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Will Coronavirus lead to the cancellation of Glastonbury?

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2 minutes ago, Mr.Tease said:

So even a complete blockade would only have slowed the virus by 1-2 months

I guess once it’s in it’s in, people coming and going won’t make much of a difference. That would only be a benefit if you don’t have it already and want to try and stop it entering at all.

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1 minute ago, Deaf Nobby Burton said:

I guess once it’s in it’s in, people coming and going won’t make much of a difference. That would only be a benefit if you don’t have it already and want to try and stop it entering at all.

Yep, makes Trumps european flights ban even dafter (I could understand if it was all flights, but such a half-arsed measure at this stage of their outbreak isn't going to buy them much time at all.

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Just now, Mr.Tease said:

Yep, makes Trumps european flights ban even dafter (I could understand if it was all flights, but such a half-arsed measure at this stage of their outbreak isn't going to buy them much time at all

It's just optics.

The UK being a massive travel hub really makes the European flight ban quite silly but at least he can still golf, right?

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9 minutes ago, Avalon_Fields said:

That's cheered me up! BT here I come....hopefully

You know what maybe me too - great lineup but wouldn't be able to make the original date as my gilfriend is at her friend's hen do that weekend.  will book tickets if it moves (tiniest sliver of silver lining amongst a dark sky) 

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1 minute ago, Mr.Tease said:

Yep, makes Trumps european flights ban even dafter (I could understand if it was all flights, but such a half-arsed measure at this stage of their outbreak isn't going to buy them much time at all.

Yep, and I guess it rings true with the governments view that testing all the people arriving back from Italy wouldn’t make much difference, against a backdrop of uproar that they weren’t.

I’d imagine on an ideal world that’s something they would do, but resources are finite and they must have modelled it and decide those resources were better deployed elsewhere.

If it’s already in your country then it’s being spread all over the place in multiple locations, people arriving will be a drop in the ocean really.

Trumps measure really is ridiculous, they will be sitting on a ticking time bomb over there, the best thing the rest of the world could do is ban all incoming flights from the US.

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6 minutes ago, Mr.Tease said:

Yep, makes Trumps european flights ban even dafter (I could understand if it was all flights, but such a half-arsed measure at this stage of their outbreak isn't going to buy them much time at all.

He's election campaigning and profiteering already. Can blame it on Europe's devil free movement socialism, say he was decisive in stopping the spread (no tests no numbers eh) and look to work their way in to "help" the failed commie healthcare systems in Europe and UK.

Some of that is tongue in cheek but as you can tell, I have a lot of faith in American politics and business....

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1 minute ago, efcfanwirral said:

Some of that is tongue in cheek but as you can tell, I have a lot of faith in American politics and business....

You know how bad the Australian toilet roll riots have been. Now imagine that with guns. 

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word on street/twitter is that govt will not ban mass events or close school yet, just tell people to stay home if ill and wash hands a lot etc.

Apparently this is advised from experts....probably a spreadsheet with how many deaths acceptable.

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Our government is accepting this rolling through based on Chinese estimates of death rate, which were clearly bollocks.

This has the potential to get messy.

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3 hours ago, Ozanne said:

I’m afraid to leave, I have Stockholm Syndrome now.

 

Great (possible) news though, just what we needed!

Muse confirmed. 

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1 minute ago, squirrelarmy said:

You know how bad the Australian toilet roll riots have been. Now imagine that with guns. 

Scary thing is...that might not be far from the truth in U.S.
Imagine if it came to light that the US govt. had ignored the warnings, not done enough, the poorest start dying unnecessarily, and then they decide to put those parts of the country on lock-down. 
There would be riots...

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2 minutes ago, steviewevie said:

word on street/twitter is that govt will not ban mass events or close school yet, just tell people to stay home if ill and wash hands a lot etc.

Apparently this is advised from experts....probably a spreadsheet with how many deaths acceptable.

Interesting, I suspect/hope the plan is to have the big cancellations complete by summer, and they're just trying to reduce the amount of time we're in 'lockdown' for. Guess it's still a little early, realistically we can't really be having closures for more than 2-4 weeks? Would mean holding out until late April or May to go for the extreme measures

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5 minutes ago, steviewevie said:

Apparently this is advised from experts....probably a spreadsheet with how many deaths acceptable.

Or scientists...who know what they're taking about.

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1 minute ago, Gilb said:

Scary thing is...that might not be far from the truth in U.S.
Imagine if it came to light that the US govt. had ignored the warnings, not done enough, the poorest start dying unnecessarily, and then they decide to put those parts of the country on lock-down. 
There would be riots...

How do you think the average american would react to being told to keep off the streets. I know we’ll be fine over here but America worries me. 

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13 minutes ago, stopwn1981 said:

Our government is accepting this rolling through based on Chinese estimates of death rate, which were clearly bollocks.

This has the potential to get messy.

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21 minutes ago, Gilb said:

Scary thing is...that might not be far from the truth in U.S.
Imagine if it came to light that the US govt. had ignored the warnings, not done enough, the poorest start dying unnecessarily, and then they decide to put those parts of the country on lock-down. 
There would be riots...

That poster who works in the NBA said they were shown government advisor projections of 50-100 million infections in the US, so Trump must have seen those, yet he's acting like he can bluff his way through it. It's bad situation anyway, but add in guns, paranoia, Trump in charge and a private health care system and it could really go to another level in the US.

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Ireland just announced all schools, colleges etc closed from tomorrow. Surely boris will do the same this afternoon.

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3 minutes ago, Mr.Tease said:

That poster who works in the NBA said they were shown government advisor projections of 50-100 million infections in the US, so Trump must have seen those, yet he's acting like he can bluff his way through it. It's bad situation anyway, but add in guns, paranoia, Trump in charge and a private health care system and it could really go to another level in the US.

You only have to look at how they managed Hurricane Katrina. It will be like that but on a national scale. 

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Just now, Euphoricape said:

Ireland just announced all schools, colleges etc closed from tomorrow. Surely boris will do the same this afternoon.

For how long? I work in an art gallery so public building and we'll be closing when schools closed. We had a briefing yesterday that we should be prepared to close earliest at the end of next week. 

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Doctor in Madrid who diagnosed doing his own daily update on disease progression whilst isolating - could be interesting over next week!

 

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Just now, chazwwe said:

For how long? I work in an art gallery so public building and we'll be closing when schools closed. We had a briefing yesterday that we should be prepared to close earliest at the end of next week. 

He didn't give a timeframe but he was speaking from the US so I'd assume someone here will go into more detail. 

I work in a restaurant and we are down about 80% in the last week and that'll only get worse. 

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1 minute ago, chazwwe said:

For how long? I work in an art gallery so public building and we'll be closing when schools closed. We had a briefing yesterday that we should be prepared to close earliest at the end of next week. 

Just saw the press conference. Until march 29th he said.

BBC News - Coronavirus: Schools and colleges to close in Republic of Ireland
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-51850811

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