Covid-19: Strong case for full return to school by 8 March, says Peter Weir
23/02/2021 | news | uk | 374
NI education minister's comments come after PM says all pupils in England will return on 8 March.
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23/02/2021 14:40:26 14 25
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Well, considering schools should never have closed in the first place I suppose this news should be welcomed.
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23/02/2021 14:59:10 12 17
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They should have closed sooner. We should have locked down sooner. We shouldn't have had 5 days to mingle over Christmas.

And this all could have been contained much faster.

Where is this myth that kids don't carry germs coming from? This myth that a virus knows not to enter a classroom or school bus?

100k people are dead. We obviously didn't do enough.
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23/02/2021 15:01:50 6 5
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Seems you need to go back to school and do a little learning.
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23/02/2021 14:45:03 12 38
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He is spot on

Kids are not a risk to teachers - they go to school mix with each other and go home

If they haven't caught it yet they aren't going to - closing schools in this lockdown was entirely pointless - there is no evidence the kids in school are spreading C19

It's teachers not taking care that are risk to kids and each other
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23/02/2021 14:50:45 17 7
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Tell that to my sister who is a teacher!

Her son caught it from school and passed it to my sister and her husband and there 2 daughters.

My sister then had to contact the schools she worked at as a temp teacher to advise them that she had tested positive.

Kid's catch it and pass it on to the parents, schools should have been shut this whole time with online learning, except for NHS workers etc!
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23/02/2021 14:55:29 9 0
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There's lots of evidence that kids spread it to each other, particularly older kids.
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23/02/2021 14:57:01 13 0
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There's evidence of cases in most schools mate by their own admission.

If they haven't caught it yet they can absolutely still catch it. And take it home. And infect your non-teaching family.

"Teachers not taking care" what in the name of Jesus does that mean? What do you think they're doing? Licking desks? They're teaching classrooms of 35 kids in an enclosed space. How much care can they take?
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23/02/2021 14:59:20 9 0
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That's simply not true. It's already known that about 70% of primary school children who catch it don't display any symptons. It doesn't mean they can't pass it on. The impact of schools being opened on the R rate before this lockdown is mentioned in the article. Besides that man isn't spot on about anything! He's the worst Education minister we've had in a long time.
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23/02/2021 15:00:02 3 0
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https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-northern-ireland-55192562

You obviously didn’t see or hear about this. I know of other schools with kids being sent home in similar circumstances.
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23/02/2021 15:29:47 2 2
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If they haven't caught it yet they aren't going to - congratulations - you win stupidest post ever with this comment. So there is now a time limit on catching a virus??
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23/02/2021 14:45:03 12 38
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He is spot on

Kids are not a risk to teachers - they go to school mix with each other and go home

If they haven't caught it yet they aren't going to - closing schools in this lockdown was entirely pointless - there is no evidence the kids in school are spreading C19

It's teachers not taking care that are risk to kids and each other
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23/02/2021 14:50:45 17 7
bbc
Tell that to my sister who is a teacher!

Her son caught it from school and passed it to my sister and her husband and there 2 daughters.

My sister then had to contact the schools she worked at as a temp teacher to advise them that she had tested positive.

Kid's catch it and pass it on to the parents, schools should have been shut this whole time with online learning, except for NHS workers etc!
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23/02/2021 15:06:12 2 8
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Any of them actually die by any chance?
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23/02/2021 15:18:24 3 4
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That's not actually what the research shows. Children are not super spreaders.
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23/02/2021 14:54:29 20 3
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Whatever happens this decision should be the correct decision for children's education and a decision based on facts not hearsay or conjecture. Yet as with everything Northern Ireland it has quickly become a political football with each of the parties more interested in political point scoring and one-upmanship than the needs of the country and their constituents.
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23/02/2021 15:24:06 10 16
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I like your thinking. I do wonder whether it may be more complicated though. What if having all children back in school meant that other people's lives had to be sacrificed? This was the case in September. Many died as a direct or indirect result of schools opening. What cost is too high?
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23/02/2021 14:55:14 9 7
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Seems like the education of the HYS participants has worked well, thick gits!
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23/02/2021 14:45:03 12 38
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He is spot on

Kids are not a risk to teachers - they go to school mix with each other and go home

If they haven't caught it yet they aren't going to - closing schools in this lockdown was entirely pointless - there is no evidence the kids in school are spreading C19

It's teachers not taking care that are risk to kids and each other
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23/02/2021 14:55:29 9 0
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There's lots of evidence that kids spread it to each other, particularly older kids.
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23/02/2021 14:51:09 11 10
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Strong case for criminal Prosecutions against the Government and its "health advisors" for continuing policies that were outright harming people when they were told to stop last summer.
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23/02/2021 14:45:03 12 38
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He is spot on

Kids are not a risk to teachers - they go to school mix with each other and go home

If they haven't caught it yet they aren't going to - closing schools in this lockdown was entirely pointless - there is no evidence the kids in school are spreading C19

It's teachers not taking care that are risk to kids and each other
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23/02/2021 14:57:01 13 0
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There's evidence of cases in most schools mate by their own admission.

If they haven't caught it yet they can absolutely still catch it. And take it home. And infect your non-teaching family.

"Teachers not taking care" what in the name of Jesus does that mean? What do you think they're doing? Licking desks? They're teaching classrooms of 35 kids in an enclosed space. How much care can they take?
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23/02/2021 14:40:26 14 25
bbc
Well, considering schools should never have closed in the first place I suppose this news should be welcomed.
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23/02/2021 14:59:10 12 17
bbc
They should have closed sooner. We should have locked down sooner. We shouldn't have had 5 days to mingle over Christmas.

And this all could have been contained much faster.

Where is this myth that kids don't carry germs coming from? This myth that a virus knows not to enter a classroom or school bus?

