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9 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

Who is calling 111?  Only meant to be people with symptoms or booking tests for travel isn’t it but I thought you could book travel tests online now?

There's probably quite a few people with symptoms now.

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9 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

Who is calling 111?  Only meant to be people with symptoms or booking tests for travel isn’t it but I thought you could book travel tests online now?

Maybe all those LFTs handed out yesterday produced more positive results than anticipated by Ashford and his merry band. 

37 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

Of course, this will already have been anticipated and measures put in place.

I’m a big fan of the philosophy of stoicism. Marcus and I are big pals. In stoicism it’s advised that whatever task you undertake you think of all the things that could go wrong.

Unlike our government who introduce measures then wing everything that comes after. 

Exactly.

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16 minutes ago, Zarley said:

Maybe all those LFTs handed out yesterday produced more positive results than anticipated by Ashford and his merry band. 

Exactly.

But if people needed a lft to tell them they had it then they didn’t need to take the left as they had no symptoms?

Mind boggling.  FB seems to be full of people wanting a test to show they have something they have no symptoms from so they can be positive like some sort of badge of honour and then winge about having to isolate when they voluntarily took the test?  Bizarre.

Just live your lives a normal.  Sick then stay at home.

Sick enough to need treatment then get it.

Otherwise why are people wanting to call 111?

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2 minutes ago, HeliX said:

16.5% positive test rate. Not very good.

Award winning. 

7 minutes ago, The Old Git said:

115 new cases today. Track and trace have no chance

You can see why they've given up. 

I guess tonight in the briefing it'll all be our fault.

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18 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

Have you seen any evidence to this happening to anyone in a country where the vulnerable were vaccinated?

I can’t find any.  However, like you said and like I said in my post it was a concern a year ago.

It may be soon to tell - even about the second wave in the UK at the start of the year.  Certainly the figures last year were horrendous:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/24/up-to-8700-patients-died-after-catching-covid-in-english-hospitals

and so ignored. But that analysis is only from this May.

Certainly people should have more idea of what to do to prevent transmission with the right PPE etc and vaccination does reduce transmission of the virus.  Though if health workers become more casual about PPE because of vaccination, that advantage may be lost.  So there should be fewer cases, but we tend not to see individual ones reported around hospital transmission of viruses (for good and bad reasons) and it may be a while before we see the degree to which risks have been lessened.

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17 minutes ago, The Old Git said:

115 new cases today. Test and trace have no chance

Why are we still reporting cases?

It just gives the doom mongers more fuel to douse themselves in. 

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The figure will spike as people will now be self testing with LFT’s, these people would have previously gone undetected so the one thing it does show is a huge amount of honesty as people presenting themselves for a pcr test to confirm/deny the LFT result.

It’s getting to the stage now that testing/tracing isn’t really of benefit to anyone, short of using it for data collection who is actually benefitting from it?

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1 minute ago, Annoymouse said:

It’s getting to the stage now that testing/tracing isn’t really of benefit to anyone, short of using it for data collection who is actually benefitting from it?

Would-be contacts of positive cases (were they not to test positive and subsequently isolate) might find it quite useful...

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2 minutes ago, Nom de plume said:

Why are we still reporting cases?

It just gives the doom mongers more fuel to douse themselves in. 

So people who can't get a vaccination can make an informed personal choice about their movements.

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2 minutes ago, Annoymouse said:

 

It’s getting to the stage now that testing/tracing isn’t really of benefit to anyone, short of using it for data collection who is actually benefitting from it?

People carrying it out will be doing nicely I'd say . Mind you I wouldnt fancy it ! 

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41 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

Who is calling 111?  Only meant to be people with symptoms or booking tests for travel isn’t it but I thought you could book travel tests online now?

What about people who want vaccinations..Isn't that the point of contact.. 

 

I remember having  to call 111 to book mine..

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