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6 minutes ago, Nucky Thompson said:

Totally agree jonesy. 

Doesn't matter what us critical thinkers have observed, analysed and evaluated.

 

Those who are convinced that they are doing the right thing will continue doing the right thing because doing the right thing makes them right and better than those who (have) refuse(d) to comply.

 

BTW, Smithy, the above is not addressed at you. I'm sure you have your own reasons for wishing to allow mask wearing to continue unchecked.

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3 minutes ago, Smithee said:

Is it really cool for you to see me and think "he's a very handsome walking mental illness"?

 

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Just now, Smithee said:

 

I'm away in to Falkirk tomorrow, I'll probably leave my mask on as I'll be in and out of shops down the high street. It just isn't that big a deal to me, I don't care. They're a pain in the arse to put on and take off with long hair, especially on a windy day, and I keep forgetting to put it on when I walk in, so why wouldn't I?

 

Is it really cool for you to see me and think "he's a very handsome walking mental illness"?

Well, Schmidt, if I were headed to downtown Falkirk I'd probably be donning one of these, pandemic or no.

 

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And yes, I do believe that anyone wearing a facemark that is not in close proximity to others in a poorly-ventilated area can and should be considered to be suffering from mental trauma caused by the authority-led fear campaign during the early days of the pandemic. The full weight of society's effort ought to be put behind these people's recovery, just as it was channelled towards protecting the NHS.

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It's an unavoidable inevitability that non-conformity evolves into ridicule.  Non-conformists could borrow a bit of humility by respecting those who continue to conform.  Not wearing masks is now widely accepted and a normality.  No need to signal the possession of a self-appointed virtue.  ;)

 

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12 minutes ago, jonesy said:

Well, Schmidt, if I were headed to downtown Falkirk I'd probably be donning one of these, pandemic or no.

 

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And yes, I do believe that anyone wearing a facemark that is not in close proximity to others in a poorly-ventilated area can and should be considered to be suffering from mental trauma caused by the authority-led fear campaign during the early days of the pandemic. The full weight of society's effort ought to be put behind these people's recovery, just as it was channelled towards protecting the NHS.

 

I think you're completely overreacting myself, the vast majority don't take the whole act of wearing a mask thing as seriously as you guys.

 

It might help? I'll wear one, the **** do I care?

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Heading down with the wife to Blackpool for 2 days then Liverpool for 3 days just to get away.I hope it isn't too difficult to get into boozers and restaurants in England.

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7 minutes ago, Victorian said:

It's an unavoidable inevitability that non-conformity evolves into ridicule.  Non-conformists could borrow a bit of humility by respecting those who continue to conform.  Not wearing masks is now widely accepted and a normality.  No need to signal the possession of a self-appointed virtue.  ;)

 

TBF, it's a mix of ridicule with concern for one's fellow man.

 

And, to me anyway, it nicely balances out some of the sanctimoniousness evident (not just in the case of mask wearing, but in many walks of life) from those who comply with the letter of the law and even go well beyond it (again, that's not directed at anyone on here).

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Just now, jonesy said:

TBF, it's a mix of ridicule with concern for one's fellow man.

 

And, to me anyway, it nicely balances out some of the sanctimoniousness evident (not just in the case of mask wearing, but in many walks of life) from those who comply with the letter of the law and even go well beyond it (again, that's not directed at anyone on here).

 

Some truth there as well tbf.  

 

On mask wearing,  I've noticed quite a lot of peer compliance going on.  Many people appearing without a mask,  only to whip one out after seeing fellow visitors wearing one.  Lots of people are genuinely forgetting to put one on.  

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1 minute ago, Victorian said:

 

Some truth there as well tbf.  

 

On mask wearing,  I've noticed quite a lot of peer compliance going on.  Many people appearing without a mask,  only to whip one out after seeing fellow visitors wearing one.  Lots of people are genuinely forgetting to put one on.  

