Coronavirus levels 'burning quite hot' in some of UK
26/02/2021 | news | health | 2,344
Infection rates are declining overall, but some regions are seeing a rise in cases.
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26/02/2021 14:34:05 20 34
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19 in Grampian today. A huge region with a population of over 500k. But then we'll still keep hiding behind the curtains and completely kill the economy.
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26/02/2021 14:51:41 18 5
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Come out of lockdown and next week that 19 will be 40, then 80, then 160 and by Easter 1000's. Also that 19 is the number reported and you can easily triple it or more for actual cases and 19 new cases in a day 2 weeks of infectivity - 266 active cases at absolute minimum.
Only 19 new reported cases in a day is a good thing - but we are still not out of the woods.
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26/02/2021 14:34:54 112 60
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Good news. Lockdown is working.
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26/02/2021 14:55:12 68 159
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Cases started falling before the lockdown had any chance to take effect
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RG
26/02/2021 15:59:29 5 4
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Correction - reduced cycled PCR tests are working.
27/02/2021 00:59:17 0 3
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and there's more sunshine, UV kills viruses
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26/02/2021 14:36:15 331 45
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We need to keep up the rollout of the vaccine, that's where the real cut in transmission will come from. Great work by the NHS in this regard, shows what happens when you trust public services to do the job.
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26/02/2021 14:43:55 115 167
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Or get someone from Private Equity to head up the strategy roll-out
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26/02/2021 15:11:58 58 4
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While the NHS is doing an outstanding job, the makers of vaccines, syringes, vials and the materials suppliers and logistical support are not public services. Take any of these cards out of the pyramid and it all comes down.
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26/02/2021 15:24:25 56 21
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This isn't all down to the NHS. In fact they have only played a small part in the roll out. The biggest part is the thousands of volunteers who we owe our thanks to..
All ive heard is "protect the NHS" but isnt the NHS there to protect us. The NHS needs major reform to make it fit for this century not the 1960's where it current sits at.
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26/02/2021 15:39:55 26 20
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Greta work by the NHS is giving the vaccine, not so great in getting it organised. Once again the Gov had to bring in the Army to make sure the programme could work at speed. I wouldn’t trust many in senior positions in our ‘marvellous’ public services to organise a drinks party in a brewery.
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26/02/2021 18:41:44 3 12
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Continue the vaccine rollout ... brilliant! I bet the Govt never thought of that little gem of strategic wisdom.
26/02/2021 20:23:21 4 42
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Let those who WANT the vaccine have the vaccine, respect EVERYONE'S RIGHT to decide their OWN health choices. No to mandatory or coerced vaccination. No to vaccine passports of any name or nature.
kev
26/02/2021 20:30:55 13 16
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Amazing what public service can do when you chuck limitless amounts of money at it and it doesn't have to manage it's resources. If only it could go on like thus forever. This must be what imaginary life under a labour government must be like.
26/02/2021 21:01:01 13 0
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Its been a partnership from the start and no single sector is more valuable than the other. Public, Private and Civil sectors have all helped equally to active this. Shows what can be done if you identify the required skills and let them do it.
26/02/2021 21:16:24 11 1
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Would not have achieved it without the logistics planning of the Army.

Why are they always forgotten?
27/02/2021 21:10:30 0 0
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Those vaccinated have still stayed home,so lets not get ahead of ourselves
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26/02/2021 14:36:59 25 8
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Great stuff. Hopefully more positive times on the horizon.
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26/02/2021 15:15:35 28 8
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Not if you believe some of the “expert” opinions on HYS. Split between the science deniers and attention seekers, they’ll come out with some unsupported nonsense.
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26/02/2021 14:37:43 206 76
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Great to hear
Hopefully we'll be able to return to some form of normality.

It appears that Lockdowns do work.
Keep safe all
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26/02/2021 14:43:24 167 252
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Or that endemic seasonal respiratory viruses go away as winter ends.
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26/02/2021 14:56:28 47 12
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Why "some form of normality" rather than complete normality? After vaccination, covid-19 is likely to be unexceptional compared to other endemic respiratory viruses.
I can understand arguments about the timetable, but not the idea we have to permanently reorder our lives around (what will be) one mild disease out of many
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26/02/2021 15:25:45 21 31
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History shows lockdowns never work, all they do is create delay. What has worked is the roll out of the vaccine.
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26/02/2021 15:31:33 7 23
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Lockdowns work, but, the key question is whether the vaccination programme is working. If it isn't we will go into another lockdown in the not too distant future. It would be good to see solid evidence that the vaccination programme is working.
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26/02/2021 15:48:00 10 11
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Agreed, but we must keep the lockdowns for a while yet, it will be worth it.
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26/02/2021 16:11:09 0 1
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Not in west yorkshire!
26/02/2021 20:19:15 1 1
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Apart from in all the areas that the report clearly indicates and the doctors and politicians are clearly saying it doesn’t or did you skip the awkward bits where it said reductions have flatlined and worse reversed because infections are rising again..?
26/02/2021 21:28:34 3 3
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Sweden, Florida.... Lockdown does NOT work
27/02/2021 01:49:56 1 1
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No they don't worst affected countries had some of the hardest lock-downs.
27/02/2021 11:19:37 0 0
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We've been told we'll be normal by June, then August, then November then Christmas then February half term then spring now summer. I want to believe but have little hope. As for lockdowns if you plot out a typical flu season covid in winter has followed the exact same curve and given its a fundamentally seasonal virus that's not surprising. Maybe lockdown 3 did less than you think
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26/02/2021 14:38:18 216 41
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Since the government have (correctly) ruled out pursuing a zero covid strategy, surely alert levels one and two need to be changed.
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26/02/2021 14:47:12 63 17
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This is a very good point.
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kh
26/02/2021 15:24:45 21 3
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zero covid would require zero testing
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26/02/2021 16:17:07 23 18
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Just to note, that if there are 420000+ people currently with covid, and the R rate is 0.6-0.9, that means somewhere between quarter and half a million more people are going to be infected in the near future. This is a lot better than we have seen for some time, but I still don't fancy those odds, and we should not be rushing to relax.
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nfn
26/02/2021 16:58:59 2 1
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Have a word with whitty and van tam please!!!
26/02/2021 20:54:17 0 2
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Yes your correct, much better to pursue a strategy that has killed over 120,000 than a strategy that has proven to kill less than 1,000 and does less damage to the economy. Clever strategy!
27/02/2021 09:29:28 0 1
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There is actually a chance we could eradicate this thing like we did smallpox. Nobody can say for sure yet but SARS 1 (a similar bug) is now history. Would need a world wide vaccination campaign but could be 50 billion well spent if the alternative is annual boosters, poor countries ravaged etc.
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26/02/2021 14:38:26 15 45
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Scotland has managed this crisis better than the union’s average
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26/02/2021 14:41:19 18 12
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Tee hee. Some people actually believe this.
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26/02/2021 14:41:45 5 3
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Pretty distasteful of Ms Sturgeon to turn it into a contest!
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26/02/2021 14:42:17 5 1
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How about “Visit Scotland it’s better than average” ready for when tourism restarts?
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26/02/2021 14:42:55 13 3
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No we haven't. Sturgeon massaged the figures. Until the second wave we didn't even count the deaths in our care homes. And they accounted for 50% of fatalities. We're near enough on a par per capita with the RoUK.
Do yourself a favour and stop talking rubbish.
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26/02/2021 14:46:14 4 2
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Yes, I’ve heard the Edinburgh AstraZeneca vaccine is hugely effective
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26/02/2021 14:47:03 9 3
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And if Scotland weren't part of the Union their record on vaccines and also a way out of this would be?
Oh wait ; they would of had zero cases because Sturgeon would have been doing the counting.
BBC are a disgrace for giving her airtime
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26/02/2021 14:47:29 6 3
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Lucky you are not in the EU you still be waiting for a vaccine. :-)
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26/02/2021 14:53:57 5 2
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It's a pity they don't manage their politics, education and economy better. Have the SNP imploded yet?
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26/02/2021 14:55:02 4 2
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How sad to attempt political point scoring at this time. Contain yourself!
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26/02/2021 14:39:33 427 39
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Coupled with the rapid vaccination that the UK is going through and dropping infection rates it looks like there's some light at the end of the tunnel.
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26/02/2021 14:58:45 547 517
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I'll get flamed for the this comment but am past caring. Yes, loads of light for the well off, comfortable chattering classes, who have broadly eulogised lockdown and the restrictions. Not quite as much light for the rest of us on moderate incomes, who as always will bear the brunt of the looming economic downturn. History will ask was it worth it? Time will tell.
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kh
26/02/2021 15:24:08 8 0
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How could anybody argue with that. They wouldn't be allowed to.
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26/02/2021 15:40:05 13 27
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Jackanory ... coming up to the start of the new tax year more like. But what's the point in trying to tell The sun, Mail and Express readers
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26/02/2021 16:29:51 6 16
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Only to find it's another train coming the other way.

