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  1. Shame you don't recognise it when you write it.
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  2. Seems Gordon Brown is the first to come clean and say he wants to re-join the EU, no doubt he's said what most Lab MPs and Party Members are thinking, and demonstrating the utter contempt they have for the majority of Brits. 😠
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  3. On my Virgin Guide it is Channel 626 👍
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  4. I wouldn’t worry too much Latchy, as in reality, the numbers even at the peak of the outbreak made it such that you’d have to be very unlucky to get it. And now we’ve all been vaccinated, and as long as we don’t start going silly, we’re just about as safe as we can be. I’d say go out and have your pint when it’s quiet and give the nightclub a miss. As for the crowds at Windsor, the government asked people to stay away but they didn’t so to me that looks more like the fault of the people rather than the government. I think if people followed the advice given, we wouldn’t have had half the
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  5. that is a very good question to which I have not heard a full answer. What I have heard suggests that the delta variant has partial vaccine escape so something about the genes that make it up is not as well matched with the antibodies produced by the vaccine for the original virus. That will I think apply equally to antibodies produced by natural exposure to earlier versions of the disease. I think that of the two options you set out that counts as the mathematical statistic. I have not heard that it is a characteristic of any individuals or demographics that reduce the effectiveness. The info
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  6. A message from the man’s daughter Thanks everyone! Thankfully the perp has received some jail time for the incident. Although he would certainly be looking at longer if this had gone a different way. People asking how my father is, he is yet to want to go walking/ fishing alone but is now going out on day trips with family. We have a fishing trip booked in on the 25th we're going to drive him there and drop him off, hopefully he feels up to it and he can think about picking out a new bike when he's ready. It's gonna take a bit of time I think though. Thank you all for kind donations. I'll
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  7. If that's what you want to believe, stay at home, wear a mask or three when you go outside, avoid going within any potential virus carriers (i.e. anybody) and live in fear. We have to stop panicking every time someone says "mutant" or "variant". Covid 19 is here to stay and no amount of "re-planning" is going to change that. By the way, there's nothing wrong with my ears and I can recognise BS when I hear it.
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  8. They're the reason, we are where we are. 😷
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  9. Should have been a suspended sentence but Albert Pierrepoint has retired....😵 Have to chuckle that they cannot name the fifteen year old for legal reasons yet half the internet know who he is from his post on social media......🤭
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  10. as a simple case to try and clarify. a person falls and seriously breaks a leg and is taken to hospital and has to have an operation to set the bones. that person is tested as a precaution and found to have the covid virus but without showing any symptoms associated with the virus. That person should not be counted as a covid admission but should be treated as infectious until proven otherwise. you may have 100 people in the hospital who have positive covid tests but only three who are actually sick from the virus. The data at present does not distinguish between these so w
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  11. Your problem is that the real figure may be a fraction but it will be a big fraction, probably close to 1. Sorry but the heavy lifting can be seen to have been done by social distance. Look at the data not the conspiracy theorists.
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  12. There are two solutions and the detail of how to fix the problem was to be agree in a joint committee after Brexit, but not before. The EU way is to get the UK to agree to dynamic standards where we just continue to follow their standards for everything to be import from GB to NI. We rejected this in the main negotiation so this is a rear guard action. The other for the EU to accept that the standards that were in place the moment before Brexit and we still follow today should be recognised as equivalent standards so no checks are needed unless we diverge from EU standards in future. The latt
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  13. Well you know what lawyers are like Davy. They get paid by the hour so the longer the negotiations drag out the more they get paid.
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  14. The trade part of the EU when it was the Common Market was ok. The real traitors were the politicians who turned the UK into a European state & surrendered sovereignty. These failed Labour big wigs are a part of that movement.
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  15. Labour seems determined to display their irrelevance rather than providing a proper opposition to the government.
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  16. I’d have given him longer but at least he’ll have jail record to his name and the rest of his life to reflect on how stupid he was. Bill 😊
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  17. 80% of people are supposed to have antibodies so perhaps is now the time to let covid spread & achieve herd immunity.