Fair enough - if in a situation that demands it, nothing wrong with a friendly nudge to don a mask.

 

I had the opposite yesterday, where a fellow parent (and healthcare professional, FWIW) pulled out her mask as we chatted and walked our kids to school, only to shrug and pop it back in her pocket when she noticed I wasn't bothering with the frankly ridiculous notion of wearing a mask in the outdoors just because we were near the school.

 

Parents walk - side by side on narrow pavements - for up to 20/30 minutes without them, and then feel compelled to put a mask on when they get near the school and continue the same conversation they'd been having, free and maskless, a few moments before, simply to be seen to be doing so.

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1 minute ago, jonesy said:

Fair enough - if in a situation that demands it, nothing wrong with a friendly nudge to don a mask.

 

I had the opposite yesterday, where a fellow parent (and healthcare professional, FWIW) pulled out her mask as we chatted and walked our kids to school, only to shrug and pop it back in her pocket when she noticed I wasn't bothering with the frankly ridiculous notion of wearing a mask in the outdoors just because we were near the school.

 

Parents walk - side by side on narrow pavements - for up to 20/30 minutes without them, and then feel compelled to put a mask on when they get near the school and continue the same conversation they'd been having, free and maskless, a few moments before, simply to be seen to be doing so.

 

Agreed.  There's bound to be that sort of irrational instance.  Outdoor close proximity risks are completely unknown as far as I've seen but it's certainly not difficult to see the occasions where there really isn't any risk whatsoever.  For what it's worth,  I'm still keeping well out of the way of the pavement pounders and their immense plumes of toxic exhaust vapours.

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6 hours ago, Lord BJ said:

International students in Scotland to be jabbed up. Have to be honest I assumed they were. 

 

What's the full story on that - is it for ones arriving in autumn? I know of international students right now getting jagged up.

 

They just need to get some medic students to go round the campuses and practise with needles. If only weed were legal here, we could do a free joint for a jag like Washington are. Would probably get folk chancing a third and fourth dose though!

 

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1 hour ago, jonesy said:

You don't think consistently ultra-cautious behaviour and extreme risk-aversion is harmful? You don't think kids saying they prefer seeing their friends on a screen is preferable to meeting them at school because their parents have put the fear of god into them about something which will do them no harm isn't dangerous and worthy of both pity and contempt? You don't think forcing kids to don a mask to walk to school isn't normalising an unfounded fear of normal human interaction? You don't think seeing old couples - despite being double-jagged - still too terrified to go for a walk in case someone - also vaccinated - passes within a few feet of them for a couple of seconds on the pavement isn't the result of excessive and systematic fearmongering by the authorities?

 

I'm all for looking out for each other, which is why, as a society, our attention should, nay must, now shift to educating the remaining members of our communities who still fear for their lives that it's safe to come out from behind the mental sofa we were told would save us.

 

There's a sound reason the auld dear in third gear trundling down the motorway at 30mph gets pulled over and assisted by the police, while the average punter doing 75mph is allowed to carry on their merry way.

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On 08/06/2021 at 15:34, westbow said:

Hi Cavey, are you still confident about your florida trip in October? Not so sure myself.

I’m not going this year.  Postponing to May.  

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7 hours ago, steve123 said:

I might be wrong but I would have thought we should be seeing the deaths and hospital admission start to rise significantly by now if we were following the same path as last year.

You might be interested in this update video then. And so might @redjambo  It's from the Covid Symptom Study that is being run by Zoe, Guy and St Thomas' Hospitals and Kings College. It is really fascinating.  

 

I'd try and summarise it but then I would miss bits. 

 

Oh and they are wanting more people to sign up.  

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3 minutes ago, CavySlaveJambo said:

You might be interested in this update video then. And so might @redjambo  It's from the Covid Symptom Study that is being run by Zoe, Guy and St Thomas' Hospitals and Kings College. It is really fascinating.  

 

I'd try and summarise it but then I would miss bits. 

