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  1. Obviously a lot do have the large deposits, or otherwise the housing market would have pretty much collapsed.
  2. It's a large property and Usk is a pretty desirable location. To me, "ordinary" is three bedrooms and about 1200 sq ft. In Cardiff that will cost about half the price of the properties you list. Still expensive and you'll need a household income approaching £100k plus deposit, but not totally out of reach to ordinary people.
  3. Just reading this page, I can see why I have stayed away from this thread for a while.
  4. 😆 You missed the possibility that perhaps I trawled though 500,000 posts to find one where he revealed his vaccine status.
  5. "please shut up about it" - how many times do I have to say the matter is closed, but you keep on posting on the matter in replies to me. Perhaps I misinterpreted your prose, but this rather theatrical turn of phrase, employing the rhetorical tricolon, suggested some level of pride.
  6. I keep on saying the matter was closed but you keep on bring the matter up. Make up your mind! But yes, once your vaccination status was public, and now you have changed your mind and decided to make it a private issue.
  7. It is a fair point, but I put up a hypothetical example of a disease that was deadly and required a weekly self-administered vaccine. Bruce Banner was clear that he would rather die than have to do that. COVID ius rather different, of course. Yes, you will probably catch it, but you most likely won't die from it.
  8. It's difficult for those us without a medical background when the CDC says things like this: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/lab/grows-virus-cell-culture.html https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-covid-rna-idUSL1N2LS27P Obviously they must be using the term "isolated" in a different sense to the one they are using.
  9. Gosh, "silly" and "little" - both barrels, boom. As I said, I consider the matter closed, but yes, I imagine that you now are vaccinated, because you wanted to make it easier to get to France, but as you no longer wish to talk about, I will not bring the matter up again.
  10. Yes of course, but a few months ago he was proudly telling us that he wasn't vaccinated, so it was he that chose to make this otherwise private matter public. But as I said above, I accept that he has changed his mind and will not bring the matter up again in relation to his current status,
  11. So you don't want to answer the hypothetical. The black death killed a third of the population of Europe, so we have clear historical basis for such things.
  12. Were we? I don't know. What fear levels? You chose not to quote anything that I said which could be promoting fear, and what is claimed without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.
  13. I don't think I am being silly or argumentive. You were happy and rather proud of your unvaccinated status in May and thus made it a public rather than private matter, yet now are rather touchy about the subject. I have my suspicions as to why you have changed your mind about discussing the matter (and I think everyone else can guess as well), but you've made it clear that you do not want to discuss your own vaccine status, so I will respect that hereon and consider the matter closed. Now let's get back to talking about vaccines for everybody else (other than yourself).
  14. That's your choice. A lot of people to have to inject themselves on a regular (diabetics) and put up with up it. Perhaps some of them do prefer death to the mild inconvenience.
  15. I'm not one of them. And we don't know how it will work out over time.
  16. Well observed, Dr. Watson. Diabetics stick a needle in their arm to stop themselves getting sick. Vaccines work on a similar basis, although you don't have to do it so often. There are plenty of vaccines where you need another. Flu is an example. Tetanus should be boosted about every 5 years. But as we are playing theoretical exercises, if there were an extremely virulent disease out there that it was almost impossible not to catch (like a cold) and had a high fatality rate for all ages, but there was a vaccine that you had to take once a week, but could be self-administered, would you take it or would you choose death?
  17. OK, let's say we are talking about a healthy adult, and the risk is what it is, I would be happy with an annual vaccine. If the virus became more dangerous to younger people, I would be happy to have it twice a year.
  18. I'm pretty sure at one point you were moaning about not being able to go to France because of vaccine passports, and you've indicated that you are no spring chick, so I assumed that you had elected not to have your vaccine. To quote you: So you did appear to be happy to discuss your vaccine status on 11 May, when you clearly had not had it. And on 5 May: You were very proudly open about your vaccination status, but are now very touchy about discussion your status. Some might call this a touch hypocritical. But I hope you managed to get to France and had fun pottering around in Nice.
  19. You can see for yourself on the cumulative death graph here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/ Let's take first peak as 10 April 2020 and the end of summer as 31 August. Deaths at 10 Aril: 10,775. Deaths at 31 August: 132,535. In that time period, 121,760 deaths. Let me approximate that to 510 days. That's an average of 238.7 deaths a day. And let's say "winter" is about 100 days, so that would be about 23,870 deaths. so roughly comparable to a bad influenza year.
  20. Obviously not - case of argumentum ad absurdum. We tend to try and tackle both ends. Smoking is discouraged in a wide number of ways, yet we still have dedicated facilities for tackling associated lung disease. COVID is going to remain endemic. If we are lucky it may mutate itself away to something harmless, but the working assumption is that it is here to stay. Eventually people will need to make there own decision, but if you need to have a jab or two a year, that will be your decision, or just accept that you will die a 5 or 10 years earlier than you might do otherwise. And the health service will need to expand, but of course, if you die of COVID, you have not died of something else, so treatment costs may well just be diverted from something else.
  21. You don't appear to want a single jab in relation to COVID - I thought you had made that clear. And I will happily answer a direct question if you ask one. If you have Diabetes, a daily jab might be appropriate. For COVID-19, I don't know. But if I am lucky enough to get to your age, perhaps I would be prepared to have it more regularly. If I was retired, popping down to the GP every few weeks doesn't seem to be the worst thing ever. There are a number of routine things I find quite irritating or dull, but if important enough, I will do.
  22. I think that's the case in the UK, with the second wave following Christmas taking many grandparents to a relatively early grave. Luckily the rollout of the vaccine in Q1 has meant that deaths are now a fraction of what they were.
  23. Yeah, anti-vaxxer babble is amusing - I'm glad that you enjoyed my satirical take on it.
  24. I went to school with a girl who had Diabete and she injected herself on a daily basis. She seemed to think it was worth it. As I said on previously, it is a matter of proportionality, and given that you don't even want one jab, surely the matter is irrelevant to you.
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