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Be Careful Everyone.

Hopefully it starts going down again soon but.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has admitted he is "concerned" after the daily number of UK coronavirus cases reached its highest since May.

Official figures show 2,988 new COVID-19 infections were reported in a 24-hour period.

It is a large rise on Saturday's figure of 1,813 infections.
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-2-988-new-covid-19-cases-reported-in-uk-12065288

posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by *GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 9 minutes ago
I wonder what has caused this spike.

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I imagine it is the whole back at work, eating our and going to the pub thing. Along with a level of complacency all round. We're following the same pattern as Europe and whilst deaths still aren't at the same level thankfully, hospital admissions are rising all the time there. We won't be far behind
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I'm not so sure - people have been going back to the pub for a while now, this seems to have happened quite recently.

Perhaps it is just a combination of factors.

Personally I wonder if the weather has something to do with it. We've had a couple of weeks of lower temperatures and wet weather - perhaps that is pushing people indoors, into cars together etc.

posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by *GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 23 hours, 27 minutes ago
comment by Great Teams Give Season Ticket Refunds Game By Game (U1308)
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comment by HB Fash - 2008 UEFA Cup Champions - Awarded 2020* (U21935)
posted 2 hours, 8 minutes ago
comment by Great Teams Give Season Ticket Refunds Game By Game (U1308)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by HB Fash - 2008 UEFA Cup Champions - Awarded 2020* (U21935)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Great Teams Give Season Ticket Refunds Game By Game (U1308)
posted 19 minutes ago
comment by Oscar. 2019 YEAR OF THE MACK! #TeamFury (U12980)
posted 10 minutes ago
And if I did catch it and died then so be it, I haven’t died because of the virus I’ve died because it’s my time to. Although judging by how many people have unofficially had it and that everything and anything is a symptom we’re more than likely to have already had it without knowing even more than once.

Plus we also had more excess deaths from the 2017/2018 flu (50,000) than we’ve had from Corona which doesn’t get mentioned and we have a fackin vaccine for Flu

People die, that’s life unfortunately. Sooner people realise that and stop believing the OTT and scare mongering the better. It’s bad but it’s not Ebola ffs
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Errr. There is no vaccine for flu. As this is as always a best guess to try and build immunity based on the previous years strain. Also the reason the sick, elderly and those with underlying health conditions are given the pneumonia jab. The majority dying from pneumonia, not flu.


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What are they giving people in winter then?

Puts tinfoil hat on awaiting response
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Not a vaccine pal. It is a version of what they think will be the years strain. It triggers an immune response that generates antibodies. If it were a vaccine, then people who get that jab wouldn’t die from it.

Takes about two weeks to get set and be useful. So you could catch flu from the majority who cough and sneeze openly and never wash their hands.
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The flu vaccine isn't a vaccine. Wow, that's a new one where did you study?
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It isn’t a vaccine. If it were, why do people who have had it die from flu

Read my explanation, it’s a best guess at the years strain and to help build immunity.
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Your explanation missed out some pretty important parts considering you lifter it straight from the NHS website.
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Is it a vaccine? Nope. Because it’s developed form a best guess of the following years strain. Production starting 6-9 months before needed.

If it were a vaccine, once you have had it, why need it again?

posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

Well it's semantics isn't it, but the NHS literally call it a flu vaccine, so you'd have a hard time criticising someone for calling it that.

posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

I wouldn’t say it’s even a semantic argument. The guy is simply incorrect.

posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by RipleysCat (U1862)
posted 7 minutes ago
I wouldn’t say it’s even a semantic argument. The guy is simply incorrect.
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Depends what you mean by semantics.

posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

Don't make me get the dictionary.

I don't want to, but I will if I need to.

posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

With the flu jab you are inoculated with that particular strain, therefore it’s fine to call it a vaccination against that strain.
You have to take it again because it mutates

posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by Sir Tottenham of Hotspur (U17379)
posted 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
With the flu jab you are inoculated with that particular strain, therefore it’s fine to call it a vaccination against that strain.
You have to take it again because it mutates
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It’s not a vaccine against any strain. It’s a best guess.

To build immunity for what they think the strain will be. If it were a vaccine.....why do people die?

posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by Great Teams Give Season Ticket Refunds Game By Game (U1308)
posted 14 minutes ago
comment by Sir Tottenham of Hotspur (U17379)
posted 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
With the flu jab you are inoculated with that particular strain, therefore it’s fine to call it a vaccination against that strain.
You have to take it again because it mutates
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It’s not a vaccine against any strain. It’s a best guess.

To build immunity for what they think the strain will be. If it were a vaccine.....why do people die?
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I suggest you take your issues up with the NHS and perhaps leave this discussion now.

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/about-the-nhs/how-to-complain-to-the-nhs/

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