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(Guardian)   The UK could wind up seeing 200,000 Covid cases a day thanks to "Freedom Day"   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2021-07-18 10:29:06 PM  
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2021-07-18 10:58:48 PM  
You elected a guy named Boris who apparently never learned to comb his hair.

/Yes I'm American and I know we also did a very stupid thing
 
2021-07-19 2:41:48 AM  
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His lawn, get off it.
 
2021-07-19 3:48:04 AM  
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2021-07-19 5:19:51 AM  
"The real question is do we get to double that - or even higher," he told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday,. "And that's where the crystal ball starts to fail. I mean, we could get to 2,000 hospitalisations a day, 200,000 cases a day - but it's much less certain."


He should see a doctor about pulling things out of his butt.
 
2021-07-19 5:28:53 AM  
I'll bet $100 they don't.  Anyone up for a bet?
 
2021-07-19 5:34:23 AM  
One of my good friends has got leaving drinks when he changes jobs this week.

There's no way I can justify travelling into London and spending an evening inside a pub with 50 people unmasked, even though I'm double jabbed. Chances of meeting someone who then tests positive is SO HIGH it's not worth it, as I'd then have to self isolate and miss a holiday (vacation).
 
2021-07-19 5:56:51 AM  

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2021-07-19 6:10:35 AM  
Honestly, fark Freedom Day. I'm keeping my mask on in shops and avoiding everything and everyone else as much as possible until Delta is under control.
 
2021-07-19 6:15:30 AM  
If another variant emerges from this, it will be the second that clown is responsible for spreading. Ignoring the warnings of 1200 scientists? I mean wt holy f
 
2021-07-19 6:59:25 AM  
It's lose-lose.

It spreads like wildfire infecting not only the COVIDiots but also scores of vaxxed folks who are taking every precaution.

Or nothing happens. It DOESN'T spread, giving the COVIDiots more ammo for their idiocy.

The faster the COVIDiots die off, the better we'll all be.

/yeah yeah, children under 12 and the immunocompromised yadda yadda
 
2021-07-19 7:04:26 AM  
In many ways, the UK can be considered the parent of the United States.
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2021-07-19 7:08:28 AM  

revrendjim: You elected a guy named Boris who apparently never learned to comb his hair.

/Yes I'm American and I know we also did a very stupid thing


Boris does know how to comb his hair and does it regularly.

He deliberately ruffles his hair as part of his image of a bumbling everyman. He is a smart man playing the fool, much like Bill Clinton but more. It is always a stunt so he can get away with the cold calculated "just let them die" approach to COVID and "my mates are going to make a bank load of cash even though it will fark you" Brexit.
 
2021-07-19 7:20:24 AM  

sniderman: It's lose-lose.

It spreads like wildfire infecting not only the COVIDiots but also scores of vaxxed folks who are taking every precaution.

Or nothing happens. It DOESN'T spread, giving the COVIDiots more ammo for their idiocy.

The faster the COVIDiots die off, the better we'll all be.

/yeah yeah, children under 12 and the immunocompromised yadda yadda


Did the UK start vaccinating the 12-17 year olds?  Last thing I read said that they were vaccinating 18+.  I hope they've at least made inroads with the teens given they're opening up with those numbers.
 
2021-07-19 7:27:31 AM  
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2021-07-19 7:29:13 AM  
"could" is always a get out. Jimmy Hoffa could emerge from a spaceship, couldn't he?

And I have no idea why anyone trusts Neil Ferguson. His models suck. He was way off with BSE and way off with UK Covid deaths. His model was criticised in the NBER study conducted by MIT and Harvard.
 
2021-07-19 7:58:05 AM  
I moved to Poland from the UK three years ago. I regularly get asked why, and it's becoming more and more obvious day by day to everyone exactly why I left the UK
 
2021-07-19 8:09:14 AM  

Pert: One of my good friends has got leaving drinks when he changes jobs this week.

There's no way I can justify travelling into London and spending an evening inside a pub with 50 people unmasked, even though I'm double jabbed. Chances of meeting someone who then tests positive is SO HIGH it's not worth it, as I'd then have to self isolate and miss a holiday (vacation).


All my teeth turned brown and fell out just reading that post.
 
2021-07-19 8:11:14 AM  

boohyah: I moved to Poland from the UK three years ago. I regularly get asked why, and it's becoming more and more obvious day by day to everyone exactly why I left the UK


Dude, antivaccine protesters burn or destroyed two vaccination centers in France. I'm really at a loss to think of a nation that has not gone at least slightly insance those last years.
 
