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

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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

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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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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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