Do not end lockdown until everyone has had their second dose.
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26/02/2021 14:39:40 26 21
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Stop making this headlines! It's just asking for Covidiots to relax and ignore the rules
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26/02/2021 14:42:58 6 4
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The ONS are doing this survey every week, so you're better off asking them to stop doing it, which would be great given the vaccines are making infection surveys more meaningless.
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26/02/2021 14:41:00 1 12
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We can have data on this , so how about more data on the Oxford vaccine. It may persuade more of us to have it ,and much better than message from the rich and famous. That always assumes the data that has not been released is positive !!
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26/02/2021 15:42:11 2 0
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You obviously haven't been reading the news, the data was released last week, after a single dose the Pfizer vaccine gives about 85% immunity and the AZ vaccine above 90%. Both create very strong antibody responses and for the AZ vaccine it is particularly strong in the elderly. Clearly they don't have very much data for the young yet as few are vaccinated other than carers.
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26/02/2021 14:38:26 15 45
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Scotland has managed this crisis better than the union’s average
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26/02/2021 14:41:19 18 12
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Tee hee. Some people actually believe this.
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26/02/2021 14:38:26 15 45
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Scotland has managed this crisis better than the union’s average
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26/02/2021 14:41:45 5 3
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Pretty distasteful of Ms Sturgeon to turn it into a contest!
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26/02/2021 14:38:26 15 45
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Scotland has managed this crisis better than the union’s average
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26/02/2021 14:42:17 5 1
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How about “Visit Scotland it’s better than average” ready for when tourism restarts?
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26/02/2021 14:42:22 21 20
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Good news, we’re counting down the days when the media have to find something else to big up for their own gain at our expense.
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26/02/2021 14:38:26 15 45
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Scotland has managed this crisis better than the union’s average
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26/02/2021 14:42:55 13 3
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No we haven't. Sturgeon massaged the figures. Until the second wave we didn't even count the deaths in our care homes. And they accounted for 50% of fatalities. We're near enough on a par per capita with the RoUK.
Do yourself a favour and stop talking rubbish.
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26/02/2021 14:42:57 167 52
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It looks like our early vaccination rollout coupled with falling infection rates is a way out of this mess.

Great decision to start the vaccination earlier and avoid the troubles that the E.U has
suffered
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26/02/2021 14:51:12 87 229
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Yet the eu27 don't have any more troubles than uk has

Rates are coming down, restrictions in place, schools are open, more people have had full vaccination (2 doses), people wear masks, Brits aren't welcome, no issues with imports and exports

Not sure why what is & isn't happening in eu27 is your concern.
Haven't you learnt blame deflection doesn't work even for small minded little englanders
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26/02/2021 14:59:13 33 15
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Your downvotes are not from people living in the eu there from sad woke rejoiners still be happy that their still bitter and in denial sad lot makes my day flipmode
If you believe that our quick vaccination scheme is the result of good Govt policy

Then you must also believe that many of the 125,000 deaths the UK has suffered in the last 11 months are the result of poor Govt decion making and failed policies

To think otherwise is childish cherry picking
Do not compare you miserable island with any European country, you will never measure up in any way Removed
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26/02/2021 20:07:06 1 1
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That all depends on how strong the evidence was at the time. Otherwise you could argue that playing Russian roulette was a great decision because you didn't put a bullet in your head. If the evidence was there, it was a great decision. Otherwise it was a lucky decision. Indications are that the evidence was there.
26/02/2021 21:28:48 6 0
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Thank goodness for Brexit.
27/02/2021 07:38:56 2 0
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Well said, our government flexing its new found independence and adapting to the situation has made us a show case to the world for brilliance and I’m sure this is just the start of a build back better for the uk ,
Post Brexit, post covid Britain is going to be a huge success.
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26/02/2021 14:39:40 26 21
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Stop making this headlines! It's just asking for Covidiots to relax and ignore the rules
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26/02/2021 14:42:58 6 4
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The ONS are doing this survey every week, so you're better off asking them to stop doing it, which would be great given the vaccines are making infection surveys more meaningless.
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26/02/2021 14:46:29 4 1
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My comment is in jest - shouldn't be hiding the truth, it would just be such a shame, when we are doing so well, for things to relax and slip and slow this success
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26/02/2021 15:53:20 0 0
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The ONS should be asking people whether they have been vaccinated so that we get a better understanding of the effectiveness (or not) of the vaccines....
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26/02/2021 14:37:43 206 76
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Great to hear
Hopefully we'll be able to return to some form of normality.

It appears that Lockdowns do work.
Keep safe all
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26/02/2021 14:43:24 167 252
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Or that endemic seasonal respiratory viruses go away as winter ends.
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26/02/2021 14:58:27 15 26
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How convenient that the "endemic sessional virus" spiked after a relaxation during late December but just so happened to start dropping in the winter months that were just as cold afterwards.

Viruses don't go around in winter because they have time off during the holidays, they spread due to factors such as temperature and humidity, which the following months were very similar to.
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26/02/2021 15:16:26 48 23
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Yo seem to have forgotten that Covid 19 arrived and spread really fast AFTER WINTER ENDED last year.......................

but don't let that stop you trying to pretend it is nothing to do with the lockdown.
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26/02/2021 15:29:00 16 9
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It didn't last spring...
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26/02/2021 16:07:09 10 2
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I'm guessing you were asleep for most of 2020 then.
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26/02/2021 16:20:54 8 2
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Tell that to South America & South Africa, as their infection graphs closely match those of northern hemisphere countries.

So in this case, it's not true.
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26/02/2021 18:16:20 2 1
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But stupidity remains.
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VoR
26/02/2021 20:03:46 2 1
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Except the case count plummeted as the weather got worse.
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Les
26/02/2021 20:10:48 3 0
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It's February !!! Hardly the end of winter!
26/02/2021 21:05:49 3 1
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Yes, that as well ... too many studies showing lockdowns are of minimal use. Vaccine obviously helps. Winter ending certainly probably helps.
26/02/2021 22:19:04 1 3
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If you look at the figures for flu deaths you will see because of lockdown and people not mixing and going to work etc they are down massively this winter so staying home is helping.
26/02/2021 22:32:02 2 3
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Considering the FACT that Covid-19 IS NOT SEASONAL and is with us ALL YEAR ROUND then that kind shows you need to educate yourself on the subject before commenting on it...
27/02/2021 01:40:39 0 0
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wastedlife.

How appropriate.
27/02/2021 08:35:29 0 0
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What like it did(not) last year in China?
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26/02/2021 14:36:15 331 45
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We need to keep up the rollout of the vaccine, that's where the real cut in transmission will come from. Great work by the NHS in this regard, shows what happens when you trust public services to do the job.
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26/02/2021 14:43:55 115 167
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Or get someone from Private Equity to head up the strategy roll-out
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26/02/2021 16:03:01 21 11
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Because that always ends well doesnt it?
26/02/2021 23:02:08 10 0
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Give credit to Kate Bingham for a job well done and cut the class war hate speech out of this.
27/02/2021 08:46:13 0 3
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One of dom's mates is he ?
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26/02/2021 14:45:10 206 20
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Lets hope the downward trend continues as people are vaccinated and the country is opened up.
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26/02/2021 15:22:04 150 42
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Why are people down voting this hope? What's wrong with them?
27/02/2021 12:38:52 1 0
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As announced in 5 o'clock briefing, case rates flatlining in many areas, but actually going up in 1 in 5 local authority areas.

Chart not shown here for weekly change scaled I think -20 to +20%.

My own LA one of the bad ones.

Clear to anyone, many not complying, groups out and about, kids playing, parents mixing, teens socialising, no SD, no masks etc
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26/02/2021 14:45:32 141 47
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Excellent news again, but lets keep it real. It's still a potentially deadly virus and there's still more than enough of it around for cases to go through the roof if we get complacent. The rules are working, and the vaccination programme is on track: lets keep it that way until the cases are low enough and enough people are vaccinated that when we do come out of restrictions, it'll be for good.
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26/02/2021 16:08:51 77 5
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If the vaccine is working and several million of those who were identified as at risk have been done, the cases may go up but as long as hospitalizations don't go up dramatically we're ok.
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26/02/2021 16:10:47 17 7
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I think there are many people now, who recognize the misalignment between what they are being told by the Gov't & media is true, and what their own logic and observations tell them is true.
The only reason many are still compliant in the Lockdown experiment is through the incessant generation of fear, and the millions of workers still on furlough.
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26/02/2021 17:53:48 9 7
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A cold is a potentially deadly virus, and depressingly it seems obvious now that half the country would advocate a lockdown for that if PHE and ONS decided they were going to count the number of people who died 'with' a cold and got every media organisation to announce it every day
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26/02/2021 14:38:26 15 45
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Scotland has managed this crisis better than the union’s average
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26/02/2021 14:46:14 4 2
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Yes, I’ve heard the Edinburgh AstraZeneca vaccine is hugely effective
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26/02/2021 14:42:58 6 4
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The ONS are doing this survey every week, so you're better off asking them to stop doing it, which would be great given the vaccines are making infection surveys more meaningless.
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26/02/2021 14:46:29 4 1
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My comment is in jest - shouldn't be hiding the truth, it would just be such a shame, when we are doing so well, for things to relax and slip and slow this success
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26/02/2021 14:46:41 21 28
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Thankfully we left the E.U. in time to get a decent vaccination rolled out
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tk
26/02/2021 14:49:11 15 10
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but more people are dead here, im not sure thats a complete victory....
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26/02/2021 15:08:37 1 5
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Yet we bought the vaccines while still following EU rules. Any country could have done the same
Don't let facts get in the way of your hate though

Thick as mince
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26/02/2021 14:46:46 18 22
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Let's just get on with it. No restrictions. Those at risk are no longer at risk of death.
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26/02/2021 14:52:22 10 3
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Get on with what exactly? Life is full of restrictions, both to protect you and others you share your living space with. If you don't want restrictions, just stay in your home and let the sensible majority get on with making the best of a difficult situation.
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26/02/2021 14:38:26 15 45
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Scotland has managed this crisis better than the union’s average
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26/02/2021 14:47:03 9 3
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And if Scotland weren't part of the Union their record on vaccines and also a way out of this would be?
Oh wait ; they would of had zero cases because Sturgeon would have been doing the counting.
BBC are a disgrace for giving her airtime
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26/02/2021 14:57:19 1 2
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Sounds a lot like a remoaner when you replace Scotland for EU Sturgeon for Nigel. LoL see you in May pal
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26/02/2021 14:38:18 216 41
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Since the government have (correctly) ruled out pursuing a zero covid strategy, surely alert levels one and two need to be changed.
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26/02/2021 14:47:12 63 17
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This is a very good point.
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26/02/2021 14:38:26 15 45
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Scotland has managed this crisis better than the union’s average
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26/02/2021 14:47:29 6 3
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Lucky you are not in the EU you still be waiting for a vaccine. :-)
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26/02/2021 15:20:19 1 1
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Better than making it to the sunlit uplands
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26/02/2021 14:48:11 434 79
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Sun is out, the birds are singing and over 1 million Brits being vaccinated against Covid every week. Things are looking up, there light at the end of the long tunnel and we hopefully return to some sort of normality in the summer.
Happy days ahead folks.
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26/02/2021 14:55:41 149 77
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The God of Grumpiness is online! He voted this down!
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26/02/2021 16:43:01 17 0
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2 million + Brits each week!
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26/02/2021 16:46:59 25 14
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Not only the birds that are out. The sunshine has brought out the millions this afternoon, vaccinated or not because they have had enough and are responding to the latest data. Can't be bothered about the rules any more.
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26/02/2021 16:58:53 12 5
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Happy days ahead. If your liveliehood hasn't already been sacrificed.
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26/02/2021 17:09:10 4 10
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Hope you can still afford netflix

I'm pretty sure this will reemerge and although virtually no one can die by then - they'll be another knee-jerk lockdown
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26/02/2021 17:11:16 10 7
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"Brit" is an awful term. You should write a column for The Sun.
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26/02/2021 17:25:31 1 7
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And then we have the fall,
Autumn.
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26/02/2021 18:59:01 3 8
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over 1 million Brits being vaccinated against Covid every week.
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With 68 Million people in UK that is {double up 60 million} at least 120 weeks for everyone to get both parts of the vaccination.

