Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #Lockdown3

Most recents (24)

9 March. The latest ONS weekly death figures improved, 2914 people dead from #Covid19UK

We must keep #lockdown3 and #TestTraceIsolate the virus to eliminate it in the UK.
W/e 26 February, 1066 people above the 5-year average deaths number.
The % figures show the increase/decrease over the 'normal' death rate
Deaths are 9.2% above the 'normal' number
This is a 9.6% decrease from the previous week
w/e 26 February. The above-average deaths figure does not mean that they were the only #Covid19UK deaths.

2914 deaths were due to the #Covid19UK virus though some others may be still due to #COVID19 but excluded as they died more than 28 days after testing positive.
Read 9 tweets
2 March. The latest ONS weekly death figures improved, 4079 people dead from #Covid19UK

We must keep #lockdown3 and #TestTraceIsolate the virus to eliminate it in the UK. Image
W/e 19 February, 2182 people above the 5-year average deaths number.
The % figures show the increase/decrease over the 'normal' death rate
Deaths are 18.8% above the 'normal' number
This is a 10% decrease from the previous week Image
w/e 19 February. The above-average deaths figure does not mean that they were the only #Covid19UK deaths.

4079 deaths were due to the #Covid19UK virus though some others may be still due to #COVID19 but excluded as they died more than 28 days after testing positive.
Read 9 tweets
#lockdown3 is killing my sense of joy.
Not gonna lie I had a little weep earlier. No sense in dramatising it - I’ll survive - but the point is like to make is that I’m fairly resilient and these days only responsible for myself - imagine the lot of people with employees and families and friends who are falling apart.
We’re stuck - we have no objective standard to give us hope and @DanielAndrewsMP has a track record where even if we had a roadmap, we’d know that we only get half of what was promised at every step...

So we have ambiguity and leaders who gaslight us, and won’t keep their word.
Read 4 tweets
Yes, this was always on the cards, as many of us correctly surmised, but for me, this has to be arguably the most anti-consumer, politically cowardly, wimping-out decision that the compulsively orally-flatulent Johnson has yet taken.
telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/…
Wonder what alleged 'feminist' Carrie-Antoinette thinks of her PM paramour's decision to keep the #BBC coercively funded by an illiberal regressive tax, non-payment of which accounts for one-third of all criminal convictions against women?
independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-n…
Don't be fooled for one moment by our Wet-Lettuce 'Culture' Sec'y Dowden's promise the issue 'will remain on the agenda'.
What that means is 'right at the bottom of my Pending-Tray', and most unlikely to do anything other than remain there indefinitely.
Read 7 tweets
My Da Tom (90) is coping with #Lockdown3 by consuming ribs & cabbage, marmalade & soda bread, fancy cakes & tay, drawing, painting, playing his fiddle, reading papers, watching snooker, scrolling through Facebook & Insta, playing with dogs & strong whiskey every night.
#Legend
Here is his fridge.
The dude with the fag is called "Lucas Batteries"
He has been drawing him for his whole life.
On school copy books, hotel napkins, and the backs of envelopes.
And on one memorable occasion with a blue marker on a glass door.
"I always give him a #smoke!"
✒️
I bought him a canvas and lent him his late brothers painting set. Filled with colours and brushes, rulers and the nub of a little yellow pencil.
He did this with a sharpie and wax crayons I also brought
And stuck those elves on with Superglue
He tells me it's done an hour later.
Read 10 tweets
#VirtualDogWalk This afternoon’s walk was like an allegorical version of my life. I went much further than I intended to, and I wasn’t properly equipped. The melted snow has made the fields very muddy and it gets even deeper, high up on the track.
#autism
#autistic
#adventure
1/
There came a point when the thought of carrying on and going back were equally awful. I stood there for a bit, having a think and sinking deeper into the mud. Izzy seemed keen to press ahead, so onwards and upwards it was. This meant crossing a stream and walking the plank...
2/
Spurred on by the thought of going back through all that terrible mud I inched my way across the plank. After a short uphill climb we reached a clearing and I looked up and realised how blue the sky was. At some point soon we needed to head downhill to get home before sunset.
3/
Read 10 tweets
1) If both #NHS & @GOVUK websites have ONLY 3 symptoms with NO comment about other possible symptoms 1 of 2 things will happen. People WITH #COVID19 won’t realise they need or be able to access a test. OR those people that know there are more symptoms will have to lie to get one.
2)So there will be 1000s of ppl W/ #COVID19 oblivious that they have it & returning to work/school as soon as their symptoms have gone. Add to this that headteachers can only request a test for a child OR send a contact home based on those 3 SYMPTOMS huge numbers will be missed.
3)Then consider that the much hailed #lateralflowtest s have a very high FALSE NEGATIVE rate AND that they’re going to be used widely across educational settings to AVOID children & staff isolating.
This is a recipe for an ABSOLUTE DISASTER!
Read 8 tweets
Every day is Sunday for me at the moment. No going “out out”. Just immersed in being at home with occasional walks.
I thought it was Sunday most of yesterday. That’s how marginal the distinction has become.
#SundayMorning
#SundayThoughts
1/
When I was a child most shops were closed on Sundays. It was often a welcome break in an overwhelming week. A pause, a punctuation mark. There was a familiar and predictable routine. Church, Sunday School, roast dinner, homework, afternoon tea and TV. Essential downtime.
2/
In the police I worked shifts which included Sundays. We’d often get called to check on elderly neighbours, catch up on paperwork, and visit unoccupied premises. Sunday was less intense than the rest of the week, a welcome lull after the uproar of Friday and Saturday nights.
3/
Read 12 tweets
IMO #teachers & #earlyyears staff settings are being SACRIFICED to give an illusion of “SAFETY”. The Gvmt know that if the majority of parents realise these settings are the places where they are likely to catch #coronavirus from, many will not want to their kids to go. 1/9
They’re keen to perpetuate the belief that there is “nothing to see here” in order to keep the work force working.
I’m not naive, I know the economic fallout from more things locking down won’t be good. But w/ so many children in school #Lockdown3 will go on for longer. 2/
Think #Chernobyl.
The men on the roof. Sacrificed to show the world that those in charge knew what they were doing. This is the same.
How many teachers have had #COVID19 ? How many have died? The full stats remain illusive. They are our family, friends & community members. 3/
Read 11 tweets
You’ve heard the word “vulnerable children” used a lot recently but you might not know what it means. While it can vary between U.K. countries the description here gov.scot/publications/c… is a useful overview A screenshot of the categor...
children and teens identified as vulnerable are already disadvantaged and both deserve and require additional support. If schools are full of children who are not in these categories the vital care needed by already marginalised children will be reduced or put at risk.
If you’re unsure if your child should be in school but think they may be vulnerable (see above) speak to the school about it. If they don’t fit that category but your workplace is making it impossible for you to both work and homeschool - push back!
Read 6 tweets
Lockdown 3.0 will disproportionately affect #women, and #ukgov isnt doing enough to mitigate this unequal impact.

