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Mikhail Liebenstein

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  1. Yeah, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, never found anyone long term happy from there.
  2. The only group I talk to to who widely got AZ are in their 40s. The flag waving may well have just been that.
  3. Sputnik V is basically the same as AZ. Even suggestions Russia hacked the data from Oxford.
  4. Not 100% sure of the mix, but there was a lot of pfizer and Moderna in there. Partly as they had to use that first due to storage. Most 50 year olds i know had Pfizer. And just to add a Doctor I know says he wouldn't give AZ to anyone under 50 now based on personal views. It all about the clotting.
  5. It does seem all the jabs have a bad rap. Part of the problem is that medical establishment wants to protect their work in progress - to them a 67 year old with 4 expensive comorbidities is a potential customer for the next 15 years. Obviously they see injecting people who don't actually need the jab as a way of both boosting and protecting income.
  6. Well, severely curtailed. It isn't being given to the under 40s due to the clotting risk. Most of the over 50s/vulnerable had Pfizer or something else, snd the policy isn't to mix. So it only leaves the 40-50 range in play for AZ, but most of those have been jabbed and there is no booster on offer. So I'd say AZ hasn't been completely withdrawn, but I can't see many doses being given now. They certainly won't give that to kids. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-57021738.amp https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/06/01/1002067808/astrozenecas-rocky-rollout-the-woes-of-the-vaccine-of-the-world
  7. Is that why the AZ one seems to have been quietly pulled in the UK? Sputnik is the same as AZ. They aren't giving it to the under 40s here now due to clots, and my guess is most of the over 50s had pfizer, so would assume a similar booster. Irrespective of that, I don't know anyone who had AZ that got ill subsequently with C19, though in all honesty I don't know anyone who got badly ill with C19 before the jabs. As said, we had kids with positive PCRs following being sent home from school 3 weeks back, but zero symptoms from anyone in the house. I still strongly think this whole exercise has been about defending a few elderly people and immunity cripples at the expense of everyone else's lives.
  8. This is a piece of academic research receiving the Daily Mail treatment (clearly the Mail missed the irony of itself reporting this). https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10099793/Most-lies-told-superliars-rest-people-fairly-honest-finds-study.html#article-10099793 That said, I think this has implications for politics and economics. A lot of asset prices seem to be built on lies, with many businesses built on a pack of lies, especially in the property sector. I also see BoJo as the king liar.
  9. Well I've fortunately got 3 years left on my 5 year fix with HSBC, and have paid off half the mortgage. By the time my fix finishes I'll be at 1/3 of the original loan left. Though to be honest, variable rates now are quite a bit lower than my fixed rate from 2 years back.
  10. At least quite a few of the Eastern European women are reasonably attractive and might produce aesthetically pleasing kids. There has been a bit of an issue with fully native Brits in some of the more inbred outer-reaches getting a bit fugly. Might that account for the lower fertility rate? https://thetab.com/2015/07/16/british-people-ugly-45482
  11. Pets as they reached their end of life are also a great proxy for how the partners will handle ageing parents and in-laws. My wife seems to be the no effort spared sort, I'm more in the take them round the back of the woodshed sort.
  12. I remember cars at work getting trapped in an undercroft, due to deep snow and an icy ramp.
  13. Indeed, I am well versed in the complexities of weather simulation and forecast hence the tongue in cheek post. I won't mention the butterfly effect, as otherwise BoJo Mr Follow-the-science will be out with his lepidopterists' net.
  14. Don't worry, climate change is here to save the Tory Party's bacon: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/14/mild-winter-could-protect-households-soaring-energy-bills/ As a pre-Bojo Tory, I find this lack of planning and hope something will turn up worthy of a benefits claimant with a gambling habit!
  15. Indeed, and even attempts to placate Brexiters by trying to constructively tackle the issues caused by Brexit get punished. Interestingly, this Guardian article saying Brexit isn't as disastrous as thought now looks badly dated: Brexit is a failure: but, to remainers’ frustration, it’s not a spectacular one https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/24/brexit-failure-remainers-shelves-empty-eu In my mind whilst previous debates often took a line of was the problem due to COVID or Brexit, it is now clear Covid was simply masking Brexit. Covid rolling back is like a waiter in a smart restaurant removing the cover on a dish, saying "voilà" only to reveal a hot steaming turd.
  16. That is quite steep, my bill for 4 is about £220 a week, and we stick to M&S/Waitrose. Probably used to spend more, but decided to cut back on meat and eat more fish instead.
  17. I'm amazed how many don't understand the need to invest early in a pension whilst young. Half my current pension fund is from my first proper job, but i was only paying in about 1/4 of what i have been paying recently. It's just compounded with dividend reinvestment.
  18. Looks like PCR testing isn't producing enough Positive results for some; they now want to know why people with cold like symptoms and are positive lateral flow tests are showing up negative on PCR: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/12/calls-for-inquiry-as-negative-covid-pcr-tests-after-positive-lateral-flow-reported
  19. Interesting article from the Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/buy-to-let/low-interest-rates-thing-landlords-had-left-now-losing/ But apparently they can raise rents:
  20. Probably because the death toll hasn't been high enough for the virus to work out of the system. The point I am making is that the virus picks off the weak, instead of clearing them in one/two hits, we are just dragging the pandemic and the additional externalities out.
  21. Yes, broadly speaking. There is of course variation and a good diet and healthy eating can help, but then there is also the luck of the draw. I think part of the c19 panic was not just down to cynical profit motives, but some very rich and self important people being made to reflect on the possibility of their own mortality. Or may be the gift under trust for the kids had not had its 7 years to avoid tax. Also, you can tell this pandemic response has been a mess, the 1918 Spanish Flu was over in far less time. C19 is heading for its second anniversary.
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