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simulacrax ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ retweeted
I am once again asking why 'masks don't solve the pandemic' so frequently becomes 'so don't bother', and why 'not everyone can work from home' becomes 'so why bother doing it'. It's so tiresome. The preferred response that the govt won't do isn't a reason not to do anything.
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simulacrax ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ retweeted
"government policies shouldn't dictate our individual judgements, be it attending a large gathering during a pandemic, smoking in a primary school, driving drunk, or just shooting a gun randomly into the air. These activities clearly only affect myself so shouldn't be regulated"
Noooooo, not individual judgement! Boris you monster! I demand the government sort out all my social engagements for the next month including seating plans and menus!
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Don't fall for people like @SzMarsupial and @t_om_s wrap their objection to popular, useful measures like mandatory masks as concern about authoritarianism. There's a CLEAR denialist theme which informs their reasoning - that working from home and masks do nothing.
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I can understand concern with the government and police being given new powers. What we need to call out however is dangerous misinformation by some on the left about their efficacy.
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I will make a further point that given we are still in the midst of a pandemic, and that the measures have wide public approval, are low cost and effective, and removes the fuzziness of prior guidelines which has anecdotally already had a significant impact on compliance
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The cost benefit analysis of these measures is so absurdly weighted in the direction of them being a sensible decision.
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simulacrax ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ retweeted
However, given that Omicron lacks so many of the non-spike mutations that have seemed to contribute to Delta's increased fitness (medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/โ€ฆ), I wouldn't be surprised if its intrinsic transmissibility is similar to Gamma, etc... as shown here. 5/15
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simulacrax ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ retweeted
PLA ground forces night exercises, CCTV7, Junshi Baodao, 21 and 26 Nov 2021. Night ops would be critical to any Mainland move against Taiwan, including the most critical first moves by special forces.
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Lyin' Lisa Nandy, racist imperialist, gets demoted from the Shadow Foreign Sec brief. At least we won't have to hear her utterly deranged views on foreign policy issues anymore. A mild relief. Goes to show that obsequious loyalty to Starmer doesn't pay. Funny, really.
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It's like turning down a first class trip on the titanic.
Labour sources: Cooper โ€˜turned down Starmerโ€™s Shadow Home Secย offerโ€™ skwawkbox.org/2021/11/29/labโ€ฆ
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Now that Thornberry is back in the cabinet, worth remembering that she met happily with the Henry Jackson Society.
This week, the @HudsonInstitute-@HJS_Org congressional delegation met with @EmilyThornberry, Shadow Foreign Secretary, to discuss US-UK relations, #Brexit, & major challenges facing the alliance. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Emily Thornberry implies that criticism of the IDF in their illegal and aggressive military campaigns against the besieged people of Gaza is a form of bigotry From a LFI speech in 2017.
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simulacrax ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ retweeted
Yeah basically. New excuses about why Jeremy can't have the whip back are deployed every couple of months because nobody is allowed to tell the truth that Starmer renegged on a deal agreed by both parties because Margaret Hodge threatened to resign the whip herself.
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simulacrax ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ retweeted
MODERNA CEO STEPHANE BANCEL ON OMICRON VARIANT SAYS IT WILL BE MONTHS BEFORE OMICRON SPECIFIC VACCINES CAN BE SHIPPED - CNBC $MRNA
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simulacrax ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ retweeted
Itโ€™s also worth trying to be clear about what lockdown actually means. In the UK it was successfully conflated with pretty standard public health measures and mitigations like mask wearing and improving ventilation, which is madness.
I really donโ€™t get this whole โ€˜the tories want to use covid to keep us in lockdownโ€™ stuff. Itโ€™s demonstrably true that the tories absolutely do not want any kind of lockdown because itโ€™s antithetical to their class interests, including the survival of their party.
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๐Ÿ‘€ Starmer didn't even tell Rayner there was going to be a reshuffle
Keir Starmer is reshuffling his shadow cabinet. Here's what his deputy leader Angela Rayner told Times Radio this morning... "I reckon that Keir would tell me first." @AasmahMir | @StigAbell
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Starmer continues to purge pretty much the last MP associated with any kind of left wing politics. Maybe Wes Streeting needs another role.
Itโ€™s been an honour to serve on the Labour front bench since 2015 but Iโ€™m looking forward to spending even more time at home here in Lancashire and standing up for my constituents.
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Wearing masks and working from home apparently do "huge amount of harm". This is some great reset adjacent shit when you look at the details.
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It's an established fact that working from home is a measure which has an impact on the speed of transmission of COVID in a community. This persist trend of providing disinformation to a fairly large amount of followers has to be called out.
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