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Author:  edders23 [ Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:37 am ]
Post subject:  BBC rehash of recent articles

Nowt new here

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53171372

Taxi drivers have been left without "adequate protection and guidance" despite many working throughout the lockdown, industry leaders say.

Who specifically ? representative trade bodies or publicity hungry plate barons ?

Figures show the profession has one of the highest rates of Covid-19 deaths.

Drivers, taxi firms and industry bodies have said national safety guidance is urgently needed.

Government advice says drivers can refuse to take passengers who are not wearing face coverings.
Many companies now provide masks and hand sanitiser, but some drivers say they have to pay for their own protection at a time when they are struggling financially.

Some report being so "desperate" they have made DIY protective screens out of cling film.

Most taxi and private-hire drivers are male, and a high proportion are from black, Asian and ethnic minority (Bame) backgrounds - two of the groups at high risk from coronavirus.

Author:  jimbo [ Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: BBC rehash of recent articles

edders23 wrote:
Nowt new here

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53171372

Taxi drivers have been left without "adequate protection and guidance" despite many working throughout the lockdown, industry leaders say.

Who specifically ? representative trade bodies or publicity hungry plate barons ?

Figures show the profession has one of the highest rates of Covid-19 deaths.

Drivers, taxi firms and industry bodies have said national safety guidance is urgently needed.

Government advice says drivers can refuse to take passengers who are not wearing face coverings.
Many companies now provide masks and hand sanitiser, but some drivers say they have to pay for their own protection at a time when they are struggling financially.

Some report being so "desperate" they have made DIY protective screens out of cling film.

Most taxi and private-hire drivers are male, and a high proportion are from black, Asian and ethnic minority (Bame) backgrounds - two of the groups at high risk from coronavirus.



You conveniently left out the quote from scientists who say that ph drivers, ( in saloon cars) are at a greater risk than hackney carriage drivers in TAXI’S that have a separate passenger compartments. I wonder why that would be?

Author:  bloodnock [ Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: BBC rehash of recent articles

jimbo wrote:
edders23 wrote:
Nowt new here

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53171372

Taxi drivers have been left without "adequate protection and guidance" despite many working throughout the lockdown, industry leaders say.

Who specifically ? representative trade bodies or publicity hungry plate barons ?

Figures show the profession has one of the highest rates of Covid-19 deaths.

Drivers, taxi firms and industry bodies have said national safety guidance is urgently needed.

Government advice says drivers can refuse to take passengers who are not wearing face coverings.
Many companies now provide masks and hand sanitiser, but some drivers say they have to pay for their own protection at a time when they are struggling financially.

Some report being so "desperate" they have made DIY protective screens out of cling film.

Most taxi and private-hire drivers are male, and a high proportion are from black, Asian and ethnic minority (Bame) backgrounds - two of the groups at high risk from coronavirus.



You conveniently left out the quote from scientists who say that ph drivers, ( in saloon cars) are at a greater risk than hackney carriage drivers in TAXI’S that have a separate passenger compartments. I wonder why that would be?


Your protective Taxi bias towards PH shines through at every opportunity.

Author:  StuartW [ Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: BBC rehash of recent articles

jimbo wrote:
You conveniently left out the quote from scientists who say that ph drivers, ( in saloon cars) are at a greater risk than hackney carriage drivers in TAXI’S that have a separate passenger compartments.

And you (equally) conveniently quoted Edders' whole post again - are we supposed to read the whole thing several times? :badgrin:

And also annoying is the way Edders includes his own comments at random places in stuff like this, but doesn't make it clear that it's his own words.

But that's where it comes in handy that Edders doesn't always bother with capital letters at the start of sentences or much in the way of punctuation - that way you can work out what's his words, and what's from the article :lol:

But you make a fair point about Edders omitting stuff from his post, but I'm not sure his purpose was to distract from the HC/PH point, since he actually only posted about 20% of the piece. Which is fine, and I've often done the same, but might be useful to point out that most of the article hasn't been posted, so anyone reading can click on the link if they want and read the full article =D>

Author:  jimbo [ Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: BBC rehash of recent articles

That’s me told. :?

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