Covid: Deaths in England and Wales fall 92% since January peak
08/04/2021 | news | uk | 1,848
The drop in England and Wales comes amid efforts to reassure the public about vaccine safety.
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08/04/2021 19:03:53 233 18
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Science delivers results.
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08/04/2021 19:08:16 152 311
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Yet still our cowardly government refuse to lift restrictions on business, hospitality, borders, mask wearing.

No-one is dying, the vaccine roll out is a staggering success, yet this spineless government still won't let us get back to living.
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08/04/2021 19:39:25 5 1
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Yes has made god redundant..
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It is certainly likely to deliver results for Professor Sarah Gilbert, who led the AZ vaccine development. Vaccitech owns the technology behind the vaccine and is about to be floated on the US markets, making her an estimated £22m.

The not-for-profit strategy isn't quite as some people think.
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08/04/2021 19:59:53 6 1
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So does government forethought in backing OxfordAZ scientists
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08/04/2021 20:24:36 4 2
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Not knocking the vaccine and the effort by all, but how did we get deaths down to a low level in 2020 during the spring/summer with no mandatory masks either?
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...and so does nature...
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Science is just science dpd deliver results
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08/04/2021 21:05:37 1 1
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Really, who is down voting science? The Pope?
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08/04/2021 19:04:12 9 15
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Almost as if flu season has ended and vaccinations are having an effect
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08/04/2021 19:11:00 7 4
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not in France
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08/04/2021 19:11:02 3 1
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If only we’d taken the vodka and tractors approach of belarus
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08/04/2021 19:05:24 8 49
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9000 deaths a week in January because Boris refused to cancel Christmas.
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08/04/2021 19:07:26 35 4
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We are advised not to mix households at Christmas. If people chose to ignore that advice that’s isn’t Boris’s fault.
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08/04/2021 19:08:16 7 0
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One day doesn't make that much difference the new mutation did
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08/04/2021 19:10:23 6 3
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Please provide evidence otherwise it’s just your opinion.
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08/04/2021 19:10:40 9 4
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Excellent point, with just two minor flaws:

a) He did cancel Christmas

b) He did cancel Christmas

I just through that he did cancel Christmas was worth mentioning twice.
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08/04/2021 19:16:47 2 1
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What simplistic drivel!
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08/04/2021 19:26:54 1 1
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He did what he could to cancel Christmas, but most people were never going to go for that. Just like that wouldn't stay away from beaches etc. in the summer. Rules can only achieve so much, however well intended.
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08/04/2021 19:54:19 0 0
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Not so. Covid cases were rising well before Christmas and continued to rise at pretty much the same rate from mid-December until beginning to flatten out in the second week of January. Christmas (such as it was) made little or no difference.
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08/04/2021 19:05:52 77 39
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I wonder whether Prof Neil Ferguson is worried about a 92% drop in income from media appearance fees
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08/04/2021 19:26:32 24 5
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I’m sure he’s very well paid in his full time role.
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08/04/2021 20:38:37 1 5
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Unlike you I suspect he's got plenty of other lucrative positions heirs qualified to fill.
08/04/2021 21:19:25 1 1
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I'm sure Professor Pantsdown has something else to focus on.
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08/04/2021 19:06:03 17 34
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And yet lockdown continues until they find something else to justify it
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True
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08/04/2021 19:22:58 1 2
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You aren't locked down in the way you were. And next Monday shops, hairdressers and outside hospitality will return - albeit with masks and social distancing.
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08/04/2021 20:03:07 2 2
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The roadmap was announced on 15th February and they are following it and opening up on the dates stated. Each step is being analysed to assess the impact before opening up further to try and avoid the need to lock down again. No further lockdown has been announced and they are not looking for reasons to continue beyond the published dates.
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08/04/2021 19:06:46 7 22
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That's funny we are coming out of flu season too. Seems too funny to be a coincidence
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08/04/2021 19:08:59 19 3
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We haven’t had a flu season this year. The measures we take to control Covid work for any respiratory infection and flu is much less contagious than Covid.
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08/04/2021 19:10:46 2 3
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Glad you find it funny.
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08/04/2021 19:21:02 1 3
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Are the Covid=flu brigade still active?
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08/04/2021 19:06:52 15 17
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So we would assume Boris's 'data not dates' statement should surely mean that now the data shows the worst is well over that we can get back to normality sooner than planned ?
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08/04/2021 19:19:58 2 9
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No. There will be an increase in infections with the easing of restrictions, and that is expected. It is being done gradually so the effect can be measured. Infections in themselves don't matter, but there is an understandable caution over hospitalisation and deaths.

There will still be social distancing in pubs and restaurants though. Vaccine passports are the only way out of that.
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08/04/2021 20:00:08 2 1
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All the dates were 'not before than' as 5 weeks were needed to collect data showing the impact of the previous step before confirming the next step. You can't speed up the 5 weeks
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08/04/2021 19:06:24 35 7
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Fantasic news : HYSers will no doubt quickly knock that on the head............................
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08/04/2021 19:54:39 17 29
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But how did we get here?
Ever since the overnight binning of the existing Pandemic Plan, they've been feeding us a plausible but constructed understanding of reality, where believers interpret the world as members of a cult do; and the rest of us are pilloried & shamed.
The cult of covid, enforced by a State and MSM enthral to their own sanctimony&power, with Lockdown&vax as our saviour.
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08/04/2021 19:06:36 385 53
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A/Z blood clot death, more chance of drowning in the bath.

Don't get me started on the risk factor driving to work, take the jab
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08/04/2021 19:08:41 151 97
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Don't get ne started on the chances of dying from covid
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08/04/2021 19:10:08 48 13
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More chance of getting stuck by lightning than dying if COVID if you are in your 20s.
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08/04/2021 19:23:59 17 74
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It's not just clots. There's 440,781 total reactions from AZ vaccine to date, incl. 472 deaths. Not worth it!
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08/04/2021 19:25:24 20 20
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It can still kill. As someone who has a family member with a condition where blood clotting can be fatal this isnt really something to just joke about
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08/04/2021 19:33:02 9 3
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Let's hope you don't drown in the bath then !
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08/04/2021 19:57:50 5 7
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Covid is also low risk, so why take the jab?
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08/04/2021 19:07:18 386 32
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If we get two consecutive days of zero deaths then I reckon the media will start complaining that the rate of decline has stalled.
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08/04/2021 19:18:10 216 115
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The majority on HYS aren't going to like it. Their beloved lockdown is coming to an end!
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08/04/2021 19:30:17 2 4
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They’ll be a “downtick” on deaths.
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08/04/2021 19:39:52 23 16
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So let's all go on holiday to Europe this summer like Ryanair and others would like and completely undo this fantastic achievement. Oh how they would laugh in Brussels.
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08/04/2021 19:40:21 36 8
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Do you have to swear on here? The word you used is media. They have been scare mongering for over a year. Once this is all over we need a public enquiry as to how the media have been acting all the way through the Pandemic.
08/04/2021 21:59:43 0 3
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Can someone explain to boomers how websites and 24 hour news work...

By clicking and reading (^ then commenting on) a story you're making it more popular, thus becomes top of the world news sites. You boomers keep clicking and reading the negatives, hence their popularity! (or at least drowning out the good news) Then moan about it lol!

Its a computer program, "not the media" editing web sites.
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08/04/2021 19:06:03 17 34
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And yet lockdown continues until they find something else to justify it
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True
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08/04/2021 19:05:24 8 49
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9000 deaths a week in January because Boris refused to cancel Christmas.
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08/04/2021 19:07:26 35 4
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We are advised not to mix households at Christmas. If people chose to ignore that advice that’s isn’t Boris’s fault.
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08/04/2021 19:11:07 4 0
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Well said Kate, we avoided mixing just like you did. Well done, x
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08/04/2021 19:08:00 166 7
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It’s great to see the drop in deaths. Hopefully with vaccinations the Death tally will remain low in future months.
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08/04/2021 19:13:31 118 208
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All for nothing if they don't accelerate the lifting of restrictions.

