Oxford research tackles threat of antibiotic resistance
19/01/2021 | news | education | 188
Oxford says the "public cannot get enough of experts" with a £100m donation for antibiotics research.
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19/01/2021 10:31:54 21 4
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Well done Oxford
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19/01/2021 10:45:39 17 7
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Yes, well done Oxford! They lead the way again. Of course if they make a break through they won't get any praise from the WHO. They will just get scolded for their immoral failure (ie, just for being a developed, Western nation)
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19/01/2021 10:32:07 65 2
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A timely reminder that health issues don't begin and end with Covid.

Well done scientists.
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19/01/2021 10:40:19 3 22
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The research program hasn't started yet.
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19/01/2021 10:34:31 17 3
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This is a major threat to our health in the long term and it's great to see Ineos acting this way, it's a pity most other large companies have zero sense of social responsibility.
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19/01/2021 10:43:18 8 6
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It's also a pity Ratcliffe has moved production of his new vehicle from UK to France - blame Brexit.
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19/01/2021 10:34:54 3 16
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I'm not a Covid denier, but I do think a lot in the media sex it up, like a 15 minute Iraqi dossier.

Even if a vaccine is 99% effective, that means if there 15 million to be jabbed, that leaves 150,000 as a minimum that the vaccine doesn't work on. It was also telling no real answer about the healthy young people.

"The British public cannot get enough of experts at the moment."

OH YES WE CAN!
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19/01/2021 10:47:57 2 0
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Yeah, much better to gain your knowledge from the ignorant.
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19/01/2021 10:35:24 56 3
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Doctors must stop over prescribing antibiotics.
Patients must take the whole course of treatment.
Foreign countries must stop antibiotics being sold over the counter.
Vets must reduce the use of antibiotics in animals.
Without antibiotics modern medicine as we know it cannot continue.
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19/01/2021 10:44:30 22 1
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So true, but people neither understand nor care. A simple operation will become a death threat.
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19/01/2021 10:53:22 13 0
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Well said. It really annoys me when doctors seek to blame the patients, saying "they shouldn't ask for antibiotics". Errr.....just who is holding the prescription pad? Who's signing it?? If I asked for 300 valium tablets you wouldn't say yes would you?

I don't know about others, but I've never ASKED for antibiotics in my life.
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19/01/2021 11:21:57 2 5
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Stepping outside this bubble - Healthcare is so expensive that it is all but useless. We can protect 4 million most vulnerable over 80's in around 12 months but - look at the cost.

This is outside the bubble cynical but is realistic. Of course we must protect if we can and we are and should but when the coin lands its other side is an immense destruction of living standards. No moaning - OK.
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19/01/2021 12:32:28 2 0
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Eventually all antibiotics we have will become useless, that's Darwinian evolution in action, it's an arms race that will never stop so we must continually re-equip our armoury. We will probably have to move increasingly to biologics as we exhaust small molecule solutions to the problem.
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19/01/2021 23:29:25 0 0
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In my experience it is now very difficult to get a doctor to prescribe antibiotics even when necessary. Untreated infections become entrenched and complex, requiring more than one course of antibiotics when they are eventually prescribed.
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19/01/2021 10:35:26 10 16
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Why don't we lock down for 1.5 million world wide bacteria related deaths each year then!
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19/01/2021 10:43:35 8 0
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Viruses and bacteria are fundamentally different and need dealing with differently.
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19/01/2021 11:09:36 0 0
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If there was a mass leprosy outbreak we would definitely lockdown
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19/01/2021 10:35:30 11 8
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We have known about the declining effectiveness of anti-biotics for years. Why has our Government done nothing on this subject ?
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19/01/2021 10:39:36 12 8
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Because they are a bunch of reactionaries who only look to the next election.
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19/01/2021 10:39:50 1 4
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It’s a question you should ask the scientists
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19/01/2021 10:46:12 1 2
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It has. Many other parts of the world have not. Even in the UK patients 'demand' antibiotics when they're not appropriate and sometimes doctors give in.
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19/01/2021 13:17:41 0 0
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This and previous governments have. Take a look at the NIHR website and see what research has been commissioned over many years.
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19/01/2021 10:35:32 18 3
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I’ve been told by medical friends that most prescriptions of antibiotics are not necessary as the immune system would sort out the infections given time, and that antibiotics only accelerate the process. This helps bacteria adjust.

What seems more likely? We carry on the same way until we face a catastrophe, or we do something about it now? Given our track record, I know which I expect
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19/01/2021 10:36:09 56 8
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£100 Million to help solve one of the biggest existential threats to our civilization? You could almost buy a half decent football player for that.
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19/01/2021 10:41:38 24 3
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Let's not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
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19/01/2021 10:56:33 4 5
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Biggest existential threats? Wow, just wow. You will really lose your stuff when you find out about climate change tipping points...
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19/01/2021 12:46:49 5 0
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True, which highlights another major problem in the world - greed at all cost!
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19/01/2021 12:58:37 2 0
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Better than nothing !
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20/01/2021 12:20:50 0 0
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Sadly the golden-age of antibiotics are over. Adding newer antibiotics will only add to the problem and not resolve them and to be frank it would've been a matter of time even if they weren't overused. Thankfully there are alternatives in the pipeline.
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19/01/2021 10:36:42 4 5
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This is something to be worried about, not Covid hysteria. So for you Covid Cultists, read below then start to worry about something really significant,for if antibiotics fail, then it isn't just the old and ill who will die in numbers & we won't be able to lock-down forever, a many places are discovering.

https://www.aier.org/a-scientists-plea-the-world-is-not-a-safe-space/
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19/01/2021 10:44:22 4 3
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Concern about Covid isn't "hysteria", or do you consider nigh on 100,000 excess deaths due to Covid in the UK alone to be of no consequence?
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Bob
19/01/2021 10:37:27 4 11
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Perhaps if people stopped eating probiotic yoghurts we wouldn't need all these antibiotics.
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19/01/2021 10:40:12 3 9
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Oh, look, a boomer thinks he's funny.
Cressida Removed
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19/01/2021 10:48:38 1 2
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We all know that this problem will continue to be ignored. That's the way our society works. We were told about the potential for pandemics decades ago, but look what happened.

