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by bradw4
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are we witnessing?
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: What are we witnessing?

Thanks for the answers. Let's hope the vaccines outperform expectations next winter. Otherwise, Johnson won't hesitate to order another lockdown. It does make me wonder how zero-Covid countries like Scotland and New Zealand, and quasi- zero-Covid countries like England, can ever hope to prevent thei...
by bradw4
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are we witnessing?
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: What are we witnessing?

Thanks for the responses. So, some further questions arise: 1) If, as you have explained, the slow retreat of the virus can be attributed at least in part to the vaccination programme, is this likely to forestall an overwhelming surge of the virus next winter? That is, have we already seen the high ...
by bradw4
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are we witnessing?
Replies: 13
Views: 808

What are we witnessing?

At the time of writing, we are witnessing falling infection numbers and falling hospitalization numbers. Very positive news. However, given that the vaccination rollout has been running for the best part of two months now, can we conclude definitively that the vaccines are responsible for the aforem...
by bradw4
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we on the verge of social credit scoring?
Replies: 14
Views: 770

Re: Are we on the verge of social credit scoring?

I voted Boris. I cant even begin to describe how bad i think that mistake was now (although Corbyn was far far worse). Politically homeless now. Nothing Boris can do will allow me to trust him and i cant vote tory until every single one of his ministers has gone. There are plenty of socially conser...
by bradw4
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we on the verge of social credit scoring?
Replies: 14
Views: 770

Re: Are we on the verge of social credit scoring?

You're giving Labour too much credit. They're just a weather-vane. Border control is weak therefore they demand strong. If it was the other way round and the government had gone full New Zealand they'd be moaning they're too strict. There's no actual policy here. The socialist left globally are alw...
by bradw4
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we on the verge of social credit scoring?
Replies: 14
Views: 770

Re: Are we on the verge of social credit scoring?

Haha, never thought I'd be siding with team woke over this. I guess in crisis such as this, you will take any bedfellows. The "enemy of my enemy" and all that jazz. That's how I see it, although with the contorted logic of our cultural and political landscape, you never can tell. Who on earth, for ...
by bradw4
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we on the verge of social credit scoring?
Replies: 14
Views: 770

Re: Are we on the verge of social credit scoring?

If so, is there any possible positive outcome? Personally it terrifies me - as someone who loves freedom and privacy. It's not a world I think I have a place in. Whilst I still have some huge travel dreams, I've had my time and if it's all over, I can accept that. But am really struggling to accept...
by bradw4
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid death classification - Does this happen with flu?
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: Covid death classification - Does this happen with flu?

Now the rate of attribution of death to covid19 is in large measure a function of the operational false positive rate of the tests used & frequency of testing as well, of course, a function of true prevalence. I believe if we’d applied the rules we’ve used in cases of people dying while infected wi...
by bradw4
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exactly when is your breaking point?
Replies: 29
Views: 1491

Re: Exactly when is your breaking point?

Now there are times when I want to scream in their faces that if they're that fucking scared, maybe they should 'stay the fuck at home' (as the saying goes) instead of glaring at my child who has given up so much for them. (by the way, I totally know this isn't all old people. My old mum for one th...
by bradw4
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lockdown 4 is inevitable
Replies: 17
Views: 981

Re: Lockdown 4 is inevitable

Men have gone to war for years and come back to lead a full life, this crap will be over soon. Not wishing to add a further note of pessimism, but a soldier's ability to lead a full life after battle very much depends on the generals in charge. If the strategy is flawed, the soldier is robbed of hi...