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  1. Gav

    Coronavirus

    One thing that strikes me about this crisis and the response from the government, yes they'll make mistakes, yes they'll get things wrong but in the main they're doing a decent job in unprecedented times. I shudder to think how this would have played out had Jeremy and his cobbled together shadow cabinet been in charge, frightening, really frightening.
  2. Gav

    Coronavirus

    Time will tell Sparks.
  3. Gav

    Coronavirus

    When you're creating policy on the fly to try and deal with a crisis situation you don't have time to cover all the bases, mistakes will be made, its inevitable Sparks. You've got to try and limit those mistakes in the best way you can.
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    Coronavirus

    The Chinese tried to cover up the pandemic to start off with, but they confirmed a death from 'a virus' in mid January, we got our first cases at the end of January, 2 Chinese nationals and we started to test at that point. To put this into perspective Spain didn't confirm its first cases until February and I think most people will agree, we're in a better place than Spain as things stand but that should give us no satisfaction at all. The strategy here has always been to try and get ahead of the virus, thats why we have 1500 critical care beds available and now have a 4000 bed facility in London built in 2wks which is a tremendous effort, the same is happening across the UK, its been a great effort. Testing testing testing has been slow, contaminated tests that had to be scrapped, lack of testing labs, lack of accurate tests, lack of staff to carry out tests, its not been where it should have been and will come out in the wash once things settle down. As I said early though, you've got to credit Hancock for putting a date/number on tests by the end of April, he will sink or swim on that prediction but thats what the public want to hear, clear concise information, lets see if they hit that target. Over all I still maintain the government are doing a good job under very difficult circumstances, nobody had a rule book to deal with Covid19, its easy to pick holes and conveniently ignore the good thats going on.
  5. Gav

    Coronavirus

    Quotes? Where did he admit failure?
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    Owd Photos o’t’ Rovers

    Found some old newspaper clipping whilst pottering:
  7. Gav

    Politics

    The Labour party has once again missed a trick here, they had an opportunity to move the party away from its current position and put someone genuine in charge like Lisa Nandy, a Wiganer, extremely bright women, and not in anyway part of the Westminster bubble, but yet again the forces in the background have spoken and its looks like being a safe bet in Starmer. Nothing wrong with Kier Starmer, he's a good man, he'll be a good leader also, but don't expect the Labour party to be anywhere near government for many many years to come, its to much of the same.
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    Coronavirus

    Matt Hancock last night stood in front of the nation and set clear and concise targets for testing, 100,000 tests daily by the end of April, just what you want from your ministers at all times, not just during a crisis. Whether or not he can deliver on that is another thing, but credit where credit is due, he's made that promise and now he must deliver.
  9. Gav

    Coronavirus

    You followed the same advice as the Health Minister, the advice that Public Health England currently have in effect, you did the right thing chaddy.
  10. Gav

    Coronavirus

    Are you sure? The news media across the world are criticising governments for the handling of the virus, they've nothing else to talk about strangely enough.... I believe most people think our government are doing a decent job under the circumstances but its clear we need to test more, nobody is denying that and they need to up the game in that area.
  11. Gav

    Coronavirus

    The white house also called Coronavirus a hoax now they’ll be happy to keep the deaths under 100k. Trump also claimed ‘To know South Korea well’ then went on to get the population wrong by 28million. Not the best source of information Jim....
  12. Gav

    Coronavirus

    Just to put things into perspective and not meaning to trivialise the situation.... Jeremy Corbyn became Labour leader in 2015 and during his 5yrs in charge he couldn’t rid the party of racist anti Semites, your fellow members of the party, a simple task if the desire was there. We currently have a very a serious and deadly pandemic killing our loved ones and you spend day in day out posting half truths and general bullshit. Give it a ferking rest.
  13. Gav

    Coronavirus

    When left wing posters are quoting the right wing press its clear that the message from government isn't getting across, and I'm being very diplomatic here as I'm one of you. Testing is one thing, but the reason we've had social distancing and lock down in many respects is more important, we need to stop the spread to limit the number of deaths and the government got on top of that extremely quickly. I'd also like to point out that testing isn't only about NHS front line staff, we have massive numbers of people (social care etc) that don't work in the NHS that need testing, but the media haven't joined up those dots yet. We don't have a set of guidelines to point us in the right direction, this is a pandemic thats never been seen in anyone's lifetime, yet people are jumping on the crisis to score cheap political points??? The numbers of deaths is going to rise significantly as experts have been saying for a while now, this isn't a result of poor government, poor public health England practises, its down to this terrible Covid19 epidemic and hopefully we follow the rules and stay home and keep safe.
  14. Gav

    Coronavirus

    You have shown throughout this thread that you’re absolutely clueless, even resorting to quoting Trump and the Daily Mail to support your anti-Tory crusade. It’s not a political game this Jim, it’s very real as thousands of families across the world are sadly finding out. Now isn’t the time to hammer the government with half baked left wing bullshit, now is the time to support the effort, go and volunteer, the rest will come out in the wash later.
  15. Gav

    Coronavirus

    We should be thankful this bronzed idiot isn’t running the country: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/28/trump-coronavirus-misleading-claims
  16. Gav

    Music Association Game

    Emmylou Harris - We Shall Rise
  17. Gav

    Coronavirus

    The reality is that this is going to get worse before it gets better, we're going to lose many lives in the coming weeks, but hopefully the lock down and people following the rules is going to bear fruit and reduce that loss of life in the long run. We need to carry out more tests clearly, we've struggled to source parts for those tests, the supply chain is over subscribed. Hopefully testing will increase if we can source parts and just as important have staff to administer the tests, its not just about having the equipment, this isn't an easy task all country's are struggling across the world not just us. Someone asked a few days if anyone knew a person who had Covid19, I found out today someone we know is in hospital with phenomena/Covid19. We have known this pandemic is very real for weeks now, some think its a load of old nonsense, well it got very real for us today, I hope it doesn't for the 'ney sayers'.
  18. Gav

    Coronavirus

    Some people are not listening you're right, you'll always get that, but the vast majority of the country are taking the advice and self isolating, hopefully we'll continue to see the benefits.
  19. Gav

    Coronavirus

    Blast from the past
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