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  1. Thread: covid-19

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    Incidentally of the various paths taken, since...

    Incidentally of the various paths taken, since you say I support the MHRA/EMA paths because it matches my own opinion, based on your own independent opinion which if any of the very different paths...
  2. Thread: covid-19

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    Fair point (about it being a lot of text). ...

    Fair point (about it being a lot of text).

    TL;DR - It is interesting how very different the responses by regulators and politicians across the West have been.

    They aren't approaching this in a...
  3. Thread: covid-19

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    Oh FFS. 1381968534692003842 Unsurprising...

    Oh FFS.

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    Unsurprising after the FDA's decision and the politicised way that AZN have been attacked in Europe in recent months.

    But this leaves Europe rather f**ked on...
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    All medications have side effects and very rare...

    All medications have side effects and very rare side effects only come to light in Phase IV, but one thing that has been remarkable with this being essentially a highly publicised Phase IV we're in...
  5. Thread: covid-19

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    If every medicine with a one in a million chance...

    If every medicine with a one in a million chance of side effects was withdrawn, we wouldn't have many medicines left.

    When a thousand people a day are dying on average from the plague in the USA,...
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    Idiots. :rolleyes: Meanwhile the US 7-day...

    Idiots. :rolleyes:

    Meanwhile the US 7-day average of Covid deaths is 985.

    "An abundance of caution" does not mean stopping vaccinations because of one in a million chance of getting a blood...
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    Great news! Happy for you. :) Lockdown...

    Great news! Happy for you. :)

    Lockdown starting to be lifted from this week, but I'm annoyed at the farcically slow pace of it. From this week "non-essential" shops can all reopen, hair dressers...
  8. He got killed because he tried escape and drive...

    He got killed because he tried escape and drive away while being arrested, not because of an air freshener - and it does seem to have been an accident that a gun was used instead of a taser.

    But I...
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    Its all relative. I don't read Polish media,...

    Its all relative.

    I don't read Polish media, or speak the Polish language, I would imagine that Polish people speaking in Poland about Poles overseas might use an equivalent word to "expats" when...
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    To be fair, Parliament was in recess as part of...

    To be fair, Parliament was in recess as part of its Easter break. Its been recalled specifically for this, so yes nothing else was scheduled. If it wasn't for this, Parliament would have been closed...
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    I haven't watched the BBC in years. Netflix...

    I haven't watched the BBC in years.

    Netflix and Disney+ had no interruption in their operations.
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    Indeed. People temporarily being abroad but...

    Indeed. People temporarily being abroad but keeping connections with their home country are perfectly reasonably "expats".

    People who move to a new country permanently and make it their new home...
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    Both expat and emigrant are words for going, just...

    Both expat and emigrant are words for going, just different perspectives of going.

    Immigrant is a word for coming.

    For some reason some people have an aversion to the word expat and want to...
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    Interesting numbers. There's been a real...

    Interesting numbers. There's been a real turnaround in these figures compared to the figures quoted twelve months ago on hypothetical future votes.

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    I think the twin factors...
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    People are idiots. Especially those who make...

    People are idiots.

    Especially those who make gestures. Its ridiculous bullshit.
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    Emigrant tends to have more permanence than expat...

    Emigrant tends to have more permanence than expat does.

    I grew up as a British expat living in Australia, we were there on a temporary residence visa on a temporary posting by my dad's work and...
  17. Indeed its been a major problem in the past. ...

    Indeed its been a major problem in the past.

    But what answers does Buttigieg have to address this in the future? The problem is known, what is the solution? The highways that were built and...
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    No, the word is expat. Its like credit vs debit...

    No, the word is expat. Its like credit vs debit in accounting, both sides of the ledger apply but it depends how you're looking.

    A UK expat is someone who left the UK and is an immigrant in...
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    Poll: The earliest data showed that vaccinating first...

    The earliest data showed that vaccinating first massively removed deaths, yes. At that time there was knowledge as to whether it saved peoples lives but very limited knowledge as to whether first...
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    Poll: Sorry I'm not sure what ADA stands for? The...

    Sorry I'm not sure what ADA stands for?

    The solution to people who need assistance etc is not to give medical treatments without consent to those who refuse it.
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    Poll: I'm not ignoring them, the people who can't get...

    I'm not ignoring them, the people who can't get vaccinated for medical reasons may be required to take extra precautions but that's their responsibility. You don't get to take away other's rights to...
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    Poll: The vaccine provides almost 100% protection...

    The vaccine provides almost 100% protection against death or serious disease.

    There'll be a very small amount of tragic deaths of the vaccinated, as there are every year tragic deaths of people...
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    Poll: So convince people not to be idiots.

    So convince people not to be idiots.
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    Poll: Name one country please with hundreds of...

    Name one country please with hundreds of thousands (or anything comparable) dying from the plague after those who were willing to be vaccinated were. In the UK we've not even finished the first round...
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    Poll: Having responsibility for your own healthcare...

    Having responsibility for your own healthcare isn't inflicting a direct harm on others.

    People have a right to control their own bodies. That applies equally to whether they get vaccinated, or...
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