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Oh and they are wanting more people to sign up.  

Not showing unfortunately 😕

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2 minutes ago, steve123 said:

Not showing unfortunately 😕

yeah. I saw it left the code in and then went back to fix it.  Should be fixed now.  

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1 minute ago, CavySlaveJambo said:

yeah. I saw it left the code in and then went back to fix it.  Should be fixed now.  

cheers will give a go 👍

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17 minutes ago, CavySlaveJambo said:

You might be interested in this update video then. And so might @redjambo  It's from the Covid Symptom Study that is being run by Zoe, Guy and St Thomas' Hospitals and Kings College. It is really fascinating.  

 

I'd try and summarise it but then I would miss bits. 

 

Oh and they are wanting more people to sign up.  

Interesting it is presenting more like the cold in younger age groups that would certainly help with spread, cheers for sharing 

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34 minutes ago, CavySlaveJambo said:

You might be interested in this update video then. And so might @redjambo  It's from the Covid Symptom Study that is being run by Zoe, Guy and St Thomas' Hospitals and Kings College. It is really fascinating.  

 

I'd try and summarise it but then I would miss bits.

 

Oh and they are wanting more people to sign up.  

 

That was interesting. Thanks, Cavy.

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We might not see it in our time, but these covid restrictions are just a very minor precursor to climate change ones once it really kicks in.

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5 hours ago, Smithee said:

 

I think you're completely overreacting myself, the vast majority don't take the whole act of wearing a mask thing as seriously as you guys.

 

 

His posts certainly suggest that he is close to having a complete nervous breakdown because he's being asked to wear a mask outside the school for the briefest of times whilst waiting to pick up his child/children. Bit odd tbh. 

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On 10/06/2021 at 11:51, JamesM48 said:

I got my blue letter today . Had appointment for Saturday 19th June . It wasn’t sitting right with me as I felt “ I’ve something on” ?   Then I remember Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 v England the night before so I’ll be in no fit state to do anything that day !! Priorities  .   It was easy to re schedule online . It’s at the Gyle . I tried to change it to EICC but there were zero appointments there 

If you are past 8 weeks from dose 1 and AZ pop into EICC (or Younger or Pyramids) from Monday and you should get taken.  If you aren't, I've been told guff info from a vaccination nurse.

 

If you do get taken please, make sure that your 19th appointment is cancelled, which you may need to do yourself.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, DETTY29 said:

We might not see it in our time, but this covid restrictions are just a very minor precursor to climate change once it really kicks in.

 

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2 minutes ago, Governor Tarkin said:

 

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Sorry GT, view of our beloved scientists.  

 

Piece on 5L a couple of weeks ago.

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Easing of restrictions looks to be a dream now. 
This all down to the U.K. government not shut the borders to India quick enough. 
Let’s hope the deal with India is worth all the pain and suffering we are going through 

Johnson and co are the culprits but don’t expect them to admit it or apologise. 

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23 minutes ago, Savage Vince said:

 

His posts certainly suggest that he is close to having a complete nervous breakdown because he's being asked to wear a mask outside the school for the briefest of times whilst waiting to pick up his child/children. Bit odd tbh. 

Ow Vince, you savage.

 

Literally a baw hair away from a complete nervous breakdown. Thankfully my mask-free face allows me to breathe well without hyperventilating, staving off the risk of aforementioned CNB.

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6 hours ago, jonesy said:

You don't think consistently ultra-cautious behaviour and extreme risk-aversion is harmful? You don't think kids saying they prefer seeing their friends on a screen is preferable to meeting them at school because their parents have put the fear of god into them about something which will do them no harm isn't dangerous and worthy of both pity and contempt? You don't think forcing kids to don a mask to walk to school isn't normalising an unfounded fear of normal human interaction? You don't think seeing old couples - despite being double-jagged - still too terrified to go for a walk in case someone - also vaccinated - passes within a few feet of them for a couple of seconds on the pavement isn't the result of excessive and systematic fearmongering by the authorities?