100k people are dead. We obviously didn't do enough.
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23/02/2021 15:18:57 3 3
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You are soooo right Sundaycall. But the myth is put about by government and swallowed by the gullible.
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23/02/2021 14:45:03 12 38
bbc
He is spot on

Kids are not a risk to teachers - they go to school mix with each other and go home

If they haven't caught it yet they aren't going to - closing schools in this lockdown was entirely pointless - there is no evidence the kids in school are spreading C19

It's teachers not taking care that are risk to kids and each other
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23/02/2021 14:59:20 9 0
bbc
That's simply not true. It's already known that about 70% of primary school children who catch it don't display any symptons. It doesn't mean they can't pass it on. The impact of schools being opened on the R rate before this lockdown is mentioned in the article. Besides that man isn't spot on about anything! He's the worst Education minister we've had in a long time.
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23/02/2021 14:45:03 12 38
bbc
He is spot on

Kids are not a risk to teachers - they go to school mix with each other and go home

If they haven't caught it yet they aren't going to - closing schools in this lockdown was entirely pointless - there is no evidence the kids in school are spreading C19

It's teachers not taking care that are risk to kids and each other
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23/02/2021 15:00:02 3 0
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https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-northern-ireland-55192562

You obviously didn’t see or hear about this. I know of other schools with kids being sent home in similar circumstances.
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23/02/2021 15:00:31 32 21
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It is clear that kids can catch it but as with all fit and healthy people the chances of dying are so negligible its not worth consideration. 388 people under 60 who were fit and healthy have died since this all began. 388. More die in car accidents each year. As soon as the vulnerable are injected it should be open house.
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23/02/2021 15:14:20 20 3
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I read this morning that the FM had quoted that Robin Swann had confirmed that 38% of the adult population of NI have had vaccine. Surely that takes care of the vast majority of elderly and vulnerable. If we are being given the truth re vaccine efficacy allied to the fact that many people who were not vulnerable have had the virus, surely we must be close to a point where we can open up more?
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23/02/2021 15:23:07 4 3
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Can't remember the last time we had as many die from car crashes in a year check your figures before you type
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23/02/2021 15:31:27 5 4
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56 dead in road accidents last year. So almost seven times as many in the past year from Covid. But I'm sure the rest of your logic is just as infallible.
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23/02/2021 21:53:53 0 1
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Obviously you were not one of those affected by any of these deaths or you would not be so flippant.
Young children may not be in as much danger, but they can still be infected and carriers, then bringing the virus home and endangering other more vulnerable, who may not be vaccinated... that is the point, kids can catch up on their education, others may face death or long term health problems
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24/02/2021 11:32:32 1 0
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How many were too sick to go to work?
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23/02/2021 15:00:38 35 21
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Do not gamble with people's lives

Open up when the data says it's safe, not before.
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23/02/2021 15:04:44 32 15
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The data says it’s safe now. Cases are around 100 per 100,000 in the last 7 days which is not a high level and the most vulnerable groups which make up over 90% of deaths and 65% of hospital admissions have been vaccinated.
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23/02/2021 15:15:51 12 3
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Totally agree!! So let's open up now.
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23/02/2021 15:22:43 5 13
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99% recover from this petty virus on the own in there own home should of been safe 6-8 months ago if they closed the borders onto this island.
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23/02/2021 15:00:53 45 35
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There’s been a strong case for a full return to school since last May!!!!!
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23/02/2021 16:46:44 15 13
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Your science says what exactly here? Can you print the evidence here that children won’t pass it on to the most vulnerable in our society like my husband?

You do what you want with your children if you have any. I’m not trusting you to keep me from being a widow! Because this is what will happen until he gets the second vaccine as a Dr. Told him. You need to isolate until weeks after 2nd dose!
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23/02/2021 14:40:26 14 25
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Well, considering schools should never have closed in the first place I suppose this news should be welcomed.
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23/02/2021 15:01:50 6 5
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Seems you need to go back to school and do a little learning.
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23/02/2021 15:02:26 16 12
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Where is the evidence that school pupils aren't catchers, carriers or transmitters? Upon such evidence lies the roadmap for a return to schooling.
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23/02/2021 15:15:11 18 7
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Check out the research done by the University of Warwick. It dispels the myth that children are "super spreaders".
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23/02/2021 15:59:06 1 0
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Where is the evidence that they are?
The good old DUP trying to do their own thing yet again. When are these dinosaur bigots going to realize they haven't got the power they used to... Removed
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23/02/2021 16:53:00 12 0
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Only when the their acolytes stop voting for them.
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23/02/2021 15:00:38 35 21
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Do not gamble with people's lives

Open up when the data says it's safe, not before.
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23/02/2021 15:04:44 32 15
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The data says it’s safe now. Cases are around 100 per 100,000 in the last 7 days which is not a high level and the most vulnerable groups which make up over 90% of deaths and 65% of hospital admissions have been vaccinated.
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23/02/2021 15:21:03 6 7
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Half vaccinated!
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23/02/2021 18:19:52 2 0
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Exactly!!
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24/02/2021 11:39:11 0 0
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Most workers aren't vaccinated and they are the ones who will be off sick.
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23/02/2021 15:06:10 90 15
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This is all based on Arlene Foster following Boris Johnson like a lapdog. Science doesn't come into it. Don't know why we have an Executive. It's direct rule anyway.
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23/02/2021 15:26:21 37 5
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Well put...its like stockholm syndrome, pathetic all the same
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23/02/2021 15:59:35 13 0
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Exactly, if there is strong evidence then present it and get off the pot (as some might say). Saying there is evidence and not presenting it should be a massive red flag that the person is probably full of it...
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23/02/2021 16:35:42 3 2
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If it was direct rule there would be no Sinn Fein particpation.
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23/02/2021 18:38:33 8 1
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anyone with half a brain would have known it was coming, will anyone be surprised if the ni roadmap on thursday will be much different to the english model, scotland and wales have made restrictions etc to suit their countries, yet for whatever reason the dup seem to want to mirror mother england and not what is beneficial or the right moves for our own circumstances
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23/02/2021 23:52:12 1 0
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Science doesn’t come into much for the DUP. Weren’t they pushing for creationism exhibits in the museums at one point?
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24/02/2021 13:04:48 0 0
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I agree completely. She is a puppet. In addition it is just bad leadership to agree to something one day and then arbitrarily demand changing it, in the media no less! Total disrespect to her governmental colleagues.
I am no lover of green/oranges politics but I am incensed at the thought of rushing our sensible cautious plan. Re Mental health- better back slowly and safely than back/lockdown
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23/02/2021 14:50:45 17 7
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Tell that to my sister who is a teacher!

Her son caught it from school and passed it to my sister and her husband and there 2 daughters.

My sister then had to contact the schools she worked at as a temp teacher to advise them that she had tested positive.

Kid's catch it and pass it on to the parents, schools should have been shut this whole time with online learning, except for NHS workers etc!
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23/02/2021 15:06:12 2 8
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Any of them actually die by any chance?
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24/02/2021 08:38:25 0 0
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No but my sisters husband lost his father to it.

I have also recently lost 2 good friends to it, because there son thought it wasn't real and passed it on to them, and then I had to phone his sister and tell her because he couldn't because he wasn't in the right state of mind.

