod over men" instead?
you'll find some of this mirrored in many local councils.
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27/11/2020 21:14:00 14 3
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Lucky you. Mine don't even so much as wrap a present.
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27/11/2020 21:46:07 6 8
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Maybe it's actually a reflection of the truth....
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27/11/2020 22:22:13 25 2
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Its a sexist comment that needs to be called out.

I, as man (last time I checked, not understanding the new gender rules) have cooked Christmas dinner for the last 22 years.
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27/11/2020 22:29:14 14 1
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Try telling my brother in law that. He earns the money, buys the food and cooks Christmas Dinner, last year for 14 people. While my sister sits on her behind and shouts at him if he forgets the pigs in blankets.
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27/11/2020 20:33:31 20 16
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Avoid voting Torys
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GS
27/11/2020 20:30:03 143 16
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Are these people for real?
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MM
27/11/2020 20:33:34 73 9
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Unfortunately yes.
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27/11/2020 20:30:40 274 65
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This is getting silly now. Opressive almost. Seems they've been listening to Sturgeon too much. We've had enough of telling people how to live their lives. Shield the vulnerable and get Britain back to normal before the economy collapses and the revolt starts.
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IAN
27/11/2020 20:33:49 105 51
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Ya your 4000 times more likely to be killed by Chris WHITTY
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27/11/2020 21:21:06 3 2
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Thank you Ian for giving me a right belly laugh this evening! I’m spending Christmas with you!
I hear that Hancock is his half brother; makes him a HALF-WHITTY. Removed
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27/11/2020 22:01:29 7 2
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Don't forget his sidekick Sir Patrick "doom" Vallance
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27/11/2020 22:20:16 2 1
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God that is scary,
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27/11/2020 20:34:21 24 8
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I'm sure many will be grateful for the opportunity, but this kind of information is just going to make the whole thing feel so stressful, it may have been better not to give the 5 days at all?
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27/11/2020 22:39:23 7 3
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They didn't "give" the 5 days - they were already yours to do as you see fit. This is how crazy things have become that people are asking the government how to tie their own shoe laces .
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27/11/2020 20:34:33 2 3
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I'd never have brought the virus to my loved ones
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27/11/2020 20:34:42 11 14
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Had enough now just going to manage it
Myself and make my own decisions on what I can and can’t do
Tried to support this government but these scientists are a joke there just guessing
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27/11/2020 20:34:55 2 3
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How about a game of Twister?With the grandparents.
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27/11/2020 20:35:01 146 10
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There goes someone's naked Twister party!
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27/11/2020 20:36:28 69 8
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Mine. Very disappointed ??
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27/11/2020 20:38:32 11 3
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Your family Christmas sounds very different to mine
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27/11/2020 20:55:44 2 2
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with friends!
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27/11/2020 22:10:42 0 1
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I was looking forward to that one .
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27/11/2020 22:22:24 1 1
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Naked twister is allowed - providing you’re all wearing masks.
27/11/2020 23:21:34 0 1
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Might as well send it back now then.....
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27/11/2020 20:35:02 17 24
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Yeah right. This advice could not get any more absurd. Proud to say I will be following absolutely none of it. This is not the Soviet Union.
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27/11/2020 20:36:34 15 16
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You my friend are a plonker
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27/11/2020 21:21:47 0 1
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But it soon will be.

Signed
Vladimir
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27/11/2020 20:35:08 17 13
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Don't get shot in the trenches just when the cavalry is on the horizon. Stay at home, stay safe.
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27/11/2020 20:36:33 6 12
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Yeah, cos that's how you win a war, by hiding.
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27/11/2020 20:33:47 17 16
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This is getting more and more like a dictatorship, who is actually running this country? Scientists with misleading numbers or a government we elected? Its becoming a joke!
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27/11/2020 21:03:27 2 2
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This is nothing remotely like a dictatorship I have worked in a few mate !
This is an incompetent government elected by 38% of English people who voted.
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27/11/2020 21:20:39 0 1
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Who elected?
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27/11/2020 20:34:04 19 16
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“Quizzes rather than board games are one of the recommendations from scientists for a Covid-safe Christmas.”

Question 1 in the quiz:

Why are so many people refusing to lockdown, protect the NHS and save lives?

Bonus question:

When will we have a PROPER national lockdown?
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27/11/2020 20:47:15 3 5
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Answer to q1: Because the risk of death is miniscule if you have no underlying health conditions (as the stats have shown) and few trust the government. Reacting to panic is one thing but now we need an exit strategy. People need to realise the current "rules" are just regulations not laws and based on trust because they're unenforceable

