Covid Brazil variant 'may spread more easily'
02/03/2021 | news | health | 821
The first detailed studies of the P.1 variant suggest it may be up to twice as transmissible.
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02/03/2021 14:55:20 3 4
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WAt the root of this matter: y are so many people flying in and out of the UK at this time?
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02/03/2021 14:55:31 4 4
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So ... we don't know then.
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02/03/2021 14:55:42 8 12
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Too convenient, a new variant one week after our lords and masters spoke about giving some basic human freedoms back?
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02/03/2021 14:54:29 47 20
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More project fear ?

I thought we were reopening the economy ??
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02/03/2021 16:18:23 8 13
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Bot
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02/03/2021 16:25:27 2 1
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It’s the Tory lockdown down due to Tory I compentance and Tory lack of control of borders which allowed it in
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02/03/2021 14:57:16 125 31
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I hope this isn’t going to be a reason or an excuse for extending the lockdown
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02/03/2021 14:59:22 61 29
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Of course it is
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02/03/2021 15:11:08 7 18
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It is exactly what it is. Lockdown is here until spring 2022.
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02/03/2021 15:21:14 14 4
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Lockdown? Or maybe close down of some retail businesses & schools is a truer description.
Apparently from 8th March, one person from one household can meet another one person from another outside for social reasons. FACT: That has been going on continuously for months and with no social distancing.
From 29th six people can meet outside for social reasons. FACT: See above
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02/03/2021 16:03:14 6 6
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Why would it be an excuse? Do you think its a conspiracy to keep lockdown going?

It would be a reason. But thats dependent on if we can get it under control and people act responsibly
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02/03/2021 16:42:38 3 0
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No, that will be the post May elections variant.
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nic
02/03/2021 16:43:31 0 3
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Of course it is, it will never end they know we will comply
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02/03/2021 16:53:46 0 2
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It's exactly that but so long as Muriel has had her vaccine she'll be able to hug her grandchildren and go on her hols .... oh wait, nope that's not going to happen. Wonder what happened to Keenan and Shakespeare? Have they done all those things they were apparently going to be able to do having been wheeled out to promote the vaccine?
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02/03/2021 17:10:28 0 0
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No it will be the Colombian one that does that!
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03/03/2021 13:37:00 0 1
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I really do not understand or respect the BBC's decision to open up scientific matters to ignorant public debate.

The BBC must be well aware that there are organised groups deliberately putting out fake news about CV19, so why are they giving these idiots the oxygen of publicity?
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02/03/2021 14:57:20 2 3
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Why would anyone go to Brazil of all places?
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Bob
02/03/2021 14:59:32 2 1
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Some times you have to get your Brazilian seen to.
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Bob
02/03/2021 14:58:18 101 16
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Oh it may?

So we have no clue.

Mental health should be taken seriously and I feel the media should take some responsibility.
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02/03/2021 15:10:09 65 45
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Yes, real 'mental health' should be taken seriously. Bored and fed up after several bouts of semi-lockdown is NOT 'mental health'. In fact it does a major disservice to those unfortunate enough to have real mental health issues.
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02/03/2021 16:23:57 4 7
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There’s a suicide a day due to gambling problems.

Are you going to suggest banning gambling?

Funny how you lot come out about mental health after years of mocking “the weak” and voting for cuts to services providing me to health care
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03/03/2021 11:58:04 0 0
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Yes of course it should, and the lack of resources to support mental health is a disgrace. So don’t vote for the people who refused the resources next time. In the meantime support of family and friends is essential. However, life will always be full of challenges and blaming responsible reporting like this dosnt help. Just stay away from utube and the daily mail.
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03/03/2021 13:37:14 0 1
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I really do not understand or respect the BBC's decision to open up scientific matters to ignorant public debate.

The BBC must be well aware that there are organised groups deliberately putting out fake news about CV19, so why are they giving these idiots the oxygen of publicity?
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02/03/2021 14:58:35 68 20
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In which case we must lockdown twice as hard then? Or stop breathing or something?

The Canutes in Westminster need to think about the bigger picture here. The virus is endemic, we'r stuck with it. Infinite variant whackamole is madness.
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Bob
02/03/2021 15:00:21 60 9
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I think everyone should hold their breath for 20mins every day to slow the spread of bullshit
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02/03/2021 15:09:29 5 2
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There's also a lot of slights of hand going on here. It helps when govt substitutes PCR tests (10% Positivity rate) with Lateral flow tests with 1% positivity rate i.e. they only find people with symptoms. Add to that, on Jan 13th WHO told govts to decrease the sensitivity of PCR tests, and cases worldwide fell sharply immediately after that. Voila! Who would've thunk it!
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02/03/2021 17:11:51 0 0
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Just as well you are not in charge. Clearly you don't understand!
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02/03/2021 14:59:08 117 34
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So bored of the media hype around every new variant. We know that the virus mutates more slowly than flu, yet we don't get worked up about the new flu jab each year - we just leave it to the scientists to develop it.
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02/03/2021 15:05:39 76 134
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Maybe cos we don't have the hospital capacity to allow covid to get out of control?

Its not the same as flu you clown!
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Bob
02/03/2021 15:22:01 31 4
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And when will it be the right time to stop reporting Covid numbers on a daily bases.

Do we do this for anything else that kills us in large numbers. NO
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02/03/2021 16:02:41 8 20
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We don't get bothered about flu because flu is less contagious and less deadly.
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02/03/2021 17:07:11 2 3
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Yes but flu only killed a max of 20,000 a year. Without lockdown we would have lost 500,000.. So please get an education - this is NOT flu.
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03/03/2021 13:37:28 0 1
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I really do not understand or respect the BBC's decision to open up scientific matters to ignorant public debate.

The BBC must be well aware that there are organised groups deliberately putting out fake news about CV19, so why are they giving these idiots the oxygen of publicity?
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02/03/2021 14:59:09 11 10
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Strict enforcement of quarantine is essential now if the sacrifices made by the public aren’t to be undermined by returning international travellers
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02/03/2021 14:59:11 111 50
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Could, might, may....
Funny how these variants just appear when it’s a warm day and lots of people go out. What will be the next scare tactic as people don’t seem to be bothered about this too much?
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02/03/2021 15:22:45 18 17
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Spot on!
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02/03/2021 15:46:51 9 4
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How dare the BBC report on a study that doesn’t have a binary conclusion.

Seriously, can people not handle uncertainty?
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02/03/2021 16:00:07 2 3
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I don't think the variants wait for a sunny day to appear. They're in essence social creatures and do enjoy high infection areas and people with weak immune systems or equally weak intellects though.
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02/03/2021 16:00:22 6 2
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"Could, might, may" because it isn't a certainty and would therefore be a lie to say "will". So you're choices are to either be told in suitably qualified terms, or lied to, or to stick your head in the sand. I'll go with option 1 and I can also make my own decision as to whether to be scared about it.
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02/03/2021 16:07:34 1 1
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May spread more easily...... sounds like solid science to me.
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02/03/2021 16:31:15 3 0
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Well said. I think most people can see through this now. Or at least the ones that can think for themselves. I think they call us 'foil-hatters'. See it as a badge of honour.
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03/03/2021 13:37:41 0 0
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I really do not understand or respect the BBC's decision to open up scientific matters to ignorant public debate.