I have lost former colleagues to it as well.
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23/02/2021 15:07:52 33 7
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It’s clear Stormont are incapable of making decisions based on the good of the people in the country BOTH Protestant and Catholic abs are more interested in points scoring!! Stormont needs shut before they destroy the country completely
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23/02/2021 15:20:25 7 7
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Exactly
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23/02/2021 15:28:03 7 1
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I agree, both sides of our political establishment in the main have their own interests and agendas to the fore not those of the people. Sadly however I fear the next time we are standing in some school assembly hall with the pencil in hand, the fear of "themuns" getting more seats than us will cause us to forget all that has happened on the hill and we will revert to type when voting!
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23/02/2021 15:00:31 32 21
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It is clear that kids can catch it but as with all fit and healthy people the chances of dying are so negligible its not worth consideration. 388 people under 60 who were fit and healthy have died since this all began. 388. More die in car accidents each year. As soon as the vulnerable are injected it should be open house.
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23/02/2021 15:14:20 20 3
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I read this morning that the FM had quoted that Robin Swann had confirmed that 38% of the adult population of NI have had vaccine. Surely that takes care of the vast majority of elderly and vulnerable. If we are being given the truth re vaccine efficacy allied to the fact that many people who were not vulnerable have had the virus, surely we must be close to a point where we can open up more?
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23/02/2021 15:02:26 16 12
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Where is the evidence that school pupils aren't catchers, carriers or transmitters? Upon such evidence lies the roadmap for a return to schooling.
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23/02/2021 15:15:11 18 7
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Check out the research done by the University of Warwick. It dispels the myth that children are "super spreaders".
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23/02/2021 15:20:15 4 2
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I believe I read that children spread the virus 1/3 less than adults. So perhaps that means we can have them grouped together with no social distancing with numbers 1/3 more than we would allow for adults. How many adults from different households are allowed to meet indoors without social distancing atm?
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24/02/2021 11:46:35 0 0
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They just spread it normally.
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23/02/2021 15:00:38 35 21
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Do not gamble with people's lives

Open up when the data says it's safe, not before.
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23/02/2021 15:15:51 12 3
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Totally agree!! So let's open up now.
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23/02/2021 15:16:12 9 12
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Super spreaders let loose to do what they do best, Doris johnson is getting on my nerves elbow bumping everyone with that soppy grin on his face, future dictator, time for him to go,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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23/02/2021 15:29:24 7 3
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Research done by the University of Warwick proves that schoolchildren are not super spreaders
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23/02/2021 15:46:57 2 0
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So what if they are. Do you not think children deserve to be prioritised now for the sake of theirs and our nations futures?
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23/02/2021 14:50:45 17 7
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Tell that to my sister who is a teacher!

Her son caught it from school and passed it to my sister and her husband and there 2 daughters.

My sister then had to contact the schools she worked at as a temp teacher to advise them that she had tested positive.

Kid's catch it and pass it on to the parents, schools should have been shut this whole time with online learning, except for NHS workers etc!
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23/02/2021 15:18:24 3 4
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That's not actually what the research shows. Children are not super spreaders.
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24/02/2021 08:40:12 0 0
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That maybe the case, but it doesn't mean that kids do not catch it and pass it on to parents and other kids.

Also at the school my nieces and nephew go to the parents standing around in the morning don't keep there distance from each other, they are all stood in groups in there pyjama's whilst complaining they cannot go round to see there mates.
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23/02/2021 14:59:10 12 17
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They should have closed sooner. We should have locked down sooner. We shouldn't have had 5 days to mingle over Christmas.

And this all could have been contained much faster.

Where is this myth that kids don't carry germs coming from? This myth that a virus knows not to enter a classroom or school bus?

100k people are dead. We obviously didn't do enough.
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23/02/2021 15:18:57 3 3
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You are soooo right Sundaycall. But the myth is put about by government and swallowed by the gullible.
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23/02/2021 15:20:05 4 5
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Typical DUP last week we will go by the data we won't rush into it now England has decided to reopen schools on the 8th they want the same, going by what England do got us into this mess in the first place. Im for schools reopening but gym should reopen on the 8th as well.
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23/02/2021 15:15:11 18 7
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Check out the research done by the University of Warwick. It dispels the myth that children are "super spreaders".
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23/02/2021 15:20:15 4 2
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I believe I read that children spread the virus 1/3 less than adults. So perhaps that means we can have them grouped together with no social distancing with numbers 1/3 more than we would allow for adults. How many adults from different households are allowed to meet indoors without social distancing atm?
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23/02/2021 15:35:27 12 4
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What's your point?
Children in school are not super spreaders, fact.
The vast majority of vulnerable people have been vaccinated, fact.
Children need to be in school to learn and socialise and develop, fact. .
They need to get back to school now.
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23/02/2021 15:07:52 33 7
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It’s clear Stormont are incapable of making decisions based on the good of the people in the country BOTH Protestant and Catholic abs are more interested in points scoring!! Stormont needs shut before they destroy the country completely
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23/02/2021 15:20:25 7 7
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Exactly
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23/02/2021 15:04:44 32 15
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The data says it’s safe now. Cases are around 100 per 100,000 in the last 7 days which is not a high level and the most vulnerable groups which make up over 90% of deaths and 65% of hospital admissions have been vaccinated.
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23/02/2021 15:21:03 6 7
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Half vaccinated!
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23/02/2021 15:59:14 8 1
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No, the data we now have shows the first dose already gives very good protection against both symptomatic and asymptomatic infection and even more against serious disease and death.
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23/02/2021 21:46:55 1 3
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25% of non-spreader have just about been half vaccinated!

Ig levels don't peak until about a week or so after the second vaccination. We are miles from that and hardly anybody from the main group of spreaders has been vaccinated. The vaccination program thus far will have negligible impact on preventing Covid-19 transmission.
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23/02/2021 15:00:31 32 21
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It is clear that kids can catch it but as with all fit and healthy people the chances of dying are so negligible its not worth consideration. 388 people under 60 who were fit and healthy have died since this all began. 388. More die in car accidents each year. As soon as the vulnerable are injected it should be open house.
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23/02/2021 15:21:32 14 1
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please please stop thinking viruses are painted green or orange......
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23/02/2021 15:00:38 35 21
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Do not gamble with people's lives

Open up when the data says it's safe, not before.
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23/02/2021 15:22:43 5 13
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99% recover from this petty virus on the own in there own home should of been safe 6-8 months ago if they closed the borders onto this island.
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23/02/2021 16:11:01 4 5
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so if 99% recover at home, how many had it if 120,000 have died of it and if 270,000 have been hospital inpatients?....I think you need to go back to school and attend mathematics classes...
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23/02/2021 21:48:45 0 4
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Over 100,000 people have died in the UK

