Err, yes?

‘No social distancing’: US college towns close bars as Covid-19 cases surge

Having lived in a US college town college students gonna college student.

9 thoughts on “Err, yes?”

  1. Bloke in North Dorset

    Cases have become the new deaths in the eyes of the media and politicians.

    Mrs BiND just pointed out a story in the local rag that there’s a new hotspot in Dorset. It turns out 5 cases in a week in the area that covers Bovingdon, Lulworth and Wool constitutes a hotspot. For those that aren’t aware those first two areas contain large Army barracks.

    According to the article more than 2 cases in a week in an area with a population of around 7,200 constitutes a hotspot.

    https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/18677952.dorsets-coronavirus-hotspot-revealed-interactive-map/

    Meanwhile it looks like random testing is meaningless: https://twitter.com/michaelyeadon3/status/1299345737659166721?s=21

    “ The operational false positive rate of the widely used PCR test is so large that ALL the mass testing data since June should be flushed. Think of cities & areas locked down needlessly? And both SAGE & HMG have known about this for at least 3 months.”

    And to cap it off more nonsense from the BMJ on safe distances and sneezing: https://hectordrummond.com/2020/08/28/dr-no-multiphase-turbulent-gas-clouds/

  2. It’ll be the same when UK universities start up at the end of September. Even if the bars and nightclubs close, the colleges and halls of residence will be merry breeding grounds for Covid-19. With no consequences at all.

  3. from US Cancer Society:
    About half of the women getting annual mammograms over a 10-year period will have a false-positive finding at some point.

    This is for the a disease studied intensively for decades. Screening, especially random screening, for a disease less than a year old, will have a failure rate many times more than breast screening.
    Yet the results are treated with total credulousness and inform (wrong word) pretty much every government policy.

  4. The “graduate premium” is now so small that the campus is less a place of learning, more a place of boozing and fucking.

    I guess you could get a whore on a non-exclsive contract for less than 9,250 quid a year.

  5. @BiND, Addolff

    Good YouTube video by Ivor Cummins on the Casedemic
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU3OibcindQ&feature=youtu.be

    .
    Talk about mixed messages:
    Grant Shapps: We want people to return to work, it’s safe. Holiday & break quarantine: “You’re Killing People and PHE Police will be at your door”

    He didn’t miss an opportunity to set citizen against citizen did he?
    Police each other he advocates, well done Mr Shapps that’s exactly how mob rule and mob justice works

    For God’s sake the Government should make it’s mind up. You can’t expect people to get to work whilst at the same time babbling on about a “second” wave, local lockdowns, banning air travel. Just bloody well admit it – the scamdemic is over

    All for a virus less dangerous to all than Flu

    Question
    Is this True? :
    “PCR Test not reliable as any viral infection, especially common cold, gives a positive test”

    From
    Covid 19 Not A Pandemic

  6. Bloke in North Dorset said:
    “Mrs BiND just pointed out a story in the local rag that there’s a new hotspot in Dorset. It turns out 5 cases in a week in the area that covers Bovingdon, Lulworth and Wool constitutes a hotspot.”

    A short stroll from me, although I don’t know anyone with it. But only 5 cases with Army training barracks and the biggest tourist attractions in Dorset (and busy – holiday accommodation is full, the roads are back up to their normal summer traffic)? The damn thing can’t be virulent at all if that’s the worst it can do.

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