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Is 2021 a write off?

  • 13-01-2021 11:47pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,077 ✭✭✭ Away With The Fairies


    Where can I get some garden furniture, so I can drink my homemade coffee outdoors and pretend I'm eating out? Might as well try and enjoy my summer somehow.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 424 ✭✭ Cerveza


    The country will be back open by summer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 691 ✭✭✭ jmlad2020


    ^^^ not realistic imo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭ beachhead


    Most of it I believe


  • Registered Users Posts: 71,904 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn


    Once those vulnerable and those on the frontline are vaccinated we will be grand. I'd see nightclubs open here in August,


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,516 ✭✭✭✭ Idbatterim


    Cerveza wrote: »
    The country will be back open by summer.

    Possible,but this is Ireland we are talking about!

    If we are open by summer many other countries will be sorted by march or April...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ StevenToast


    Cerveza wrote: »
    The country will be back open by summer.

    We will be in level 3 by the summer....for the rest of the year...

    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining." - Fletcher



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,232 ✭✭✭✭ TheValeyard


    We will be in level 3 by the summer....for the rest of the year...

    At least the rain will be warm then.

    Fcuk Putin. Glory to Ukraine!



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 424 ✭✭ Cerveza


    This time next year the only corona will be the band and the bottles,


  • Registered Users Posts: 71,904 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn


    We will be in level 3 by the summer....for the rest of the year...

    Who would we be trying to protect? The deaths simply won't be there.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ GT89


    Who would we be trying to protect? The deaths simply won't be there.

    Instead of protecting 0.00001% of the propulation we will be protecting 0.000000001% of the population by then


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,745 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    Who would we be trying to protect? The deaths simply won't be there.

    Ya hope.

    110 the last two days, very few of them pre January, the peak morbidity and mortality now in the 55 to 74 bracket.

    So ya *hope* the deaths simply won't be there come summer.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 424 ✭✭ Cerveza


    There will be full croke park this football and hurling final this year. The vaccines will have massive impact over night.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,627 ✭✭✭✭ snoopsheep


    Edit- rescinded after considering it, as the_dunne points out below it was well over the line into dickish.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,222 ✭✭✭✭ the dunne


    snoopsheep wrote: »
    As usual, my response to these threads is that before covid there were miserable people writing off their lives

    During covid there are miserable people writing off their lives

    I predict with some confidence that post covid there will remain a not inconsiderable rump of miserable people writing off their lives

    Ive had a busy and fulfilling 2020 and while there's no denying the difficulty and uncertainty and tragedy covid has brought, we never had a year yet without those things and I wouldn't bet my happiness or future plans on avoiding them entirely in any year coming neither

    Jesus.

    That's awfully disrespectful to those who weren't as lucky as you.

    Fair play mate, delighted you had a good 2020. For the most it was horrific and we are doing our best to recover from it.

    I'm sure there are a lot of miserable people. Justifiably so. Just because your year was bad (but ok) I don't think you should be a dick and assume people miserable about a horrendous year are doing it for ****s and giggles.

    Know your audience man. It's been tough.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,627 ✭✭✭✭ snoopsheep


    the dunne wrote: »
    Jesus.

    That's awfully disrespectful to those who weren't as lucky as you.

    Fair play mate, delighted you had a good 2020. For the most it was horrific and we are doing our best to recover from it.

    I'm sure there are a lot of miserable people. Justifiably so. Just because your year was bad (but ok) I don't think you should be a dick and assume people miserable about a horrendous year are doing it for ****s and giggles.

    Know your audience man. It's been tough.

    If you think id be balling into a thread not describing an entire year as a "write off" and taking the same tone, youd be mistaken

    That in itself is a rotten, negative and depressing way to think of it, imo

    But in fairness i admit, ok yeah i got carried away and it has been very hard for a lot of people, of course.

    But instance after instance of these threads are absolutely gleeful for the gloom imo which helps nobody.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,305 ✭✭✭✭ jimmycrackcorm


    jmlad2020 wrote: »
    ^^^ not realistic imo.

    What's blocking us reopening is the numbers of people who could possibly end up in ICU or taking up hospital beds. So when it comes to vaccinations you can basically open up once the population over mid-thirties are vaccinated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,222 ✭✭✭✭ the dunne


    I can't un-quote snoopsheep but I admire the fact he engaged and reconsidered. He wasn't entirely wrong and he took on board other opinions.

    It's rare, it's beautiful and shouldn't go unrecognised. Massive respect mate. Might not agree with you, but always will be willing to talk about any difference.

    Thank you


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,210 ✭✭✭ The J Stands for Jay


    Cerveza wrote: »
    There will be full croke park this football and hurling final this year. The vaccines will have massive impact over night.

    Yeah, I'd be amazed if the vaccination programme is finished by mid 2022.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,264 ✭✭✭✭ fits


    We’ve our holiday home booked for August in Ireland.

    I’d like to take my boys for a short trip on a plane but only when it’s safe to do so. Might be 2022.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,599 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    Where can I get some garden furniture, so I can drink my homemade coffee outdoors and pretend I'm eating out? Might as well try and enjoy my summer somehow.

    Plenty of online options, we 'll hopefully be having garden dinners again this summer


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,100 ✭✭✭ prunudo


    50 more weeks to go in 2021, way too early to be calling it a write off. Things will get better.
    We'll be living with some level of restrictions for the year but it will be better than now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,561 ✭✭✭ Benimar


    Once those vulnerable and those on the frontline are vaccinated we will be grand. I'd see nightclubs open here in August,
    Cerveza wrote: »
    There will be full croke park this football and hurling final this year. The vaccines will have massive impact over night.

    The year isn’t a write off. We will be able to do a lot of things later in the year, including holidays, but neither of the two things mentioned above will be happening in 2021.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭ Mrsmum


    First six months very restricted so pretty much a write off. After that hopefully freedom.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,394 ✭✭✭✭ CIARAN_BOYLE


    My bet is broadly level 5 to late March and level 3 to June or July with a level 2 July August and level 1 for the rest of the year.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,105 ✭✭✭ Kivaro


    Who would we be trying to protect? The deaths simply won't be there.

    But the government will still be listening to the experts on RTE, so lockdown forever.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,810 ✭✭✭ Hector Savage


    Summer yes ....


























    summer 2022


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,840 ✭✭✭ fvp4


    Given we weren't really locked down in summer 2020 and there were 5 cases in June 21 why would we be locked down this summer with 50% of people vaccinated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,649 ✭✭✭✭ Kintarō Hattori


    The misus seems to think she'll be able to travel to Poland this year. She's aiming for May I think. I can't see it happening myself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,288 ✭✭✭ corcaigh07


    Cerveza wrote: »
    There will be full croke park this football and hurling final this year. The vaccines will have massive impact over night.

    You're forgetting the finals are on in July this year so unlikely to happen, sadly.

    That said, the Government will want to keep pace with the rest of the EU for Euro 2020 in Dublin.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,288 ✭✭✭ corcaigh07


    The misus seems to think she'll be able to travel to Poland this year. She's aiming for May I think. I can't see it happening myself.

    You can fly Dublin to Krakow tomorrow? I can see it happening.


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