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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:47 pm 
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Son said Taxis around his area have a screen.
Possibly card and rear seated passengers only.

Similar to this link I should think, although could be a problem with them if you read the link.

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north- ... d-18352540

Edit, that's an old link.
Didn't think about it until now.


The taxi we had when my wife's car was rear ended back in September had a full width, full height (apart from the footwells) screen across between the front and rear seats, and the rear windows open. Fine then but not so good in mid winter!
With reference to the link, surprising they do not make some allowance for taxi's as it is generally the same driver. I suppose it is difficult to start making allowances for some only.


Looking at the Screen devices shown, they seem no different to a Bulkhead behind the driver cabin in a van? As such, every van should fail an MOT, as I can't get the correct driving position for myself with said bulkheads?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:45 pm 
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Nature is protecting the planet... or China :lol:


Interestingly, I was contemplating Gaia theory just the other day in relation to coronavirus.

Not the version with a conscious intelligent Earth, rather the theory of Earth's systems striving for harmony that I learned about at uni.

Perhaps we are the virus and coronavirus is actually the vaccine for us? ;)

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Nature is protecting the planet... or China :lol:


Interestingly, I was contemplating Gaia theory just the other day in relation to coronavirus.

Not the version with a conscious intelligent Earth, rather the theory of Earth's systems striving for harmony that I learned about at uni.

Perhaps we are the virus and coronavirus is actually the vaccine for us? ;)


The Wachowski Brothers got there before you Rob :wink:

https://youtu.be/L5foZIKuEWQ?t=6

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I'm absolutely not a covid denier however yet again I find myself questioning official figures
Apparently 207,000 people have been vaccinated in the last 24 hours. That's 143 people every minute based on the the centres being open 24 hours which they aren't

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Taffix nasal spray, opinions,

https://www.google.com/search?q=taffix+ ... e&ie=UTF-8

Interferon beta.

https://www.google.com/search?q=interfe ... e&ie=UTF-8

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:42 pm 
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I'm absolutely not a covid denier however yet again I find myself questioning official figures
Apparently 207,000 people have been vaccinated in the last 24 hours. That's 143 people every minute based on the the centres being open 24 hours which they aren't

So assuming they're open 8 hours a day, you're saying 429 per minute?

UK COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan wrote:
In England, by the end of January, our capacity to vaccinate several hundred
thousand a day, and at least 2 million people per week will be achieved by
establishing:
• 206 active hospital hub sites
• Around 1,200 local vaccination service sites (including primary care networks,
community pharmacy sites, and including the ability to travel to those who
cannot come to a centre)
• 50 vaccination centres

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... -final.pdf

I realise we're not at the end of January yet so not all of those sites will be operational. However, I'm just looking at numbers to see if it's feasible at all so let's ignore the mass vaccination centres to reduce the capacity for vaccinations for the moment. Assuming all the others are now up and running but can only vaccinate one person at a time, then they can meet the target you mention above as long as it takes less than 3 minutes, 17 seconds to administer each vaccination. In reality, we can hope that at least some of the sites can vaccinate more than one person at a time.

When you look at a national scale, with a population of 60 million and a health service designed to service that population under normal circumstances, the sheer number of hospitals, pharmacies, GP surgeries, etc. make 429 vaccinations per minute sound like a very unambitious target but of course supply of the vaccines and other necessary consumables are probably a bottleneck (pardon the pun).

The above won't be precise in the slightest but I only set out to show that 429 vaccinations per minute doesn't sound such a stretch of the imagination when you are vaccinating thousands of people at the same time all over the country.

If those 207,000 people were spread across the whole of the UK and not just England, then it sounds even more believable.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:05 am 
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Here's my vaccine tracker, measuring individuals as a result of moving to a single dose arrangement, England only 174,276 reported yesterday. The rate needs to double from where we are now to cover the top 4 groups.


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I had my first jab yesterday at my local surgery,very very efficiently run and my second jab is already booked.


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I'm absolutely not a covid denier however yet again I find myself questioning official figures.

I've never believed anything the government has announced in terms of budgets or targets, which are generally constructed to look impressive, even if unachievable.
OTOH I have greater confidence in the "bad news" figures, as they are generated by experts, not politicians.

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Politicians don't like bad news, if anything I would expect reality to be worse than the figures, not better!

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You would always expect things to be slower at the start then accellerate.

Vaccine availability is the limiting factor at the moment, so not much anyone can do really.

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You would always expect things to be slower at the start then accellerate.

Vaccine availability is the limiting factor at the moment, so not much anyone can do really.


and practiced/competent vaccinators - newly 'qualified' vaccinators will surely need supervision.. you can't magic thousands of vaccinators out of nowhere in a short space of time.


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No but the pool of staff who have the training necessary is very wide - nurses, doctors, pharmacists, even HCAs in some circumstances I am led to believe. Not sure that is a limiting factor at the moment but do not know for sure.

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CitTone wrote:
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I'm absolutely not a covid denier however yet again I find myself questioning official figures.

I've never believed anything the government has announced in terms of budgets or targets, which are generally constructed to look impressive, even if unachievable.
OTOH I have greater confidence in the "bad news" figures, as they are generated by experts, not politicians.


I've never believed anything the government has announced!!
Don't trust the "experts" either as they are chosen to support the lies whilst those that don't are ignored.

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I'm absolutely not a covid denier however yet again I find myself questioning official figures.

I've never believed anything the government has announced in terms of budgets or targets, which are generally constructed to look impressive, even if unachievable.
OTOH I have greater confidence in the "bad news" figures, as they are generated by experts, not politicians.


I've never believed anything the government has announced!!
Don't trust the "experts" either as they are chosen to support the lies whilst those that don't are ignored.


Is that your expert opinion lol

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That's my age old experience.

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Don't trust the "experts" either as they are chosen to support the lies whilst those that don't are ignored.

Depends upon which experts you are getting your data from. Published research data is rather more detailed (i.e. informative) than the filtered announcements on TV.
I was particularly struck by the apparent paucity of data on surface-transmission, so went hunting and turned up a very useful paper from Australia a few days ago. Lo and behold, today the BBC's pet Cambridge epidemiologist mentioned the same paper - so the data is out there, but it's evidently regarded as too indigestible for "headline" presentations.

(for reference : https://virologyj.biomedcentral.com/art ... 20-01418-7 )

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My friend lives in Cumbria and says that they are only letting one person from a household at one time in a supermarket.
He said they are checking people getting out of the same car.
Can't seem to find any helpful information.
If you go in separately with different trolleys I don't see the problem, obviously not going around together.

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If you go in separately with different trolleys I don't see the problem, obviously not going around together.


Apart from if both are infected it doubles the chance of passing it on to others :roll:

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If you go in separately with different trolleys I don't see the problem, obviously not going around together.


Apart from if both are infected it doubles the chance of passing it on to others :roll:


We would be walking about separate....makes no difference does it.

Edit, yes I know what you mean.
Trouble is we need different things and some things we are not sure what we want.

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