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2 minutes ago, ckn said:

Doing their best to keep you alive by keeping the f***wits away from you! ?

They're not doing enough and need to do more, especially make sure the rumours I've heard that my old workplace will be in touch soon to ask me to go back and help out aren't true - unless the price is right of course, there's money to be made in times of crisis etc...….?

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The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bradford (population ~500,000) has risen to seven today. They probably had additional health issues.

On the face of it, hardly a trigger to shut up shop for several months.

Like I said, something must be really spooking the government.

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The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bradford (population ~500,00) has risen to seven today. They probably had additional health issues.

On the face of it, hardly a trigger to shut up shop for several months.

Like I said, something must be really spooking the government.

Seriously, don't believe the figures. They aren't testing people.

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Theory: Some still haven't understood the situation...….

11 minutes ago, Wolford6 said:

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bradford (population ~500,00) has risen to seven today. They probably had additional health issues.

On the face of it, hardly a trigger to shut up shop for several months.

Like I said, something must be really spooking the government.

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I know of a few with all the symptoms being diagnosed over the phone via 111 they’ll only get tested if their symptoms get worse and get admitted to hospital. We have absolutely no idea how many have been infected by this virus

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34 minutes ago, Wolford6 said:

Something must have happened to really spook the government. Schools, pubs and restaurants to shut this weekend. Not closed for a fixed term; the situation will be reviewed in a month ... i.e. we are in this for the long haul.

Or people didn’t take the hints & recommendations 

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One minute the government wants to establish a herd immunity to Coronavirus. It wants the herd to be focussed on young people who are fairly resistant to it.

The next minute the government shuts all the schools, bars, pubs and clubs. This will delay the formation of the herd that will protect the overall population.

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1 minute ago, Wolford6 said:

One minute the government wants to establish a herd immunity to Coronavirus. It wants the herd to be focussed on young people who are fairly resistant to it.

The next minute the government shuts all the schools, bars, pubs and clubs. This will delay tthe formation of the herd that will protect the overall population.

No they didn't.

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1 minute ago, Wolford6 said:

One minute the government wants to establish a herd immunity to Coronavirus. It wants the herd to be focussed on young people who are fairly resistant to it.

The next minute the government shuts all the schools, bars, pubs and clubs. This will delay tthe formation of the herd that will protect the overall population.

No... It will stop six figures of people dying. Literally stop them from dying. It may mean a year of really tough conditions and lock-downs but it'll be worth it.

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1 hour ago, Exiled Townie said:

Didn't realise the panic buying was for petrol as well. I was down to below a quarter tank so drove into a Sainsburys petrol station this afternoon, 12 multi pumps, 6 had 'Sorry, no petrol' signs on them, all diesel seemed ok.  I filled up and spoke to the girl in the shop.  She had been ' told in confidence' by a young girl who had bought £6 worth of petrol to keep her tank filled up yesterday, that it had been  posted on social media that "all the petrol delivery drivers had come down with Corona virus and that there was no one to deliver petrol" ... and these numb nutz believed it as the panic buying started. The young lass must have thought I looked a bit gullible as she assured me that there was enough petrol to go round and no problems with deliveries.

In the current climate I'd imagine the country is only using a fraction of the petrol and diesel that it currently would. I don't see any issues at all.

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40 minutes ago, Wolford6 said:

They are just glad to get you off the streets.??

Aw shucks. I just LURVE teetering at the kerb leaving drivers wondering if I'm going to step out or not.  The are taking away my inalienable right to  block the isles at Lidl by leaving my trolley in the middle whilst I ponder buying one egg or six,  or one banana or two.

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For the people who hark back to WW2  - this is a small taste of what that must have been like.

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38 minutes ago, Wolford6 said:

One minute the government wants to establish a herd immunity to Coronavirus. It wants the herd to be focussed on young people who are fairly resistant to it.

The next minute the government shuts all the schools, bars, pubs and clubs. This will delay the formation of the herd that will protect the overall population.

Where did they actually state that

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Driving tests suspended for 3 months.  

With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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6 minutes ago, JohnM said:

No fuel shortages round here. Local filling station (Spar) reports higher sales than normal. Diesel is £1.17 per litre. 

Local =5 miles away. 

I just paid £1.21! Where'd you live? It might be far enough for me to drive over and empty the tank so I can fill up and save some money...…..?

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1 hour ago, Wolford6 said:

Something must have happened to really spook the government. Schools, pubs and restaurants to shut this weekend. Not closed for a fixed term; the situation will be reviewed in a month ... i.e. we are in this for the long haul.

Yes, it happened about a week ago when new data came out of Italy showing that more people ended up on the critical list than had first been realised and, added to that, the numbers of deaths in the UK was rising faster than the models had anticipated.Apparently a potential hot spot is developing in the West Midlands as well as in London. 

Reports say that Boris came close to ordering the shut down of pubs etc when he advised us to stay out of them but he balked at the idea of being a PM who ordered people to stay out of their pub.  However, it became clear that many people were not responding to the request and so the order was inevitable.  Those people include my boss at work, a middle aged man, and three of my colleagues who all went out for a beer tonight and said they would continue to do so until the government shut the pubs.  Keep in mind those four people are civil servants.

I was stunned to see on TV tonight a teacher hugging her students as they closed the school today.  No idea where the school was but what a fine example she set her students.  Not.

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1 hour ago, Wolford6 said:

One minute the government wants to establish a herd immunity to Coronavirus. It wants the herd to be focussed on young people who are fairly resistant to it.

The next minute the government shuts all the schools, bars, pubs and clubs. This will delay the formation of the herd that will protect the overall population.

THe Government want to have herd immunity as a strategy would mean letting it run free and losing about 500,000 people as collateral. I suggest that is not a desired scenario.

The only way of avoiding herd immunity is to let people not get infected.

Seriously, I know far more about this that almost every expert columnist that you read, and I do not know the answers. It is why, despite my bias, I am absolutely not condemning the Goverment for their actions nor their inactions.

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1 hour ago, Damien said:

In the current climate I'd imagine the country is only using a fraction of the petrol and diesel that it currently would. I don't see any issues at all.

This is not a pandemic to end the world, but that playbook is being referenced. Of course, I have had a few beers, so please excuse me!

From when I was involved in writing this stuff, the people to keep safe were first and foremost the truckers and their needs. After that, plumbers, electricians and telecom workers and all the support staff. Truckers need fuel, so diesel will be an absolute priority, and petrol will be associated with that.

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Had to go to Morrisons on way home from work (only chance) absolutely jack on the shelves food wise.  Hardly any booze, crisps, snacks etc etc all gone. 

Most bizarre imo was that all the bottled water was gone. What sort of utter clit for brains panic buys water??  

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