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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #270 on: January 22, 2021, 07:47:00 PM »
Can Mods fix this broken forum section.

It's been like that for awhile, I noticed this a number of weeks back

Bookmark the topic, that is what I have done.

Bookmark definitely works, I've been clicking on the topic under 'Last Posted'
Would be good to correct the issue
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #271 on: January 22, 2021, 09:00:08 PM »
Can Mods fix this broken forum section.

It's been like that for awhile, I noticed this a number of weeks back

Bookmark the topic, that is what I have done.

Bookmark definitely works, I've been clicking on the topic under 'Last Posted'
Would be good to correct the issue

Yes, preferable to correct the issue rather than have to take alternative measures.
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #272 on: January 26, 2021, 08:40:27 AM »
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #273 on: January 26, 2021, 01:50:22 PM »
Beware of this active UK NHS COVID-19 vaccination phishing attack
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/beware-of-this-active-uk-nhs-covid-19-vaccination-phishing-attack/

Well it didn't take these scum long to use this as a weapon to scam/attack.
That said people should be aware, that there is a priority order to this which has been in the newspapers, media, news, etc. If you aren't in the categories being vaccinated at the time and are being offered it then it could be false.

I'm sure it won't just be limited to the UK, as other countries start to ramp up their vaccination program.

I think the other one to watch out for are the queue jumping offers.
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #274 on: February 01, 2021, 09:02:22 AM »
Early warnings of COVID-19 outbreaks across Europe from social media
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-81333-1
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #275 on: February 14, 2021, 04:09:13 PM »
COVID-19: New vaccine in development has 'insurance' against coronavirus mutations
https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-new-vaccine-in-development-has-insurance-against-virus-mutations-12217119
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #276 on: February 14, 2021, 06:11:58 PM »
COVID-19: New vaccine in development has 'insurance' against coronavirus mutations
https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-new-vaccine-in-development-has-insurance-against-virus-mutations-12217119

I hate the 20:20 hindsight mongers, I'm not sure if what is said here isn't more self-promotion than beneficial.  What are we to do wait until we have absolutely all permutations
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Professor Lindy Durrant, an immunologist at the university and head of the spin-off company ScanCell, said the next generation of vaccines needs to be better prepared to tackle the virus as it "learns" to evade the immune system.

"What has happened was predictable," she exclusively told Sky News.

"We have the advantage of learning from the inadequacies of the first generation of vaccines to make the second generation better."

For me it is more about promotion of the spin-off company.

What she is effectively saying is we shouldn't have bothered with the development and push to production until we have all of our ducks in a row as such.  We would still be waiting right now and not have vaccinated fifteen million of at risk groups.

Oh, I had my first Covid-19 vaccination the Saturday before last.
Would I rather have waited until all possible contingencies were in place, absolutely not, plonker.
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #277 on: February 14, 2021, 06:32:04 PM »
COVID-19: New vaccine in development has 'insurance' against coronavirus mutations
https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-new-vaccine-in-development-has-insurance-against-virus-mutations-12217119

I hate the 20:20 hindsight mongers, I'm not sure if what is said here isn't more self-promotion than beneficial.  What are we to do wait until we have absolutely all permutations
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Professor Lindy Durrant, an immunologist at the university and head of the spin-off company ScanCell, said the next generation of vaccines needs to be better prepared to tackle the virus as it "learns" to evade the immune system.

"What has happened was predictable," she exclusively told Sky News.

"We have the advantage of learning from the inadequacies of the first generation of vaccines to make the second generation better."

For me it is more about promotion of the spin-off company.

What she is effectively saying is we shouldn't have bothered with the development and push to production until we have all of our ducks in a row as such.  We would still be waiting right now and not have vaccinated fifteen million of at risk groups.

Oh, I had my first Covid-19 vaccination the Saturday before last.
Would I rather have waited until all possible contingencies were in place, absolutely not, plonker.
To me it's all political crap. God forbid you give someone you can't stand credit for pushing something that saved lives.

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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #278 on: February 22, 2021, 11:38:28 AM »
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #279 on: February 26, 2021, 01:10:17 PM »
Massive Google-funded COVID database will track variants and immunity
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00490-5
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #280 on: February 26, 2021, 03:57:49 PM »
Massive Google-funded COVID database will track variants and immunity
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00490-5

Personally I have difficulty trusting such massive databases, no matter whom controls them.

A statistics/computing term, Rubbish in Rubbish out, so accuracy is highly important. 
We have already seen how bad many tracking apps are as any inaccuracy could cascade to people causing them undue concern.
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #281 on: March 05, 2021, 09:36:48 AM »
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #282 on: March 13, 2021, 10:16:19 AM »
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #283 on: March 21, 2021, 09:16:45 AM »
Video: Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek interviews Brad Wilken of the Gates Foundation
https://blog.avast.com/avast-ceo-interviews-gates-foundation-deputy-director-avast
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #284 on: March 23, 2021, 10:20:42 AM »
Covid-19: Vaccines and vaccine passports being sold on darknet
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56489574
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