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  1. I think this is it, the US is much less densely populated and (ignoring the current freak storm) 3 of its most populous states have very mild winters. The north eastern states are closer to the uk in terms of climate and density - there are 15 states with higher death rates than the UK currently - 10 in the north (and largely east) https://www.statista.com/statistics/1109011/coronavirus-covid19-death-rates-us-by-state/ Also, if Florida is anything to go by - the reporting in some states is not to be trusted.
  2. This lateral flow tests being the key to reopening venues is a load of bollocks. As a punter I'm not going to shoulder the risk of losing out on ticket money in case I get a positive result (which the current vaccines won't necessarily prevent) - equally as a promoter who relies on selling out to break even, I can't afford to be refunding tickets unless prevalence is incredibly low. It might work for the Euros or Wimbledon, but for your average event it's not a solution.
  3. I mean, this sounds pretty good to me?
  4. Can definitely see a scenario playing out where it will be better for Biden to lose.
  5. Trump has it in the bag, will retake the house in 2022 too. Question is Trump jr or Tucker Carlson for 2024?
  6. Bleak, Biden can still win but no blue wave - senate likely to remain republican and a reduced majority in the house. Looks like the GOP fear of high turnouts was unfounded - even if Trump loses they have had a better night than expected.
  7. If we want to tackle obesity, closing pubs, restaurants and takeaways will have an order of magnitude greater effect than keeping gyms open. Maybe combine the measures, only leisure activity open is the gym - add in some post brexit food rationing and we could really turn the nation's physical health around before the next pandemic.
  8. You mentioned hundreds of signatories so I assumed you were talking about the Barrington declaration - if you meant Karol Sikora's letter it only had 32. Sikora, Heneghan, Guptra, and probably others, are signatories on both. The contents of the letter weren't ignored, it called for more targeted measures to shield the vulnerable, while listing some concerns that most people (including SAGE) share.
  9. Top scientists including Harold Shipman and Johnny Fartpants? https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-herd-immunity-great-barrington-declaration-scientists-signatures-fake-names-b912778.html
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