Derek27 wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:12 pm
Emmson wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Aarondewit wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:37 am
As it stands, Asia-Pacific, contrasted with Europe and the Americas, has done a much better job dealing with Covid-19. I wouldn't have predicted that.
I would have! in fact I think I did
I drew some heat on here for suggesting wearing of face masks was a good thing months ago. Totally incompetent government led by a complete charlatan allied with an ill-disciplined population.
I was feeling a bit baffled during the first lockdown when we were supposed to only go out when absolutely necessary, yet when necessity took you to a crowded supermarket facemasks were not called for.
I think the concern about masks was two-fold. There weren't enough to go round back then. But also the govt was concerned that wearing a mask would lead people to believe they were safe regardless of breaching 1m social distancing. On the latter point, govt was spot on. People definitely believe a mask is a covid-proof device. It just isn't.
Then again, wearing a mask and brushing past somebody probably isn't as risky (for you, or those around you) as having a 200 strong party outside your student halls.
I think the govt have tried very hard. I think we've been let down by pillocks who refuse to understand what an R of 2.6 means.