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  1. Bit like getting Al Capone on tax ? World's gone mad
  2. I'll have the steak with an extra large side of riot police please. What it didn't show at the end was them all stripping to 'Hot Stuff'
  3. I'd be up for that - Pfizer went a bit East India Company in Latin and South America back in March according to this: Demanding federal reserves, embassies and defence infrastructure as down payment against future compensation claims.
  4. My question too would be how is the conflict of interest being managed? Moderna's share price for the year is c.220% up (AZ 11% and Pfizer 40%), their vaccine is the dearest and they make c.20% profit on each jab which was about $8 profit per jab from memory off the BBC article saw about a month back.
  5. The female prison service isn't designed to cope either - majority of female prisoners are in on common assault / theft / drug offences and on shorter sentences to men. There's 80,000 folk in UK prisons roughly with 18% of the population on sexual offences. Of that only 2% of sexual crimes are committed by females then of that only 10% of the UK population is Scottish. Add the above 12 in and wouldn't be surprised if that's nearly doubling the population in female jail for sex offences. Wonder if this one will get added to the 2%: "A woman accused of indecent exposure, masturbating in public and using a sex toy in a public place, will stand trial early next year. Chloe Thompson, of Borough Road, Middlesbrough, appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court on Wednesday after denying the offences. She is charged with committing a public nuisance by indecently exposing her penis to other members of the public, whilst masturbating from a property window." Teesside woman accused of exposing penis, using sex toy and masturbating in public - Teesside Live (
  6. There was a doctor on Radio 4 just saying that the kid with the new variant caught it from someone who tested positive 9 days ago so could have been here for nearly a fortnight already.
  7. Can see one of the fillers on CD2 going on repeat for your good self: If you didn't laugh you'd cry.
  8. 😂 Voting now open for the invariable Bon Jovi entry:
  9. It's got me a bit nostalgic for late eighties / early nineties Christmases but the 2021 equivalent would appear to be 'Now That's What I Call Covid' with the greatest hits from the last two years of dominant variants. Governments are possibly going to suffer from being seen as crying wolf before. However, actions are always louder than words and they really haven't fucked about shutting down travel this time in comparison to India.
  10. No worries - flew over my head. Apologies for being a dick.
  11. I realise that to be honest and was why used 'summation' - seemed to pull everything quite neatly from there into a few easily digestible paragraphs. You still got a grump on with your lizard code?
  12. Thought this was a decent summation: expert comments about two SARS-CoV-2 variants, one in Botswana (B.1.1529) and one in the US (B.1.628) | Science Media Centre On the B.1.1529 lineage in Botswana: Prof Francois Balloux, Professor of Computational Systems Biology and Director, UCL Genetics Institute, UCL, said: “B.1.1529 is a new lineage that has been found in Botswana that carries an unusual constellation of mutations. Given the large number of mutations it has accumulated apparently in a single burst, it likely evolved during a chronic infection of an immunocompromised person, possibly in an untreated HIV/AIDS patient. “It is difficult to know what to make of the carriage of both P681H and N679K. It is a combination we see only exceptionally rarely. I suspect it is generally not ‘stable’, but it might be so, in combination with other mutations/deletions. “I would definitely expect it to be poorly recognised by neutralising antibodies relative to Alpha or Delta. It is difficult to predict how transmissible it may be at this stage. “So far, four strains have been sequenced in a region of Sub-Saharan with reasonable surveillance in place. It may be present in other parts of Africa. “For the time being, it should be closely monitored and analysed, but there is no reason to get overly concerned, unless it starts going up in frequency in the near future.”
  13. Just seen the positivity thread getting a bounce then back to earth with this - from the articles around it too it doesn't look great. Is it basically everything crossed it doesn't go pear shaped in South Africa or we're beginning to look a bit chickeny?
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