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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #480 on: July 29, 2020 »
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When refugees arrive in the UK on a boat they are coming from France, which has a similar or lower infection rate to the UK and there are currently no travel restrictions from there, so it's an immigration problem and not really a Covid problem. I have no idea how they are received but I doubt there in any indecision as it is a regular occurance over decades, so there will be established policies for handling them.

When they go from Africa to the Canaries they seem to have a very high infection rate and are travelling to a much lower infection area, so Covid is a big issue. Seems they are handled well but it would be better if they were recorded on African stats, rather than Canarian stats.

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« Reply #481 on: July 29, 2020 »
The government of the canaries stated yesterday that not one single case of covid19 has arisen as a result of immigrants coming into The Canaries. The 13 that came in to Playa Chica in Tenerife most recently were COVID free. Please donít encourage such defamatory remarks about our island which has such a low rate of the virus but is being strangled financially by political moves instigated by the UK government to put pressure on EU over Gibraltar. We are far safer here than in UK, we had a well planned and strictly enforced lockdown which proved successful in limiting the outbreak. The British press and government has a lot to answer to in regard to fake news and information.

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« Reply #482 on: July 29, 2020 »
Whilst I feel very sad for people who will have their holidays cancelled & it does not matter if you agree or disagree with lockdowns your own health is the most important thing & I myself criticized the UK Government for not acting soon enough in March.

But what does annoy me is the two faced attitude of the Spanish Government, my wife & myself were trapped in Tenerife for 6 weeks under almost house arrest by their actions, with the position we were in we could see the Police patrolling the streets, the Coastguard in the air & on the sea patrolling the beaches & worst of all the drone flying over your property making sure you were not having a bbq or guests in your home, almost thought Franco was back in power.

All this going on when the rate of infections were VERY LOW & when we caught the first flight out on the 01/05/20 the total of deaths in the whole of the Canaries was 123 people and they say WE the UK are now over reacting by not allowing tourists to the Canaries & Balarices, "pot calling the kettle black comes to mind "

Iím sorry I donít understand what you are saying unhappy? The rate of infection was drastically reduced and contained as a result of such excellent lockdown and enforcement of the rules, which certainly for us in Puerto Santiago, near where you were, were nowhere near as you outline. Just firm handling which unfortunately is what people nowadays need. We have a very low infection rate down in the south and west, so why are spain being two faced please?

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #483 on: July 29, 2020 »
Not defamatory, fact, see here https://thecanarynews.com/2020/07/10/latest-canary-islands-confirmed-covid-19-corona-virus-cases-2020-map/.

A lot of the immigrants arriving have Covid and they were counted in the figures for the Canaries creating a huge spike recently, on one day there were 59 out of a boat with sixty odd in it.

So I don't doubt they are contained and don't cause knock on infections but they appear on the official numbers and graphs making it look like there is a spike in the Canaries, the same as the rest of Europe.

It is easy to get rid of infections when there is a mass exit for people and then a closed border, not when they all came back to the UK. The spike took the government by surprise because more than 1000 people arrived back in the UK infected from Spain and Italy over a short time, seeding the infection all over the place and it started much earlier than was thought. People had it in December in Europe.




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« Reply #484 on: July 30, 2020 »
Has anyone on this board flown to tenerife with a face mask on

I get stressed with 30 minutes in Tesco and can't breathe

What is it like please

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« Reply #485 on: July 30, 2020 »
What is it made of?

The proper surgical ones should be OK because surgeons have to wear them for long operations.

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« Reply #486 on: July 31, 2020 »
Georgie, my wife & myself flew back to the UK on the Wizz air flight on the 01/05/20. The only masks available from the Pharmacies were the blue type, it was no problem, you can take them off to eat food & drinks & also in the loo so you do not have to wear them for 4 to 5 hours non stop.

Mind you the way things are going nobody will be flying anywhere soon, I can see this Coronavirus going on for years until a vaccine is produced & every single person in the world gets a jab.

