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12 hours ago, efcfanwirral said:

 

Damage will already be done if they wait til after Monday when they all start going out in Manchester etc  

To be honest the only answer if the variants are indeed a concern is to extend the roadmap

One thing is almost for certain here - festivals won't be permitted now. Probably wasn't ever going to happen but with this issue, I'd be amazed if they let people gather in those numbers even with tests and vaccine proof 

 

12 hours ago, stuartbert two hats said:

I'm calling it - the June stage will be delayed. Probably not very long, maybe another five weeks.

Right... that’s enough of this thread for today! I’m off to pack my festival bag and to try and remember how to do dancing. 

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1 hour ago, steviewevie said:

Yeah, possibly...not sure they want to go down the local lockdown thing again...but maybe they will have to. There's a lot of it in London too apparently.

Not doing a local lockdown could keep people within the Bolton area, I could imagine them going to Bury, Manchester etc and spreading there if everything is closed/outdoor only in their own area.  

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57 minutes ago, Fuzzy Afro said:

It’s a pyramid scheme mate, very similar to Bitcoin.

The entire scientific community is terrified that these profits are about to dry up...

 

 

Good jaysus...I'm seen some mental stuff posted in this thread, but this one takes the biscuit! 🤣

Generally speaking, scientists don't get paid for interviews in the media (I've never been, I get paid for other things outside of my main job, like advisory boards etc, but not media work). Don't get me wrong, I disagree with the mathematicians dipping their toes in biology they don't seem to fully understand (I don't see virologists/immunologists/molecular biologists & infectious disease experts falling over themselves about variants...keep an eye on them sure, but all evidence so far is still pointing in the right direction), but to suggest that the "entire scientific community" wants this to continue so we can keep making vast profits as talking heads is laughable. I'd like this to be over and done with tomorrow please, so that I can get on with my life and my work...

Honestly mate, it's nearly (mostly) over. Relax!

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4 minutes ago, Toilet Duck said:

Good jaysus...I'm seen some mental stuff posted in this thread, but this one takes the biscuit! 🤣

Generally speaking, scientists don't get paid for interviews in the media (I've never been, I get paid for other things outside of my main job, like advisory boards etc, but not media work). Don't get me wrong, I disagree with the mathematicians dipping their toes in biology they don't seem to fully understand (I don't see virologists/immunologists/molecular biologists & infectious disease experts falling over themselves about variants...keep an eye on them sure, but all evidence so far is still pointing in the right direction), but to suggest that the "entire scientific community" wants this to continue so we can keep making vast profits as talking heads is laughable. I'd like this to be over and done with tomorrow please, so that I can get on with my life and my work...

Honestly mate, it's nearly (mostly) over. Relax!

I stand corrected. Had heard rumours that Devi Sridhar in particular was making an absolute fortune from appearing on GMB almost every day. 

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1 hour ago, steviewevie said:

They should have listened to Pagel.

Everytime someone posts something to take notice of in the media on here. The response is more scare mongering etc etc. 

What I will say is that anyone coming from a professional capacity outside of the government bollocks, that is invovled in science etc etc. Regardless of how much they over exaggerate something or whatever.....we do not know anymore than them about this virus.

1 hour ago, Havors said:

We should have stayed locked down and kept the kids off school? 😄 

They should have banned incoming travel from india and pakistan completely, that would have helped. Dont need any 'variant' of SAGE to tell us that 🙂 

Yes they should have. But then did as said below do tests and my reply to that is there.

1 hour ago, FakeEmpire said:

Oh good God, I'm not suggesting that. But some early restrictions and monitoring on travel between the UK and India would have been nice.

They did. They had a plane full of people they tested with the LFS before flying to England. The majority were positive from negative upon landing. But when I posted something about this I just got flamed for it suggesting that it didn't work well. Because everyone on here unfortunately doesn't want to here it and is a bit too emphasised sometimes on them opening the gates to bands.

We have family, we have friends, yes we want bands but they will come. They are not lost. Do you see all those cases and the deaths from those cases?, they are people who have lost people.

