Covid: Researchers fear cancer advances delay due to pandemic
30/11/2020 | news | health | 20
Scientists fear research has been pushed back due to the pandemic, a survey suggests.
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MVP
30/11/2020 10:16:20 1 7
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Research into COVID has to take priority at the moment.

I am sure that cancer research will be adequately funded and resourced once this is all over
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01/12/2020 10:32:24 0 0
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Why, who's playing god in all this, and who gave you the right to deem one life less important than another?
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30/11/2020 10:57:32 1 3
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Could?
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30/11/2020 11:06:30 2 2
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You'd think the World had stopped spinning on it's axis and the Earth was about to plunge to a fiery death into the Sun.

Look on the bright side, a lot of research has swiftly gone into corona viruses and vaccines.
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30/11/2020 11:43:05 3 0
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It's time basic research was given the recognition and funding it deserves.

Politicians are quick to applaud when it suits them, but when it's time to put their hand in their pocket, it's a different story.

Johnson wearing his Public Health England lab coat for the journalists, had probably never heard of PHE a year ago.
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30/11/2020 11:36:52 4 3
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This definitely translates into deaths, that can be very firmly attributed to lockdowns and restrictions. No ifs, no buts, no maybes! And there are so many others.

Of course, all the frightened lockdown cheerleaders, well never have the honesty and integrity to accept this.
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30/11/2020 17:38:18 1 0
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Without infection control how many lab staff would have died from Covid ? If these labs are breaching safety rules to rush things prosecute them.
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myo
30/11/2020 11:46:00 0 8
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Covid 19. they say the vaccine will have a weak covid 19 virus & aluminum. The plan is to vaccinate global. who knows if i was going to get covid in the first place? and what are the side effects the next decade? science has failed (cancer, covid, aids no cure) pressure can make us more vulnerable. no study has been done. what if the vaccine make human very sick e.g ZOMBIES in later stage.
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30/11/2020 12:18:39 4 0
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ZOMBIES!
Have you been watching too many B movies?
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myo
30/11/2020 11:46:00 0 8
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Covid 19. they say the vaccine will have a weak covid 19 virus & aluminum. The plan is to vaccinate global. who knows if i was going to get covid in the first place? and what are the side effects the next decade? science has failed (cancer, covid, aids no cure) pressure can make us more vulnerable. no study has been done. what if the vaccine make human very sick e.g ZOMBIES in later stage.
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30/11/2020 12:18:39 4 0
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ZOMBIES!
Have you been watching too many B movies?
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30/11/2020 13:56:35 1 3
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They could, or advances made for this vaccine could help advance cures for other illnesses by decades....

This sort of discussion is not helpful at this time...
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30/11/2020 22:15:26 2 2
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Yes it is, it's one of the many costs of this country's response to Covid. Average life expectancy is set to fall by about three years because of the damage done by lockdowns and the extra cancer deaths are the cherry on top.
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01/12/2020 10:26:56 1 0
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surely those are the most selfish and uneducated three lines in the history of have your say.;
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30/11/2020 14:54:13 4 0
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Too much dithering at the beginning & you don't need hindsight to see this.

When Taiwan was hit by the SARS virus, it cost them a lot, but they learnt from that lesson & made sure they were prepared for another pandemic in the modern world - It was back then that govts around the world, past & present, should have taken note.

Optimism would never have stopped this - proactivity would have.
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30/11/2020 11:36:52 4 3
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This definitely translates into deaths, that can be very firmly attributed to lockdowns and restrictions. No ifs, no buts, no maybes! And there are so many others.

Of course, all the frightened lockdown cheerleaders, well never have the honesty and integrity to accept this.
10
30/11/2020 17:38:18 1 0
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Without infection control how many lab staff would have died from Covid ? If these labs are breaching safety rules to rush things prosecute them.
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01/12/2020 10:30:39 0 0
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How many people have actually died from covid in this country? By "from covid", I mean no other contributory diseases, or being run down by a number 19 bus while testing positive?
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30/11/2020 19:13:12 5 1
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This is not news. We knew this back in March/April. The government chose the wrong strategy for tackling Covid and completely undermined all the other services provided by the NHS.

No need for an HYS.
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30/11/2020 13:56:35 1 3
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They could, or advances made for this vaccine could help advance cures for other illnesses by decades....

This sort of discussion is not helpful at this time...
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30/11/2020 22:15:26 2 2
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Yes it is, it's one of the many costs of this country's response to Covid. Average life expectancy is set to fall by about three years because of the damage done by lockdowns and the extra cancer deaths are the cherry on top.
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01/12/2020 10:38:15 0 1
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Do you not think the life expectancy will be falling because COVID is killing off more from the elderly population than the young.... you know that's how averages work right? This has nothing to do with lockdown but more to do with the virus itself.
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01/12/2020 10:17:14 0 1
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It is medical researchers that will help get us out of the covid situation yet much medical research is charity and grant funded and as such with brexit and the squeeze on charities is not getting the money it needs. Expert scientists will stop doing their work, go to China, retire early etc. Researchers need funds to replace their currently slashed budgets. Lives are likely to depend on it.
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30/11/2020 13:56:35 1 3
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They could, or advances made for this vaccine could help advance cures for other illnesses by decades....

This sort of discussion is not helpful at this time...
14
01/12/2020 10:26:56 1 0
bbc
surely those are the most selfish and uneducated three lines in the history of have your say.;
10
30/11/2020 17:38:18 1 0
bbc
Without infection control how many lab staff would have died from Covid ? If these labs are breaching safety rules to rush things prosecute them.
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01/12/2020 10:30:39 0 0
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How many people have actually died from covid in this country? By "from covid", I mean no other contributory diseases, or being run down by a number 19 bus while testing positive?
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MVP
30/11/2020 10:16:20 1 7
bbc
Research into COVID has to take priority at the moment.

I am sure that cancer research will be adequately funded and resourced once this is all over
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01/12/2020 10:32:24 0 0
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Why, who's playing god in all this, and who gave you the right to deem one life less important than another?
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01/12/2020 10:37:56 0 0
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I watched my father die from cancer. I watched my aunt die from cancer. My mother only just survived cancer. I have watched friends die from cancer. I will most likely die from cancer. Cancer is a much greater killer than Covid 19. But life is just a joke to anyone making money from death. No charity will ever get my money despite the suffering cancer has caused me. I'm past caring.
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30/11/2020 22:15:26 2 2
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Yes it is, it's one of the many costs of this country's response to Covid. Average life expectancy is set to fall by about three years because of the damage done by lockdowns and the extra cancer deaths are the cherry on top.
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01/12/2020 10:38:15 0 1
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Do you not think the life expectancy will be falling because COVID is killing off more from the elderly population than the young.... you know that's how averages work right? This has nothing to do with lockdown but more to do with the virus itself.
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01/12/2020 11:10:09 0 0
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A few years of lost life expectancy in the 80 s doesnt equate to 20 to 30 years lost in the 30s due to treatable cancer being missed.
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01/12/2020 11:07:17 0 0
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For many people covid restrictions have delayed cancer diagnosis and treatment for nearly a year.

How many people have died prematurely because of cancer.
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01/12/2020 10:38:15 0 1
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Do you not think the life expectancy will be falling because COVID is killing off more from the elderly population than the young.... you know that's how averages work right? This has nothing to do with lockdown but more to do with the virus itself.
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01/12/2020 11:10:09 0 0
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A few years of lost life expectancy in the 80 s doesnt equate to 20 to 30 years lost in the 30s due to treatable cancer being missed.