Graham_M

Graham_M

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5 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Royston Smith: I was l... · 0 replies · +1 points

There's been a few studies in The Netherlands. Generally e-cyclists use their bikes more, both distance and number of trips so they actually exercise more than a standard cyclist. In several age groups they reduce car-usage. The motor generally doesn't do all the work,

6 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Starmer knows that a c... · 1 reply · +1 points

I'd agree with your first point, though I suspect more American and British Exceptionalism than deviousness. Very little emanating from the UK government at the moment makes me suspect that they are actually capable of such a high degree of cunning.

I transited through Stansted on 6th March. I remember listening to a group of passengers coming off a flight from Italy expressing amazement that they were allowed to walk through arrivals with no checks whatsoever.

Your theory appeals but I doubt many of the Cabinet are capable therefore I'm plumping for cockup over considered response!

6 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: "Why does the P... · 0 replies · +1 points

Speaking to a friend whose partner is a Dr in the NHS, it took 80 hours for results to come back. In the meantime she, and colleagues, were unable to work until they did. Seems terribly inefficient.

6 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Starmer knows that a c... · 3 replies · +1 points

Interesting article about Germany on Unherd today by Tom Chivers.

Suggests an element of luck in getting the lockdown timing right but also benefits from the federal system.
https://unherd.com/2020/10/can-britain-learn-from...

8 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Stephen Booth: To reac... · 2 replies · +1 points

For the quality of the carcass sure, but shipping costs will surely be a factor. The costs below aren't even for reefers.

40ft container to Hamburg/Amsterdam: 415 USD
40ft container to Australia 2,803 USD
40ft container to Auckland 2,854 USD

9 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Covid. Mass lockdowns ... · 0 replies · +1 points

It looks like Sweden are changing their approach. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/09/23/swede...

9 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Covid. Mass lockdowns ... · 2 replies · +1 points

Not at all, but treatments have evolved.

And whilst Noway and Finland are both seeing an uptick, neither of them seems to be out of control yet.

It will be interesting to see the numbers after the second wave is included in them.

9 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Covid. Mass lockdowns ... · 4 replies · +1 points

True, but Sweden also had 9 times the deaths of Denmark, whilst having less than twice the population.

9 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Covid. Mass lockdowns ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Works for me. The more, the merrier.

9 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Covid. Mass lockdowns ... · 8 replies · +1 points

I'd also like to see a comparison that includes Finland, Norway and Denmark. Their lockdowns were all harder than Sweden's with lower death rate and damage to GDP wasn't significantly different.
https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-swede...

Caveat being that this was a month ago, and a month is a long time in the Covid era.