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by Jdsk
27 Feb 2021, 12:22pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmet maximum safety protection risk assesment/compensation 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 431

Re: Helmet maximum safety protection risk assesment/compensation 2021

1. Sweat build-up and fogging of the visor: cyclists are making more effort and sweat than motorbikers. 2. Weight Also, for a cyclist, hearing what vehicles around you are doing is important. And I don't see how the peripheral vision could be helped by full-face. Those all contribute to my decision...
by Jdsk
27 Feb 2021, 12:18pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmet maximum safety protection risk assesment/compensation 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 431

Re: Helmet maximum safety protection risk assesment/compensation 2021

Also, you're opening up discussions of how effective helmets actually are. Yes. The odds on this thread remaining constructive and polite can't be great from previous experiences. Sticking to the specific question asked is probably a good idea. Jonathan PS: From a previous thread I came to the conc...
by Jdsk
27 Feb 2021, 12:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU Vaccine Passport
Replies: 31
Views: 967

Re: EU Vaccine Passport

Naonobodies are fascinating, both as to why camelids have them and similar animals don't and as reagents.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-domain_antibody

But I'd be very wary of relying on that novel assay system making much difference in the near future.

Jonathan
by Jdsk
27 Feb 2021, 12:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 518
Views: 17578

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

The excessive powers of Ministers and the associated lack of transparency and accountability are one of the UK's biggest constitutional problems. That would be true even with a Home Secretary who was honest, wise, knowledgeable and competent. Withdrawal of citizenship, banning entry to citizens, and...
by Jdsk
26 Feb 2021, 7:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I don't like living in England....
Replies: 145
Views: 2890

Re: I don't like living in England....

Do you think you could find anywhere better with more humane policies and kindness towards the poorest?l If that's a question about labour market state benefits rather than anything else... yes: Denmark, Spain and France. https://www.glassdoor.com/research/app/uploads/sites/2/2016/02/GD_FairestPaid...
by Jdsk
26 Feb 2021, 6:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I don't like living in England....
Replies: 145
Views: 2890

Re: I don't like living in England....

Are primroses uniquely English? I think not, lots of Spanish bluebells will appear in a month or two and bushes like rhodedendrons etc are from Asia. Our Victorian plant hunters were a busy lot. However all these things make our land what it is. They're not uniquely English, but they weren't delibe...
by Jdsk
26 Feb 2021, 5:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU Vaccine Passport
Replies: 31
Views: 967

Re: EU Vaccine Passport

Stevek76 wrote:At present, unless I've been missing some studies...

I don't think that you have.

Jonathan
by Jdsk
26 Feb 2021, 4:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 877
Views: 20288

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

"JCVI interim statement on phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme" https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/priority-groups-for-phase-2-of-the-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-programme-advice-from-the-jcvi/jcvi-interim-statement-on-phase-2-of-the-covid-19-vaccination-programme Re...
by Jdsk
26 Feb 2021, 4:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CUK and volunteering?
Replies: 15
Views: 483

Re: CUK and volunteering?

Usual first checks:

* What email address did it say that it came from (not the displayed name)?
* What's the linked URL?

Jonathan
by Jdsk
26 Feb 2021, 4:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: NHS - privatisation by stealth?
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: NHS - privitisation by stealth?

You're not alone. There's some recent discussion in another thread but it degenerated in the familiar fashion. IIUC it's a transfer of an APMS contract. https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/gp-funding-and-contracts-explained But... you go first... what are your concerns, please? Jonathan
by Jdsk
26 Feb 2021, 3:02pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Statins - side effects
Replies: 574
Views: 45642

Re: Statins - side effects

There's also no indication in Appendix 3 that the researchers did that level of drilling. I suggest that you ask them directly. Correspondence to: L Smeeth, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK statinwise@l...
by Jdsk
26 Feb 2021, 2:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 877
Views: 20288

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

TTBOMK there isn't any special advice on rubbing for any of the vaccines.

It might reduce pain by distraction.

Jonathan
by Jdsk
26 Feb 2021, 2:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU Vaccine Passport
Replies: 31
Views: 967

Re: EU Vaccine Passport

Unfortunately, I suspect that in about July the UK public will realise that they'll need some form of certificate to go on Holiday, and our wonderfully competent Government will panic, ask one of their mates to design something bespoke that will be ready in late September (albeit not fully working)...
by Jdsk
26 Feb 2021, 2:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 489
Views: 222803

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....

It seems to be the thinking that "short" sentences don't really help. That's based on pretty good evidence in the UK. For custodial sentences up to six months it's cheaper to use alternatives and they result in less subsequent reoffending. It's probably also true up to twelve months. On t...