Just listening to Leo V on Pat Kenny now.
College Lecturer, fully vaccinated of course, texting in and worrying about having to give in person lectures to students in September.
The absolute balls of these people.
Massive overinflated salaries, sitting pretty online lecturing in their comfortable houses, expecting the young to forego yet more of their precious time just so they can feel more secure.
This is a psychosis which seems to be more prevalent in well educated people.
And there is no sign of it going away anytime soon.
How much are they being paid, and how do you know what the inside of their houses are like?
On good days (which are thankfully more often than not for me) I would share your 'just get on with it' outlook.
But the removal of civil liberties with no end in sight for a virus that the overwhelming majority of people will fully recover from is still deeply unsettling.
As is the fact that governments around the world, especially the developed world, have been married to the media and benefitted from their embarrassingly hysterical and often outright false reporting of the facts since day one of this thing.
Remember, those who said this likely originated in the Wuhan lab were until recently branded as racist conspiracy theorists. Those who warned of vaccine passports were branded as conspiracy theorists too. For "conspiracy theory" these days you may as well just read "spoiler alert". And that is scary.
University lecturers salaries are universally known to be on the high side. That would suggest a nice house. I don't think the poster was making big leaps.
8000 at the Aviva for bohs next week, 18000 for the Leinster hurling final, talks of a full house for the all Ireland final.
What makes you think it won't happen?
I have no idea what they are paid, or where they live.
The impressing I'm getting is that the government are still waiting to be told what the plan is.
Their salary averages are available online. People with higher salaries tend to have nicer houses. I don't really get your argument to be honest.
Our hospitals are usually overwhelmed by flu patients every winter, there was no reported case of flu last winter in Ireland and I think that will be the same again this coming winter, Australia are also reporting low flu numbers and with their restrictions on travel I can't see it coming up here
8-10 weeks from now our COVID rates will peak and then rapidly drop, as the main spreaders of the virus (18-25 year olds) get jabbed
Where are these talks of a full house at the all-Irelands? Only 500 allowed at the hurling qualifiers this coming weekend about a month out from the all ireland and you think there will be a full capacity at the all-Ireland,delusional
My argument is that the poster made two assumptions about a person without any knowledge of their circumstances, and the assumptions were completely irrelevant to what the texter to the radio programme was saying.
Nothing is for certain, but I expect we'll definitely be well beyond farcical notions of 500 people in a 20,000 seater stadium. There may be some special restrictions around children's events in particular (where you have large gatherings of unvaccinated individuals), limiting capacity or limiting the number of adults allowed (which was pretty standard pre-covid tbf).
Open-air events will most likely be full steam ahead but they'll be required to have some specific facilities such as a Covid officer, isolation room and hand sanitiser everywhere.
Indoor events & hospitality probably full steam ahead, but could have some capacity restrictions in terms of the number of children present. That is, events where children (under 12) are present could be limited to 1 child for every 3 adults. These are just throw-out examples.
It's worth noting that the emergency powers aren't required for all of these measures. The requirement for a vaccination cert expires on 9th October, or if approved by both the Seanad and Dail, can be extended to 9th January.
I'm having difficulty seeing under what circumstances both houses could be convinced to extend this. Globally the current wave is peaking. The UK's surge is peaking. Our surge will probably peak mid-late August, after which we'll be mostly vaccinated and numbers will collapse.
Despite what some want to think, no measures have been enacted or mooted by this Government without some level of plausible threat. Despite the wailing over May and June calling for a return of indoor dining, we can see with current case numbers that the refusal to do so was valid and pragmatic.
So when we get to the renewal date of these emergency powers, we'll have widespread vaccination and hospital numbers on the floor. There'll be no basis to request an extension.
Supermarkets and banks have been open throughout and clothes shops have been open the past two months without a vaccination passport so I don`t see how anyone would see that changing.
Sydney at present is a world removed from Ireland. Australia went with a zero Covid strategy and was being praised here for their lack of restrictions by some. It work alright for a while, but they messed up by not using the space that gave them to vaccinate. They have just 12% fully vaccinated and are ranked 38th. of the 38 member states of the OECD.
