Coronavirus infection levels continue to drop in the UK
05/03/2021 | news | health | 3,122
R remains below 1, and a survey of community infections suggest around 1-in-230 people has the virus.
1
05/03/2021 13:11:26 14 48
bbc
Watch it sky rocket 2 weeks on Monday once the schools open back up. Keep them off and allow everything else to restart first.
9
05/03/2021 13:13:56 25 4
bbc
With 21 million vaccinated and vaccinations preventing around 2/3rds of transmission even from a single dose I think it's very unlikely infections will sky rocket, particularly with temperatures increasing.
Even if they did rise it's only likely to be short term and hospital admissions and deaths will continue to decrease due the vaccinations.
10
05/03/2021 13:13:58 5 1
bbc
with latest data showing 1in 1000 kids testing positive on the test with more measurement error that 1 in 1000...I would say very un-likely!
14
05/03/2021 13:14:19 9 2
bbc
Allow everything else to restart first? So you would reopen up pubs before schools? Shows where some people's priorities lie I suppose.
24
05/03/2021 13:15:36 8 1
bbc
Understand what you are saying, but the 2 go hand in hand, schools etc have to open slightly before due to parents working. Workers (in some cases) cannot return as the kids are off.
51
05/03/2021 13:18:41 6 1
bbc
One can't happen without the other. A fair portion of workers are parents, and if children remain at home, so do parents who have to stay with them. It's illegal for me to go out all day and leave my 6yo at home.
58
Jim
05/03/2021 13:19:20 9 1
bbc
Assume you don't have kids of school age.

Or that you have them but don't care about their future.
77
05/03/2021 13:21:00 4 1
bbc
Words from a singleton or crap parent??
80
05/03/2021 13:20:14 3 0
bbc
Yeh, children don't need an education.
168
05/03/2021 13:29:58 2 1
bbc
Fink you may be disappointed
Excellent news!

But cue Comrade Remoaner and the whataboutery

Well what about the latest polls: CON 45% LAB 32%
Removed
26
05/03/2021 13:15:40 3 1
bbc
Que the ‘how many buzzwords, that I don’t really understand, can I fit into my post’ responses
29
05/03/2021 13:16:09 1 1
bbc
Neither of them commands majority support and therefore has no authority to lord it over us as the current government dos.
40
05/03/2021 13:17:22 1 0
bbc
Obviously not learned from way out previous polls.
53
Jim
05/03/2021 13:18:45 2 1
bbc
I know. It's terrifying to consider what this actually tells us about the UK electorate.
74
05/03/2021 13:19:39 0 1
bbc
Not on Twitter it isn't ????????
96
05/03/2021 13:16:25 1 1
bbc
Cue your post being downvoted.

Marcus.
125
05/03/2021 13:25:20 1 1
bbc
get downvoted lol
607
05/03/2021 13:48:24 1 0
bbc
Congratulations. You managed to bring Brexit and party politics into an unrelated discussion.
3
05/03/2021 13:12:28 14 36
bbc
Pay more tax, but you can't have a life back unless you conform.
Amazing how the UK public roll over for a belly rub these days.
11
05/03/2021 13:14:07 23 5
bbc
What is amazing is how self centred sections of UK society are.
72
05/03/2021 13:20:32 5 1
bbc
What's the odds you're in the take everything, contribute nothing category.
604
05/03/2021 13:47:03 1 0
bbc
You will only be paying more tax if you start to earn more money.
4
05/03/2021 13:13:11 98 3
bbc
Good to see the drop, hopefully Lockdown easing off will be on track and we can start to get back to some semblance of normality again.
84
05/03/2021 13:21:15 109 32
bbc
Great news. Time to start lifting restrictions and let people start to concentrate on LIVING as opposed to EXISTING.
107
05/03/2021 13:23:28 19 9
bbc
Agreed. When did we become so afraid of dying that we were too scared to live?
138
05/03/2021 13:26:11 0 11
bbc
I've asked several people, nobody knows what that normal is or was!
153
05/03/2021 13:28:33 5 4
bbc
Yep let's all make sure we stick to the plan and we can get our lives back
573
05/03/2021 14:02:26 4 2
bbc
Totally agree - the only issue I foresee and so does it appear form Scientists is global travel and the potential for further mutations -- we have to remember this is a global issue...
05/03/2021 14:41:00 3 5
bbc
I'd love to return to 'normality' but I still highly encourage people taking greater care to ensure this doesn't turn into another catastrophe.
05/03/2021 16:17:28 5 1
bbc
'On track' isn't good enough for the livelihoods that continue to be ruined by this disastrously slow dystopian 'reopening'.
5
05/03/2021 13:13:19 3 7
bbc
What about the North East - don't we count any more on the estimates?
52
05/03/2021 13:18:42 5 0
bbc
Read the article and you will see the North East is mentioned.
70
05/03/2021 13:20:28 1 2
bbc
Any more...did it ever?
6
05/03/2021 13:13:39 275 25
bbc
Good news, combined with vaccine success we must now start getting a grip on all the collateral damage caused by ignoring other health problems. It’s not okay to ignore them at the expense of covid when we should be treating them all equally.
37
05/03/2021 13:17:08 92 128
bbc
This is the story an agenda driven BBC won't be running.

See this F.T. tracker to compare (deaths/100K pop.) non Lockdown Florida with hard Lockdown California.
And the UK with Sweden
 
https://ig.ft.com/coronavirus-chart/?areas=gbr&areas=swe&areasRegional=usca&areasRegional=usfl&cumulative=0&logScale=0&per100K=1&startDate=2020-09-01&values=deaths
 
An Inconvenient Truth
05/03/2021 14:53:32 1 1
bbc
Other health problems have NOT been ignored. That's an insult to the NHS. The seriously ill have been treated throughout. Those in less urgent need have been asked to wait. There is finite capacity, which is why 'stay at home' means saving all kinds of lives, not just those of Covid patients.
7
05/03/2021 13:13:40 207 30
bbc
Great news!

I can only urge those who haven't yet got their jab (and are eligible) to do so. I had mine last week and it was quick, painless, well-organised and I suffered no side effects (Pzizer).

The sooner we get vaccinated the sooner this tedious lockdown can be lifted and we can return to some semblance of normality.
81
05/03/2021 13:20:25 61 386
bbc
when you give me the peer reviewed proof that being vaccinated stops transmition and indeed prevents me from acquiring the virus along with safety data thats tangible and not just a few months then i will consider the vaccine.
until such time i will refrain.
i still find it rather strange that the manufacturers have protection against any litigation, if that dosnt worry you...it should
99
05/03/2021 13:18:40 6 29
bbc
Yes, once we have 60% of pop vaccinated it's the equivalent of herd immunity as long as you can't spread it - whoops.
114
05/03/2021 13:24:07 19 34
bbc
There is no normality until all the borders are reopened without any restrictions or testing.

Hopefully by this summer but I do not trust this government to act in the national interest.
170
tm
05/03/2021 13:30:04 7 51
bbc
you know where you can stick your advice ..
237
05/03/2021 13:25:36 6 44
bbc
Until a vaccinated person catches the Brazilian variant and brings it back to the UK and starts to infect the young - whoops.
335
05/03/2021 13:44:01 24 21
bbc
No, we should return to complete normality, we’ve already lost a year of our lives, anything less than completely normality is unacceptable
512
05/03/2021 13:58:31 10 1
bbc
Why only a semblance of normality? Why not the whole thing?
Vaccine effectiveness is very high so the risks from coronavirus will (within the next few months) become very small indeed
05/03/2021 14:38:44 3 10
bbc
Its not one vaccine its 2 or 3 every year,and God knows what else big pharma make you,one day it will go wrong.
06/03/2021 11:46:46 0 0
bbc
Please don't "urge" me what to do , this is not North Korea. We are supposed to be in a free country. What do you know? Really. I should have an untested vaccine because it is well "organised" when i get there?
8
05/03/2021 13:13:48 20 27
bbc
Once the schools reopen infections will explode again in multi generational households. Nothing has been learned in 12 months.
18
Jim
05/03/2021 13:15:10 6 10
bbc
Just like they didn't last time, you mean?
21
05/03/2021 13:15:26 11 0
bbc
Really? You have not kept up with the news then ; we now have a vaccine to prevent you dying. We can't lock down forever and continue with free money but no life.
31
05/03/2021 13:16:16 10 3
bbc
Multi generational households are uncommon, and older people and the vulnerable have mostly been vaccinated by now. If infection rates go up, it's unlikely that hospitalisations will follow as sharply.
34
05/03/2021 13:16:36 12 1
bbc
"Nothing has been learned in 12 months".
Correct. Which is exactly why schools need to reopen.
Then leave them to rot in their multicultural hell hole... Removed
38
05/03/2021 13:17:08 6 2
bbc
You are living proof of learning nothing. As its been proven schools and children are not superspreaders.
62
05/03/2021 13:19:41 0 5
bbc
Your right nothing has been learned, the public still think they know better than the statistics.
98
05/03/2021 13:17:46 3 1
bbc
How can they - the old have been vaccinated. I thought that was the answer?
384
05/03/2021 13:48:31 0 0
bbc
...but ALL older and more vulnerable people have been offered the vaccine,and therefore the chances of inter-generational transmission are much reduced.
490
05/03/2021 13:39:15 0 1
bbc
Do you walk around with one of those 'The end of the world is nigh' sandwich boards?
1
05/03/2021 13:11:26 14 48
bbc
Watch it sky rocket 2 weeks on Monday once the schools open back up. Keep them off and allow everything else to restart first.
9
05/03/2021 13:13:56 25 4
bbc
With 21 million vaccinated and vaccinations preventing around 2/3rds of transmission even from a single dose I think it's very unlikely infections will sky rocket, particularly with temperatures increasing.
Even if they did rise it's only likely to be short term and hospital admissions and deaths will continue to decrease due the vaccinations.
1
05/03/2021 13:11:26 14 48
bbc
Watch it sky rocket 2 weeks on Monday once the schools open back up. Keep them off and allow everything else to restart first.
10
05/03/2021 13:13:58 5 1
bbc
with latest data showing 1in 1000 kids testing positive on the test with more measurement error that 1 in 1000...I would say very un-likely!
455
05/03/2021 13:53:43 2 3
bbc
Love your faith in any figures the Govt feed you, 2 weeks after kids and Uni students went back in September covid exploded, peope need to follow reality.
3
05/03/2021 13:12:28 14 36
bbc
Pay more tax, but you can't have a life back unless you conform.
Amazing how the UK public roll over for a belly rub these days.
11
05/03/2021 13:14:07 23 5
bbc
What is amazing is how self centred sections of UK society are.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) called this "pitiful", arguing that its members should get 12.5% instead.

