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  1. I wonder what dead cat they'll be wheeling out this time 🙄
  2. As a 51 year old man, a bit over-weight, who smokes, I was grateful to have had the vaccine when I caught Covid 3 weeks ago. Very mild symptoms - would that have been the case without the vaccine? Who knows, I'm just happy not to have been in the position to find out. As for Omicron, I think prudence is in order while we check the effects of it. If it turns out to be less deadly than the previous varients, then we can revert the restrictions. As for the unmasked being freedom fighters, it reminds me of an old saying: "One mans freedom fighter is another mans toddler having a tantrum"
  3. Yeah, ours is too. Genius at work again I guess.
  4. There's one on Abbeydale Road https://www.barealternative.co.uk/
  5. It's like the hokey cokey around here at times.
  6. Firstly, I'm not a lawyer and she should definately get legal advice. I recall a story from the first lockdown of a woman trying to pull her mother out of a care home and getting arrested for it as she didn't have Lasting Power of Attorney over her mothers health and welfare. I think it's something to do with who is legally responsible for the care. Story here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/nov/05/family-plead-for-change-to-care-home-rules-after-daughters-arrest Lasting Power of Attorney stuff here: https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney Hopefully, someone on the forum more knowledgeable than me can shed some more light but I think the first port of call would be a lawyer.
  7. Credible links preferably 😂😂 *edit* Fair enough - one provided, thank you.
  8. Hope Fleck is ok and has a speedy recovery.
  9. Flippin nora! We scored a winner in injury time! The world is upside down!
  10. I do kind of get what they are trying to do - perhaps a better solution would be a fixed percent of the value of the house rather than an arbitary amount. What sticks in my craw a bit though it that I'll be paying higher National Insurance from next year to allow (mainly richer) people to leave more to their children.
  11. Changing the subject away from conspiracy theories for a minute.... I found a strange thing with my covid passport (for want of a better term) the other day. It said "No Covid records found" where previously it has shown both of my vaccines. It took some digging on the Internet to find out why as it's not massively publicised. Once you get a positive PCR test, like I did last Thursday, apparently it "revokes" the passport for 14 days after the test. It doesn't tell you it's doing that though, it just says no records found. The only way I found out was through a story about someone due to fly 11 days after a positive test, was ok to do so through the isolation rules but couldn't due to the revocation lasting 14 days. https://inews.co.uk/news/nhs-app-travel-covid-pass-error-blocked-positive-test-two-weeks-1262005 So, if you are due to fly out in that 10-14 day windows after a PCR test, remember to print off your vaccine passport before submitting the test as a paper copy is valid for 30 days.
  12. True - I dated it so that was clear. However, do you think staff have unvaccinated themselves in the meantime?
  13. Yes I was, and that's why we clapped. We clapped to show the appreciation of the wonderful NHS staff going to work while a new, unknown virus was running rampant through the population. We applauded their bravery and professionalism but times have moved on now and there is a vaccine that can be used. Anyway - it's a bit of a moot point as it turns out, like a lot of your anecdotes/evidence/bobbins, that it's incorrect. The vast majority of Calow hospital staff are vaccinated - in fact it was the highest vaccinated trust back in June with 92.2% having had the first jab by the 15th April and 99.8% of those having had their 2nd as well. Time of writing of the article is 7th June so I expect it's even higher by now. https://www.itv.com/news/central/2021-05-26/how-many-nhs-hospital-staff-have-had-the-covid-vaccine-coronavirus-vaccination-hesitancy-injection-pandemic (that's a link by the way, just in case you didn't know)
  14. It's all perfectly true, however I'm aware it's anecdotal. If you think it's made up then feel free to make a FOI request to both hospitals to get the official stats. Thanks for telling me about Calow, I'll certainly be keeping away from there.
  15. Well, if we're going anecdotal - I'm good friends with a nurse at the Hallamshire hospital, working on wards E1 and E2 where they have the Covid-19 patients. Vaccine uptake there is high as they've seen the effects of Covid-19 on patients. She also finds the majority of patients on the wards that are seriously ill with covid are unvaccinated, the vaccinated ones tend to be in for a day or two and are then discharged after some time on oxygen. More anecdotal stuff - my sister works in the high dependency unit at Rotherham hospital and she says the same as above. Which hospital does your friend work at? Just so I can avoid it like the plague. Don't want to be treated by people who don't take the care of their patients seriously.
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