Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby Perkles » 02 Apr 2020, 08:43

The West Midlands is the UKs biggest hot spot next to London ,grim watching the news last night
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby Blade » 02 Apr 2020, 15:48

First case at work this morning :? Glad that was my last shift (whew)
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby duke63 » 02 Apr 2020, 16:15

I see Eddie Large as succumbed to it.
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby C00kiemonster » 02 Apr 2020, 16:44

duke63 wrote:I see Eddie Large as succumbed to it.


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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby duke63 » 02 Apr 2020, 17:43

I see even the right wing Tory press are laying into the Government over their complete lack of testing and getting the right chemicals to test with.

Apparently the rest of the world got in before us. (facepalm)

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/coronavi ... spartandhp
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby Perkles » 02 Apr 2020, 18:38

duke63 wrote:I see even the right wing Tory press are laying into the Government over their complete lack of testing and getting the right chemicals to test with.

Apparently the rest of the world got in before us. (facepalm)

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/coronavi ... spartandhp

it could be worse we could have an orange baboon pretending its not really happening
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby kiwikrasher » 02 Apr 2020, 23:09

Blade wrote:First case at work this morning :? Glad that was my last shift (whew)


Shit, that’s going to cause some drama
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby Blade » 03 Apr 2020, 10:36

So is riding your bike in isolation for 1 hour classed as exercise? :? ........ (nod)
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby D41 » 03 Apr 2020, 11:08

It'd be classed as a low-impact exercise (hopefully results in a no-impact exercise too!).
You don't go aerobic when you're doing it, and nothing even remotely approaching anaerobic, either.
But it's a broad question...you can certainly get a decent workout when you're riding a bike, but it's not going to be very beneficial to you from a physical standpoint...you're not going to improve yourself from riding a bike, you need something else to bolster that, a base to work from.
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby Cav » 03 Apr 2020, 11:09

No. That's what you meant to say D41 :D
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby D41 » 03 Apr 2020, 11:15

(rolf) My bad. Rookie error.
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby Jack » 03 Apr 2020, 14:30

As it currently stands the police have no power to stop you going out unless you are suspected of being infected or are in a gathering , it is against advice and guidelines but I don't believe those are legally enforceable .
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby Cav » 03 Apr 2020, 14:46

They can fine you but if you then keep going toward your destination I presume they will just keep fining you?! Also, the fines increase every instance.
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby D41 » 03 Apr 2020, 15:07

They can warn you, fine you, or arrest you.
Same as with everything else the police deal with.
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby Jack » 03 Apr 2020, 15:59

Schedule 21 and 22 of the coranavirus Act deal with police powers and they only apply if you are suspected of being infected or are at an event or gathering , they have no extra powers to detain and question you , it is obvious this legislation was rushed through there are for instance no absolute rules concerning what is and what isn't essential , I can see a lot of appeals and compensation in the future if the police decide to enforce guidelines and advice .
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby StMarks » 03 Apr 2020, 18:02

Just been speaking to my baby brother who lives in Barcelona. They are 3 weeks in to their total lockdown, and no one is allowed out at all enforced by a 600 euro fine.
Only one person per vehicle, and shopping is one person per household unaccompanied.
Little bro' is exempt (classed as key worker) & said that when he's out and about it's like a scene from 28 Days Later.
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby D6Nutz » 04 Apr 2020, 13:38

Found on Facebook, but very apt given the current circumstances.

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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby D41 » 04 Apr 2020, 15:11

That's a fairly well-known old wartime photograph...and a misinterpreted one at that.
They're not in a minefield...the donkey, or mule, or whatever it is was lame, abandoned, & too weak to walk.

The whole minefield yarn was added during the Korean War, IIRC.
Or the Vietnam War. Sommit like that.
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Re: Coronavirus - hype or pandemlc?

Postby StMarks » 04 Apr 2020, 19:21

D41 wrote:That's a fairly well-known old wartime photograph...and a misinterpreted one at that.
They're not in a minefield...the donkey, or mule, or whatever it is was lame, abandoned, & too weak to walk.

The whole minefield yarn was added during the Korean War, IIRC.
Or the Vietnam War. Sommit like that.

Semantics.
Fwiw I don't mind if the actual context of the picture was different. Imho the image, together with those well chosen words, conveys a powerful message that is likely to be more readily absorbed.
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