@ IM sorry to say the RCN is deluded many many people have been working through the pandemic and will not recieved any form of pay in fact their lucky if they keep their jobs.

Unions exploiting the pandemic its quite frankly disgusting and insulting to everyone else.
Removed
49
05/03/2021 13:18:24 1 0
bbc
I'm
receive
they're
it's
54
05/03/2021 13:18:48 1 0
bbc
Nurses were woefully underpaid already, show me another public service job that requires the flexibility and qualifications, but pays so little per hour.
63
05/03/2021 13:19:41 1 1
bbc
Once the public start to realize exactly what it has cost them to "protect the NHS" the 1% will seem rather a lot.
85
05/03/2021 13:21:25 0 1
bbc
those pesky unions and their workers rights, truly the bane of modern society. definitely their fault and not the aristocrats, or so rupert tells me...
88
05/03/2021 13:21:42 1 0
bbc
You can't seriously say that others have faced the risk and demands that health workers have faced #deluded
97
05/03/2021 13:17:15 2 0
bbc
Agreed 100% My local shops have worked as hard as the NHS. Bet they don't even get 1%
103
DrR
05/03/2021 13:22:52 2 0
bbc
Absolutely, how anyone can consider strike action at this present time.

If nurses get a big pay rise what about teachers, police, fire, the supermarket delivery guy, they are all Covid heros.

Good news infections are going down, lets keep it up not striking for more pay.
486
05/03/2021 13:38:19 0 0
bbc
The unions aren't exploiting the pandemic. They have made this case for many successive years, and are representing their members - which is their role.

You can't clap the NHS one minute and then do this to them.
13
05/03/2021 13:14:16 109 26
bbc
This is fantastic news; the next priority should be ensuring the vaccination program is not undermined by rule-breaking and lousy checks at borders.

A lot of people on here are very anti-UK, but I think we’ve handled our vaccine rollout with dignity, speed and common sense. I’m glad we’re not politicising it, or blocking exports.
41
05/03/2021 13:17:26 10 54
bbc
Well done, you win the Mr/Mrs Uk award.
301
05/03/2021 13:40:38 9 1
bbc
Like Italy
562
05/03/2021 14:01:25 10 12
bbc
I despise this government. But will give them credit on the vaccines they have managed to not screw it up. One out of 5000 isn't bad I guess.
05/03/2021 14:44:57 6 13
bbc
Yes, the vaccine rollout has by and large been excellent. Perhaps it’s because it has been led by NHS staff, excellent in their field, rather than incompetent and sometimes corrupt politicians.
05/03/2021 15:05:39 2 12
bbc
The UK is not exporting a single dose of vaccine! AstraZeneca is contractually blocked from doing so until the UKs order is fulfilled. As by quote of Pascal Soriot, the head of AZ! The difference to what Italy is doing is that our Government planned this month ahead. I do not want to excuse what Italy is doing but perhaps we are the wrong ones to point fingers.
1
05/03/2021 13:11:26 14 48
bbc
Watch it sky rocket 2 weeks on Monday once the schools open back up. Keep them off and allow everything else to restart first.
14
05/03/2021 13:14:19 9 2
bbc
Allow everything else to restart first? So you would reopen up pubs before schools? Shows where some people's priorities lie I suppose.
27
05/03/2021 13:15:41 3 1
bbc
Yes, they are safer!
15
G
05/03/2021 13:14:20 21 22
bbc
Starting to see more and more groups of mainly youngsters congregating in parks though.

Let’s hope we can keep some discipline for a few more months.

Tough but we’ve got to keep this going.
19
05/03/2021 13:15:19 19 4
bbc
I've seen that going on right through lockdown.
28
05/03/2021 13:16:07 6 8
bbc
Good let them live for FFS!...non of us our doing the rubbish for a few more months...
33
05/03/2021 13:16:32 8 3
bbc
Congregating in parks is unlikely to cause much transmission anyway. It's really quite ridiculous that's still restricted because scientists are clear that anything outside has a very low impact on transmission.
45
05/03/2021 13:17:53 4 5
bbc
How about the 40% of over 80s that have broken lockdown since getting vaccinated?

Pointing the finger at certain groups helps nothing.
90
05/03/2021 13:22:09 3 1
bbc
The only signs i've seen of regular congregations throughout this lockdown nonsense has been a load of Honda Jazz's and Nissan Micras outside a village church. No prizes for guessing what age group these lot belong to.
95
05/03/2021 13:16:11 2 1
bbc
Just how long should we lock youngsters up for? Should they ever go back to school?
423
05/03/2021 13:31:34 0 0
bbc
One spell of hot weather and the parks will be full.
05/03/2021 14:41:56 0 0
bbc
No I don't
16
05/03/2021 13:14:23 16 4
bbc
Lets hope this continues ..

As the vaccine starts to lower the numbers, it hopefully wont rise again. Although as we know its going to go away
234
05/03/2021 13:24:31 15 16
bbc
3rd wave now sweeping across Europe just as we open up green card vaccine passport travel. You can still get infected if vaccinated - what could possibly go wrong? Schools and the young will be blamed of course.
17
Jim
05/03/2021 13:14:55 26 37
bbc
Great news, now pay our healthcare workers what they're worth.
39
05/03/2021 13:17:14 34 11
bbc
They have had an increase of 12% over the last three years. Most people are lucky to still have a job at all. Average pay for a nurse is £34,000. Plenty in the public sector do not earn that.
66
05/03/2021 13:20:16 10 2
bbc
What are they worth? Labour couldn't answer that question this morning after being asked repeatedly. So should it be 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9% each 1% costs the tax payer 500 million pounds. Nurses received a 12% pay rise over the last 3 years and the average salary is now £34k. Private sector employees are trying to hold on to their jobs, many on reduced wages.
76
05/03/2021 13:20:48 10 1
bbc
Members of the Armed Services have been working alongside the NHS nurses in the vaccination centres.....so you think they should get a pay rise. At the moment they are getting nothing.

Then, are you prepared to pay more income tax to fund all this ?
105
05/03/2021 13:23:05 12 1
bbc
They are well paid compared to many. And have job security. Save the money for those in need, its that simple.
116
DrR
05/03/2021 13:24:19 9 2
bbc
They do get paid, reasonably well it seems from the above salaries.
120
05/03/2021 13:24:44 8 1
bbc
yes lets burdon us with more debt to give them a rediculous pay rise, even though their pay has risen hugely compared to private sector workers over the years.
403
05/03/2021 13:50:16 2 0
bbc
Whilst people are losing their jobs, businesses are going bust and most are making do with 80% of salary the medical profession are milking overtime. Give them 0% like everyone else are expecting if lucky enough to still be in work after this pandemic.
8
05/03/2021 13:13:48 20 27
bbc
Once the schools reopen infections will explode again in multi generational households. Nothing has been learned in 12 months.
18
Jim
05/03/2021 13:15:10 6 10
bbc
Just like they didn't last time, you mean?
467
05/03/2021 13:55:24 1 1
bbc
2 weeks after the September restart for schools and Unis civid exploded, where were you?
05/03/2021 19:28:03 0 0
bbc
But they did, 4 schools round our way shutdown, I guess the Gov dont want people to know that, so it's not published.
15
G
05/03/2021 13:14:20 21 22
bbc
Starting to see more and more groups of mainly youngsters congregating in parks though.

Let’s hope we can keep some discipline for a few more months.

Tough but we’ve got to keep this going.
19
05/03/2021 13:15:19 19 4
bbc
I've seen that going on right through lockdown.
20
05/03/2021 13:15:23 13 28
bbc
Yes the tories think that this is beaten so lets quickly forget about the NHS workers and offer them a derisory pay rise
109
05/03/2021 13:23:46 7 3
bbc
Would NHS staff rather work for a private organisation and have the daily threat of redundancy hanging over their heads?

5 working age members of my family, 3 now unemployed. One is also owed a considerable sum in wages/expenses by a bankrupt employer. Despite being well qualified (degrees, MBA) they have spent 6 months trying to find work.

NHS staff have secure employment and a good pension.
129
05/03/2021 13:25:35 0 0
bbc
They have not been offered any pay rise yet. That will not happen until the Pay Review Body reports in May.
464
05/03/2021 13:55:13 0 0
bbc
Nothing ‘derisory’ about a recommended deal of 1% when the rest of the public sector will receive nothing this year, and when the pandemic has taken such a toll on the public finances.
8
05/03/2021 13:13:48 20 27
bbc
Once the schools reopen infections will explode again in multi generational households. Nothing has been learned in 12 months.
21
05/03/2021 13:15:26 11 0
bbc
Really? You have not kept up with the news then ; we now have a vaccine to prevent you dying. We can't lock down forever and continue with free money but no life.
48
05/03/2021 13:18:14 1 8
bbc
I don't want to be locked down, that is why I'd open everything else apart from schools. The little germ carriers have been running feral for 2 months.
If the RCN are expecting support off the public, then they need a serious reality check
12.5% is a totally unrealistic expectation. Nobody in private employment would ever expect that.

They should count themselves lucky to be getting anything- most people are not

On the subject of 'heroes' - what about our food delivery heroes, our garage heroes, our power station heroes, our army heroes??
Removed
Standard bleating from the RCN, what planet are they on to think we can afford a 12.5% payrise when most people have had pay reduced or just no job at all left after this.. Removed
137
05/03/2021 13:26:07 7 2
bbc
I think quite a few senior execs and company board members will be looking forward to massive rises and bonuses while shafting their lower paid employees as usual.
198
05/03/2021 13:32:15 4 2
bbc
Ever heard of pay bargaining or negotiations of any kind?

