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by CombatClaret
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The TV Thread - Next 7 Days
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: The TV Thread - Next 7 Days

FactualFrank wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:01 pm
Not being funny CC, but I thought that was a given.
You're probably right. I think it's something the general population might not have realized though, we're so used to having something new to watch every week.
by CombatClaret
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The TV Thread - Next 7 Days
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: The TV Thread - Next 7 Days

Hope you like repeats, because nothing's being made right now.

Same goes for cinema, the films like Bond and others that were in post production can be released once lockdowns are eased off. But there will a long gap after that where there nothing to fill the void because it hasn't been shot yet.
by CombatClaret
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets facing up to £50 million loss
Replies: 42
Views: 1080

Re: Clarets facing up to £50 million loss

Overall though, I’m amazed they are not finding a way to get the games on behind closed doors. When factories and supermarkets are operating, I find it hard to believe they can’t get a game of football on behind closed doors! Given our use of the long pass surely we are the league leaders when it c...
by CombatClaret
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets facing up to £50 million loss
Replies: 42
Views: 1080

Re: Clarets facing up to £50 million loss

I'm surprised the teams with sugar daddies are not calling for FFP to be eased up.
by CombatClaret
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Sorry to interrupt a politics thread with some Covid19 news.. but another report suggesting this virus is far more widespread than we imagine already. If this is true, lockdowns are going to be causing huge damage for little reward. https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1375 The author says the samp...
by CombatClaret
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Oh dear me. Unless folk on here are blaming the Government for this mess we are in would have sanctioned stopping folk coming here and leaving from mid January what should they have done. Please dont say test test test; at best this test misses 25% of folk who have it. Not a problem when a blind ma...
by CombatClaret
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

They had nine weeks to prepare, and now we have this shambles. Johnson is evidence himself that if you throw enough glitter at a turd, it will eventually sparkle. And now you’re throwing rose petals in front of your master’s path. Where is Johnson? Isolation, okay, but what have you heard from your...
by CombatClaret
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

The Office for National Statistics are trying to proportion the number of deaths cause specifically by the virus. I think this will be helpful. At the moment anyone who dies with the virus in the body are added to the figure shown in the death graphs. This is even when they were in the process of d...
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bloody hell I've been on the scales.
Replies: 32
Views: 1370

Re: Bloody hell I've been on the scales.

I’m cycling to work everyday and also watching what I eat. I have had a little wobble over the last 2 weeks but I’m back in the game. 02 Sep 19 :- 21 stone 4lbs (and I cycled regularly). Today :- 16 stone 6lbs. I want to get to 14 stone and it will happen. Hard work though. Well done mate! Cycling ...
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Miranda .... wtf is this absolute
Replies: 34
Views: 1553

Re: Miranda .... wtf is this absolute

As someone who works in Film, TV & Theatre along with most of my friends (one of whom stunt doubles her when she falls over).
We f**king hate Miranda.
We may all be vegan feminists with top knots but we know whats funny and that sh1t aint.
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Key takeaways: • US & UK both likely to pass Spain for peak daily deaths • Daily death tolls in the thousands to become the norm in US • UK now clearly steeper than Italy • US at >20k new confirmed cases per day. Destined to end up the worst-affected country in the world. • France possibly joining I...
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

In one breath you day "they have put others lives at risk" . Then admit to you not seeing the video but still make a blind judgement that "if they have not been adhering to social distancing guidelines that is not heroic - it’s stupid." SD.jpg I posted this already but you both ignored it. It's a f...
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Sorry don’t want to sound pedantic but the term critical care bed usually means an ICU bed. A HDU (high dependency unit) or level 2 (HDU, level 3 ICU) is the term used for the level of care just below ICU Always happy to be corrected by an expert. I think my assertion was right if my terminology wa...
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Cheltenham faces criticism after racegoers suffer Covid-19 symptoms
"Jockey Club insists decision to go ahead in line with government guidance"


I'm shocked... :roll: :roll:
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

We’ve only been in lockdown for eleven/twelve days, the impact of that won’t have been reflected in the figures yet. But if the curve hasn’t started to flatten in another week or so I don’t know where we go. I understand but the curve flattening will still be shallow, Italy locked down far longer a...
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

