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RobinS wrote:

What would happen if football matches had no referee, and no free kicks, yellow cards, or red cards?


You mean like those games we played as kids in the playground? It all worked out for the best and if it didn't the kid who owned the ball stomped off home.
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chocksaway wrote:
davidof wrote:
LaForet wrote:
Turned off the French StopCovid app - So having been electronically monitored the whole time we were in Switzerland and France, back in the UK we could go pretty much anywhere and no one would be any the wiser. World-beating.


So you are the person who downloaded the StopCovid app then?


In the words of Mr Loaf: "you took the words right out of my mouth"


You win a million Euros if you hook up with another person running the app !
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@holidayloverxx, I'd be more than happy to follow the rules if they were scientifically literate and not so arbitrarily nailed onto a single data point-the number of cases per 100,000 regardless of context such as testing rate, the way they were changing and so on.
I've got a bigger chance of catching and spreading COVID around the UK after shopping in Manchester than skiing in France-apres bars excluded (not my thing anyway...)
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@snowhound, I agree with that too but if everyone picks and chooses what to comply with a fair proportion...guesstimate.. would choose the wrong option
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@snowhound, it's not nailed to one data point as you suggest. Other factors are taken into account as has been widely broadcast on TV from representatives from England, Scotland and Wales.
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@davidof, I thought that the French app was next to useless from dated press reports (Just like many other countries). Nice to have it confirmed by a trusted local agent. But the UK abandoning it will still come up on here again and again.....
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chocksaway wrote:
@davidof, I thought that the French app was next to useless from dated press reports (Just like many other countries). Nice to have it confirmed by a trusted local agent. But the UK abandoning it will still come up on here again and again.....


The basic point was that plenty of people had identified the flaws and problems with a tracking app well ahead of UK gov doing their big boasting about the great technology we were going to have. It's not really about whether anyone has been able to implement a truly useful solution it's about the hubris and the lack of technical literacy that meant they didn't know it was a moonshot.
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chocksaway wrote:
@davidof, I thought that the French app was next to useless from dated press reports (Just like many other countries). Nice to have it confirmed by a trusted local agent. But the UK abandoning it will still come up on here again and again.....


I don't recall all the technical issues. There is a problem with bluetooth that seems to have stumped people that downloaded it. They say around 0.4% of the population have got it to run on their phones but I'm not sure how many are still using it. An track and trace app is no good unused. In Germany the figure is more like 20%.

8,500 new cases on Saturday but we'll have to wait a couple of weeks to see if there is any significant uptick in serious cases, so far there doesn't seem to be.
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@Dave of the Marmottes, Just like the hubris that surrounded the French one then.
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I'm spending a lot of time in Lyon lately. A couple of observations of how things are being handled. The area is quite badly affected. I arrived at Part Dieu Station at 5pm on Friday. It was absolutely rammed. Any social distancing impossible. I travelled through and spent the evening in 1e and 5e arondissements. The bars and streets were absolutely heaving. Although it wasn't a great evening most, youngsters mostly, were outside but without masks and pretty crammed together. Wouldn't be surprised if similar restrictions to Marseille are introduced. We're doing a couple of things this weekend whilst we still can.

Yesterday I went to a funeral in Albertville. Not sure what the restrictions in UK are now but there were 100+ there and being french catholic it was very lengthy.
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@Claude B, Funerals are 30 max in England and fairly quick. Weddings 15 max, I assume that's because weddings can be postponed.

I get the impression that it's a bit Laissez Faire in France, are they going for herd immunity or hoping it's going to go away?
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@Claude B, there was a Covid cluster in Briancon in March spread by the funeral director at a pandemic planning meeting with the mayors of the valley. He'd picked it up ( indirectly I think) from a big religious gathering in Mulhouse. They were all self-isolating when we left along with the Police Municipal.
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chocksaway wrote:


I get the impression that it's a bit Laissez Faire in France, are they going for herd immunity or hoping it's going to go away?


People have lost faith in the government and are doing their own thing. Spoke to some students from Paris yesterday - they'd been at a huge pre-lockdown party the night before and were now down in the Alps to escape restrictions in Paris.

The principal concern of the govt. now is not to completely kill the economy and have a revolution on their hands but predictions are the hospital system will be near collapse in November based on current stats. To me the numbers in hospital don't look huge but they will come at a time of all the other winter epidemics and I think that is the problem now.
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You know it makes sense.
@davidof, Looks like I'll be Tignes forecasting from Yorkshire this season.
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
chocksaway wrote:
@davidof, Looks like I'll be Tignes forecasting from Yorkshire this season.


This virus just seems to continue to spiral out of control Sad .

We have (psychologically at least) written the season off as far as skiing in the Alps goes. Any skiing for us in the 3 Valleys would be beyond what we currently envisage.

It's looking like it could be over 12 months without skiing - and the same without watching live football Sad Who could ever have envisaged this carry on, due to a few folk consuming the odd bat? Puzzled
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@chocksaway, lots of new cases but not too many deaths and lots with comorbidities so it is hard to gauge how serious this is. Govt. in a panic but anyone under 40ish doesn't seem too bothered.
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Still in Lyon. Went to a small jazz club last night but my girlfriend wont go again. Only about 25 people but in a small room without masks as drinking and eating.

Her son is 18 and was talking about covid parties which are popular with the young.
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