“Gatherings” of two banned in the UK

Minister: ‘People You Love May Die’ Unless You Stay Home.

They’re still going to die but the chances they’ll die of coronavirus are too low to excuse Nazism.

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20 Responses to “Gatherings” of two banned in the UK

  1. min

    Focussing on the fact that someone may die is I believe the wrong message for today’s narcissistic society. The real worry is that the hospitals will be overloaded as they are in Italy Spain,, NY and there will not be a bed for you. Show them all the young people lying on the floor in corridors of the hospital as they are in Cremona more compelling than the military moving a few coffins.
    They are even talking about converting other buildings here to cope with the number of hospitalisations expected.

  2. cuckoo

    As a lifelong social distancer, I don’t so much mind the restrictions as I mind braindead Labor hacks like Jenny Mikakos getting up and reading out ludicrous doomsday “modelling” on apocalyptic death tolls, in the belief this will frighten the dumb proles into playing along

  3. Judge Dredd

    This is a good wake-up call to many who think we are much more civilised than the bad times of yester-year. Nothing is new under the sun. Protect your freedoms, some of them are more important than life itself

  4. mh

    Speaking on Sky News on Tuesday morning, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove gave a stark warning to people who continue to ignore isolation rules: “Unless you stay at home, then the people you love most may die.”

    Pass the Duchy.

  5. C.L.

    Per the article, one reason Gove made this ludicrous statement was that the media dobbed on Britons going about their everyday lives on trains.

    Exactly like the Bondi dobbing.
    The media dobs, the government escalates (against the people) to protect itself from the media.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle

    Next step:

    No Sex Please, We’re British

    British comedians of the seventies where prophets, seeing we’re already in the Python Holy Grail phase.

  7. Some History

    Should have heard The Hunchback this morning: “If you don’t do X, people will die”; “If you don’t do Y, people will die”; “If you don’t do Z, people will die”. He was so in the tyrannical moment, red-faced and eyes bulging – do as you’re told or the coppers will be on to you. And he warned that there would be a Stage 3 Lockdown coming soon.

  8. BorisG

    This report triggered change of policy in the US, UK and behind. You need to read it to understand why they are taking these drastic measures.

    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf

    A conservative estimate is that if drastic measures are not taken , 2 M people will die in the US alone.

  9. BorisG

    And sharp increase of infections in Indonesia dashed hopes warm weather will kill the virus in northern hemisphere.

  10. BorisG

    Exactly like the Bondi dobbing.
    The media dobs, the government escalates (against the people) to protect itself from the media.

    Good. It is a rare case where the media action directly helps to save lives.

  11. egg_

    BorisG doesn’t bath, let alone go to the beach?

  12. Roger W

    Imperial College, London, have a very average/bad record regarding previous predictions. They do seem inclined to default to doomsday scenarios. Would like to see some modelling from other sources – and it IS all modelling, after all, which has a pretty bad accuracy record with regard to Global Warming, for example!

  13. BorisG

    Would like to see some modelling from other sources – and it IS all modelling, after all, which has a pretty bad accuracy record with regard to Global Warming, for example!

    Whether the global warming modeling was good is we will know in 100 years. For this problem p, which has a huge number of unknown factors modeling has an extremely large uncertainty.

    The results here will are unfolding in days and are verified before our eyes.

    https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56

    This isn’t rocket science, just need to fit an exponential to a curve and see what correlation coefficient is.

  14. Roger W

    No need to wait 100 years to show GW modelling flawed. Plenty of GW modelling that started 30+years ago that has consistently been shown to be much more extreme than reality, as the years ticked over to date. In fact, I don’t think ANY GW modelling has been shown to be accurately replicated by real world actuality.
    As for inevitability of an exponential curve, it all depends on policies put in place and followed up. Taiwan, for example, still only has 2 deaths in total but did react early and differently from many western governments.

  15. Bill The Bunyip

    medium .com pulled a contrary analysis as it was against there rules or something similar.
    Thankfully the article written by Aaron Ginn? is still available on Zero Hedge. evidence over hysteria.
    Balance is what is missing in these times.
    Yesterday the cops in an outback WA town closed the pubs from selling takeaway grog, whether of their own accord or from higher up the foodchain I do not know. Apparently their license conditions do not allow that. So what will happen is the locals will all pile into cars and go to Kalgoorlie to buy from a drive through bottlo. It makes sense in these times, to send people from an isolated community to the local version of the big smoke, you know it does!
    With an indigenous funeral scheduled for Friday we shall see what the cops response to the gathering is. Any goodwill for cops is rapidly being destroyed by these sort of actions.

  16. John A

    cuckoo #3375162, posted on March 25, 2020, at 9:49 am

    As a lifelong social distancer, I don’t so much mind the restrictions as I mind braindead Labor hacks like Jenny Mikakos getting up and reading out ludicrous doomsday “modelling” on apocalyptic death tolls, in the belief this will frighten the dumb proles into playing along

    Tell us, cuckoo, if you can, what the difference is between “social” distancing and the regular kind. Is it similar to the difference between “social” justice and regular (might I call it, real) justice?

    Oh, and here we go again with “modelling” as if that is somehow “scientific” – yeah, right!

    Here in the dictatorship of Victoria-stan, Dastardly Dan reports that we have 466 cases (but no deaths recorded as yet) in a population of 6.6 million. That’s about one-sixth of the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere and he dares to talk about “going it alone” to level 3 restrictions (details unknown but I presume may copy the UK).

  17. Roger W

    The left love any excuse to centralize and increase control. At present, Dan is having continuous orgasms of delight.

  18. BorisG

    The left love any excuse to centralize and increase control.

    Is Bibi Netanyahu of the left ? Israel has some of the most draconian restrictions.

  19. I’m surprised that there are some commenters here who still have faith in modelling. But the modelling shows….

    Modelled outputs are not facts. Look at the actual data and compare it to the expected produced by a model. If they are different, the expected is wrong. Now, I’m nervous that the guru, self-appointed Nobel prize winning distinguished professor, lord of the Hockey Stick, to start his own modelling of COVID-19. He’s probably working on it, to release results shortly after losing his data.

  20. Chris M

    I’m surprised that there are some commenters here who still have faith in modelling. But the modelling shows….

    All the right curves in all the wrong places?

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