No Covid variants found on London Tubes, buses and stations
19/02/2021 | news | health | 85
This does not mean none is circulating or commuters can let down their guard, the researchers say.
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19/02/2021 10:11:15 8 6
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Some goodish news followed by the usual finger wagging to be good children. More like school every day.
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19/02/2021 10:48:00 7 2
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People pretend to be confused by the guidelines hence an inclination to “tell”
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19/02/2021 10:16:00 5 7
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Great -- no excuse for people to be 'afraid' of using public transport and getting people back to work once the lockdown is lifted.
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19/02/2021 10:27:59 8 3
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No excuse to clog the roads with cars because people are 'afraid' of public transport.
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19/02/2021 10:52:43 5 1
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I was at work all the time. Just because I’m not in the office does not mean that I’m not at work. BTW, I’m more concerned about spending entire day in air conditioned office than taking the Tube.
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19/02/2021 10:18:33 6 6
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When will the Tory "levelling" machine roll out the same research on Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool & Newcastle public transport?
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19/02/2021 10:36:06 13 5
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When one of them has the biggest public transport system in the country? More people = more likely to get an accurate picture. It's not rocket science.
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19/02/2021 10:37:57 1 3
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Exactly
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19/02/2021 10:46:57 8 2
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Regional victimhood
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19/02/2021 10:23:54 7 5
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Usual good news but... scenario. Typical of the media these days. Must think everybody is stupid.
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19/02/2021 10:16:00 5 7
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Great -- no excuse for people to be 'afraid' of using public transport and getting people back to work once the lockdown is lifted.
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19/02/2021 10:27:59 8 3
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No excuse to clog the roads with cars because people are 'afraid' of public transport.
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19/02/2021 16:58:52 3 0
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People are not "afraid" of puublic transport ust staying home as requested unlike motorists clogging the road making non -essential journeys!!
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19/02/2021 10:18:33 6 6
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When will the Tory "levelling" machine roll out the same research on Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool & Newcastle public transport?
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19/02/2021 10:36:06 13 5
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When one of them has the biggest public transport system in the country? More people = more likely to get an accurate picture. It's not rocket science.
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19/02/2021 10:36:07 7 8
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Great! Does this mean no one is using public transport OR Covid doesn't survive on surfaces and is airborne?? More confusion! Stay at home, go to work. Eat out, don't go out but go to work! :))
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19/02/2021 10:46:25 9 6
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Maybe you are one of those people who need to be sat down and told exactly what to do each day. Use common sense and your initiative to apply the guidelines
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19/02/2021 10:18:33 6 6
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When will the Tory "levelling" machine roll out the same research on Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool & Newcastle public transport?
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19/02/2021 10:37:57 1 3
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Exactly
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19/02/2021 10:36:07 7 8
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Great! Does this mean no one is using public transport OR Covid doesn't survive on surfaces and is airborne?? More confusion! Stay at home, go to work. Eat out, don't go out but go to work! :))
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19/02/2021 10:46:25 9 6
bbc
Maybe you are one of those people who need to be sat down and told exactly what to do each day. Use common sense and your initiative to apply the guidelines
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19/02/2021 10:18:33 6 6
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When will the Tory "levelling" machine roll out the same research on Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool & Newcastle public transport?
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19/02/2021 10:46:57 8 2
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Regional victimhood
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19/02/2021 10:11:15 8 6
bbc
Some goodish news followed by the usual finger wagging to be good children. More like school every day.
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19/02/2021 10:48:00 7 2
bbc
People pretend to be confused by the guidelines hence an inclination to “tell”
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19/02/2021 10:50:00 3 14
bbc
Yeah right! Does anyone believe a think this GOV says any more? By the way... reading that Wales now is talking about ending the lockdown in March next month... so there's no point keeping it going in the rest of England either then seeing as Wales in part of Mainland england
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19/02/2021 10:52:44 16 4
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It’s not the government it’s TFL using Imperial College resources. Stop blaming the gov for everything.
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19/02/2021 11:29:37 3 1
