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    Face coverings to become mandatory in shops in England (includes poll)

    I’ll wear a shell suit, put on a blonde wig, smoke a big cigar and mutter ‘this is the age... of the train’. No mask needed as I’m sure people will give me a wide berth
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    Face coverings to become mandatory in shops in England (includes poll)

    But pleease, don’t do this stupid thing of ‘wearing’ one and moving it to your chin whenever you feel like, like I’m sure many of us have observed on a daily basis. If you don’t want to wear one, just have the guts not to.
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    Coronavirus precautions: Has the world gone mad?

    After reading more widely, no, I don’t :oops:
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    Coronavirus precautions: Has the world gone mad?

    You may be interested in reading this article which claims that Smallpox was not eliminated by vaccination...
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    Coronavirus precautions: Has the world gone mad?

    I agree 100% with this view. Some people are also fixated on any rise in cases, however small, as evidence that ‘this virus is getting out of control again’. They seem determined to ignore the obvious: that if a certain percentage of the population are infected, and you ramp up the testing, of...
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    Rail Freight Depot at Radlett, Hertfordshire

    It was a mail centre when built, but it now handles mostly parcels. The letter traffic has shrunk enormously, and the decline in letters accelerated during the lockdown, whilst parcel growth accelerated. The EMUs are sometimes diverted, for example during the floods at Preston. It’s not...
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    Face coverings to become mandatory in shops in England (includes poll)

    You think anyone catching flu this winter is not going to assess their symptoms, panic and call 119? There’s going to a huge number of people getting told to self-isolate ‘just in case’, and an even greater number of their contacts told to do likewise. Hey presto... the second wave !
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    Rail Freight Depot at Radlett, Hertfordshire

    It has long been rumoured within Royal Mail that they were one of the prospective tenants for one of the industrial units on that site. It is a fact that they are building 3 parcel superhubs. One in Warrington is open, one in Northamptonshire is planned, and if they had one at Radlett, then the...
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    Supermarkets and Covid-19

    I also had an unpleasant experience in April, at Boots. Very few people allowed inside at any one time. One person in, one person out. The cosmetics counters by the entrance shrouded in black plastic, very uninviting atmosphere. Now buy most things I’d once buy in Boots in somewhere like...
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    Rail Freight Depot at Radlett, Hertfordshire

    Well if the government and GTR continue their message of ‘do not travel for leisure’ and ‘only use public transport if you have no other option’, then presumably passenger numbers will stay low, the number of Thameslink services will be reduced, and there will then be lots of paths for freight...
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    Coronavirus: How scared should we be?

    Interesting viewpoint from Australia. Bloomberg reported that, in Europe, there is little correlation between a nation’s severity of measures and whether it managed to curb excess deaths. The speed of introducing basic measures was key. Of further interest is a segment comparing the responses of...
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    Coronavirus precautions: Has the world gone mad?

    You might want to view the video that sparked the comment, in this thread
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    Media Coverage of COVID -19

    This is something I hope we will see more and more in mainstream media, a respected broadcaster questioning the sensationalism and message-sending tone from Government, which print media are happy to repeat and amplify. Alas, it’s not in the UK, it’s in Australia but .... could this be the first...
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    Coronavirus precautions: Has the world gone mad?

    There are many sceptics who, like myself, are inclined to disbelieve the official statistics on Coronavirus deaths. If a person dies and shows symptoms of coronavirus, a doctor can record - without a confirmatory test - coronavirus on the death certificate. Many people are now starting to fully...
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    Coronavirus precautions: Has the world gone mad?

    A group of former and present colleagues and I used to meet up for a meal three or four times a year, though not since lockdown, obviously. Any pub/restaurant locally that does not insist on leaving contact details will get that revenue on our next meet-up. We’re going out for a meal, not a...

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