Bonus answer: too late for that and counterproductive
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27/11/2020 20:35:21 28 24
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Why dont people understand that just for one Christmas, in order to stop people dying or being ill for weeks even months, this Christmas needs to be different. Not having the full house,eating and drinking to much wont kill you, but Covid could.
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Jon
27/11/2020 20:37:15 13 12
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Spot on.
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27/11/2020 20:41:16 5 4
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I think its called personal choice and its something we used to have in this country before we all forgot how to think for ourselves.
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27/11/2020 20:42:52 7 4
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Actually and somewhat ironically you are statistically more likely to die from eating or drinking on Christmas day than dying from covid; but don't let that stop you all from panicking.
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27/11/2020 20:46:24 3 3
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Like just for one month in March or just for one summer?
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27/11/2020 20:46:46 3 2
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But is a board game really going to be life or death? It's probably more likely that the arguments caused by the board game will kill someone than catching covid from the game.
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Lde
27/11/2020 21:45:17 0 3
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And yet through the whole of December people in Tier 2 can eat out in pubs, so that's ok is it. Stop blaming 5 days over Christmas.
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27/11/2020 22:55:26 1 1
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Yes this Chirstmas does need to be different. You need to self-isolate for 5~10 days BEFORE Christmas and only then join the other households if no one has developed CoViD-19 symptoms. Having done this, the odds of spreading CoViD-19 are similar to staying at home in self-isolation...
All the advice about what to do and not to do once you are all together is useless - its too late.
27/11/2020 23:48:01 0 1
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The error here is over management. Don’t over proscribe. Say what is risky and why. Don’t patronise. Keep it simple.
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27/11/2020 20:35:52 106 18
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What a load of B--locks
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27/11/2020 20:35:57 543 74
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I know we have to be sensible but this nannying of every aspect of our lives is getting out of hand. Whether or not you play a board game is going to make little difference if you've already got people in your home and have spent a few hours round the Christmas dinner table.
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27/11/2020 21:03:04 290 56
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Agreed. This is total nonsense. Anybody following this rule is as half-witted as the person seriously suggesting this drivel.
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27/11/2020 21:05:11 52 91
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Its not Nannying it’s a real life example of how virulent this infection really is. The scientists could probably throw together several other examples of how transmission could take place. The attitude I take with a few months until the vaccine is available is I want to see my family members next christmas and will not mix households. Sadly for some there will be empty seats in 2021.
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27/11/2020 21:22:03 36 12
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It's called risk mitigation.
Best think dont meet up but if meeting at least reduce the cross contamination risk
Similar to don't douse yourself in petrol but if you do then dont light a match
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27/11/2020 21:24:54 56 23
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This is the problem when scientists get involved. They are not in the real world.
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27/11/2020 21:37:29 25 5
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Can we play Risk??
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27/11/2020 21:59:22 22 9
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Surprised they haven't told us we can't pass the sprouts/gravy/salt at the dinner table due to dangers of passing on the virus at the same time
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27/11/2020 22:24:38 0 3
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Amen
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27/11/2020 22:30:38 8 3
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Unbelievable that a handful of politicians and their hopeless advisors have taken over the spirit of the nation, they need to be challenged and prevented from doing permanent damage to us all
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27/11/2020 22:49:49 6 1
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Exactly, what was the point of the current lockdown if we're going into a tougher lockdown in all but name and then 'allowing' people to get together for a few days over Christmas? Surely whatever will be 'achieved' will be undone if families mingle over Christmas! The government is making this crap up as they go along!
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27/11/2020 23:05:10 4 2
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This started very sensibly with what restrictions would be lifted in a limited way. Now we keep getting the 'guilt trip', yes we know there are risks. Other video on here talks about eating outside and wearing a mask indoors both within your bubble. Stop gold plating, some NEED to enjoy things just a little for a change, playing the virtuous card because of circumstance/what you want cuts no ice.
27/11/2020 23:13:38 2 1
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28/11/2020 00:47:08 1 1
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The nannying, as you put it is as a direct result of the few idiots out there, who went gung ho after the first release from lockdown. The few have again ruined things for everyone else. We have all seen the blatant disregard for masks, social distancing etc, and because of those people we are all left trying to muddle through a situation wholly of their making.
28/11/2020 00:49:27 1 0
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The obvious, although us more intelligent people who didnt rush out where angels fear to tread, has to be pointed out and those of us who have been trying to safeguard our loved ones friends and family should not take offence. Those statements are for the idiots, who dont or refuse to get it.
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27/11/2020 20:36:19 115 8
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‘ Women carry the burden of creating and maintaining family traditions and activities at Christmas.’

This sounds like a Harry Enfield sketch. Women, know your place.

How about messaging to everyone irrespective of sex, age, race and that way women wouldn’t have to carry the burden of being the Christmas police
What do woman know about the gold standard? Very little I suspect. Removed
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27/11/2020 20:35:01 146 10
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There goes someone's naked Twister party!
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27/11/2020 20:36:28 69 8
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Mine. Very disappointed ??
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27/11/2020 20:45:30 12 3
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But it all depends how many people touch the same pieces when you play it??
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27/11/2020 20:35:08 17 13
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Don't get shot in the trenches just when the cavalry is on the horizon. Stay at home, stay safe.
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27/11/2020 20:36:33 6 12
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Yeah, cos that's how you win a war, by hiding.
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27/11/2020 20:53:52 2 1
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That's how the Russians beat Napoleon: don't knock it!
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27/11/2020 20:35:02 17 24
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Yeah right. This advice could not get any more absurd. Proud to say I will be following absolutely none of it. This is not the Soviet Union.
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27/11/2020 20:36:34 15 16
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You my friend are a plonker
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27/11/2020 20:45:05 4 8
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And you are probably a sheep.
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27/11/2020 20:36:38 121 26
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Do they really think we are so stupid? You've made the decision to give us the time at christmas, how about treating us like adults? We don't need a comprehensive list of what we should and shouldn't do in our homes.
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Jon
27/11/2020 20:40:13 95 39
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Unfortunately, a lot of people are stupid.
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27/11/2020 21:00:07 15 9
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Jack , some people are beyond stupid and when mixed with ignorance you get full blown coronavirus in the community as a result.
Roman Army rule number one .
March at the pace of your slowest soldier .
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27/11/2020 21:47:30 7 3
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Yes, the people making up these ridiculous rules!
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27/11/2020 22:04:20 2 3
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I don't know. Have they read the comments on BBC news stories about Coronavirus? Because there's lots of evidence to support the theory that we are right there.
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27/11/2020 22:32:33 2 2
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They never "gave" us time - it was always ours to do as we please. How have we even got into this mentality that we have to be told what we can and can't do? There's been a shocking erosion of freedoms this year which most seem to be blind to.
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27/11/2020 22:37:28 1 2
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It’s all getting tiresome., we all know how to get through this situation ( if we want to) those who don’t , will do whatever they want in spite of governments efforts to control everything
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27/11/2020 22:52:35 5 1
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Judging by many of the comments, many people are behaving in very selfish and stupid ways.
28/11/2020 12:18:31 0 0
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We need to remember that at the start of the pandemic, the main criticism of government was that it assumed too much common sense in the people.
Lots of guidance but reluctant to impose hard fast rules. Arguably a cause of the UK’s poor performance.
In reality these are all sensible suggestions, all about reducing risk without spoiling Xmas.
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27/11/2020 20:36:55 69 23
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I'm ignoring the Govt and using my own judgment.