5% (workers) to 15% (children) suffer from Long Covid, which we still don't fully understand.
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24/02/2021 11:40:29 0 0
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If they are in their own homes they are not at their places of work.
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23/02/2021 15:00:31 32 21
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It is clear that kids can catch it but as with all fit and healthy people the chances of dying are so negligible its not worth consideration. 388 people under 60 who were fit and healthy have died since this all began. 388. More die in car accidents each year. As soon as the vulnerable are injected it should be open house.
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23/02/2021 15:23:07 4 3
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Can't remember the last time we had as many die from car crashes in a year check your figures before you type
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23/02/2021 14:54:29 20 3
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Whatever happens this decision should be the correct decision for children's education and a decision based on facts not hearsay or conjecture. Yet as with everything Northern Ireland it has quickly become a political football with each of the parties more interested in political point scoring and one-upmanship than the needs of the country and their constituents.
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23/02/2021 15:24:06 10 16
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I like your thinking. I do wonder whether it may be more complicated though. What if having all children back in school meant that other people's lives had to be sacrificed? This was the case in September. Many died as a direct or indirect result of schools opening. What cost is too high?
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23/02/2021 15:37:17 5 3
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You can't stop life in order to save every life you have to make a judgment call. Turning your own question back to you; What cost of increased cancer deaths over the next 5 years is an acceptable price to pay in order to attempt to save the lives of elderly patients with significant co-morbidity today?
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23/02/2021 15:43:11 8 1
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Suicides are up, people being prescribed antidepressants is up, cancer deaths are expected to go up, children's mental health etc

What cost is too high??
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23/02/2021 17:14:24 4 1
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You can't say that as a fact. Its seasonal for gods sake, arguably the shutdown during summer caused more cases later when colder/less vit D etc... Education is too important. We didn't even hear one thing in 2017/18 when mortality was not too dissimilar to now (albeit for 3 months not 5) but there wasn't a do not visit granny, close nightclubs etc ... never mind shut kids out of school.
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23/02/2021 15:24:28 6 5
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See all you for lockdown 4.0 in November.
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23/02/2021 17:34:14 3 1
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Sooner than that mate if the DUP get their way! On the plus side a lockdown from June for a couple of months would save us from triumphalist band parades celebrating this place's sorry existance for past 100 years ...devoid of any industry of note continually with its hand out to Westminster !
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23/02/2021 15:25:05 7 5
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Schools will all be shut again in four weeks. If covid goes around the schools, staff will be off sick or isolating and entire year groups will be off for two weeks again. Eventually they will just close. The big bang is so the govt didn't have to leave it too long before opening the rest of the economy.
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23/02/2021 15:06:10 90 15
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This is all based on Arlene Foster following Boris Johnson like a lapdog. Science doesn't come into it. Don't know why we have an Executive. It's direct rule anyway.
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23/02/2021 15:26:21 37 5
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Well put...its like stockholm syndrome, pathetic all the same
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23/02/2021 15:26:37 23 6
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Covid-19: Strong case for full return to school by 8 March, says Peter Weir - the renowned medical expert
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23/02/2021 17:23:11 3 4
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lol, 100% Gordon!
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23/02/2021 15:07:52 33 7
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It’s clear Stormont are incapable of making decisions based on the good of the people in the country BOTH Protestant and Catholic abs are more interested in points scoring!! Stormont needs shut before they destroy the country completely
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23/02/2021 15:28:03 7 1
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I agree, both sides of our political establishment in the main have their own interests and agendas to the fore not those of the people. Sadly however I fear the next time we are standing in some school assembly hall with the pencil in hand, the fear of "themuns" getting more seats than us will cause us to forget all that has happened on the hill and we will revert to type when voting!
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23/02/2021 15:37:08 0 3
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disagree. i know what an edjit looks like now..........
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23/02/2021 15:38:53 5 2
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No definitely not in my case. Absolutely sick to the back teeth of every one of them. Wont be happy until they’ve turned us into a 3rd world country. Dinosaurs not fit to do their job.......how long before the people take it to the streets-people have had enough
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23/02/2021 17:31:32 0 0
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That's exactly what will happen. In next years assembly elections Sinn Fein will say we were only 1001 votes of making first minister, we're the only nationalist party that can now achieve that. DUP will use their usual campaign message, 'We're the only unionist party that can stop Sinn Fein". That's probably why you see the divisions now, They've both started campaigning early.
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23/02/2021 15:16:12 9 12
bbc
Super spreaders let loose to do what they do best, Doris johnson is getting on my nerves elbow bumping everyone with that soppy grin on his face, future dictator, time for him to go,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
42
23/02/2021 15:29:24 7 3
bbc
Research done by the University of Warwick proves that schoolchildren are not super spreaders
45
23/02/2021 15:31:18 0 0
bbc
reference?
79
23/02/2021 15:58:05 2 0
bbc
Research done by any one with two brain cells knows there's no such thing are super spreaders. More media and wonk science guff.
2
23/02/2021 14:45:03 12 38
bbc
He is spot on

Kids are not a risk to teachers - they go to school mix with each other and go home

If they haven't caught it yet they aren't going to - closing schools in this lockdown was entirely pointless - there is no evidence the kids in school are spreading C19

It's teachers not taking care that are risk to kids and each other
43
23/02/2021 15:29:47 2 2
bbc
If they haven't caught it yet they aren't going to - congratulations - you win stupidest post ever with this comment. So there is now a time limit on catching a virus??
44
23/02/2021 15:30:32 44 6
bbc
The DUP are literally unbelievable. They have no position on anything.
50
23/02/2021 15:35:58 15 4
bbc
Turn like the wind!?!
164
23/02/2021 16:54:36 10 1
bbc
They are pathetic and ALWAYS have been pathetic. It's an embarrassment they have all these voters.
42
23/02/2021 15:29:24 7 3
bbc
Research done by the University of Warwick proves that schoolchildren are not super spreaders
45
23/02/2021 15:31:18 0 0
bbc
reference?
12
23/02/2021 15:00:31 32 21
bbc
It is clear that kids can catch it but as with all fit and healthy people the chances of dying are so negligible its not worth consideration. 388 people under 60 who were fit and healthy have died since this all began. 388. More die in car accidents each year. As soon as the vulnerable are injected it should be open house.
46
23/02/2021 15:31:27 5 4
bbc
56 dead in road accidents last year. So almost seven times as many in the past year from Covid. But I'm sure the rest of your logic is just as infallible.
62
23/02/2021 15:45:10 1 1
bbc
1580 Road deaths last year. UK wide??
114
23/02/2021 16:20:22 5 2
bbc
Yet no one appears to have died of the flu this winter, astonishing isn't it how Covid 19 appears to have completely eradicated the flu!
47
GD
23/02/2021 15:33:48 10 17
bbc
Get the teachers back in. They have been milking the system long enough!!!!

