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  1. #361
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    It is British customs and immigration, not Scottish, that is why Sturgeon cannot do more on Scotland lockdown and who comes into Scotland.

  2. #362


    Quote Originally Posted by pat View Post
    It is British customs and immigration, not Scottish, that is why Sturgeon cannot do more on Scotland lockdown and who comes into Scotland.
    News says ScotGov..........
    Are u for the IndyRef Thingy? U can PM me....s

  3. #363


    Oh er.... The 5th week on the trot that the number of deaths in England and Wales is below the 5 year average;

    In Week 29, the number of deaths registered was 3.0% below the five-year average (270 deaths fewer), this is the fifth consecutive week that deaths have been below the five-year average; the number of deaths in care homes, hospitals and other communal establishments was also fewer than the five-year average, while the number of deaths in private homes was 766 higher than the five-year average.

    Deaths in care homes and hospitals again below the 5 year average, those in private homes above the 5 year average.

    This must be the deadliest pandemic on record. Less folk dying than usual. The official statistics are now really starting to undermine the myth of this virus.

  4. #364


    This country is reaslly starting to lose the plot now, even In Westmister (though fortunately they are not as bad as Holyrood)

    Coronavirus: Pubs 'may need to shut' to allow schools to reopen

    Did Professor Graham Medley actually give any thought to just how daft that is before he said it? Is he imagining pubs that fill up with schoolkids on their way home for a swift half or a prosecco? Is he envisaging that the teachers will be so stressed about having to work for 100% pay, instead of sitting about for 80%, that they will be flocking to pubs to ease their tensions?

    If they must do anything, then make it simple. No kids nor teachers allowed in pubs. Schools open, Pubs open. Simples.

  5. #365


    Are the BBC now getting Diane Abbot to do their statistics for them?

    Coronavirus: Cases rise by 18 in Scotland

    With the particular statement;

    "The tally of 18 new cases on Saturday accounts for 0.5% of the 15,382 tests carried out in the past 24 hours."

    Eh? Using the arithmetic I was taught at school, 18 is 0.12% of 15,382, not 0.5%

    Is it the BBC that's overstating the figures by at least a factor of 4, or the Scottish Government?

  6. #366


    In Week 30, the number of deaths registered was 1.8% below the five-year average (161 deaths fewer); this is the sixth consecutive week that deaths have been below the five-year average.

    [Alarm Clock] - "Drrrriiinnngggg!!!!!]
    [Orkneycadian] "Yawn, what time is it? Oh that smells nice - Must be Kenco Costa Rican"
    [Other orgers] "ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz"

  7. #367


    At last, the penny seems to be dropping....

    Coronavirus: UK made serious mistake over border policy, say MPs

  8. #368


    Looks like Trump was right after all. The pill is worse than the ill;

    Lockdown may cost 200,000 lives, government report shows

  9. #369


    Worse for whom? I think that the families of those who have died from Covid and continue to die every day might argue with you on that one.

  10. #370


    I guess the families of the 200,000 that could die from lockdown, would be a much more vocal bunch than the families of the 1,860 who have died from conoravirus. But the trouble is, we will now have both, not one or the other.

  11. #371


    There have been 2491 deaths from Covid 19 in Scotland alone- that is deaths where the person had a positive test and then subsequently died from the disease. There is double that number, at least, in which Covid 19 is mentioned on the death certificate though not necessarily having been confirmed by a positive test. I do not understand why you believe your calculations when no one else does nor why you persist in playing down the danger posed by this virus. Can only think it is because you are safely cocooned there up on Orkney and feel you know better than pretty much everybody else. You are in a tiny minority. I know of no one else in my own circle of family and friends who does not take this seriously. If you feel this way, how about a trip to a pub in Aberdeen or north of England just to prove your point?

  12. #372


    It was the UK Goverment themselves who stated that just 4% of those that have died WITH conoravirus, died FROM conoravirus. And it was Matt Hancock who stated that the way deaths are counted, really needed a shake up, citing a hypothetical example of someone asymptomatic, who returned a positive test in March, but was run over and killed by a bus in July, would be counted as a conoravirus death.

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