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  1. Will this help you The_DADDY? FDA grants full approval to Pfizer's Covid vaccine https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fda-grants-full-approval-pfizer-s-covid-vaccine-n1277390
  2. Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Malcolm Forbes It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. Will Durant https://www.brainyquote.com/
  3. Sweden didn't protect the vulnerable. Look here: https://ourworldindata.org/covid-deaths Anyone who still thinks Sweden got it right must think human life is very cheap.
  4. Hopefully, this will clear things up for you The_DADDY https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/transparencyandgovernance/freedomofinformationfoi/whetherthosewhohavediedfromacaraccidentwithcovid19willbecountedinonsstatistics?:uri=aboutus/transparencyandgovernance/freedomofinformationfoi/whetherthosewhohavediedfromacaraccidentwithcovid19willbecountedinonsstatistics When a person dies, in most cases a doctor writes a medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD) which is then recorded in the death registration (at a local authority registration office). The details are printed out as the official 'death certificate' for the next of kin. The same information is sent electronically from the registration office to ONS for us to produce statistics about causes of death. For some deaths, such as when the death was due to an accident or violence, there is a coroner's inquest to establish the facts and the coroner then decides the cause of death and sends their findings to the local registrar. The doctor or coroner certifying a death can record more than one health condition or event on the form. The medical certificate of cause of death has two parts, Part 1 contains the sequence of health conditions or events leading directly to death, while Part 2 can contain other health conditions that contributed to the death but were not part of the direct sequence. For statistical purposes one of the health conditions on the certificate is chosen as the 'underlying cause of death'. The underlying cause of death is defined as the health condition or event that started the train of events leading to death and is worked out according to rules from the World Health Organisation (WHO). COVID-19 is the underlying cause of death in around 92% of deaths where it was mentioned on the death certificate. If someone dies in circumstances involving an accident, violence or suspicious circumstances, the case is referred to a coroner for investigation. A post-mortem examination is carried out and usually an inquest is held. The Coroner's Court hears all the evidence and follows legal rules of evidence when deciding the causes of death. It is extremely unlikely that a coroner would find that someone was involved in a traffic accident, or was the victim of violence, because of having COVID-19 or a positive COVID-19 test -- so they would not mention COVID-19 on the death certificate. This applies to any death caused by an accident, violence, poisoning, or other external causes. Even if in an unusual case a death certificate mentioned both COVID-19 and a traffic accident (or other external causes), the World Health Organisation (WHO) rules for coding deaths mean that the traffic accident would be identified as the underlying cause of death in our data. You can read in detail about the coding of causes of death and identifying the underlying cause in the ONS User guide to mortality statistics and the WHO International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) instruction manual.
  5. Why do you think it will take 18-24 months for us to start dropping by flies, The_DADDY? Is it because that's when Bill Gates will switch on all the nanochips in the vaccine, turning us into 5g hotspots?
  6. Djokovid. Superspreader
  7. GB News is fast becoming a must see comedy channel. Take this example where Colin Brazier's colleague mixes up computer viruses with coronavirus! Just look at his face!
  8. It's around a month since I was there. The contract might well have been extended since.
  9. When I went to the Arena for my 2nd jab I was told the NHS contract there runs out at the end of July.
  10. Hi Yosemite Sam. You wrote the following 'In March 2020, Professor Legover made his doomsday prophecy of half a million dead'. This is what Professor Ferguson and 30 other scientists actually said in their Imperial College ' Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand' report. https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf In the (unlikely) absence of any control measures or spontaneous changes in individual behaviour, we would expect a peak in mortality (daily deaths) to occur after approximately 3 months (Figure 1A). In such scenarios, given an estimated R0 of 2.4, we predict 81% of the GB and US populations would be infected over the course of the epidemic. Epidemic timings are approximate given the limitations of surveillance data in both countries: The epidemic is predicted to be broader in the US than in GB and to peak slightly later. This is due to the larger geographic scale of the US, resulting in more distinct localised epidemics across states (Figure 1B) than seen across GB. The higher peak in mortality in GB is due to the smaller size of the country and its older population compared with the US. In total, in an unmitigated epidemic, we would predict approximately 510,000 deaths in GB and 2.2 million in the US, not accounting for the potential negative effects of health systems being overwhelmed on mortality.' In practise, even without a Government lockdown, there would be spontaneous changes in individual behaviours once people saw the bodies piling up. Taking into account around 150000 have died so far in spite of 12 months of various lockdowns, Professor Ferguson and his team's estimate looks very reasonable.
