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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,407Chief of Staff
    Higgins wrote:
    That‘s not the case here.

    I gathered that...but you are in close contact, I’m assuming for more than 10 minutes with someone...I’m guessing this is one reason why coronavirus is on the increase in Germany :# take care.
    Higgins wrote:
    I winder, if lessons are still happening in the Uk though.
    Here pupil and instructor must wear masks.

    I didn’t know, so searched for the answer...and it would appear so - which would appear to be at odds with what the government are saying 8-)
    Lessons may have stopped here locally as I currently live in an area where Covid-19 cases are rising - despite the increased lockdown measures.
    YNWA 97
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,474MI6 Agent
    I am in close contact when I am sitting next to them on a train, subway and in a restaurant as well.

    I can‘t see anything wrong wearing masks in my car when I share it with them, while I agree that it would be better not sharing the car with them at all
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,407Chief of Staff
    Higgins wrote:
    I am in close contact when I am sitting next to them on a train, subway and in a restaurant as well.

    I can‘t see anything wrong wearing masks in my car when I share it with them, while I agree that it would be better not sharing the car with them at all

    I’m not saying there is anything wrong with wearing masks at all...although seats in trains/subway/restaurants should be spaced out by a metre at least...I’m genuinely shocked that that isn’t the case in Germany.
    YNWA 97
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,474MI6 Agent
    Sir Miles wrote:
    In England (different rules for other parts of the UK, but it’s probably the same) we are not supposed to share a car ride with anyone outside our ‘bubble’...in that instance a mask is a complete waste of time...

    So those people I see gathering in pubs are all from the same household?
    I‘ve learnt something new today.....
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,407Chief of Staff
    Higgins wrote:
    Sir Miles wrote:
    In England (different rules for other parts of the UK, but it’s probably the same) we are not supposed to share a car ride with anyone outside our ‘bubble’...in that instance a mask is a complete waste of time...

    So those people I see in pubs are all from the same household?
    I‘ve learnt something new today.....

    Do you regularly check out British pubs? :v

    Same rules SHOULD apply...a minimum of a metre away and table service only following a one way system...some pubs/restaurants have been closed for not following these rules - also the owners/managers have been fined and/or sacked...
    It’s almost impossible to police though...hence the rise in coronavirus cases :#
    YNWA 97
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,606MI6 Agent
    I think there are two reasons why Norwegian authorities have waited so long before reccomending masks are the low popuation density in the country (keeping a distance of more than one meter is twice as effective as a mask) and the low level of infection here.
    Until today the only countries in Europe where the authorities don't reccomend or order the wearing of masks are the Nordic countries and Belarus. Sweden still has a very high level of infection even though it has delined a lot lately, the other countries have a low level of infection and Belarus of course has no infection at rall :v
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,474MI6 Agent
    edited August 2020
    Sir Miles wrote:
    .I’m genuinely shocked that that isn’t the case in Germany.


    Well, we always appreciate getting advise and criticism from countries that are so better off in terms of every single number that applies to Covid 19 ;)

    Seriously, there is always room to improve regulations to fight this virus and exchanging ideas and experiences it always good and productive.

    Rules and limitations are necessary in those times but it‘s a fine balance as they take away rights of freedom in a free society.

    However how some people consider mandatory facemasks as an act of supression can only be explained by the power of Social Media
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    One facial sartorial victim of the times, is my facial hair. Mask wearing doesn't
    go well with a beard, so I'm once again clean shaven, also my mask is made from
    a recycled male stripper's posing pouch, so every time I breath out, .... People think
    I'm Lying :#
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,407Chief of Staff
    Higgins wrote:
    Sir Miles wrote:
    .I’m genuinely shocked that that isn’t the case in Germany.


    Well, we always appreciate getting advise and criticism from countries that are so better off in terms of every single number that applies to Covid 19 ;)

    There was no advice and certainly no criticism ?:)

    But if you want some...?... :v :D
    YNWA 97
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,474MI6 Agent
    edited August 2020
    Just have seen Taiwan's Digital Minister Audrey Tang in an interview about Taiwan's response to Covid and the related technology as assistance.
    Incredible bright and smart person and - I could not believe it, she parted with the Vulcan Salute "Live long and prosper" - including "the hand"

    How cool is that?
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,990Chief of Staff
    That IS cool!
  • 00730073 COPPosts: 864MI6 Agent
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ECN8QKcevw

    The Finnish way explained by Dutch journalist.
    "I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
    -Mr Arlington Beech
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,606MI6 Agent
    Finland has closed its borders to Norway and Germany and a couple of other countries.

