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15 hours ago, Becky B said:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/

 

My dad's GP once told him that if he had a fever, paracetamol would bring his temperature down, but so would a pint of beer 😆

A rise in body temperature has been shown to:

  • Increase antibody production;
  • Enhance mobility and function of neutrophils and macrophages (kill bacteria);
  • Increase production of cytokines (assist with immune response);
  • Enhance T-lymphocyte activity (attack and destroy antigens);
  • Reduce serum iron (necessary for bacterial growth);
  • Inhibit some pathogens such as Streptococcus pneumoniae.  

https://www.nursingtimes.net/archive/does-giving-paracetamol-to-lower-raised-temperature-interfere-with-the-bodys-natural-defence-response-to-infection-08-01-2010/

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Quite a shocking news item about economic hardship in the pandemic on BBC News last night:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-55133081

 

Shocking not only because a) the BBC have done something they haven't done for a long time; b) the despair was palpable. 

Edited by Mister M

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At last, the Pfizer vaccine has got official approval this morning.

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36 minutes ago, RiffRaff said:

At last, the Pfizer vaccine has got official approval this morning.

I thought front line staff would get it first but now they are saying the elderly  - unless i heard wrong ?

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RiffRaff

 

That's fantastic news.

Is that the one we will be getting?

 

Both Moderna's and Pfizer/BioNTech's vaccines require two doses separated by a couple of weeks.

Reactogenicity ( a term used by vaccineologists) is typically higher after a second dose, A very small percentage of volunteers had some side effects . The side effects mean the vaccine is working well .

 

I just hope the anti-vaxer  will not fuel vaccine hesitancy by exaggerating the side effects-that not everybody gets anyway.

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32 minutes ago, MuteWitness said:

I thought front line staff would get it first but now they are saying the elderly  - unless i heard wrong ?

The front line staff in hospitals and patients in hospitals will get the first batch as the Pfizer vaccine needs to be stored at a much lower temperature than the Oxford vaccine meaning hospitals are already geared up to store the vaccine. When the Oxford vaccine is approved that will be used in non hospital settings. All the vulnerable should receive a vaccine  by the start of spring.

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Yes, great news this morning but the BBC were reporting a Twitter statement from Chris Whitty, which put a bit of reality & context to things. 

 

Whitty is reiterating what was basically said last week which is that for most, a vaccine won't be available to you until the Spring. 

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3 hours ago, Baron99 said:

Yes, great news this morning but the BBC were reporting a Twitter statement from Chris Whitty, which put a bit of reality & context to things. 

 

Whitty is reiterating what was basically said last week which is that for most, a vaccine won't be available to you until the Spring. 

A friend that works in the NHS said he is booked in for his vaccine on Thursday, he said that a couple of days ago.

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I see Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary has been caught out lying, again.

 

He claimed today that:

...until earlier this year we were in the European Medicines Agency (EMA), because of Brexit we’ve been able to make a decision to do this based on the UK regulator, a world-class regulator, and not go at the pace of the Europeans, who are moving a little bit more slowly.

“We do all the same safety checks and the same processes, but we have been able to speed up how they’re done because of Brexit.”

 

But June Raine, chief executive of the MHRA, said the approval was made using provisions under European law, which still binds the UK until the end of the Brexit transition period on 1 January But June Raine, chief executive of the MHRA, said the approval was made using provisions under European law, which still binds the UK until the end of the Brexit transition period on 1 January:

 “We have been able to authorise the supply of this vaccine using provisions under European law, which exist until 1 January. Our speed or our progress has been totally dependent on the availability of data in our rolling review and the independent advice we have received.”

 

Coronavirus: Regulator rejects Matt Hancock’s claim that UK got vaccine first because of Brexit | The Independent

 

The lies are just so commonplace across this rancid government. I hope the BBC call him out on his lie.

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But still we don't have answers to the major question. Scotch Egg...substantial meal or not?

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1 minute ago, taxman said:

But still we don't have answers to the major question. Scotch Egg...substantial meal or not?

Yes if you  accompany it Chips ,Beans and two slices of Breadand Butter.  :hihi:

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19 minutes ago, taxman said:

But still we don't have answers to the major question. Scotch Egg...substantial meal or not?

If you order a "substantial" meal, be it a Scotch Egg or not, do you have to eat it? 🤔

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