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Old Yesterday, 03:39 AM   #441
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There is a "moral duty" to get all children back into schools in England next month, Boris Johnson has said.

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Writing in the Mail on Sunday, he said it was the "national priority" after months without in-person education during the coronavirus pandemic...

A Downing Street source said Mr Johnson believes the harm being done to children's education prospects and mental health by not attending school is far more damaging than the risk posed to them by the virus.

The source said in the event of future stricter local lockdowns, the PM's expectation was that schools would be the last sector to be closed, after businesses like shops and pubs.
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Old Yesterday, 04:08 AM   #442
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
There is a "moral duty" to get all children back into schools in England next month, Boris Johnson has said.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53710472
I cannot be the only person whose bile rises whenever Johnson mentions "moral duty "
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Old Yesterday, 04:22 AM   #443
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Old Yesterday, 09:30 AM   #444
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Originally Posted by Rolfe View Post
Do you need to be so rude?


I wouldn't take it personally, attempting to defend this clown show government would make a saint cranky!
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Old Yesterday, 09:31 AM   #445
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
I cannot be the only person whose bile rises whenever Johnson mentions "moral duty "
I assume he has a flash card to remind him what the words mean.
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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
I assume he has a flash card to remind him what the words mean.

Remind?
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Originally Posted by Mojo View Post
Remind?
Someone must have mentioned it at some point. That's what they pay Nannies for isn't it?
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The daily number of new cases continues to creep up, over 1000 today. That might partly be due to more tests being done, but also must be due to the relaxation of restrictions.
On the other hand, only 8 new deaths today.

https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/
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There's a big cluster flaring in Aberdeen, which is going to make some difference.
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Anyhow, thanks CE for the warning to add Berlin and Germany to my tier 2 (check weekly) list of polities and regions to watch to learn more about SARS-CoV-2's epidemiology. I hate it when I miss the early stages of a significant change in real time (even though I can review the stats later). The stats in Germany will likely start getting interesting again right around August 22nd.

One week later: oh look, over 1,000 new confirmed cases per day for the latter three weekdays of last week in Germany. For the first time since May 7-9th.

Just more Corona Fehlalarm, no doubt.
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