I am certainly NOT knocking the success - just say that most people do not realise how big the task is.

Good job that Covid-19 is not so serious as once feared.
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26/02/2021 20:01:17 1 3
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I'm sorry. Which tunnel was that again ???
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26/02/2021 20:13:19 1 6
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Some of us might be too exhausted and unfit to discern the light; and time moves relentlessly on, so there is never ‘a return to...’, only a new normal.
26/02/2021 20:49:17 1 3
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That's what they said last summer.
26/02/2021 21:40:13 3 1
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My happy days started last weekend
26/02/2021 21:49:54 4 0
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1 million a week? Try 3 million a week
27/02/2021 10:16:02 1 1
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"Light at the end of the tunnel" mate we're already there, 20 million people vaccinated and hospitalisations down 94% when vaccinated - this endless delayed satisfaction needs to end, we've made it.
27/02/2021 10:50:49 0 2
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Think of the people who have died,not your shelves
27/02/2021 10:53:53 0 2
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Think of the dead,you tory nasty person
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26/02/2021 14:48:44 3 6
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I still don't understand why the official stats say 421k people have the virus in the UK, yet the ZOE app, which tracks 4.5 million real people in real time, estimate it is 151k?
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26/02/2021 15:04:01 1 1
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Why downvote a perfectly straightforward question?
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26/02/2021 15:09:28 3 0
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ZOE only predicts those with Symptomatic Covid, it does not include those who are infected but have no symptoms. The ONS random testing will pick up and count those without symptoms
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26/02/2021 16:03:20 0 2
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The ONS survey data is a week out of date, the ZOE app is real time.
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26/02/2021 14:42:24 268 61
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Well done us.

Us being the British public.

Sick of being told by angry people that we are all "Covidiots".

We have all made massive sacrifices, and are now seeing an improvement in our situation.
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26/02/2021 14:56:37 303 64
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If you have stayed at home and made massive sacrifices like the majority of us have... then maybe the term 'covidiot' was never aimed at you?
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26/02/2021 14:59:41 80 15
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"Covidiot" is used to describe people who are wilfully ignoring rules and guidance, without any care for anyone other than themselves. If you're doing your bit, it's not directed at you, so stop taking offence where none has been given.
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26/02/2021 15:01:28 74 16
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The majority have made sacrifices and stayed at home. The covidiots are the entitled minority who ignore or stretch the rules, prolonging lock down for the rest of us.
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kh
26/02/2021 15:25:34 21 4
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They call us Covidiots, and we call them Covidiots also. So confusing.
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26/02/2021 15:33:03 17 11
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Or just maybe tougher rules backed by law and sanctions finally drove home the message
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26/02/2021 16:21:50 38 5
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The "covidiots" are the extremists on both sides. Those who flout the rules and then come out with garbage to try and justify it, and those who take the rules to a ridiculous illogical extreme, such as yelling at someone for not wearing a mask whilst driving in their car alone.
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26/02/2021 16:40:46 42 14
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A Covidiot is someone that breaks the rules:
. 'Claims' to be exempt to prevent wearing face masks in shops
. Goes to house parties with others
. Drives 100 miles to a beach
. Doesn't do social distancing
For me one of the saddest things about the whole pandemic was that Tory govt spin blamed the tiny minority who broke the rules instead of accepting blame for their many mistakes and constant dither, and that so many British people were so quick & happy to believe this

They seem to believe anything the "saviour of Christmas" tells them to
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26/02/2021 19:17:32 12 8
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Some still like to argue that if restrictions are lifted before 2035 the world will come to an end.
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VoR
26/02/2021 20:00:57 9 4
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People only call you a covidiot if you behave like one.
948
26/02/2021 20:01:44 10 12
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The true "covidiots" are the middle class twits who went flying on holidays anytime from 1 Feb 2020 onwards.

Not working class lads playing footie in the park or having a BBQ as seems to be the accusation in the media.

Ironically it's the same middle class twits who went flying and spread the virus around the globe who seem to be the ones calling others covidiots.

Total lack of self awareness.
26/02/2021 20:55:08 6 7
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What a charade this all is. Average age of a covid death 82 years old. Why are governments doing this?!
26/02/2021 21:48:15 1 9
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Agreed. But time to stop making sacrifices is now. If you can read the data, it's obvious that there's no reason to be in lockdown a moment longer, unless you're a lockdown enthusiast. And btw..anyone who uses the term 'covidiot' unironically is either retired and happy living in a hermetically sealed vault, or 'easily led'.
26/02/2021 23:10:33 2 1
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(U19265807 obviously a brexit voter.) Yes, well done! The British public have single handedly, with their unique blitz spirit, defeated Covid19. Dame Vera Lynn would be so proud.
27/02/2021 01:27:52 4 0
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The majority of the BP have made huge sacrifices, and our figures are improving: but we are still seeing thousands of infected people, every day, so our resolve to follow the guidelines and be careful must not waiver. We want schools to open, and stay open, and restrictions to start easing, so we have to stop the spread. Otherwise neither will.
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27/02/2021 10:54:43 2 0
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I agree but there are a significant minority who continue to make the situation worse by not doing what they were supposed to. Add to that the (if you believe HYS) significant numbers who are refusing to be vaccinated then this could be a long haul. We have to get hospitalisation numbers down and for that as many as possible need to be vaccinated. As HRH said, "it is everyone's responsibility".
27/02/2021 21:16:22 0 0
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WE have not all made sacrifices,some of us have made sacrifices.
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nic
26/02/2021 14:43:16 7 13
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And the agenda is unchallenged
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26/02/2021 15:26:56 1 0
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Because it is only in your head.....
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26/02/2021 14:46:41 21 28
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Thankfully we left the E.U. in time to get a decent vaccination rolled out
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tk
26/02/2021 14:49:11 15 10
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but more people are dead here, im not sure thats a complete victory....
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26/02/2021 14:53:12 6 2
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afterwards lets use the same counting process used in the EU. Who is counted, and after how many days, and any other causes. The numbers could change dramatically. But hey, stay loyal to the EU like the rest.
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26/02/2021 14:49:37 45 10
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I should hope so.
We are all in lock down - it would be a poor show if infection rates where still increasing while we are having next to no contact with people.
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26/02/2021 14:54:23 65 27
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"next to no contact with people"?

The reason it's drugging on and on is that this is simply not true!
VoR
26/02/2021 20:17:08 6 4
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In some areas rates are increasing. Which implies a lot of contact so going on there. I'm guessing some is in communities where key workers bring it back to crowded households, but some will be concentrations of covidiots.
27/02/2021 02:17:56 0 3
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actually in many instances they were, studies increasingly show lock-downs are not the answer, the hardest lock-downs appear to produce the worst infection rates.
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26/02/2021 14:49:45 14 19
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There are some very dangerous variants evolving in usa.if UK is not hotel quarantine ALL the countries arriving in UK.the vaccines may well be useless in a while!It is far too early to be complacent, UK has never learnt the lesson.
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26/02/2021 14:57:18 13 2
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Where is your evidence of these 'very dangerous ' variants in the US?
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26/02/2021 14:49:48 142 73
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It appears that my comment stating that we're doing better than the E.U is upsetting the regular moaners on here.

You'd think they'd be happy that the UK's approach is proving to be a winner
But i guess it doesn't fit in with their agenda.
No doubt they've still had their vaccination though :o)
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26/02/2021 14:53:24 74 93
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I'm afraid you're wrong. The only one who's motivate by hate, whim, and a craving to "win" is you.

Normal people understand that not everything is a football match with a cup for the team that scores the most vaccinations, or the fewest deaths, or the quickest response, or...

I for one I'm happy that I will have the vaccine sooner rather than later.
Why the obsession with what others are doing especially the eu

Oops I forget about your inferiority complex, weaknesses, fear, jealousy, league table low mentality, and of course your pathetic childish blame deflection
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26/02/2021 14:55:20 21 31
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O Yes brexit
Where we spent Billions to gain .......
More unelected law makers than elected law makers in the UK parliament! So much for democracy.
Save the Fishing industry - that now cant sell most of its fish
No change at all to migration
£350 million a week to the NHS?

But yes - OK we might have done a better job with the vaccine - but this would have still been a devolved issue any way.
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26/02/2021 14:55:25 11 8
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I wish life was as simple as your view of it.
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26/02/2021 14:57:45 16 9
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Perhaps they disagreed with you - is it not allowed to have a view now, without being called a "moaner"?

