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Re: When will we be able to ride
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2021, 03:50:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by tauzero [+]
Better, actually. You've had half the number of deaths per head of population that the UK has.

I was referring in terms of lockdown, it has been much more strict in Ireland than the UK. I could be directly tied to the less amount of death per capita, so like everything... it depends on how you look at it.

Number of deaths, while terrible all together. Are a bit ridiculous...  I was reading the other day that the average was 85 years old, and the top end of that average was 105. So...  was the 'rona really the cause of death of was the poor auld 105 years old soul going to go no matter what???

No one wants deaths, young or old. But not sure how fair it is to keep adding to an already complicated situation, death tolls of people that were on the verge and would have sadly passed regardless.

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Re: When will we be able to ride
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2021, 04:57:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by RTV [+]
I was referring in terms of lockdown, it has been much more strict in Ireland than the UK. I could be directly tied to the less amount of death per capita, so like everything... it depends on how you look at it.

Number of deaths, while terrible all together. Are a bit ridiculous...  I was reading the other day that the average was 85 years old, and the top end of that average was 105. So...  was the 'rona really the cause of death of was the poor auld 105 years old soul going to go no matter what???

No one wants deaths, young or old. But not sure how fair it is to keep adding to an already complicated situation, death tolls of people that were on the verge and would have sadly passed regardless.

I suppose the only real measure is the number of deaths over the last five or ten year norm per year. I think we are still above that in the UK but deaths from Flu are well lower.

How many people total have died this year v five and ten year averages? Dont know but will look it up.
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Re: When will we be able to ride
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2021, 11:35:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by RTV [+]
I was referring in terms of lockdown, it has been much more strict in Ireland than the UK. I could be directly tied to the less amount of death per capita, so like everything... it depends on how you look at it.

Number of deaths, while terrible all together. Are a bit ridiculous...  I was reading the other day that the average was 85 years old, and the top end of that average was 105. So...  was the 'rona really the cause of death of was the poor auld 105 years old soul going to go no matter what???

No one wants deaths, young or old. But not sure how fair it is to keep adding to an already complicated situation, death tolls of people that were on the verge and would have sadly passed regardless.

Ireland started first lockdown earlier and took it seriously - closing the pubs just before St Patrick's Day was a very serious move, whereas the UK just kept on with superspreader events for an extra week.

It's not just the old who die - they account for most of it but certainly not all. And while there's a large reservoir of infected people, more mutations will occur (although this virus has an enzyme in it which improves copying fidelity, it's an RNA virus so will mutate). There's also long Covid, which can be very debilitating.

Perhaps it's just that those of us who have had it take it more seriously than those who haven't.
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Re: When will we be able to ride
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2021, 11:40:24 AM »
*Originally Posted by Grumps [+]
I suppose the only real measure is the number of deaths over the last five or ten year norm per year. I think we are still above that in the UK but deaths from Flu are well lower.

How many people total have died this year v five and ten year averages? Dont know but will look it up.

Apparently flu deaths are zero. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/flu-cases-covid-england-phe-latest-b1805124.html
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Re: When will we be able to ride
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2021, 08:06:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
... I'm sure the BMF will be on this and update when they conform any change, as they have been doing to date. :027:

Here is the latest update I've just received from the BMF.

http://www.bmf.co.uk/news/show/nmc-issues-new-covid-19-guidance-for-bikers
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