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  1. 4 hours ago, Bruce Banner said:

    BBC just showed footage of Gove being accosted by "anti vaccine" protesters, or so the BBC reported. 

    I can't see why anyone would be protesting against the vaccines but it makes their protest seem totally unreasonable. I suspect they may be anti lockdown or anti vaccine passport or anti vaccine coercion, but anti vaccine? I doubt it, as until it becomes illegal to refuse vaccination it's a matter of choice so no protest necessary.

    The BBC have just repeated the piece but "anti vaccine" has been replaced by "anti lockdown".

  2. 4 minutes ago, FallingAwake said:

    Yeah, even France, with all its vaccine passport nonsense, backed down from making the jab mandatory. They'll just ramp up the inconvenience of not being jabbed.

    I thought the French were made of sterner stuff. 60% were against being vaccinated but they mostly caved in rather than be inconvenienced. 

    I hope that Macron gets his comeuppance in next year's presidential elections. 

  3. 1 hour ago, vadst43 said:

    Really? Vax mandates/passports/sececy/corruption.....?

    Er....that is effectively what I said in the part of my post that you edited out of the quote? You obviously got the wrong end of the stick. Here it is again, perhaps you should read it rather than edit out the main context and go flying off in the wrong direction.

    BBC just showed footage of Gove being accosted by "anti vaccine" protesters, or so the BBC reported. 

    I can't see why anyone would be protesting against the vaccines but it makes their protest seem totally unreasonable. I suspect they may be anti lockdown or anti vaccine passport or anti vaccine coercion, but anti vaccine? I doubt it, as until it becomes illegal to refuse vaccination it's a matter of choice so no protest necessary.

  4. BBC just showed footage of Gove being accosted by "anti vaccine" protesters, or so the BBC reported. 

    I can't see why anyone would be protesting against the vaccines but it makes their protest seem totally unreasonable. I suspect they may be anti lockdown or anti vaccine passport or anti vaccine coercion, but anti vaccine? I doubt it, as until it becomes illegal to refuse vaccination it's a matter of choice so no protest necessary.

  5. 25 minutes ago, zugzwang said:

    MMR efficacy declines with age. A second dose is recommended for children age 4 to 6. A booster dose every ten years has been suggested for adults.

    I haven't had any of those, they weren't around when I was a kid, we went to measles and mumps parties and got natural immunity. I did have a tetanus shot once but have never bothered with boosters. Polio and smallpox vaccinations are good for life, I think.

  6. 2 hours ago, Andy T said:

    I remember sometime last year when restaurants reopened, the Chinese buffet places had a different arrangement where you wrote on a card what you wanted from the buffet and they brought it to your table for you, to reduce movement and shared contact.

    It seems a bit of contradiction to complain about lack of mask wearing and social distancing,when you were happy to pick up food & serving spoons that have been touched by 100’s of others dirty virus laden hands? When you could of gone to a normal restaurant and enjoyed distancing and much less touch contact with others?

    I stayed away from buffet restaurants when they were serving the food as I much prefer to serve myself. 

    Why do some people always get the wrong end of the stick and run with it? As I said to the last person who did so a few posts up, I wasn't complaining about a lack of mask wearing and social distancing, far from it. I was merely observing, in a post replying to one about blind adherence to daft slogans, that this is what is happening. Obviously, if I had any objection to it I wouldn't eat there every week.

    Normally, I wouldn't dream of mentioning it but in your case, after your patronising lecture on enjoying distancing by going to a "normal" restaurant, I will make an exception and ask the question, what on earth does "could of" mean?

  7. 2 hours ago, FallingAwake said:

    This is the problem when they drum slogans into people. Those messages stick.

    - "Safe and effective". Then why would I need a booster or worry about the NHS?

    - "Fully vaccinated." Then I don't need a booster. I'm fully jabbed.

    It's almost as if those phrases were glib semi-falsehoods.

    I won't call them "lies" because I think the people saying them genuinely believed them to be true. But now, six months down the line, people need to line up again for their next scorpion sting, to "save the NHS" from the doom it's faced every year for the past few decades.

    We went out for a Chinese yesterday, all you can eat buffet place (I prefer those because you can serve yourself exactly what you want). Out of the 100+ customers you could count the number wearing masks on the fingers of one hand. All the staff were though. Social distancing non existent.

    About the same ratio as Tories vs others in the packed HoC today, also zero social distancing.

  8. 50 minutes ago, cbathpc said:

    Is a booster jab once a year that bad? Most people that age will take a yearly flu shot without complaint.

    I do find it odd the numbers are so low, most 70+ year olds seem to leap at the opportunity to go to the doctors 

    Personally, I would consider a species that needs an annual per capita vaccination to survive as unviable, what a mess.

    I haven't seen a GP, other than socially, for over 25 years. 

  9. Is this what was meant to happen? An endless round of boosters for the rest of our lives?

    Covid booster jabs need to be sped up or medical units could become swamped this winter | Daily Mail Online

    The uptake of Covid booster jabs may be too slow to prevent hospitals from becoming overcrowded this winter, experts have warned as cases soar by 30 per cent. 

    One month into the booster programme, only half of eligible over-80s have received a third dose, despite being at heightened risk, NHS figures suggest.  Of the 2.2 million who had a second jab more than six months ago, fewer than 1.2 million have had the booster. 

    The number of people aged 65 to 84 admitted to hospital has risen 19 per cent in the past week, with admissions up 8 per cent among people over 85. 

    Yesterday the UK reported a 30% weekly increase of coronavirus cases to 45,140 within 28 days of a positive test - the highest total since July - but deaths plummeted by nearly two-thirds from 148 to 57 in the space of a week. 

  10. 18 minutes ago, Mikhail Liebenstein said:

    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.

    There was a lot of flag waving going on then with a preference for using the home grown (Brexit) jab and it took months before they got down to 50 year olds.

  11. 1 minute ago, Mikhail Liebenstein said:

    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.

    Are you sure about that? I thought that most of the first wave of vaccinations were AZ.

  12. 6 minutes ago, Cocha said:

    I'm pretty sure brexishiteers has been somewhat popular for one. The levels of vitriol are all over the thread towards us brexshiteers, that's why I love this thread so much! Remainiacs is like a soft cuddle bunny wabbit by way of comparison.

    Some of us don't love it and think it would be so much nicer if posters stuck to the forum rules and cut out the insults.

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