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I don't have anything much to say about C-19 that I haven't already, but here's a thread so other people can.
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Posted 11 October 2020 - 18:34
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Not going to speak for anyone but I don't change my mind based on social media discussions (this or others); I look at evidence from sources that I consider reputable. There's sometimes a coincidence between these and social media posts, but I just wanted to point out the distinction in my case. (And please don't read any sort of judgement about anyone else into this. I don't care what other people do)
A social media post may well motivate me to do some more research, but I will try to avoid forming an opinion until I've done that research not on social media.
Posted 11 October 2020 - 20:39
Theres speculation that tomorrow Merseyside people will not be able to travel. We live only a few hundred yards from the border with Cheshire, yet we may not be able to visit Chester , or even nearer , Ness Gardens where we are members. The infections level in our ward of Wirral is the lowest within Merseyside, the worst Covid areas in Wirral at up in Wallasey. NewBrighton, Birkenhead area (and those not as high as LIverpool across the Mersey). I thnk Wirral should be excluded from any Merseyside restrictions.
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Posted 12 October 2020 - 08:06
We've just taken an elderly relative out for a birthday meal in an area where we aren't allowed to go into her home to visit her. So we took her to a restaurant where she would come into contact with far more people. Her choice!
Well, the difference is that restaurants are legally obliged to maintain social distancing, sanitize tables and toilets, to take customers' details for track and trace, and so on. There are no such obligations on home owners, which is why restaurants should actually be safer. Surveys suggest that the most dangerous places to spend more than just a few minutes are other people's homes.
Posted 12 October 2020 - 09:34
Posted 12 October 2020 - 10:19
But in a restaurant you can't control what other people do. And you're in a confined space with potentially a lot of different people. If you're careful in your own home then it's clearly a lot safer.
In all the restaurants we've been in over the last 12 weeks, people are safely distanced. In many of them, we have been the only customers! The government have been asked for evidence that the hospitality industry is a source of increased risk, and they have not been able to provide any.
We weren't, incidentally, discussing risk in one's own home - we were discussing the risk of going to an elderly relative's home. Infection in the home, particularly in multi-generation housholds, remains one of the major sources of transmission.
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