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Covid-19 and schools

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Scintillant, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. WolfPaul

    WolfPaul Occasional commenter

    Again, just to stress part of the BBC article:

    NHS Test and Trace employs more than 20,000 call handlers and contact tracers.

    A figure often quoted in recent weeks to highlight its failings is the fact it fails to reach nearly half of contacts.

    This certainly seems to be poor, but once you include the so-called complex cases passed on to local teams, incorporating council staff and regional Public Health England teams, performance rises to over three-quarters.

    That is not far off what government experts said was needed to make the system effective.

    So is test and trace actually performing badly? Perhaps this oft-quoted 50% figure isn't all it seems to be. Maybe this is why Nabarro thinks Britain will do "really well."
     
  2. ACOYEAR8

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    It's jingoistic propaganda. We are where awe are because the Govt thought the virus wasn't going to be a British problem... look at all the references to ' world beating' etc. 'Really well' in the snafu stakes.
     
  3. WolfPaul

    WolfPaul Occasional commenter

    Nabarro is WHO's special envoy for Covid-19.
     
  4. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    And promoted by Johnson and Priti Patel. Why don’t you mention that in your attempt to be balanced??
     
  5. WolfPaul

    WolfPaul Occasional commenter

    Source?
     
  6. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

  7. WolfPaul

    WolfPaul Occasional commenter

  8. WolfPaul

    WolfPaul Occasional commenter

  9. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Anything and anyone Johnson recommends, remembering that essentially I believe he Is a bigoted sexist racist is never going to convince me. So yes.
     
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  10. WolfPaul

    WolfPaul Occasional commenter

    Ok, let's ignore the rest of his 40 year career, and just judge him on one endorsement.

    And you claim not to be agenda driven...
     
  11. frangipani123

    frangipani123 Lead commenter


    Just out of interest, have you listened to the whole interview?
     
  12. WolfPaul

    WolfPaul Occasional commenter

    No, I stopped listening to the Today Programme long ago.
     
  13. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I’m not qualified to say who he is. And I’m sure he’s a nice bloke. He’s probably a good fixture and I’ve heard him before .You just revealed you don’t listen to the Today show. I think your right wing agenda is fairly obvious so maybe I won’t quite look forwards to your “balanced” posts again.
     
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  14. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Yawn.
     
  15. WolfPaul

    WolfPaul Occasional commenter

    Are you going to contribute something to this debate which is not ad hominem?
     
  16. WolfPaul

    WolfPaul Occasional commenter

    And yet when I asked if he was in your opinion discredited, you said "yes." :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  17. Jonntyboy

    Jonntyboy Lead commenter

    Never one to miss the chance to criticize BBc bias if I think I see it, this informative and well-written article seems to me to be a model of fairness, stating facts and comments relating to both sides.
    Worth reading, IMO.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53656852
     
  18. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Yes it does but I qualified my statement. Try reading things carefully there’s a good chap...
     
  19. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    You started this with an attack on me and my supposed agenda so ... heat and kitchen.
     
  20. Jonntyboy

    Jonntyboy Lead commenter

    It's @red_observer you are communicating with. Expect minimal open-mindedness, total dedication to the marxist cause and the sort of mindless and predictable comments that you read in headlines in "Socialist Worker". :D
     
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