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Lord Bath dead
at 22:02 5 Apr 2020

No more wifelets, lions or Wessex Regionalism.
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Not going quietly
at 23:31 30 Mar 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/mar/30/64-non-league-clubs-lobby-fa-ov

There was never going to be an easy solution to this.
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Good job Fishers isn't elderly
at 17:26 28 Mar 2020

Imagine if he got Lambert on the line to check he's ok.
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Observing the downgrade of the UK's crdit rating today
at 08:13 28 Mar 2020

I think that the Fitch's and Moody's ratings will cease to be the shibboleth they were among economists. After all, if everybody's ratings have been reduced to junk due to large-scale government borrowing, they become meaningless.

Not such a bad thing, as I don't approve of interested organisations having that kind of leverage.
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In other news
at 12:33 27 Mar 2020

This is quite a significant breakthrough.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/27/scientists-find-bug-that-fea
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Clap
at 20:04 26 Mar 2020

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Beer pong is bad for you (and us)
at 11:46 26 Mar 2020

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/uk-patient-zero-east-sussex-184453808.html
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Change in the way C-19 deaths are reported in the UK
at 11:17 26 Mar 2020

This is going to render the stats pretty meaningless.




Edit: Not sure why it's necessary, either. These are unattributable statistics, not names and addresses.
[Post edited 26 Mar 11:46]
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For me, probably the most alarming stat about C-19
at 09:00 26 Mar 2020

Of the 451,355 known cases in the world, only 112,982 have recovered. Combined with the 21,152 dead, that means 70% of people who have caught Covid-19 since the start of December still have it. This is not a short or easily shaken off illness.


NB: The numbers are already higher than those quoted.
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21 year old
at 13:25 25 Mar 2020

No underlying health conditions, dies of Covid-19 in the UK

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-briton-21-with-no-existing-health-conditi
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FAO Newky
at 10:09 24 Mar 2020

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Ice cream vans going round
at 15:28 23 Mar 2020

Attracting groups of children (and probably adults, too). One yesterday wasn't using gloves, even.
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Petition
at 13:57 23 Mar 2020

For the Government to give more help at this time to freelances and the self-employed, in line with that for employees.

http://tinyurl.com/ra6ebk6
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Quite a neat little visualisation
at 08:48 22 Mar 2020

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Panic buying
at 09:18 21 Mar 2020

Is this a symptom of the nation's poor/fragile mental health?

After the shocks of Credit Crunch, Austerity, Brexit and now Covid-19 (that last dropping like a bolt out of the blue), was it all too much for people to take?

Discuss.
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Covid-19 testing in the UK (today's update)
at 14:28 18 Mar 2020

Daily test numbers over the last few days (from DHSC figures):

Date* - New Tests - Running Total
10 Mar - 1,301 - 26,261
11 Mar - 1,215 - 27,476
12 Mar - 2,288 - 29,764
13 Mar - 3,007 - 32,771
14 Mar - 4,975 - 37,746
15 Mar - 2,533 - 40,279
16 Mar - 3,826 - 44,105
17 Mar - 6,337 - 50,442
18 Mar - 5,779 - 56,221

* 24 hours up to 9am on that day

A definite ramping up in the number of tests on Friday and over the last couple of days. A 71.6% increase on Thursday's figure.
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Covid-19 testing in the UK
at 15:27 17 Mar 2020

Daily test numbers over the last few days (from DHSC figures):

Date - New Tests - Running Total
10 Mar 2020 - 1,301 - 26,261
11 Mar 2020 - 1,215 - 27,476
12 Mar 2020 - 2,288 - 29,764
13 Mar 2020 - 3,007 - 32,771
14 Mar 2020 - 4,975 - 37,746
15 Mar 2020 - 2,533 - 40,279
16 Mar 2020 - 3,826 - 44,105
17 Mar 2020 - 6,337 - 50,442

24,181 in the last week, nearly 50% of the total so far (12.6% just yesterday). We may not be doing as many as the WHO wants, but neither have we abandoned it altogether.

Edited for a bit more clarity on the list.
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One thing we need to be careful of over the coming weeks
at 09:08 17 Mar 2020

Uncertainty causing fear, leading to anger and resulting in fighting.

Magnified by the curtailment of normal social relations. Humans are notably social animals and many of them do not deal well with prolonged solitary confinement (being why it is used as a punishment).

The fight-or-flight impulse when it has no easy outlets. You can't even go to the pub for a beer or shout at the football.

The solution? Cut people a bit of extra slack. If someone having a freak-out riles you, step aside for a bit. If you feel the anger rising within yourself, take a breather.

The current situation is 'nae normal', so our behaviours are going to have to adjust in order to cope.
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Posted without comment ...
at 17:59 15 Mar 2020

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Blimey! (Part 2)
at 17:43 15 Mar 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/15/trump-offers-large-sums-for-excl
[Post edited 15 Mar 17:44]
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