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  1. Paul1Perth

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Sounds a bit suss but you never know.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    You think wrong. XStrata I've not even heard of. Check out Perths skyline and who has the biggest buildings and employs the most people. BHP, Woodside, Rio Tinto, Fortescue. They pay big money so even if some profits go abroad the people that work for them keep the WA economy ticking along and pay a lot of tax to help the Aus economy.
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    Are we coming out of isolation too soon?

    Just watching Tamsin Lewis commenting on still trying to recover after months.
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    Norfolk or East Yorkshire?

    I was born in Chesterfield Derbyshire, next county to Yorkshire. Whilst I loved growing up there it was probably because I'd not experienced anwhere else. It is bleak in winter, I'd go for Norfolk, weather is better the further South you go. People are more friendly up North though.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    You have no clue about Aus. First recession in 30 years and that's because of coronavirus. I've worked in IT and communications in the UK and here for 35 years and the number of clever people and investement into new technology, new ideas is amazing. Aus leads the world in autonomous mining operations and oil and gas people from other countries come here to see how we do it.
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    Are we coming out of isolation too soon?

    Care homes mostly.
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    Are we coming out of isolation too soon?

    We can be in control and be able to track and trace if we keep the numbers low. Europe, America, god knows what's happeing in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc. They wouldn't have a clue how many cases and deaths they have. It's out of control and the economy is not able to recover because no-one has any confidence to go out and feel safe. Eventually the health workers, who are under constant stress and must dread going to work, run out of steam. The financial load on the NHS must be astronomical.
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    Are we coming out of isolation too soon?

    Closer to SARS than anything.
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    Are we coming out of isolation too soon?

    Opening up the economy may have the same affect in the UK and Europe. We watch the news and it amazes me how much pressure is being applied from the media to businesses to people on the street who want to get back to the pub.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Michael Jackson was a no no on radio for a while. He's back though and no-one makes a remark about it. Gary Glitter and Rolf didn't really manage a lot of serious work that was going to stand the test of time.
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    Are we coming out of isolation too soon?

    I didn't say he had no influence. He has a team of medical experts like all governments that come up with a policy on how to manage it. Because of the US size and crazy governors who think they know better a lot chose to do their own thing. Boris behaved crazily and got it. I'm sure his team were dismayed by his actions. He learnt a lesson and luckily, because he got it, people in the UK took it a lot more seriously. The young people in certain states of America have totally disregarded any advice. Street parties, packed beaches, no distancing.
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    Are we coming out of isolation too soon?

    See what's happened in Melbourne when you try and rush these things?
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    Are we coming out of isolation too soon?

    To be fair Donald T and his team can only advise on what to do. It's then up to each statev governor, mayor and local team to decide on whether to implement the advice. He has so many state governors that hate him and whatever his team advice was they were determined to do the opposite. You only have to look at California and Florida where they opened up everything, against advice and are now suffering the consequences. Lots of spread amongst young people too and back to lockdown and closed beaches.
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    Are we coming out of isolation too soon?

    My wife works in an oncology clinic in the same hospital that just about all WA's covid patients ended up. They never closed and treatment wasn't affected at all. There were zero transmissions to hospital staff or community.
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    Are we coming out of isolation too soon?

    My son and wife have had bad colds, both took note of the advice not to go to work if they felt ill though, I think last year both of them would have gone. My wife got a sick note for a week. I've been fine since retiring at Christmas, I'm sure I used to pick things up at work, where a lot went in feeling a bit rough, always someone with coughs and sneezes, and also on public transport going and coming home. Busy trains through winter never a healthy place. Having said that I've never had much time off sick from work. I had maxed out on personal leave as they call it now. I think I had about 2 years worth. Pity you didn't get that paid out.
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