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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jan 22, 02:35 PM
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Posted By sam_b
MRNA vaccine for melanoma at stage II trials

https://www.technologynetworks.com/vaccines/news/scientists-work-towards-an-mrna-vaccine-for-skin-cancer-357464

Surely one of the biggest positives to come out of the pandemic is the acceleration...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Jan 22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,095
Posted By sam_b
I worked from home before the pandemic - now I...

I worked from home before the pandemic - now I don’t have to explain how great it is as everyone knows, and I don’t feel any guilt about joining meetings remotely because everyone else is remote.
...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Jan 22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,292
Posted By sam_b
Whilst I agree with the overall sentiment, people...

Whilst I agree with the overall sentiment, people have to take responsibility for themselves. The media is doing its job, people - as you have realised - have to manage what they consume and how...
Forum: General Chat 4 Jan 22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,352
Posted By sam_b
I used to have someone pop in to my house twice...

I used to have someone pop in to my house twice per day, but even that wasn’t enough, so now I have someone come and live here while we are away. I have 4 cats and they are used to us being here...
Forum: General Chat 3 Jan 22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By sam_b
Without a diagnosis no insurance company will...

Without a diagnosis no insurance company will cover you. I had this issue when I was undergoing investigations for intermittent abdominal pain. They said they could cover me for anything known,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Jan 22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By sam_b
My friend who lives in the US had to do this when...

My friend who lives in the US had to do this when he stayed with us in September to return to the US. For him the whole thing was on video from opening the test, swabbing and waiting for the result...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 2 Jan 22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,519
Posted By sam_b
Neither me or my partner or anyone in my family...

Neither me or my partner or anyone in my family has had Covid - I wonder if I might have had it Dec ‘19 but we will never know - of my friends I know 6 that have had it …all of them have kids…. We...
Forum: TV and Film 2 Jan 22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,031
Posted By sam_b
We watched all of the films over Christmas - it...

We watched all of the films over Christmas - it turns out we had only seen the first 3 - we finished them last night and watched the reunion today. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
I really don’t...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 31 Dec 21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,607
Posted By sam_b
It is that easy - its obvious that travel rules...

It is that easy - its obvious that travel rules are constantly changing and if you are unable to deal with the unfortunate consequences and the flexibility required to deal with that, then travel...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 31 Dec 21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,607
Posted By sam_b
So they shouldn’t travel then currently…simple.

So they shouldn’t travel then currently…simple.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Dec 21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,415
Posted By sam_b
If you think you are ill but test negative, add...

If you think you are ill but test negative, add the throat swab and it will probably read positive. LFTS are fairly unreliable but the nose only ones seem worse anecdotally.
Forum: TV and Film 27 Dec 21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,298
Posted By sam_b
I liked it - but I generally don’t like Disney...

I liked it - but I generally don’t like Disney films, so maybe that is why. I really enjoyed Soul last year as well.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 24 Dec 21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,266
Posted By sam_b
Would these be the people that you meet in the...

Would these be the people that you meet in the packed out pubs that you keep hanging around in? It’s not exactly a shock that you know lots of people with it, given your desire to live ‘normally’ I...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Dec 21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,340
Posted By sam_b
Can I add that if people who claim that their...

Can I add that if people who claim that their mental health suffered due to covid restrictions were dismissed as “being a bit down - pull yourself together” there would be uproar. Buts it’s fine to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Dec 21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,340
Posted By sam_b
I fail to understand how people who have told us...

I fail to understand how people who have told us at great length how their mental health has suffered due to their inability to go on holiday can be so cold about people’s physical health concerns...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Dec 21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,340
Posted By sam_b
The government has lost all credibility (they...

The government has lost all credibility (they didn’t have any to start with in my book). They can’t enforce restrictions - as evidenced on here people will ignore… BUT they do need to give good...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Dec 21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,623
Posted By sam_b
Well, it is summer there 🤷

Well, it is summer there 🤷
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Dec 21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,473
Posted By sam_b
But in society we can’t just do what we want - we...

But in society we can’t just do what we want - we have to work as a collective is the point… otherwise this drags on forever. We need every country vaccinated not just our own countries - collective...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Dec 21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,473
Posted By sam_b
And worse, as evidenced on here, the do what I...

And worse, as evidenced on here, the do what I want brigade are being patted on the back and lauded :omg:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Dec 21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,228
Posted By sam_b
you did notice COVID has its own tab...

you did notice COVID has its own tab right?https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/2402/c186ba9b428c4f.jpg
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Dec 21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,228
Posted By sam_b
Why not just watch for yourself ? It’s easily...

