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Message 2081999 - Posted: 10 Aug 2021, 15:48:47 UTC

The anti-vaxxers who stormed the wrong BBC building are just an embarrassment
Those who turned up at a location not used by the Beeb since 2013 are confused and dangerous half-wits
It is rarely helpful to insult people with whom you disagree. The moment you start mud-slinging, so the theory goes, the argument has been lost. Far better to try and persuade your opponents with evidence and reason.

However, I find myself at a loss this morning. So let’s call a spade a spade. The anti-vaxxers who yesterday attempted to storm the BBC – but turned up at a building not used by the BBC since 2013 – are confused and dangerous half-wits, who have wallowed too long in conspiracy theories and nonsense.

If there was ever a moment to take stock and ask yourself, “what am I doing with my life?”, this was surely it. You’re there in west London on a wet Monday afternoon, trying to break into the wrong building to confront BBC journalists who aren’t there. And all because of… life-saving vaccines. Is this really how it was meant to be? Come on, let’s get you home and put the kettle on.
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Message 2082000 - Posted: 10 Aug 2021, 16:45:42 UTC - in response to Message 2081999.  

Come on, let’s get you home and put the kettle on into bed, preferably in a strait jacket .
Much better. :-)
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Message 2082006 - Posted: 10 Aug 2021, 17:25:36 UTC - in response to Message 2081971.  

[quote]That's east and south of here now blocked off to us here, westward is our only chance of escape now with the border to the north closed. :-O
If you can't see it, it doesn't exist!


What, the closed off to the north border? More than a few miles north, so can't be seen? (Dark humor for dark times.)
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Message 2082019 - Posted: 11 Aug 2021, 0:21:06 UTC
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For some positive news amongst all the COVID stupidity:


Scientists reckon eliminating COVID-19 will be easier than polio, harder than smallpox – just buckle in for a wait
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... Vaccination globally eradicated smallpox, the famine-causing cattle disease called rinderpest, and two of the three serotypes of poliovirus.

And while vaccination is a good path to eliminating the virus, problems in mass distribution, setbacks in international cooperation, or anti-science aggression can be mediated by other factors like border control, physical distancing, mask wearing, and contact tracing. The study authors point out that China eradicated malaria without vaccines and certain countries have kept COVID at bay for long periods of time, proving it is possible...



Positively healthy politics needed?...

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Message 2082022 - Posted: 11 Aug 2021, 2:04:43 UTC

The sooner that these pair of covidiot politicians are banned from social media the better off a lot of us will be.

Twitter suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene – again – for 'misleading' COVID-19 tweet.

George Christensen’s anti-lockdown rant in parliament.

George and Marjorie, your Darwin Awards are now ready to be picked up anytime.

I also bet that DeSantis and Abbott are now spewing.

Florida, Texas schools defy governors' bans on mask mandates as COVID cases soar.

Meanwhile here down under Gladys and her bumbling incompetent crew are now accountable for over 7230 cases and 39 deaths along with another 2 more country regions being put into lockdown as Sydney continues to leak like a sieve.
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Message 2082028 - Posted: 11 Aug 2021, 6:59:13 UTC

Well it's time for another COVID-19 update as the world's case tally passes 204.7 million while deaths now exceed 4,327,000. :-(

At the top end of the death list the only change was Indonesia replacing Argentina in 11th spot so let's get into that case list now.

Tanzania jumped over St. Barth and Antigua/Barbuda to move into 196th place, Sint Maarten became the 186th member of the 3K+ club while Mauritius took flight over Guinea-Bissau, Chad, Gibraltar and San Marino to land in 177th, the Isle of Man displaced Liberia from 175th as Burundi passed Gambia, but remain in 168th, Benin jumped over Equatorial Guinea and Iceland, but only made it up 1 spot to 164th, because the C.A.R. had a correction thrown in taking them from 169th up to 160th place and Timor-Leste replaced Djibouti in 158th spot.

