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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Current UK figures, from Johns Hopkins, don't look good. Of course, restricting tests, therefore meaning many not confirmed, could be exaggerating death rate. Recovery rate is still devastatingly low. 38,681 Confirmed 3,611 Deaths 9.34% 205 Recovered 34,865 Still ill? In hospital?
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Someone here (not me!) has been very busy making masks today. So got the joys of wearing them next time we go out. (Hasten to add, I very much appreciate her skills. I just made a "table" for our tomato plants.)
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Everything from one point of view. Hancock indicated earlier that the coronavirus outbreak could reach its peak in the UK on Easter Sunday, with about 1,000 deaths a day in the lead-up. Technically, that could be true if you look at pan-UK figures. But I really doubt if it will be the peak for...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Pembrokshire council website has this: Call goes out for help to create face masks for NHS staff A call has gone out for help to create face masks for NHS staff on the frontline of the coronavirus response. Normally, Composites Cymru creates handmade carbon fibre and composites...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    In my little neck of the medical woods, thyroid disease, we forever read "there is no evidence that ..." with the target very often being the medicine liothyronine (T3). What is meant is that no-one has yet run a properly designed trial of sufficient size to count as a controlled trial. There...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Where did that come from?
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Wales doing something (marginally) different: The Welsh government is to make it a legal obligation for companies to ensure employees stay 2 metres apart. The law will come into force on Monday or Tuesday.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Back in the years before widespread Sunday trading, I often thought that opening a service desk would have been sensible. Even now, a huge store could have a small service counter. Thus enabling it to trade but not needing a full complement of staff. Note that on Sundays, Toolstation open all...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    I've got the tools! (Well, sufficient to do most if not the ideal for everything.) But about 100 metres of tumbling stream, extremely slippery rocks, mud and leaf litter, and no suitable materials and people to work with, no thank you. :)
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    We have a theoretical footpath to Screwfix. Unfortunately, where it i supposed to be alongside a little stream, you actually have to jump on rocks from one side to the other. So not really usable. Shame as it would cut off half a mile or so from the other route (which is drivable as well as...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    No - I think not. Tiny particles are affected by Brownian motion, mass movement of air, static charge, etc., to a much greater extent than more substantial particles - or bricks. From the H5N2 epidemic of 2015 (published last year): However, the airborne viral particles could be transported...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Given that the developers are acting in good faith and wouldn't knowingly provide something that would be bad for me, I think I would be towards the front of the queue for a vaccine even if it has not yet been tested to the highest standards.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    It is for when they are lifted or otherwise "processed".
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    And in a supermarket, even with limited number of shoppers, what happens? I suggest there could be at the very least a shopper every five minutes. (I thought that on hard surfaces they could last at least 72 hours, possible considerably longer.)
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    But that didn't get rid of the existing government in total. Let us see what they do over the weekend.