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by swampash
1 month ago
Forum: The Rant Forum
Topic: Not just a shit beer: Corona and football
Replies: 113
Views: 1006

Re: Not just a shit beer: Corona and football

I feel really uncomfortable about the reaction of the UK based players so far. The money they earn they could be helping the non-playing staff to get through this, rather than letting them be furloughed and then bailed out by the tax payer. A few clubs, like Barca, have shown solidarity but where a...
by swampash
1 month ago
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 304
Views: 1832

Re: Coronavirus

There is a house to house study running in Munich at the moment, which is trying to get a proper fix on the proportion of the population that are infected, but haven't been tested, so don't turn up in the official number of cases recorded. It would include, I think, those who have the virus but don'...
by swampash
1 month ago
Forum: The Rant Forum
Topic: Not just a shit beer: Corona and football
Replies: 113
Views: 1006

Re: Not just a shit beer: Corona and football

I feel really uncomfortable about the reaction of the UK based players so far. The money they earn they could be helping the non-playing staff to get through this, rather than letting them be furloughed and then bailed out by the tax payer. A few clubs, like Barca, have shown solidarity but where ar...
by swampash
1 month ago
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 304
Views: 1832

Re: Coronavirus

Hi Fuß - I posted the link to his blog because you asked, in a previous post, who he was. The reason I was interested in what he had to say was because I think it is important to at least listen to other opinions, as no one has a monopoly on the right way to deal with this. One might decide other op...
by swampash
1 month ago
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 304
Views: 1832

Re: Coronavirus

Kekule is no fool though Sid. Look at his credentials. His basic argument was that the German government should have isolated the most vulnerable right at the outset rather than allowing a strategy that left them exposed to the virus for too long. He was in a discussion group again last night, which...
by swampash
1 month ago
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 304
Views: 1832

Re: Coronavirus

Re. the 'herd immunity strategy', the health expert I referred to a few weeks ago is Alexander Kekule. Here's the link to his web page, if anyone is interested. He's a bit overdue for an update as his last post was about 2 weeks ago.

https://www.kekule.com/blog/
by swampash
1 month ago
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 304
Views: 1832

Re: Coronavirus

13.4b of NHS debt written off, just like that. Magic fucking wand. Why's it taken a global crisis? Why not position the country's most important institution to be successful and adequately funded, properly run BEFORE there's a fucking health meltdown?? Further proof the magic money tree does exist....
by swampash
1 month ago
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 304
Views: 1832

Re: Coronavirus

Fuß: I’ve always thought a straight question deserves a straight answer, so yes, I think I totally misjudged how serious this was going to be. Scandalous really. No justification but, at the time, the schools were open, football crowds were safe, the government’s advice was limited to ‘wash your han...
by swampash
1 month ago
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 304
Views: 1832

Re: Coronavirus

If there's no such thing as a herd immunity strategy, why was it raised here in Germany as a possibility when health experts first began debating how best to deal with the problem. It also seems to be the strategy that Sweden are following. As for your question – I’m simply not getting drawn into a ...
by swampash
1 month ago
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 304
Views: 1832

Re: Coronavirus

Dozer, I think the basic idea is that you withdraw the most vulnerable and then let the fit and healthy get infected. They get only mild symptoms. You then have a large population of people who have the antibodies and are immune and won’t infect the vulnerable when they come back on the streets. I t...