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  1. 1 hour ago, SuperSaints1877 said:

    How many of those deaths were as a direct result of Covid?

    As an example a guy testing positive for Covid on the 1st Dec but is in a fatal road traffic accident on the 28th Dec is included those statistics.

    You are indicating that all of them are which I believe is incorrect.

    Best estimate from the 28 day stats is around 90% of the deaths are Covid caused, as in the person would not have died if they didn't catch Covid. The other 10% are thought to be coincidental. However it is a red herring, there is likely more people that have died from Covid after 28 day periods have elapsed or who were never diagnosed. So the 28 day figure as it stands now of around 153,000 is very likely to be an Under estimate. 

    People still bringing this point up almost two years later have not read into the question they are asking. 

  2. There are ways to limit the number of posts you share on here I suppose. Hiding behind ignore functions and taking digs only when a person is quoted, not allowing them to defend themselves seems like one... A cowardly one but one none the less. :whistle

  3. 36 minutes ago, Callum Gilhooley said:

    Doesn’t look as if it will make a blind bit of difference.  If the report is accurate , U-21s don’t count so there nothing to stop the big clubs snapping up 100 16 year olds and loaning out 99 🤷‍♂️  Once they hit 21.  👋👋 And you’re left with a whole crop of disillusioned young players who managed one game in a minor cup competition before being dumped.

    The big clubs will  dazzle youngsters with their set up and will usually get the pick of the crop - all the more reason for us to continue to develop our youth set up and hopefully (🤞) become less reliant on loans . 

    Yeah, it is very disappointing. Drop in the ocean stuff compared to what I feel is needed. I would have 

    - Max squad sizes at Senior and top youth levels (say from the U16s and up) of around 22-25

    - Minimum numbers on homegrown players within all those squads (maybe between 8-10 players developed by the club for at least three years before the players 18th birthday making eligible for their nation in most cases)

    - After a grace period, from those homegrown players, X numbers must feature in every league starting 11 (three or four club homegrown players). 

    For me it will force clubs to double down and really focus on youth development, will stop situations where the two biggest clubs in Scotland have probably more Nigerians or Chinese players in their strongest 11s than Scottish. It will also have a positive impact on players that are maybe not cut out for a career in football getting false hope and ending up abandoned at 22-25 with no real education or strong prospects for a good career away from football. 

  4. 2 hours ago, faraway saint said:

    I never said it was one life, I was demonstrating you have no idea of proportional action, clearly demonstrated by your shrieking over the Omicron outbreak.

    The data from South Africa was a clear indication this was, and it turned out to be, a very mild strain, especially in a country with low vaccination rates yet you still were running around shouting about "history tells us" :lol: and "wait, wait, wait" :lol:

    Irony in the extreme going on about self interest from a lazy fcuker sitting on his arse for the last 2 years while peoples livelihoods have disappeared. 

    I have no idea what you are going on about   bleating about "high ground" but irony abounds as you are the king of that one. 

    Several hundred years ago? :lol: Not so good at arithmetic are you, amongst other things. 

    Proportional action? 🤣 you have been crying over table service at pubs, reduced crowds at football games and nightclubs having to change to bars/ closing temporarily as if we have went full lockdown for several months like 2020. 

    You have never thought the action was proportionate from the very start of this pandemic with your "flu" comments yet here we sit with very likely upwards of 150,000 Covid caused deaths in the UK alone. To think we should sit back and wait or go on very early data from a country in Southern Africa (no it was not a clear indicator, a country in the middle of their summer with a much younger population) when we have seen what's happened before was and is extremely dangerous. It is literally gambling with human life. 

    You're again lashing out with personal insults, you're an embarrassment to yourself, forum users and St Mirren fans. To think I only have this view because of my personal circumstances shows you don't have a shred of empathy in your body. You also continue to confuse impacts of restrictions with impacts of lack of government support, you don't seem to have any concept that they're different. 

    Doesn't surprise me, you really have struggled with basic information. That isn't tended as insulting, it's simply fact. 51,000+ posts and you can dictate how people should rightly or wrongly use BAWA, you can jog on. 

    The influenza virus existed long before the Spanish flu and has been the cause of many deaths. My point is purely, a pandemic at this stage in history shouldn't be treated like previous pandemics in human history. We have the capability to better protect, support and prevent populations. Surely you don't deny that? 