Borders open and masks in the bin ASAP
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08/04/2021 19:08:13 527 73
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And all this has happened because of the brilliant AZ vaccine. Well done Oxford and well done AstraZenica. Can't wait to get my second AZ vaccine.
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08/04/2021 19:11:48 282 24
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Without profit. Their French chief executive should get a knighthood.
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08/04/2021 19:14:31 15 123
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Not really.

It's called "flu season".
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08/04/2021 19:16:32 24 89
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And good on the government for following through with the maximising a single dose proposal even though it was first championed by Tony Blair.

I know TB turned down a knighthood after retiring as PM but surely he'll get one now!!
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08/04/2021 19:26:38 111 10
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Good comment. It’s so obvious the other pharmaceutical companies are ganging up on AZ because they’re offering it at cost price. People have died from clots after receiving the Pfizer vaccine, but you here nothing about that.
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I so agree!
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08/04/2021 19:47:30 19 2
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Well said I couldn't agree more , if the Europeans don't want the AZ vaccines send them back here and we will have them..
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08/04/2021 19:50:02 17 3
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I had my first astrazeneca shot in late feb and as a healthy 43 yr old I have no concerns at all about having the second dose.
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08/04/2021 19:54:14 20 6
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Well done Boris as well.
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08/04/2021 20:10:32 19 2
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85,000 cases reported in France today. Yes I am aware there has been a backlog in reporting for the last few days. But the UK haven't even had 85,000 cases in a week for weeks now. Time Macron stopped playing politics and admitted the vaccine rollout has been a catastrophic failure
79 incidents of the clots means 79 strokes. It can be me, it can be you! Stoke is not a joke. AZ is unsafe. Removed
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08/04/2021 20:23:39 2 5
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why not take 3 or 4 ??? madness
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And if you'd had a choice of vaccines?
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You're brave.
08/04/2021 21:38:59 0 0
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What a great comment from the BBC.
08/04/2021 22:03:38 0 0
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In addition to the vaccine, the lockdown restrictions will also have been a factor - Each lockdown has brought a reduction in cases and subsequently deaths, even before the vaccine was available. Hopefully, the vaccination programme will mean that the reductions seen this time may be sustained.
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Not so brilliant for the dead remember.
It could easily be yourself where it all goes pear shaped.
I wouldnt brag about the jab, more like phew I,m still here.
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Great more sycophantic, obsequious nonsense. Vaccines work, we get it.

Question you need to ask yourself is how much of the 92% drop is attributed directly to the vaccine? How much is because we are moving into the summer, lockdown, build up of natural immunity?

London has lowest vaccine uptake in the UK, BUT also lowest prevalence of Covid.

Explain that...
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9000 deaths a week in January because Boris refused to cancel Christmas.
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One day doesn't make that much difference the new mutation did
08/04/2021 22:13:38 0 0
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You don't really understand virus transmission, do you?
One Christmas Day to spread from one member of one household to a member of another.
Then a week to spread right through each household. Then another week to spread it from asymptomatic carriers from that household to their workmates.
Then another week for workmates to spread it throughout their families.
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08/04/2021 19:03:53 233 18
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Science delivers results.
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08/04/2021 19:08:16 152 311
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Yet still our cowardly government refuse to lift restrictions on business, hospitality, borders, mask wearing.

No-one is dying, the vaccine roll out is a staggering success, yet this spineless government still won't let us get back to living.
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08/04/2021 19:14:18 49 20
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Just GIVE IT TIME! Fools rush in... or out.... I get what you are saying but we cannot be rushed.
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08/04/2021 19:17:28 30 40
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No one dying? Open your eyes and ears death's and case are both up on yesterday
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08/04/2021 19:33:47 37 27
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"No-one is dying"

Apart from the 53 people who died yesterday. Or aren't they people?

Just in case you are too stupid to understand, that's roughly the same number of people who died in the terrorist attacks on 7/7 and more than double the number who died in the Manchester Arena bombing. EVERY DAY!
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08/04/2021 19:38:14 20 12
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You again. 53 people died today. Who'is the coward?
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The only way we will get back to normal is with continued vaccines, and vaccine passports.
still alive to be able to go back to work

you're welcome
take another drag on your asbestos pipe with the lead mouthpiece and unbuckle your seat belt while answering your phone as you speed back from the pub and chill out
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Can’t you wait a few more weeks to be able to get on a plane and get blood clots??
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08/04/2021 20:05:06 9 5
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'No-one is dying' Simply not true
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08/04/2021 20:05:56 6 2
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They are lifting restrictions, following the roadmap published on 15th February which had clear "not before" dates.
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08/04/2021 20:10:07 7 2
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To convince us the official modelling is incorrect, you will have to show us the algorithms behind your own. Can do? Thought not..
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08/04/2021 20:11:13 8 4
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No-one is dying? I guess you mean no-one you care about (i.e. not you)
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08/04/2021 20:33:18 6 2
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Another short sighted comment.
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08/04/2021 20:39:48 5 2
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I see you want a 2nd reopening, followed by a 3rd lockdown.
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08/04/2021 20:43:02 3 3
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50 deaths today from Covid, higher death rate and case rate from yesterday. Doh!
Oh dear...you’re not very bright are you?
Have a read about variant strains and other countries and their death rates.
Another thicko to contend with
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A/Z blood clot death, more chance of drowning in the bath.

Don't get me started on the risk factor driving to work, take the jab
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Don't get ne started on the chances of dying from covid
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08/04/2021 19:34:51 15 26
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Do get started. Please. I want to hear your rubbish.

Sure. The chances of only dying of only covid are rare. But the chances of dying because covid opened the doors to all your underlying conditions that were held at bay is very high. Significantly higher the older you get, yet not unknown in younger ages.
Attention seeker, sounds like you are looking to see how many downs you get. I think you are a lonely sad person, but if it helps I will give you a down. Removed
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08/04/2021 19:57:07 4 1
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Minimal if you have the jab.
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08/04/2021 20:37:18 3 0
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don't get me started on the burden on hospital resources from people who get covid. People go on about the death rate being low, but never talk about how hospital systems everywhere would be collapsing without restrictions and such because enough people are getting sick enough to warrant it.
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08/04/2021 19:06:46 7 22
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That's funny we are coming out of flu season too. Seems too funny to be a coincidence
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08/04/2021 19:08:59 19 3
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We haven’t had a flu season this year. The measures we take to control Covid work for any respiratory infection and flu is much less contagious than Covid.
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08/04/2021 19:10:40 3 5
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Grow up and don't be so gullible.
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08/04/2021 19:12:57 1 5
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Haha you don't belive that katie? No more flu your funny wake up
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08/04/2021 19:13:14 1 5
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Who told you that the bbc lol
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08/04/2021 19:09:02 12 29
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So what's the next excuse to keep us locked down then ?

Another "mutant" variant ?

One extra case ?

Other countries not doing so well ?

Take your pick.
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08/04/2021 19:17:25 2 0
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Close your curtains then
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08/04/2021 19:09:43 8 19
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I'm finding some of these selective stats a bit desperate.

Clearly, more people die of old age every day than from covid. So selecting comparisons to drowning in the bath, or crossing the road etc seems a bit redundant.

"Pure" statistics, then, would say the whole vaccine effort has been unnecessary if we're just talking about figures and ignoring the lives behind those figures
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A/Z blood clot death, more chance of drowning in the bath.