NHS staff have been told the 12th April as the anticipated peak day. This is of course subject to constant review but this is what they were advised earlier this week. It is looking like we will reach the 1000 deaths a day figure in the next few days - an unbelievably tragic milestone. I don't see ...
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Just looking at that graph, how is it that the German response is being lauded so highly, when its trajectory is higher than the UK's? It's likely their curve will flatten much sooner and peak far lower. Seen here it's just about to cross under France. UK & US, bang zoom straight to the moon... htt...
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

No I said that IF they have not been socially distancing as another poster who had seen a video is suggesting that would be stupid - in the same way that when video clips of builders not socially distancing on a building site has been universally condemned. But it’s hardly surprising that you decid...
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Come up a couple times here, lack of PPE was noted at the time. Also it was run purely internally and reaching out to unviersities, animals testing etc was never war gamed. “inadequate ventilation” was also raised. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/28/exercise-cygnus-uncovered-pandemic-warni...
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

There seems to be something odd about these extra beds though if the NHS is telling doctors that they are going to have to make life and death decisions on who to save and who is likely to die because of the shortage of beds and ventilators. There are either enough beds with these new 'super' hospi...
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

This is a “pop up” emergency ICU facility for Covid and it’s almost ridiculous you should berate it for not having a@e ,X-ray ,cardiology etc , it’s not what it is or was ever going to be ,neither are the other U.K. units . They’re based off field hospitals and it’s about quick access ,wide isles a...
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Hi Combat, yes, we all know not to turn up at Nightingale with a broken arm and we won't be taken there with a heart attack. You can think of it as a new "Covid-19 ward." I'd suggest a "covid-19 ICU" though, I'm unsure whether every single bed in there, whether its 500 or 4,000, will all be equippe...
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

At eleven o'clock today, Prince Charles will open the first Nightingale hospital in London. A fully functional hospital with the capacity to treat around 4000 patients. It will dwarf anything comparable in this country. The monumental effort by the Government, civil servants, NHS staff and the army...
by CombatClaret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Sad to see Ringo's 'economy first' list of favorite government responses has been removed. Wrongo is fully aware that the government's response and planning has been abject that's why his two main arguments are to deflect away from it: - Claiming people want the perfect response knowing there is no ...
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Looks as though the government ran a pandemic drill in 2016, but never released the report. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/02/labour-urges-government-publish-findings-2016-pandemic-drill Come up a couple times here, lack of PPE was noted at the time. Also it was run purely internally an...
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Rather than a ‘missed email’ that led to UK missing out on vital supplies; Starting January the UK had 8 EU meetings to discuss Covid-19 and still didn’t take part.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... -officials
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Another one on the "blame PHE" bandwagon. Heaven forbid we blame the people who's job it is, or more importantly the people who oversee and set their funding. https://www.buzzfeed.com/richholmes/uk-thousands-extra-coronavirus-tests Public Health England failed to follow up on a request in January t...
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

https://www.euronews.com/2020/03/06/coronavirus-french-protective-mask-manufacturer-scraps-nhs-order-to-keep-masks-in-france This link was posted a couple of pages back by thatdberight You keep ignoring evidence that you are posting nonsense though, just to try and score some cheap political points...
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

No. All I've done is read the quotes and tried to make sense of them. His company does not produce ventilators. Even the articles refer to them as makers of parts. He said "they could have probably had..." He didn't mention delivering them. You made that up. Those are the facts. Has he got concerns...
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Just a quick reminder- The government does not have access to a lever , over which , a sign saying- " FOR PERFECTION, IN CASE OF UNPRECEDENTED PANDEMIC, PULL HERE " As it does not exist. Repeat, it does not exist. Thanks very much , as you were. Perfection, I'd settle for adequate. South Korea had ...
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

RingoMcCartney wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:39 pm
Rather than add to the near hysterical noise coming from the "never gonna be good enough" mob. Who refuse to accept we are in the eye of the storm right now.
We weren't in the eye of the storm when we knew the storm was coming!
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by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Germany having 30,000 ventilators - do you have the source? From the numbers infected in Germany it looks like they will have some spare capacity. Curiously number also matches that deemed necessary in the UK. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_hospital_beds#cite_note-nytimes_ventil...
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

"They could have had probably 500 ventilators if they got back to me straight away...” Probably, he says. He certainly couldn't deliver them. He just makes parts. He may be right - he'll know the marketplace but this is not somebody writing to the Civil Service and saying, "I've got 500 of these". ...
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

