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Vince

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  • Birthday 07/11/1961

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  1. Problem with long covid is that up until that ONS study it had been up to people to report if they felt unwell and we all know just how many people talk about having the flu when it's really a cold!
  2. According to Sage between 1.9% and 2.3%. Meanwhile Professor Fergusons model confidently predicts it will be 75m in the UK by Xmas thus resolving the issues for supermarket supply chains.
  3. Very true, then the press kicked off and common sense disappeared.
  4. Vince

    Electric Speedway

    I've only ever seen it in video (On any Sunday has a section about it) however they don't slide like our Speedway bikes do. It can be done though.
  5. Insuring off road bikes is usually too expensive to be practical. A similar problem exists with tools which would often be covered while at home but not in a van which requires an additional, often separate cover. The price for tool and equipment cover isn't quite so outrageous though. Of course it would all be much cheaper if the Police actually followed up the thefts which are now at a ridiculous level. However the priority seems to be kids on electric scooters and name calling online if the different forces FB pages are to be believed. If off road bikes are recovered it is always by the public.
  6. Vince

    Electric Speedway

    I think with the noise issue dealt with you could easily match the tyres to the track and run on concrete or tarmac. So maybe large car parks or industrial sites, then you have urban all weather Speedway. On the subject of a temporary track though I did know a chap some years ago who produced furniture and was convinced that with some research he could produce a foam Supercross track that could go into trailers and be transported from site to site. He had raced for years so was well aware of all the issues that spring to mind so maybe it is possible. Imagine a couple of artics turning up to a city centre park and unloading a track which had disappeared by midnight.
  7. Given that age is what makes people particularly vulnerable to dying from Covid that seems a tad harsh!
  8. Vince

    Electric Speedway

    I've seen electric bikes racing on an oval, including one who would have finished on the rostrum in the pro class with the lap times he was doing. Speedway with a few 1 minute races is made for electric bikes if any racing is, current battery capabilities can very easily cope with that. The spectacle was almost exactly the same as normal flat track but the lack of noise definitely made it feel less exciting, whether you would get used to it and feel the same about the racing in the long term I'm not sure. However the prospect of motorcycle racing including Speedway taking place in inner city areas does appeal a great deal. As does the idea of being able to practice and train without complaints from neighbours. So much so that I am currently looking into the idea of getting an electric trials bike purely for the ability to ride at pretty much any time I want very locally.
  9. But if the vulnerable are vaccinated everything else should become unnecessary, we are told they will no longer die and that means there are far more health issues that need prioritising ahead of Covid. The unknowing transmission (apart from those just before they show symptoms) is open to debate as is mask wearing while tracing as applied in the UK has to be the right up there among the top governmental wastes of money of all time. My priority would be to get the waiting lists down for treatments that are far more likely to result in early death than covid closely followed by returning everything to normal so we can start paying for this mess.
  10. Both my parents died of cancer and talking to the specialist one day he told me that everybody will get cancer if they live long enough. Obviously there are factors that bring it on earlier for some and make it more aggressive for others but leading the most perfect lifestyle won't make it impossible to die of cancer.
  11. That's not the same thing though. As far as I can see nobody is suggesting that if you know you have Covid you just carry on as normal (smoking in enclosed spaces to use your analogy) you would then isolate until you are over it. Otherwise those who are most vulnerable are given the opportunity to isolate and the help to do so properly paid for by the majority, who are at little risk of being seriously ill and miniscule risk of dying getting on with their lives as normal.
  12. That huge open gate between the barriers suggest that it might be false news
  13. The irony of MP's telling the press not to scare people with covid figures is to be marvelled at, next we'll be expected to believe that Government advisors drive to test their eyesight! Tory MPs urge BBC to stop 'scaring viewers' with daily Covid figures (msn.com)
  14. Ivermectin Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings & Dosing - WebMD Ivermectin: Side effects, dosage, uses, and more (medicalnewstoday.com) I've taken the mickey about the horses not catching Covid because of ivermectin but it doesn't mean it is only suitable or already in use for animals. It has been available for human use for a number of years it would seem and that being the case must have gone through the proper clinical trials. Whether it works on Covid I have no idea but the idea that it is as untested on humans as the vaccines is clearly not right.
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