Don't get me started on the risk factor driving to work, take the jab
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08/04/2021 19:10:08 48 13
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More chance of getting stuck by lightning than dying if COVID if you are in your 20s.
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08/04/2021 19:15:56 28 9
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And more chance of choking to death on your food if you are over 20, remember chew 32 times
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08/04/2021 19:18:43 23 31
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True, but you are at a higher risk of long corvid if you're younger. Even very fit and healthy people can get long corvid. That's why they're lifting the restrictions slowly, to allow time to vaccinate more people. Hopefully, once they finish lifting them, they'll never need to bring them back in.
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08/04/2021 19:27:35 30 31
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But without the jab, you can carry and spread it, killing more of the ones you love.
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08/04/2021 19:36:17 12 1
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And yet we tell people not to stand outside in the rain during a lightning storm..
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08/04/2021 19:56:33 4 5
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And more chance of passing on the disease if you don’t have the jab
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08/04/2021 20:59:44 2 4
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That's not the point. The 20 year old will be fine but his grandad he passed it onto wont! The vaccine reduces the chances of passing on covid.
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08/04/2021 19:10:15 116 7
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I hope we can stay positive because the few messages so far aren't. Judge the UK in a years time against the rest of the world but at present we seem to be making great strides
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08/04/2021 19:34:59 72 4
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Exactly, it’s not nice to compare a death rate but Brazil have tried to deny Covids existence/severity and just look how they’re fairing now...
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08/04/2021 19:34:59 13 4
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You're correct, Italy has this week surpassed England's total Covid death rate currently and France will be next to pass it, all because the EU is a total failure and this will also bring the EU's demise far sooner.
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08/04/2021 19:41:24 4 27
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@"Judge the UK in a years time against the rest of the world but at present we seem to be making great strides"
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That's because the UK got the UK (Kent) strain first, and Boris locked down hard while others were still going about their business.

Now the UK strain has reached the other countries, they are now having to implement the equivalent lockdowns, because the UK let it escape.
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We'll never know how much we owe to these brilliant people - the backroom boys as Churchill called them.
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Churchill had a time machine?
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08/04/2021 19:35:37 1 2
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"Just see what the boys in the backroom will have,
And tell them I" ... Oh. Oops.
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08/04/2021 20:35:35 0 11
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Whose Churchill? You mean that bloke who was PM when Britain was saved from invasion by the Soviet Union?
That bigot?
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08/04/2021 19:10:21 5 14
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Exceptionally good news, I have no doubt though the next "reason" for keeping us under restrictions or versions of lockdown will be announced tomorrow by some expert.
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08/04/2021 19:50:28 1 0
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Very likely the next New Variant, which is vaccine-proof and a 100% killer.
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08/04/2021 19:57:30 0 0
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Seeing the pattern now?
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08/04/2021 19:05:24 8 49
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9000 deaths a week in January because Boris refused to cancel Christmas.
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08/04/2021 19:10:23 6 3
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Please provide evidence otherwise it’s just your opinion.
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08/04/2021 19:20:46 3 3
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“We don’t want to cancel Christmas, that would be inhuman” BoJo December 2020.
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08/04/2021 19:28:15 0 0
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There are too many variables to isolate the impact of any single cause.
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08/04/2021 19:10:25 88 10
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Let's keep it up, and celebrate the first day when nobody is recorded as dying from Covid-19. As the old British Rail used to say "we're getting there" ??
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08/04/2021 19:33:50 15 1
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Ahhhh, we Brits love a moan...
Like they always say, no news is good news!
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08/04/2021 20:46:25 1 0
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That day is unlikely for years, maybe for ever now. Coronaviruses have killed every year on record. Now this one and it's various strains are out there and testable, we will never stop recording them. A large percentage of us when we near our conclusion do unfortunately catch one and this is the final straw and always will be.
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08/04/2021 20:58:42 4 0
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Agree, except BR never got there, but I look forward to the first day in UK of zero deaths.
08/04/2021 22:52:45 0 0
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It will not happen , to many people go into hospitals with fatal illnesses and catch covid before their deaths .
Just focus on excess deaths being under the 5 year average for the 2nd week running.
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Dangerous clown
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08/04/2021 19:17:03 3 0
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Another rettun.
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08/04/2021 19:17:23 4 0
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Isn’t this rhetoric getting a little old now ? Or is the ‘rebel’ in you still trying to establish itself...
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Brain dead
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08/04/2021 19:22:37 3 0
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They took my original comment down but can I ask did you get a red nose and some juggling line for Christmas?
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9000 deaths a week in January because Boris refused to cancel Christmas.
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08/04/2021 19:10:40 9 4
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Excellent point, with just two minor flaws:

a) He did cancel Christmas

b) He did cancel Christmas

I just through that he did cancel Christmas was worth mentioning twice.
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08/04/2021 19:17:07 2 4
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Two major flaws in your reply.
“We don’t want to ban Christmas, that would be inhuman” -BoJo December 2020.
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08/04/2021 19:31:27 0 0
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He didn't cancel it for a lot of people. He just tried to. But I don't blame anyone for meeting others at Christmas, regardless of the rules.

There are too many people keen to judge others. And it achieves nothing.
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We haven’t had a flu season this year. The measures we take to control Covid work for any respiratory infection and flu is much less contagious than Covid.
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08/04/2021 19:10:40 3 5
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Grow up and don't be so gullible.
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That's funny we are coming out of flu season too. Seems too funny to be a coincidence
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Glad you find it funny.
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08/04/2021 19:04:12 9 15
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Almost as if flu season has ended and vaccinations are having an effect
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08/04/2021 19:11:00 7 4
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not in France
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08/04/2021 19:04:12 9 15
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Almost as if flu season has ended and vaccinations are having an effect
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08/04/2021 19:11:02 3 1
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If only we’d taken the vodka and tractors approach of belarus
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08/04/2021 19:07:26 35 4
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We are advised not to mix households at Christmas. If people chose to ignore that advice that’s isn’t Boris’s fault.
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08/04/2021 19:11:07 4 0
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Well said Kate, we avoided mixing just like you did. Well done, x
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08/04/2021 19:33:51 0 0
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I didn't. And it caused no problems for anyone. But then I've never found self-righteousness to be an appealing quality.
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Remember when boris said drop below 1 and lockdown will be eased what a lie
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08/04/2021 19:13:39 15 1
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We have eased lockdown
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08/04/2021 19:13:00 3 1
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Moronic blubber
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08/04/2021 19:27:19 3 0
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No lie, the rate was below 1 when the lockdown was eased, and again next Monday, but the rate is now 0.8 & 1 so it is slightly increasing, so fingers crossed it stay around this rate but even Boris said on Monday he thinks there will be an increase in case's
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Covid: Deaths in England and Wales fall 92% since January peak.....Proof positive that the Vaccination is working and preventing serious illness. It has clearly done its job in protecting the elderly, most vulnerable and those with underlying conditions. Brilliant NHS roll out of the vaccine.
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08/04/2021 19:27:24 114 29
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The vaccine roll out has been fantastic.

