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edited 7 June at 7:34AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
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edited 7 June at 7:34AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
Just feel the need to rant about the mindless masses who insist on not following social distancing advice.
People flocking to the beaches, people gathering in their masses for protests
They are (potentially) undoing all the hard work and suffering that millions have gone through the last few months and there is a real risk of a second spike (and resulting lockdown) in September
Forget fining them £100, they should have their furlough payment removed 
Am personally very glad that you have now stopped the hypocritical "clap for xxxxxx" - you obviously have no respect for the people who have continued to try and keep this country running at some level of normal during this crisis
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  • askeymaskeym Forumite
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    I totally agree. The sensible ones are making great sacrifices on top of which these mindless cretins are putting health worker's lives at risk. They should be severely punished, maybe imprisoned.
    I know Domestos kills 99% of germs, but I'm worried about the 1% that got away.
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    JamoLew said:
    Just feel the need to rant about the mindless masses who insist on not following social distancing advice.
    People flocking to the beaches, people gathering in their masses for protests
    They are (potentially) undoing all the hard work and suffering that millions have gone through the last few months and there is a real risk of a second spike (and resulting lockdown) in September
    Forget fining them £100, they should have their furlough payment removed 
    Am personally very glad that you have now stopped the hypocritical "clap for xxxxxx" - you obviously have no respect for the people who have continued to try and keep this country running at some level of normal during this crisis

    How do you know these people did "clap for carers"?

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    true - probably a very loosely based assumption - but it's the type of behavior that someone who breaks the rules undertakes to soothe their guilt
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    JamoLew said:
    true - probably a very loosely based assumption - but it's the type of behavior that someone who breaks the rules undertakes to soothe their guilt

    I doubt the people who break the rules regarding social distancing have any guilt.
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    edited 7 June at 11:28AM
    As far as the protests are concerned, just very very bad timing that this has coincided with the pandemic. Lets hope they've kept their 2 metre distance , as they've no doubt been next to people who are infected , for 15 minutes or more
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    hollydays said:
    As far as the protests are concerned, just very very bad timing that this has coincided with the pandemic. Lets hope they've kept their 2 metre distance , as they've no doubt been next to people who are infected , for 15 minutes or more

    I think that's a vain hope.
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    Pollycat said:
    hollydays said:
    As far as the protests are concerned, just very very bad timing that this has coincided with the pandemic. Lets hope they've kept their 2 metre distance , as they've no doubt been next to people who are infected , for 15 minutes or more

    I think that's a vain hope.
    There was a demonstration in my local town yesterday. Someone commented to a local reporter that social distancing was impossible to maintain unless on the outer edges of the crowd, or at the back.
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    So they'll all be travelling on the buses and trains and trams, working in the shops or shopping in the shops and garden centres...and on and on we go.

    On the subject of protests in London, I was heartened to hear that the horse which bolted after its rider collided with a set of traffic lights and went on to trample one of the protesters found its own way back to the police stables.
    At least one attendee of the protests showed remarkable common sense...
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    although not ideal I think the government should take advantage of the protests to see whether a large group of people (15,000 in Manchester) have an impact on the R value. If there is no notable spike because of these protests they could start to relax lockdown. 
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    hollydays said:
    As far as the protests are concerned, just very very bad timing that this has coincided with the pandemic. Lets hope they've kept their 2 metre distance , as they've no doubt been next to people who are infected , for 15 minutes or more
    Have you seen the picture of the thousands marching to the US embassy? No chance of 2 mtrs distancing there
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52954305
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