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  1. So I've read. Outperforming the private lot by a distance. But unfortunately there's not enough of them, and they don't have the resources they need because of the outsourcing fiasco. If the govt had gone straight away to the localised model, and given them the money instead of Dido f***ing Harding and Serco, things might have been different.
  2. It was launched in June, and by the start of July had alerted several hundreds of cases, according to that article. So fair to assume it's done quite a few more by late September, I would think. Maybe even several thousand. The other point well made by the Germans in the same article is that an app is only part of the test and trace process anyway. Most of it is paperwork and legwork. Over here we have neither an app nor a fully functioning process.
  3. Well according to that article it hasn't. So. French app seems to have been a failure in part for the reasons that the original plan for the British one was abandoned - centralised system, s*** for privacy and not compatible with other countries systems.
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    Probably thought they were talking about his kids.
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    Gove having the barefaced cheek to urge us to listen to the experts.
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    Absolutely. They've banged on so much about not extending furlough etc that they'll do everything they can to avoid it. It's also interesting that he seems to have said these measures will be in place for 6 months. Wonder if that was intended or if it will be 'clarified' later. Going to make people quite angry about Xmas I would imagine.
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    So more or less as expected. Work from home is sensible as is the stuff about mask wearing in more settings and for staff in those places. Never understood why staff weren't required to wear masks in the first place but anyway. Think Hassony's footie is scuppered too. Can't imagine it'll be enough to flatten the curve, especially with universities going back, but here's hoping... edit: I'd missed the bit about bringing in the military! f***ing mad idea but typical of the stupid straw balloon.
  8. It's so sick-inducing - 'Look, we can be as patriotic as the tories and maybe slightly less racist but not so much that we alienate the racists.' And still no sign of actual policies while he's abandoned more of the pledges he made for the leadership campaign. It's grim.
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    That's the sort of thing that might actually have an effect. Surprised not to see work from home on there too.
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    Don't forget using straws in pubs - the real game changer. Seriously though, if that is it, then they might as well not bother. Won't make the slightest bit of difference. And with students going back to universities, we can look forward to the increase in cases coming from that. Then we'll have an actual lockdown in a couple of weeks and it'll be all our fault. They are the biggest f***ing weapons we've ever seen in government, and after the last ten years that's quite a feat.
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    Oh well, I hadn't thought of straws in pubs. That solves everything.
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    Won't be enough to make a significant difference.
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    What's left after those? Stopping households mixing? Which is practically pointless while all the other stuff is going on.
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    Can't see how they avoid doing something serious after that briefing. They've painted themselves into a corner with their determination to avoid another lockdown and to extend furlough. But if they try curbing social stuff again (shut bars and restaurants and stop households meeting) and still insist it's safe to go to work, who's going to take any notice of it?
  15. Might be connected to the efforts to get crowds back into stadiums. Would imagine that has a bearing on what gets televised, and with the briefing that's just happened you'd think it unlikely that the crowds get back in any time soon, which may have thrown schedules back up in the air. Though with this govt you never know...
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