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by horizon
21 May 2020, 5:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 369
Views: 10029

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

Like TUC, you seem to ignore what’s staring you in the face. There is a huge spike in deaths that requires an explanation. The obvious explanation is that Covid 19 is, directly or indirectly the cause. There was a link earlier in this thread to an actuarial study that concluded it was not plausible...
by horizon
21 May 2020, 4:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 369
Views: 10029

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

There is a "spike" every week as cases are added from the weekend (if that is what Phileas was referring to) but otherwise it's a pretty regular curve. AFAIK, most cases now are occurring in care homes, not in the general population. Other possibility: my "deaths and infections" ...
by horizon
21 May 2020, 3:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?
Replies: 54
Views: 1917

Re: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?

al_yrpal wrote: Fell in love with Cornwall. Pretty, hilly cycling..

Al


FTFY :wink:

Amazing the difference a comma makes!

BTW, I'm still no wiser re my OP.
by horizon
21 May 2020, 3:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 369
Views: 10029

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

Phileas wrote:
horizon wrote:However, I do have issues with the over-medicalisation of health.

So the extraordinary spike in deaths recently (or “excess deaths”), is just a random fluctuation?


I understand my own statement and I understand yours but not the connection between the two. Help please.
by horizon
21 May 2020, 12:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 369
Views: 10029

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

There does appear to be some truth that the same people who deny that CV-19 kills . . . That doesn't include me. The disagreement I mentioned above refers to doctors who choose to put covid19 as the cause of death and those who prefer to put the underlying, long term cause. That's a medical practic...
by horizon
21 May 2020, 10:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 369
Views: 10029

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

A simple question asked already but so far remained unanswered. Why would a society based and run by a system(capitalism) that relies on consumerism and growth(however flawed that system may be),falsely increase reported death rate figures that undermine the consumerism it relies on to survive,trav...
by horizon
20 May 2020, 6:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: covid and camping
Replies: 37
Views: 1668

Re: covid and camping

Oldjohnw wrote:
horizon wrote:There's an article in the Sun apparently that claims that campsites in the UK are now 500% booked. Can anyone explain this (and tell the people of Cornwall)?


Not sure what 500% booked actually means.


Me neither! I think b1ke's post link (two posts above) explains it better.
by horizon
20 May 2020, 11:58am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: covid and camping
Replies: 37
Views: 1668

Re: covid and camping

There's an article in the Sun apparently that claims that campsites in the UK are now 500% booked. Can anyone explain this (and tell the people of Cornwall)?
by horizon
19 May 2020, 1:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?
Replies: 54
Views: 1917

Re: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements "Restrictions in response to coronavirus ###Border controls I'm presuming that things will have changed by July 1st but in what way and by how much I don't know. It is also unclear that say if France is open but you cannot get ...
by horizon
19 May 2020, 1:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?
Replies: 54
Views: 1917

Re: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?

Spoke to my friend who lives in central Exeter yesterday. He has a place in Locquirec in Brittany and is just gagging to get there. You arent alone. I will speak to another friend who has an inside track on Brittany Ferries and see what she knows. Al Hi Al, thanks for that. Don't forget that it's t...
by horizon
19 May 2020, 12:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?
Replies: 54
Views: 1917

Re: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?

Cant understand you Horizon (again). You live in beautiful Cornwall full of lovely campsites and B&Bs, wonderful countryside, challenging hills, stunning beaches, friendly folk and Pasties and you hanker after the flat boring hinterland of Calais with foreign food dodgy toilets and sullen waite...
by horizon
19 May 2020, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?
Replies: 54
Views: 1917

Re: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?

Being able to book a ferry doesn't guarantee that you will be allowed to enter France, and if you are it may involve a 14 day isolation period. My vague understanding is that France is opening up to internal travel and even holiday makers but not to people from abroad. Some categories of essential ...
by horizon
19 May 2020, 10:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?
Replies: 54
Views: 1917

Re: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?

At the moment I'm preparing to risk the money in order to secure a booking. Credit card payment, then covered? Because it is Dover-Calais, it is quite cheap - £50 return so I can risk the cash. What baffles me is why DFDS are taking bookings (and presumably might have to refund the money anyway) an...
by horizon
18 May 2020, 11:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?
Replies: 54
Views: 1917

Re: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?

Yes, you're right. Brittany Ferries seems to lump the two together (i.e. neither can book) so I assumed the worst - thanks for putting me right on this. PS I still don't understand why or if people are booking given the quarantine... At the moment I'm preparing to risk the money in order to secure a...
by horizon
18 May 2020, 10:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?
Replies: 54
Views: 1917

Re: Can you go to France with a bicycle in July?

DFDS offer bicycle spaces on sailings from Dover tomorrow and Wednesday 8 July. There is a warning that it's for essential travel only and lounge passes are not on sale tomorrow (I think I read that lounges are closed) but otherwise it looks normal. What routes aren't showing availability? Booking ...