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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 14:27 
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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 17:33 
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My employer has announced an official date for reopening the Glasgow office of 7th September; with all the social distancing measures you'd expect. I'm actually kind of surprised they're bothering to do it so early when we all seem to be delivering pretty well from home, but whatever. I had signed up for the first wave on the assumption that gyms in Scotland would have reopened by the time the office did (my gym is in the city centre so it's more convenient to go there when I'm already in the city at the office) but it doesn't look like that's going to be the case, which leaves me wondering whether I should bother. Also because returning to the office is really only worthwhile if a number of my other team mates were to do it, and I've honestly no idea what other people's feelings are on the matter. I'll almost certainly go back at least one day on that first week, even if only to gauge what it's like commuting etc. After that though I'm not sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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I have no idea who Colin Robinson is, but strangely he looks just like me.


It's, um, not a flattering comparison. Though it is a hilarious one and if you've not seen What We Do In The Shadows (either the film or the TV series) then you should absolutely remedy that ASAP.





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We are not going back to the office this year. Anther 4 months of this at least.

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Bamba wrote:
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I have no idea who Colin Robinson is, but strangely he looks just like me.


It's, um, not a flattering comparison. Though it is a hilarious one and if you've not seen What We Do In The Shadows (either the film or the TV series) then you should absolutely remedy that ASAP.





I don't mind at all. bigger fish to fry and all that. Plus the fact I've developed a thicker skin when it comes to taking the piss. I don't know anything about "What We Do In The Shadows". Might have a peek next time I'm bored, which is almost never these days. (one of the positives)


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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The Work from home / work on site split (3, and 3 days respectively) is still working for me in principle, as I get the best of both worlds. I'm not sure I'd do too well WFH the whole time, as work gives me a break from home and vice versa.

However, it's about time I set up a proper office space - the kitchen table is very uncomfortable now for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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If you couldn't get enough of the Cummings affair, there's been a heck of a scandal in Ireland right now where 81 of the great and good were caught at a golf society dinner in flagrant breach of rules. The ever-interesting "Irish Passport" podcast has a great episode going into detail on the affair, although it was recorded before the resignations started.


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At least they are resigning, which it seems our ministers and advisers are unable to do.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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Just watched this and NOW I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK, I don't have the wherewithal to decide if it's bollocks and I can't really find any rebuttals of the points rasied:



Basically, he's saying that all the data suggests that coronavirus followed the same curve as other flu pandemics, it always was going to pretty much follow that curve regardless of lockdown and now it's effectively over. e.g. Pubs have been open for 9 weeks with effectively just token distancing and yet there has been no corresponding increase in deaths. Same story wherever lockdown has been relaxed/ended, deaths aren't significantly increasing. The only thing really rising is cases rather than deaths and that's due mostly to more testing.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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Low hanging fruit.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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Is he right about token distancing though? I don't know a single bar that isn't seated-only with table service. Compare that to crowding four deep at a bar and that's not token anything, it's a noticeable behaviour change with real distancing effect

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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True, but it's still loads more people together in indoor spaces than during full lockdown, seen lots of busy scenes.


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Covid denying salon 'to be shut down' after sticking conspiracy posters up again

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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Just seen this too. It's like these things aren't in place for a reason. :facepalm:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultat ... 19-and-flu

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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The start of this thread makes for some quaint reading :)

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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Grim... wrote:
The start of this thread makes for some quaint reading :)


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Part of me is at the point where I just want to get coronavirus now, just to get it over with. Another part of me recognises that is a stupid position to take.

If you're going to get it you're much better off getting it now than 100,000 cases later.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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I say infect everyone. Thin the herd

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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I say infect everyone. Thin the herd

Almost one million dead

Are you trying to make me feel bad about a deliberately tasteless joke made weeks before we knew what was happening? Good luck


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Grim... wrote:
The start of this thread makes for some quaint reading :)

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Part of me is at the point where I just want to get coronavirus now, just to get it over with. Another part of me recognises that is a stupid position to take.