Clearly not.
236
05/03/2021 13:25:29 9 3
bbc
The nurses Union have completely misread the situation as they will now find out
282
05/03/2021 13:38:37 3 9
bbc
If government can afford 20 billion a year for vaccine passport then it can easily afford to pay nurses a 10% pay rise.
308
05/03/2021 13:41:35 2 5
bbc
What's private employment got to do with anything? This may be news to you but not all pay rises are related.
339
05/03/2021 13:44:32 3 6
bbc
I don't think you understand what it has been like on the wards.

These are normal people, who come home after having dozens of people wailing for help and dying what is a very unpleasant way to go. Some of them have died themselves because the government didn't give them the protective equipment they needed.

The government finds money for plenty of junk, they can do this they just choose not to
400
05/03/2021 13:50:00 1 1
bbc
makes you wonder - the sought 12.5% and got 1%

had they been more realistic and asked for 1.5% then maybe, just maybe,....
463
Bob
05/03/2021 13:54:59 1 0
bbc
Their rationale for 12.5% is due to the freezes and caps beforehand. Plenty were exempt from the freezing - particularly low paid.

They also completely ignore all the years they received rises beyond inflation and is ignorant to the effects felt elsewhere during the financial crisis. Private pay fell for 2 years, and in real terms for much longer.
23
05/03/2021 13:13:08 91 16
bbc
That’s great us Plebs might be able to get out and about like all those preaching Celebs .
05/03/2021 16:19:39 9 45
bbc
You're a muppet if you haven't been going out and about. No mophead clown has managed to stop me from seeing my friends and family.
1
05/03/2021 13:11:26 14 48
bbc
Watch it sky rocket 2 weeks on Monday once the schools open back up. Keep them off and allow everything else to restart first.
24
05/03/2021 13:15:36 8 1
bbc
Understand what you are saying, but the 2 go hand in hand, schools etc have to open slightly before due to parents working. Workers (in some cases) cannot return as the kids are off.
67
05/03/2021 13:20:19 2 7
bbc
Schools shouldn't be seen as a baby sitting service.
25
05/03/2021 13:15:39 5 15
bbc
Its a pity they haven't maintained the pace of vaccinations. There was a big push to hit the government target but it has tailed off since then if you look at the stats.
55
05/03/2021 13:18:50 10 1
bbc
Due to supply.
56
05/03/2021 13:19:02 7 0
bbc
Although there is a reduction in the number of vaccinations performed, The BBC only report the number of first doses administered. The number of second doses has increased significantly over that few weeks.
60
05/03/2021 13:19:30 7 0
bbc
There is currently a known about, and planned, reducing in supplies while the manufacturers reorganised their production. This may last until the end of next week. After that production and availability will be much higher, so expect figure to increase considerably.
232
05/03/2021 13:23:50 0 0
bbc
There will be a significant increase to vaccinations again from 15th March
426
05/03/2021 13:32:36 0 0
bbc
The uptake will be much less for younger persons as we now they are far less likely to fall ill with covid. Obesity is a key issue and obese people need to be vaccinated as a priority. There is a lot of statistical evidenced to support that.
Excellent news!

But cue Comrade Remoaner and the whataboutery

Well what about the latest polls: CON 45% LAB 32%
Removed
26
05/03/2021 13:15:40 3 1
bbc
Que the ‘how many buzzwords, that I don’t really understand, can I fit into my post’ responses
985
05/03/2021 13:50:06 1 0
bbc
One such buzzword may be using 'cue' instead of 'que'.
14
05/03/2021 13:14:19 9 2
bbc
Allow everything else to restart first? So you would reopen up pubs before schools? Shows where some people's priorities lie I suppose.
27
05/03/2021 13:15:41 3 1
bbc
Yes, they are safer!
15
G
05/03/2021 13:14:20 21 22
bbc
Starting to see more and more groups of mainly youngsters congregating in parks though.

Let’s hope we can keep some discipline for a few more months.

Tough but we’ve got to keep this going.
28
05/03/2021 13:16:07 6 8
bbc
Good let them live for FFS!...non of us our doing the rubbish for a few more months...
Excellent news!

But cue Comrade Remoaner and the whataboutery

Well what about the latest polls: CON 45% LAB 32%
Removed
29
05/03/2021 13:16:09 1 1
bbc
Neither of them commands majority support and therefore has no authority to lord it over us as the current government dos.
30
05/03/2021 13:16:12 7 19
bbc
Infection levels drop due to lockdown big HYS topic - lets not mention Nurses pay as a HYS subject as this is Tory TV.
You mean the one remaining Tory at the BBC is on duty here today? Removed
75
05/03/2021 13:20:12 0 0
bbc
You have misunderstood. You're supposed to claim that the BBC is left wing, according to many here.
119
05/03/2021 13:24:39 2 0
bbc
Not only due to lockdown it's also due to vaccination which will be reducing the R rate by at least 10% and possibly as much as 20% by now.
421
05/03/2021 13:31:05 1 0
bbc
Tories at the BBC ??????????

I'd rather give it to food shop workers, paid far less than nurses and have been on the frontline facing far more people.
8
05/03/2021 13:13:48 20 27
bbc
Once the schools reopen infections will explode again in multi generational households. Nothing has been learned in 12 months.
31
05/03/2021 13:16:16 10 3
bbc
Multi generational households are uncommon, and older people and the vulnerable have mostly been vaccinated by now. If infection rates go up, it's unlikely that hospitalisations will follow as sharply.
59
05/03/2021 13:19:24 6 3
bbc
I think you'll find those in multi generational homes are most likely to refuse the vaccine.
32
05/03/2021 13:16:29 25 9
bbc
Covid levels dropping, UK vaccination programme doing extremely well, the sun is shining and the daffs are blooming. Feeling optimistic about summer even if Drakeford decides to drag the lockdown on longer here in Wales than the UK government like last year.
641
05/03/2021 14:06:53 7 2
bbc
Remember him on voting day.
649
05/03/2021 14:07:39 0 0
bbc
I suspect that unlike last year, Drakeford won't be in office by the time we reach summer. Perhaps he can stand in a vaccination centre instead - as long as he doesn't "stand around with nothing to do"...
15
G
05/03/2021 13:14:20 21 22
bbc
Starting to see more and more groups of mainly youngsters congregating in parks though.

Let’s hope we can keep some discipline for a few more months.

Tough but we’ve got to keep this going.
33
05/03/2021 13:16:32 8 3
bbc
Congregating in parks is unlikely to cause much transmission anyway. It's really quite ridiculous that's still restricted because scientists are clear that anything outside has a very low impact on transmission.
427
05/03/2021 13:33:03 2 0
bbc
Yes but you can't tell that to the hide-under-the-bed brigade.
8
05/03/2021 13:13:48 20 27
bbc
Once the schools reopen infections will explode again in multi generational households. Nothing has been learned in 12 months.
34
05/03/2021 13:16:36 12 1
bbc
"Nothing has been learned in 12 months".
Correct. Which is exactly why schools need to reopen.
35
05/03/2021 13:17:05 128 68
bbc
Seasonal uptick in respiratory diseases is now over. The country should be fully reopened with no restrictions by 1st April before even more lose their jobs. If you are still too scared to go out then that's on you, by all means carry on isolating.
102
05/03/2021 13:22:52 81 76
bbc
Agreed. Unfortunately the snowflakes will start bleating on social media again as soon as deaths start creeping up and the government will cave in as it always does and reimpose restrictions.
122
05/03/2021 13:25:00 27 10
bbc
Loving the not so subtle suggestion that COVID isn’t actually a problem. What’s the reason for the huge death toll, or does that not fit the agenda?
147
05/03/2021 13:27:44 21 9
bbc
Covid denier by any chance?
239
05/03/2021 13:27:26 6 8
bbc
Why should we be scared to go out once the over 50's have been vacced? Isn't that the idea? Or are we not been told the truth?
347
05/03/2021 13:45:15 10 4
bbc
Ahh the 'season uptick' that ended in May last year and February this year. (don't forget the small decrease in November.
457
05/03/2021 13:53:54 0 0
bbc
It will be back next winter, guaranteed!
770
05/03/2021 14:17:09 7 3
bbc
What an idiotic comment
05/03/2021 16:15:48 1 1
bbc
Well said! Totally agree. Any restrictions beyond end March are unjustified - unless there's another surge of infections which is highly unlikely now that winter's behind us, IMHO.
05/03/2021 20:50:49 1 1
bbc
By that logic, there shouldn't have been any restrictions last summer, because the infection rates would have been low.... Oh dear! that's not what happened!
06/03/2021 12:32:09 0 0
bbc
The thing to remember here is this:

It's selfish thicko sentiments like these that lead to the 2nd and 3rd spikes, with 125k dead.

Most Brits are sensible people but there are always the few bad apples bemoaning the fact they're "deprived" from going to Wetherspoons.
8
05/03/2021 13:13:48 20 27
bbc
Once the schools reopen infections will explode again in multi generational households. Nothing has been learned in 12 months.
Then leave them to rot in their multicultural hell hole... Removed
6
05/03/2021 13:13:39 275 25
bbc
Good news, combined with vaccine success we must now start getting a grip on all the collateral damage caused by ignoring other health problems. It’s not okay to ignore them at the expense of covid when we should be treating them all equally.
37
05/03/2021 13:17:08 92 128
bbc
This is the story an agenda driven BBC won't be running.