I said I was looking forward to full houses at concerts and stadiums from the 10th November and no masks or any other restrictions. Do you think that will happen? BTW can you link to where it says the All Ireland finals will be full house? 🙂
I haven’t waved any white flag, I’ve just made the decision that I won’t let the global situation affect me like it used to.
yes, the public will be vaccinated but who knows what is around the corner? You are seeking answers to questions that no one can give you and that is frustrating you as a result.
Just let it go for the moment, we are at an interesting point that is incredibly positive steps forward. Things will work out
It is a generalisation to make a point.
Are you familiar with the concept?
I am just angry for the youth and what they have missed out on thus far.
This texter is likely not representing the majority as I would imagine most lecturers are missing out on the general buzz of being on campus and interacting with their colleagues and students properly.
This texters feelings on the matter are treated with the same level of seriousness that the reality of young people missing out on campus life is.
Just like this back and forth is totally irrelevant to this forum
Ah I read it as if he was talking about college lecturers more generally. But yeah one specific person there is no way to know their situation.
After 18 months of insidious gaslighting you would want to be a right **** idiot to believe that this is going to be finished by November.
Of course, come November the same people are going to be telling us that nobody ever said anything like that and that it is perfectly normal that christmas needs to be restricted to protect the hospitals.
Forgive me for pointing out the obvious, but you are hardly likely to encounter someone afraid to leave their house since they are afraid to leave their house.
Looking forward to everything being "full steam ahead" on the 9th of November.
I’ve been saying this since last year, there is a sizeable proportion of university staff who are loving this and have no intention of going back to lecture halls if they can help it. Talking about more and more online content, while the students pay huge rents for a couple of hours per day in person lectures. They need a kick up the arse at this stage.
I suppose the numerous posters that said they guarantee that we won't have indoor hospitality this year will come back and admit that they were wrong? Yeah?
Everything that has happened in this country since March 2020? Weren’t you people telling us that the delay in opening indoor dining wouldn’t happen just a matter of hours before it did?
Access only with "papers" is worse and very dystopian. I wonder will the numerous posters who guaranteed we wouldn't need a vaccine pass to access parts of society and services (and passed off any suggestion as a conspiracy theory) come back and admit they were wrong.
Perhaps for those who eat,sleep and drink Pandemic,it may be as you say.
There are still a significant cohort (see what I did there :) ) who regard RTE as the official source of information in Ireland,and as a result are influenced greatly by the regularity of the awfulness being peddled.
However,the fact of increasing numbers of "Ordinary" people now actively reclaiming as much normality as possible without referencing RTE,NPHET or Dr Holohan's Twitter is far more threatening to the RTE's of this World,and it shows on a daily basis.
You may see it as bashing,I prefer to view it as seeking balance,even if that may be asking a lot from the "respectable" media ?
Just because one person says something, it does not follow that everyone in that profession feels the same way. I have a very good friend who is a College Lecturer at a university in Ireland and she (as well as all of her colleagues) can’t wait to get back to campus as they have found online teaching to be a horrible experience for them as well as the students. By the way, she earns just over 40k a year, having completed her PhD a couple of years ago and she rents an apartment.
it is a step forward from where we are NOW Graham, my point was we could eat indoors last year without vaccines. The vaccine was sold as our ticket to normality, but now if you are fully vaccinated you've still to sit apart, wear masks etc. Same at the Pilot concert the antigen test should be something to allow increase the normality, not just go ahead with the masks/pods anyway.
If the fully vacinnated are to sit 2 metres apart and wear masks when leave table at what point do they anticipate a normal pub/disco bar situation.
Spanish Supreme Court finds lockdowns UNCONSTITUTIONAL. It said the lockdown were a suppression of fundamental human rights.
Does anyone know what the guidelines are on confirmations due to take place at end of August in terms of who can attend? Still only parents and sponsor or wider family as well?