UK Covid death toll
A full single Decker bus went past me yesterday with just one person wearing a mask on it. The country is full of meh whatever people. It ain't no surprise.
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This is one of the biggest concerns going into winter - we do appear to have the feeling that 'we're British, we'll be ok'. Masks in shops are probably being worn by less than 50% now, life is pretty much back to normal. Compare this with Spain where I was last weekend where it was virtually 100% and you see a marked difference for some unknown reason.

There are already worrying reports of the impact that having Flu and Covid at the same time will mean for those infected, there are 5k in hospital in England which is a large base number going to winter (there were 3k last year), and we seem to accept 100 deaths a day from covid as normal now again as we head into the worst period.

The whole 'meh' attitude is very surprising to me.
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(10-10-2021, 09:51 AM)baggy1 Wrote: This is one of the biggest concerns going into winter - we do appear to have the feeling that 'we're British, we'll be ok'. Masks in shops are probably being worn by less than 50% now, life is pretty much back to normal. Compare this with Spain where I was last weekend where it was virtually 100% and you see a marked difference for some unknown reason.

There are already worrying reports of the impact that having Flu and Covid at the same time will mean for those infected, there are 5k in hospital in England which is a large base number going to winter (there were 3k last year), and we seem to accept 100 deaths a day from covid as normal now again as we head into the worst period.

The whole 'meh' attitude is very surprising to me.

B1 I think your belief in the U.K. populace is far more positive than mine. Far from going through a period of enlightenment as a country we seem to be hurtling towards a new dark age. Experts derided, the science followed only when it fits in with the governments agenda, no rules in place anywhere and population that seemingly if polls are to be believed entirely comfortable with the trajectory of this country ffs! 

We are the stroppy teenager of Europe… I won’t to do that, it’s not fair, I hate you (insert scapegoat of the day), I don’t care if my actions hurt anyone else, it’s not my problem, what you gonna do about it?!?
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baggy1 Wrote:This is one of the biggest concerns going into winter - we do appear to have the feeling that 'we're British, we'll be ok'. Masks in shops are probably being worn by less than 50% now, life is pretty much back to normal. Compare this with Spain where I was last weekend where it was virtually 100% and you see a marked difference for some unknown reason.

There are already worrying reports of the impact that having Flu and Covid at the same time will mean for those infected, there are 5k in hospital in England which is a large base number going to winter (there were 3k last year), and we seem to accept 100 deaths a day from covid as normal now again as we head into the worst period.

The whole 'meh' attitude is very surprising to me.

Not really surprising to me unfortunately. The gas lighting of the UK public has been decades in the making for a large percentage of the population culminating in the right wing media's plays to ignore experts (ie accept self appointed 'equal' arguments between a gobby self opininated bigots and a true expert in a subject).
Seeing the government do as they please also always the selfish element to do as they wish without a concern for anyone else.

Agreed about Spain. Was in Tenerife two weeks ago and in the capital Santa Cruz (not quite so much at the resorts but still safety first) it was amazing how virtually all the locals walked around and travelling on buses with masks on and took social distancing seriously. There was a real feel of respect for each other. The main none compliants out there seemed to be Brits shamefully.
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What is wrong with this country when this becomes acceptable… the sick man of Europe literally! 

Works beating indifference and stupidity
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