Coronavirus spread slowed by vaccines, study suggests
26/02/2021 | news | health | 704
There was a 75% reduction in staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital testing positive after a vaccination.
Shall we all just take a moment to bask in the knowledge that Shamima is never, never, never, never, never going to step foot back in the UK with her poisonous ideology and history behind her. Removed
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But her kids might - after they’ve been radicalised in the camp. I think it would make sense to help them escape the poisonous ideology that may bring bloodshed to our shores in the future. Removed
Normally when 15 year old children are groomed and manipulated into doing something that's bad for them we treat them as victims and go after the groomers. What's the difference here? That Britain, alledgedly a global player, 6th biggest economy in the world, with an army that claims to be world class can't even clean this mess up itself, but seeks to foist the problem on Bangladesh, is pathetic. Removed
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So, with all this evidence why aren’t we opening up faster?
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ben
26/02/2021 17:48:54 33 5
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Read the researcher's words: "The vaccine doesn't completely prevent infection and so handwashing, mask-wearing, social distancing, regular testing are as important as they ever are."
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26/02/2021 17:49:17 2 2
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Watch yesterday's Horizon.BBC2
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26/02/2021 17:51:48 2 2
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Because you still get sick - do read the wider issues and data.
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26/02/2021 17:52:12 6 5
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"Control". i.e. the Government is frightened of losing it.

Which is interesting, since they have managed to frighten an awful lot of the UK population.
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26/02/2021 17:57:08 4 5
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We aren't opening faster because they're all obsessed with lockdowns and if you try to dispute it you get attacked by all the lockdown sycophants on here.
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26/02/2021 17:46:51 15 3
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Awesome!
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1 in 5 Local Authority areas seeing rises in cases this week. To echo JVT, don’t wreck this now. Let’s keep to the rules and come out of this as a nation soon.
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26/02/2021 17:52:11 37 233
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It doesn't matter what anyone does, this lockdown will never end. Feel free to stick to the rules if you want but it'll do no good.
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26/02/2021 17:54:02 10 4
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Kent variant still working its way through places well away from London which are belatedly seeing a wave of that variant.
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26/02/2021 18:00:09 15 44
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1 in 5 people in this country live the lockdown so much that they don't want it to end. Even when deaths drop to low low numbers they'll still be clamouring for restrictions to be extended to keep their beloved 'pandemic' alive.
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26/02/2021 19:09:38 0 2
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Wait till they do all that testing in schools. How many false positives will we get. I estimate 10 per school per week. That is a lot
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26/02/2021 17:47:23 5 9
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Stop posting studies that haven't been peer reviewed yet James!
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26/02/2021 17:48:03 53 39
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Good to see the UK parliament and government acting for the people unlike one of the devolved administrations. I bet the Scots wished that Westminster was running the vaccine program north of the border, after what Salmond has been saying about the SNP.
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26/02/2021 17:51:14 59 11
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I live in Scotland - the programme is as efficient as that in England. Please do try to keep focused on actual results, rather than political sideshows blown up by the media. By the way, I have never voted SNP.
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26/02/2021 18:59:08 3 1
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There are two sides to every story. The SNP are more than the FMs, and Scotland is generally well pleased with the running of the country, especially with the SNP's handling of the pandemic and vaccine rollout.
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26/02/2021 20:17:45 1 0
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Scottish Health service, Scottish Parliament, Scottish government, and Scottish people are managing fine.

On target vaccination wise :-

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-data-for-scotland/

To combat the mortalities per 100,000 population to date :-

Wales 168.1
Scotland 130.2
N.I 108.3
England 191.8

https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/deaths
Shall we all just take a moment to bask in the knowledge that Shamima is never, never, never, never, never going to step foot back in the UK with her poisonous ideology and history behind her. Removed
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So, with all this evidence why aren’t we opening up faster?
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ben
26/02/2021 17:48:54 33 5
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Read the researcher's words: "The vaccine doesn't completely prevent infection and so handwashing, mask-wearing, social distancing, regular testing are as important as they ever are."
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26/02/2021 17:52:55 6 3
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Surely it didn’t take COVID to make you realise you needed to wash your hands. Make no wonder this spread so quickly.
Still no reason to keep society locked down though.
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26/02/2021 18:07:35 1 3
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By your logic we are never opening up.
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So, with all this evidence why aren’t we opening up faster?
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26/02/2021 17:49:17 2 2
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Watch yesterday's Horizon.BBC2
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26/02/2021 17:49:21 80 14
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A vaccine acting like a vaccine.. who would have thought.
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Bob
26/02/2021 18:03:05 11 40
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Even the GOV are sceptical judging by the dates set
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26/02/2021 18:05:41 2 2
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Good point well made.
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To be fair, while the vaccines are known to prevent serious illness from Covid, it wasn't by any means a foregone conclusion that they would reduce transmission rates. This is very good news.
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dan
26/02/2021 19:09:48 3 1
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or a seasonal virus acting like a seasonal virus!
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27/02/2021 08:51:48 0 0
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True, but it is easy to be the sarcastic. This vaccine is a large achievement.
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The faster we ALL get vaccinated, while remaining socially distanced, the faster the new normal can come to pass. So, behave, you lot! :-)
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Anything which gets us closer to the end of these ridiculous, anxiety driven, environmentally disastrous face masks the better.
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26/02/2021 17:56:58 33 12
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Not new normal but just back to pre COVID normality. This might scare the meek and mild but for the majority of the nation and thankfully this present government pre COVID
normality is what is expected on June 21st if things continue on the present positive route.
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26/02/2021 18:04:15 23 6
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A little sacrifice on our part will go along way, It is something that we all can do, And to the credit of the four administrations in the United Kingdom vaccine rollout is a phenomenal success, It literally is a couple of months before we are back to normal stick with my fellow citizens
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26/02/2021 18:05:33 34 10
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New normal is not normal.
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26/02/2021 18:10:55 7 23
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And you will get the complete opposite of normal in any humane sense! There's wishful thinking and then there is sheer mindlessness... but such is the nature of inversion and media support for your delusion, you'll just apply the word "mindlessness" void of context in your own subjective way. Because why not? Forget context to the pro-new normal brigade, anything to get back down the pub asap haha
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26/02/2021 18:16:32 15 6
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New normal is as unacceptable as New Speak.
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26/02/2021 18:32:57 20 5
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Agreed. Not yet peer reviewed so some caution needed, but on the face of it yet more evidence that refusing the vaccine is irresponsible and selfish
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26/02/2021 18:45:34 2 4
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Nothing to do with the BS PCR test then?
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26/02/2021 19:02:45 3 4
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Try stop going to the supermarket - it's probably where you'll catch it
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26/02/2021 20:52:19 2 3
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Can someone please enlighten me as to why I should feel forced to inject a foreign substance into my body, when I've already had corona virus (which barely affected me) and I'm in an age group and risk category than makes me MASSIVELY unlikely to have any complications? By all means, get vaccinated, if you're in a danger group. I'm not anti vax. However don't force me to have it!
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Sadly as always those that do behave will continue and the mindless few (substantial few) will ignore any advice continue to ignore or deliberately flout the rules and then be on HYS whinging and blaming everyone else when things take longer to recover.
Shall we all just take a moment to bask in the knowledge that Shamima is never, never, never, never, never going to step foot back in the UK with her poisonous ideology and history behind her. Removed
But her kids might - after they’ve been radicalised in the camp. I think it would make sense to help them escape the poisonous ideology that may bring bloodshed to our shores in the future. Removed
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26/02/2021 17:50:20 14 6
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Very good, excellent news. we've cracked it.
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26/02/2021 17:52:27 11 23
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Well done, which vaccine did you work on.
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26/02/2021 18:01:19 1 0
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Cracking it I think you mean. Stay alert
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26/02/2021 17:50:31 54 13
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Great news unless people take this as the green light to do as they please. Although that’s not stopped a minority anyway..
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26/02/2021 18:01:39 19 31
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Good news. Infections are low; 19 million people have a high level of protection. Time to start lifting the restrictions starting with schools in March, hospitality and shops in April and all borders by May.

