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    Quote Originally Posted by flourbasher View Post
    So if other countries have had epidemics and managed them in the past then perhaps our Govt should have been aware of this and used the Singaporean experience as a blue print for the UK.

    Why try to reinvent the wheel or was it just case of not being as prepared as we could have been.
    Our government was aware of it, had conducted planning exercises and was deemed to be one of the best prepared countries in the world.

    None of the above helps with a population that has little or no experience of dealing with a stealthy, easily transmitted virus with a high mortality rate, however. Take a look through the posts on this board an you find posters who were comparing Covid19 to 'flu and moaning about restrictions placed upon them. A population that had experience of SARS and MERS would be far less likely to do that. Look at Japan, where the government had no power to impose a lockdown, but the population did it anyway.

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    Yawwwwwnnnn. Blahdy bloody blah blah...at least try for a more interesting persona.

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    Last edited by rolymiller; 28-05-2020 at 02:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KerrAvon View Post
    Our government was aware of it, had conducted planning exercises and was deemed to be one of the best prepared countries in the world.

    None of the above helps with a population that has little or no experience of dealing with a stealthy, easily transmitted virus with a high mortality rate, however. Take a look through the posts on this board an you find posters who were comparing Covid19 to 'flu and moaning about restrictions placed upon them. A population that had experience of SARS and MERS would be far less likely to do that. Look at Japan, where the government had no power to impose a lockdown, but the population did it anyway.
    But with the 2nd worst death rate in the WORLD
    How on earth did that happen Mr Trump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exiletyke View Post
    But with the 2nd worst death rate in the WORLD
    How on earth did that happen Mr Trump?
    Talking of Mr Trump, is this more BBC bias or simply fair reporting of the facts? I know which camp I'm in.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52775216

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    Quote Originally Posted by KerrAvon View Post
    Our government was aware of it, had conducted planning exercises and was deemed to be one of the best prepared countries in the world.

    None of the above helps with a population that has little or no experience of dealing with a stealthy, easily transmitted virus with a high mortality rate, however. Take a look through the posts on this board an you find posters who were comparing Covid19 to 'flu and moaning about restrictions placed upon them. A population that had experience of SARS and MERS would be far less likely to do that. Look at Japan, where the government had no power to impose a lockdown, but the population did it anyway.
    I think you're being too generous and conciliatory to the govt and UK health advisors.
    A more aggressive approach would have reduced deaths and reduced the lockdown period. It would also have led to a reduced impact on the economy which we are yet to feel the full effects of.
    I'm not sure how allowing Cheltenham and Anfield would be deemed best prepared.
    It's not acceptable for our govt to say it's never happened here before so we did our best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KerrAvon View Post
    Our government was aware of it, had conducted planning exercises and was deemed to be one of the best prepared countries in the world.

    None of the above helps with a population that has little or no experience of dealing with a stealthy, easily transmitted virus with a high mortality rate, however. Take a look through the posts on this board an you find posters who were comparing Covid19 to 'flu and moaning about restrictions placed upon them. A population that had experience of SARS and MERS would be far less likely to do that. Look at Japan, where the government had no power to impose a lockdown, but the population did it anyway.
    The population itself didn't have much of a problem with undertaking the lockdown once it became clear how the virus was moving and of the necessity to stay home. We did it immediately and quite effectively.

    the problem was it happened 2 or 3 weeks later than it should have happened as we weren't given appropriate information and instruction before then. That delay has proven deadly and is why we are where we are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolymiller View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exiletyke View Post
    But with the 2nd worst death rate in the WORLD
    How on earth did that happen Mr Trump?
    It's still not good but looks like 5th highest to me.

    1. San Marino 1238
    2. Belgium 810
    3. Andorra 660
    4. Spain 580
    5. UK 558

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

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    Quote Originally Posted by great_fire View Post
    It's still not good but looks like 5th highest to me.

    1. San Marino 1238
    2. Belgium 810
    3. Andorra 660
    4. Spain 580
    5. UK 558

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
    Check again gf
    I think you are quoting deaths per million population
    Last edited by Exiletyke; 28-05-2020 at 05:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millertop View Post
    They’d be on the app and their movements tracked so they’d have to comply or risked getting into trouble
    There is no app! And even if there was, it would be completely voluntary.

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