posted 13 May 2020 20:26, edited 13 May 2020 20:26
Standard black swan theorem.
Unknown whether the decision was correct as the effects are not quantifiable, and improbable . After time we look back and say “we should have done this” easily with hindsight.
Pressure for people to make enormous decisions with little evidence on small timeframes where the result is how many people die.
Always been an ethical impossibility, do nothing and people die, do something else people die. No option where nobody dies and the stays quo is maintained.
Can only live with the consequences and try to rebuild to a better culture and society, as unlikely as that seems.
Edit: the black swan definer calls it more a grey swan as it wasn’t that improbably, but the metaphor is close enough.
13 May 2020 23:31
you really believe in god fudge?
14 May 2020 18:12
I'm hoping that means quarantine is negated after all of this? Will be going myself in a few weeks so can only hope that the 2 weeks is better spent doing other things after the short-term pain of that.
14 May 2020 18:54
Just had email from school saying they starting back from the beginning of June
14 May 2020 21:48
ref schools - they're treading on egg shells, being careful not to say it's not mandatory but we heard from the mare's mouth this morning that there will be no financial penalties for parents withholding (they're well aware of the vulnerable parents with genuine concerns).
14 May 2020 21:50
The plan's are depressing, almost like a detention centre and echo what we're putting in place at work.
15 May 2020 05:48
We have been told it's 2 days a week. Not going to be with his normal teacher and the done in groups worked out on surnames. So as it stands he won't be with any of his close mates. We won't be sending him back.
Speaking with friends last night with kids at the same school, doesn't sound like many will be going back. But then that could change I guess. Given us till Monday to make up our minds.
15 May 2020 07:20
Am pretty sure beheadings are on hold until after Ramadan Fudge, at my local at least.
15 May 2020 08:22
What’s the nature of your business fudge? Presumably you won’t be or haven’t implemented any social distancing measures?
posted 15 May 2020 09:07, edited 15 May 2020 09:07
Fudge, this is in no way an attack on your beliefs, but I'm genuinely interested as to whether you have concerns regarding how Covid-19 could affect your parents or your in-laws. I presume they fit into the vulnerable age group, where it has seen the highest death rate. Do they share the same views as you and are out and about carrying on as normal, even visiting friends? Are you freely visiting them with your wife and child?