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« Reply #8685 on: Monday, November 22, 2021, 13:56:06 »

By a trusting approach that relied on the population being sensible &  following the advice & doing the right thing to avoid lockdowns.
That approach would never have worked over here or in any of the more populous countries in Europe.

More likely, given that the best comparison would be other Nordic Countries, they actually faired quite badly.  They were likely helped by the les Latin style approach to personal space in the Nordics and the colder weather, plus they already have a very high percentage of people who work from home relative to other regions of the world.  I believe the Fins and Danes faired much better.  The also tend to be far more compliant, as you mention.  It all adds together for better overall Pandemic protection, but their less strict approach still saw them not do as well as neighbours.

I guess the real question is how many deaths is OK?  Zero is unrealistic, somewhere above that was too many.
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« Reply #8686 on: Monday, November 22, 2021, 14:14:45 »

I was in Belfast last weekend and the entrance to the Christmas Markets stated you had to show your vaccine confirmation or a negative test etc. Due to the amount of people barely anything was checked. The fella behind me got in by just saying 'I don't have my pass today'. I do get that's its tough to 'police' these things but it's clear that it's too much hassle for most places. There was a massive anto-vax/fake Covid protest on the Saturday so maybe they just decided not to bother with checks etc for a quiet life.
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« Reply #8687 on: Thursday, November 25, 2021, 19:26:55 »

Oh fuck!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-59418127
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« Reply #8688 on: Thursday, November 25, 2021, 20:06:09 »

Was finally able to get my booster done yesterday at some pop up site on Commercial Road. Had the jab at 3pm and went straight back to work. Felt fine this morning but as the day went on I started to feel more rough by the hour to the point that I was sent home just after 2. Been in bed since and struggling to sleep. Feel bloody awful.
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« Reply #8689 on: Thursday, November 25, 2021, 20:40:55 »

It's a bit early to worry about that
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« Reply #8690 on: Thursday, November 25, 2021, 20:54:17 »

Well they’re acting quickly.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59424269
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« Reply #8691 on: Thursday, November 25, 2021, 20:59:54 »

Bit early to worry isn’t it?! The article even says there have been loads of variants ‘scary’ on paper but came to very little.
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« Reply #8692 on: Thursday, November 25, 2021, 21:07:53 »

Let's hope it's contained and eradicated.
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« Reply #8693 on: Friday, November 26, 2021, 09:51:03 »

Well they’re acting quickly.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59424269

Which considering the normal sedate pace the government have acted at suggests they are rather hitting themselves about this one.
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« Reply #8694 on: Friday, November 26, 2021, 09:59:35 »

Apart from Africa the new strain has already been detected in Israel Germany & Italy now watch the panic set in.
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« Reply #8695 on: Friday, November 26, 2021, 10:01:02 »

Good job the AFCON is being held in North Africa next month. Still not sure how this may affect the tournament, though.

The WC being held in November next year - albeit in Qatar - hardly seems the right time of year now.
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« Reply #8696 on: Friday, November 26, 2021, 10:03:13 »

It may end up a World Cup without any fans.
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« Reply #8697 on: Friday, November 26, 2021, 10:09:43 »

Not much point in that.

Not that it would stop FIFA from making millions.
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« Reply #8698 on: Friday, November 26, 2021, 10:17:27 »

Exactly it's all about the money!
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« Reply #8699 on: Saturday, November 27, 2021, 19:19:52 »

Face coverings mandatory in shops and on public transport again from next week.
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