Perhaps they disagreed because they don't see it as some sort of competition?
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26/02/2021 14:58:30 19 25
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'You'd think they'd be happy that the UK's approach is proving to be a winner'

125k dead (2nd worst death rate on planet). Most damaged major economy on planet. Twitmode strikes again.
VoR
26/02/2021 20:15:14 6 9
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Well, your comment seems to ignore how we lost more people on the way to this point. It also seems to imply that the vaccine success (where we have done better) would not have been possible without Brexit, when in fact every vaccine related decision we made could have been made as an EU member. That's probably why people react. Not because they are moaners.
26/02/2021 21:02:17 7 7
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They can’t stand to see the UK do well at anything. They are desperate for the UK to collapse so they can say “I told you so” with a smug look on their faces. They think they are intellectually and morally superior in very way.
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26/02/2021 14:42:57 167 52
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It looks like our early vaccination rollout coupled with falling infection rates is a way out of this mess.

Great decision to start the vaccination earlier and avoid the troubles that the E.U has
suffered
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26/02/2021 14:51:12 87 229
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Yet the eu27 don't have any more troubles than uk has

Rates are coming down, restrictions in place, schools are open, more people have had full vaccination (2 doses), people wear masks, Brits aren't welcome, no issues with imports and exports

Not sure why what is & isn't happening in eu27 is your concern.
Haven't you learnt blame deflection doesn't work even for small minded little englanders
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26/02/2021 15:48:36 37 4
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Have you taken a look at what is happening in Poland / Czech Republic / Ukraine ? Belgium / France, etc...?

Italy has vaccinated (with 2 jabs) more people than the UK, but, on every other count the EU vaccination programme is way behind the UK.

It is of concern because no one is safe until everyone is vaccinated.
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26/02/2021 17:10:17 47 1
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Stats as of today:

# per 100 vaccinated: UK = 28.57; EU = 6.70.

Your claim on EU vax numbers is disingenuous at best and lies at worst.

I've no beef with the EU and I hope they get on track with vaccination; the whole world needs to be vaccinated before things can truly go back to some sort of normal, but please don't post BS to try to defend EU's monumental fail in their vaccination strategy.
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26/02/2021 17:11:16 16 2
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look at Spike 3 in many EU states.
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26/02/2021 17:43:36 14 1
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Hmmm the latest 7 day ave for cases in France is more than double that of the uk. Latest vaccination data shows uk vac more than eu put together and if you strip out the 7% for Germany the eu figures are abysmal. Yiu are right other countries performance shd be of no issue but equally neither dhd the meaningless deaths and fall in GDP figures be trotted out.
kev
26/02/2021 20:34:35 8 2
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Got to love a remoaner. My god, still harping on, get over it blossom
26/02/2021 20:36:37 7 1
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If any Remainers out there are still wondering why they lost, this is why
AlT
27/02/2021 00:10:20 5 0
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and maybe you should check your facts. having been in france working with a german, there are lots of issues in both countries. plus, massive back pedal on astrazenica . France, in comparison, has the biggest number of chin wearers. no organisation at airports or on their national carrier, unlike BA and heathrow. Sorry, but the sun does not shine out of the EU's posterior.
27/02/2021 01:42:39 2 0
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Doesitmatter.

More a case of Mind over Matter.

I don't Mind and You don't Matter.
27/02/2021 02:11:45 1 0
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"Yet the eu27 don't have any more troubles than uk has"

Not according to Euronews, you might like to try reading it, and that despite it being so EU biased it makes you look like a UK supporting Brexiteer!
27/02/2021 09:44:33 2 0
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Case rates in France are going up. They’re considering another lockdown. Not anticipating opening borders until late summer. Our government have made a pigs ear of most of it but it’s not sunny uplands in the EU either. An
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26/02/2021 14:34:05 20 34
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19 in Grampian today. A huge region with a population of over 500k. But then we'll still keep hiding behind the curtains and completely kill the economy.
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26/02/2021 14:51:41 18 5
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Come out of lockdown and next week that 19 will be 40, then 80, then 160 and by Easter 1000's. Also that 19 is the number reported and you can easily triple it or more for actual cases and 19 new cases in a day 2 weeks of infectivity - 266 active cases at absolute minimum.
Only 19 new reported cases in a day is a good thing - but we are still not out of the woods.
267
26/02/2021 15:38:47 3 1
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You have to forgive them, so many cannot cope with even basic maths, but still portray themselves as armchair epidemiologists who know far more than the medics.
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26/02/2021 14:52:06 139 9
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The first steps back to some sort of normality are finally been taken. This virus has caused massive pain and suffering to all sorts of people for many sorts of issues both health and livelihood. We are not going to see the back of the virus, we are going to have to learn to live with that but lets hope this is the last lockdown we have to live through.
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26/02/2021 14:58:36 91 217
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The response is far worse than the virus.
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26/02/2021 15:07:25 13 14
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How can anybody down vote that statement
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26/02/2021 16:28:50 9 0
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So true about learning to live with the virus...……………...
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26/02/2021 14:46:46 18 22
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Let's just get on with it. No restrictions. Those at risk are no longer at risk of death.
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26/02/2021 14:52:22 10 3
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Get on with what exactly? Life is full of restrictions, both to protect you and others you share your living space with. If you don't want restrictions, just stay in your home and let the sensible majority get on with making the best of a difficult situation.
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26/02/2021 14:59:11 1 2
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Get on with our lives Stac. Maybe you want to live in a permanent lockdown world, but most of us do not.

The lockdown is costing jobs and prosperity. This could well affect your pension in future.
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tk
26/02/2021 14:49:11 15 10
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but more people are dead here, im not sure thats a complete victory....
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26/02/2021 14:53:12 6 2
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afterwards lets use the same counting process used in the EU. Who is counted, and after how many days, and any other causes. The numbers could change dramatically. But hey, stay loyal to the EU like the rest.
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26/02/2021 14:49:48 142 73
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It appears that my comment stating that we're doing better than the E.U is upsetting the regular moaners on here.

You'd think they'd be happy that the UK's approach is proving to be a winner
But i guess it doesn't fit in with their agenda.
No doubt they've still had their vaccination though :o)
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26/02/2021 14:53:24 74 93
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I'm afraid you're wrong. The only one who's motivate by hate, whim, and a craving to "win" is you.

Normal people understand that not everything is a football match with a cup for the team that scores the most vaccinations, or the fewest deaths, or the quickest response, or...

I for one I'm happy that I will have the vaccine sooner rather than later.
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26/02/2021 18:01:45 15 10
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And yet you and your fellow remoaners would be emitting your usual high pitched whine if the EU had vaccinated more than the UK. 'Oh another failure from Brexit Britain, look at how well the lovely EU are doing, aren't they great!' Pathetic
27/02/2021 02:16:36 0 1
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Remoaners aren't normal.
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26/02/2021 14:38:26 15 45
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Scotland has managed this crisis better than the union’s average
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26/02/2021 14:53:57 5 2
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It's a pity they don't manage their politics, education and economy better. Have the SNP imploded yet?
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26/02/2021 14:39:40 26 21
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Stop making this headlines! It's just asking for Covidiots to relax and ignore the rules
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26/02/2021 14:49:37 45 10
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I should hope so.
We are all in lock down - it would be a poor show if infection rates where still increasing while we are having next to no contact with people.
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26/02/2021 14:54:23 65 27
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"next to no contact with people"?

The reason it's drugging on and on is that this is simply not true!
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26/02/2021 15:11:29 16 14
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Have you been in the parks and seen all the people mingling? Lockdown doesn't stop the vur is, it's a complete nonsense. The vaccines and the climate are causing the reduction. Lockdown is just killing people unnecessarily.
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26/02/2021 18:06:26 1 2
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'Drugging'. I think we've just discovered why everything 'The Truth' says is 'A Lie'
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26/02/2021 14:49:48 142 73
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It appears that my comment stating that we're doing better than the E.U is upsetting the regular moaners on here.

You'd think they'd be happy that the UK's approach is proving to be a winner
But i guess it doesn't fit in with their agenda.
No doubt they've still had their vaccination though :o)
Why the obsession with what others are doing especially the eu

Oops I forget about your inferiority complex, weaknesses, fear, jealousy, league table low mentality, and of course your pathetic childish blame deflection
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26/02/2021 14:38:26 15 45
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Scotland has managed this crisis better than the union’s average
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26/02/2021 14:55:02 4 2
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How sad to attempt political point scoring at this time. Contain yourself!
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26/02/2021 14:34:54 112 60
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Good news. Lockdown is working.
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26/02/2021 14:55:12 68 159
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Cases started falling before the lockdown had any chance to take effect
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Bob
26/02/2021 15:14:35 18 8
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Only because national lockdown came weeks after locking down the 3 most populous regions.
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26/02/2021 15:35:37 21 8
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That may have happened on your planet, but, here on Earth in the UK cases started falling as a direct result of lockdown. What remains to be seen is whether the vaccination programme is having an positive impact on the figures...
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26/02/2021 16:43:45 12 5
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No they didn't.
665
26/02/2021 17:03:37 12 5
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Pardon!

lockdown started at the beginning of January. Reported cases did not start to fall till around the 17th -18th. the exact peak is hard to find as testing was not able to keep up with demand. Given most of the worst hit areas had been put in a tier 3 or 4 lockdown before the end of the year that looks about right for an about 2 weeks lag
VoR
26/02/2021 20:15:41 9 1
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No, they didn't.
26/02/2021 20:47:37 8 1
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You're holding the graph upside down.
26/02/2021 21:04:48 8 1
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Not true.
ET
26/02/2021 23:06:59 6 1
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Try learning some basic statistics. 7 day moving averages have been in GCSE Maths since the early 1990s. Then you can avoid making wrongful claims and currently fooling 53/172 voters.
27/02/2021 14:16:12 0 1
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lockdown started on 4th, cases started falling around the 9th.
Are you suggesting they implemented lockdown when they knew cases were about to fall? Or was it just coincidence?
Why the same pattern in april 2020 and november 2020 with cases falling soon after lockdown implemented?
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26/02/2021 14:49:48 142 73
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It appears that my comment stating that we're doing better than the E.U is upsetting the regular moaners on here.

