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Re: Boris's 4.00 broadcast today
« Reply #45 on: Sunday 20 December 20 15:31 GMT (UK) »
We just have to get on with it really,  we will all get over it and spend Christmas doing something different with promise to ourselves to rectify it later in the year if we decide to do so

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Re: Boris's 4.00 broadcast today
« Reply #46 on: Sunday 20 December 20 19:50 GMT (UK) »
Going by average UK mortality rates, this will be the last Christmas alive for at least half a million people - old age and illnesses other than Covid do still exist, which seems to get forgotten. 

We're still in tier 3 here so our plans haven't changed, but if I'd been told my Dad - who has deteriorated so much over the last 9 months that he's now virtually housebound - couldn't be with me on Xmas Day, then I'm afraid I would absolutely have ignored the 'rules'.

I also take the view that if having him here meant he risked picking up the virus, then it would still be a risk worth taking.  Better shorter & happier than a few months longer lived in pain, misery & almost total isolation.

Families will be making these heart-breaking decisions up & down the land, and for those who decide to 'follow the rules' and miss out on what would have been their final Xmas with their loved ones, then yes, Christmas IS cancelled.

For every family that says in 2021 'I wish we hadn't', I think there will be far more saying 'I wish we had'.
 
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Re: Boris's 4.00 broadcast today 19 December 2020
« Reply #47 on: Thursday 24 December 20 18:12 GMT (UK) »
Strangely the extension of Tier 4 will enable me to go further a field. Here in Portsmouth we have been a very small Tier 4 area of probably ten square miles, with the police turning any attempted escapers around, but now that they have included Hampshire and Sussex I can actually walk in the country rather than around busy urban streets.
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Re: Boris's 4.00 broadcast today 19 December 2020
« Reply #48 on: Friday 25 December 20 15:24 GMT (UK) »
How do I close this now out of date topic, please?


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