For a change the Tories didn't play politics and implemented the idea of giving single doses to as many as possible even though it was Tony Blair's idea. Too many politicians would have discarded an idea proposed by a political opponent.
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08/04/2021 19:34:09 9 15
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How much is due to the vaccine roll-out and how much because we are still confined to quarters?
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08/04/2021 19:39:14 5 32
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@"Covid: Deaths in England and Wales fall 92% since January peak.....Proof positive that the Vaccination is working and preventing serious illness."
--

So we agree then, lockdown was pointless and should never have occured.
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08/04/2021 19:39:23 17 5
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Actually it's not proof positive, as we have been in lockdown. Last year when death were going up and we went into lockdown, the numbers also fell without a vaccine.
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08/04/2021 19:08:13 527 73
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And all this has happened because of the brilliant AZ vaccine. Well done Oxford and well done AstraZenica. Can't wait to get my second AZ vaccine.
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08/04/2021 19:11:48 282 24
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Without profit. Their French chief executive should get a knighthood.
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08/04/2021 19:15:39 14 15
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Kind of tricky if they are French!
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08/04/2021 19:31:25 37 4
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Well done to the French chief executive and I hope Macron will not get Legion of Honour for his services to fighting COVID
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08/04/2021 19:31:27 99 6
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$5 a jab compared to the Pfizer at $20 ... and yes the Pfizer one has had a few blood clot deaths too, but nobody in the EU mentions that ?
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08/04/2021 20:09:02 16 1
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Totally agree. AZ CEO Pascal Soriot should be honoured for the egalitarian manner in which his company has responded to the Covid crisis, quite unlike his compatriot Emanuel Macron, the quasi-ineffective French President.
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AJ
08/04/2021 20:27:50 8 1
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Yep but instead all he gets is grief from Europe . Disgraceful from them
687
08/04/2021 20:31:10 0 9
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Aren't the other manufacturers and developers doing the covid vaccines without profit as well?
LH
08/04/2021 23:18:22 0 0
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Even more embarrassingly, give him the Legion d'Honneur!!!
Not relevant to this hys but not sure why Rishi Sunak thinks his replies to Cameron's lobbying exonerate him. The appropriate response would have been "Use the proper process and stop using cronyism." Shows how low the Tories are in relation to what is proper conduct for elected politicians. Removed
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08/04/2021 19:12:12 10 26
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Right, so it's an endemic seasonal respiratory virus, then.

Thought so.

This is only news to the brainwashed suckers who've been swallowing the lies and propaganda for the last 12 months.

When it inevitably comes back in the Autumn, please remember the true reason for this, instead of believing the nonsense they're going to feed you about some scary new "variants".
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08/04/2021 19:14:22 12 1
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why is that season just starting in France and why was the season in the UK last year from March to June?
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08/04/2021 19:14:30 2 0
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Skcollob
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08/04/2021 19:49:26 0 0
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Can you explain to me what’s happening in Brazil then?
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08/04/2021 19:12:22 14 16
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After 12 months is it really worth the risk of turning everything back on full bore. considering the amount of people in the care industry refusing the vaccine. DUTY TO THERE PATIENTS, or do the NHS have to take the brunt again. LOOK THEM IN THE EYES and tell them you didnt care, AS THEY SAVE YOUR LIFE...
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08/04/2021 19:15:27 4 8
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Your joking soft met
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08/04/2021 19:15:46 7 2
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*their

You, sir, have been brainwashed
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08/04/2021 19:12:31 78 15
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I can’t wait for my second jab. Although after my first I was a bit unwell (for one day), I have felt beaut ever since. Dog walking has had a MASSIVE positive impact on my (and my families) life.
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08/04/2021 19:17:49 53 67
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And what has the vaccine to do with that? You could have walked your dog anyway!
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08/04/2021 19:25:32 5 1
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Well done you!
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cjb
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Aye - and up here in Scotland we have being part of the great union of the UK to thank

Had sturgeon / Salmond (such honourable politicians !!) got their way, we would be floundering with rest Europe out of UK

So to all fellow Scots - be careful who we vote for next month. The Uk is to be cherished.

Link live UK
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08/04/2021 19:20:43 46 194
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No chance, SNP so far ahead the rest need the Hubble Telescope to see them. Best bit is Tories to loose 7 seats.
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08/04/2021 19:22:28 10 46
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The vaccine program is not a function of lack of EU membership. UK, like some other EU countries could have done the same as it has done out of the EU.
Do get clued up!
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08/04/2021 19:22:51 26 8
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Well said mate
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08/04/2021 19:24:41 49 10
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Spot on. Think about what a vote for the SNP would mean - it wouldn't lead to independence anyway as that's not in Sturgeon's power to give. But if Scotland was currently independent then their 3rd wave would be in full flow with thousands of unnecessary deaths. A Scotland back in Europe is NOT independence...
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08/04/2021 19:26:58 15 65
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I'll be voting SNP along with the vast majority of Scots. ??????????????

Enjoy the landslide.
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08/04/2021 19:33:12 14 40
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Scotland wont be part of the UK for much longer. Brexit saw to that.
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08/04/2021 19:45:55 25 5
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As an English person, if Scotland wishes to leave “so be it”. However make sure you get the details of what will happen, look at what happened with Brexit, several prime ministers had to sort out the mess over 4.5 years. Politicians are lying b——-s until they have to take responsibility for there mess !! Just saying !!
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08/04/2021 19:49:38 10 2
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And now we have Fagash Freeman admitting they got it wrong with cares homes, a year too late with that admission. You can feel her terror from here, including the rest of the cabal.
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08/04/2021 20:06:56 6 1
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Agreed - SNP oooot
853
08/04/2021 20:51:53 0 5
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UK will not last long with Boris in charge, it is already starting to fall apart.
08/04/2021 21:50:52 0 0
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Nonsense really!
The EU only coordinated a joint buying scheme which procured 2 billion doses of vaccine for half the cost per dose UK paid.
No EU country had o participate and, if they did, they were still free to order separately as well. Severa; did (Germany, Malta, Hungray, etc).
Scotland might even have been ahead of UK
( UK 54% vaccinated - Malta 48% vaccinated and catching up)
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08/04/2021 19:08:59 19 3
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We haven’t had a flu season this year. The measures we take to control Covid work for any respiratory infection and flu is much less contagious than Covid.
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08/04/2021 19:12:57 1 5
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Haha you don't belive that katie? No more flu your funny wake up
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08/04/2021 19:08:59 19 3
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We haven’t had a flu season this year. The measures we take to control Covid work for any respiratory infection and flu is much less contagious than Covid.
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08/04/2021 19:13:14 1 5
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Who told you that the bbc lol
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08/04/2021 19:08:00 166 7
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It’s great to see the drop in deaths. Hopefully with vaccinations the Death tally will remain low in future months.
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08/04/2021 19:13:31 118 208
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All for nothing if they don't accelerate the lifting of restrictions.

Borders open and masks in the bin ASAP
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08/04/2021 19:40:42 7 11
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Are you are real person or a BBC staffer?
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08/04/2021 19:42:30 20 9
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All for nothing if the DO accelerate the lifting of restrictions.

You sir need to stop reading the daily heil and conspiracy theorists.
borders open, so we can let the virus back in, wow you win first prize for silly comment of the week Removed
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08/04/2021 19:52:00 17 8
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Why should then accelerate the lifting of restrictions? The plan is working. Let's not risk jeopardising it by opening up too quickly.
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08/04/2021 19:56:11 16 8
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Keep the borders closed thanks...
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08/04/2021 20:01:05 6 3
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Nop.
Bin Getcher.. Removed
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08/04/2021 21:10:23 11 2
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It's been a year, you can't wait an extra month or so and do this gradually to be sure? Step by step, make a single change, test. Its basic troubleshooting to make sure.
You an idiot? Removed
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Btw,I assume you did not or going to take the vaccine! GOOD BOY, stick to your ideals
08/04/2021 21:38:36 1 2
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Pillock
08/04/2021 22:26:42 2 1
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great idea - let in variants that evade the vaccine. how stupid are you.
08/04/2021 23:12:49 0 0
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And throw all of the hard earned progress in the bin too....
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08/04/2021 19:11:15 8 23
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Remember when boris said drop below 1 and lockdown will be eased what a lie
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08/04/2021 19:13:39 15 1
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We have eased lockdown
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08/04/2021 19:16:50 1 6
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How
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08/04/2021 19:50:46 0 2
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Barely.
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08/04/2021 19:10:19 83 12
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We'll never know how much we owe to these brilliant people - the backroom boys as Churchill called them.
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08/04/2021 19:13:45 13 48
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Churchill had a time machine?
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08/04/2021 19:56:01 1 1
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Oh yes!
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08/04/2021 20:28:10 7 1
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He correctly predicted a number of things about international relations at the end of the Second World War. What a pointless comment.
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08/04/2021 20:44:12 6 0
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He's paraphrasing a wartime speech ??
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08/04/2021 19:14:09 3 11
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While the reduction in deaths and hospitalisations is good news we still don't know why. Release lockdown and let's see if its the vaccine...
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08/04/2021 19:16:38 8 1
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To be fair, that's what the Government are doing. Painfully slowly true but at least they're trying - so far anyway.
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08/04/2021 19:16:43 0 3
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It's seasonality
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08/04/2021 19:08:16 152 311
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Yet still our cowardly government refuse to lift restrictions on business, hospitality, borders, mask wearing.