2021-07-19 8:22:16 AM  

boohyah: I moved to Poland from the UK three years ago. I regularly get asked why, and it's becoming more and more obvious day by day to everyone exactly why I left the UK


You dislike women having access to abortions?

Poland has a higher covid death rate than the UK and will be hit hard by the delta variant in the next couple of months.
 
2021-07-19 8:27:13 AM  
Love all these "see what happens when you resist govt" posts and 90% of farkers are their cheerleaders.


Give me a TAKE, Give me an AWAY, Give me a RIGHTS!!

XD
 
2021-07-19 8:54:57 AM  

dillengest: boohyah: I moved to Poland from the UK three years ago. I regularly get asked why, and it's becoming more and more obvious day by day to everyone exactly why I left the UK

You dislike women having access to abortions?

Poland has a higher covid death rate than the UK and will be hit hard by the delta variant in the next couple of months.


I honestly don't know where you get your figures from but Poland has less than half  the number of cases and less than half the deaths.. we have a better record on shutdowns and quarantines are carried out with local police assistance. As for your point on abortion... Really... Poland has its own version of trump in power at the moment and they will soon be gone and everything will be back to normal.. whataboutism just makes you look kinda dumb, as do false equivalencies.. I mean just look at the republican parties record on abortion law in the USA... At least I'm in one of the fastest growing economies in Europe, with a decent wage, cheap beer and good food, with my missus and kids, and not living in the shadow of a twat called Boris
 
2021-07-19 9:03:02 AM  

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His lawn, get off it.


LOL 99.8% survival rate. WIth Delta is more like 95-96%... and probably like 60% of not getting long haul covid.

That BS propaganda should be taken down by the gov.
 
2021-07-19 9:03:02 AM  

dillengest: boohyah: I moved to Poland from the UK three years ago. I regularly get asked why, and it's becoming more and more obvious day by day to everyone exactly why I left the UK

You dislike women having access to abortions?

Poland has a higher covid death rate than the UK and will be hit hard by the delta variant in the next couple of months.


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I am aware that maths is hard but if you look closely you can see that all of the UK numbers are bigger than the Polish numbers....
 
2021-07-19 9:10:22 AM  

boohyah: dillengest: boohyah: I moved to Poland from the UK three years ago. I regularly get asked why, and it's becoming more and more obvious day by day to everyone exactly why I left the UK

You dislike women having access to abortions?

Poland has a higher covid death rate than the UK and will be hit hard by the delta variant in the next couple of months.

I honestly don't know where you get your figures from but Poland has less than half  the number of cases and less than half the deaths.. we have a better record on shutdowns and quarantines are carried out with local police assistance. As for your point on abortion... Really... Poland has its own version of trump in power at the moment and they will soon be gone and everything will be back to normal.. whataboutism just makes you look kinda dumb, as do false equivalencies.. I mean just look at the republican parties record on abortion law in the USA... At least I'm in one of the fastest growing economies in Europe, with a decent wage, cheap beer and good food, with my missus and kids, and not living in the shadow of a twat called Boris


Poland has half the population of the UK. Pretty much all figures available indicate about 75,000 covid deaths in Poland and about 130,000 in the UK. Overall case rate is slightly lower in Poland, but that's expected due to the much lower rate of testing. Which also means Poland's death rate is likely to be a larger underestimate.
 
2021-07-19 9:13:18 AM  
Honestly I've come to the conclusion that the human race is just too socially based to be locked away from each other and this shiat is gonna continue until either everyone has had it or been vaccinated, or a significant enough portion of the world's' populace dies off from it to bring the whole equation back into balance for a while.
 
2021-07-19 9:20:45 AM  

boohyah: dillengest: boohyah: I moved to Poland from the UK three years ago. I regularly get asked why, and it's becoming more and more obvious day by day to everyone exactly why I left the UK

You dislike women having access to abortions?

Poland has a higher covid death rate than the UK and will be hit hard by the delta variant in the next couple of months.

[Fark user image 346x750] I am aware that maths is hard but if you look closely you can see that all of the UK numbers are bigger than the Polish numbers....

boohyah: dillengest: boohyah: I moved to Poland from the UK three years ago. I regularly get asked why, and it's becoming more and more obvious day by day to everyone exactly why I left the UK

You dislike women having access to abortions?

Poland has a higher covid death rate than the UK and will be hit hard by the delta variant in the next couple of months.

[Fark user image 346x750] I am aware that maths is hard but if you look closely you can see that all of the UK numbers are bigger than the Polish numbers....



