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|>>|| No. 33825
Thread #2 was over 1,700 posts long; thread #3 (>>27266) is now close to 2,800 replies and no longer loads on my phone at work. Let's have a new, hopefully final thread.
The current situation:
Everything is expected to reopen on the 21st of June 2021.
It might not, because cases are rising from the lesser reopenings and the dreaded Indian variant.
Vaccination is going well in rich countries. UK deaths are ~10/day.
Speculation is starting again that the virus might have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, because it's such an intriguing coincidence, but reasonable people do not currently believe it was a deliberate Chinese conspiracy.
India is currently the country with the worst COVID-19 horror stories.
Will Dominic Cummings give any more evidence about the ineptitude of government handling, or has he said everything he wanted to say now?
|>>|| No. 35191
It only takes one nutter. Most of them are fantasists who are only going to posture but there's bound to be the odd headcase who takes it seriously and leads to another Jo Cox situation.
|>>|| No. 35212
How is this feasibly possible? What about the people that still don't have smartphones, or all the elderly people who barely use tech at all? Seems like a lot of manpower would be needed to actually do in person follow ups. Hell, I barely know where my phone is half the time.
|>>|| No. 35213
Fucking hell. For once we're not the worst nanny state shithole.
I can't see that being cheap, or effective, mind you. What poor cunt has to operate this service, just texting random cunts and then getting selfies back of them sat in their pants scowling at the phone.
Also what if someone's at work and not allowed to use their phone at work? How often are the police going to have to go check some factory or other as a false alert because all the employees have to keep their phones in their locker?
|>>|| No. 35214
It's just Aussies being mental, they'd ban the cricket if it got any more streakers on the pitch. I imagine it will be detector vans where the idea scares people into obedience and believing the government is doing something.
>coming to the uk soon
Nah we solved covid months ago. Didn't you see that midnight thing the PM did?
|>>|| No. 35215
>What poor cunt has to operate this service, just texting random cunts and then getting selfies back of them sat in their pants scowling at the phone.
No one, it's an automated app that's using facial recognition and the phones gps data.
>Also what if someone's at work and not allowed to use their phone at work?
I think the point is meant to be for people who have been told to quarantine, i.e. a much more invasive version of our test and trace phoning people to check they're at home.
|>>|| No. 35216
>Also what if someone's at work and not allowed to use their phone at work?
Then they've blatantly broken quarantine and should quite rightly be detained and punished for it.
|>>|| No. 35218
>GP surgeries in England cancel flu jabs amid vaccine shortage
>GP surgeries are being forced to cancel appointments for the winter flu jab after the NHS’s biggest provider warned that it could not deliver supplies for up to two weeks due to “unforeseen road freight challenges”. Practices in England have begun contacting patients to postpone their immunisation without being able to rebook them at a later date. The problem emerged on Friday when vaccine maker Seqirus wrote to surgeries alerting them to the possibility of having to rearrange booked appointments.
>“We would like to inform you that due to unforeseen road freight challenges, there will be a delay to your scheduled delivery by one to two weeks,” the firm said. “We realise that this unfortunate change could require you to reschedule planned influenza vaccination clinics and would like to reassure you that we are working hard to allow you to plan with certainty. Please do not book any clinics until you have received [a] delivery note from us [a week before planned delivery].”
>The letter did not explain whether the delays were related to the continuing shortage of lorry drivers that has led to supermarkets running out of certain goods and fast food outlets having to close as they are unable to serve signature dishes. It is unclear how much disruption the firm’s inability to deliver vaccines to GP surgeries will have on the NHS’s flu vaccination campaign, which is due to be the largest yet, with more groups than ever eligible for a free jab.
>Ministers and NHS bosses want as many people as possible to have their jab, to help protect the NHS at a time when Covid is likely to again be resurgent. On Friday, the Heaton Mersey medical practice GP surgery in Stockport began cancelling appointments for patients to come in for their flu jab. The British Medical Association warned that the delay in delivery would have a major impact. It comes on top of a severe shortage of blood sample bottles, which last week led NHS England to order GPs and hospitals to cut back dramatically the number of blood tests they carry out, which has forced doctors to ration which patients have their blood taken.