You'd think they'd be happy that the UK's approach is proving to be a winner
But i guess it doesn't fit in with their agenda.
No doubt they've still had their vaccination though :o)
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26/02/2021 14:55:20 21 31
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O Yes brexit
Where we spent Billions to gain .......
More unelected law makers than elected law makers in the UK parliament! So much for democracy.
Save the Fishing industry - that now cant sell most of its fish
No change at all to migration
£350 million a week to the NHS?

But yes - OK we might have done a better job with the vaccine - but this would have still been a devolved issue any way.
737
26/02/2021 18:03:44 14 7
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It wouldn't have been a devolved issue, a number of countries tried to buy their own and were told they couldn't by Ursula and her cronies. But don't let facts get in the way of a good lie, your kind never do.
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26/02/2021 14:49:48 142 73
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It appears that my comment stating that we're doing better than the E.U is upsetting the regular moaners on here.

You'd think they'd be happy that the UK's approach is proving to be a winner
But i guess it doesn't fit in with their agenda.
No doubt they've still had their vaccination though :o)
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26/02/2021 14:55:25 11 8
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I wish life was as simple as your view of it.
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26/02/2021 14:48:11 434 79
bbc
Sun is out, the birds are singing and over 1 million Brits being vaccinated against Covid every week. Things are looking up, there light at the end of the long tunnel and we hopefully return to some sort of normality in the summer.
Happy days ahead folks.
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26/02/2021 14:55:41 149 77
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The God of Grumpiness is online! He voted this down!
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26/02/2021 16:31:41 28 44
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Bitter remoaners.
They hate any good news, as it knocks down their "we are doomed" entrenched position.
They would prefer lots more to die and for us to be in lockdown than any chance of a positive outlook for this country - and gov. success.
They are very twisted and bitter people.
Still, we just ignore them, anyway.
I have. I always do with such happy clappy, give me a like comments. It's like.....like mania on this posting board. No one says anything controversial, no food for thoughts, everything has to be on the same note, same tune, one standard. BBC posting board is becoming like facebook one. Birds, Sun....and how am I supposed to like this comment?
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26/02/2021 19:42:39 2 12
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That light at the end of the tunnel people keep talking about is actually a train of destruction, steaming headlong for us all thanks to Bojo and chums poor management of things and their headless chicken Brexit non-oven readyness!
27/02/2021 08:45:12 2 1
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Isn't cake nice.
No we're thinking of the fellow citizens of our country the 123,000 murdered by Boris
We will remember this not the tory lies
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26/02/2021 14:52:33 0 4
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Well, people passing away in hospital of Covid will reduce those numbers in lockdown. That's not a good thing.
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26/02/2021 14:52:38 2 9
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LISTEN, OFFICIAL. from the W.H.O. It is now an EPIDEMIC
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26/02/2021 15:24:33 1 0
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A pandemic is a term meaning an epidemic across the world. The UK has an epidemic. It is not a hard concept to grasp, apart from for people like you who spends their entire life on HYS talking rubbish.
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26/02/2021 14:53:01 3 4
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The charts that highlight cases and deaths by ethnicity is very, very disturbing.
Covid doesn't discriminate. It targets people's behaviour who are careless with hygiene. Removed
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GH
26/02/2021 15:24:02 0 0
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And for those with disabilities.
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26/02/2021 14:56:11 359 70
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After reading some comments on here you cannot help but think
HYS is strange place sometimes.

The UK is on a road to recovery and this seems to be frustrating some because
we're ahead of most countries with the European Union.

Covid doesn't care how you voted, neither should you when good news is published
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26/02/2021 15:06:54 303 479
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We aren't ahead, our death-toll is hugely higher, and only made better progress because were in worse shape. It's sad the government have taken all the glory for the vaccine, because a) everything else has been a disaster, and they needed something successful to grab onto, b) all the hard work was due to NHS.
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26/02/2021 15:08:22 31 40
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It's not frustrating. It's just irrelevant. Some countries are behind us. Some are ahead. We have a half vaccination strategy. Others don't.
725
26/02/2021 17:34:30 3 27
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Your country will never be ahead of any EU country,you are behind times in every respect
26/02/2021 20:49:52 2 10
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My god, we get it: you voted for Brexit, you think the sun shines out of Boris' back catalogue, and you could bear the thought of a HYS going by without reminding everyone of those facts! Well done, mission accomplished. Next time, though, why not just come out and say so, rather than act all coy, pretending to be neutral? It's beneath you, and it wastes everybody's time.
26/02/2021 20:50:24 6 4
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Why has nobody died of flu this year? Answer - they have been logged as covid deaths along with almost every other death. What a deceitful charade...
26/02/2021 21:26:39 3 2
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Good news is bad news for the BBC
26/02/2021 21:33:10 1 0
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Sometimes?!
27/02/2021 08:45:38 1 0
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? Your agenda's showing.
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26/02/2021 14:37:43 206 76
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Great to hear
Hopefully we'll be able to return to some form of normality.

It appears that Lockdowns do work.
Keep safe all
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26/02/2021 14:56:28 47 12
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Why "some form of normality" rather than complete normality? After vaccination, covid-19 is likely to be unexceptional compared to other endemic respiratory viruses.
I can understand arguments about the timetable, but not the idea we have to permanently reorder our lives around (what will be) one mild disease out of many
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26/02/2021 14:42:24 268 61
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Well done us.

Us being the British public.

Sick of being told by angry people that we are all "Covidiots".

We have all made massive sacrifices, and are now seeing an improvement in our situation.
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26/02/2021 14:56:37 303 64
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If you have stayed at home and made massive sacrifices like the majority of us have... then maybe the term 'covidiot' was never aimed at you?
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26/02/2021 15:46:36 27 49
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I think covidiots are great - need a bit of pushback or we will be in lockdown forever. I applaud all the footballers getting haircuts, the gov advisors testing their eyes, the house parties. Brilliant!
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26/02/2021 16:12:39 4 2
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Unless you live in west yorkshire!
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26/02/2021 16:34:55 20 9
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Funnily enough, sage have now stated that no cases could be attributed to the large number of people who attended the beaches last year.
798
26/02/2021 19:19:58 9 9
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The term 'covidiot' is only used by dreary people with a very limited imagination. Probably the same people who like to refer to 'Micro$oft'.
26/02/2021 20:25:33 6 9
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I’m on my way to Barnard Castle. Cause me eyes are giving me hassle.
27/02/2021 01:42:06 0 3
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It was aimed at vast numbers of people by Covid Cultists who wanted everyone locked down, even the young, immune & healthy.
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FYI
26/02/2021 14:49:45 14 19
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There are some very dangerous variants evolving in usa.if UK is not hotel quarantine ALL the countries arriving in UK.the vaccines may well be useless in a while!It is far too early to be complacent, UK has never learnt the lesson.
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26/02/2021 14:57:18 13 2
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Where is your evidence of these 'very dangerous ' variants in the US?
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FYI
26/02/2021 15:03:59 1 4
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I watch English news, Chinese news, French news,is not it enough?Not only the English variant, south African variant, Brazil variant evolve,other countries can also have new variants, do you believe so?
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26/02/2021 15:23:17 0 0
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Exactly, facts not rumours!
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26/02/2021 14:47:03 9 3
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And if Scotland weren't part of the Union their record on vaccines and also a way out of this would be?
Oh wait ; they would of had zero cases because Sturgeon would have been doing the counting.
BBC are a disgrace for giving her airtime
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26/02/2021 14:57:19 1 2
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Sounds a lot like a remoaner when you replace Scotland for EU Sturgeon for Nigel. LoL see you in May pal
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26/02/2021 14:57:26 16 19
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Excellent work. We are quickly getting to the point where sage ordered Johnson to do a circuit break (which he ignored leading to 70,000 extra deaths and a 2 month lockdown!).

Now we need to push on, really get those numbers sub 100 per day and continue with the vaccines. It’s going to keep going the right way. Just a shame we have had no leadership throughout
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26/02/2021 15:06:16 5 7
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Wales did a fire break. It didn’t work. Why? Lockdowns don’t work.
87
26/02/2021 15:07:16 0 2
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What a load of nonsense. Stay under the bed.
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26/02/2021 15:08:50 0 0
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Hey Jude, don’t make sad..
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26/02/2021 15:13:24 0 0
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How do you justify you claim about 70000 extra deaths? Do we know there were any?
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It appears that my comment stating that we're doing better than the E.U is upsetting the regular moaners on here.

You'd think they'd be happy that the UK's approach is proving to be a winner
But i guess it doesn't fit in with their agenda.
No doubt they've still had their vaccination though :o)
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26/02/2021 14:57:45 16 9
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Perhaps they disagreed with you - is it not allowed to have a view now, without being called a "moaner"?

Perhaps they disagreed because they don't see it as some sort of competition?
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26/02/2021 14:43:24 167 252
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Or that endemic seasonal respiratory viruses go away as winter ends.
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26/02/2021 14:58:27 15 26
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How convenient that the "endemic sessional virus" spiked after a relaxation during late December but just so happened to start dropping in the winter months that were just as cold afterwards.

Viruses don't go around in winter because they have time off during the holidays, they spread due to factors such as temperature and humidity, which the following months were very similar to.
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26/02/2021 15:17:19 37 24
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March and April 2020 were dry and warm - that is when the virus arrived and spread fast.
Rather disproves your theory.
26/02/2021 20:34:04 1 2
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It's not just cold, the virus hates very hot and very cold conditions. In the UK we have very wet, cool conditions, worse in the midlands and north. Just look at how quickly the south and London figures went down while further north they remain high. Weather is key, but even in a small country like ours there are big variations. Hence our poor placing in the covid league table.
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It appears that my comment stating that we're doing better than the E.U is upsetting the regular moaners on here.

