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#41 jonnyboy

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 08:40 PM

Well it's developing into a completely stupid situation as far as I can see. 

 

Football is cancelled but Cheltenham goes ahead . Either it's a death virus or not. 

 

Disney is closing announced earlier this week but closing from Saturday. If its a death virus close immediately? 

 

The worry as I see it is that this Coronavirus thing blows over. All the crazy kneejerk stuff that's going on is exposed for being just that. Then something really serious crops up and we end up in a Boy who cried wolf scenario. 

 

The affect on business looks to be tightening. Could take BA down. Numerous small businesses will go under. Just when the Brexit fug was clearing as well. 

 

 



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Posted 13 March 2020 - 10:20 PM

Well it's developing into a completely stupid situation as far as I can see. 

 

Football is cancelled but Cheltenham goes ahead . Either it's a death virus or not. 

 

Disney is closing announced earlier this week but closing from Saturday. If its a death virus close immediately? 

 

The worry as I see it is that this Coronavirus thing blows over. All the crazy kneejerk stuff that's going on is exposed for being just that. Then something really serious crops up and we end up in a Boy who cried wolf scenario. 

 

The affect on business looks to be tightening. Could take BA down. Numerous small businesses will go under. Just when the Brexit fug was clearing as well. 

Because politics. 
 

and stupid. 



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Posted 13 March 2020 - 10:57 PM

Think we should by now be calling it the new Cold War and blaming it on Putin.



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Posted 14 March 2020 - 12:41 AM

all my events cancelled at Wembley till may and will have to go to Monaco on holiday only  :sleep: unless British airways refund   lol

plus i have heard tonight on french news the virus is evolving pretty fast ...oh well 



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Posted 14 March 2020 - 07:15 AM

Yes, went shopping yesterday, supermarket much emptier than usual and signs of bulk buying of bread, milk and frozen food - but loads of loo roll!!



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Posted 14 March 2020 - 07:39 AM

Jut a reality checkpoint here

 

191 People died of MRSA in 18/19 in the UK 

 

We are closing the country down having lost 11 people.

 

What logic is this following? 



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Posted 14 March 2020 - 10:19 AM

Jut a reality checkpoint here

191 People died of MRSA in 18/19 in the UK

We are closing the country down having lost 11 people.

What logic is this following?

There is no logic, a conspiracy in there somewhere

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 06:56 PM

Jut a reality checkpoint here

 

191 People died of MRSA in 18/19 in the UK 

 

We are closing the country down having lost 11 people.

 

What logic is this following? 

Is there any chance that what's happening in other countries might just be a hint?



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Posted 14 March 2020 - 08:50 PM

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 09:32 PM

All borders into and out of Jordan closed from midnight on Monday. I'm better of here than the madness of the UK anyway. :lol:

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 09:46 PM

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 10:11 PM

I object to this government referring to the population of this county being termed a "herd". We are humans who can show compassion to their fellow kind and our natural reaction in times of extreme stress and danger is to try to help each out out. This lot in charge seem to be saying that it's OK to "cull" part of the herd for the greater (economic?) good. Perhaps, if Boris and co where termed "elderly" they might take a different view!

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 09:42 AM

This lot in charge seem to be saying that it's OK to "cull" part of the herd for the greater (economic?) good.


Thick end of 2000 die on the roads die every year. That could be severely reduced, but we have to identify the right balance. The govโ€™t appears the only sensible voice in Europe.

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 11:17 AM

 

This lot in charge seem to be saying that it's OK to "cull" part of the herd for the greater (economic?) good.


Thick end of 2000 die on the roads die every year. That could be severely reduced, but we have to identify the right balance. The govโ€™t appears the only sensible voice in Europe.

 

 

True, If we could" slow down" the "speed" of traffic accidents less people would die, just as if we could slow down the spread of COVD-19, more people could survive and less would die.

 

When you pass by an accident on the road, you physically don't become part of that accident, pass by a person suffering from the virus and it is likely that you will become part of the contagion. Road accidents don't increase exponentially each year!

 

I think that this nation is sleepwalking into a national health disaster, under the assumption that here in the UK, somehow, we will fare better than the likes of Italy and Spain. In two weeks time we will be in the same place as those two countries. The UK needs to wake up sooner than later to the impending disaster.

 

Now..... back to rigging up my oxygen supply to our emergency breathing apparatus!  



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Posted 15 March 2020 - 12:35 PM

I hear they are planning concentration camps for the over 70s๐Ÿ˜‚

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 02:38 PM

I hear they are planning concentration camps for the over 70s๐Ÿ˜‚

Butlins  or Centre Parcs, spring to mind :happy:



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Posted 15 March 2020 - 03:36 PM

It's a great time to invest, I've just shoved my max yearly amount into my shares ISA this weekend and another 12k into my pension. Within a year that will be +30%, quite possibly more.


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Posted 15 March 2020 - 06:45 PM

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 07:18 PM

"Live" stats are fairly meaningless given the lag between contraction and eventual death and the wide variance in undetected / unreported infection dependant on a country's health systems efficacy and transparency.

Precautions now, mathematics later.

On the disaster capitalism front (Nev ๐Ÿ˜), the company I work for has hire contracts with a couple of the supermarkets and the orders they've just placed are bigger than for Christmas ๐Ÿ˜ฎ, so I'll be very busy for the next few weeks (ker-ching!).

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 09:09 PM

 

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