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    Covid-19 Discussion - STRICTLY NO POLITICS!

    Well Prof Ferguson is in the Sun and we get the headline: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/politics/13821631/new-covid-19-variant-more-deadly/ And we gert the headline: "DEADLY STRAIN New Covid strain is 30% MORE deadly than original virus" And who do we get quoted but our favourite expert...
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    Covid-19 Discussion - STRICTLY NO POLITICS!

    Well in blunt terms .... there are parts of the public and private sector that are not Golgafrinchans.
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    I would prefer that all sides be constructive and avoid poking anybody in the eye.
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    There was story about this early last year - it was unclear then what the issue was - whether it was one of principle or precedence or convention. My feeling is that if the EU is representing itself diplomatically as single bloc then in principle they should dispense with the individual...
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    Covid-19 Discussion - STRICTLY NO POLITICS!

    The problem is that if you let the disease run rampant it's not as simple as 99% vs 1%. That 1% is based on keeping control. You lose control and it wll be more than 1%. Arguably if you kept tighter control you could reduce the 1%. But we're not - as a society - up for that. It's almost a...
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    Which is one of the reasons there are so many fads. Basically if I eat, drink, and breathe it helps the normal function of my immune system. If I was an advertiser then I could concoct a statement that breathing in some Covid 19 particles "can involve the normal function of the immune system".
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    Covid-19 Discussion - STRICTLY NO POLITICS!

    Indeed. I don't think it has been torn up in this case. There has been a considered decision to flex or relax it for a reason. I think it is right to raise concerns - but perhaps not quite so right to take an absolute position.
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    Covid-19 Discussion - STRICTLY NO POLITICS!

    I hadn't even noiced the use of the word 'peddled'. So thanks for poimting that out The French study was the one that started off the whole Hydrochloroquine story. Look up Didier Rauolt. That was the seed.
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    Covid-19 Discussion - STRICTLY NO POLITICS!

    I don't know better. However I observe just lke the oft quoted magic 7 degee number for winter tyres or service intervals for cars that a given parameter isn't always a magic switch that says something stops working because a parameter is not met. Instead it may well be that something works a...
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    Covid-19 Discussion - STRICTLY NO POLITICS!

    I'm neither refuting or ignoring, I'm putting it in context - which is observing that there's a huge amount of noise and very little evidence. And worse theat noise has potentially drowned out other possibiities.
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    Covid-19 Discussion - STRICTLY NO POLITICS!

    What exactly does he know? And what do you mean by 'half' vaccinating? Half the effectiveness, or half the number of injections. Or almost twice the number of people vaccinated over 12 weeks (I think in simple terms it would be 75% more and not 100% more). The decision to extend the time...
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    Covid-19 Discussion - STRICTLY NO POLITICS!

    But what has happened here is that despite repeated trials and repeated assessments about its effectivene we still see people peddling it as a treatment that is being (a) used elsewhere and (b) is being deliliberately ignored in the west. I had the privilege of watching the Hydrochloroquine...
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    Trumps Beginning of the end

    There were quite a range of supporters - and people maybe need to be reminded of the number who voted for him. (Though it would be interesting to find out if his behaviour since the election has had impact on them). The media tend to focus on the edge cases - an outraged and self-righteous...
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    Covid-19 Discussion - STRICTLY NO POLITICS!

    Proven success ..... How do you define that ..... ? When the Covid outbreak started friends in SE Asia were asking about Hydroxychloroquine and there was more than a hint in superiority from one doctor I know there who was adamant it worked. The only evidence that it worked seemed to be...
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    Covid-19 Discussion - STRICTLY NO POLITICS!

    That's the introduction to the study - not the conclusion. The only assertion is "Baricitinib modulates the production of cytokines" which is a justification for suggesting it as a treatment. Note the word 'suggested' .
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