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Assumptions… April 29, 2020

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An upmarket butcher’s shop in a leafy south Dublin suburb is probably the last place you would expect to find customers behaving badly during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Is it? Is it really?

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1. NFB - April 29, 2020

Adhering to restrictions to going to collapse inevitably, between public non-compliance and businesses no longer willing to press for compliance. I’m genuinely surprised it has taken as long as it has for this narrative of “people are fed up and won’t accept it anymore” to become prevalent. The local Centra looks increasingly like it doesn’t care: where once there were queues and staff ordering people two meters apart, now there is hand-waving at the door, no gloves at the checkout, and, to be dramatic, a look of resignation in the eye.

I wonder if the lifting of restrictions to to a partial extent on Tuesday is preferable to lifting nothing not because it is wise from a health perspective, but because it might extend people’s patience a little bit more. In a few weeks I genuinely think you’ll just see mass non-compliance, and if that happens are the Garda actually going to do anything?

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WorldbyStorm - April 29, 2020

I felt in Aldi on Monday there was a lot less observance of the rules. In fairness it wasn’t out of hand at all but it still seemed ‘sloppier’. Although the numbers wearing masks is much greater.

It’s a real lesson in people’s understanding of risk, isn’t it? With a handful of deaths mid-March and the lockdown started people were incredibly cautious. Now with double figures every day people are becoming non-compliant.

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2. EWI - April 29, 2020

A SENIOR COMPANY executive shouldered a cyclist to the ground and began strangling and beating him for riding his bike on a Dublin city centre footpath, a court has heard.

David Corcoran (50) pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to Philip Fitzgerald who suffered dental injuries during the incident at Clanwilliam Terrace in Dublin 2 on 1 July last year.

Judge Michael Walsh said Corcoran’s actions were completely disproportionate but he ruled that he can avoid a criminal record and a possible sentence by paying €3,930 to cover Fitzgerald’s medical expenses and new false teeth, and he must donate €2,500 to charity.

https://www.thejournal.ie/man-cyclist-footpath-dublin-2869023-Jul2016/

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Ned Corcaigh - April 30, 2020

Assault isn’t that serious an offence if you’ve got six spare grand in your bank account obviously. Jesus wept.

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3. CL - April 29, 2020

“The New York Metro area blew off social distancing Tuesday, with hundreds packed shoulder-to-shoulder to catch a glimpse of the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds as they roared overhead in a tribute to coronavirus frontline workers….
Photos from throughout the region show large crowds jammed together in waterfront parks and venues in New York and New Jersey, looking skyward for a glance at the famous jets.”
https://nypost.com/2020/04/28/blue-angels-thunderbirds-fly-over-nyc-for-covid-19-workers/

“New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that the city will close at least 40 miles of streets to car traffic to create more outdoor space for New Yorkers during the coronavirus outbreak.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahhansen/2020/04/27/nyc-will-close-40-miles-of-streets-for-recreation-during-social-distancing/#7f50d1953cb8

“Cuomo said manufacturing and construction jobs will be the first businesses to return to work because they “can adopt to the new normal in terms of their employees, in terms of the places of business and in terms of the processes that they put in place.”…

“Businesses that do reopen will need to guarantee that their employees and customers maintain adequate social distancing guidelines, frequently test employees, maintain strict cleaning standards and follow continuous tracing and reporting protocols, among other precautions.

“That’s all part of the new normal, and businesses are going to have to do that if they want to reopen,” he said.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/28/coronavirus-heres-what-new-york-needs-to-reopen-gov-cuomo-says.html

Social distancing has worked everywhere, including Sweden, in suppressing the virus. Lifting restrictions too soon risks a resurgence. Cuomo is saying that the new normal on reopening will require continuing social distancing. Varadkar appears to be of the same opinion.

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4. ar scáth a chéile - April 29, 2020

Dont be too harsh on the haut bourgeois wretches, God love ’em, having to queue for their €220 a kilo wagyu beef

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Ned Corcaigh - April 30, 2020

First they came for the wagyu beef eaters and I said nothing . .

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