See this F.T. tracker to compare (deaths/100K pop.) non Lockdown Florida with hard Lockdown California.
And the UK with Sweden
 
https://ig.ft.com/coronavirus-chart/?areas=gbr&areas=swe&areasRegional=usca&areasRegional=usfl&cumulative=0&logScale=0&per100K=1&startDate=2020-09-01&values=deaths
 
An Inconvenient Truth
123
05/03/2021 13:25:00 33 33
bbc
North vs South Dakota too. Kudos to Texas and Mississippi etc fir being brave and going against the ridiculous current narrative ??
190
05/03/2021 13:31:34 34 31
bbc
Daughter works in the ambulance service. Most patients are either suicide or suffering from a diagnosed mental health issue. Again not concerned by the British Broadcasting Covid service
228
05/03/2021 13:22:08 42 20
bbc
So much more available like this. Remember no one is allowed to question the narrative without being labelled.
I would love a TV debate between various scientists that hold different views and to make SAGE accountable.
That would be a democracy though.
248
05/03/2021 13:35:04 66 45
bbc
Then compare against New Zealand and Australia and realise how ridiculous your anti-lockdown agenda is. Lockdowns work, the evidence is clear and unambiguous. The extremely selective cherry picking of tiny data sets doesn't help your cause, just screams of desperation.
278
05/03/2021 13:38:16 40 13
bbc
You can't compare geographically distanced entities as climate and environment all affect transmissibility. That is the same as seeing a red Ferrari on a decline and a Blue Nissan Micra on an incline and concluding that red cars are faster than blue cars
325
05/03/2021 13:42:59 43 10
bbc
The UK is the most densely populated country in Europe with a high proportion of multi generation households and the most over-weight population in Europe. Sweden is twice the size of the U.K. with a population about 1/7th the size. That's why it is a non story it's like comparing a football with an apple - they're both roundish but that's as far as it goes.
575
05/03/2021 14:02:39 3 7
bbc
Sweden is twice the size of the UK, with a population similar to London. The countries are not comparable. It’s not hard to socially distance there. They might as well compare us to NZ, although of course that wouldn’t suit the article. FT only cares about money, allegedly
726
05/03/2021 14:13:12 4 6
bbc
UK versus Portugal too. Portugal hasn't even got started on vaccinations but their graph follows the UK. An inconvient truth for those pushing for mandatory vaccinations.
759
05/03/2021 14:16:23 2 1
bbc
If you took the trouble to read the article you linked properly you might notice that it warns that comparisons between countries, and even states cannot be reliable due to differences in data gathering.

But you didn't.

You just saw what you wanted to see and posted a misleading conclusion because it suited your agenda.
05/03/2021 14:22:38 1 1
bbc
You could also look at North and South Dakota, one lockdown and one never.....guess which faired better?
05/03/2021 14:46:51 2 2
bbc
Except of course Florida is in lockdown as well, and Sweden should be compared to Norway or Denmark to get a like for like comparison not to the UK where we failed to lockdown early enough, or effectively enough and then tried to slow things down with a late attempt to lockdown.

You lot do love to cherry pick figures though don't you.
8
05/03/2021 13:13:48 20 27
bbc
Once the schools reopen infections will explode again in multi generational households. Nothing has been learned in 12 months.
38
05/03/2021 13:17:08 6 2
bbc
You are living proof of learning nothing. As its been proven schools and children are not superspreaders.
495
05/03/2021 13:57:14 1 1
bbc
It was proven last September that, 2 weeks after schools and Unis went back covid exploded, follow reality not some Govt fed data.
17
Jim
05/03/2021 13:14:55 26 37
bbc
Great news, now pay our healthcare workers what they're worth.
39
05/03/2021 13:17:14 34 11
bbc
They have had an increase of 12% over the last three years. Most people are lucky to still have a job at all. Average pay for a nurse is £34,000. Plenty in the public sector do not earn that.
150
05/03/2021 13:28:02 7 0
bbc
Absolutely, nursing is not a badly paid profession at all. Cynical of Union leaders and Starmer to try to exploit the country at this time. There may be an argument for a small one off bonus, but inflation busting rise on the back of a 3 year mega deal - no no no. Nursing is a job just like any other and does not deserve special treatment
174
05/03/2021 13:30:17 6 1
bbc
12% ??? nonsense.
Excellent news!

But cue Comrade Remoaner and the whataboutery

Well what about the latest polls: CON 45% LAB 32%
Removed
40
05/03/2021 13:17:22 1 0
bbc
Obviously not learned from way out previous polls.
13
05/03/2021 13:14:16 109 26
bbc
This is fantastic news; the next priority should be ensuring the vaccination program is not undermined by rule-breaking and lousy checks at borders.

A lot of people on here are very anti-UK, but I think we’ve handled our vaccine rollout with dignity, speed and common sense. I’m glad we’re not politicising it, or blocking exports.
41
05/03/2021 13:17:26 10 54
bbc
Well done, you win the Mr/Mrs Uk award.
05/03/2021 19:29:11 1 0
bbc
Richard
42
05/03/2021 13:17:43 4 17
bbc
Infections to rise sharply when schools reopen next week, thus delaying the roadmap.
101
05/03/2021 13:22:44 3 2
bbc
yawn.....
243
05/03/2021 13:28:20 0 0
bbc
Brazilian variant will be carried back to UK shores by vaccinated over 50's holidaying this summer.
Easier to blame the young though hey?
Talking of the virus, check out Health correspondent Laura Foster 'explaining' on this site. She says when 'most people' heard of mutants 'they thought of the X-men'

Er, no, they didn't.

More BBC dross. Why can't they get their reporters to do a training course?
Removed
164
05/03/2021 13:29:27 19 16
bbc
More criticism of a BBC journalist?

She’s certainly got her knockers....
199
tm
05/03/2021 13:32:16 11 6
bbc
absolutely right .. the level of " journalism " is utterly pitiful ...
226
05/03/2021 13:34:39 10 3
bbc
When the BBC start employing people with science qualifications we might get better reporting. Even their medical editor has an English Literature degree - and he is one of their best reporters.
238
05/03/2021 13:26:32 3 6
bbc
They would have to become more diverse to understand what most of the UK really thinks.
289
05/03/2021 13:39:42 3 9
bbc
It's just adding a lighter side to often depressing subjects, chill out grandad.
414
05/03/2021 13:51:24 2 3
bbc
Don’t give them ideas, that would push the cost of a licence up.
527
05/03/2021 13:41:33 1 4
bbc
Train them on what their audiences think perhaps?
640
05/03/2021 14:06:51 3 5
bbc
Totally correct. BBC news is run by too many youngsters, there are also too many young reporters and the upshot is that they report only from their point of view and not for those of us who are older and no so childish. What does she mean X-man anyway? A film or TV program, I suspect?
30
05/03/2021 13:16:12 7 19
bbc
Infection levels drop due to lockdown big HYS topic - lets not mention Nurses pay as a HYS subject as this is Tory TV.
44
bbc
You mean the one remaining Tory at the BBC is on duty here today? Removed
15
G
05/03/2021 13:14:20 21 22
bbc
Starting to see more and more groups of mainly youngsters congregating in parks though.

Let’s hope we can keep some discipline for a few more months.

Tough but we’ve got to keep this going.
45
05/03/2021 13:17:53 4 5
bbc
How about the 40% of over 80s that have broken lockdown since getting vaccinated?

Pointing the finger at certain groups helps nothing.
46
05/03/2021 13:17:56 6 14
bbc
The cops need to hang their heads in shame for their lack of enforcement of Covid rules. They seem to pray on the onvious easy no hassle targets but leave the large congregations of abusive youth to do whatever they please. Give their 1% pay rise to the nurses.
65
05/03/2021 13:19:59 4 2
bbc
The Police are not getting a pay rise.
146
05/03/2021 13:27:29 3 1
bbc
Keep up, the Police are not getting a pay rise. Nurses are lucky to be getting 1%. Not saying they don’t deserve more but if there is no money then tough.
05/03/2021 15:24:58 0 0
bbc
Not the cops theirselve, more like the liberal left Chief Constables, they are the ones that dictate their areas policy on crime and Covid.
Hardly seen them where I live in Aylesbury, I expect the chiefs policy is not to hurt the feelings of the party goers/covid/vaccine deniers in case they get upset.
Best stick to making money from people doing 33mph in a 30 limit, easy money!
47
bbc
Don't honestly know how nurses can expect a rise, the whole country has spent well over a year saving the NHS. Many people including me have lost their jobs. Removed
68
05/03/2021 13:20:19 41 40
bbc
genuinely sorry to hear you've lost your job, but without the nurses many 000's more would have lost their lives
Standard bleating from nhs nurses about pay rises, imagine working in the private sector and either having no job or only 80 % of your wage for the past year. No matter what payrise they were "awarded" they would be moaning.. dont like pay, then dont do the job. Removed
117
05/03/2021 13:24:26 19 12
bbc
I sadly agree. Healthcare have had a terrible time and so have others but we've all had to try and do our bit. Government has tried to help at huge cost so I can understand they want more but parts of the economy devastated which we need to help. If we give a bigger rise who loses out? We are broke!
155
05/03/2021 13:28:46 10 18
bbc
Sorry you’ve lost your job

But doesn’t detract from chancellor giving away billions in stamp duty and then stating we cannot afford an above inflation payrise to the nhs staff that worked tirelessly to save life’s
197
05/03/2021 13:32:13 12 5
bbc
I agree. Yes, the nurses have done a fantastic job, but the country is financially in dire straights at the moment with record numbers out of work, tax revenue right down and businesses going under every day. Getting any sort of rise under such circumstances is, quite frankly, ridiculous.

The idea of pay rises being linked to doing your job is silly. You get paid for that, not a pay increase.
212
05/03/2021 13:33:27 5 1
bbc
You go and tell them that.
214
05/03/2021 13:33:38 11 2
bbc
Upmost respect for medics, but lets face they are only doing the job they signed up to do!
230
05/03/2021 13:23:23 13 2
bbc
The unions, especially the teaching unions have been a disgrace throughout this pandemic.
262
05/03/2021 13:37:15 5 3
bbc
Shouldn't be a race to the bottom. Healthcare workers have been massively undervalued for decades through successive governments. Pre pandemic they had gone years without pay rises despite the public finances being in good order.

You will get another job, if not and you're struggling then vote for someone who makes the benefits system liveable. Don't pull others down.
270
05/03/2021 13:37:37 2 1
bbc
We wouldn't have been in such a bad state if the government hadn't wasted billions and billions on non-working test and trace, the ridiculous wasteful furlough scheme and grants to small businesses. The 'you're lucky to have a job' mantra is just nonsense.
299
05/03/2021 13:40:22 1 0
bbc
Quite right

As a pensioner I will only be getting 3 to 4% increase through the triple lock and my index linked final salary pension will only go up by around 1 to 2% this year

we all make sacrifices
336
05/03/2021 13:44:04 0 1
bbc
They deserve the 1% or there abouts. I wont be getting any extra money, I've been working all the way through. I understand, over the last 3 years they've had a 12.8 % uplift. The source is the BBC....
379
05/03/2021 13:48:10 0 0
bbc
So when they vote with their feet you won't complain when you've got to wait a few years for an op or cancer treatment... you get what you pay for.
386
05/03/2021 13:48:46 0 0
bbc
That's terrible news, sorry.