The BBC must be well aware that there are organised groups deliberately putting out fake news about CV19, so why are they giving these idiots the oxygen of publicity?
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02/03/2021 14:57:16 125 31
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I hope this isn’t going to be a reason or an excuse for extending the lockdown
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02/03/2021 14:59:22 61 29
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Of course it is
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02/03/2021 15:10:41 13 5
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Why would it be? Motive?
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02/03/2021 16:29:24 5 3
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It is almost as though the BBC coverage and their use of doom and gloom language would welcome the chance to continue the washcloth and ashes routine

Emily Witless will have many more opportunities to criticise any policy adopted by HMG
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02/03/2021 16:59:35 1 4
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That's why the BBC are pushing it... they need to keep control.
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02/03/2021 14:59:30 21 7
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At least with one of the world's strongest border policies in place this couldn't have crept in unchecked over the last few months hey........
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02/03/2021 14:57:20 2 3
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Why would anyone go to Brazil of all places?
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Bob
02/03/2021 14:59:32 2 1
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Some times you have to get your Brazilian seen to.
Is it too soon to make jokes about having considered getting a Brazilian but now having second thoughts? Removed
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Bob
02/03/2021 15:00:55 3 1
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Your nuts.
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02/03/2021 14:59:56 7 9
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At the root of this matter: why are over 20,000 people flying in and out of the UK every day at this time?
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02/03/2021 15:02:20 3 1
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Business.

It's currently illegal to travel for holidays.
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02/03/2021 15:00:09 29 12
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"Professor Sharon Peacock, who is director of the UK's centre leading on genetic testing of coronavirus"...

I thought she killed Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Candlestick. What's she doing out?
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02/03/2021 15:05:43 8 7
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Tory minister, perhaps?
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02/03/2021 15:13:23 0 0
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Looks like you have got bored with CBBC today.
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02/03/2021 16:20:24 0 1
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Freemason?
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02/03/2021 14:58:35 68 20
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In which case we must lockdown twice as hard then? Or stop breathing or something?

The Canutes in Westminster need to think about the bigger picture here. The virus is endemic, we'r stuck with it. Infinite variant whackamole is madness.
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02/03/2021 15:00:21 60 9
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I think everyone should hold their breath for 20mins every day to slow the spread of bullshit
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02/03/2021 15:34:52 1 0
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Best and most accurate comment of the day ??
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02/03/2021 16:45:54 0 1
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Sounds like one of Donalds ideas, if we all held our breath for 20 minutes each day the problem would go away. Who needs scientists !
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02/03/2021 16:52:31 0 0
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Better still ban all talking !!
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02/03/2021 15:00:48 3 3
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It doesn’t matter how contagious it is, it’s how virulent it is that’s important. If it’s contagious but not virulent then it will trigger an immune response without causing illness. Thus community immunity will be achieved.
Is it too soon to make jokes about having considered getting a Brazilian but now having second thoughts? Removed
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Bob
02/03/2021 15:00:55 3 1
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Your nuts.
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02/03/2021 15:06:42 0 0
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Rather his than mine.
Come on, it takes pluck!

(There's probably a 'joke' about having the sack here, too, but I think I'll leave it. In fact I've got off the entire idea and am about to report my own post to the mods.)
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02/03/2021 15:01:26 17 13
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It may spread more easily - but then again it may not - scare mongering always gets headlines and spreads fear. Trust BBC to spread this..........
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02/03/2021 15:06:44 6 0
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Clearly what they mean is, the evidence from Brazil suggests that it is much more transmissible. But nothing can be said conclusively until more tests/experiments are done.
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02/03/2021 15:41:17 0 0
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Its been reported in the BMJ and various scientific & medical Journals as well as other media . Same language, terminology & qualifications.

I don't know, trust those scientists to spread this.........
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02/03/2021 15:01:27 8 10
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The person who is evading being found should be imprisoned and heavily fined when he/she is located. How many people have they infected since Feb 10th?
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02/03/2021 15:03:20 8 6
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They're not "evading" they don't know they have the variant cos the system broke down.
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02/03/2021 15:07:46 5 1
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You have no idea what you are saying. Bore off with your stage managed outrage.
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02/03/2021 15:16:32 1 1
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How do you know that they didn't make a genuine or thoughtless mistake?
As has been found with cyber attacks and security breaches, the way to reduce these is not to penalize those that make a mistake but to create an environment where it is safe for them to come forward and share what has happened.
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02/03/2021 15:16:51 0 0
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I must admit that I I'd had the test, I would want to know the result! Maybe English not their language so totally unaware of the search.
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02/03/2021 15:02:00 35 16
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It's inevitable these variants will get into the country. No good putting 30 countries on a "red list". When some Brazilian can easily travel to a country not on the red list, pass it on, then that person they've passed it onto can enter our country.

The only reason new variant cases are low for now is lockdown.

Guarantee you once the schools reopen this variant will be popping up everywhere.
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02/03/2021 15:14:06 15 10
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Lockdown is far from the only reason cases are low. The vaccinations will also be reducing the R rate significantly by now, possibly as much as 20%.
The scientists make clear the limited number of cases here is actually unlikely to lead to any spread so I’m not sure why you think that but you’re very likely to be wrong.
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02/03/2021 16:37:39 1 0
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By that logic the Kent variant should have taken over as the main strain worldwide. And yet it is still only found in a few pockets here and there, at least so far.

Travel restrictions, even if not perfect, work. It is a numbers game and the goal isn't to have zero imported cases. It just has to be low enough that combined with self-isolation/quarantine/social distancing it can stop most of them
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03/03/2021 20:59:57 0 0
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In a single patient alone who was immune compromised, Covid was mutating daily.

This virus hasn't finished yet, in time it won't cause severe disease but the next wave will be the worse.

Following waves will be very mild.

This winter is going to be bad.
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02/03/2021 14:59:56 7 9
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At the root of this matter: why are over 20,000 people flying in and out of the UK every day at this time?
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02/03/2021 15:02:20 3 1
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Business.

It's currently illegal to travel for holidays.
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02/03/2021 15:07:30 0 3
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I simply don't believe it's all for business. In over 30 years in 'business' I flew many, many times but I really don't think any of them were 'vital' - especially in a pandemic. SHUT THE DOOR!
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02/03/2021 15:02:26 7 11
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It will hit us hard as unfortunately we still don’t have a valid test and trace system. Our dailies are too high and there’s a lack of leadership from pm down.

