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by Zoom
Tue 24 Nov 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your holiday plans
Replies: 50
Views: 3629

Re: Your holiday plans

Holidays, what were they? seems just a couple of months since we were all able to go to several EU countries without requiring tests before / after arrival and quarantine. Even within the CTA. Now we are not allowed to go anywhere even in England (depending on tier) apart from maybe 5 days over Covi...
by Zoom
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154399

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

we are talking about 30 volunteers who took the OU/AZ vaccine and contracted Covid; how many of them had the 2 full doses and how many had the 1/2 dose first? As others have said 90% along with its cheapness and ease of use is probably a game changer but I think they have jumped the gun with their r...
by Zoom
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154399

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

But by adjusting the dose, they also expect 90% effectiveness. Even with the current results, it is a far cheaper, quicker to produce and easier to store & distribute compared to the others. 70% effectiveness is still pretty damn good anyway, better than the annual flu jab I dunno; it seems a bit m...
by Zoom
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154399

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

The Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine news could have been better. Can't see the UK giving it to their population just yet rather than either of the 2 mRNA ones.
by Zoom
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154399

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I wouldn't be surprised if come Christmas week UKG put out cartoon posters saying "Stay Home or Granny gets it!"

Interesting news coming from Scotland that they have decided to unilaterally close their borders with the rest of the UK from tomorrow irrespective of the law of the UK and also the CTA
by Zoom
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154399

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I think in terms of Christmas parties / meals pubs meeting other households indoors and maybe even church services Christmas is almost certainly going to be cancelled, look how long it took to bring the 1st wave under control in the middle of a hot summer and where we are now it's crazy to do otherw...
by Zoom
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154399

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Influenza is not a coronavirus. There have been 3 other coronaviruses to affect humans (SARS and MERS were isolated and contained, the common cold is still with us) I'm presuming the various human strains of Covid-19 are all susceptible to the new vaccines (it has something to do with a spike protei...
by Zoom
Mon 16 Nov 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 82075

Re: The UKAR politics thread

if you'll pardon the pun fishing rights is a red herring; as has been mentioned many times by experts the UK will not benefit from an exclusive monopoly to its waters for the simple reason that the UK does not want a lot of what is caught. Yet they are still touting the same old line A European parl...
by Zoom
Mon 16 Nov 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154399

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

The news about a second mRNA vaccine showing good results is excellent well done science over politics again!!!!
by Zoom
Sun 15 Nov 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 82075

Re: The UKAR politics thread

who was that idiot they dragged out to answer Andrew Marr this morning? He was spouting the usual "we'll be fine with WTO rules and the leaders of all UK industries know far less about the consequences of a cliff edge Brexit than we do" "We are not asking for anything remarkable. We are asking for a...
by Zoom
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 82075

Re: The UKAR politics thread

time to crack one of these from the garage!

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by Zoom
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 82075

Re: The UKAR politics thread

disgusting and distasteful because; 1. The dead of WW1 /2 are not responsible in any way for their gripes 2. They desecrated a war memorial (albeit temporarily) at a time of collective national respect and reflection plus they probably shouldn't have made the journey but that's by the by I'm not say...
by Zoom
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 82075

Re: The UKAR politics thread

This is IMO absolutely disgusting and distasteful; not least because those who would normally be at the Cenotaph were attending a service to mark 100 years of the tomb of the unknown soldier in Westminster Abbey at the time Before the scheduled events, an Extinction Rebellion activist staged a prote...
by Zoom
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 12:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 82075

Re: The UKAR politics thread

all of a sudden PMBJ finds himself a small fish in a (rapidly becoming even smaller) pond Senior Tories today urged Boris Johnson to “quietly drop” controversial parts of his Brexit legislation after they were rejected by the House of Lords. Last night the Government suffered a heavy defeat when pee...
by Zoom
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 11:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154399

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

so applying back of an envelope calculations based on Pfizer's (and now Russia's) stats, the vaccine protects 90% of those exposed from infection leaving 5 million cases worldwide and 120,000 deaths of those 5 million cases 95-99% are mild or asymptomatic so between 50-250k serious cases. Can't rea...
by Zoom
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 10:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Angry Thread...
Replies: 2167
Views: 296076

Re: The Angry Thread...

our two bunnies legged it into their hutch every Thursday at 20.00 during Clap for Carers, even as the first claps were heard.

There have been fewer bangs from fireworks this year but they seemed unfazed
by Zoom
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154399

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

pbeardmore wrote:
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 12:52 pm
considering our Gov's track record on all things Covid, the delivery of the vacine (when ready) will be anything but straight forward.
just hope it doesn't all go out of temperature whilst waiting to come into Kent :unamused:
by Zoom
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154399

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

so applying back of an envelope calculations based on Pfizer's (and now Russia's) stats, the vaccine protects 90% of those exposed from infection leaving 5 million cases worldwide and 120,000 deaths of those 5 million cases 95-99% are mild or asymptomatic so between 50-250k serious cases. Can't real...
by Zoom
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154399

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Spiny Norman wrote:
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 5:39 pm
News from Pfizer is fantastic. I hope we keep our guard up until it's widely issued.
absolutely, if we have to have to endure restrictions for a few more months until the vaccine(s) come onstream

"i'd buy that for a dollar!"
by Zoom
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154399

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

The Pfizer vaccine needs to be stored at -80oC so initially only about 1/3 of the world can be inoculated due to logistics of storage and transport Extremely clever bit of kit it's just a strand of (I believe synthesized) Covid-19 RNA in a tiny fat bubble that is absorbed until the body's cells and ...
by Zoom
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1090
Views: 101318

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Madame Tussauds have removed Trump's effigy from its normal setting of the Oval Room and dressed it in golfing gear

Hope there aren't many statues of him!
by Zoom
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3300
Views: 154399

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

phizer are reporting that the vaccine they are trialling has proven to be 90% effective. only 94 people of the 43,538 that took part in the trial caught the virus. sounds promising at least yes very good news! do the figures mean that over 43,000 people who took part in the trial and were given a p...
by Zoom
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 82075

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Andrew Marr pointed out last week that fishing accounts for 0.2% of UK experts although this (snipped) article suggests even less. The salient point is that the UK is threatening to bring down an deal with the EU over this among other things, so it begs the question are they actually actively pursui...
by Zoom
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 82075

Re: The UKAR politics thread

RAF4EVER wrote:
Sun 08 Nov 2020, 10:29 pm

And what is the 1st biggest democratic election??? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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by Zoom
Sun 08 Nov 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 82075

Re: The UKAR politics thread

So who's the more deranged? Trump who thinks he can ignore the result of the 2nd biggest democratic election on the planet because he's err Trump or PMBJ and his shower of yes men / woman thinking they can take the UK out of a non WTO trading relationship with err everyone except Japan and Switzerla...