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4 minutes ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

Not at the start it wasn't. Eradication was an accidental byproduct of a highly complaint population. A lack of testing resulted in the virus running unchecked until a lockdown was required to slow it down. 

We are a lot more prepared this time but the question is will the hospital be able to cope a) with high staff sickness and b) a large influx of patients all at once?  I guess only time will tell. 

 

It wasn't accidental as such but I agree it was a result better than anyone expected and certainly didn't become policy until we had surprised ourselves by the 'success'. 

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17 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

It was glorious. I loved how both he and KM answered the questions with factual information delivered without hesitation, rather than the three stooges who always gave the impression that they were just making it up and, making excuses. 

This felt honest and heartfelt. And we’ve needed that. 

Sorry Rox but I didn’t really glean anything from that. Some  factual information that we already knew ( omni is spreading fast etc)

There was a man with the most boring voice in the world talking us through graphs you couldn’t really see.

I assume KM was on zoom because she was talking from her home in the UK? (Apologies if wrong) 

Anyway I guess any communication is better than no communication.

Hopefully I’ll get more out of the next one

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I thought it was a refreshing change from the (too dumb to know he’s) Dumb and (too arrogant to think he isn’t) Dumber show we have endured in the past. I am cautiously pleasantly surprised at the measured response and the pragmatic approach to managing the cases without crippling the economy and shutting us down and in. 

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3 hours ago, Ramseyboi said:

Oh and Alf, remove the requirement for PCR tests while you are reducing the isolation requirements as well please.

We all know people aren’t volunteering the fact that they have a positive LFT because they can’t risk ten days isolation and the chance of their whole family having to isolate if possible omicron.

If you could ditch the PCR, the ten day iso and the stupid requirement for a whole household to isolate if possible omicron that would be lovely.

Thanks in advance.

Thanks Alf.

See you in the Rovers tomorrow.

Banker is buying.

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A pragmatic approach from Alf that reflects what is likely to be already actually happening on the ground re. self testing. I would be surprised if many people from this point forward voluntarily inform the government about a positive test, however most responsible people will isolate themselves anyway. If you treat the public like responsible adults I am sure the government will be pleasantly surprised by the response. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Out of the blue said:

A pragmatic approach from Alf that reflects what is likely to be already actually happening on the ground re. self testing. I would be surprised if many people from this point forward voluntarily inform the government about a positive test, however most responsible people will isolate themselves anyway. If you treat the public like responsible adults I am sure the government will be pleasantly surprised by the response. 

 

Like we used to when flu was around - my how I miss flu

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36 minutes ago, Petefella said:

I would happily put a bet on. £200 to hospice if we end up in an omicron meltdown anywhere near that being foretold in the UK of by the IOM social media experts

You just don’t get it do you. You’re so wrapped up in your indignation. 

Of course there’s a chance that nothing will happen. That’s exactly what I’m hoping for and so are thousands of others. We’re all banking on it being just another boring old virus. 

But we don’t know enough about it yet to know what may, or not happen. It will another two weeks before we may get an inkling  

in the meantime we’re not being lockdowned, we’re free to go where we want, we can mix as much as we want and socialise as much as we want  

We may think this is our right - freedom - and in return, with rights, come responsibilities. They have been placed upon the public. Be careful, be mindful, be kind, wear a mask, get jabbed, test before you go to a gathering  

I think it’s a bloody good deal and, more importantly (to me) is that the learned helplessness that was created by the last government is now going to be challenged and the responsibility has been put back onto to society - and some of them are seriously not going to like it  

You’re so cross you’ve lost sight of your logic.

There is no other humane course of action. That’s it. 

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