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« Reply #487 on: July 31, 2020 »
It is by no means certain there will ever be a vaccine, there has never been one for any another Coronavirus so far.

I don't think everybody in the world will ever be vaccinated, but you will probably need to be vaccinated to travel internationally without quarantine.

It wouldn't need everybody to be vaccinated anyway to get herd immunity, something like 70% minus the percentage that already have antibodies. Just as well as a large percentage of populations refuse vaccinations. There is a vaccine for flu but still up to 28000 die from it in the UK in a bad year.

Only two viruses have ever been eliminated by vaccines. The rest are endemic.

 

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« Reply #488 on: July 31, 2020 »
I stand corrected

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« Reply #489 on: July 31, 2020 »
It is by no means certain there will ever be a vaccine, there has never been one for any another Coronavirus so far.

I don't think everybody in the world will ever be vaccinated, but you will probably need to be vaccinated to travel internationally without quarantine.

It wouldn't need everybody to be vaccinated anyway to get herd immunity, something like 70% minus the percentage that already have antibodies. Just as well as a large percentage of populations refuse vaccinations. There is a vaccine for flu but still up to 28000 die from it in the UK in a bad year.

Only two viruses have ever been eliminated by vaccines. The rest are endemic.


Thanks for that Nophead, Iíll drop a line to Prof. Sarah Gilbert and let her know sheís wasting her time.

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #490 on: July 31, 2020 »
No not a waste of time but a policy of no socialising until there is a vaccine is wasting my time.

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« Reply #491 on: July 31, 2020 »
Thanks unhappy

We can only find the cheap ones or new designer ones with logos on

Everyone makes money out of a crisis but 20 pound for a designer one wow

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« Reply #492 on: July 31, 2020 »
Well isn't all designer stuff overpriced stuff that you pay for looks over function?

I got 100 of the medical grade ones for about £1 each. They are now a bit cheaper.  So far I haven't worn one because I haven't been anywhere other than outdoors. We worked out it is cheaper to get food delivered  from Tesco than it is to drive there and back and use a disposable mask.

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« Reply #493 on: July 31, 2020 »
nophead, I take it you have now given Costco the bums rush then.

angiebabes, looking on the bright side of life that's why we have stopped people in Spain & its Islands coming over to the UK just like they stopped people coming over there & stranding people like my wife & myself getting home by their draconian actions in the Canaries.

An action that has now cost us over £1500.00 because our Insurance company have confirmed that they will not pay our claim because they say we curtailed our holiday which is totally untrue because we were stranded for a full month after were we due to travel home to the UK after having 2 flights cancelled, perhaps the Spanish Government would like to pay our costs due to their stupid actions.

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« Reply #494 on: July 31, 2020 »
nophead, I take it you have now given Costco the bums rush then.

angiebabes, looking on the bright side of life that's why we have stopped people in Spain & its Islands coming over to the UK just like they stopped people coming over there & stranding people like my wife & myself getting home by their draconian actions in the Canaries.

An action that has now cost us over £1500.00 because our Insurance company have confirmed that they will not pay our claim because they say we curtailed our holiday which is totally untrue because we were stranded for a full month after were we due to travel home to the UK after having 2 flights cancelled, perhaps the Spanish Government would like to pay our costs due to their stupid actions.

I canít agree with your statement about the Spanish governmentís Ďstupid  actionsí. I am very grateful for the strict, clear advice we were given which in turn meant we could come out of lockdown safely and enjoy the bubble we are currently enjoying. If the insurance company have illegally refused your claim, then Iím sure with your historical business connections you have the services of a first class lawyer to take matters further on your behalf. I assume before you decided to stay on in what you described earlier as your first class accommodation, your insurance company gave you assurances that they would cover your expenses and armed with this you will have a watertight case . Good luck!

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« Reply #495 on: July 31, 2020 »
Type your reply after the [/quote] tag to stop it being included in the quote.

