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by Psamathe
28 Feb 2020, 4:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: corona virus - eden valley sportive
Replies: 26
Views: 816

Re: corona virus - eden valley sportive

jimlews wrote:You'll be quite safe; just don't accept a swig of anyones Corona :wink:

Is it still made. I thought thy took more care with nuclear waste these days.

Ian
by Psamathe
28 Feb 2020, 12:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 163
Views: 4611

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Masks are basically the same as covering when you cough. But there is no clinical evidence that they have any effect on transmission of illness. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2749214 https://europepmc.org/article/med/20095070 Observational studies found a slight benefit for heal...
by Psamathe
28 Feb 2020, 12:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 163
Views: 4611

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

.... Observational studies found a slight benefit for health workers during the SARS outbreak, but AFAIK, no randomised controlled trials have found statistically significant benefits. ..... That fits with somebody (qualified medic specialist) on TV recently who said "anecdotal evidence" ...
by Psamathe
28 Feb 2020, 12:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1139
Views: 24631

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Boris, et al, have never owned, nor run, a profitable business: come to think of it, would you ever employ them to run anything ? Not me. Grant Shapps has run a successful business! he real scandal with Grant Shapps is not that he lived a double life as an internet marketing salesman called Michael...
by Psamathe
28 Feb 2020, 12:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: corona virus - eden valley sportive
Replies: 26
Views: 816

Re: corona virus - eden valley sportive

Have any normal healthy people actually died from this virus? The ones that I seem to have heard about were of the elderly and/or people with underlying health conditions. Yes, normal healthy people can die from the virus (or secondary infections, like pneumonia), but those who are elderly or immun...
by Psamathe
28 Feb 2020, 12:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HS2
Replies: 593
Views: 78189

Re: HS2

faster trains need more headway which ..... But I thought the important justification was capacity not speed Faster there was in comparison to other trains on the same line, but 10/10 for leaping on a misunderstanding and cutting its context. Anywhere you mix train speeds on the same line, you cut ...
by Psamathe
28 Feb 2020, 11:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)
Replies: 240
Views: 7589

Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

(Not a joke article)
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/prince-andrew-school-bus-paedophile-fbi-jeffrey-epstein-investigation-gloria-allred-london-a9350891.html wrote:‘Call the FBI’: Prince Andrew targeted by school bus with giant picture of his face driving around London



Ian
by Psamathe
28 Feb 2020, 10:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 163
Views: 4611

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

beebeecee It makes a difference having smooth skin to seal a face mask. The only problem is that previously the health authorities were claiming that wearing masks only reduced the outright danger of passing your germs onto others. I presume the masks issued to NHS staff won't be typical dust masks...
by Psamathe
28 Feb 2020, 10:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HS2
Replies: 593
Views: 78189

Re: HS2

fullupandslowingdown wrote:faster trains need more headway which .....

But I thought the important justification was capacity not speed

Ian
by Psamathe
28 Feb 2020, 10:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1139
Views: 24631

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Boris, et al, have never owned, nor run, a profitable business: come to think of it, would you ever employ them to run anything ? Not me. Johnson was London Mayor for 8 years and was editor of the Spectator. That may or may not qualify as being good experience to be PM but as of the last election i...
by Psamathe
28 Feb 2020, 10:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?
Replies: 29
Views: 882

Re: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?

It does not take a thousand people to infect you, but only one I live in Italy and other than washing my hands more often, life goes on like normal. Not saying COVID-19 is not a risk, but as much as other contagious viruses. Tv is making this much worse than it is. By June, the virus should be well...
by Psamathe
27 Feb 2020, 4:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HS2
Replies: 593
Views: 78189

Re: HS2

With regard to flooding my personal (and totally unqualified/un-experienced) opinion is that speeding the flow of water is often not a good solution. Holding water back higher in the watershed through natural means can help a lot (release over a longer period and more percolation into the ground an...
by Psamathe
27 Feb 2020, 4:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 163
Views: 4611

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

beebeecee It makes a difference having smooth skin to seal a face mask. The only problem is that previously the health authorities were claiming that wearing masks only reduced the outright danger of passing your germs onto others. I presume the masks issued to NHS staff won't be typical dust masks...
by Psamathe
27 Feb 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?
Replies: 29
Views: 882

Re: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?

I'm not sure when you were in SEA, but I'm here now and all the reports are of a massive slowdown in tourist activity from the Chinese. Remember that it took a few weeks for travel, etc to be curtailed. It's hard to see a negative, but there are definite signs even to my untrained eye. Many hotels ...
by Psamathe
27 Feb 2020, 4:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1139
Views: 24631

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Johnson and his auumni mates now running the country seem to treat it as their private country club .g. a recent ad for the Foreign Office Boris Johnson government advertises for 'butler' with knowledge of fine wines A job advert for a butler with a knowledge of fine wines has been deleted from a g...