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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #45 on: Monday 24 August 20 19:22 BST (UK) »
  I keep hearing references to what should or should not happen on "school transport". I am slightly puzzled - do those giving the advice think our children travel on yellow buses like they seem to in America? (If only!) It seems to me that virtually all secondary school children cram onto service buses and trains along with everyone else.

Here in Northumberland a large number of children come to school on special buses. It's the only way that children from some of the villages can get to school.

Same here. Most kids go to school by bus.
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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #46 on: Monday 24 August 20 20:56 BST (UK) »
Mathematics - it is relatively straightforward if you have a basic grasp of statistics to analyse the figures and it is obvious that the deaths and hospitalisations in relation to new infections have fallen dramatically.

Ah, but Covid-19 is suppressed  here, due to Lockdown restrictions since March.

It is claimed it has been mutating.

A mutation might weaken the Virus too, but too early to draw any conclusions. So a cautious approach is maintained.

Scientists want more 'sequencing tests'.

The media outlets have been going mad for about 2 hours about Hong Kong
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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #47 on: Monday 24 August 20 21:10 BST (UK) »
  O.K. I can see that special transport would be needed in more sparsely inhabited places.
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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #48 on: Monday 24 August 20 21:19 BST (UK) »
Bushinn1746 - Lockdown, in theory at least, would suppress the incidence of the virus, not the severity of the infection. The severity of the virus as measured by hospitalisations and deaths as a function of the numbers infected has been steadily reducing; this is good news.
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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #49 on: Monday 24 August 20 21:23 BST (UK) »
  O.K. I can see that special transport would be needed in more sparsely inhabited places.

There is schools transport throughout Greater Manchester. These are regular buses on  designated school routes plus some Yellow school buses where children would have a designated seat. I think this costs more.  This is being suspended now so all children can access the yellow buses if they are on that school route.
There are also coaches used as schools transport. Children travel from town to town to school.
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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #50 on: Monday 24 August 20 22:38 BST (UK) »
sonofthom, We also have to remember we have Summer here with lots of hot and mostly dry weather.

One UK Professor / Epidemiologist has said we have not had Winter yet.

A relation lives in NZ and their 2 to 3 Covid cases and less, are around 29 in Winter.

It seems only time will tell, if the 2019 Virus is weakening here or not?

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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #51 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 07:51 BST (UK) »
Here in Norfolk most schoolchildren are transported by local coach companies. But those few companies serve all the schools - primary and secondary. I well remember the number of times I was on after-school bus duty at the local high school & one bus queue would be left waiting because its bus had been delayed on the earlier primary school run. So if the buses are going to carry fewer kids at one time.....  ???
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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #52 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 08:05 BST (UK) »
Four schools in my area, I don't see any school-buses, the kids either walk or get lifted by their grannies. Mostly the latter I think?  ;D

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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #53 on: Tuesday 25 August 20 10:34 BST (UK) »
Four schools in my area, I don't see any school-buses, the kids either walk or get lifted by their grannies. Mostly the latter I think?  ;D

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That obviously means something else in this area compared with in Scotland :o ;D