Covid vaccines - 'spectacular' impact on serious illness
22/02/2021 | news | health | 966
First evidence jabs are having major impact on serious illness as well as cutting transmission.
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22/02/2021 17:19:19 1 13
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I was down the pub the other night with a whole bunch of friends. We were talking about the vaccines. Some had had the Oxford jab. Others Pfizer. Some couldn't wait for the vaccine. Others were trying their best to avoid getting it. So what did I decide to do? I stowed away on a Russian ship and got me a dose of Sputnik. Back in the UK and I'm running circles around everyone I work with.
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What will captain hindsight and his bunch of merry whingers have to moan about today, I wonder.

On hindsight, let's have some more discussion on the irish border and fishing as soon as possible, give the losers something to moan about for goodness sake.
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22/02/2021 17:56:39 3 1
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You mean the Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition whose job it is to scrutinise the Government's actions/ policies and hold it to account? If Boris had listened to him we would have had fewer deaths. Any other whataboutery?
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22/02/2021 17:15:28 381 17
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Well done NHS, vaccine developers and Govt too for getting this rapid jab process organised. Superlative efforts by all.
Sadly, at the time of me writing this, over 10% of people had down-voted this comment. This shows unfortunately that there are still likely millions of people in the UK, who are lower that whale sh*t and come from the wrong end of the gene pool. Whilst this filth walks amongst us, we will all, always, face a challenge, whatever the issue. Removed
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22/02/2021 18:10:52 7 5
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Sadly, your comment says rather a lot about you and not much of it complementary!
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22/02/2021 18:14:01 3 2
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What a vile human being you are
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22/02/2021 17:42:55 8 4
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Hang on am I missing something here?
Wasnt it the claim from AstraZenica that one vaccination would cut the risk of severe illness by 78% and that there would be no hospital admissions or deaths.
Isn't that the original claim?
Have I dreamt this?
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22/02/2021 18:07:52 24 1
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Shout out to all the scientists, doctors, nurses, carers and front line workers who have served their nation and humanity in such an immense way. You are the front line soldiers of this war. Thank you all. Thank you so, so much.
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22/02/2021 18:10:12 7 8
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And the Germans and French politicians that are stirring up anti-Oxord AZ vaccine sentiment can go stew in their own juice. Sour grapes, methinks.
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22/02/2021 18:50:08 13 5
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How have the French not noticed that Macron is an imbecile? Maybe Trump had a love child during a visit to Paris in the 70s?
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22/02/2021 18:55:00 2 2
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Good. Kudos to the science, good uptake & roadmap to freedom.
The media has done a great of turning some into frightened rabbits so it's time to look forwards & live again!
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22/02/2021 18:40:49 4 5
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Despite the usual naysayers I think the UK government's roll-out of the vaccine has been a fantastic achievement. Thank goodness we left the EU at the beginning of the year - God knows what sorry position we'd be in now had we not left but still under the leadership of the disastrous Ursula von der layen.
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Perhaps the BBCs Paris reporter can ask Macron for his views?

Particularly after his (and it should be emphasised every time its talked about, just for consistency of reporting by the BBC) COMPLETELY UNSUBSTANTIATED comments.....
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22/02/2021 19:28:56 0 1
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Who cares ? Just us and the wide blue blunder.
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22/02/2021 19:23:57 4 8
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Macron, Merkel and the rest please leave you comments now....
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22/02/2021 20:28:21 3 2
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artikel seize
20:16

"You are one of the so & so’s that have spread misinformation regarding the Oxford vaccine. Only reason you haven’t is your pro-EU agenda"

Pathetic - The AZN vaccine has ease of distribution because it can be refrigerated, but even the Pfizer vaccine is proving stable at -20 degrees so can be equally distributed with ease.
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22/02/2021 20:35:35 21 6
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This is what the GREAT in Britain means. Well done to all. ??
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Apparently once you've had the jab, you start seeing the world in a whole new light. Less selfish, more care for your fellow humans. More interest in participating in collaborative projects, such as being a part of the EU.

Come on Brexies, sleeves up.
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22/02/2021 21:06:30 3 0
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Try watching Euronews.
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22/02/2021 20:58:36 2 9
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The refusal of the EU to give the AZN vaccine to folk over 65 suggests to me that they are balancing risk by giving the least effective vaccine to those whose risk is smallest.

Couple the above, with the EU negotiating lower prices and forcing vaccine producers to take on liability unlike the UK ....

.... maybe you simply read too much Tory spin without thinking.

Did you vote for Brexit?

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22/02/2021 20:52:40 4 8
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Fact is:

UK bought a surplus of vaccines in a rush, and is trying to play down the fact that these vaccines may be out of date because of mutations, that all knew was a possibility ...

