Covid-19 Virus

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Hornet4ever, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    But we 'didn't want to do it' not because of some form of truculence or ignorance but because we knew the measures needed, given the rapidity of the spread, would inevitably have signifcant impacts on matters that society values highly such as economic performance, mental health, individual freedom etc.

    I'd say that it was this knowledge of the significant extent of the negative impact that the 'needed' measures would have that made the pandemic difficult to manage.
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  2. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    And yet we ended up doing all those things anyway, except that by the point we did them it was far too late.
  3. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Well yes. But that doesn't prove it was 'not difficult', that the choices were easy. Indeed, the lateness of action could be seen as indicative of the inherent difficulties.
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  4. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Squad Player

    If anyone is still in doubt about the real impact of vaccines, this helpful chart from the EU is pretty persuasive:

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  5. The Whoosh Magnet

    The Whoosh Magnet Academy Graduate

    I don't see the UK in that list.
  6. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    If we were, we would be around the Spain level for adults fully vaccinated (84-89 across the UK Nations) and above Belgium for deaths in the last fortnight.

    Our performance is not great, but causing less concern here because the trajectory appears stable.

    But excellent whooshing.
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  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  8. Yes. Very concerning given how far it has mutated from the original.
    From a selfish point of view, it’s particularly concerning for someone flying to Kenya for a 10 day holiday next Friday. What are the chances it’s found in Nairobi in the next week? Or the Bigger risk to is it’s found in Kenya while we are out there and we’re trapped in Kenya for weeks if they suspend flights with immediate effect as they have done with SA.
  9. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Bugger. I'd be cancelling my plans I think if it was me. Can't trust this government to take coherent action and so you could literally be in a situation of taking off for Kenya with assurances that travel there won't be restricted, only to land and find it has been.
  10. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    It seems they're damned if they do and damned if they don't. Everyone knows they screwed up with not adding India to the red list earlier than they did, this time I think they have got it right, i.e. there's a concern, red list it ASAP and this will be the course of action from now on I guess.
  11. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    Thank god we've got people of the calibre of Grant Shapps to keep us safe from the new variant
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  12. goldpapaya

    goldpapaya Academy Graduate

    we're just lucky Boris doesn't have a trade deal with SA in the offing
  13. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    ...and such competent media reporting, who can get away with asking whether the new virus strain will be immune to antibiotics*.

    It will. Because it a ******* virus.
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  14. Indeed. I've heard bleach kicks its' ar5e though.
  15. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Only if injected.
  16. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Ah, the annual Xmas variant, I wondered when that would be arriving.
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  18. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The EU have followed the UK's lead and has also now banned flights from southern Africa, furthermore a case of this variant has been found in Belgium.
  19. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

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  20. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    And so it begins...
  21. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    We will have people rushing back from those counties affected as we speak .
  22. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Think you mean ‘by this time last week’…
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  23. Cancel our plans and kiss goodbye to the £12k we paid between us though ?
    Until Kenya goes red we can't cancel and get our money back (via agent or insurance) just because we fear it may go red whilst we are out there. I think we will just have to go if it's not turned red and accept that a 10 day stay in an isolation hotel is a very strong possibility when we return. We knew the risks while Covid is around and had holidays in Crete and Iceland this summer.
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  24. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Squad Player

    It's all about your personal circumstances and risk you are prepared to take or can afford.

    I think you are correct to weigh up the worse case scenario, such as a possible additional hotel isolation cost, and make your decision based on that.

    I'd also do what you are doing and wait and see. If the holiday is cancelled because of government restrictions then at least you'll get your money back.

    Hope it all works out for you!
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  25. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Just make sure you get your correct score entries in mate!
  26. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Might as well make a proper trip of it and stick around for AFCON.

    I know it would mean a lot to our players to have a proper Watford fan in the crowd booooooooing them.
  27. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    He’s probably got another holiday booked for January.
  28. I have :). Costa Rica on sunday 30th for 2 weeks....if I'm back from Kenya by then.....
  29. Absolutely. Can't risk losing my safe mid table position.
  30. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

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  31. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    So they’re calling the new variant Omicron… Knew I’d heard that before. Lrrrrrr!

  32. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Squad Player

    Apparently 61 out of approximately 600 people that landed in the Netherlands on flights from south African countries had the Omicron variant.

    Meanwhile 3 flights arrived in the UK from the same countries and the people on them were allowed to go home with no tests or restrictions.

    Have we learnt nothing?
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  33. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    heard immunitee m8
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  34. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    Whatever happened to zeta, eta, theta? Down with imperialist etaism I say.
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  35. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    You'll miss Newcastle away

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