 

I'm all for looking out for each other, which is why, as a society, our attention should, nay must, now shift to educating the remaining members of our communities who still fear for their lives that it's safe to come out from behind the mental sofa we were told would save us.

 

There's a sound reason the auld dear in third gear trundling down the motorway at 30mph gets pulled over and assisted by the police, while the average punter doing 75mph is allowed to carry on their merry way.

Great post. The fear of Covid, deliberately engendered by Govts worldwide, while rolling out more dangerous population and traffic control measures, is many times worse than the virus itself. The psychological affect on children and the elderly, in particular, along with the economic damage to the country is truly frightening.  

 

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14 minutes ago, Boy Daniel said:

Easing of restrictions looks to be a dream now. 
This all down to the U.K. government not shut the borders to India quick enough. 
Let’s hope the deal with India is worth all the pain and suffering we are going through 

Johnson and co are the culprits but don’t expect them to admit it or apologise. 

Do you believe the "64% more transmissible " figures? I don't.

Just to confirm, positive tests are not "cases".

Within "households" is quite telling. An admission that lockdown is ineffective,  something a lot of us have probably cottoned on to several months ago. 

 

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25 minutes ago, DETTY29 said:

Sorry GT, view of our beloved scientists.  

 

Piece on 5L a couple of weeks ago.

 

I know, mate. I too was plums deep in the dystopian, climate catastrophe downer when I was a lefty tree hugging hippy.

 

But now that I'm an elitist Tory, capitalist pig, I just can't be doing with the perpetual negetivity. 🤷‍♂️

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7 hours ago, jonesy said:

You don't think consistently ultra-cautious behaviour and extreme risk-aversion is harmful? You don't think kids saying they prefer seeing their friends on a screen is preferable to meeting them at school because their parents have put the fear of god into them about something which will do them no harm isn't dangerous and worthy of both pity and contempt? You don't think forcing kids to don a mask to walk to school isn't normalising an unfounded fear of normal human interaction? You don't think seeing old couples - despite being double-jagged - still too terrified to go for a walk in case someone - also vaccinated - passes within a few feet of them for a couple of seconds on the pavement isn't the result of excessive and systematic fearmongering by the authorities?

 

I'm all for looking out for each other, which is why, as a society, our attention should, nay must, now shift to educating the remaining members of our communities who still fear for their lives that it's safe to come out from behind the mental sofa we were told would save us.

 

There's a sound reason the auld dear in third gear trundling down the motorway at 30mph gets pulled over and assisted by the police, while the average punter doing 75mph is allowed to carry on their merry way.

I should have expanded on my reply in case anyone thinks it was avoided.

 

You said people wearing masks in public are doing themselves and possibly people in their family harm, it's nonsense. It's a massive leap to go from someone wearing a mask in Princes Street to being consistently ultra cautious and the what nots you're talking about 

 

If I wear a mask up the street it's nobody's business why, and it's patently bollocks to claim I'm doing harm to myself in doing it 

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Woohoo! Linda Bauld got her OBE. Job done you outstanding behaviourist.

Well, not quite. Now on to the book and some juicy research contracts.

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1 hour ago, Smithee said:

I should have expanded on my reply in case anyone thinks it was avoided.

 

You said people wearing masks in public are doing themselves and possibly people in their family harm, it's nonsense. It's a massive leap to go from someone wearing a mask in Princes Street to being consistently ultra cautious and the what nots you're talking about 

 

If I wear a mask up the street it's nobody's business why, and it's patently bollocks to claim I'm doing harm to myself in doing it 


I didn't get the moving roadblock analogy at all. Masks aren't a danger to others. 


 

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5 hours ago, Governor Tarkin said:

 

I know, mate. I too was plums deep in the dystopian, climate catastrophe downer when I was a lefty tree hugging hippy.