How do we make these companies sell to us when their own governments are buying everything they can produce? We can't force them now, but if we'd have gotten our order in first they'd be obliged, as pointed out free market. Or we could have joined the EU procurement scheme. Which we were aware of w...
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Am I right in my understanding that significant number of patients will only need a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machine and not a full ventilator? And before you ask I've no idea what the supply situation is with CPAP machines is. They've shown to be as effective in some cases, one issu...
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

So completely pointless to order 30,000 ventilators if by the time they are made we'll have reached the peak and it will have slowed down a bit. Half the worlds ventilators are made in the EU, just a fun fact. Specialist companies already tooled up and making them as we speak. Took Dyson 10 days to...
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

This, quite obviously from your posts, is not the case. Not even in this context. This is clearly, at least partly, a party political issue for you. So I am unable to critise the people in charge for obvious failings without it being party political? As the saying goes you can only play the team in...
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

SKY NEWS Patients could have their ventilators and treatment withdrawn, if patients that are more likely to survive need them. This is new medical advice to doctors. So older people or those with more fragile health might not be treated. 🙁 Sounds like we have about 8000 ventilators. 10,000 patients...
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

All bickering and w@nkeridge pointless point scoring aside we've just lost a close family friend this evening due to the COVID19 virus. It's on your local doorstep believe me! Admitted around 8pm this evening and dead before 10:15 Now get that through your thick fu**ing heads Deeply sorry to hear, ...
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Another example of this being treated as a PR crisis not a health emergency.
We've had the EU scheme debacle as well as specialist ventilator companies saying they weren't even contacted before contracts went to Dyson & other Tory donors.
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by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coronavirus and the response
Replies: 90
Views: 2210

Re: Coronavirus and the response

This government had a time machine view into the future in Italy and it looks like we will suffer worse, unacceptable and unforgivable.

They were on the bridge of the Titanic watching the film 'Titanic' and decided changing course or slowing down wasn't required.
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

dsr wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:44 am
By "all other countries" you mean Spain, Italy, France, China, South Korea. And the Chinese line is dubious and the Spanish line looks very like the UK one to date.
The countries you mention show a modest curve, ours and the US are as good are straight, rising and accelerating.
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

UK death toll is now higher than Italy’s at the same stage and accelerating faster. London's death toll is higher than Wuhan's at the same stage and accelerating faster. The government sat and watched both play out weeks or months in advance. We were last or second last in Europe to almost every soc...
by CombatClaret
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

US & UK daily death tolls are accelerating in a straight line on a log scale chart, i.e still increasing exponentially.

~All other countries had begun slowing the rate of increase in deaths by now.
by CombatClaret
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

My point is that if your health service is centralised, then the centre decides what needs to be done. "We already have a testing centre... why involve someone elses?" type of thinking. In Germany, there isn't a central authority. It is decentralised. A lot of the big hospitals are university based...
by CombatClaret
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

that specific question does look like it's an issue of a state owned and managed National Health System - UK versus an insurance based health care system (where the German government doesn't own all the hospitals, doesn't employ all the doctors and the nurses) - Germany. https://www.justlanded.com/...
by CombatClaret
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

I watched Piers Morgan on tv this morning (sometimes I need a change). "Why is Germany doing 10 times for tests than UK." "Germany 500,000 per week ." "UK 10,000 per day ." Plus, why don't the media ask Germany what they think they are doing differently - and then bring that into the UK press confe...
by CombatClaret
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Loving the press conferences, following a really regular pattern. Journalist: Why are we still lagging behind in testing and cannot hit our own targets while countries like Germany are performing 500,000 tests a week? Government minister: We are increasing our testing everyday, you also have to reme...
by CombatClaret
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

It's comforting to me to know that in this period of turmoil and uncertainty, people still find the time to be petty and argumentative over f*ck all on this forum. Really restores my faith in humanity a bit. Its one thing that this damned virus hasn't yet impacted. It's hard when a small minority o...
by CombatClaret
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5902
Views: 107939

Re: Covid-19

Bfcboyo wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:22 am
All whilst maintaining the lovely death penalty . How ironic.
Quick search
Bfcboyo wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:09 am
People will know I am all for the death penalty if anybody read the death penalty thread.