The summer holidays, which started March 2020, should have been over a long long time ago.
57
23/02/2021 15:39:52 9 3
bbc
Many teachers are already all in. Teaching classes often with 20-30 pupils, all the while also being responsible for pupils who are home learning. Please don't insult people when you don't know their story, or even if you do, for that matter.
80
23/02/2021 15:58:32 1 1
bbc
How would you begin to answer such a moronic and uneducated comment.
89
23/02/2021 16:03:26 1 1
bbc
here we are, another Tory/DUP bootlicker... thinks no one works as hard as they do, thinks no one has been short changed as much as they have been, always keen to blame their woes on the people they have been told to hate...foreigners, public sector workers, single parents, the unemployed, the lazy working class on minimum pay. ....there is one thing that these people cannot do...open their eyes!!
92
23/02/2021 16:05:09 1 1
bbc
Grow up!
48
23/02/2021 15:34:44 44 7
bbc
This is ridiculous. Of course Arlene wants to copy exactly what Boris is doing. How weak Arlene looks copying Boris with no confidence Stormont decisions. If Boris wanted to introduce starved wolves on the streets of London to keep people indoors, Arlene would think it's a great idea. Just keep an eye on N.I's data and act accordingly. Don't worry about what England are doing.
29
23/02/2021 15:20:15 4 2
bbc
I believe I read that children spread the virus 1/3 less than adults. So perhaps that means we can have them grouped together with no social distancing with numbers 1/3 more than we would allow for adults. How many adults from different households are allowed to meet indoors without social distancing atm?
49
23/02/2021 15:35:27 12 4
bbc
What's your point?
Children in school are not super spreaders, fact.
The vast majority of vulnerable people have been vaccinated, fact.
Children need to be in school to learn and socialise and develop, fact. .
They need to get back to school now.
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23/02/2021 15:43:13 3 5
bbc
I am not making a point. I am asking, based on the desire to prevent a further wave killing thousands more, how many children should be allowed together based on the data of how much they spread the virus. Children can do all of those things at home too with smaller bubbles, and although not ideal, neither would the deaths of thousands of people.
168
BE
23/02/2021 16:57:18 0 3
bbc
Children can kill parents by spreading this virus to the vulnerable! Explain to me how I don’t become a widow after all this time, protecting my husband from this virus to give up now?

Why would I trust anyone to be thinking of me if they have the virus, and still send kids to school? It’s just a mass of so many congregated family’s that opens exposure by 70+ kids family’s to kill my husband? No!
365
24/02/2021 11:48:29 0 0
bbc
There is a large population of workers available for infection.
Children can infect workers.
44
23/02/2021 15:30:32 44 6
bbc
The DUP are literally unbelievable. They have no position on anything.
50
23/02/2021 15:35:58 15 4
bbc
Turn like the wind!?!
157
23/02/2021 16:49:47 7 1
bbc
Faarrtt in the wind more like..
51
23/02/2021 15:36:24 8 8
bbc
Schools back please!
52
23/02/2021 15:36:54 4 0
bbc
Are the secondary schools in England not going to be tested three times in school and then at home, with testing kits supplied? That would seem to make a proposal to follow their lead without the same testing regimen in place seem foolish, at best. If BJ stuck his hand in the fire. . .
41
23/02/2021 15:28:03 7 1
bbc
I agree, both sides of our political establishment in the main have their own interests and agendas to the fore not those of the people. Sadly however I fear the next time we are standing in some school assembly hall with the pencil in hand, the fear of "themuns" getting more seats than us will cause us to forget all that has happened on the hill and we will revert to type when voting!
53
23/02/2021 15:37:08 0 3
bbc
disagree. i know what an edjit looks like now..........
133
23/02/2021 16:31:06 0 0
bbc
The pronoun I demands a capital letter! Might be an idea to look up the spelling of edjit (sic) too!
36
23/02/2021 15:24:06 10 16
bbc
I like your thinking. I do wonder whether it may be more complicated though. What if having all children back in school meant that other people's lives had to be sacrificed? This was the case in September. Many died as a direct or indirect result of schools opening. What cost is too high?
54
23/02/2021 15:37:17 5 3
bbc
You can't stop life in order to save every life you have to make a judgment call. Turning your own question back to you; What cost of increased cancer deaths over the next 5 years is an acceptable price to pay in order to attempt to save the lives of elderly patients with significant co-morbidity today?
64
23/02/2021 15:47:10 4 4
bbc
The cancer deaths increasing due to the lack of ability to treat people? The cause of which was allowing the virus to spread (significantly by keeping schools fully open) and overwhelming the hospitals? I agree that it is yet another horrible consequence of the virus which can be worsened by opening schools and that should also be considered.
41
23/02/2021 15:28:03 7 1
bbc
I agree, both sides of our political establishment in the main have their own interests and agendas to the fore not those of the people. Sadly however I fear the next time we are standing in some school assembly hall with the pencil in hand, the fear of "themuns" getting more seats than us will cause us to forget all that has happened on the hill and we will revert to type when voting!
55
23/02/2021 15:38:53 5 2
bbc
No definitely not in my case. Absolutely sick to the back teeth of every one of them. Wont be happy until they’ve turned us into a 3rd world country. Dinosaurs not fit to do their job.......how long before the people take it to the streets-people have had enough
56
23/02/2021 15:37:25 31 10
bbc
Our very own First Minister says one thing then moves the goal posts and changes her opinion. I for one have suffered this woman too long so time for change
On the subject of schools opening - how can we accept the views of a minister above the views of health experts?? At this very important time health is the key concern and we all must act within the guidance of our professional health experts
65
23/02/2021 15:47:10 25 10
bbc
100%. Arlene just playing the I am British card and follow Boris not our own medical advisors so she gets a reaction from Sinn Fein and another confrontation
179
23/02/2021 17:10:05 6 4
bbc
The experts say R would go up by 0.3 to 0.75 so they must be getting different advice than England. The same experts who predicted 15K dead and cleared the hospitals into care homes on the back of it!! Yet, we still believe them. Tell the health experts to sort out hospitals and care homes - what is the R in there. Prevalence will fade as always so get the schools open. Anything else is selfish
47
GD
23/02/2021 15:33:48 10 17
bbc
Get the teachers back in. They have been milking the system long enough!!!!

The summer holidays, which started March 2020, should have been over a long long time ago.
57
23/02/2021 15:39:52 9 3
bbc
Many teachers are already all in. Teaching classes often with 20-30 pupils, all the while also being responsible for pupils who are home learning. Please don't insult people when you don't know their story, or even if you do, for that matter.
58
23/02/2021 15:42:05 64 8
bbc
Arlene proves yet again that she ain't no leader.

