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3 minutes ago, lbits said:

Pretty much sums up the entire Glastonbury forum... Some members post way too much shite that would be much more suitable in a group chat, quite off putting to a lot of people who just end up being lurkers instead of contributing.. including myself.

Being someone that posts a lot ive never stated that anyones views are less valid than anyone else's .... and all views are equally valid ....in other threads people are actively encouraged to post and contribute .... please carry on and get involved ... by not contributing it will seem more like the same posters ... 

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I think on a music festival message board it’s a legitimate question to ask. It doesn’t suggest the OP doesn’t give a shit about anything else. Of course there are much bigger things to be worrie

Like I said I found the comments unfair on our great prime minister anyway downvote removed! Given the circumstances he is doing a brilliant job 

Prince Charles is isolating at Balmoral with COVID-19. Prince Andrew is isolating at Windsor with Jenny, 14.

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7 minutes ago, lbits said:

Pretty much sums up the entire Glastonbury forum... Some members post way too much shite that would be much more suitable in a group chat, quite off putting to a lot of people who just end up being lurkers instead of contributing.. including myself.

12 posts in 10 years is some dedicated lurking. I have to admire your commitment. 

 

We do waffle a lot on here, can't deny that but the forum is active and especially while there's no Glastonbury news it's good to keep the site traffic high. Spreading the waffle might be the best solution for all. 

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I've never waffled

 

ever 

 

I'm holding out for a vaccine early next year , even if they can only get it out to the vulnerable at least they will be protected and everyone else can start enjoying life once again 

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Yup, not much else to talk about sadly. New Music thread remains active and a positive goldmine, but until we know what's happening with festivals and gigs there's pretty much bugger all else going on.

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50 minutes ago, mcshed said:

Not quite he said people were crossing on children's paddling pools.

Just looked it up: apparently 70% of the Dunkirk fleet was made up of children’s paddling pools.

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Just now, squirrelarmy said:

There’s other threads? 😮

Theres the virtual meet thread .... but thats only open to those attending the  virtual meet .... I wonder how many times ive invited any lurkers on the forum to attend that one ? .... whilst im here ... everyone is more  than welcome next time we do one  :) 

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As a long-term lurker I would like to mometarily un-lurk to say that the recent negative comments posted by some about this thread do not represent the views of all lurkers.

I *love* this thread exactly as it is with all it's waffle, on-topic and off-topic meanderings. Please don't change. It's the highlight of my day catching up on what's been going on here and has helped keep me sane during this awful year.

A big thank you to all the regular posters who've done the 'heavy lifting' to keep the thread active and long may you do so!

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Although one death is always one too many in any case, the published statistics of fatality by covid-19 that came out yesterday were slightly bemusing. 307 fatalities by the virus of those without any known underlying issues, under the age of 60, and the average age of fatality by covid-19 being 82 in the UK. 
 

Should the focus be changed to mainly those of an older age and who are potentially vulnerable to the virus? I can’t see a world where we have to live without this now, and 6 months cannot come and go and there be talks of a 3rd/4th/5th wave and so on surely?
 

I appreciate that huge mistakes were made first time around and the government don’t want a repeat of that, whilst trying to balance the livelihoods of the population and the economy, but at what stage do we accept the virus is here to stay?
 

Although in the grand scheme of things the lack of concerts, potential festivals being cancelled for another summer and fans not being able to attend matches are minuscule in the fight to save as many lives as possible, these along with many other factors will cripple livelihoods and may cause further pain and detriment in the future. 
 

I’m all aboard trying to mitigate the second wave we’re now supposed to be gearing up for, but I think if we’re in the same position in 6 months (and a whole year on since it’s introduction to our lives), a lot of people will become fed up completely and I wonder if businesses will take matters into their own hands and begin to operate on full capacities, book artists for shows etc. And allow people to decide if they feel safe enough to socialise or not.  

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3 minutes ago, Kurosagi said:

As a long-term lurker I would like to mometarily un-lurk to say that the recent negative comments posted by some about this thread do not represent the views of all lurkers.

I *love* this thread exactly as it is with all it's waffle, on-topic and off-topic meanderings. Please don't change. It's the highlight of my day catching up on what's been going on here and has helped keep me sane during this awful year.

A big thank you to all the regular posters who've done the 'heavy lifting' to keep the thread active and long may you do so!

I don’t have any likes left so have this ❤️

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3 minutes ago, Kurosagi said:

As a long-term lurker I would like to mometarily un-lurk to say that the recent negative comments posted by some about this thread do not represent the views of all lurkers.

I *love* this thread exactly as it is with all it's waffle, on-topic and off-topic meanderings. Please don't change. It's the highlight of my day catching up on what's been going on here and has helped keep me sane during this awful year.

A big thank you to all the regular posters who've done the 'heavy lifting' to keep the thread active and long may you do so!

As a lurker, I concur. 