Did you have to watch people die every day in the process?
409
Bob
05/03/2021 13:50:55 0 0
bbc
Also shows why people don't trust Labour. Keir calling it a cut when unions are openly say it is a real-terms rise - albeit one they think isn't enough.

The rise is above the level of inflation. Low paid staff also saw an additional uplift last year.

They want a 12.5% pay rise to make up for lost time, ignorant to the years they got inflation-busting rises & the pain private sector went through.
Removed
21
05/03/2021 13:15:26 11 0
bbc
Really? You have not kept up with the news then ; we now have a vaccine to prevent you dying. We can't lock down forever and continue with free money but no life.
48
05/03/2021 13:18:14 1 8
bbc
I don't want to be locked down, that is why I'd open everything else apart from schools. The little germ carriers have been running feral for 2 months.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) called this "pitiful", arguing that its members should get 12.5% instead.

@ IM sorry to say the RCN is deluded many many people have been working through the pandemic and will not recieved any form of pay in fact their lucky if they keep their jobs.

Unions exploiting the pandemic its quite frankly disgusting and insulting to everyone else.
Removed
49
05/03/2021 13:18:24 1 0
bbc
I'm
receive
they're
it's
50
05/03/2021 13:18:36 3 30
bbc
Now the public will turn on the nurses for daring to ask for a inflation level rise at least.
The UK public are stupid. They follow the clown wherever he goes.
What we need is a third wave. I'm sure the schools and colleges will provide it.
73
05/03/2021 13:20:37 8 3
bbc
get a grip
78
05/03/2021 13:21:02 0 0
bbc
Nonthey wont most think they deserve a rise or some other recognition like a bonus. However it has to be paid for by someone.
89
05/03/2021 13:22:04 1 0
bbc
How would a 3rd wave help the nurses?
92
05/03/2021 13:22:23 0 1
bbc
Wait till they go on strike!
592
05/03/2021 14:04:09 0 0
bbc
What a moronic comment!
1
05/03/2021 13:11:26 14 48
bbc
Watch it sky rocket 2 weeks on Monday once the schools open back up. Keep them off and allow everything else to restart first.
51
05/03/2021 13:18:41 6 1
bbc
One can't happen without the other. A fair portion of workers are parents, and if children remain at home, so do parents who have to stay with them. It's illegal for me to go out all day and leave my 6yo at home.
83
05/03/2021 13:21:07 4 4
bbc
Schools are not baby sitting services, you chose to have children, deal with it.
5
05/03/2021 13:13:19 3 7
bbc
What about the North East - don't we count any more on the estimates?
52
05/03/2021 13:18:42 5 0
bbc
Read the article and you will see the North East is mentioned.
Excellent news!

But cue Comrade Remoaner and the whataboutery

Well what about the latest polls: CON 45% LAB 32%
Removed
53
Jim
05/03/2021 13:18:45 2 1
bbc
I know. It's terrifying to consider what this actually tells us about the UK electorate.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) called this "pitiful", arguing that its members should get 12.5% instead.

@ IM sorry to say the RCN is deluded many many people have been working through the pandemic and will not recieved any form of pay in fact their lucky if they keep their jobs.

Unions exploiting the pandemic its quite frankly disgusting and insulting to everyone else.
Removed
54
05/03/2021 13:18:48 1 0
bbc
Nurses were woefully underpaid already, show me another public service job that requires the flexibility and qualifications, but pays so little per hour.
25
05/03/2021 13:15:39 5 15
bbc
Its a pity they haven't maintained the pace of vaccinations. There was a big push to hit the government target but it has tailed off since then if you look at the stats.
55
05/03/2021 13:18:50 10 1
bbc
Due to supply.
25
05/03/2021 13:15:39 5 15
bbc
Its a pity they haven't maintained the pace of vaccinations. There was a big push to hit the government target but it has tailed off since then if you look at the stats.
56
05/03/2021 13:19:02 7 0
bbc
Although there is a reduction in the number of vaccinations performed, The BBC only report the number of first doses administered. The number of second doses has increased significantly over that few weeks.
847
05/03/2021 14:23:14 0 0
bbc
total is still down.
Government claimed they had to build a reserve to ensure 2nd doses of the correct vaccine were delivered on time. and that rates will increase shortly.
Getting a first jab of either vaccine into arms is easier than ensuring the correct second dose is supplied.
57
05/03/2021 13:19:03 512 119
bbc
Great news!
Now that 4 out of 10 over 80's admit to breaking the rules within 3 weeks of their first jab, can those of us who have been protecting them have our lives back, please.
69
05/03/2021 13:20:24 63 32
bbc
This!
258
05/03/2021 13:36:11 91 33
bbc
Exactly for over a year the young have been accused of being selfish of they even dared go outside and speak to someone. Yet now the elderly have had a jab rules no longer apply and it's I'm alright Jack
True. their behaviour truely disgusts me. For almost 1 year they have cowered at home and expected the whole nation / world to shut down and isolate with them in order to try to keep them safe.

They have parroted Tory govt spin and used vile language to blame the young for disobeying the rules (a complete lie by the way)

And now when they get the jab, over 40% of them instantly break the rules
346
05/03/2021 13:45:12 30 34
bbc
Our neighbors,ex tory councilor,says they going on a cruise,where to? They still think it's all over,it's NOT
360
Bob
05/03/2021 13:46:18 26 8
bbc
Yes but how many did so beforehand as well? Notice that stat was lacking.
398
05/03/2021 13:49:57 44 40
bbc
Yep, and they'll be the first ones allowed to go on holidays too. Meanwhile us younger folk have no lives at all
407
05/03/2021 13:50:54 24 18
bbc
To be fair they are nearer to the end than most, so probably don't care so much about a little rule breaking. Plus maybe they couldn't remember what those rules were?
489
05/03/2021 13:39:15 11 5
bbc
My in laws are prime examples. They could be spreading it unknowingly to their grandchildren.
506
05/03/2021 13:58:07 19 10
bbc
I would be interested to see your evidence. Nobody I know has broken the rules. If it comes from certain elements of the press then I would doubt its accuracy.
551
05/03/2021 14:00:30 23 17
bbc
Yes! And the idea that they should be allowed to holiday before the rest of us is disgraceful. Either we are all in it together, or we are not.

For younger generations to be called "selfish" or "entitled" by such people is obscene.
555
05/03/2021 14:00:37 23 22
bbc
Get ready for the youth revolt if they try a "COVID passport" scheme to access anything. The young know that the Golden Generation's kids, have screwed the housing market, made them pay for Uni when they got it free, destroyed the environment, expect to retire at 65 and all of us to pay for it and shut down the whole country for a year so they can stay protected! Nice historical legacy!
599
05/03/2021 13:45:56 17 12
bbc
OPEN THE PUBS. NOW.
605
05/03/2021 13:47:40 3 3
bbc
Amen bro
634
CT
05/03/2021 14:06:35 18 20
bbc
The young should be named "generation survive".

The war genration of captian Tom would be proud of you, unlike their dirrect decendants, the baby boomers.
What a drama queen.
745
05/03/2021 14:15:00 13 7
bbc
100% agree. Human psychology will take over soon enough. If even those we are sacrificing our lives to protect (whilst not being at risk ourselves) are not following the rules, why should we.

And to add insult to injury, they will get to go on holiday to Cyprus et al, whilst we will get Bognor.
794
05/03/2021 14:18:45 7 1
bbc
Well I guess it's not surprising in one sense.

Just as we already knew that a minority of those deemed less vulnerable to serious illness from the virus have behaved irresponsibly and selfishly...

...now we have confirmation that a minority of the over 80s will behave irresponsibly and selfishly too, given half a chance.

People, huh?
813
05/03/2021 14:20:22 11 10
bbc
Yes get your lives back, but at least wear a mask!!

Its not the over 70's that have forced me to stop using supermarkets by their aggressive refusal to social distance or wear masks.
827
05/03/2021 14:21:34 5 5
bbc
And the other 6 lied
882
05/03/2021 14:25:25 10 5
bbc
That's a ridiculous suggestion. We are one community, on society and we have a duty to each other. We don't abandon what's right just because someone ... any age... flouts the rules.
05/03/2021 14:35:59 2 5
bbc
The 6 out of 10 that didn’t admit to it are probably either lying or housebound due to old age anyway.
05/03/2021 14:12:10 1 4
bbc
You have protected nobody
1
05/03/2021 13:11:26 14 48
bbc
Watch it sky rocket 2 weeks on Monday once the schools open back up. Keep them off and allow everything else to restart first.
58
Jim
05/03/2021 13:19:20 9 1
bbc
Assume you don't have kids of school age.

Or that you have them but don't care about their future.
130
05/03/2021 13:25:40 5 3
bbc
Don't have kids, couldn't afford them, unfortunately most people who coukdn't still had them and I now pay for all their kids I didn't have.
31
05/03/2021 13:16:16 10 3
bbc
Multi generational households are uncommon, and older people and the vulnerable have mostly been vaccinated by now. If infection rates go up, it's unlikely that hospitalisations will follow as sharply.
59
05/03/2021 13:19:24 6 3
bbc
I think you'll find those in multi generational homes are most likely to refuse the vaccine.
124
05/03/2021 13:25:18 7 0
bbc
Everybody has the right to refuse the vaccination if they wish. But I won't support keeping children out of school for longer to protect those who refuse to have the jab. If those who chose not to accept the vaccine (excluding those who CAN'T have it) get infected, that's on their head alone.
25
05/03/2021 13:15:39 5 15
bbc
Its a pity they haven't maintained the pace of vaccinations. There was a big push to hit the government target but it has tailed off since then if you look at the stats.
60
05/03/2021 13:19:30 7 0
bbc
There is currently a known about, and planned, reducing in supplies while the manufacturers reorganised their production. This may last until the end of next week. After that production and availability will be much higher, so expect figure to increase considerably.
61
05/03/2021 13:19:33 610 86
bbc
Can the media calm down a bit over the new highly transmissible strains?