  5. 1 hour ago, faraway saint said:

    From day one you've swallowed every claim by "experts" to back up your belief that the first lockdown was worthwhile, even to save ONE life.

    No understanding of proportion with this latest variant, when you failed to see the FACTS from South Africa this was a storm in a handkerchief. 

    You still would expect people to cower in their homes, swayed by the fact you get paid to sit on your arse every day, when their livelihoods depend on working for their family.

    Your post count goes through the roof when things take a turn for the worse, not forgetting you, hilariously used TWO days of data to proudly proclaim a 40% increase in cases. 

    Aye, you must be very proud. 

    Oh, as  footnote the FLU killed over 50 million people, at least, back in the early 1900's, we've overcome that and we'll overcome Covid. 



    But it wasn’t ‘one’ life was it? 🤷‍♂️

    The data from South Africa when you were banging on was extremely limited. You have jumped the gun multiple times before in similar fashion. 

    Showing your complete inability once again to comprehend anything beyond your own self interest. And comparing very moderate restrictions to full on lockdown life. 

    You have got no high ground whatsoever to lecture anyone on how they use this website. Embarrassing 😂

    ’Proudly’ pathetic once again. 

    I’m sure we will overcome Covid, that doesn’t mean we should hand out death sentences because of what people did several hundred years ago. 🤦‍♂️


  6. 1 hour ago, faraway saint said:

    Well, to be more precise the initial version of Covid, you do know there has been another major variant, has been more harmful.

    The latest panic over Omicron has shown it's certainly not very harmful and as such, if this is as scary as it gets, there will be no more pointless restrictions, the vaccinations will be enough to keep the majority safe. 

    From almost day one you have criticised restrictions with caution always coming out as the most sensible approach. Including for Omicron.

    Milder variant but still not a mild virus. 

  7. 3 hours ago, faraway saint said:

    Like the flu it'll probably never be gone but we'll learn to live with it, like the flu. 


    And that's where the comparisons largely stop over the last two years. Covid is not a mild virus and as such hasn't been treated like milder, less harmful virus... like the flu. 

  8. 15 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

    Tick tock old troll. :wink:

    No predictions today? 

    Oh, forgot, no bad news, no posts from you, brilliant. :lol:

    As I’ve said, it’s great news that this wave is less severe & the vaccines have predictably had a big impact. 

    But the very modest restrictions have observably put Scotland in a better position.

    A PM that didn’t take the necessary precautions & introduced restrictions by stealth without enough additional support. This has had a negative impact on the nations overall health. 

    He is now trying to chase the popular vote to cover the fact he has broke rules he set himself that somehow he also didn’t know what they were. If that doesn’t make sense to you… join the club. 

  9. 5 minutes ago, Rascal said:

    Alternatively perhaps hear nothing more from yourself. Either outcome or both would be fine. They will no doubt find a cure for Covid but the Arbroath disease could prove to be intractable.

    What a disaster for public health that would be. Don’t you know? He knows better than the leading scientists and government advisers on how to handle pandemics. 😂

  10. Will be interesting to see how this analysis plays out. One of the key points yet again is the 28 days death toll is too narrow for giving a true reflection of Covid caused deaths over the pandemic. 

    Another important caveat is this approach will "likely understate the effect of the pandemic in January and February"



  11. 3 hours ago, bazil85 said:

    Oh no, are you going to put me back on ignore? How will I cope without your obsession for the 18 hours or so that would last? 🤣🤣🤣

    Almost always the first person to complain & moan when I argue with someone else on a thread back & forth… 

    Also Faraway 🤣🤣🤣 feels like the outrage at my existence is boiling over.

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  12. 23 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

    And back he comes...............................in your box little man. :lol:

    Oh no, are you going to put me back on ignore? How will I cope without your obsession for the 18 hours or so that would last? 🤣🤣🤣

  13. 14 hours ago, faraway saint said:

    Lied, wrong, correct, all a load of shite. 


    13 hours ago, faraway saint said:

    No you weren't. :1eye

    Get away, isn't as severe, that's a revelation. :lol:

    Seemingly? You have evidence or is this more made up shite?  :lol:

    I could trawl back through this thread to show how many times you've been wrong, like I did above, lied and deflected any issues that shown you're a simpleton but it's draining enough trying to make sense of your rambling drivel. :byebye

    You can trawl back all you want, it’ll be same as above where you’re shown to be wrong. You once agin belittle, attack & troll to cope. a truly pathetic approach to the fan forum. 