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28 minutes ago, shuttlep said:

I've never waffled

 

ever 

 

I'm holding out for a vaccine early next year , even if they can only get it out to the vulnerable at least they will be protected and everyone else can start enjoying life once again 

Yes, and I think the government is doing the same. 

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18 minutes ago, StevieGed said:

Although one death is always one too many in any case, the published statistics of fatality by covid-19 that came out yesterday were slightly bemusing. 307 fatalities by the virus of those without any known underlying issues, under the age of 60, and the average age of fatality by covid-19 being 82 in the UK. 
 

 

The problem I have with this is it treats death as the only thing to be avoided. What this statistic doesn’t show is how many people became seriously ill, required hospital treatment but recovered. Take Boris for example he’s in mid 50’s and although a bit overweight, realistically he’s probably similar to a lot of men in their mid 50’s! I dont think he’d be someone shielding. Yet he became seriously unwell and by looks of things hasn’t 100% recovered. Yet isn’t taken into account in your stat. If we had a surge into hospital and ICU the system would become overwhelmed and more otherwise ‘survivors’ would die as a result. So you can’t be sure that it’s ok to let it run through society in the way you’re suggesting.

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14 minutes ago, StevieGed said:

Although one death is always one too many in any case, the published statistics of fatality by covid-19 that came out yesterday were slightly bemusing. 307 fatalities by the virus of those without any known underlying issues, under the age of 60, and the average age of fatality by covid-19 being 82 in the UK. 
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I’m all aboard trying to mitigate the second wave we’re now supposed to be gearing up for, but I think if we’re in the same position in 6 months (and a whole year on since it’s introduction to our lives), a lot of people will become fed up completely and I wonder if businesses will take matters into their own hands and begin to operate on full capacities, book artists for shows etc. And allow people to decide if they feel safe enough to socialise or not.  

The virus isn't going to go away regardless of whether a vaccine appears anytime soon. The whole lockdown scenario should be (and is) geared towards preventing the infection rate from turning into something that overwhelms the NHS and treatment of patients, whilst the rest of the economy has some sort of chance to recover. 

Its very difficult to manage. You only have to read this thread once in a while to see the different scenarios people find themselves in. 

I can't imagine the country/economy can withstand much more past another 6 months. The levels of debt/unemployment caused by the last 6 months haven't even yet come to the surface so any extended duration will prove disastrous for many. 

Worst case scenario? No vaccine works... I guess we would then have years of mask-wearing and hand-washing with people being asked to go back to work whilst the 'most vulnerable' groups are told to stay home?

 

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4 minutes ago, mikegday said:

The problem I have with this is it treats death as the only thing to be avoided. What this statistic doesn’t show is how many people became seriously ill, required hospital treatment but recovered. Take Boris for example he’s in mid 50’s and although a bit overweight, realistically he’s probably similar to a lot of men in their mid 50’s! I dont think he’d be someone shielding. Yet he became seriously unwell and by looks of things hasn’t 100% recovered. Yet isn’t taken into account in your stat. If we had a surge into hospital and ICU the system would become overwhelmed and more otherwise ‘survivors’ would die as a result. So you can’t be sure that it’s ok to let it run through society in the way you’re suggesting.

Yep. Also, as someone who isn't older/more vulnerable I'm not worried about catching it and dying. I'm worried about catching it and passing it on to friends, family, colleagues etc who might be more vulnerable than me. Or who might go on to pass it on to others.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/oracle/2020/09/22/scientists-find-an-avenue-to-attack-the-coronavirus-aided-by-cloud-imaging/#34a20a38f16f

 

@Toilet Duck  good news? 

 

also any thoughts on the Eli Lily finding 

 

https://investor.lilly.com/news-releases/news-release-details/lilly-announces-proof-concept-data-neutralizing-antibody-ly

 

also people should ignore well not panic as much on case numbers in the next couple of weeks, will take time for these measures to work (if they do) 

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2 minutes ago, Simsy said:

Yep. Also, as someone who isn't older/more vulnerable I'm not worried about catching it and dying. I'm worried about catching it and passing it on to friends, family, colleagues etc who might be more vulnerable than me. Or who might go on to pass it on to others.

And as someone vulnerable I’m worried about passing it to others that are vulnerable .... just to complete the loop 

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3 minutes ago, Simsy said:

Yep. Also, as someone who isn't older/more vulnerable I'm not worried about catching it and dying. I'm worried about catching it and passing it on to friends, family, colleagues etc who might be more vulnerable than me. Or who might go on to pass it on to others.

Exactly. Plus let’s not forget we’re on this forum because of Glastonbury, owned by a guy who’s now 84. Think of the amount of crew who would be considered ‘too old’, the artists considered ‘too old’.

The only way to stop the most at risk catching the virus is to stop the virus. It would simply not be possibly to shield vulnerable people from it, if it’s in wide circulation.

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