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11 minutes ago, Hiram Abiff said:

 


TPAFTWAT said deaths in Spain had trebled according to Sky News

Are you really saying you don’t believe him?

Leave him to his flag waving, homophobic, misogynistic xenophobia!

 

How old's your granny?

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1 hour ago, Yflab said:

Stopped reading when this popped up.............when irresponsible people start throwing about numbers without any time frame I suspect they are talking shite.

In context the flu kills 250,000 - 500,000 PER YEAR, that's facts, not wild "guesses". 

Our healthcare system is already collapsing.
Countries have two options: either they fight it hard now, or they will suffer a massive epidemic.
If they choose the epidemic, hundreds of thousands will die. In some countries, millions.

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  1. Don’t know if boris has it right or not, but just getting fed up with every other politician who has no real responsibility, jumping on the “I know better” bandwagon. Scoring political points at this time is s**t. What happened to national unity, caring about the people?
  2. same with panic buyers etc. No thought for others. Hope the guys with all the handgel gets it from somebody that has none. We all need a share of everything. 
  3. china and Asia have different culture but when government said or demanded stay at home, they did it.  Here we want freedom, want to go to pub etc. “Nobody tells me what to do” culture. Absolutely bonkers. 
  4. Next it will be the civil liberty claims. Government cannot tell me what to do lt!

 

britain waken up. Batten down the hatches. Nobody knows when officially started in China, but Lets say mid Jan. over worse of it now. Relatively short time period. There sadly will be deaths but even with the greatest care, these will inevitably happen. The country at large needs to get a grip, knuckle down for next 4-6 weeks and let’s get through it as best we can. 

 

To all all of you.  Be sensible, do the hand washing, stay safe, look after others, lets get through this

 

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21 minutes ago, bonzoboys said:
  1. Don’t know if boris has it right or not, but just getting fed up with every other politician who has no real responsibility, jumping on the “I know better” bandwagon. Scoring political points at this time is s**t. What happened to national unity, caring about the people?
  2. same with panic buyers etc. No thought for others. Hope the guys with all the handgel gets it from somebody that has none. We all need a share of everything. 
  3. china and Asia have different culture but when government said or demanded stay at home, they did it.  Here we want freedom, want to go to pub etc. “Nobody tells me what to do” culture. Absolutely bonkers. 
  4. Next it will be the civil liberty claims. Government cannot tell me what to do lt!

 

britain waken up. Batten down the hatches. Nobody knows when officially started in China, but Lets say mid Jan. over worse of it now. Relatively short time period. There sadly will be deaths but even with the greatest care, these will inevitably happen. The country at large needs to get a grip, knuckle down for next 4-6 weeks and let’s get through it as best we can. 

 

To all all of you.  Be sensible, do the hand washing, stay safe, look after others, lets get through this

 

I agree with points 1 & 2. I'm ambivalent towards points 3 & 4, as I don't think people should always blindly follow their government's orders. Aye, in the case of a national emergency, but despotic regimes always claim that obedience is imperative for the good of the country! Ultimately I would rather take my chances and live in a free society than live in a country where I need the permission of the government to go to the shops. Temporarily, that's fine, but I will not blindly obey indefinitely. 

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There seems to be very little talk on here about the financial impact this will have. The leisure, tourism, sports and hospitality trades are all going to be hit very, very hard. Many parents might have to give up their jobs now that schools and nurseries are closing. Even with the government promising to pay 80% of people's wages, that will still mean people will reign in their spending, and with talk of this continuing for up to a year this is going to eclipse the Credit Crunch. 

I predict a decade of economic pain not seen since the 1930s, and we all know how that ended. 

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2 minutes ago, W6er said:

There seems to be very little talk on here about the financial impact this will have. The leisure, tourism, sports and hospitality trades are all going to be hit very, very hard. Many parents might have to give up their jobs now that schools and nurseries are closing. Even with the government promising to pay 80% of people's wages, that will still mean people will reign in their spending, and with talk of this continuing for up to a year this is going to eclipse the Credit Crunch. 

I predict a decade of economic pain not seen since the 1930s, and we all know how that ended. 

Are you fecking drunk? :lol:

Jeezo, after the highlighted bit all you've done is regurgitate what other people have already said. 

Ricky 2, the rebirth. :lol:

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3 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

Nice response, although it doesn't change the point in my last post............................🤧

Aye, well I'll have to own up to only having read about 20% of this thread, of which most seemed to be childish arguments about whether Coronavirus is basically the flu-plus, or not. I'm more concerned with the economic fallout, which I hope doesn't sound too callous.

I am distrustful of 'the government', as I happen to believe the real rulers of the world are not our elected politicians at all. I don't like talking politics or my reasons for thinking that, but I'm of the opinion that it is not in the interest of 'the powers that be' (TPTB) to jeopardise the economy like this in order to save the elderly and infirm. On the contrary, I think they'd quite like it. I worry that there's an ulterior motive to all this - out of chaos comes order and all that. Global governance and a paperless global currency could be the end game, here. 

Of course I just might be being too cynical, and this is simply like the Spanish Flu. We're living in interesting times either way. 

 

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1 minute ago, W6er said:

Aye, well I'll have to own up to only having read about 20% of this thread, of which most seemed to be childish arguments about whether Coronavirus is basically the flu-plus, or not. I'm more concerned with the economic fallout, which I hope doesn't sound too callous.

I am distrustful of 'the government', as I happen to believe the real rulers of the world are not our elected politicians at all. I don't like talking politics or my reasons for thinking that, but I'm of the opinion that it is not in the interest of 'the powers that be' (TPTB) to jeopardise the economy like this in order to save the elderly and infirm. On the contrary, I think they'd quite like it. I worry that there's an ulterior motive to all this - out of chaos comes order and all that. Global governance and a paperless global currency could be the end game, here. 

Of course I just might be being too cynical, and this is simply like the Spanish Flu. We're living in interesting times either way. 

 

Nip back onto that space ship that dropped you off, your work is done. :byebye

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2 hours ago, W6er said:

I agree with points 1 & 2. I'm ambivalent towards points 3 & 4, as I don't think people should always blindly follow their government's orders. Aye, in the case of a national emergency, but despotic regimes always claim that obedience is imperative for the good of the country! Ultimately I would rather take my chances and live in a free society than live in a country where I need the permission of the government to go to the shops. Temporarily, that's fine, but I will not blindly obey indefinitely. 

Fully agree with you about 3-4. I was only talking about short term. People really need to get a grip of themselves. We in serious s**t up to our necks for next few weeks. 

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