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6 hours ago, efcfanwirral said:

I did think this - if they're committed to the 19th they may as well just do it on the 5th and make many happy, instead of constant pressure not to ahead of the 19th where any change and they look reckless after the inevitable week of apocalyptic briefing and models 

Isn't polling saying that overall the public support the more cautious approach? At same time Johnson getting pressure from some of his backbenches, so maybe he'll give more assurances and throw them some meat in the way of relaxing a few more restrictions. Have to see way numbers keep going over next couple of weeks.

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https://www.politico.eu/newsletter/london-playbook/politico-london-playbook-scoop-step-4-impact-assessment-england-unmasked-happy-brexit-day/

 

Leaked Events report basically says ANY restrictions would kill the events industry 

 

I can see why the report was suppressed. No way would the Tory backbenchers have gone along with the extension with those numbers.

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16 hours ago, Tartan_Glasto said:

I feel like I am hearing of more people I know either getting Covid or having to isolate as a close contact, than I did at the height of the pandemic. 

I think I've heard of more people I know personally either testing positive or having to isolate in the last two weeks than I have in total in the previous 14/15 months. 

Suppose it's down to all the extra testing. I know quite a few in the early days who suspected but never had it confirmed (including me) and of course all the asymptomatic who wouldn't have shown up at all

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3 minutes ago, philipsteak said:

I think I've heard of more people I know personally either testing positive or having to isolate in the last two weeks than I have in total in the previous 14/15 months. 

Suppose it's down to all the extra testing. I know quite a few in the early days who suspected but never had it confirmed (including me) and of course all the asymptomatic who wouldn't have shown up at all

I’m the opposite … not a single positive case amongst friends or work colleagues and quite a lot are doing lateral flow tests and we have around 400 people at work … mind you out case rates are around 45 when in feb they were at 300 per 100000 and then people were getting it all over the place 

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7 minutes ago, crazyfool1 said:

I’m the opposite … not a single positive case amongst friends or work colleagues and quite a lot are doing lateral flow tests and we have around 400 people at work … mind you out case rates are around 45 when in feb they were at 300 per 100000 and then people were getting it all over the place 

It's a geographical thing, I think. Like you, I don't know of a single person asked to self-isolate or actually contracted COVID since March. We've had a very small number of hospital admissions in the past few months, zero for many weeks. The south west of the country has managed to come through relatively unscathed...but the summer holiday is approaching and I'm expecting a particularly busy season due to international travel restrictions. I'm glad I managed to bring forward my second jab again to next week. Will feel much more confident fully vaccinated

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5 minutes ago, crazyfool1 said:

I’m the opposite … not a single positive case amongst friends or work colleagues and quite a lot are doing lateral flow tests and we have around 400 people at work … mind you out case rates are around 45 when in feb they were at 300 per 100000 and then people were getting it all over the place 

Same here, in January I had several friends who caught it but since about April I've only actually heard of 1 person from my aunts work that has had it and a single case at our neighboring school. All the staff at my work are testing too and we haven't even had a false positive yet but admittedly we're on a very low case rate this way and also a large amount of our population is vaxxed too 

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2 minutes ago, Supernintendo Chalmers said:

It's a geographical thing, I think. Like you, I don't know of a single person asked to self-isolate or actually contracted COVID since March. We've had a very small number of hospital admissions in the past few months, zero for many weeks. The south west of the country has managed to come through relatively unscathed...but the summer holiday is approaching and I'm expecting a particularly busy season due to international travel restrictions. I'm glad I managed to bring forward my second jab again to next week. Will feel much more confident fully vaccinated

Great stuff … it definately made a big difference for me especially at work … I’m actually talking to colleagues a bit now whilst before I’d be very hesitant …  let’s hope the number of jabs also helps down here too as we have a more elderly population and one of the highest vaccination rates 

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Just now, crazyfool1 said:

Great stuff … it definately made a big difference for me especially at work … I’m actually talking to colleagues a bit now whilst before I’d be very hesitant …  let’s hope the number of jabs also helps down here too as we have a more elderly population and one of the highest vaccination rates 

The high uptake in jabs in the SW must definitely be attributing to the lower number of cases, admissions and deaths. Vax! Vax! Vax!

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I have 2 mates, 1 fit as a fiddle mid 30s and the other not fit and mid 50s, both badly ill and bed bound for 2 and 3 days respectively. Both double jabbed with AZ.

We've had bars and restaurants being closed with staff cases, although most are now re-opening, which didn't happen last year at any time. We're only a small village but it seems rife at the moment! North West just outside of Preston.