A thread on what we know from the last year *and before 🧵
According to @ONS women did 2/3rds additional childcare duties + spent more time on unpaid work + less time on paid work than men during lockdown1.0

ONS also show that women did more non-developmental care than men (i.e. cooking, washing, not playing)
shorturl.at/gjrCY Image
Whether due to gendered work sectors, or requests owing to additional childcare: women more likely to be furloughed than men according to @WomensBudgetGrp meaning 20% income reduction

wbg.org.uk/analysis/uk-po…
Read 15 tweets
JOURNALIST: Why, after 10 months, are there still no checks at airports?

@BorisJohnson: Um...er...We will be bringing in measures to...um...er...to ensure that we...err...test people coming into this country & prevent the virus...er...being re-admitted.

@piersmorgan last July👇
The PM, #BorisJohnson, also says at the start of his answer👆
“Just to repeat, schools are safe” on the same day he just introduced a new #lockdown & shut down schools because they’re not safe.
#Lockdown3 #schoolclosures #COVID19 #coronavirus #HerdImmunityScandal #covidbriefing
#BorisJohnson makes clear his strategy is sometimes to PRETEND not to know what's going on so that when he ACTUALLY doesn’t know, people won’t be able to tell the difference

The trouble is that we can ALL tell

Is the #BumblingStrategy really govt policy?
Read 8 tweets
Connection is essential during lockdown. Call people you love. Ask how they are doing. Listen to how they feel. Listen with empathy. Ask what you can do to support them.

TRULY hear them. Be with them emotionally.
And know this:

There is no substitute for in-person connection. We are not built to live our life through screens.

This is not normal. This is not good for us mentally and emotionally.

So for now. Connect to those you love in whatever way you can.

AND listen to your own...
...emotions. Name how you feel. Ask yourself what you need. Give yourself what you need.

Nourish yourself. Switch off the news. Move your body. Feel what you feel.

You are loved. You are seen.

I love you ❤️

Cheryl xx

#lockdown #lockdown2021 #lockdown3
Read 3 tweets
VERY IMPORTANT THREAD.
The @ONS stats on #COVID19 risk for teachers were based on cases in 53 teachers-2 nursery, 5 primary, 7 secondary & 39 unknown type. They were taken in the period 2 Sep-16 Oct BEFORE the surge in cases in <19s. 1/
We keep being told that #teachers are NOT at increased risk - “they” said that about drs & nurses in the #firstwave.
It simply does not add up that workers surrounded by children (esp teenagers) for many hours in crowded indoor spaces without #PPE are not at increased risk? 2/
As a non-statistician I’ll be brave & suggest that these stats were taken from too small a group, too early in the Autumn Term & should not be being used to claim safety for a whole profession now.
Stats on admissions, deaths & #LongCovid in #teachers appear scanty/absent. 3/
Read 9 tweets
Please experts, could I ask-
We’ve repeatedly been told that @ONS stats say that #teachers aren’t at increased risk of catching #Covid than other key workers. I’m no statistician but I can’t work out how can that be true as they don’t wear #PPE & are surrounded by children....1)
....in the 2 groups with the highest number of cases.
There seems a rabbit off somewhere??
It doesn’t make sense.
Could the stats be wrong?
A recent thread highlighted that “maybe” they were based on quite dated figures & on small sample sizes? 2)
Surely #teachers should be vaccinated soon if we’re expecting them to work w/out #PPE, many will obviously be IN schools during #Lockdown3 whilst this #covidvariant is spreading around communities?
Am I missing something?
Thank you.
@Dr2NisreenAlwan @dgurdasani1 @chrischirp
Read 4 tweets
we're listing places you can donate laptops and tablets for kids and students who need them at home during lockdown.

