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  1. I notice the emotive language, people still die regardless. I have had a break recently from SF because a best friend of mine died and so did a family member and both deaths had nothing to do with corona virus. The impact of that and not being able to go to their funerals and support others was very hard to deal with and I know I am not alone. What quack remedies have been posted on here? One question... Who decided that the excess deaths should be compared to a 5 year average and why 5 years. Could it be that if you go back further and average out the mortality rate over say 10 or 20 years then it show that we are nowhere near those percentages of deaths even with the included corona virus cases we have now.
  2. The problem though is that the science is lacking simply because not enough data is available and one reason for that may actually be down to the fact that we are also trying to control and limit its spread. I said a while ago that it needs to spread quicker as just slowing it down only does what your last sentence alludes too although I'm not sure what prophylactic drugs you mean.
  3. Media reporting with its unqualified writers such as Matt Reynolds in Wired as they love a good scare story to boost their ratings. But... this seems to sum it up so far, and yes it does indicate around 3 months maybe longer. https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-long-does-immunity-last-after-covid-19-what-we-know
  4. Looks like a lot of health professionals including scientists are not happy about lockdowns either. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54442386
  5. Probably correct but I do remember you once saying masks helped to significantly stop the spread and as pointed out before, the infection rate is still very small. It was able to be controlled before the wearing of masks was the norm just from lockdowns. When it was eventually introduced on 24th July the R rate was 0.7-0.9, and since their introduction the R rate has risen. No, the less covid we have will be because of those greater restrictions being in place.
  6. Not so sure about that as its not possible to tell if face masks have helped, but of course if the numbers go down then they must have and if the numbers go up its because they aren't being worn.... However, I have always stated that not being mandatory for all was a mistake. Hong Kong and China are two places where they are already well prepared for pandemics so having the necessary infrastructure to deal with pandemics has helped a great deal. Being Communist has helped as well as people do what they are told to by the state. In Germany because of the low infection rates they want the mandatory wearing of them relaxed as it affecting business. I do as well so as to comply with the law. Maybe not just yet but in 6 months time....
  7. What type of masks does the evidence support? Is it all masks including face coverings or some masks?
  8. Just one question.. Are they genuine branded HP inks?
  9. I'm not sure you would to be honest. Handing out £10,000 fines to people who may not be working because they have lost their job as a result of lockdown is a bit daft and the rule of 6 is daft. A lot of people are not happy about the draconian laws designed to control the masses either and wanting people to snitch on each other. It may be years yet before an effective vaccine is produced and it may also take years to evaluate its long term efficacy. If this is similar to the flu then it also means having jabs every year. Herd immunity may still be the answer and maybe letting the infection numbers grow in a controlled way would be better than having national lockdowns and laws in place for many years.
  10. Love it, must admit its been very petty and pedantic recently.
  11. I'm quoting the ONS. Also according to Statistica... "Currently, approximately 95 percent of households in the United Kingdom (UK) own a mobile phone" (2018) Yet it also states that in 2017, there were 79.17 million mobile subscriptions in the UK, across the entire population of 66.04 million inhabitants. Not much difference to the ONS data of 78.5 million. So it seems there are more mobile phones about than people by the looks of it.
  12. I can supply this which is a link to the pdf download where I got the data from. https://www.google.com/search?q=what+percentage+of+the+uk+dont+have+a+mobile+phone&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB919GB919&oq=what+percentage+of+the+uk+dont+have+a+mobile+phone&aqs=chrome..69i57j33.23567j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 As stated it is from 2014. I think you will find that that link is mainly about mobile internet usage on a mobile phone by age group, not by ownership and not general mobile phone use. Although it does state that around 79% on UK adults own a smart phone it seems to vary on who is doing the survey. Many older people like me do not have or use a data package that allows them to surf the net away from home and use the phone mainly as a phone.
  13. No the stats are from the ONS but I cant link them as it just goes to a pdf download. Ofcom estimated that 3% of the UK3 adult population did not own a mobile phone. In particular in UK a total of 78.5 million mobile phone subscriptions have been registered at end 2014. Given the date I would assume that the percentage is now lower. Cant view that as it asks to register. As above. ONS data states around 3% 55-64 going up to around 10% 65-74. Another idea that wont work unless compulsory.
  14. Yes it may well do that, with the emphasis on may well so its not a certainty then... I agree and have not argued otherwise. I refer to your first sentence about my saying it was not well written. Both terms were mentioned in the article so perhaps you should ask the author of it instead of me.
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