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by Phileas
10 Jan 2021, 3:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you clap this time round - or last time?
Replies: 83
Views: 2409

Re: Did you clap this time round - or last time?

Pebble wrote:...I just don't trust the BBC and that report just confirms...

Presumably, if the report confirms the untrustworthiness of the BBC, you have some confounding data to hand that would enlighten the rest of us?
by Phileas
8 Jan 2021, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you clap this time round - or last time?
Replies: 83
Views: 2409

Re: Did you clap this time round - or last time?

The first time round I didn’t want to be the only person in the street not clapping but this time I didn’t want to be the only person who was clapping. :oops:
by Phileas
2 Jan 2021, 9:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The psychology behind using a turbo trainer
Replies: 53
Views: 1716

Re: The psychology behind using a turbo trainer

I used to own a stationary cycle. It was only an old fashioned Tunturi flywheel type, but apart from the tedium, I found it almost impossible to raise my heart rate to the levels I easily attain when cycling up hill on a real road. Mind you, the tedium was nothing compared to that when using a rowin...
by Phileas
31 Dec 2020, 10:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: White bread
Replies: 30
Views: 1518

Re: White bread

Although I mainly eat wholemeal, I prefer white bread for spreading things on e.g. peanut butter.
by Phileas
31 Dec 2020, 9:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?
Replies: 31
Views: 797

Re: N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

I had one stolen from my shed - a Dawes Giro 400 I think, to which I’d just fitted new hand built (by me) wheels, with cartridge bearing hubs. I managed to get the full amount (£450) of house-insurance money available and I bought a Giro 500 as a replacement. On an earlier occasion, my shed was brok...
by Phileas
30 Dec 2020, 11:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 145
Views: 3898

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

My worry is that the trial data still show 62% and with the more infectious strain even with 100% vaccination take-up that is far from enough for herd immunity. Government are selling this as "' way out' of pandemic " (Hancock, today). And once vaccinated with the 62% vaccine you are unli...
by Phileas
29 Dec 2020, 6:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 145
Views: 3898

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

I believe a virus can frequently mutate so isn't it likely to mutate into a minimally harmful form that will not have a great arsenal of medical treatment aimed at eliminating it? I assume you mean evolve rather than mutate. Mutations are random whereas evolution is directed by natural selection (a...
by Phileas
26 Dec 2020, 6:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Food with maximum energy for minimum weight
Replies: 50
Views: 1754

Re: Food with maximum energy for minimum weight

Someone told me once that the food with highest energy/weight ratio is Quavers. :lol:
by Phileas
26 Dec 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: New varient covid study...
Replies: 36
Views: 1067

Re: New variant covid study...

Jdsk wrote:The best single accumulation of policies etc is the Blavatnik database:
https://www.bsg.ox.ac.uk/research/research-projects/coronavirus-government-response-tracker

Jonathan

Thanks
by Phileas
26 Dec 2020, 6:05pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: New varient covid study...
Replies: 36
Views: 1067

Re: New varient covid study...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ep3dWI5W8AowSme?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 https://www.ft.com/content/a2901ce8-5eb7-4633-b89c-cbdf5b386938 Staying a bit off topic, something I’ve tried to find out (but failed) is when did the original lockdowns begin in each country in relation to the first peak in ...
by Phileas
26 Dec 2020, 3:41pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: New varient covid study...
Replies: 36
Views: 1067

Re: New varient covid study...

Not just that. If you look at infectious diseases generally, they are all down massively compared to normal years. It’s bizarre to imagine that has nothing to do with measures taken against Covid 19.
by Phileas
26 Dec 2020, 7:48am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: New varient covid study...
Replies: 36
Views: 1067

Re: New varient covid study...

landsurfer wrote:.. Boris cannot make it an offence to die ...

Doesn’t mean he’s beyond criticism....
by Phileas
25 Dec 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 145
Views: 3898

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

@Psamathe

The point I was trying to make is, if the vaccine is sufficiently protective, herd immunity is less important. We don’t have that for flu.
by Phileas
25 Dec 2020, 1:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 145
Views: 3898

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

I think it’s important to distinguish between suppressing disease and preventing transmission. We don’t yet know how effective any vaccine is in reducing transmission. The other thing is the meaning of 60% effective. I don’t think anyone vaccinated in the Oxford/Astra trial (in the published results...
by Phileas
25 Dec 2020, 11:05am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sciatica!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: Sciatica!!!

Yes, I’ve seen the NHS advice. It does say 4~6 weeks recovery but I’m aware nerve damage can become “permanent”. The numbness is on the little-toe side - as far as I can tell, that corresponds S1. I’ve been on a very short cycle ride which feels odd but I think I will be able fo cycle to work - alth...