You've cropped out the most relevant Deaths/1M population column. Nice maths work!
 
2021-07-19 10:08:38 AM  

dillengest: boohyah: dillengest: boohyah: I moved to Poland from the UK three years ago. I regularly get asked why, and it's becoming more and more obvious day by day to everyone exactly why I left the UK

You dislike women having access to abortions?

Poland has a higher covid death rate than the UK and will be hit hard by the delta variant in the next couple of months.

[Fark user image 346x750] I am aware that maths is hard but if you look closely you can see that all of the UK numbers are bigger than the Polish numbers....
boohyah: dillengest: boohyah: I moved to Poland from the UK three years ago. I regularly get asked why, and it's becoming more and more obvious day by day to everyone exactly why I left the UK

You dislike women having access to abortions?

Poland has a higher covid death rate than the UK and will be hit hard by the delta variant in the next couple of months.

[Fark user image 346x750] I am aware that maths is hard but if you look closely you can see that all of the UK numbers are bigger than the Polish numbers....


You've cropped out the most relevant Deaths/1M population column. Nice maths work!


I haven't cropped anything, the deaths are very slightly higher per million in Poland, 1886 versus 1990 which is nothing... Still doesn't change the fact that the UK is becoming a cess pit since it left the EU. I don't recognise the country of my birth anymore and that's just sad... As much as anyone may try to deny it or make false comparisons, England has become a hotbed of racist extremism that I don't want to raise my kids in. I am aware that Poland is anti immigration and has its own issues, most of these only exist in the older generation who have lived through multiple occupations by foreign governments and seen millions of their population murdered.... This is by no means a justification. But to be able to see the change that is happening in the world you need to go out there and see it first hand. Poland is changing, which is why it's government is using extreme tactics to hold on to their rapidly diminishing margins, appealing to the minority that loves all this homophobia and anti-abortion rhetoric. The US republican party are using the exact same tactics and are going to also become more and more insignificant as we progress into a more aware and accepting world
 
2021-07-19 10:10:28 AM  
Did not the USA prove that freedom will cost many, many British lives?

They must know this.
 
2021-07-19 10:30:19 AM  

vudukungfu: Did not the USA prove that freedom will cost many, many British lives?

They must know this.


A lot of them were German mercenaries, just saying.
 
2021-07-19 10:33:27 AM  
Is the brutal dictatorship of the Queen to blame for this?
 
2021-07-19 10:33:44 AM  

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2021-07-19 10:37:54 AM  

boohyah: dillengest: boohyah: 

[Fark user image 346x750] I am aware that maths is hard but if you look closely you can see that all of the UK numbers are bigger than the Polish numbers....


You've cropped out the most relevant Deaths/1M population column. Nice maths work!

I haven't cropped anything, the deaths are very slightly higher per million in Poland, 1886 versus 1990 which is nothing...


These poor goal posts. This is a sub-thread about your clear implication that high UK rates of covid made you feel justified about leaving the UK for Poland. It was your claim that Polish rates were much lower than in the UK. Nowhere did I make a claim that Polish rates were much higher, just that they are higher, and therefore clearly cannot justify any sense of feeling the Polish situation is better with regards covid.
 
2021-07-19 10:52:42 AM  

Destructor: Is the brutal dictatorship of the Queen to blame for this?


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2021-07-19 11:02:30 AM  

dillengest: boohyah: dillengest: boohyah: 

[Fark user image 346x750] I am aware that maths is hard but if you look closely you can see that all of the UK numbers are bigger than the Polish numbers....


You've cropped out the most relevant Deaths/1M population column. Nice maths work!

I haven't cropped anything, the deaths are very slightly higher per million in Poland, 1886 versus 1990 which is nothing...

These poor goal posts. This is a sub-thread about your clear implication that high UK rates of covid made you feel justified about leaving the UK for Poland. It was your claim that Polish rates were much lower than in the UK. Nowhere did I make a claim that Polish rates were much higher, just that they are higher, and therefore clearly cannot justify any sense of feeling the Polish situation is better with regards covid.


You moved the posts, I never mentioned covid, only the fact that I couldn't be happier that I'd left the UK due to the lying twats in charge... You mentioned both covid and abortion as reasons Poland wasn't a good place... Short memory???
 
2021-07-19 11:44:16 AM  
Quicker it runs through, the quicker it's over.  Yes, there will be those that get sick, and even sadly,
there will be those that die.
But, the quicker the herd immunity goes through the entire world, the best for everyone.
"Corn-teen'ing", masking etc just make it last longer.
If you want the vax, get it, if you don't, then don't.
 