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Isn't Scotland running it's lockdown till at least April?
There doesn't seem to be any coherent strategy between all the home nations.
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19/02/2021 10:50:35 9 3
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TFL going bust through lack of fares and presumably a commensurate hit on ad revenue. We need a solvent public transport network in London to get people back to work. Hope this news helps.
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19/02/2021 10:16:00 5 7
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Great -- no excuse for people to be 'afraid' of using public transport and getting people back to work once the lockdown is lifted.
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19/02/2021 10:52:43 5 1
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I was at work all the time. Just because I’m not in the office does not mean that I’m not at work. BTW, I’m more concerned about spending entire day in air conditioned office than taking the Tube.
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19/02/2021 13:32:03 2 2
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Shhh, you'll upset the professionally offended on here, talking sense like that!
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19/02/2021 10:50:00 3 14
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Yeah right! Does anyone believe a think this GOV says any more? By the way... reading that Wales now is talking about ending the lockdown in March next month... so there's no point keeping it going in the rest of England either then seeing as Wales in part of Mainland england
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19/02/2021 10:52:44 16 4
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It’s not the government it’s TFL using Imperial College resources. Stop blaming the gov for everything.
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19/02/2021 17:02:08 2 0
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Does this mean Sadiq Khan the London Mayor will be begging funds for this research
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19/02/2021 10:59:06 11 6
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This is an important finding. Public transport use needs to increase considerably in the coming years for us to meet climate targets. It will take time to undo the effect of the 'avoid public transport' message. As society reopens, we need to get people out of the driving habit.
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19/02/2021 21:43:29 2 1
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No chance unless SAGE realise social distancing is not possible on public transport
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20/02/2021 11:05:23 1 0
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Public transport will always be second choice because it doesn't go door to door.
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me
19/02/2021 11:19:52 4 7
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Maybe they should do the same testing in hospitals and try to find why so many people pick up Covid in hospital. If they can find no virus across all public transport where are they finding it. I don't suppose it could be a PR exercise could it ??
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19/02/2021 11:34:16 1 4
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lol, that,ll rattle cages.
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19/02/2021 11:28:03 2 2
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I suspect it is. The 'Everybody Wears a Mask' comment is laughable, certainly on the Underground and Overground networks. My commute home last night I counted over 100 people either not wearing a mask, or wearing them as chin supports - and don't give me 'they are probably exempt'...
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20/02/2021 16:48:40 0 0
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Just read the article and you'll read that their NOT testing a big sample of TFL transport or by the way they sample that means we only test one hospital to prove there's no Covid in any hospital
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19/02/2021 11:21:26 13 12
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There probably never was. Let's hope this is the beginning of the reversal of project fear
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19/02/2021 12:57:17 1 2
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Like Brexit then?
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19/02/2021 11:27:21 17 7
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Weird, when we are led to believe these variants are rife.
One thing Covid has taught me is that we dont have NEWS as we once knew it, its just Gossip now. Believe what you read at your peril. Even more so believe what you hear around 5pm to become a prize fool.
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19/02/2021 14:39:36 4 0
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The Imperial College researchers should undertake their tests on the Central Line in East London which passes through areas with lower vaccination uptake, high BAME numbers and economic and social deprivation.
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19/02/2021 10:50:00 3 14
bbc
Yeah right! Does anyone believe a think this GOV says any more? By the way... reading that Wales now is talking about ending the lockdown in March next month... so there's no point keeping it going in the rest of England either then seeing as Wales in part of Mainland england
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19/02/2021 11:29:37 3 1
bbc
Isn't Scotland running it's lockdown till at least April?
There doesn't seem to be any coherent strategy between all the home nations.
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me
19/02/2021 11:19:52 4 7
bbc
Maybe they should do the same testing in hospitals and try to find why so many people pick up Covid in hospital. If they can find no virus across all public transport where are they finding it. I don't suppose it could be a PR exercise could it ??
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19/02/2021 11:34:16 1 4
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lol, that,ll rattle cages.
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19/02/2021 11:38:27 1 7
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Fine, turn abandoned stations into pubs, schools, etc..
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19/02/2021 11:23:37 6 8
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Well, that's going to really annoy Downing Street. There goes the opportunity to frighten people with a new scare tactic.