Yes there are 3 types of concern and 3 types under investigation, but the hysteria surrounding them is more than ridiculous.
184
05/03/2021 13:31:12 105 79
bbc
The ‘strains’ are given names like ‘south African’, ‘Brazilian’ and ‘Kent’ for the same reason storms are called things like ‘Gerard’, ‘Ava’ and ‘beast from the east’

Clicks, likes and shares
204
05/03/2021 13:32:38 51 55
bbc
Calm down? Do you think reporting their existence is some sort of hysterical reaction? Do you get triggered when a waiter tells you the soup of the day and shout at them to stop banging on about soup? That waiter should calm down!
273
05/03/2021 13:37:59 42 45
bbc
The whole thing has been massively blown out of proportion. It's absolutely shocking.
328
05/03/2021 13:43:20 48 19
bbc
I have noticed the hysteria about South African and Brazilian has quietened down quickly. The media were almost beside themselves wanting more and more cases and the icing on the cake would have been finding the vaccine didn't work. It's like they are worried about what will happen when this thing finally goes away.
331
FF
05/03/2021 13:43:30 27 21
bbc
You OK? It sounds as though you are having a hissy fit at the mention of other strains. They are just reporting the Urmmm News?

If you don't like it, or it's causing you to hyper-ventilate then maybe don't click on it or heaven forbid listen to it.

Take it easy man.
425
05/03/2021 13:32:35 11 15
bbc
Yes, and everyone has learned this past year how not to listen to the vast swathes of BBC induced hysteria
670
05/03/2021 14:09:12 2 8
bbc
You are clearly uninformed and a spreader of disinformation Best is you just shut the............
769
xlr
05/03/2021 14:17:01 7 2
bbc
The media are as lowbrow as the consumers. If you want the straight dope all the scientific literature on covid-19 is free.
850
05/03/2021 14:23:20 2 3
bbc
You said it...."HIGHLY TRANSMISIBLE Strains".......
906
Sam
05/03/2021 14:27:24 3 3
bbc
What hysteria?
05/03/2021 14:56:51 7 4
bbc
Totally agree. Have never seen a BBC article that doesn't label them as"worrying", quickly followed by a bit of small print quote from Patrick Vallance or some other expert that says "we're pretty sure we can adapt the vaccine to cope if we need to".

It's sickeningly cynical (and about 5 out of 6 people reading the original comment seem to agree).
05/03/2021 15:08:10 5 4
bbc
They are right to be concerned. Just look at the graph above. Hardly any cases at the end of August last year, but well over a million by January. And that was before the 'highly transmissible' strains came along.
05/03/2021 14:59:13 4 5
bbc
I don’t think calming down will help

If anything, keeping people aware of the potential threat might help them be more careful

Relaxation is death at the moment
05/03/2021 15:23:19 7 4
bbc
Yes sweep everything under the carpet and pretend its not there!
Same stupid comments a year ago that got us to this point, moron! Removed
05/03/2021 15:45:19 3 1
bbc
This is what you get when there are multiple platforms.
24/7 trivia and constant competition to fill it. All we need is one news program per day which has verified the facts. No personalities and no opinions. By one I mean one, not one per channel.
05/03/2021 15:50:09 1 3
bbc
So true, just like all that hysteria around the first one that brought the country to a standstill. Then the Kent variant that brought the country to another standstill over Christmas. They should just lift restrictions now and let another one in - maybe the Brazilian one that could be more resistant to the vaccine - which will bring the country to a standstill again.
8
05/03/2021 13:13:48 20 27
bbc
Once the schools reopen infections will explode again in multi generational households. Nothing has been learned in 12 months.
62
05/03/2021 13:19:41 0 5
bbc
Your right nothing has been learned, the public still think they know better than the statistics.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) called this "pitiful", arguing that its members should get 12.5% instead.

@ IM sorry to say the RCN is deluded many many people have been working through the pandemic and will not recieved any form of pay in fact their lucky if they keep their jobs.

Unions exploiting the pandemic its quite frankly disgusting and insulting to everyone else.
Removed
63
05/03/2021 13:19:41 1 1
bbc
Once the public start to realize exactly what it has cost them to "protect the NHS" the 1% will seem rather a lot.
64
05/03/2021 13:19:57 230 30
bbc
We must begin to move away from basing decisions solely on infection rates now vaccines are being proven to reduce hospitalisation and death.

If we continue to focus so heavily on infection rate even after vaccine roll out then it will all seem like a waste of time.

Already people are doubting shops and schools reopening. The vaccine works; lockdown must come to an end.
185
05/03/2021 13:31:17 65 123
bbc
The purpose of vaccination is not to save lives, but only to allow people to go to the shops and the pub again?
With the vaccination rate a higher level of infection can be tolerated in the country, but that doesn't mean allowing exponential growth in infections again, otherwise we will reach a state where the level of infections cannot be tolerated.
189
05/03/2021 13:31:34 36 16
bbc
If the vaccine doesn’t work, lockdown still has to come to an end. We are bust and the money is running out.

The vaccine was the only hope for the vulnerable and we voluntarily bankrupted ourselves and everyone had a year of their lives stolen to buy the vulnerable time.

If the vaccine doesn’t work, it will be the vulnerables turn to sacrifice I’m afraid. We did everything we could. Bad luck.
200
05/03/2021 13:32:18 13 7
bbc
The end goal is herd immunity. That's when the lock down should end. It's getting closer due to the speed of the vaccine rollout.
215
05/03/2021 13:33:39 10 25
bbc
But if new variants take hold that beat the vaccine, then we are back at square one. And once it spreads you can get more variants.

We have to vaccinate everyone, not just those at risk, and properly implement the border controls, none of this travel corridor rubbish.
479
05/03/2021 13:35:23 4 17
bbc
The vaccine does not prevent catching covid nor spreading it. Wait for all those over 50's to vaccine passport us to the Brazilian variants sometime soon - laughable.
682
05/03/2021 14:09:53 2 2
bbc
When things start to open up we must ALL behave sensibly. We must still wash hands, wear a mask where appropriate and give space. The vaccines will help tremendously but we can’t keep having shut downs. We need to get on with our lives as near to normal as possible.
744
05/03/2021 14:14:58 6 0
bbc
Exactly. Boris should tell SAGE to stop trying to find ways (such as new strains) to keep locking us down.
825
05/03/2021 14:21:26 1 7
bbc
Factors: the virus: changes form, has infected humans, has infected other species, is capable of mutating to infect both humans and other species, poses a great risk to countries using factory farmed livestock for human consumption, the more people have it the more chance there is it will mutate again, and so forth.
The present policy and 5-levels is to protect the NHS in the first instance
832
05/03/2021 14:22:19 1 7
bbc
But surely only after everyone who wants it has been vaccinated twice, otherwise what's the point, it only takes one infected person to start it off again and how long do twice vaccinated people have some immunity for, it's no good opening up society in July if by September vaccine immunity has gone.
05/03/2021 15:48:39 1 2
bbc
It is coming to an end, in a cautious rational way, have you learnt nothing over the past year!
05/03/2021 15:58:17 4 2
bbc
We wont stop ifections as this is a virus, have we stopped the Flue, The Common Cold? NO.
We live with them so its time we started to live with this virus but we shouldn't support travel to the Eu till they've got their vaccination levels as good as ours.

GIVE US BACK OUR LIFE NOW
46
05/03/2021 13:17:56 6 14
bbc
The cops need to hang their heads in shame for their lack of enforcement of Covid rules. They seem to pray on the onvious easy no hassle targets but leave the large congregations of abusive youth to do whatever they please. Give their 1% pay rise to the nurses.
65
05/03/2021 13:19:59 4 2
bbc
The Police are not getting a pay rise.
17
Jim
05/03/2021 13:14:55 26 37
bbc
Great news, now pay our healthcare workers what they're worth.
66
05/03/2021 13:20:16 10 2
bbc
What are they worth? Labour couldn't answer that question this morning after being asked repeatedly. So should it be 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9% each 1% costs the tax payer 500 million pounds. Nurses received a 12% pay rise over the last 3 years and the average salary is now £34k. Private sector employees are trying to hold on to their jobs, many on reduced wages.
126
05/03/2021 13:25:20 10 1
bbc
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) called this "pitiful", arguing that its members should get 12.5% instead.

Meanwhile on planet earth...........
24
05/03/2021 13:15:36 8 1
bbc
Understand what you are saying, but the 2 go hand in hand, schools etc have to open slightly before due to parents working. Workers (in some cases) cannot return as the kids are off.
67
05/03/2021 13:20:19 2 7
bbc
Schools shouldn't be seen as a baby sitting service.
251
05/03/2021 13:35:27 2 2
bbc
They are not but are there enough qualified and available child minders to fill the gap.
Removed
Don't honestly know how nurses can expect a rise, the whole country has spent well over a year saving the NHS. Many people including me have lost their jobs. Removed
68
05/03/2021 13:20:19 41 40
bbc
genuinely sorry to hear you've lost your job, but without the nurses many 000's more would have lost their lives
159
05/03/2021 13:29:19 27 8
bbc
Did the army ask for a pay rise after coming back from Iraq?
263
05/03/2021 13:37:19 0 1
bbc
What a stupid argunent. It's like saying without binmen we would all throw our rubbish in the street and all die from Diphtheria so all hail the bimnan.
304
05/03/2021 13:40:56 2 3
bbc
I'm not sorry he's lost his job - he sounds like an utter misery who's taking aim at nurses just because he became unemployed.

He should retrain as a nurse if he reckons it's so easy and that they don't deserve any more money.
388
05/03/2021 13:48:50 1 0
bbc
and without bus drivers or petrol station staff they'd not have got to work

without shop staff theyd not have eaten

without scientists, or payroll staff, or teachers or or....

