Feb 1, 2021 -- 10:03AM, ericster wrote:
saddo, if people had taken their heads out of their arzes, been a little less selfish, the first lockdown might have been enough. Think of all those people who [MIGHT] not have died.
load of tosh
Feb 1, 2021 -- 6:06PM, 1st time poster wrote:
lockdown like the 1st 2 is working,difference this time is the vacc might help stop a spike when restrictions are lifted
From what seems to be being implied (admittedly most of what is being said is quite vague and wishy washy), the vaccine does not stop you from getting it, it just stops you from getting it badly. Chances are you will still be able to host it and pass it on to others (who may or may not have had the vaccine). Of course, this is good for the NHS, but it's not the silver bullet it's been portrayed to be. There is also considerable concern about vaccine efficacy against the many and increasing number of mutations the virus is undergoing.
Feb 2, 2021 -- 9:39AM, casemoney wrote:
How effective are these Lockdowns we have a famous 100 year old man Lockdown has failed to protect ? If he has CO VID who or what was the source
Lockdowns only work when a whole host of additional measures are in place to quickly highlight cases when you open things up again - something we've not had to date (open border/no testing on arrival/only testing people with symptoms when we know they have been in contact with people who have tested positive, even though we know more people with it remain asymptomatic than those who develop symptoms). It has been a **** show, there's no disputing that.
Did you see at the weekend that Perth imposed a 7 day lockdown after ONE person tested positive in the community there. Compare and contrast! Similar, look at the way South Korea has been treating international arrivals. If you are going to lockdown, at least do it right.