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  1. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Possibly "coalition" isn't the best name for it - however accurate. "National"?
  2. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Obviously got to take suitable doses of salt with the data, but they have put some effort in here. It had been frustrating how limited Wales information. Now there is a lot more and the ability to select on various criteria is very helpful. I think most of us wish to know what is happening near...
  3. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    There has been news in that odd non-news way that happens when people are waiting for a big story to break. Not much more than murmurs. But you can be sure many obit writers have checked their copy is up to date - ready to file, if needed. (I am trying very hard not to prejudge the outcome.)
  4. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    That is, surely, the reality for many. But, having spent four years repeatedly checking in my mind if I am going where the petrol is cheaper (usually about 5p a litre difference), I still think about it. And I am getting to the point of wanting to top up.
  5. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    The BBC reports: The cost of petrol in the UK is approaching £1 a litre for the first time since 2016. Some filling stations around the country have even been reported offering petrol at less than £1. But motorists may be hard-pressed to find low deals as prices vary widely. Even I have seen...
  6. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Masks. Husvarna-Viking are donating hundreds of sewing machines directly to hospitals across the USA. This is because the Center for Disease Control has accepted, as a last resort, even home-made masks might provide some protection or enhance the life of existing approved masks. (Partner's...
  7. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    No surprise here, episode 852344: Coronavirus: Thousands missed off government's 'high risk' list From what I know, there are many rare diseases that no-one will have thought to add to the list. Indeed, likely no-one knows if some of them imply a heightened risk or not for some of them.
  8. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    I cannot wish for any death from this. We might wish he were not PM (or some of us might), but that would not be the end of his reign that I would want.
  9. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Wales NHS has done something that, with five seconds of looking, appears possibly good. https://public.tableau.com/profile/public.health.wales.health.protection#!/vizhome/RapidCOVID-19virology-Public/Headlinesummary
  10. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    And are they still insisting he is in charge? (I don't see "deputise where necessary" as sufficient.)
  11. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    That was published on 28/03/2020. So we are way beyond the "coming week". Have we seen reliable supply chains providing sufficient PPE? In their defence, insiders say that while the Cygnus findings have not been published they were acted on in part at least. Projected shortages of PPE and ICU...
  12. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Sorry to read that, flecc, on so many levels. For you and so many others.
  13. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    I saw a statement earlier about getting over CV as fast as we want. I couldn't believe the stupidity of someone saying that - we WANT to get over it in picoseconds, if not sooner, don't we?
  14. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Synchronicity? Coincidental timing? Regardless, the issue is important. We have already seen several stories where people have left it too late. Not clear that the wouldn't have died anyway, but there might have been a chance in some cases. Fears that Britons self-isolating with Covid-19 may...
  15. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Hmm, anagram time? Novos Arcuri
  16. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    I can't help but wonder at the mentalilty which tweeted as below. A PM of a country in the current disastrous situation and we are supposed to care about his spirits while goodness knows how many more die and are bereaved. Also that he is keeping in touch with his team but not, so we are left to...
  17. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    I don't agree with your analysis there. Someone walks past and releases some viral material - you don't have to breathe it in - just attaching to your face so that you later transfer it yourself is sufficent, I believe. Holding breath might help, a little, but I certainly don't think it is an...
  18. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    So no cabinet meeting tomorrow - despite saying there would be one every day.
  19. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    I was understanding that the countries have different issues counting and reporting, but I felt the disclaimer itself was poorly stated. Do they re-base the graph if it is shown that a country actually hit 50 deaths two/three/four weeks earlier than had initially been reported?
  20. oyster

    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Even the disclaimer is confusing. Is Day 0 the day on which 50 deaths were reported, or the first day for which 50 deaths were reported? Given the lag we are seeing here between death and reporting of death, the difference could be considerable.