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A year ago today, Public Health England recommended that travellers to Wuhan wash their hands regularly and... avoid touching dead birds.



Were people not avoiding this before the pandemic?

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3 minutes ago, Karpaty Lviv said:

Sorry if this has been asked, but is the vaccine to only be administered in the arm? Ie are drug users who won’t have a vain in their arms allowed to get the jags elsewhere in their body (and would it work the same way?)

Not that this affects me, obviously. The question popped up on one of my group chats.

It doesnt get injected directly into a vein so you can get jagged just like the rest of us in the upper part of your arm 

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4 minutes ago, Karpaty Lviv said:

Sorry if this has been asked, but is the vaccine to only be administered in the arm? Ie are drug users who won’t have a vain in their arms allowed to get the jags elsewhere in their body (and would it work the same way?)

Not that this affects me, obviously. The question popped up on one of my group chats.

It goes in muscle, no vein needed.

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3 minutes ago, ICTChris said:

A year ago today, Public Health England recommended that travellers to Wuhan wash their hands regularly and... avoid touching dead birds.
 

 


Were people not avoiding this before the pandemic?

 

Didn't realise long distance lorry drivers travelled as far as China.

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5 minutes ago, ICTChris said:

avoid touching dead birds

Jimmy Saville just wouldn't listen. 

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1 hour ago, ICTChris said:

Piece criticising the lockdown skeptic movement.

https://quillette.com/2021/01/16/rise-of-the-coronavirus-cranks/

I know a lot of people don’t like Quilette or the IEA but it’s a good read.

Only cranks are against the current lockdown but when we get to March there are going to be some major debates and the Devis of the world are going to be painting anyone who doesn't want to keep restrictions as an extremist. 

Almost nothing is being said about lifting restrictions or any strategy for the Spring onwards. 

 

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1 minute ago, Detournement said:

Only cranks are against the current lockdown but when we get to March there are going to be some major debates and the Devis of the world are going to be painting anyone who doesn't want to keep restrictions as an extremist. 

Almost nothing is being said about lifting restrictions or any strategy for the Spring onwards. 

 

Witty said yesterday that thing should be better by easing of restrictions by Spring, hardly insightful but I thought for someone who is always extremely cautious with his words that this was quite positive. 

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Sorry if this has been asked, but is the vaccine to only be administered in the arm? Ie are drug users who won’t have a vain in their arms allowed to get the jags elsewhere in their body (and would it work the same way?)
Not that this affects me, obviously. The question popped up on one of my group chats.

The vaccine isn’t intravenous. It’s an injection into muscle ie intramuscular.
Edit. I see others have already clarified this.

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23 minutes ago, ICTChris said:

A year ago today, Public Health England recommended that travellers to Wuhan wash their hands regularly and... avoid touching dead birds.
 

 


Were people not avoiding this before the pandemic?

 

Live and let live, loon, live and let live.

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2 hours ago, superbigal said:

Has anyone heard of this publicised in the UK ?

Some care homes are using the extra dose contained in every vial of Pfizer vaccine to vaccinate the relatives of residents, according to the head of one home network.

Since the vaccine was first rolled out, it has been known that a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the first to be approved in the EU, contains six and sometimes even seven doses, instead of the five doses intended.

Yeah, this is what our peer-to-peer staff vaccination teams have been doing. There's no guarantee they can always squeeze another dose out of the vial, so they don't rely on it, but if they have left over doses after the booked appointments, they go looking for unvaccinated staff and offer them a jag.

Edited by Cyclizine

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1 hour ago, 101 said:

Good stuff!

Fake news....the p&b pandemic doyens have already told us that vaccinations only happen 8-4 mon to fri with half day on weds and early finish for pints on a friday

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1 hour ago, Perkin Flump said:

Kudos to @BFTD for setting up a thread in the Politics Section to lure Pepp back in there to rage away for a while.

You're welcome  :lol:

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3 hours ago, Jacksgranda said:

I dread to think what it would have cost me these last few years since I was diagnosed with COPD (never mind the prostate cancer).

Umpteen chest x-rays. A couple/three consultations with a chest specialist.

A consultation with a prostate specialist. Prostate biopsy. MRI scan. Bowel scan. (Another scan which I can't remember what it was for - bone scan perhaps.) Consultation with an oncologist. 4 implants to date.*

Plus umpteen courses of antibiotics for my chest and repeat inhalers every month.

Thank God for the Beveridge report and those who implemented it.

*ETA: These are £400.00 a pop. apparently.

 

Absolutely. I'm lucky that I get a deal through one of my employers that means I only pay a maximum of about a hundred quid a year and pretty much everything else is covered. But there are plenty of people who don't have that and just can't pay.

It's shambolic to think human beings have to actually have money to be looked after if they get sick in so much of the world. When you actually stop and think about it, it's mind-boggling.

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1 hour ago, ICTChris said:

 


A week next Tuesday.

 

To be reviewed in two weeks.

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224,840 people have now received their first dose of the vaccine across Scotland, while 3,331 have received their second dose.
17k today?

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3 minutes ago, Blootoon87 said:
27 minutes ago, Honest Saints Fan said:
224,840 people have now received their first dose of the vaccine across Scotland, while 3,331 have received their second dose.

17k today?

Thought the figures were a day behind for the vacs ?

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Thought the figures were a day behind for the vacs ?
Aye sorry, I mean 17k since the last update yesterday afternoon.

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