We must get to an acceptable level of infection/deaths that society will tolerate. 100 or so deaths through the winter (15,000 a year like flu) seems acceptable.
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26/02/2021 19:15:02 0 0
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There will always be people.doing as they like in this spoilt society.
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27/02/2021 08:54:22 0 0
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True - even when that minority had stolen billions for their 'pals'.
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26/02/2021 17:48:36 30 29
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More excellent news! The Boris-haters won't like this.
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26/02/2021 17:54:37 36 36
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The success of the vaccine rollout has almost nothing to do with Boris and is just about the only bright point in an otherwise woeful display of government dithering and incompetence throughout the entire pandemic
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26/02/2021 17:56:37 13 1
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But they will be very thankful for the scientists and the NHS, regardless what they think of the politicians.
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26/02/2021 18:20:49 6 5
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Boris Johnson has absolutely nothing to do with the vaccine success. Our money funded the research. Our scientific community and regulators worked overtime on it. The NHS and an absolute army of volunteers are executing delivery. This is not organised centrally by Tories as there’s no profit to be gleaned.

Thankfully they got the F out of the way and let the experts run it. Ergo, success.
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Good to see the UK parliament and government acting for the people unlike one of the devolved administrations. I bet the Scots wished that Westminster was running the vaccine program north of the border, after what Salmond has been saying about the SNP.
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26/02/2021 17:51:14 59 11
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I live in Scotland - the programme is as efficient as that in England. Please do try to keep focused on actual results, rather than political sideshows blown up by the media. By the way, I have never voted SNP.
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Bob
26/02/2021 18:58:01 3 5
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You might want to take a look at the last week or so and see how things have nose-dived in Scotland.

Doses given in the last 7 days has fallen 58% compared to 2 weeks prior.

Similar story in Wales too with a 50% drop.
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Who would have thought that!!!!!!!
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So, with all this evidence why aren’t we opening up faster?
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26/02/2021 17:51:48 2 2
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Because you still get sick - do read the wider issues and data.
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26/02/2021 17:56:52 4 1
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I do read the data. Every bit of it. You’ve greater risk of being hit by a bus.
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1 in 5 Local Authority areas seeing rises in cases this week. To echo JVT, don’t wreck this now. Let’s keep to the rules and come out of this as a nation soon.
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26/02/2021 17:52:11 37 233
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It doesn't matter what anyone does, this lockdown will never end. Feel free to stick to the rules if you want but it'll do no good.
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26/02/2021 18:09:51 33 12
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Your comment is total tosh
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26/02/2021 18:14:23 21 11
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You sound positively delusional are you suffering from some kind paranoia
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26/02/2021 18:14:56 15 6
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Lets see what happens over the next 3-6 months. As long as we get no new vaccine resistant mutations spreading...so I'm afraid travelling to countries with interesting new variants is off the cards.
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26/02/2021 18:22:50 9 4
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What a load of rubbish.
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26/02/2021 18:29:18 6 1
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Except it will, apart from that your bang on,
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26/02/2021 19:02:44 1 1
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and you have empirical proof?
We could do without morons like you thanks. Removed
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26/02/2021 19:09:21 2 1
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Unadulterated nonsense.
I've yet to hear ONE rational reason from your ilk to back up your claims.
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26/02/2021 20:53:17 0 1
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Not following the rules kills someone down the line. We all need to follow the rules until everyone is vaccinated. Once we know what transmission is then we will know if we can drop mitigations.
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27/02/2021 08:43:17 0 0
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Your name says it all.
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27/02/2021 08:49:24 0 0
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Pure bovine scatology. Can we have a look [laugh] at the statistics and science that your theory is based upon?
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27/02/2021 08:52:07 0 0
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Cons not want their £££-machine running ?
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Sue
27/02/2021 16:10:47 0 0
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You OK, Snotrocket? Hang in there - it may feel as if it will never end, but it will.
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So, with all this evidence why aren’t we opening up faster?
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26/02/2021 17:52:12 6 5
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"Control". i.e. the Government is frightened of losing it.

Which is interesting, since they have managed to frighten an awful lot of the UK population.
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26/02/2021 18:09:50 1 2
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Ridiculous isnt it. Fit and healthy people are scared of this bug its absolutely mental
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26/02/2021 19:19:33 0 0
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Oh dear, another conspiracy theorist.
Go on then; what benefits do the government gain from applying restrictions which have a negative effect on the economy?

Answer: None

It's nonsense.
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26/02/2021 17:50:20 14 6
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Very good, excellent news. we've cracked it.
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26/02/2021 17:52:27 11 23
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Well done, which vaccine did you work on.
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26/02/2021 17:59:39 4 3
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Nobody likes a smartass.
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26/02/2021 18:11:17 2 2
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Take it you don't like good news Why
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26/02/2021 17:52:39 87 13
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Great news. My profession has been decimated by the lack of work and I cant wait to get back to but even I don't want to through another lockdown so lets take our time and do it properly.
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26/02/2021 18:46:14 7 21
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I wonder though, if the plan of our release dates, would be any different if there was no Vaccine.
Difficult to see how.
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26/02/2021 17:48:54 33 5
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Read the researcher's words: "The vaccine doesn't completely prevent infection and so handwashing, mask-wearing, social distancing, regular testing are as important as they ever are."
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26/02/2021 17:52:55 6 3
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Surely it didn’t take COVID to make you realise you needed to wash your hands. Make no wonder this spread so quickly.
Still no reason to keep society locked down though.
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26/02/2021 18:01:52 4 1
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Open up too quickly, against the science and the data, and the irreversible steps to reopening will be reversed and Lockdown 4 will be imposed. The quickest way to reopen society and get back to near normal is for everyone to follow the rules and get vaccinated as soon as they are able. We are not yet at the point where another huge spike in cases is no longer a serious risk.
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26/02/2021 17:53:31 54 28
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Great news that a pub chain has said that ALL staff have to have a vaccination to keep their jobs.
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37p
26/02/2021 17:56:03 9 12
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Do they aren't going to open before the end of the year then?
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26/02/2021 17:59:49 6 1
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I must’ve missed that one. Which pub chain? Thank goodness for the EHCR
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Bob
26/02/2021 18:04:27 1 0
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Cant believe a pub chain is waiting till August so its 18 years get the jab.
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26/02/2021 18:05:25 13 3
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That would, of course, be illegal unless the government make a fundamental change to the law on medical confidentiality.

