While most people will have mild symptoms and recover quickly, some are more prone to getting sick.

Women live about five years longer than men. Men are effectively five years older. The risk goes up quite sharply with age anyway, so five years makes a difference.

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Closing playgrounds and increasing spacing between students may be more effective, according to UCL researchers.

Part of the problem is that while schools are open attendence is mandatory. If this then means that someone in your family could be put at risk it becomes a choice between risking them and risking trouble with the authorities for not sending your children to school. That 2 to 4% represents the end of someone's life that wouldn't have died otherwise. Instead of sacrificing their lives so that people can go to work why not try to think of an actual solution that works for everyone? Here's a suggestion: allow people to keep their children at home without punishment during an epdemic or pandemic. Let the school send them work and as long as it gets done and the epidemic continues leave it at that.


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2020-22-Tu 08:22:21 am

Part of the problem is that while schools are open attendence is mandatory. If this then means that someone in your family could be put at risk it becomes a choice between risking them and risking trouble with the authorities for not sending your children to school. That 2 to 4% represents the end of someone's life that wouldn't have died otherwise. Instead of sacrificing their lives so that people can go to work why not try to think of an actual solution that works for everyone?

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The prime minister says such a measure "could do more harm than good", and some experts fear it could put grandparents at risk.

So will kids cease to exist over the weekend and return on Mondays? Kids bring back every illness going and give them to everyone else in the family. Everyone with experince of school-age kids knows that's true. I'm not sure how Coronavirus is meant to be different.

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Temperatures in Germany's wine-growing regions were not cold enough to produce the dessert wine.

Yes, but think how much less CO2 was produced from people having to heat their homes! Plus all that money people saved on not freezing to death that they can now spend on something else.

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A woman in a Streatham cafe asked a police officer to "give us half an hour" so people could finish their food as he urged people to evacuate the premises.

If he had an IED it could be anywhere - there could even be more than one, they don't have to be very big. On him is probably most likley, but he could also have left a device somewhere on a timer set for a few minutes (too long and it might be found before it goes off). I don't know what rule says that the device won't go off while you're evacuating. Maybe you're better off keeping a wall between you and the street outside as long as you're not near a window. Maybe it's also time for London shop windows to be blast-resistant. Even that fire door glass with the wires inside might be better than nothing.


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2020-07-Tu 09:07:11 am

If he had an IED it could be anywhere. On him is probably most likley, but he could also have left a device somewhere on a timer set for a few minutes (too long and it might be found before it goes off). I don't know what says that the device would't go off while you were evacuating. Maybe you're better off keeping a wall between you and the street outside as long as you're not near a window. Maybe it's time for London shop windows to be blast-resistant.

2020-08-Tu 09:08:05 am

If he had an IED it could be anywhere - there could even be more than one, they don't have to be very big. On him is probably most likley, but he could also have left a device somewhere on a timer set for a few minutes (too long and it might be found before it goes off). I don't know what rule says that the device would't go off while you were evacuating. Maybe you're better off keeping a wall between you and the street outside as long as you're not near a window. Maybe it's time for London shop windows to be blast-resistant.

2020-08-Tu 09:08:33 am

If he had an IED it could be anywhere - there could even be more than one, they don't have to be very big. On him is probably most likley, but he could also have left a device somewhere on a timer set for a few minutes (too long and it might be found before it goes off). I don't know what rule says that the device would't go off while you were evacuating. Maybe you're better off keeping a wall between you and the street outside as long as you're not near a window. Maybe it's time for London shop windows to be blast-resistant too.

2020-10-Tu 09:10:26 am

If he had an IED it could be anywhere - there could even be more than one, they don't have to be very big. On him is probably most likley, but he could also have left a device somewhere on a timer set for a few minutes (too long and it might be found before it goes off). I don't know what rule says that the device would't go off while you were evacuating. Maybe you're better off keeping a wall between you and the street outside as long as you're not near a window. Maybe it's also time for London shop windows to be blast-resistant.

