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Old 23-07-2021, 09:48   #6646
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Sadly not according to some it isn't, I don't know what agenda the anti maskers are working to either tbh, the discredited disinformation that's still bring spouted
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Old 23-07-2021, 09:59   #6647
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Re: Coronavirus

just been to the shop, only 1 mask wearer ,even the staff are mask free.
they are discussing whether to have a mask on hour in shops on the Jeremy vine show, they are suggesting 7am-8am.
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Old 23-07-2021, 11:40   #6648
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Re: Coronavirus

Just in John Lewis - about 95+% wearing masks (including staff).
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Popped into my local Sainsbury's, they had a sign saying, although masks are no longer required, please wear them to protect others.


But most people were putting them on as they approached.
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Are we just going to get hourly mask updates on this thread now?
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Are we just going to get hourly mask updates on this thread now?
Sounds like a plan as it's as about as exciting as anything else on CF
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Looks like another slow news day for Covid-19, a quick browse of the media sites shows a rehash of stuff we already know, with a 'very slight' drop in cases.

Pingdemic is still with us, but that will drop off shortly when more people have deleted the app.

Long Covid seems to be getting more mentions, maybe that's going to be the new story to go with?

Scientists etc are looking at a new variant found in the UK (16 cases) but that's been pushed far behind the Olympics, storm warnings, and quarantine exemptions. No information yet on how infectious or dangerous it is compared to others.
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Looks like another slow news day for Covid-19, a quick browse of the media sites shows a rehash of stuff we already know, with a 'very slight' drop in cases.

Pingdemic is still with us, but that will drop off shortly when more people have deleted the app.

Long Covid seems to be getting more mentions, maybe that's going to be the new story to go with?

Scientists etc are looking at a new variant found in the UK (16 cases) but that's been pushed far behind the Olympics, storm warnings, and quarantine exemptions. No information yet on how infectious or dangerous it is compared to others.
Looks like the pingdemic is causing more problems than the virus.
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Pingdemic is still with us, but that will drop off shortly when more people have deleted the app.
Did you miss this story about more people downloading it? It's almost as if some people fancy 10 days off work in the middle of summer

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/23/uk-c...ads-spike.html
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Did you miss this story about more people downloading it? It's almost as if some people fancy 10 days off work in the middle of summer

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/23/uk-c...ads-spike.html
I wonder how many downloaded the app so they could easily "register" when visiting pubs/restaurants etc, and then turned it off?

Have to agree some may use it as a chance of 10 days paid leave, especially those working in crap conditions on minimum wage, I however have no need of such subterfuge
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With the number of infections now decreasing (since the peak of 15 July), hopefully things are now starting to ease. Fingers crossed. The virus seems to be running out of people with no immunity to infect. Herd immunity is almost at hand. And if that’s the case, the worries some have tried to give us all about an autumn wave will be put to rest.

I don’t believe that vaccine passports for domestic purposes will be required in the end. Foreign travel is a different matter due to the dangers variants pose to us.
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With the number of infections now decreasing (since the peak of 15 July), hopefully things are now starting to ease. Fingers crossed. The virus seems to be running out of people with no immunity to infect. Herd immunity is almost at hand. And if that’s the case, the worries some have tried to give us all about an autumn wave will be put to rest.

I don’t believe that vaccine passports for domestic purposes will be required in the end. Foreign travel is a different matter due to the dangers variants pose to us.
Here’s hoping that’s true.

However, the peak was on the 17th July, and in July alone, we’ve had two previous 2 day reductions in infections*, so probably sensible to wait for a longer trend before making predictions…

https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/cases

https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/deta..._date_reported

*Cases by dates reported - 10th/11th July were lower than 9th July, and 18th/19th July were lower than 17th then it went upwards again, then dipped for the following three days
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Coronavirus could be spread through FARTING, government ministers have claimed.

Some officials have privately pointed to evidence that the virus can be spread through omitting bodily gasses in confined spaces like bathrooms.

One minister told The Telegraph that they read "credible-looking stuff on it" from other countries around the world.

They claimed there had been evidence of a "genomical-linked tracing connection between two individuals from a [toilet] cubicle in Australia".

Also, there have been some "well-documented cases of diseases spreading through waste pipes during lockdowns in Hong Kong when the U-bend had dried out".

However, government scientists have not confirmed the claim.
So now you know what to do with that second mask.

Telegraph link left in for those who have access.
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Here’s hoping that’s true.

However, the peak was on the 17th July, and in July alone, we’ve had two previous 2 day reductions in infections*, so probably sensible to wait for a longer trend before making predictions…

https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/cases

https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/deta..._date_reported

*Cases by dates reported - 10th/11th July were lower than 9th July, and 18th/19th July were lower than 17th then it went upwards again, then dipped for the following three days
According to this, the peak was 15 July, Hugh.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/202...oint-expected/

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Yet there are early signs that Britain has already peaked – and has done so at a far lower point than anyone expected. On July 15, the country recorded 60,676 cases, and infections have been largely falling ever since.
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It’ll be interesting to see if that’s reflected in the ONS surveys which will remove the variation in the number of tests being carried out.

It’s funny how the “but we are testing more” brigade as a result of increases never say “but we are testing less” in response to decreases.
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