Seriously your life depends on it and we are trusting Johnson, Harding and Hancock?
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02/03/2021 15:08:14 8 1
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Even more drivel!!!
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02/03/2021 15:01:27 8 10
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The person who is evading being found should be imprisoned and heavily fined when he/she is located. How many people have they infected since Feb 10th?
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02/03/2021 15:03:20 8 6
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They're not "evading" they don't know they have the variant cos the system broke down.
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02/03/2021 15:03:29 3 6
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Real quarantine would of worked in Feb 2020 as well. Regrets yet? Someones political career is more important to them than any lives in the UK are.
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02/03/2021 15:03:31 32 4
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Apparently the name of the new Covid Vaccine for the Brazil Variant is called Neymar.

It's ready to roll.
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02/03/2021 15:41:13 5 2
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I thought the Brazil variant was hardly infectious at all because all its protein spikes had been removed.
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02/03/2021 15:03:36 5 7
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A convenient failsafe for when the Tories plan backfires...
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02/03/2021 15:07:12 3 2
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Pure drivel!!
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02/03/2021 15:14:29 0 0
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And what plan is that then? Something you read and believed without question on Faceache?
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02/03/2021 15:04:37 2 2
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Considering the flight that bought this to England came from Paris.
Does this headline mean that the variant is now rife on the continent.
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02/03/2021 15:13:08 2 1
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Check your facts; it arrived from Zurich, and the passengers transited from Brazil. It means nothing of the sort.
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02/03/2021 15:05:07 29 15
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I predict the new variant will be called the "cry wolf " variant.

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02/03/2021 15:12:10 13 14
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I predict the new variant will be called the "cry wolf " variant.

Isn't that the one where wolf was cried until the wolf was factual?
Does anyone empathise what the townspeople / farmers felt in aftermath?

The percussions of catastrophic failure?

The virus awaits comp[lacency and the "cry wolf" human failure.
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02/03/2021 15:26:09 5 0
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I just predict a riot......especially if anyone tries anymore lockdowns.
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02/03/2021 15:05:31 31 19
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Fear, control, exploit.
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02/03/2021 15:12:59 20 24
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Ahh yes, the 14yo view of current world events.
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02/03/2021 16:41:17 1 3
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Spot on Andrew.
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02/03/2021 14:59:08 117 34
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So bored of the media hype around every new variant. We know that the virus mutates more slowly than flu, yet we don't get worked up about the new flu jab each year - we just leave it to the scientists to develop it.
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02/03/2021 15:05:39 76 134
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Maybe cos we don't have the hospital capacity to allow covid to get out of control?

Its not the same as flu you clown!
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02/03/2021 15:25:25 35 11
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Who are you calling a clown?! It's a coronavirus, as is flu! Flu is endemic and the virus mutates requiring new vaccines every year. In this respect Covid is exactly like flu! Apologise to Bond, if you have a shred of decency.
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02/03/2021 15:26:38 18 0
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Never said it was - only that it mutates more slowly than flu. Seem to recall reading that the flu virus mutates 10 times faster than Sars-cov2, which should make it easier to deal with through vaccines over time.
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02/03/2021 15:39:34 24 5
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Without deploying any disrespectful circus analogy in your direction, "bond" is quite correct. This virus mutates just as all the others do, but the Powers That Be choose to tell us every time the thing even passes wind in order to frighten us into complying.
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02/03/2021 15:44:49 6 0
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Build more hospitals with taxpayer money then, not pay furloghed wages indefinitely - give people in the affected sectors their dignity back.
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02/03/2021 16:43:42 1 0
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Baaaa
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02/03/2021 20:10:43 0 0
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Not quite - then again - if you live in Iceland it appears it is.
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02/03/2021 22:22:08 1 0
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well said. Flu kills between .1-.3% covid-19 kills 3% and health effects are ongoing.
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02/03/2021 15:00:09 29 12
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"Professor Sharon Peacock, who is director of the UK's centre leading on genetic testing of coronavirus"...

I thought she killed Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Candlestick. What's she doing out?
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02/03/2021 15:05:43 8 7
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Tory minister, perhaps?
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02/03/2021 15:31:18 1 1
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She's a professor. Too bright to be a Tory minister.
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02/03/2021 15:05:47 216 35
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Or on the other hand it might not. What happened to the South African strain., which disappeared without a trace and which has had no affect the figures , which are thankfully dropping like a stone. We must stop living in fear.
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02/03/2021 15:24:30 109 18
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Absolutely. Whilst I understand the tracking and research on new variants is an important precautionary activity whilst we are still learning about this virus, the public doesn't need to know about every tracking / variant monitoring effort going on. Its just blasting the population with unnecessary worry at a time when people's level of anxiety, anger and despair are already dangerously high.
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02/03/2021 15:28:22 26 29
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We are not living in fear!
I'd rather hear about these variants than it be brushed under the carpet. Those who have to make decisions need to know this stuff so we should as well!
Most notably in SA itself - herd immunity killed it off there and almost nobody relative to the size of population died

We have sacrificed all our futures for some "chicken licken" scientists

Will we ever trust them again?
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02/03/2021 15:59:41 11 30
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Another internet virologist speaks. 120,000 in the UK are dead and the variant we propagated ourselves due to rotten controls is sweeping the world. Do what you're told.
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02/03/2021 16:13:46 6 0
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It's more a slow decline than dropping like a stone.
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02/03/2021 16:52:03 6 4
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You don't think that the limited consequences of the South African variant might have been because of pubic awareness and actions taken as a result?
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02/03/2021 18:40:09 0 2
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The South African one I wouldn’t be so sure, they were watching it “closely” yet despite lockdown had spread from 71 to 300 the last I read
The Brazil one has had two weeks to enjoy itself, and then all the weeks prior to isolating in hotels,
This is the closest the media dare come to holding anyone to account
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02/03/2021 22:43:03 0 1
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Well said. Variants are pure scare tactics to keep us locked up.
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03/03/2021 09:49:23 1 0
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So some scientists warn of the dangers of a new variant but state it is only a possibility because the situation in each region is different so the virus spread may change. But this should be ignored because Fraser from Norfolk identified they used the word might so it might go the other way....

I think i'd rather listen to the scientists than some armchair keyboard warrior
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03/03/2021 13:36:29 0 1
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I really do not understand or respect the BBC's decision to open up scientific matters to ignorant public debate.

