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The Irish media hysteria

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    jayp2020 wrote: »
    Completely agree. We're so out of step with the rest of the world and we can't even see it anymore due to the insular, hysterical media coverage.

    Just had a look at Le Monde (France) online there. They have an entire section with 19 stories over the past 24 hours, just on C19. Then another section dedicated entirely to vaccines with over 20 stories. Lots of worried politicians and experts.

    On to Der Spiegel (Germany) and the top 4 stories are C19. Another wave, vaccines, people in power are worried. Experts are worried.

    El Pais (Spain) top 5 stories are C19. Pressure on hospitals, experts worried, people asking to government to REINTRODUCE restrictions.

    La Republicca (Italy) C19 top story.

    That’s just Europe. Hysterical obviously.


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    Just had a look at Le Monde (France) online there. They have an entire section with 19 stories over the past 24 hours, just on C19. Then another section dedicated entirely to vaccines with over 20 stories. Lots of worried politicians and experts.

    On to Der Spiegel (Germany) and the top 4 stories are C19. Another wave, vaccines, people in power are worried. Experts are worried.

    El Pais (Spain) top 5 stories are C19. Pressure on hospitals, experts worried, people asking to government to REINTRODUCE restrictions.

    La Republicca (Italy) C19 top story.

    That’s just Europe. Hysterical obviously.

    The real hysteria are those hysterical voices shouting hysteria


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    RTÉ getting desperate to wheel out anyone who'll pump the doom angle now the end is near. The wet fart that is the Delta variant has hit them hard


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    I have a good friend living on the Costa, another in Barcelona and the situation is very, very different there now, life going on as normal, pubs and nightclubs open and very few restrictions.


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    jayp2020 wrote: »
    I have a good friend living on the Costa, another in Barcelona and the situation is very, very different there now, life going on as normal, pubs and nightclubs open and very few restrictions.

    Can be handy sometimes to keep abreast of the news

    https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210706-spain-s-catalonia-region-reimposes-covid-19-restrictions-as-cases-spike


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    jayp2020 wrote: »
    I have a good friend living on the Costa, another in Barcelona and the situation is very, very different there now, life going on as normal, pubs and nightclubs open and very few restrictions.

    Most developed counties are just getting on with it now and then there is Ireland, concerned.


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    lol, yeah they've brought in some new local restrictions as of this evening - negative pcr tests required for gatherings of more than 500 etc. - no I don't check the Spanish news on the hour - you're kind of missing the point here, even with some new local, regionally-specific controls don't you see just how completely different it all is from Ireland??


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    jayp2020 wrote: »
    lol, yeah they've brought in some new local restrictions as of this evening - negative pcr tests required for gatherings of more than 500 etc. - no I don't check the Spanish news on the hour - you're kind of missing the point here, even with some new local, regionally-specific controls don't you see just how completely different it all is from Ireland??

    We all have friends living in normal countries, those who don't need only look at their tellies with packed stadiums everywhere to get an inkling we might be doing something wrong....

    The problem is too many of us can't bring ourselves to admit we are a shambles.


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    Friend in the states saying everything open. Just checked

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/states-reopen-map-coronavirus.html

    Looks like he's right.

    We've over 20% unemployment in Ireland now including pup. Doesn't seem to be much Tal about that...


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    We all have friends living in normal countries, those who don't need only look at their tellies with packed stadiums everywhere to get an inkling we might be doing something wrong....

    The problem is too many of us can't bring ourselves to admit we are a shambles.

    and Nphet/govt (in my view it's all the one) can't bring themselves to admit they over-reacted and have backed themselves into a corner. Remember March 2020 when we couldn't go beyond 2k of home...guards were parked at the top of my estate checking people going in and out in case we might bring in the virus...Jeepers when I think of it now it's like a crazy alternate reality. Hysterical over-reaction doesn't even begin to cover it.


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    TefalBrain wrote: »
    Most developed counties are just getting on with it now and then there is Ireland, concerned.

    Starting to think will it ever end. Not a peep about ever stopping wearing masks, social distancing etc. What the hell are they testing a few hundred people at GAA games and that godawful concert held a few days ago. It's like they're preparing for this to go on indefinately...without so much as a whimper from mainstream media. Just more threats of lockdowns, variants and whatever else they can make up to keep the fire burning. Is anyone asking when it'll end? Will it end when all the good boys and girls get vaccines, like fck it will...they'll invent something else.


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    jayp2020 wrote: »
    I have a good friend living on the Costa, another in Barcelona and the situation is very, very different there now, life going on as normal, pubs and nightclubs open and very few restrictions.


    The clubs are closing next week. They were operating at 50% capacity, masks obligatory on dance floor, was illegal NOT TO WEAR A MASK OUTSIDE up until last week. But yeah, normal.

    And now their cases are surging, hospitals already under pressure in first week of July, almost certainly going to have to lock down again.

    Something we won’t need to do if the government don’t bend to the will of the small but vocal minority of ardent indoor diners, most of whom I’m sure dined exclusively in the nearest greasy spoon, or as a treat, the local carvery.


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    RTE back to form with the India craziness. I love this game. If something suits the fear agenda, you get to stoop to using some 'study' thrown about by a casual research group. Totally legit.

    But anything of that nature pointing the other way gets dismissed as a nutjob conspiracy theory. We are instead redirected to the official figures.

    Think about how nuts this claim below is. They are basically saying that 9 out of every 10 Covid cases was hidden/forgotten/set aside for a later date by doctors, but somehow later disclosed to the study group or the WHO or whoever. Hilarious reaching.

    And again an utter refusal in the case of a populous developing nation to refer to any kind of denominator with their figures. High absolute figures are much scarier.

    The truth when denominators are added to the reckoning is that India is not even in the top 100 of Covid-stricken countries.

    The most galling thing for RTE and the agendaists now is normality in Britain. Very interesting to watch their selective handing of that. Be prepared for some shameless cherrypicking.




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    I had a good chuckle at reading the RTE website and they talk of Portugal going under curfew. I was inside a pub reading it at the time. Hysterical



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    I got really annoyed when Catriona Perry was interviewing gerry Killen recently. He was giving numbers, as he does, and she looked to him and said, so is the delta variant what's keeping you up at night?

    He didn't say anything was keeping him up at night, those are your words ms newscaster, not his. I guess he wasn't scary enough so she had to up the ante a bit.

    Is it time to crack open each other's heads and feast on the goo inside?



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    That's funny. I guess they had Killeen on because he's so extremist and alarmist in his views, and they hoped that would be conveyed to the viewers. it sounded like he was relatively calm, but the RTE presenter tried nevertheless to pre-empt him into being sensationalist.



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