2021-07-19 11:48:44 AM  

p51d007: Quicker it runs through, the quicker it's over.  Yes, there will be those that get sick, and even sadly,
there will be those that die.
But, the quicker the herd immunity goes through the entire world, the best for everyone.
"Corn-teen'ing", masking etc just make it last longer.
If you want the vax, get it, if you don't, then don't.


Creating new mutations could also make it go longer.

Not to mention the medical cost of supporting long-haulers.

Or do you advocate that anybody without a vaccination be denied medical care?
 
2021-07-19 11:59:05 AM  

Dustin_00: p51d007: Quicker it runs through, the quicker it's over.  Yes, there will be those that get sick, and even sadly,
there will be those that die.
But, the quicker the herd immunity goes through the entire world, the best for everyone.
"Corn-teen'ing", masking etc just make it last longer.
If you want the vax, get it, if you don't, then don't.

Creating new mutations could also make it go longer.

Not to mention the medical cost of supporting long-haulers.

Or do you advocate that anybody without a vaccination be denied medical care?


Free vaccination or charged for healthcare... I'm all for punishing deliberate stupidity
 
2021-07-19 12:37:51 PM  

p51d007: Quicker it runs through, the quicker it's over.  Yes, there will be those that get sick, and even sadly,
there will be those that die.


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2021-07-19 12:43:50 PM  

boohyah: dillengest: boohyah: dillengest: boohyah: 

[Fark user image 346x750] I am aware that maths is hard but if you look closely you can see that all of the UK numbers are bigger than the Polish numbers....


You've cropped out the most relevant Deaths/1M population column. Nice maths work!

I haven't cropped anything, the deaths are very slightly higher per million in Poland, 1886 versus 1990 which is nothing...

These poor goal posts. This is a sub-thread about your clear implication that high UK rates of covid made you feel justified about leaving the UK for Poland. It was your claim that Polish rates were much lower than in the UK. Nowhere did I make a claim that Polish rates were much higher, just that they are higher, and therefore clearly cannot justify any sense of feeling the Polish situation is better with regards covid.

You moved the posts, I never mentioned covid, only the fact that I couldn't be happier that I'd left the UK due to the lying twats in charge... You mentioned both covid and abortion as reasons Poland wasn't a good place... Short memory???


Seriously? This is a thread about covid. You just randomly posted your original comment without checking the subject?
 
2021-07-19 1:35:19 PM  

dillengest: boohyah: dillengest: boohyah: dillengest: boohyah: 

[Fark user image 346x750] I am aware that maths is hard but if you look closely you can see that all of the UK numbers are bigger than the Polish numbers....


You've cropped out the most relevant Deaths/1M population column. Nice maths work!

I haven't cropped anything, the deaths are very slightly higher per million in Poland, 1886 versus 1990 which is nothing...

These poor goal posts. This is a sub-thread about your clear implication that high UK rates of covid made you feel justified about leaving the UK for Poland. It was your claim that Polish rates were much lower than in the UK. Nowhere did I make a claim that Polish rates were much higher, just that they are higher, and therefore clearly cannot justify any sense of feeling the Polish situation is better with regards covid.

You moved the posts, I never mentioned covid, only the fact that I couldn't be happier that I'd left the UK due to the lying twats in charge... You mentioned both covid and abortion as reasons Poland wasn't a good place... Short memory???

Seriously? This is a thread about covid. You just randomly posted your original comment without checking the subject?


Nope I made a comment about the current state of the UK and those running it, and how I'm glad I left when I did. If you didn't get that, that's your problem... Amongst quite a few others I can see... Not Canadian by any chance?
 
2021-07-19 1:37:36 PM  

dillengest: boohyah: dillengest: boohyah: dillengest: boohyah: 

[Fark user image 346x750] I am aware that maths is hard but if you look closely you can see that all of the UK numbers are bigger than the Polish numbers....


You've cropped out the most relevant Deaths/1M population column. Nice maths work!

I haven't cropped anything, the deaths are very slightly higher per million in Poland, 1886 versus 1990 which is nothing...

These poor goal posts. This is a sub-thread about your clear implication that high UK rates of covid made you feel justified about leaving the UK for Poland. It was your claim that Polish rates were much lower than in the UK. Nowhere did I make a claim that Polish rates were much higher, just that they are higher, and therefore clearly cannot justify any sense of feeling the Polish situation is better with regards covid.

