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    Black Lives Matter

    It’s called ‘Glaston fest of perform arts’ how strange that you don’t know about it LOL!
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    Black Lives Matter

    Look this is all very interesting and I’m learning a lot but the festival is now fast approaching and it’s time to start planning the fudge run. I’ll soon be starting a new thread and I’ll thank Mr Capitalist Forum Owner to not close it down and call it ‘drivel’ again. This summer I have given away 3.5kg of fudge to key workers (including at imposing staff, LOL) and it’s time to level up! thanks
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    Black Lives Matter

    Aren't you calling out one prejudice whilst espousing your own one? Seems a little hypocritical perhaps. American justice system is an utter turd but that doesn't mean all cops are rotten or racists.
  4. Would you use exactly the same principle to condemn the NHS for recruiting medical staff from the developing world thus depriving poor countries of talent? How about the brain drain of freedom of movement that deprived the poorer EU states of the brightest and best people as they left to go to more affluent member states?
  5. Private doesn’t do critical care like how the NHS does and I’m sure there would have been outcry had he not used the NHS anyway
  6. This is a very underrated question. We would not morally want to put money ahead of lives or personal freedom but have to accept the reality that we do that every day in normal life and should view this situation the same in the cold light of day. For example we could ban all cars and motorcycles to save road deaths but don't because money and personal freedom. With CV, as there is presently no cure or vaccine, is any of what is happening now having any effect on the number of deaths? It's costing a lot of money and that will cause other deaths down the line anyway. See a post from another forum from someone who addresses this uncomfortable question: ----------------------------------------------------------- I think / hope the realisation is setting in that what's happening is sort of disaster relief gone mad.You know, when all stops are pulled out and a crazy amount of money is spent when, I dunno, a bunch of kids get stuck in a cave that half collapses (or whatever, just a crap example) and in the panic and crisis there's no limit to the number of helicopters and diggers and specialist engineers and whatever. It just happens. No expense spared. Nobody adds up the cost.Meanwhile, a kid just down the road doesn't get the cancer treatment they really need because NICE has deemed that drug just a little too expensive. So they die much earlier than would have been the case. Many multiples of the required money for the drug are being spent per person in the cave rescue, but somehow that money doesn't get spent for more superficially routine but every bit as deadly scenarios. If you were the parents of the cancer kid, it would be more than a little upsetting to see the stops being pulled out for someone else's kids while the system let yours die.It's all down to perception, momentum, the media circus, peer pressure, the sense that something must be done - all of which combines to mean rational and utilitarian calculations go out the window. Rationally, and in utilitarian terms, the resources aren't being spent correctly. You'd save more lives by limiting how much effort you put into the disaster rescue and spending the rest elsewhere. That isn't how life works. But god forbid anybody point this out while the kids are stuck in the cave. Instant social pariah status.This, for me, is what's essentially happening on a very grand scale now. Except the consequences are far more onerous. There's a mad panic over the immediate impact of the virus. Just like the kids in the cave, there's no doubting for those impacted, it's terrible. In the meantime, sight is lost of everything else. Corona deaths are worth more than other deaths, for now. Worth more than our way of life. Our broader well being.Eventually it will become really clear that the damage being done to fight corona is worse than corona itself. The danger, of course, is that it takes too long, that like the kid with cancer, the damage is irrevocable - for our generation at least. But as per the post I quoted, there's more and more realisation about the implications of the lockdown. Even within the health service that realisation is building. Hopefully the momentum will turn in the other direction. It had better.
  7. That's not what wooly means, if anything his estimate was highly precise yet likely innacurate
  8. That is a very wooly statement.
  9. Go on Coronavirus, piss off, sling yer hook ya cun
  10. Does every person at the festival use 1 litre of HS? I guess including the crew before / after it is possible but is seems a lot, also they frequently seem to run out too!
  11. Props for owning that
  12. I'm afraid that technology is still a few years off
  13. Am I the only person who saw this!
  14. They are easy enough to fact check for example story 1 about the temporary hospitals in Wuhan closing: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/wuhan-medical-workers-remove-masks-after-last-temporary-hospital-closes-2020-3%3famp