Our society and government is not fit for purpose.
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19/01/2021 10:37:49 13 3
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Hmm, £1.5m deaths a year. Covid circa £2m a year. Why was this not a priority before? Of course I'm being illogical but it gives a persective.
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19/01/2021 10:43:53 9 0
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Those are expensive deaths!
I am impressed with Britons.After 9 months of fecklessness and ineptitude they lead the world once again rolling out the vaccine on the scale that even Chinese with their work ethics are unable to catch up with the tempo.
Not sure what to think about the Britons.Perhaps it is just a slow awakening.Now, once again everyone is looking up to Britain. This article yet another example how great GB is
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19/01/2021 10:49:07 2 7
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Hilarious. Nothing like a bit of Johnson Post Truth Cult faux optimism to make me laugh.

Utter codswallop.
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19/01/2021 10:38:53 5 11
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Any advances in this field will be quickly negated by livestock breeders. We need to wean ourselves off meat & dairy. Quickley.
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19/01/2021 10:38:57 9 1
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Very wise- and hopefully for the benefit of everyone.

Good luck to them!
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19/01/2021 10:39:35 3 9
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clapped out uk depends on private co for important work. Expropriate al private health & monopoly bigpharmas socialist.net
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KRR
19/01/2021 10:42:53 10 2
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The funding came from a private company, yes, but the research is being undertaken at a public university.

Remove your silly hat and badges and try to write in a joined-up manner.
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19/01/2021 10:45:38 1 1
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Your use of a plural in conjunction with the term 'monopoly' is hilarious ...
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19/01/2021 10:35:30 11 8
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We have known about the declining effectiveness of anti-biotics for years. Why has our Government done nothing on this subject ?
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19/01/2021 10:39:36 12 8
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Because they are a bunch of reactionaries who only look to the next election.
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19/01/2021 10:35:30 11 8
bbc
We have known about the declining effectiveness of anti-biotics for years. Why has our Government done nothing on this subject ?
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19/01/2021 10:39:50 1 4
bbc
It’s a question you should ask the scientists
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Bob
19/01/2021 10:37:27 4 11
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Perhaps if people stopped eating probiotic yoghurts we wouldn't need all these antibiotics.
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19/01/2021 10:40:12 3 9
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Oh, look, a boomer thinks he's funny.
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KRR
19/01/2021 10:46:45 5 1
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There are no 'boomers' - there are only age-bigots trying to get attention by using the term. Yes, that's you.

Now, please go somewhere quiet and start growing up.
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19/01/2021 10:32:07 65 2
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A timely reminder that health issues don't begin and end with Covid.

Well done scientists.
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19/01/2021 10:40:19 3 22
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The research program hasn't started yet.
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19/01/2021 13:07:08 7 1
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The "research program" (sic) has been going on for years through state funded research via partnerships between the NIHR/the NHS and private partners. This will add to what already has been discovered.
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19/01/2021 10:40:26 3 8
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Great news for Oxford & probably the world. It's a massive problem & a new strategy (human only drugs) is needed.

Hopefully the gov will rethink their Covid-19 immunization strategy too. After care homes we need to target the spreaders to stop the spread. All front line workers (especially the police & auxiliary health workers) need to be prioritized over retired fit 70, 60, 50year olds...
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19/01/2021 10:44:31 7 2
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The vaccine doens't stop the spread of the virus. Therefore, vaccinating people who are unlikely to become seriously ill would be a waste
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19/01/2021 10:40:34 10 8
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Tidy. Tax deductible for Monaco resident Sir Jim.
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19/01/2021 10:43:37 0 1
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What's tax-deductible? The article doens't mention his intention to spend anything
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19/01/2021 10:44:07 3 0
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So why bother then ... perhaps you and your mates would prefer to fund it ?
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19/01/2021 10:46:12 2 0
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So you'd rather he did't do it?
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19/01/2021 10:46:25 3 0
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So are you saying this donation should be returned and tax-payers should fund the whole £100m? .. And are you so economically-illiterate you also don't take into account the taxes that will by this project?

Or how about respecting that someone has chosen to spend their money their way (without checking with you first) and hoping the scientists make a contribution to society that will benefit all.
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19/01/2021 10:51:55 2 0
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That may be so, but he doesn't have to do it, particularly already being resident in a tax haven! It seems to me that more & more people always try and turn a positive into a negative, without due regard to the greater good that a donation like this could bring.
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19/01/2021 10:59:47 2 0
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Make your mind up: Either he's dodging tax in Monaco or claiming tax relief in the UK for charitable donations.

He can't be doing both.
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19/01/2021 10:40:53 2 14
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Oxford research ???? OH NOOOOOOOOOO, rubbish
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19/01/2021 10:45:44 2 1
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Better than your 50% effective vaccine. Seriously I can't believe the chinese are still boiling up real virus and calling it a vaccine. Do you live in the 18th century??
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19/01/2021 13:42:54 1 0
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Yep, the same Oxford University that is ranked number one in the world (TES - world university rankings 2021) above Stanford, MIT, Harvard and Yale. No other non- US/UK in top 10.
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KRR
19/01/2021 10:41:00 32 0
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Interesting and encouraging news.

Incidentally, the awareness that antibiotics might be losing their power isn't new. In fact the BBC dedicated a Horizon programme to it in the late 1970s - and a lot has happened since then!
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19/01/2021 10:41:01 19 1
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Fantastic. Well done Oxford Uni. This country has a lot of very talented people whose work positively affects the whole world.
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19/01/2021 10:47:52 11 1
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But too often our clever people (many of whom were not born here!) invent something but other countries monetise it.
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19/01/2021 10:41:23 28 0
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In many parts of the world people can buy antibiotics over the counter with no prescription. This is often fuelled by lack of access to doctors / lack of funds to pay for doctors etc. Needs addressing somehow though - tricky one.
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19/01/2021 10:48:37 15 1
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Including in Greece. Perhaps the EU could take steps to outlaw this?
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19/01/2021 10:36:09 56 8
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£100 Million to help solve one of the biggest existential threats to our civilization? You could almost buy a half decent football player for that.
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19/01/2021 10:41:38 24 3
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Let's not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
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19/01/2021 10:41:52 32 9
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Ah yes, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, whom the left ceaselessly vilify & hold up as an example of all that's wrong with capitalism...

