16 thoughts on “Monday’s Papers

  1. Ronnie

    Hygiene & be responsible. As a person who believes in the experts opinion, what does it take to learn people the basics without any government intervention. By the way, nobody is being forced to take any vaccines.

  2. Mr.T

    The moronic variant is already with us more than likely – but yet there is nothing really to worry about:
    To date the majority of infections with the moronic variant have been mild, with an “unusual” absence of key symptoms such as loss of taste and smell.
    Most patients had no symptoms or just light coughs
    IF moronic variant is more infectious and less severe, we should be encouraging its spread not hampering it. We should also NOT vaccinate against it, as a mild endemic virus is the ideal outcome from this pandemic. If you vaccinate specifically for this, you introduce evolutionary pressure for the virus to either mutate around the vaccine, or worse, die out and be replaced by an older variant that could have more serious symptoms.

    There is nothing to panic over – the fuss is almost entirely the media’s own creation

    1. Cian

      I agree. If it is less severe.
      But it is worth being cautious for a few weeks to confirm it is less severe (for all age groups).

    2. Micko

      Here’s hoping

      “ Prof. Dror Mevorach, head of the coronavirus department at Hadassah University Hospital Ein Karem, said the preliminary reports on the clinical condition of people infected with the new variant are encouraging. “If it continues this way, this might be a relatively mild illness compared to the delta variant, and paradoxically, if it takes over, it will lead to lower infection rates,” and it will be easier to deal with globally.”

      https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/top-israeli-health-expert-covid-vaccine-reduces-severe-illness-in-omicron-cases-1.10421310

  3. Mr.T

    From the Mail:
    “Children wear helmets and mask up for halloween, why not in the classroom?”
    To think that is the level of argument published in a national newspaper.. beggars belief.

    What next, “My wife has sex with me on my birthday, so why not every other day of the year?” – hah, I wish

    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      Halloween is meant to be scary, real life isn’t ( at least not until your teens)

    2. Fergalito

      Yeah, what a stupid comparison to make but sure lookit – Irish Daily Mail.

      Hard to escape the large font when it’s barking at you from the masthead.

      Bur still, sure lookit – Irish Daily Mail.

  4. Tom

    The argument synopsised in the Daily Mail’s header – by Mary Carr – is brilliantly moronic. Looking forward to the next iteration,

    “Children dress up as dead people at Halloween – so why not kill them?”

    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      Why kill them when you can fill them full of lovely anxiety instead, a deep seated fear of an invisible enemy and stunted understanding of emotional cues ? Sure it will take longer but think of all that brewing suffering.

  5. Verbatim

    “Dubliners to be rewarded to take a walk in the Park” is another step towards totalitarianism dressed up as “it’s for your own good”. The internet of things is proceeding apace to the internet of bodies. Data is the new gold.

    At the same time, drones can deliver a hot cup of coffee to your house, so you don’t have to walk to the local cafe. Then the day will come and AI technology will tell you that if you don’t go for that walk in the park you won’t be entitled to “privileges”, that today (well, let’s say before 2020) were considered natural freedoms.

    The Irish youth lap up this new AI technology, as they are for the most part young, for the most part badly educated, and for the most part unable to think beyond the screen of their smartphone.
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/future-drone-delivery-happening-small-irish-town/story?id=78158015

    1. Micko

      Heard this in Newstalk this morning. Go for walk and get rewards in “civic dollars.”

      My first though was “oh how very China”

      But NOW we’re interested in people looking after themselves. Not like the past 20 months could have done with a massive campaign to incentivise people looking after themselves. ;p

      Our lot couldn’t even make its mind up about Vitamin D

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