if your org distributes donated laptops, please message us and we'll share

#donateforstudents
#studentlockdown

(image borrowed from @LittleLivesUK )
@LittleLivesUK Donate lockdown laptops and tablets for students in London via
@LittleLivesUK

#donateforstudents
#studentlockdown

littlelives.org.uk/donate/donate-…
Read 58 tweets
UK Prime Minister declares another lockdown, but still: no border controls

Britain will remain open to all 👇🏽

No passenger testing ✖️
No airport screening ✖️
No measures to manage the inbound/outbound flow ✖️

Literally the opposite of the rest of the world...again. 🤯 #COVID19
During #Lockdown3👇🏽

• Want to fly from South Africa (or any other country on earth) back to the UK with no tests, no checks, no screening?
— Sure, you can ✅

• Flying to Dubai for a pandemic party, and then return to UK with no tests or quarantine?
— Sure, you can ✅
50+ countries (from Kuwait, to Colombia) have cut air travel ties with Britain due to the “out of control spread” of #COVID19

UK Health Sec Matt Hancock is “worried” about South Africa’s COVID19 strain...but not worried enough to test travellers from S Africa, or anywhere else.
Read 3 tweets
Read 207 tweets
THREAD/Greetings and welcome to what will probably be the final virtual walk for now in our #lockdown2 series. We meet at the Tooley Street entrance to London Bridge Station and as over the past three weekends, we are going to look at not only
the wartime past of the area featured on our route but will also glimpse at the industrial and social history of the region, whilst trying to point out one or two decent pubs, should you find yourself doing this walk for real at some point.
As before, there will be one or two repetitions from our previous series of virtual walks during the first lockdown but I will try and keep these to a minimum. We are standing in the Joiner Street Arch of London Bridge Station facing out onto Tooley Street and a plaque here Joiner Street Bridge plaque
Read 63 tweets
Congratulations @MattHancock and @matthewsgould Great technical work by @NHSX to deliver @NHSCOVID19app . Here are some suggestions around the 'soft stuff' of getting massive buy in required to make it a success. Image
1) Use SMS Cell Technology to send a link to every mobile phone in the country. Start in hotspots to avoid overwhelming the system. Image
2)Urgently provide the digitally excluded a cheap but App-friendly smartphone. Internet access is a basic human right. Nobody left behind. Image
Read 48 tweets
भारतच्या विरोधात आकार घेत असलेले अंतर्राष्ट्रीय षडयंत्र !
- प्रशांत पोळ

चीनच्या तुकड्यांवर पाळले जाणारे वामपंथी आणि भारताच्या वाढत्या प्रभावाने घाबरलेले काही देश, एक झाले. आणि मग साकार होऊ लागले, भारताच्या विरोधात एक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय षडयंत्र – Mission_Defame_India.
भारताने २३ मार्च पासून लॉकडाउन घोषित केले होते. बरखा दत्त ने २६ मार्चला ‘वॉशिंगटन पोस्ट’ मध्ये एक आर्टिकल लिहिले. शीर्षक होते, ‘As India goes into lockdown, fear spreads. Poverty may kill us first’.
बरखा दत्त, अरुंधति रॉय, सागरिका घोष, राजदीप सरदेसाई यांच्यासारख्या लोकांचा अंदाज होता की, 'हे लॉकडाउन भारतीय सहन करू शकणार नाहीत. यांचे जेवणाचे वांधे होतील आणि भीतीमुळे विद्रोह उभा राहील.

पण असे झाले नाही.
Read 24 tweets
Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 5/18/2020-2

Interpreting Diagnostic Tests for SARS-CoV-2 | JAMA | JAMA Network

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/…
#testing #coronavirus #diagnostics
Tools for Culture Design: Toward a Science of Social Change?

slideshare.net/joebrewer31/to…
#tools #culture #design
Why this crisis is a turning point in history

newstatesman.com/international/…
#TurningPoint #History #crisis
Read 8 tweets
BREAKING: Indian Railways to gradually restart passenger train operations from 12th May, 2020, initially with 15 pairs of trains (30 return journeys). #Lockdown3
These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi Station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi.
Thereafter, Indian Railways shall start more special services on new routes, based on the available coaches. @RailMinIndia
Read 6 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!