IdleRich

IdleRich
So Trump has revised his estimate of the effects of Coronavirus from "It will be down to zero in a few days" to "Hopefully not more than 240,000 people will die" without any kind of apology or whatever... breathtaking chutzpah.
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
Probably taking from the UK example that you can say that 1% of the population will die and then retract it and pretend you kind of didn't say it, so nothing has many consequences. What you say today is everything. Everyone knows Trump and Johnson are liars, even the people who voted for them, no-one expects the truth. Both countries are in such a desperate state even outside coronavirus.

I'm glad that the BBC is somewhat holding the government to account over the PPE and ventilators debacle, doing a bit of journalism at last, Maitlis cast in the Paxman role. Pity they couldn't hold them to account at all over the preceding year/s.
 
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IdleRich

IdleRich
Yeah that could be it Baboon, give an enormous number then claim success... though it's a weird strategy at first sight in that it depends on people remembering what he said yesterday and completely forgetting what he said before as though it never happened, even though it's on film and will be endlessly replayed by his opponents. It will probably work though.
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
It's worked so often in the past four years, that I'd say it's a certainty. Most people seem to have accepted that 'herd immunity' was just mentioned as a thing, and not as a strategy, but it's on tape.

I think the 500,000 - it's partly about claiming success, partly about seeing what they could away with, and partly to increase fear so the populace are more able to be manipulated (goes along with Johnson's 'dead in a ditch' comment). And partly because they're insane.
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
31% increase again in deaths in the UK (it was something like that yesterday). And that's just hospitals, not nursing homes. The numbers will be epic if this continues.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Seems that the government lied about the number of ventilators that would appear, Gove lied about the reason for that etc... saw this on twitter

BREAKING: Government to dramatically increase production of bare-faced lies. 'We aim to have lied to every person in the country by the end of April, those that live that long,' a No 10 source said.
 

luka

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Hospital staff have been loading bodies into trucks using forklifts as New York City becomes the new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Refrigerated trucks have been brought into the city to store bodies of deceased coronavirus patients as the death toll soars.
 
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