No-one is dying, the vaccine roll out is a staggering success, yet this spineless government still won't let us get back to living.
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08/04/2021 19:14:18 49 20
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Just GIVE IT TIME! Fools rush in... or out.... I get what you are saying but we cannot be rushed.
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08/04/2021 19:29:59 31 19
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So how long do you want to hang on for? Jan 2023?
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08/04/2021 20:08:00 5 5
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Time! My business hasn’t been operating for 13 months....time to open up
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08/04/2021 19:12:12 10 26
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Right, so it's an endemic seasonal respiratory virus, then.

Thought so.

This is only news to the brainwashed suckers who've been swallowing the lies and propaganda for the last 12 months.

When it inevitably comes back in the Autumn, please remember the true reason for this, instead of believing the nonsense they're going to feed you about some scary new "variants".
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08/04/2021 19:14:22 12 1
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why is that season just starting in France and why was the season in the UK last year from March to June?
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08/04/2021 19:19:01 1 5
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You clearly aren't following the statistics properly, nor do you have a basic understanding of viral epidemics (whereas I do).

Nothing very unusual is happening in France, regardless of whatever scary stories you've been reading.
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08/04/2021 19:12:12 10 26
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Right, so it's an endemic seasonal respiratory virus, then.

Thought so.

This is only news to the brainwashed suckers who've been swallowing the lies and propaganda for the last 12 months.

When it inevitably comes back in the Autumn, please remember the true reason for this, instead of believing the nonsense they're going to feed you about some scary new "variants".
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08/04/2021 19:14:30 2 0
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Skcollob
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08/04/2021 19:08:13 527 73
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And all this has happened because of the brilliant AZ vaccine. Well done Oxford and well done AstraZenica. Can't wait to get my second AZ vaccine.
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08/04/2021 19:14:31 15 123
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Not really.

It's called "flu season".
People like you should be forced to spend time observing in covid ITU. Then there might at least be just a small chance that you would realise what a low-life you are Removed
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08/04/2021 20:44:06 2 6
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Please take your common sense elsewhere it’s not welcome here
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08/04/2021 20:45:01 10 1
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Wrong viral family, clown
08/04/2021 22:22:32 0 0
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bet you're a right laugh to go down the pub with
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08/04/2021 19:11:15 8 23
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Remember when boris said drop below 1 and lockdown will be eased what a lie
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08/04/2021 19:13:00 3 1
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Moronic blubber
Don't bother with the jab Removed
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08/04/2021 19:13:16 12 3
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Dangerous clown
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08/04/2021 19:14:56 22 14
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Well done OAZ, Biontech the NHS and all the volunteers at vaccination centres. I’m just pleased that the rollout of the vaccination programme wasn’t entrusted to the private sector!!
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Suz
08/04/2021 21:00:02 5 0
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Agree with your sentiments but don't forget the military involvement with a lot of the planning, clearing the backlog at Dover, etc, done quietly in the background without lots of backslapping and applause.
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08/04/2021 19:14:59 4 20
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if you keep the country lockdown for 4 months you would expect to see in covid deaths .

its not rocket science or anything to do with the vaccine

as you will see 2 weeks after we fully reopen
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08/04/2021 19:12:22 14 16
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After 12 months is it really worth the risk of turning everything back on full bore. considering the amount of people in the care industry refusing the vaccine. DUTY TO THERE PATIENTS, or do the NHS have to take the brunt again. LOOK THEM IN THE EYES and tell them you didnt care, AS THEY SAVE YOUR LIFE...
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08/04/2021 19:15:27 4 8
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Your joking soft met
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08/04/2021 19:11:48 282 24
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Without profit. Their French chief executive should get a knighthood.
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08/04/2021 19:15:39 14 15
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Kind of tricky if they are French!
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08/04/2021 19:32:37 16 6
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It's called an honorary knighthood....like Sir Bob G
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08/04/2021 20:21:15 0 0
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It's called an honourary knighthood. Geldoff has one.
08/04/2021 22:04:06 0 0
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Non-Commonwealth citizens can be honorary knights but are entitled to be called Sir.
LH
08/04/2021 23:18:53 0 0
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You didn't get the irony, did you!!
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08/04/2021 19:12:22 14 16
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After 12 months is it really worth the risk of turning everything back on full bore. considering the amount of people in the care industry refusing the vaccine. DUTY TO THERE PATIENTS, or do the NHS have to take the brunt again. LOOK THEM IN THE EYES and tell them you didnt care, AS THEY SAVE YOUR LIFE...
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08/04/2021 19:15:46 7 2
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*their

You, sir, have been brainwashed
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08/04/2021 19:55:24 1 0
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It's quite scary how many people have been, and after 13 months of restrictions are actually calling for these tighter controls on our daily lives. ID cards just to go out and socialise in a pub or restaurant.

We were told AZ had been fully tested, no long term side effects. Now only a few short months later there is a side effect after all. What's going to come further down the line?!?
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08/04/2021 19:15:47 14 19
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Time to open up society. In these circumstances, the proposition that we won't return to normal until 21st June is absurd.

Such draconian restrictions can only be justified when they are absolutely necessary.

They clearly no longer are.
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08/04/2021 19:26:21 2 5
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You don't seem to understand do you?
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08/04/2021 19:10:08 48 13
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More chance of getting stuck by lightning than dying if COVID if you are in your 20s.
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08/04/2021 19:15:56 28 9
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And more chance of choking to death on your food if you are over 20, remember chew 32 times
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08/04/2021 19:49:23 0 0
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Over 20 ?
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08/04/2021 19:16:26 46 3
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Using latest data, 97.5% reduction in deaths in UK. USA, using 3 week gap not doing as well, so we’ll done JVCI too.
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08/04/2021 20:25:10 26 15
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Over 99% of the potential "Death Pool" have already been vaccinated with one jab protecting from Serious Illness, Hospitalisation and Death.

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-uk-set-to-reach-herd-immunity-milestone-within-days-say-scientists-12269405

Herd Immunity by next week so time to open up and start repaying this historic Debt we have run up with Lockdowns and Furloughs.
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08/04/2021 19:08:13 527 73
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And all this has happened because of the brilliant AZ vaccine. Well done Oxford and well done AstraZenica. Can't wait to get my second AZ vaccine.
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08/04/2021 19:16:32 24 89
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And good on the government for following through with the maximising a single dose proposal even though it was first championed by Tony Blair.

