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by CombatClaret
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future
Replies: 310
Views: 9173

Re: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future

If you look at it in the short term absolutely. Over time I am confident that wont be the case. I could cut and paste this response into any thread about the economic damage of Brexit. Any time evidence shows us thing are going or have gone badly a handful of people tell us we just haven't waited l...
by CombatClaret
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future
Replies: 310
Views: 9173

Re: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future

Where is the evidence for this? One of the main planks of the lockdown argument is that if we hadn't locked down, there would have been vastly more deaths. Where is the evidence? We already had close to the worst death rate per head of population. The only reasonably reliable countries with substan...
by CombatClaret
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future
Replies: 310
Views: 9173

Re: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future

As above that’s a very shortsighted way of looking at it. Unless the other nordics remain locked down they have far more susceptible people than Sweden. Which means they will have a resurgence when things are loosened. Theoretically Sweden won’t. Back to "herd immunity" again. :roll: It was predict...
by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future
Replies: 310
Views: 9173

Re: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future

But that’s not exactly how Sweden managed things. For example stadiums were banned. They’ve let people be free but in a managed way. And because the measures were sensible the general public have been more respectful of the rules. https___d6c748xw2pzm8.cloudfront.net_prod_da3999e0-f28d-11ea-83cb-17...
by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future
Replies: 310
Views: 9173

Re: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future

I don't think that people realise the economic consequences of all this for the future. Nor do people the realize the even worse economic consequences had we not taken action and let a virus with no cure or effective treatment run like wildfire through the population, it's not the death that would ...
by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future
Replies: 310
Views: 9173

Re: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future

What I am finding increasing frustrating is the distrust the public have in the NHS. Doctors and Nurses are being accused of lying and scaremongering by simply stating the numbers of people in ICU. Nurses and Doctors have no axe to grind and would much rather not be dealing with this virus. 940 hea...
by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future
Replies: 310
Views: 9173

Re: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future

Our strategy was so Ill planned we’ve just ended up with a halfway house with the worse of both worlds. There was no good world which we could have had more of though. Not locking down would have seen infections and deaths rise to catastrophic levels. Just because gyms and pubs would have still bee...
by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future
Replies: 310
Views: 9173

Re: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future

Latest stats in Sweden. Deaths remain very very low. (2 yesterday for example). Which continues to suggest that they haven't delayed the problem as most others have. I suspect they will be back to normal before anyone else. Surely if reinfection was such a big issue (if it happens at all so quickly...
by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future
Replies: 310
Views: 9173

Re: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future

adjusted for our best calculation of reality not available tests at the time.
by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future
Replies: 310
Views: 9173

Re: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future

Chief Scientific Advisor Patrick Vallance confessed the current situation ‘is not under control’ at a Government press conference today – but warned it is impossible to compare infection rates to March as testing is now more widely available. He said figures reported earlier in the year were ‘almost...
by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future
Replies: 310
Views: 9173

Re: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future

If you look at the case rates in the UK for March and early April, the peak for cases (7 day average) was April the 14th. They than flattened off and started falling in May. The peak for deaths was also April 14th. There was no lag. The deadly virus was sweeping through the most susceptible people ...
by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future
Replies: 310
Views: 9173

Re: SARS-COV2 could cease to be a pandemic in the near future

Spot the difference The following image compares the number of covid19 deaths in the UK between the first six weeks of the pandemic (orange bars) and the first six weeks of the second spike (the small blue bars). https://lockdownsceptics.org/what-sage-got-wrong/ The problem I see it is that it ther...
by CombatClaret
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The next American President?
Replies: 274
Views: 4532

Re: The next American President?

Republicans closely resemble autocratic parties in Hungary and Turkey Swedish university finds ‘dramatic shift’ in GOP under Trump, shunning democratic norms and encouraging violence https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/26/republican-party-autocratic-hungary-turkey-study-trump Untitled-1.jpg
by CombatClaret
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Laptop recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Laptop recommendation

Thanks to everyone who has responded. How good is the CHUWI Aerobook, Combat? I might upgrade my own looking at that! Hey, I can't speak to that exact model. Watch the review I posted and give a google for others. I can speak to the quality of Chuwi products, I needed a portable windows device for ...
by CombatClaret
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Laptop recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Laptop recommendation

I increasingly buy my tech directly from China, have done this for my last phone and 2in1 tablet. Xiaomi & Chuwi respectively. Far better value than traditional brands you would find on Amazon/Currys eg: Asus, Lenovo etc. £460 CHUWI AeroBook Plus 15.6‘ 15" 4k display - i5 (older but fine) with decen...
by CombatClaret
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The next American President?
Replies: 274
Views: 4532

Re: The next American President?