Under current regulations and Caldicott principles employers cannot demand to see employees medical records.
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26/02/2021 18:13:15 2 10
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And how will the vaccine stop them catching or spreading coronavirus, that's the big question.
And given that AstraZeneca has much reduced effect against the South African variety it may be a good while yet before anything approaching 'normality' returns.
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26/02/2021 18:23:41 9 4
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Illegal discrimination under current law
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26/02/2021 19:13:26 1 0
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So they won't employ anyone under 50 then?
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27/02/2021 08:55:58 0 0
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Sad concern about alcohol.
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26/02/2021 17:53:50 19 22
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The lockdown lovers will be very worried about this, but don't worry, they'll find another reason to keep it going.
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26/02/2021 17:58:56 8 10
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You joke but the fear I have is that for some lockdown supporters is that 8n their minds it will never be safe to lift lockdown. For them they want lockdoem to get cases to zero then keep lockdown in place to keep it ad zero.
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Good news. Get ready for passports for vaccinated people.
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Bob
26/02/2021 18:04:53 24 39
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Lets hope not
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26/02/2021 18:22:57 14 5
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Not to be tolerated. People have allergies. People are pregnant. People are trying to be pregnant. They are told by government (see their website) not to be vaccinated and then threatened with the sack and now exclusion from public places for it as well as being harangued on television by halfwitted journalists. These attitudes are a national disgrace.
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26/02/2021 18:30:23 10 5
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200,000 and counting for signatures in the 'Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports' petition on the Gov website. Seems like a lot of people disagree with you.
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26/02/2021 18:34:44 6 2
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Divisive and petty. Won't happen.
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26/02/2021 18:42:28 4 4
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I'm in favour of vaccine passports, as long as those who choose not to be vaccinated are free to discriminate to their heart's content against those who've had the vaccine. If then. It goes something like this: "You'd like a haircut sir? Do you have a vaccine passport? You do? Well, get lost."
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26/02/2021 19:12:06 2 1
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Even Boris knows they would be an expensive disaster (except for lawyers).
How long after a jab are you immune?
One jab or two?
How long do you stay immune?
Do different vaccines give longer immunity?
What about those not vaccinated until August?
When immunity expires, how will you get a passport renewed?
What about children/teenagers?
What about the 1-in-3 that vaccines don't work on?
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26/02/2021 19:29:16 0 0
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Totally meaningless, no indication at all that you're not infected or spreading disease.
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26/02/2021 20:26:02 0 0
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It won't be the UK that state we need vaccination passports, it will be the countries we want to enter who knew ght demand them, the same as some countries won't accept you without. Yellow fever vaccination certificate
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26/02/2021 20:40:50 1 0
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I will have the vaccine.

I refuse to have anything to do with a vaccine passport.

It’s bad enough that the government has access to my medical records but pubs, airlines , music venues etc. No way
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1 in 5 Local Authority areas seeing rises in cases this week. To echo JVT, don’t wreck this now. Let’s keep to the rules and come out of this as a nation soon.
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26/02/2021 17:54:02 10 4
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Kent variant still working its way through places well away from London which are belatedly seeing a wave of that variant.
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26/02/2021 18:03:02 47 9
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But it goes if you follow the lockdown AND get vaccinated.

Where I live in Kent we had a number of 40/100k in September last year.

The Kent variant came along and we went to 1100/100k

Now we are at 60/100k and falling fast.

Lockdown + vaccination works.
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26/02/2021 18:19:25 5 1
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The B117 variant is dominant almost everywhere in the UK now. Let's hope that the South African ( B.1.351) variant can't out compete it. Although the SA variant is in the county that I live in now...great :-)
Shall we all just take a moment to bask in the knowledge that Shamima is never, never, never, never, never going to step foot back in the UK with her poisonous ideology and history behind her. Removed
Normally when 15 year old children are groomed and manipulated into doing something that's bad for them we treat them as victims and go after the groomers. What's the difference here? That Britain, alledgedly a global player, 6th biggest economy in the world, with an army that claims to be world class can't even clean this mess up itself, but seeks to foist the problem on Bangladesh, is pathetic. Removed
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The faster we ALL get vaccinated, while remaining socially distanced, the faster the new normal can come to pass. So, behave, you lot! :-)
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Anything which gets us closer to the end of these ridiculous, anxiety driven, environmentally disastrous face masks the better.
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26/02/2021 18:12:55 17 44
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Not only are 53 million face masks being throw away EACH day in the UK alone.

There is something particularly unsettling having the MP’s sitting in Parliament, the centre of debate, discussion and democracy within this country wearing these things.
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MrW
26/02/2021 18:21:29 37 9
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Blimey, not living up to your moniker!
Masks are not ridiculous (much misused word). They are driven by science and most human activity has a negative environmental impact (such as zoonoses).
Get a grip and stop being contrary.
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26/02/2021 18:28:15 34 24
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Poor Snowflake, doesn't like wearing that nasty mask, diddums. Mummy will help you I'm sure.
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26/02/2021 18:57:03 12 5
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How can something that protects both the wearer and everyone else, even to a limited extent be ridiculous? Would you rather that infections and deaths were higher? Sure. everyone would rather not have to wear them, but it is a small inconvenience compared to the alternative.
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26/02/2021 19:01:30 5 4
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They're driven by scientific knowledge, not anxiety & in what manner are they "environmentally disastrous"?

