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  1. Freggyragh

    The next MMR?

    Facts help you reach your judgement. Lxxx has claimed the CDC hold patents for vaccines and implies that the CDC can reap substantial profits from HPV vaccines, and that Japan has banned the vaccines. That’s three assertions / implications that are absolute bullshit. Even the slightest understanding, or even common sense guess at how the process of vaccine development and regulation works would have debunked the bullshit - no google required. If you’ve spent 8 years researching vaccines and can still post that utter crap then there’s really not much point in extending the discussion. You’ve had enough of experts and you’ll believe what you want to believe - no matter the source.
  2. Freggyragh

    The next MMR?

    The CDC relies on scientific research, and that alone. Approval of a vaccine for distribution is not a decision the CDC has any say over. That decision is made by national healthcare and medicine regulatory agencies - who are government funded and cannot profit from a vaccine being approved for the market anymore than the vehicle testing centre can profit from approving a vehicle for the road. Some anti-vaccers believe there is collusion between government agencies and pharmaceutical companies to push dangerous vaccines (not even placebos!) onto the public. That is nonsense and you have posted some of their nonsense claims as if it were fact. I’m merely correcting your mistakes. Of course, the right of the individual to endanger themselves, their offspring and the herd by opting out of immunisation programs is a matter of opinion that we can discuss, we can discuss the wider implications of vaccination and their overall efficacy, but we can’t have a discussion if you present some conspiracy nut’s lies and misunderstandings as fact.
  3. Freggyragh

    The next MMR?

    Fine, but it doesn’t help if you repeat nonsense anti-vac propaganda. I forgot to mention that, even if the CDC had all the patents that covered an HPV vaccine (which is a ludicrous suggestion), they still wouldn’t have a licence to produce. Such a licence would be granted by the relevant national healthcare and medicines regulatory authority. Such a decision would be made according to the research on the benefit and safety of the vaccine, not because it might be of very slight financial benefit to the CDC. By populist government I mean the type that decides policy on the number of clicks they’ll get, rather than rational discourse.
  4. Freggyragh

    The next MMR?

    1. You don’t seem to understand vaccines and patents. Any individual vaccine will be covered by dozens of patents, covering all of the ideas that went into making it possible. The concept of ‘a patent for a vaccine’ is as daft as ‘a patent for a car’. 2. The CDC gets a US government grant of $7B USD. Any profits garnered by CDC patents are paid back to the CDC via the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Technology Transfer. There is one CDC patent that might cover an HPV vaccine. Credible sources reckon the CDC earns about $5.8M per year from it. So, you have to believe that each and every one of the CDC’s 15,000 workforce are going to go along with this whole HPV vaccination conspiracy to protect a sum equal to 0.1% of their budget, (or to get a share of the profit; which comes to $386.66 each). 3. The HPV vaccine was not ‘banned in Japan’. The populist (and sexist) Japanese government advised local governments to stop promoting and offering the vaccine whilst it looked into the claims of anti-vaccers and sensational media stories. The stories were based on a paper in a science journal that has since been retracted. The vaccine is still available, and the 2017 John Maddox ‘sense in science’ award went to Riki Muranaka - the scientist who thoroughly debunked the original concerns.
  5. Freggyragh

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    “The UK’s WTO commitments currently form part of the European Union’s schedules. When we leave the EU we will need UK-specific schedules.” Liam Fox. Written Ministerial Statement to the House of Commons On the UK’s Commitments at the World Trade Organization - HCWS316. December 5th 2016.
  6. Freggyragh

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    And seven countries including the US, Australia and Brazil have already indicated that they don’t agree with what the U.K. has proposed. If the U.K. wins those arguments and does manage to get a schedule proportionaly equivalent to their historical share of the EU schedule it would be very encouraging.
  7. Freggyragh

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    KEYBOARD WARRIOR ALERT WARNING: Don’t mess with Woody’s feelings, or he will respond:
  8. Freggyragh

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    The U.K. currently trades with a mere 24 territories on WTO rules alone. No deal means WTO rules apply to all trade until the U.K. can scramble together FTAs, and that’s full tariffs until theWTO schedule gets sorted. That’s a desperate negotiating position. It’s a shock doctrine, Venezuela / Weimar Republic scenario that will destroy the economy to benefit no one but the super wealthy.
  9. Freggyragh

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I’m not surprised Woody is so confused. The Brexit loons are now calling the European Commission ‘intransigent’ for sticking to its own rules, as it said it would from the very start. Weren’t they supposed to all break ranks and force a deal? Wasn’t it going to be the easiest deal in human history? Don’t they need the U.K. more than the U.K. needs them? It’s all looking pretty bleak for the unicornists and Liam Fox can’t even take solace in ‘advice’ from his healthcare / defence / policy ‘special adviser’ Adam Werritty anymore, well, not without raising eyebrows.
  10. Freggyragh

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Can you tell me about a country that doesn’t have DDTs that exempt foreign income from double taxation?
  11. Freggyragh

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I’ll try and explain again. The U.K. does not have a schedule with the WTO. It only submitted a proposed schedule less than a fortnight ago. Schedules are an integral part of WTO legal texts and each member must have one for Goods and another one for Services. The U.K. will not be a fully operative member of the WTO in its own right until its schedule is agreed. Which part are you struggling to accept?
  12. Freggyragh

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    You don’t even understand what DTTs are. Why don’t you ask Melissa?
  13. Freggyragh

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    DTT exemptions are standard with most tax jurisdictions. They are in place to prevent people and companies having to pay tax twice on the same income. The U.K. also has DTTs, including, of course, a reciprocal DTT with Germany. Ya spudcock. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tax-treaties#countries-a-to-c
  14. Freggyragh

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Tape your sides up before looking, but her LinkedIn an Twitter profiles are a hoot. You don’t need to come here for Woodyfacts anymore, if Melissa is Woody’s investment guru, why not go straight to the source? Nice poems too.
  15. Freggyragh

    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Who you gonna go with Woody, Wikipedia, or Melissa Parietti?
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