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by Splatt
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Medicine
Topic: Booster shots
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Booster shots

I'm saying I want anything. I'm simply stating that they will resort to lockdown again if things get bad enough.. So if it comes to a choice between sacrificing the travel industry, or all industry (including travel anyway) then the answer is obvious. Again you seem to think its an either/or? Why? ...
by Splatt
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Politics and Economics
Topic: Mask rules and elections
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Mask rules and elections

Eaeldred wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:43 pm
Does this mean that although you can be asked to wear a mask at a polling station if you do not they can’t do anything about it? I’m no expert in matters legal or legislative so would be grateful for any advice!
You just tell them you're medically exempt.
by Splatt
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caldey Island open
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Caldey Island open

At the moment that area is a nightmare. People are going to Tenby and places but the lack of anywhere to get food/drink and so on means the streets are just rammed with people standing around. Everywhere the last 2 weeks has been carnage, just the same as last year. There's no point opening up trave...
by Splatt
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: Face masks

Ultimately they love quoting either models or meta studies. The never ever go to the actual gold standard of science - peer reviewed, randomised controlled studies measuring community mask usage on actual infections. Mainly because what little research is out there shows no reduction. You have peopl...
by Splatt
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Statistics and Modelling
Topic: 1 in 13 bn risk once vaccinated. Boris hates those odds.
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: 1 in 13 bn risk once vaccinated. Boris hates those odds.

The US doesn't use AZ - it uses vaccines with substantially higher efficacy.
by Splatt
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Medicine
Topic: AstraZeneca No Worse Than Other Vaccines for Blood Clots, Study Finds
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: AstraZeneca No Worse Than Other Vaccines for Blood Clots, Study Finds

Terrible study using the same deliberately misleading figures.
They're keen to use the overall population average for clots because it boosts the background rate.
They're not keen to use the background rate broken down for specific age demographics because then its 10s or more times higher in AZ...
by Splatt
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Medicine
Topic: Booster shots
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Booster shots

We don't know enough about the new variant threat to judge. But it has to be a possibility that travel restrictions will stay for years, if only to enable all other sectors to operate freely. Why do you want that insanity?! You want to permanently deprive people of their leisure, relaxation and a h...
by Splatt
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Statistics and Modelling
Topic: so, is it ok now
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: so, is it ok now

However, the figure which will drive the government is not the IFR or the case rate for that matter, it is the hospitalisation rate, because that is what drives all the NHS threats of chaos and collapse. And at a rough estimate the hospitalisation rate is around 2% of infections. I wish that were t...
by Splatt
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Medicine
Topic: Booster shots
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Booster shots

Cant see it being a major issue. This is a slow mutating virus so once prevalence is low the mRNA vaccines can certainly keep up. Most likely it'll just be a booster to the very vulnerable in line with a flu jab each year. The rest of the people will be fine partial immune memory and T-cell response...
by Splatt
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boycott hospitality venues requiring masks or vaccine passes
Replies: 23
Views: 436

Re: Boycott hospitality venues requiring masks or vaccine passes

An important caveat here is that the business being strategically avoided needs to know specifically why people aren't going there. If people simply cease to give a venue their custom with no explanation it might be misinterpreted as for a different reason, such as still being afraid of becoming in...