Utter nonsense.
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26/02/2021 19:03:47 4 0
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Mixed message there mate!
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26/02/2021 20:49:58 0 0
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To get rid of restrictions and mitigations a high proportion of the population needs to be vaccinated, how much will depend on transmission and the govt. aren't confirming that figure yet.
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26/02/2021 21:56:37 1 1
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Honestly, what is the problem with face masks. Yes they are inconvenient, yes I would prefer not to wear one. But of all the things we are being asked to do to reduce the spread of this virus, this is one that costs the economy NOTHING, causes ZERO job losses and has little to no effect on individuals lives. Get over it for gods sake.
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27/02/2021 08:51:10 0 0
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? Pathetic comment. Bulldog spirit little chap !!
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26/02/2021 17:48:36 30 29
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More excellent news! The Boris-haters won't like this.
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26/02/2021 17:54:37 36 36
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The success of the vaccine rollout has almost nothing to do with Boris and is just about the only bright point in an otherwise woeful display of government dithering and incompetence throughout the entire pandemic
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26/02/2021 17:58:07 19 3
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Of course it has, or his government, it's the team put in place to make the early procurement f everything form backing the vaccine research, the buying of needles etc combined with the subsequent logistics from the army and NHS - it's a combination of everything
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26/02/2021 18:05:36 10 10
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If Corbyn was PM he's have given all our doses of vaccine to 3rd world countries, as it's proven he hates the UK.
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26/02/2021 18:06:08 14 3
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So tell me who placed theses orders for all the vaccines, who put a large amount of money into researching theses vaccines, you may not like Boris but credit to all involved and that includes Boris and the Government so just stop Boris bashing it is really boring.
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26/02/2021 18:06:39 10 1
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If the responsibility of failure rests at the feet of Boris then so does the responsibility of success. You can’t pick and choose. I couldn’t care less about the bloke and think in general this has been handled woefully but you should be fair here - look at other countries vaccine rollouts for evidence
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26/02/2021 18:52:24 1 1
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It has everything to do with Boris & the government, as it's a part of the government (the NHS is is a part of & charged with carrying out government instructions).
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26/02/2021 17:55:12 160 6
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Sun is shining, daffs are in bloom and infection rates are falling. Spring is here at last. Be happy, but stay careful.
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26/02/2021 18:25:58 57 5
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Get outside for a walk/run in the great outdoors and reap the health benefits.??
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26/02/2021 23:57:17 1 1
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Infection rates are rising again in some areas, I'd like to know why?
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26/02/2021 17:54:14 37 17
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By summer, a considerable number will have been vaccinated and with luck businesses will have re-opened.

...............and HYSers will still be hiding indoors / carping.

................by Autumn we'll be sunning ourselves on distant shores.

What's not to like??
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26/02/2021 18:02:53 25 32
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HYSers love the lockdown too much. It's really comfortable behind that sofa!
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26/02/2021 18:30:42 2 8
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That's the gammon for you, they love hiding indoors
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26/02/2021 18:44:20 3 0
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But you are a HYSer
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26/02/2021 19:06:47 2 3
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Well, Autumn is followed by Winter
and we know what happens to 'flu every winter (even with vaccinations).
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Fancy seeing you here :)
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26/02/2021 17:55:18 12 10
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Time to continue the roll out, keep watching those numbers tumble and open up as and when we hit those magic targets.

Let’s extend furlough and really see this off
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26/02/2021 17:57:07 11 8
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Back to work for you, my friend.

You'll have to go shine those shoes.
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26/02/2021 17:59:40 4 2
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No need to extend furlough just target support to hospitality until May 17th . Time to return to work and start repairing our economy.
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26/02/2021 17:53:31 54 28
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Great news that a pub chain has said that ALL staff have to have a vaccination to keep their jobs.
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37p
26/02/2021 17:56:03 9 12
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Do they aren't going to open before the end of the year then?
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26/02/2021 18:01:27 7 0
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No, they're going to employ 80-year-olds
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26/02/2021 17:48:36 30 29
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More excellent news! The Boris-haters won't like this.
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26/02/2021 17:56:37 13 1
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But they will be very thankful for the scientists and the NHS, regardless what they think of the politicians.
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26/02/2021 17:56:51 9 16
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The vaccinated are so scared to come into contact with the unvaccinated. Vaccinate to protect yourself. I don't wear shoes to protect your feet.
You don't understand the point of vaccination do you? Prat. Removed
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37p
26/02/2021 18:00:23 5 2
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Why should vaccinated people be scared of those that aren't?

You're a bit mixed up here!
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26/02/2021 18:19:38 3 1
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I wear shoes to protect my feet.
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26/02/2021 18:25:20 2 4
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But you need to get vaccinated to protect those who can't be. Unless you're very selfish.
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26/02/2021 18:36:09 0 3
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What a crass & nonsensical statement.
Your "comparison" is also truly ridiculous & of the nonsensical kind so often spouted by conspiracy theory believing anti vaxxers.
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26/02/2021 17:51:48 2 2
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Because you still get sick - do read the wider issues and data.
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26/02/2021 17:56:52 4 1
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I do read the data. Every bit of it. You’ve greater risk of being hit by a bus.
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26/02/2021 18:05:22 2 2
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no buses here.
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26/02/2021 19:22:23 0 0
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Really?

I've looked & the government must be hiding the more than 120,000 people killed by a bus over the past year.
Ah, I get it: they all had positive Covid tests, so were classed as dying with Covid... ??
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26/02/2021 17:49:46 231 38
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The faster we ALL get vaccinated, while remaining socially distanced, the faster the new normal can come to pass. So, behave, you lot! :-)
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26/02/2021 17:56:58 33 12
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Not new normal but just back to pre COVID normality. This might scare the meek and mild but for the majority of the nation and thankfully this present government pre COVID
normality is what is expected on June 21st if things continue on the present positive route.
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26/02/2021 18:24:40 16 8
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'the new normal' is such a sinister phrase.
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26/02/2021 17:55:18 12 10
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Time to continue the roll out, keep watching those numbers tumble and open up as and when we hit those magic targets.

Let’s extend furlough and really see this off
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26/02/2021 17:57:07 11 8
bbc
Back to work for you, my friend.

