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  1. 3 points
    It is not my intention to insult anyone, but at times my frustrations with 'heads in sand' boils over. Confused, you are obviously an intelligent person, but you need to put the books back on the shelf and start considering crap outside the box, I fell asleep reading your posts on why Warrington had more cases......".. Obs, get off the 'politicians want to open the economy for political reasons' crap. For once, when your own personal fortune runs out, you may take the predicament of those who have been unemployed for months and more importantly, the family business owners who are never coming back, more seriously. This is not the plague! People over sixty are in danger if they don't wear support hose. People over sixty are in danger of driving the wrong way on the highway. People over sixty are in danger from Alzheimer's and dementia. We don't go into meltdown over that, so why over this ?
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    Correct, which is why we were told months ago not to wear gloves in work but rather to wash, wash, wash and sanitise hands frequently. As for wearing face masks or coverings, well many are abiding by the new rule but some aren't. Guess that will always be the case regardless of what rules are in place. Have to say wearing a face mask for 6-8 hours a day is bloody awful though and I now have an even bigger respect for the wonderful NHS staff who have always had to wear them. I don;t know how them manage to do it day in day out. So for all those anywhere who are moaning about having to wear one for less than an hour to do their shopping....count yourself bloody lucky !!!
  4. 3 points
    The remoaners are still grasping at straws. They don't realise that the world has moved on and we have left an EU which is busy tearing itself to pieces.
  5. 2 points
    So very few cases known about. It can't be that virulent if you have to be tested to find out if you're ill rather than ending up in your bed feeling like death for a week like when you have the flu. I feel like the "experts" have been fumbling around in the dark all these months and coming up with "solutions" like the lockdown when social distancing, protecting the old and vulnerable and improved hygeine is all that was needed from the start. So now we have everyone going around looking like bandidos because we are told that masks are essential, while a couple of months ago we were told they were useless. The "experts" are clueless. Track and trace is ineffective. All the statistics are flawed. We may as well all go back to near normal and let this virus run its course.
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    Complete economic meltdown will have far more serious consequences than the precautions taken against the virus. The economy & schools need to be up & running asap.
  8. 2 points
    The way I see it is that most of us are going to catch this bug in one way or another unless we completely cut ourselves off from the rest of humanity. Okay I can live with having to wear a mask on the bus as a matter of politeness, but I don't expect it to protect me from a virus. I hope that my bodies own defences will do all the protecting I need but if they don't well c'est la vie and au revoir comrades, it was a hoot.
  9. 2 points
    Er, no. It is NOT like flu at all. The main vector is droplets and we cause those by speaking, singing and shouting as well as sneezing and coughing. People go to pubs to talk and Old Trafford to shout. You don't get to sing much in Home Depot! Four out of five cases are asymptomatic so they don't know not to join in. It attacks in ways that are really not like flu and can leave healthy folk with lung scarring, circulation problems and heart problems. Those insidious effects may not be evident immediately. Relating this disease to flu is dangerous because it is far more dangerous than flu and to a wider range of people. Don't expect the list of priorities for vaccination or isolation to be the same in the future as they were before, this thing is NOT flu.
  10. 2 points
    Legally it is incumbent on the rescue vessel to deliver the rescued to "a place of safety". I should imagine that the Captain of the rescue vessel, if faced with threats by those rescued to throw themselves overboard and drown themselves unless they're taken to the UK, will do as asked if he doesn't want to face the possibility criminal charges. Shipmasters have long been faced with this dilemma with stowaways. This situation is just another example of "damned if you do and damned if you don't".
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    I've even turned off my ad-blocker on here because at the end of the day, Gary is a decent chap and compared to the other Warrington news site, this is practically ad-free
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    Farming, fishing, and childcare are some - but I guess being waterproof and naturally insulated against the cold would help ! 😉
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    Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Treating it as just another flu variant was a natural reaction by the medical profession. It presents as flu like symptoms up until the complications kick in. Until the complications kicked in it was assumed to be just the next annul strain of flu.it was only when it turned out to be so virulent and deadly that people started to take notice, by which time the infection was already widespread. The annual flu season always manages to see off a few every year,despite inoculations and medication. This particular strain is just more efficient at it.
