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The Coronavirus and its impact on sport/Fans Return (Merged)


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2 hours ago, Northern Red said:

This fraud is out of his depth.

Which fraud?  If you mean Johnson (Boris not Lee) then I have no doubt you could add all politicians of all parties to that, who has ever had to deal with something like his in peace time?  All any politician can do is act on the scientists advice, if they went off on their own thoughts, then if it all went to shit, they’d have no get out at all.......

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2 hours ago, Silvio Dante said:

Latest measures:

- Now self isolate for 14 days if anyone in house has symptoms

- The self isolation at the end of this week will be for 12 weeks for the elderly

- Police and ambulance not supporting large gatherings

- Everyone if possible to work from home, avoid isolated places like pubs and restaurants 
 

- Avoid non essential travel and contact
 

Noticably:

- No school closures

- No ban on pubs etc, self regulating

- No ban on mass gatherings- just won’t be policed

 

Just told the Mrs that her weightwatchers meeting is probably off, she's not happy.

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33 minutes ago, Peter O Hanraha-hanrahan said:

South Korea have tested more than anyone else and as a result they’ve found more cases, many of which are pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic. This has meant a higher number of cases but a much less terrifying case fatality rate (below 0.7%). 

IF we are only testing people who end up in hospital then how can we keep track of the numbers, give a more accurate impression of how lethal the virus is and how can people with mild infection truly know if they have any immunity in future?

Maybe I’ve got the wrong end of the stick but that would be ******* mental!

Does the fact that North Korea has recorded 0 cases prove that isolationism is a great idea after all? 

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6 hours ago, MarcusX said:

Not sure, came across more conspiracy theorist than ITK to me

Conspiracy all the way fella. We are conspiring intimately. 

In all seriousness though, would you trust the general public with all the information available? 

I'm not saying I think it's ideal that we (in theory) don't have all of the information. But I believe it's in the best interest of the majority. 

I'd love to live in a world where everyone would only take one pack of bog roll, but we don't. 

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4 hours ago, Northern Red said:

As well as asking for public money to prop up his business, Branson is also telling his staff to go without pay for eight weeks.

Sell your tropical island, you bearded ****, and pay them half money at least

He’s doesn’t need to sell the island. He’s worth $4,000,000,000.

If he paid all 8,500 employees £10k each for the two month period, he’d have to struggle by on the remaining $3,915,000,000.

He’s an utter disgrace.

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23 minutes ago, Cowshed said:

Somerset FA Council, Staff

 

 

 

Please be advised that following the announcement by the Prime Minister at today’s press conference asking everyone to limit unnecessary social contact the Board of Directors have decided to suspend all football in Somerset with immediate effect. This will of course include SFA county cup competitions.

 

 

 

At present this suspension is indefinite, we will advise you if and when there is a change to this situation.

 

 

 

We do not make this decision lightly and are aware of the importance of sport and football in general to everyone, however it does not compare to the wider picture and everyone’s welfare, therefore this is we believe the correct course of action.

 

Yep. Same thing happened with my U8s tonight. We had to stop training halfway through and now can’t play for the foreseeable. 
 

Gutted.

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2 minutes ago, Silvio Dante said:

Yep. Same thing happened with my U8s tonight. We had to stop training halfway through and now can’t play for the foreseeable. 
 

Gutted.

My son’s U9 training was cancelled tonight, shortly followed by confirmation that all matches have been suspended indefinitely. He’s absolutely gutted. I expect his other regular activities such as cubs and swimming will soon follow.

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34 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

He’s doesn’t need to sell the island. He’s worth $4,000,000,000.

If he paid all 8,500 employees £10k each for the two month period, he’d have to struggle by on the remaining $3,915,000,000.

He’s an utter disgrace.

And he apparently sued the NHS because of a lost contract and got £2m ...

https://www.rt.com/uk/430468-branson-virgin-sues-nhs/

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44 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

He’s doesn’t need to sell the island. He’s worth $4,000,000,000.

If he paid all 8,500 employees £10k each for the two month period, he’d have to struggle by on the remaining $3,915,000,000.

He’s an utter disgrace.

My boss has a quote from Richard Branson hanging on the wall behind his desk. I cant recall the exact wording but its to the effect of "If the company looks after its employees, its employees will look after the company"

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Unbelievably quiet on the roads today for a Monday. I whizzed across Plymouth in no time at 8:30 this morning and it took ten minutes to get out of the centre of Exeter at 5:30 tonight. I`ve been through Totnes, Torquay, Newton Abbot and Ivybridge and I reckon there must have only been half the cars on the road than there normally are if not less.

The only hold ups I`ve come across have been for road works.

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40 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

My son’s U9 training was cancelled tonight, shortly followed by confirmation that all matches have been suspended indefinitely. He’s absolutely gutted. I expect his other regular activities such as cubs and swimming will soon follow.

