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    Trivia: Difference between fastest/slowest trains from same start/end stations

    The 2318 West Midlands Train service leaving Liverpool Lime Street terminates at Crewe, 45 minutes after departure. The normal hourly Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe takes 2hours and 15 minutes. That is a 1hour 30 time difference, With the longest journey 3 times the length of the shortest.
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    Coronavirus.

    But that 5 000 - 20 000 is the modelled figure with the interventions the government have made. Without them the modelled figure was several times that - 510,000 in the Imperial collage model released 16/03...
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    Government advice discussion

    DWP also announced they are looking for 1500 new staff to deal with the extra benefits claims they expect to see.
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    Coronavirus.

    If it is feasible and there are others who can contact if you really need help ie food shopping during an isolation period. Then I would say you should shelter in place. Your University is likely in a larger city where the medical facilities have a better chance of coping. Can you say the same...
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    Coronovirus: Why are long distance services running

    Surely key workers are not making daily commutes of hundreds of miles. So I ask why are the long distance services the likes of Avanti and LNER still running? The passenger loads must be minimal and it would surely be a better utilisation of resources to have these services replaced by more...
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    Which companies do you think are LEAST likely to go bust during the covid-19 pandemic?

    I am hopeful that the Tobacco companies do see a massive hit in their profitability, even if they don't go bust. There may not be a link between the underlying conditions and smoking, but at the very least I hope people will think twice before causing their lungs and airways unessesary damage.
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    Responses to Covid-19 and to Environmental Destruction

    It is the short term nature of the virus that casues Politicians to act. In really really crude terms (and I am sorry for that but it is the only way to express it), they don't want the bodies stacking up on their watch. With climate change the bodies will be stacking up on someone else's watch...
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    Coronavirus: Is this the end of physical cash? Will we go completely electronic?

    Where I live now (Not UK) this was already happening, cash in your wallet is becoming a thing of the past. The only thing I really need it for is some loose change for washing the car at the Jet wash. The potential for transmission of this virus has put a stop to cash being accepted almost...
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    Government advice discussion

    You were saying: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30628-0/fulltext
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    Coronavirus.

    But today it jumped to >1000. Could be an anomoly, but it takes 5-8 days for the effects of the social distancing to push through the incubation period.
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    Coronavirus.

    I am lead to believe that Pilkington now NSG offices in Lathom Lancashire was also given building permission on the grounds that is could be turned into a hospital if needed. Whether those agreeements still exist now, I don't know.
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    Coronavirus.

    Using them as ICUs will be impractical, but taking them over for less severe cases, for quarantine and recovery would make sense. Anything that frees up space in the hospitals. The big problem is staffing levels. Whilst you can comandeer a hotel as a new hospital ward, You cannot recruit 50000...
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    Coronavirus.

    I am really surprised this has not already happened. People who have an operation are rarely discharged immediately. Creating some breathing room by postpoing elective surgery would be an obvious first step.
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    Coronavirus.

    3 is likely and to me it seems all evidence worldwide is pointing towards this. But 1 also. My understanding is that Italy still has quite a high proportion of inter-generational households, which could be a factor.
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    Coronavirus.

    It provides some good information, but it misses out some key details: #1 Quarantine does not immediately bring down the infection rates, there will be a delay of between 5 and 14 days between stopping the water leave the green bucket and the level in the bottle ceasing to rise. #2 It doesn't...
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    Coronavirus.

    Same here in Poland 14 day self-isolation for anyone returning from abroad. 4 of my colleagues are working from home this morning having returned from a weeks business trip to Finland on Saturday. One of them feeling unwell with an elevated temperature.
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    Coronavirus.

    I would be surprised if we see some of the legacy flag carriers re-nationalised. If the politicos don't get control of this the industry could well be restarting from rock bottom. They are already talking of >9/11 losses.
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    Coronavirus.

    Looks like Football has taken the decision out of the PMs hands. Premier League, EFL and WSL suspended until April So, confirmation from the powers that be that the Premier League, Football League and Women’s Super League will shutdown until at least 3 April. In a statement, the EFL said this...
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    Coronavirus.

    It is not yet proven but it is a hypothesis. In Wuhan it has been reported that it has hit Men much more than Women. There is no known biological reason why that might be. However it is understood that 62% Men in China smoke compared to 3% of Women...
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    Coronavirus.

    The big problem in the US has been that rather than use the internationally developed test that was proved acurate and effective, they decided that the US knows best and developed their own internal test. That test was flawed and ineffective. So it is widly recognised that the number of cases in...

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