But we cant all have the 12.5% pay rise the RCN we seeking
418
05/03/2021 13:29:11 1 0
bbc
I agree however without supermarket workers and farmers we would have all starved
57
05/03/2021 13:19:03 512 119
bbc
Great news!
Now that 4 out of 10 over 80's admit to breaking the rules within 3 weeks of their first jab, can those of us who have been protecting them have our lives back, please.
69
05/03/2021 13:20:24 63 32
bbc
This!
142
Leo
05/03/2021 13:26:52 19 4
bbc
That!
5
05/03/2021 13:13:19 3 7
bbc
What about the North East - don't we count any more on the estimates?
70
05/03/2021 13:20:28 1 2
bbc
Any more...did it ever?
England ?????????????? is the greatest country in the world. I wish ?????????????? ?????????????? and Norden Ireland would go away. All they do is moan and complain about dear old blighty. Removed
86
05/03/2021 13:21:30 10 5
bbc
Mummy is calling you for your lunch. Put away your crayons like a good boy.
91
05/03/2021 13:22:10 3 0
bbc
Says someone moaning. Oh, the hypocrisy
3
05/03/2021 13:12:28 14 36
bbc
Pay more tax, but you can't have a life back unless you conform.
Amazing how the UK public roll over for a belly rub these days.
72
05/03/2021 13:20:32 5 1
bbc
What's the odds you're in the take everything, contribute nothing category.
50
05/03/2021 13:18:36 3 30
bbc
Now the public will turn on the nurses for daring to ask for a inflation level rise at least.
The UK public are stupid. They follow the clown wherever he goes.
What we need is a third wave. I'm sure the schools and colleges will provide it.
73
05/03/2021 13:20:37 8 3
bbc
get a grip
149
Leo
05/03/2021 13:27:59 0 0
bbc
The strain understandably is getting to you. Find a dark room...rest.
Excellent news!

But cue Comrade Remoaner and the whataboutery

Well what about the latest polls: CON 45% LAB 32%
Removed
74
05/03/2021 13:19:39 0 1
bbc
Not on Twitter it isn't ????????
30
05/03/2021 13:16:12 7 19
bbc
Infection levels drop due to lockdown big HYS topic - lets not mention Nurses pay as a HYS subject as this is Tory TV.
75
05/03/2021 13:20:12 0 0
bbc
You have misunderstood. You're supposed to claim that the BBC is left wing, according to many here.
17
Jim
05/03/2021 13:14:55 26 37
bbc
Great news, now pay our healthcare workers what they're worth.
76
05/03/2021 13:20:48 10 1
bbc
Members of the Armed Services have been working alongside the NHS nurses in the vaccination centres.....so you think they should get a pay rise. At the moment they are getting nothing.

Then, are you prepared to pay more income tax to fund all this ?
1
05/03/2021 13:11:26 14 48
bbc
Watch it sky rocket 2 weeks on Monday once the schools open back up. Keep them off and allow everything else to restart first.
77
05/03/2021 13:21:00 4 1
bbc
Words from a singleton or crap parent??
50
05/03/2021 13:18:36 3 30
bbc
Now the public will turn on the nurses for daring to ask for a inflation level rise at least.
The UK public are stupid. They follow the clown wherever he goes.
What we need is a third wave. I'm sure the schools and colleges will provide it.
78
05/03/2021 13:21:02 0 0
bbc
Nonthey wont most think they deserve a rise or some other recognition like a bonus. However it has to be paid for by someone.
79
05/03/2021 13:21:04 79 7
bbc
Excellent news.
Plus nearly all vunerable people vaccinated.
Now time to get back to work, whilst looking to rebuild a fairer society?
411
05/03/2021 13:51:04 42 9
bbc
Totally agree.

The extended route out of lockdown will become a farce in a few weeks as people increasingly ignore the rules.

Expect a change to the timetable inside the next two weeks after schools return!
05/03/2021 14:57:35 0 0
bbc
Covid-19 is very fair: it can infect anyone
05/03/2021 16:02:52 1 3
bbc
The head of NHS England calculates the safe time to open up would be when we hit 50 deaths per 100000. This is a low level of transmission and would prevent the virus picking up again quickly. Sage agreed.
Unfortunately, Boris knew better: despite the fact that large swathes of the uk are 3 times higher., 10 million souls are to be crammed into schools on Monday.
It’s so depressing.
05/03/2021 16:03:56 1 3
bbc
Two more weeks and we would hit a safe level to open up.
Boris and the lockdown loons couldn’t wait though, so buckle up uk, things are about to get bad.
06/03/2021 10:26:38 0 0
bbc
There is absolutely NO chance of a fairer society with this government.
1
05/03/2021 13:11:26 14 48
bbc
Watch it sky rocket 2 weeks on Monday once the schools open back up. Keep them off and allow everything else to restart first.
80
05/03/2021 13:20:14 3 0
bbc
Yeh, children don't need an education.
7
05/03/2021 13:13:40 207 30
bbc
Great news!

I can only urge those who haven't yet got their jab (and are eligible) to do so. I had mine last week and it was quick, painless, well-organised and I suffered no side effects (Pzizer).

The sooner we get vaccinated the sooner this tedious lockdown can be lifted and we can return to some semblance of normality.
81
05/03/2021 13:20:25 61 386
bbc
when you give me the peer reviewed proof that being vaccinated stops transmition and indeed prevents me from acquiring the virus along with safety data thats tangible and not just a few months then i will consider the vaccine.
until such time i will refrain.
i still find it rather strange that the manufacturers have protection against any litigation, if that dosnt worry you...it should
135
05/03/2021 13:26:05 67 8
bbc
Shall we stick it on the tombstone
207
05/03/2021 13:32:47 80 14
bbc
Up to you what you do - just keep away from everyone else. If you expect this sort of data then the wait for the vaccine would be several years. Vaccine passports needed to isolate people who won't have the vaccine. Time you thought about playing your part in protecting everyone else.
318
05/03/2021 13:42:06 45 3
bbc
If people don't get vaccinated, where to you get the safety data from? Don't worry, I am sure that you will be told when it's "safe to come out"
320
05/03/2021 13:42:22 64 9
bbc
Don’t leave your house for any reason. Let the rest of us get vaccinated and carry on with our lives.
364
Em
05/03/2021 13:46:46 69 5
bbc
I have often wondered why the media keep banging on about how lockdown is affecting people's mental health. After reading your comment I now understand.
396
05/03/2021 13:49:42 25 5
bbc
Ok so if you unfortunately catch COVID does that mean you won't trouble the NHS to help save your life??
540
05/03/2021 13:59:45 24 6
bbc
Basically you mean that the rest of us are your guinea pigs.when the vaccine passports come in to force that will mean still no holidays, eating out, going to the pub,etc for you . Sorry but that's your decision.
588
05/03/2021 14:03:51 19 3
bbc
Good god...are you saying stuff like this just to receive attention? If you don't want the jab then you should only receive treatment if you contract Covid after EVERYBODY who is waiting for it.
685
05/03/2021 14:10:12 13 4
bbc
Stupid
687
05/03/2021 14:10:23 15 3
bbc
Heck, with that approach, you've probably declined every set of Terms and Conditions ever presented to you.
752
05/03/2021 14:15:42 5 2
bbc
Big pharma has protection against any claims; they are insured & ensured whatever the outcome; in USA, because the vaccines are still in trial phase & because of emergency laws, private corporate entities are provided with every assurance from corrupt government to avoid any responsibility or claims if anyone suffered as a result of the vaccine; correlation, causation, words bandied about
802
05/03/2021 14:19:27 6 2
bbc
I really wish we could put people like you somewhere safe for your own good and the rest of us can get the vaccine and return to normal.
805
05/03/2021 14:19:33 13 3
bbc
The arrogance of your comment is breath taking. Did you turn down having vaccinations against measles mumps rubella hepatitis polio smallpox etc. Show some gratitude for the achievement s made and stop being so selfish.
841
05/03/2021 14:22:45 8 3
bbc
It's people with your attitude that are keeping the transmission rate at R=0.7 to 0.9. For every 10 carriers to be passing it on to 7 to 9 others (almost 1 to 1) they must be wandering around without masks or social distancing, don't think C-19 exists or not being vaccinated.
900
05/03/2021 14:26:37 5 10
bbc
my daughter was previously healthy & active. covid lockdown has resulted in her not going out, ordering everything including food & wine; working from home; no gym; means she has no reason to cycle to work; we do not get the minimum walk which is normal to everyone; I no longer have any interest in what anything any corrupt government official tries to sell me - snake oil salesmen have no place
998
05/03/2021 14:34:30 8 2
bbc
Yes, we should all refuse the vaccine, stay in lockdown and destroy the country!
05/03/2021 14:41:32 5 2
bbc
Any proof being vaccinated makes anything worse.....no thought not.
05/03/2021 14:45:18 6 3
bbc
If everyone took the same view as you, nobody would take the vaccine and we will never get out of this mess. Thanks for your help.
05/03/2021 14:50:51 6 2
bbc
Try looking for yourself, it is all out there. But YOU obviously don't want to see the truth.

By the way, Elvis IS dead, and Man HAS been to the moon.
05/03/2021 15:14:55 0 1
bbc
I'm guess you have never ventured beyond your front door. It'd be too risky.
Rae
05/03/2021 15:16:08 2 1
bbc
What is your alternative .....wait another 3 years .....in the meantime we all remain under house arrest and the rest of our elderly and chronically sick pass away ... grow up and shut up ....
05/03/2021 15:53:31 1 0
bbc
In the meantime you continue to be bathed in pollution and radioactive fallout, continue to swallow micro plastics, continue to consume and consume, your logic is insane.
05/03/2021 16:01:11 3 1
bbc
It your right to refuse vaccination; bit it's my right to avoid unvaccinated people. Once hospitality venues realise that people will boycott them unless they enforce a "no vaccine - no admittance" policy, then vaccination will beccome more attractive to the thoughtless minority's.
05/03/2021 16:00:58 3 1
bbc
If you don't have the vaccine you dont deserve any health support when you catch CV19 and get rushed to hospital. Anti Vaxxers like you make me sick and wish we could place in a prison and foregt wher ethe key was left
05/03/2021 16:50:17 3 1
bbc
Then you’re being both very selfish and extremely unwise....I was going to say stupid, but wanted to be at least a little respectful.
05/03/2021 16:55:33 4 1
bbc
How many people would you infect if caught covid whilst waiting for said data? Do your neighbours and local community a favour. Don't go out. Your attitude is more of a worry than a jab!
05/03/2021 17:21:32 2 1
bbc
Thankfully we live in a free Country (usually) and therefore you and any like minded citizens are free to refuse the vaccine. The rest of us will however get on with our lives returning to normality. The sooner the better.
05/03/2021 17:53:23 0 0
bbc
Are you for real
05/03/2021 19:45:53 1 1
bbc
Nicely argued, however: futile, pointless and ignorant.