You moved the posts, I never mentioned covid, only the fact that I couldn't be happier that I'd left the UK due to the lying twats in charge... You mentioned both covid and abortion as reasons Poland wasn't a good place... Short memory???

Seriously? This is a thread about covid. You just randomly posted your original comment without checking the subject?


And I would say that the story is about a failure in leadership more than it is about covid itself, how government figures are ignoring the evidence put before them... I am gonna guess you dnrtfa
 
2021-07-19 5:34:07 PM  

Dustin_00: p51d007: Quicker it runs through, the quicker it's over.  Yes, there will be those that get sick, and even sadly,
there will be those that die.
But, the quicker the herd immunity goes through the entire world, the best for everyone.
"Corn-teen'ing", masking etc just make it last longer.
If you want the vax, get it, if you don't, then don't.

Creating new mutations could also make it go longer.

Not to mention the medical cost of supporting long-haulers.

Or do you advocate that anybody without a vaccination be denied medical care?


My prediction is this is going to be just like the flu, a virus that pops up yearly and has many mutations with some more serious than others. Some will get it and have no problems, some will get pretty ill from it and some will die.

I fully believe we will live with this from now on and it is never 100% going away and nobody will ever be 100% immune to it. A flu shot for influenza B does not protect you from influenza A and I feel covid will be the same, each year they will create certain vaccines for whatever seems to be the dominant strain that year.

We can learn to live with it or we can keep going around yelling at each other over which side is right or wrong like kids arguing on the playground. I fully believe in the right to decide what you want to do with your body and that nobody has the right to force others to live as they do or make the same choices they make as we are all unique individuals with the ability to look at the facts and make decisions concerning our life.

This virus has created 2 distinct groups of people. the ones who fear it and do anything they are told to do so they can hopefully remain virus free, they are the ones who research everything they can on this virus and read every article written on it because it controls the way they live. On the other side you have the ones who have pretty much accepted it as a part of life and now just ignore anything virus related choosing to live a normal life like before the pandemic.

Nobody can honestly say based on facts which side is 100% correct. Some who ignored it got it and died or got a bad illness from it, some got it and it was very mild and some have avoided it all together. The same goes for the ones who followed every rule including getting the vaccine so neither side can truthfully say what they are doing is giving them total protection from this virus.

It is going to become just like the flu shots where some get them yearly while others never get them and just like the flu some outbreaks will be big and infect millions while other years it will be mild outbreaks that affect only a small number of people. No matter what laws we have or rules we create not everyone is going to follow those rules or laws. We are just going to have to decide what we feel comfortable doing and do that while ignoring what others are doing.

I will say to me this virus has gone to the bottom of my things to be concerned over list. I have gone to Sturgis, went to Daytona Bike week, celebrated every holiday with family and friends and just returned from a 3 week 4th of July celebration party at a local lake resort that was packed with people.

I have not worn a mask since June of last year and continue to eat in crowded restaurants and hang out in crowded bars weekly. I am also unvaccinated and no plans to get vaccinated because I trust my immune system and I do not want to be an unpaid lab rat testing a new drug. As a healthy person with zero other illness's this virus is down to the flu / cold level of concern to me. It is just a virus I might or might not get that might make me seriously ill or make me just have the sniffles, it is just another virus I will learn to live around like many others in our world.

Just living puts us in situations daily that could quickly kill us but most of us do it without even thinking about it because the option to stop living is not going to happen, we love having fun rather than watch the news or stare at a computer all day in a sealed up basement. My choices on this virus have been made and I have zero plans to change them anytime soon. I have chosen to live and enjoy life and just add this virus to the list of possible dangers I must live with daily.

At this point in time it is up to each of us to decide how we live with it because it is not going away anytime soon. I agree we need to stop prolonging it and just let everyone get it so herd immunity kicks in and this nonsense stops because masks are not working, lockdowns are not working and vaccines are not working so it is time to just open it all up full force, drop all rules and let the ones who will survive go on and say bye to the ones who do not make it.
 
2021-07-19 6:10:07 PM  

ParanoidRodent: sniderman: It's lose-lose.

It spreads like wildfire infecting not only the COVIDiots but also scores of vaxxed folks who are taking every precaution.

Or nothing happens. It DOESN'T spread, giving the COVIDiots more ammo for their idiocy.

The faster the COVIDiots die off, the better we'll all be.

/yeah yeah, children under 12 and the immunocompromised yadda yadda

Did the UK start vaccinating the 12-17 year olds?  Last thing I read said that they were vaccinating 18+.  I hope they've at least made inroads with the teens given they're opening up with those numbers.


hahah, of course we haven't.
 
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