Third comment on this article but it's something I just noticed. Look at what they do in the following sentence with the figures:
"On Monday, 439 coronavirus deaths were recorded in the UK - down from 621 on Sunday and 708 on Saturday."
Did you spot it?
Why are they putting Saturdays reported deaths (708) after Sundays reported deaths (621) in that sentence? It couldn't possibly be to make it look to the unassuming reader like there was another spike in deaths rather than a decrease in deaths for 2 days running could it?
Fuck the media.
At some point the young people who are doing their best to make sure that this lock down remains in force indefinitely are going to have to face facts. This lock down cannot realistically be enforced indefinitely, we're going to have to face this head on eventually and when we do it's going to have to be we young people who take the brunt to try and develop the immunity as we're the ones most likely to survive. This is what the current older generation had to face during the Asian and Hong Kong flu outbreaks and they faced it with 100 times more bravery and grit.
I'm sick of being scared to death of this damm virus. The odds are well on my side if I catch it (as someone who falls in to 20-30 age bracket) so I should be one of the ones out there facing it and trying to contribute to the herd immunity.
It could never be possible that we're over reporting deaths of this disease (which there are countless cases of already), no it must be that we're under reporting the deaths. If it were possible that the deaths could be over reported then that would mean you could stop feeling as anxious about this and then you might stop feeling the need to check in with the media as frequently.
Jesus christ BBC just fuck off already.
I'm getting sick and tired of this wishy washy language that is used in articles about Covid-19
"the number of coronavirus-related hospital deaths was recorded as X"
"X has died after testing positive for Covid-19."
Give me the number of people who are actually confirmed to have died FROM Covid-19 or fuck off BBC.
'Today, Mr Hancock says the government has ordered 17 million, but says he has been "absolutely clear all along we will only use them if they work".'
Why the fuck would you order 17 million of these tests if you aren't sure that they work for fuck sake?
If you want to support the NHS and "key workers" that badly, surely you can think of better ways to do it than a mandated weekly virtue signalling round of applause?
It's going to take us years to recover from this, all because we panicked.
Where was this panic when swine flu swept across the world and killed thousands of people?
Our national debt was insanely high before this virus shit kicked off, I can't even begin to imagine how bad it's going to be when this is over.
"New weekly US unemployment claims hit a record high of 6.6m as the effects of the pandemic bite"
I bet you love that don't you BBC? Especially since one of Trump's major campaign pledges was to bring jobs back to America. I wonder how quickly you and your media friends will pin the blame for this solely on the likes of Trump and the UK conservatives despite the fact that YOU WERE THE ONES WHO STARTED AGITATING FOR THIS SHUT DOWN.
Edit: 6.6m Americans filing for unemployment should never be seen as a good thing. This figure should be seen as a wake up call for the fact that we have probably taken these measures too far already. When the dust settles and we are finally allowed to leave our homes, countless millions of people's livelihoods will be firmly in the gutter. I for one will be placing the blame for that squarely at the feet of China (for obvious reasons) and the media (for stirring up fear in the population and causing a massive overreaction).
Sounds exactly like bad case of the flu. Yet I never see a lock down when the seasonal flu hits each year...
This is not surprising at all. We have fucked the economy because of this virus outbreak. Now people are left jobless and have no choice but to apply for universal credit.