Surely the fact that millions of peopl have had the vaccination already (and almost all have survived) should tell you something?

Come on into the 21st Century, friend. It's not so bad. the doctors here don't drill your skull to release demons anymore.
05/03/2021 19:48:31 0 0
bbc
No-one has ever claimed that the vaccines will stop transmission. But they have been proved to reduce the risk of transmission, due to greatly reducing the "viral load". No vaccine has ever (to my knowledge) been 100% effective, nor are they likely to. But they ARE effective at REDUCING transmission, and the risk of the vaccinated person catching it in the first place.
06/03/2021 15:27:30 0 0
bbc
Fair enough, now go put on your flashing sign so that we can all see you and avoid you.
82
ARB
05/03/2021 13:21:06 45 19
bbc
Let's hope people keep to the rules whilst there is still a risk of catching it. Nurses talking about going on strike doesn't help. Yes they do deserve more than 1% pay rise but we can't afford it. There are thousands of people who have lost their jobs/businesses and don't know if they will find work to pay their bills.
115
Jim
05/03/2021 13:24:19 38 29
bbc
Yet we can afford to waste £37 billion on a failed track-and-trace system.
136
05/03/2021 13:26:06 5 4
bbc
And what happens when they start to leave the profession to do other things? Who's going to fix you up when you need help...?
So we can afford to pay 100s of millions in dodgy cotracts to Tory party doners (which Boris is trying to hide from) but we cant afford to give nurses and clearers who risked their lives for us a pay rise above inflation?

If anyone truely love the NHS and values their heroic work, the best thing you can do for them is to NEVER vote for the Torys
422
05/03/2021 13:31:15 9 2
bbc
We can afford all the money spaffed on Brexit though.
51
05/03/2021 13:18:41 6 1
bbc
One can't happen without the other. A fair portion of workers are parents, and if children remain at home, so do parents who have to stay with them. It's illegal for me to go out all day and leave my 6yo at home.
83
05/03/2021 13:21:07 4 4
bbc
Schools are not baby sitting services, you chose to have children, deal with it.
213
05/03/2021 13:33:31 6 1
bbc
So you want society to reopen, but workers to look after their children simultaneously... You're asking for the impossible.

BTW I don't see school as a babysitting service. I see it as a legal right to education that my child is currently not getting in full, and I see it as more important as your missed trips to the pub.
4
05/03/2021 13:13:11 98 3
bbc
Good to see the drop, hopefully Lockdown easing off will be on track and we can start to get back to some semblance of normality again.
84
05/03/2021 13:21:15 109 32
bbc
Great news. Time to start lifting restrictions and let people start to concentrate on LIVING as opposed to EXISTING.
05/03/2021 14:51:32 4 6
bbc
All in good time, or we'll be back at stage one. We are still 20 times higher than Last August
05/03/2021 15:39:02 3 1
bbc
Ahh don't worry, you get to sit on a bench Monday! And if you're really lucky, you won't get busybodies screaming at you to wear a mask even though you're outside. Happy days.
05/03/2021 18:05:18 1 1
bbc
Yes, still respecting the guidelines, so we can live, and get on with our lives carefully. Exactly what happened in June and July last year, until we got complacent and thought it was gone. Let’s hope we’ve learnt our lesson.
05/03/2021 20:18:23 0 1
bbc
That's already happening. It's probably not happening as quickly as you want, but relaxing restrictions gradually, is the safest way to do so. It won't be much longer now.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) called this "pitiful", arguing that its members should get 12.5% instead.

@ IM sorry to say the RCN is deluded many many people have been working through the pandemic and will not recieved any form of pay in fact their lucky if they keep their jobs.

Unions exploiting the pandemic its quite frankly disgusting and insulting to everyone else.
Removed
85
05/03/2021 13:21:25 0 1
bbc
those pesky unions and their workers rights, truly the bane of modern society. definitely their fault and not the aristocrats, or so rupert tells me...
England ?????????????? is the greatest country in the world. I wish ?????????????? ?????????????? and Norden Ireland would go away. All they do is moan and complain about dear old blighty. Removed
86
05/03/2021 13:21:30 10 5
bbc
Mummy is calling you for your lunch. Put away your crayons like a good boy.
87
05/03/2021 13:21:37 22 10
bbc
I will not leave my house until Covid is zero, everyone is wearing 5 masks and schools are burned down to the ground....
157
05/03/2021 13:28:46 19 0
bbc
The worst thing is....some might actually believe that and not see it as sarcasm!!
886
05/03/2021 14:25:32 0 0
bbc
What are you? A Teacher?
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) called this "pitiful", arguing that its members should get 12.5% instead.

@ IM sorry to say the RCN is deluded many many people have been working through the pandemic and will not recieved any form of pay in fact their lucky if they keep their jobs.

Unions exploiting the pandemic its quite frankly disgusting and insulting to everyone else.
Removed
88
05/03/2021 13:21:42 1 0
bbc
You can't seriously say that others have faced the risk and demands that health workers have faced #deluded
50
05/03/2021 13:18:36 3 30
bbc
Now the public will turn on the nurses for daring to ask for a inflation level rise at least.
The UK public are stupid. They follow the clown wherever he goes.
What we need is a third wave. I'm sure the schools and colleges will provide it.
89
05/03/2021 13:22:04 1 0
bbc
How would a 3rd wave help the nurses?
15
G
05/03/2021 13:14:20 21 22
bbc
Starting to see more and more groups of mainly youngsters congregating in parks though.

Let’s hope we can keep some discipline for a few more months.

Tough but we’ve got to keep this going.
90
05/03/2021 13:22:09 3 1
bbc
The only signs i've seen of regular congregations throughout this lockdown nonsense has been a load of Honda Jazz's and Nissan Micras outside a village church. No prizes for guessing what age group these lot belong to.
England ?????????????? is the greatest country in the world. I wish ?????????????? ?????????????? and Norden Ireland would go away. All they do is moan and complain about dear old blighty. Removed
91
05/03/2021 13:22:10 3 0
bbc
Says someone moaning. Oh, the hypocrisy
50
05/03/2021 13:18:36 3 30
bbc
Now the public will turn on the nurses for daring to ask for a inflation level rise at least.
The UK public are stupid. They follow the clown wherever he goes.
What we need is a third wave. I'm sure the schools and colleges will provide it.
92
05/03/2021 13:22:23 0 1
bbc
Wait till they go on strike!
93
05/03/2021 13:15:14 4 5
bbc
With the vaccine there is no need to keep us sheltered. We are all going to be safe.
Young people don't die of Covid so we must be really close to safety now?
139
Jim
05/03/2021 13:26:23 1 2
bbc
We're not *all* going to be safe.

But the risk is low enough that we should get on with our lives without draconian restrictions.
94
05/03/2021 13:15:23 6 26
bbc
Well done British public.

Our NHS won't be overwhelmed.

But our nurses will be underpaid.

* slow clap for Johnson and Sunak and Hancock *
210
05/03/2021 13:33:00 5 2
bbc
Nurses are not underpaid for what they do. Fact
15
G
05/03/2021 13:14:20 21 22
bbc
Starting to see more and more groups of mainly youngsters congregating in parks though.

Let’s hope we can keep some discipline for a few more months.

Tough but we’ve got to keep this going.
95
05/03/2021 13:16:11 2 1
bbc
Just how long should we lock youngsters up for? Should they ever go back to school?
Excellent news!

But cue Comrade Remoaner and the whataboutery

Well what about the latest polls: CON 45% LAB 32%
Removed
96
05/03/2021 13:16:25 1 1
bbc
Cue your post being downvoted.

Marcus.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) called this "pitiful", arguing that its members should get 12.5% instead.

@ IM sorry to say the RCN is deluded many many people have been working through the pandemic and will not recieved any form of pay in fact their lucky if they keep their jobs.

Unions exploiting the pandemic its quite frankly disgusting and insulting to everyone else.
Removed
97
05/03/2021 13:17:15 2 0
bbc
Agreed 100% My local shops have worked as hard as the NHS. Bet they don't even get 1%
8
05/03/2021 13:13:48 20 27
bbc
Once the schools reopen infections will explode again in multi generational households. Nothing has been learned in 12 months.
98
05/03/2021 13:17:46 3 1
bbc
How can they - the old have been vaccinated. I thought that was the answer?
530
05/03/2021 13:42:31 1 0
bbc
It is the answer. But some here clearly like the Govt telling them when they can blow their nose.
7
05/03/2021 13:13:40 207 30
bbc
Great news!

I can only urge those who haven't yet got their jab (and are eligible) to do so. I had mine last week and it was quick, painless, well-organised and I suffered no side effects (Pzizer).

The sooner we get vaccinated the sooner this tedious lockdown can be lifted and we can return to some semblance of normality.
99
05/03/2021 13:18:40 6 29
bbc
Yes, once we have 60% of pop vaccinated it's the equivalent of herd immunity as long as you can't spread it - whoops.
Don't honestly know how nurses can expect a rise, the whole country has spent well over a year saving the NHS. Many people including me have lost their jobs. Removed
Standard bleating from nhs nurses about pay rises, imagine working in the private sector and either having no job or only 80 % of your wage for the past year. No matter what payrise they were "awarded" they would be moaning.. dont like pay, then dont do the job. Removed
294
05/03/2021 13:40:12 3 0
bbc
Imagine being on a year long holiday and getting the rest of the people working their nuts off to pay for it.

Sure, must have been awful ??