The BBC must be well aware that there are organised groups deliberately putting out fake news about CV19, so why are they giving these idiots the oxygen of publicity?
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02/03/2021 15:05:53 5 3
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Why aren't all test kits barcoded when they sent out and linked to the name and address they are sent to, rather than hoping the recipient fills in a form correctly when returning the kit? Test and Trace continues to be a shambles. Industry uses such tracking all the time to check where parcels are, why can't the government?
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02/03/2021 15:13:26 4 1
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I think you've answered your own question there - it's the government, THIS government.
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02/03/2021 15:06:07 3 4
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I am in total shock about this. I DID NOT SEE THIS COMING. This virus has so many twists and turns.....
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Bob
02/03/2021 15:00:55 3 1
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Your nuts.
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02/03/2021 15:06:42 0 0
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Rather his than mine.
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02/03/2021 15:01:26 17 13
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It may spread more easily - but then again it may not - scare mongering always gets headlines and spreads fear. Trust BBC to spread this..........
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02/03/2021 15:06:44 6 0
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Clearly what they mean is, the evidence from Brazil suggests that it is much more transmissible. But nothing can be said conclusively until more tests/experiments are done.
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02/03/2021 15:06:52 42 21
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All these variants are going to spread more easily, aren't they? More contagious than the last - so "We need to keep our Coronavirus powers. Indeed, we may need to strengthen them." Fear and obey.
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02/03/2021 17:12:30 7 4
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Everyone is working so hard and sacrificing in order to tackle this virus, yet there are still morons who insist on travelling to the UK from red zone countries.
It defeats me as to why the UK government, even after a year, is allowing flights in from red zones.
Covid spread round the world on planes and a year later, new variants are still spreading via air travel.
Aviation has much to answer for
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02/03/2021 19:03:37 0 0
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Were'nt that long ago and we had the Jihadi John boogey man
This ride sucks
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02/03/2021 15:03:36 5 7
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A convenient failsafe for when the Tories plan backfires...
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02/03/2021 15:07:12 3 2
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Pure drivel!!
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02/03/2021 15:02:20 3 1
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Business.

It's currently illegal to travel for holidays.
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02/03/2021 15:07:30 0 3
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I simply don't believe it's all for business. In over 30 years in 'business' I flew many, many times but I really don't think any of them were 'vital' - especially in a pandemic. SHUT THE DOOR!
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02/03/2021 15:07:32 8 9
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Funny that the BBC covered this woman getting arrested but did not cover the fact that these lockdowns are unlawful...

I wonder how long it will be before this comment is removed? Why do you not tell people the real news?

https://metro.co.uk/video/every-single-prosecution-coronavirus-act-unlawful-2363226/?fbclid=IwAR29d3SpxmPHWVR4_irizNNa8krRLVrXcuWGbtQuQVr2wOngJ25p3PtWWFg
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02/03/2021 15:12:46 4 2
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Why post fake news
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02/03/2021 15:01:27 8 10
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The person who is evading being found should be imprisoned and heavily fined when he/she is located. How many people have they infected since Feb 10th?
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02/03/2021 15:07:46 5 1
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You have no idea what you are saying. Bore off with your stage managed outrage.
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02/03/2021 15:08:10 33 7
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More quickly than what? The Chinese variant? The Kent variant? The South African variant?? Bit vague
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Bob
02/03/2021 15:11:01 23 5
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I thought the UK variant was the worst anyway. Or was that last weeks headline.
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03/03/2021 10:17:36 1 0
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Reading the study, it’s more contagious than the variant they had previously in Brazil which was likely very similar to the one that was predominant here last Spring so not necessarily any more
contagious than the “Kent variant”.
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02/03/2021 15:02:26 7 11
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It will hit us hard as unfortunately we still don’t have a valid test and trace system. Our dailies are too high and there’s a lack of leadership from pm down.

Seriously your life depends on it and we are trusting Johnson, Harding and Hancock?
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02/03/2021 15:08:14 8 1
bbc
Even more drivel!!!
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Bob
02/03/2021 15:00:55 3 1
bbc
Your nuts.
Come on, it takes pluck!

(There's probably a 'joke' about having the sack here, too, but I think I'll leave it. In fact I've got off the entire idea and am about to report my own post to the mods.)
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02/03/2021 15:08:29 22 21
bbc
Oh give it a rest, BBC. Things are improving, get over it.
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02/03/2021 15:09:56 12 5
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They can't cope. Watch Dan and Naga on BBC breakfast. Like lost kids.
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02/03/2021 15:11:57 2 1
bbc
But it gives scope for so many articles... What will be written about/what will we talk about one covid is gone ??
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02/03/2021 15:42:39 1 1
bbc
It appears far more like you can't cope with News that you don't like.

Try C Beebies
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02/03/2021 15:08:37 46 16
bbc
You may win the lottery, you may fall down the stairs, you may stub your toe tomorrow, you may have a car crash, you may be getting bored of it all.
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02/03/2021 15:27:08 13 4
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If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it
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02/03/2021 16:28:35 5 0
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And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself, "Well... how did I get here?"
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02/03/2021 19:07:03 1 2
bbc
And you may survive all this if you keep your head and don't get sloppy.
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02/03/2021 14:58:35 68 20
bbc
In which case we must lockdown twice as hard then? Or stop breathing or something?

The Canutes in Westminster need to think about the bigger picture here. The virus is endemic, we'r stuck with it. Infinite variant whackamole is madness.
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02/03/2021 15:09:29 5 2
bbc
There's also a lot of slights of hand going on here. It helps when govt substitutes PCR tests (10% Positivity rate) with Lateral flow tests with 1% positivity rate i.e. they only find people with symptoms. Add to that, on Jan 13th WHO told govts to decrease the sensitivity of PCR tests, and cases worldwide fell sharply immediately after that. Voila! Who would've thunk it!
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02/03/2021 15:08:29 22 21
bbc
Oh give it a rest, BBC. Things are improving, get over it.
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02/03/2021 15:09:56 12 5
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They can't cope. Watch Dan and Naga on BBC breakfast. Like lost kids.
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Bob
02/03/2021 14:58:18 101 16
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Oh it may?

So we have no clue.

Mental health should be taken seriously and I feel the media should take some responsibility.
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02/03/2021 15:10:09 65 45
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Yes, real 'mental health' should be taken seriously. Bored and fed up after several bouts of semi-lockdown is NOT 'mental health'. In fact it does a major disservice to those unfortunate enough to have real mental health issues.
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Bob
02/03/2021 15:14:29 30 8
bbc
What?

Who are you to judge what real mental health issues are?

Anything can trigger a dark cloud.

