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2 minutes ago, LeeF said:

I’m glad it’s not just me who thinks that.

It’s almost like I’ve got to ask a question; any question.

If I was one of the presenters the sarcasm would be used

The last straw was the Mirror giving itself a plug and asking Raab if he’d back their campaign . They like a campaign . That bit of the press conference is becoming pointless . If it’s not asking something that’s already been said , it’s twisting what’s been said , asking something they can’t answer or just something for the sake of it 

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I think it's called   "Gocha!" reporting. Keep asking the same stupid question again and again and again in the hope they can catch someone out or trip them up, or exasperate the presenter into  telling them where to stick their stupid  questions. Not one, ever, does  anything but snipe. 

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2 hours ago, Bob8 said:

It is a reasonable assumption, I would think, that you cannot catch it twice. Unlike a bacteria or parasite, the immune system will have recognised the viral pathogen (i.e. have immunity) to no longer have the virus. Certainly, that is not to say it is known for certain, but it is improbable that it is otherwise.

Of course, this will not be 100%, but it should be a general rule.

In the case of flu, the virus has specific proteins/antigens that mutate, effectively as mask. But, we see that young people are more vulnerable to flu and tend to gain resistance, until the immune system starts to weaken in later life.

Experts used to think the same thing about E Coil 0157 H7.  This was later proven to be factually incorrect as noted in a number of medical journals.

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Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire BBC 1 TV on at present. 

Young lad being interviewed. He'd been tested for Covid 19 and it was clear. He said he was tested because his mum, who was an NHS employee, Nurse I think, had been tested because of her work. 

Just thought I'd mention that. Clearly some people are being tested. Not enough, sure. But not as bleak as the print, on line and broadcast media would have you believe. 


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9 minutes ago, JohnM said:

Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire BBC 1 TV on at present. 

Young lad being interviewed. He'd been tested for Covid 19 and it was clear. He said he was tested because his mum, who was an NHS employee, Nurse I think, had been tested because of her work. 

Just thought I'd mention that. Clearly some people are being tested. Not enough, sure. But not as bleak as the print, on line and broadcast media would have you believe. 

My wife is a nurse. As is my daughter and myself. The memsahib has been a nurse since Florrie was a lass.

To date, neither of us knows any health professional who we know has been tested.

A few may have been. But I suspect it really is a few

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17 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

Experts used to think the same thing about E Coil 0157 H7.  This was later proven to be factually incorrect as noted in a number of medical journals.

Firstly, viruses and bacteria are very different. We are more closely related to E.  coli than this coronavirus is. So, it is not really relevant.

Secondly, clearly anything is possible.  As I did make perfectly clear.  It is a novel virus, but we can consider likelihood. 

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Daily Mail is reporting an upsurge in domestic murders follow lockdown😯


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27 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

My wife is a nurse. As is my daughter and myself. The memsahib has been a nurse since Florrie was a lass.

To date, neither of us knows any health professional who we know has been tested.

A few may have been. But I suspect it really is a few

6 members of either my family or the in laws are health professionals, none have been tested.

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48 minutes ago, JohnM said:

Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire BBC 1 TV on at present. 

Young lad being interviewed. He'd been tested for Covid 19 and it was clear. He said he was tested because his mum, who was an NHS employee, Nurse I think, had been tested because of her work. 

Just thought I'd mention that. Clearly some people are being tested. Not enough, sure. But not as bleak as the print, on line and broadcast media would have you believe. 

The first 900 NHS staff were tested this last weekend.  The scheme (drive through testing) is being rolled out with the support of Boots across the country.  It started in Nottingham and then they added two more venues, one of which was Chessington fun park!

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1 hour ago, graveyard johnny said:

we either need to get tough now or regret it later, close down for 2 weeks apart from for the essentials straight away, the roads were a lot busier today than the end of last week, people have obviously got complacent and restless over the weekend, be cruel to be kind with full lockdown and get this ended sooner rather than later - no more dilly dally.

Some of us are still in work, which may explain the rise in activity on the roads?  People may have sorted out stuff like childcare and been able to return to work as a result.  Here in St Helens and indeed in Liverpool where I work, it was eerily quiet.  When I arrived at Lime Street station, just three of us walked my way and only I walked all the way to the street where my office is located.  Normally we're fighting for space on the pavements.  The few buses that passed me were empty and there were so few cars I was confident walking on the road to keep my 6ft distance from the rare person I encountered.