Got to find something really scary soon to stop too many wanting lockdown to be lifted.
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me
19/02/2021 11:19:52 4 7
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Maybe they should do the same testing in hospitals and try to find why so many people pick up Covid in hospital. If they can find no virus across all public transport where are they finding it. I don't suppose it could be a PR exercise could it ??
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19/02/2021 11:28:03 2 2
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I suspect it is. The 'Everybody Wears a Mask' comment is laughable, certainly on the Underground and Overground networks. My commute home last night I counted over 100 people either not wearing a mask, or wearing them as chin supports - and don't give me 'they are probably exempt'...
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19/02/2021 11:35:26 5 11
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“But this doesn’t mean commuters can let down they guard”.... Lol. When are we going to stop ultra cautious scientists from creating health totalitarianism. Utter madness, cheered on by the BBC. Wake up.
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19/02/2021 12:02:56 20 6
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How the BBC have stooped so low as to utilise a headline "No Covid variants found on London Tubes, buses and stations" when the sample size (e.g. 2 of 270 tube stations or 0.74% of stations OR ~9,000 London buses in service and assume one depot services 200 buses = 45/1 = 2.22%) is outrageous. This is not news. Test 98% and come back with a revised headline.
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19/02/2021 12:51:28 6 1
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It seems they have also not tested for virus concentrations within the air - particularly on the trains/buses themselves. When airborne virus is the dominant route of transmission... "No Covid variants found on London Tubes, buses and stations - but we didn't really look extensively"
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20/02/2021 11:03:55 0 0
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The BBC have conmpletely lost it. They are ripe for selling off.
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19/02/2021 12:07:00 3 1
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But, there's always a 'But..'
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19/02/2021 12:22:23 5 1
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Once a month is not good enough, once a day would be more realistic
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19/02/2021 12:52:37 3 3
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Reading this it says no variants found, so that means they are finding the virus, but not any variants, that still means your still at risk of catching Covid on bus's and tube
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19/02/2021 12:24:47 3 4
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im suprised bbc hasnt got the mayor on with him saying he personally kept virus on transport free from virus
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19/02/2021 12:55:34 1 5
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Why would they? He didn't study at Oxford or Cambridge.
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19/02/2021 12:52:33 2 1
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He's already been on elsewhere looking forward to Euro 2020 and Wimbledon, oh and he's had his jab so he's OK, TFL is OK, and Boris's mates are still making millions.
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19/02/2021 12:29:36 8 6
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This is what gives science a bad name. Poor sample size etc. SAGE are another example of poor science. Project fear and computer modelling. Garbage in. Garbage out.
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19/02/2021 12:52:08 6 1
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Sample size is the number of swab tests done. The article doesn't say so how can you?
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19/02/2021 12:38:13 4 5
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Swab test once a month on the following basis.
two Tube stations
one Tube line
one Tube train
one bus depot
one bus journey
Does this mean all tube and buses are totally virus free, no, come on TFL test all of the above weeklyto get the true figure,
Same as those that say a random infection test of 85000 out of 65million are showing a drop in cases another 85000 may have been a different result
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19/02/2021 12:51:13 5 6
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This is a completely pointless exercise. If there are any other contagious passengers sharing the bus or train with you, then there's a high risk you will be infected. Whether or not there are traces of the virus left on surfaces of the trains or in the stations is almost irrelevant in that case.
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19/02/2021 12:02:56 20 6
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How the BBC have stooped so low as to utilise a headline "No Covid variants found on London Tubes, buses and stations" when the sample size (e.g. 2 of 270 tube stations or 0.74% of stations OR ~9,000 London buses in service and assume one depot services 200 buses = 45/1 = 2.22%) is outrageous. This is not news. Test 98% and come back with a revised headline.
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19/02/2021 12:51:28 6 1
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It seems they have also not tested for virus concentrations within the air - particularly on the trains/buses themselves. When airborne virus is the dominant route of transmission... "No Covid variants found on London Tubes, buses and stations - but we didn't really look extensively"
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19/02/2021 12:29:36 8 6
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This is what gives science a bad name. Poor sample size etc. SAGE are another example of poor science. Project fear and computer modelling. Garbage in. Garbage out.
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19/02/2021 12:52:08 6 1
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Sample size is the number of swab tests done. The article doesn't say so how can you?
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19/02/2021 12:22:23 5 1
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Once a month is not good enough, once a day would be more realistic
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19/02/2021 12:52:37 3 3
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Reading this it says no variants found, so that means they are finding the virus, but not any variants, that still means your still at risk of catching Covid on bus's and tube
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19/02/2021 13:00:16 4 1
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so you did not read even the first line "Monthly tests have found no traces of coronavirus, including new variants"
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19/02/2021 12:53:30 5 4
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And the headline is completely untrue and misleading. Try harder to tell the facts please @BBC News.
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19/02/2021 12:24:47 3 4
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im suprised bbc hasnt got the mayor on with him saying he personally kept virus on transport free from virus
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19/02/2021 12:55:34 1 5
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Why would they? He didn't study at Oxford or Cambridge.
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19/02/2021 11:21:26 13 12
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There probably never was. Let's hope this is the beginning of the reversal of project fear
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19/02/2021 12:57:17 1 2
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Like Brexit then?
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19/02/2021 12:24:47 3 4
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im suprised bbc hasnt got the mayor on with him saying he personally kept virus on transport free from virus
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19/02/2021 12:52:33 2 1
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He's already been on elsewhere looking forward to Euro 2020 and Wimbledon, oh and he's had his jab so he's OK, TFL is OK, and Boris's mates are still making millions.
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19/02/2021 12:52:37 3 3
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Reading this it says no variants found, so that means they are finding the virus, but not any variants, that still means your still at risk of catching Covid on bus's and tube
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19/02/2021 13:00:16 4 1
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so you did not read even the first line "Monthly tests have found no traces of coronavirus, including new variants"
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20/02/2021 12:39:49 1 0
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I did, but did you read in the article that they nearly always choose the same bus and tube routes etc, so theres no real proof all the 1000's bus's and tube journeys are all safe.
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20/02/2021 16:08:27 0 0
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So did you read the whole article? the article says that they nearly always choose the same bus and tube routes etc, so theres no real proof that the 1000's bus's and tube journeys are safe.
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19/02/2021 13:11:01 4 5
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The headline is not untrue, and neither is the exercise pointless. The tests give a good indication that the surfaces most likely to be touched are not contaminated. Obviously, if someone coughs on them that would change. It is good to know that the hard work that London Transport staff are putting in cleaning things is working.
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19/02/2021 13:18:03 4 3
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Of course the headline "No Covid variants found on London Tubes, buses and stations" is untrue and misleading. They only sample two tube stations, one tube train, one bus depot and one bus!
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Rob
19/02/2021 13:12:36 3 1
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And they tend to swab the same routes! Try the number 29 at peak use.
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19/02/2021 13:11:01 4 5
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The headline is not untrue, and neither is the exercise pointless. The tests give a good indication that the surfaces most likely to be touched are not contaminated. Obviously, if someone coughs on them that would change. It is good to know that the hard work that London Transport staff are putting in cleaning things is working.
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19/02/2021 13:18:03 4 3
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Of course the headline "No Covid variants found on London Tubes, buses and stations" is untrue and misleading. They only sample two tube stations, one tube train, one bus depot and one bus!
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19/02/2021 13:35:17 4 0
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So you are saying they are lying about not finding anything?