So really what makes real mental health issues? do you have to be an addict or lost someone?
259
02/03/2021 16:00:54 13 5
bbc
Say that to the family of my friend who killed herself last friday you utter CLOWN
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02/03/2021 16:32:22 5 4
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Clown
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02/03/2021 16:34:03 14 3
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You have no idea what you are talking about. My son has had serious mental health issues for years, including periods of suicidal tendencies. These lockdowns have pushed him back down that path!. My other son, who has not been depressed before lost his job and home because of lockdowns; he is now suffering depression. Do not talk about what you dont understand.
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02/03/2021 16:44:23 12 0
bbc
Hard to know where to start with this comment! You are denouncing mental health issues by championing mental health issues...
The difference presumably being what you personally define as a mental health issue.
Next time I'm feeling a bit down I'll just run it by you to check if I'm mentally ill or not, always good to get an expert opinion.
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02/03/2021 16:48:51 1 0
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I've as much right to be nuts as anyone rlse.
463
02/03/2021 16:49:46 5 9
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Spot on, there is a major difference between mental health, and those saying that boredom is causing mental health issues. Boredom is down to lack of imagination , Put yourself in Nelson Mandela’s shoes. His imagination kept him free, they might take your freedom for a while only lack of imagination let’s them take your mind.
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02/03/2021 15:10:11 5 4
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What we mustn't lose sight of here, is that the original kneejerk flip from following the carefully planned & considered pandemic response to the CCP response, was and remains the wrong response. Good hygiene, Social Distancing, WFH and protecting the vulnerable as detailed here by Vallance last March, if you need reminding.
https://youtu.be/2XRc389TvG8
We must stop this madness.
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02/03/2021 16:44:03 0 1
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not a kneejerk flip, it was caused by rapidly changing situation, protecting the vulnerable had failed, and despite measures the virus was spreading exponentially, hospitals were close to being overwhelmed.
They didn't spend money on the nightingale hospitals for no reason.
Madness would be following a course that failed last spring, when we are close to delivering protection through vaccination
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02/03/2021 15:10:34 11 8
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Infectious diseases expert Prof Ester Sabino, from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, said: "You need many introductions [of a virus] to start an epidemic. Six is very few. I would say if you take care and DO CONTACT TRACING - oops I think we are in trouble
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02/03/2021 15:16:03 6 2
bbc
The failure to remember that the whole global pandemic was started by a single person - or alternatively VERY small group of people...

How come 8000 people a day are still being infected?

Gives the virus many chances to mutate, evolve and "outwit" thoughtless humans.
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02/03/2021 14:59:22 61 29
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Of course it is
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02/03/2021 15:10:41 13 5
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Why would it be? Motive?
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02/03/2021 16:21:59 10 4
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There are multiple historical precedents for states inventing/exaggerating threats in order to take rights from their population.
It doesn't mean that this is occurring in this situation, but there is an obvious motive for the government (or more specifically long-term public sector advisors) to extend restrictions and increase their power.
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02/03/2021 15:08:10 33 7
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More quickly than what? The Chinese variant? The Kent variant? The South African variant?? Bit vague
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Bob
02/03/2021 15:11:01 23 5
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I thought the UK variant was the worst anyway. Or was that last weeks headline.
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02/03/2021 15:24:02 4 3
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Maybe, but the variant didn't originate in the Uk, it was just identified here first. Evidence is now showing that it is more likely to have been on main land Europe and came here by boat. We won't know as the EU haven't been doing any sequencing to identify mutations and variants that need consideration.
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02/03/2021 14:57:16 125 31
bbc
I hope this isn’t going to be a reason or an excuse for extending the lockdown
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02/03/2021 15:11:08 7 18
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It is exactly what it is. Lockdown is here until spring 2022.
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02/03/2021 18:55:34 0 0
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Who would benefit from that??
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02/03/2021 15:11:36 5 11
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let's all have a belly laugh ?? shall we. tune in next week for some more stupid made up variants, do they honestly think that the British people are so thick, and listening in making these words up. I rest my case.
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02/03/2021 15:17:47 2 0
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Reading your post I would agree that some people are thick...
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02/03/2021 15:22:15 2 0
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Your ignorance is mind-blowing!
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02/03/2021 15:23:23 0 0
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Obviously someone never paid attention in school to their science lessons...
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02/03/2021 15:11:39 68 15
bbc
This is an awful headline to choose considering the scientists make clear the cases here are unlikely to increase. Just scaring people unnecessarily.
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02/03/2021 16:24:53 10 41
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Awww, can’t stand a little bad news. Can’t take the truth?
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03/03/2021 20:55:44 0 0
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You won't be saying that when it combines with Ebola.
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02/03/2021 15:11:48 4 3
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We will follow the data and not the dates.

Damn, rates are tumbling by every metric.

New data please
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02/03/2021 15:08:29 22 21
bbc
Oh give it a rest, BBC. Things are improving, get over it.
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02/03/2021 15:11:57 2 1
bbc
But it gives scope for so many articles... What will be written about/what will we talk about one covid is gone ??
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02/03/2021 15:12:05 3 1
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"suggest it could be up to twice as transmissible as earlier Covid there"

How does that compare to the main variant here, home-grown in Kent/SE England?
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02/03/2021 15:05:07 29 15
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I predict the new variant will be called the "cry wolf " variant.

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02/03/2021 15:12:10 13 14
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I predict the new variant will be called the "cry wolf " variant.

Isn't that the one where wolf was cried until the wolf was factual?
Does anyone empathise what the townspeople / farmers felt in aftermath?

The percussions of catastrophic failure?

The virus awaits comp[lacency and the "cry wolf" human failure.
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02/03/2021 16:00:54 0 1
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Indeed. SARS-cov-2 is the "Cry Wolf" disease. Remember the original SARS, plus H5N1 Bird 'Flu, MERS, etc. We'd heard it so often and nothing had happened it look us until 2,000 Italians had died from it to begin to pay attention.
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02/03/2021 15:12:26 10 14
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Covid Brazil variant 'may spread more easily' . Or maybe it wont. Covid Brazil variant 'may turn people into zombies'. Or maybe it wont. Is this really news BBC ?. Just rubbish reporting designed to scare people.
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02/03/2021 15:15:14 8 5
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If you can't deal with something that isn't an absolute, that isn't the BBCs problem.
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02/03/2021 15:12:39 3 7
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Is this new strain due to 'The Tories', Comrades?

Or is it due to Brexit, Remoaners?

Or perhaps it is due to natural evolution and nothing to do with politics?

In any case this new strain MAY be more contagious, but it also MAY be less dangerous

But it is still a member of the Coronavirus family and so will have sufficient similarities as it's relatives for the vaccines to attack
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02/03/2021 15:15:51 1 5
bbc
Great news from the countries number 1,765,432,759,865 virologist/epidemiologist
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02/03/2021 15:20:47 0 0
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Possibly
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02/03/2021 15:21:25 0 1
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This strain being in the UK is the Tories fault, yes.
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02/03/2021 15:07:32 8 9
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Funny that the BBC covered this woman getting arrested but did not cover the fact that these lockdowns are unlawful...

I wonder how long it will be before this comment is removed? Why do you not tell people the real news?

https://metro.co.uk/video/every-single-prosecution-coronavirus-act-unlawful-2363226/?fbclid=IwAR29d3SpxmPHWVR4_irizNNa8krRLVrXcuWGbtQuQVr2wOngJ25p3PtWWFg
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CJR
02/03/2021 15:12:46 4 2
bbc
Why post fake news
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02/03/2021 15:12:47 20 12
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Scaremongering.
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02/03/2021 15:12:54 83 27
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If this is the case, then why are we wasting time and lots of money on the current lockdown rules? It's inevitable that variants will enter this country - are we supposed to just close our borders forever?

