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Covid 19 Part XXXV-956,720 ROI (5,952 deaths) 452,946 NI (3,002 deaths) (08/01) Read OP

  • 02-05-2021 5:38pm
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    Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 48,954 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Necro
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    The end appears to be in sight, May will see a raft of restrictions lifted.

    Previous threads:

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    The new daily numbers thread

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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,140 ✭✭✭✭ is_that_so
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    35 up!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,397 ✭✭✭✭ bodhrandude
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    Hello new thread, how are you doing. :)

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]
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    I'm not expecting to see a 36th thread...


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,397 ✭✭✭✭ bodhrandude
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    Peterteanh wrote: »
    I'm not expecting to see a 36th thread...

    There might be an aftermath thread, you'll never know.

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,866 ✭✭✭✭ blade1
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    Peterteanh wrote: »
    I'm not expecting to see a 36th thread...

    Reunion one in 25 years :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,982 ✭✭✭ Ficheall
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    Peterteanh wrote: »
    I'm not expecting to see a 36th thread...
    I'd say we'll squeeze a start out of the 36th anyway.


    Just need plenty of healthy uninformed debate from the good denizens of boards.



    What is an outlier anyway?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,175 ✭✭✭ Sanjuro
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    Peterteanh wrote: »
    I'm not expecting to see a 36th thread...

    There probably will be. People will be talking about this for a while yet. Even after it burns down to an ember.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,710 ✭✭✭✭ Zebra3
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    Sanjuro wrote: »
    There probably will be. People will be talking about this for a while yet. Even after it burns down to an ember.

    A few head cases will.

    Most will be busy getting back on with their lives I’d say.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,175 ✭✭✭ Sanjuro
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    Zebra3 wrote: »
    A few head cases will.

    Most will be busy getting back on with their lives I’d say.

    I certainly look forward to talking about Covid as "remember that ****ty year back then."


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,951 ✭✭✭ TheDoctor
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    Sanjuro wrote: »
    I certainly look forward to talking about Covid as "remember that ****ty year back then."

    .... when sitting in a beer garden on June 7th :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,795 ✭✭✭✭ iamwhoiam
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    Sanjuro wrote: »
    I certainly look forward to talking about Covid as "remember that ****ty year back then."

    We will turn up on Reeling in the Years sometime in the future.
    Queing outside Dunnes in the pissing rain with masks on .


  • Registered Users Posts: 949 ✭✭✭ Renjit
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    Travelled to a nice lake side walk across the county. Garda asked us the reason for travel. It was within 20 kms, no issues.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,677 ✭✭✭ Happydays2020
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    Renjit wrote: »
    Travelled to a nice lake side walk across the county. Garda asked us the reason for travel. It was within 20 kms, no issues.

    The Guards will find it difficult to give up all that power.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,759 ✭✭✭ timsey tiger
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    The Guards will find it difficult to give up all that power.

    Yeah, they'll miss standing at the side of the road bored off their tits for hours on end alright.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,237 ✭✭✭ Jim_Hodge
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    The Guards will find it difficult to give up all that power.

    Any I know will be delighted to be done with it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,325 ✭✭✭ Scuid Mhór
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    Posting for posterity.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,982 ✭✭✭ Ficheall
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    The Guards will find it difficult to give up all that power.
    And NPHET will be devastated not to get to be on the telly, and doctors will miss the overtime, and retired people will be disappointed to have no one to twitch their curtains at, and people working from home will miss the cushiness of not having to commute, and those living in their basements will cry into their soup when there's no high case numbers to give them the horn, and teachers will miss their full salaries while not having to go into class, and boardsies will miss explaining the same points ad nauseum... F*ck it, should we just keep the virus?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,441 ✭✭✭ FintanMcluskey
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    Yeah, they'll miss standing at the side of the road bored off their tits for hours on end alright.

    It’s handy policing

    The most amusing thing I seen was the N4 checkpoint

    I was working in Dublin at the time and the checkpoint often added an hour to my commute in December when Ireland was on level 3 (I think)with inter county travel allowed.

    When I returned to work in January with Ireland on level 5, with no inter county allowed, the checkpoint had disappeared.

    Twas handy over time before Christmas and they had no issue who had serious delays while trying to earn a living


  • Registered Users Posts: 293 ✭✭ Carlowgirl
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    Sorry I'm just a bit annoyed. I haven't visited my family in ages as I'm abiding by the restrictions. I was feeling a bit down today over it. My neighbour had a big party last night abd now there is another one going on. Its a bit annoying when your trying to do the right thing and it can be hard to make sacrifices and then people just throw parties. It actually makes me feel lonely today been able to hear the party as I'm missing my family but then I talk to friends etc and they are also abiding by the restrictions. Its just hard when you can hear it


