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  1. I'll have it. I'm not going to be trying to jump the queue or otherwise particularly seek it out though, but if someone at the hospital approaches me with a needle I won't run away. The safety fears I've heard are overstated, and comparisons with Thalidomide are simply ludicrous. Whatever happens though, no doubt there will be scare stories and Daily Mail articles in the coming years (eg Covid Vaccine possibly responsible for the death of Princess Diana, or Covid Vaccine and the search for Madeleine McCann's abductor)
  2. I know, but they don’t want me to say.
  3. That was my first thought, but with the uncertainty around the vaccine preventing spread as opposed to disease it makes sense to target the vulnerable (to both the disease and to getting it - so old folk and care staff) first.
  4. I didn't get it. Still don't. I thought you were joining in with John in dissing Ben's English, which I can understand but feel is probably unnecessary here.
  5. Sentence fragment. Consider revising. [\Grammar Checker]
  6. I speak fluent English and am a fluent Mathematician, and I don't know what that means. What language are you speaking Declan?
  7. Unlikely. http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=55136&headline=Sudden death of colourful Buster&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2020
  8. Pregnant women aren't physiologically vulnerable. Nothing is ever tested on pregnant women, and most things aren't tested on children. So you're right, that the effects on foetuses are unknown, but not really. Plenty of pregnant women catch colds, with no known foetal effects. The covid vaccine is a modified cold virus. You've also got the placenta, which is great at stopping harmful things getting through. What I can say with some certainty is that if a pregnant woman gets a severe covid infection it is bad news for the foetus as well as the mother.
  9. I think there were 20000 participants. The numbers you refer to are the ones that got covid - most of them in the placebo arm of the trial (the 102) and 33 in the treatment arm. So essentially you've prevented about 70% of the expected cases in the vaccinated group. In a (very) simplistic way that's how these trials work. The half-dose vs full-dose thing is on the basis of a sub-group analysis. I'd always treat such things with caution.
  10. Are you more worried about the vaccine, or the virus? I appreciate you've always been a bit of an 'anti-vaxxer', but I don't understand how on the one hand you're downplaying the effects of the virus, and in the next post accusing a section of society of being stupid if they choose to protect themselves against it with a harmless version.
  11. Hmmm’s post could have been interpreted as accusing Rachel of pomposity - it’s what I thought on first reading. He/she then clarified that Howard was the target.
  12. Stalking Heads. The others were variants of ‘the house band’ last night being led by Dickie Best.
  13. I heard that you had. And that you hadn’t forgotten which stick to hold in which hand.
  14. Sounds like a recipe for another MR inquiry...
  15. 3rd Wednesday of every month we have Blues night in The Railway pub (the one by Tesco) Tomorrow night, 18th November, you’ll be able to witness a new, Manx Forums link up - Our very own @Roxanne and I will be performing a short set of blues songs - Roxy on vocals, me banging on the piano. Come down and say hello.
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