30 minutes ago, stuie said:

 

Right... that’s enough of this thread for today! I’m off to pack my festival bag and to try and remember how to do dancing. 

All bar the joking aside. There is a real life situation out there going on that I feel someone people haven't actually engaged properly due to pure want for their life to be back to normal.

Please try and remember that people have died from this virus and there is much more important things.

Only 3 days ago someone I met travelling lost her Dad to covid. She was 27 so her Dad isn't that old.

Close next door neighbours and family members of very close friends to me have became victim of it.

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14 hours ago, Fuzzy Afro said:

Scientists aren't "fearing" a delay to the roadmap, they're w*nking themselves to sleep over a delay to the roadmap.

No. No they're not. They want it over as much as you do. 

Can you not comprehend the fact that they might just be people with a more negative outlook, that are worried? Especially given they've been saying "we should be more cautious" to every single thing since March 2020 and up until March 2021 they were completely right, and the government and their scientific advisers were completely wrong.

"Fake" SAGE have been proven right more than they've been proven wrong in this whole thing. And yes, there's a chance that maybe they're right again. You're so desperate to believe that they're not, because *you* can't countenance another lockdown, that you've invented some crazy fantasy world where they're doing it because they're scared of not getting any media coverage when the pandemic goes away. Rather than the idea that they're just worried the government and their advisors have got it wrong again. Like they have at every single point up to here.

And y'know, I agree with you! I think it'll all be fine, and with the vaccine the variants won't be a problem! I just don't think someone with a different opinion is so crazy that I have to ascribe some sort of weird capitalist motivation to it.

It's uncomfortable for you because you *have* to be right this time. Because you don't know how you'll deal with another lockdown. But if you look back and ask yourself honestly, how many times have you been sure during this pandemic it was going to go one way, and it went the other? 

It hurts to even contemplate what a variant that escaped the vaccine would actually mean to our lives. I think it would totally destroy the mental health of a lot of us - hence why we don't even really countenance it as an option. And why 99% of the time I let you get away with your bull-headedness. Because I don't want to ruin your day by making you ask yourself "what if I'm wrong?". But then sometimes, like here, you cross the line and it just has to be called out.

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10 minutes ago, thewayiam said:

Everytime someone posts something to take notice of in the media on here. The response is more scare mongering etc etc. 

What I will say is that anyone coming from a professional capacity outside of the government bollocks, that is invovled in science etc etc. Regardless of how much they over exaggerate something or whatever.....we do not know anymore than them about this virus.

Yes they should have. But then did as said below do tests and my reply to that is there.

They did. They had a plane full of people they tested with the LFS before flying to England. The majority were positive from negative upon landing. But when I posted something about this I just got flamed for it suggesting that it didn't work well. Because everyone on here unfortunately doesn't want to here it and is a bit too emphasised sometimes on them opening the gates to bands.

We have family, we have friends, yes we want bands but they will come. They are not lost. Do you see all those cases and the deaths from those cases?, they are people who have lost people.

All bar the joking aside. There is a real life situation out there going on that I feel someone people haven't actually engaged properly due to pure want for their life to be back to normal.

Please try and remember that people have died from this virus and there is much more important things.

Only 3 days ago someone I met travelling lost her Dad to covid. She was 27 so her Dad isn't that old.

Close next door neighbours and family members of very close friends to me have became victim of it.

Agree with all that last bit and I'm one of the worst for not engaging with this thing properly because I want festivals back. I've finally accepted its not over 

Obviously some of us have been sucked in by hope but at the same time I think the government should be been more honest about how this year would look- if they'd just said 17th May easing is as far as you're probably going to get it would've tempered expectations to a more realistic level. But deep down we all knew he was talking his usual bollocks about removing everything this summer 

 

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1 hour ago, Barry Fish said:

On a serious note this is why I dislike the constant overall negative chuntering.  It is affecting peoples mental health and it is going to push some people over the edge.  A young lady killed herself near me the other day on the rail tracks.  I have no idea what the reason was but would any of us be surprised if it was related to the pandemic.  People like Christina and Indysage are not helping one bit.  Its fine to post the contrary viewpoint but the way its being done is entirely unhelpful.

