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    Posted: Yesterday at 9:31am
Some more encouraging trend in the UK's case figures (deaths are horrendous though) over the last week save one spike back to 55K in one day. 

Really annoying that my town doesn't seem to have got the memo. While local areas around us are falling including in the much bigger town of Braintree, Halstead can't seem to much any progress without then creeping back up to where we were before if not higher. Today's figures show we are -7 from a week ago, but areas around us are more like -20 or more. 

The lowest we've been in the last 10 days is 75 cases. We're currently on 78. We're among the areas that was on Tier 4 first and we are making zero progress. We are only an average sized town. All the larger towns in the area are dropping case totals at a much faster rate. 

We haven't had any police in Halstead for years, so there's no one here to do anything about rulebreakers. 
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I had to have a COVID test today. Not the most pleasant experience!

I went to the doctor for a six monthly check out, where he usually takes my blood pressure and says it's too high, tells me to exercise more, and lose weight. Not this time.

I got a cold before Christmas from a workmate. The damn cough just won't go away, and air conditioning at the office sets it off. So I had to own up to this when I went to the doctor. The nurse made me put on a mask and go back out to my car. The doc called me and I told him what the story was, and he reckoned it was just a cold, but since I had respiratory symptoms, a test was compulsory.

A few minutes later, out he comes in a full gown, face mask and all. And then I got a great big long cotton bud stuck up my nose until it felt like it was coming out the back of my head.

There hasn't been a case of COVID in the community in the South Island where I live since April last year, so I'm really lucky. No need to self-isolate because I'm a low risk for having had COVID.

But yeah, not nice.
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Everyone's fucked off with it now but by stopping they're just throwing away all the sacrifice already made. I can't believe so few people (especially around here) seem to realise that. 

And when tougher restrictions come (which they will at this rate), they'll do what they usually do and blame Boris. 

My thoughts on the PM have gone all over the place since this started but I mostly feel support for him currently. Yes he's made a ton of mistakes managing this from day one but it's not his fault that the vast majority seem to have no respect for the government (and apparently their own well-being). They wouldn't be behaving any different with May or Cameron still in power. 
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

People aren't sticking to the rules even without the holidays. But they have certainly made the problem worse. We are still feeling the fallout from this and won't see any improvement in figures for a while. 

Drove down my local high street today for the first time in a while and I was surprised by how many people were just stood about despite being in lockdown, Sunday and fucking freezing to top it all off. 

Social distancing going on: 0%. We have fairly wide pavements but people just don't even try to make space for each other. Several family's also all out together just letting their kids run all over the place. 

The local Lidl was absolutely heaving with people with no limits on who can go in and out. In the first wave all kinds of limits and safety measures were put in place by the supermarkets. The only one in Halstead still doing that is Sainsburys. 

Yes, same around here. If only people did stick to the rules we'd get out of this quicker. I think people have had enough of following rules with the result that more people are breaking them. They don't seem to realise that the Government will tighten restrictions even more if they don't comply. 
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The world is a really depressing place. Too much fucking hatred....the problem is, you can't combat hate w/ hate..it just doesn't work!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan 2021 at 9:35am
as far as I can tell, closing all the bars and gyms just made everybody hang out all day at the grocery stores
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People aren't sticking to the rules even without the holidays. But they have certainly made the problem worse. We are still feeling the fallout from this and won't see any improvement in figures for a while. 

Drove down my local high street today for the first time in a while and I was surprised by how many people were just stood about despite being in lockdown, Sunday and fucking freezing to top it all off. 

Social distancing going on: 0%. We have fairly wide pavements but people just don't even try to make space for each other. Several family's also all out together just letting their kids run all over the place. 

The local Lidl was absolutely heaving with people with no limits on who can go in and out. In the first wave all kinds of limits and safety measures were put in place by the supermarkets. The only one in Halstead still doing that is Sainsburys. 


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I know we have the new covid variant, but I wonder how much the increase in numbers in the UK is due to the relaxation of the rules at Christmas and people breaking the rules at New Year? I'm sure plenty of people didn't stick to the 3 household mixing rules at Christmas as well.
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^^ Very good. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bosh66 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan 2021 at 4:45am
Brilliant
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote adg211288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jan 2021 at 1:42pm
Just seen this on Facebook. Not great quality but too good not to re-post:


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vim Fuego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2021 at 9:41pm
I don't usually have a lot of time for Lucy Lawless, but this is class. 


She's what passes for an A-list celebrity here
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Apparently some known neo-Nazi also stormed the capitol building. 

He'd just recently tested positive for Covid-19.

Possible karma incoming. 
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Can't imagine his record labels are too happy with him right now. No business is going to want to be seen by even passively endorsing this. Not in 2021. Same for his bandmates (not of of whom are American).

Fact is I think he'd be extremely lucky at this point to avoid a jail sentence.
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Can't help but lose some respect for the bandleader of one of my all time favourites today:



Yeah I saw that too, and I´m not impressed by Schaffer. Luckily I´ve never been a huge Iced Earth fan, so my enjoyment of their music won´t be much affected by his stupidity. I hope he is incarcerated with the rest of the idiot coup makers who invaded the US congress. That´s inexcusable behaviour in a democracy. There are absolutely zero evidence to support Trump and his idiot supporters in their claim of election fraud...come on you imbeciles!!! give up and awknowledge defeat like real men/women would. Their behaviour is incredibly embarressing for the US, and hopefully they´ll be charged with trying a coup. That should give them plenty of years in prison to think about what they´ve done.

My respect for him as a person just flushed down the toilet.

Have you read the article that Adam links to? He is completely paranoid and talks about all kinds of conspiracy theories. That´s nutcase talk. Lock him up...if not in a prison, then in a mental institution. With this move he has proven a danger to society...


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Originally posted by MorniumGoatahl MorniumGoatahl wrote:

Career suicide: metal edition. 

Not really.  Roughly half of America will like him more for it
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What a way to put a stain on your band's legacy. 
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Career suicide: metal edition. 
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Can't help but lose some respect for the bandleader of one of my all time favourites today:

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Trump? He needs to be held responsible for what's happening. The man has no shame, totally shown what an entitled spoilt nutjob he is over this. His ego is so big he can't comprehend that he could have lost. He's the kind of guy who when he was a kid would have taken his ball home if his team were losing. The sooner he's gone the quicker things can settle down over there.
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