2020-10-Tu 09:10:56 am

If he had an IED it could be anywhere - there could even be more than one, they don't have to be very big. On him is probably most likley, but he could also have left a device somewhere on a timer set for a few minutes (too long and it might be found before it goes off). I don't know what rule says that the device won't go off while you were evacuating. Maybe you're better off keeping a wall between you and the street outside as long as you're not near a window. Maybe it's also time for London shop windows to be blast-resistant.

2020-15-Tu 09:15:03 am

If he had an IED it could be anywhere - there could even be more than one, they don't have to be very big. On him is probably most likley, but he could also have left a device somewhere on a timer set for a few minutes (too long and it might be found before it goes off). I don't know what rule says that the device won't go off while you're evacuating. Maybe you're better off keeping a wall between you and the street outside as long as you're not near a window. Maybe it's also time for London shop windows to be blast-resistant.

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Researchers found the amount of cash saved by not drinking could be spent on luxury holidays.

If the Earth is getting warmer why not just wait?

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Nicola Sturgeon has urged independence supporters to be patient - but could indyref2 still happen in 2020?

Scotland's votes were all counted and ended up being part of the 48%. Scotland hasn't been treated any worse than all the other regions or individual voters that wanted to remain. The vote was open to all UK citizens who could vote and it didn't go Scotlands way because less people UK-wide voted to remain than to leave, not because Scotland is at a disadvantage. It could have gone either way but in the end someone had to lose.

Scotland is part of the UK by Scotland's own 2014 referendum decision and as such Scotland owes the rest of the UK better than perpetual instability. It's not fair on the rest of the UK to be constantly vulnerable to SNP independence opportunism.


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2019-22-We 11:22:05 am

Scotland's votes were all counted and ended up being part of the 48%. They haven't been treated any worse than all the other regions or individual voters that wanted to remain. The vote was open to all UK citizens who could vote and it didn't go Scotlands way because less people voted to remain than to leave, not because Scotland is disadvantaged. Someone had to lose.

Scotland is part of the UK by Scotlands own 2014 referendum decision and as such Scotland owes the rest of the UK better than perpetual instability. It's not fair on the rest of the UK to be constantly vulnerable to SNP independence opportunism.

2019-26-We 11:26:12 am

Scotland's votes were all counted and ended up being part of the 48%. They haven't been treated any worse than all the other regions or individual voters that wanted to remain. The vote was open to all UK citizens who could vote and it didn't go Scotlands way because less people voted to remain than to leave, not because Scotland is disadvantaged. Someone had to lose.

Scotland is part of the UK by Scotland's own 2014 referendum decision and as such Scotland owes the rest of the UK better than perpetual instability. It's not fair on the rest of the UK to be constantly vulnerable to SNP independence opportunism.

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More than half of voters backed pro-referendum parties at the polls despite Boris Johnson’s decisive general election victory. Analysis of election vote share reveals nearly 52 per cent supported parties in favour of a Final Say vote such as Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and the SNP, compared with 47 per cent who supported Brexit-backing parties, such as the Tories

In the referendum people didn't have to abandon lifetime party loyalties or put themselves in the possible firing line of future Tory policies to vote Leave. It took a lot of guts to do that, and a huge number of Leavers won't have been able to bring themselves to do it. It's easy to use voting statistics to suggest differently, but this general election was not a re-run of the EU referendum.


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2019-22-Su 01:22:09 pm

In the referendum people didn't have to abandon lifetime party loyalties or put themselves in the possible firing line of future Tory policies to vote Leave. It took a lot of guts to do that, and a huge number of Leavers won't have been able to bring themselves to do it.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to Sophy Ridge about Brexit, his plans for the election and why he says Jeremy Corbyn can't be trusted.

Sophy Ridge really wants to humiliate Boris doesn't she. 'Will you apologise for doing that thing the courts ordered you to do?' I've had enough. I've got better things to do than to watch this crap... well, maybe not, but I'll think of something.

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Officials said two stoves blew up during breakfast and many people died after jumping off the train.

"Mr Ahmed said that passengers with little money often bring their own small gas stoves on the trains to cook their meals, despite the rules."

Does that work for us too? If a driver is low on cash do they get to run red lights?

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