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by Double
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

DragsterDriver wrote:50% of patients on ventilators are dying?! They sound dangerous.
And yet the government is doing absolutely nothing to enforce isolation from ventilators :(
by Double
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Frodder wrote:Doesn't 1 of the posters know Raab way back? I'm sure someone was having a Globus moment about him
I know a hundred other idiots just like Raab if that counts.
by Double
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

It was fairly devious of the virus to only infect people who would be asymptomatic for a month or so, before starting to infect the others. You wouldn't have to be asymptomatic. Just mild enough not to seek medical treatment and normal enough symptoms that you would not attribute it to an exotic vi...
by Double
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/The ... -think/amp

Interesting spectator article which touches on the reasons behind the different mortality rates reported in different countries.
by Double
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

OptimisticJock wrote:We can't even do widespread testing in the NHS.
Yeah, really seems like the government is struggling to get the kits it needs.
by Double
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Not sure why people are trying to convince themselves that everyone has had it already and it's just that we didn't notice. ICU's are being overrun with healthy people. They won't show up in the death statistics for the most part but I think we'd have noticed a need for a lot more ICU beds around t...
by Double
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Not sure why people are trying to convince themselves that everyone has had it already and it's just that we didn't notice. ICU's are being overrun with healthy people. They won't show up in the death statistics for the most part but I think we'd have noticed a need for a lot more ICU beds around t...
by Double
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I reckon in 3 weeks time we're going to start getting the antibody tests back in the UK and realise that everyone here got coronavirus back in late December/early January, that the disease is 10 times more virulent and 10 times less deadly than we expected, and that this lockdown was a giant waste ...
by Double
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Worth bearing in mind that the usual hospital test will only show whether you're in the midst of it, it won't show if you've already been exposed to it in the past.
by Double
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I reckon in 3 weeks time we're going to start getting the antibody tests back in the UK and realise that everyone here got coronavirus back in late December/early January, that the disease is 10 times more virulent and 10 times less deadly than we expected, and that this lockdown was a giant waste ...
by Double
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

And I'll join the hordes of people with anecdotes about having it before it was reportedly here. For me back in late December, had awful muscle aches, constant headache. Symptoms receded for a day or two, long enough for me to return home from my parents. Then was just sat on my sofa and absolutely ...
by Double
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I reckon in 3 weeks time we're going to start getting the antibody tests back in the UK and realise that everyone here got coronavirus back in late December/early January, that the disease is 10 times more virulent and 10 times less deadly than we expected, and that this lockdown was a giant waste ...
by Double
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I reckon in 3 weeks time we're going to start getting the antibody tests back in the UK and realise that everyone here got coronavirus back in late December/early January, that the disease is 10 times more virulent and 10 times less deadly than we expected, and that this lockdown was a giant waste ...
by Double
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I reckon in 3 weeks time we're going to start getting the antibody tests back in the UK and realise that everyone here got coronavirus back in late December/early January, that the disease is 10 times more virulent and 10 times less deadly than we expected, and that this lockdown was a giant waste ...
by Double
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I reckon in 3 weeks time we're going to start getting the antibody tests back in the UK and realise that everyone here got coronavirus back in late December/early January, that the disease is 10 times more virulent and 10 times less deadly than we expected, and that this lockdown was a giant waste o...
by Double
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How safe is your industry during this Crisis
Replies: 210
Views: 7452

Re: How safe is your industry during this Crisis

I'm EMEA VP of Sales for Kimberly-Clark. My annual bonus is looking safe . :lol: You got a spare stash of Andrex https://www.kimberly-clark.com/-/media/kimberly/images/homepage/fact-area-image-global-product-grouping.png and the rest ;) :lol: When I was first coming through I did a lot of KC's Euro...
by Double
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How safe is your industry during this Crisis
Replies: 210
Views: 7452

Re: How safe is your industry during this Crisis

IP. Would be fine if my biggest client wasn't a huge aerospace supplier. Anyone exposed to airlines is farked. Luckily it's pretty slow moving so we have enough work to pay the bills for a year or so. Finding it hard to see who in the private sector isn't going to be affected in some way. Even the s...
by Double
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prince Philip goooooonnneeeee... again
Replies: 42
Views: 2732

Re: Prince Philip goooooonnneeeee... again

Saint wrote:He;s just been seen heading to Windsor castle by helicopter to self isolate along with Liz
Weekend at Bernie's?
by Double
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prince Philip goooooonnneeeee... again
Replies: 42
Views: 2732

Re: Prince Philip goooooonnneeeee... again

danny_fitz wrote:
New guy wrote:I heard this yesterday from a semi reputable source.