The bizarre thing is though, those voices are mostly being amplified by those who want to shout loudly about how wrong they are. It's happening even on here, it's far worse on Twitter - just quoting these people and going "WRONG AGAIN" or what not. All the properly negative takes on this thread are being posted by people who are then rubbishing them. 

The reason that is happening, is these people are secretly scared that they might be right, and every time they post something like "FAKE SAGE AT IT AGAIN" and an article with a negative outlook, they're looking for other people to chime and go "yeah, they're wrong, here's why" and re-assure them that everything will be okay.

That's what seems to help their mental health, but the side effect is amplifying those voices which can have an impact on the mental health of others. 

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9 minutes ago, thewayiam said:

All bar the joking aside. There is a real life situation out there going on that I feel someone people haven't actually engaged properly due to pure want for their life to be back to normal.

Please try and remember that people have died from this virus and there is much more important things.

Only 3 days ago someone I met travelling lost her Dad to covid. She was 27 so her Dad isn't that old.

Close next door neighbours and family members of very close friends to me have became victim of it.

Aside from the fact that’s a bit presumptuous, we have a low prevalence of the virus and we’ve vaccinated our vulnerable. It’s time to get our lives back. 

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3 minutes ago, efcfanwirral said:

Agree with all that last bit and I'm one of the worst for not engaging with this thing properly because I want festivals back. I've finally accepted its not over 

Obviously some of us have been sucked in by hope but at the same time I think the government should be been more honest about how this year would look- if they'd just said 17th May easing is as far as you're probably going to get it would've tempered expectations to a more realistic level. But deep down we all knew he was talking his usual bollocks about removing everything this summer 

 

It’s over though. 

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3 minutes ago, stuie said:

It’s over though. 

If its 60% more transmissible, or even close to that, everyone catching it at once over the next 5 weeks (because indoors is not covkd secure just because you only take your mask off when sat at your table) will cause us some real problems with hospitalisations

As we don't know, we're doing our usual of finding out in a real world setting

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3 minutes ago, efcfanwirral said:

If its 60% more transmissible, or even close to that, everyone catching it at once over the next 5 weeks (because indoors is not covkd secure just because you only take your mask off when sat at your table) will cause us some real problems with hospitalisations

As we don't know, we're doing our usual of finding out in a real world setting

That isn’t going to happen. It doesn’t take into account the number of vaccinated people or those with antibodies who are unlikely to be vectors of transmission. 

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3 minutes ago, efcfanwirral said:

If its 60% more transmissible, or even close to that, everyone catching it at once over the next 5 weeks (because indoors is not covkd secure just because you only take your mask off when sat at your table) will cause us some real problems with hospitalisations

If vaccines reduce the chances of spreading it by 90% and then of those 90% fewer infections it reduces the chance of hospitalisation by 94% are we really at risk? 

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12 minutes ago, efcfanwirral said:

Agree with all that last bit and I'm one of the worst for not engaging with this thing properly because I want festivals back. I've finally accepted its not over 

Obviously some of us have been sucked in by hope but at the same time I think the government should be been more honest about how this year would look- if they'd just said 17th May easing is as far as you're probably going to get it would've tempered expectations to a more realistic level. But deep down we all knew he was talking his usual bollocks about removing everything this summer 

 

Saying the 17th of May is as good as its going to get means the vaccine has been a waste of time and we going to have restrictions forever. 

It either works or it doesn't. There are always going to be variants but at the end of the day they are all still the same virus. Tweaks to vaccines and boosters will be the norm

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1 minute ago, ErnestWorthing said:

If vaccines reduce the chances of spreading it by 90% and then of those 90% fewer infections it reduces the chance of hospitalisation by 94% are we really at risk? 

Surely the % of unvaccinated all catching it almost once is still a pretty high absolute number? The knock on effect for cancer treatment etc as well from the NHS having to deal with this again. 

