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Is He the Best Person to Give Health Warnings

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Firstly please let me say I am not being rude about someone's looks, personality, character etc (I am no vivacious character or good looker myself) but I really do not think the Chief Medical Officer who keeps popping up on screen is the best person for the job.

His blank face and monotone voice makes me want to switch off, in more ways than one. It is like a public broadcast from the 50s.

If they want all the younger people to take notice they should have someone with a bit of personality, along with the gravitas needed, to get the message across.

It can be announced verbally and with a scrolling banner that it is a government warning, so anyone could be the face of these announcements.

Lynibis
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

The problem with that though is who would they have? For example, in Scotland, say they picked Lewis Capaldi or Kevin Bridges, they would appeal to most people but people like my parents would complain because they aren't medical experts.

I'm not too bothered who gives the message, I've seen it so many times now I probably don't pay as much attention when it is on but I'm still following all the advice.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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2 months ago

I am thinking of aiming at young people. Whilst I know you're not old it is the 17 to 25 age group that need to be targeted. There are plenty of professional people like Dr. Hilary, Brian Cox, or even people who are unknown but qualified doctor/scientist and have a bit of character. My teen grandson wouldn't even look let alone listen to the guy who is currently doing it.

But I agree it shouldn't be a pop/film celebrity that is why I suggested personality and gravitas.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

Lynibis I'm 30 this year, so slightly above that age group. I teach a number of 17/18 year olds and unfortunately some of them wouldn't listen to Dr Hilary or Brian Cox either, most of the teenagers I know have been really good at following the guidelines. I agree that a doctor or scientist with some personality would be a good representative, but I think as long as the message is getting across that is all that matters. Plus they might be worried that someone with more personality might make it sound like a less serious situation.

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

Lynibis "But I agree it shouldn't be a pop/film celebrity that is why I suggested personality and gravitas"

I wasn't going to - but if you think I could help I might be willing to come out of retirement Lyn πŸ˜€

I've nothing better to do 😎

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Lynibis it is the 17-25?? NO its not,all the college kids were being praised by their tutors as they'd sensibly took onboard all the rules& regulations whilst they were still in college,and my sons are first ones to nag about the washing/ distancing routines!Same in uni for my other son& his friends. (21& almost 17) my older 2grandchildren are just as eager. I find its the 25-35 yr old layabouts who are the ones who are complacent.the same ones who hang about on street corners,and think its their right to get paid for sitting on benches smoking& boozing.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

Caz2 there will be people in every age group that aren't listening to advice and doing what they should be. It wouldn't matter who was giving the advice, some people just won't listen. There will always be those who are vigilant and those who think it won't affect me, I'll do what I want.

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

MrsCraig maybe,but from what ive seen& heard,its older ages mainly who dont grasp it.certainly not younger ones,they seem to be so worried about having a future they are following these guides.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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2 months ago

Caz2 sorry, I was only going by the things I have heard about personally and on tv.

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Lynibis its ok,i know theres some who feel they are invincible, but mostly the young ones want to live to see a future life,and the pensioners are all,oh well weve had our life....

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

Caz2 from what I have seen and heard it is a mixture of all age groups. I've personally witnessed hundreds of 15-17 year olds ignore the social distancing rules. I personally think it is more to do with mentality than with age, but just my opinion.

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

MrsCraig the 15-17 yr olds are still 'kids' really,arent they though? Its probably the 'invincible' feeling too.they just see 'old age'as anyone older than 30-35 at best,so cant percieve that far ahead i guess,under normal circumstances.

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stevea808
stevea8082 months ago

MrsCraig I agree with you, I've just looked through my window to see if anyone is in the local park, two youngsters are there. All of the gates are locked so not to be used. Obviously they have climbed the fence.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

stevea808 it is shocking! People need to realise how serious this is!

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Mango4
Mango42 months ago

I agree with you Lynbis something a bit strange/unsettling about the person they have doing it at the moment.

Not convinced we really need to be constantly reminded either thou, think we all know the drill by now . In the evening we settle down at home to watch TV and put all this Cornavirus stuff temporarily out of our heads , only to be reminded of it when the Adverts, come on.

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Yeh he is a bit creepy...

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

Yayy πŸ™‚ who is right for the job in this government? None of them....but people did not vote for HOPE they voted for people will die....that is what they keep saying everyday....

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

What about proffessor Green,the rapper?...

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Or maybe Boris johnson himself should have done it? The younger ones seem to like him,they find him 'amusing& cheerful' i think.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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2 months ago

The point I was making was that the guy doing it sounds like a monotone robot so I reckon just about anyone would be an improvement.

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Yeh he is a bit boring sounding..and creepy looking.

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Yeah,definately prof Green,but not rapping it,obviously.just being serious..

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Pjran
Pjran2 months ago

Sorry I can’t agree. We do not a want a so called celebrity telling us the facts. This is factual and we should all take action.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

My OH has commented on how dull & monotone he is... he does look as tho he even finds himself infinitely boring 😁

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
2 months ago

It aptly illustrates how little they think about connecting with the public.

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 months ago

I don't think they could have found anyone with less of a personality and a less inviting demeanor could they? You would have to go a long way for some competition for him....🐞

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ACR
ACR2 months ago

Hopefully better than Scotland's chief medical officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, who broke her own advice about staying at home. She got caught making two trips to her second home. She resigned a couple of hours ago 😷

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 months ago

Even those with the 'power' aren't immune but still want to preach to us and then disregard their own advice. Two-faced and dangerous. Mind you their idea of isolation is very different to many as they usually live on large estates too! 🐞

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