Well thank you very much Sir Jim for making this vital investment in research which will benefit everyone, rich and poor.
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19/01/2021 10:44:39 11 24
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£100 million wouldn't fund the NHS for half a day. It won't buy even one F35B fighter. Why isn't govt funding this work?

BTW as far as I know charitable donations are tax deductible too so I'm not that impressed.
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19/01/2021 10:46:01 10 3
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Perhaps if he wasn't the epitomy of tax dodging people might admire this action
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19/01/2021 10:46:41 6 3
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Lets face it 100M probably doesnt even register with 12B wealth does it
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Bob
19/01/2021 10:37:27 4 11
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Perhaps if people stopped eating probiotic yoghurts we wouldn't need all these antibiotics.
Cressida Removed
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19/01/2021 10:39:35 3 9
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clapped out uk depends on private co for important work. Expropriate al private health & monopoly bigpharmas socialist.net
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KRR
19/01/2021 10:42:53 10 2
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The funding came from a private company, yes, but the research is being undertaken at a public university.

Remove your silly hat and badges and try to write in a joined-up manner.
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19/01/2021 10:34:31 17 3
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This is a major threat to our health in the long term and it's great to see Ineos acting this way, it's a pity most other large companies have zero sense of social responsibility.
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19/01/2021 10:43:18 8 6
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It's also a pity Ratcliffe has moved production of his new vehicle from UK to France - blame Brexit.
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mal
19/01/2021 10:50:44 4 5
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It had nothing to do with brexit. Do your research before spouting pish
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19/01/2021 10:35:26 10 16
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Why don't we lock down for 1.5 million world wide bacteria related deaths each year then!
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19/01/2021 10:43:35 8 0
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Viruses and bacteria are fundamentally different and need dealing with differently.
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19/01/2021 10:40:34 10 8
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Tidy. Tax deductible for Monaco resident Sir Jim.
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19/01/2021 10:43:37 0 1
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What's tax-deductible? The article doens't mention his intention to spend anything
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19/01/2021 10:37:49 13 3
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Hmm, £1.5m deaths a year. Covid circa £2m a year. Why was this not a priority before? Of course I'm being illogical but it gives a persective.
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19/01/2021 10:43:53 9 0
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Those are expensive deaths!
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19/01/2021 11:29:38 0 0
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Doh! :-(
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19/01/2021 10:40:34 10 8
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Tidy. Tax deductible for Monaco resident Sir Jim.
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19/01/2021 10:44:07 3 0
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So why bother then ... perhaps you and your mates would prefer to fund it ?
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19/01/2021 10:44:12 31 1
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Decades of over-prescription & wrong prescription of 'anti-biotics' is well known. Many ignorant people squeal at GPs demanding ABs when they are not required. ABs treat bacterial infections, not viruses. 99% of colds & of course Flu are viruses. Taking ABs for them just does damage to your good bacteria.
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19/01/2021 10:36:42 4 5
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This is something to be worried about, not Covid hysteria. So for you Covid Cultists, read below then start to worry about something really significant,for if antibiotics fail, then it isn't just the old and ill who will die in numbers & we won't be able to lock-down forever, a many places are discovering.

https://www.aier.org/a-scientists-plea-the-world-is-not-a-safe-space/
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19/01/2021 10:44:22 4 3
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Concern about Covid isn't "hysteria", or do you consider nigh on 100,000 excess deaths due to Covid in the UK alone to be of no consequence?
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19/01/2021 10:35:24 56 3
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Doctors must stop over prescribing antibiotics.
Patients must take the whole course of treatment.
Foreign countries must stop antibiotics being sold over the counter.
Vets must reduce the use of antibiotics in animals.
Without antibiotics modern medicine as we know it cannot continue.
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19/01/2021 10:44:30 22 1
bbc
So true, but people neither understand nor care. A simple operation will become a death threat.
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19/01/2021 11:25:24 2 1
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Practice is not as good as people would like and the size of the allocated malpractice budget is testimony to this. Astounding amount of money involved in NHS Clinical Negligence.

There was a serious mistake made with hospital design, by the way and only come to light now. Same with medical training and education. Huge mistakes and problems.
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19/01/2021 10:40:26 3 8
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Great news for Oxford & probably the world. It's a massive problem & a new strategy (human only drugs) is needed.

Hopefully the gov will rethink their Covid-19 immunization strategy too. After care homes we need to target the spreaders to stop the spread. All front line workers (especially the police & auxiliary health workers) need to be prioritized over retired fit 70, 60, 50year olds...
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19/01/2021 10:44:31 7 2
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The vaccine doens't stop the spread of the virus. Therefore, vaccinating people who are unlikely to become seriously ill would be a waste
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19/01/2021 22:32:40 0 0
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Immunity triggered by the vaccine prevents Covid-19 spreading more than anything else in existence including masks, SD, PPE, semi-lockdowns, screening, 20% quarantining, 25% app take-up, track & trace, & Ig's from catching Covid-19

It also allows the workforce to get back to work, which is good for the economy

Models show this is the best way forward; fewer die, fewer get sick - its a no brainer
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19/01/2021 10:41:52 32 9
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Ah yes, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, whom the left ceaselessly vilify & hold up as an example of all that's wrong with capitalism...

Well thank you very much Sir Jim for making this vital investment in research which will benefit everyone, rich and poor.
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19/01/2021 10:44:39 11 24
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£100 million wouldn't fund the NHS for half a day. It won't buy even one F35B fighter. Why isn't govt funding this work?

BTW as far as I know charitable donations are tax deductible too so I'm not that impressed.
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19/01/2021 10:57:18 8 0
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Oh OK, "only" £100 million, so let's not bother then...??

The government has & is funding this kind of research, both domestically & internationally (to the tune of more than £60 million in the latter instance alone).
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19/01/2021 10:58:26 8 6
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The Government can't fund everything when they are trying to feed the kids of feckless parents and keep the country afloat during a pandemic. The Government doesn't have money. It's OUR money from taxes. Sorry to tell you, it doesn't grow on trees. Shame I know, but there it is.
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19/01/2021 10:44:52 8 8
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I'm in my 20s and it feels like the baby boomers really were the lucky generation. They didn't have to deal with the WWII, they bought up housing at low prices and use now them to rinse us of our money, they benefitted from the NHS but don't have to deal with this impending disaster, and climate change and the environment isn't their problem
Am I right, or missing/oversimplifying some things here?
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KRR
19/01/2021 10:51:53 6 4
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No, you're wrong, and yes, you're oversimplifying things.