You'd think they'd be happy that the UK's approach is proving to be a winner
But i guess it doesn't fit in with their agenda.
No doubt they've still had their vaccination though :o)
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26/02/2021 14:58:30 19 25
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'You'd think they'd be happy that the UK's approach is proving to be a winner'

125k dead (2nd worst death rate on planet). Most damaged major economy on planet. Twitmode strikes again.
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26/02/2021 15:52:02 17 7
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Except that neither of your two claims are true. Why do deniers twist public data so much?
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26/02/2021 16:46:05 8 2
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Did you make that up? Or read it on Youtube?
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26/02/2021 16:57:32 18 6
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"125k dead (2nd worst death rate on planet). Most damaged major economy on planet.125k dead (2nd worst death rate on planet). Most damaged major economy on planet. Twitmode strikes again."

Neither of those things are true, though. It's not difficult to check, when you have an interweb to look stuff up.

Probably best to avoid calling people names like twit when your 'facts' are wrong, eh?
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Coupled with the rapid vaccination that the UK is going through and dropping infection rates it looks like there's some light at the end of the tunnel.
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26/02/2021 14:58:45 547 517
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I'll get flamed for the this comment but am past caring. Yes, loads of light for the well off, comfortable chattering classes, who have broadly eulogised lockdown and the restrictions. Not quite as much light for the rest of us on moderate incomes, who as always will bear the brunt of the looming economic downturn. History will ask was it worth it? Time will tell.
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26/02/2021 15:13:20 161 124
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Clearly no one you care about has died then...... lucky you.
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26/02/2021 15:16:41 208 37
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This! I’ve lost most of my business for 2020 & 2021 with very little future bookings (I’m in the tourism industry). I am having to sell my house to keep my head above water. I have 3 young children and the effect this has had on my 6 year old is huge - he doesn’t want to move schools etc. Vaccine roll out has been good.... the rest of the handling has been poor.
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26/02/2021 15:19:23 111 95
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'Get flamed'. Not at all. Better to keep a head on your shoulders than the hysterical, eulogizing nonsense crawling around Johnson and Hancock.
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26/02/2021 15:20:39 67 42
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yes only time will tell but understand you comment but would say this virus has hurt us all and mmmoney isnt everything of you've sufferred loses in this pandemic
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26/02/2021 15:27:42 124 159
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The economic downturn is not down to the virus. It's down to the appalling mishandling of the situation by Boris, starting with his 6-week absence after the Brexit celebrations and his numerous fluffs, faffs, errors and u-turns ever since.
But he will blame the (not) unprecedented virus rather than the compounding factor - the "fantastic" (imaginative or fanciful; remote from reality) deal.
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I don’t think you’ll get flamed, but this is a disappointing comment. Most people have suffered through Covid, well over 100,000 people have died and the Government have provided unprecedented levels of support and have stated they will continue to do so. Life isn’t always a bowl of cherries and we’ll get through this. Not without some pain, but it’s called life.
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26/02/2021 15:40:54 17 1
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Time will tell is true. Have been a lot of gov errors through the whole of this which will no doubt be properly looked at. At least there is some progress now, even if painfully cautious.
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26/02/2021 15:40:58 23 5
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I think it's a fair comment re the less well off being harder hit, whether in lockdown or post lockdown. However, I think that would have been even more true in the absence of lockdowns.
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26/02/2021 15:36:09 38 15
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There will indeed be a very high price to pay for this, and for a very long time. And I'm guessing the lockdown brigade will be among the first to complain.
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26/02/2021 15:58:46 20 16
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I'm not going to flame you, but what do you think the result of the Government carrying on as if there were no pandemic?

Many millions would have been scared, employers would have ended up allowing us to work from home rather than face levels of absenteeism that were unmanageable.

People would have stayed away from pubs, restaurants and tourist spots with no financial support to those businesses
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26/02/2021 16:02:16 27 14
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If you're not happy with your life or income then YOU do something about it. Im sick and tired of the moaners on here
who want the government or others to fund their lifestyles. Ive been redundant several times, re-trained and moved house to improve myself and my life. If people want "comfortable" lifestyles then you have to work much harder for that.
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26/02/2021 16:10:23 14 17
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Was what worth it - a temporary increase in unemployment compared to how many more dead - 300,000? 400,000? More?
And then have an even greater economic hit as sickness & other illnesses run rampant due to the NHS collapsing.

Sheesh...
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26/02/2021 16:14:28 12 10
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The young people, but as they do not vote as much as the elderly, they are not a key to government power, so don't amtter, thus shafting them to benefit old people is a sound strategy.
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26/02/2021 16:26:42 4 11
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Watch that chip doesn't fall off.
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26/02/2021 16:33:21 13 11
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history will deem the cure worse than the disease
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26/02/2021 16:37:31 10 1
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How about in the remaining few weeks of lockdown we all lose a few pounds and start getting back into shape. The next step of the journey will be challenging but I’m up for it.
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26/02/2021 14:52:22 10 3
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Get on with what exactly? Life is full of restrictions, both to protect you and others you share your living space with. If you don't want restrictions, just stay in your home and let the sensible majority get on with making the best of a difficult situation.
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26/02/2021 14:59:11 1 2
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Get on with our lives Stac. Maybe you want to live in a permanent lockdown world, but most of us do not.

The lockdown is costing jobs and prosperity. This could well affect your pension in future.
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26/02/2021 14:42:57 167 52
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It looks like our early vaccination rollout coupled with falling infection rates is a way out of this mess.

Great decision to start the vaccination earlier and avoid the troubles that the E.U has
suffered
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26/02/2021 14:59:13 33 15
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Your downvotes are not from people living in the eu there from sad woke rejoiners still be happy that their still bitter and in denial sad lot makes my day flipmode
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26/02/2021 15:12:19 25 8
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100% Agree.
It must be horrible being so bitter all the time
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26/02/2021 14:42:24 268 61
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Well done us.

Us being the British public.

Sick of being told by angry people that we are all "Covidiots".

We have all made massive sacrifices, and are now seeing an improvement in our situation.
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26/02/2021 14:59:41 80 15
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"Covidiot" is used to describe people who are wilfully ignoring rules and guidance, without any care for anyone other than themselves. If you're doing your bit, it's not directed at you, so stop taking offence where none has been given.
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no covidiot is used by the self righteous against anybody who disagrees with their view , who love to lecture everybody else on social responsibility
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26/02/2021 19:22:14 12 7
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"Covidiot" describes the user as self-righteous and juvenile. It has no other purpose.
Lots of the ever angry Remoaners on here annoyed with the great progress of the UK.

Miserable lot.
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Perhaps you missed every disaster after disaster over the last year, and the mountain of dead bodies?
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26/02/2021 15:06:35 4 6
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125k dead, 2nd worst rate in the world. Worst economic performance of all major economies during crisis. Great progress? Are you poorly?
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26/02/2021 15:07:36 2 4
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What great progress? So far Brexit has only made things worse.
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26/02/2021 15:10:37 2 2
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I'm pleased with the vaccine progress. I'm less pleased with one of the worst death rates and economic damage in the world.
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Well done us.

Us being the British public.

Sick of being told by angry people that we are all "Covidiots".

We have all made massive sacrifices, and are now seeing an improvement in our situation.
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26/02/2021 15:01:28 74 16
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The majority have made sacrifices and stayed at home. The covidiots are the entitled minority who ignore or stretch the rules, prolonging lock down for the rest of us.
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26/02/2021 14:58:07 4 10
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Remember the vaccine isn't for the Covid- Covid is for the vaccine..
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26/02/2021 15:21:37 2 0
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Not you again. We thought matron had taken back to your room.
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26/02/2021 15:02:18 6 25
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I voted brexit but recent events have turned my very much into a rejoiner. A total mismanagement of the COVID crisis has led to 125k dead in UK (by far worst in Europe). And untold damagee to the economy thanks to brexit (worst major ecomomy performace in 2020). I'm so sorry everyone.
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26/02/2021 15:05:03 4 12
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Well said flippy, glad you have seen sense.
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26/02/2021 15:11:35 3 1
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Well I voted remain but having seen how the EU tried to bully us I'm pleased we left.
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26/02/2021 15:13:28 0 1
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How can you say this
Everybody collates their figures differently We are up front
We are the hub for Europe and the world, it really was hard to call Europe not taking the Oxford jab up and the French and German governments scaring the hell out of their Citizens is in my opinion pre mediated murder
Eu have had long enough to address the problems
Eu is all about pride and Egos
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26/02/2021 15:15:19 2 1
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If we hadn't had Brexit we'd be lucky to have a million vaccinated by now let alone 17m. Good riddance to the EU. A con since 1975.
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26/02/2021 15:15:53 0 0
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In what way do you think our covid response would have differed if were still in the EU, apart from having fewer people vaccinated.
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26/02/2021 15:04:28 2 0
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Complete drivel.
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26/02/2021 15:07:26 1 0
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Odd that, because in all your previous posts you have hated brexit.
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26/02/2021 15:08:59 0 0
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Brexit voters were misled and didn't know what they were voting for in 2016 when the UK Government didn't fully know until Christmas eve 2020. Glad you've been able to see the wood from all the trees
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I've read a lot of tripe on these pages over time, along with plenty of flagrant untruths. But your post tops the charts on both counts. Undiluted effluent.
Lots of the ever angry Remoaners on here annoyed with the great progress of the UK.

Miserable lot.
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26/02/2021 15:03:35 7 20
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Perhaps you missed every disaster after disaster over the last year, and the mountain of dead bodies?
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26/02/2021 15:15:51 4 1
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Was there a mountain made of dead bodies? Are we living in Nazi Germany all of a sudden? More over the top hysteria as usual whenever there is some positive news.
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26/02/2021 15:09:54 0 0
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You've just proved his/her point.
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26/02/2021 15:03:47 2 4
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The hospital numbers now seem to be the only cause for concern...