  15. Never mind about the music festival here’s some good news regarding the massive public health issue: China has closed down its last coronavirus hospital. Not enough new cases to support them.Doctors in India have been successful in treating Coronavirus. Combination of drugs used: Lopinavir, Retonovir, Oseltamivir along with Chlorphenamine. They are going to suggest same medicine, globally.Researchers of the Erasmus Medical Center claim to have found an antibody against coronavirus.A 103-year-old Chinese grandmother has made a full recovery from COVID-19 after being treated for 6 days in Wuhan, China.Apple reopens all 42 china stores,Cleveland Clinic developed a COVID-19 test that gives results in hours, not days.Good news from South Korea, where the number of new cases is declining.Italy is hit hard, experts say, only because they have the oldest population in Europe.Scientists in Israel likely to announce the development of a coronavirus vaccine.3 Maryland coronavirus patients fully recovered; able to return to everyday life.A network of Canadian scientists are making excellent progress in Covid-19 research.A San Diego biotech company is developing a Covid-19 vaccine in collaboration with Duke University and National University of Singapore.Tulsa County's first positive COVID-19 case has recovered. This individual has had two negative tests, which is the indicator of recovery.All 7 patients who were getting treated for at Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi have recovered.Plasma from newly recovered patients from Covid -19 can treat others infected by Covid-19.
  16. Hardly surprising & sorry to everyone for the disappointment, I knew this was coming fora while but it's still a blow.
  17. Yes yes but I haven't actually chosen a narrative, my very close relative is highly involved in the planning and communication of the response to this situation in the UK from a senior role in government and I am party to some insight about what is going to happen next, and everything that I have shared, has been correct so far on here & mainly a couple of other forums. It is quite frustrating that when I am attempting to give people a heads-up from a position of knowledge, it is met with mistrust, denial and dismissal. I guess it is the internet so to be expected. Noone can verify my credentials and there's no way I can do that. Ironically people respond this way, for the reason you stated above because it doesn't agree with their chosen narrative - one of hopeless optimism. I'm more of a realist and thought people would want to know the reality but it seems some would rather bury their head in the ground.
  18. Hello there, we will be coming to the Lake District in 2 weeks. I am more than happy to bring you some chocolates as a cheer-up aid as I have an amount left over. We will probably just go for walks and stay in our accommodation rather than eating out. I am guessing the claustrophobic but quaint atmosphere of the Grassmere gingerbread shop is off the table however which is a downer.
  19. Hahaha 6 acid trips and a gaming PC!!!! Good work enjoy
  20. I guess Because it doesn’t mitigate their financial risk in the way that early cancellation will, and unlike typical reasons for postponing an event, it is a lot less clear that the situation will be resolved by then. Don’t get me wrong I’m gutted, for the first time ever all our friends in our group have a ticket and I’ve had a particularly unpleasant year this year with work and personal issues and have been looking forward to this more than ever. I hope it’s postponed honestly.
  21. Hello there please let me wish you all the best for a speedy recovery. Can I ask, are you taking a multivitamin and staying on top of your nutrition to give your immune system the best chance of fighting whatever you have? Of course there is a small chance you have it but it could be anything else too. You also probably will recover and then be immune and unable to pass it on so stay positive I would seriously try not to worry about it right now, just minimise you energy expenditure and eat and drink well and rest. Don’t go out on your bike or drink alcohol or anything if can be avoided. Do you have anyone locally who can help bring you stuff / food / medicine if needs be? I do have some very high quality boxes of chocolates here left over from work (they were Easter gifts but all our customer meetings are cancelled) and would happily send you some to cheer you up if you wish, pm me your address if you like
  22. My sis works in a senior capacity in this area and was round for lunch today. Spent almost the whole day on work conference calls. All events over 500 people will be banned in a few days. Event organisers who are showing no signs of cancelling are likely holding off for this policy to be officially announced as it will be favourable to them from an insurance / legal POV. Sorry I know it’s not what you want to hear but it’s what is happening now. I’d say in likelihood tickets will cary over as that’s what happens with 99% of other events.
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