  11. Thanks for posting this Mister Gee. It is truly astonishing. What makes things even worse is it appears he was neither challenged nor corrected by the BBC interviewer.
  12. Is it 'D Taxis' by any chance!? 😉
  13. Here you are Ridgewalk https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/interactive-map Just pop your postcode in the box.
  14. Here you are whiteowl From https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/01/05/oxford-pfizer-vaccine-priority-list-who-first-covid-when/
  15. Hi Pattricia. They don't use a telephone directory. They use a computer which dials random numbers. If the call rings and you answer they have no idea who they're speaking to. It's well worth looking at this video by Jim Browning. You'll see that most of these calls originate from Kolkata, India. When I get these calls I usually press 1 just so I can waste their time. Alternatively, you can just tell them you don't have a computer.
  16. 'Rony Robinson retires from BBC Radio Sheffield' https://radiotoday.co.uk/2020/11/rony-robinson-retires-from-bbc-radio-sheffield/
  17. This is an extract of a speech made by ex Prime Minister, John Major, on Brexit yesterday. http://www.johnmajorarchive.org.uk/2015-2/sir-john-majors-speech-middle-temples-treasurers-lecture-the-state-were-in/ 'Brexit was sold to our electors on false premises. Promises made will not – indeed, cannot – be kept. To leave the EU – to separate ourselves from our neighbours – was sold as “regaining sovereignty”, but it is, and will prove to be, a long and painful ball and chain on our national wellbeing. After the Referendum, Brexiteers did not even bother to argue the merits of their case – why should they? – it was “the will of the people”. And once “the will of the people” was asserted as a repeated mantra – and the Brexit leaders claimed to speak for all “the people” – any opposition to Brexit became illegitimate, and any contrary view was howled down. Free speech for those who supported remaining in the EU came at a price. They were pilloried as “Remoaners”: sticking to long-held principles and policies, and warning of clear dangers ahead was depicted as “sour grapes by sore losers”. Even Judges were denounced as “Enemies of the People” for ruling on a Point of Law. Opponents of Brexit were cowed, and free speech was curtailed. It was shameful. No democracy should find itself in such a position. Overseas, the outcome of the Referendum delighted our enemies and dismayed our friends. As our nation voted against its history and its self-interest, a bemused world looked on, wondering why we had chosen to become poorer and less influential. Brexit was sold to the nation as a win-win situation. It is not. We were promised we would stay in the Single Market. We have not. We were told trade with the EU would be frictionless. It will not be. We were promised we would save billions in payments to the European Union: a bus was driven around the country telling us so. Not so: Brexit is costing billions – not saving them. We were told that our “liberated country” could cut back on bureaucracy and regulations. We now know they will increase – and dramatically. We were promised we would strike lucrative trade deals with America, India, China and others in quick time. Japan apart – we have not. More recently – and for the first time in our long history – Ministers have proposed legislation giving them powers to break the law. This is a slippery slope down which no democratic Government should ever travel. And, it was claimed, Brexit wouldn’t increase support for Scottish independence or a united Ireland. It has. It defies logic that intelligent men and women making such extravagant promises did not know they were undeliverable – and yet they continued to make them. It was politics. It was campaigning. It was for a cause. It was also unforgiveable. If that is how we are going to conduct our public affairs, then not only will our politics truly fall into a bad place, but our word as a nation will no longer be trusted.' Well said, John Major.
  18. Spot on Mister Gee. Trump is a evil man. Lets hope that within 4 days from now he will have been dumped into the trash can of history where he truly belongs.
  19. You're correct the_bloke and apologies for my mistake. This is from https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/energy/energy-supply/problems-with-your-energy-supply/if-youve-been-told-your-energy-supply-will-be-disconnected/ If you have a smart energy meter in your home, your supplier could potentially disconnect your supply remotely without needing to access to your meter. However, before they do this, they must have: contacted you to discuss options for repaying your debt, eg through a repayment plan visited your home to assess your personal situation and whether this would affect you being disconnected, eg if you’re disabled or elderly
  20. We could have. The EU wide rules are a minimum standard. Each member state can impose more stringent rules if they choose to do so.
  21. Suppliers cannot cut off your supply. It's the law.
  22. I watched a recording on the programme this morning. What Martin Lewis said was you can have the same tariff as those with a smart meters but only if it was impractical to fit one. In practise this would mean you would have to agree to have one fitted but when the installer arrives they cannot fit one as the mobile signal isn't strong enough at your property, for example.
  23. The council do not 'Gouge' business rates. They are set by the Government.
  24. According to this Government map the flood risk in this area very low: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/long-term-flood-risk/map
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