A new Trump University poll has the President leading in all 72 states.
by CombatClaret
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Government Grants
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Government Grants

I was astonished to see on BBC News that, on behalf of the taxpayer, we have donated, out of covid support funds, a million or so to 2 worthy causes, namely; The Lady Boys Of Bangkok and The Chinese Circus. Unbelievable! The fund gave money to Gandey Productions, a UK company paying UK tax, who pro...
by CombatClaret
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The next American President?
Replies: 274
Views: 4532

Re: The next American President?

android wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:11 pm
Biden a near certain winner. I don't know how socialist Biden is, so the big concern for me is race relations.
He seemed to have a very good relationship with America's first black president.
by CombatClaret
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: End child food poverty
Replies: 117
Views: 2479

Re: End child food poverty

Some people here think they should be immune from criticism or moral judgement for wanting to debate the finer points of ship construction instead of throwing a drowning man a life ring.
by CombatClaret
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The next American President?
Replies: 274
Views: 4532

Re: The next American President?

It wasn't an attack What was unreasonable about what I said? Joe Biden is a communist. Where has he express that all property should be owned by the community and that US citizens should contribute and receive according to their ability and needs? He supports some socialist ideas but he is not a co...
by CombatClaret
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The next American President?
Replies: 274
Views: 4532

Re: The next American President?

Glean whatever you like from it. It sounds as though , that by out living the average US citizen , you feel the two of 'em deserve a medal. "The two of you are worryingly 3rd rate and unsuitable for the job, but congratulations on not being dead!" I'm not the one who brought up their age, you did A...
by CombatClaret
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The next American President?
Replies: 274
Views: 4532

Re: The next American President?

He's a communist and will bankrupt the country with his madcap ideas. Assuming that would have implications for the financial sector in the uk I look forward to the next time you are offended by someone calling anyone on the right fascists'. Ad hominem attacks over anything reasonable or of substan...
by CombatClaret
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The next American President?
Replies: 274
Views: 4532

Re: The next American President?

Former President, Bill Clinton has been out of politics for 20 years. He's younger than the pair of 'em....... Clinton was the third youngest president in history and Trump/Biden are both under the average US life expectancy which has more than doubled since the birth of the USA. So not sure what i...
by CombatClaret
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The next American President?
Replies: 274
Views: 4532

Re: The next American President?

Depressing whatever the result. Any specific reasons again Biden (I can understand Trump) or just general political apathy and a feeling that someone in public service for 50 years must have ill motives? And If not one of those two who specifically in the US political sphere would you rather see in...
by CombatClaret
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The next American President?
Replies: 274
Views: 4532

Re: The next American President?

The leading country of the free world and it is down to these two . I don't get it when people have this kind of sentiment, as if Biden is somehow tied with Trump on any metric tangible or intangible. Is there someone in the USA who would make a better president, most probably, but they were not in...
by CombatClaret
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Premier League squad cost
Replies: 15
Views: 1346

Re: Premier League squad cost

Cities owner 275 times richer than Garlick.
Fulham's owner is worth 100 times Garlick.

Closest if Shed U who is only 3 times richer.
by CombatClaret
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: End child food poverty
Replies: 117
Views: 2479

Re: End child food poverty

oing to bed hungry, and I'm not arguing they're not, then there should be just as many parents walking around looking as if they've just been released from Belsen. Where are these starving parents, because there isn't any near me, and I've never seen any in Burnley on a match day either. Shocking y...
by CombatClaret
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

If lockdowns are so effective what are we doing it for again if the first one worked so well? And how do we get out of the hokey kokey lockdown? The concept is very simple, maybe hard in practice but the blueprint is there. The first lockdown got the R rate and infections down to level that was the...
by CombatClaret
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

We are doomed then, there is no other way out of this without immunity, whether acquired naturally or via a vaccine. Sorry I was referring specifically to the supposed non-vaccinated "libertarian" fringe non-scientific, misinformation lead "Herd Immunity"; do nothing, no restrictions concept, that ...
by CombatClaret
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

Some of those arguments are valid, but the one about there being no evidence that it gives lasting protective immunity isn't one of them. Our entire policy at present is that we are looking for short term solutions while waiting for a vaccine. To say that a solution is only short term is no grounds...
by CombatClaret
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

Is this the paper by Dr Johnny Bananas or is this the one supported by a long list of highly respected medical and scientific experts Combat? Surprisingly it's the one supported by a long list of highly respected medical and scientific experts and published in the world's oldest and best-known gene...
by CombatClaret
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

