Posts tagged ‘coronavirus’

September 23, 2020

Doctoring the figures

by sticky

In these times of global pandemics and fake news, we have been left wondering just what to believe. Most of the public, it seems, have been coralled into a position of fear and subsequent obedience to what seem, to some, to be over-the-top restrictions on our way of life; resulting in massive damage to societies and to the wordwide economy.

Now, a British GP (doctor) has revealed the ‘mistake’ that led to unnecessary lockdowns, international panic and the wrecking of economies.

Yes, just like NASA’s Mars Climate Orbiter, which crashed into the Red Planet due to somebody ‘getting the numbers wrong’, Dr Malcolm Kendrick claims that the same thing happened with Covid-19 back in March.

His analysis raises several questions in my mind. You can think what you like.

You might be interested in checking out his blog, also, which is linked to in the above article.

August 6, 2020

Nothing is new

by ratty
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March 16, 2020

It’s a tough job, but . . .

by NobblySan

. . . someone’s got to do it.

Ah well – it had to happen eventually, I suppose.

An email came round work this afternoon suggesting that those who could do, may choose to work from home for the foreseeable future.

Barely had the cheering died down, than there was a rumble of shoes on carpet tiles, as the assembled dedicated mass of company-focused engineers made their way to the car park, with all the decorum and subtlety of a Le Mans start.

My own crew collected their stuff and were out of there faster than a ferret up a drainpipe, trailing HDMI leads and monitors in their wake.

Whilst generally viewing as a good thing the chance to work from home, without the need to spend 2 hours a day stuck in traffic and swearing at politicians on the radio, I do have one serious misgiving about this turn of events.

I will now have to perform certain vital and unavoidable daily tasks from home rather than at work, and thus be forced to use my own supply of toilet paper, rather than the company stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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