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(Mirror.co.uk)   More than 500,000 Britons are entering a new Covid-19 lockdown   (mirror.co.uk) divider line
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2020-10-28 8:34:35 PM  
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Who are the Britons?
 
2020-10-28 9:49:04 PM  

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Who are the Britons?


I'll turn the lights out for ya.
 
2020-10-28 9:49:57 PM  
This time it will work.
 
2020-10-28 9:51:01 PM  
Silly Brits.  Why doesn't their government simply declare that they've beaten the pandemic?
 
2020-10-28 9:51:15 PM  
They are not set to plunge...they set themselves to plunge by not actively fighting this disease with preventions.

Compare to Melbourne/Australia
 
2020-10-28 9:52:20 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: This time it will work.


It only works when people behave in the right way afterwards.
 
2020-10-28 9:54:23 PM  

ArkAngel: [Fark user image 800x480]

Who are the Britons?


King Arthur COVID: We all are. We are all Britons. And I am your king.
 
2020-10-28 9:56:10 PM  
If only we had some leadership here in the US of A.
Oh well.
400,000 it is, then...
 
2020-10-28 9:58:19 PM  

Neondistraction: Silly Brits.  Why doesn't their government simply declare that they've beaten the pandemic?


If they'd just slowed the testing down, they wouldn't be in this position.
 
2020-10-28 10:03:21 PM  

doctorguilty: ArkAngel: [Fark user image 800x480]

Who are the Britons?

King Arthur COVID: We all are. We are all Britons. And I am your king.


I didn't vote for a lockdown.
 
2020-10-28 10:13:11 PM  
I suppose its a start. We have a long way to go given the extent of their colonialism
 
2020-10-28 10:13:53 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: This time it will work.


9 months into the worst public health crisis in living memory and you're pretending to still not know how viruses spread or how exponentials work?

Son, people can see you...
 
2020-10-28 10:20:35 PM  
As one of the few states in the US with the lowest infection rate, let me just give you one tip: PUT ON YOUR farkING MASK!
 
2020-10-28 10:21:08 PM  
about time, things are beginning to get out of control there. Other European states are doing it too.

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2020-10-28 10:25:31 PM  
interesting thing about this is that the UK is beginning to act at a rate of death that the US has been hovering at for the last 3-4 months without taking new action.

It's as though the US has just collectively said, "this is the rate of death and medicalisation we're going to live with."


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2020-10-28 10:43:39 PM  

ansius: interesting thing about this is that the UK is beginning to act at a rate of death that the US has been hovering at for the last 3-4 months without taking new action.

It's as though the US has just collectively said, "this is the rate of death and medicalisation we're going to live with."


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No, we're not even doing that.  That would be acknowledging that it's a problem but that we're going to just let it take it's course.  We're actively denying it's even a problem. By 'we' I mean our president and his minions.

/ also we actually use the letter Z in some words
 
2020-10-28 10:44:50 PM  
In other news the virus ends if Biden wins.Trump wins everyone dies.Got it.
 
2020-10-28 10:55:32 PM  

ocelot: In other news the virus ends if Biden wins.Trump wins everyone dies.Got it.


Literally no one is saying that.  Well, except for the people that think it's a hoax perpetrated for political reasons.  But then those same people turn around and blame the democrats for politicizing the pandemic, so they aren't that bright to begin with.
 
2020-10-28 11:07:40 PM  

ansius: interesting thing about this is that the UK is beginning to act at a rate of death that the US has been hovering at for the last 3-4 months without taking new action.

It's as though the US has just collectively said, "this is the rate of death and medicalisation we're going to live with."


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Basically, it is... the entire point of lockdown was not to eliminate the virus, anyone who thinks that is fooling themselves.  We skipped over that possibility pretty fast.  It's simply not possible.  The point was to give the healthcare system a chance to catch up.  Excess deaths only really occur when hospitals are overflowed.  So yeah, we are basically trying to keep the hospitals running just under capacity.  So far, it's been that way, but maybe not this winter.  We'll see.
 
2020-10-28 11:30:00 PM  

Resident Muslim: They are not set to plunge...they set themselves to plunge by not actively fighting this disease with preventions.

Compare to Melbourne/Australia


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2020-10-28 11:40:57 PM  
Just wanna say that I'm posting from Melbourne, where five million of us are just coming out of a long-arse lockdown. The state has gone from over 700 new cases per day to one, zero, maybe three a day. Lockdown farkin' works.
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2020-10-29 12:00:46 AM  

ansius: about time, things are beginning to get out of control there. Other European states are doing it too.

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Or cases:

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2020-10-29 12:54:15 AM  
"All indoor entertainment and tourism venues must close except for ice rinks, cinemas, concert halls, theatres, and hotels and other accommodation.
Gyms and leisure centres can remain open but it is "strongly advised" that group exercise or dance classes do not take place.
And hairdresser and barbers can remain open but cannot carry out any "personal care" work, such as brows.
Tier 3 rules order pubs and bars to shut unless they can operate as a restaurant, and alcohol can only be served with "substantial" meals.
People are also banned from meeting anyone not in their household or bubble - either indoors, or in a private outdoor space like a garden or beer garden."


Why are COVID rules so weird? I can't have a friend over to my house outside but I can go see a movie with them in a cinema?
 