Sunday she follows Jim 'Captain Hindsight' Allister into legal action, today she blatantly says 'if Boris is doing this then I want to do it'....

The DUP are hilariously wobbly on everything right now.

Hilariously cringe worthy!
161
23/02/2021 16:52:28 34 3
bbc
And yet so many people faithfully vote for them. I blame the voters.
36
23/02/2021 15:24:06 10 16
bbc
I like your thinking. I do wonder whether it may be more complicated though. What if having all children back in school meant that other people's lives had to be sacrificed? This was the case in September. Many died as a direct or indirect result of schools opening. What cost is too high?
59
23/02/2021 15:43:11 8 1
bbc
Suicides are up, people being prescribed antidepressants is up, cancer deaths are expected to go up, children's mental health etc

What cost is too high??
49
23/02/2021 15:35:27 12 4
bbc
What's your point?
Children in school are not super spreaders, fact.
The vast majority of vulnerable people have been vaccinated, fact.
Children need to be in school to learn and socialise and develop, fact. .
They need to get back to school now.
60
23/02/2021 15:43:13 3 5
bbc
I am not making a point. I am asking, based on the desire to prevent a further wave killing thousands more, how many children should be allowed together based on the data of how much they spread the virus. Children can do all of those things at home too with smaller bubbles, and although not ideal, neither would the deaths of thousands of people.
61
23/02/2021 15:43:54 3 8
bbc
Dose anyone belive that kids are the ones that have suffered the most during this pandemic? Parks are packed with children yet adults haven't been able to do their normal activities for over a year.. I don't belive all kids have been indoors looking at a screen! But hey ho parents can't go to work don't moan when kids don't have a dinner on a table. Putting education first is destroying and killin
86
tv
23/02/2021 16:00:45 5 0
bbc
Yes is just so awful that children are daring to go to parks and actually have fun! How dare they!

There seems to a large community of mean spirited trolls in this country that refuse (or do not want) to believe that this is coming to an end, and fail to see that the young are the single most important group in society for the long term recovery and prosperity of our nation.
46
23/02/2021 15:31:27 5 4
bbc
56 dead in road accidents last year. So almost seven times as many in the past year from Covid. But I'm sure the rest of your logic is just as infallible.
62
23/02/2021 15:45:10 1 1
bbc
1580 Road deaths last year. UK wide??
63
23/02/2021 15:45:21 39 5
bbc
As usual Arlene and co just copying and paste Boris recommendations, even though (NI) medical advisors recommended phase return and was agreed last week by executive. If we don't have ministers who can make their own decision do we need them at all ???
73
23/02/2021 15:52:59 7 6
bbc
Medical advisers are civil servants not ministers.
54
23/02/2021 15:37:17 5 3
bbc
You can't stop life in order to save every life you have to make a judgment call. Turning your own question back to you; What cost of increased cancer deaths over the next 5 years is an acceptable price to pay in order to attempt to save the lives of elderly patients with significant co-morbidity today?
64
23/02/2021 15:47:10 4 4
bbc
The cancer deaths increasing due to the lack of ability to treat people? The cause of which was allowing the virus to spread (significantly by keeping schools fully open) and overwhelming the hospitals? I agree that it is yet another horrible consequence of the virus which can be worsened by opening schools and that should also be considered.
174
23/02/2021 17:00:59 3 0
bbc
Due to a "conscious decision" not to treat people and to prioritise Covid deaths today (as they grab headlines and highlight the failings of politicians to maintain the NHS) as more important than cancer deaths a few years down the road. NI bed capacity in the last 5 years has fallen by an appalling amount that's why people can't be treated. It's not the NHS were protecting its political careers!
56
23/02/2021 15:37:25 31 10
bbc
Our very own First Minister says one thing then moves the goal posts and changes her opinion. I for one have suffered this woman too long so time for change
On the subject of schools opening - how can we accept the views of a minister above the views of health experts?? At this very important time health is the key concern and we all must act within the guidance of our professional health experts
65
23/02/2021 15:47:10 25 10
bbc
100%. Arlene just playing the I am British card and follow Boris not our own medical advisors so she gets a reaction from Sinn Fein and another confrontation
66
23/02/2021 15:44:59 21 9
bbc
No point in the schools being of if the kids are running about the streets together.

Get the kids back to school they have missed to much.
356
24/02/2021 10:36:09 0 0
bbc
*being OFF
*missed TOO

maybe should go back yourself
Questions should be raised what the first minister is feeding the Scottish public.. Devolution was a disaster and had only proved they wanted it to split the UK up. She talks down the English she talks down the UK whilst waving the EU flag above her building.. Some would say she's a traiter and after all this covering of sexual abuse she should be gone by now. Removed
78
23/02/2021 15:56:00 5 1
bbc
tell me ... what's a "traiter"....the independence of Scotland is not an issue that E Welsh, Irish and especially English people should have a say in.... just the same way Scottish MPs do not vote in English only laws.... England should keep its imperial nose out of other nations business....
68
23/02/2021 15:46:36 15 7
bbc
Whatever and whenever same as the Tories, eh Weir?

Northern Ireland is not England, we have a fraction of the size of their population.

Time you removed the Union Jack blinkers.
74
23/02/2021 15:53:10 8 10
bbc
Maybe we should.. Goverment have pretty much given NI to the EU. Should be no border down the Irish sea.. Anything else to do with trade is the EUs problem not ours. Need to start playing the EU at its own games when it comes to trade.
142
23/02/2021 16:39:48 1 2
bbc
Presumably you don't want to remove the Union Jack funding.
283
23/02/2021 22:18:56 0 0
bbc
Time to remove the Union Jack funding then if that's how you feel. Try and keep up!
25
23/02/2021 15:16:12 9 12
bbc
Super spreaders let loose to do what they do best, Doris johnson is getting on my nerves elbow bumping everyone with that soppy grin on his face, future dictator, time for him to go,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
69
tv
23/02/2021 15:46:57 2 0
bbc
So what if they are. Do you not think children deserve to be prioritised now for the sake of theirs and our nations futures?
94
23/02/2021 16:06:34 1 1
bbc
I dont think that people should die just to let kids go to school...if that is what prioitisation of children is...
70
23/02/2021 15:51:04 17 7
bbc
here we go again....Foster states just days ago that Primary 1 2 and 3 kids go back on 8th March with the rest following on 22nd....fast forward 5 days and an English man states he's putting all kids back to school on 8th...CUE the DUP......oh we want to show we're more English than the english..so lets try and copy.....the DUP are a bunch of TORY sycophants...nothing more, nothing less
71
23/02/2021 15:52:19 4 3
bbc
There is also a strong case fpr barbers hairdressers gyms sunbed shop healing studio golf courses to reopen tomorrow but you hear nothing about that. Resign
76
23/02/2021 15:55:15 5 3
bbc
Hairdressers are still cutting hair.. Just need to find your contacts. Need to get with the times. We have no choice
72
23/02/2021 15:52:47 28 5
bbc
Once again No political leadership Arlene must follow Boris. Last time she followed Boris she ended up being in Europe with a new border separating Northern Ireland from th U.K. Will the DUP ever learn.
63
23/02/2021 15:45:21 39 5
bbc
As usual Arlene and co just copying and paste Boris recommendations, even though (NI) medical advisors recommended phase return and was agreed last week by executive. If we don't have ministers who can make their own decision do we need them at all ???
73
23/02/2021 15:52:59 7 6
bbc
Medical advisers are civil servants not ministers.
84
23/02/2021 15:59:26 4 2
bbc
I didn’t say they were ministers ?? Ministers are supposed to take their advise on covid related matters but only when it suits certain ministers agendas by the looks of it.
68
23/02/2021 15:46:36 15 7
bbc
Whatever and whenever same as the Tories, eh Weir?

