5 Jan 2021 14:34
The argument that vaccine development should take x long is a little off track.. science / technology progressions mean with the right motivation you can achieve things quicker than was done previously.
In the film contact, Matthew McConnaugheys team built a working space / time connector from an alien intelligence plan in weeks when in reality the Mir space station took over 10 years… the point being, how the hell can our untrained minds understand how much time, effort and money is required to develop a vaccine for a pandemic virus.
5 Jan 2021 14:37
actually.. my contact analogy doesn't make much sense. I would like it removed.. i will not delete it though as its a great film and massively under rated.
5 Jan 2021 14:59
The UK record a covid death as anyone who died within the past 28 days who had tested positive for covid 19 in those previous 28 days. Previously they were recording it as months since testing positive but that was swiftly dropped in July I believe.
That Portuguese health worker death is worrying indeed. Like others said that will probably be swept under the carpet.
At this rate I probably won't get a vaccine until well into next year so I'm kind of glad that I'll have been able to view how people are reacting to the vaccine and any side effects that crop up.
Ultimately I will get the vaccine but it's definitely hard to put 100% faith in something that has been rushed for the sake of reopening economies worldwide.
5 Jan 2021 15:07
What has covid death rates got to do with vaccine quality ?
My elderly Asian mum received a WhatsApp forward which was put on the family chat that referenced a government page about the Pfizer vaccine.. the forward listed 10 or so topics which about 3 were relevant to the linked government page but it was all scaremongering like ‘the vaccine may cause infertility’, it’s not been tested on swamp people etc etc. Guess a lot of people will get the bite size bullet points but not read any real data driven information.
I’m so close to leaving the family group.
5 Jan 2021 15:21
Aye we all long for the days when the only time you had to put up with the racist / loony family members was Christmas time, weddings and funerals. Now the fuckers are always there on WhatsApp.
5 Jan 2021 15:42
Won’t be laughing when the next generation all look suspiciously like Chris Witty
posted 5 Jan 2021 17:40, edited 5 Jan 2021 17:40
Watching the conference there with Bo Jo, Whitty and Valance. To me the scientists still appear to be relying on herd immunity which is a dangerous game as it simply won't work with the way our strategy is being played out. You have to ask, has public health policy now been politicised? A Knighthood winging it's way to Whitty soon? Definitely need to get some more independent voices in these conferences who aren't afraid to call out Bojos bullshit.
6 Jan 2021 07:12
Had the chat with a lad at work if he’d take it or not, he smokes, drinks about 3 cans of red bull a day, only eats frozen food. His thoughts on fresh fruit and veg are that if it comes out the ground or grows on a tree, he won’t eat it. He wouldn’t take the vaccine because ‘Hes not putting that shit in his body’
How effective can the vaccine be if the country is so split in regards to taking it?