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I guess we're all pretty fed up with discussing this as evidenced by the thread drying up with the news of Cummings. It was only going to get more and more farcical from thereon in.

Just wanted to check in with all of you and maybe get some discussion going again.

This was published today. It's interesting reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... s-response
Interesting article Fuß. Thanks for posting.
It's not a lot of difference from what you say about Stugeon and Scotland. This pandemic has just made people more selfish, more nationalist, more racist. It's shown the best and worst of people and mostly the worst of them. The 'league table' (for want of a better term) of country by deaths/cases isn't a far cry away from a league table of how much of a cunt the leader of each country is.
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Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... y-suggests

The government's herd immunity "strategy" looks to be the death sentence experts said it was
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Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... y-suggests

The government's herd immunity "strategy" looks to be the death sentence experts said it was
Let's clarify...

First off, as you know (but just for completeness) "herd immunity" is a scientific concept and not a strategy. You could look at strategies to achieve it but only a truly sociopathic cunt would look to kill thousands of people in order to do so.

The end game is and always was to build up some form of herd immunity but that's what you do with a VACCINE. Unless you are a sociopath or stupid or a cunt or all three.

Any acquired immunity to SARS-Cov-2 (Covid-19 is the disease caused by it) was likely always going to be short term. Same as that for influenza (that's why they decide on which strain they think is going to go round each year and vaccinate against that) or the common cold; this being why there has never been a "cure for the common cold": quite a lot of "common cold" is caused by other coronaviruses but also several other, unrelated viruses so it's even more difficult to protect against it.

As with flu, this will almost certainly necessitate us all going for a yearly (or more frequent) vaccine as and when it (they) become available. THIS is how you create and utilise "herd immunity". Not everyone needs to go for the vaccine but, if enough people do, it'll get us all - as a world population - over the hump each time it comes round without it being able to proliferate like it is doing so without ANY amount of immunity.

In short... (ahem)... short term immunity is not a bad thing and is actually what tends to drive herd immunity.
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Arsenal’s head of recruitment to leave amid 55 planned redundancies

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... 19-revenue

“Our main sources of income have all reduced significantly,” Venkatesham and Sanllehí said. “Revenue from broadcasters, matchday and commercial activities have all been hit severely and these impacts will continue into at least the forthcoming 2020-21 season.

“We all hope there will be no ‘second wave’ but we also need to accept that is one of the many uncertainties ahead of us and plan accordingly. Over recent years we have consistently invested in additional staff to take the club forward but with the expected reduction of income in mind, it is now clear that we must reduce our costs further to ensure we are operating in a sustainable and responsible way, and to enable us to continue to invest in the team."

They're getting rid of their revered head of recruitment, Francis Cagigao, who unearthed Fabregas, Bellerin and others.

Just cos you're a big club that turns over hundreds of millions doesn't make you safe from the impact of covid.
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They're getting rid of even more. High profile scouts now.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... dundancies

They're going down an agent led route, which is the route we went down and led us to signing a load of useless cunts
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