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  1. I don't get people who ask a question then never return or disappear for months/years. Can't be that bothered about getting an answer 🤔
  2. It's 100% going ahead. Will all be ok by summer. Just need get through the winter. Right now it's the antivaxers holding progress back. We get 3 types of covid patients in the hospital:- 1. Unvaccinated 2. Vaccinated suffering from covid 3. Vaccinated, covid positive but suffering from another illness 1 = go home or go to ICU or go to the morgue 2 = go home 3 = go home or go to morgue, if died it was for another reason but are recorded as Covid deaths. To vax is individual choice but those on the frontline are getting fed up and angry at listening to unvaccinated covid patients gasping for breath and apologising for the trouble they're causing! Would leave tomorrow if I could afford it!
  3. * sic unhelpful Be down to the stewards
  4. Feel free to correct as I'm reading your question as parking your campervan in the general car park and sleeping in it Tuesday night only. I don't have a definitive answer to this but it could provoke an interesting ( & maybe helpful) reaction at the entrance. There would be no problem if it is a standard light goods van.
  5. Refered to critics as pretentious, not the albums/artists
  6. Listened to 7/8, including those not on my usual genre radar. Most were average, some sleep inducing. Used to like Ghetts but now finding him repetitive. BCNR great musically: vocally less satisfactory. Maybe I getting old but most of the albums felt like a rehash of what's gone before; often by others. I want new, fresh and unique.
  7. Sometimes I feel the Mercury judges are trying so hard to cover all the bases/genres it all becomes very pretentious. Being a "critically acclaimed" album remains only in the world of the critic unless it's recognised and appreciated by a wider audience. A headline one day, chip paper the next.
  8. Has creativity become another casualty of covid? Poorest Mercury shortlist I can remember!
  9. So government have produced an insurance scheme that will protect festival organisers in the event they have to cancel due to a general lockdown being imposed but it doesn't help when unlocked with restrictions still imposed, e.g. social distancing, attendance limits, additional testing etc. Provides clarity but there is still a large element of risk being carried by organisers.
  10. Those on the front line are seriously knackered & fed up. Working 13hrs a day in any heat wearing a mask, visor, gloves and scrubs etc is seriously unpleasant. Thankly 2 weeks restbite here as the period including Glasto is a longstanding holiday. Mrs L in particular is not looking forward to a return to duty.
  11. Local situation in Staffs/S. Derbys has stabilised with regard to covid admissions to hospital. Numbers small & manageable.
  12. Confirmed this morning that fresh hospitalizations experienced by Mrs Lyrca are associated with a significant surge in covid cases (Delta) in Derbyshire, particularly South Derbys. Currently on exponential growth curve.
  13. There's a tipping point for unlocking and reopening and that's when the best has been done to mitigate risk. Not just of catching covid, but also to those people not getting the treatment they deserve because of covid patients clogging the system. It's a balance. There's a balance for business too, particularly those in hospitality & entertainment. Open up to early and people stay away for fear of catching covid. Open up too late and people stay away because habits have changed, perhaps forever.
  14. Undoubtedly the decision to open up/convert Mrs L's unit to covids will be based on need and there may be a degree of centralistion but as units become full new covid patients have to spread to elsewhere. And so do non-covid patients. It's a domino effect.
  15. Sorry I haven't been following local rates since it bottomed out and very few covids were presenting in hospital. Came as a complete surprise when Mrs L told me she had been asked to prepare to accept covids when turning up for duty yesterday. The number of patients grew steadily through the day and overnight.
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