If you're going to get it you're much better off getting it now than 100,000 cases later.

I mean, it's still true, it just happened really fast ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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I say infect everyone. Thin the herd

Almost one million dead

Are you trying to make me feel bad about a deliberately tasteless joke made weeks before we knew what was happening? Good luck

Yes. You are bad and should feel bad

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 15:05 
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Now say five Hail Mali's and donate to the cause, brother.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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"Testing issues will be solved in a matter of weeks," says Hancock.

If course it will, but how many? 5, 10, 52? I think we should be told.

I notice he unwisely didn't say, "could" be solved in a matter of weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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He was asked if it would be solved “next week” and subtly shifted the answer.

Nobody was fooled, and you can measure pretty much any timescale in weeks if you have a big enough calculator.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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We’ve got Channel 4 at work interviewing our Covid testers as we are apparently running a really good service. Saying that we’re full until Saturday, though I guess it’s still better than a lot of other places, at least our staff can currently get appointments within the testing window


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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Entertaining/depressing thread on the track and trace app

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 22:49 
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Someone in my son's class at school has tested positive for Corona virus, he now has to self isolate until next Friday, but apparently we do not, unless he gets symptoms (or we do).

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Hope you all stay virus free mate.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus
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Currently, a mate and I can sit in a pub, and have a few beers until 10pm, but we can't do the same 100 yards down the road in my garden.

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Someone in my son's class at school has tested positive for Corona virus, he now has to self isolate until next Friday, but apparently we do not, unless he gets symptoms (or we do).

He got tested without exhibiting any symptoms?

//edit: christ on a bike, you meant your son. sorry.

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Currently, a mate and I can sit in a pub, and have a few beers until 10pm, but we can't do the same 100 yards down the road in my garden.

You mean this local lockdown thing? I don't think that's right is it? You can go to the pub with someone from your household but not socialise there with anyone from outside it.


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GazChap wrote:
Malc wrote:
Someone in my son's class at school has tested positive for Corona virus, he now has to self isolate until next Friday, but apparently we do not, unless he gets symptoms (or we do).

He got tested without exhibiting any symptoms?

//edit: christ on a bike, you meant your son. sorry.


I made the same mistake!


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Currently, a mate and I can sit in a pub, and have a few beers until 10pm, but we can't do the same 100 yards down the road in my garden.

You mean this local lockdown thing? I don't think that's right is it? You can go to the pub with someone from your household but not socialise there with anyone from outside it.


I think he means Mali can go to the pub to drink with his mate, but same mate cannot go to Mali's house to drink (presumably because the homebrew is unsafe).


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markg wrote:
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Currently, a mate and I can sit in a pub, and have a few beers until 10pm, but we can't do the same 100 yards down the road in my garden.

You mean this local lockdown thing? I don't think that's right is it? You can go to the pub with someone from your household but not socialise there with anyone from outside it.


Stalwart legal journal the Liverpool Echosays

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...residents in Merseyside, Warrington, Halton and Lancashire will no longer be able to socialise with anyone who does not live in their household or in their social bubble, in private homes or gardens.


So and five people with me can get bevvied while ten, but no after party round mine.

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Yeah, just trying to find something from the government and it seems that it's only advisory to not meet people outside your household if it's for the purposes of getting shitfaced on booze. Makes sense, got to keep Wetherspoons and the rest of the drug dealers happy.


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Ah, here it is

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Is that Matt Hancock!?

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Just looking at all the paranoia on social media, about the Track and Trace app.

it makes me giggle that that trust Fb more than they do the Government. To be fair they could be right.

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But they're not even using the government's app any more, it's the one based on the Google/apple API.

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But they're not even using the government's app any more, it's the one based on the Google/apple API.


Is that the API that the govt had originally said that they wouldn't use, in favour of something of their own?

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