Coronavirus

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  1. Quesadaad

    Quesadaad Well-Known Member

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    Our lass is provisionally booked in her to have her first dose on the 9th of December. Apparently the Pfizer vaccine has been all but approved.
    Will keep you updated on if she grows a tail, or more shockingly, a sense of humour. :emoticon-0148-yes:
     
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  2. Tobes

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    I can see the countries who’ve handled the pandemic superbly well like Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, UAE etc, possibly insisting on proof of immunisation to gain entry.

    Many countries already insist on proof of a COVID test in the days prior to arrival, so it won’t be such a big leap for many.
     
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  3. Libby

    Libby Not606's Top Interviewee

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    Yeah think one Australian airline has already said it, and a politician there has said it will be as close to mandatory as can be.
     
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    I agree with that stance to be honest. Especially early on until we can either supress the virus to the point where it isn't a problem, or eradicate it altogether. International travel is what allowed this virus to spread so rapidly, so I think it is simply pragmatic to put measures in place to mitigate it's spread again once travel restrictions are lifted.
     
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  5. Archers Road

    Archers Road Urban Spaceman

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    I don’t think we’ll be forced to take it. That would be political suicide for any government. At some point though, there’s probably going to be some fairly robust persuasion being applied.
     
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  6. PINKIE

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    Was listening to a prog on Radio 4 the other day about the smallpox vaccine in the late 1700's. There was back then an anti-vax movement that resisted the vaccine. Govts were forced to look at people's individual choices balanced against the threat of those not being vaccinated putting others at risk, and eventually decided to make it mandatory. This fuelled the anti-vaxxers vitriol.

    One of the commentators on the programme was arguing that the same would happen today if it was compulsory to have the vaccine. Her suggestion was that the best way to get herd immunity, given that around 80% of the population would need to be vaccinated, and that around only 54% of the UK population have said that they definitely would get a vaccine, would be for the Govt to mandate it, but offer an opt out. That way, you shut down the anti vaxxers argument that they are being compelled to have a vaccine, but that most of the population would comply, thereby achieving the 80% mark.
     
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    and electoral defeat at next election .
     
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    I'm sure there was one country months ago, I cannot remember where, but you couldn't attend certain functions unless you could prove you was covid clear, and you entered via an app on your phone. It wouldn't take much through the natural course of events, to ensure everyone takes the vaccine without making mandatory, basically you would be limited in your movements by refusal, until you had a change of heart, that way the individual can decide the options for themself, how important the vaccine is to them. Let's not forget regarding travel, the EU could decide as a whole, that it may be a condition of travel, regardless of our home thoughts.
     
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  9. Tobes

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    Different illness though.

    Once the vulnerable are vaccinated the death toll falls dramatically. If some choose to make the decision that they’ll take their chances, then let them crack on. Freedom of choice innit.

    It’d only take one or two of the anti vaxxer / paid shills to literally die on their chosen hill, for many to review their life choice imo.

    I’m right at the front of the queue, can’t wait, so I can crack on with my life. This year has been a pile of ****e for me.
     
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  10. Treble

    Treble Keyser Söze

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    I'll be waiting to find out the cost of the vaccines. Anything more that than £2.86 and I'll be sticking with a bottle of Domestos from Aldi.
     
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  11. Quesadaad

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    Not sure how well it’s been publicised, but you can’t have the vaccine within 7 days of having the flu jab either.
    Moving along quickly in the NHS it seems. The wife was asked on Friday wether she wants it. She has until Wednesday to decide.
    If she decides against it, she’ll be back to the bottom of the pile.
    I’d have it tomorrow if offered it FWIW.
     
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  12. CFC: Champions of FFP x2

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    Really? Where are you based?

    I didn't know the process had begun
     
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    In Hull mate.
    The wife works for the NHS but is also on medication which ****s with her immune system. To be fair, they seem to be getting everything in place so that when the vaccines do get approval, they are ready go.
     
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  15. CFC: Champions of FFP x2

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    That's good that she is getting sorted. Was she stopped from working in hospital because of her meds/immune system?
     
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    Cheers
    They just moved her to a non-clinical part of the hospital so she’s managed to work all the way through. Certainly wouldn’t have thought she’d be classed as ‘extremely vulnerable’, but suppose you’ve got to trust the science dudes.
     
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  17. Commachio

    Commachio Rambo 2020

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    I'd have it. Even a 50% chance is better than non.
     
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    You seemed to spend most of your time pulling old prams out of the river or practicing for the 2nd Edition of ‘Cooking while Pissed - the Boogerman way’ based on your posting history on here.
     
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  19. Schlem Boogerman

    Schlem Boogerman Well-Known Member

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    <cheers>

    I do like food, drink and a bit of environmental graft whilst walking my dogs.

    Keeps me fit.

    I mean, what kind of **** throws a barrel of oil in a beautiful burn?

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    Keeping on topic.
    I've had a tickly cough since last week when we were sent home as one of our team leaders was diagnosed with covid.

    I'm not concerned, should I be?
     
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  20. Saints for the Win

    Saints for the Win Any holes a goal

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    Good luck mate. But I’m sure you caught something from the food you cook <cheers>
     
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