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    Coronavirus: How scared should we be?

    This completely misses the point. The NHS can cope with the normal annual death toll from flu and everything else, but there is not much slack in the system. When a new virus comes along which is contageous and there is no herd immunity and no vaccine, the virus propagates exponentially if no...
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    First Bus Introduce Social Distancing

    The problem with social distancing on public transport is that it destroys the primary utility of public transport, the ability to transport a lot of people from one location to another, rather than everyone trying to take one car each. I can't see this being sustainable in the long term, either...
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    Does Derbyshire Police have a problem?

    That is in what I quoted, that guilty mind and guilty act have to be proved. The point is the police have to investigate regardless of whether you or I or anyone else thinks it is absurd. The police cannot choose when and when not to investigate a report.
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    Does Derbyshire Police have a problem?

    In addition, you don't know if the woman in question has been the victim of a sexual assault in the past which could make her more fearful near unfamiliar men, especially if she is alone with one. It sounds like what the man did was done in the best of intentions, but it was careless. I really...
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    Does Derbyshire Police have a problem?

    I asked a friend of mine about this who is a retired police officer. "The police are obliged to investigation an allegation of sexual assault due to the serious nature and penalty for a crime under this act. In order to do so, they need to find the suspect and any witnesses that can corroborate...
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    Ideas to reopen the leisure & tourism sectors if social distancing is to continue

    That could be tough for those of us with hayfever, where a major sneezing event can start anytime and last several minutes at a time. I have got antihistamines ready and am hoping they will alleviate the worst. As soon as it rains again, the pollen count will be sky high.
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    Paying back the cost of Covid-19

    That is what you get with arguments from emotion, not logic.
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    Should children go to their local school rather than there being a choice?

    The issue with forcing people to the closest school is that you create a postcode lottery so that where you live dictates the quality of education available to your child. An inner city school in a deprived area where the scum in training go is not going to provide as good an educational...
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    Should children go to their local school rather than there being a choice?

    It doesn't work with hospitals because some hospitals specialise in specific medical treatment, so someone might have to be transported to a specific hospital to maximise their chance of survival. For example, when I was involved in a road accident, I suffered a severe traumatic head injury and...
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    Should children go to their local school rather than there being a choice?

    Yes you can do that if you want, but if you are choosing to drive further away when you can walk or cycle in the same time to a nearer facility, don't complain about traffic congestion, because that on a population scale is what causes it at least in urban areas.
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    Should children go to their local school rather than there being a choice?

    Because taking 20 minutes for a journey for the mimimal cost of a small amount of effort is better than taking 50 minutes for the same journey and being dependant on bus times. Cycling is often quicker than a bus in urban traffic, which is one reason I don't bother with buses in my local town...
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    Should children go to their local school rather than there being a choice?

    Or you could cycle in 20 minutes. It takes me about half an hour to cycle from Victoria to Euston, which is a longer distance and has seemingly hundreds of red traffic lights (at least whenever I cycle it). In fact, I could walk that distance in under 50 minutes.
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    How essential to life is a smart phone in the 21st century?

    I doubt there are many who would say that advancement in freedom of mobility beyond natural restrictions is a bad thing, but I see what you mean. What seems to happen is new technology makes something better, up to the point where we become dependant on it, then it also increases our...
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    How essential to life is a smart phone in the 21st century?

    I have a smartphone but don't make full use of it. I use it for calls and texting, with occasional internet access. I haven't moved on from paying for goods with cash and credit card. A smartphone isn't essential for life, as I doubt anyone will literally die if they lost theirs, but it does...
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    Should we allow the novel Coronavirus to spread in a controlled way in the healthy population?

    https://www.yourdictionary.com/the-cure-is-worse-than-the-disease It sounds callous but a logical argument sometimes is. What we have is a pandemic which is heavily biased toward killing the vulnerable. There is a danger that the reaction is moving consequences from the vulnerable to the...
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    Should we allow the novel Coronavirus to spread in a controlled way in the healthy population?

    My grandmother dying is something I expect to happen and can prepare emotionally for (especially when she made it past 100), and when she dies, it is only myself and the immediate family that are emotionally affected. When a business goes under, it could be hundreds out of work who are in the...
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    Long term social distancing: Impact on public life & public transport?

    Is it really a large proportion of the population? If anything, I'd have thought a large proportion of the population would have, or have had, experience of caring for elderly relatives. Since moving to the SE 18 years ago, in my social circles, there seemed to be many people who were carers for...
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    Long term social distancing: Impact on public life & public transport?

    This is getting OTT, but I think it is a comnbination of ignorance and impatience, both from cyclists and drivers. One advantage of cycling in urban heavy traffic is the ability to filter through congestion and make progress. This is fine as long as you keep alert as to the hazards, such as...
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    Long term social distancing: Impact on public life & public transport?

    The point is not to eliminate death, the point is that COVID19 is affecting thousands of people above the baseline number of people needing medical attention, it is not either-or, and the idea is to have the rate of extra people coming into hospital because of COVID19 low enough that the NHS can...

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