You'll have to go shine those shoes.
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26/02/2021 17:45:30 9 37
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So, with all this evidence why aren’t we opening up faster?
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26/02/2021 17:57:08 4 5
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We aren't opening faster because they're all obsessed with lockdowns and if you try to dispute it you get attacked by all the lockdown sycophants on here.
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26/02/2021 17:59:25 2 3
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Well said. Too many people enjoying furlough.
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26/02/2021 17:54:37 36 36
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The success of the vaccine rollout has almost nothing to do with Boris and is just about the only bright point in an otherwise woeful display of government dithering and incompetence throughout the entire pandemic
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26/02/2021 17:58:07 19 3
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Of course it has, or his government, it's the team put in place to make the early procurement f everything form backing the vaccine research, the buying of needles etc combined with the subsequent logistics from the army and NHS - it's a combination of everything
130,000 dead.... Some success. The vaccine procurement was farmed out to "friends" as ever, government had little to do with it directly Removed
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26/02/2021 17:58:24 74 8
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This is fabulous news. The vaccination programme is the ONLY way out of this hideous infection/deaths/lockdown cycle we’ve been stuck in for the last 12 months. Everybody wants to get back to some semblance of normality in their lives, so get vaccinated as soon as it’s offered to you..for yourself, your family and society as a whole!
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26/02/2021 18:31:55 19 10
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The Pfizer vaccine is the most effective one isn't it?
But take whichever one you are offered.
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26/02/2021 17:56:51 9 16
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The vaccinated are so scared to come into contact with the unvaccinated. Vaccinate to protect yourself. I don't wear shoes to protect your feet.
You don't understand the point of vaccination do you? Prat. Removed
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26/02/2021 18:00:28 5 1
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I think he does. The main reason anyone has a vaccination is to stop themselves becoming ill. Once you've had it, you shouldn't be too worried if you're near someone with the illness.
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26/02/2021 18:01:10 5 2
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You only ever vaccinate to protect yourself.
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26/02/2021 17:53:50 19 22
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The lockdown lovers will be very worried about this, but don't worry, they'll find another reason to keep it going.
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26/02/2021 17:58:56 8 10
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You joke but the fear I have is that for some lockdown supporters is that 8n their minds it will never be safe to lift lockdown. For them they want lockdoem to get cases to zero then keep lockdown in place to keep it ad zero.
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26/02/2021 18:02:14 1 5
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It's not a joke though, I'm being serious.
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26/02/2021 17:57:08 4 5
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We aren't opening faster because they're all obsessed with lockdowns and if you try to dispute it you get attacked by all the lockdown sycophants on here.
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26/02/2021 17:59:25 2 3
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Well said. Too many people enjoying furlough.
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26/02/2021 17:59:30 21 2
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This is good news. I know a lot of people have been working very hard through this pandemic (and for that I'm grateful for your efforts) but, it will be good to get back to an honest days graft. I just hope there's jobs for us to go back to?
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26/02/2021 17:59:34 15 14
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Does any one believe that flu cases are zero, zilch, nada. A medical miracle, where have they gone? The more enlightened would know the answer.
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26/02/2021 18:02:48 21 7
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They aren't zero! But the majority of those who would die of influenza are already shielding, and are therefore less likely to catch it! Is it really that hard to comprehend?!
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26/02/2021 18:04:52 11 3
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Social distancing etc has had other benefits by suppressing all sorts of viruses and infections.
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26/02/2021 18:08:33 9 0
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Those vulnerable to flu and are likely to be hospitalised for it are much likely to be the same population that has been shielding. Also people with flu symptoms are more likely to stay at home now rather than playing martyrs and infecting their coworkers. I normally get about 3 colds a year working in open plan office. Worked from home since March and had not a single cold - strange eh?
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26/02/2021 18:11:20 3 12
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Deaths due to flu (20,000 in an average year) are being recorded as Covid.
Covid deaths are recorded are those “with a positive covid test within 28 days” so get hit by a bus and you’ll be recorded as a covid death.
Many with a NEGATIVE test are recorded as Covid deaths: read Belle Mooneys report on her father who had 3 negative test, yet was still recorded as a covid death.
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26/02/2021 18:29:58 2 0
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I know it's hard for some to grasp but restrictions put in place to reduce Covid transmission are even more effective against a less infectious virus - flu.
Nor have there been NO cases, as the most recent flu survey shows:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/964754/Weekly_Flu_and_COVID-19_report_w8.pdf

Flu vaccine uptake has been higher
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JB
26/02/2021 17:59:37 107 15
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Any chance of some knighthoods for some scientists we have never heard of please (and maybe throw in a pay rise as well... and some for the doctors, nurses and healthcare pro's as well).

I have never been a fan of the honours system but surely this is the people we need to thank and this seems like a good vehicle to me.
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26/02/2021 18:14:05 48 35
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Sir Matt Hancock and pay rises all round for the cabinet - I think that's the way governments tend to do these things.
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26/02/2021 19:13:26 0 2
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There is no Empire.
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26/02/2021 20:13:04 1 0
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Agreed. It is about time the honours went to the true heroes in the country and not to petty politicians like Ms McIavelli.
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26/02/2021 17:52:27 11 23
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Well done, which vaccine did you work on.
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26/02/2021 17:59:39 4 3
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Nobody likes a smartass.
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26/02/2021 17:55:18 12 10
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Time to continue the roll out, keep watching those numbers tumble and open up as and when we hit those magic targets.

Let’s extend furlough and really see this off
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26/02/2021 17:59:40 4 2
bbc
No need to extend furlough just target support to hospitality until May 17th . Time to return to work and start repairing our economy.
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26/02/2021 17:53:31 54 28
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Great news that a pub chain has said that ALL staff have to have a vaccination to keep their jobs.
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26/02/2021 17:59:49 6 1
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I must’ve missed that one. Which pub chain? Thank goodness for the EHCR
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26/02/2021 18:47:32 0 10
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The ECHR can't do a thing.

Thankfully.
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26/02/2021 17:47:17 159 23
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1 in 5 Local Authority areas seeing rises in cases this week. To echo JVT, don’t wreck this now. Let’s keep to the rules and come out of this as a nation soon.
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26/02/2021 18:00:09 15 44
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1 in 5 people in this country live the lockdown so much that they don't want it to end. Even when deaths drop to low low numbers they'll still be clamouring for restrictions to be extended to keep their beloved 'pandemic' alive.
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26/02/2021 18:26:32 7 3
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1) Well speaking for me, I can't wait for it to end. I want to be able to visit my family and friends again. As an at risk person, I have been isolating for a year and it isn't much fun. That is exactly the reason that I don't want people spreading the SA variant, or developing/spreading new variants which could bypass the vaccines. I don't want to be in lockdown for the next year or two.
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26/02/2021 18:26:50 5 3
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2) If we can keep the B117 variant, and not get any new ones which can bypass the vaccines, once most people have been vaccinated we can move to the new normal. I am looking forward to being able to return to the pub for the odd beer and the occasional holiday. But I don't want to throw all of that away by spreading a new vaccine busting variant. I don't like this game of Snakes and Ladders.
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26/02/2021 18:27:00 7 2
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you might want to think about changing your user name.
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26/02/2021 19:19:08 0 1
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That's daft. Have you ever talked to anyone who is forced to shield.
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26/02/2021 19:10:24 0 1
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Another made up "fact".
It's completely untrue & any rational person knows this.
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27/02/2021 22:03:36 0 0
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Not one syllable of reason in your post. No-one wants to continue with lockdown or live in the midst of a pandemic. Only a truly UNreasoned person would even begin to think that
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26/02/2021 17:56:51 9 16
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The vaccinated are so scared to come into contact with the unvaccinated. Vaccinate to protect yourself. I don't wear shoes to protect your feet.
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37p
26/02/2021 18:00:23 5 2
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Why should vaccinated people be scared of those that aren't?

You're a bit mixed up here!
You don't understand the point of vaccination do you? Prat. Removed
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26/02/2021 18:00:28 5 1
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I think he does. The main reason anyone has a vaccination is to stop themselves becoming ill. Once you've had it, you shouldn't be too worried if you're near someone with the illness.
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37p
26/02/2021 18:03:34 1 1
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You've just illustrated that he doesn't understand.
You don't understand the point of vaccination do you? Prat. Removed
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26/02/2021 18:01:10 5 2
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You only ever vaccinate to protect yourself.
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26/02/2021 18:25:30 3 2
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No...it helps all of society by creating herd immunity. The more vaccinated, the more the virus is suppressed and the quicker life returns to normal (however that will look)
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26/02/2021 18:38:22 0 1
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You're certainly NOT a medical doctor, spouting such arrant nonsense.
Mass vaccination is intended to give a degree of protection to the whole population.
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26/02/2021 17:50:20 14 6
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Very good, excellent news. we've cracked it.
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26/02/2021 18:01:19 1 0
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Cracking it I think you mean. Stay alert
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37p
26/02/2021 17:56:03 9 12
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Do they aren't going to open before the end of the year then?
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26/02/2021 18:01:27 7 0
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No, they're going to employ 80-year-olds
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37p
26/02/2021 18:04:46 3 0
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That makes more sense!
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26/02/2021 17:50:31 54 13
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Great news unless people take this as the green light to do as they please. Although that’s not stopped a minority anyway..
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26/02/2021 18:01:39 19 31
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Good news. Infections are low; 19 million people have a high level of protection. Time to start lifting the restrictions starting with schools in March, hospitality and shops in April and all borders by May.