Lesotho displaced Burkina Faso from 153rd spot, the Bahamas jumped over Tajikistan and Taiwan into 146th as French Polynesia jumped over Guyana and Guadeloupe to land in 137th, Martinique took flight over Guadeloupe, Mauritania, Gabon, Suriname, Syria and Guinea to do a refueling stop in 132nd while Eswatini removed French Guiana from 129th, Fiji moved past Sudan to claim 124th with a clear view now of the front door of the 40K+ club and Cambodia replaced Cameroon in 109th spot.

Mozambique knocked Albania out of 97th place, Zambia became the 86th member of the 200K+ club, South Korea and Kenya are now fighting over 83rd &84th spots as Vietnam took flight over Bosnia/Herzegovina, them and Qatar to land in 81st, Libya replaced Bahrain in 76th while Ireland nudged Venezuela out of 69th, Guatemala booted Slovakia from 59th and Cuba along with Georgia jumped over both Belarus and Paraguay to take up 51st & 52nd places respectively.

Morocco swept the U.A.E. aside to the 41st country to enter the 700K+ clubhouse, Thailand blew Jordan out of 36th while Israel became the 23th member of the 900K+ club as the Philippines booted Czechia from 22nd and India has become the 2nd member of the 32M+ club.

Well that's it for now.
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Message 2082060 - Posted: 11 Aug 2021, 19:24:15 UTC

I very nearly lost my soul mate of almost 40 years to this disease, you who are ignorant about it,

And that is the only excuse I can offer for you. And you better take it kindly.

This disease is no hoax, and it kills.

I was talking to Lori when her breath stopped and a 'code red' was issued.
The phone dropped to the floor, and I could hear the commotion as they SAVED HER And now our 'presidenete;'. the "unt' would be king, wants full control...................
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Message 2082062 - Posted: 11 Aug 2021, 20:19:37 UTC

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Message 2082065 - Posted: 11 Aug 2021, 20:43:35 UTC - in response to Message 2082062.  

Incoherent

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Message 2082116 - Posted: 12 Aug 2021, 16:29:45 UTC - in response to Message 2082062.  

Incoherent

Agreed, I'm bemused by the disconnect between lines 3 and 5.

Is line 5 a frustrated scream of a blame game?


Hopefully, all has progressed well for that case. Best wishes to all there.

Stay safe folks!
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Message 2082117 - Posted: 12 Aug 2021, 16:32:51 UTC

By 'eck! This has been a positively quick move!


7 in 10 young people aged 18-29 vaccinated with a first dose
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Young people urged to come forward for both doses to support cautious return to normal life

Over 70% of young people aged 18 to 29 in England have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine...

... A total of 5,940,038 people in this age group have received a first dose (70.2%) and 2,683,434 people have received both doses (32.4%).

The latest data from Public Health England and Cambridge University shows that vaccines have saved around 84,600 lives as well as preventing 23.4 million infections and 66,900 hospitalisations in England up to 6 August...


All good stuff but we've still a way to get yet...


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Message 2082161 - Posted: 13 Aug 2021, 0:46:23 UTC - in response to Message 2082117.  

By 'eck! This has been a positively quick move!


7 in 10 young people aged 18-29 vaccinated with a first dose
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Young people urged to come forward for both doses to support cautious return to normal life

Over 70% of young people aged 18 to 29 in England have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine...

... A total of 5,940,038 people in this age group have received a first dose (70.2%) and 2,683,434 people have received both doses (32.4%).

The latest data from Public Health England and Cambridge University shows that vaccines have saved around 84,600 lives as well as preventing 23.4 million infections and 66,900 hospitalisations in England up to 6 August...


All good stuff but we've still a way to get yet...


Stay safe folks!
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Wonder what the percents are for that age group across several different countries? Yeah, I know I could look it up, probably a country at a time and, of course, I'm concerned about the USA because that's where I am. But, I'm working on other things and I'm tired.
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Message 2082164 - Posted: 13 Aug 2021, 3:52:43 UTC - in response to Message 2082161.  