We cannot go on like this for the rest of time, and need to learn to live it with. We cannot continue haemorrhage cash the way we currently are.
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02/03/2021 15:14:27 49 85
bbc
Oh no not another one
It is easy
BECAUSE IT KILLS PEOPLE
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02/03/2021 16:39:34 0 6
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It’s not inevitable. Quarantine hotels need to become the norm until we develop a solution that’s quicker than current vaccine technology.

I don’t destroy the environment by using air travel like a selfish moron. Why should I be placed under house arrest and denied the right to see my family and date and basically live a life, just because some idiots wanted “guaranteed good weather” on holiday?
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03/03/2021 13:38:02 1 1
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I really do not understand or respect the BBC's decision to open up scientific matters to ignorant public debate.

The BBC must be well aware that there are organised groups deliberately putting out fake news about CV19, so why are they giving these idiots the oxygen of publicity?
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02/03/2021 15:05:31 31 19
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Fear, control, exploit.
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02/03/2021 15:12:59 20 24
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Ahh yes, the 14yo view of current world events.
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02/03/2021 15:32:35 9 7
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Said someone without an alternative explanation. Slow handclap for Gareth...
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02/03/2021 15:37:16 6 5
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Lose the argument, resort to insult!
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02/03/2021 19:07:12 1 1
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I think I'd rather trust a 14yo than a bunch of decrepit politicians stuck in the pockets of industry and talking media heads, ta very much
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02/03/2021 15:04:37 2 2
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Considering the flight that bought this to England came from Paris.
Does this headline mean that the variant is now rife on the continent.
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02/03/2021 15:13:08 2 1
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Check your facts; it arrived from Zurich, and the passengers transited from Brazil. It means nothing of the sort.
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02/03/2021 15:00:09 29 12
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"Professor Sharon Peacock, who is director of the UK's centre leading on genetic testing of coronavirus"...

I thought she killed Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Candlestick. What's she doing out?
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02/03/2021 15:13:23 0 0
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Looks like you have got bored with CBBC today.
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02/03/2021 15:05:53 5 3
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Why aren't all test kits barcoded when they sent out and linked to the name and address they are sent to, rather than hoping the recipient fills in a form correctly when returning the kit? Test and Trace continues to be a shambles. Industry uses such tracking all the time to check where parcels are, why can't the government?
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02/03/2021 15:13:26 4 1
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I think you've answered your own question there - it's the government, THIS government.
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02/03/2021 15:02:00 35 16
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It's inevitable these variants will get into the country. No good putting 30 countries on a "red list". When some Brazilian can easily travel to a country not on the red list, pass it on, then that person they've passed it onto can enter our country.

The only reason new variant cases are low for now is lockdown.

Guarantee you once the schools reopen this variant will be popping up everywhere.
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02/03/2021 15:14:06 15 10
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Lockdown is far from the only reason cases are low. The vaccinations will also be reducing the R rate significantly by now, possibly as much as 20%.
The scientists make clear the limited number of cases here is actually unlikely to lead to any spread so I’m not sure why you think that but you’re very likely to be wrong.
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02/03/2021 16:10:10 5 1
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The decline in cases is almost all due to lockdown. Vaccination is starting to reduce deaths, will shortly impact on admissions, and only later on cases - we're only now starting to vaccinate those spreading it.
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02/03/2021 17:06:34 0 0
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Cases are low because the people who don’t social distance and cause cases to spread have now all had Covid. So cases will fall for the next 5 months regardless of the vaccine
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02/03/2021 15:12:54 83 27
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If this is the case, then why are we wasting time and lots of money on the current lockdown rules? It's inevitable that variants will enter this country - are we supposed to just close our borders forever?

We cannot go on like this for the rest of time, and need to learn to live it with. We cannot continue haemorrhage cash the way we currently are.
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02/03/2021 15:14:27 49 85
bbc
Oh no not another one
It is easy
BECAUSE IT KILLS PEOPLE
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02/03/2021 15:18:48 24 8
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So does Poverty, Cancer, Mental Health Issues - the list can go on. The deaths associated with those listed will no doubt exponentially increase because we're so concerned about this virus and its multitude of variants. We can't continue to let people die elsewhere.

The sooner China is punished for this, the better.
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02/03/2021 15:19:48 23 4
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Deaths now may actually already be below average for the time of year. The ONS figures show there were only 2,000 excess deaths in mid February and deaths have reduced by more than that since then so if we’re not below the 5 year average already we will be very close to it.
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02/03/2021 15:20:42 29 3
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So do cars, alcohol, junk food, smoking...all legal you donut. It kills people is not a reason to kill everything!
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02/03/2021 15:23:18 26 7
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Who will it kill? Not fit healthy people, in fact they won't even realise they have had it. 60% of the dead were handicapped and the the other 39% were in their 80's. IT IS EASY TO PREDICT THOSE AFFECTED. Vaccinate them and we HAVE to move on.
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02/03/2021 15:27:22 20 1
bbc
So does smoking, drinking, driving, doing dangerous physical activities, flu... You can stay indoors if you want.
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02/03/2021 15:47:03 21 2
bbc
Get over the fear - you will die of something why can't it be covid?
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02/03/2021 15:52:51 10 1
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So does a GREAT MANY THINGS kill you. Covid just goes on the shelf with the rest.
Think about it. That car journey may be your last or you can hide at home and that gas explosion gets you.
Any way you look at it, non of us gets out of this reality alive at the end of the day.
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02/03/2021 16:38:03 6 1
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you mean like 1% of the infected people were supposed to be so scared of. Flu and road accidents kill but we don't trash the economy each year for them. We have to man up and learn to live with this bug. Its no threat to 99% so get on with your life.
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02/03/2021 16:43:34 5 2
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so does poverty, bad diet, smoking, excessive drinking, driving, cancer, mental health problems, mountaineering, cycling etc etc etc - we dont stop the country every time that happens . The vaccines are making it a much lower risk for most people. We will never eradicate the risk of COVID completely . People are suffering cos of lockdowns. We need to slowly emerge regardless of variants.
439
02/03/2021 16:44:29 7 2
bbc
Smoking kills people. Car accidents kill people. Flu kills people. Accidents in the home kill people. Old age kills people.

