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Re: Coronavirus

Post by trevormans » 17 May 2020, 08:57

I wonder whether it is a good idea for schools to go back on 1 june

What should be the trigger to allow this to happen?

Should it be the R factor is below a certain level ? Nationally or regionally?

And should it first be primary children ? Rather than those going into GCSE and a level courses?

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by bristleposh » 17 May 2020, 10:22

trevormans wrote:
17 May 2020, 08:57
I wonder whether it is a good idea for schools to go back on 1 june

What should be the trigger to allow this to happen?

Should it be the R factor is below a certain level ? Nationally or regionally?

And should it first be primary children ? Rather than those going into GCSE and a level courses?
The quicker teachers get back to school the better, they can then have a few in-service days.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by tonyp » 17 May 2020, 21:25

trevormans wrote:
17 May 2020, 08:57
I wonder whether it is a good idea for schools to go back on 1 june

What should be the trigger to allow this to happen?

Should it be the R factor is below a certain level ? Nationally or regionally?

And should it first be primary children ? Rather than those going into GCSE and a level courses?
This has been the subject of much debate in Australia. The states all have different ideas.
Queensland primary and Grade 12 children went back last week. The others will go back next week assuming there is no outbreak of the virus.
It is generally considered that children's education should not be interrupted any longer than absolutely necessary. The concern has also been that teachers could be infected by children even though the children themselves aren't at risk.
I think there is no doubt that it is perfectly safe for schools to fully re-open here in Queensland because we are managing the virus incredibly well.
In the UK the virus continues to spread. The critical question is how likely are children and young adults to spread it? So far scientists don't know.
On balance I would think that a staged re-opening is a very good idea.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by tonyp » 18 May 2020, 23:51

Stocks surge after Moderna announces promising early vaccine results
Washington: The first coronavirus vaccine tested on humans appears to be safe and able to stimulate an immune response against the virus, the American biotechnology company Moderna has announced.
The results sent the US stock market soaring despite the small and early nature of the study.

https://apple.news/A7cGipSPZTzu4DQCT4rn8Iw
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by trevormans » 19 May 2020, 11:09

I wonder what time scale this is , and how far from providing certainty

lets hope something comes good soon

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by tonyp » 19 May 2020, 20:08

trevormans wrote:
19 May 2020, 11:09

lets hope something comes good soon
Yes indeed.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Gaz_Miller » 29 May 2020, 13:14

Can anybody see an end to all this (especially people in the UK)?

WHO saying today that the UK are easing lockdown far too soon (given the amount of daily deaths).

Without a vaccine or pretentative drugs, I simply can't see how we can go back to any kind of normaility.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Gaz_Miller » 29 May 2020, 13:54

South Korea have closed most schools, shops & theatres again after a small spike in cases.

As soon as you open things up, the pandemic is going to spread again.

As you say trevormans, it feels far too early for the UK. Deflective measures aren't the right way to come out of a pandemic.
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Post by bristleposh » 29 May 2020, 14:13

Gaz_Miller wrote:
29 May 2020, 13:54
South Korea have closed most schools, shops & theatres again after a small spike in cases.

As soon as you open things up, the pandemic is going to spread again.

As you say trevormans, it feels far too early for the UK. Deflective measures aren't the right way to come out of a pandemic.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by PoshCynic » 29 May 2020, 16:44

All the vaccines in the world plus testing and tracing will never mean that persons are 100% safe from Covid-19. The virus will evolve just like 'flu but with more serious consequences.

At some point the risk must be taken to ease lockdown restrictions. Is life worth living if one is to be confined to one's home and garden for ever?
The government cannot continue to support businesses and workers for ever.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by bristleposh » 29 May 2020, 17:57

I’m getting a tad worried that the scientists and the politicians are not noticing that the number of deaths over the last three days has not decreased on the rolling weekly line
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by trevormans » 29 May 2020, 18:27

In fact the 7 day average has gone up a smidgeon I think

However the bank holiday distorts the figures
It may be more realistic tomorrow

If not it should be brown trousers day

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by bristleposh » 29 May 2020, 19:03

trevormans wrote:
29 May 2020, 18:27
In fact the 7 day average has gone up a smidgeon I think

However the bank holiday distorts the figures
It may be more realistic tomorrow

If not it should be brown trousers day
The figure I looks strikingly was the comparison between Tuesday one week and the Tuesday of this week. Since the beginning of April, every corresponding day had been lower, until these last three days, where the figure have been slightly higher, that can only mean one thing. Them’s worse.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by trevormans » 29 May 2020, 19:10

No
the three day weekend distorts things

Check tomorrow

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by bristleposh » 29 May 2020, 20:02

trevormans wrote:
29 May 2020, 19:10
No
the three day weekend distorts things

Check tomorrow

Kisskiss
We’ll see on Saturday Sunday and Monday I’m hoping I’m wrong
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