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  1. I am sorry but Covid fatality in the world has been 0.15% of the infected; not 1% as you state in your posting above. The paper below has been accepted for publication in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eci.13554 In Europe the IFR has been double than the world average, but this because of a disproportionate number of infections in hospitals and care homes; due to the utter mismanagement of the risks associated with the pandemic. If I though I had 1% chance of dying from Covid, I would have stayed at home (I didn't).
  2. Fortunately, most of my equity investments are US stocks; especially tech stocks. Those are going well.
  3. That is precisely what I always thought!
  4. Some US states have fully reopened. "Wide swathes of America are now almost back as business as usual" says the title of the article below. Here in this island, I see people in the open countryside with those silly napkins on their faces, and have so much pity for them. Brainwashed. Obvious early signs of dementia. The pic below shows Maiami beach a few days ago (horror).
  5. I think you should join them. It would stupid not to, if you are a young woman.
  6. That is little change. I was travelling through half of Europe for over two months during the peak of the second wave; and it didn't concern me a bit. I can't understand all the scaremongering...
  7. Can't you just disconnect your landline? So that 111 cannot reach you and serve the "direction notice" to "isolate". If you haven't been told, it won't be illegal to be out and about all day, which has been my normal state of affairs lately; lockdown or not.
  8. If with that you mean that travel restrictions on incoming travel will last for two years as of today, that I am afraid will destroy the island; as a place where anyone of working age and entrepreneurial spirit would, or could, be based, having the choice of location. The people I know here in the island think that travel restrictions won't last past spring! No one could contemplate what you are suggesting.
  9. That is what I said with my last two postings, that what is happening in the UK is not peculiar; and I got accused of being a conspiracy theorist!
  10. Let me quote what Ambrose Evans-Pritchard has just written in regard to this matter: Emmanuel Macron’s ban on lorries entering France wins the prize for the most pointless political gesture since the onset of this pandemic. The mutant strain B.1.1.7 is already all over Europe. British scientists spotted it early and have tracked it in real-time because the UK has carried out almost as much genome sequencing of Covid-19 as the rest of the world combined. Harvard epidemiologist William Hanage says the UK has the most advanced genomic monitoring regime on the planet. Denmark is one
  11. There are over 4,000 different strains of the coronavirus that we call Covid-19, as of today, and more will follow for sure. Some are more contagious; some have a higher fatality rate. In each country, a few of those 4K will have become more prevalent, each country has got its dominant strains. Yes, the "English virus" (as some stupid southern European outlets have called it) is more contagious among the English population; but this is nothing peculiar in respect to what is happening elsewhere. The truth is that Boris needed an excuse to lockdown again and scare the English public into su
  12. Maybe you will succeed instituting a Covid dictatorship in the Isle of Man. But the leaders of the civilised world have said that they will not consider mandatory vaccinations. This is only the last one I have read about: https://globalnews.ca/news/7490405/kenney-vaccination-covid-19-mandatory Boris Johnson has also made it clear that it won't happen in the UK. And don't make the distinction between being strapped to a chair and stopped from travel/living. The fact that you have regarded what it is meant for "mandatory" as, possibly, being forcefully injected, just seeing t
  13. There are different kinds of viruses/illnesses; different kinds of vaccines/treatments; different kinds of political issues; and different countries with different cultures. France and Italy have "mandatory" vaccinations for kids; but they have struggled to enforce them; not all kids there are vaccinated (they should, in my opinion). Mandatory Covid vaccinations for adults, forcing ALL adults to be vaccinated against a respiratory illness indiscriminately, would have implications, both medical and political, enormously different and enormously more serious. I am surprised that some o
  14. I am not against Brexit; but this is truly rubbish; that we have a Covid vaccine thanks to Brexit. I dread the anti-vax mania that would follow some accident with the Pfizer's vaccine. mRNA vaccines have never been used before and some auto-immune issue, for instance, is not outside the realm of possibility, I am afraid.
  15. But many governments, within the European Union and elsewhere, have already said that they won't impose Covid vaccinations. Nor force them through the backdoor by restricting freedoms. You will see that those other governments that, instead, try to link travel to vaccinations will find it very difficult as an imposition, especially over time. Many here don't seem to understand what is at stake. Nor seen to understand how hard a part of the population will keep pushing against such an imposition.
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