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swiftus
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1240 posts since 1/7/09

27 Aug 2020 10:32
Placebo init. Pay for something = more valuable
TCB
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4496 posts since 5/7/11

2 Sep 2020 15:39
Clap for the NHS

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/09/02/gonorrhoea-cases-england-reach-highest-level-100-years/
ginner
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295 posts since 15/4/14

29 Oct 2020 18:00
https://www.thecut.com/2020/10/sinkhole-opens-in-nyc-sidewalk-plunging-man-into-rat-pit.html?utm_medium

Anyone thinking they had a bad day.
ismvil
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1394 posts since 16/9/11

31 Oct 2020 08:33
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/sweden-coronavirus-response-experiment
Richgee
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77 posts since 26/4/15

31 Oct 2020 09:24
I read it and it didn't really offer a great argument against the Sweden model.

They failed on testing sure, but that's not really to do with thrir model

8.9% GDP shrink versus 20% for UK
Higher death rate than most of their neighbours (not us though)

the trade off is economy versus deaths.

Our biggest problem was that we started down the economy route but then knee jerked based on the papers sensationaidm .

I cannot understand how all talk of shielding the vulnerable seems to have disappeared.

bertoni
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1364 posts since 29/9/11

31 Oct 2020 11:00

If you've never had a cotton bud shoved down your japs eye in a clinic you haven't lived.
swede
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9074 posts since 21/3/09

31 Oct 2020 11:59
Richgee wrote: I read it and it didn't really offer a great argument against the Sweden model.

They failed on testing sure, but that's not really to do with thrir model

8.9% GDP shrink versus 20% for UK
Higher death rate than most of their neighbours (not us though)

the trade off is economy versus deaths.

Our biggest problem was that we started down the economy route but then knee jerked based on the papers sensationaidm .

I cannot understand how all talk of shielding the vulnerable seems to have disappeared.

this is the remarkable thing. how have we ballsed up both the deaths and the economy is remarkable. lets see how lockdown 2.0 goes
Richgee
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77 posts since 26/4/15

31 Oct 2020 14:02
swede wrote: this is the remarkable thing. how have we ballsed up both the deaths and the economy is remarkable. lets see how lockdown 2.0 goes

Yeah who could have predicted that a lying narcissist would not cope well with the zombie apocalypse?
Dee
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11771 posts since 22/11/07

2 Nov 2020 20:26
Kicking off in Vienna, loons tooled up with AK47's, looks like a cop killed or at least done in.
Seventyfour
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9124 posts since 6/10/05

2 Nov 2020 22:53
https://twitter.com/MirPAK5/status/1323382489604362241?s=09