'they benefitted from the NHS but don't have to deal with this impending disaster'

You're blaming older people (like me) for being dead soon? There are no 'Boomers', laddie, and age prejudice is as insidious as any other prejudice. The problem with the UK, and England especially, is right-wing Brexiteer Toryism. Age not an issue.
Yes, you clearly ARE simple. I just about qualify for being a "boomer" and I can tell you that both my husband and I had 3 jobs to pay for our mortgage when we bought our first house. The interest rate was 14.5%. I worked as a junior accountant during the day, a barmaid evenings and sold Tupperware. He similar. You have no idea and are just another ignorant whinger. Removed
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19/01/2021 10:53:39 5 0
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I’m not sure it is so simple, or helpful in creating more division in our already strained society
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19/01/2021 10:55:58 3 5
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You are right. The war generation left to die in care homes, while the post war lot had jobs for life, cheap housing & gold plated pensions. I am surrounded by the 'never had it so good' brigade...moaning about the BBC taking away their free licences and worried about the triple lock. (Yes I know there are exceptions)
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19/01/2021 10:44:54 10 2
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Nature will always win
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19/01/2021 10:45:00 5 6
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another scam from tax dodging Ratcliffe
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19/01/2021 11:06:34 3 3
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Jealousy will get you nowhere
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19/01/2021 10:45:13 4 10
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This is excellent; don't get me wrong. However, allow me to re-create the headline:

"Rich as Croesus Oxbridge university given yet more millions; other excellent institutions ignored."
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19/01/2021 10:39:35 3 9
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clapped out uk depends on private co for important work. Expropriate al private health & monopoly bigpharmas socialist.net
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19/01/2021 10:45:38 1 1
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Your use of a plural in conjunction with the term 'monopoly' is hilarious ...
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19/01/2021 10:31:54 21 4
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Well done Oxford
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19/01/2021 10:45:39 17 7
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Yes, well done Oxford! They lead the way again. Of course if they make a break through they won't get any praise from the WHO. They will just get scolded for their immoral failure (ie, just for being a developed, Western nation)
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19/01/2021 10:53:01 3 6
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To be fair our entire western Ponzi economy is unjust and immoral both in terms of wealth distribution and the devastating and unsustainable impact on planet earth (the only thing that makes our lives possible). But don't let the truth get in the way of your faux patriotism.
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Tim
19/01/2021 15:06:04 0 0
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Think they're more interested in music than this type of work.. influential band though
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19/01/2021 10:40:53 2 14
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Oxford research ???? OH NOOOOOOOOOO, rubbish
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19/01/2021 10:45:44 2 1
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Better than your 50% effective vaccine. Seriously I can't believe the chinese are still boiling up real virus and calling it a vaccine. Do you live in the 18th century??
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19/01/2021 10:41:52 32 9
bbc
Ah yes, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, whom the left ceaselessly vilify & hold up as an example of all that's wrong with capitalism...

Well thank you very much Sir Jim for making this vital investment in research which will benefit everyone, rich and poor.
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19/01/2021 10:46:01 10 3
bbc
Perhaps if he wasn't the epitomy of tax dodging people might admire this action
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19/01/2021 10:35:30 11 8
bbc
We have known about the declining effectiveness of anti-biotics for years. Why has our Government done nothing on this subject ?
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19/01/2021 10:46:12 1 2
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It has. Many other parts of the world have not. Even in the UK patients 'demand' antibiotics when they're not appropriate and sometimes doctors give in.
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19/01/2021 10:40:34 10 8
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Tidy. Tax deductible for Monaco resident Sir Jim.
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19/01/2021 10:46:12 2 0
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So you'd rather he did't do it?
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19/01/2021 10:40:34 10 8
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Tidy. Tax deductible for Monaco resident Sir Jim.
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19/01/2021 10:46:25 3 0
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So are you saying this donation should be returned and tax-payers should fund the whole £100m? .. And are you so economically-illiterate you also don't take into account the taxes that will by this project?

Or how about respecting that someone has chosen to spend their money their way (without checking with you first) and hoping the scientists make a contribution to society that will benefit all.
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19/01/2021 10:46:32 19 8
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Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the UK’s richest person and high-profile Brexiter, who quit Britain shortly after being knighted for services to industry and now lives in tax-free Monaco, reportedly saving himself around £4 Billion in personal tax?

That Sir Jim?
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19/01/2021 10:50:54 10 7
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Yes the one putting up £100m for antibiotic research ... is that wrong ?
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19/01/2021 11:06:37 2 0
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Yep that one, but let's hope this money yealds results as we need it.
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19/01/2021 15:38:27 0 1
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Buying a seat in the lords me thinks
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19/01/2021 10:41:52 32 9
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Ah yes, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, whom the left ceaselessly vilify & hold up as an example of all that's wrong with capitalism...

Well thank you very much Sir Jim for making this vital investment in research which will benefit everyone, rich and poor.
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19/01/2021 10:46:41 6 3
bbc
Lets face it 100M probably doesnt even register with 12B wealth does it
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19/01/2021 10:46:43 1 9
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anti biotics are the only thing you can rely upon as they dont dish them out unless you need them
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19/01/2021 10:51:56 9 1
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But they do. The public put massive pressure on gp’s for antibiotics even if the gp knows they won’t help, they eventually get worn down.
Don’t even get me started on the over use of antibiotics in animal rearing
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19/01/2021 10:40:12 3 9
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Oh, look, a boomer thinks he's funny.
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KRR
19/01/2021 10:46:45 5 1
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There are no 'boomers' - there are only age-bigots trying to get attention by using the term. Yes, that's you.

Now, please go somewhere quiet and start growing up.
25
19/01/2021 10:41:01 19 1
bbc
Fantastic. Well done Oxford Uni. This country has a lot of very talented people whose work positively affects the whole world.
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19/01/2021 10:47:52 11 1
bbc
But too often our clever people (many of whom were not born here!) invent something but other countries monetise it.
4
19/01/2021 10:34:54 3 16
bbc
I'm not a Covid denier, but I do think a lot in the media sex it up, like a 15 minute Iraqi dossier.

