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  1. StationTown

    Male violence against women in the UK

    I'm sorry but you're missing my point. Someone has said there's no evidence of sexist/misogynist comments on this thread. I happen to disagree and think unless you can see how certain comments here are disrespectful/prejudiced towards women then this is problematic in relation to OP. I have no...
  2. StationTown

    Male violence against women in the UK

    I'm not saying the posts are nonsense and therefore misogynist. I'm saying they're misogynist nonsense. As I said before, I'd rather not get into semantics about where the boundary lies between discourse that is, at best, very disrespectful towards women, and what is outright mysogyny. In...
  3. StationTown

    Male violence against women in the UK

    You may want to start a debate on what does or doesn't constitute mysogyny but I'm not interested in that. My post was in response to someone who has followed the thread and I was making the point that there is a disparity between acknowledging the problem and seeking solutions, then not...
  4. StationTown

    Male violence against women in the UK

    I disagree with you. I think you know the posts I am referring to. If you can't see it then I can't help you.
  5. StationTown

    Male violence against women in the UK

    There's no point in talking about solutions if we are unable to identify blatant misogyny as it occurs. There are numerous posts on this thread which demonstrate clear misogyny, some disturbingly so. It is depressing but sadly not surprising.
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    Speed limits

    No, this is not the case. The 80x ASL can be set at any speed or none. The only exception is when an 801 unit is running in diesel/limited traction mode. In this instance the ASL will not operate.
  7. StationTown

    Media Coverage of COVID -19

    Completely agree. The comparison is repugnant and displays a concerning ignorance of history.
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    Do we trust the experts in regard to COVID-19?

    I agree there is no perfect solution. It's an extremely difficult situation and there are no easy answers. I have given my view on why I believe a shielding policy as you suggest is problematic. It risks preventable suffering and death to extremely vulnerable people who we, as a society, have a...
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    Do we trust the experts in regard to COVID-19?

    I can see the logic in what you are saying but ultimately, I think you overestimate how feasible it is to shield the vulnerable and underestimate the risk in the health service being overwhelmed and the consequences of this for the population more widely. No doubt there are other problems. I...
  10. StationTown

    Do we trust the experts in regard to COVID-19?

    I agree herd immunity is an outcome, not a strategy. You criticise current strategy. What are you actually proposing we do now? How are you going to balance the needs of young people with other vulnerable people? For me, the dividing line in the debate is not around lockdown. It is between...
  11. StationTown

    Do we trust the experts in regard to COVID-19?

    Good comment. In relation to experts, I believe some people are too quick to question the motives of people, especially if they don't like what they're being told, rather than actually engaging in the content of their argument. This results in the debate becoming unnecessarily partisan, which...
  12. StationTown

    Do we trust the experts in regard to COVID-19?

    I am not proposing that. This is not the only group of people at risk. The most vulnerable are unable to express their views on this. Fair enough for some people but you seem to assume all people at risk live independently in their own home. I'm saying many people do not live independently...
  13. StationTown

    Do we trust the experts in regard to COVID-19?

    Yes, agree communication is important. I have heard the topic discussed once or twice on TV/radio but communication of strategy needs to be better. 1602513870 But I guess infection level in community has been very low. What people seem to be proposing is shield certain people then allow virus...
  14. StationTown

    Do we trust the experts in regard to COVID-19?

    My point is that qualified people have clearly considered such a shielding strategy and feel it will not be effective, especially for those most reliant on health and social care services. Personally, I trust these people in their judgement. Also, many vulnerable people, due to the nature of...
  15. StationTown

    Do we trust the experts in regard to COVID-19?

    But you're talking about some of the most vulnerable people in society. People with complex health needs. People who need 24 hour care. How can you ensure these people are effectively shielded with the amount of external support they require? I think the reason the 'experts' aren't advocating...
  16. StationTown

    Do we trust the experts in regard to COVID-19?

    I don't think it's that straightforward. How do we effectively shield the over 75s (or other extremely vulnerable people of a younger age)?
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    Are COVID restrictions ignoring mental health issues?

    Ok, but what point are you making?
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    Are COVID restrictions ignoring mental health issues?

    I agree Mental Health comes under Medicine, although it has medical and social aspects to consider so shouldn't be seen solely from a medical perspective. I agree the BMA should be concerned about mental health.
  19. StationTown

    Are COVID restrictions ignoring mental health issues?

    I think, based on who they are, they are always going to be viewing the situation from a predominantly medical perspective. I don't think it's necessarily fair to say they don't give any consideration to the wider health impact or other aspects of the pandemic. I struggle to see how they are...
  20. StationTown

    Further Restrictions Announced by Johnson (22/09)

    I think the difference between his approach and the UK approach is exaggerated. Not sure what relevance this has to my point

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