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« on: May 23, 2020, 07:52:48 pm »
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Re: UK: More than 80 per cent of parents say it is not safe
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2020, 09:52:06 am »
For effs sake, given the hygeine habits of the average young elementary aged kid, parents should realize that coronavirus is just one of many worries.


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Re: UK: More than 80 per cent of parents say it is not safe
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2020, 10:14:22 am »
For effs sake, given the hygeine habits of the average young elementary aged kid, parents should realize that coronavirus is just one of many worries.
well, look at it from the parents' perspective. the govt has locked down the whole of the uk for months because of this virus - and you couldn't even visit family you didn't live with

now, suddenly, the govt says it's okay to go to school again...but has done nothing whatsoever to prepare schools for the students' return.

i don't blame them for feeling this way to be honest - especially considering it's near the end of the school year anyway, and most parents most likely feel it's better to just wait until the new term in september


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Re: UK: More than 80 per cent of parents say it is not safe
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2020, 02:38:21 pm »
3 people in the UK under the age of 19 have died from Coronavirus, out of 10 miilion. 22 other countries have opened schools in the world with no bad effects, the UK will soon be the only country in the world where the schools are still shut. Why aren't parents refusing to drive their kids to school on roads that are far more dangerous than the virus? 


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Re: UK: More than 80 per cent of parents say it is not safe
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2020, 03:37:11 pm »
3 people in the UK under the age of 19 have died from Coronavirus, out of 10 miilion. 22 other countries have opened schools in the world with no bad effects, the UK will soon be the only country in the world where the schools are still shut. Why aren't parents refusing to drive their kids to school on roads that are far more dangerous than the virus? 
i don't disagree, but isn't the govt advice still to social distance? and not meet in groups? then there's an announcement that schools are suddenly allowed to open, and the govt keeps changing its mind about the correct procedures to have in schools (from what i've been hearing), even though schools are supposed to open in a week

if the govt pushed those stats and had laid out clear guidelines for schools, i imagine there'd be a lot less backlash from parents

plus, a lot of parents are probably still furloughed or working from home, so there will be someone at home to look after the kids anyway
« Last Edit: May 24, 2020, 03:59:10 pm by oglop »


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Re: UK: More than 80 per cent of parents say it is not safe
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2020, 04:20:16 pm »
Eveyone should go back to work/school ASAP before they totally screw up the economy IMO


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Re: UK: More than 80 per cent of parents say it is not safe
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2020, 09:05:23 pm »
Let's hope many of these small hogwans and businesses go under because of this pandemic.   I haven't seen a hogwan in over a year and they provide nothing to society in general other than glorified 'educational' babysitting services.


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Re: UK: More than 80 per cent of parents say it is not safe
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2020, 09:28:01 pm »
When you refer hypothetically to death rates then the economical urgency becomes paramount, however, when it is your child rushed to hospital or when it is your father passing away it becomes eerily clear that there is no telling what could happen to any of us. In a way, we teachers are on the frontlines as well and I am seeing firsthand how the virus is being translated into deaths and students being rushed  to hospitals.

As a parent that would be the worst thing ever that could happen to you: your child fighting for his/her life because you thought it was safe to send them out to school so you could finally get some peace and quiet around the house... imagine that. Also, young kids are said to suffer from related illnesses. Time will tell. Luckily we are trailing 4 months behind you guys in Korea so we can use you as our guinea pigs.

My kid's been going to kindergarten throughout the whole thing and I've been quite willing to take the miniscule amount of risk involved on his behalf.  Like I said, you risk a lot more travelling anywhere by car.   


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Re: UK: More than 80 per cent of parents say it is not safe
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2020, 12:20:07 am »
3 people in the UK under the age of 19 have died from Coronavirus, out of 10 miilion. 22 other countries have opened schools in the world with no bad effects, the UK will soon be the only country in the world where the schools are still shut. Why aren't parents refusing to drive their kids to school on roads that are far more dangerous than the virus? 

Saudi Arabia made the call weeks ago suspended classes until the fall.

