COVID-19 — Coronavirus

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by urban genie, 25 Jan 2020.

  1. SilverFox2

    SilverFox2

    Joined:
    27 May 2014
    Messages:
    4,295
    Location:
    Almeria
    I think thats fair comment.
    Here in Spain the whole country was on total lockdown for a couple of months until they sorted out the hotspot areas.
    In the last few weeks Provinces within Autonomous Areas are allowed to go from stage 0 to stage 1 only if they met the medical standards, almost competition so that Madrid is only just qualifies for stage 1 whereas Almeria say has already had a full week of stage 2.
    We accept our travel is only within our Almeria Province and that if face masks must be worn in public places (effectively cuts down the 2 metre rule to 1 metre). by protecting others.
    Nothing is perfect and we have been warned of potential flareups but our dreadful start was contained and gradually things are normalising .
    Incidentally at stage 2 the Government allows the individual Province to decide on school opening but here we have said definitely not. Not sure if any other areas have said yes.
     
    twosips likes this.
  2. Manchester_lalala

    Manchester_lalala

    Joined:
    9 Jul 2008
    Messages:
    16,248
    He didn’t say that. He said if we was 65 and had other health issues, he’d take HIV over covid 19. It’s a perfectly sensible answer, as HIV is a controlled disease these days and covid 19 isn’t. Do you like speaking shite in every thread on this forum?
     
  3. Bellamy's Caddy

    Bellamy's Caddy

    Joined:
    26 Jan 2009
    Messages:
    3,193
    It feels like its driven by a nervous reaction to other countries kick starting their economies again and us not wanting to be left behind. Understandably there are economic concerns, but that cannot be at the expensive of people's health and a second wave just risks undoing the progress we have made and would set everything back, not to mention further devastating loss of life.
     

    ADVERTISEMENT

  4. Mike N

    Mike N

    Joined:
    26 May 2004
    Messages:
    11,412
    Thing is we can’t compare ourselves to other countries. Everything about our dealing with the crisis has been piss-poor.

    Tens of thousands of deaths and we look like we’re going to add to the total, big-time.

    ‘The UK is now an exemplar for others’. Like hell it is.
     
  5. Bellamy's Caddy

    Bellamy's Caddy

    Joined:
    26 Jan 2009
    Messages:
    3,193
    Completely agree.
     
  6. somapop

    somapop

    Joined:
    8 Mar 2010
    Messages:
    1,835
    I’m struggling to see how they now can spin this. We were reporting the figures differently? What on Earth happened? Mad dogs & Englishmen vibes?
     
  7. SWP's back

    SWP's back

    Joined:
    29 Jun 2009
    Messages:
    75,338
    Location:
    by the pool
    Cheers. Glad someone understood.
     
    BlueAnorak likes this.
  8. BlueAnorak

    BlueAnorak

    Joined:
    31 Oct 2010
    Messages:
    15,869
    If new cases begin to escalate then you will be right. If they don't then you will be wrong.
    If the former happens then the government will do something about it.
    If the latter happens will you say the government was right?
     
    Gelsons Dad and Marvin like this.
  9. give it to gordon

    give it to gordon

    Joined:
    3 Nov 2013
    Messages:
    3,411
    Location:
    Proud Manc in Kent
    Team supported:
    Manchester City
    When you read something like that I am very nervous about how quick England is coming out of lockdown. I just hope the millions of us that have followed the guidelines arent going to be screwed over now with the tories rush to get things back to normal
     
    Psychedelic Casual likes this.
  10. BlueAnorak

    BlueAnorak

    Joined:
    31 Oct 2010
    Messages:
    15,869

Share This Page