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Mildly reassuring that TP is slowly showing up on shelves again.

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Where were you in '77?

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THe UK has gone past 30,000 deaths from the coronavirus (the actual figure is likely to be much higher given most of these figures are from hospital recorded deaths - not from care homes or ‘at home’ deaths). This is now the highest number recorded in Europe:

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus
 

And yet the Govt is still referring to their actions as ‘success’:

https://twitter.com/PeoplesMomentum/status/1257959518199316482 (short video comparison between the UK & the NZ Govts)
 

The UK Govt, amazingly, are looking to ease lockdown restrictions… despite still not enough PPE for NHS workers - let alone care home workers, public transport workers and other key & essential workers, many who have died for lack of PPE, and not hitting their own targets for the numbers of tests carried out.

 

Apologies if this video below is a bit near the knuckle (Mods - please remove if neccassry) - and is NSFW (for language):-

Honest Government Ad | The Machine - from the ‘thejuicemedia’ youtube channel. (4 mins, 30th April)

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80,000 dead here and our President is blaming everyone but himself and his administration. His focus is on anything and everything but his handling of the situation.

Trump returns to a familiar obsession: Russia : CNN

 
 

I take my hat off to the British captain mentioned earlier in the thread, $37m raised so far!:

Tom Moore, veteran who raised $37m for UK health service, turns 100

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52472132

50 Cent is just an imposter

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I know people’s minds are probably on other things taking place around the world right now (and rightfully so - are we allowed to talk about that on here?), though just for the record…
 

https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status/1268299584117379074 - a 30 second video of UK PM Boris jonhson playing up his role, or ‘success’ as he likes to call it, with the actual facts of what is occurring.
 

https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status/1268304147301965826 - a 90 second video highlighting “The UK now has more daily deaths from Covid than the rest of the entire EU put together.”

 

54,000 new cases in the UK last week according to the Govt’s own statistic’s body - and the UK Govt started trying to send many kids back to school on Monday (it hasn’t worked very well), and other people back to work, in an attempt to try and ‘boost the economy’ (in the style of ‘some of you may die - but it is a risk I am willing to take’):-

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/coronaviruscovid19infectionsurveypilot/28may2020

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'English care bosses say lack of resources cost thousands of lives:-

Social care was ill-equipped to deal with pandemic and needs more funds, report says

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jun/11/english-care-bosses-say-lack-of-resources-cost-thousands-of-lives
 

& also…
 

Coronavirus: enforcing UK lockdown one week earlier ‘could have saved 20,000 lives’’:-

Former scientific adviser to No 10 says earlier restrictions could have halved death toll

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/10/uk-coronavirus-lockdown-20000-lives-boris-johnson-neil-ferguson
 

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Poorest areas of England and Wales hit hardest by Covid-19 – ONS’:-

People living in more deprived areas twice as likely to die from coronavirus, figures show

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/12/poorest-areas-of-england-and-wales-hit-hardest-by-covid-19-ons
 

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Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? 
Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
 
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ray_afraid said:

I’m opening the Barbershop next week. Kinda nervous.
My lady has weak lungs. That doesn’t affect her too much, but this virus could be deadly for her.
Wish I could just turn the money back on & stay home.
I’d wish that no matter the circumstances though.

How’d the opening go, Ray?

Are you busy, people behaving in the barber chair et al?

And how are you yourself, mate?

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Now the UK Government wants to reduce the 2 meter social distance rule - so more can people likely fit into schools, offices, shops, pubs, restaurants, hotels and the like.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53038255

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2020/jun/14/uk-coronavirus-news-updates-covid-19-rishi-sunak-economy?page=with:block-5ee5ecc88f08cea6cb54b1b6#block-5ee5ecc88f08cea6cb54b1b6

They really want to get that economy up and running again (Tory MPs with vested interests, and donors in the hospitality industry want it so they can make more profit) - even if it results in the virus spreading or more deaths.

Yet the Govt only recently came out and said all people using public transport must wear masks to help prevent the spread. Huh…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53003046

It seems we are now in the ‘guinea pig’ phase of things.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52522460

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I guess people are just fed up and don’t want to think about this as it has gone on for so long - and shows no sign of stopping?

‘• More than 600,000 people have died with the coronavirus around the world
• Nearly a quarter of them were in the US
• The world has seen the largest single-day increase in cases, the WHO says
• The number of new cases of coronavirus rose by almost 260,000 in 24 hours’

^ https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-53462322
 

‘Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak’ - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51235105 :-

We just seem to be nowehere near doing what so many other countries around the planet have done in trying to bring the numbers of infections and deaths down. This virus is not just going to go away - no matter what the ‘expert’ in the White House thinks, wishes and says.

He’s too busy on twtter, blaming China, or trying to discredit Fauci and other actual experts on this.

50 Cent is just an imposter

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^ and so many people I know are denying it’s an issue , along with many other current events …the world is changing …growing pains. When one’s worldview is turned upside down,denial becomes a coping mechanism , albeit , a potentially harmful one .

https://screamsinthevoid.deviantart.com/

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I was social distancing way before covid. I love the theater, but I’ll stick with streaming at home for the foreseeable future. Fitting that The Rise of Skywalker was the last movie I saw in a theater. Never got groceries delivered before, but it doesn’t cost much at all. Totally worth it and I will continue to do it even after covid is gone.

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Coronavirus: Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million:

www.bbc.com/news/world-54334496 (from September 29)

^ from the linked article - “Experts caution that the true figure is probably much higher.”

 
 

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‘Donald Trump’s coronavirus journey, from Covid is a “hoax” to needing supplementary oxygen. How a disaster unfolded. Sound on.’:-

https://twitter.com/ByDonkeys/status/1313436448608129025 - with a 10 minute timeline video since the start of the year.

Chilling.

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In the UK:

‘When SAGE called for short lockdown 5 weeks ago, UK had 4,964 new cases a day, 1,502 Covid patients in hospital, 28 deaths.

Yesterday, there were 21,915 new cases, 10,000 Covid patients in hospital, 326 deaths.’

^ ‘Covid: Johnson’s U-turn puts England under tough new lockdown’ - from The Guardian

 

and the UK Government once again treats the North, Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland differently form the south and the capital. 67% of wages for the rest of you - until London is affected then it is suddenly up to 80%… despite arguing with the rest of the country just days prior about how they couldn’t afford it. Strange, that.

https://twitter.com/david_conn/status/1322624105741471744

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Covid vaccine: First ‘milestone’ vaccine offers 90% protection’:

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-54873105

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Pfizer says early analysis shows its Covid-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective’:

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/09/health/pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-effective/index.html

😃

 

 

Of course there are people who will attempt to take credit for this where no credit is due, or attempt to deflect the headlines away from their own inadequacies and inaction, or more continuing bad news and awful figures in regards to the Coronavirus:

 

and worryingly for those in the US…

US passes 10m Covid cases as virus rages across nation’:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/09/us-coronavirus-cases-near-10m-with-fears-more-deaths-weather-cools

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‘Coronavirus: Inside test-and-trace - how the ‘world beater’ went wrong’:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55008133
 

The appalling way some politicians and governments have handles this… well, thank our lucky stars we will soon have vaccines available to us. That the voting public will not forget some of the ineptitude, complacency and inaction from some of our ‘leaders’ during this pandemic which has claimed 1.4 million lives so far (directly), for which they take ‘no responsibility’.

Yet all credit to the world leaders who took firm action to suppress this.

Bring on the vaccines 👍