Northern Ireland is not England, we have a fraction of the size of their population.

Time you removed the Union Jack blinkers.
74
23/02/2021 15:53:10 8 10
bbc
Maybe we should.. Goverment have pretty much given NI to the EU. Should be no border down the Irish sea.. Anything else to do with trade is the EUs problem not ours. Need to start playing the EU at its own games when it comes to trade.
98
23/02/2021 16:10:16 4 1
bbc
And how exactly do you propose to do that? The UK agreed to a border. And no, the don't need us more than we need them.
108
23/02/2021 16:17:36 9 1
bbc
Dave from Kent. It's none of your business where the 'border' is.

"Need to start playing the EU at its own games when it comes to trade."

You can start by teaching your businesses how to complete the customs paperwork for exports correctly.
111
23/02/2021 16:08:43 5 0
bbc
Delusion. Took four years to negotiate the new border. Brussels and London won’t be dropping it for the likes of Ian Airmiles junior.

Time to move on.
75
23/02/2021 15:55:10 5 3
bbc
The DUP have always been Tory wannabees. Now we're following their same pathway to disaster.
120
23/02/2021 16:23:10 4 1
bbc
The DUP are like a boyfriend trying to hold on to a girlfriend who just does not want him and cheats on him at every opportunity... Have they no pride at all?
71
23/02/2021 15:52:19 4 3
bbc
There is also a strong case fpr barbers hairdressers gyms sunbed shop healing studio golf courses to reopen tomorrow but you hear nothing about that. Resign
76
23/02/2021 15:55:15 5 3
bbc
Hairdressers are still cutting hair.. Just need to find your contacts. Need to get with the times. We have no choice
77
23/02/2021 15:55:42 9 5
bbc
Even after all the back-stabbing and deceit from the Tories, the DUP are still letting the Tories wag their tail. It's like some form of political Stockholm syndrome.
81
23/02/2021 15:59:04 6 7
bbc
Agreed.. Feel for the NI people. They have been shut out the UK and forgotten as if they never did matter. I won't vote Conservatives until they get their act together and sort it out. Local elections are coming up.. A perfect time to tell them we ain't happy with it.
Questions should be raised what the first minister is feeding the Scottish public.. Devolution was a disaster and had only proved they wanted it to split the UK up. She talks down the English she talks down the UK whilst waving the EU flag above her building.. Some would say she's a traiter and after all this covering of sexual abuse she should be gone by now. Removed
78
23/02/2021 15:56:00 5 1
bbc
tell me ... what's a "traiter"....the independence of Scotland is not an issue that E Welsh, Irish and especially English people should have a say in.... just the same way Scottish MPs do not vote in English only laws.... England should keep its imperial nose out of other nations business....
42
23/02/2021 15:29:24 7 3
bbc
Research done by the University of Warwick proves that schoolchildren are not super spreaders
79
23/02/2021 15:58:05 2 0
bbc
Research done by any one with two brain cells knows there's no such thing are super spreaders. More media and wonk science guff.
47
GD
23/02/2021 15:33:48 10 17
bbc
Get the teachers back in. They have been milking the system long enough!!!!

The summer holidays, which started March 2020, should have been over a long long time ago.
80
23/02/2021 15:58:32 1 1
bbc
How would you begin to answer such a moronic and uneducated comment.
77
23/02/2021 15:55:42 9 5
bbc
Even after all the back-stabbing and deceit from the Tories, the DUP are still letting the Tories wag their tail. It's like some form of political Stockholm syndrome.
81
23/02/2021 15:59:04 6 7
bbc
Agreed.. Feel for the NI people. They have been shut out the UK and forgotten as if they never did matter. I won't vote Conservatives until they get their act together and sort it out. Local elections are coming up.. A perfect time to tell them we ain't happy with it.
106
23/02/2021 16:15:36 5 4
bbc
Here's a newsflash, Dave. Most people in NI are happy with the protocol. Most notably the businesses here who are taking advantage of the unique position of being able to trade freely to Britain and to and from the EU.

We neither need nor want your sympathy, thanks.
16
23/02/2021 15:02:26 16 12
bbc
Where is the evidence that school pupils aren't catchers, carriers or transmitters? Upon such evidence lies the roadmap for a return to schooling.
82
23/02/2021 15:59:06 1 0
bbc
Where is the evidence that they are?
97
23/02/2021 16:09:55 1 3
bbc
The many studies that shows children can and do spread the virus, as well as the national data showing the sharp rises in cases each time schools have been opened, as well as declines in cases once they have been closed to a high number of pupils.
31
23/02/2021 15:21:03 6 7
bbc
Half vaccinated!
83
23/02/2021 15:59:14 8 1
bbc
No, the data we now have shows the first dose already gives very good protection against both symptomatic and asymptomatic infection and even more against serious disease and death.
73
23/02/2021 15:52:59 7 6
bbc
Medical advisers are civil servants not ministers.
84
23/02/2021 15:59:26 4 2
bbc
I didn’t say they were ministers ?? Ministers are supposed to take their advise on covid related matters but only when it suits certain ministers agendas by the looks of it.
107
23/02/2021 16:17:16 1 1
bbc
Apologies. Why are you surprised they have their own agendas? Its politics.
19
23/02/2021 15:06:10 90 15
bbc
This is all based on Arlene Foster following Boris Johnson like a lapdog. Science doesn't come into it. Don't know why we have an Executive. It's direct rule anyway.
85
23/02/2021 15:59:35 13 0
bbc
Exactly, if there is strong evidence then present it and get off the pot (as some might say). Saying there is evidence and not presenting it should be a massive red flag that the person is probably full of it...
150
23/02/2021 16:45:40 1 0
bbc
Trump i believe. and where's that now?
61
23/02/2021 15:43:54 3 8
bbc
Dose anyone belive that kids are the ones that have suffered the most during this pandemic? Parks are packed with children yet adults haven't been able to do their normal activities for over a year.. I don't belive all kids have been indoors looking at a screen! But hey ho parents can't go to work don't moan when kids don't have a dinner on a table. Putting education first is destroying and killin
86
tv
23/02/2021 16:00:45 5 0
bbc
Yes is just so awful that children are daring to go to parks and actually have fun! How dare they!

