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30 minutes ago, the stinking enigma said:

A still to hear a logical answer as to why we are not testing at closer to capacity though. 

Ashie will cover this tomorrow as well as confirming opening of dentists, doctors, hospital appointment etc

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@Lost Login - (and anyone else who thinks this doesn't apply to them particularly) I seem to recall you're an accountant so you can do this. Set up your own model of exponential growth in numbers

There's a lot of difficult concepts and difficult decisions being made here.  I'll have a go at a further explanation.  Possible long post ahead. First the difference between 'public health' and

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1 hour ago, the stinking enigma said:

A still to hear a logical answer as to why we are not testing at closer to capacity though. 

Until now, testing has mainly been reserved for people who have symptoms or concerns, and have called 111 for advice. Some of those are given test appointments. However, that number has dropped to single digits per day (see gov website - awaiting testing). On top of that, all overnight admissions to hospital are tested as a matter of course. Some doctors and nurses are also tested. Together this is only about 50 a day. I believe they are planning to test all care homes. But nothing has been announced yet. 

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3 hours ago, thommo2010 said:

The plan was never to eradicate it. That's pretty much impossible could maybe do it with the borders shut but once they open it's likely to start again. The whole point of the restrictions was to stop the nhs being overwhelmed.  That's been achieved

Fair enough but they have to ensure that the NHS will not be overwhelmed in the future and that presumably that means continued social distancing to some extent.

We need to get rid of social distancing ASAP for kids. Adults may be different, but kids needs to socialise and play together, they need to get back to school and interact with each other not sat at a desk, 2m away from any other, from which they cannot move. Seems to me from all the rules that being relaxed it is shortly everybody else that will have some reason not to have to social distance whilst the kids, who are the ones we need to allow to have a normal life ASAP, won't. This seems to be purely on the basis that you can ignore social distancing if there is a few quid involved. 

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3 hours ago, x-in-man said:

Boys on the 15th, Girls on the 16th and all Peel schools in the 17th?

Should have sent the Girls in first? They could have helped with the cleaning?

 

What???

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2 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

Hopefully it'll stop some of the hysterical ranting.

 

Won't somebody think of the children!  Oh, wait.  They have.  Err, err, won't somebody think of the err err urm .. err .. pubs - and fast.  I'm getting mighty thirsty.

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2 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

Hopefully it'll stop some of the hysterical ranting.

 

How long have you been a forum member...

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9 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

Hopefully it'll stop some of the hysterical ranting.

 

I doubt you’ll stop to be honest. 670 pages of this nonsense. 

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17 hours ago, wrighty said:

Not true - I was followed all the way to Ramsey over the mountain by a police car.  My limiter was set at 40, as it has been every time I've been there during this period.

There really is no need for a 'no limit' road anywhere.  It'd be fine for me, because I'm sensible, but every other driver on the road can be put into one of two categories - the morons that hold me up by going too slowly, and the imbeciles that risk life and limb by going too fast.  For the latter group we need a limit.  I'd vote for 60.  There's really minimal difference in journey times, if any.  If you want your thrills driving fast get a race license.  Or a playstation.

I was going to quote a load of the older posts, but Wrighty nails it. 

He’s been faced with putting back together those that we’ve been able to get into the back of an ambulance and down to Nobles. He’ll have seen the same lives changed as I have, families as well as victims. 

We have a National Road Safety Strategy. Government now need to man up and get on with it. The open roads can no longer be treated as a high speed playground. 

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Went out in my new van the other day. Set the limiter to 40, it was ok but the automatic gearbox struggled to keep it at that,  not once did it move into 6th gear. 40 is definitely too slow. I would suggest 60 would be ok.

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33 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

I was going to quote a load of the older posts, but Wrighty nails it. 

He’s been faced with putting back together those that we’ve been able to get into the back of an ambulance and down to Nobles. He’ll have seen the same lives changed as I have, families as well as victims. 

We have a National Road Safety Strategy. Government now need to man up and get on with it. The open roads can no longer be treated as a high speed playground. 

This is not the thread for such a debate - why not start a new thread - and include a poll. A fair poll by the way - not one with limited choices. There are a wide variety of choices to be had in such a poll on this debate.

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2 hours ago, Southfork said:

I doubt you’ll stop to be honest. 670 pages of this nonsense. 

Hope they keep the 40 limit until anyone driving who does not care that they may kill others in the road gets nicked and enjoys a ban!

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40 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

We have a National Road Safety Strategy. Government now need to man up and get on with it. The open roads can no longer be treated as a high speed playground. 

Where are you from originally again?

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