I know TB turned down a knighthood after retiring as PM but surely he'll get one now!!
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08/04/2021 19:25:23 20 7
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TB didn't come up with this idea, not possible, glad he suggested it though.
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08/04/2021 19:32:05 48 22
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Yeah let's just forget about him killing tens of thousands in an illegal war along with his buddy 'Dubua'
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08/04/2021 19:55:01 1 3
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No, why??
08/04/2021 21:32:57 1 0
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Tony Blair was never offered a Knighthood, he was offered a life peerage, which her turned down..... As for him first championing the single does proposal... Hmmmm, he just jumped on the bandwagon, a bit like his "new labour" which was basically a clone of popular Tory party policies....
08/04/2021 21:50:10 0 0
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Blair hasn't the brains to have figured it out for himself
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08/04/2021 19:14:09 3 11
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While the reduction in deaths and hospitalisations is good news we still don't know why. Release lockdown and let's see if its the vaccine...
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08/04/2021 19:16:38 8 1
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To be fair, that's what the Government are doing. Painfully slowly true but at least they're trying - so far anyway.
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08/04/2021 19:14:09 3 11
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While the reduction in deaths and hospitalisations is good news we still don't know why. Release lockdown and let's see if its the vaccine...
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08/04/2021 19:16:43 0 3
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It's seasonality
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08/04/2021 19:16:44 4 3
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Lockdowns will do that. Plus of course you have increased vaccinations and other drugs that are helping to reduce deaths. Every country will get there eventually, even Brazil, despite the best efforts of their President.
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08/04/2021 19:16:45 41 15
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Got my armful of AZ - get yours and feel that enormous sense of relief. It's going to take a long time to lose the habit of crossing the road to avoid people, and even longer to consider a night in the pub, but at least there is light at the end of the tunnel, and with luck it isn't a Eurostar coming the other way.
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RG
08/04/2021 19:18:10 14 40
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No
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08/04/2021 19:23:16 5 2
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Get it.
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08/04/2021 19:35:01 3 3
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Got my AZ jab and it will take me no time at all to return to normal life, I have had enough of living under lock down or restrictions.
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08/04/2021 20:01:35 3 3
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I had mine a couple of months ago and felt the same BUT I am not getting the second one, due to blood clotting issues/medical profile. It's just too risky for me but I wish you well.
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08/04/2021 19:05:24 8 49
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9000 deaths a week in January because Boris refused to cancel Christmas.
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08/04/2021 19:16:47 2 1
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What simplistic drivel!
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08/04/2021 19:13:39 15 1
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We have eased lockdown
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08/04/2021 19:16:50 1 6
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How
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08/04/2021 19:22:13 4 0
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Well schools have gone back, and we can travel further from home and meet in gardens.
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08/04/2021 19:16:50 24 15
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Things are definitely moving in the right direction but now isn't the time to deviate from the plan as the fruit loops on the backbenches want.

Slowly does it. One stage at a time.
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08/04/2021 20:07:11 4 7
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I disagree
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08/04/2021 19:17:03 3 0
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Another rettun.
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08/04/2021 19:17:06 148 14
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You’ll be in more imminent danger on the drive to and from the vaccine centre than from the AZ jab itself. I don’t want to take away from those who have unfortunately lost their lives due to blood clots, but as the sister of one said, they are just extraordinarily unlucky.
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08/04/2021 19:20:24 14 150
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How do you know you or I won't get incredibly unlucky too?
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08/04/2021 19:20:25 11 2
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It's all to do with risk v reward. They poor guy who died took a small risk for a bigger reward and as you say was very unlucky. Younger healthier people might actually be at more risk from the vaccine than they are from Covid. If that's you....
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08/04/2021 20:19:11 1 1
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Ditto for covid victims, but they are too selfish to take a risk when they can bully the young instead
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08/04/2021 21:12:32 1 4
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I’m not risking my sister, she’s far too important to me, already had Covid with no problems, would rather get it every year than die from the ‘cure’.
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08/04/2021 19:10:40 9 4
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Excellent point, with just two minor flaws:

a) He did cancel Christmas

b) He did cancel Christmas

I just through that he did cancel Christmas was worth mentioning twice.
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08/04/2021 19:17:07 2 4
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Two major flaws in your reply.
“We don’t want to ban Christmas, that would be inhuman” -BoJo December 2020.
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08/04/2021 19:25:54 2 1
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And then he changed his mind (again). Seems to be two major flaws with your memory.
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08/04/2021 19:34:50 0 0
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That was before he changed his mind and cancelled the announced five day arrangements.
Don't bother with the jab Removed
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08/04/2021 19:17:23 4 0
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Isn’t this rhetoric getting a little old now ? Or is the ‘rebel’ in you still trying to establish itself...
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08/04/2021 19:09:02 12 29
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So what's the next excuse to keep us locked down then ?

Another "mutant" variant ?

One extra case ?

Other countries not doing so well ?

Take your pick.
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08/04/2021 19:17:25 2 0
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Close your curtains then
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08/04/2021 19:08:16 152 311
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Yet still our cowardly government refuse to lift restrictions on business, hospitality, borders, mask wearing.

No-one is dying, the vaccine roll out is a staggering success, yet this spineless government still won't let us get back to living.
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08/04/2021 19:17:28 30 40
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No one dying? Open your eyes and ears death's and case are both up on yesterday
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08/04/2021 19:29:17 15 14
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So you're going to draw a trend from 2 consecutive days?
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08/04/2021 19:41:53 17 7
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Check the government website for "Deaths within 28 days of positive test by date of death" - not the total the reports state which is "Deaths within 28 days of positive test by date reported" - the numbers are below 30 a day since end of March - more people die of heart attacks each day than that.
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08/04/2021 20:53:29 0 2
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Currently at the same rate as flu.
08/04/2021 22:05:33 0 1
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Read the article.

"Meanwhile, the total number of deaths registered in the UK over one week is 5% below the five-year average."
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08/04/2021 19:12:31 78 15
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I can’t wait for my second jab. Although after my first I was a bit unwell (for one day), I have felt beaut ever since. Dog walking has had a MASSIVE positive impact on my (and my families) life.
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08/04/2021 19:17:49 53 67
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And what has the vaccine to do with that? You could have walked your dog anyway!
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08/04/2021 19:31:51 16 3
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Errrr... maybe they were shielding?
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08/04/2021 19:44:27 6 11
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Not in Endcliffe Park a couple of weekends ago he couldn’t. To much glass, needles and rubbish strewn across the grass after a heady day of summer fun from the MAJORITY of the selfish next generation to come. At least it kept the Parks & Recreation department in Sheffield busy for several hours. Not much else to say about that.
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08/04/2021 21:59:02 2 1
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Just s thought mind, if you are out walking and have been vaccinated and somehow catch Covid 19, you will not be as ill as someone who chose not to have the jab.
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08/04/2021 19:18:05 92 14
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Funny how France has stopped reporting corona virus numbers ?

what do you think the problem could be ?
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08/04/2021 19:20:12 34 83
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Umm our country did the same, several times.
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08/04/2021 19:21:50 9 5
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Really? Link please.
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08/04/2021 19:22:01 15 2
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The numbers take too long to read out in French.
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08/04/2021 19:23:17 10 3
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Something in your head perhaps? They reported 8,000 new cases on Tuesday.
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08/04/2021 19:27:51 10 0
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Numbers were reported 2 days ago. It may be too early for today's numbers. Therefore only 1 day is missing.
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08/04/2021 19:24:27 11 2
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when they reported them they put heart/liver or kidney failure down as cause of death ,when covid caused renal colapse etc ,as did germany.
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08/04/2021 20:05:01 12 1
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Diane Abbot stopped counting for them.
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08/04/2021 20:12:23 2 0
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85000 cases on today's map. Probably a combination of last few days but still a disgrace. https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/carte-et-donnees
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08/04/2021 20:40:46 0 7
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They are catching up with our disgraceful toll perhaps? Unlikely they'll ever pass our death toll though. You'd need a truly incompetent government giving contracts to their friends to achieve that!
08/04/2021 21:45:52 0 1
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Maybe not wanting to compare France with the huge death toll in the UK?
08/04/2021 22:42:15 0 0
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Aha, so that was what Euronews meant by 'Macron proposing a 3rd way to deal with Covid', stop counting!
08/04/2021 23:20:03 0 0
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+57,799 cases today

