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by Splatt
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Medicine
Topic: What difference has vaccine made?
Replies: 36
Views: 630

Re: What difference has vaccine made?

The vaccines have done pretty much what was expected, shifted the spectrum of disease down to lower severity. Serious illness is now moderate. Moderate is now mild. Mild is now asymptomatic. More accurately, mRNAs are likely stopping almost all symptomatic disease whereas AZ is merely reducing it. U...
by Splatt
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GB News launch
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: GB News launch

You're going to be disappointed.

They're impartially report the news and not your pet conspiracy theory of choice.
by Splatt
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SAGE, Communism and National Security
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: SAGE, Communism and National Security

She's SPI-B so the behavioural control group which makes her views even more sinister. That said, given how widely known she is, you'd guess/hope she's been vetted, screened and continues to be monitored just in case. The argument being made is science is a-political but that doesnt work when almost...
by Splatt
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ..and its official. June 21 isnt happening.
Replies: 35
Views: 1018

Re: ..and its official. June 21 isnt happening.

"Ignore the rules" doesn't work. Yes you can make yourself mask exempt and meet mates at home but thats about it. You can't break into a closed nightclub or music venue. You cant go into a sports stadium thats already at its max "full" covid capacity. You cant freely travel in and out of the country...
by Splatt
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vakzine Macht Frei
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: Vakzine Macht Frei

The problem is the opposition party are even MORE in favour of lockdowns. The only policy difference is they want it sooner, harder, longer. So there IS nobody else to vote for. Its the only reason the Torys can get away with it in the first place. Highlights perfectly how a democracy needs a strong...
by Splatt
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ..and its official. June 21 isnt happening.
Replies: 35
Views: 1018

..and its official. June 21 isnt happening.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/06/11/june-21-lockdown-lifting-called/ June 21 will no longer herald a full return to normality after Boris Johnson resigned himself to a delay of up to four weeks in lifting the remaining Covid restrictions. The Prime Minister will tell the country on Monda...
by Splatt
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Travel and Abroad
Topic: Has anyone come back from an amber list country recently
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: Has anyone come back from an amber list country recently

Interested in what type of questions they ask.

In other words, can they be answered on your mobile whilst out and about or by someone else.
by Splatt
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vakzine Macht Frei
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: Vakzine Macht Frei

We've on from "save the NHS".

Now it seems we're locked up to "save the vaccines".
by Splatt
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Statistics and Modelling
Topic: Is Boris right to defy SAGE?
Replies: 30
Views: 912

Re: Is Boris right to defy SAGE?

It's amusing how the most strict lockdown lovers are now basically anti-vaxx

We've gone from "save the NHS" to "save the vaccines".

This insanity will never, ever end.

Worryingly, UK government policy more and more is looking like zerocovid by stealth or by accident.
by Splatt
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Statistics and Modelling
Topic: What are the odds that an epidemic grows exponentially?
Replies: 31
Views: 664

Re: What are the odds that an epidemic grows exponentially?

R is still a pretty terrible way to do it. It really isn't derived from that. Its just an average and limited by many other factors. Most, if not all infectious diseases follow a near identical series of phases, growth, decreasing exponents then equilibrium in terms of rates. The actual exponential ...