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5 minutes ago, The Dawg said:

I have 2 mates, 1 fit as a fiddle mid 30s and the other not fit and mid 50s, both badly ill and bed bound for 2 and 3 days respectively. Both double jabbed with AZ.

We've had bars and restaurants being closed with staff cases, although most are now re-opening, which didn't happen last year at any time. We're only a small village but it seems rife at the moment! North West just outside of Preston.

That sounds grim. Hope they're both on the road to recovery. Out of interest do you know how long since their second jab when they got it?

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6 minutes ago, The Dawg said:

I have 2 mates, 1 fit as a fiddle mid 30s and the other not fit and mid 50s, both badly ill and bed bound for 2 and 3 days respectively. Both double jabbed with AZ.

We've had bars and restaurants being closed with staff cases, although most are now re-opening, which didn't happen last year at any time. We're only a small village but it seems rife at the moment! North West just outside of Preston.

I guess that shows the jabs doing the job they should … keeping people from hospital as grim as it is that they are ill … 

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27 minutes ago, crazyfool1 said:

I’m the opposite … not a single positive case amongst friends or work colleagues and quite a lot are doing lateral flow tests and we have around 400 people at work … mind you out case rates are around 45 when in feb they were at 300 per 100000 and then people were getting it all over the place 

Just looked for the first time in a few days, and numbers have climbed a fair bit around me. Still no where near the really high numbers in Bolton etc but have gone up quite a bit. And must of the people I know who are affected work in hospitality so coming into contact with lots of people

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33 minutes ago, crazyfool1 said:

I’m the opposite … not a single positive case amongst friends or work colleagues and quite a lot are doing lateral flow tests and we have around 400 people at work … mind you out case rates are around 45 when in feb they were at 300 per 100000 and then people were getting it all over the place 

I know kids being made to isolate just in case following a single confirmed case but other than that I I don't know anyone with the virus since probably January 

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26 minutes ago, Supernintendo Chalmers said:

It's a geographical thing, I think. Like you, I don't know of a single person asked to self-isolate or actually contracted COVID since March. We've had a very small number of hospital admissions in the past few months, zero for many weeks. The south west of the country has managed to come through relatively unscathed...but the summer holiday is approaching and I'm expecting a particularly busy season due to international travel restrictions. I'm glad I managed to bring forward my second jab again to next week. Will feel much more confident fully vaccinated

I thought there had been a rise in cases in Cornwall...and downing st were arguing nothing to do with G7, but more to do with half term hols etc.

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11 minutes ago, Zoo Music Girl said:

That sounds grim. Hope they're both on the road to recovery. Out of interest do you know how long since their second jab when they got it?

My mate in his 50s had his second jab over 4 weeks ago not sure with the other guy probably similar as he teaches. Just seems that a lot of people are either suffering with the virus or isolating due to be in contact with others. Worrying.

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4 minutes ago, steviewevie said:

I thought there had been a rise in cases in Cornwall...and downing st were arguing nothing to do with G7, but more to do with half term hols etc.

Ten thousands going on holiday is going to have a bigger impact obviously.   Was bit of newspaper fun trying to blame the g7

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1 minute ago, The Dawg said:

My mate in his 50s had his second jab over 4 weeks ago not sure with the other guy probably similar as he teaches. Just seems that a lot of people are either suffering with the virus or isolating due to be in contact with others. Worrying.

But you have to look at the context.  Proper flu puts you in bed for 2 to 3 days.  The vaccines have reduced covid to that sort of level for the vast vast majority of people now.

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2 minutes ago, steviewevie said:

I thought there had been a rise in cases in Cornwall...and downing st were arguing nothing to do with G7, but more to do with half term hols etc.

It’s all relative I guess … we are creeping up but don’t have the huge numbers yet … I think Bristol is the highest in the sw with around 150 per 100,000 …. Of course the G7 made a difference … it’s all about numbers and density of populations and the staff would have been packed in to accommodation there 

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6 minutes ago, steviewevie said:

I thought there had been a rise in cases in Cornwall...and downing st were arguing nothing to do with G7, but more to do with half term hols etc.

I think Cornwall peaked at 160-odd cases last week. Back down to double figures now. 1 death since April 24th, single figures for hospital admissions since May 1st

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2 minutes ago, Barry Fish said:

Ten thousands going on holiday is going to have a bigger impact obviously.   Was bit of newspaper fun trying to blame the g7

Disagree … the politicians would have been jabbed … but not everyone in the circus that surrounded them … it’s pushed up numbers without question 

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