Because if they didn't find anything, the headline isn't untrue.

There may not have been -enough- testing, but that's a different problem!
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19/02/2021 13:30:31 5 0
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"All of the results have been negative so far"... !
Either increase the PCR cycle threshold (!!just kidding!) or take the tests to the hospitals. Seriously. Please. Test the blooming hospital air!
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19/02/2021 10:52:43 5 1
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I was at work all the time. Just because I’m not in the office does not mean that I’m not at work. BTW, I’m more concerned about spending entire day in air conditioned office than taking the Tube.
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19/02/2021 13:32:03 2 2
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Shhh, you'll upset the professionally offended on here, talking sense like that!
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19/02/2021 13:33:54 3 1
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I suppose this news is a gentle lead in to open up London and get people out and about on public transport to the pubs etc.
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19/02/2021 13:35:15 5 0
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Perhaps we need research into how, as of 5 days ago, nearly 10,000 people tested positive in London in the previous week after 50+days in lockdown.Surely this data exists somewhere?
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19/02/2021 13:47:28 6 1
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Despite what some of the Tinfoil Hat brigade on here claim, lockdown is not the same as house arrest!
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19/02/2021 13:18:03 4 3
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Of course the headline "No Covid variants found on London Tubes, buses and stations" is untrue and misleading. They only sample two tube stations, one tube train, one bus depot and one bus!
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19/02/2021 13:35:17 4 0
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So you are saying they are lying about not finding anything?

