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Stephen Goodlad

  • Tuesday 17th November 2020, 9:15am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,713 posts

Horrible disease.
If you are frail or have other conditions, the chances are it will see you off.

My condolences Wheel.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 17th November 2020, 10:04am
  • England
  • 17,470 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 17th November 2020, 9:15 AM

........have other conditions, the chances are it will see you off.

How'd yer think I feel with COPD :(

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Lazzard

  • Tuesday 17th November 2020, 10:06am
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,772 posts

And there's still dicks around our neck of the woods refusing to wear masks.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Tuesday 17th November 2020, 10:28am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,713 posts

Not just yours.
I was reading about the vaccine(s)
They claim +90% effective. I do hope that is right.

I'm sure people say 'what about the 10% that it doesn't work on?'
Well, the smallpox vaccine was 90% effective and the disease was eradicated forever.

It works on the theory that the 10% that get it despite being vaccinated can't pass it on to the 90% that are immune
Therefor, it dies off in one cycle.

They have to get it to the anti-vaxx's though

Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 17th November 2020, 10:04 AM

How'd yer think I feel with COPD :(

Ah well, you hang on in there Herc and stay safe.

The vaccine is coming, sooner rather than later I hope.

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Wheel

  • Tuesday 17th November 2020, 11:32am [Edited]
  • Wakefield, England
  • 376 posts
Quote: Lazzard @ 17th November 2020, 10:06 AM

And there's still dicks around our neck of the woods refusing to wear masks.

Yep, See this a lot where I live and it makes me so flipping angry.

Also Herc, stay safe and hope nothing nasty happens to you.

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DaButt

  • Tuesday 24th November 2020, 12:06pm
  • The Lone Star State, United States
  • 13,922 posts

I never see people without masks, but it's a different story here at the airport. About 25% of the people have their masks down/off while drinking coffee. They should just ban food and drink at airports.

It'll be 82F/28C in my city today, but I'm heading to Denver where it's 30F/-1C and snowing - what a difference 900 miles makes. Anticipating a delay once airborne in an hour.

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Lazzard

  • Tuesday 24th November 2020, 12:50pm
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,772 posts

Stay safe DB.
It's only going to get worse here - vaccines on the horizon seems to make people think it's all over, consequently letting their collective guards (and masks) down.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 24th November 2020, 3:13pm
  • England
  • 17,470 posts

I'm at moderate risk it seems, being over 70 with mild COPD, but there's lots of other vulnerable conditions that some might have on here and am wondering what their views are on, especially, the newer Oxford vaccine, which seems to be a godsend.

By all accounts it's well tested - would they/you have it?

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Lazzard

  • Tuesday 24th November 2020, 3:35pm
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,772 posts

100%
Twice if they'll let me,

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DaButt

  • Tuesday 24th November 2020, 3:37pm
  • The Lone Star State, United States
  • 13,922 posts
Quote: Lazzard @ 24th November 2020, 12:50 PM

Stay safe DB.

Thanks! Just landed in Denver. We circled for 60 minutes because only one runway is open. Looks like about 4 inches of snow on the ground and it's still coming down.