Coronavirus Outbreak [COVID-19]

Jul 25, 2015
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It does seem that way, doesn't it.
I mean, Philip Hammond lost his job as Chancellor and then was deselected as an MP less than 12 months later. Nobody seriously believes Boris was behind all that. Then, his successor as Chancellor was told to sack his aide or resign. The crime committed by the aide? Talking to a former aide of Hammond. Cummings asked to see her phone and when he saw messages from the former aide, he ordered a police officer to march her out of Downing St. As far as I can tell Boris had nothing to do with this, but this is his second-in-command being forced out by a guy who officially is no more than an adviser.

There is surely more to this than Boris just being unbelievably trusting of the guy. Whether we will ever find out the truth, and how long this situation is sustainable for, remains to be seen.
 
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Jul 25, 2015
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Look at this fucking shill. Does he honestly expect us to believe him when he tells us how much he loves the NHS with his corny rainbow badge?

 

Jack

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The way the media constantly jumps on these little things is pathetic. It just disregards all common sense in favour of such strict emphasis on breaking the rules :lol: It's pathetic that people like Piers Morgan take it seriously. So Dominic Cummings got in his car and drove to another house...so what? Is this meant to undermine the entire government position or something? Any normal person just thinks "alright, so he drove a bit further to stay in another safe house" but I despise this weasly, snide, snitching rat mentality that's come out in the country recently, driven by people like Piers Morgan.

Millions of people are out and about each week, many are going to work, people are exercising, everyone has to do shopping and so on. It's ridiculous to think that a guy getting in his car and driving from one property to another is some scandal. I don't even think it's an issue when that writer flew from New Zealand to Scotland and the fact that police had to go and interview him because of public pressure is pathetic, as was the pressure that Neil Ferguson faced.

How sad is it that Neil Ferguson can get his predictions wildly wrong and faces no criticism, yet he steps out of his house to see a girlfriend and is forced to quit? We lost our priorities and common sense somewhere, a long time ago.
 
May 25, 2013
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Dominic Cummings needs to step down, he was well enough to drive 260 odd miles to his parents but isn't well enough to look after his kid? Even if it was precautionary, why couldn't they come pick up the kid, instead of having 2 possibly infected people travel across almost the entire length of the country spreading the virus at every petrol station or stop off on the way?

Other key workers during lockdown have had access to schools, nurseries etc. Why couldn't he like them send his kid to school, where they would be looked after for the majority of the day? Why one rule for nurses, doctors, carers but a different one for Cummings?

Also surely he could of gotten tested as a member of government? He would of known for sure then if he had it or not and if it was necessary for him to arrange child care. All he had was symptoms, might of just been a cold, but instead of finding out if it was Covid he just broke the rules.
 
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The way the media constantly jumps on these little things is pathetic. It just disregards all common sense in favour of such strict emphasis on breaking the rules :lol: It's pathetic that people like Piers Morgan take it seriously. So Dominic Cummings got in his car and drove to another house...so what? Is this meant to undermine the entire government position or something? Any normal person just thinks "alright, so he drove a bit further to stay in another safe house" but I despise this weasly, snide, snitching rat mentality that's come out in the country recently, driven by people like Piers Morgan.

Millions of people are out and about each week, many are going to work, people are exercising, everyone has to do shopping and so on. It's ridiculous to think that a guy getting in his car and driving from one property to another is some scandal. I don't even think it's an issue when that writer flew from New Zealand to Scotland and the fact that police had to go and interview him because of public pressure is pathetic, as was the pressure that Neil Ferguson faced.

How sad is it that Neil Ferguson can get his predictions wildly wrong and faces no criticism, yet he steps out of his house to see a girlfriend and is forced to quit? We lost our priorities and common sense somewhere, a long time ago.
Like that Scottish woman who went to her own second home, oh the humanity. People have lost the plot. I've gone to work 5 days a week as normal throughout this whole thing in a building with 60 other people in it and everyone is fine. But if I sit on a park bench or go sunbathing I'm suddenly a granny killer who hates the NHS. It's mass hysteria at this point.
 

Trail

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Cummings should go. The chief medical officer in Scotland quit when she broke the rules, Dr pantsdown quit when he got caught boffing that married woman.

The media should apply the same level of pressure here until he quits.

Fwiw, I didn't want the Scottish chief medical officer to quit. I think an apology and abiding by the rules would be better than making changes during a pandemic.

Now we have set the precedent though, and Cummings knew about it, then he has to go really. Plus he seems a properly horrible guy.
I might have led a sheltered life but I've never heard that before.
 
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I might have led a sheltered life but I've never heard that before.
Boffing, to have casual, yet secretive sex.


It's the kind of word the UK tabloids love.

E. G. Prime Minister John Major was boffing Edwina Curry every night over the despatch box
 
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So Dominic Cummings got in his car and drove to another house...so what? Is this meant to undermine the entire government position or something?
Of course it does. Cummings is the power behind the throne, he wields an enormous influence over the government and attends SAGE meetings.

When government members break the laws they set themselves, that kind of undermines the government.
 
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https://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa2007764

Remdesivir likely passes clinical trials by meeting primary outcome. Well, it's a relatively safe antiviral, but had the same death rates as the placebo. They said that the stock dropped slightly. The timing had to 100% be for a reason. Anyways, antivirals won't get us out of this pandemic. Populace isn't sufficiently educated or insured to think Remdesivir would be a game-changer. Not sure how the media will spin it.
My friend is working on a research study with both Remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine. The results don't differ much on either at this point.
 

SwollenGoat

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what a fantastic little glimpse into history...............

next time some dipshit trumpist tells you about the assault on their freedumb and whatnot and how in the good old days that shit wouldnt happen point them to this

and yes,its real
 
May 10, 2013
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https://www.newsweek.com/after-weeks-silence-dr-fauci-totally-favor-us-reopening-if-done-proper-way-1506076

After Weeks of Silence, Dr. Fauci Is 'Totally in Favor' of U.S. Reopening if Done 'the Proper Way'
BY MEGHAN ROOS ON 5/22/20 AT 3:36 PM EDT


After cautioning states all spring about the risks involved in loosening coronavirus restrictions too quickly, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday he supported their reopening efforts so long as they are done responsibly.

"Now is the time, depending on where you are and what your situation is, to begin seriously looking at reopening the economy," the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said during an interview with CNBC. "I'm totally in favor of that, if done in the proper way in the appropriate setting."

Fauci has been advising President Donald Trump's administration in its response to the pandemic since January. In the months since he joined the White House's coronavirus task force, Fauci has become a highly trusted figure, with some recent polls finding that citizens rate his handling of the pandemic significantly better than they do the president's.


Exactly my sentiments, open up, but open up smart.
 
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