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Old 16 Mar 2020, 08:33 (Ref:3964465)   #31
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You're a good salesman, Andy. I watched many on-board videos taken at Cadwell it looks so different. Donny looks great too. Till now, raced at Silverstone, visited Brands and Ethel.
Caldwell is known as the UK’s Nurburgring, albeit a much shorter lap. Watching XJS’s racing together with all four wheels off the deck as they come over “the mountain” is a sight to behold!
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Old 16 Mar 2020, 08:44 (Ref:3964466)   #32
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Caldwell is known as the UK’s Nurburgring, albeit a much shorter lap. Watching XJS’s racing together with all four wheels off the deck as they come over “the mountain” is a sight to behold!
Or even Cadwell! Off topic, gents......
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Old 16 Mar 2020, 09:03 (Ref:3964472)   #33
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That's not my experience. Older people here are already cancelling local events and gatherings and many are reducing contact with others. It may be minor for most but some become critically ill and emergency beds are limited. The isolation is aimed solely at taking pressure off the hospitals. If you keep going out you may end up in a bed urgently needed by somebody else. Ignoring the request to isolate will be a selfish act and I think most people will come to see it that way and respect it.
Preaching to the converted. I totally understand the reasons. Problem is many of the over 70's I know think the whole thing is overblown and is a bunch of "snowflake millennials" making a mountain out of a mole hill. I seriously doubt they are the majority but if there's enough people thinking like that it's going to seriously undermine any containment measures.
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Old 16 Mar 2020, 09:17 (Ref:3964477)   #34
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I've been getting some news updates from a friend in Modena . . .it's no joke. The Governement are happy for swathes of pensioners to die, they don't give a f*** about the general population and it'll save them a load of money.
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Old 16 Mar 2020, 10:50 (Ref:3964502)   #35
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I've been getting some news updates from a friend in Modena . . .it's no joke. The Governement are happy for swathes of pensioners to die, they don't give a f*** about the general population and it'll save them a load of money.
If one takes a purely logical "Mr. Spock" type position, horrible as it might be, a virus based cull would be likely, in the main, to ease (but probably not solve) the looming problems of funding pensions and healthcare for high dependence members of the public masses.

Avoiding a pandemic might defer the challenge for a decade or two. Or a miraculous solution could appear - something like making the retirement age 80 AND supporting that approach with some wonderful elixir that gives everyone up to that age the fitness an capability of a 40years old individual and so capable still of undertaking useful work activities (absent the undesirable options for extended breeding periods which would defeat the purpose of the change.)

Either way the politicians can only react to, not direct, events no matter what self important opinions some of them may have about themselves.

2020 could go down in history as a very "interesting" and "formative" year. Not necessarily in a good way though it might work positively for some philosophies.
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Old 16 Mar 2020, 11:09 (Ref:3964506)   #36
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Hmm - I'm six months off hitting 70, and I'm a toyboy (though she now says I'm now her carer) as my partner is 84, and for the last few months I've had a chest infection, but of course as a man only went to see the doctor after much nagging a month or so ago......now after two courses of antibiotics, I've been sent for a chest X-ray and then a follow-up CT scan - waiting the results from that.


So I guess I should be worried and hiding myself away, yet I still tend to look at the figures.....the latest published ones show something under 50K tests undertaken in UK, with around 1500 positives - there are only 6 positives in Lancashire where I live. That's a very small percentage of the population, nationally and locally who are infected, so I think panic is unjustified....and yes, pragmatically if we do get 100K deaths, primarily in the older age group, the economic damage to the country is likely to be less than that of a major recession caused by shutting the country down......


But I do expect that all our motorsport is likely to be suspended very shortly......
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Old 16 Mar 2020, 12:07 (Ref:3964532)   #37
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Hmm - I'm six months off hitting 70, and I'm a toyboy (though she now says I'm now her carer) as my partner is 84, and for the last few months I've had a chest infection, but of course as a man only went to see the doctor after much nagging a month or so ago......now after two courses of antibiotics, I've been sent for a chest X-ray and then a follow-up CT scan - waiting the results from that.


So I guess I should be worried and hiding myself away, yet I still tend to look at the figures.....the latest published ones show something under 50K tests undertaken in UK, with around 1500 positives - there are only 6 positives in Lancashire where I live. That's a very small percentage of the population, nationally and locally who are infected, so I think panic is unjustified....and yes, pragmatically if we do get 100K deaths, primarily in the older age group, the economic damage to the country is likely to be less than that of a major recession caused by shutting the country down......


But I do expect that all our motorsport is likely to be suspended very shortly......
Number of tests in the UK is a false basis on which to judge given that they are not testing all suspected cases.
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Old 16 Mar 2020, 12:53 (Ref:3964548)   #38
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We gonna have a moment here, they are about to announce a 45 days semi black out to start with. Instead of spinaches, toilet rolls or pasta I went for champagne, caviar and smoked salmon. If I have to go off quickly, I'll do it with style! Messieurs, buvez mais soyez saouls comme des Polonais! Alzo spacht Napoleon! Yippee!
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Mrs MG and I decided last Saturday to self isolate so I nipped up to the local Sainsbury to get a few essentials about an hour before it closed and the place was nearly empty - certainly more staff than customers. We live in a rural area and in the East Riding there have only been 3 cases reported in a population of 340,000 so we hope we are fairly safely protected from infection. It's getting the mail and parcels from posties and couriers we have to be careful about. We also have groceries delivered so there is a slight risk there too. It will be not seeing the grandkids that will be the hard part.


Hope Mike's keeping safely away from crowds.
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There are 7 cases in West Sussex, out of a local population of 858,852 . . . .hardly alarming. YET

Lots of spongey brained selfish pricks hoarding stuff though. Our local large supermarket ( I popped in for beer) had virtually nothing left other than fresh fruit veg and meat. lunacy. not even any tomato ketchup or dog food FFS!

shame some of these things don't operate via cranial capacity.
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We live in a rural area and in the East Riding there have only been 3 cases reported in a population of 340,000 so we hope we are fairly safely protected from infection. It's getting the mail and parcels from posties and couriers we have to be careful about. We also have groceries delivered so there is a slight risk there too. It will be not seeing the grandkids that will be the hard part.


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Thanks, I’m trying to keep away from crowds, but had a hosp visit yesterday and GP appointment this morn. Then I went to the supermarket to get a couple of items...... None of those are healthy places!

Norfolk had no confirmed virus cases until yesterday. Now one in Norwich hosp and 3 in Kings Lynn, so better than most parts of the UK!
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So, ‘Emergency workers will no longer support mass gatherings’.....

Not a ban on such gatherings, though. How is that going to affect the running of race meetings? Will it cause insurance / liability issues?
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It probably means that they won't get doctors or paramedics who are NHS registered.

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How is that going to affect the running of race meetings?
At the risk going OT, I'm convinced that within few days, if not hours, car races wont be a priority for many… Not even for the survivors.
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Veggie Nous sommes en guerre en France…

C'est nouveau, ça vient de sortir il faut rentrer!
We're no more allowed to go out meet friends or even family. What if we dont obey? A fine to be discussed will be given. Amongst all our Prez' words only the ones specifying that its a new kind of war make sense to my hears. He said seven times "nous sommes en guerre". The army will help. Soon we can have masks but where they are made is a mystery…

Many bills or past dues are suspended, water, gaz, electricity, rent, credits…
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