1. True, but the devolved governments (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) have significantly smaller and less dense populations than England so their measures aren't gonna have as much effect for the whole country's numbers as the actions of the UK government, and even though their measures can be different from England's (set by the UK government), they can't diverge too much because the power to set out regulations (such as how many people can meet etc) is given to them by Westminster, and the scope of their powers was only widened enough to do that when the UK government got its ass in gear and actually decided to do something.... it's not a federal system like the US where they can pretty much do what they want
  2. Originally posted by WideAwakeBadBoy:[..]
    True, but the devolved governments (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) have significantly smaller and less dense populations than England so their measures aren't gonna have as much effect for the whole country's numbers as the actions of the UK government, and even though their measures can be different from England's (set by the UK government), they can't diverge too much because the power to set out regulations (such as how many people can meet etc) is given to them by Westminster, and the scope of their powers was only widened enough to do that when the UK government got its ass in gear and actually decided to do something.... it's not a federal system like the US where they can pretty much do what they want
    Well obviously the devolved governments with their smaller areas and populations will not affect the UK numbers much but that doesn't mean that their decisions don't have an impact on the people that live here. The Health system is devolved, has been for years, and they can decide when to ease lockdown etc. I'd much rather the more cautious approach that is happening here than what the UK government is deciding for England. The majority of people prefer the cautious approach that is being taken here.

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  4. Originally posted by Welsh_Edge:[..]
    Well obviously the devolved governments with their smaller areas and populations will not affect the UK numbers much but that doesn't mean that their decisions don't have an impact on the people that live here. The Health system is devolved, has been for years, and they can decide when to ease lockdown etc. I'd much rather the more cautious approach that is happening here than what the UK government is deciding for England. The majority of people prefer the cautious approach that is being taken here.
    As would I, I know health is devolved generally but the devolved governments only got the powers to introduce lockdown/restrictions on numbers meeting etc after the UK parliament gave the power to devolved ministers to make those restrictions by passing legislation, which it was extremely slow to do - the UK parliament is at fault for the slow start, and at least the devolved governments can be slower to ease restrictions
  5. It’s almost like for 90% of that, that maybe it was a new disease that hadn’t been seen before and we are still trying to figure out the best way to treat and prevent it???? Just a thought.
  6. Who the fuck said ventilators kill people? You know a ventilator is to help someone breathe because the virus damages your lungs? SARS-CoV-2 - " Severe Acute Respitory Syndrome Coronavirus 2" - it is a "respitory" disease, attacking your respitory system so how is a ventilator, which artificially supports your respitory system when it's been damaged (for example by Covid), gonna harm you? Also who ever said it was a blood disease? It's literally for "respitory" in the name!! Sorry for the rant and if the tone is a bit off but cmon man.... as for the rest it's like @guykirk9 said, nobody knows if hydroxychloroquine is gonna work, same as it was initially thought that ibuprofen night interact weirdly with it and make the symptoms worse, but now we know it doesn't