We must get to an acceptable level of infection/deaths that society will tolerate. 100 or so deaths through the winter (15,000 a year like flu) seems acceptable.
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26/02/2021 18:35:22 7 3
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true. Every year there are flu deaths. will the ' not one covid death is acceptable' snowflakes now have the mantra ' not one flu death is acceptable'.
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26/02/2021 19:16:05 0 2
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Not the right thing to do... you sound like a 5 year old looking forward to Christmas.
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26/02/2021 21:10:10 0 0
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A deaths figure of 15,000 (per "season" i.e. over several months) would be in the same league as flu. But are we capable of restricting the number to that fairly low level...especially if there are large numbers of vaccine-refusers?
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26/02/2021 17:52:55 6 3
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Surely it didn’t take COVID to make you realise you needed to wash your hands. Make no wonder this spread so quickly.
Still no reason to keep society locked down though.
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26/02/2021 18:01:52 4 1
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Open up too quickly, against the science and the data, and the irreversible steps to reopening will be reversed and Lockdown 4 will be imposed. The quickest way to reopen society and get back to near normal is for everyone to follow the rules and get vaccinated as soon as they are able. We are not yet at the point where another huge spike in cases is no longer a serious risk.
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26/02/2021 18:13:48 1 2
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The quickest way to get back to normal is for everyone to realise that this has been massively overstated from the beginning, the actual risk is extremely low for 99% of the population (similar to say seasonal flu) and to get back on with your life as per
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26/02/2021 17:58:56 8 10
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You joke but the fear I have is that for some lockdown supporters is that 8n their minds it will never be safe to lift lockdown. For them they want lockdoem to get cases to zero then keep lockdown in place to keep it ad zero.
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26/02/2021 18:02:14 1 5
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It's not a joke though, I'm being serious.
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26/02/2021 18:33:02 2 0
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Then you don't understand why people wanted a lockdown.

If we can all go out without covid cases growing exponentially, without hospitals getting overwhelmed and without people needlessly dying then there is no further purpose for a lockdown.

Nobody wants it to last indefinitely and nobody thinks that we have to wait for it to go away completely
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nps
26/02/2021 18:02:32 5 9
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Vaccinations should be made compulsory to everyone few peoples think they can get away by vaccines others so selfish
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26/02/2021 18:03:51 5 5
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Vaccinate to protect yourself if you are so scared.
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26/02/2021 18:07:07 1 8
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If you have to sign to consent people to give you a so called vaccine, surely this alone should ring alarm bells... This vaccine is rushed and people around the world are dying from this so called vaccine.

Feel free to take it, but make sure you at least take out life insurance first. As funeral costs for family members are not fair at all.
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26/02/2021 18:07:45 3 3
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That will never happen. And should not ever happen. And I’m not even anti-vaccine. Just pro-freedom.
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26/02/2021 17:59:34 15 14
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Does any one believe that flu cases are zero, zilch, nada. A medical miracle, where have they gone? The more enlightened would know the answer.
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26/02/2021 18:02:48 21 7
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They aren't zero! But the majority of those who would die of influenza are already shielding, and are therefore less likely to catch it! Is it really that hard to comprehend?!
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26/02/2021 18:09:18 4 1
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It’s weird isn’t it? It’s almost like there has been some sort of major shift in society that has stopped the flu from spreading as much this winter. As you say I’m sure someone will enlighten us.
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26/02/2021 18:38:09 3 1
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so covid has actually saved the lives of those who would have been flu victims. good old covid.
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26/02/2021 17:54:14 37 17
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By summer, a considerable number will have been vaccinated and with luck businesses will have re-opened.

...............and HYSers will still be hiding indoors / carping.

................by Autumn we'll be sunning ourselves on distant shores.

What's not to like??
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26/02/2021 18:02:53 25 32
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HYSers love the lockdown too much. It's really comfortable behind that sofa!
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26/02/2021 18:33:02 1 5
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Or under that bridge.
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26/02/2021 18:41:30 8 4
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It’s not about loving the lockdown. Just accepting that it’s needed and is working. Grow up
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26/02/2021 18:44:16 3 2
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Only in what passes for the minds of those who believe lockdown doesn't work.
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26/02/2021 17:54:02 10 4
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Kent variant still working its way through places well away from London which are belatedly seeing a wave of that variant.
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26/02/2021 18:03:02 47 9
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But it goes if you follow the lockdown AND get vaccinated.

Where I live in Kent we had a number of 40/100k in September last year.

The Kent variant came along and we went to 1100/100k

Now we are at 60/100k and falling fast.

Lockdown + vaccination works.
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26/02/2021 18:13:03 19 5
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Kent variant was rising very significantly in South Yorkshire throughout January. It would have been a massive problem if we hadn’t had the lockdown.
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26/02/2021 18:45:09 2 6
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I'm sorry to pee on this parade but infections are falling in line with a fall in testing hahaha... the more you test the more infections... the less you test the fewer infections... simple mathematics.
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26/02/2021 18:03:05 24 11
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And in other totally unexpected news, the sun rose this morning.
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26/02/2021 18:06:10 19 4
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What a lovely blue sky day it was.
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26/02/2021 18:17:04 3 0
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The sun does not rise, the earth orbits the sun, happy to help you out.
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26/02/2021 18:24:56 0 0
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"The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new"
- Samuel Beckett
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26/02/2021 17:49:21 80 14
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A vaccine acting like a vaccine.. who would have thought.
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Bob
26/02/2021 18:03:05 11 40
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Even the GOV are sceptical judging by the dates set
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26/02/2021 20:56:33 2 0
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I don't go by dates, I go by the data. It's in our hands to save lives until everyone is vaccinated
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27/02/2021 21:47:17 0 0
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I think what you meant to say is the Government are being sensible. Unless you are NOT sensible - aha that's it isn't it?
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26/02/2021 18:03:15 4 5
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Great!, the decline in Covid is due to a combination of vaccine and herd immunity. Remember the high uptake of Flu jabs resulting in zero deaths? = Vax + immunity. The high number of infections without a Covid vaccine through October - January meant that a high number of people developed natural antibodies, these, combined with the vaccine program has dramatically reduced new infections.
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26/02/2021 18:03:31 2 3
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They'll need to hire people with electric cattle prods to go around and force them to leave the house, even if it means prising the fingers from the door frame.