The logic of having to cancel football training while they’re still in school is one I’ve yet to convince my son of. Where are you more likely to get COVID? In an enclosed room of 30 for 5 hours or in the open air in a wide space with 20 for an hour. Difficult to answer the question “But dad, why are we still in school?” with anything other than it being an FA rule - got asked if I’d have to go to prison if we didn’t obey 😂

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1 hour ago, Maesknoll Red said:

Which fraud?  If you mean Johnson (Boris not Lee) then I have no doubt you could add all politicians of all parties to that, who has ever had to deal with something like his in peace time?  All any politician can do is act on the scientists advice, if they went off on their own thoughts, then if it all went to shit, they’d have no get out at all.......

I broadly agree but I do think it cynical and a bit cowardly to ask people not to go to pubs but refuse to close them outright. The government has a responsibility to play fair by everyone at a moment like this and that has to include ensuring small businesses are not out of pocket with no recourse to compensation or support.

What he has effectively done is deny pubs business without allowing them to claim on their insurance, thus protecting insurance companies and destroying small businesses. That is not scientific advice but very nasty politics.

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4 minutes ago, LondonBristolian said:

All basically common sense at the moment.

Agreed. Has to be with some, if not all of them. We all have to make sacrifices in such times.

I believe it won't be unanimously seen as such though. Can imagine some on this thread raising objections for a start.

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9 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

Agreed. Has to be with some, if not all of them. We all have to make sacrifices in such times.

I believe it won't be unanimously seen as such though. Can imagine some on this thread raising objections for a start.

I would certainly hope not. Now is not the time to politicise things but to ensure each and every person has the basic support they need. France has gone much further but the list above is literally the least we can do.

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6 minutes ago, LondonBristolian said:

I would certainly hope not. Now is not the time to politicise things but to ensure each and every person has the basic support they need. France has gone much further but the list above is literally the least we can do.

Well BTRFTG was raising points earlier about Denmark, Sweden etc and how they differ to here. I bet it won't find universal favour though. Even if it possibly should.

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4 hours ago, Peter O Hanraha-hanrahan said:

Did I dream that we, as a country, are now only testing people ill enough to show up at hospital?

Not even that. Many people with possible covid-19 symptoms that have been turning up at hospitals have simply been told to go home and self-isolate without being tested. 

They only test you if you are actually hospitalized or meet the criteria of having come from a country in lockdown etc 

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28 minutes ago, LondonBristolian said:

I broadly agree but I do think it cynical and a bit cowardly to ask people not to go to pubs but refuse to close them outright. The government has a responsibility to play fair by everyone at a moment like this and that has to include ensuring small businesses are not out of pocket with no recourse to compensation or support.

What he has effectively done is deny pubs business without allowing them to claim on their insurance, thus protecting insurance companies and destroying small businesses. That is not scientific advice but very nasty politics.

He's a spineless shithouse of a man. Protecting his mates whilst the hospitality and entertainment industries go to the wall.

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29 minutes ago, LondonBristolian said:

I broadly agree but I do think it cynical and a bit cowardly to ask people not to go to pubs but refuse to close them outright. The government has a responsibility to play fair by everyone at a moment like this and that has to include ensuring small businesses are not out of pocket with no recourse to compensation or support.

What he has effectively done is deny pubs business without allowing them to claim on their insurance, thus protecting insurance companies and destroying small businesses. That is not scientific advice but very nasty politics.

Mrs F predicted he’d take this stance, she’s far more cynical than me.

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6 minutes ago, Northern Red said:

He's a spineless shithouse of a man. Protecting his mates whilst the hospitality and entertainment industries go to the wall.

In news that is in absolutely no way related to the above, it appears that last year Johnson was paid £25k by the British Insurance Brokers Organisation for a speaking engagement.

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I have been ill and at home for a week along with my son. My daughter was ill prior to this and passed it on.  Johnson now says that we should self isolate for two weeks.  I am now fine, my son is now fine. My daughter has been fine for a week. But we should all self isolate for two weeks?  Even though we are pretty damn sure it isn’t covid. 

So the advice is even if you’ve probably not got covid, please stay at home for two weeks. 

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48 minutes ago, Lanterne Rouge said:

Unbelievably quiet on the roads today for a Monday. I whizzed across Plymouth in no time at 8:30 this morning and it took ten minutes to get out of the centre of Exeter at 5:30 tonight. I`ve been through Totnes, Torquay, Newton Abbot and Ivybridge and I reckon there must have only been half the cars on the road than there normally are if not less.

The only hold ups I`ve come across have been for road works.

Lucky you. I drove home from Newton Abbot to Cullompton to find the M5 closed at J28 due to a 'police incident'. 

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