The only Government that has got it right is possibly Sweden. Spain had a great lockdown but there is no end game apart from no socialising or international holidays until there is a vaccine or cure. The UK seems to be coming to the same conclusion. So the world economy is ruined for the 99% and we can have no fun for the foreseeable just to extend the lives of the 1% that are the most unfit and on their way out anyway. Is it only me that thinks that is a total failure of logic? There is no shortage of people on this earth, in fact far too many.

The "new normal" should be that you need to keep yourself fit or hide away from the world, not that the normal for the rest of the population should end.


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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #496 on: August 01, 2020 »
I agree with you nophead.

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #497 on: August 01, 2020 »
So do I. Too many people seem happy for this to become the new normal.

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« Reply #498 on: August 01, 2020 »
Unhappy, please stop bleating about being stranded over here, there was absolutely no reason folk could not get back to the UK if they had acted immediately when the Canarian Government advised tourists to vacate their apartments/hotels back in March. I arranged flights for three separate couples in apartments close to me who had no internet access. I managed to get all three couples to the airport of their choice without any difficulty. It was only the people who chose to delay their return that were stranded and Iím not surprised your insurance company is now refusing your claim for, what was, an extended holiday.
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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #499 on: August 01, 2020 »
Can I say I disagree and it seems to drastic

Surely the second world war was madness and we pulled together

And what about Brexit xx

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« Reply #500 on: August 01, 2020 »
Well the war was for the benefit of everybody and wasn't as damaging to the economy and people could still go to pubs, restaurants, cinemas, each other's houses, shake hands, etc. I wasn't born then but I imagine dentistry and medical care didn't stop, either. International holidays were probably out though!

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« Reply #501 on: August 03, 2020 »
Sorry to bore everyone but the local pub are advertising the 10 pound government gift voucher and we have booked

Not been out for 4 months apart from shopping

Even the drink is 50 percent off xx

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« Reply #502 on: August 03, 2020 »
Your comment made me smile Georgie even though itís absolutely nothing to do with Los Gigantes. Go on gov.uk and youíll find every eatery who are taking part in eat out to help out within 2 miles of a postcode, thereís loads, weíve already been today and plan on going several more times to various establishments this month

PS itís not a voucher, you just get your meal and drinks half price/£10 off  but only non alcoholic drinks are included in the scheme

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« Reply #503 on: August 03, 2020 »
I will never go to los gigantes again if Spain gets Gibraltar xx
What do you think

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #504 on: August 04, 2020 »
Georgie - may I hope that Spain gets the rock!

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« Reply #505 on: August 04, 2020 »
Looks like the first of our new aircraft carriers might only just be ready in time.

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« Reply #506 on: August 04, 2020 »
If you have visited Gibraltar, and did the military/defence tour. You will understand how we can never let it go to Spain. It would be a dishonour to the thousands of lives that have protected it as part of the UK.
The Rock is almost hollow with the defence positions and gunnery locations cut into it. Never mind roads and barracks etc.. It tells quite a story.......

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« Reply #507 on: August 04, 2020 »
Cheers victorm

Love you also

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #508 on: August 04, 2020 »
Sorry to be rude however Georgie you really are a pillock.

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« Reply #509 on: August 05, 2020 »
We went to a local pub last night and got half price 3 course meals. First time we have been in any building other than our house since lockdown. I was expecting staff in masks, one way systems, spaced out tables, no cash, etc.

In actually fact it seems to be over here. Just a sign saying keep 1+ metres distance but the tables were too close to do that and it was full on Tuesday night! Some floor markers 2m from the bar and a hand gel dispenser.

Apart from that it was completely normal. Most tables were for four and had two couples similar ages, paying separately, so not the same household, despite it being in Greater Manchester, where that is currently banned. 

We are in the Wigan borough which has much lower rates than the rest of Manchester and everybody I have spoken to is really angry and say they will ignore it. This ranges from young people to a retired prison governor and a retired head teacher and other normally law abiding people. So I think the government have lost control here. If you penalise people when they have done nothing wrong they lose all respect for authority.