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    ""Boris Johnson has signed off on plans to end the compulsory wearing of face masks from July 19, The Telegraph understands, as the Prime Minister prepares to declare this week that the link between Covid-19 infections and hospitalisations has finally been broken.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/202...o-longer-risk/

    Great - very cheap, easy measure to cut down transmissions (especially from asymptomatics who may not know they got it) will go away, fan-*******-tastic.

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      Originally posted by AtW View Post
      ""Boris Johnson has signed off on plans to end the compulsory wearing of face masks from July 19, The Telegraph understands, as the Prime Minister prepares to declare this week that the link between Covid-19 infections and hospitalisations has finally been broken.

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/202...o-longer-risk/

      Great - very cheap, easy measure to cut down transmissions (especially from asymptomatics who may not know they got it) will go away, fan-*******-tastic.
      #WearAMask is outraging on Twitter today.
      Whatever...

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        Israel Sees Decline in Pfizer Vaccine Efficacy Rate, Ynet Reports

        Israel has recorded a steep drop in the efficacy rate of the Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE in preventing coronavirus infections, due to the spread of the delta variant and the easing of government restrictions, Ynet news website reported, citing Health Ministry data.

        At the same time, the decline in protection against serious cases and hospitalization is considerably milder, the website said. There was no immediate comment from the ministry.

        The figures show that between May 2 and June 5, the vaccine had a 94.3% efficacy rate. From June 6, five days after the government canceled coronavirus restrictions, until early July, the rate plunged to 64%. A similar decline was recorded in protection against coronavirus symptoms, the report said.

        At the same time, protection against hospitalization and serious illness remained strong. From May 2 to June 5, the efficacy rate in preventing hospitalization was 98.2%, compared with 93% from June 6 to July 3. A similar decline in the rate was recorded for the vaccine’s efficiency in preventing serious illness among people who had been inoculated.”

        https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...&sref=o1Dqf087

        Yeah, the moment of truth - all vaccines were tested with social distancing in place, masks - take it all away and viral loads get far higher and that’s Pfizer, how would VZ work after “Freedom day”?

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          On 19th July we can stop wearing masks.

          On 19th November we will have to wear them again.
          "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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            Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
            On 19th July we can stop wearing masks.

            On 19th November we will have to wear them again.
            Only those who survive that long.

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              Originally posted by AtW View Post

              Only those who survive that long.
              Your odds aren't looking too good. Can I have your Merc if you do pop off, I'm looking for a decoration for my dry-stone wall.
              Old Greg - In search of acceptance since Mar 2007. Hoping each leap will be his last.

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                I threw this together to plot cases and admissions X 10 from the official gov.uk data feeds, so far so OK but everything, everything is pinned on vaccines in a way I don't think the world has seen before(?) where the disease is still incredibly prevalent but rendered far less dangerous.
                Uni-age people are being urged to vaccinate - no idea on uptake - but kids remain a huge reservoir until they all get it. Does anyone have any idea how long that might take, for it to run its course through <18s and drop back to a far lower level?
                Originally posted by MaryPoppins
                I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
                Originally posted by vetran
                Urine is quite nourishing

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                  So which vaccine stops you from catching Covid and spreading it?
                  Old Greg - In search of acceptance since Mar 2007. Hoping each leap will be his last.

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                    Why are they removing QR codes?

                    Obviously that's to disable Track and Trace and prevent the 'spoon from being closed due to Corona outbreaks.

                    And removing requirement for masks is just criminal - it's not infections are at low levels.

                    Adding just 0.1 to R speeds everything up a LOT.

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                      Originally posted by AtW View Post
                      Why are they removing QR codes?

                      Obviously that's to disable Track and Trace and prevent the 'spoon from being closed due to Corona outbreaks.

                      And removing requirement for masks is just criminal - it's not infections are at low levels.

                      Adding just 0.1 to R speeds everything up a LOT.
                      From the department that got tricked by an excel limitation, do you think they were actually able to get any meaningful information out of that app? They are just trying to wash their shame of not being able to create a useful ‘world class track and trace system’.

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