Are the patients in hospital with Covid... or are they in hospitals and have Covid? (ie they were admitted for another reason)
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26/02/2021 15:10:31 0 1
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The recent kent variant it was suggested in a horizon programme possibly originated in a patient who was in hospital for over a 100 days suffering with covid. I hope everyone wants hospitals to be freed from caring for covid patients.
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26/02/2021 15:14:03 0 0
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No it’s just a hospital which gives you Covid ??
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26/02/2021 15:14:23 0 0
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The statistics don't support this type of covid denial, numerically struggling people don't seem to get this. If the chance of being in hospital with covid is 1/1000 and the chance of being in hospital from some other complaint is 1/1000 then the chance of being in hospital with both conditions is 1/1,000,000
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26/02/2021 15:21:01 0 0
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Yawn. Boring denier theory.
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26/02/2021 14:57:18 13 2
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Where is your evidence of these 'very dangerous ' variants in the US?
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26/02/2021 15:03:59 1 4
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I watch English news, Chinese news, French news,is not it enough?Not only the English variant, south African variant, Brazil variant evolve,other countries can also have new variants, do you believe so?
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Bob
26/02/2021 15:16:22 3 0
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As you say - CAN have new ones. And CAN have new ones is very different from your original claim that they do have them and not just that, but that they are "very dangerous" ones.
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Sam
26/02/2021 15:18:28 1 0
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You sound like a Chinese troll bot......
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26/02/2021 14:48:44 3 6
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I still don't understand why the official stats say 421k people have the virus in the UK, yet the ZOE app, which tracks 4.5 million real people in real time, estimate it is 151k?
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26/02/2021 15:04:01 1 1
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Why downvote a perfectly straightforward question?
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26/02/2021 14:52:06 139 9
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The first steps back to some sort of normality are finally been taken. This virus has caused massive pain and suffering to all sorts of people for many sorts of issues both health and livelihood. We are not going to see the back of the virus, we are going to have to learn to live with that but lets hope this is the last lockdown we have to live through.
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26/02/2021 14:58:36 91 217
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The response is far worse than the virus.
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26/02/2021 15:08:44 32 36
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Agreed. Massive overe action to a virus with an 0.6% mortality rate, over 82.
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26/02/2021 15:26:08 26 27
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Can you please post us your medical and epidemiological qualifications, once you have printed them from the University of Meme? Cheers.
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kh
26/02/2021 15:26:53 5 5
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Clearly. Government must be paying people to say otherwise. I'm joking of course. There would be no reason for them to be so deceptive.
27/02/2021 01:01:29 4 0
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Unless of course you died or have been left seriously ill from covid ?
27/02/2021 08:34:33 3 0
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How do work that out? How many have dies from the virus? How many have died from the response. Get real......
27/02/2021 10:28:08 1 0
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No response would have meant around half a million deaths and a lot of people with long term covid. A firm response (like New Zealand) = almost no deaths at (maybe) no greater expense.
Our response was a bungled compromise achieving the worst of both worlds. Boris was late to the party three times (March, September, December). At least we did well on vaccines ...
27/02/2021 11:16:09 0 1
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Most definitely, the health impacts of increased deprivation are massive and well studied. The economic impacts of lockdowns alone will cause far more years of life lost then covid would have. Not to mention all that debt meaning we can't invest in green initiatives like we should, which will cause thousands of times more deaths over the coming decades than covid would.
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26/02/2021 15:00:52 5 13
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I'm glad that the UK is ahead with vaccinations. Hopefully that means we'll fare better when the next devasting wave sweeps over Europe. This virus ain't done yet, not by miles.
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26/02/2021 15:05:44 8 3
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How do you know? No one else does.
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26/02/2021 15:24:02 0 0
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you are funny
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26/02/2021 14:53:01 3 4
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The charts that highlight cases and deaths by ethnicity is very, very disturbing.
Covid doesn't discriminate. It targets people's behaviour who are careless with hygiene. Removed
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26/02/2021 15:08:52 1 0
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It has nothing to do with hygiene, and everything to do with close proximity for a sustained period of time.
Great news, almost as good as the Begum woman not being allowed back !! Removed
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26/02/2021 15:07:52 6 16
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Sad little person are you not?
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26/02/2021 15:08:52 5 0
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Quite right, however I'll still start the timer until this gets taken down. 10...9....8...
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26/02/2021 15:07:48 2 0
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Hear, hear.
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26/02/2021 15:02:18 6 25
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I voted brexit but recent events have turned my very much into a rejoiner. A total mismanagement of the COVID crisis has led to 125k dead in UK (by far worst in Europe). And untold damagee to the economy thanks to brexit (worst major ecomomy performace in 2020). I'm so sorry everyone.
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26/02/2021 15:05:03 4 12
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Well said flippy, glad you have seen sense.
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26/02/2021 15:10:57 3 0
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Talking to yourself now

Seems one of your 65 usernames is flipmode
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26/02/2021 15:11:55 1 1
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As a Remain voter I have changed the opposite way around.
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26/02/2021 15:05:07 28 27
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Good. Get the pubs open!
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26/02/2021 15:22:16 19 9
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So that A and E departments can be full of drunks again instead of ill people
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26/02/2021 15:40:30 5 1
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Ah, the great British public. You have your life back, what do you want to do?

"Get bladdered!"
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26/02/2021 18:45:52 0 1
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How will that help
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26/02/2021 15:00:52 5 13
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I'm glad that the UK is ahead with vaccinations. Hopefully that means we'll fare better when the next devasting wave sweeps over Europe. This virus ain't done yet, not by miles.
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26/02/2021 15:05:44 8 3
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How do you know? No one else does.
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26/02/2021 15:09:21 1 0
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Merkel has already announced they are preparing for the expected third wave despite still being in the second wave. While the majority of the population remains unvaccinated there will be a series of smaller and smaller waves - that's how viruses progress.
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Excellent work. We are quickly getting to the point where sage ordered Johnson to do a circuit break (which he ignored leading to 70,000 extra deaths and a 2 month lockdown!).

Now we need to push on, really get those numbers sub 100 per day and continue with the vaccines. It’s going to keep going the right way. Just a shame we have had no leadership throughout
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26/02/2021 15:06:16 5 7
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Wales did a fire break. It didn’t work. Why? Lockdowns don’t work.
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26/02/2021 15:22:47 1 0
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Imagine how many would have died without lockdowns. Oh, you can't, because you have no training or education in diseases at all.....
Lots of the ever angry Remoaners on here annoyed with the great progress of the UK.

Miserable lot.
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26/02/2021 15:06:35 4 6
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125k dead, 2nd worst rate in the world. Worst economic performance of all major economies during crisis. Great progress? Are you poorly?
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26/02/2021 15:18:26 3 0
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No the worst country for obeying the rules. Who thinks its ok to mix. Also to rush out of London when they knew they were going into lockdown so spreading virus . Who is to say if anybody else had been in charge we would had been any better off ,. The key workers have had too work though this but are heart broken at people being stupid , all key workers deserve praise. Stay safe and get the jab
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26/02/2021 14:56:11 359 70
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After reading some comments on here you cannot help but think
HYS is strange place sometimes.

The UK is on a road to recovery and this seems to be frustrating some because
we're ahead of most countries with the European Union.

Covid doesn't care how you voted, neither should you when good news is published
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26/02/2021 15:06:54 303 479
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We aren't ahead, our death-toll is hugely higher, and only made better progress because were in worse shape. It's sad the government have taken all the glory for the vaccine, because a) everything else has been a disaster, and they needed something successful to grab onto, b) all the hard work was due to NHS.
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26/02/2021 15:16:56 104 7
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The NHS didn't create or manufacture the vaccine. The government gambled on the success of the AstraZeneca vaccine by paying in advance and manufacture started before it was approved. (It would have been thrown away if it had failed.) Gambling is not normally to be recommended, but in this case it was the right thing to do.
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26/02/2021 15:33:38 84 15
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I think you will find that it was the government that invested heavily in the hundreds of millions of vaccines shots that were pre-ordered....
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26/02/2021 16:07:28 69 19
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Government damned if they do damned if they don’t but... they can’t be blamed for many things that have contributed to Heath deaths... population density,high level of obesity and diabetes
to name three... equally vaccine and furlough programme have been very good...
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SAM
26/02/2021 16:27:52 27 13
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OK Dr Mark G what would you have done seeing as you know all about it.
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26/02/2021 16:47:00 57 29
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Included in the death toll are people who died of other causes such as heart disease, terminal cancer, stroke and trauma who happen to have a positive test within 28 days of death. Also those who died in nursing homes where covid was attributed but not confirmed. And in a number of cases to forgo a postmortem.

Yes lots of people died, but exact numbers are lost.
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26/02/2021 16:44:03 46 13
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'..on a road to recovery...ahead of most countries within the EU'. MarkG: throws toys out of pram 'no we're not, i hate you, it's all Brexits fault'
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26/02/2021 19:39:39 6 10
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Begs the question that if our NHS is so wonderful why did so many patients die? You can not blame anyone else as patients died in the hands of clinicians and nurses.
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26/02/2021 20:13:05 12 5
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Do you not realize that our death toll is not hugely higher when you consider that out of Europe, there is no other international hub that compares with London. This virus was swirling around here way before we thought we had to panic ! And like most of Europe we were not prepared
26/02/2021 20:20:20 5 12
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Yes we are in this position because of the NHS and our scientists in spite of the inept Government.
Suz
26/02/2021 20:24:51 6 0
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Not all the hard work was done by the NHS, there was a lot of work done quietly and efficiently in the background by lots of other agencies most notably the military. Lets not forget this as we move forward
26/02/2021 20:47:15 9 0
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The overall deaths number is a red herring. You'll find very few 80+ year old with underlying health conditions in Africa because they all died well before they made it to that age.