  14. 2 points
    May be that mutated flu virus that killed the Martians off when they invaded the last time......🤔
  15. 2 points
    Many thanks Latch it means a lot - the occasional thank you is greatly appreciated as people are always quick to criticise and it has been quite a lonely place the last five months on social media getting battered left right and centre for just trying my best to keep a free independent media service going for this town. I always try my best to keep a balanced view, while supporting those who support us. I always try to report on things to the best of my ability in a factual way.
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    I find having a tap like sinus a boon in those circumstances. Hanky out, good loudly bubbly blow followed by the inevitable sniff sniff sniff. If that fails a good volcanic bought of coughing helps. Surprising how much room people give you.....🤧
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    Don't watch adverts... Always record everything so as to fast forward the overlong Ad Breaks.. if you time them they average 4 mins each time say 3 breaks per show a lot of of wasted time. I pay enough money already for my viewing package I won't be screwed twice for the same show
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    As my buddy said, " I'm going to be sensible, but I sure as hell ain't going to be terrorized by it."
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    You will probably find that the people who refuse to wear masks are the same ones who, if regulations were made to forbid the wearing of masks in shops, would insist on their right to wear one. People, in general, are thick. I see it on buses all the time. Everyone getting on wears a mask but then, when they want to talk to someone, pull the mask down over their chin thus defeating the whole object of the exercise. I don't have an answer except look out for yourself and leave the rest to their own device.
  20. 2 points
    I rode my bike from Walton Gardens to Grappenhall village "ON" the canal which in 1963 was frozen then went to Ackers Pit and spent an hour with other lads wheel spinning across the frozen water. No police even bothered to turn up and remove us. Imagine H&S in these days it would have been newspaper headlines for weeks ! I still shiver at the thought of it 🥶
  21. 2 points
    Who remembers the Robertsons Sport badges I seem to remember collecting the labels off jars to save for them. They were a real sought after playground item. Blimey we must have eaten a lot of jam those days! .
  22. 2 points
    if there was an end of the world button in a deep cave surrounded by crocodiles,mine fields and spike traps, with big sign saying "END OF THE WORLD BUTTON. do not press under any circumstances, we really mean it". then somebody would find a way in and press the button just to see if it was working. it is the "it wont happen to me,it only happens to other people" mentality. (or the brits abroad syndrome).
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    Certainly is Asp; and the excuses and mixed messages being thrown in by various factions , increases as each fresh event evolves. EG: On why Leicester has been hit with a surge in cases. Although there is still inadequate and a lack of cooperation with testing, testing is being blamed for exposing an increase in cases. Then the usual suspects put it down to poverty and crowded living conditions, rather than ignorance of the scientific advice. But the classic for me, was the BAME excuse, that ethnic groups weren't informed in their own language; excuse me, but we all live in the UK, where the official language is English - get real or get out. Now, as if to take the rug from under the whole scenario; China has announced that it's identified a new "swine flu" that can transfer to humans, with the same contagion features as Corvid. So why isn't China being isolated by the international community, until it gives transparent information and starts to tackle the cultural causes, and why isn't the UK banning all traffic from China ? These viruses have to be isolated and contained as early as possible, if this saga isn't going to go on and on. 😷
  24. 1 point
    Apparently,there is a resurgence of the virus in Auckland NZ & the suggestion (another one) is that the re- infection has come in on frozen meat ,a type of cryogenic covid .
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    Tend to agree with Asp; Unis are so full of woke propaganda and Mickey Mouse degrees nowadays, as to be economically irrelevent. One girl asked what she wanted to study, replied "make up artistry" for the film industry, don't they have apprenticships ? 😉
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    She really is as thick as mince. In the video she released she looked pleased as Punch to have been pulled over by the police. It wouldn't be a surprise to me if she had been driven around Hackney for days waiting for this chance to berate a bobby for just doing his job. And, as is usual with this sort of race baiting, it doesn't help the cause of racial harmony one iota. Predictably she has been supported by equally dense colleagues Dianne Abbot and David Lammy, both guilty of trying to "prove" that we are all evil racists in this country. If they want to see real racism in action perhaps they should do an in depth study of their West African roots.
  27. 1 point
    Well said Stall. When we were forced into lockdown it was stated that this was to "Protect the NHS" and prevent it being overloaded. Now, when the number of people dying from Covid19 (and the number is in doubt because of the way numbers dying with, dying of and dying having once had are all mixed together) has slowed to a trickle, when the number of people dying from any cause is below the 5 year average, surely a fast return to sensible normality is called for. If you want to avoid mixing with other people, if you want to wear a mask at all times even when alone in your car, if you don't want to go to a pub or restaurant or cafe, all fine - do what you want if it makes you feel better. However don't preach to the rest of us when you don't actually know the true state of play.
  28. 1 point
    Well, certainly in London, the pubs were full and the drunks were hugging or fighting - no spacial distancing. This is what happens when you deal with the lowest common denominator of humanity; they'll be off doing the same in Spain, hoovering up their new virus spike, just in time to give us the second wave and another lock down. 😷
  29. 1 point
    Crickey now your asking 😳
  30. 1 point
    There was a Medical Advisor from Blackburn on morning TV, saying that local lock downs are a bad idea, because families confined to small terraced housing will share the virus between them. Well of course they will, BUT, surely the point is, they won't be sharing it with anyone else. 😷
  31. 1 point
    Now the media are trying to blame "lock downs" for an additional 2 deaths for every 3 corvid deaths. Due to people not attending for existing treatments to Hospitals or GPs. But it isn't lock downs that cause this, it's fear of the virus, a lack of confidence to be secure against infection in Hospitals and difficulties of getting to see a GP. 😷
  32. 1 point
    As kids we were encouraged to help out with meals, which is where i get my cooking skills from or lack thereof. One of these days i will get around to making those cheese scones i liked as a nipper. As good as my mum was she was not a patch on my gran, My gran was a COOK in a house as a young girl and came from a time when everything got eaten and nothing was wasted. nothing out of a packet apart from a couple of oxo and some gravy browning. A regular sunday dinner for her was to cook for the family, which at times could be fourteen people, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, peas, cabbage,cauliflower,sprouts, carrots,sage and onion stuffing, with either beef,lamb or pork and not forgetting the gravy. Oh i nearly forgot the pickled onion and mint sauce all made fresh. It was very rare to find anything left on the plate after that feast. Any spare gravy was mopped up with bread so that plates needed just a cursory swill in clean water. A job that was given to us kids as we grew big enough to be trusted not to drop the plates. My mum used to only cook such a feast at christmas and was usually helped, or hindered, by us "kids" as she grew older.
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    Beware marauding Vikings & sassenach tourists.
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    If you look at the history, whilst they may have lacked scientific knowledge, past societies had the basics right - contain, isolate and quarantine. The Venicians had an island set aside for all visiting traders to quarantine before entering the City; 18C sailing ships with sickness onboard, had to fly a yellow flag and stand off in harbour for a quarantine period. In the days when most people never travelled more than 50 miles from their home village, it still didn't stop the "black death" from spreading from China to the rest of the world. The American natives were basically wiped out by diseases such as smallpox and STDs spread by Europeans. The big difference now, is that with international flights and global travel, spread is that much faster, so making rapid isolation and lock downs essential. The other aspect to this is "cause" - the careless assembly and lack of hygene in animal markets, allows inter-species transfer of viruses, ultimately to humans; which requires higher standards of inspection and supervision, including regulation on imported foods. Time Governments got rid of their "unsinkable Titanic mentality" and got a grip. 😷
  36. 1 point
    I think ,in all fairness, no government in the world actually expected that the time had come for virus X to arrive with such ferocity. It is perhaps with hindsight that scientists can now say they were expecting virus X at more or less some time in the future. All governments can do is follow the science but perhaps it's a case of too many scientists muddying the test tube.
