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(06-04-2020, 10:33 AM)Protheroe Wrote:
(06-03-2020, 01:37 PM)baggy1 Wrote: Because it was obvious and everyone was calling for it at the start of March at the latest - People were calling Cheltenham going ahead madness but the government just plodded on. It wasn't rocket science to lockdown when you could see what was happening around europe

"Because it was obvious"

Except to the scientists advising the government.

Let me have your mobile number and I'll get it over to Matt Hancock for when he needs some advice in the future.

Is there anything else obvious that we should all be thinking about right now?
It's is obvious to me the government fucked up - shown by the number of deaths - the true level which conveniently will never be known. And guess what, its effected the poor, elderly and those most socio economically deprived most, well there's a surprise, not.
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(06-04-2020, 10:33 AM)Protheroe Wrote:
(06-03-2020, 01:37 PM)baggy1 Wrote: Because it was obvious and everyone was calling for it at the start of March at the latest - People were calling Cheltenham going ahead madness but the government just plodded on. It wasn't rocket science to lockdown when you could see what was happening around europe

"Because it was obvious"

Except to the scientists advising the government.

Let me have your mobile number and I'll get it over to Matt Hancock for when he needs some advice in the future.

Is there anything else obvious that we should all be thinking about right now?

Except to the scientists that the govt listened to because they were playing their tune. SAGE is made up of many scientists of which a few thought that herd immunity would be a good idea, the govt chose to listen to the ones that echoed their thoughts.

Did you watch despatches on C4 last night,

It was fucking obvious - People were dying in Italy, my lad was due to go to Cheltenham, I told him to forget it because of the spread of the virus - low and behold the virus spreads and hasn't stopped.

Or maybe the approach should have been as with Sweden, we could have bumped off all of those old biddies that way and saved a fortune in pensions.
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(06-04-2020, 11:14 AM)baggy1 Wrote: Or maybe the approach should have been as with Sweden, we could have bumped off all of those old biddies that way and saved a fortune in pensions.

Unless it's escaped your attention we've managed to do that anyway with the mother of all Lockdowns.
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(06-04-2020, 11:16 AM)Protheroe Wrote:
(06-04-2020, 11:14 AM)baggy1 Wrote: Or maybe the approach should have been as with Sweden, we could have bumped off all of those old biddies that way and saved a fortune in pensions.

Unless it's escaped your attention we've managed to do that anyway with the mother of all Lockdowns.

Unless its escaped your attention no-one else in Europe has managed to drag this out as long or as badly as us. That's why we're comparable with the other fuck up in Europe.

Look to the leaders why we're so bad, partial lockdown too late released too early, no measures in place to monitor the virus. Complete and utter fuck up from start to finish by the biggest shower to ever run this country. Laughable if it wasn't so tragic.
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(06-04-2020, 10:33 AM)Protheroe Wrote:
(06-03-2020, 01:37 PM)baggy1 Wrote: Because it was obvious and everyone was calling for it at the start of March at the latest - People were calling Cheltenham going ahead madness but the government just plodded on. It wasn't rocket science to lockdown when you could see what was happening around europe

"Because it was obvious"

Except to the scientists advising the government.

Let me have your mobile number and I'll get it over to Matt Hancock for when he needs some advice in the future.

Is there anything else obvious that we should all be thinking about right now?

We await the inevitable enquiry into the Govt's handling of this situation. So I suppose we will find out in due course whether the Govt followed scientific advice at all times. 

And as you have correctly mentioned before the scientists have not spoken with one voice, it is possible that the Govt listened most intently to the scientific advice that most closely aligned to the approach they wanted to take.
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(06-04-2020, 11:28 AM)Shabby Russian Wrote: And as you have correctly mentioned before the scientists have not spoken with one voice, it is possible that the Govt listened most intently to the scientific advice that most closely aligned to the approach they wanted to take.

Yep. And I fully expect them to have been led by their own prejudices, just as any other government would've been.

The Inquiry will be a study in human nature, nothing more.
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