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    Well, Norway handled the first wave of Corona competently. But like so many others we opened up too early and the number of infected has gone up some - at least in some areas.
  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,088MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
    Just have seen Taiwan's Digital Minister Audrey Tang in an interview about Taiwan's response to Covid and the related technology as assistance.
    Incredible bright and smart person and - I could not believe it, she parted with the Vulcan Salute "Live long and prosper" - including "the hand"

    How cool is that?

    The history of that Vulcan salute is Jewish -{
  • 00730073 COPPosts: 864MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    Finland has closed its borders to Norway and Germany and a couple of other countries.

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    Believe me, it is just as painful to us.... :v


    :)) :)) :))
    "I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
    -Mr Arlington Beech
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Finlands obviously is the place to go for a Holiday, less tourists taking up those
    Hotel rooms :D
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • 00730073 COPPosts: 864MI6 Agent
    Finlands obviously is the place to go for a Holiday, less tourists taking up those
    Hotel rooms :D

    That's true, we don't even need the 'rona to have empty streets and available hotel rooms in Helsinki in the middle of the season!
    "I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
    -Mr Arlington Beech
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,474MI6 Agent
    My 85 year old parents are seeing their grandkids (school - not my kids) regularly indoors, they go to church, my father went to bavaria 10 days ago to hike and eat in restaurants. Now my mother tells me that they met friends indoor to have coffee and days later they visited 100 year old auntie in the retire home.

    And my mother has no idea why I have exploded.
    She told me „ you can‘t lock us up forever“ and I‘ve replied her that this was not my decision and if she had complaints, she should tell the virus X-(
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,003MI6 Agent
    Now we know where all your stupid comes from :))
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  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,514MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
    My 85 year old parents are seeing their grandkids (school - not my kids) regularly indoors, they go to church, my father went to bavaria 10 days ago to hike and eat in restaurants. Now my mother tells me that they met friends indoor to have coffee and days later they visited 100 year old auntie in the retire home.

    And my mother has no idea why I have exploded.
    She told me „ you can‘t lock us up forever“ and I‘ve replied her that this was not my decision and if she had complaints, she should tell the virus X-(

    I think the elderly are now just weighing up catching the virus and being miserable as sin.

    My 80 year old father lives on his own. I don't live near him. He is a very sociable person and if he doesn't have some sort of social interaction during the day it makes him miserable. I couldn't keep him away from people if I tried.

    Another 90year old I know has decided that whatever time they have left on this planet it isn't going to be spent confined to their house.

    All the oldies I know are definitely out and about a lot more than they were.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Sadly Until a Celebrity tells me what to think, ... I just don't know what to do :p
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,003MI6 Agent
    Sadly Until a Celebrity tells me what to think, ... I just don't know what to do :p

    I think you should narrow it down to footballers just to be absolutely sure.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,606MI6 Agent
    Asp9mm wrote:
    Sadly Until a Celebrity tells me what to think, ... I just don't know what to do :p

    I think you should narrow it down to footballers just to be absolutely sure.

    Only on hair styles and car brands. When it comes to politics no-one knows more than reality show contestants and preenters.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    No way guys, :# I guess I shouldn't
    Have taken that holiday advice from
    Harry Maguire.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Keeping it in the world of reality, I thought it would be a fun Idea for a story. That we were
    all convinced we were wearing masks, but in reality we were all attached to alien invaders
    controlling us, and they were just putting the image of a mask there ;)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,407Chief of Staff
    Asp9mm wrote:
    Sadly Until a Celebrity tells me what to think, ... I just don't know what to do :p

    I think you should narrow it down to footballers just to be absolutely sure.

    That rules out Chelsea players then :v :D
    YNWA 97
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,474MI6 Agent
    Coming back to the discussion that Drs and hospitals are overreporting Covid cases - „because they get more money for Covid patients“.

    I am hearing this argument often and it may happen in rare cases - on the other hand Covid deaths are not discovered and reported.

    An indicator for overreporting or not is to look at the average mortality and then check the increase in 2020, in Germany we are speaking about „Übersterblichkeit“ ( Over Mortality (?.))

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    According to this statistic, there is no indication of a systematic over-reporting of Covid cases, we see everywhere a sign of under-reporting with minor exceptions (Belgium etc.)
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    There simply seems to be no end to Covid, No One seems to have any " End Game "
    and there seems no end in sight. I honestly think that this time next year, We'll
    All still be wearing masks :#
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,606MI6 Agent
    More and more experts say we'll likely get a safe vaccine early this winter. That won't be the end of Corona, but it will be the begining of the end. Stay safe :)
  • Red IndianRed Indian BostonPosts: 426MI6 Agent
    I like your thinking Number24! You're practically quoting Churchill! -{
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