Recent content by RedRover

  1. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    For clarity, nowhere have I said that a disagree with lockdown, on principle or otherwise. I believe it was necessary in the circumstances, but also firmly believe and accept that it has (and will have) a significant economic impact. I believe that the effect of that should be factored into...
  2. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    I don't agree. It is nowhere near as simple as you are suggesting. Impact on trading of a company and reduced revenue over a period is not the same as closing down for three months where the income stream is turned off overnight. What will kill businesses in the short term in the UK is not a...
  3. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    Interesting. I am not an expert but took the view that if we do routine screening for certain cancers, we must be doing so for a reason and that if resources are (perhaps rightly in some instances) re-allocated elsewhere then that's going to have an impact.
  4. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    That's good to hear. I hope she recovers. As I say, I was told by someone I know that her routine appointment was cancelled. Maybe I am wrong.
  5. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    I've said this before on here but I have experience of the care home industry. It is very hard to make a profit in them over the long term and companies frequently go under. The biggest in the UK went into liquidation a few years back after floating on the stock market a few years before. It's...
  6. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    I know someone who has had a routine test postponed because of lock down. I personally have had a non-urgent appointment for serious eye condition in October postponed weeks ago with no clarity on when it'll be re-scheduled. I'm not worrying about it since there's not much I can do about it. I...
  7. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    It has prevented people getting routine testing though, many of which pick up early signs of cancer which then proves treatable.
  8. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    I'm not sure what point you're trying to make. Clearly a global pandemic is going to have an economic impact. The question is whether than impact has been mitigated by the measures taken. I would hazard a guess that in countries under a hard lockdown the economic impact will be worse, although I...
  9. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    Good post. People were very quick to label Sweden's strategy as a failure within weeks of other countries going into lock down. In some senses it has "failed" - especially, as you say, in respect of its care homes. That however is an accusation that can be levelled at many countries, in Europe...
  10. 8 minutes and 46 seconds kneel

    That's true. As I say, no issue with players on a personal level using their popularity to do so. It no doubt has an impact.
  11. 8 minutes and 46 seconds kneel

    I agree, and as I have said in a post above, United (and other clubs) have made their stance clear, as have a lot of players over social media. The game is not ignoring this issue. Players are free to use their influence to further that cause if they wish. They are showing solidarity. As I...
  12. 8 minutes and 46 seconds kneel

    Thanks. And that's fine but not everyone would agree. Protesting against racism will not be controversial because everyone who is right thinking will agree, but other issues are far less clear cut. I think we'd probably agree that it's unacceptable for Di Canio to run to the fans (as he did in...
  13. 8 minutes and 46 seconds kneel

    Is protest (on anything) a moral obligation now? If players wish to protest, then they can, on the pitch or via the press and social media. Making it in any way mandatory or organised takes away the impact and, in my view puts footballers in a very uncomfortable position. Some will be well able...
  14. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness or memes please)

    The point here is that the idea that just because Boris said we can have a BBQ with a few family, the vast majority of the country are now going to rush out and ignore all guidelines is patently nonsense. People will, I suspect generally behave sensibly. Those that don't probably won't have been...