Common sense tells me that limiting contact with people in a confined space is the way to go wherever possible.

My desire to keep my elderly parents and in laws as safe as possible far outweighs my desire to eat Christmas dinner with them. Just imagine how I'd feel if my Xmas gift to them turned out to be passing on the virus?
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27/11/2020 21:18:34 19 17
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Did you ask their opinion? I can tell not. You're clearly a member of SAGE.
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Lde
27/11/2020 21:22:49 6 5
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Yes, but I don't want Christmas 2019 to maybe be the last one I spend eith my father, and yes I do mean 2019.
27/11/2020 23:06:50 6 4
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And what if this was their last Christmas? Bet you'd regret that. Let families decide their own risk and get together, enough of this nanny state.
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27/11/2020 23:34:19 3 5
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Why don't you go into a cupboard and hide for 10 years. Then when you peep out it might be OK. Alternatively you could just carry on as normal and find out that everything is fine. Except of course that the morons in charge have bankrupted the country for no reason.
28/11/2020 17:19:51 0 0
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I do think its a lot worse than they are telling us
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27/11/2020 20:37:12 12 8
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SAGE would declare a volcanic event at yellowstone if they used their computer modelling on the earth quake swarms.
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27/11/2020 20:35:21 28 24
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Why dont people understand that just for one Christmas, in order to stop people dying or being ill for weeks even months, this Christmas needs to be different. Not having the full house,eating and drinking to much wont kill you, but Covid could.
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Jon
27/11/2020 20:37:15 13 12
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Spot on.
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27/11/2020 20:37:21 141 20
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Meet up for Christmas, but don't do anything too fun together.
Go for a drink (and a meal) in the pub, then get out.
Drive for miles to meet an elderly relative outside.

Hmmm . . . I think that this year, I'll treat myself to staying put and not racing around trying to have the "perfect" Christmas. Meeting up with friends and loved ones can wait a bit longer.
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27/11/2020 21:20:18 34 7
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agree 100%
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27/11/2020 22:26:43 3 0
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Thanks for your sensible post. This old luddite's gonna learn how to skype.
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27/11/2020 22:31:09 3 1
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Absolutely right Richard, we’ve come this far, why spoil it now.
28/11/2020 00:10:48 0 3
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Aren't you lucky to not want to see an elderly relative or other family member who has been devastated by being isolated for this long for less than 0.5% 'deadly virus'. Let's hope your loved ones can 'wait a bit longer '. Good for you, I'm all right Jack eh?
28/11/2020 17:15:43 0 0
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Trouble is Branny, some people are going to be pressured(bullied) into meeting up and spreading during Xmas.
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27/11/2020 20:38:08 70 11
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Should we open our presents with old people or should we put the old people in the greenhouse whilst we open them? I'm so confused as to what to do with old people now?
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27/11/2020 20:57:52 32 11
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I think the advice is to put the old folk in the greenhouse or polytunnel , but you must leave the doors open and remove their coats so the old dears die of hypothermia and do their bit for the Chancer in the exchequer and get the deficit down by dying.
I think this is the plan , although I may have overlooked some of the more sinister parts.
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27/11/2020 21:11:13 3 2
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Stuff em up the chimney
27/11/2020 23:35:41 1 2
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Neeahh

They might melt in the greenhouse. All that CO2. Can't be too careful.

Put them in the dog kennel.
28/11/2020 18:48:17 0 0
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Just leave the old folk to get on with whatever they have left of their lives. Its SAGE who need locking up.
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27/11/2020 20:38:11 56 13
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No one will listen to this sort of advice at Christmas time. People know and understand the risks by now, and will judge what aspects of their Christmas will change for themselves based on an individual assessment of risk.
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27/11/2020 20:35:01 146 10
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There goes someone's naked Twister party!
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27/11/2020 20:38:32 11 3
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Your family Christmas sounds very different to mine
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27/11/2020 20:38:34 27 6
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FFS . You can meet up to three households but with split families and more than 2 kids it’s no use to anyone. And now don’t even meet anyway and not board games. What a pointless exercise in relaxing measures
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27/11/2020 20:38:50 478 24
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How patronising - "involve women in decision making". "draw up a plan"

Is this a 1950s public service announcement?
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27/11/2020 21:08:08 150 35
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I wish they were involved in Government then at least we might have a plan
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27/11/2020 21:21:45 33 3
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I believe Mr Cholmondely-Warner from the Harry Enfield show has joined the Sage group. Next announcement will be "Women, know your place" ??
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27/11/2020 21:24:08 23 1
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I've got most of my plan together now - only 45 pages . No board games, full PHE and open windows. 50 litres of hand sanitiser.