We have to accept a certain amount of risk and I believe most people feel that Covid is something we simply have to live with, just as we live with all the other things that kill people.
470
02/03/2021 16:51:18 4 1
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Nature always kills the old and the weak first. There nearly all jabbed now. You hide behind the couch if you want to.
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02/03/2021 16:55:05 4 1
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Alcohol, carbs and smoking kill people - but we give you the choice to consume them and the NHS covers the cost to help offset the effects

People consumed with irrational fear of coronavirus, believing it justifies ongoing dystopian restrictions on personal choice and freedoms are deluded. At some point society must say 20k deaths a year (or whatever level) from CV19 is acceptable and move on
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02/03/2021 17:04:00 1 0
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SO DOES FLU...thats magically. dissapearred...i wonder why???
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JWG
02/03/2021 17:30:54 0 1
bbc
Clown
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02/03/2021 15:03:36 5 7
bbc
A convenient failsafe for when the Tories plan backfires...
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02/03/2021 15:14:29 0 0
bbc
And what plan is that then? Something you read and believed without question on Faceache?
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02/03/2021 15:10:09 65 45
bbc
Yes, real 'mental health' should be taken seriously. Bored and fed up after several bouts of semi-lockdown is NOT 'mental health'. In fact it does a major disservice to those unfortunate enough to have real mental health issues.
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Bob
02/03/2021 15:14:29 30 8
bbc
What?

Who are you to judge what real mental health issues are?

Anything can trigger a dark cloud.

So really what makes real mental health issues? do you have to be an addict or lost someone?
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02/03/2021 15:14:29 12 10
bbc
The BBC report the news.. it's not scare mongering or project fear. It's a new corporation reporting something we all need to be aware of.
Stop reading or watching the news if you dont think it's relevant but stop blaming the BBC for doing what we pay them to do!!
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Bob
02/03/2021 15:15:32 6 3
bbc
No the News is what the BBC reports.
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02/03/2021 15:31:05 2 0
bbc
Its quite amusing how some HYS'ers on the political right wing and those on the left wing regularly criticise the BBC as being far too biased to the left or right .

Thats probably why they are in reality just an over vocal minority in this country.
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02/03/2021 15:12:26 10 14
bbc
Covid Brazil variant 'may spread more easily' . Or maybe it wont. Covid Brazil variant 'may turn people into zombies'. Or maybe it wont. Is this really news BBC ?. Just rubbish reporting designed to scare people.
78
02/03/2021 15:15:14 8 5
bbc
If you can't deal with something that isn't an absolute, that isn't the BBCs problem.
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02/03/2021 15:14:29 12 10
bbc
The BBC report the news.. it's not scare mongering or project fear. It's a new corporation reporting something we all need to be aware of.
Stop reading or watching the news if you dont think it's relevant but stop blaming the BBC for doing what we pay them to do!!
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Bob
02/03/2021 15:15:32 6 3
bbc
No the News is what the BBC reports.
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FYI
02/03/2021 15:15:37 1 1
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from last march to december, there are three lockdowns in britain. From wuhan lockdown to world pandenmic takes 3 months. A few months to "tweak" vaccine and get everyone vaccinated take another few months, and government and media thinks it is a short time?
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02/03/2021 15:12:39 3 7
bbc
Is this new strain due to 'The Tories', Comrades?

Or is it due to Brexit, Remoaners?

Or perhaps it is due to natural evolution and nothing to do with politics?

In any case this new strain MAY be more contagious, but it also MAY be less dangerous

But it is still a member of the Coronavirus family and so will have sufficient similarities as it's relatives for the vaccines to attack
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02/03/2021 15:15:51 1 5
bbc
Great news from the countries number 1,765,432,759,865 virologist/epidemiologist
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02/03/2021 15:19:59 1 0
bbc
Countries or Country's?

And as there are less than 7,000,000,000 people on Earth never mind Country's / Countries you are (at least) 1,758,000,000,000 out

PMSL
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02/03/2021 15:10:34 11 8
bbc
Infectious diseases expert Prof Ester Sabino, from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, said: "You need many introductions [of a virus] to start an epidemic. Six is very few. I would say if you take care and DO CONTACT TRACING - oops I think we are in trouble
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02/03/2021 15:16:03 6 2
bbc
The failure to remember that the whole global pandemic was started by a single person - or alternatively VERY small group of people...

How come 8000 people a day are still being infected?

Gives the virus many chances to mutate, evolve and "outwit" thoughtless humans.
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xlr
02/03/2021 15:16:03 6 6
bbc
Viruses mutate to spread faster but to make you less sick.

Virologists probably have a longer name for it, but that's basically it.
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02/03/2021 15:01:27 8 10
bbc
The person who is evading being found should be imprisoned and heavily fined when he/she is located. How many people have they infected since Feb 10th?
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02/03/2021 15:16:32 1 1
bbc
How do you know that they didn't make a genuine or thoughtless mistake?
As has been found with cyber attacks and security breaches, the way to reduce these is not to penalize those that make a mistake but to create an environment where it is safe for them to come forward and share what has happened.
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DG
02/03/2021 15:16:43 22 5
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I just can't believe why people from Brazil were not tested in the UK airport and their FULL details taken before letting them in. A total mess that could lead to more deaths if this one person is not found soon.
But this gets more messy when the Gov must trace ALL the contacts and contacts of the contacts...... and so on......
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02/03/2021 16:06:54 2 4
bbc
How do you know that happened?
Perhaps if we routinely traced all contacts and contacts of contacts and tested them, things would not have got out of hand again in the autumn.

Capacity for hundreds of thousands of tests a day in August, but we couldn't devote a small proportion of that to testing the contacts of 1,000 positive tests?
656
02/03/2021 18:23:53 0 0
bbc
Isn't citizens of Brazil, per se. It is people who have been in Brazil and then flown into the UK (possibly via several other countries).
22
02/03/2021 15:01:27 8 10
bbc
The person who is evading being found should be imprisoned and heavily fined when he/she is located. How many people have they infected since Feb 10th?
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02/03/2021 15:16:51 0 0
bbc
I must admit that I I'd had the test, I would want to know the result! Maybe English not their language so totally unaware of the search.
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02/03/2021 15:17:01 4 1
bbc
"
Brazilian Covid variant not a major threat to UK, experts say

Despite study showing that variant was 2.2 times more transmissible, experts say number of cases too low to be of concern "

which experts are correct ?????
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02/03/2021 15:31:18 2 0
bbc
Why do you need an "expert" when you have your own wits about you for deduction?

How many people did it take to start this Global Pandemic?

Yeah - a large number of people were infected at the start (ONE).
421
02/03/2021 16:40:33 0 0
bbc
With the country currently under lockdown, it's possible the new variant didn't get a chance to spread.
If this one case had come in in early December it might be a different story
88
02/03/2021 15:17:22 12 11
bbc
So 1 year into the pandemic & the Torys are still unable to run a working track n trace system despite spending well over 22 billion on it

And they are still unable to control our borders

Its no wonder that under their leadership the UK has:

The highest per capita Covid death toll of any major nation on earth

The worst performing economy of any major nation worldwide

Thanks Boris......
The saddest thing is that we are an island nation like Australia or New Zealand and have a similar population density to Germany

So much of the suffering we have endured in the last year was sadly avoidable
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02/03/2021 15:25:40 0 2
bbc
Latest polls: CON 41%, LAB 36%
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02/03/2021 15:26:00 0 3
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So how would you have made a working track and trace system?

