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    Coronavirus

    If it was Hobsons choice I'd definitely take it. Their Brazilian trial on Covid front line workers was more demanding than any other vaccine trial and still gave good results, sadly undermined by a poor media presentation.
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    Coronavirus

    The incidence of blood clots is no higher in the vaccine group than the unvaccinated population. It's just scare mongering by the anti-vaccine camp and those like macron with a grievance against AstraZeneca. On the bright side it should mean more vaccine available to oldies like me awaiting...
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    Scotland - SNP....What Next

    I am more than happy for Scotland to have another independence referendum provided they never mention it again in my lifetime. I can understand the nationalistic fervour for wanting an independent self-governing country with its own laws and currency but I cannot reconcile that with then...
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    Coronavirus

    The world needs these vaccines and without governments stepping up to the plate with advance payments and purchase commitments many of these pharma companies would not have taken the development risk. Vaccines are in short supply and no country is stock piling. For the UK, I hope that once we...
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    Crypto Currencies

    If it’s a paying game for you Alva then good luck to you, but I see it as pump and dump scheme on acid only kept going by new investors drawn in by the Bitcoiners hype of an unlimited price ceiling.
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    Coronavirus

    Comparisons are difficult due to the way countries report or choose not to report Excess deaths are a good indicator and an extract from The Economist’s tracker gives an indication as to how each country reports. Interesting that Britain has attributed all its excess deaths to Covid while...
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    Coronavirus

    When the EU placed their order 3 months after the UK, AstraZeneca were already building production capacity to meet the UK order. The EU order required additional production capacity but it seems they could not guarantee meeting EU timescales, which is why according to AstraZeneca’s CEO Pascal...
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    Scotland - SNP....What Next

    Have no fear, it would be an EU wall and customs border built and paid for by Scottish tax payers along with their annual subscription to the club. When push comes to shove it will be heads not hearts that call the tune.
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    News Turkey launches charm offensive to repair relations with EU

    During the period 2002-2020 Turkey received €9.3 billion from the EU in the form of pre-accession grants. For several months Turkish ministers have been planning how to spend their next allocation from the EU’s 2021-27 budget only to be told they are getting nothing. Hence the charm offensive.
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    Coronavirus

    An unfulfilled order is not stock. Canada is suffering like many from shortage of supply.
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    Coronavirus

    But which countries do you think are holding stock?
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    Coronavirus

    How can the WHO make the claim of stockpiling when in every country vaccine demand exceeds supply. Their point should be that some governments have spread their risk with contract options which exceed their ultimate demand. Once UK Oxford vaccine production is geared to keep pace with UK demand...
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    Pfizer Vaccine.?

    Just missing the photo after the drinks trolley's done the rounds
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    Watch The Lira Now

    Just a bit of loose change left over from the $4.5 billion EU accession pot.
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    Coronavirus

    To answer your question, the number of trial participants is not relevant to calculating efficacy but the greater the number the more reliable the data. In this Brazilian trial the 12,000 participants were split into 2 equally matched groups of 6,000 The infection numbers stated in the article...
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