Because if they didn't find anything, the headline isn't untrue.

There may not have been -enough- testing, but that's a different problem!
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19/02/2021 13:53:58 2 0
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No their not finding variants, but that means they are surely finding the Covid virus to state no variants found, so mask up and wash hands
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19/02/2021 14:46:25 3 0
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The headline suggests there is no Covid on buses and tubes, but they've only tested one bus and one tube train.
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19/02/2021 13:35:15 5 0
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Perhaps we need research into how, as of 5 days ago, nearly 10,000 people tested positive in London in the previous week after 50+days in lockdown.Surely this data exists somewhere?
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19/02/2021 13:47:28 6 1
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Despite what some of the Tinfoil Hat brigade on here claim, lockdown is not the same as house arrest!
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19/02/2021 13:49:12 5 2
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Bit of a non story methinks. Did they expect to find a 'Central Line' variant? A 'Piccadilly Line' variant?
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19/02/2021 13:35:17 4 0
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So you are saying they are lying about not finding anything?

Because if they didn't find anything, the headline isn't untrue.

There may not have been -enough- testing, but that's a different problem!
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19/02/2021 13:53:58 2 0
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No their not finding variants, but that means they are surely finding the Covid virus to state no variants found, so mask up and wash hands
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19/02/2021 14:02:47 1 1
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As someone else asked you in response to one of your earlier posts, did you read the first line of the article?

"found no traces of coronavirus, including new variants"

What is hard to understand about that?
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19/02/2021 13:53:58 2 0
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No their not finding variants, but that means they are surely finding the Covid virus to state no variants found, so mask up and wash hands
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19/02/2021 14:02:47 1 1
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As someone else asked you in response to one of your earlier posts, did you read the first line of the article?

"found no traces of coronavirus, including new variants"

What is hard to understand about that?
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20/02/2021 17:01:03 1 0
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Read the rest of the article and see why you cant believe that headline, so your saying testing 1bus and tube journey proves the whole system is Covid clear? dream on
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19/02/2021 14:04:16 0 6
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We don’t want any more new variants....stop looking! Bad news yesterday regarding the Pfizer Jab. Reports in MSM today say early results show it is only 30% affective against the South African Variant. This is worse than the Oxford vaccine. I guess France and Germany may review their strategy.
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19/02/2021 14:28:08 0 0
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"But this does not mean...." (fill in any negative statement you want here)
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19/02/2021 14:36:12 6 1
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Imperial College researchers should undertake their tests on the Central Line in East London which passes through areas with lower vaccination update, high BAME numbers and economic and social deprivation.
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19/02/2021 14:48:59 6 2
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Some folk may consider that a racist comment. If BAME are prone to cov-19 via genes why are the hospitals not bunged up with them? Genes are not the only explanation.
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19/02/2021 11:27:21 17 7
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Weird, when we are led to believe these variants are rife.
One thing Covid has taught me is that we dont have NEWS as we once knew it, its just Gossip now. Believe what you read at your peril. Even more so believe what you hear around 5pm to become a prize fool.
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19/02/2021 14:39:36 4 0
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The Imperial College researchers should undertake their tests on the Central Line in East London which passes through areas with lower vaccination uptake, high BAME numbers and economic and social deprivation.
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19/02/2021 13:35:17 4 0
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So you are saying they are lying about not finding anything?

Because if they didn't find anything, the headline isn't untrue.

There may not have been -enough- testing, but that's a different problem!
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19/02/2021 14:46:25 3 0
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The headline suggests there is no Covid on buses and tubes, but they've only tested one bus and one tube train.
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19/02/2021 16:29:51 1 2
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So, you are saying they haven't found anything because they haven't tested enough, but the headline saying they haven't found anything is a lie?