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  18. That's all very well Con, but we can't keep the country in a state of Limbo just in case a new strain comes along which will have to be monitored carefully until we can see what it's effects are on cases/hospitalisations/deaths over some indeterminate period (at the end of which another variation has come along so recycle and repeat steps A to D). At some point we have to say "enough", we have to learn to live with this illness and treat the symptoms to the best of our ability with vaccines/drugs/whatever works. Boredom doesn't come into it - certainly not for me, I've got plenty to keep me oc
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  19. It isn't nonsense, and I am getting fed up too! The reason for waiting is to see if the link between cases going up, hospital admissions going up (and seeing what the attack ratio is like) and the relationship between hospital admissions and ICU admissions and finally the relationship between sever illness and death ( related to the infection fatality ratio). All of these could be different from the B.1.1.7 strain and without knowing the values for the B.1.617.2 strain one cannot predict whether allowing increases in R from further relaxation will cause significant deaths, and or overwhel
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  20. The common cold has never had a single cause. It is a set of symptoms which are provoked by Rhinoviruses, adenoviruses, parainfluenza viruses, Respiratory Syctial virus and alpha-coronaviruses. (SARS is a Beta-coronavirus). At least 200 different viruses can produce the symptoms that are diagnosed as a common cold. The answer to your precise question is unanswerable because there will be so many more than that over the millennia.
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  21. We should be able to rely on the likes of Saudi Arabia with its wealth to preserve the welfare of the civilian victims in Yemen . The UN needs to grow a pair & ensure that aid doesn't fall on the usual contributors.
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  22. I wonder how many variations & mutations of the common cold there have been since Fred Flintstone first pulled a sicky ?
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  23. Your opinion is noted Asp but I’m not going to be drawn into an endless debate on this one. Bill 😊
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  24. So if the numbers are going to go up whatever we do, why keep the restrictions which are doing more harm to people's health and mental well being than Covid? Remember "3 weeks to flatten the curve and save the NHS"? Remember " a few weeks lock down to save Christmas/Easter/Summer holidays"? This nonsense has to stop, and I say this as someone who is hardly affected by the lockdown measures at all.
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  25. Well, I suppose it depends on just who you socialise with Asp. Personally, I’ve only come across one individual that said it was all a waste of time and I found out later he was effectively the pubs resident idiot that most sensible people avoided. Pretty much everyone else seemed to agree it’s a pain in the backside and we need to get back to normality, but we’ve been in this for so long, another couple of weeks of delay isn’t a big ask if it can help the overall situation. Bill 😊
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  26. Well , come the 21st June ,that will be another summer on the wane with nights drawing in so this country needs to be opened up again to let it thrive before the year is too old.
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  27. Up until now this forum has been free from personal attack and abuse despite expressing views that we don’t always agree on. In all the years I’ve been a member of this group, I’ve only ever clicked the report button for offensive content once before but this sort of behaviour has no place here. If Stalard is allowed to continue, he should know I’ve also clicked ignore so will never see anything more from him. Bill
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  28. In most cases they are very illiberal and merely think of themselves as liberal. I am not prepared to accept being told what to think by these people especially not the Brainwashing Broadcasting Corporation.
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  29. A very worrying minority. Whom we ignore at our peril. History is full of them and peoples disinterest until it's to late.
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  30. Even better he wants to intercept them exactly as they are crossing the border and replenish the patrol while the interceptor takes the passengers back after due process of checking for real asylum seekers (during which UK waters are not actually entered although UK law applies.)
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  31. Cas wanted it more than Wire--that seems a good buy Inglis
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  32. All that's required is for UKBF boats to intercept such migrants at sea and drag them back to France.
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  33. I bet if we could speak privately and off the record with MPs from all parties, they’d all agree with public opinion and get them shipped back immediately, but it’s one thing to think that and another as to what our stupid laws allow them to do. I thought that once we got our divorce from Europe things might change but that doesn’t seem to be the case. If these migrants aren’t happy with the accommodation or the food, then they shouldn’t have come here illegally in the first place. As for the overcrowding, it wouldn’t be quite so overcrowded if they hadn’t burned half the place down, so
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  34. Let me state the obvious - on this subject, you’re an idiot Obs! I don’t care what you think, that is personal and it’s directed right at you,. Up til now you have been a joke on this forum, but enough is enough ! You have absolutely no credentials other than a big mouth, which usually issues a stream of idiotic gibberish and your views are either extremely naive, or designed to be controversial. From a world where this nightmare is over, forget it, if you can can not recognize that ‘ infections’, means that someone had caught a cold, then there’s no hope for you. I guess you will
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