Being just back, I immediately noted masks are not worn in London while shopkeepers tell you off in France if you don't wear a mask.... Ref vaccination rates, while proportion vaccinated don't look that different, once you look at unvaccinated numbers, the difference looks bigger (as unvaccinated are much smaller numbers than vaccinated...)Everyone seems to be expecting numbers to increase again. What's interesting is that in France numbers are falling rapidly again despite the Delta variant being prevalent and no material difference in vaccination rates. Only difference seems to be mask wearing.
Don't worry Tom, given the awful numbers in Jan-Feb (1000-1500 deaths a day...), nowadays numbers of 100-200 daily deaths look very good.... the magic of statistics... Frightening!... or not to worry?It seems to me that we are more or less back to 'normal' here. I hope that doesn't quickly become something that we regret.
The French government's success in turning round what was a far more vaccine sceptical country than the UK seems to me remarkable.
That is outrageously depressing!
I think vegetables have always been noticeably disappointing in the UK supermarkets so we’re just missing more bad vegetables… Natoora seem to have not been affected which is good.Being just back, I immediately noted masks are not worn in London while shopkeepers tell you off in France if you don't wear a mask.... Ref vaccination rates, while proportion vaccinated don't look that different, once you look at unvaccinated numbers, the difference looks bigger (as unvaccinated are much smaller numbers than vaccinated...)
More depressing, fruits and vegetables are readily available in large diversity and quantities in France while Waitrose looks quite a bit deprived... but of course, diet is not an element in this pandemic.
I don’t think that is accurate Leon as it’s the reporting date not date of death. That has seen an increase from about 90 at the start of August to just under 115 now. With it pretty flat and slightly declining in the last few weeks.View attachment 21001
We seem to have jumped up 20 in the past couple of days. Of course hard to pinpoint the causes but not good. Assuming (which seems a fair assumption I think) that masks make a big difference, it does seem that enforcing a strict mask mandate will make any coming lockdown less likely or at least shorter.
As they say - the best time for a strictly enforced mask mandate was in July, the second best time is now...
Vanity couldn't have anything to do with it, could it? Naaah!!!It’s personal choice now, and if they’re not wearing them in the chamber it shows that MPs don’t really think masks offer any protection at all. Either that or they’re not worried about catching Covid.
Or, given their apparent emotional age, they are considered sissies if they wear one..