Just needs the spreadsheet so that I can schedule the events properly. Think I'll just go to 5 minute intervals.

All it needs is the sign off from the other 11 male members of the bubble
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27/11/2020 22:40:56 6 1
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It's the Lady bird book of "Mother does Xmas"
27/11/2020 23:32:44 3 1
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It could be as that is where the current regime are taking us back to
28/11/2020 00:24:59 1 0
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BoJo knows how important women are. Remember home call made to ensure his partner is safe.
28/11/2020 00:50:46 2 1
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Watch out for the Government Service film starring Harry Enfield:-
'Women! Know your place! (In the kitchen.)' Suitable for export to oppressive regimes around the world. Free distribution rights with every arms order exceeding one million pounds. Full details from your Tory M.P. contact. Terms and conditions apply. (Wink. Wink.)
28/11/2020 10:24:32 0 0
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I guess Boris came out of the fridge while the guidance was being written.
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27/11/2020 20:38:54 139 23
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"All hail the supreme rulers of SAGE"

Seriously this level of ordering us about is getting ridiculous.
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27/11/2020 20:40:21 73 5
bbc
SAGE really know their onions.
924
27/11/2020 22:51:24 3 2
bbc
It is only ridiculous if you are totally selfish and care nothing for other people.Some of whom may lose their lives.is that real nothing?
42
27/11/2020 20:39:22 147 14
bbc
Just when you thought the recommendations couldn't get any more absurd and petty!

It's all a game now: a game between between politicians and scientists to see who can come up with the stupidest piece of advice, and poor Joe Public is stuck in the middle to trying to make sense of it all.
559
27/11/2020 21:44:56 15 6
bbc
It's bloody awful
27/11/2020 23:20:57 0 1
bbc
i haven't bothered trying to make sense of it....
9
27/11/2020 20:33:03 196 21
bbc
If you're all in the same house, the AIRBORNE virus will spread anyway. May as well have a bit of Monopoly if you've already gathered.
43
27/11/2020 20:39:27 93 6
bbc
Better off playing Risk
361
27/11/2020 21:23:35 0 0
bbc
Or diplomacy.
508
27/11/2020 21:46:25 2 3
bbc
it's Russian roulette! Don't!
780
27/11/2020 22:26:55 0 1
bbc
That was a great game, is it still available? I bet they've "modernised" it now.
44
27/11/2020 20:39:36 38 5
bbc
Do the government actually think people are going to listen now after they have endorsed a 5 day drinking bender over Xmas??
63
27/11/2020 20:42:22 26 4
bbc
And don’t get me started on the ‘women’ comments in this article. Jeez, 1950s much
595
27/11/2020 21:58:16 4 0
bbc
It is not necessary, still less compulsory, to have a five-day drinking bender "because it's Christmas." Really.
45
27/11/2020 20:39:40 47 18
bbc
They should just ban Christmas really. It' not really necessary, much like a functioning economy or personal liberty. There all so over rated.
69
27/11/2020 20:43:32 23 11
bbc
I reckon Most people would ‘cancel’ Xmas to avoid further lockdowns that dont work.
70
27/11/2020 20:43:43 2 4
bbc
Bah humbug!
46
27/11/2020 20:39:53 51 15
bbc
Christmas can do one this year quite frankly. I love it usually, but it’s just not worth all the hassle and stress. Believe it or not - there will be another one next year....... Ho ho ho!
65
27/11/2020 20:42:50 17 6
bbc
With you on that one Cider
249
27/11/2020 21:10:51 2 4
bbc
Ba humbug!
47
27/11/2020 20:40:02 8 10
bbc
What utter utter tosh! Just enjoy yourselves!
48
27/11/2020 20:40:09 40 8
bbc
Governmento = No Cluedo
74
27/11/2020 20:44:30 7 3
bbc
Gold - bravo
31
27/11/2020 20:36:38 121 26
bbc
Do they really think we are so stupid? You've made the decision to give us the time at christmas, how about treating us like adults? We don't need a comprehensive list of what we should and shouldn't do in our homes.
49
Jon
27/11/2020 20:40:13 95 39
bbc
Unfortunately, a lot of people are stupid.
297
27/11/2020 21:17:06 10 6
bbc
Unfortunately, stupid advice isn't going to make them any smarter...
625
27/11/2020 22:03:04 6 3
bbc
Well they won't take any notice of any advice anyway so why print it?
917
27/11/2020 22:50:21 2 0
bbc
cant believe that 20 folk dont think so ...it is so true ....blame the lamentable parenting and the fabulous education system ...God help us...
948
27/11/2020 22:55:10 1 3
bbc
But not you 'Jon' ? One person's stupid is another person's genius so please stop throwing out insults to people who happen to have a different opinion to yours. It is not nice and it certainly is not clever!
27/11/2020 23:33:19 0 1
bbc
Unlike you of course! Your brilliant and clever everything!
28/11/2020 03:28:33 0 1
bbc
Has nothing to do with people not being sensible and everything to do with the nanny state trying to interfere in every aspect of your lives even in your own home. We don't need pointless advice like this to stay safe at Christmas.
50
27/11/2020 20:40:18 58 5
bbc
Wow was this document written in the 1950s or something? "women carry the burden of creating and maintaining family traditions" ??????
How about "f*** off and share the burden||||||? Just saying. Removed
41
27/11/2020 20:38:54 139 23
bbc
"All hail the supreme rulers of SAGE"