Even if a vaccine is 99% effective, that means if there 15 million to be jabbed, that leaves 150,000 as a minimum that the vaccine doesn't work on. It was also telling no real answer about the healthy young people.

"The British public cannot get enough of experts at the moment."

OH YES WE CAN!
57
19/01/2021 10:47:57 2 0
bbc
Yeah, much better to gain your knowledge from the ignorant.
98
19/01/2021 11:04:18 0 1
bbc
Remind me again which country has the highest death rate in the world from Covid, oh right that's the UK.

Get a clue, its a new virus everyone was ignorant at the start, even SAGE.

And what do we begin the year with over £2trn in debt.

How slow were they to say last year, well you do actually need to wear a mask...

Yeah maybe we should close pubs and schools..

They are not experts in speed..
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19/01/2021 10:41:23 28 0
bbc
In many parts of the world people can buy antibiotics over the counter with no prescription. This is often fuelled by lack of access to doctors / lack of funds to pay for doctors etc. Needs addressing somehow though - tricky one.
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19/01/2021 10:48:37 15 1
bbc
Including in Greece. Perhaps the EU could take steps to outlaw this?
77
19/01/2021 10:55:11 5 9
bbc
Ha. The EU was only ever interested in enforcing rules in 1 (ex) member
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19/01/2021 13:14:44 3 0
bbc
The same in Spain
11
Bob
19/01/2021 10:37:27 4 11
bbc
Perhaps if people stopped eating probiotic yoghurts we wouldn't need all these antibiotics.
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19/01/2021 10:48:38 1 2
bbc
We all know that this problem will continue to be ignored. That's the way our society works. We were told about the potential for pandemics decades ago, but look what happened.

Our society and government is not fit for purpose.
I am impressed with Britons.After 9 months of fecklessness and ineptitude they lead the world once again rolling out the vaccine on the scale that even Chinese with their work ethics are unable to catch up with the tempo.
Not sure what to think about the Britons.Perhaps it is just a slow awakening.Now, once again everyone is looking up to Britain. This article yet another example how great GB is
60
19/01/2021 10:49:07 2 7
bbc
Hilarious. Nothing like a bit of Johnson Post Truth Cult faux optimism to make me laugh.

Utter codswallop.
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19/01/2021 10:43:18 8 6
bbc
It's also a pity Ratcliffe has moved production of his new vehicle from UK to France - blame Brexit.
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mal
19/01/2021 10:50:44 4 5
bbc
It had nothing to do with brexit. Do your research before spouting pish
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19/01/2021 11:24:28 4 0
bbc
Ratcliffe, or a company spokesperson, said it was changed for better access to parts only 200km away. Not sure why he ever considered Wales in the first place then.
62
19/01/2021 10:50:53 2 9
bbc
Is that "world-beating" again ?

HAHA

Rubbish
70
19/01/2021 10:52:40 4 5
bbc
Our vaccination program is sure pretty close to world beating ... not like the rubbish EU ha ha
94
19/01/2021 11:02:56 0 0
bbc
Why are you quoting Johnson on their rubbish app? This is about the research into what is a very real threat, they have done great work on the Sars vaccine and adapted it to the current Covid virus. I for one hope they come up with some new treatments for bacterial infections, sooner the better for us all.
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19/01/2021 11:03:25 0 1
bbc
I believe we beat sugar beet. That really takes some beating. Top class brilliance. Why do we beat beet? Make it sweet. :)

055addt
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19/01/2021 10:46:32 19 8
bbc
Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the UK’s richest person and high-profile Brexiter, who quit Britain shortly after being knighted for services to industry and now lives in tax-free Monaco, reportedly saving himself around £4 Billion in personal tax?

That Sir Jim?
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19/01/2021 10:50:54 10 7
bbc
Yes the one putting up £100m for antibiotic research ... is that wrong ?
153
19/01/2021 13:35:51 4 2
bbc
Cool, I'll bung a tenner in the Marie Curie collection box, exempt myself from paying income tax this year and expect a thankyou card from a grateful nation.
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19/01/2021 10:51:09 15 5
bbc
With farmed animals and prophylactic use of animal antibiotics being both a major potential source of both serious viruses and anti-biotic resistant bacteria, I look forward to the day when can eliminate most or all of the disease vectors by producing vat grown meats of sufficient quality and reasonable cost.
7
19/01/2021 10:35:30 11 8
bbc
We have known about the declining effectiveness of anti-biotics for years. Why has our Government done nothing on this subject ?
66
19/01/2021 10:51:44 10 10
bbc
Seems you can't donate £100m these days without a bunch of lefties moaning about it ...
76
19/01/2021 10:55:00 11 4
bbc
What is a lefty?

I find people who spend other peoples money (in this case the proceeds of tax avoidance which should belong to the treasury coffers) are always the most generous.
97
19/01/2021 11:04:08 0 0
bbc
Isn't it disgraceful.

What? :)
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19/01/2021 10:44:52 8 8
bbc
I'm in my 20s and it feels like the baby boomers really were the lucky generation. They didn't have to deal with the WWII, they bought up housing at low prices and use now them to rinse us of our money, they benefitted from the NHS but don't have to deal with this impending disaster, and climate change and the environment isn't their problem
Am I right, or missing/oversimplifying some things here?
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KRR
19/01/2021 10:51:53 6 4
bbc
No, you're wrong, and yes, you're oversimplifying things.

