jeff

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  • jeff replied to the topic Lockdown extending? in the forum Banter 3 months ago

    Any decision worth its name has to be made before all the required information is to hand.

    That’s when you look at your options based on their probability and consequences. In this case, the probability of a widespread outbreak in the UK may (or may not) have been low but, given what was known from China and Italy, it was far from negligible.…[Read more]

  • jeff replied to the topic Lockdown extending? in the forum Banter 3 months ago

    I was wondering if lifting some restrictions, but keeping in place some movement restrictions would work to some extent.

    Ok to travel for work but not for holidays/socialising. Along with a ban on gatherings and compulsory face masks in confined environments such as shops, some workplaces.

    I also like lifting based on age, hadn’t thought it…[Read more]

  • jeff replied to the topic Lockdown extending? in the forum Banter 3 months ago

    Healthy people still die. Their immune systems still weaken. Their organs still weaken until they fail.

    The line is complicated but age is still a factor.

  • jeff replied to the topic Lockdown extending? in the forum Banter 3 months ago

    China is lifting its lockdown, and Covid cases are starting to rise again with visitors to the country along with asymptomatic Covid carriers. Its like a global game of whack-a-mole.

  • jeff replied to the topic Coronavirus redundancy advice in the forum Banter 3 months ago

    There’s an important distinction to make between notice rights and redundancy rights.

    My instinct is that any payment during your notice period or in lieu of notice would depend on whether the furlough was still in place. But the furlough is a temporary emergency arrangement made with the consent of both parties at the conclusion of which your n…[Read more]

  • jeff replied to the topic Coronavirus redundancy advice in the forum Banter 3 months ago

    There is no obligation for the employer to pay the 20%

    Costs are just accrued leave and length of service (which could potentially affect a later redundancy payment), I think.

    I suspect the op’s employer has just realised how tight their cash flow is and that they need to cut the wage bill, and is reacting to that now rather than thinking of the…[Read more]

  • jeff replied to the topic 10K extra for our hard working MPs in the forum Banter 3 months ago

    In a perfect world, costs should be met.

    But I, along with thousands of other people in this country are working from home, completely changing the way we work, for companies and charities that may not see the end of this.

    Yes I could have kicked up a fuss with my employer and demanded a computer, reasonable webcam and desk to work from home…[Read more]

  • My take on the exosome story is that someone half read and failed to understand the mechanism of HIV budding, which indeed coopts the cellular machinery used normally to produce exosomes.

  • Please don’t bite my head off folks, and I’m obviously not an expert ha-ha-ha, but I’m just wondering why – if the lockdown in the UK is off and everyone goes back to work – why would zillions of people die in the UK? I’m wondering because:

    *Didn’t happen in South Korea so far. People are out and about and mostly back at work. Rates continue to…[Read more]