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    I think the delayed second dose was the right approach for the UK at the time. Infection rates, hospitalisations and deaths were very high in January and the aim was to give protection to the...
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    We don't all have a choice other than vaccine or no vaccine. The AstraZeneca Vaccine has two doses but in the UK the decision was made to delay the second dose so that more people could get their...
  3. Re: “The Last Days of Glenn Frey: Heartache Tonight” on HLN Sunday, April 4th

    I don't want to know too much about his death. There's something very disturbing about the idea of being put into an induced coma and then never waking up. In the last year, I've seen too many...
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    The message we are being given is although some vaccines are more effective at preventing symptomatic Covid,they are all effective at preventing serious disease and death, A study in Scotland, showed...
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    My sister and brother-in-law were vaccinated in Toronto last weekend. You may remember that South Africa received a delivery of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine from the Serum Institute of India but...
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    I had my first shot of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine yesterday. I didn't feel the needle go in and I had a niggling doubt that it hadn't happened so It's reassuring to have a slightly tender spot on...
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    In theory, I'm not bothered about needles but it seems that every news item shows a needle going into someone's arm and I'm starting to wince!
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    I became eligible for a vaccine from today and have booked the first appointment for next week at a site just 1.4 miles from home. This is about three weeks earlier than I expected. I'm fairly sure...
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    That's great news and within a few weeks you should have quite a high level of immunity even before the second dose.
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    I'm with you there. We should all be taking what precautions we can and accept a vaccine as soon as we can.

    Talking of which, my US brother was vaccinated yesterday. As he's the oldest and has...
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    It's good to hear of someone recovering well despite being vulnerable. It's a reminder that even in the most vulnerable groups, most people do recover.
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    Austin, I hope your grandad is doing well. I think of him every time I see this thread.

    I'm quite excited about vaccinations at the moment. I have been moved back in the queue (studies have shown...
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    I hope your grandfather is recovering, Austin. It must be scary for your family.

    I've been talking with my brother in German and sister in Canada and they have both decided to be "chill" about the...
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    Re: Remembering Glenn Frey

    I am rereading this thread and find it both comforting and inspiring. I am thankful for the many people who put so much time and effort into curating the stories and the forethought to copy the text...
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    We have been back in lockdown since Tuesday. I'm glad because last weekend, I realised I was becoming anxious again. I could see the trends of infections, hospital admissions and deaths and so far...
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    Yes, that was even reported in the UK. I was quite shocked because he looked so young and healthy in the accompanying photo. It is a good reminder that even if your risk of being seriously ill or...
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    Re: Merry Christmas!

    I hope you all had a great Christmas and are looking forward to a better New Year.
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    Re: What's Happening In Your Life?

    Kim, it really is good to hear from you again. You are so much more confident. It seems like no time since you were hesitant about applying for college and now you are close to graduation. To manage...
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    I'll keep this brief because it's OT and also offer my apologies to everyone else.

    AG, there can be no further extension for Brexit as it would be unlawful. Earlier this year, our parliament...
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    I've been feeling rather gloomy over the last few days. France closing its UK border to freight is scary because the UK is not self-sufficient in food, medicines and such. We have been told that it...
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    Re: Little things that remind you of the Eagles

    "Leaping Leotard" according to Glenn in the Dan Patrick interview.
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    Re: The Border Book Club

    Welcome back! It's so nice to learn how your studies are progressing. Those sound like daunting books but maybe I should read them to understand what was really going on. Don't forget that you have...
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    I hope all you americans find a way to enjoy Thanksgiving safely. But meanwhile, perhaps it's time to start looking forward to gatherings next year.

    There's more good news on the vaccine front. I...
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    Finally, some good news. Pfizer say their vaccine offers 90% protection. This sounds much better than expected (the FDA are looking for efficacy of > 50%). They should be ready to seek emergency...
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    CA, such sad news. Yes, wear the masks. Apart from protecting others, it may reduce the viral load for the wearer,

    Scary news about the mutated strain in Danish mink farms.
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