I think it is time to demand an apology of those promoting this wibble. Rational scientists, no not you anti-vaxx for adolescents asshats, need to speak up, do so loudly, demand apologies and that this nonsense pre-print be removed. Now will be soon enough.
‘The delay in vaccinating young people is all the more surprising given that the government and their advisers have put all of their eggs into the vaccination basket.’
‘The Sars-CoV-2 virus has de facto changed the definition of fresh or purified air. As other countries are doing, the government should respond to that altered reality and fund an urgent programme of improving workplaces before winter arrives.’
Sumption is talking nonsense on radio 4. He is denying most COVID deaths are from COVID. He is making the nonsense argument that most people die with COVID. This is an utter falsehood. He should never be interviewed again, since when he is interviewed it misinforms the public.
Approximately 90% of people with COVID on their death certificates (>150,000 people) have it identified as the underlying cause of death. For comparison, the equivalent for flu is approx 10%.
Bugger logic, apparently. That Nissan staying, after receiving £61million in 2019 and £100million or so in 2021 onwards from UK government & an £80million spend by Sunderland council on infrastructure, is portrayed as some sort of Leave victory does indeed bugger logic.
If my numbers are right, and assuming there is not additional government funding hidden, that’s about £40K per job we have spent to keep Nissan in Sunderland. I am not an economist but I think it fair to say that that is bad economics for the UK. Good for Nissan though.
And this nonsense from government about Nissan, intended to trick the British public into thinking government is doing a good job, appears on a by-election day.
There is a long list of times that Mr Johnson has spoken to the Commons and presented ‘facts’ which were not and are still uncorrected. He has very clearly broken the ministerial code which explicitly states that ‘errors’ should be corrected at the earliest moment.
A selection of Mr Johnson’s untruths are here. There are many more.
Surely he has broken the ministerial code and should go. How could he not have? These are not corrected. They are wrong. He should have corrected himself to Parliament.
‘A country proroguing parliament illegally here, trying to break international law there. Paying its citizens to “eat out to help out” in the midst of a lethal pandemic. A country testing its eyesight in lockdown...’ theguardian.com/news/2021/mar/…
‘A country whose leadership stitched up the NHS in the morning and then clapped for them at night. A country opening schools for a single day, threatening to sue schools, shutting schools. A country on holiday during its own emergency meetings.’
‘A country locking down too late; opening up too early. A country sending its elderly to die in care homes. A country unwilling to feed its own children. A country spaffing £37bn up the wall one moment and refusing to pay its own nurses a decent salary the next.’
UK government accused of distorting findings of judicial review inquiry
“I would have more confidence in the government’s consultation if, in its eagerness to use the panel’s conclusions as a springboard, it had not begun by mischaracterising them.” theguardian.com/law/2021/mar/1…
‘The minister’s foreword to the consultation claims that the panel identified a growing tendency for the courts to review the merits of decisions, and to replace the reasoning of decision-makers with their own.’
Guess what? It didn’t.
Government are a bunch of shysters intent on destroying democracy.
‘Britain’s application to join a trade group in the Pacific while ending free trade with the EU — Brexit has spawned vast amounts of trade red tape and border controls — is one of the apparent paradoxes of UK trade policy.’
It’s not a paradox. It’s stupid.
‘Another UK government study in 2018 suggested that trade deals with non-EU countries and blocs such as China, India, Australia, the Gulf countries and south-east Asia would only raise British GDP by a total of 0.1-0.4 per cent over the long term.’
‘Two different research groups have recently demonstrated the presence of infectious SARS-CoV-2 viruses in aerosol samples from patient rooms. ... these studies very likely underestimate the amount of viable airborne virus available for inhalation by others.’
‘Exposure to small airborne particles is just as - or even more - likely to lead to infection with SARS-CoV-2 as the more widely recognized transmission via larger respiratory droplets and/or direct contact with infected people or contaminated surfaces.’
@13sarahmurphy Swiftly. Firmly. Clearly.
I would explain what was necessary and why and from day 1.
I would have coordinated & cooperated with other countries.
I would not lie.
I would not blame others for govt error. There will be error.
Every household would have received masks in March.
@13sarahmurphy I would have reviewed pandemic plans as soon as the WHO declared a public health emergency. I would immediately have invested in local PPE capacity. I would be regretting underfunding the NHS for 10 years. I would have asked the NHS to plan for the emergency on Jan 30th.
@13sarahmurphy On Jan 31 I would have talked to PHE & Public Health teams planning to urgently increase test and trace resources.
I would have developed and put in place a plan around international border control & setting up internal ‘borders’ to quarantine areas of the UK to contain spread.
‘Strikingly, sC5b9 levels were abnormal even in children with minimal disease or an incidental finding of SARS-CoV-2 infection, suggesting that any exposure to SARS-CoV-2 may be sufficient to induce elevations in this biomarker.’
‘Elevations in sC5b9 correlated with evidence of renal dysfunction, implying that higher levels of terminal complement activation were associated with renal injury.’