There seems to a large community of mean spirited trolls in this country that refuse (or do not want) to believe that this is coming to an end, and fail to see that the young are the single most important group in society for the long term recovery and prosperity of our nation.
88
23/02/2021 15:59:15 47 5
bbc
The DUP are a total embarrassment and are just nodding dogs to the Tories. Last week Arlene Foster urged caution in reopening schools. Now after Boris Johnson speaks she suddenly changes her tune. It is BREXIT all over again, the DUP do whatever the London administration says. They also completely ignore the fact that we are an island and think Covid stops at Newry. It is totally ridiculous.
284
cfc
23/02/2021 22:19:17 0 0
bbc
Calm down, it won’t happen unless the other 4 parties agree. It’s a coalition government.
47
GD
23/02/2021 15:33:48 10 17
bbc
Get the teachers back in. They have been milking the system long enough!!!!

The summer holidays, which started March 2020, should have been over a long long time ago.
89
23/02/2021 16:03:26 1 1
bbc
here we are, another Tory/DUP bootlicker... thinks no one works as hard as they do, thinks no one has been short changed as much as they have been, always keen to blame their woes on the people they have been told to hate...foreigners, public sector workers, single parents, the unemployed, the lazy working class on minimum pay. ....there is one thing that these people cannot do...open their eyes!!
90
23/02/2021 16:03:42 9 5
bbc
SAGE has advised against this. Johnson is not following the science again.
102
23/02/2021 16:11:57 7 3
bbc
I wonder why? Maybe because these SAGE scientists are completely out of their depth and don't care or realise that their actions have triggered the greatest economic catastrophe the UK has witnessed in 300 years. We are headed for a depression, not a recession based on the wonky advice of these so called scientists. And the whole plan copied from China. Well done to all involved.
91
23/02/2021 16:04:08 55 9
bbc
The DUP are making themselves look very foolish. 1 hour after BOJO announces schools are to reopen Arlene mimics the same line. Why did they meet last Thursday at all? Pathetic really.
266
23/02/2021 21:16:13 5 1
bbc
"Arlene mimics the same line"

A serial PM plagiarist from the 16th Century who thinks Ulster is a little county in middle England. BoJo's going to start scratching every time he hears DUP
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GD
23/02/2021 15:33:48 10 17
bbc
Get the teachers back in. They have been milking the system long enough!!!!

The summer holidays, which started March 2020, should have been over a long long time ago.
92
23/02/2021 16:05:09 1 1
bbc
Grow up!
93
23/02/2021 16:06:16 4 7
bbc
Can you just imagen if Ireland left the EU joined the UK and then we listend to each others problems, addressed them and cooperated with each other including trade.. Where would be the barriers.. Apart from the odd little person shouting independence.. We would be in a lot stronger position than Scotland would be leaving the UK joining the EU to hand over its laws and money and another border.
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23/02/2021 16:13:30 5 4
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Sorry Dave, have you ever read a 'history book'? Britain never ever listened to Ireland. Not once. Ever. The Irish are a separate people culturally, ethnically, spiritually.
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23/02/2021 15:46:57 2 0
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So what if they are. Do you not think children deserve to be prioritised now for the sake of theirs and our nations futures?
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23/02/2021 16:06:34 1 1
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I dont think that people should die just to let kids go to school...if that is what prioitisation of children is...
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23/02/2021 16:08:52 7 11
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Wow there is a lot of RAGE for the DUP, salt from the usual Branch Covidian loons that want everyone locked down forever, get the kids back to school.
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23/02/2021 16:13:36 2 6
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BBC have a higher audience with the left wing.. We don't have a slogan defund the BBC for no reason. Most people in England belive NI have been sold down the river and a border been put up between us and NI.. We will keep pushing for artical 16 to be activated.
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23/02/2021 19:33:16 3 2
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“ Wow there is a lot of RAGE for the DUP”

You seem shocked by that.

Outside of the Tory party, Farage and Kate Hoey no one really likes unionists.
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23/02/2021 16:09:23 45 4
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Please please people of (NI) we have the power to stop all this political point scoring and division. Just remember where to put your X on May 5th 2022 or our future generations will either grow up and leave or grow up in the same religious politics we have had to endured.

It’s time for change of direction, most decent people just want to live in peace and be able to pay their bills.
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23/02/2021 16:11:49 29 5
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The problem is where? There’s not one party worth voting for-they are all as corrupt as each other
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23/02/2021 15:59:06 1 0
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Where is the evidence that they are?
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23/02/2021 16:09:55 1 3
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The many studies that shows children can and do spread the virus, as well as the national data showing the sharp rises in cases each time schools have been opened, as well as declines in cases once they have been closed to a high number of pupils.
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23/02/2021 15:53:10 8 10
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Maybe we should.. Goverment have pretty much given NI to the EU. Should be no border down the Irish sea.. Anything else to do with trade is the EUs problem not ours. Need to start playing the EU at its own games when it comes to trade.
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23/02/2021 16:10:16 4 1
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And how exactly do you propose to do that? The UK agreed to a border. And no, the don't need us more than we need them.
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23/02/2021 15:22:43 5 13
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99% recover from this petty virus on the own in there own home should of been safe 6-8 months ago if they closed the borders onto this island.
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23/02/2021 16:11:01 4 5
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so if 99% recover at home, how many had it if 120,000 have died of it and if 270,000 have been hospital inpatients?....I think you need to go back to school and attend mathematics classes...
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23/02/2021 16:24:29 3 1
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I think you'll find that if 99% recover at home and 120,000 have died , it would mean approximately 12 million people have had it already. Seems about right if you ask me
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23/02/2021 18:26:03 2 0
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Jimbo - Looks like the answer is that around 27 million have had it in the UK - which isn't a mile off the mark I am sure (40%)
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23/02/2021 16:11:33 6 0
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Nothing has changed from last week so stick to the agreed plan. Surely we can stand on our own two feet and make decisions that suits our situation here in N. Ireland.
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23/02/2021 16:20:40 5 0
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If only our politicians could see that clearly.