Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456
Results 51 to 53 of 53

Thread: COVID-19

  1. #51
    Retro Addict Administrator
    My location

    Burger Time Champion, Sonic Champion Harrison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,629
    Blog Entries
    1
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    14
    Very true. Complacency after getting the vaccine will be a big concern. Especially as scientists say it stops you developing the symptoms, but they are still unsure if you remain a carrier!

    And yes, Tier 4 in London and SE England now. I'm still in Tier 2, but surrounded by Tier 4 counties. I leave West Sussex in 2, drive through Portsmouth that's 4, and get to work that's 2. How long till they are all 4?

    And I agree. The UK government are being completely honest about this new strain and openly presented the facts. The EU and others reaction is to completely lock down all access from the UK. But you're not telling me this new strain isn't already there too? Australia already confirmed it, so did Scandinavia. You're not telling me it's not in Europe. EU Lorry drivers have been spreading it for months!

    If you haven't played a classic game in years, it's never too late to start!


  2. #52
    C64 addict Staff Moderator
    My location

    Demon Cleaner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Phobos
    Posts
    7,193
    Downloads
    7
    Uploads
    88
    I just came back from Finland after 17 days, and there's it's much better. Luxembourg is still in full lockdown, but I'm staying home anyway.

  3. #53
    Retro Addict Administrator
    My location

    Burger Time Champion, Sonic Champion Harrison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,629
    Blog Entries
    1
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    14
    This new strain of Covid identified by UK scientists is really spreading worryingly fast in the UK. Today they announced over 60800 new positive tests and deaths up to over 800 today alone. I think there are a few other factors contributing to this though. Winter means many people's immune systems are low so far easier to catch viruses and for them to effect them worse. Plus I'm not convinced every death included in the daily number are really down to Covid19 as the main reason. You have a lot of elderly and extremely venerable people dying after already being admitted to hospital for other reasons such as flu, heart attack, preexisting conditions, diseases etc and will most likely have died anyway, but in hospitals where covid is at its strongest they probably contacted it near the end when they were going to die anyway, and so it shows positive for when they died.

    Also a bit annoying this new strain has been branded the UK Covid. Its already been proved ti be in Australia, EU, Canada, USA etc. It was just that the UK has some of the best scientific research and forensics in the world and identified it ahead of any other country.

    At least the UK has access to 2 approved vaccines now, with a third on the way. And our own Oxford vaccine is far cheaper to produce and can be transported at room temperature, so much better. And will be good for poorer third world countries where cold storage wouldn't be practical. Already over 1.5 million vaccinated in the UK. Far more than anywhere else in the world currently combined. Quite an achievement. Let's hope it does stop it and let us return to normal lives later in the year.

    For the moment though we have now gone back into a full Lockdown again from Tuesday. All schools closed, which I was hoping they would do to help bring the R number down and daily positive results. We decided to still send Tom to school though as my wife being a teacher we can as he's classed as a keyworker's child. Will get a full weeks lessons and teaching, which is impossible at home. Plus far safer under lockdown. Yesterday in the first day of lockdown he only had 6 in his class, so socal distancing is much easier then normal.

    If you haven't played a classic game in years, it's never too late to start!


Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright classicamiga.com