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1 hour ago, Gordon said:

We are doing our best to limit rumours being spread via CT. That is why we locked off the threads at the head of the CONIV-19 section, and have put links to the official government advice.

Remember that everything that is not an official announcement should be taken as an opinion.

 

Problem has been official announcements and behaviour are questionable to.

eg our leaders not practicing safe distancing till they got it?

Boris s daft herd strategy losing vital days!

Just had an 80 year old friend on the phone from London who claims the herd strategy was the right one-of course he has not had the virus-yet!

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1 hour ago, Stevan said:

Some of the "official" announcements are also only "opinion"!

 

Maybe, but those opinions are more likely to be right than other opinions.

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6 minutes ago, Bolingbroke said:

 

Maybe, but those opinions are more likely to be right than other opinions.

I would like to be able to believe that.

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3 hours ago, Dobloseven said:

It seems to be business as usual at all our local tyre places. 

Not quite, noticed nearby Halfords Autocentre, not the shop, was shut. Seems odd as they'd pledged to help keep key workers on the road. 

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2 hours ago, Stevan said:

Some of the "official" announcements are also only "opinion"!

We are doing our best to ensure that what we publish is correct information, which is why we signed up to receive daily updates from the UK government. These updates can be read from links in this pinned thread where the latest advice can be found by scrolling down the thread.

Please also be aware of false information you may receive by looking at the infographic in this thread.

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1 hour ago, ancell said:

 

...Boris s daft herd strategy losing vital days!...

I'm not Boris' biggest fan, but you're aware that's what was being recommended to him at the time?

 

Indeed, on 24 January, Chris Whitty said "We all agree that the risk to the UK public remains low, but there may well be cases in the UK at some stage. We have tried and tested measures in place to respond. The UK is well prepared for these types of incidents, with excellent readiness against infectious diseases."

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cmo-for-england-statement-on-the-wuhan-novel-coronavirus

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1 minute ago, Will deBeast said:

I'm not Boris' biggest fan, but you're aware that's what was being recommended to him at the time?

 

Indeed, on 24 January, Chris Whitty said "We all agree that the risk to the UK public remains low, but there may well be cases in the UK at some stage. We have tried and tested measures in place to respond. The UK is well prepared for these types of incidents, with excellent readiness against infectious diseases."

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cmo-for-england-statement-on-the-wuhan-novel-coronavirus

 

Whether or not the UK makes the best decisions in this crisis isn't down to the politicians, it's down to the permanently appointed scientific and medical chief officers. With a crisis of this magnitude any retrospective analysis will have the benefit of hindsight and bound to find things that could/should have been done better but it would be wrong to point the finger at the politicians.

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If China had reported maybe 10 times higher cases and deaths than they did, maybe the rest of the world would have taken more drastic measures and got prepared far sooner than they did, as opposed to acting more after seeing the numbers in Italy and Spain.

 

I am not sure if all supermarkets are acting the same, Mrs P was in our Morrisons this morning and they were not having people queue outside and did not wipe the trolley and basket handles as they were doing at our local Waitrose. On a tannoy it was asking people to keep apart but she saw groups of staff close together talking so she complained, it was as if the store was not taking the virus seriously.

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4 minutes ago, Black Grouse said:

 

Whether or not the UK makes the best decisions in this crisis isn't down to the politicians, it's down to the permanently appointed scientific and medical chief officers. With a crisis of this magnitude any retrospective analysis will have the benefit of hindsight and bound to find things that could/should have been done better but it would be wrong to point the finger at the politicians.

Not sure if you're agreeing or disagreeing with me?

 

Chris Whitty is the Chief Medical Officer for England, and the "we" he referred to is the other Chief Medical Officers.

 

The change in strategy seems to have happened when the modellers saw the numbers coming from Italy (which were much worse than the numbers from China had led them to expect).

1 minute ago, Paul1957 said:

If China had reported maybe 10 times higher cases and deaths than they did, maybe the rest of the world would have taken more drastic measures and got prepared far sooner than they did, as opposed to acting more after seeing the numbers in Italy and Spain....

Agreed.

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8 minutes ago, Will deBeast said:

I'm not Boris' biggest fan, but you're aware that's what was being recommended to him at the time?

 

Indeed, on 24 January, Chris Whitty said "We all agree that the risk to the UK public remains low, but there may well be cases in the UK at some stage. We have tried and tested measures in place to respond. The UK is well prepared for these types of incidents, with excellent readiness against infectious diseases."

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cmo-for-england-statement-on-the-wuhan-novel-coronavirus

 

And yet three years ago the Government were made aware of the consequences of a pandemic and the issues it would present.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/28/exercise-cygnus-uncovered-pandemic-warnings-buried-government/

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