A bit like that guy who went around working class towns with a big stick, knocking people's bedroom windows to tell them it was time to go down t'mill.
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26/02/2021 18:16:56 1 0
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Only in your mind.
The vast majority can't wait to be vaccinated & back to something close to normal life.
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26/02/2021 18:00:28 5 1
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I think he does. The main reason anyone has a vaccination is to stop themselves becoming ill. Once you've had it, you shouldn't be too worried if you're near someone with the illness.
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37p
26/02/2021 18:03:34 1 1
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You've just illustrated that he doesn't understand.
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26/02/2021 18:06:01 5 1
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I understand perfectly well but have had one sided debated with those planning to get vaccinated that think non vaccinated individuals should be separated from society......you vaccinate to protect yourself. It should be of no concern who you come into contact with after you have protected yourself. They never answer politely or with any logical reasoning.
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nps
26/02/2021 18:02:32 5 9
bbc
Vaccinations should be made compulsory to everyone few peoples think they can get away by vaccines others so selfish
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26/02/2021 18:03:51 5 5
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Vaccinate to protect yourself if you are so scared.
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26/02/2021 18:20:03 0 0
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Let me guess; you're one of the selfish types who will refuse the vaccine, not caring if in doing so, you become infected & quite possibly infect someone vulnerable who CAN'T have the vaccine.

Exceedingly antisocial.
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26/02/2021 17:49:46 231 38
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The faster we ALL get vaccinated, while remaining socially distanced, the faster the new normal can come to pass. So, behave, you lot! :-)
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26/02/2021 18:04:15 23 6
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A little sacrifice on our part will go along way, It is something that we all can do, And to the credit of the four administrations in the United Kingdom vaccine rollout is a phenomenal success, It literally is a couple of months before we are back to normal stick with my fellow citizens
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26/02/2021 17:53:31 54 28
bbc
Great news that a pub chain has said that ALL staff have to have a vaccination to keep their jobs.
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Bob
26/02/2021 18:04:27 1 0
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Cant believe a pub chain is waiting till August so its 18 years get the jab.
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26/02/2021 18:04:28 13 14
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Oh no, please spare a thought for the tin pot dictators of the uk who will now be struggling to think of yet more excuses to continue the incarceration for the crimes we have not committed and hang on to the power they've enjoyed.
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26/02/2021 18:07:39 5 7
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It's never ending, they will just dial up cycles for PCR testing, and we are back into lock down. This is the reason Hancock wants more testing.
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26/02/2021 18:14:27 2 2
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What complete & utter, hysterical & hyperbolic nonsense.
Go on: Explain to everyone how relatively minor restrictions on social mixing have benefited the elected government...

Oh, you can't. ??
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26/02/2021 17:58:07 19 3
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Of course it has, or his government, it's the team put in place to make the early procurement f everything form backing the vaccine research, the buying of needles etc combined with the subsequent logistics from the army and NHS - it's a combination of everything
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130,000 dead.... Some success. The vaccine procurement was farmed out to "friends" as ever, government had little to do with it directly Removed
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26/02/2021 18:54:45 0 0
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The latter is a politically motivated lie
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26/02/2021 18:01:27 7 0
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No, they're going to employ 80-year-olds
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37p
26/02/2021 18:04:46 3 0
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That makes more sense!
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26/02/2021 17:59:34 15 14
bbc
Does any one believe that flu cases are zero, zilch, nada. A medical miracle, where have they gone? The more enlightened would know the answer.
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26/02/2021 18:04:52 11 3
bbc
Social distancing etc has had other benefits by suppressing all sorts of viruses and infections.
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26/02/2021 18:18:45 1 1
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We might be in for a shock later this year due to low immunity to the other endemic viruses
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26/02/2021 17:53:52 51 27
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Good news. Get ready for passports for vaccinated people.
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Bob
26/02/2021 18:04:53 24 39
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Lets hope not
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26/02/2021 17:56:52 4 1
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I do read the data. Every bit of it. You’ve greater risk of being hit by a bus.
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26/02/2021 18:05:22 2 2
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no buses here.
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26/02/2021 17:53:31 54 28
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Great news that a pub chain has said that ALL staff have to have a vaccination to keep their jobs.
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26/02/2021 18:05:25 13 3
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That would, of course, be illegal unless the government make a fundamental change to the law on medical confidentiality.

Under current regulations and Caldicott principles employers cannot demand to see employees medical records.
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26/02/2021 18:49:51 2 9
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Nonsense.
They can request relevant information & can also make relevant stipulations too & under certain situations, could actually be held responsible if one of their staff spread their infection to customers.
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26/02/2021 17:49:46 231 38
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The faster we ALL get vaccinated, while remaining socially distanced, the faster the new normal can come to pass. So, behave, you lot! :-)
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26/02/2021 18:05:33 34 10
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New normal is not normal.
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26/02/2021 19:04:38 0 2
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Obviously it is.
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26/02/2021 17:54:37 36 36
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The success of the vaccine rollout has almost nothing to do with Boris and is just about the only bright point in an otherwise woeful display of government dithering and incompetence throughout the entire pandemic
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26/02/2021 18:05:36 10 10
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If Corbyn was PM he's have given all our doses of vaccine to 3rd world countries, as it's proven he hates the UK.
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26/02/2021 18:10:37 3 2
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No it isn't.
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26/02/2021 17:49:21 80 14
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A vaccine acting like a vaccine.. who would have thought.
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26/02/2021 18:05:41 2 2
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Good point well made.
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26/02/2021 18:03:34 1 1
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You've just illustrated that he doesn't understand.
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26/02/2021 18:06:01 5 1
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I understand perfectly well but have had one sided debated with those planning to get vaccinated that think non vaccinated individuals should be separated from society......you vaccinate to protect yourself. It should be of no concern who you come into contact with after you have protected yourself. They never answer politely or with any logical reasoning.
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37p
26/02/2021 18:22:19 3 0
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Exactly. Read his post again and you'll see it says that vaccinated are scared to come into contact with those unvaccinated.
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26/02/2021 18:24:58 5 2
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Absolutely! You have an inoculation to protect yourself, and that's it. This pressure of making you responsible for the safety of others is plain wrong.
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26/02/2021 18:40:23 0 1
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Why give a logical response to someone spouting illogical, narcissistic nonsense, as it's plain you aren't interested in any reply which shows how ridiculous your position is.
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26/02/2021 17:54:37 36 36
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The success of the vaccine rollout has almost nothing to do with Boris and is just about the only bright point in an otherwise woeful display of government dithering and incompetence throughout the entire pandemic
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26/02/2021 18:06:08 14 3
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So tell me who placed theses orders for all the vaccines, who put a large amount of money into researching theses vaccines, you may not like Boris but credit to all involved and that includes Boris and the Government so just stop Boris bashing it is really boring.
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26/02/2021 18:03:05 24 11
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And in other totally unexpected news, the sun rose this morning.
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26/02/2021 18:06:10 19 4
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What a lovely blue sky day it was.
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26/02/2021 17:54:37 36 36
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The success of the vaccine rollout has almost nothing to do with Boris and is just about the only bright point in an otherwise woeful display of government dithering and incompetence throughout the entire pandemic
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26/02/2021 18:06:39 10 1
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If the responsibility of failure rests at the feet of Boris then so does the responsibility of success. You can’t pick and choose. I couldn’t care less about the bloke and think in general this has been handled woefully but you should be fair here - look at other countries vaccine rollouts for evidence
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26/02/2021 18:07:04 4 11
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We need to introduce vaccine passports for the age groups that's qualified. Then people in those groups who refuse to be vaccinated should have to live under lockdown conditions until they do.
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26/02/2021 18:09:53 7 7
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Scared sheep like you should be locked in a safe house so you can feel safe. Had enough of people like you, covidnazis.
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nps
26/02/2021 18:02:32 5 9
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Vaccinations should be made compulsory to everyone few peoples think they can get away by vaccines others so selfish
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26/02/2021 18:07:07 1 8
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If you have to sign to consent people to give you a so called vaccine, surely this alone should ring alarm bells... This vaccine is rushed and people around the world are dying from this so called vaccine.