.... hugely successful?
The AZ & Pfizer vaccines have already caused adverse reactions in the order of between 22-40,000 if you drill down the list on the MHRA site. Although many are mild many are quite serious, for example cases of total deafness after one jab, neurological issues, skin problems, cardiac issues. I asked MHRA about the Norway Pfizer mortality cases, they are aware of them but have not issued warnings Removed
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22/02/2021 21:34:59 2 1
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Have you had the vaccine?
The AZ vaccine is both novel & controversial essentially it is a GMO. The viral vector used has an odd history. It was isolated from a Chimpanzee's Anus, they tweaked it adding a gene for spike protein. Either way I shall not be consenting to it at all. By next year there will be inactivated/subunit vaccines non gene/mRNA. Removed
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22/02/2021 21:42:33 0 1
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Source, please.
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22/02/2021 22:15:47 3 3
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Ferguson on the bbc news again! Such hypocrisy - he had to resign from Sage after breaking his own lockdown recommendation to ‘meet’ (euphemism!) his lady friend - yet he still gets airtime! Whilst Cummings was wrong, he and his family were absolutely thrown under the bus when he was looking after the safety of his family after falling ill with Covid!
Hi Dominic. It was really the “just testing my eyesight by going out for a drive” that did for you,
That and the excruciating interview. And that fact that you’re genuinely an awful psychopathic individual. And a Brexy.

Sorry.
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Great news, now lets all pressure the government to sack Hand-cock for breaking the law. He should be prosecuted, if one of us broke the law we would be prosecuted. Do laws apply to johnson and his cabinet of crooks? Removed
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22/02/2021 17:47:57 97 6
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The Edinburgh study used a 4 week cutoff and 690,000 subjects given Pfizer jab and 490,000 the AZ jab.

These showed essentially the same effectiveness; about 90% lower hospitalisations across the dosed groups including 81% amongst the over 80’s.

Wonder what Macron has to say about it.
Rosbifs 1 Frogs 0
Quel dommage!
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I believe Cov-19 was a lab leak, either a vaccine intermediate or bioweapon intermediate. China is a Nazi type police state it has terrible biosecurity & experiments on prisoners in their concentration camps. I do not buy the wet market fairy tale at all. The sooner the west closes its door on the Chinks the better. They gave Europe the Black Death remember. I never buy anything made in China. Removed
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23/02/2021 00:20:38 3 1
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No factual evidence. No credible peer reviewed papers backing up your claim.

Just more baseless claims mirroring past tweets from florida!
This is how I prevent cov-19 infections. I surround myself in a toxic atmosphere of Guinness farts, the most powerful farts in the world. They clear rooms & buildings in under 5 mins. Great for Social distancing too. If you cannot smell a Guinness fart, then you must have Cov-19 for sure.

https://www.dailyedge.ie/guinness-farts-smell-so-bad-because-2437185-Nov2015/
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23/02/2021 06:39:43 1 1
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had my first jab, queued to register and hand in the paperwork, queued and entered the clinic and had the jab, sat outside for 10mins so no risk of fainting in the street.
very few if any non white faces, worrying, covid will have more affect than the NF or
BNP if things don't change.
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23/02/2021 01:24:33 2 4
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Just like Brexit then! We knew a vaccine was required to fight that terrible disease, remoanerism.
We just dropped a little patriotism into the vaccine and by the summer, remoaners should be eradicated and we will be able to let them out again.
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23/02/2021 06:39:43 1 1
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had my first jab, queued to register and hand in the paperwork, queued and entered the clinic and had the jab, sat outside for 10mins so no risk of fainting in the street.
very few if any non white faces, worrying, covid will have more affect than the NF or
BNP if things don't change.
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23/02/2021 09:19:44 3 1
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"In the fourth week after the first dose, hospitalisations were reduced by 85% and 94% for the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs"

What? The AZ vaccine is effective..? Sssssssh! Don't tell our friends in Europe! We'd hate for them to look petty and ignorant...
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23/02/2021 06:39:43 1 1
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had my first jab, queued to register and hand in the paperwork, queued and entered the clinic and had the jab, sat outside for 10mins so no risk of fainting in the street.
very few if any non white faces, worrying, covid will have more affect than the NF or
BNP if things don't change.
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Elsewhere on the BBC - Do you fancy taking up running ?

Be a super-spreader !!
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23/02/2021 06:39:43 1 1
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had my first jab, queued to register and hand in the paperwork, queued and entered the clinic and had the jab, sat outside for 10mins so no risk of fainting in the street.
very few if any non white faces, worrying, covid will have more affect than the NF or
BNP if things don't change.
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23/02/2021 12:55:16 0 3
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From experience it seems to be going well with the roll out. No side effects and its just straight forward in and out inside 20 mins. The only bad thing Ive heard is some are queue jumping. A work colleague got her receptionist friend to book her parents an appointment before they were due. I suspect that goes on a lot.
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