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  2. Coronavirus: Inside test-and-trace - how the 'world beater' went wrong WWW.BBC.CO.UK BBC News spoke to key government figures, scientists and health officials involved from the start.
  3. Good use of our money that was wasn't it? Like the billions wasted on outsourcing testing and track and trace, that is also not really fit for purpose. I too would feel happier if Doris and his cabinet of chums take the vaccine first.
  4. I'd argue that it is the largely quiet and reasonable Majority that are in favour of some kind of pandemic mitigation action, as apposed to the largely noisy, bellicose Minority that are against it. As is often the case it is he who shouts loudest that is heard. The volume of angry noise eminating from the Minority gives them the mis-guided impression that they are the Majority. Simple case of mistaken identity.
  5. Minority? It is not the scientists, the medical professionals, the "Experts", (that name was probably not even self proclaimed, more likely a label applied by the media and government), who are out of their depth; it is the completely inept Politicians who are out of their depth. Since the beginning of this whole sorry episode they have failed in their response, in instances too numerous to list here. At best it's been a case of woeful incompetence, at worst corruption and cronyism. I don't believe that there has ever been a comprehensive strategy or even week-by-week plan for dealing with this crisis. It's just been one prolonged fire-fight, the government lurching from one disaster to the next, all the while issueing ever changing, confusing and often even contradictory public health messaging/guidance/restrictions. By contrast the so called Experts have been fairly consistent in their findings and resultant guidance. So it is no great surprise to me that we've seen no evidence of a Post-Vaccine outlook, there probably isn't one. In response to the question raised a couple of pages back.
  6. Rather harsh I must say. I've only read the end of this thread but still.
  7. You're right though. I'd not considered the unintended consequences. Bugger! What's the answer in your opinion?
  8. I can't say with any authority as I've not been going out much, and have avoided busy places if I've had to, but from what I've seen yes, people look to be fairly spaced out.
  9. Yet another long post, sorry kids. Sober at least though!
  10. My use of the term "the strong" was a reference, and quote from other member's numerous previous posts on the subject, in which the stance has been very much Anti virus control measures of any type. Not my choice of word believe me, I would say fortunate rather than strong. I take your point about previous generations, they were and are certainly much tougher than those that followed. I'm not advocating protecting people simply because they fit into a category that warrants it. Only those who desire it because they are particularly vulnerable or have life circumstances that require it. I think everyone should be allowed to live as they want if they are happy to do so, at their own risk. However, the big caveat is that they shouldn't be acting in such a way that potentially endangers others, i.e. by facilitating spread of the virus. Back to masks, social distancing, etc. etc The healthy but over 70 cohort is a very tricky one certainly. My mother is in that bracket and has always been very active on many fronts. She continues to go out most days, (cycling, walking, canoeing and so forth), but is very careful. She's obviously taken quite a hit with social contact, but she still meets people, albeit outside and at a distance. I agree with your final point; there has been far too much media hysteria, (when isn't there?). And the woefully inadequate guidance and messaging from the government has been diabolical, but let's not get into that again.
  11. Sad but true. Too many individuals and not enough society.
  12. Nope, sadly not. Well, not enough voters anyway. Given our current unfair electoral system. If we had something more closely approaching proportional representation then the likes of the Green Party could start to make a difference.


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