Why not just watch for yourself ? It’s easily available
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Dec 21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,228
Posted By sam_b
I watch nightly news on NBC every day - Lester...

I watch nightly news on NBC every day - Lester Holt is my secret crush :grin:

Anyway, Covid is generally the top story unless exceptional things are happening - like the tornadoes. It is ALWAYS...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Dec 21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10,011
Views: 974,695
Posted By sam_b
Actually - another quick check still suggest 2...

Actually - another quick check still suggest 2 weeks for peak efficacy …. I noticed on US news they were saying pretty much immediate effect of booster…
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Dec 21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10,011
Views: 974,695
Posted By sam_b
I believe that the booster kicks in almost...

I believe that the booster kicks in almost immediately as opposed to the initial vaccines.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Dec 21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 34,659
Posted By sam_b
Maybe this time you’ll be signed off with Covid...

Maybe this time you’ll be signed off with Covid given that you are opting not to be boosted. It’s seems odd to risk one in favour of the other - why not eliminate the risk of both?
Forum: TV and Film 12 Dec 21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,154
Posted By sam_b
Rita Moreno in this one as well! ...

Rita Moreno in this one as well!

Definitely made me cry …
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Dec 21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,081
Posted By sam_b
I think people must see what they want to see. ...

I think people must see what they want to see. People report on here no one wearing masks, yet in my Waitrose I would estimate 85% of people wearing them. I went to the cinema yesterday, only 6...
Forum: TV and Film 12 Dec 21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,154
Posted By sam_b
Still a musical - compares very well to the old...

Still a musical - compares very well to the old one …except everyone is actually singing!
Forum: TV and Film 12 Dec 21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,154
Posted By sam_b
Spielberg’s West Side Story

Went to see West Side Story yesterday at the cinema - very impressed. I LOVED it. Highly recommended. :grin:

We went at 4.30 on a Saturday and there were only about 6 other people in there.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Dec 21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,632
Views: 131,908
Posted By sam_b
I agree .. and for those reasons it is not...

I agree .. and for those reasons it is not sustainable because it will always be a political football and improperly managed….
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Dec 21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,632
Views: 131,908
Posted By sam_b
It really is time to ditch the idea of free...

It really is time to ditch the idea of free healthcare now. It is unsustainable and I think most people would rather pay for a good service than have a creaking service for free.
Don’t get me...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Dec 21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,632
Views: 131,908
Posted By sam_b
I have worked from home for 25 years - but used...

I have worked from home for 25 years - but used to pop into an office 1 per month, here or abroad. I haven’t been into an office in 2 years now and that’s fine by me… same with my OH and his work. ...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Nov 21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,794
Posted By sam_b
Most people I know that have had Covid have got...

Most people I know that have had Covid have got kids…. Children have always been great transmitters (I know historically my nieces pass anything they have on to me). So it makes sense to vaccinate...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Nov 21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,631
Posted By sam_b
Happy to report that in our Waitrose mask wearing...

Happy to report that in our Waitrose mask wearing has continued throughout by around 85% of customers and staff I would guess.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Nov 21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,177
Posted By sam_b
I am not a hand shaker or a hugger and I wfh (for...

I am not a hand shaker or a hugger and I wfh (for last 30 years). But if the opportunity arose - no I wouldn’t shake hands with random people.
Some people appear to have a reality disconnect at the...
Forum: TV and Film 26 Nov 21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,366
Posted By sam_b
Loved it - made me tear up at the end 🥰

Loved it - made me tear up at the end 🥰
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 26 Nov 21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,927
Posted By sam_b
I had Pfizer booster on Tuesday after 2 AZ...

I had Pfizer booster on Tuesday after 2 AZ vaccines. Had no reaction to the AZ ones but the Pfizer …fully body aches and could not get warm - lasted for 24 hours then right as rain.
Forum: General Chat 8 Nov 21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By sam_b
Definitely not chocolate - even orange flavoured...

Definitely not chocolate - even orange flavoured - my favourite choc orange is Fazerina (Finland) so I don’t even think orange choc is particularly unique to UK.
Forum: General Chat 28 Oct 21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,050
Posted By sam_b
:omg::omg:

:omg::omg:
Forum: General Chat 25 Oct 21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Posted By sam_b
I wish anyone good luck in their journey and...

I wish anyone good luck in their journey and don’t wish to undermine anyone’s struggles, but I think if you can diet for surgery AND do 2 months of liquid only restricted diet … you would be well on...
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