Obviously any delays need to be backed up by financial help and people need to be properly paid to isolate, which I'd imagine is a big problem in the likes of Bolton  

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1 minute ago, Havors said:

Saying the 17th of May is as good as its going to get means the vaccine has been a waste of time and we going to have restrictions forever. 

It either works or it doesn't. There are always going to be variants but at the end of the day they are all still the same virus. Tweaks to vaccines and boosters will be the norm

At the very least wait til everyone is vaccinated. And keeping the borders closed might help.

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15 minutes ago, efcfanwirral said:

Agree with all that last bit and I'm one of the worst for not engaging with this thing properly because I want festivals back. I've finally accepted its not over 

Obviously some of us have been sucked in by hope but at the same time I think the government should be been more honest about how this year would look- if they'd just said 17th May easing is as far as you're probably going to get it would've tempered expectations to a more realistic level. But deep down we all knew he was talking his usual bollocks about removing everything this summer 

 

To be the government have said what they have with not before dates. I took this as each step wasn't confirmed until it was and by no means at all confirmed that 21st June was definitely all go.

13 minutes ago, stuie said:

Aside from the fact that’s a bit presumptuous, we have a low prevalence of the virus and we’ve vaccinated our vulnerable. It’s time to get our lives back. 

It's really not. It's proof in writing from posts all over this board of that.

As for the other 3, they are real life things. They have happened .

That's a really really selfish reply to a genuine comment driven purely by your own greed. You should be ashamed!

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2 minutes ago, efcfanwirral said:

Surely the % of unvaccinated all catching it almost once is still a pretty high absolute number? The knock on effect for cancer treatment etc as well from the NHS having to deal with this again. 

Obviously any delays need to be backed up by financial help and people need to be properly paid to isolate, which I'd imagine is a big problem in the likes of Bolton  

The unvaccinated aren’t the sort of people who turn up to the hospital when they get covid. Most people in their 20s and 30s just tough it out at home with a cup of tea. 

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8 minutes ago, ErnestWorthing said:

If vaccines reduce the chances of spreading it by 90% and then of those 90% fewer infections it reduces the chance of hospitalisation by 94% are we really at risk? 

Until the vast majority of people have had the vaccine, unfortunately we are yes. Chile found that out the hard way as their ICUs filled up with young and middle aged people. 

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5 minutes ago, ErnestWorthing said:

If vaccines reduce the chances of spreading it by 90% and then of those 90% fewer infections it reduces the chance of hospitalisation by 94% are we really at risk? 

No. But that's a large "if" - we don't know if the vaccine works that way on new variants. We have indications it does to some extent, but don't have the data to know exactly how much. 

It'll probably be fine. It's a question of if the government are willing to gamble on that "if" or not.

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1 minute ago, Mimo said:

Until the vast majority of people have had the vaccine, unfortunately we are yes. Chile found that out the hard way as their ICUs filled up with young and middle aged people. 

That’s what happens when you use a dud vaccine mate. Would be as well injecting liquidised custard into the arms of Chileans than using the crap vaccine that they used. 

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4 minutes ago, Havors said:

Saying the 17th of May is as good as its going to get means the vaccine has been a waste of time and we going to have restrictions forever. 

It either works or it doesn't. There are always going to be variants but at the end of the day they are all still the same virus. Tweaks to vaccines and boosters will be the norm

That's not what he's saying. He's saying the government shouldn't have included the June 21 date at all and that it should have been noted for May 17th and anything further would be mentioned further on etc etc.

No he hasn't put this but I've read between the lines. There is no need to come across to people a bit like it's slander.

I have always been all for everyone being vaccined that could be before things go back to normal and imo if vaccines are now okay for under 18s or safe and they delay that process as they now have evidence of safety for it then so be it. 

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2 minutes ago, thewayiam said:

That's a really really selfish reply to a genuine comment driven purely by your own greed. You should be ashamed!

Thanks for your reply. If our vulnerable people that accounted for 98% of deaths weren’t already vaccinated I might agree with you. 

Seriously though, I’m not looking for you to help with my moral compass. Ta. 

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