Check worldometers.info
09/04/2021 08:39:15 0 0
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Funny how they haven't but you seem to have some kind of agenda.
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08/04/2021 19:16:45 41 15
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Got my armful of AZ - get yours and feel that enormous sense of relief. It's going to take a long time to lose the habit of crossing the road to avoid people, and even longer to consider a night in the pub, but at least there is light at the end of the tunnel, and with luck it isn't a Eurostar coming the other way.
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RG
08/04/2021 19:18:10 14 40
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No
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08/04/2021 19:24:35 6 4
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Antivaxer! LOL. ??
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08/04/2021 19:28:40 4 6
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Your choice, and if you're young I understand it - but if the majority of the people in the world got vaxed (that won't happen), the virus could be eliminated. As it is, it will still be around and killing a lot of older people (as does 'flu) when you're old. At least we're out of Europe, where the ECHR has just ruled that it's OK to make vaccinations a legal obligation (see the Europe section).
MrW
08/04/2021 22:14:19 0 0
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Wrong, wrong and, guess what, wrong.
08/04/2021 22:19:08 0 0
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Enjoy your holiday in Skeggy this year and the next 10 years.
I will be sunning in Cyprus when its allowed, courtesy of vaccine and covid passport..
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08/04/2021 19:07:18 386 32
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If we get two consecutive days of zero deaths then I reckon the media will start complaining that the rate of decline has stalled.
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08/04/2021 19:18:10 216 115
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The majority on HYS aren't going to like it. Their beloved lockdown is coming to an end!
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08/04/2021 19:28:38 27 17
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We will not be getting our freedom back anytime soon, mark my words.
Go and take your medicine !! Even better “take a lot of it “ !...... Removed
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08/04/2021 19:38:35 31 34
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No one wants or likes lockdowns. We saw them as a necessary evil before the vaccine. Now we have the vaccine and all manner of tools to fight this, every single one of us wants back to normality. But some of us realise that won't happen instantly and are happy to take it slow coming out of this.
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08/04/2021 19:52:00 24 24
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Don't be silly. No one really wants lockdown. That's a fallacy.
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Aj
08/04/2021 20:16:05 9 3
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They'll have to come out from behind the sofa now ??
The only thing I don't like about lockdown ending is that I'll be forced back to interacting with halfwits, such as your good self, on a more regular basis. Removed
You sound like a child throwing their toys around the living room.

No one loves lockdown like you keep suggesting. Try a new troll angle, this one is getting stale.
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08/04/2021 20:28:33 10 4
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So so true..... All these people who are living for lockdown, social distancing, masks etc. My heart goes out to them.... HA!
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08/04/2021 20:51:49 8 13
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No-one wants lockdown, the majority just understand it is a necessary process in a novel viral pandemic. And don't want the hard won gains of the last 12 months wasted on uncontrolled release. I've read the garbage on the anti lockdown pages - if it wasn't so damaging it would be laughable
08/04/2021 21:41:11 4 1
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Is that the lockdowns that have seen fatalities drop by 92% empty head?
MrW
08/04/2021 22:16:09 0 0
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Ad hominim, Richard Cranium.
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08/04/2021 19:18:31 5 15
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Fantastic news. It looks like Boris has got something right at last. Shame about the 150 000 dead though.
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08/04/2021 19:30:49 0 2
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Like sending 700k of our vaccines to Australia?
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08/04/2021 19:18:39 135 19
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If you don't want to take a 1 in 250,000 risk, stay at home, go to bed, switch off everything electrical and eat nothing but porridge.
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08/04/2021 19:24:22 61 5
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that describes my life right there.
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08/04/2021 19:44:38 5 0
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Have you ever had Quaker Oats... The wrong temp of water and those things are deadly!
Bloke goes to doctors with a glowing yellow penis. “Well, what do you do?” , “sit at home all day eating quavers and masturbating”. Removed
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08/04/2021 20:12:05 4 0
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If you live in Wiltshire, have a meteorite-proof roof installed. Don't drink tap water (chlorine). Don't eat anything with additives (and that means anything). Don't use cleaning stuff containing solvents or 'lemon scent'. I could go on for a lot more than 400 words, but you could still choke on the porridge. (I like porridge).
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08/04/2021 19:10:08 48 13
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More chance of getting stuck by lightning than dying if COVID if you are in your 20s.
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08/04/2021 19:18:43 23 31
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True, but you are at a higher risk of long corvid if you're younger. Even very fit and healthy people can get long corvid. That's why they're lifting the restrictions slowly, to allow time to vaccinate more people. Hopefully, once they finish lifting them, they'll never need to bring them back in.
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08/04/2021 19:45:45 2 2
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Does anybody talk to you at parties .... ? No .... ?
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08/04/2021 20:01:02 0 2
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You know it's COVID right, not corvid?
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08/04/2021 19:14:22 12 1
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why is that season just starting in France and why was the season in the UK last year from March to June?
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08/04/2021 19:19:01 1 5
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You clearly aren't following the statistics properly, nor do you have a basic understanding of viral epidemics (whereas I do).

Nothing very unusual is happening in France, regardless of whatever scary stories you've been reading.
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08/04/2021 19:58:26 0 0
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Watch a youtube clip and everyone is a scientist....well maybe not everyone, only you
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08/04/2021 19:18:05 92 14
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Funny how France has stopped reporting corona virus numbers ?

what do you think the problem could be ?
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08/04/2021 19:20:12 34 83
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Umm our country did the same, several times.
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08/04/2021 19:33:30 9 3
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No we didn't ... we are NOT French.
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08/04/2021 20:05:49 0 0
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Not really, cases have been updated pretty much daily, testing and other measures have a time delay

https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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08/04/2021 21:05:55 1 0
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No we didn't. There were a couple of delays here and there, but when cases, hospitalisation and deaths were at their worst they were reported fully. Also all over the news, all the time
08/04/2021 22:43:27 0 0
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Our country over counted as even the BBC had to admit as the only explanation for why covid deaths exceeded the excess deaths with the NHS virtually closed for a year.
08/04/2021 22:49:19 0 0
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Daily figures are on gov website for all to see. Just the media stopped reporting it
Don't bother with the jab Removed
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08/04/2021 19:20:22 3 0
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Brain dead
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08/04/2021 19:17:06 148 14
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You’ll be in more imminent danger on the drive to and from the vaccine centre than from the AZ jab itself. I don’t want to take away from those who have unfortunately lost their lives due to blood clots, but as the sister of one said, they are just extraordinarily unlucky.
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08/04/2021 19:20:24 14 150
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How do you know you or I won't get incredibly unlucky too?
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08/04/2021 19:25:06 15 0
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You’re right, I don’t. But you can’t possibly go through life thinking like that or you wouldn’t even leave your bed. Then again, you’d probably worry about bed sores. You’re more likely to be unlucky and dying catching Covid than from the jab, so for me it is a risk worth taking. I hope you make the right choice for you.
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08/04/2021 19:26:00 16 3
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Well stay indoors and wrap yourself up in cotton wool for the rest of your risk-free life then, Alan.
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08/04/2021 19:26:14 0 0
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what by catching covid
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08/04/2021 20:25:29 2 0
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that's exactly the point. You, I, he, her doesn't know.

Chance is a fine thing.

Mind the power surge while making that cup of tea when you would have been out safely having your Jab...