    You lied & claimed I said it would be as bad as the delta wave, in reality that was never what I said. The increased vaccination was always going to have positive impacts & I said as much. We also simply didn’t have enough data to know how severe the variant was going to be compared to other variants. The data you said to use from South Africa was extremely early stage. 

    Modest restrictions were the right call (although feel finance permitting they could have went a bit further across the other 3 home nations), you make it out like they locked down the nation again.

    Dramatising at both ends of the scale for your agenda.

    If it’s such a hardship to engage with me, just don’t do it as you’ve threatened several times. 🤷‍♂️

    What is it about me that you’re incapable of ignoring? Is it an obsession or something? We’ve seen many times even when I’m not in a subject you desperately try to drag me in my quoting or mentioning me. Strange. 

  14. 4 hours ago, faraway saint said:

    Wrong. :lol:

    This is just one of the many assumptions you've made while you parade around shouting how "right" you are and other's who aren't suitably qualified, are wrong. :byebye

    Aye, South Africa did show us that hospitalisation and deaths follow, in SMALL numbers, yet you were still hoping the UK would be worse, WRONG yet again. :lol:

    Anyhow, Scottish cases are well and truly dropping like a stone, hospitalisations are leveling and, despite one bad day yesterday, deaths are leveling off.

    Panic over. 



    Sadly I was right regarding this, all it took was to follow the scientific views & what had happened previous waves. 

    Great news Omicron isn’t as severe (you lied that I said it was the same as Delta) and very moderate restrictions have seemingly had positive impacts but we (particularly reference to the UK) could have done more. 

  15. Good summary to a question on if Scotland was ‘too quick to act’ by Jason Leitch here. This pandemic has continued to show acting fast has been the best measure. Assuming data before we fully know it can & has been deadly in previous waves. That isn’t to taking away from the good news that Omicron is less severe (not a mild illness, just less severe than other variants) which we now know as opposed to just suspected when early data came out of South Africa. 

    Still… at this point ‘I think the advice we gave was correct’ I tend to believe he is better placed to conclude on that given his extensive medical knowledge background than some others on here who maybe do not quite have such a background… :whistle

    On another note, restrictions don’t end businesses and livelihoods, lack of adequate support by one of the most developed nations on earth can though.  40B8A0B4-74E5-4CE9-8DC3-1041393E5F6E.thumb.jpeg.599ada776388ef9831fb833ab8d6ddd1.jpeg

  16. 5 hours ago, faraway saint said:

    ^^^^^^^^^^^ What a load of pointless tripe.........................just the usual. :lol:

    Calling you out on your behaviour, clearly touched a nerve. 

    No pals, just likes every post when it’s aimed at me. ‘Ignore’ 🤣

  17. 41 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

    SOME scientists ya dimwit. 

    You, 100% DO love a death so see yourself as "RIGHT", tragic, but certainly true, mainly posting tragic numbers, rarely posting ANYTHING close to optimistic, a ghoul.

    This idea you thrive on when you mention mentioning you smacks of desperation, attention seeking and and utterly failing to understand a public forum, where posts generate responses and debate, even from a dimwit like you.

    Best you stop posting, you are confirming you are a simpleton time after time after time. :lol:

    Pathetic & baseless claim once again. 

    Irony off the chart as well from hands down the most miserable, antagonistic troll still on the site. 

    Lashing out, attacking & lying for 50,000+ posts.


  18. 5 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

    All the highlighted bits, apart from the last one, are your usual made up fact less shite.

    The "I was right" line shows you up for the sad twat you are.

    NO ONE has been "right" throughout this shitfest, it's continually broken all the previous rules, yet you continue with the virtuous shite time after time. 

    Last month I said, following the FACTS from South Africa this variant was of little concern not forgetting the tragedy that Covid brings, yet omicron brings little in real terms.

    Run along, your sad tedious mindset is only humorous, in a very sad way. :byebye

    The scientists made these predictions not me. You jumped the gun from the very start with the ‘flu’ nonsense. You’d think you’d have learned after several waves. 

    The sad part is you would rather force yourself to believe I want to see more death than accept I was right to trust the science over the pandemic. 

    If you don’t want me to respond, don’t mention me (directly or indirectly) it could not be simpler yet you fail to ‘ignore’ me (like your cowering pal) time & time again. Also sad. 

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