You really wouldn't recognise a clue if it left teethmarks for you to sit on, would you?
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19/02/2021 14:45:02 5 0
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Not only are these tests infrequent, there are currently very few passengers on trains, hermetically sealed lethal vapour traps. I regularly count less than one person per carriage on the 10 carriage Waterloo SWTrains mainline at 'rush hour'!
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19/02/2021 14:36:12 6 1
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Imperial College researchers should undertake their tests on the Central Line in East London which passes through areas with lower vaccination update, high BAME numbers and economic and social deprivation.
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19/02/2021 14:48:59 6 2
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Some folk may consider that a racist comment. If BAME are prone to cov-19 via genes why are the hospitals not bunged up with them? Genes are not the only explanation.
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19/02/2021 14:50:31 3 1
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There are loads of drooping tubes to be seen on that show Naked Attraction. Many seem to be heading due south to Australia. I think the complete Tubes running the UK are the main problem.
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19/02/2021 14:53:32 3 1
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PCR tests do not prove infectivity. They merely detect viral RNA. They cannot tell RNA from live virus (infectious) from a RNA fragment from a previous infection (non infectious). To differentiate you need to set up viral cultures simultaneously with PCR, if live virus is isolated, confirms positive PCR result infectious.
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19/02/2021 15:00:51 1 7
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I recall the BSE fiasco, the erroneous modelling carried out by the same group who did Cov-19! The BSE inquiry its epic tomes filling library shelves, the massive pyres of animal carcases. John Gummer & the burger a PR disaster. Then we had CJD and new variant CJD!

In Northern Ireland the cov-19 variants include, DUP, TUV, UUP, SDLP, SF, Alliance, Green. So far I have managed to avoid them all.
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19/02/2021 15:05:30 6 5
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Who in their right mind would ever consider returning to the daily grind of commuting by Tube, bus, train car post-cov-19? All those folk wearing lavender shirts and the same suits! Such a complete waste of time & resources.
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19/02/2021 22:48:22 1 1
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all those who have to work for a living.....
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19/02/2021 15:09:28 1 2
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Surely time for more 'Scoff for Covid' antics from the crook in no.10 and his retinue.
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19/02/2021 15:15:03 2 2
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Seems Dildo Harding is planning sacking loads of contracted serco, sitel contact tracers, as Bojo has "got covid done" you could not make it up.
New variants aka immigrants. Removed
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19/02/2021 16:24:32 4 1
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You really have come out with a lot of rubbish this afternoon...

Found the sauce bottle early?
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19/02/2021 15:17:57 1 4
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Sars-cov-2 is transmitted via aerosols. Have they sampled the air in the Tubes? Usually it smells of stale farts & sweat.
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19/02/2021 16:10:59 6 0
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It says they did in the article
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19/02/2021 15:17:57 1 4
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Sars-cov-2 is transmitted via aerosols. Have they sampled the air in the Tubes? Usually it smells of stale farts & sweat.
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19/02/2021 16:10:59 6 0
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It says they did in the article
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20/02/2021 12:04:06 1 0
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Did you also read the article that they nearly always choose the same routes etc, so no real proof the bus's and tube are all safe
New variants aka immigrants. Removed
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19/02/2021 16:24:32 4 1
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You really have come out with a lot of rubbish this afternoon...

Found the sauce bottle early?
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19/02/2021 14:46:25 3 0
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The headline suggests there is no Covid on buses and tubes, but they've only tested one bus and one tube train.
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19/02/2021 16:29:51 1 2
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So, you are saying they haven't found anything because they haven't tested enough, but the headline saying they haven't found anything is a lie?

You really wouldn't recognise a clue if it left teethmarks for you to sit on, would you?
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19/02/2021 16:51:19 0 1
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PCR tests do not prove infectivity.

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Had an email from my local council.

"The World Health Organisation has issued some statements to reassure people who may be worried about having their Covid-19 vaccination.

