It seems different, plus it was just one example. Outdoor non exercise recreation in pairs and care home visits are expected to resume along with schools. Mon 29 March is expected to see outdoor sixes, outdoor sports and hierarchical sports. Hospitality, other retail and HE is expected to be grouped in step 3. Pubs, grooming and UK holidays in step 4. This grouping of changes seems deeply farking stupid and will yet again mean we cannot tell as easily what measure changes the R by how much.To me that's one thing - I know they get split into two but really; it's young people going back to school.
From the Zahawi link - 4 tests:Data not dates, one step at a time and not too fast.
So according to https://metro.co.uk/2021/02/22/the-...-pass-for-the-covid-lockdown-to-end-14122240/ Johnson is about to fail on two of these, yet again giving out firm dates and derestricting multiple things simultaneously, such as sending primary and secondary schools back together.
Will vaccination be enough to save us from being led by donkeys that just don't learn from past mistakes?
Colleges and unis (sort of) are back on 8th March.It seems different, plus it was just one example. Outdoor non exercise recreation in pairs and care home visits are expected to resume along with schools. Mon 29 March is expected to see outdoor sixes, outdoor sports and hierarchical sports. Hospitality, other retail and HE is expected to be grouped in step 3. Pubs, grooming and UK holidays in step 4. This grouping of changes seems deeply farking stupid and will yet again mean we cannot tell as easily what measure changes the R by how much.
There's data for now. There is no data yet for 29 March, 12 April, 17 May and all the other dates announced so far.Seems to me there are data.
Are you reading different news to everyone else? Every report I've seen or heard says each date will see several changes happen together. This is yet another big gamble, and so far only one has worked, as against all the others which failed.Seems to me that 'one step at a time' is roughly what's proposed and also that it's not too fast.
There are loads of lists of the changes. I don't see a need to repost them all here. There are more than a dozen.Would you care to list the separate 'things' (steps) that you suggest be relaxed 'one at a time'? How many are there? Do you think we could relax these, one at a time, on successive days? To set each step 21 days apart would see us into the autumn. Do you think that would be good for the country?
Dates can be announced once decided, of course. If school reopenings are confirmed today, then it's not huge notice, is it? What they should not do is announce a three month timetable of reopenings. We could be in the midst of a fourth wave by then (but I hope we are not).So saying 'data not dates' doesn't really help real people planning vital education. Are your children (or of acquaintances/neighbours) not desperate to get back to school? For their future well-being?
And those whose parents have decided to continue home-schooling: I wonder whether the children are as "keen"?some won't even be going back when schools first reopen anyway, as their parents plan to continue to home-school them. I think it is unhelpful to pretend that all children need the same thing. It borders on ageist.
[OT] Come on 'maths chap': singulars and plurals.There's data for now. There is no data yet for 29 March . . .
Very noticeable that Professor Chris Whitty was very plural at the 7 o'clock briefing. Maintained his credibility, not least among his fellow epidemiologists/scientists. Just imagine the ribbing he'd get in the common room if he used a singular conjugated for 'data'!Data is a mass noun now.
I wasn't going to mention it, but it was noticeable Prof Whitty used both singular and plural for it during the show. I hope he doesn't suffer ribbing for it, but such unfamiliarity with modern English should probably be expected of fossils who lurk in common rooms!Very noticeable that Professor Chris Whitty was very plural at the 7 o'clock briefing.
I used to have to translate the ambiguous German Daten as either dates, or data with a singular verb if the context was computers (very much American usage) or plural verb if used in the older scientific sense, as strictly it is plural. Inconsistency is hardly surprising!Data is a mass noun now.
Aiui, (to flesh out your "sort of") only those uni/college students whose subject requires significant practical activity are scheduled to return before Easter.Colleges and unis (sort of) are back on 8th March. That's kind of scary.
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