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by mjal
7 Jul 2020, 12:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 12322

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

I told myself not to waste any more time and energy in engaging with TUC...but here are some quotes from the good Prof Stadler's article (Google translated from German) to which TUC directs us : "SARS-Cov-2 is not that new at all, but a seasonal cold virus that is mutated and, like all other co...
by mjal
2 Jul 2020, 10:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Social Distancing
Replies: 17
Views: 776

Re: Social Distancing

I have had the problem with social distancing that idiots keep posting that you must absolutely never get within 2m of another human even momentarily when it's unavoidable and your face is covered, completely ignoring the minutes of exposure that are usually needed to catch the virus. Is the clue h...
by mjal
15 May 2020, 11:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 12322

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

This study estimates 29% of Britons may already have had Covid inwhich case we are well on the way tlo herd immunity. Too technical for me to have any opinion on it's accuracy but anyeway .... https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ijcp.13528?af=R&utm_campaign=LNCH++20200514+++SM+CID_5...
by mjal
14 May 2020, 10:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 12322

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

I think it is a good point that some deaths are being counted incorrectly, but we don't need to go on and on about it. Lots of things can be put on the death certificate on balance or clim=inical probabilities, without testing. Chances are that many COVID-19 deaths are incorrectly put as something ...
by mjal
5 May 2020, 10:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 12322

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

More follow up from Bakersfield Doctors 3f0VRtY9oTs So you find time to post a link to another video from Dr Dan Erickson but you do not reply to my criticism of the original (see page (12) of this thread, 28 April at 1123 pm). Do you not understand that what little credibility you have re Covid-19...
by mjal
1 May 2020, 6:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 12322

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

Has anyone else noticed that The Utility Cyclist has not replied to my post re the "Dr Erickson video"? I have not quoted the posts in question because of their length ; see page (12) of this thread on 28 April 2020 at 1123 pm. My carefully constructed missive was designed to elucidate som...
by mjal
28 Apr 2020, 11:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 12322

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

Yet more backing up of the truth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfLVxx_lBLU&fbclid=IwAR04Dh0T_jgCUqPxEHNF1aD_OH_OlDEt4RV_6mQpV3x1wQ0AukrF-E13eOI I have been refraining from commenting on this video in the hope that someone else would do so ; there has been a partial rebuttal but not as clear a...
by mjal
26 Apr 2020, 11:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 12322

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

Yet more backing up of the truth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfLVxx_lBLU&fbclid=IwAR04Dh0T_jgCUqPxEHNF1aD_OH_OlDEt4RV_6mQpV3x1wQ0AukrF-E13eOI I have been refraining from commenting on this video in the hope that someone else would do so ; there has been a partial rebuttal but not as clear a...
by mjal
19 Mar 2020, 7:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 12818

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Central Bristol is very quiet for foot traffic; the motor traffic is definitely quieter but not massively so. Everything kind of feels like a Sunday morning (not in a good way :D ) at the moment. That said, the pubs and cafes I ride past to go home all seem rammed . A good thing iMO, i'm travelling...
by mjal
2 Oct 2019, 4:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Working hours, start 06:30
Replies: 46
Views: 1799

Re: Working hours, start 06:30

Work in medicine so lots of unsocial unpredictable hours. Today should have been 05:00 till around 15:00 but will now be until 22:30. You just get used to it. Surely one cannae think properly and makes mistakes if one works so long Done 15 hrs today. You get used to it sadly. It's always boring whe...
by mjal
25 Apr 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike not permitted in hostel : bike knicked overnight outside
Replies: 49
Views: 3416

Re: Bike not permitted in hostel : bike knicked overnight outside

Normally contacting a hostel or hotel before discovers whether they have good bike parking - it's easier now that cancellable bookings are available, but it would be better if the accommodation searches included "bike parking" alongside "car parking" as an option. I never like j...
by mjal
16 Feb 2019, 10:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car hire for over 70's
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Car hire for over 70's

Perhaps a little late in posting this but here is my experience with car hire since my 70th birthday. Avis : slightly confusing in that age is "30-70" on the initial page. This really means "30-69" i.e if you are already 70 you need to uncheck the box and you will then be asked t...
by mjal
17 Aug 2017, 11:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ctc bike bags and british airways anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Re: ctc bike bags and british airways anyone?

I made attempts several years ago to persuade (all) airlines to cease enforcing the stupid practice of deflating tyres. I was especially incensed by BA who previously made it clear that deflation was optional but then changed the wording on the website to read "deflate the tyres to reduce the r...
by mjal
1 Aug 2011, 10:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Deflating Tyres For Aeroplane Trip
Replies: 119
Views: 9311

Re: Deflating Tyres For Aeroplane Trip

ericonabike can howl if he wishes but the world actually has another type of person ; the type who knows when a rule is wrong/ illogical etc and tries to alter the situation by the application of reason. However, the road may be long and hard........ Update to my own post re tyre deflation when flyi...
by mjal
4 Jul 2011, 3:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Deflating Tyres For Aeroplane Trip
Replies: 119
Views: 9311

Re: Deflating Tyres For Aeroplane Trip

Not sure if this is correct thread as all posts seem old. We recently flew with Easyjet from Edinburgh to Munich. Airport staff insisted that we ( ? partially) deflate the tyres and were supported in this by Easyjet staff. We removed a token amount of air but at Munich it was clear that much more ha...