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by cdd
Tue 23 Feb, 2021 01.57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 52968

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

The reopening roadmap looks pretty good to me. The sweet spot for the things I enjoy will be in 6 weeks’ time and that’s not awfully long.
by cdd
Wed 17 Feb, 2021 20.05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What device do you general browse (and particularly post to) Metropol on?
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: What device do you general browse (and particularly post to) Metropol on?

I do almost all my casual web browsing from a phone these days; it’s as good a way as any to occupy dead time. When I’m on a laptop or desktop it is usually with a specific purpose (work, content creation, etc). Even though I also prefer a full size keyboard, I unquestionably type more words on my p...
by cdd
Wed 17 Feb, 2021 19.36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 52968

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

So will there be any now once we get past the middle of March and the imposition of restrictions starts being measured in terms of years? Surely that should be the point at which this has gone too far? Again, I doubt. My hope is that it will be accepted that there are restrictions and then there ar...
by cdd
Wed 17 Feb, 2021 18.48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 52968

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I wouldn't say that is obvious actually. Some restrictions yes (Hands, Face, Space, rule of 6, limits on household mixing etc) but they should always have stopped short of lockdowns and closing the economy. Until lockdowns are ruled out, irrespective of what happens, we will never get out of them. ...
by cdd
Wed 17 Feb, 2021 16.58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 52968

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I think it’s obvious that we had to be in lockdown while there were 1000+ deaths per day. Even if lockdowns didn’t reduce it by much it would be unthinkable to add to that figure. I personally disagree but I can accept I am wildly at odds with public sentiment in that opinion. But to quote myself fr...
by cdd
Wed 17 Feb, 2021 00.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 52968

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

So the good news is that we will soon reduce deaths to almost nothing and hospitalisations to a manageable number.

The bad news is that some people are still talking about the need to keep cases low...
by cdd
Mon 21 Dec, 2020 18.53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 52968

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

If the rules are relaxed somewhat the cases will go up and the hospital admissions increase. That's what we saw this year in the UK and we had to go into a second lockdown because of it. If we don't go into additional lockdowns the NHS reaches breaking point. So where do those patients go? Yes Nigh...
by cdd
Mon 21 Dec, 2020 12.59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 52968

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

If we're just going to ignore Covid and return to normal life what do you propose we do with everyone who is critically ill with the effects of Covid This is a misrepresentation I hear quite a lot, I don’t think I’ve heard anyone suggest Covid should be “ignored” and yet that’s how those calling fo...
by cdd
Thu 29 Oct, 2020 13.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 52968

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I think this situation has become divisive to the extent that we are no longer in a position of arguing two sides of the same coin. I think you've hit the nail on the head here. It keeps being portrayed as two sides of the same coin - namely yet another divide between the far-left and the far-right...
by cdd
Tue 27 Oct, 2020 10.11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 52968

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

The more folk get antsy about restrictions, the longer this goes on. The impatient are only hurting themselves. Except there's a bit of dishonesty about how long these restrictions are going to be around for. We've put everything on hold for a vaccine, without any guarantee as to when that will be ...
by cdd
Sun 18 Oct, 2020 22.27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 330
Views: 52968

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Maybe it’s to do with the upcoming seasonal move-everything-around-a-thon. There’s usually a burst in confusion (if not demand) with that. I don't know about others, but I have mostly stopped following the news about Covid. I'm just sick of it. It's always the same stuff on a loop, I'm honestly not ...