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Everything posted by Holien

  1. Thanks Rocketman that was a very useful article.
  2. Erwin are you working for Mr T Trump says coronavirus worse 'attack' than Pearl Harbor https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52568405 I guess it was just a matter of time. 🙄
  3. Or send tourists who like Cathedrals and leave deadly perfume bottles around to be picked up by innocent folk on the look out for a valentine's gift...
  4. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52542943 The economic shock from this is going to be very unpleasant and will drive people into the arms of extremists populist politicians who promise salvation by creating an enemy people can unite against. I was hoping for a peaceful retirement (starting end of this month) but the next ten years (if I am lucky enough to be around) will be very very interesting times... Thanks to everyone for making some really good and insightful posts it is great to understand it from the different countries perspective. A pity to see the charts sho
  5. Desertfox Yes that is happening now in Germany because Germany has been one of the successes in keeping on top of it. Likewise in the UK the emergency hospitals in Exhibition centres have not been used and as we see a drop off in cases there is a push to get people back in for normal treatment which is great as we need to find a way of getting back to normal, whatever that is going to be. The world Governments were truly horrified at what happened in Italy and that informed the responses and lock downs that have curtailed the death rates. Please read the link provided to
  6. That is Great support for her and I wish her and her colleagues well. As a society we are going to have to give the healthcare staff some serious PTSD support as they are taking a battering. This is not just the Flu as some YouTube pseudo Drs are still pushing... Doctors and healthcare staff in UK without PPE have fallen and the sustained influx of dying patients on the mental welfare of the staff is not great... 🙄
  7. Anyone who watches this clip I then suggest you read the following... (The truth is out there, imo usually not in YouTube clips...) https://theprepared.com/blog/dr-ericksons-viral-covid-19-briefing-video-is-dangerously-wrong/ His starting point is seriously flawed... "So if you look at California—these numbers are from yesterday—we have 33,865 COVID cases, out of a total of 280,900 total tested. That’s 12% of Californians were positive for COVID. So we don’t, the initial — as you guys know, the initial models were woefully inaccurate. They predicted millions of cases of
  8. So I said I would furnish some examples that is all about decisions and less about the actual combat. Attached is the current area of operations where the German player is tasked with crossing the River Arun. The German player does not get this detailed view until they have been in the area for a length of time and then I start to feed them these A grade maps. The A3 Map is the quality the Germans get to begin with. The key with any of these games is understanding the terrain and how to use it. As a commander maps are absolutely key. In the ACW period they rarely had detailed maps, s
  9. If Anyone fancies an interesting read on German Equipment I found the PDF here: - http://efilms.assets.ushmm.org/_media/movies_wm/_img/Originals/War-Department_Technical-Manual_Handbook-on-German Military-Forces.pdf That was the 1943 version This is the 1945 Version https://openlibrary.org/books/OL18004993M/Handbook_On_German_Military_Forces
  10. Great, let's hope it drives some new blood to the store front and fresh questions on the forum. I will be checking out some of games mentioned.
  11. Ok found a report on this. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/coronavirus-doctor-putin-positive-test-update-a9438391.html As mentioned the doctor had been tested before being allowed near Putin. Obviously there are still concerns about testing not being accurate. Still interesting to see the pivot in how Putin is now portrayed in full PPE...
  12. Thanks AlanSA I had previously read that darling Putin was having everyone tested off screen before he staged photo shots like that? Do you have the article to hand with that story? Certainly a different approach now being communicated to the Russian people. Early days it was a Western thing nothing to fear I am a hard man and won't wear a mask, but I will have checked the folk who I meet. Now the media message with him in full PPE has changed and asking the Russian people to take it seriously. Comrades look how serious your President is taking it. Compare to the America
  13. This world leader is taking his safety seriously, no shaking hands and wandering around un protected in the covid wards.... https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52461431 A pity his medical teams don't get the same level of PPE, mind you our UK staff don't either... Ohhh and then I just saw this.... Joy.. (Sarcastic joy...)
  14. Does it really? Hmmm China makes money from supplying the world with goods used by humans. Hmm let's shut down the whole world economy and put our own population out of work, get them really mad at the leadership and ferment political change.... That sounds like a cunning plan Baldric would come up with!
  15. ONS has updated chart with latest statistics. Not getting any better and still some way to go...
  16. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-52435463 BBC article on India and trying to understand the apparently low death rate. Might be of interest to those with work colleagues in India. Gives some insight that it is far harder to track deaths due to local and family cremation practices and I guess less bureaucracy on the process. In the UK it has to follow a strict process, you can't just do it on a field near your home. Feeds into the discussion of how does each country get accurate numbers.
  17. The UK has the ONS office for national statistics and they are doing work on trying to get an accurate picture of what is really happening. It is politically independent. The image from the BBC shows 2015 vs 2020. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51979654
  18. How are they going to feed them? In China I saw reports that the government took care of organised food delivery. No problems if you have easy street / building and apartment numbers. Let's hope the Indian government has thought it through...
  19. You can lead a horse to water... There will be consequences for China the world's perception will change and how they handle these requests to better understand the virus will help influence people. From the buzzfeed article
  20. I am no Chinese government fan and they are to be watched and held to account, how this is done is the problem. We need to work together in the west to better deal with them in a fair and consistent manner. Of course democracy changes leadership every 4 years and it is difficult to gain a consistent approach. Governments need to be held to account for what they have truly done, not what is being used to whip up fear. For example we went to war in Iraq on the basis of weapons of mass destruction which was a lie built up to sway public opinion, let's make sure we are more wary i
  21. Thanks Elvis et al, for me this thread highlights different opinions and allows a collaborative discussion about this buggerance as one of my beloved authors would say. A pity he has passed away, as he would have had a field day.... Even those opinions that I find odd are good to hear as long as people respect one another without the personal provocations.
  22. I see the other game of directing folk towards attacking the Chinese government is gaining traction, I just had an unsolicited text message asking me to watch a 50 minute "You tube" program saying the CCP virus came from the research laboratory in the area. I sent the person back this link asking them to read the article. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/coronavirus-rumors-escape-lab-china-fox-news-trump IMO This theme is a way to distract and turn people's anger away from why their country was not ready. Someone has to be blamed for this woe that has befallen
  23. Thanks AKD reading that article now starts to make sense in how the Virus is being weaponised in the American Election. Link the democrats to the stay at home orders and they become the bad cop that the Republican supporters can turn against, they generate mass support because people have lost jobs so drag in a wider support base... The Democrats ruined the economy, the Republicans would have saved the economy but ohh those evil Democrats want to destroy your freedom to infect folk... Joy.... And there I was thinking it was about saving lives and based upon past experience
  24. Ultimately I think we can open up when everyone has one of these to wear https://www.uhs.nhs.uk/AboutTheTrust/Newsandpublications/Latestnews/2020/April/Hospital-trust-becomes-first-to-introduce-pioneering-respirator-hoods-for-staff-treating-coronavirus-patients.aspx I can see the new norm with factories and work places giving staff these hoods. That or testing is sorted so we know if we are infectious or not. Until then it will continue to spread and kill.
  25. Hi Kevinkin, I am just trying to check what you are saying as I think we all agree that the Shelter in Place (lockdown) will need to be lifted, it's just when. So I think your argument is that the lockdown needs lifting right now? Or should never have been put in place? Is that a fair summary? None of us want the Lockdowns to stay in place forever. Even though you think Fauci is risk adverse "we will never open" statement seems a bit of a stretch, the experts are just saying we need to open when we have decent measures in place to Track and Trace and control this virus. I w
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