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by Ken Shabby
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

The figure being given for the new variant is that it's 70% more transmissable. I'm not quite sure what this means; is it: That the droplets are lighter and therefore travel further? That it's become more aerosol based and is therefore more airborne? That it's developed to live longer on surfaces, ...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

aceyone wrote:
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 11:41 am
starbuck wrote:
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 11:29 am
roger wrote:
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 10:54 am
people with the new "Kent" variant
Here in the Garden of England we like to refer to it as the "Isle of Sheppey variant" if you don't mind!!!
Absolutely old chap ,a race apart !
I thought the general term for the septic isle’s inhabitants was “deviant” not “variant”.
by Ken Shabby
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 8:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1215
Views: 111025

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Very sad scenes. To paraphrase an old saying: “Never underestimate the power of a democratically elected lunatic with access to Twitter”. Not for at least next twelve hours.... Twitter finally taking steps. Wonder what's likely to be causing Trump the most upset just now - losing the Presidency or ...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 06 Jan 2021, 11:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1215
Views: 111025

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Very sad scenes. To paraphrase an old saying: “Never underestimate the power of a democratically elected lunatic with access to Twitter”.
by Ken Shabby
Wed 06 Jan 2021, 3:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

People often note the suicide risk and mental health impacts of lockdowns, and I’ve come across an interesting study from LSE just before Christmas: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/first-lockdown-wellbeing/ ...things were significantly better for low socioeconomic status men, whose overal...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 05 Jan 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

one thing i found interesting today is ministers are only now discussing the notion of travellers having to prove a negative test to enter the UK.... i mean surely that is one of the things you do at the beginning right and not nearly a year into a pandemic? or are they going to cynically spin it a...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 05 Jan 2021, 2:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

one thing i found interesting today is ministers are only now discussing the notion of travellers having to prove a negative test to enter the UK.... i mean surely that is one of the things you do at the beginning right and not nearly a year into a pandemic? or are they going to cynically spin it a...
by Ken Shabby
Mon 04 Jan 2021, 1:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2021 departures board
Replies: 42
Views: 2658

Re: The 2021 departures board

helired3 wrote:
Sat 02 Jan 2021, 3:01 pm
Brian Jones the voice of brands hatch has passed away
Very sorry to hear this. Brands Hatch on a Sunday morning, 9.59 am, bacon roll in hand, then a crackle on the PA system followed by Brian’s dulcet tones ... and a racing engine fires up in the pits; happy memories.
by Ken Shabby
Sun 03 Jan 2021, 11:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I can understand (but don’t agree with) why someone would breach COVID regulations to go out and buy food, I can understand why someone would breach them to to see a loved one, I sort of get why a group of young people will breach them to hold a rave, but I’m really struggling with this one ... http...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 01 Jan 2021, 4:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What Aviation Stuff did Santa Airdrop this year?
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: What Aviation Stuff did Santa Airdrop this year?

Same as every year; nothing. My friends and family all agreed some time ago that Christmas and birthday cards and presents are a waste of money and time. We don't need them to know that we value each other. We agreed that a while back too. I don’t need presents from my family and friends to know ho...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 31 Dec 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I dont understand all the fuss with the schools - keep them closed school the kids from home for the immediate future till the gov are happy, pay the teachers a full wage to carry on teaching from home. I bet if you asked I bet more than half the kids would rather be at home than at school anyway. ...
by Ken Shabby
Sat 19 Dec 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

My apologies for repeating the misquoted/misinterpreted WHO guidance in an earlier post when I said the WHO had said lockdowns don’t work. They didn’t say that - what they did say was they shouldn’t be used as a primary means of controlling COVID and that governments should adopt a multi-faceted app...
by Ken Shabby
Sat 19 Dec 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

[quote=iainpeden post_id=907960 time=<a href="tel:1608319080">1608319080</a> user_id=355] Prof.Whitty said over 60 the other day or people of colour - problem is this virus isn’t that subtle. Well, I'd say over 60 you make your own mind up about putting what's left of your life on hold, over 70 you...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 16 Dec 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

The scientists would ideally have the whole country locked down until the vaccine is rolled out. When as a country did we become so risk averse that we willingly give up our liberties and want the government to decide who we see, who we can meet with, and who we can have in our very own houses, rat...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 10 Dec 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

ItR has every right to be concerned about the vaccine if he has an underlying medical condition. In my view it’s best, though, that he takes advice from his medical professional when weighing up the risk of having or not having the vaccine. Seeking out medical reports and research on-line isn’t the ...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 11:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Edward Colston statue removal,your views.
Replies: 199
Views: 9365

Re: Edward Colston statue removal,your views.

Its a big issue in present day that the media and many parts of the establishment take over a campaign when often it's either nothing to do with them or they misinterpret the aims and become a distraction. But they have so much more influence than indivividual protestors. We have seen this week ind...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 11:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

oversight and robust regulatory testing and certification. And if that’s the case, what’s the alternative, and is it worse than whatever unspecified negative health risks the vaccine provides? This is why I said that the government really need to come out with a clear and decent messaging campaign....
by Ken Shabby
Mon 07 Dec 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 221
Views: 16911

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

[quote=verreli post_id=906699 time=<a href="tel:1606843587">1606843587</a> user_id=23961] I'd like to see Russell have a go, ... it'd be nice to see what he can do in a top car. I think that question has been answered comprehensively. It also goes to show how much difference the car makes. F1 didn'...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 04 Dec 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Snow Watch 2020 - 21
Replies: 24
Views: 978

Re: Snow Watch 2020 - 21

We had thundersnow apparently last night. Couple of flashes of lightning with accompanying thunder: cue people phoning the police to report explosions. Police Scotland said it best: "We have received a number of calls regarding people concerned about explosions heard. Please do not be alarmed, we a...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 04 Dec 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Snow Watch 2020 - 21
Replies: 24
Views: 978

Re: Snow Watch 2020 - 21

Ick ick.
by Ken Shabby
Thu 03 Dec 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airshow melancholy.
Replies: 29
Views: 3095

Re: Airshow melancholy.

I haven’t been a regular airshow attendee for some years, but keep my hand in helping out with aircraft preservation. My first show was the Biggin Hill Battle of Britain Day in 1968. I don’t remember much about it apart from that the first aircraft I saw on arrival in the static was a Handley Page H...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 02 Dec 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

A good article on the BBC website at the link below describing the balancing act the NHS has had to deal with to cope with COVID. Some interesting stats, particularly the final chart. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55151832 But if you enjoy a good conspiracy theory, this is the one for you. http...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 02 Dec 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

A good article on the BBC website at the link below describing the balancing act the NHS has had to deal with to cope with COVID. Some interesting stats, particularly the final chart. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55151832 But if you enjoy a good conspiracy theory, this is the one for you. https...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 01 Dec 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

So - if go into a pub and buy an orange juice you wont catch covid, if you buy a coke you wont catch covid, But if you buy alcohol you will catch covid......................Where is the science. Alcohol has the effect of dulling the brain, which loosens your inhibitions, and the next thing you know...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 01 Dec 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4278
Views: 195434

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

So - if go into a pub and buy an orange juice you wont catch covid, if you buy a coke you wont catch covid, But if you buy alcohol you will catch covid......................Where is the science. The main reason people go to a pub is for a social alcoholic beverage. By restricting that you will vast...