 

But now that I'm an elitist Tory, capitalist pig, I just can't be doing with the perpetual *negetivity. 🤷‍♂️

*Tory Elitist, aye!?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, weehammy said:

Woohoo! Linda Bauld got her OBE. Job done you outstanding behaviourist.

Well, not quite. Now on to the book and some juicy research contracts.


She’ll probably be banned from Edi Uni, due to her suppprt of the British Empire atrocities in receiving this award. 

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Enzo Chiefo
10 hours ago, CavySlaveJambo said:

You might be interested in this update video then. And so might @redjambo  It's from the Covid Symptom Study that is being run by Zoe, Guy and St Thomas' Hospitals and Kings College. It is really fascinating.  

 

I'd try and summarise it but then I would miss bits. 

 

Oh and they are wanting more people to sign up.  

Thanks for sharing that Cavy. Very interesting.  It seems to be clearly more infectious but mutating towards behaving like the common cold. Which was the exit outcome originally hoped for, along with the vaccines, that will allow us to live normally with the virus.

It's unfortunate that that isn't highlighted in Govt updates but then we've never really been given the full facts or any kind of context since the start. 

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2 hours ago, ri Alban said:

Tory Elitist,aye?

 

Correct, ausseh.

 

Come on in, the wonga's luvely.

 

:greggy:

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9 hours ago, weehammy said:

Woohoo! Linda Bauld got her OBE. Job done you outstanding behaviourist.

Well, not quite. Now on to the book and some juicy research contracts.

I would definitely give her one 

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9 hours ago, weehammy said:

Woohoo! Linda Bauld got her OBE. Job done you outstanding behaviourist.

Well, not quite. Now on to the book and some juicy research contracts.

 

Incredible - getting an OBE for going on TV and telling us what the figures mean. I can do that!

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14 hours ago, Captain Canada said:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/11/us-health-agency-gives-innova-lateral-flow-covid-tests-scathing-review

 

There seems to be some doubt over how useful the lateral flow tests are. The US has been pretty scathing and these are apparently the ones being used here. 

 

I thought the accuracy of the lateral flow tests had always been questioned? The other one (can't remember it's name) was meant to be far more accurate. Or do I have that round the wrong way? 

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13 minutes ago, manaliveits105 said:

I would definitely give her one 

Now, you're thinking of Devi does Dallas, not LB. I hope, sincerely hope, you are confusing our Edinburgh Uni TV stars.😮

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2 hours ago, Lord BJ said:


She’ll probably be banned from Edi Uni, due to her suppprt of the British Empire atrocities in receiving this award. 

 

That's a possibility given Edinburgh's craven capitulation on such matters in recent times. 

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10 hours ago, Governor Tarkin said:

 

I know, mate. I too was plums deep in the dystopian, climate catastrophe downer when I was a lefty tree hugging hippy.

 

But now that I'm an elitist Tory, capitalist pig, I just can't be doing with the perpetual negetivity. 🤷‍♂️

That's the spirit, Guv. Trampling over the working classes, and evading the Revenue parasites, as you strive to earn a few quid. Count me in.👍

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10 hours ago, Enzo Chiefo said:

Do you believe the "64% more transmissible " figures? I don't.

Just to confirm, positive tests are not "cases".

Within "households" is quite telling. An admission that lockdown is ineffective,  something a lot of us have probably cottoned on to several months ago. 

 

As an aside but only slightly Enzo.

 

In numbers: How Covid impacted NHS treatment in 2020
3 million people in the UK missed cancer screenings as a result of coronavirus
2 million patients waited more than 18 weeks for routine hospital treatment
1 in 10 mental health patients has been waiting six months for help
50 per cent drop in heart attack A&E attendances
38 per cent drop in emergency heart surgery in London in the second half of March, due to worried patients
49.6 per cent of Britons reported high levels of anxiety
35 per cent of carers provided more care as a result of local services reducing or closing
Sources: Cancer Research UK, NHS England, Royal College of Psychiatrists, British Heart Foundation, Office of National Statistics, Carers UK

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1 hour ago, Seymour M Hersh said:

 

I thought the accuracy of the lateral flow tests had always been questioned? The other one (can't remember it's name) was meant to be far more accurate. Or do I have that round the wrong way? 