Your username sums up the issue the government faces - the idiotic public who feel they are clever when they break the rules and are so self centered that they avoid being traced.
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02/03/2021 17:08:29 0 0
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82 seat majority.
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02/03/2021 15:11:36 5 11
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let's all have a belly laugh ?? shall we. tune in next week for some more stupid made up variants, do they honestly think that the British people are so thick, and listening in making these words up. I rest my case.
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02/03/2021 15:17:47 2 0
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Reading your post I would agree that some people are thick...
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02/03/2021 15:17:06 20 10
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If asclaimed, the Brazilvariant is more transmissable then may I ask why are we not seeing more cases, is this because the vaccine actually works on it as well as the other or is it just yet more scarmongering from the zero risk 'research authroities'.
Seems to me that the BBC has an ever ready open ear for any doom and gloom or angle to push its anto government agenda.
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02/03/2021 15:23:09 11 13
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If the variant arrived three weeks ago, there hasn't been time for the people the source case infected to start showing symptoms yet...bad news is, even if they aren't showing symptoms, they may well be infecting others. We need to obey lockdown properly to cut off transmission of something we can't see
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02/03/2021 15:33:46 1 0
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It seems you have an ever ready set of comments on the same theme irrespective of the story.
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02/03/2021 16:42:10 1 0
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What part of the simple fact it takes time for any variant of the virus to spread & more people come down with it & present themselves with it are you struggling with!

Or of the few known cases & the fact they are struggling to trace & contact ALL potentially infected from those cases is passing you by! I ask !

Do you think the virus notifies the authorities the instant it infects someone!!!
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02/03/2021 17:31:07 0 0
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More transmissible doesn't mean impossibly so. If someone with it was in lockdown with minimal contact with people, then felt ill and did a proper self-isolation there is every chance it would go no further than them. Not everybody can do that of course but most of us who don't have to go out to work can do our part and at least lower risks
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02/03/2021 15:14:27 49 85
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Oh no not another one
It is easy
BECAUSE IT KILLS PEOPLE
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02/03/2021 15:18:48 24 8
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So does Poverty, Cancer, Mental Health Issues - the list can go on. The deaths associated with those listed will no doubt exponentially increase because we're so concerned about this virus and its multitude of variants. We can't continue to let people die elsewhere.

The sooner China is punished for this, the better.
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02/03/2021 15:28:59 3 22
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It didn't start in China! There was a case in Italy in September 2019. Italy attended the World Military Games in Wuhan in October. Shortly afterwards Wuhan recorded its first cases.
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02/03/2021 15:55:37 5 1
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Well said. They have got off lightly so far. How come most virus infections come from China? Even bacterial infections such as The Black Death is thought to have come from there.
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02/03/2021 19:00:36 0 1
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Yes but cancer and mental health issues are NOT contagious.
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02/03/2021 15:14:27 49 85
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Oh no not another one
It is easy
BECAUSE IT KILLS PEOPLE
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02/03/2021 15:19:48 23 4
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Deaths now may actually already be below average for the time of year. The ONS figures show there were only 2,000 excess deaths in mid February and deaths have reduced by more than that since then so if we’re not below the 5 year average already we will be very close to it.
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02/03/2021 15:15:51 1 5
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Great news from the countries number 1,765,432,759,865 virologist/epidemiologist
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02/03/2021 15:19:59 1 0
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Countries or Country's?

And as there are less than 7,000,000,000 people on Earth never mind Country's / Countries you are (at least) 1,758,000,000,000 out

PMSL
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02/03/2021 15:20:02 1 1
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Liar liar pants on fire . How’s the Kent variant doing ???
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02/03/2021 15:18:41 2 6
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This is why lockdown is needed until the end of the year at the earliest. Just in the park and it’s FULL of people breaking lockdown rules and not giving a damn. We are still supposed to be on lockdown and should be obeying Gov rules. None of those people needed to be in the park but they just don’t care anymore. We’ve lost control and deaths will just keep increasing!
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02/03/2021 15:28:14 1 0
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That is survival of the "fittest".

Silly persons do silly things and if they do things detrimental to themselves I wonder if we really should prevent that.

Survival of the fittest actually means; "Natural selection of the most appropriate".
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02/03/2021 15:32:26 0 0
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It's just a few restrictions, it's just a lockdown, it's just a mask, it's just a digital ID, it's just a curfew, it's just the right to protest, it's just free speech, it's just free movement, it's just a vaccine, it's just a quarantine camp, it's just a yellow star, it's just a train ride, it's just a shower!
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02/03/2021 15:20:44 5 3
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Simple problem is that there are those who will do anything to evade the rules and be selfish at the cost of others lives. When caught, these people should be subjected to far more than a fine!
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02/03/2021 15:12:39 3 7
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Is this new strain due to 'The Tories', Comrades?

Or is it due to Brexit, Remoaners?

Or perhaps it is due to natural evolution and nothing to do with politics?

In any case this new strain MAY be more contagious, but it also MAY be less dangerous

But it is still a member of the Coronavirus family and so will have sufficient similarities as it's relatives for the vaccines to attack
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02/03/2021 15:20:47 0 0
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Possibly
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02/03/2021 15:21:14 3 5
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More doom and gloom from the BBC....this thing is over!
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02/03/2021 14:57:16 125 31
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I hope this isn’t going to be a reason or an excuse for extending the lockdown
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02/03/2021 15:21:14 14 4
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Lockdown? Or maybe close down of some retail businesses & schools is a truer description.
Apparently from 8th March, one person from one household can meet another one person from another outside for social reasons. FACT: That has been going on continuously for months and with no social distancing.
From 29th six people can meet outside for social reasons. FACT: See above
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02/03/2021 15:42:03 20 6
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Meeting people outside should never have been restricted anyway. There’s no evidence that is has any significant effect on transmission and certainly not enough to justify restricting it considering the implications for mental and physical health.
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02/03/2021 17:09:56 3 0
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You do realise that the people who feel the need to write "fact" at the end of their assertions are generally regarded with amusement, don't you.
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02/03/2021 15:12:39 3 7
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Is this new strain due to 'The Tories', Comrades?

Or is it due to Brexit, Remoaners?

Or perhaps it is due to natural evolution and nothing to do with politics?

In any case this new strain MAY be more contagious, but it also MAY be less dangerous

But it is still a member of the Coronavirus family and so will have sufficient similarities as it's relatives for the vaccines to attack
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02/03/2021 15:21:25 0 1
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This strain being in the UK is the Tories fault, yes.
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02/03/2021 15:22:56 1 0
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Actually any strain being out side of China is China's fault

They failed to lockdown for TWO MONTHS once the virus had been detected