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Chinahand last won the day on April 12 2020

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  1. They are doing it again. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58587147 Sorry, but why should any of these people be treated any differently from any other citizen? The law is the law and it applies to all. The idea some privileged group due to their blood relationships should be able to claim the law doesn't apply to them is pernicious to everything a democracy stands for. Unacceptable.
  2. You do get that this is in people who have caught it. The vaccinated are less likely to catch it in the first place. If you vaccinate fewer people catch it and of those a smaller proportion become seriously ill. Yes, the smaller number of people have similar viral loads but in a vaccinated community fewer people will become infected by this viral load. After 6 months, Vaccination reduces likelihood of infection by 2/3 to 3/4 and risk of hospitalisation and death by a similar ratio compared to the unvaccinated. Hence the double success: fewer people catch it and fewer of those get seriously ill. The fact that infected people in both unvaccinated and vaccinated groups have similar viral loads isn't really the issue. The fact fewer people carry a viral load and the viral load causes less harm is what is important.
  3. I can't do a music theory explanation but quite simply Charlie Watts' drumming brought something totally unique to the Stones' sound and that has now gone. It's poignant listening to his classics and those more personal favourites. A key part of many people's musical enjoyment over many decades. A stabilizing rock within the dynamic of the Rolling Stones. Dust we are and to dust we will return. Memento Mori.
  4. Oh blast Charlie Watts has started gathering moss. Something a little different to remember him by:
  5. But most of the comments in the thread are people supporting the scientific evidence and criticizing those who deny or misunderstand it. It's the reality of the forum if even a very small minority keep igniting an issue the thread will no die. The flat earth thread is the premier example of this. The reality is people will raise misunderstood issues about vaccines at the moment, either through ignorance (and there is nothing wrong with innocent ignorance) or willfulness and deliberate ignorance (a huge problem). The result this thread will continue. A better name might have been "vaccine issues", but John is John! 😉
  6. Weekly Case fatality rate compared to cases 10 days earlier is 0.3% at the moment in January it was 3%. 10 times reduction in the death rate. 10times reduction of risk. If course, there is still risk, but the odds a double jabber faces compared to the hesitant are massively in their favour. https://ourworldindata.org/explorers/coronavirus-data-explorer?zoomToSelection=true&time=2021-02-04..latest&facet=none&pickerSort=desc&pickerMetric=new_cases_per_million&Metric=Case+fatality+rate&Interval=7-day+rolling+average&Relative+to+Population=true&Align+outbreaks=false&country=~GBR
  7. Another denier dies. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/phil-valentine-dies-covid-conservative-radio-host-vaccine-skeptic/#app
  8. I've enjoyed John Gray's writing for many years and this New Statesman piece is a tour de force. Provocative, thought inspiring, with a wide sweep of history, culture and nations. Bravo. https://www.newstatesman.com/world/asia/2021/07/west-isn-t-dying-its-ideas-live-china
  9. Wonderful entertainment. World record in the women's triple jump, joint golds in the high jump and now the 100m final. Great fun.
  10. Is he bringing Starlink to the Island? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2021/07/31/elon-musk-sets-isle-man-blanket-britain-starlink-broadband/amp/
  11. Fascinating discussion on the causes and solutions to authoritarian thinking. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000y7sq https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000y7sq
  12. Charlie Christian was born today in 1916, he died in 1942 of tuberculosis at only 25. Basically invented modern jazz guitar. Take 3 minutes off to enjoy.
  13. Goodness, I am so in favour of the head of state being a citizen and so subject to the laws of the country. I find royal meddling and tax fiddling the worst examples of the corruption of monarchy. At very least make them citizens and so subject to the law just like everyone else or get rid of monarchy all together. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58005875
  14. Blast, Dusty Hill the bassist with ZzTop has died
  15. Great advert for the grit it takes to be a Paralympian https://youtu.be/OjIP9EFbcWY
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