 

There are lots of articles about the PCR tests not being fit for purpose either - https://www.rt.com/op-ed/507937-covid-pcr-test-fail/

 

I don't know what the truth is in either case but lots of prominent people seem to have serious doubts. 

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1 hour ago, Seymour M Hersh said:

As an aside but only slightly Enzo.

 

In numbers: How Covid impacted NHS treatment in 2020
3 million people in the UK missed cancer screenings as a result of coronavirus
2 million patients waited more than 18 weeks for routine hospital treatment
1 in 10 mental health patients has been waiting six months for help
50 per cent drop in heart attack A&E attendances
38 per cent drop in emergency heart surgery in London in the second half of March, due to worried patients
49.6 per cent of Britons reported high levels of anxiety
35 per cent of carers provided more care as a result of local services reducing or closing
Sources: Cancer Research UK, NHS England, Royal College of Psychiatrists, British Heart Foundation, Office of National Statistics, Carers UK

 

It would be good to see the figures for treatments that did take place. 

 

The suggestion is lockdown prevented treatment. That is true and there have been real and serious effects. But no lockdown and there would have been very little treatment at all with NHS completely devastated. 

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2 hours ago, Seymour M Hersh said:

As an aside but only slightly Enzo.

 

In numbers: How Covid impacted NHS treatment in 2020
3 million people in the UK missed cancer screenings as a result of coronavirus
2 million patients waited more than 18 weeks for routine hospital treatment
1 in 10 mental health patients has been waiting six months for help
50 per cent drop in heart attack A&E attendances
38 per cent drop in emergency heart surgery in London in the second half of March, due to worried patients
49.6 per cent of Britons reported high levels of anxiety
35 per cent of carers provided more care as a result of local services reducing or closing
Sources: Cancer Research UK, NHS England, Royal College of Psychiatrists, British Heart Foundation, Office of National Statistics, Carers UK

Yes, completely agree, Seymour. Whoever lockdown has "saved", multiple times more will die, as illustrated by the stats you have posted.

Not to mention the economic damage to individuals and businesses, the psychological affect on children, the elderly in care homes etc...the list goes on.

As for "long Covid", it's nothing new as millions of people already suffer from long-term debilitating conditions, sometimes while suffering unbearable pain.  They have had treatments,  support and operations delayed or cancelled because of our response to all this.

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15 hours ago, CavySlaveJambo said:

You might be interested in this update video then. And so might @redjambo  It's from the Covid Symptom Study that is being run by Zoe, Guy and St Thomas' Hospitals and Kings College. It is really fascinating.  

 

I'd try and summarise it but then I would miss bits. 

 

Oh and they are wanting more people to sign up.  

 

Did he just say the Delta variant symptoms - for those not asymtomatic obviously- are similar to the common cold .:shocked666:

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19 hours ago, jonesy said:

Fair enough - if in a situation that demands it, nothing wrong with a friendly nudge to don a mask.

 

I had the opposite yesterday, where a fellow parent (and healthcare professional, FWIW) pulled out her mask as we chatted and walked our kids to school, only to shrug and pop it back in her pocket when she noticed I wasn't bothering with the frankly ridiculous notion of wearing a mask in the outdoors just because we were near the school.

 

Parents walk - side by side on narrow pavements - for up to 20/30 minutes without them, and then feel compelled to put a mask on when they get near the school and continue the same conversation they'd been having, free and maskless, a few moments before, simply to be seen to be doing so.

I don’t wear a mask outdoors. Never have done. I give folk a bit of space if it’s busy or on a  narrow bit of path. I only wear a mask in a shop pub or restaurant or if a stranger visits the house really. Thought that was what I was meant to be doing ?

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