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So Boris thinks that not enough care homes followed the guidance.
at 08:06 7 Jul 2020

Would this be the same care homes who were forced into taking patients from hospitals who had Covid-19 but were not told they were infected?

Are these the same care homes where testing never happened?

The same care homes where people working on minimum wage were expected to still care for the elderly etc. without proper protective gear?

Kafka'esq situation where the Gov set the rules, doesn't like the outcome and then deny they ever set the rules and blame others.

I get no one knew with certainty the absolute bang on right approach but it is patently clear we got this wrong. Instead of fessing up and acknowledging this - Boris comes out with those comments.
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Golf
at 09:20 24 Jun 2020

A good walk ruined or a challenging and sometimes rewarding outdoor pastime.

Anyone else have a love/hate relationship with said game?
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Historic England post about historic football grounds
at 09:12 21 Jun 2020

Portman Road is there...

https://heritagecalling.com/2020/06/17/5-historic-football-grounds-in-england/?u
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One of those days
at 15:21 12 Jun 2020

where no matter what you do nothing goes right.

#balls
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Olof Palme
at 10:18 10 Jun 2020

A follow up to my earlier thread:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52991406

"They identified the suspect as Stig Engstrom, also known as "Skandia Man", who killed himself in 2000."

Olof Palme by homer_123 8 Jun 11:21
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52909643

"During his premiership, Palme increased the power of labour unions, greatly expanded health care and the welfare state, removed all formal political powers from the monarchy and invested heavily in education. Ms Sundstrom said one of the vital reforms was the creation of nurseries and pre-schools, allowing women to enter the work force for the first time and advancing gender equality in Sweden."

"He called the racist apartheid order in South Africa "a particularly gruesome system" and funded the African National Congress, denounced Gen Franco's fascist regime in Spain as "goddamn murderers", and campaigned against the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Palme also served as a mediator during the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s."

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Olof Palme
at 11:21 8 Jun 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52909643

"During his premiership, Palme increased the power of labour unions, greatly expanded health care and the welfare state, removed all formal political powers from the monarchy and invested heavily in education. Ms Sundstrom said one of the vital reforms was the creation of nurseries and pre-schools, allowing women to enter the work force for the first time and advancing gender equality in Sweden."

"He called the racist apartheid order in South Africa "a particularly gruesome system" and funded the African National Congress, denounced Gen Franco's fascist regime in Spain as "goddamn murderers", and campaigned against the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Palme also served as a mediator during the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s."
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1 in 5 negative tests could be wrong - Track and Trace working well then!
at 17:46 3 Jun 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52906909
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For those whose kids have gone back to school....how about this.
at 14:13 3 Jun 2020

I posted a response to a thread a while back saying that I respected those that chose not send their kids back and I respected those that did. There isn't really a right option.

However, I'm extremely disappointed and livid with my school.

As parents my wife and I made an 'informed' decision about sending one of ours back. This was primarily based on a detailed letter received from the school spelling out exactly their approach and primarily how many would be in a class and who, specifically, they would be in a class with.

It was our child's first day back today. We receive a text message from the school around 11.30 today explaining that the 'bubble' our child was in has been changed.

Not only are there now 3 more children in it than they said there would be but our child is now in a class with completely different children. Moreover, the child they walked to school with this morning (who was supposed to be in the same class) is now in a different class!

So, you make a decision, as best you can, given there is an element of risk sending them back and the school go and do this.

For f*cks sake - we've tried extremely hard to be sensible and follow all the suggested guidelines and do our bit during this crisis and then get screwed over. Having called the school and spoken to the Head (who was rather dismissive), it was explained that they didn't think it would be a problem as the 'bubble' will now stay that way going forward.

That maybe the case but I explained that our original decision was based on certain numbers and children in the bloody class - it was somewhat lost on the Head.

Anyone else had similar issues?

Rant over and I appreciate that some may feel I over reacting here......
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SAGE being ignored.....again?
at 15:27 29 May 2020

Prof John Edmunds, from the London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine, said that 8,000 new infections a day in England, as calculated by the Office for National Statistics, was “a very high incidence” level.

"Many of us would prefer to see incidence down to lower levels before we relax measures," he said.

He said that with an "untested" test and trace system "we are taking some risk here" and "even if we keep it flat, that’s still quite a level".

“Lifting the lockdown is a political decision. Lifting it now, means we’re keeping incidence at this level," he added.
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Days after schools re-opened in South Korea - they are closed again
at 10:03 29 May 2020

More than 200 schools across South Korea are forced to return to online teaching just days after being allowed back in classrooms

Most of the affected schools are in an area outside of Seoul which has seen a fresh outbreak of the virus

On Thursday South Korea reported 79 new cases within 24 hours - its highest number in two months

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-52844350

Roll on next week....schools back and up to 6 can meet.
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No space launch today then....poss Saturday
at 21:19 27 May 2020

Inclement weather.
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If you fancy piloting the Dragon 2 capsule and docking with the ISS tonight
at 19:13 27 May 2020

https://iss-sim.spacex.com/

Good luck!
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Microsoft support
at 15:30 27 May 2020

Have just asked me:

"Are you guys located within the European Union?"

....answers on a postcard please!
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David Walliams - shared this yesterday
at 14:20 27 May 2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAqc9ZzJlRo/?igshid=1frls1ezkcjc8

Apologies if already shared.

EDIT: whilst no swearing et al - if you are at work, be mindful....
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Finally...we top something.
at 21:54 25 May 2020

https://www.facebook.com/1003613963/posts/10220765822147755/?sfnsn=scwspmo&extid

Although...not for much longer.
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Just the two flaws with the UKs contact tracing programme
at 20:00 23 May 2020

Then.

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-coronavirus-contact-tracing-testing-flaws

Decent article and plenty of references throughout.
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Well, that got a tad vindictive didn't it. (n/t)
at 17:22 21 May 2020

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Well, that will be no bad thing
at 12:00 20 May 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52724901

I've never understood why this country classes 'shopping' as a past-time.

That aside, if the likes of M&S haven't realised that shopping habits have 'already' changed and would have continued to do so, corona virus aside, that might be why they are struggling.

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EasyJet times their data breach admission perfectly.
at 20:42 19 May 2020

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/ico-data-protection-coronavirus

Your online data is never...ever safe and no one gives a sh*t about it nor will properly ever enforce breaches.
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A friend of mine is an agnostic, dyslexic insomniac.
at 22:25 18 May 2020

He lies awake at night wondering if there is a dog.
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