Brits wonít be alone.


Re: UK: More than 80 per cent of parents say it is not safe
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2020, 12:43:37 am »
California State University has already said all of its classes are going to be held online with a few possible exceptions; of course a college student is quite different from a grade schooler, and the USís (avoidable!) covid situation levels of magnitude worse than perhaps even the UK. Although the lilíuns are largely at a lower risk of severe complications from the virus (though not completely immune, as multisystem inflammatory syndrome is revealing), the big risk with kids is that theyíre germ vectors, spreading it to others they have contact with. But I suppose thatís less of an issue now that granny at the nursing home canít take visitors.


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Re: UK: More than 80 per cent of parents say it is not safe
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2020, 06:22:45 am »
So BJ has grown some nuts

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coronavirus-uk-lockdown-exit-strategy-stage-2-boris-johnson-a9530651.html

Cue the desperate search by the media and the unions for the first kiddie martyr.

Piers Morgan in about three weeks time: So minister what do you have to say to the parents of the 10 children who've been hospitalised so far?'
« Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 07:01:03 am by stoat »


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Re: UK: More than 80 per cent of parents say it is not safe
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2020, 09:01:41 am »
So BJ has grown some nuts

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coronavirus-uk-lockdown-exit-strategy-stage-2-boris-johnson-a9530651.html

Cue the desperate search by the media and the unions for the first kiddie martyr.

Piers Morgan in about three weeks time: So minister what do you have to say to the parents of the 10 children who've been hospitalised so far?'
most likely didn't have a choice, after his announcement of cummings getting away with with flouting the lockdown (twice). people would have just started to ignore it anyway


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Re: UK: More than 80 per cent of parents say it is not safe
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2020, 06:25:48 pm »
Let's hope many of these small hogwans and businesses go under because of this pandemic.   I haven't seen a hogwan in over a year and they provide nothing to society in general other than glorified 'educational' babysitting services.

At least they employ a lot of people and pay taxes.
Taxes, that pay "good for nothing" government paper pushers. It's the circle of life.


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Re: UK: More than 80 per cent of parents say it is not safe
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2020, 06:52:03 pm »
Saudi Arabia made the call weeks ago suspended classes until the fall.

Brits wonít be alone.

Philippines beats that hands down. Duterte wants school closed till they find a vaccine.   Good luck with that.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


Re: UK: More than 80 per cent of parents say it is not safe
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2020, 09:45:23 pm »
Can we just accept that people f*cking die sometimes? I'm all for Korea-like measures, but at some point you gotta go about things and accept the fact that today might be the day with your name on it.


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Re: UK:
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2020, 07:23:47 am »
Can we just accept that people f*cking die sometimes? I'm all for Korea-like measures, but at some point you gotta go about things and accept the fact that today might be the day with your name on it.
unpopular opinion but I have to agree. do people honestly and truly believe NO ONE , not ONE person will get sick again?


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Re: UK:
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2020, 07:26:37 am »
Footballers ignore lockdown... meh
Celebrities ignore lockdown... meh
MPs ignore lockdown... meh
Tim next door ignores lockdown... meh
Kids in the park ignore lockdown... meh
Pretty much everyone everywhere not giving a f about the lockdown, instead using common sense... meh
Journalists in groups hounding people to grasp onto the slim amount of f*cks given about them... meh

Cummings drops his kids at his parents house as he was worried about having Wuhan symptoms...

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Re: UK:
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2020, 07:51:13 am »
it's more the fact he doubled down and keeps lying about it. if he had just apologised, people would have been more sympathetic. i like pie's take on it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDnGQemzf2s


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Re: UK:
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2020, 07:58:14 am »
i like pie's take on it
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Re: UK:
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2020, 08:54:55 am »
Sorry, what has he lied about?

Didn't he admit to driving up to Durham to drop his kids off at his parents? Didn't he admit to making that decision based on the exceptional circumstances regarding children as written in the government advice?

Do you have a source for his 'lies'?

He has nothing to apologise for. Never apologise for something you have not done.
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