The fact that we have had a high level of deaths in the UK is credit to the work of the NHS in treating people and raising the life expectancy. The countries with the best public health have the most deaths per capita
26/02/2021 20:49:47 6 4
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The NHS couldn’t manage a tea party let alone a mass vaccination roll out. This has been an incredible logistical collaboration between the Government, local government, private companies and the wider public sector. The Government DOES derive some credit for once.
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26/02/2021 22:30:25 4 1
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“We aren’t ahead of Europe”. Black is white?
26/02/2021 22:52:58 2 2
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Utter rubbish. I won’t entertain your egregiously inaccurate statements because it’s a waste of time.

Just wanted you to know the vast, vast majority of your fellow citizens think the EXACT opposite... so go on living in your gloom bubble while we all crack on.

Chin up, flower! x
27/02/2021 00:52:56 1 0
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NHS and the MOD responsible for vaccine distribution and doing a great job. unlike tory cronies running track and trace at vastly inflated prices
27/02/2021 00:59:24 2 0
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And that affects us as a nation - how?
27/02/2021 01:03:04 1 1
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My German sister in law paints a totally different picture than what is peddled by the press that thinks Germany is almost perfect when it comes to the way they have handled Covid. So yes the Gov't have made mistakes but let's thank God those bundling idiots of the Labour Party aren't in power. Germany's figures are not what they seem and I suspect this will be the case with other countries.
27/02/2021 01:40:43 1 1
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it isn't hugely higher, and given the way we count deaths it is certainly greatly inflated. The fact that we have more covid deaths than excess deaths is a clue, unless of course the NHS is so useless that it can be closed for a year to anything but covid and no one dies!!
MOT
27/02/2021 01:53:15 1 1
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Down to government give credit where it’s due. Do u blame nhs for shortage of PPE ? And all the deaths or is it governments fault ? U can’t have it both ways. Egg
27/02/2021 04:55:16 1 1
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Hmmmmm. Outside of a pandemic the government is 100% to blame for the woes of the NHS but during has 0% to do with what has been done well. Nice one MarkG.
27/02/2021 08:31:26 1 1
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You total plank. We are highest populated country, hence high rate. Yes government handling could have been better, another factor. Rates are due to several factors, to view only one factor is lunacy. And if you look at vaccination, no denying we are way ahead of everyone else..... but you don't want to see that....
Chill out ffs, your halo is slipping Removed
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Excellent work. We are quickly getting to the point where sage ordered Johnson to do a circuit break (which he ignored leading to 70,000 extra deaths and a 2 month lockdown!).

Now we need to push on, really get those numbers sub 100 per day and continue with the vaccines. It’s going to keep going the right way. Just a shame we have had no leadership throughout
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26/02/2021 15:07:16 0 2
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What a load of nonsense. Stay under the bed.
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I can't believe the news. Mr Potato now just a potato. Removed
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26/02/2021 15:12:11 0 0
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Head
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26/02/2021 15:12:22 3 0
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Pathetic isn't it?
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just surprised he didnt identify as a lotus blossom.
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26/02/2021 15:27:38 0 0
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Rishi Sunak won't be happy.
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26/02/2021 14:52:06 139 9
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The first steps back to some sort of normality are finally been taken. This virus has caused massive pain and suffering to all sorts of people for many sorts of issues both health and livelihood. We are not going to see the back of the virus, we are going to have to learn to live with that but lets hope this is the last lockdown we have to live through.
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26/02/2021 15:07:25 13 14
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How can anybody down vote that statement
Ignore Flipmode, he is either a troll or mentaly unstable. Either way, best left to its own devices and not encouraged. Removed
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26/02/2021 15:09:42 11 3
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His village is out looking for him
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26/02/2021 15:11:48 2 2
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flipmode is one of your 65 usernames
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26/02/2021 15:09:38 5 1
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You commented and then changed your name and commented against your own comment. Furlough boredom kicking in?
Lots of the ever angry Remoaners on here annoyed with the great progress of the UK.

Miserable lot.
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26/02/2021 15:07:36 2 4
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What great progress? So far Brexit has only made things worse.
Great news, almost as good as the Begum woman not being allowed back !! Removed
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26/02/2021 15:07:52 6 16
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Sad little person are you not?
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26/02/2021 15:11:56 4 0
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not really, no
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26/02/2021 15:13:04 11 0
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Why is it sad that I dont want terrorists and their associates in the UK
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26/02/2021 15:08:07 31 30
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Good news! What’s interesting is that the picture shows 2 people - presumably parent & child, both wearing masks - OUTSIDE, putting on ANTIBACTERIAL gel (for a VIRUS) good god, the BBC are complicit in the largest disinformation campaign ever levelled at our own people. I see ppl in the middle of open fields, on their own - with masks. There is no way back from this Munchausens type behaviour.
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26/02/2021 15:10:16 14 14
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I think I you should think again about this comment.
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26/02/2021 15:13:07 12 15
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They're true ProjectFear OperationTerror devotees my friend and Dr's Doom & Gloom aka Whitty & Vallence are very proud of them
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26/02/2021 15:14:08 9 7
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You can't be too careful you know ;)

When all this is over I hope some credible organisation undertakes a survey of all the misinformation that has permeated from government and the media.
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26/02/2021 15:17:49 16 1
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The correct information is out there. There is an article on the BBC website saying that transmission outside is highly unlikely. But I would agree with the sentiments; I'd go as far as to say that the benefits of allowing unrestricted outdoor activity far outweigh the tiny risk of transmission and there has never been any justification for restricting people meeting outdoors.
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26/02/2021 15:40:22 11 1
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There has certainly been an increase in photos of people wearing masks on BBC articles and live text coverage in recent weeks, including as you say many outdoors, where mask wearing has rightly never been recommended. This must have been a conscious editorial decision. Is this just virtue signalling?
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26/02/2021 15:43:12 7 0
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To be fair, alcohol hand sanitiser is also effective on many (not all) viruses......it has proven effect on coronaviruses.
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26/02/2021 15:39:43 5 0
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Have you been sniffing too many petrol fumes? How on earth can you determine from that picture that it is antibacterial gel? Are you psychic?
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26/02/2021 17:34:57 1 0
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The gel does not KILL the virus as such. It weakens its lipid outer layer which leads to its rapid demise
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26/02/2021 18:07:58 0 0
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Yes there is, haven't you heard of the Darwin awards? People that dumb tend not to live very long.
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26/02/2021 14:56:11 359 70
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After reading some comments on here you cannot help but think
HYS is strange place sometimes.

The UK is on a road to recovery and this seems to be frustrating some because
we're ahead of most countries with the European Union.

Covid doesn't care how you voted, neither should you when good news is published
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26/02/2021 15:08:22 31 40
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It's not frustrating. It's just irrelevant. Some countries are behind us. Some are ahead. We have a half vaccination strategy. Others don't.
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26/02/2021 15:22:38 72 9
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We are 4th with 29 in 100 people having been given their first dose of vaccine. By comparison the EU is 31st with 6.75 in 100. One dose is very effective according to recent statistics.
(After 4 weeks the Pfizer-BioNTech jab lowered the risk of hospitalization by 85 per cent while the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab reduced it by 94 per cent.)
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26/02/2021 15:50:05 81 8
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We have a full vaccine strategy that really started in summer last year with large logistical and commercial commitments to ensure timely testing and supply.
Armchair bores base the half strategy thing on outdated views. The UK approach is now very much supported by the WHO after they finally did their own research and caught up.
Most countries are well behind the UK programme.

Crack on!
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26/02/2021 15:08:36 9 9
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So give us back our freedom which has been so spectacularly removed in the last year so that society can begin to operate normally. Lockdown gang living in your big houses getting deliveries time to be quiet and think about the millions stuck in flats with no job seeing nobody. LD gang now time to think about all of society not just yourselves. What will you do when you can’t moan about COVID!
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26/02/2021 15:25:10 7 0
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Sorry to spoil your narrative, but this lockdown supporter lives in a small rented flat.
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26/02/2021 16:01:15 4 1
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Lockdown is certainly easier to bear if you have a big house with a garden, but, I very much doubt that this would be enough to turn someone into a LD supporter. I think you will find that most people support LD because it is the right thing to do. By supporting LD, people are thinking of the safety of others as well as their own safety. Stay safe.
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26/02/2021 14:46:41 21 28
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Thankfully we left the E.U. in time to get a decent vaccination rolled out
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26/02/2021 15:08:37 1 5
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Yet we bought the vaccines while still following EU rules. Any country could have done the same
Don't let facts get in the way of your hate though

Thick as mince
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26/02/2021 14:58:36 91 217
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The response is far worse than the virus.
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26/02/2021 15:08:44 32 36
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Agreed. Massive overe action to a virus with an 0.6% mortality rate, over 82.
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26/02/2021 16:47:55 11 15
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Dougal.. nice. Glad to see some people are still keeping a true perspective on Covid and real life. We could of avoiding much of this new normal if the public did not become Covid news junkies and believing in the Handcock Johnson lies. Yes lies!
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Until it's YOU.
27/02/2021 11:16:38 0 0
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0.4% now. Pretty much every new study it comes down.
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26/02/2021 14:57:26 16 19
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Excellent work. We are quickly getting to the point where sage ordered Johnson to do a circuit break (which he ignored leading to 70,000 extra deaths and a 2 month lockdown!).

Now we need to push on, really get those numbers sub 100 per day and continue with the vaccines. It’s going to keep going the right way. Just a shame we have had no leadership throughout
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26/02/2021 15:08:50 0 0
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Hey Jude, don’t make sad..
Great news, almost as good as the Begum woman not being allowed back !! Removed
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26/02/2021 15:08:52 5 0
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Quite right, however I'll still start the timer until this gets taken down. 10...9....8...
Covid doesn't discriminate. It targets people's behaviour who are careless with hygiene. Removed
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26/02/2021 15:08:52 1 0
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It has nothing to do with hygiene, and everything to do with close proximity for a sustained period of time.