'they benefitted from the NHS but don't have to deal with this impending disaster'

You're blaming older people (like me) for being dead soon? There are no 'Boomers', laddie, and age prejudice is as insidious as any other prejudice. The problem with the UK, and England especially, is right-wing Brexiteer Toryism. Age not an issue.
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19/01/2021 10:40:34 10 8
bbc
Tidy. Tax deductible for Monaco resident Sir Jim.
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19/01/2021 10:51:55 2 0
bbc
That may be so, but he doesn't have to do it, particularly already being resident in a tax haven! It seems to me that more & more people always try and turn a positive into a negative, without due regard to the greater good that a donation like this could bring.
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19/01/2021 10:46:43 1 9
bbc
anti biotics are the only thing you can rely upon as they dont dish them out unless you need them
69
19/01/2021 10:51:56 9 1
bbc
But they do. The public put massive pressure on gp’s for antibiotics even if the gp knows they won’t help, they eventually get worn down.
Don’t even get me started on the over use of antibiotics in animal rearing
80
19/01/2021 10:56:08 0 4
bbc
They get "worn down", oh boo-hoo!! GPs should grow a spine and say "no". After all they have had no problem saying "no" to people who urgently needed medical help throughout lockdown!
107
19/01/2021 11:09:16 0 0
bbc
Although I think your explanation is correct, it's very worrying that Doctors being moaned at is enough to make them prescribe inappropriate treatment, they should have far more courage than that or they're in the wrong job. Will they give me any other inappropriate drugs if I moan enough? Pretty sure i could start a side hustle if they'll give me a few thousand anti-depressants.
62
19/01/2021 10:50:53 2 9
bbc
Is that "world-beating" again ?

HAHA

Rubbish
70
19/01/2021 10:52:40 4 5
bbc
Our vaccination program is sure pretty close to world beating ... not like the rubbish EU ha ha
88
19/01/2021 11:00:36 1 2
bbc
HAHA

yeah, 1/8 englanders got vaccined naturally ???

lol

"world-beating" indeed
122
19/01/2021 11:39:12 1 0
bbc
Can't it just be very good/excellent? Hopefully the rest of the world is very good as well; it's a pandemic.
46
19/01/2021 10:45:39 17 7
bbc
Yes, well done Oxford! They lead the way again. Of course if they make a break through they won't get any praise from the WHO. They will just get scolded for their immoral failure (ie, just for being a developed, Western nation)
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19/01/2021 10:53:01 3 6
bbc
To be fair our entire western Ponzi economy is unjust and immoral both in terms of wealth distribution and the devastating and unsustainable impact on planet earth (the only thing that makes our lives possible). But don't let the truth get in the way of your faux patriotism.
85
19/01/2021 10:58:31 4 2
bbc
I am not British, but don't let that get in the way of your bigoted assumptions.
5
19/01/2021 10:35:24 56 3
bbc
Doctors must stop over prescribing antibiotics.
Patients must take the whole course of treatment.
Foreign countries must stop antibiotics being sold over the counter.
Vets must reduce the use of antibiotics in animals.
Without antibiotics modern medicine as we know it cannot continue.
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19/01/2021 10:53:22 13 0
bbc
Well said. It really annoys me when doctors seek to blame the patients, saying "they shouldn't ask for antibiotics". Errr.....just who is holding the prescription pad? Who's signing it?? If I asked for 300 valium tablets you wouldn't say yes would you?

I don't know about others, but I've never ASKED for antibiotics in my life.
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19/01/2021 10:44:52 8 8
bbc
I'm in my 20s and it feels like the baby boomers really were the lucky generation. They didn't have to deal with the WWII, they bought up housing at low prices and use now them to rinse us of our money, they benefitted from the NHS but don't have to deal with this impending disaster, and climate change and the environment isn't their problem
Am I right, or missing/oversimplifying some things here?
Yes, you clearly ARE simple. I just about qualify for being a "boomer" and I can tell you that both my husband and I had 3 jobs to pay for our mortgage when we bought our first house. The interest rate was 14.5%. I worked as a junior accountant during the day, a barmaid evenings and sold Tupperware. He similar. You have no idea and are just another ignorant whinger. Removed
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19/01/2021 11:05:55 4 2
bbc
To you and the person above:
It was a question more than an opinion- I am open to changing my mind (ironically you sound like the one who is whining). Calling me simple is a tad pathetic too.
Also I'm not blaming anyone, in the same way that cave men couldn't blame me for having technology. That said, though some form of rent control from the government would be nice as that is 1/3 of my wages.
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19/01/2021 10:44:52 8 8
bbc
I'm in my 20s and it feels like the baby boomers really were the lucky generation. They didn't have to deal with the WWII, they bought up housing at low prices and use now them to rinse us of our money, they benefitted from the NHS but don't have to deal with this impending disaster, and climate change and the environment isn't their problem
Am I right, or missing/oversimplifying some things here?
74
19/01/2021 10:53:39 5 0
bbc
I’m not sure it is so simple, or helpful in creating more division in our already strained society
151
19/01/2021 13:25:04 2 1
bbc
I think the divide is already there, I'm just commenting on it (and asking for opinions to widen my viewpoint).
I understand it is nuanced and complex as well, but it is hard to incorporate all that in 400 characters. Everybody's situation is different, I'm just talking about larger trends.
75
19/01/2021 10:54:30 2 10
bbc
Look at us, we did the vaccine. Gis some more money and we will look at this other 'old' problem again. We will cure cancer for the right amount of cash too, as long as the charities are okay with the drop in their revenue...
82
19/01/2021 10:57:16 4 0
bbc
You seen how much of what gets donated to charities actually ends up where they say it will...?
91
19/01/2021 11:01:31 1 0
bbc
In personal terms money is one thing. In health and business and Govt, it is a slightly different monster.

I would hope you are aware of these aspects of the ogre you undoubtedly worship and serve.

Ultimately, money may be honey and that makes life funny. A Marine NCO can be called Gunnie and you can pour several gallons of rock salts into your bunnie.

Boot on one foot without straps. Have Pi.
66
19/01/2021 10:51:44 10 10
bbc
Seems you can't donate £100m these days without a bunch of lefties moaning about it ...
76
19/01/2021 10:55:00 11 4
bbc
What is a lefty?

I find people who spend other peoples money (in this case the proceeds of tax avoidance which should belong to the treasury coffers) are always the most generous.
92
19/01/2021 11:02:22 1 5
bbc
Lefties are those that decry all things Tory, decry ambition and success, believe only the state should provide and control all things from cradle to crave, and have enough money to live a good right wing life whilst believing everyone else shouldn't.
150
19/01/2021 13:24:12 2 2
bbc
A lefty is someone who thinks that tax avoidance is illegal and that that money "belongs in the treasury coffers". Do you pay more for anything than you have to legally? Thought not.
58
19/01/2021 10:48:37 15 1
bbc
Including in Greece. Perhaps the EU could take steps to outlaw this?
77
19/01/2021 10:55:11 5 9
bbc
Ha. The EU was only ever interested in enforcing rules in 1 (ex) member
130
19/01/2021 12:23:41 1 1
bbc
Sad, cynical but unfortunately with an element of truth to it.
78
19/01/2021 10:55:44 3 4
bbc
Prevention is the most powerful tool.
Overpopulation is a pandemic.