It is very spooky and I was glad again this morning that we were not in the middle of winter.  Travelling in all this emptiness in darkness would really make me nervous!

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12 minutes ago, Saintslass said:

The first 900 NHS staff were tested this last weekend.  The scheme (drive through testing) is being rolled out with the support of Boots across the country.  It started in Nottingham and then they added two more venues, one of which was Chessington fun park!

That would make sense. If there are a little over a million employed by the NHS in total, with a large minorty in frontline service, t would take a while before the relatives and those on this forum would be reached.


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3 minutes ago, Saintslass said:

It is very spooky and I was glad again this morning that we were not in the middle of winter.  Travelling in all this emptiness in darkness would really make me nervous!

It can get a bit eerie. And there are some who'll take advantage of it. The doctor who was attacked and forced to take cash out of an ATM the other day, was a victim of a particularly nasty piece of opportunism. 

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"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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33 minutes ago, Bearman said:

Daily Mail is reporting an upsurge in domestic murders follow lockdown😯

Did they manage to blame Harry and Meghan?

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what if you are tested negative then just go and get it the day after instead?

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the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but the crows are just as black

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18 minutes ago, LeeF said:

Did they manage to blame Harry and Meghan?

No, but the other day they suggested (in huge bold capital letters) that Johnson had contracted Covid-19 from one of those filthy foreign types.


"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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12 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

what if you are tested negative then just go and get it the day after instead?

Then you would be Unlucky Alf from the Fast Show.

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"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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4 minutes ago, ckn said:

 

anyone lauding the Chinese for anything at the min must need a head examination

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the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but the crows are just as black

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I needn't worry to much about about food this week, just been to check if my benefits had been paid, and the owner of the convenience shop where the cashpoint is called me in, and offered me some nearly-out-of-date ready meals for my freezer, 5 for £5, 2 packets of salad for free, although the sell by date is Thursday.

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Sex and Money are like Oxygen

They're not important until you're not getting enough.

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A couple of weeks ago people, not on here, were sneering that we were on the same track as Italy.  Well, still on that same track...

 

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"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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8 minutes ago, Bleep1673 said:

I needn't worry to much about about food this week, just been to check if my benefits had been paid, and the owner of the convenience shop where the cashpoint is called me in, and offered me some nearly-out-of-date ready meals for my freezer, 5 for £5, 2 packets of salad for free, although the sell by date is Thursday.

Wouldn't worry about sell by date for salad - look, feel and smell for sell and best before dates (I use them for use by too but many wouldn't).

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As I've mentioned before on here, I'm an aviation geek and I just wanted to mention another casualty of the pandemic. Its a very sad time for aviation nerds because KLM have retired their 747 fleet a year early. The KLM 747 was the most iconic, and most loved, aircraft in the sky without a doubt and it truly is the end of an era as it disappears into the history books. The 787 Dreamliner takes up the routes and is a fantastic plane but will never live up to its predecessor. The jumbo jet will be truly missed. Goodbye Queen of the Sky! 😢😢😢😢

 

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8 minutes ago, Les Tonks Sidestep said:

Wouldn't worry about sell by date for salad - look, feel and smell for sell and best before dates (I use them for use by too but many wouldn't).

I will get two meals out of them, as some of the lettuce is looking a bit brown, but free food is free food. It's like when you go to the foodbank, do you return the food you don't like? or ask to swap it? I ask to swap it. If I don't like it, someone else will.


Sex and Money are like Oxygen

They're not important until you're not getting enough.

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12 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

As I've mentioned before on here, I'm an aviation geek and I just wanted to mention another casualty of the pandemic. Its a very sad time for aviation nerds because KLM have retired their 747 fleet a year early. The KLM 747 was the most iconic, and most loved, aircraft in the sky without a doubt and it truly is the end of an era as it disappears into the history books. The 787 Dreamliner takes up the routes and is a fantastic plane but will never live up to its predecessor. The jumbo jet will be truly missed. Goodbye Queen of the Sky! 😢😢😢😢

 

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I haven't seen the Airbus 380 yet, but when I used to live near Heathrow, if I had a day off, and I happened to be passing, there was nothing better than watching one of those trundle down the runway, gathering speed, then the noise, then the wingtips start to lift, then the nose wheel slowly lifts, and it's off.

Noisy. Pollutant. But beautiful. I agree Gander, probably better than Concorde. When I went to Aus & NZ, every flight of 7 was on a 747.

You think you are a geek?

 

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