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  1. I get that and in an ideal world we wouldn't be seeing it yet. These articles are encouraging https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/89998 I got the Oxford-AstraZeneca which is what my link above discusses - hopefully there aren't the worries associated with that, but on balance, i still see taking it as a good decision.
  2. Indeed - what was learned during SARS and MERS research is being applied to Covid....what had been learned from Covid will be applied to the next "nasty" and so on. Not only the experts' knowledge, but the technology is advancing at a rate hitherto unknown. Aren't we lucky to be living in the 21st century? UPDATE - Just seen this https://theconversation.com/covid-19-has-sparked-new-relationships-between-academia-and-policymakers-we-must-maintain-them-156143
  3. Bear in mind that most vaccines take so long to test (years sometimes) due to the administrative work usually required, and getting meetings organised. This wasn't the case with the Covid vaxxes because of the seriousness - showing what can be done if people really want to! Watch BBC iPlayer - Panorama - The Race for a Vaccine or read Less than a year to develop a COVID vaccine – here's why you shouldn't be alarmed (theconversation.com)
  4. Having never heard of them, i searched https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones#Inscriptions Quite frankly, they are open enough to take either way, so what might be your point? It's a bit like Nostradamus - most of the predictions are woolly enough that you can interpret them to fit the circumstances!
  5. AZ is the one being rolled out in UK, and despites strange age-related protestations from Germany is ruled appropriate for all. i've had my first one (age 65)
  6. I get that, and if I were cruel, i'd simply dismiss the people in your survey as "snowflakes" because I believe that there is always some risk in everything one does - however it's a matter of weighing it up and deciding on what is appropriate for oneself. No vaccine provides one hundred percent protection and I for one have frequently travelled to areas where Yellow Fever, Typhoid and other nasties were extant. Once I'd been jabbed, I felt safe and covid hasn't altered that - for me. I've had my first AZ shot and research is starting to indicate that could give me 90
  7. And your problem with it is? Think of it as the situation in an aircraft when masks are deployed. Standing instruction is to put your mask on first, then assist others. I have no doubt that when UK, US et al have vaccinated our own people, we will be helping others, some of whom need help, but some of whom haven't bothered to plan...mentioning no names!
  8. They might also have confused reality with dreams! TAT = Totally Abstruse Thinking!
  9. Oddly, with the vagaries of the UK tax system, you're sometimes better off being just UNDER the threshold anyway!
  10. If I could have all those things (especially the last mentioned) I'd even do quarantine!!!!
  11. As a newbie, you have much to learn...you're starting on the right track though.
  12. Agree it's TAT BS....shock, horror! The big deal is quarantine, quarantine, quarantine! BUT.... everything else you mention has been the case for years - enthusiastic visitors to Thailand just accept it all.
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