I know a guy who knows a guy who works for ITV news. I know that sounds tenuous, because it is, but I think he might actually be gone.
So 'Operation Queen Mum' is in full swing
On further reflection I've decided it's probably all bollocks.
by Double
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prince Philip goooooonnneeeee... again
Replies: 42
Views: 2732

Re: Prince Philip goooooonnneeeee... again

I heard this third hand via someone in Sadiq Khan's office... although God knows why he'd need to know.
by Double
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Chinese food practices are awful. In China, they fed pig brain remains to sheep and cows, which gave them an incurable prion disease which rotted their heads from the inside out. It got into the human food supply and killed 100% of the people it infected and oh wait, no, that was in Britain, sorry.
by Double
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Is there any proof that shutting the borders works, unless you have zero local transmission? "Works"? It certainly stops cross-border transmission. Obviously it won't stop local transmission. Not sure what you are asking. Whether it makes a difference to the spread of the virus. It's an interesting...
by Double
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Achtung! DOUBLE! Oi, look in here.
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Achtung! DOUBLE! Oi, look in here.

I'm afraid I can't find anything citeable. I saw it repeated a great deal on Reddit, but it looks like I might have just been repeating some fake news. Sorry for misleading you! Speculation seems to be that Germany's cases of infection are in a much lower age bracket (40s rather than 60s) and/or the...
by Double
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Germany only lists deaths as coronavirus related if the deceased had no underlying conditions. If someone in the UK with lung cancer dies with coronavirus, they are listed as part of the statistics, whereas the same person dying in Germany would not be. IIRC that was also the Chinese approach until...
by Double
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704655

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

What is happening in Germany? Only 8 deaths so far. France have fewer cases yet x10 number of fatalities. The German rates seem more level with us than with France German rates of death and critical are way ahead of everyone else. Even South Korea. So what is Forrester saying, then? I’m not saying ...
by Double
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Entire final round of 6N postponed to October 31st
Replies: 103
Views: 5426

Re: Entire final round of 6N postponed to October 31st

England win the abbreviated 2020 Six Nations, commiserations everyone else. :thumbup:
by Double
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N R4 - Scotland v France, Auld Alliance Virus Exchange
Replies: 695
Views: 22089

Re: 6N R4 - Scotland v France, Auld Alliance Virus Exchange

And there goes France's 6 nations. Shaun Edwards does the best he can but that kind of stupidity just seems to be engrained.
by Double
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Marler felt AWJ's penis on camera
Replies: 695
Views: 35646

Re: Marler felt AWJ's penis on camera

J Man wrote:If I did this to a woman at work while rubbing my cock up against her, it would be considered sexual assault.
If you just put in a solid hit with arms properly wrapped would the HR manager wave it as play on?
by Double
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87383
Views: 4409360

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

How Tuilagi's was a red and Parkes' wasn't is beyond me. What happened to those mitigating criteria they're meant to go through?
by Double
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 19691

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

Good win in the end. Scoreline really flattered Wales.
by Double
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 19691

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

Oh god is it Marius Joker again :lol:
by Double
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 19691

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

Looks fine for me. Arm below the neck.

North needs to retire, though.
by Double
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87383
Views: 4409360

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Third deliberate knock-on yellow in the Saints Saracens game.
by Double
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87383
Views: 4409360

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

While we're on the subject of Saints no. 8s and their continuing search for a 'big bloke', am I completely insane for thinking that they might be sitting on a potential great 8 in Naiyaravoro? If you look at all the good parts of his game, it's stuff traditionally done by an 8 - first phase crash ba...
by Double
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87383
Views: 4409360

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Ludlum is pure work rate, spends no time on the floor or out of the game. I think he’s picked solely for his engine? Strange one for sure- at saints Harrison offers more carry, bigger hits, general game influence. Harrison is probably Saint's key player and standout forward of the last couple of se...
by Double
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland warm up thread
Replies: 1462
Views: 33621

Re: England v Ireland warm up thread

We've had games with this Marius Joker bloke before, haven't we?
by Double
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland warm up thread
Replies: 1462
Views: 33621

Re: England v Ireland warm up thread

Which commentator is this who doesn't know any of the England player's names? Embarrassing
by Double
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland warm up thread
Replies: 1462
Views: 33621

Re: England v Ireland warm up thread

I think in the confusion there we may have all missed that Ben Youngs just had a positive effect on the game :shock:
by Double
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland warm up thread
Replies: 1462
Views: 33621

Re: England v Ireland warm up thread

Hogg'd that right up :lol: