Will Covid 19 impact 2021 season?

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Big Tea wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:16 pm


Ah, that's good news. I thought it would be a bit flat
It's going to be the first (perhaps only?) fully attended race of the season, so it should give us a nice "back to normal" feeling for a change. =D>
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Just_a_fan wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:10 pm
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Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:06 pm
I doubt Silverstone will be anywhere near capacity without fans coming from overseas. It would be a good year to push the advertising at home, if they are on the ball
According to Silverstone's website, tickets are almost sold out. General admission tickets for Sunday are totally sold out. It's going to be as full as ever. It'll be full of Brits and very few people from overseas. Just about anyone coming to the UK has to quarantine in an approved hotel at a cost of about €/$ 2000. That's going to put people off straight away.
Dammit. I played this incorrectly. I didn't take the refund on my Goodwood ticket because I thought it would go ahead but Silverstone not. In the end they both go ahead under the event pilot program.

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nzjrs wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:47 pm
Just_a_fan wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:10 pm
Big Tea wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:06 pm
I doubt Silverstone will be anywhere near capacity without fans coming from overseas. It would be a good year to push the advertising at home, if they are on the ball
According to Silverstone's website, tickets are almost sold out. General admission tickets for Sunday are totally sold out. It's going to be as full as ever. It'll be full of Brits and very few people from overseas. Just about anyone coming to the UK has to quarantine in an approved hotel at a cost of about €/$ 2000. That's going to put people off straight away.
Dammit. I played this incorrectly. I didn't take the refund on my Goodwood ticket because I thought it would go ahead but Silverstone not. In the end they both go ahead under the event pilot program.
Good festival of speed at the house or the revival at the circuit? Used to go to the festival of speed every year but it became much too crowded for my tastes. Shame as it was a great day out when it started. Now it's like a day long game of rugby in the crowds.
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Just_a_fan wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:36 pm
Good festival of speed at the house or the revival at the circuit? Used to go to the festival of speed every year but it became much too crowded for my tastes. Shame as it was a great day out when it started. Now it's like a day long game of rugby in the crowds.
FOS Sunday only but after I already had the ticket I got told the revival was a better total experience. Maybe next year.

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nzjrs wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:47 pm
Just_a_fan wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:36 pm
Good festival of speed at the house or the revival at the circuit? Used to go to the festival of speed every year but it became much too crowded for my tastes. Shame as it was a great day out when it started. Now it's like a day long game of rugby in the crowds.
FOS Sunday only but after I already had the ticket I got told the revival was a better total experience. Maybe next year.
I've never been to the revival. Not sure why really, as I'm told it's a good day out. FOS was great in the early days but it became a victim of its own success. They used to say "the right crowd and no crowds" but now it's massive with the manufacturers having big stands with their road car ranges etc. Back in the early days, you'd find yourself rubbing shoulders with the drivers and it was much more informal.
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I think that was always inevitable given how strict Australia has been. That they are now also seeing increasing numbers of Delta Variant cases as well means they'll want to double down on their strategy that has worked this far.
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I think that was always inevitable given how strict Australia has been. That they are now also seeing increasing numbers of Delta Variant cases as well means they'll want to double down on their strategy that has worked this far.
'200000 daily cases imminent in the UK' - says one newspaper

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I think that was always inevitable given how strict Australia has been. That they are now also seeing increasing numbers of Delta Variant cases as well means they'll want to double down on their strategy that has worked this far.
They're also well behind on the vaccination programme too. In countries where high levels of vaccination have occurred there is some hope that restrictions can now be less onerous/totally removed. But Australia, although having been very successful at keeping their infection rate very low via border controls, aren't doing so well at the next step which is more long term protection via vaccination. Hopefully they'll be ramping up and we can be back at Albert Park for the start of 2022's season.
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I cannot blame them in the slightest for this, but it's a great shame to lose the race again. They really do need to get out of the cycle of strict lockdowns if they can so let's hope they get those vaccine supplies into the country. I think those of us in the USA or Western Europe don't appreciate how lucky we are with the access to vaccines we have. I was on a work call with some colleagues from South Africa this morning and they have only just started arranging appointments for over 50s. While we seem to be coming out the other side in some parts of the world, fingers crossed, it's still a bloody long, hard road for the vast majority of the planet.

