thread Yay, but
is it enough? The/An app is a really good idea when properly managed but as we know we wouldn't trust this lot to sit on a bog the right way round.
permalink Is suspect that given that transmission seems more likely
Indoors and in groups, I suspect any apps might give a lot more false positives... I can see them being more useful when they reopen pubs and restaurants etc.

At the moment, some manual labour to phone round any places to say "right, there have been 5 cases pass through your workplace" or " who was at the stupid BBQ" etc might be usefully effective...if not fully.

Though, I'd still like to know more about where the current cases are coming from,. In our borough of 276k people we are getting 1 case per day, which you could imagine is mostly coming through in-family transmition or in care homes or hospitals.

Up north it looks like it might be worse.

There have been some interesting articles about the Japanese doing there track and tracing and not finding no cases out of 17k being transmitted on public transport for instance, which would be nice to know...
permalink Aye, last few weeks Gateshead
has been the worst per new cases in the north according to Mrs Witchy, fortunately round her neck of the woods people seem to be being sensible apart from her neighbours-but-one who don't see what the fuss is. I doubt all the cases are related to them however.
permalink to paraphrase Steve Baker today
we know we're sitting on the bog the wrong way round, but the correct thing to do isn't to sit the right way round, it's to continue to sit the wrong way round in order for the relevant authorities to experience sitting the wrong way round and reflect upon it
permalink Bob Mortimer uses the big the other way round because
Of an unusually located arsehole.

True fact
permalink I spoke to my mum
and she said they'd just been to the garden centre in Newton Stewart

I said, "mum, you're supposed to stay within 5 miles of home"

she said, "I know, but there isn't a garden centre within 5 miles."

I couldn't fault the logic
permalink To be fair there is bugger all within
5 miles of gatehouse and unless sheep can spread it the distance thing should be more related to population... A Glaswegian travelling 6 miles will pass more people than my mum driving 50.
permalink I don't entirely disagree, but there is a cluster of cases down that way
and if there's one place that runs a high risk of super-spreading it's a garden centre in the Costa Geriatrica
permalink That is true
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