/ Behind the scenes - Coronavirus decisions
I don’t know how authoritative this piece is - a lot of unattributed sources - but it is very interesting, and more than a little disturbing:
if we had any sense Cummings head would have been on a spike by now.
Shame that the govt did not read the UKC thread about comparisons with Italy on 10th March where they could have got better advice than the unaccountable and unelected Dictator-Commisar ScummingsMy wife listening to German radio and from people in Germany is hearing that our tactics then were looked at in amazement there (her sister is a longtime nurse in Bavaria)
> if we had any sense Cummings head would have been on a spike by now
Did you read his blog on rebuilding the civil service in his data driven image? Link below. Reading it back in January and considering his position in government nearly pushed me over the brink of despair.
> Shame that the govt did not read the UKC thread about comparisons with Italy on 10th March where they could have got better advice than the unaccountable and unelected Dictator-Commisar Scummings
What do us, a bunch of “armchair experts” know? For that matter, what did the rest of Europe, China, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan know? Trust our government, they know what they’re doing.
As I said elsewhere on UKC my long fragile trust in our government has now completely jumped the shark and I’m not sure I’ll ever recover it.
christ, what a load of dangerous trash in that link!
The actual evidence used by the Government so far is published here:
That's really interesting. It would help if the government followed the guidance of their experts a little more carefully - I noticed this recommendation in the doc "SPI-B return on risk of public disorder":
"SPI-B recommends that, in order to limit the risk of public disorder, Government should:
Provide clear and transparent reasons for different strategies"
Yes, I did note that and also something in one of those other links saying they should set out the plan rather than springing it on us in a daily conference. Both of which I certainly agree with.
Yes, if you look through those docs it seems that our experts are coming up with some sensible ideas, even if they aren't all always agreeing with each other. Hope the government makes the best use of them.
My god. This is scary. This confirms my suspicion that Cummings is basically completely infatuated with all the pseudo science bullshit fads of our generation.
You know it’s bad when we agree on something. Cummings has very much fallen for the emperor’s new clothes.
I ask again, "by what right" does he rule us?
He needs removing quickly by fair means or foul
A clear and present danger, expressed as a Clancyism, to our national interest and social cohesion
Who's Cummings ruling? It appears to me that it's coming straight from Chris Witty to Bojo. He can witter on all he likes but I don't think anyone is listening.
"This is going to get much, much worse, very quickly, both in terms of deaths and the economy,”
Things are already worse everywhere in the world. The economy is already shaking. And people are losing jobs. This is a very critical situation. And I don't know how China is recovering from the scenario so fast?
Where a country like Italy is suffering badly to fight with the coronavirus.
Because China has a command-and-control-ish economy. It's easier to restart things when what the Government says goes, regardless of any outside factors.
Sounds like you're a sensible well balanced individual. We need more people like you at times of crisis. Oh wait you're just a racing tw*t. I bet you're hoarding bogroll because you'll need loads to wipe the shit off the shit that explodes from your mouth and fingertips when you enter your apoplectic rage.
The coronavirus is no excuse to start being a total arse to other posters. Why does criticism of Cummings send you in to quite such an unpleasant rage?
> Confirmation bias.
Well no actually I have very good reasons to think that because it's there plain and simple in articles written by himself.
You running a fever, treacle?
2 medium sized packs in the house, of which 1 half used. 3 persons in the house. 7 miles from nearest supermarket. No great stocks of food and about half a loaf of bread total. 3 tins of beans + 1 in my camping box. about 10 days of of thyroxine left. Yes we are really stocked. silly prick
How is you can know so little? Is the clue in your name?
Oh and less than a full jar of coffee, Hippocrit. Are you posting from a camper van in the higlands or just an ordinary 2nd home?
I really must apologise for my outburst last night. To the Thread and Dear PlaneandSimple.
I should simply and politely have asked him to provide examples and justification (and of course credentials).
Thought this thread was going to be about clinical decisions. But hay-ho never mind. The kids are just scrapping in the playground.
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