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About keith2011

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  • Location Au, Munich
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  1. I am very concerned at the tone of the questions of this so called survey they seem to be Antivax to me as well as being bad English! @dessa_dangerous what do you think?
  2. Brexit: The fallout

      Yes crazy, if nothing else they surely must have realised there would be a negative effect on the GBP and the Euro value of their pensions, if not they had an instant shock.  
  3. How to watch BBC and other English TV channels

    Just a quick warning about ExpressVPN, the Beeb has been aggressively geo-blocking them for some months now, seems like as soon as they get round it they get blocked again. Not too reliable at the moment!
  4. Brexit: The fallout

      Thanks for that, I would guess in my case, having made considerable NI  contributions, I would be eligible but I suspect any savings made by not having to pay the krankenkasse would be more than eaten up by housing costs. Not that I really want to go back anyway but who knows what the future can bring.
  5. Brexit: The fallout

    If a UK citizen who is resident and worked in Germany and also had worked in the UK moved back after retiring will the NHS provide healthcare for free as per UK pensioners (based on the previous NI contributions) such that krankenkasse membership and payments could be dropped?
  6. President Donald J. Trump

      Oh a bad case of sour grapes me thinks!
  7. Brexit: The fallout

      I believe is is much worse than just over the last few years, British industry has been on the decline since the 1930s and about the only thing worth investing in has been property since WW2. What has changed over the last few years is that Britain has allowed itself to become a cheap place to employ people with lax employment laws and high levels of immigration keeping unemployment but also wages and benefits low. Real spending power has been eroded and levels of personal debt are very high due to the cost of housing whether purchased or rented. On top of that add the costs of Covid and Brexit which will  I believe see the UK uniquely placed to reap all the advantages of being up #*it creek without a paddle.
  8. Coronavirus

      They say there is no such thing as a dumb question but in this case I'm not to sure.
  9. Coronavirus

      Not sure what you mean there, looking at those countries and France individually the number of deaths since mid August (when the death rate was flat for all) is between 50-60% of the total of the first wave (i.e deaths up to mid August).  The only exception is the UK which currently is about 35% using the same measure. In all cases though the death rate is still rising rapidly so I doubt we will see a clear picture till it levels off.
  10. Coronavirus

      We will never know how many cases there were of mild symptoms because they were not tested or reported back then, most of the testing was done when those suffering severe symptoms arrived at hospital. As a consequence the time between the detected infection rate and any corresponding death rate was much shorter. What we have seen so far with the 2nd wave here in Germany is a much larger number of new infections compared to the 1st wave, as expected, followed more recently by increasing hospital admissions  and now, so far, a comparable number of deaths. It remains to be seen whether the number of deaths this time is less or more than the ca. 9k for the first wave, but given the time of year and the number of deaths from October ca. 6k, it is not looking good.    
  11. Brexit: The fallout

    For clarification did you retire in the UK before moving to Germany, and the UK is funding your German Krankenkasse?
  12. Coronavirus

    You are the one who needs to keep it real, you know full well that the number of cases in recorded in March/April has no relationship to the recent figures due to the massive rise in testing since then. Unless I am mistaken you have used the same argument in the past to downplay the percentage death rate.
  13. Coronavirus

      Some weeks ago you showed the same graphs and rolled out the same argument for Germany, guess what: Balti was wrong again! 🤣
  14. Coronavirus

      I assume you mean on the Swiss side not the German?