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by Sandydragon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: COVID19

Banquo wrote:Today's figures make very grim reading.


Shit. Thats a bit of a jump, although you can still argue that those who are dying today caught the illness prior to the lockdown.
by Sandydragon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: COVID19

twitchy wrote:https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1245189147758821376

Can I assume that they have no covid19 confirmed cases then? Its one way to stay at the bottom of the league table I suppose.
by Sandydragon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 5848
Views: 394376

Re: Trump

Trump has found time to have a pop at Boris Johnson and the UK response to COVID19. Pot, kettle and black.
by Sandydragon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: COVID19

Id like to think that the assessment used was based on a number of criteria: Numbers of citizens dead, UK reputation, Financial loss, etc Whilst there are more dangerous viruses than COVID19, this is a huge spreader and if the political appetite for deaths is set pretty low, then that should base th...
by Sandydragon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: COVID19

From today's Times. Coronavirus was judged a “moderate risk” to Britain by the government’s scientific advisers five weeks ago as cases began to surge in Italy, The Times has learnt. Scientists on a government committee, including the key pandemic modeller Neil Ferguson, met on February 21 and discu...
by Sandydragon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: RE: Re: COVID19

Lying cunts. Here Eug, what should I be thinking about this then... Scottish Govt emergency legislation to suspend trial by jury and treble FOI request time limit to 60 days. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200331/d00ce8607a8c09461a1c7dacc2f6ec77.jpg Sent from my CPH1951 using Tapatalk FOI, meh....
by Sandydragon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: COVID19

FuckBook growing a pair? https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52106321 Bolsonaro seems a right odious little cunt. Little? He’s one of the holy septuplets of cuntdom, along with Trump, Modi, Duterte, Putin, Erdogan, and my glorious Viktator. Duterte Harry has been a bit quiet of late. I’m surprised ...
by Sandydragon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: COVID19

morepork wrote:FuckBook growing a pair?

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52106321

Bolsonaro seems a right odious little cunt.

Think Trump with even less inhibitions. Utter cock.
by Sandydragon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 5848
Views: 394376

Re: Trump

Indeed. The last few years has been a revelation; like some kind of mass experiment. I'm not sure that was ever the intention but psychologists will have enough information to pour over for decades.
by Sandydragon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 5848
Views: 394376

Re: Trump

Seoul is 38m above sea level, though among those who know best they say almost the entire country resides in Seoul. Started drinking early? "I know South Korea better than anybody," "It's a very tight - do you know how many people are in Seoul? Do you know how big the city of Seoul i...
by Sandydragon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 5848
Views: 394376

Re: Trump

Digby wrote:Seoul is 38m above sea level, though among those who know best they say almost the entire country resides in Seoul.


Started drinking early?
by Sandydragon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 5848
Views: 394376

Re: Trump

So had Biden just given up pretending he even gives a shit, or is he doing something that I just missed? Apparently he is giving basement addresses which aren't being taken up by the media. However, his polling is still doing well despite the focus on Trump during this emergency so he may decide do...
by Sandydragon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 5848
Views: 394376

Re: Trump

Basically this entire thing is evidence 1001 why I would never live in America you will be thrilled to learn that gun shops have been recategorised as "essential businesses" following some fierce lobbying. Perfect storm. The media here is picking up on 'isolation murders', which is the ne...
by Sandydragon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: RE: Re: COVID19

https://twitter.com/FerdiGiugliano/status/1243128000121618432 "The town of Nembro, near Bergamo, had 158 deaths so far this year Vs 35 on average in the recent past. Only 31 deaths were attributed to Covid-19" Of course, some of those will be undiagnosed COVID deaths, and some secondary a...
by Sandydragon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: COVID19

There's not a massive amount of point in comparing raw numbers across countries it seems to me. What you can usefully look at is progression in other countries to predict progression in your own and the effect of certain restrictions. Obviously there are cultural differences and weird outliers - so...
by Sandydragon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: COVID19

How much do we trust any of those figures? Unless we are all using the same criteria for assessing cause of death (which apparently isn't the case) then there is potential for significant discrepancies. However, assuming each country doesn't change the criteria midway then its interesting to see ho...
by Sandydragon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: COVID19

How much do we trust any of those figures? Unless we are all using the same criteria for assessing cause of death (which apparently isn't the case) then there is potential for significant discrepancies. However, assuming each country doesn't change the criteria midway then its interesting to see how...
by Sandydragon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: COVID19

Son of Mathonwy wrote:Probably just the tip of the iceberg re people inserting objects (or small mammals) in an ill-advised place.


I wonder how long people have to be isolated before they start looking at the dog in a funny way?
by Sandydragon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: COVID19

I can only imagine the amusement that generated amongst exhausted Australian medics.
by Sandydragon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 5848
Views: 394376

Re: Trump

morepork wrote:Peak fuckhead.


Wow. Just wow.
by Sandydragon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: COVID19

Some of the best cyber defences are to be found in Estonia. Getting a kicking is a good teaching method it appears. Certainly we should have learnt lessons from a number of Asian governments following SARS but if we don’t learn the lessons this time then we don’t deserve to survive. True but, for e...
by Sandydragon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 5848
Views: 394376

Re: Trump

Mikey Brown wrote:https://twitter.com/jimmfelton/status/1243814602804269061?s=21

I think most people who meet Trump have an urgent urge to wash their hands afterwards, so they should be OK.
by Sandydragon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Trump
Replies: 5848
Views: 394376

Re: Trump

Is Biden staying quiet because he doesn't have an official role in all this? it doesn't look like a time he shouldn't be showing leadership looking to the election, but it's maybe a time not to be too public right now when this shouldn't be a partisan issue Whatever he does he has a problem. As mor...
by Sandydragon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: RE: Re: COVID19

Isn't that the UK strategy of about two weeks ago? Yes it seems to be. When this is all over, I hope there will be an honest appraisal of why so many more people died in the West than in the far East. They took it seriously early on. We kept comparing it to the flu and not really preparing for it t...
by Sandydragon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 467
Views: 9066

Re: COVID19

Some of the best cyber defences are to be found in Estonia. Getting a kicking is a good teaching method it appears. Certainly we should have learnt lessons from a number of Asian governments following SARS but if we don’t learn the lessons this time then we don’t deserve to survive.