2020-10-29 12:56:41 AM  

Neondistraction: Silly Brits.  Why doesn't their government simply declare that they've beaten the pandemic?


Approves.
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2020-10-29 12:59:32 AM  

ansius: interesting thing about this is that the UK is beginning to act at a rate of death that the US has been hovering at for the last 3-4 months without taking new action.

It's as though the US has just collectively said, "this is the rate of death and medicalisation we're going to live with."


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"This is fine." - Dumb Americans
 
2020-10-29 1:08:29 AM  
How harsh are the restrictions?
"The pubs have to close."
Well that's bad now isn't it?
 
2020-10-29 1:13:59 AM  

You Die!: Neondistraction: Silly Brits.  Why doesn't their government simply declare that they've beaten the pandemic?

Approves.
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He only approves because he's no longer going to be considered the worst president in history.

/not really, his family are not fans of trump
 
2020-10-29 1:35:57 AM  

You Die!: Why are COVID rules so weird? I can't have a friend over to my house outside but I can go see a movie with them in a cinema?


You really need to think about what you just wrote.
 
2020-10-29 2:54:25 AM  

halotosis: ansius: interesting thing about this is that the UK is beginning to act at a rate of death that the US has been hovering at for the last 3-4 months without taking new action.

It's as though the US has just collectively said, "this is the rate of death and medicalisation we're going to live with."


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Basically, it is... the entire point of lockdown was not to eliminate the virus, anyone who thinks that is fooling themselves.  We skipped over that possibility pretty fast.  It's simply not possible.  The point was to give the healthcare system a chance to catch up.  Excess deaths only really occur when hospitals are overflowed.  So yeah, we are basically trying to keep the hospitals running just under capacity.  So far, it's been that way, but maybe not this winter.  We'll see.


Yes, you can eliminate the virus. It's hard, but you can.

And the benefits are that you can reopen without killing 200,000 people in 6 months.
 
2020-10-29 3:11:06 AM  

Jesus McSordid: Just wanna say that I'm posting from Melbourne, where five million of us are just coming out of a long-arse lockdown. The state has gone from over 700 new cases per day to one, zero, maybe three a day. Lockdown farkin' works.
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Welcome back!

/was supposed to be visiting my bro in Melbourne at Easter, but obviously couldn't (I'm in the uk)
 
2020-10-29 3:42:54 AM  

Pert: Jesus McSordid: Just wanna say that I'm posting from Melbourne, where five million of us are just coming out of a long-arse lockdown. The state has gone from over 700 new cases per day to one, zero, maybe three a day. Lockdown farkin' works.
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Welcome back!

/was supposed to be visiting my bro in Melbourne at Easter, but obviously couldn't (I'm in the uk)


So that would make it a long ass-lockdown?  That sounds like the name of a porno.
 
2020-10-29 3:49:30 AM  

You Die!: "All indoor entertainment and tourism venues must close except for ice rinks, cinemas, concert halls, theatres, and hotels and other accommodation.
Gyms and leisure centres can remain open but it is "strongly advised" that group exercise or dance classes do not take place.
And hairdresser and barbers can remain open but cannot carry out any "personal care" work, such as brows.
Tier 3 rules order pubs and bars to shut unless they can operate as a restaurant, and alcohol can only be served with "substantial" meals.
People are also banned from meeting anyone not in their household or bubble - either indoors, or in a private outdoor space like a garden or beer garden."

Why are COVID rules so weird? I can't have a friend over to my house outside but I can go see a movie with them in a cinema?


They're written by politicians.
 
2020-10-29 7:13:30 AM  

Pert: Jesus McSordid: Just wanna say that I'm posting from Melbourne, where five million of us are just coming out of a long-arse lockdown. The state has gone from over 700 new cases per day to one, zero, maybe three a day. Lockdown farkin' works.
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Welcome back!

/was supposed to be visiting my bro in Melbourne at Easter, but obviously couldn't (I'm in the uk)


Honestly, my arse is not all that long. It's possibly my best feature, as long as you're just looking at it. If you listen or smell, then we have a problem.

Hope you get to see your brother soon. Look me up in beautiful Nunawading if you do.
 
2020-10-29 8:09:19 AM  
we have a nation of idiots. on my block alone, there are just a few of us who are abiding by the rules. however, there are junkies, alcoholics, and people who think it's their given right to behave as one would pre-lockdown.
I haven't seen the stats for this area, but, the first wave killed at least 14 people (population here is roughly 3,300 people) so I'm going to guess that this time round, the figures are a little higher. on the plus side, my grandsons school hasn't been affected - in fact, of the three schools in the area, none have been affected.
(I'll shut up there because I've probably cursed them now)
so expecting every single family here to go into a full national lockdown? unpossible. when the neighbours kids are playing out after school, they're playing with their friends. and nobody gives a damn that this area is tier 3. no social mixing please. of any sort. that includes the crotchspawn.
even the weather doesn't keep people in.
I'd welcome a full lockdown. I just need to get a few provisions in and I'm ready for it.
 
2020-10-30 3:12:54 AM  

BafflerMeal: You Die!: Why are COVID rules so weird? I can't have a friend over to my house outside but I can go see a movie with them in a cinema?

You really need to think about what you just wrote.


Spending money = good. Not spending money = bad. That it?
 
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