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broadsword last won the day on April 27 2017

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  1. broadsword

    Coronavirus

    Yeah, five days before you start showing symptoms. In that time you couldn't been eating out, going to the cinema, been swimming, watched the football, down the pub. Handing over money, handling glasses, touching common surfaces. Without a lock down, who knows how bad this could get?
  2. broadsword

    Coronavirus

    Historical data is of absolutely no use whatsoever? There have been some previous epidemics in modern times. Swine flu, saars. I don't have direct experience of this field, but I think to dismiss smh estimate provided by scientists in the field is a mistake. I'm not saying to take it as gospel. But we're not talking about a room full of chimps with an abacus here
  3. broadsword

    Coronavirus

    Well, it's impossible to know for sure. I'm assuming that epidemics follow a growth pattern and there is some sort of models relationship between reported cases and actual, from looking at historical data. Maybe also the route of transmission is looked at. The point is, unless you can't disprove it because of the nature of it, as you say. People can have it and not know, have it and know and not say, die before it fully indicates. Maybe the data gets mis reported. In the absence of a fully verifiable figure, all we have is this estimate, which will have some rationale to it. It's an estimate, subject to error, but it will have been arrived at in some sort of logical way. It's an interesting topic.
  4. broadsword

    Coronavirus

    What do you think the actual figure is, and why??
  5. broadsword

    Coronavirus

    Epidemiology is a science all of its own, and is used to do things such as provide estimates of number of infections. It's not something I know a massive amount of, but the 10,000 will be an estimate based on a predictive model. The idea that these guys in white coats down the pub, plucking figures out of the air, is nonsensical,
  6. broadsword

    Politics

    Fold it in den, you're better off trying to teach a monkey to use an AK-47. Some people you just can't get through to
  7. broadsword

    Politics

    Went to grammar school, got a first class degree from Leeds Uni apparently. He's done alright for a thicko.
  8. broadsword

    Coronavirus

  9. broadsword

    Brexit

    From the independent / "It is staggering to hear that, as the virus continues its rapid spread, Downing Street and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) are locked in a row about Brexit – specifically, the UK’s continued access to the EU Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) for communicable diseases. The DHSC, it is reported, wish to remain in the EWRS, the prime minister decidedly does not. " But still, Jeremy Corbyn, 1935, I'm alright Jack, blather blather
  10. broadsword

    Brexit

    But still he delivered labour's worst election results since 1935. Oops
  11. broadsword

    Brexit

    Now that is true
  12. broadsword

    Brexit

    Oh hey real Jim, for goodness sakes. You're not believing hard enough. Brexit had so far cost us more than we contributed to the eu since we joined, I seen to remember reading. But its just details
  13. broadsword

    Brexit

    😂 It's been going on for years, and all we get is bad news. Hold on though, we have signed a trade agreement with the Faroe Islands I think it was, so it's not all bad. Since you're part of the share owning democracy, can you riddle me this. The movements on sterling when no deal brexit was more of a risk seemed to go down, and j less of a risk, seemed to go up. Any ideas why this might be, and what do you think the chances of no deal brexit are?
  14. broadsword

    Brexit

    Because the testimony of one single person speaks for the entire country.
  15. broadsword

    Brexit

    Yes, because it's worked out so incredibly well so far, hasn't it?
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