>Dr Gary Howsam, vice-chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “This is news we really didn’t want to hear. With over 36 million people eligible for the flu vaccine on the NHS this year, GPs need the supply chain to run like clockwork. “It is essential that as many people as possible in at-risk groups get their vaccination as early into the flu season as possible. A delay of even a couple of weeks is going to have a big impact on practices and their patients.”
>Ministers have yet to decide if this year’s flu jab rollout will also be used to administer booster Covid vaccines to vulnerable groups. Experts have warned that there could be as much as 50% more flu around this winter than usual. A spokesperson for Seqirus said: “We could not anticipate certain challenges relating to transportation. These have then led to a one- to two-week delay of vaccines for our customers. We are working hard to resolve this.”
Pack your rice (and pasta). My diabetic mum has already had her blood test sample bottles cancelled from a lack of supply.
|>>|| No. 35219
>“unforeseen road freight challenges”
Except people were warning this could happen for quite a while now. They were very much foreseen. It was also foreseen that we might not be able to do anything about them.
|>>|| No. 35221
What's liable to get lost in all of this is just how fucked the whole of Europe is:
Not even wage hikes or relaxing immigration will solve the problem; lorry drivers already earn well above the national average and despite them all having supposedly gone home Poland is the hardest hit by driver shortages with new immigration rules unlikely to even affect the drivers. It's a perfect storm where we can't even argue about the right things.
|>>|| No. 35230
It annoys me that I need to install another NHS app in my phone to get the Covid pass when I already have the proximity app whose data would surely be quite useful for the pass.
Call me crazy but it's all a conspiracy, the amount of cookies and permissions I have to accept to use the NHS app is ridiculous and on top of that it just tried to get my fingerprint which it wanted to share around. Plus my Covid pass seems to only be valid in England which seems a bit daft.
|>>|| No. 35233
You're right, I don't understand why the Covid pass is in the NHS app and not the Covid-19 app. Maybe it forms part of your personal medical record, I dunno.
|>>|| No. 35235
>Call me crazy but it's all a conspiracy
No it's just absolute dog shite. Oh wait, I meant "world beating".
|>>|| No. 35236
It's because Apple and Google don't allow the proximity based contact tracing API to be used in any app which can link the data back to an individual, so anything involving PII has to be done in a separate app with no access to contact tracing data.
It's also one of the reasons the government tried developing their own bluetooth contact tracing app (the one they spaffed away loads of public money on despite being told from the beginning it wouldn't work)
|>>|| No. 35237
You can order a paper copy. You need to do this online, but you can tell them to stuff their second app deep into their hairy anus without having to live without the permission slip you filled yourself with microchips for.
|>>|| No. 35245
>This article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed. It reports new medical research that has yet to be evaluated and so should not be used to guide clinical practice.
|>>|| No. 35248
You definitely had better peer reviewed data to claim otherwise in July, yeah?
|>>|| No. 35250
Don't look at him, you're the one that posted a reply to a two-month old post.
|>>|| No. 35252
Went into work today for the first time in 18 months.
London is still very dead; hardly anyone at the office (maybe 10%) same with all the office buildings surrounding me.
|>>|| No. 35253
Our office building in Basingstoke is pretty lively these days. I have to sometimes queue in the local cafe at lunch times now.
|>>|| No. 35254
There were queues everywhere at lunchtime, it sort of looked normal for a while - but the queues are partly a function of how many places have closed in the City, rather than demand.
|>>|| No. 35279
>A scheme for vaccine passports for entry to nightclubs and large events in England will not go ahead, the health secretary has said.
>Sajid Javid told the BBC: "We shouldn't be doing things for the sake of it."
>He said the government had looked at the evidence, adding: "I'm pleased to say we will not be going ahead."