There is no evidence that the Covid-19 vaccine will affect fertility. This has been backed by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives. "
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19/02/2021 10:27:59 8 3
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No excuse to clog the roads with cars because people are 'afraid' of public transport.
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19/02/2021 16:58:52 3 0
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People are not "afraid" of puublic transport ust staying home as requested unlike motorists clogging the road making non -essential journeys!!
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19/02/2021 10:52:44 16 4
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It’s not the government it’s TFL using Imperial College resources. Stop blaming the gov for everything.
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19/02/2021 17:02:08 2 0
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Does this mean Sadiq Khan the London Mayor will be begging funds for this research
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19/02/2021 10:59:06 11 6
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This is an important finding. Public transport use needs to increase considerably in the coming years for us to meet climate targets. It will take time to undo the effect of the 'avoid public transport' message. As society reopens, we need to get people out of the driving habit.
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19/02/2021 21:43:29 2 1
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No chance unless SAGE realise social distancing is not possible on public transport
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19/02/2021 15:05:30 6 5
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Who in their right mind would ever consider returning to the daily grind of commuting by Tube, bus, train car post-cov-19? All those folk wearing lavender shirts and the same suits! Such a complete waste of time & resources.
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19/02/2021 22:48:22 1 1
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all those who have to work for a living.....
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20/02/2021 00:44:55 1 2
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This just proves the lies.
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19/02/2021 12:02:56 20 6
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How the BBC have stooped so low as to utilise a headline "No Covid variants found on London Tubes, buses and stations" when the sample size (e.g. 2 of 270 tube stations or 0.74% of stations OR ~9,000 London buses in service and assume one depot services 200 buses = 45/1 = 2.22%) is outrageous. This is not news. Test 98% and come back with a revised headline.
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20/02/2021 11:03:55 0 0
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The BBC have conmpletely lost it. They are ripe for selling off.
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19/02/2021 10:59:06 11 6
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This is an important finding. Public transport use needs to increase considerably in the coming years for us to meet climate targets. It will take time to undo the effect of the 'avoid public transport' message. As society reopens, we need to get people out of the driving habit.
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20/02/2021 11:05:23 1 0
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Public transport will always be second choice because it doesn't go door to door.
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19/02/2021 16:10:59 6 0
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It says they did in the article
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20/02/2021 12:04:06 1 0
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Did you also read the article that they nearly always choose the same routes etc, so no real proof the bus's and tube are all safe
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20/02/2021 12:07:57 2 0
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With the hundreds of bus's in London and tube journeys, readimg the article that they nearly always choose the same bus and tube routes etc, so theres no real proof the bus's and tube are all safe.
Need to test more routes etc once a week at least.
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19/02/2021 13:00:16 4 1
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so you did not read even the first line "Monthly tests have found no traces of coronavirus, including new variants"
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20/02/2021 12:39:49 1 0
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I did, but did you read in the article that they nearly always choose the same bus and tube routes etc, so theres no real proof all the 1000's bus's and tube journeys are all safe.
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20/02/2021 13:15:05 1 0
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I wouldn't be too complacent on even the tested routes, remember absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
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19/02/2021 13:00:16 4 1
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so you did not read even the first line "Monthly tests have found no traces of coronavirus, including new variants"
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20/02/2021 16:08:27 0 0
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So did you read the whole article? the article says that they nearly always choose the same bus and tube routes etc, so theres no real proof that the 1000's bus's and tube journeys are safe.
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19/02/2021 11:19:52 4 7
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Maybe they should do the same testing in hospitals and try to find why so many people pick up Covid in hospital. If they can find no virus across all public transport where are they finding it. I don't suppose it could be a PR exercise could it ??
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20/02/2021 16:48:40 0 0
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Just read the article and you'll read that their NOT testing a big sample of TFL transport or by the way they sample that means we only test one hospital to prove there's no Covid in any hospital
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19/02/2021 14:02:47 1 1
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As someone else asked you in response to one of your earlier posts, did you read the first line of the article?

"found no traces of coronavirus, including new variants"

What is hard to understand about that?
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20/02/2021 17:01:03 1 0
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Read the rest of the article and see why you cant believe that headline, so your saying testing 1bus and tube journey proves the whole system is Covid clear? dream on