  • Registered Users Posts: 293 ✭✭ Carlowgirl
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    Sorry I'm just a bit annoyed. I haven't visited my family in ages as I'm abiding by the restrictions. I was feeling a bit down today over it. My neighbour had a big party last night abd now there is another one going on. Its a bit annoying when your trying to do the right thing and it can be hard to make sacrifices and then people just throw parties. It actually makes me feel lonely today been able to hear the party as I'm missing my family but then I talk to friends etc and they are also abiding by the restrictions. Its just hard when you can hear it


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  • Registered Users Posts: 919 ✭✭✭ gw80
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    Carlowgirl wrote: »
    Sorry I'm just a bit annoyed. I haven't visited my family in ages as I'm abiding by the restrictions. I was feeling a bit down today over it. My neighbour had a big party last night abd now there is another one going on. Its a bit annoying when your trying to do the right thing and it can be hard to make sacrifices and then people just throw parties. It actually makes me feel lonely today been able to hear the party as I'm missing my family but then I talk to friends etc and they are also abiding by the restrictions. Its just hard when you can hear it

    Scandalous!
    Give me the exact address and I will go straight there to tell them what's what,
    Animals,
    What was that address again?


  • Registered Users Posts: 293 ✭✭ Carlowgirl
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    gw80 wrote: »
    Scandalous!
    Give me the exact address and I will go straight there to tell them what's what,
    Animals,
    What was that address again?

    Ya thabks. I was tempted to ring it in last night but I couldn't. There were seven there last night. Different people tonight but same amount. Maybe I'm jealous


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]
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    gw80 wrote: »
    Scandalous!
    Give me the exact address and I will go straight there to tell them what's what,
    Animals,
    What was that address again?

    They should be lined up and shot for having the audacity to enjoy themselves. I think it's heartening that some are not looking for permission to live on their terms. And you'll be hearing a lot more of those feelgood stories as summer unfolds. Back to normality then, as for busybodies gawping over the hedge - these are easily ignored.


  • Registered Users Posts: 293 ✭✭ Carlowgirl
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    They should be lined up and shot for having the audacity to enjoy themselves. I think it's heartening that some are not looking for permission to live on their terms. And you'll be hearing a lot more of those feelgood stories as summer unfolds. Back to normality then, as for busybodies gawping over the hedge - these are easily ignored.
    It's not gawping over the hedge. I not interested in their sad party. Obviously I see the cars and people going in and out. Some people try and do the right thing so thr lockdown will work. People have made huge sacrifice s to help save lives. It's normal people will get annoyed when they see others don't care. These are not young ones. They are middle aged


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,441 ✭✭✭ FintanMcluskey
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    Carlowgirl wrote: »
    It's not gawping over the hedge. I not interested in their sad party. Obviously I see the cars and people going in and out. Some people try and do the right thing so thr lockdown will work. People have made huge sacrifice s to help save lives. It's normal people will get annoyed when they see others don't care. These are not young ones. They are middle aged

    The lockdown doesn’t work long term, the only thing that works is the vaccine

    It’s important to remember Irish citizens have been the globes most suppressed for 13 months, they deserve to be cut some slack.

    The government failed in their remit to protect the vulnerable, in nursing and care homes, however they cleverly gaslighted the Irish people into blaming each other for deaths of vulnerable in those places like your doing


  • Registered Users Posts: 293 ✭✭ Carlowgirl
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    The lockdown doesn’t work long term, the only thing that works is the vaccine

    It’s important to remember Irish citizens have been the globes most suppressed for 13 months, they deserve to be cut some slack.

    The government failed in their remit to protect the vulnerable, in nursing and care homes, however they cleverly gaslighted the Irish people into blaming each other for deaths of vulnerable in those places like your doing

    Was just saying its hard to know it's going on slll the time. Lock downs do work. Look at India. We would have been just like India if we didn't go into lockdown as we have a third world health care system. If people don't mix the virus can't spread. It's very simple

    We are the most suppresses because we have the worst health care system


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,441 ✭✭✭ FintanMcluskey
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    Carlowgirl wrote: »
    Was just saying its hard to know it's going on slll the time. Lock downs do work. Look at India. We would have been just like India if we didn't go into lockdown as we have a third world health care system. If people don't mix the virus can't spread. It's very simple

    We are the most suppresses because we have the worst health care system

    Look at India indeed

    India is the new Lombardy in a conversation it seems


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,380 ✭✭✭ crossman47
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    Carlowgirl wrote: »
    we have a third world health care system. If people don't mix the virus can't spread. It's very simple

    We are the most suppresses because we have the worst health care system

    Some amount of hyperbole there. Look at India and you see what a third world health system is like.


  • Registered Users Posts: 293 ✭✭ Carlowgirl
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    crossman47 wrote: »
    Some amount of hyperbole there. Look at India and you see what a third world health system is like.

    It is very sad what is happening in India.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,691 ✭✭✭ Danno
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    The Guards will find it difficult to give up all that power.

    The only ones who will find it difficult are those hell bent on promotion, the vast majority of members have no interest in implementing those ridiculous laws.


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