UK pubs re-open today

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UK pubs re-open today

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 12 Apr 2021, 12:57

But...but...half of them don't have any outdoor seating???
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Re: UK pubs re-open today

Postby souphound » 12 Apr 2021, 13:57

I know eh? Here, I doubt we'll see bars and pubs re-open for a few months at least. Vaccination is going fairly well, given our latish start, but still, I mean, all restos are still take-out or delivery only, even the ones with terraces. As far as the bars are concerned, I'm more than fine with that (gotta be the worst environment for such things), but restos? Come on.

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Postby GoogaMooga » 12 Apr 2021, 14:05

I am just waiting for our gourmet fish and chips restaurant to re-open.
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Postby Six String » 12 Apr 2021, 16:55

My friend’s cidery (Two Rivers) has been open for a while. They have lots of outdoor seating that is well spaced. They have even had a few live shows already with reservations required to control numbers. I am officially covered now by the vaccine so planning on going to a show next week.
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Postby mudshark » 12 Apr 2021, 17:18

In Greater Houston pubs, restaurants etc. have been fully open for about a month now. I was convinced they let go too soon but it looks like I'm being proven wrong, which I don't mind this time. The daily average of infections was 683 last week, down from a record high of 4,200 3rd week Jan. It's the lowest since week 12 of the pandemic (apparently we've just entered the 56th week). When they decided to open up the daily average was 1,131. So apparently no negative effects at all, which is encouraging. I've been checking data this morning because I heard some local lawmaker say on the radio that we must be near herd immunity. That to me seems a bit too optimistic: 20% of the population in Greater Houston has now been fully vaccinated. We've had in total about 607,000 reported infections (1% died) over a population of about 6 million, so 10%. They always say there must be a lot more that have gone undetected. So let's double it. So 20% immune through infection, 20% immune through vaccination. Sounds to be we're only half-way to achieving herd immunity. Still, it seems opening up the F&B industry has no negative effects here and I hope it's going to be the same for the UK. Make mine a Fuller's London Pride, please.
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Postby der Freiherr » 12 Apr 2021, 17:33

Well, the opening has coincided with vaccinations, so it's impossible to make any conclusions. But yeah, things haven't gotten worse. But we also don't know how much better they would have been had the vaccinations went forward without easing of restrictions, if they would've.
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Postby mudshark » 12 Apr 2021, 17:40

I know, and on NPR they said that about 75% of those who don't want to get vaccinated are republican and above 40.
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 12 Apr 2021, 17:56

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Here's hoping they have outdoor toilets.
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Re: UK pubs re-open today

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 12 Apr 2021, 17:57

6 replies and not one Britisher.

Oh yeah, the pubs are open.

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Postby mudshark » 12 Apr 2021, 18:05

Of course the Brits are not responding. they're all down the pub!
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Postby Jimbly » 12 Apr 2021, 18:27

not open in Scotland
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Re: UK pubs re-open today

Postby Samoan » 12 Apr 2021, 18:29

I'm taking a rain check on my first opportunity for outdoor public libations as it was snowing this morning.
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Re: UK pubs re-open today

Postby trans-chigley express » 13 Apr 2021, 05:30

mudshark wrote:We've had in total about 607,000 reported infections (1% died) over a population of about 6 million, so 10%.


Jesus those are scary numbers. To put that in perspective densely populated Hong Kong with 7.5 Million population has had 11,600 infections (0.15%) and 200 deaths.

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Re: UK pubs re-open today

Postby trans-chigley express » 13 Apr 2021, 05:31

mudshark wrote:Of course the Brits are not responding. they're all down the pub!


:lol: :lol:

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 14 Apr 2021, 08:17

My local pub opened on Monday. It was shut by 10pm due to fighting, the police had to intervene.
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Postby Rorschach » 14 Apr 2021, 11:19

Darkness_Fish wrote:My local pub opened on Monday. It was shut by 10pm due to fighting, the police had to intervene.


:lol:

That is so perfectly British.
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Re: UK pubs re-open today

Postby Darkness_Fish » 15 Apr 2021, 09:07

I'm actually going to try going there tonight, too. Look for me on the news, as UN Peacekeeping forces arrive.

(It's actually pretty nice, been there since the at least the 16th century, possibly even 13th century)
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