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by Guy M
Sun May 10, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 18647

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

We could probably get to Crete - we could self isolate at our home there, and we could self isolate for 2 weeks once back in the U.K. (OH is a yoga teacher and running online courses, I can work from home), but the reason we definitely won’t unless there’s an unlikely change in events is because i’m...
by Guy M
Sat May 09, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 18647

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

The Times in the U.K. is reporting that the government will announce a two week quarantine period for all arrivals to the U.K. from early June - the logic, if there is any having allowed millIons in with no controls so far, being that it will reduce the impact of any second wave of infections once t...
by Guy M
Sat May 02, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer
Replies: 133
Views: 11013

Re: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer

Clio wrote: I’m not in the least bit of afraid of dying but I hate the idea of leaving a mess behind me for someone else to sort out.


This is a very admirable, brave and honest thing to say. Thank you.
by Guy M
Fri May 01, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer
Replies: 133
Views: 11013

Re: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer

Greetings from Cheltenham, the centre of the Cotswolds or as it is now known the Covid-19 capital of the South West. We hardly went out at all during race week - you really could see what was going to happen when you get 250,000 visitors crammed together for hours each day in a small space and zero ...
by Guy M
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 18647

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

These discussions on what happens next are similar in many countries. In the U.K. there’s talk of children going back to school by end May, possibly with 2 weeks on then 2 weeks off so class sizes are halved. My daughters will riot if they have to go back to school before September..... Construction...
by Guy M
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Praise for the Greek government
Replies: 46
Views: 4786

Re: Praise for the Greek government

http://thebridgetank.org/en/2020/04/15/ ... -outbreak/


Here are the comparative figures x- Europe of rates of increase in infection. I know which country I wish I was in right now.
by Guy M
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Praise for the Greek government
Replies: 46
Views: 4786

Re: Praise for the Greek government

The U.K. is slowly starting to notice that Greece is a star performer wrt this virus. Wait until they see this: The London School of Economics has estimated that up to 50% of deaths across Europe will come from care homes. According to the U.K. Government, there are 21,700 care homes in the U.K. wit...
by Guy M
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Credit to Greece
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: Credit to Greec

Really agree. Keep telling people how well Greece is doing compared with the rest of Europe. Early lockdown, good use of technology, sense of community that is lacking in many other countries, impressive - keep it up.
by Guy M
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Economic Impact of Virus
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Economic Impact of Virus

Mmm. Countries that rely on international trade will recover at a different rate from those that don’t.Some sectors will be more affected than others - hence the original article about tourism in Greece. Countries have had very different approaches to controlling the virus- look at South Korea - whi...
by Guy M
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Economic Impact of Virus
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Economic Impact of Virus

....and so individual health issues also impact economic activity- it’s a vicious circle.

As you are in lockdown, here’s a happy way of spending some time.

https://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr639.pdf
by Guy M
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Economic Impact of Virus
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Economic Impact of Virus

Firstly this is a health emergency with tragic, upsetting consequences. A knock on impact that will last for years is the economic emergency that, like the virus, is gradually engulfing the World. https://www.economist.com/europe/2020/04/11/covid-19-hits-greece-even-harder-than-the-rest-of-the-euro-...
by Guy M
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: CoronaVirus now confirmed on Crete
Replies: 184
Views: 17381

Re: CoronaVirus now confirmed on Crete

The charts in the attached link from the FT show something remarkable: the job Greece is doing in ‘flattening the curve’ - the only European country, other than Norway, that is following a trajectory similar to South Korea. While the U.K. follows Italy and France, and Spain runs out of control, what...
by Guy M
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: CoronaVirus now confirmed on Crete
Replies: 184
Views: 17381

Re: CoronaVirus now confirmed on Crete

Thanks for the new links, BST and Ros21. Clearly there are very small discrepancies between the different reporting sites but nothing significant that would affect behaviour. It looks like the number of cases in all Greece has been doubling somewhere around every 6 days since about 1 March. The UK ...
by Guy M
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: CoronaVirus now confirmed on Crete
Replies: 184
Views: 17381

Re: CoronaVirus now confirmed on Crete

From the perspective of the U.K., it looks like Greece has handled this better than many. https://sciencenorway.no/crisis-epidemic-mortality/very-low-mortality-rate-from-coronavirus-in-norway-compared-to-other-countries/1661751 Yes, it’s testing. Germany likewise does lots of tests and has a fewer ...
by Guy M
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: INGENUITY IN SPAIN
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: INGENUITY IN SPAIN

Do you think you’d get away with taking a cat for a walk?

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