  37. 1 point
    #And regards the Aberdeen pub outbreak All those who have tested positive in Aberdeen are showing only mild symptoms, though the health board said there may be further cases linked to the cluster. One man, who is now being treated in hospital for coronavirus and who visited the bar last week, said he first began feeling ill on Wednesday. The patient, who has asked not to be identified, told the BBC: "By Saturday morning I felt terrible. I had a severe fever and my eyes were really sore. I also had a pain in my side and doctors considered removing my appendix which they thought may have become infected from the virus." He added: "It was very surreal being rushed to hospital and my mind did start to wonder in case things took a nasty turn. "However, I do feel lucky that I only have mild symptoms and that I haven't had any breathing difficulties." Well if he feels lucky what would it take to worry him.. a Firing Squad 😵
  38. 1 point
    Having been shielded for months, in front of the TV; it's contents grow in importance. Take the adverts - aside from all the woke ads, that would have us believe that most normal families are racially diverse and amount to more than 20% of the population, they seems to know who their main audience are, with ads for life insurance, funeral plans etc ad nauseum; just to put you in the right frame of mind for the future ! 💀
  39. 1 point
    The Chinese near me does a very tasty mushroom foo yung and fried rice....🥢
  40. 1 point
    It's an accepted fact of life every country does it .. Ok fictional but James Bond 007 was a national hero in 1960's, Gary Powers USAF pilot was shot down and put on trial in USSR..(During a speech in March 1964, former CIA Director Allen Dulles said of Powers, "He performed his duty in a very dangerous mission and he performed it well, ) Even our friends across the chanel have had a go... James Bond and George Smiley can eat their hearts out. Who really won the Cold War for the democratic world? The French, naturellement. Although somewhat far-fetched, the boast that French intelligence "changed the world" does have some basis in fact. The story of L'Affaire Farewell, how a French mole in the KGB leaked information so devastating that it hastened the implosion of the Soviet Union, is comparatively little known in Britain or even in France. So maybe we should all stop this hand wringing and say ok it's all part of national security.
  41. 1 point
    Idiot ! The antibiotics help to protect you from other sources and help your immune system. You really are a condescending, self important prig and you don't even know it. That's sad.
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    My favorite trick was to climb to the top of baled hay in the hay barn, squeezing thru the inside, using the connecting air flow gaps . Now, if I'm in a small room, it better have two exits or I start shaking! Alternatively, climb 25' vertical up the outside using footholds and fistful of hay. Once fell about 30' from the top of a tree, hitting branches on the way down, dropped the last clear 8' and landed in a stream. Arrived home sopping wet and mom never even asked why ! Now I'm like Sid with heights, my stomach does flips when I see anyone on tv who is close to a cliff edge. The do gooders have taken all the fun out of life, it's probably why the teens now all seem to get there excitement from anti social stuff. As usual, all liberal 'good ideas' seem to end up the same way.
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    I remember trying to persuade my Dad to let me have a bigger motorbike when i was about 17. The compromise was a combo so my Dad could jump in the sidecar.I remember one summer's evening i finished up with 7 people ,including myself on board the old AJS , which performed brilliantly round the lanes of Burtonwood ,Latchford & Walton. The only hitch was when the chair tyre blew out on Warrington Bridge & the passengers had to bail out & make their own ways back to various parts of Orford. I think it could have been the extra weight.
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    I don't mind saying Golly was one of my best mates as a kid ,along with Teddy & a nattily dressed cuddly wabbit .
  45. 1 point
    That was what we had for tea in the good old days Latch, jam butties and a brew 😉.
  46. 1 point
    Listening to all the "experts" who seem to have covered every possibility; a vaccine may prove useless as (according to some) immunity is short lived with this virus. Whoever does get it first will naturally make sure their Country shares it first, plus have the glory of being first. 😷
  47. 1 point
    I wonder if they are getting off the boats six feet apart and wearing masks ! Crazy here in the Dem run cities, they are locking down the general population, but releasing all prisoners from the jail. Apparently law abiding citizens can't be trusted to self isolate, but the criminals can !
  48. 1 point
    Brings back many happy memories of my childhood living on Gosling Road Croft in the 1970s - used to collect old bullet heads and helmets from the site pictured above!
  49. 1 point
    Priti Patel has announced an agreement with the French to clamp down on the traffickers - fine, but why isn't she clamping down on the traffic ? Any rubber boats trying to cross the channel, just tow them back to a French beach - sorted; it's not rocket science. 😠
  50. 1 point
    Aside from the usual trivial attendances being reduced, no doubt some more serious cases will be hidden due to people's fear of Hospital environments, to the point of a Devil or deep blue sea choice. If folk decide to die at home, at least they can say goodbye to loved ones. Meanwhile, I think GPs are diagnosing folk over the phone or skype; anything to avoid contact. 😷
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