Feel free to take it, but make sure you at least take out life insurance first. As funeral costs for family members are not fair at all.
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26/02/2021 18:10:05 4 1
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Who is dying from the vaccines. Supporting evidence please.
Your post highlights the joy of living in a country like the UK; even idiots like you can have a say. Al you are doing is guessing and scaremongering. Removed
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26/02/2021 18:15:31 3 0
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Fake news - are you related to certain D Trump?
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26/02/2021 18:32:13 0 0
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This post has to be purely intended to provoke - it cannot be serious.
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26/02/2021 17:59:34 15 14
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Does any one believe that flu cases are zero, zilch, nada. A medical miracle, where have they gone? The more enlightened would know the answer.
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ben
26/02/2021 17:48:54 33 5
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Read the researcher's words: "The vaccine doesn't completely prevent infection and so handwashing, mask-wearing, social distancing, regular testing are as important as they ever are."
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26/02/2021 18:07:35 1 3
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By your logic we are never opening up.
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26/02/2021 18:04:28 13 14
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Oh no, please spare a thought for the tin pot dictators of the uk who will now be struggling to think of yet more excuses to continue the incarceration for the crimes we have not committed and hang on to the power they've enjoyed.
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26/02/2021 18:07:39 5 7
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It's never ending, they will just dial up cycles for PCR testing, and we are back into lock down. This is the reason Hancock wants more testing.
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26/02/2021 18:13:27 3 0
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And to use up the testing equipment that his mates got big contracts and financial payments to produce.
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26/02/2021 18:15:51 1 1
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Utter nonsense.

Give ONE rational reason why the government would wish to continue restrictions any longer than absolutely necessary.

You can't. ??
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nps
26/02/2021 18:02:32 5 9
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Vaccinations should be made compulsory to everyone few peoples think they can get away by vaccines others so selfish
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26/02/2021 18:07:45 3 3
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That will never happen. And should not ever happen. And I’m not even anti-vaccine. Just pro-freedom.
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26/02/2021 18:46:24 0 0
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Have to agree with this. I would love to see 100% uptake but it must be by choice
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26/02/2021 18:08:11 2 4
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Excellent news, but, as JVT has just said, now isn't the time take the foot off and think its all over. And, again as he said a few weeks ago, there s also the very real worry that, as vaccines bite, the virus will come under pressure, and will mutate again in order to escape and continue to replicate. And the more people become complacent, the bigger chance there is of this happening.
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26/02/2021 17:59:34 15 14
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Does any one believe that flu cases are zero, zilch, nada. A medical miracle, where have they gone? The more enlightened would know the answer.
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26/02/2021 18:08:33 9 0
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Those vulnerable to flu and are likely to be hospitalised for it are much likely to be the same population that has been shielding. Also people with flu symptoms are more likely to stay at home now rather than playing martyrs and infecting their coworkers. I normally get about 3 colds a year working in open plan office. Worked from home since March and had not a single cold - strange eh?
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26/02/2021 18:08:45 6 27
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THIS IS FACT...

A friend of mines dad is 89 years old. He had the so called vaccine two weeks ago. Yesterday he tested positive for COVID.

He went the whole year without getting it, then has the so called vaccine and now he is becoming ill. This is no vaccine.
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26/02/2021 18:10:53 13 2
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Vaccine is not effective for at least two to three weeks after 1st jab.
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26/02/2021 18:11:23 10 0
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It takes longer than two weeks to get any meaningful level of immunity. Did he go to a rave?
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26/02/2021 18:12:36 7 0
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Hmm. Don't you need at least 3 weeks to get immunity plus vaccine doesn't give 100% immunity, 90% means that 10 out 100 people can still get it. Though let's not worry ourselves with so called facts!
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26/02/2021 18:13:02 9 0
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I's sorry your father has tested positive, however it is not a 'so called vaccine' it is an actual real vaccine. It does however take the body two or three weeks to develop the antibodies required to protect the individual against the disease.
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26/02/2021 18:16:15 5 0
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And the other 18 million to have the vaccine and not get Covid?

A. It it takes 3 weeks or so to get to full 1st-dose strength.
B. It doesn't stop you getting covid and nobody has claimed it does. It reduces severity of symptoms and risk of hospitalisation/death
C. It's effectiveness is 80-90% or so depending which one he got.

I hope your dad's friend is ok
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37p
26/02/2021 18:17:08 6 0
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When a post starts in capitals and then says it's fact then it's very suspect
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26/02/2021 19:10:36 0 0
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Anyone who has recently inhaled some covid viruses will test positive for covid, regardless of their vaccination status. The vaccine helps you fight the virus, it doesn't form a magic forcefield around you to stop the virus entering your body
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Here we go again.... the usual idiots posting about Brexit.... Removed
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26/02/2021 18:10:52 2 0
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Walter, what does anything have to do with Vietnam!?
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26/02/2021 17:52:12 6 5
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"Control". i.e. the Government is frightened of losing it.

Which is interesting, since they have managed to frighten an awful lot of the UK population.
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26/02/2021 18:09:50 1 2
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Ridiculous isnt it. Fit and healthy people are scared of this bug its absolutely mental
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26/02/2021 17:52:11 37 233
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It doesn't matter what anyone does, this lockdown will never end. Feel free to stick to the rules if you want but it'll do no good.
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26/02/2021 18:09:51 33 12
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Your comment is total tosh
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26/02/2021 18:13:39 5 15
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Er... Aye... Very good.
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26/02/2021 18:07:04 4 11
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We need to introduce vaccine passports for the age groups that's qualified. Then people in those groups who refuse to be vaccinated should have to live under lockdown conditions until they do.
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26/02/2021 18:09:53 7 7
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Scared sheep like you should be locked in a safe house so you can feel safe. Had enough of people like you, covidnazis.
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26/02/2021 18:07:07 1 8
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If you have to sign to consent people to give you a so called vaccine, surely this alone should ring alarm bells... This vaccine is rushed and people around the world are dying from this so called vaccine.

Feel free to take it, but make sure you at least take out life insurance first. As funeral costs for family members are not fair at all.
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26/02/2021 18:10:05 4 1
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Who is dying from the vaccines. Supporting evidence please.