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  1. PettyTom As a starting point, I think it’s widely agreed amongst the morally alert in society. That there is a duty to be a minimally decent Samaritan, that is, one should go out of one’s way to help another if it entails little cost to oneself. Wearing a face covering, and socially distancing are of little cost to oneself-it's not a great deal to ask. And by doing so we are helping one another get on with life. Consequently ,we will beat it together.
  2. Onewheeldave. It's not my intention one iota to misrepresent anybody's view. I have every confidence in my own points of view and my ability to present them in a reasoned and thoughtful manner. It appears that you must have read the Post and formed your own opinion -which you are fully entitled to do. By extending my alleged misrepresentation to an inability to "back up "my views, is cheap. As we cannot find the Thread I'm going to leave it at that.
  3. Mellthebell No it wasn't yours I was referring too . It was a post about wanting to pay for a ride to a demo in London. Real Mac33 type stuff. It looks like it has been taken down.
  4. Catmiss Had my jab yesterday. Feeling fine today. Last time I had Flu was 2009-hadn't had a vax. I'd just retired from teaching and was in bed ill with flu for 3 weeks. Stay Well.
  5. Moving on. It looks like some vaccines will be in a multi-dose format. The person being vaccinated needs to be sure that both doses come from the same manufacturer. If the first comes from Moderna, then the second must also come from Moderna, and not from Pfizer or Astra-Zeneca. That way the doses can augment each other and not get into conflict--or worse, be inactive. Something to keep in mind -when that day arrives. Has the post inquiring about the London,"Covid is Fake " demo been taken down?
  6. There is always going to be uncertainty-amongst the public- surrounding the benefit of wearing masks,surgical grade or not. Uncertainty arises from imperfect information.And as demonstrated on the Forum. There's no perfect information to refer to that will expunge the uncertainty. So out of all the imperfect information circulating ,I will choose.... .
  7. Apelike, With respect. I don't think the likes of me and thee have any influence over the measures put in place by government. The following linked article is a bit long but makes the point, that there might be a nationwide lock down beginning Oct 2020 . https://www.newscientist.com/article/2237475-covid-19-news-uk-government-wont-rule-out-second-national-lockdown/ Stay well.
  8. Apelike Who is the "we" in the last line of your paragraph ?
  9. Herd Immunity ? "Unachievable and Unethical . BMJ." From what I read. It appears that some degree of "lasting "antibody immunity is necessary to secure Herd Immunity. https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m2728 BCG vax. https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-protection-using-tuberculosis-vaccine.html I had mine whilst at school-donkey's years ago.
  10. httpsE://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02386-2 Good news. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-ai-tool-covid-treatments-vaccines.html Addendum: Extinction Rebellion are barking up the wrong tree. If we don't get a grip on defeating viruses and antibiotic resistant bacteria. It will be Pestilence that does us in -and not global warming . Stay well and you all wear your face coverings.And don't forget your annual flu vax.
  11. The Russians are playing a high risk game with their Sputnik V vaccine. If it proves a dud, it could set back the global race for a safe and effective Cov-19 vaccine. Personally I do hope the vaccine works. If you read carefully you will see that there are so many corners being cut,in order to roll out the program. In my opinion,it's a highly politicised strategy. https://www.newsweek.com/russian-coronavirus-vaccine-sputnik-v-1529658?utm_source=nl&utm_brand=wired&utm_mailing=WIR_Science_090420&utm_campaign=aud-dev&
  12. Due for my free one 23rd of September. And when there is one for Cov 19 I'll be having that. God bless the NHS.
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