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  1. Can we get something straight...... we have left the EU. The question of a deal is entirely seperate.... by Xmas we will either have a deal or not.
  2. geosname

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    Ooohhhhhhhhhh Then stop replying. I'm not twisting anything, the stats are the stats, both official stats I might add. How you wish to interpret them is up to you. I offered the official statistics to the thread, I suggested that if action in the UK had been taken earlier the figures may have been different. I offered the major differences in the approaches taken by the respective governments. Your conclusions are your own.
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    It's a simple comparison between 2 countries with similar populations. I use the same yardstick to gauge government statistics. You make of the official figures what you will. Don't you think the UK figures are bad? The point of the comparison was to highlight the different aproaches to a similar situation and the effects the differing aproaches may have had on the outcome. There is nothing to be done with.
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    How accurate is any reporting? I don't trust government statistics from any country. If someone with nothing dies it's recorded in a similar way to the UK.... as a death The lockdown came early and came hard, perhaps if the UK had done the same the death rate and infection rates would not be so high. Perhaps if people were temperature checked before entering supermarkets the spread may have been reduced. Perhaps if sensible restrictions had been imposed at the right time we wouldn't need 200,000 test capacity..... although I would question if the 100,000+ test figure is correct. Is the Thai government a paragon of honesty? No.... but then neither is the UK.
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    I was referring to the legality not the actuality. Although you could claim you were testing your eyesight?...... commonly called a "Cummings"
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    As a comparison....... Thailand has a similar population to UK. Deaths... 57 Confirmed cases... 3,082 New cases...... local .. 0.... all new cases over several days have been from Thais returning from international destinations. All arrivals are quarantined...... 20 arriving from the UK had high fever 33% of Thailand's economy is tourist related. Major differences? All arrivals get quarantined, temperature checks entering buildings and populated areas, curfew 10pm - 4.00am, face masks, police road checkpoints between districts, average temperature 35c daytime. Forgot the most important bit...... no flights, airport lockdown, international and domestic..... only repatriation flights allowed. Yes the death rate is 57..... not 57,000
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    Mps are revolting, apparently, over the proposed quarantining of travellers. Boris is, apparently, now in favour of "air briges"...... although why any country would agree to relax travel with a country with the second highest death rate in the world beggers belief...... so just the USA then?? The proposed quarantine rules have anomalies..... arriving passengers can use public transport leaving the airport, food shopping and giving more than one address they will quarantine at..... and others...... all of which seem to defeat the object of the quarantine
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    Under data protection rules a full impact assessment must be carried out before implementation..... there has been no assessment done on track and trace. In NI information gathered by track and trace could be used for 2 years after the pandemic. In the UK the company operating track and trace released thousands of email addresses of its workers before it became operational but stated it would not report it's self for breaching data protection..... in these people we trust?
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    Is it odd you can have sex with your lodger but not your neighbour?..... or at least you can't do it indoors but you can outdoors. There are new rules about what you can't do on/in your own property but the police have no power under corona virus rules to enter your garden or house to enforce them...... I suspect that little mistake will soon be circumvented by the ever creative thin blue line....." there is someone inside who reportedly/we suspect has covid 19" and we need to isolate them for testing?..... imminent danger/threat?....... terror threat?..... etc etc You can travel any distance you want (in England) but you can't stay anywhere overnight..... which poses several questions..... do I have to continue driving if I have an eyesight problem?...... what is the legal/police definition of overnight?
  10. geosname

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    Because the palace of Westminster has it's own child care facilities. I would expect our "leaders" to lead by example.
  11. geosname

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    Another oddity ... Children can go to school but politicians seemingly won't go to parliament.
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    It's also rather odd that the information given in the "BE ALERT" campaign is being ignored. We were told that restrictions would not be lifted until we reached level 3 of the new virus/threat warning system. We sit at level 4 (restrictions stay in place) The explanation given is that we are transitioning, which could take days, weeks or even months, Is it possible the financial burden is increasing to an unbearable level and it's an attempt to restart the economy? Or perhaps the natives are becoming restless? The "be alert" message was supposed to be clear and decisive.
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    I find it rather odd that figures for tests carried out are not published. The test records published every day include test kits sent to test sites and posted to individuals but not the number of tests completed. We are informed that over 100,000 tests per day has been achieved but figures for tests completed are unavailable. We are told the capacity for testing now stands at 200,000. Does this mean that 200,000 tests per day can be completed? Or does it mean that someone has ordered larger boxes to dispatch more of the test kits to sites. If we can complete 200,000 tests per day...... why aren't we doing it?
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    The last one is debatable
  15. geosname

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    Who said that? I would suggest that driving a potentially dangerous weapon on a public highway with defective eyesight isn't the best thing to do.
  16. geosname

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    I have decided to test my eyesight tomorrow. I'm off to the local shooting club, I'm leaving my specs at home because they interfere with my mask. I was initially thinking of a hand gun but my distance vision is more important to test, so I'm going for the rifle without the telescopic sight.... that would be cheating. On second thoughts I will wear my spectacles while driving as I'm as blind as a bat without them..... on short and intermediate distance anyway.
  17. geosname

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    1. People shielding in England allowed outdoors again from Monday Vulnerable people in England who have been asked to stay at home since the coronavirus lockdown began 10 weeks ago will be allowed to go outdoors once a day from Monday. The new guidance will allow those shielding to go outside with members of their own household, or for those living alone, with one other person from another household while maintaining social distancing. Confusing? "asked to stay at home"........ which implies no legal compulsion, a request. "will be allowed"...... implies there is a compulsion that is being lifted. You can't allow someone to carry out a lawful act, they have a right to do it unless the law says you can't, which would make it an unlawful act.
  18. geosname

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    Possibly because the financial costs are scaring the crap out of them. Rules and targets have been made to give the appearance they know what they are doing, that they have a coordinated, developed, strategic plan when in actuality they appear to have nothing more than bull**** and bluster. It's one of the reasons graphs and charts of selected numbers are prevalent. Apparently the test figures show over 100,000 tests per day..... but they include tests sent by post but not returned and if someone has a nose and throat swab it counts as two tests even if they have not been examined by the test labs...... far easier to collect the numbers of people who have been tested and received results..... but that would drop the numbers significantly and not be conducive to conveying the message they were doing a good job. It's a lot of political smoke and mirrors.... selective information to support government propaganda.
  19. geosname

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    Is it enforceable by law or advice? I'm not being argumentative...... I don't know the answer.
  20. geosname

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    Sorry don't understand the question. I'm suggesting the government are cherry picking
  21. geosname

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    Is that MUST...... or SHOULD?
  22. geosname

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    It would help tremendously if the advice was clear and the law was clear. It's a verbal maze with to many dead ends and contradictions..... and escape routes. There are to be new quarantine rules introduced next week for people arriving into the country........ except they are unenforceable by all accounts.... some people are exempt.... some situations are exempt.... and it will basically all be down to trust.... hmmmm funny word that given recent events. It's all appearing a bit slapdash and knee jerk..... nothing seems to have been thought through to a conclusion....... it's bitty, patchwork, spit and string stuff.
  23. geosname

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    Yes miss...... Extracting or manipulating only the sections of scientific advice that help/support the direction they wish to go, everything else ignored or dismissed.
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