- Dec 12, 2003
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I would describe Swinney as beige. Pretty and Swinney should never be in the same sentence, although I've never seen his wife. Maybe you know better.Some do it appears. I didn't tremble with rage. No more than the usual tremors and shouty fit anyway.
Pretty beige stuff from Swinney.
Yes but with this virus, unless there is a china style lockdown in the whole world, it is going nowhere and our best chance is in an absolute vaccine that kills it or that it weakens as appears to be happening.That's not necessarily true for a virus like Covid which can spread pretty effectively before symptoms even start. It happens with viruses that cause rapid illness and death because if you're dead or lying in your bed sick you can't spread it so the transmission chain dies.
Absolutely, and you can bet that there'll be various government labs genetically engineering a super transmissible but fairly benign version of the virus right now with a view to releasing it into the wild in the unlikely event that things get much worse. Much quicker to spread something like that round the world than it is to vaccinate everybody.Yes but with this virus, unless there is a china style lockdown in the whole world, it is going nowhere and our best chance is inan absolute vaccine that kills it or that it weakens as appears to be happening.
Football doesn't have much of a leg to stand on unfortunately when 95% of the crowds ignore the mandatory mask wearing.Like someone else said the german market has thousands at it as well as many other events yet they pick on football. Sid all these people travel in their own car? I doubt it
But where is the solution, or where does it end? Genuine question not trying to wind people up.Unless you're part of the 30% and especially if you're one of the ones who die.
But where is the solution, or where does it end? Genuine question not trying to wind people up.
We were told the vaccine would see us back to normal by summer...last year.
We were then told actually it doesnt stop you catching or spreading covid but two vaccines are enough
We were told a booster would be required, now we are hearing Israel is considering a 4th vaccine..we are now told the vaccine is losing potency after 10 weeks, therefore vaccines could be indefinite until a cure. Which might be fine if we could ggt back to normality but we wint.
We will come out this period and possibly told the virus has mutated again and spreading quicker.. its like a fibre optic of the virus world.
We are told the people who wont get vaccinated are a danger to others because they wont get vaccinated..then there was a rebuff of that because even people with the vaccine can spread it. However we are told now that the unvaccinated will fill the hospitals..dome countries like Austria arw virtually taking away the choice of yes or no..despite people being told there will be no pressure.
Even if we bring the R number down, come spring it will probably rise again as people once again mix. It appears we could do this for a long long time until this pattern stops, meanwhile scaremongering goes on.
I dont dispute people die, I do wonder as we move forward how many people would have died within a couple of mo tha anyway due to other health issues.
I am I no way trying to say deaths do not matter, but I do think they also need to be counted against other factors like social isolation, mental health problems, poor quality of life particularly in peoples last couple of years. Alcoholism and drug use increasing, workers being laid off and businesses crashing..suicides, mental and physical illnesses can be a result of any of these issues also.
These of course are issues the goverment (all goverments) are wrestling with.
I do not envy them but I do not think continual lockdown is the answer
No we weren't. The vaccine has never been the route oot. It's always been part of the solution.We were told the vaccine would see us back to normal by summer...last year
No we weren't. The vaccine has never been the route oot. It's always been part of the solution.
No-one can predict what this evil wee fucker of a virus will do one week to the next never mind months, a year in the future.
Two things, which I've mentioned here before.
It's not just about people dying.If huge numbers of people are off sick or isolating society could crumble. The NHS, care homes, transport, food supply chains, electricity/gas/water systems, law and order etc. will fail to function as required. Its bad enough now with the collateral damage. I'd hate to think of what would happen if ...
All the other stuff that's going on. From the restrictions we're all suffering from to the anti viral tablets and other medical interventions there are to fight the virus.
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