Any pandemic management strategy relying upon immunity from natural infections for COVID-19 is flawed. Uncontrolled transmission in younger people risks significant morbidity and mortality across the whole population. In addition to the human cost, this would impact the workforce as a whole and ove...
by CombatClaret
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

After the failure of the original lockdown to eradicate the virus, there was only one sensible option - herd immunity. The arrival of a second wave and the realisation of the challenges ahead has led to renewed interest in a so-called herd immunity approach, which suggests allowing a large uncontro...
by CombatClaret
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

There comes a point where a lockdown is the only way to stop the virus from spreading too fast, it's a blunt and economically damaging tool but doing nothing is more damaging once you reach the point where nothing else will work. Yes there can be a happy medium between doing nothing and total lockdo...
by CombatClaret
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

Corky wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:09 am
Now I don't think we will get a handle on the virus unless we get vaccine so what do we do. Just like the common cold and the flu we will have to learn to live with it.
Until we have a vaccine we'll have to learn to live with it, just like influenza... which we have a vaccine for. :?
by CombatClaret
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

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Remember, it takes about three weeks from infection to death, so the 250 who died today likely caught it in the blue area. So now look at the infections today and think forward three weeks. No sign of infections slowing either.
by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

Even the WHO have recently acknowledged that its closer to 0.05%! CF WHO published a study from one Standford doctor saying it could be as low as 0.05% They publish a lot of studies from around the world with varying conclusions, they are after all the World Health Organization. That is not them 'a...
by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

The reality is most people sit in the middle of those two camps and just want some logic and balance. Agree here, a problem that was predicted was that we opened up too much too quickly after the major lock down, we did not wait to see what each component did to the infection rate. We could have ac...
by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

If lockdown measures save 20 thousand lives, but then kill an equal number due to missed cancer operations, heart disease, depression, as well as completely destroying our economy and dooming thousands of kids to a lifetime of poverty what have we achieved? The point of several short two week lockd...
by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

After the failure of the original lockdown to eradicate the virus, there was only one sensible option - herd immunity. Trolling or woefully ignorant Lockdowns are not meant to eradicate the virus but reduce the infection rate and get the spread down to a manageable level. Herd immunity cannot be ac...
by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

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by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

TBF there's been no decent film releases this year Not sure if you're joking, you know they've all been pulled right because they'd make no money back? They tried with Tennet which was very good by all accounts, but no one went to see it because of there being a global pandemic. That's what caused ...
by CombatClaret
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is the fix now worse than the problem?
Replies: 200
Views: 4028

Re: Is the fix now worse than the problem?

The idea that not putting restrictions or temporary lockdowns in place will help the economy is laughable. The main reason there was mass adoption of the first big lockdown was because people feared for their own lives/health. How much business will the hospitality industry get when there is an unco...
by CombatClaret
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16265

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

Could they call it a US deal? In the same way they have talked about Canadian, Norwegian, Swiss deals. It’s pointing out other countries trade with the EU without a “deal”. It’s not a commentary on how “good”the deal is. Isn’t it established that no deal can be as good for business/economy than wha...
by CombatClaret
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16265

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

Minister finally admits an "Australia Deal" is simply No Deal by another name.

If No Deal was really a good thing, why would they have to dress it up and be dishonest to the public?
by CombatClaret
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Three Tier Lockdown
Replies: 661
Views: 20458

Re: Three Tier Lockdown

In my area Track and Trace has identified a number of hot spots including several restaurants, two schools and a pub. These places were closed down for a short time and deep cleaned with customers notified. These appeared in the local press as they happened. ... There is currently a number of 'gove...
by CombatClaret
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16265

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:56 am
Remind me what were the options on the ballot paper?
Deliberately Ignores my phrasing

*Campaigned For
by CombatClaret
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16265

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

However we spent way to much time bickering amongst ourselves over a democratic vote that it was laughable and easily exploited by the EU. Surely that issue arose from the many different versions of Brexit all simultaneously campaigned for being lumped into one vote, afterward you have to untangle ...
by CombatClaret
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Three Tier Lockdown
Replies: 661
Views: 20458

Re: Three Tier Lockdown

Seeing as some people's biggest issue with any kind of lockdown is lowering the quality of life for the very elderly in care homes it should come as great comfort that these people will be among the first to receive a vaccine.
by CombatClaret
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!
Replies: 844
Views: 16265

Re: Wow BJ eviscerates the EU!!!

The positives now given for Brexit are always intangibles (because there aren't any) so it fall back on "chart our own course" or similar rhetorical vagaries, always with the increasingly common caveat that yes, it might make us a lot poorer but we can't know until it happens. Don't remember that in...