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Old 12-27-2020, 01:21 PM
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Just as her earlier Covid-19 'we're all in this together' speech calling for everyone to pull together because together is how we're going to beat this' speech, this too had the air of a wartime broadcast. Had we here not (mostly) all pulled together here, we would be the same boat here as well.

Sydney's Bondi beach 1,000 plus beach party by young backpackers really gutted the Mayor and health officials who fear it was a superspreader. I think it's time to "go hard" on the younger people.

No, it does no kill anywhere near the same percentage as older people, but we have all fixated on death statistics. Now it's time to push the 'life' statistics and what they really mean. There are hundreds of thousands of "long-haulers" who, having survived Covid, now have to live the rest of their lives with the after effects and for many it is devastating.

These people's lives will never be the same as they deal with the legacy of mild to severe lung, heart, kidney and liver damage. The new young stroke victims who have to learn to speak or walk again, they all didn't die, but their hope's and dreams are shattered and Covid-19 is the ultimate 'pre-existing condition' because it's legacy is legion and how do you fight it and how much is it going to cost to stay alive for the rest of their lives?

Kid-gloving those that think Covid restrictions are designed to spoil their fun because they are "fireproof" needs to end. How about a TV crew in the respiratory recovery and therapy wards. They are not a pretty sight and not as sexy as standing outside an ER packed to the gunnels breathlessly speculating 'will they live or die'. Well, living is not necessarily what it it used to be cracked up to be . . . . .

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Old 12-28-2020, 12:11 PM
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HM's speech was good. One of the better ones I think. Ratings for the speech have been on the slide for years of course so it's encouraging that there's been a (modest) uptick in interest.

I love satire but the Channel 4 broadcast just wasn't funny & felt rather flat.

Queen 1, Channel 4 nil.

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Old 12-28-2020, 07:14 PM
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Agree that this was one of the best of HM's speeches so far.

I personally did enjoy the Channel 4 satire!
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone". Audrey Hepburn

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy". Anne Frank
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Old 12-30-2020, 12:06 PM
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Fair enough. It would be dull if we all agreed!

Queen 1, Channel 4 1. Return match xmas 2021.
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Old 01-06-2021, 04:55 PM
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I'd never seen this before the 1975 Queen's Christmas message which was filmed out doors!


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