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Rock The Boat

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  1. Managing a global pandemic doesn't need one to be either left or right, though does it? Just need to be competent and get on with it, and Jacinda seems to be a very competent lady so kudos to her. Our lot in charge seem to be at the other end of the competence spectrum, so they will get no praise from me.
  2. The teacher's union are dragging their heels on re-opening all schools by September. They have submitted a 25 page ransom note with 200 demands before they will allow classes. Demands such as bins should have kids. If you bin doesn't have a lid then the school won't open. Time to sack those that refuse to work.
  3. Nah, Obama lives in a $17m mansion in Martha's Vintage. He didn't have that much money when he became President, it's a heck of a lot of speech making to get $17m and more. And why would a clown who believes in global warming buy a beach side property? Clowns gotta clown, I guess
  4. Yeah, the problem is too many people voted Conservative, the twats
  5. Nobody is forcing you to listen are they? There's an off switch on your wireless or just spin the dial to a different station if you don't like it. It ain't that difficult.
  6. If you are getting upset, Herman, step away.
  7. Massively successful. You haven't stopped talking about him in four years. Like Buh says, he's living inside your head.
  8. China used to murder their children under the one-child policy, but you keep on digging, son.
  9. China apologists out in force today. Must be all Huawei phone owners.
  10. OK Bright Boy. Now tell me how many Chinese have been taken in by the US since Nixon's visit. And how many Americans have China taken in? And why do you think the traffic is all one-way?
  11. I would think we will be telling Lewis that yes you can go to Liverpool but not for £10m. You'd also think his agent knows Lewis's worth and hopefully react accordingly
  12. USA has the lowest Case Fatality Ratio in the world, lower even than Europe. The US currently has a CFR of 0.033 – which is lower than the world as a whole (0.037) and lower than in the larger European countries. Britain’s CFR is currently 0.15, Italy’s 0.14 and Germany’s 0.043 To date, it has carried out 184,000 tests per 1 million population – twice as many as has Germany, a country which was widely praised for its testing programme in the early stages of the epidemic. When it comes to Corona, the US is the biggest success story.
  13. USA has the lowest Case Fatality Ratio in the world, lower even than Europe. The US currently has a CFR of 0.033 – which is lower than the world as a whole (0.037) and lower than in the larger European countries. Britain’s CFR is currently 0.15, Italy’s 0.14 and Germany’s 0.043 To date, it has carried out 184,000 tests per 1 million population – twice as many as has Germany, a country which was widely praised for its testing programme in the early stages of the epidemic. When it comes to Corona, the US is the biggest success story.
  14. Now you mention it, the colleague was on school half-term and so that would have been mid-Feb when the Carnival was on. I raised the issue with our senior management at the time as wanting to know what the company planned to do. I was told in no uncertain terms that to single out individuals would be to victimise them and I should therefore keep such comments to myself. Such was the level of thinking in mid-Feb.
  15. Clearly none of this is true. The NHS in March was running at a level needed to deal with the normal situation at the beginning of Springtime. Which isn't to say that it wouldn't be nice to reduce waiting lists for procedures but the fact is that the NHS was coping with a normal situation. I doubt there is a major health system anywhere in the world where there is idle capacity waiting just in case requirements might spike. That would, in fact, be a waste of valuable resources and a situation very few countries would be able to fund. The corona virus blind-sided every country in the world and everyone had to learn from their mistakes as they went along. Every country was ill-equipped and we saw a huge global rise in demand for medical supplies and equipment that manufacturers struggled to meet demand. Even though we are almost six months on from corona appearing on the global radar, there is still no global agreement of the best procedure to deal with this virus in everything from testing, tracing, medical care and treatment. There is still a long learning curve to be gone through before we can say we have this problem beaten
  16. We were told at the time that we were following the scientific advice. If that;s true then the advice was nuts. Plainly obvious to a ten year-old even that if you allow people in from infected areas then they would spread the virus. At work we had a colleague return from Milan in the middle of March and they had to quarantine at home for 14 days. If the scientists thought that everybody coming in were quarantining then they were sadly mistaken.
  17. Nope. He has a far better idea of self sufficiency than you. We have always lived through selling off prime assets (players) to fund expenditure, it's not a bonus it has always been a necessity.
  18. It stands to reason that the number of reported infections will increase as testing increases. So the % of infections per test becomes the number to watch. But even then you'd expect that in the beginning of testing they would be going to those places where the infection is most likely to be found ie in hospitals, care homes and among front line workers. As testing is increased it will include those less likely to be infected, ie those not on the front line. But if we say that those who think they may be infected are the people now getting tested it still suggests that the reported infection rate is higher than the infection rate in the general population. And we can see this is true when the death rate continues to decline as deaths will happen whether tested or not. So it's a fairly positive outlook if the numbers are to be believed and as long as people continue to do the right thing with masks, social distancing and handwashing we should be able to get back to something approaching normality.
  19. You should know city 1st will wriggle out of a bet. He has form.
  20. Check out who started this thread and who has made most of the comments and then come back and tell me who has the Trump fetish.
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