BobSymons

BobSymons

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2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - David Gauke: The Covid... · 0 replies · +1 points

:-) precision is important.

The process of genetic mutation and natural selection is technical but conceptually is not really that difficult. It's worrisome that the govt don't seem to be able to handle or communicate this fairly simple level of complexity.

3 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - David Gauke: The Covid... · 2 replies · +1 points

I do understand how genetic mutation and natural selection works, but before reading climatesolyent's excellent post I hadn't quite put 2 and 2 together though.

Cheers for the post.

4 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Lockdown is popular, a... · 1 reply · +1 points

All good points.

But I do think that there is no practical route where we can avoid economic damage without excess deaths.

In fact that's not quite correct. The route to avoiding economic damage without excess deaths is through sorting out the leaks in the lock down so that it is effective.

It's only this week they've started to insist people coming into the country have a negative covid test - I'd argue given unbelievable situations like that that we've not yet tried lock down properly - just been dabbling with an ineffective but still very damaging halfway house.

4 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - A new property tax wou... · 0 replies · +1 points

It could be that more meaningful things need to be put under the control of the local authority and then their electors will be more interested in what's going on and the standard of governance will improve.

There are plenty of agencies of national scope but with regional operation that could be aligned with the local govt structures.

Seems a better way than giving up and doing everything in Whitehall.

4 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - A new property tax wou... · 4 replies · +1 points

Why do local taxes have to be based on property?

I'm not saying that we should change this, but it needs to be looked at as a broader move to a more rational taxation system that puts the right incentives in place for the economy to work very well.

Looking at it in isolation is most likely suboptimal.

5 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - David Gauke: The Covid... · 4 replies · +1 points

I had not considered that the new mutation was an evolution in response to social distancing, but you could be right.

The key to this is getting the physical quantity of virus down to reduce the rate at which viable mutations are generated.

5 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Adrian Lee: Erhard's e... · 0 replies · +1 points

I've learned something there... Thanks

5 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Sarah Elliott: Trump s... · 0 replies · +1 points

The Mueller report is chock full of it.

5 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - David Gauke: The Covid... · 0 replies · +1 points

:-)

If he sends me one I'll put it in pride of place.

5 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Lockdown is popular, a... · 0 replies · +1 points

Beyond mine too.

I look at the example of Taiwan. Deep and effective lock down and now they're almost back to normal with test and trace keeping a lid on it and a minimal economic hit.

This is what we should be aiming for. Saying it's too hard and we have to take enormous casualties because we've accepted we're rubbish and seemingly don't have to ability to organise things properly is just nuts.