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Nottinghamshire / Re: Gedling Council has an online cemetery database
« on: Tuesday 20 July 21 09:40 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for letting us know the updated link.


The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Summary - Week ending 25th July 2021
« on: Monday 19 July 21 10:06 BST (UK)  »
Herd immunity, here we come?

I'm sure many new infections will result (helped of course by the footy the other week). Let's just hope that a new mutation doesn't result, but I expect that it "helps" (if that's the right word) that people get infected in a short space of time.

Ask an economist what we should do. Ask an epidemiologist what we should do. We would get two very different answers. Ask a pub landlord what we should do. Ask a bus driver what we should do. Different answers again. Possibly.

The thing is, we can choose to smoke or drink heavily, it's legal but it's not the best thing to do. We're told it can kill us. People make their choices.

We can eat too much and exercise too little. We are told that it will lead to a shorter life and long term health conditions. And yet, the majority of the nation ignore this and carry on regardless.

Every adult in this nation has been offered the vaccine. Two doses on the vaccine does a good job to keep people from dying from the virus. The group of people that were most likely to die from the virus has now largely been vaccinated.

The livelihoods of people have been wiped out.

It's a difficult balance, isn't it?

So we can choose not to be vaccinated, and go to nightclubs and mingle and party like it's 2021 if we want. In the same way, we can smoke, drink like a fish. We could even walk down the middle of the main road as we stagger home with our kebab at the end of the night.

We can also get double vaccinated, wait the requisite time for the vaccine to kick-in. We can go to the shops when it's a bit quiter, wear a mask if we want to. We can visit our friends, and be a bit sensible about it. We can go for a drive and avoid people staggering down the middle of the road with their kebabs. We will also be safe knowing that if we do catch covid, we are unlikely to die from it.

So I wouldn't call it an experiment. I would call it life.

It's down to us now.


Fermanagh / Re: OWENS, Drumcrow West and/or Rosscrennagh
« on: Saturday 17 July 21 09:32 BST (UK)  »

Welcome to RootsChat, you can contact Carl by Personal Message on here to exchange email addresses. It's not a good idea to post email addresses publically to avoid privacy issues and spam.

Best wishes,

Stirlingshire / Re: RAE / RUE
« on: Friday 09 July 21 08:21 BST (UK)  »

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I expect it will get the country to "Herd Immunity" quicker by infecting the younger ones who are not as badly affected.

The older ones, and the ones with underlying health conditions have already been offered vaccinations.

Personal responsibility will also be a case of accepting a vaccine when offered it or accept the consequences.

I wonder also, because of this it will increase the uptake of the vaccine to the remaining population?

(just my thoughts)

Well, Covid restrictions are likely to be lifted on July 19 in England.

My biggest concern is that masks will not be legally mandatory anywhere.  Instead, it will be left to the discretion of the individual. I wonder how that will pan out?

I can well imagine that many people who have only recently started venturing out to shops will find this latest development quite difficult.

I can understand though, that this will be great news for parts of the hospitality and entertainment industry.


Staffordshire / Re: Black men of Biddulph Moor (BAILEY, BROOKS, NIXON)
« on: Saturday 26 June 21 09:46 BST (UK)  »

Here is some help for you on Personal Messaging in the Help pages:

The "Help" is on the menubar above.


The Lighter Side / Re: RC search suggestions
« on: Sunday 20 June 21 11:00 BST (UK)  »
There's also a hidden search thing for google built into RootsChat too. It was an experimental from ages ago, which searched various genealogy websites:

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