Seriously this level of ordering us about is getting ridiculous.
51
27/11/2020 20:40:21 73 5
bbc
SAGE really know their onions.
524
27/11/2020 21:47:43 4 1
bbc
Bah, stuff 'em both.
525
27/11/2020 21:47:43 0 0
bbc
Don't tell them to get stuffed. You'd be in a right pickle, then!
581
27/11/2020 21:55:52 3 2
bbc
Try Professor Whitty's SAGE stuffing in your turkey this Christmas. Guaranteed to get people to swallow anything!
776
27/11/2020 22:26:47 2 2
bbc
They are ...... ends
28/11/2020 17:16:35 0 0
bbc
Another gem Branny.
3
27/11/2020 20:30:40 274 65
bbc
This is getting silly now. Opressive almost. Seems they've been listening to Sturgeon too much. We've had enough of telling people how to live their lives. Shield the vulnerable and get Britain back to normal before the economy collapses and the revolt starts.
52
Si
27/11/2020 20:40:45 21 11
bbc
Maybe we need the revolt. Can’t see much else overturning the wealth inequality in society...
"Women carry the burden of creating and maintaining family traditions and activities at Christmas."

F*** right off!!!
What a load of sexist B.S
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76
27/11/2020 20:44:40 1 2
bbc
Excellent response - what century are these farts living in
54
27/11/2020 20:40:49 15 8
bbc
Call yourself Dominic Cummings and you can go and do what you want
72
27/11/2020 20:43:58 6 8
bbc
Let it go
20
27/11/2020 20:35:02 17 24
bbc
Yeah right. This advice could not get any more absurd. Proud to say I will be following absolutely none of it. This is not the Soviet Union.
55
bbc
Idiot Removed
56
27/11/2020 20:41:03 10 2
bbc
Lovely Christmas setting, who is the father?
104
27/11/2020 20:49:22 4 6
bbc
"Father" is an outmoded, heteronormative, cisgender construct. All slave-owners had fathers, so the term is also institutionally racist.
24
27/11/2020 20:35:21 28 24
bbc
Why dont people understand that just for one Christmas, in order to stop people dying or being ill for weeks even months, this Christmas needs to be different. Not having the full house,eating and drinking to much wont kill you, but Covid could.
57
27/11/2020 20:41:16 5 4
bbc
I think its called personal choice and its something we used to have in this country before we all forgot how to think for ourselves.
27/11/2020 23:29:28 1 0
bbc
Nothing wrong with thinking for yourself but sometimes you need a little help to arrive at the correct choice. The government has accessed as much help as it can in arriving at a sensible set of choices. Personal choice is not enhanced by deliberately making the wrong choice. It is called "cutting off your nose to spite your face"
58
27/11/2020 20:41:18 28 5
bbc
Hahahahahahaha they've lost it!
59
27/11/2020 20:41:26 33 4
bbc
They haven't got a cluedo
117
27/11/2020 20:51:01 32 5
bbc
They do have a monopoly on stupidity though.
60
27/11/2020 20:41:46 24 1
bbc
Can't wait to have a Christmas off and looks like I'll be able to get away with it this year. Excellent news.
114
27/11/2020 20:50:25 18 2
bbc
I'm telling the in-laws that they're welcome to come over, but they have to sign a pre-prandial agreement - no haunting if they catch covid.
263
27/11/2020 21:12:38 5 0
bbc
The best Christmas Ever, Me, my hubby and my rescues dogs! and some bubbles!
61
27/11/2020 20:41:56 192 34
bbc
It's all a game to these scientists and politicians now: a game to see who can come up with the stupidest piece of advice!
152
27/11/2020 20:55:56 53 37
bbc
Not a game - all planned.
657
27/11/2020 22:04:59 5 4
bbc
The only game the scientists know is "Lockdown" and they will try anything to win it!!
62
27/11/2020 20:41:58 251 13
bbc
"Women carry the burden of creating and maintaining family traditions and activities at Christmas."

How can you take a document like this seriously that shoehorns in nonsense like this?
This constant effort to create division between genders will only end up backfiring.
544
27/11/2020 21:50:45 111 8
bbc
It's quite correct - the men are out being breadwinners, and when they come home they are busy chopping the firewood, harvesting the sprouts, etc. The women sit at home all day creating and maintaining family traditions, and that's the right and proper way it's always been. 27.11.1951!

Honestly, where do they find these people to write these barmy reports?
873
27/11/2020 22:42:28 2 1
bbc
Fear/ divide and conquer; the politicians two force de majeure rolled out to quell the masses when they are unpopular and boy are they unpopular right now (across all the spectrum by the way).
28/11/2020 00:29:21 3 2
bbc
Not so much for division sake more a start of convincing women’s role is in the home as they won’t be counted in unemployment statistics

Especially so during times of high unemployment

Right wing family values portrayed by JR Mogg’s
28/11/2020 10:35:39 1 1
bbc
Will it? The Tories have used divide and rule as the basis of their manifestos for decades!
28/11/2020 17:38:23 1 0
bbc
If they were not issuing reports like this, wage gap, who did most house work in lockdown, unpaid hours, they would have to issue reports justifying the COVID tiers, explaining the true benefits of brexit, issuing the full Russia report, the full Patel report. Clearly much better to focus on board games and women’s role in Christmas planning. Complete gov clowns.
44
27/11/2020 20:39:36 38 5
bbc
Do the government actually think people are going to listen now after they have endorsed a 5 day drinking bender over Xmas??
63
27/11/2020 20:42:22 26 4
bbc
And don’t get me started on the ‘women’ comments in this article. Jeez, 1950s much
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col
27/11/2020 20:42:30 9 7
bbc
1000s of peoples grannies and grandads are going to die just after Christmas just because of spite.
46
27/11/2020 20:39:53 51 15
bbc
Christmas can do one this year quite frankly. I love it usually, but it’s just not worth all the hassle and stress. Believe it or not - there will be another one next year....... Ho ho ho!
65
27/11/2020 20:42:50 17 6
bbc
With you on that one Cider
138
27/11/2020 20:54:04 9 4
bbc
I agree, my sister usually has the full monty doo ! I personally can't stand xmas and the hypocrisy of the entire event , she is getting her knickers in a twist over who to invite etc, I have just told her to poke it and get a fkn grip of the reality of today's situation order a Chinese or Indian takeaway and put her feet up.
66
27/11/2020 20:42:51 4 7
bbc
I don't care
24
27/11/2020 20:35:21 28 24
bbc
Why dont people understand that just for one Christmas, in order to stop people dying or being ill for weeks even months, this Christmas needs to be different. Not having the full house,eating and drinking to much wont kill you, but Covid could.
67
27/11/2020 20:42:52 7 4
bbc
Actually and somewhat ironically you are statistically more likely to die from eating or drinking on Christmas day than dying from covid; but don't let that stop you all from panicking.
68
27/11/2020 20:42:57 16 4
bbc
"You will obey me or I will exterminate you"
333
27/11/2020 21:20:47 1 0
bbc
But I will say your failure to follow instruction exterminated yourself....ooohh it's deep this mind muddling of the the masses
45
27/11/2020 20:39:40 47 18
bbc
They should just ban Christmas really. It' not really necessary, much like a functioning economy or personal liberty. There all so over rated.
69
27/11/2020 20:43:32 23 11
bbc
I reckon Most people would ‘cancel’ Xmas to avoid further lockdowns that dont work.
139
27/11/2020 20:54:32 8 2
bbc
And debt they can't afford.
45
27/11/2020 20:39:40 47 18
bbc
They should just ban Christmas really. It' not really necessary, much like a functioning economy or personal liberty. There all so over rated.
70
27/11/2020 20:43:43 2 4
bbc
Bah humbug!
87
27/11/2020 20:46:52 10 3
bbc
Not saying it’s ideal. I’ve got 2 young boys so there’s pressure for Xmas to be fun.

However, for 5 days is the entire of January and probably February in lockdown really worth it?? I would suggest not.
71
27/11/2020 20:43:46 9 25
bbc
I just hope that the people that do not follow the advice are the very people who only kill to their own their own parents and no one else's. Impatient, thick, selfish people will make the virus run amok before the vaccine can be delivered in numbers 4 weeks later. Complete idiots the lot of you.
95
37p
27/11/2020 20:48:14 1 3
bbc
Better collect your toys before you to bed. It's late and you always get grumpy when you're supposed to be asleep.
96
Jon
27/11/2020 20:48:27 2 3
bbc
And if they got the virus, wouldn't it be great if the NHS refused to treat them?
98
27/11/2020 20:48:42 1 3
bbc
You appear to be a very unpleasant and angry person.
120
27/11/2020 20:51:09 1 2
bbc
When they say 4 weeks, they actually mean 8 months!
132
27/11/2020 20:53:22 1 3
bbc
that vaccine, that's been produced in record time you mean... crack on, knock yourself out!
207
27/11/2020 21:03:10 2 2
bbc
You are on the loosing side of the argument.
More and more people are seeing the truth
309
27/11/2020 21:18:34 1 2
bbc
Wrong, we are realists who do not get all their information from politicians and mainstream media
54
27/11/2020 20:40:49 15 8
bbc
Call yourself Dominic Cummings and you can go and do what you want
72
27/11/2020 20:43:58 6 8
bbc
Let it go
115
27/11/2020 20:50:49 4 3
bbc
NAh , Cummings is still an employee of Johnson and is already lined up to spearhead the next Tory election, he is also on standby to assist the useless Scots Tories [is this an oxymoron ?should they require assistance in May 2021 which they certainly will.
So Mr Sensible has no need to let it go as it isn't gone yet.
73
27/11/2020 20:41:37 64 3
bbc
Just bought the British Monopoly board game to play on Christmas Day.
When I opened the box there was no money inside.
93
27/11/2020 20:47:34 24 3
bbc
And Russian security guards all around the posh squares .
99
27/11/2020 20:48:53 11 2
bbc
And every ‘community chest’ card says ‘now pay government taxes...’
993
27/11/2020 23:04:23 1 1
bbc
nice one bill....!
48
27/11/2020 20:40:09 40 8
bbc
Governmento = No Cluedo
74
27/11/2020 20:44:30 7 3
bbc
Gold - bravo
75
27/11/2020 20:44:40 29 18
bbc
Have quizzes. Nearest guess gets the prize.

How many times did Boris get everything thing wrong this year?
A) 1,000
B) 2,000
C) 60,000 dead and counting
398
27/11/2020 21:29:08 15 6
bbc
Most of them would have died with or without Mr Fancy Flu.
"Women carry the burden of creating and maintaining family traditions and activities at Christmas."