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Tommy Cookers wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:50 pm
adrianjordan wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:38 pm
I think that was always inevitable given how strict Australia has been. That they are now also seeing increasing numbers of Delta Variant cases as well means they'll want to double down on their strategy that has worked this far.
'200000 daily cases imminent in the UK' - says one newspaper
Which doesn't matter if they don't require medical intervention. If lots of people get it and just have a few days at home feeling a bit rubbish before recovering, then it doesn't matter. What matters is how many people end up in hospital, how many of them end up requiring specialist care such as ventilating equipment, and how many develop longer term conditions (long Covid). So long as hospitalisations and equipment demand stays within the ability of the NHS to safely deal with it, then the country is on the way out of the pandemic.
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Tommy Cookers wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:50 pm
adrianjordan wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:38 pm
I think that was always inevitable given how strict Australia has been. That they are now also seeing increasing numbers of Delta Variant cases as well means they'll want to double down on their strategy that has worked this far.
'200000 daily cases imminent in the UK' - says one newspaper
The new health secretary Sajid Javid agreed, saying that cases could reach 100,000 cases a day this summer after the remaining coronavirus restrictions are eased in two weeks.

Almost everything is allowed in the UK again. The numbers are rising fast. Why is there no action to reduce the infections?

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Tommy Cookers wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:50 pm
adrianjordan wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:38 pm
I think that was always inevitable given how strict Australia has been. That they are now also seeing increasing numbers of Delta Variant cases as well means they'll want to double down on their strategy that has worked this far.
'200000 daily cases imminent in the UK' - says one newspaper
4 to 5 weeks unless something happens to change the current case rise exponent.

By Silverstone current trend will be for 70,000. I doubt that will cause the government any concern.
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Wouter wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:08 pm
Tommy Cookers wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:50 pm
adrianjordan wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:38 pm
I think that was always inevitable given how strict Australia has been. That they are now also seeing increasing numbers of Delta Variant cases as well means they'll want to double down on their strategy that has worked this far.
'200000 daily cases imminent in the UK' - says one newspaper
The new health secretary Sajid Javid agreed, saying that cases could reach 100,000 cases a day this summer after the remaining coronavirus restrictions are eased in two weeks.

Almost everything is allowed in the UK again. The numbers are rising fast. Why is there no action to reduce the infections?
Because number of infections doesn't matter on its own. What matters is if people require medical intervention. Vaccination has been shown to massively reduce the severity of the infection meaning many fewer people need to go to hospital. As the UK has some of the best vaccination numbers in the world, there is now massive pressure to open up and fully restart the economy.
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Wouter wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:08 pm
Tommy Cookers wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:50 pm
adrianjordan wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:38 pm
I think that was always inevitable given how strict Australia has been. That they are now also seeing increasing numbers of Delta Variant cases as well means they'll want to double down on their strategy that has worked this far.
'200000 daily cases imminent in the UK' - says one newspaper
The new health secretary Sajid Javid agreed, saying that cases could reach 100,000 cases a day this summer after the remaining coronavirus restrictions are eased in two weeks.

Almost everything is allowed in the UK again. The numbers are rising fast. Why is there no action to reduce the infections?
God knows. 1 in 1000 still dying even double jabbed, so that's basically saying that they're willing to accept 100 deaths per day from it. 1 in 40 still requiring hospital admission amongst double jabbed, so they're happy to accept 2500 hospital admissions a day.

There will be an impact, again, on other NHS services such as cancer care, hip replacements etc. The ambulance service I work for is near breaking point already, the A&E's in my area are regularly getting bed blocked and that's without those levels of figures.

I genuinely hope we cope, but it's quite worrying at the moment.
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