The rest is just wanky jibber-jabber. But they do mention that
>On the same TV programme last week, Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said the end of September was the right time to start the vaccine passport scheme for sites with large crowds because all over-18s would have been offered two jabs by then and it was the "best way" to keep the night industry open.
And most importantly, in the "analysis" bit:
>The UK government had faced pressure from a number of its own Tory MPs, as well as from nightclubs and the events sector, to ditch plans for vaccine passports in England.
I saw the interview on Andrew Marr earlier. Nick Robinson was presenting instead, and made it clear that the government are running scared from their own backbenchers. But it wouldn't be politically impartial to keep bringing that up. And I must admit I was never a fan of the idea myself.
|>>|| No. 35280
I'd people on alternative media suggest it wouldn't go ahead, and it was the news about it was just to propagandize young people into getting the vax.
|>>|| No. 35309
I don't even know if she's taking the piss or likes his accent? Chris Witty's having an odd time.
|>>|| No. 35310
I think she was on about Johnson, as she was brought up in the press briefing after Tweeting that her cousin's friend got the vaccine and it made him impotent and his testicles swell up.
|>>|| No. 35311
He should count himself lucky that he had a vaccine to blame his obvious STD symptoms on.
|>>|| No. 35348
I am finally getting my first dose tomorrow. Pretty lazy and silly of me, since I have been going out quite frequently for the past couple of months. I am not sure why I never caught it. Maybe I am immune, or everyone in the pubs, bars and clubs were all vaccinated.
|>>|| No. 35349
I had both jabs this summer, but the last couple of days I have come down with some sort of nasty respiratory bug. LFT right the first day came back negative. Not very likely that I've got covid, but it won't matter anyway because being the teleworking recluse that I am, there is little chance I'll pass something on. But I am going to keep an eye on it.
|>>|| No. 35350
Loads of people seem to have come down with colds and sore throats in the past week. Congrats, lad. You've got manflu.
|>>|| No. 35352
I've got it, and it sucks donkey balls. Who knew a spine could itch, and I'm coughing enough to taste blood. Fuck's sake.
|>>|| No. 35353
I've mainly got a runny nose and a sore throat. The sore throat is kind of killing me, especially after I had to talk to my boss on the phone for 30 minutes tonight. Well and then the standard stuff like feeling a bit under.
Going to have some hot whole milk with a big tablespoon of organic honey in a bit. My nan always swore by it.
|>>|| No. 35355
Remarkaby, half the women in my office have got whatever this thing is that you are hinting at, and I am the only bloke in the office. I have but two dicks to spread it with, and I cannot work THAT fast.
I got so concerned about ME RIBS HURTIN that I asked my local Pharmacist about an antitussive linctus. Now they are all most likely sharing my mugshot with the note "DO NOT SELL PHOLCODINE TO THIS MAN, HE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT HIS SATISFYINGLY SOLID TURDS"
|>>|| No. 35356
You bunch of pussies. This is what you get when you wash your face coverings. Everyone has been saying for the past year and a half, "Oh, with all this disinfecting everything and avoiding people, we're all going to have weak immune systems and get non-coronavirus colds." I have effectively been wearing a bag of my own sneezes over my face, as the rag gets filthier and filthier, and now I don't have man flu. These two facts must be connected.
|>>|| No. 35357
Nah, I spend my days wallowing in filth, rarely change my facemask, which I usually have to dig out of the fetid footwell in my car. Your dreadful hygiene isn't saving you, it's your lack of contact with the afflicted.
|>>|| No. 35360
Got the jab about 2 hours ago. I don't feel anything. My arm doesn't even hurt.
|>>|| No. 35361
I've also rarely changed my mask since the whole what-have-you started.
At some point, I've found that the inside of your mask starts to itch, which is probably when it's time to get a new one.
|>>|| No. 35366
I think autism manifests itself more in a lack of pain tolerance.
At least if you're a sperg.
|>>|| No. 35368
The autism build grants a bonus to environmental and physical damage resistance. The cost is making you more vulnerable to sonic and light based attacks.
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