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by Zoom
Sun 01 Nov 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

They probably had plenty in stock but will wait until trading hours finish before restocking the shelves.

My point was panic buying has started again already
by Zoom
Sun 01 Nov 2020, 5:24 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Our local Tesco Extra showed the toilet roll dried pasta and tinned veg shelves empty this afternoon
by Zoom
Thu 29 Oct 2020, 8:44 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

So France and Germany have gone back to their original lockdown measures with the exception of schools remaining open; Macron said the French lockdown would remain in place for a month after which if new cases had not gone to about 5000 / day they would probably continue through Christmas, so no pre...
by Zoom
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 7:18 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
Views: 194402

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

hopefully yes!
by Zoom
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 5:10 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
Views: 194402

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

It is normal for anti-bodies to decline. You're not going to produce them if you're not infected. Your memory B cells should be able to trigger a response to the virus (along with T cells) if you are re-infected. TBH there are not a lot of human antibody tests that are generally used; I think measl...
by Zoom
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 5:02 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
Views: 194402

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

It’s looking like immunity doesn’t last too long, however, meaning jabs will be needed twice per year. Small price to pay, though. it's actually just the antibody that's been shown to decline in PCR tested positive patients. T cells are probably a more important factor in viral immunity. Jabs for 7...
by Zoom
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 10:19 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

It’s looking like immunity doesn’t last too long, however, meaning jabs will be needed twice per year. Small price to pay, though. it's actually just the antibody that's been shown to decline in PCR tested positive patients. T cells are probably a more important factor in viral immunity. Jabs for 7...
by Zoom
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 10:16 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
Views: 194402

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

From the Grauniad; France should get ready for “difficult decisions” on new measures to tackle the resurgence of covid cases, the interior minister, Gérald Darmanin, has said ahead of a cabinet meeting to discuss the pandemic. French authorities are looking at options for still tighter measures to f...
by Zoom
Sat 24 Oct 2020, 7:17 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

it's a different type of virus to influenza, which is why there is no vaccine yet as we haven't needed one for the previous 3 coronaviruses
by Zoom
Thu 22 Oct 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17835

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Complete chaos on the A281 with cars illegally parked all along making it very dangerous for those who parked safely elsewhere and walked to the approach :unamused: AFAICT it came straight in not via LGW; did a low pass then went back round for a landing, awesome sight! 1st pass http://www.fotothing...
by Zoom
Wed 21 Oct 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17835

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Looking at the OS map there are less than 2 sq km between the runway and the former canal (which is slowly being restored) so not a lot of room There's not a lot of viable land North of the airfield either because of a fairly large farm (on a hill) so I imagine the whole site will be flattened As p...
by Zoom
Wed 21 Oct 2020, 5:43 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
Views: 194402

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

I have a friend on the Isle of Man where they have also gone for the NZ (and also Guernsey) approach with all domestic cases down to zero and life carries on as (old) normal. Anyone caught breaking quarantine after coming onto the island is sent to a local hotel to self isolate for 6 weeks (not 14 d...
by Zoom
Wed 21 Oct 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17835

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Ok thanks I'm half way between LGW and DFD but will go for the landing!
by Zoom
Wed 21 Oct 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17835

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

1330 tomorrow according to the latest Tweet (is that GMT or BST?)

Someone asked if it was going to do a flypast at LGW but as they (AFAIK) never flew from there I think unlikely, plus BA have already said their goodbyes
by Zoom
Wed 21 Oct 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
Views: 194402

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

Local lockdowns are not a UK only idea; France Portugal and Spain have been trying them without much luck; also they are not hard enough (Leicester is coming out of local lockdown, has the spread gone down in that area since?) I'll give it 6 months and if there is no vaccine it will just be allowed ...
by Zoom
Wed 21 Oct 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17835

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Not great viewing potential from what i remember of the area around Dunsfold. I'd imagine trying to get a view of it coming in could be quite tricky. assuming from the East probably just by the A281 although that involves parking and walking up; I know that access to the old canal towpath there is ...
by Zoom
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17835

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Looking at the OS map there are less than 2 sq km between the runway and the former canal (which is slowly being restored) so not a lot of room

There's not a lot of viable land North of the airfield either because of a fairly large farm (on a hill) so I imagine the whole site will be flattened
by Zoom
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 17835

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Unless it's been shelved there is a proposal to turn all of Dunsfold into a new village (whatever a village constitutes in terms of 1000s of houses) complete with a canal basin so it won't be a permanent home

but thanks for the heads-up I'll try to see it!
by Zoom
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
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Re: The UKAR politics thread

I can't believe BJ Gove etc are pulling the rug on further Brexit negotiations; do they really think the EU and especially the ROI are going to come begging us for lamb car parts fishing rights no Irish customs border etc at the last minute? when everyone in the real world is telling them no deal is...
by Zoom
Mon 19 Oct 2020, 8:59 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
Views: 194402

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

I think the Welsh measures are also aimed at keeping English visitors (many from tier 3 areas) out over half term, the website make it very clear that it doesn't just affect residents it's anyone in the country during the period
by Zoom
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 7:10 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

yes; most bacteria that enter the digestive system stay there most are friendly and required as part of general digestion (symbiosis, happens all over the animal / plant kingdoms) but some can still wreak havoc. Viruses can also have the same effect but generally can't get into the rest of the body ...
by Zoom
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 6:45 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
Views: 194402

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

Firstly excuse my rusty haematology knowledge but Human immunity is generally governed by 2 white blood cell mechanisms; (this is different to a 3rd process phagocytosis which is what granulocytes- also white blood cells- do which is to attack the infection directly and is not really immunity; for e...
by Zoom
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 6:14 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
Views: 194402

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

From War of the Worlds (in case anyone hasn't read / seen it the alien invaders eventually died of common human infections) very visionary! For so it had come about, as indeed I and many men might have foreseen had not terror and disaster blinded our minds. These germs of disease have taken toll of ...
by Zoom
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 5:13 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
Views: 194402

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

The virus's sole function is to spread; it has no compassion and doesn't even know or care who or what it's infecting. it's not really a living thing as it only exists and reproduces within another animal's own cells which is why i find it odd that those in power can suggest it's not being spread by...
by Zoom
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 4:47 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4259
Views: 194402

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

One thing's for sure. Covid-19 is an extremely successful virus, it spreads like wildfire without killing many of those infected (or even taking them out of circulation through illness, so they can continue to spread it)