F*** right off!!!
What a load of sexist B.S
Removed
76
27/11/2020 20:44:40 1 2
bbc
Excellent response - what century are these farts living in
77
27/11/2020 20:44:47 20 4
bbc
yep, I get it, limited contact, waste energy with the heating on and windows open, er, three days after being cooped up in a school of 1000 secondary pupils in buildings made for fewer than 700, where the kids are constantly needing to be reminded to wear a mask, the staff are cramped in the staff room, in a place going into tier 3...hmm, good job the only person joining us has had it already...
30
27/11/2020 20:36:34 15 16
bbc
You my friend are a plonker
78
27/11/2020 20:45:05 4 8
bbc
And you are probably a sheep.
28
27/11/2020 20:36:28 69 8
bbc
Mine. Very disappointed ??
79
27/11/2020 20:45:30 12 3
bbc
But it all depends how many people touch the same pieces when you play it??
80
27/11/2020 20:45:31 49 12
bbc
Dam, this is genius, a quiz is a fantastic idea, much better and safer than Cludo, KerPlunk or Connect4.

Question 1

How many times in the last 8 months has Boris held a live press conference with muppets by his side showing very informative and appealing graphs that no one could understand ?

Question 2 (Bonus points)

How many times have Boris and his muppets performed spectacular u-turns?
175
27/11/2020 20:53:31 33 3
bbc
Q3 how many times have those forecasts been miles off?
81
27/11/2020 20:45:11 25 2
bbc
The BBC actually reported this : )
123
27/11/2020 20:51:36 13 3
bbc
BBC probably thought it was a hoot
24
27/11/2020 20:35:21 28 24
bbc
Why dont people understand that just for one Christmas, in order to stop people dying or being ill for weeks even months, this Christmas needs to be different. Not having the full house,eating and drinking to much wont kill you, but Covid could.
82
27/11/2020 20:46:24 3 3
bbc
Like just for one month in March or just for one summer?
83
27/11/2020 20:46:28 2 9
bbc
We ve got my son and his family coming round, my daughter in laws parents, and my wife’s parents., and for those idiots on here saying that’s four families, well done yes it is! We re all having a covid test 72 hours prior to Christmas Day, oh and by the way we re paying for it. So up yours boris Christmas is happening!
185
27/11/2020 20:59:40 1 1
bbc
So you catch it on the way out of the test centre?
84
27/11/2020 20:46:41 2 3
bbc
The risk of contact with contaminated surfaces has been completely underplayed. The virus can exist for many days (up to 28) on a cold (20c, i.e. room temperature), non porous surface. Everything a person with the virus touches can spread it to others - your glass in a pub, plates in a restaurant, items in a shop. Why is it only being mentioned now? Forget your mask, just don't touch anything.
100
27/11/2020 20:49:02 2 3
bbc
As long as you don't touch bats, pangolins, minks or old people, we'll all be fine.
170
27/11/2020 20:58:30 1 2
bbc
Don’t be so silly. It cannotmlive on a surface for that long unless it’s controlled laboratory conditions. If it was that contagious we would all have had it by now, remember someone packed that apple, loaf of bread you bought and are now eating. Oh god, we are going to die
186
27/11/2020 20:59:51 1 1
bbc
Absolute garbage
85
27/11/2020 20:46:43 32 9
bbc
SAGE will come out of their meeting one day soon and there will be nothing outside . Just a wasteland grey rubble, gangs riding round looking to rape and steal and a few urchins around looking for food.

The economy has been forgotten, they all need to start thinking about the manifold dire consequences before it’s too late.
116
27/11/2020 20:50:58 18 5
bbc
Mad Max, beyond Coronabollox!
28/11/2020 09:35:55 0 0
bbc
The economy cannot recover until the virus is under control. You can reopen restaurants and pubs, but they won't have as many customers until people feel safe. And people who get the virus cannot work if they are in a hospital bed or dead.

The countries with the least economic impact got it under control quickly, with stricter lockdowns, like South Korea.
24
27/11/2020 20:35:21 28 24
bbc
Why dont people understand that just for one Christmas, in order to stop people dying or being ill for weeks even months, this Christmas needs to be different. Not having the full house,eating and drinking to much wont kill you, but Covid could.
86
27/11/2020 20:46:46 3 2
bbc
But is a board game really going to be life or death? It's probably more likely that the arguments caused by the board game will kill someone than catching covid from the game.
70
27/11/2020 20:43:43 2 4
bbc
Bah humbug!
87
27/11/2020 20:46:52 10 3
bbc
Not saying it’s ideal. I’ve got 2 young boys so there’s pressure for Xmas to be fun.

However, for 5 days is the entire of January and probably February in lockdown really worth it?? I would suggest not.
409
27/11/2020 21:30:39 1 2
bbc
I don’t drink jurying January, so it doesn’t matter!
438
27/11/2020 21:36:33 6 3
bbc
The hospitality trade want Xmas. They are dead in Jan anyway, so they ain’t fussed about being open then really. Can’t say I blame them. Truth is the economy should now be priority No 1. Simple. If more people die as a result that’s the way it needs to be. The economy cannot stand anymore!!!!
27/11/2020 23:09:48 2 5
bbc
How about we enjoy Christmas and don't go into another lockdown? There is no evidence anywhere that these type of lockdowns work.
88
27/11/2020 20:46:55 42 5
bbc
I appreciate the sentiment and rationale behind it, but comments from the likes of Sage only serve to irritate the British public, disenfranchise them and ultimately will lead to folks breaking the rules sooner rather than later.