Wonder what the percents are for that age group across several different countries? Yeah, I know I could look it up, probably a country at a time and, of course, I'm concerned about the USA because that's where I am. But, I'm working on other things and I'm tired.

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Message 2082195 - Posted: 13 Aug 2021, 15:40:45 UTC - in response to Message 2082164.  

Wonder what the percents are for that age group across several different countries? Yeah, I know I could look it up, probably a country at a time and, of course, I'm concerned about the USA because that's where I am. But, I'm working on other things and I'm tired.

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Message 2082221 - Posted: 13 Aug 2021, 21:14:01 UTC

Now if this is true then I'm totally flabbergasted as we've been doing regular sewage sampling at all of our treatment plants here since the HIV days. :-O

Sewage is the latest disease detection tool for Covid-19.

It has come in handy a few times here for a variety of disease outbreaks. Even this little country village's water treatment plant sends off regular samples to be tested.
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Message 2082224 - Posted: 13 Aug 2021, 22:10:53 UTC - in response to Message 2082221.  

Now if this is true then I'm totally flabbergasted as we've been doing regular sewage sampling at all of our treatment plants here since the HIV days. :-O

Sewage is the latest disease detection tool for Covid-19.

It has come in handy a few times here for a variety of disease outbreaks. Even this little country village's water treatment plant sends off regular samples to be tested.

Been testing the sewage since early 2020 over here.

https://post.parliament.uk/monitoring-wastewater-for-covid-19/
Since early 2020, the UK has been carrying out wastewater monitoring for COVID-19. Wastewater samples are collected regularly across the country and analysed for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Wastewater monitoring is part of monitoring systems to detect new COVID-19 outbreaks and support test and trace approaches.
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Message 2082229 - Posted: 13 Aug 2021, 23:00:56 UTC - in response to Message 2082224.  

Now if this is true then I'm totally flabbergasted as we've been doing regular sewage sampling at all of our treatment plants here since the HIV days. :-O

Sewage is the latest disease detection tool for Covid-19.

It has come in handy a few times here for a variety of disease outbreaks. Even this little country village's water treatment plant sends off regular samples to be tested.
Been testing the sewage since early 2020 over here.

https://post.parliament.uk/monitoring-wastewater-for-covid-19/
Since early 2020, the UK has been carrying out wastewater monitoring for COVID-19. Wastewater samples are collected regularly across the country and analysed for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Wastewater monitoring is part of monitoring systems to detect new COVID-19 outbreaks and support test and trace approaches.
Can 1 be flabbergasted twice in 1 morning?

Well sadly the answer would seem to be yes if you didn't have some sort of disease testing of wastewater before then.

Australia and New Zealand have been doing regular sewage sampling at our treatment plants for many known infectious diseases since 1997 and the COVID component was added to the program back in early March of 2020 as soon as a test to detect it was produced.
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Message 2082233 - Posted: 13 Aug 2021, 23:16:54 UTC - in response to Message 2082229.  

I don't know all the things they test for here or at what stage, but since we treat sewage the output the the treatment is tested. One would think they test the input to know how well it is working. And Covid testing was started as soon as testing was available.
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Message 2082234 - Posted: 13 Aug 2021, 23:45:42 UTC - in response to Message 2082221.  

Now if this is true then I'm totally flabbergasted as we've been doing regular sewage sampling at all of our treatment plants here since the HIV days. :-O

Sewage is the latest disease detection tool for Covid-19.

It has come in handy a few times here for a variety of disease outbreaks. Even this little country village's water treatment plant sends off regular samples to be tested.


Was happening at a university in Utah last year.
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Message 2082246 - Posted: 14 Aug 2021, 6:12:23 UTC
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After a record breaking 466 new case day along with another 2 4 deaths in N.S.W., taking Sydney's outbreak total case count up to 8331 along with 47 49 deaths, Gladys has finally decided to do what she should've done 7 weeks ago as the whole state will go into a full stay at home lockdown in less than an hour.

Fines for those disobeying health directions have been doubled on lesser infringements and up to 5 times for more serious breaches.
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