“The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.”
– Barbara Sher
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08/04/2021 20:32:35 3 0
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You don't seem to grasp the concept of relative risk. The vast majority of people do not die in road accidents, or by being murdered, or in house fires, etc etc, but you can bet your life (!) that every year some people will suffer one of those fates. Life has risks - enjoy it while you can - we will all suffer the same fate one sad day.
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08/04/2021 20:57:31 1 0
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Same as when you fly, you do not know if you will be unlucky. Flying is also not safe. Life is a risk, it is up to that person if you take the risk.
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08/04/2021 21:17:13 2 1
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Well it certainly isnt unlucky to die from covid. It is a serious risk. Silly comment to make.
08/04/2021 21:42:07 1 0
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More chance of dying falling down the stairs then you are of having the vaccine, over 1000 a year die from falling down the stairs.
As for knowing if you will be unlucky, guess you will never know eh!
08/04/2021 22:27:49 0 0
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we dont. next question?
08/04/2021 23:18:12 0 0
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It might be that you will also be incredibly unlucky if you don't get vaccinated.....
08/04/2021 23:22:46 1 0
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You don’t. Just man up for the sake of the Nation.
08/04/2021 23:24:08 1 0
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I see Ted's point flew right over your head. You are in greater danger driving to the shops in the car in comparison - how do you know you won't get incredibly unlucky there?
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08/04/2021 19:17:06 148 14
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You’ll be in more imminent danger on the drive to and from the vaccine centre than from the AZ jab itself. I don’t want to take away from those who have unfortunately lost their lives due to blood clots, but as the sister of one said, they are just extraordinarily unlucky.
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08/04/2021 19:20:25 11 2
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It's all to do with risk v reward. They poor guy who died took a small risk for a bigger reward and as you say was very unlucky. Younger healthier people might actually be at more risk from the vaccine than they are from Covid. If that's you....
Aye - and up here in Scotland we have being part of the great union of the UK to thank

Had sturgeon / Salmond (such honourable politicians !!) got their way, we would be floundering with rest Europe out of UK

So to all fellow Scots - be careful who we vote for next month. The Uk is to be cherished.

Link live UK
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08/04/2021 19:20:43 46 194
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No chance, SNP so far ahead the rest need the Hubble Telescope to see them. Best bit is Tories to loose 7 seats.
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08/04/2021 19:32:05 40 10
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If Scotland elects the party which is going to fuel more divisions by starting old arguments again then that says more about judging capacity of voters than politicians

Even if you gain indy it's going to deliver only a divided society with 50% not accepting the result

It's actually final chance for Scottish people to save Scotland . If you miss that now you lose for ever
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08/04/2021 19:35:02 42 6
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We Will never let scotland leave the union, sturgens deluded....the union is way bigger than any racist party or individual and a few followers.
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08/04/2021 19:48:12 4 1
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Lose!
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BAZ
08/04/2021 19:53:12 13 3
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Thank the Lord for the Union. Under Sturgeon us Scots would be like France right now except at least France have a unit of currency. What the dickens does the SNP think we are going to paid with, groats?
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08/04/2021 19:56:41 1 0
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That is your problem!
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08/04/2021 19:58:52 13 4
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Roll on independence and save English taxpayer loads of money.
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08/04/2021 20:23:20 6 1
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If the SNP get their way, Scotland will be like Albania. You would not be able to blame the Tories for that.
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08/04/2021 21:11:44 2 0
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Loose 7 seats...you SNP guys able to spell "X" ok?
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08/04/2021 19:10:23 6 3
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Please provide evidence otherwise it’s just your opinion.
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08/04/2021 19:20:46 3 3
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“We don’t want to cancel Christmas, that would be inhuman” BoJo December 2020.
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08/04/2021 19:20:58 17 11
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It’s now a little troubling to see that the 50+ crew are now flouting guidelines ( having had the jab ), when all they did was criticise the younger generation last year for doing the same thing. People in glass houses.....
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08/04/2021 19:42:54 3 2
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My next door neighbours (in there 60’s) had some friends in the garden the other day. “We’ve had our second jab so we’re not wearing masks now”.

Thankfully my neighbours told them it wasn’t a good idea but it just shows.
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08/04/2021 19:21:50 11 2
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Why are we using figures to mid-March showing a 92% drop, when figures to today show a 97.5% drop?
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08/04/2021 19:42:15 1 5
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FAKE NEWS!!!
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08/04/2021 19:18:05 92 14
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Funny how France has stopped reporting corona virus numbers ?

what do you think the problem could be ?
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08/04/2021 19:21:50 9 5
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Really? Link please.
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08/04/2021 20:01:55 7 0
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https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Check the link out. I have to agree with respect the 52's comment. They usually update daily maybe a lapse sometimes over weekends every now and then
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08/04/2021 19:21:52 107 19
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I am still waiting for the massive increase in cases the teachers union predicted when schools re-opened
You are hoping that teachers die? Sad tawt. Removed
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08/04/2021 19:59:32 32 4
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The unions are gutted
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08/04/2021 20:29:35 28 3
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Predictably they’re saying nothing
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08/04/2021 20:41:47 5 27
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Why don't you qualify as a teacher if you think it's such an easy gig?
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08/04/2021 21:07:17 7 2
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Perish the thought.... the government got it right
08/04/2021 21:45:11 1 1
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Hard to tell now with vaccine take up
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08/04/2021 19:06:52 15 17
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So we would assume Boris's 'data not dates' statement should surely mean that now the data shows the worst is well over that we can get back to normality sooner than planned ?
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08/04/2021 19:19:58 2 9
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No. There will be an increase in infections with the easing of restrictions, and that is expected. It is being done gradually so the effect can be measured. Infections in themselves don't matter, but there is an understandable caution over hospitalisation and deaths.

There will still be social distancing in pubs and restaurants though. Vaccine passports are the only way out of that.
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08/04/2021 19:40:54 4 1
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No they aren't.
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08/04/2021 19:06:46 7 22
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That's funny we are coming out of flu season too. Seems too funny to be a coincidence
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08/04/2021 19:21:02 1 3
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Are the Covid=flu brigade still active?
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08/04/2021 19:18:05 92 14
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Funny how France has stopped reporting corona virus numbers ?

what do you think the problem could be ?
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08/04/2021 19:22:01 15 2
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The numbers take too long to read out in French.
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08/04/2021 19:16:50 1 6
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How
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08/04/2021 19:22:13 4 0
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Well schools have gone back, and we can travel further from home and meet in gardens.
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08/04/2021 19:22:13 2 5
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What are we going to do with all these old people now ?
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08/04/2021 19:23:52 2 3
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Don't give me ideas....
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08/04/2021 20:14:17 1 0
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Yes, what will we do with the 40 year olds?
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08/04/2021 19:22:27 8 1
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This is about 3 weeks out of date so the picture is actually even better.

Not particularly surprising though - it's a combination of lockdown, vaccination and seasonal change.
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08/04/2021 19:29:56 4 2
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The rapid speed that it has subsided compared to last year, and the fact lockdown was much stricter, suggests the vaccine is the main driver.
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08/04/2021 19:32:47 3 1
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I agree with two of those but definitely not lockdown. They have caused untold unnecessary misery.
Aye - and up here in Scotland we have being part of the great union of the UK to thank

Had sturgeon / Salmond (such honourable politicians !!) got their way, we would be floundering with rest Europe out of UK

So to all fellow Scots - be careful who we vote for next month. The Uk is to be cherished.

Link live UK
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08/04/2021 19:22:28 10 46
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The vaccine program is not a function of lack of EU membership. UK, like some other EU countries could have done the same as it has done out of the EU.
Do get clued up!
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08/04/2021 20:26:50 6 1
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Actually it has. We were able to put more money in and put in our own order for vaccines. If we were in the EU we'd still be sitting on our hands trying to get vaccines out of the EU. There's a reason the EU member states are well behind the rest of the world in terms of Vaccinations.