Waiyee Yip (BBC Singapore): 'Nearly 3,000,000 in Jilin province in lockdown after salesman infected more than 100 people.' It is good to see China taking the Pandemic seriously, at last.

A problem with medicine is practice by multiple disciplines - narrow band healthcare. Co/multi morbidity is poorly served and highly fatal.
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19/01/2021 10:44:52 8 8
bbc
I'm in my 20s and it feels like the baby boomers really were the lucky generation. They didn't have to deal with the WWII, they bought up housing at low prices and use now them to rinse us of our money, they benefitted from the NHS but don't have to deal with this impending disaster, and climate change and the environment isn't their problem
Am I right, or missing/oversimplifying some things here?
79
19/01/2021 10:55:58 3 5
bbc
You are right. The war generation left to die in care homes, while the post war lot had jobs for life, cheap housing & gold plated pensions. I am surrounded by the 'never had it so good' brigade...moaning about the BBC taking away their free licences and worried about the triple lock. (Yes I know there are exceptions)
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KRR
19/01/2021 11:01:00 5 4
bbc
'The war generation left to die in care homes, while the post war lot'

...many of them also now in care homes...

'had jobs for life'

I think you ought to research unemployment and de-industrialisation in the 70s and 80s'

'cheap housing'

I grew up in a council house where there were eight of us in two rooms. You wouldn't have liked it.

'I am surrounded by the etc etc'

No you're not.
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19/01/2021 10:51:56 9 1
bbc
But they do. The public put massive pressure on gp’s for antibiotics even if the gp knows they won’t help, they eventually get worn down.
Don’t even get me started on the over use of antibiotics in animal rearing
80
19/01/2021 10:56:08 0 4
bbc
They get "worn down", oh boo-hoo!! GPs should grow a spine and say "no". After all they have had no problem saying "no" to people who urgently needed medical help throughout lockdown!
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sal
19/01/2021 22:44:51 0 0
bbc
Doctors do say no, over the phone. This has happened to me. When I saw the doctor I had pneumonia,which had turned to pleurisy, so needed two antibiotics.
9
19/01/2021 10:36:09 56 8
bbc
£100 Million to help solve one of the biggest existential threats to our civilization? You could almost buy a half decent football player for that.
81
19/01/2021 10:56:33 4 5
bbc
Biggest existential threats? Wow, just wow. You will really lose your stuff when you find out about climate change tipping points...
115
19/01/2021 11:16:56 5 15
bbc
The spears of destiny.

Climate change is a complete waste of time. So UK goes completely green. China is 20 times our size and a growing economy spewing out destruction at alarminly accelerating rates. It pours forth fatal virus after virus on the globe and we do driverless cars.

Complete waste of time pushed by hopeless do good morons with IQ deficit.

Oh but we must try... Oh dear.
75
19/01/2021 10:54:30 2 10
bbc
Look at us, we did the vaccine. Gis some more money and we will look at this other 'old' problem again. We will cure cancer for the right amount of cash too, as long as the charities are okay with the drop in their revenue...
82
19/01/2021 10:57:16 4 0
bbc
You seen how much of what gets donated to charities actually ends up where they say it will...?
87
19/01/2021 11:00:31 2 0
bbc
Not as much as it should be.
40
19/01/2021 10:44:39 11 24
bbc
£100 million wouldn't fund the NHS for half a day. It won't buy even one F35B fighter. Why isn't govt funding this work?

BTW as far as I know charitable donations are tax deductible too so I'm not that impressed.
83
19/01/2021 10:57:18 8 0
bbc
Oh OK, "only" £100 million, so let's not bother then...??

The government has & is funding this kind of research, both domestically & internationally (to the tune of more than £60 million in the latter instance alone).
145
19/01/2021 13:11:30 4 0
bbc
Unfortunately many people have no idea about the level of funding the state (the taxpayer) provides to institutions such as the NIHR, the NHS, universities and other research institutions.
40
19/01/2021 10:44:39 11 24
bbc
£100 million wouldn't fund the NHS for half a day. It won't buy even one F35B fighter. Why isn't govt funding this work?

BTW as far as I know charitable donations are tax deductible too so I'm not that impressed.
84
19/01/2021 10:58:26 8 6
bbc
The Government can't fund everything when they are trying to feed the kids of feckless parents and keep the country afloat during a pandemic. The Government doesn't have money. It's OUR money from taxes. Sorry to tell you, it doesn't grow on trees. Shame I know, but there it is.
132
19/01/2021 12:26:39 2 0
bbc
Entirely true, if a politician offers you something they first have to steal it from your pocket.
71
19/01/2021 10:53:01 3 6
bbc
To be fair our entire western Ponzi economy is unjust and immoral both in terms of wealth distribution and the devastating and unsustainable impact on planet earth (the only thing that makes our lives possible). But don't let the truth get in the way of your faux patriotism.
85
19/01/2021 10:58:31 4 2
bbc
I am not British, but don't let that get in the way of your bigoted assumptions.
22
19/01/2021 10:40:34 10 8
bbc
Tidy. Tax deductible for Monaco resident Sir Jim.
86
19/01/2021 10:59:47 2 0
bbc
Make your mind up: Either he's dodging tax in Monaco or claiming tax relief in the UK for charitable donations.

