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   Old Thread  #108 5 Apr 2020 at 12.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Spoke to a mate this morning who I've not heard from in ages

I expect there's a lot of that about.

Had a really good laugh about our late teens / early twenties and the drunken shenanigans we had.
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   Old Thread  #107 4 Apr 2020 at 12.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Southampton fc again...

The catering staff there are making 1000 meals a week for families in the community.

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   Old Thread  #106 3 Apr 2020 at 11.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah. I walked for an hour earlier along a road that is normally a traffic nightmare. No cars, just lovely fresh air....

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   Old Thread  #105 3 Apr 2020 at 11.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The air is getting cleaner. There’s 8 stars visible over me right now. That’s about 7 more than normal!
Every cloud.....
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   Old Thread  #104 3 Apr 2020 at 6.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Daily Express today...

"Health Secretary Matt Hancock claimed last Wednesday 3.5 million of the kits – described as "game-changers" by Boris Johnson – had already been ordered. But yesterday the Department of Health and Social Care was forced to admit the Government had not yet bought any kits due to hold-ups related to testing."

The government apparently agreed in principle to buy these and paid? Like I said, confusion.
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   Old Thread  #103 3 Apr 2020 at 6.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Ocelot,

I was led to believe that we were already in possession of the 3.5 million antibody kits and they were currently being tested by our experts. If not, then we seem to have at least, a sample that we are testing.

Sorry to say that your wish for a global, medical body of experts to monitor the world for future pandemic outbreaks is unlikely.
In fact, I'd have to say that, you'd have more chance of being struck by lightning.

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   Old Thread  #102 3 Apr 2020 at 6.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The tests in the original hotspot are lab based and as such reliable, I assume.

I don't know about the large scale antibody testing... I'll see what I can find.
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   Old Thread  #101 3 Apr 2020 at 6.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Are they 100% sure of the reliability of the antibody test Jon? There's confusion here over the 3.5 million kits we've paid for but are waiting to receive.
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   Old Thread  #100 3 Apr 2020 at 6.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
They've just started antibody testing here in Italy.

In a random sample of 60 people in one of the original hotspots, 40 had anitbodies despite never showing any symptoms. Early days, but if so many people are asymptomatic it'd be great. It would also explain how fast this thing has spread.

No vaccine will arrive fast. They have to test to make sure it's 100% safe, thanks to the cretinous antivaxers who would jump on any risk, however tiny, in order to try to discredit the whole concept of vaccination.
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   Old Thread  #99 3 Apr 2020 at 6.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Looks like W.H.O. are a paper tiger, only advisory unfortunately.
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   Old Thread  #98 3 Apr 2020 at 5.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Everyone will keep on washing their hands properly, maybe?
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   Old Thread  #97 3 Apr 2020 at 5.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Won’t need anything from the WHO as a vaccine is coming....... 💉
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   Old Thread  #96 3 Apr 2020 at 5.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Maybe the W.H.O.?

Let's hope for some forward thinking changes as a positive response eh?
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   Old Thread  #95 3 Apr 2020 at 5.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I'd like to think after this global disaster there'd be some kind of body/organisation set up to globally handle this type of thing faster and more efficiently next time. Sign up, nominate a team from each member, that can travel freely and with advice heeded in any outbreak if anything is spotted on the radar. Fully funded with regular conferences. It's not good to let countries fight stuff like this independently as we've seen. We have to find better ways to globally handle situations like this cause the odds are there'll be another from somewhere in the future. Mixed measures by independent government's have helped to spread this.
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   Old Thread  #94 3 Apr 2020 at 5.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Jon,

Yes, I guessed it was tongue in cheek, but still, gotta take any opportunity to raise our colours.

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