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"There's never been a Covid-19 outbreak linked to a beach ever anywhere in the world to the best of my knowledge.""

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Well well well......



A trip to the beach may be one of the safest post-lockdown activities Britons will be able to take part in, a Sage scientist has suggested, after evidence shows the risk of outdoor transmission of Covid-19 is low.

"There's been very, very little evidence that any transmission outdoors is happening in the UK," Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, told the Science and Technology Committee today.

While trips abroad may have to wait due to the risk of importing dangerous new variants, beach visits could be given the green light, Prof Woolhouse, whose research feeds in to the Government's Sage sub-group Spi-M, said.

"There were no outbreaks linked to crowded beaches," he said. "There's never been a Covid-19 outbreak linked to a beach ever anywhere in the world to the best of my knowledge."


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1 minute ago, maffo said:

Well fuck. The hordes will be descending in summer then. Cheered on by the establishment.  Fuckers. 

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He wants to be able to go to his island holiday home? Does he let it?



A Scottish Government coronavirus adviser ignored Krankie’s advice and stayed at his island holiday home hours before lockdown restrictions were put in place.

Professor Mark Woolhouse, 60, has angered residents on Lismore by temporarily moving to the tiny Hebridean island with his family from Edinburgh.

The Edinburgh University epidemiologist sits on the First Minister’s Covid-19 taskforce.

It comes just a week after Scotland’s chief medical officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, was forced out of her job after being spotted at her second home in Fife while telling the rest of the
country to stay in the house.

One islander, who didn’t want to be named, said: “It’s just another example of hypocricy.

"Locals in Lismore are far from happy because coronavirus refugees put the community in danger.

“There’s not even a doctor or nurse on the island.

“Just as Professor Woolhouse came here, various politicians were telling people to stay away from the Highlands and Islands.”

Prof Woolhouse is understood to have arrived on the island with a population of just 146 – several days before Krankie advised people to stay away from their second homes in rural communities and ease pressure on frontline services.




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2 hours ago, maffo said:

This doesn't explain why they insisted to everyone that 'being outside' was terribly dangerous earlier in the pandemic, when they had no data to support that supposition.

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