COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

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Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:40 pm

It still is.
We just live in tough times at the moment

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Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Post by Jon Tait » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:19 am

Jon Tait wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:54 am
because we have a bunch of complete bellends in government, "led" by the most useless fathead ever to occupy no.10
anyone still disagree with this assessment? :roll:
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Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Post by Nick Grey » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:05 pm

would be worse under Kier or Libs. We may all be in tier 2/3 soon.

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Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:07 pm

I mean, seriously, "would"??

(and its "Keir" btw)
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Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:24 pm

"(and its "Keir" btw)"

True, but he wouldn't have been in charge. I'm sure Jeremy would have floundered as much as Boris, although probably in a different way. Covid-19 is not an easy problem to solve.

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Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:48 am

Seems the world combatted flu better back in 1918🤔

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Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:37 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
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Seems the world combatted flu better back in 1918🤔
Of course. That virus was very bad, but mercifully the governments of that time did not have today's power and resources to make it ten times worse.
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Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Post by David Williams » Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:20 pm

Something over one million people worldwide have died of Covid-19. It is estimated up to 50 million died of 'Spanish' flu. There are more than four times as many people on the planet as there were 100 years ago.

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Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:39 pm

There was also the small matter of a total war going on in much of the world for at least the first part of the Spanish Flu outbreak.
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Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Post by Jon Tait » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:02 pm

Nick Grey wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:05 pm
would be worse under Kier or Libs. We may all be in tier 2/3 soon.
Ah, the hypothetical "someone else might have been at least as bad or even worse" defence. I wonder how that would hold up against a charge of incompetence in absolutely any other field.

But just to answer anyway: No, because rather than filling the pockets of their useless mates, they'd have utilized the public sector properly. Even other Tories would have done that. This is all on Boris.
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Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:59 pm

The latest London solution is bonkers. Congestion charge inside north and south circular. Taking over Transport for London and putting council tax up and fares and no jobs to go to. PLUS charging to travel to education. Boris is a bad fat controller.

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Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Post by Alan Walton » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:28 pm

I think we have to remember the Spanish Flu affected the age group of 20-50 predominately, which were already in a bad position after 4 years of arguably one of the biggest conflicts in history

Covid is a different virus, affects predominately the older population

I personally think some of the modelling comparing the two is problematic

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Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Post by MJMcCready » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:58 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:37 am
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:48 am
Seems the world combatted flu better back in 1918🤔
Of course. That virus was very bad, but mercifully the governments of that time did not have today's power and resources to make it ten times worse.
But much more importantly, governments weren't so scheming and corrupt back then. As you probably know already, since a number of GMs have already spotted it and published their findings Covid-19 is just a cover up. It's being used to reduce chess down to nothing more than a computer game. That's top of the agenda for the G 20. They seem to be succeeding, presumably theapocalypse, like buses, will come together after we have waited ages for them. It's really just a smoke screen to stop people enjoying chess, its not about pandemics and bacteria. Being an conman recently conned by an ex-conman, I know my stuff.

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Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Post by Jon Tait » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:01 am

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Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:48 am

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