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Yeah, we just have more cases. Probably on account of the lack of any precautions currently in place. To be honest, the official figures are probably an underestimate - the Covid ZOE project out of King’s College London (which has been retrospectively proven accurate throughout the pandemic) predicts 60,251 new daily cases (vs ONS figure of 40,701) and 796,257 total infections in the UK right now.Appears uk absoutlely terrible with new cases compared to the rest of Europe, or has everyone else given up testing apart from here ?
Do find it rather funny how we had the cheek to "Redlight" places, and put them on "amber" before, when most of them are coping with it, or have less cases than us. yet cried when other places did it to us.
Ah the british superiority!
Said it before but I'll repeat again, brexit needs covid. We need a disaster to distract us on Jan 1st, and covid is the gift that keeps on giving in that respect. Let us have a NYE blowout to save the economy then it's lockdown quick and all the new issues we're suddenly facing are because of that.I'm not saying we should be panicking, I'm just a bit worried about how bad things might have to get (which they probably will in the winter months) before that sense of urgency is there again.
ramble ramble ramble testing ramble1. The more testing performed the more positives are identified countries with good asymptomatic testing will find more than countries that don't for example.
thus confirming that you are unfamiliar with the meaning of the word 'pandemic'2.notable virus outbreaks the UK delt with over the 20th century were 1918-19,1957-58, 1968
This year the 'lab leak hypothesis' is still a conspiracy theory - no one who is anyone subscribes to this.3. Last year the lab leak hypothesis was a conspiracy theory almost everyone was on agreement now it's the it's being investigated as a possible source.
I have discovered today that there are people who believe that the existence of Australia is a hoax.I don't know how widely this has been reported (I didn't know about it until I read the book 'Failures of State'), but the closest known relative of Covid-19 is a strain of coronavirus labelled RaBtCoV/4991 (later renamed RaTG13) discovered in an abandoned mine in 2013 which caused the respiratory illnesses in six miners who contracted it and three eventually died. In later studies, it was discovered that there were 152 genetic sequences of coronavirus over six species of bats, including two of the strand that had caused Sars and one that stood out for both being a previously unidentified strain and for being from the same family as the 2003 outbreak.
The coronavirus that was discovered in that mine is a 96.2 match to the strain that initially went around the world.
Lab leaks happen, but it takes a stunning swerve of logic to not see that it coming out of this mine - which was visited by Wuhan scientists a few years after those deaths, as laid out in a 2016 paper titled ‘Coexistence of multiple coronaviruses in several bat colonies in an abandoned mineshaft' - is the most plausible explanation.
Then again, maybe I shouldn't be so tough on people who insist on the lab leak theory as I know an NHS worker who genuinely believes it was created in Russia as a weapon...
Daft?It’s not out of the realm of possibility that it was a lab leak.
Deliberate? Don’t be daft. But an accidental lab leak isn’t impossible really, it’s certainly not to the point of being conspiracy theory level of crazy - “over worked or negligent lab worker accidentally lets virus into local populous, which is subsequently covered up by a government well known for hiding their failures” wouldn’t honestly be that out there.
However if it was we will never ever know, because the CCP would sooner burn the region to the ground than have it be shown that they covered up a leak that screwed over the entire planet for the best part of 2 years
The virus originated in a Government laboratory in China
Whether or not the subsequent pandemic was compromised by a priest travelling to Wetherspoons in Uttoxeter is unclea
Of course it's deliberate
Maybe not by the CCP
But that's still not accidental
Blame, people want a target. Its pretty much ingrained in the British mindset nowadays, whatever ills you face someone else is to blame. Much better to blame the Chinese government, and stoke resentment of Johnny Foreigner, than admit its just something that could randomly occur.The thing I never understand with this perspective, can you explain why you even need such an explanation for something that we *know* has a high probability of occurring naturally? Covid-19's closest relative that we know of emerged in that mine I referenced and killed 3 out of 6 people who encountered it unprepared in 2013, so why do you need a different explanation for a virus that is only 3.8% different, genetically, than that one?