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As predicted,  infection rates are now sky rocketing, and covid pressure on the NHS is starting to grow;  the scientists are now looking to re-impose restrictions again,  before a more deadly variant emerges.   So thank you Boris, and all those freedom geeks who wanted "normality";   but the new normality isn't normal, it's a pandemic, so let's stop this game of snakes and ladders,  and cease sliding back on every snake.   😠     😷

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30 minutes ago, Observer II said:

As predicted,  infection rates are now sky rocketing, and covid pressure on the NHS is starting to grow;  the scientists are now looking to re-impose restrictions again,  before a more deadly variant emerges.   So thank you Boris, and all those freedom geeks who wanted "normality";   but the new normality isn't normal, it's a pandemic, so let's stop this game of snakes and ladders,  and cease sliding back on every snake.   😠     😷

You should be aware that the latest ONS news reports were measured in the  days ending the 17th July whilst the numbers of positive tests have been falling for the last four days. It is not certain that fall will continue of course. The Ro for Delta is so high that it is difficult to see how herd immunity could be reached without natural infection of very many under 18s. It may be difficult to accept but what is happening now is fairly inevitable and the peak infections should be over by some time in August. 

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just read the news page and according to warrington worldwide there has been a drop in reported cases in the warrington area.

So maybe the spike has peaked for now and we are on a downward trend.

hopefully the bungee cord will eventually run out of bounce.

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I noticed a distinct change in the rate of increase a couple of weeks back but just when I thought it looked like we were beginning to see the start of a peak, the numbers shot up again. It’s been suggested that the mixing during the Euros produced a delayed surge, and the latest relaxation could well do the same but four consecutive drops does look hopeful. Looks like Observer is still getting his numbers from his fish and chips wrapping. :)

I notice also that they’ve stopped giving out the daily numbers for vaccinations. For months it’s always been around 500,000 each day but the last figure I saw was only a fifth of that. It seems many of the youngsters don’t see the importance of getting the jab but hopefully, the threat of them not getting into certain places like nightclubs will persuade them to get off their backsides.

 

Bill 😊

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Well, it seems Gov are back to their original course of pursuing herd immunity,  which now most vulnerable groups have been vaccinated,  would seem a more attractive option, given that many youngsters are refusing vaccination anyway.   Spread fests are still being held around the world, with the nonsense in Tokyo, where folk are not allowed inside the stadiums, but are left to congregate outside them.   Donkeys being led by Donkeys.      😷

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But the young are immortal, they don't need to be vaccinated.

even we were when we were younger.

it is only as we get older do we get a sense of self preservation. at 19 jumping of a hundred foot cliff into the sea was fun. at 59 jumping off anything higher than a foot is life threatening event to some. (in fact stepping off a footpath can be dodgy)

the frame of mind is "that only happens to other people" a bit like those ads on tv that promise you a chance of winning a 3million mansion in wherever plus a top of the range Italian sports car.

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You’re right Sid, we all call the younger generation for being uncaring, but the truth is we were probably not that much different when we were that age. We were never going to get 100% vaccinated and it’s not just the young that have declined the jab so these people will just have to take their chances at not ending up with any serious long-term problems.

Given this, letting it rip might sound drastic but having done as much as possible there’s not many other options left, but at least it should be quick. Us oldies just have to be mindful to stay safe while we get through this final stage.

 

Bill 😊

 

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Perhaps there are other medications that people may take for other ailments that help to provide some immunity. Covid looks like it's here to stay ,how we deal with it as the human race is what matters but we can't hide behind our front doors forever.

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With HMG as confused as ever over it's "freedom" initiative,  a YouGov Poll shows that one in five of us would support another full on lock down;   while there are majorities for a return to tighter rules, like mask wearing, social distancing and closure of nightclubs.   Seems when it comes to safety, most folk are ahead of the Gov.  😷

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On 7/25/2021 at 5:16 PM, Davy51 said:

I really dig our new avatars . I've got more medals than the Italian captain in allo allo .

He was in Eastenders"Classic" yesterday and he plays a baddie it took me a while to realise who he actually was as I keep waiting for him to break out in his OTT Italian accent🤣

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