He can't be doing both.
82
19/01/2021 10:57:16 4 0
bbc
You seen how much of what gets donated to charities actually ends up where they say it will...?
87
19/01/2021 11:00:31 2 0
bbc
Not as much as it should be.
70
19/01/2021 10:52:40 4 5
bbc
Our vaccination program is sure pretty close to world beating ... not like the rubbish EU ha ha
88
19/01/2021 11:00:36 1 2
bbc
HAHA

yeah, 1/8 englanders got vaccined naturally ???

lol

"world-beating" indeed
89
19/01/2021 11:00:55 3 1
bbc
About time that this issue is addressed as the impending disaster it is. I don't care which billionaire donated to the cause I am just glad that one of them made the first move. Governments can no longer afford to support this kind of long term research so we need wealthy people to step up to the plate and pick up the banner instead.
99
19/01/2021 11:04:22 2 1
bbc
They can waste £20 billion on Track and Trace though...makes £100 million look like small change...
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19/01/2021 11:05:35 2 0
bbc
Impending disaster? If you are categorising this as impending disaster, I think you will really lose you mind when you find out about Climate Change tipping points...
106
19/01/2021 11:08:27 1 0
bbc
Governments are there to support us. It is their duty to fund the long term research. Clearly , pharmaceuticals see no profit in this.
79
19/01/2021 10:55:58 3 5
bbc
You are right. The war generation left to die in care homes, while the post war lot had jobs for life, cheap housing & gold plated pensions. I am surrounded by the 'never had it so good' brigade...moaning about the BBC taking away their free licences and worried about the triple lock. (Yes I know there are exceptions)
90
KRR
19/01/2021 11:01:00 5 4
bbc
'The war generation left to die in care homes, while the post war lot'

...many of them also now in care homes...

'had jobs for life'

I think you ought to research unemployment and de-industrialisation in the 70s and 80s'

'cheap housing'

I grew up in a council house where there were eight of us in two rooms. You wouldn't have liked it.

'I am surrounded by the etc etc'

No you're not.
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19/01/2021 14:55:31 1 0
bbc
I am surrounded by them. Nearly every house here contains a pensioner...they were all having VE parties complete with champagne last year... As I said there are, of course , exceptions. But is is increasingly clear that this generation have done very well compared with the preceding... Yes I remember the 70s and 80s...not so sure they were as bad as the 1920s & 30s though...or the 19thC
75
19/01/2021 10:54:30 2 10
bbc
Look at us, we did the vaccine. Gis some more money and we will look at this other 'old' problem again. We will cure cancer for the right amount of cash too, as long as the charities are okay with the drop in their revenue...
91
19/01/2021 11:01:31 1 0
bbc
In personal terms money is one thing. In health and business and Govt, it is a slightly different monster.

I would hope you are aware of these aspects of the ogre you undoubtedly worship and serve.

Ultimately, money may be honey and that makes life funny. A Marine NCO can be called Gunnie and you can pour several gallons of rock salts into your bunnie.

Boot on one foot without straps. Have Pi.
76
19/01/2021 10:55:00 11 4
bbc
What is a lefty?

I find people who spend other peoples money (in this case the proceeds of tax avoidance which should belong to the treasury coffers) are always the most generous.
92
19/01/2021 11:02:22 1 5
bbc
Lefties are those that decry all things Tory, decry ambition and success, believe only the state should provide and control all things from cradle to crave, and have enough money to live a good right wing life whilst believing everyone else shouldn't.
109
19/01/2021 11:10:22 7 2
bbc
Ha ha ha. Thatcherite drivel.

We have moved so far to the extreme right that what is now considered the left would barely be centre left on civilised countries. Who new that right wing extremism would creep back into British politics in the for of a blonde buffoon.

I would rather care about other people than to be so consumed selfishness and greed.

BTW plenty of wealthy 'lefties' out there!
120
19/01/2021 11:28:29 2 0
bbc
Which comes first? If I criticize a Tory I become a Lefty or ...?
93
19/01/2021 11:02:41 22 5
bbc
£20 billion wasted on Dido's miserable failure Track and Test would have gone a long way to funding this...makes £100 million look like chicken feed...and that had to be a 'charitable' donation from a billionaire...Oxford scientists, in one of the richest countries in the world, funded by charity while tax payers' money is wasted or pocketed by a feckless government. Welcome to the 21st century...
62
19/01/2021 10:50:53 2 9
bbc
Is that "world-beating" again ?

HAHA

Rubbish
94
19/01/2021 11:02:56 0 0
bbc
Why are you quoting Johnson on their rubbish app? This is about the research into what is a very real threat, they have done great work on the Sars vaccine and adapted it to the current Covid virus. I for one hope they come up with some new treatments for bacterial infections, sooner the better for us all.
95
19/01/2021 10:48:06 5 1
bbc
I have been saying for some time that research into new antibiotics was well overdue, but the focus has been on Covid. Good for Ineos, but really all governments should be funding this research as it may not be cost effective for Pharmaceutical companies.
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19/01/2021 11:11:03 0 0
bbc
Whether such research is needed is the first problem and related to the pill for this and pill for that habit and mindset. Just amputate the head.

Funding models are bananas as with the current virus outbreak. There was a 'rare' interest in Coronavirus which paid off, so to speak. That kind of dedication is unusually obsessive and fortuitous with SARS-COV-2.

We could just leave pangolins alone.
62
19/01/2021 10:50:53 2 9
bbc
Is that "world-beating" again ?

HAHA

Rubbish
96
19/01/2021 11:03:25 0 1
bbc
I believe we beat sugar beet. That really takes some beating. Top class brilliance. Why do we beat beet? Make it sweet. :)

055addt
66
19/01/2021 10:51:44 10 10
bbc
Seems you can't donate £100m these days without a bunch of lefties moaning about it ...
97
19/01/2021 11:04:08 0 0
bbc
Isn't it disgraceful.

What? :)
57
19/01/2021 10:47:57 2 0
bbc
Yeah, much better to gain your knowledge from the ignorant.
98
19/01/2021 11:04:18 0 1
bbc
Remind me again which country has the highest death rate in the world from Covid, oh right that's the UK.

Get a clue, its a new virus everyone was ignorant at the start, even SAGE.

And what do we begin the year with over £2trn in debt.

How slow were they to say last year, well you do actually need to wear a mask...

Yeah maybe we should close pubs and schools..

They are not experts in speed..
89
19/01/2021 11:00:55 3 1
bbc
About time that this issue is addressed as the impending disaster it is. I don't care which billionaire donated to the cause I am just glad that one of them made the first move. Governments can no longer afford to support this kind of long term research so we need wealthy people to step up to the plate and pick up the banner instead.
99
19/01/2021 11:04:22 2 1
bbc
They can waste £20 billion on Track and Trace though...makes £100 million look like small change...
100
19/01/2021 10:49:39 5 4
bbc
Fantastic news. A professional, successful UK organisation with a proven track record. Makes you you kinda proud to be British.