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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #285 on: March 23, 2021, 01:28:49 PM »
Covid-19: Vaccines and vaccine passports being sold on darknet
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56489574

Who in their right mind would buy a vaccine from the dark net.

I can see those who don't want the vaccine wanting to be able to get the benefit of having a vaccine passport, but again some countries haven't introduced them and there is no globally approved/authorised one.  Not to mention how can you trust the dark net or would it even work, you wouldn't know that until you tried it, which is too late, they already have your money and no recompense.

Also what information do you have to give for this documentation and what are they going to do with it afterwards.
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #286 on: March 23, 2021, 01:47:20 PM »
Who in their right mind would buy a vaccine from the dark net.
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #287 on: March 30, 2021, 10:06:39 PM »
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #288 on: April 02, 2021, 08:54:32 AM »
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #289 on: April 14, 2021, 01:51:22 PM »
NHS Covid-19 app update blocked for breaking Apple and Google's rules
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56713017
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #290 on: April 14, 2021, 01:57:51 PM »
NHS Covid-19 app update blocked for breaking Apple and Google's rules
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56713017
Did anyone really expect the Government to abide by the rules?
It's like asking the ultimate hackers to stop hacking.
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« Reply #291 on: April 14, 2021, 07:57:01 PM »
NHS Covid-19 app update blocked for breaking Apple and Google's rules
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56713017

I have never considered installing any codid-19 app, not just for this, but the fact they are more likely to be cr4p like other Government IT project.  Over budget, overdue and under achieving.  My other concerns is the notifications you get just aren't going to be accurate enough. 

Lets say you go into a large town or city so the chances of your being in the same place as someone subsequently being positive for Covid-19 is a possibility.  But you have to be pretty close to said person at the exact time and location (within transmission range 6 feet, social distancing guidelines) and unprotected.  When I go into town I wear a mask all of the time until I get back to the car, not just when I go into a store/shop, etc.

So I have never loaded the app to be able to scan QR Code to receive warnings.  I think that people need to take more responsibility for their own protection, remain masked whist out and about, regardless of the lowering of restrictions.

I have been into several places with the QR code contact tracing and in all of that time I have only seen 1 person actually scanning the QR code (and for the most part you had to be masked to enter the premises).  For this kind of thing to be worthwhile everybody would have to be doing it.  If they are masked their risk is greatly reduced anyway making contact tracing a bit of a waste of time (based on being masked, etc.).
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #292 on: July 01, 2021, 02:10:48 PM »
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #293 on: July 01, 2021, 03:04:13 PM »
The Lab-Leak Theory: Inside the Fight to Uncover COVID-19’s Origins
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/06/the-lab-leak-theory-inside-the-fight-to-uncover-covid-19s-origins
It's probably a lot more than just a theory.
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