Someone needs to give whoever is in charge of comms at Sage a good shake.
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dan
27/11/2020 20:47:10 150 8
bbc
I don't usually comment on these kind of things, but on this occasion I feel I need to make an exception, who wrote this nonsense??
106
27/11/2020 20:49:55 59 25
bbc
someone with shares in a Pharma company, developing a vaccine in record time...
159
27/11/2020 20:56:40 19 10
bbc
Probably the same people who predicted back in March that literally millions of people would die from this glorified cold.
636
27/11/2020 21:57:03 11 2
bbc
I totally agree. I never reply, but the sexist and opressive comments i this document make me seriously worried about where we will be as a society when we eventually come out of this. I do understand how serious this pandemic is, but I am becoming increasingly concerned at how this year is showing how easily we can be controlled. ??
28/11/2020 00:08:19 1 3
bbc
I suggested it was written by a six year old and my comment was removed by BBC. They're not keen on dissenting criticism.
90
27/11/2020 20:47:13 1 2
bbc
I'm going to be giving my MIL the grandmother of all cuddles...
23
27/11/2020 20:34:04 19 16
bbc
“Quizzes rather than board games are one of the recommendations from scientists for a Covid-safe Christmas.”

Question 1 in the quiz:

Why are so many people refusing to lockdown, protect the NHS and save lives?

Bonus question:

When will we have a PROPER national lockdown?
91
27/11/2020 20:47:15 3 5
bbc
Answer to q1: Because the risk of death is miniscule if you have no underlying health conditions (as the stats have shown) and few trust the government. Reacting to panic is one thing but now we need an exit strategy. People need to realise the current "rules" are just regulations not laws and based on trust because they're unenforceable

Bonus answer: too late for that and counterproductive
234
27/11/2020 21:04:52 1 0
bbc
Incorrect answer.

Please move to the “go to jail” spot and pick up a £500 fine.
92
27/11/2020 20:47:23 11 10
bbc
Here's some more good advice that will keep everyone from catching this glorified cold over the "Holiday Season": get the elderly to try washing now and then; don't sit Granny next to a mink or pangolin at the dinner table; and conduct the entire Christmas celebrations outside, Australian style. Simple! xxx
73
27/11/2020 20:41:37 64 3
bbc
Just bought the British Monopoly board game to play on Christmas Day.
When I opened the box there was no money inside.
93
27/11/2020 20:47:34 24 3
bbc
And Russian security guards all around the posh squares .
94
27/11/2020 20:48:08 64 10
bbc
The 'exoerts' have well & truly overstepped the mark with this one! What the hell business is it of anyone to tell us how to behave in our own homes? Have we blundered into a parallel universe where the thought police try to re-educate us? They'll be telling us what colour knickers to wear, next!
113
27/11/2020 20:50:11 21 1
bbc
blue
154
27/11/2020 20:56:09 5 1
bbc
You don’t need knickers to play naked twister.
827
27/11/2020 22:34:28 3 0
bbc
(I am not wearing any knickers!!) Does that make me bad?
892
27/11/2020 22:44:19 0 0
bbc
Sexy, frilly black ones. That's what women wear don't they????
I'll get me coat.
27/11/2020 23:05:29 0 0
bbc
Definitely brown, to hide the skidmarks following my trumpet solo after excess sprouts
SAS
27/11/2020 23:30:26 1 0
bbc
Just ignore them.
71
27/11/2020 20:43:46 9 25
bbc
I just hope that the people that do not follow the advice are the very people who only kill to their own their own parents and no one else's. Impatient, thick, selfish people will make the virus run amok before the vaccine can be delivered in numbers 4 weeks later. Complete idiots the lot of you.
95
37p
27/11/2020 20:48:14 1 3
bbc
Better collect your toys before you to bed. It's late and you always get grumpy when you're supposed to be asleep.
71
27/11/2020 20:43:46 9 25
bbc
I just hope that the people that do not follow the advice are the very people who only kill to their own their own parents and no one else's. Impatient, thick, selfish people will make the virus run amok before the vaccine can be delivered in numbers 4 weeks later. Complete idiots the lot of you.
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Jon
27/11/2020 20:48:27 2 3
bbc
And if they got the virus, wouldn't it be great if the NHS refused to treat them?
97
27/11/2020 20:48:35 27 4
bbc
So I’m allowed to wear my turban in my local Tesco’s but not a mask and I’ve to wear a mask and not my turban into Aldi ?? I can wear my wife’s Sari on Xmas day but without my turban on Boxing Day ? It gets worse , on New Year’s Eve I can eat only pakoras but not samosas but on New Year’s Day I can only have Jalfrezi ?? Oh this is too much for me it’s crazy crazy crazy I’ll just have my Jalfrezi !
28/11/2020 13:13:09 0 0
bbc
I would complain to your turban district council!!
71
27/11/2020 20:43:46 9 25
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I just hope that the people that do not follow the advice are the very people who only kill to their own their own parents and no one else's. Impatient, thick, selfish people will make the virus run amok before the vaccine can be delivered in numbers 4 weeks later. Complete idiots the lot of you.
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27/11/2020 20:48:42 1 3
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You appear to be a very unpleasant and angry person.
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27/11/2020 20:41:37 64 3
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Just bought the British Monopoly board game to play on Christmas Day.
When I opened the box there was no money inside.
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27/11/2020 20:48:53 11 2
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And every ‘community chest’ card says ‘now pay government taxes...’
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27/11/2020 20:46:41 2 3
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The risk of contact with contaminated surfaces has been completely underplayed. The virus can exist for many days (up to 28) on a cold (20c, i.e. room temperature), non porous surface. Everything a person with the virus touches can spread it to others - your glass in a pub, plates in a restaurant, items in a shop. Why is it only being mentioned now? Forget your mask, just don't touch anything.
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27/11/2020 20:49:02 2 3
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As long as you don't touch bats, pangolins, minks or old people, we'll all be fine.