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by Phileas
26 Dec 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: New varient covid study...
Replies: 36
Views: 1194

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: 1194

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: 1194

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: 1194

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: 887
Views: 20862

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: 887
Views: 20862

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: 883

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...
by Phileas
25 Dec 2020, 9:03am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sciatica!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 883

Re: Sciatica!!!

I’ve had a bout of sciatic trouble recently. For me it’s always been a mainly a lower back, intermittent stabbing pain type of thing that fades over time but last week I got a new symptom - a shooting pain down my leg followed by a continuous dull pain that worsened when standing. The following day ...
by Phileas
22 Dec 2020, 2:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 777
Views: 19043

Re: WInter 2020 : Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown

I don't believe lockdowns work (because of the nature of viruses) What is it in the nature of viruses that make you say this? (Sorry, I missed this.) Everything that is known about viruses (at least this one anyway), that they are very small and very easily transmissable. That makes preventing tran...
by Phileas
21 Dec 2020, 8:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 777
Views: 19043

Re: WInter 2020 : Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown

horizon wrote:I don't believe lockdowns work (because of the nature of viruses)


What is it in the nature of viruses that make you say this?
by Phileas
4 Dec 2020, 1:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3759

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

I copy from the reference source listed above: “Consumption of electricity in the United Kingdom has generally declined after hitting a peak of 357 terawatt hours in 2005 and dropping to 301.76 terawatt hours in 2019.” Note the use of the hours unit. In this case the use of 'hour' suffix doesn't ma...
by Phileas
29 Nov 2020, 11:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 140
Views: 3571

Re: Flu 'jab'

Cowsham wrote:IAgain c19 is not a flu it's DNA is very similar to the common cold.

To be more precise, COVID 19 is the disease caused by a novel strain of coronavirus (SARS CoV2). Some other coronavirus strains cause common colds. Clearly COVID 19 is not a common cold.
by Phileas
29 Nov 2020, 9:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 777
Views: 19043

Re: WInter 2020 : Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown

A colleague recently caught it and subsequently his whole household of six had it. Following that my managers parents and in-laws all caught it.
by Phileas
29 Nov 2020, 9:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 655
Views: 17599

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

I assume the point being made is that the individual risk is still small.

Obviously, it’s pretty certain that quite a few more grannies will die as a direct result of extra mixing over Christmas.
by Phileas
9 Nov 2020, 7:09pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sciatica!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 883

Re: Sciatica!!!

I get a few bouts every year - more frequent as I age. I’ve been getting them for probably 20 years. For me they usually last a few days to a week or two. They sometimes start when I’m doing something innocuous like cleaning my teeth. The more I move the easier it gets i.e. getting out of bed can be...