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Reply #100 on: June 26, 2020, 12:24:24 PM
Similar views are held here in Argentina where infection rates are increasing alarmingly, at least according to official figures, which are about 2000 per day.
Most feel that the figures simply reflect a desire by the government for more social control and when you see the paramilitary police checkpoints it always seems more like people control than actual prevention.
Only the other day I was forced to move away from the deserted riverbank by two policemen in spite of there being nobody else about ( I was taking some pictures).
I stand more chance of being infected in a supermarket than a stroll by a deserted river. But no, I was told that if I didn't move, I'd be arrested. Case closed.


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Reply #101 on: June 27, 2020, 07:54:29 PM
Today, I am drunk for 4th evening in a row.

I had started to feel guilt re the same but, then I remembered that this is my actual main summer Annual Leave I'm on. Right now I should be in the last port stop of Cannes on our canceled cruise of The Med.

I'd have been absolutely blootered every night anyway, because, you know, premium upgraded all you can throw down your neck drinks package  :cheesy:

I'd be off on the second stage of the holiday tomorrow for a four-night stay in North Majorca.

Siiiiigh    :cry:
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Reply #102 on: June 28, 2020, 07:36:14 PM
I enjoy a booze-up once a week now and enjoy it even more because I really look forward to it. Also, I can't drink red wine any more as I just went off it all of a sudden so now stick to vino rosado which is much lighter.
Mind you, since I discovered Capt Morgan...
Oh and Argieland is going back to full lockdown from Wednesday as cases have risen to 3000 infections per day. That means more courier business for me.


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Reply #103 on: September 05, 2020, 08:46:01 AM
Seems like Russia's Sputnik V drug is working with no side effect
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54036221


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Reply #104 on: September 05, 2020, 11:28:18 PM
Seems like Russia's Sputnik V drug is working with no side effect
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54036221

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The participants - aged between 18 and 60 - were monitored for 42 days and all of them developed antibodies within three weeks. Among the most common side effects were headaches and joint pain.

The trials were open label and not randomised, meaning there was no placebo and the volunteers were aware they were receiving the vaccine.

Hmmmm


Hardly standard scientific practice.
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Reply #105 on: September 06, 2020, 09:44:41 AM
I meant no serious side effects


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Reply #106 on: September 07, 2020, 07:20:04 AM
As Keasy said though, the actual trial is not up to the usual standard demanded.


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Reply #107 on: September 24, 2020, 09:43:59 AM
Nothing to do with with COVID 19 me thinks. It clearly shows that care in the community does not work and never did.     :laugh:  she received 3 cautions, what the f# ck was that for then , not wearing a mask, moaning too loudly  and doing nothing wrong.

BBC South East (@bbcsoutheast) Tweeted: A shopper smashes up a supermarket, leaving staff terrified, after being asked to follow Covid-19 precautions. https://t.co/jGBmQ4fN7b
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Reply #108 on: September 24, 2020, 10:56:04 AM
Supermarket Sweep Up?


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Reply #109 on: September 24, 2020, 03:00:02 PM
Supermarket Sweep Up?

She not only missed her trolley she is off her trolley  :laugh:


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Reply #110 on: September 24, 2020, 06:48:15 PM
Clean up in aisle 2 the complete shop and the shop assistant's pants.


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Reply #111 on: September 24, 2020, 09:01:18 PM
How do you like it?
Casual or not so casual?


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Reply #112 on: September 24, 2020, 10:43:40 PM
I don't think the covid is going to stop casual sex


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Reply #113 on: September 26, 2020, 02:04:26 AM
Since when was casual sex banned in 'England'?


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Reply #114 on: September 26, 2020, 12:05:05 PM
What is casual sex.    :huh:


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Reply #115 on: January 06, 2021, 12:10:00 PM
Sex with people who don't take video games seriously.


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Reply #116 on: January 08, 2021, 01:25:08 AM
A nurse has tested positive for covid despite having the vax
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55579028  :mad:

There's simply no easy answer to this if it doesn't work


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Reply #117 on: January 08, 2021, 08:46:58 AM
That's what xx% effective means, there's always going to be a certain amount of vaccinated people who will still get it, so it's not a surprising development.
The question is how badly it affects her. (The vaccine should reduce its lethality.)


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Reply #118 on: January 08, 2021, 09:30:37 AM
I’m wondering how effective the pzfizer drug is compared in reality to the astrazeneca drug
Is it just marketing kist so they can get more orders


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Reply #119 on: January 08, 2021, 09:50:12 AM
It's not hard to find out: https://www.ft.com/content/ac5e5ef8-bccb-482b-9f8d-0dab5cac6f9a
I doubt they'd risk falsifying data as a marketing stunt, they'd probably be handed the largest fines in history if they got caught. I mean, everyone would fuck them.
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Reply #120 on: January 08, 2021, 09:59:42 AM
There would be imprisonments involved, no doubt.


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Reply #121 on: January 08, 2021, 04:25:11 PM
I guess so, but Boeing springs to mind


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Reply #122 on: January 08, 2021, 10:55:14 PM
It's the 'something something something combined medical something group something' (jfgi like I didn't, but the wife knows what it is and she's asleep and waking her up is more deadly than any fucking virus, so I didn't wake her up) that decides the efficacy and active program stats, not the manufacturer.
Just assuming the manufacturers' claims of their vaccines for active rollout would be a bit too trusting.  That's why they've decided (the something, something group)  to delay the second dose up to twelve weeks even though the manufacturers have only trialed/tested it/them within 28 days.

So you can't really sue the manufacturer for producing their data, it's not them that call the actual shot or the actual implementation of the product.

It's also the main reason why I've decided not to quit my SNP membership for the Scottish government (as I was going to) for agreeing to delay the vaccine even for frontline staff working within covid direct, it's a UK decision and not solely governmental.

Within my department, we are submitting individual letters of complaint re the delay to our overall AHP manager who is then forwarding them on.  When I gave my informed consent to the vaccine it was for two doses with the second being within 28 days of the first. As silly as it sounds, that's no different to a patient consenting to a tonsillectomy and then waking up to bilateral below-knee amputations.  It's  this simple, I work with covid, have been al year with limited ppe and  under strenuous conditions. We were offered a glimmer of protection then had it whipped away. It's not selfish, it's just common fucking sense to fully maximise the protection of those that are in prolonged exposure to the virus.


/rant  :grin:
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