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JWestland

Member since Jan 2013 • Last active Dec 2021

Over the water in Norn Ire, serious cycle commuter, and a bit of a bike geek.

Also draw, studying for IT/Maths degree on OU and I keep chickens.

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  • in COVID-19
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    Ok time to cancel the Christmas party for me.

    In the middle of a renovation, we both have no time to get sick.

    And it sounds we just need one person with Omicron at the party reading the news from Oslo.

    It's not likely but don't need it right now.

  • in COVID-19
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    In a way it is good your mum keeps talking...because they will not listen to anybody that is "not their group".

    Maybe she can pull some back to the saner side? Sure, it feels they are too far gone but there are some interesting talks on youtube from people that nearly got sucked into all that, but didn't.

    I don't trust Big Pharma: Yeah BP is problematic sometimes and perhaps still IS, testing vaccinations in other countries as it is cheaper first, that sort of thing and then there is the opioid scandal in the USA.

    However...there are so many eyes on these vaccinations I don't think they can get away with anything, the monitoring is done everywhere.

    mRNA is a little newer, so I can understand that perhaps she's a bit more wary.

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    WTF does that all that have to do with the constant arseholery from Frost.

    Westminster could accept concessions, spin it as a "haha EU lost", after all their supporters believe that, NI protocol works better, we can sort of move on here, constant aggrevation with EU calms down.

    Time can be spent on other things.

    But no.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    They as in the EU?

    I just want this medication issue sorted & it's been nothing but cuntery from Frost.

    Signed something, goes back on it, doesn't talk to businesses in NI, now brings up the EJC.

    The UK side has sat on their hands, done fuck all implementing promised checks for GB, sabotaged EU cooperation in NI (Goves "no EU embassies nonsense) it's gone well past the usual posturing to get compromises -that might have been offered anyway by the EU as ROI doesn't need a mess in NI either- for me.

    Politics isn't a job for saints and a cynical eye is necessary for all players,but wft.

    But living this shit as a citizen of nowhere in NI is testing my patience I just hope something get worked out.

  • in COVID-19
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    ^ It is just looking at symptomatic infections, not hospitalization? AZ does seem to stop those quite well, otherwise the situation here would be really bad?

    But yes AZ seems to wane more than Pfizer/Moderna.

    The Janssen one shot vaccine seems to wear off even faster.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-iĀ­reland-59497084

    The European Commission vice president has suggested the EU could act unilaterally to guarantee the supply of medicines from GB to Northern Ireland.

    Be nice to have medicines here yes... :)

    Hmmm it's nearly Christmas, AfterBrexit Season 1, will it end in a compromise or a mess? I doubt even Boris is stupid enough to risk Christmas by pissing off the EU and having a mainland EU "work to rules" on everything.

    But, who knows... it could rumble on into the new year.

  • in COVID-19
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    Now I don't know what to do with the Christmas do again...stupid new variant. Colleagues are mostly sensible, there are vaccination passports rules now in Norn Ire, but still.

    No Christmas hazmats suits with sequins and a hatch for eating available unfortunately! :)

    (I guess a great excuse for those who hate Christmas dos, sorry new variant!!! can't make it!!!)

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    Love it! :)

  • in COVID-19
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-iĀ­reland-59440314

    Case rate is high in NI. But not that much higher than ROI where vaccination rates are much higher.

    Now we know vaccination cuts transmission 40% and hospitalisation 80% but it's just puzzling to me rates on the island of Ireland are so much higher than England.

    Stricter measures so less reinfection/deaths earlier in pandemic causing problems now?
    The wet weather?

    It's mostly spreading in schools ATM here...

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