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Covid 19 2020 / Re: UK Quarantine Exemption List
« Last post by Roger on Today at 03:42:09 PM »
Just noticed your Reply 15 Caller. IMO as the Govt. is trying to advise people where they CAN go on holiday, to give a list of 74 places with only 25 unencumbered - is confusing - and that's what the Govt is being blamed for.

As Hector originally pointed out - Thailand didn't even make the list and for such a popular destination, that's very odd.  Just a thought - maybe the UK were told by Thailand, 'you must be joking' when the subject was broached and the UK in a huff, left them off the list altogether.

Tourists from the UK ?  It ain't gonna happen anytime soon  ::)
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Sports, Martial Arts / Re: Premier League Predictions - 2019/2020
« Last post by dereklev on July 08, 2020, 06:54:55 AM »
I forgot to post yesterday.......

Weds 8th july
Man. City v Newcastle ...............home
Sheffield Utd v Wolves...........    draw
West Ham v Burnley.................  away
Brighton v Liverpool...................away

Thurs. 9th july
Bournemouth v Tottenham .....away
Everton v Southampton............draw
Aston Villa v Man. Utd................away
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Random and Spurious / Re: Joke of the Day
« Last post by jivvy on July 07, 2020, 10:44:01 PM »
 ;D
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Sports, Martial Arts / Re: Premier League Predictions - 2019/2020
« Last post by Teessider on July 07, 2020, 07:01:46 PM »
Tue. 7th July
Crystal Palace v Chelsea............ Chelsea
Watford v Norwich .................... Watford
Arsenal v Leicester .................... Arsenal

Wed 8th July
Man. City v Newcastle ............... Man City
Sheffield Utd v Wolves............... Draw
West Ham v Burnley................... West Ham
Brighton v Liverpool................... Liverpool

Thur. 9th July
Bournemouth v Tottenham ...... Spurs
Everton v Southampton............. Everton
Aston Villa v Man. Utd................ Man Utd
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Photos / Re: 52 week photo challenge
« Last post by Coolkorat on July 07, 2020, 02:36:25 PM »
Stunning colours - really unusual photo. Great.
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Random and Spurious / Re: Coronavirus Innovation
« Last post by waterheart on July 07, 2020, 02:35:57 PM »
A business Indian man wears gold mask. He always wear gold accessories about 1 kg. everyday.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/city/pune/pune-man-dons-mask-made-of-gold-worth-almost-rs-3-lakh/videoshow/76786144.cms

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Photos / Re: 52 week photo challenge
« Last post by waterheart on July 07, 2020, 01:18:27 PM »
 :o It's very nice picture.
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Sports, Martial Arts / Re: Premier League Predictions - 2019/2020
« Last post by Alfie on July 07, 2020, 11:00:51 AM »
My predictions ...

Tuesday 7th July
Crystal Palace v Chelsea............Chelsea
Watford v Norwich ....................Watford
Arsenal v Leicester ....................Leicester

Wednesday 8th July
Man. City v Newcastle ...............Man City
Sheffield Utd v Wolves...............draw
West Ham v Burnley...................Burnley
Brighton v Liverpool...................Liverpool

Thursday 9th July
Bournemouth v Tottenham ......Spurs
Everton v Southampton.............draw
Aston Villa v Man. Utd................Man Utd
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General Discussion / Re: Covid-19
« Last post by Roger on July 07, 2020, 10:07:13 AM »
The answers to some of the mysteries around general CV-19 immunity, may lie in the effects of latent T-cell immunity  :)  Time will tell . . .

"The final round of a major Spanish study has shown that just 5.2 per cent of people have developed antibodies to Covid-19. . . . The Lancet said that the low Covid-19 prevalence even in a badly-affected country such as Spain meant that herd immunity “cannot be achieved without accepting the collateral damage of many deaths in the susceptible population and overburdening of health systems” ". 

"“Not being able to detect antibodies does not mean that these people are not immunologically protected,” said Dr Pollán, explaining that people can also have cellular immunity, which has yet to be studied closely during the Covid-19 pandemic. . . . Some experts have suggested that T-cells, a type of white blood cell that helps the immune system fight off viruses, may have as important a role to play as antibodies in taking on the virus, although more research is needed
."

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/06/spains-herd-immunity-prospects-dashed-just-5-population-has/
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General Discussion / Re: PC sins - Twitter mob decides ?
« Last post by Roger on July 07, 2020, 10:02:04 AM »
Twitter driven McCarthyism finds many targets these days - J K Rowling and 'trans' comment. IMO an excellent article :-

". . . we have been treated to the unedifying spectacle of the writer J K Rowling being accused of wanting to hurt trans people and, in the last couple of days, of “harmfully” criticising the over-use of opposite-sex hormones by making a parallel with the over-prescription of anti-depressants. I, and many others I’m sure, happen to agree with Rowling – non-invasive ways (talking, getting fit, acceptance) of addressing unhappiness of body and mind are always preferable to medicalisation, not least because the side-effects of prescription drugs are often unknown. But whether you agree with Rowling or not is not the point. She has, by any understanding of the principle of charity, been painfully clear and careful in the way she has outlined her thoughts. She gave reasons. A discussion should be possible." and . .

 . . . "Bravery is in short supply, and many people have a lot to lose: but how much more we will have lost when we can all no longer think, and feel, at all."

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/news/jk-rowlings-treatment-grim-sign-twitter-mobs-have-poisoned-cultural/