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by cwathen
Mon 06 Dec, 2021 21.53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 410
Views: 95893

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I think a lot of the stuff with masks is placebo, because it's something that's visible, so it looks like something's being done regardless of whether it makes much of a difference in certain settings or not. I'd agree with that, but that's absolutely not a reason to do it. Essentially it's like su...
by cwathen
Mon 06 Dec, 2021 16.16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 410
Views: 95893

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Saying "masks don't work" is an extremely ridiculous position to take. It's as bad as the "if everyone just wore masks all the time, covid would go away" attitude that comes from the other side. There are some things that have been totally ridiculous, like the bar/restaurant rul...
by cwathen
Mon 06 Dec, 2021 12.29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 410
Views: 95893

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Sadly the extremes on both sides have taken over the argument, both the "masks are useless" and "anyone not wearing masks is a murderer" sides. Whilst admitting to belonging to one of those camps, it is inevitable unfortunately that extremism breeds extremism. With Covid there p...
by cwathen
Mon 06 Dec, 2021 11.23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 410
Views: 95893

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Generally, despite the new opportunity of fearmongering for the press This is not helped at all though with various government advisors queuing up to give private interviews airing their own opinions on the subject. Whilst in some cases they are badly quoted (but I don't think ever misquoted - the ...
by cwathen
Sat 04 Dec, 2021 21.50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 410
Views: 95893

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I was strongly against reimposing mandatory masks because, aside from it being demonstrably obvious that they don't do anything, they are a restriction. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2776536 https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-07-08-oxford-covid-19-study-face-masks-and-coverings-work...
by cwathen
Sat 04 Dec, 2021 19.53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 410
Views: 95893

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

The re-introduction of pre-departure travel tests now. I'm wondering if the travel industry will ever properly recover at this rate, it's practically impossible to plan without knowing what the rules will be, or if you're going to be hit with significant extra costs through increased testing requir...
by cwathen
Sat 04 Dec, 2021 19.22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 410
Views: 95893

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Well research, as always, marches on. Here's something more recent than the ones I posted before: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abi9069 And as with the last lot you posted, I will read it. But whilst doing that, could you answer a simple question? Why is there no observable correlatio...
by cwathen
Sat 04 Dec, 2021 15.25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 410
Views: 95893

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Oh goody. I’d missed this cheerful thread. I was strongly against reimposing mandatory masks because, aside from it being demonstrably obvious that they don't do anything Eh? That's not true at all. Where did you get that one from? Lets start with something I imagine we do agree on - the impact of ...
by cwathen
Sat 04 Dec, 2021 10.36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 410
Views: 95893

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Oh goody. I’d missed this cheerful thread. The give an inch, take a mile approach from Covid obsessives is already in force. I was strongly against reimposing mandatory masks because, aside from it being demonstrably obvious that they don't do anything, they are a restriction. And whilst it may be ...
by cwathen
Thu 02 Dec, 2021 23.02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Masks
Replies: 36
Views: 3244

Re: Masks

I think some people are going to struggle to accept any sort of return to normality. Terms like 'new normal' as if the world as we knew it prior to March 2020 has gone forever and is never coming back certainly doesn't help (nor shockingly, that there is apparently no point at which a line can be d...
by cwathen
Wed 01 Dec, 2021 08.20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Masks
Replies: 36
Views: 3244

Re: Masks

As someone in that boat myself, I've actually had to cancel plans for this week, and lose a fair chunk of non-refundable money, because I'm too scared to get on a train out of fear of getting abuse. After getting something retweeted into my timeline today from someone counting how many people were ...