When will the clapping stop?

realfrankturner

Well-known Member
I haven't clapped once, not that I don't appreciate the the NHS, or people working in supermarkets too and other industries, but don't really get why I should clap to show it.
 

Max2132

Member
Yeah that reminds me, normally the woman next door wheels out the entire kitchen cupboard, didn't hear her tonight.
 

Miss Mandy

Moderator
Still going on round here and last night had the added extra of a neighbour releasing fireworks....in the daylight! :rolleyes:
 

Tight Git

Distinguished Member
It would take a brave politician to be the one to cancel the clapping.

Mrs TG and I receive the £10 "Christmas Bonus" each year in December.

I believe this was started around 1970, when £10 bought quite a lot.

But it was never increased with inflation so has become a bit of a joke.

However, can you see the headlines if it was ever stopped?

"Mean government rob pensioners of their Christmas present" or similar!
 

password1

Well-known Member
All my neighbours still clap and get their pots and pans out every Thursday. It looks like it wont stop anytime soon, it could be til July at the earliest.

How would people kmow when to stop, are people waiting for the government to announce yhe end of the pandemic or announce no more clapping..

Do many MPs clap, does the queen clap and does Boris Johnson stil clap?
 

Chocci

Member
'Healthcare workers, including those with jobs such as doctors and nurses, were not found to have higher rates of death involving COVID-19 when compared with the rate among those whose death involved COVID-19 of the same age and sex in the general population.

Among men, a number of other specific occupations were found to have raised rates of death involving COVID-19, including: taxi drivers and chauffeurs (36.4 deaths per 100,000); bus and coach drivers (26.4 deaths per 100,000); chefs (35.9 deaths per 100,000); and sales and retail assistants (19.8 deaths per 100,000).'



 

Ste7en

Distinguished Member
It'll be interesting to see if the R rate drops now bellends stop meeting at their garden gates to pat themselves on the back for 'a clap well done'.
 

weaviemx5

Distinguished Member
It'll be interesting to see if the R rate drops now bellends stop meeting at their garden gates to pat themselves on the back for 'a clap well done'.
Considering the new Government guidance is to meet up to 6 people outside at a time, I think chatting to one neighbour at the end of the drive is irrelevant.
 

weaviemx5

Distinguished Member
'Healthcare workers, including those with jobs such as doctors and nurses, were not found to have higher rates of death involving COVID-19 when compared with the rate among those whose death involved COVID-19 of the same age and sex in the general population.

Among men, a number of other specific occupations were found to have raised rates of death involving COVID-19, including: taxi drivers and chauffeurs (36.4 deaths per 100,000); bus and coach drivers (26.4 deaths per 100,000); chefs (35.9 deaths per 100,000); and sales and retail assistants (19.8 deaths per 100,000).'



Your post is the entire point of their sign. The fact that people with other occupations have also died doesn't take away the fact that healthcare workers have died too.

Statistically speaking, healthcare workers are exposed to the virus more regularly as they're supporting people infected with it.

Which occupations have the highest potential exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19)? - Office for National Statistics

However, there's an assumption from many people (including on here) that "it's just their job, get on with it". Healthcare workers don't need to die to still be faced with the fear of this every day, and nobody should be going to work with the risk that they could die doing it.
 
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