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  1. DC2

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Blame Brexit. Much easier than popping to Bookers for some coffee beans. No initiative, these whinging types.
  2. DC2

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Not sure what you’re on about. Isn’t Emma Raducanu British? Anyway you seem to be rather racist classifying all Romanians as mafia. I certainly wouldn’t do that!
  3. DC2

    Football 2021/22

    That’s something that the clubs as businesses and the fans as tribes have forgotten. First and foremost football should be a sport run for entertainment, for fans to enjoy, rather than for tribes to fight about.
  4. DC2

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Let’s hope so. Get rid of all that jobsworth red tape, but replace it with more robust criminal laws and penalties and a simpler process for making a negligence claim.
  5. Maybe. But the ONS study involved 27,000 Covid cases and a 27,000 control group. Studies without control groups are clearly drawing invalid conclusions. BBC: ”And like many other reports, the analysis suggests women, 50- to 69-year-olds and people with other long-term health conditions are the most likely to have some of these symptoms 12 weeks after a Covid infection. Are these the best figures on long Covid? The ONS study is big, detailed and very carefully put together. They looked at data from more than 50,000 people, half of whom had tested positive for coronavirus. And they were testing people at random, so we can be pretty certain that we're comparing a group of people who had Covid with another group who didn't. That's not true for all analyses. They say their estimates are closer to the truth than the higher estimates they gave in April, because they have long-term follow-up on a lot of people and they've improved their statistical analysis.”
  6. 'Long Covid' less common than feared - ONS study Comprehensive analysis suggests long Covid is less common than previously thought, with one in 40 people in a survey reporting coronavirus symptoms lasting at least three months. The Office for National Statistics' previous analysis had suggested one in every 10 people were affected. BBC
  7. That is, of course, because they are not comparing them to a control group, like the ONS did! ”At least one symptom” represents one of about 20 Covid “symptoms” which are the same as the common cold, a headache or just “feeling tired”!
  8. WELL, WELL, MOST OF THEM DON’T HAVE LONG COVID AT ALL! “More than half of people suffering from long Covid may not have the condition and may just be suffering from normal bouts of ill health, research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests. The ONS surveyed nearly 27,000 people, who tested positive for Covid, in the UK Coronavirus Infection Survey and used three different methods to estimate the prevalence of long Covid. In one analysis, they found that five per cent reported at least one symptom 12 to 16 weeks after their infection. However, the study also found that 3.4 per cent of people who had not been diagnosed with Covid also reported the same long Covid symptoms. Kevin McConway, emeritus professor of applied statistics at The Open University, said: “That’s not all that much less than the 5.0 per cent for the infected people, which does show that having one or more of these symptoms isn’t uncommon regardless of Covid-19.” Telegraph
  9. DC2

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Apparently they said the same about Captain Cook.
  10. With the ONS saying that there were only about 250 “with Covid” deaths in people “double vaccinated plus 14 days” up to 2 July, what is the evidence for the need for booster jabs? I’m guessing that that covered at least 60% of the adult population, being at least 30 million people. So 250 deaths out of 30 million!
  11. Nah, we just need to get the balance right, a steady 20 degrees throughout the year. And either get rid of the seasons or migrate to the 20 degree countries every six months, possibly by way of twinning with a similar country in the Southern Hemisphere!
  12. Good point. If we made more emissions from our cars and warmed the globe we wouldn’t have to burn fossil fuels to heat our homes! Win, win.
  13. DC2

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Oh dear: “Comments from European Central Bank officials have caused the euro to weaken. Despite confirming in the monetary policy meeting last week that the pandemic bond-buying programme would begin to slow down, ECB President Lagarde said yesterday that she favours continuous fiscal aid to support the economy.” Smart Currency
  14. DC2

    European Union - In Or Out?

    and ... and ... and loads of other businesses are doing really well and we’re on the cusp of an economic boom. You can always find “news” to fit an agenda.
  15. DC2

    European Union - In Or Out?

    OMG, how will we cope! Hang on. Just had my coffee, noticed a full fridge from Aldi, drove to see the family yesterday, enjoyed a beer in the pub last night and off to the restaurant tomorrow. Other than that I’m on my knees due to the lack of everything caused by Brexit.
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