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    UK gov gets NHS Covid-19 app tweaked to scale back 'Pingdemic'

    App will only ping positive test contacts seen in the prior two days, reduced from five.
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    Re: UK gov gets NHS Covid-19 app tweaked to scale back 'Pingdemic'

    The shelves are empty due to lack of HGV drivers, which primarily has been caused by us leaving the EU not the pandemic. Show me one other country in Europe with empty supermarket shelves. The supermarkets and the haulers are saying this, stop pushing the rubbish that its just caused by Covid (which has been chronically mishandled too but hey what else is new).

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    Re: UK gov gets NHS Covid-19 app tweaked to scale back 'Pingdemic'

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkedge View Post
    The shelves are empty due to lack of HGV drivers, which primarily has been caused by us leaving the EU not the pandemic. Show me one other country in Europe with empty supermarket shelves. The supermarkets and the haulers are saying this, stop pushing the rubbish that its just caused by Covid (which has been chronically mishandled too but hey what else is new).
    Yes, but don't let facts like that get in the way of a good headline. Besides any mention of the 'B' word around here usually gets the thread locked.

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    Re: UK gov gets NHS Covid-19 app tweaked to scale back 'Pingdemic'

    There's a really, REALLY Simple fix for the app... un-install it. Get on with your life and realise that your life is free if you stay away from MSM.

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    Re: UK gov gets NHS Covid-19 app tweaked to scale back 'Pingdemic'

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    There's a really, REALLY Simple fix for the app... un-install it. Get on with your life and realise that your life is free if you stay away from MSM.
    It's not that simple though - I have had jobs where you have to proof either a negative test or take a test 24 hours before with a negative test before they will allow you into the workplace.

    I know plenty of HGV drivers. They are saying that many issues are down to the fact they won't stay overnight or can't just stay overnight anymore easily as well as a lack of new drivers.

    Add the 2 in and you have issues that mean people just do their 40 or whatever hours and no more or no less for an easy life
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: UK gov gets NHS Covid-19 app tweaked to scale back 'Pingdemic'

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkedge View Post
    The shelves are empty due to lack of HGV drivers, which primarily has been caused by us leaving the EU not the pandemic. Show me one other country in Europe with empty supermarket shelves. The supermarkets and the haulers are saying this, stop pushing the rubbish that its just caused by Covid (which has been chronically mishandled too but hey what else is new).
    I know a few HGV drivers with long covid and unable to work so there is some effect. A good deal of the building material shortage is due to import and customs fiasco as well as problems with new licensing approvals and trouble getting the relevant paperwork in place. If you need new radiators buy them now. They're going to be in short supply come the end of the year if the gov don't do something about the re-testing the industry is now required to get done (without enough testing capacity to actually achieve it, even assuming they could all afford to pay for it)

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    Re: UK gov gets NHS Covid-19 app tweaked to scale back 'Pingdemic'

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkedge View Post
    The shelves are empty due to lack of HGV drivers, which primarily has been caused by us leaving the EU not the pandemic. Show me one other country in Europe with empty supermarket shelves. The supermarkets and the haulers are saying this, stop pushing the rubbish that its just caused by Covid (which has been chronically mishandled too but hey what else is new).
    You may not have noticed, but shipping issues are a worldwide problem right now, across the entire industry. I haven't been to Europe for a couple of months, but there are shortages of a number of items in the US, and it's starting to snowball.

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    Re: UK gov gets NHS Covid-19 app tweaked to scale back 'Pingdemic'

    There are empty shelves everywhere. See:

    https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos...market-shelves

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    Re: UK gov gets NHS Covid-19 app tweaked to scale back 'Pingdemic'

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    There are empty shelves everywhere. See:

    https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos...market-shelves
    those are stock images - no dates that I can see. Could be from anytime tbh. Some of them look like from 2020 when people were panic buying soap and toilet roll.

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    Re: UK gov gets NHS Covid-19 app tweaked to scale back 'Pingdemic'

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    those are stock images - no dates that I can see. Could be from anytime tbh. Some of them look like from 2020 when people were panic buying soap and toilet roll.
    Some are some March 2020 in Orlando...real indicative of 2021 lol

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    Re: UK gov gets NHS Covid-19 app tweaked to scale back 'Pingdemic'

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    There's a really, REALLY Simple fix for the app... un-install it. Get on with your life and realise that your life is free if you stay away from MSM.
    What fabulous advice. Roughly translated to the age old adage “ignorance is bliss” and all that. The problem with ignorance, blissful though it may be, is that it is often a factor in the development and or proliferation of the very same issues you talk of. Not knowing cancer statistics will not stop you getting cancer nor make you less likely to.

    With COVID, what with it being a pandemic virus that transmits oh so very easily, not being aware is a huge part of the problem. Being “free” as you put it, both of restrictions and care, comes at a price. If you are young and healthy it may not be a price that YOU pay, but by god, I assure you beyond doubt that other people will.

    “Freedom” the fatuous jingle of our civilisation. But only those deprived of it have the barest inkling of what it really is. You do not understand freedom, because you have not been truly denied it.

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    Re: UK gov gets NHS Covid-19 app tweaked to scale back 'Pingdemic'

    Interesting you mention cancer. One of the deadly consequences of Covid Alarmism has been to scare people away from seeking cancer screening. Thousands of deaths caused by mass-hysteria.

    Go get a vaccine, then go live your life, and let others do the same. If you're still scared of Covid, you can isolate yourself.

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    Re: UK gov gets NHS Covid-19 app tweaked to scale back 'Pingdemic'

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    those are stock images - no dates that I can see. Could be from anytime tbh. Some of them look like from 2020 when people were panic buying soap and toilet roll.
    It was a joke. Hence leaving the URL visible.

    *sigh*

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    Re: UK gov gets NHS Covid-19 app tweaked to scale back 'Pingdemic'

    On the 16th you won't need to isolate if young or fully vaccinated, they should have brought that in earlier and then if you were vaccinated you just need to go get a test and only isolate if that test is positive. Instead everyone has uninstalled the app so they've lost that link.

    The app really only worked in the earlier days when covid was a lot more dangerous (population didn't have any protection against it vs now when 90%+ have antibodies), and there was a lot less of it around (vs now when it's just circulating pretty freely). Now covid 19 is just part of life like flu and covid's 1-18 which can all still be dangerous but don't cause us to re-arrange our lives, it's time for special treatment has past.
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