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  • #219276
    FerriteFerrite
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    Looking increasingly likely that there won’t be a full programme of fixtures over Christmas & new year with the amount of Covid cases going around. And even if games go ahead, I wonder how long it will be before we start seeing games behind closed doors.

    None of this is ideal, I wonder if this wave will affect other clubs too!

    #219278
    PaulSanfran49
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    Everyone else has been encouraged to get vaccinated and I it is pleasing to know it is a very high percentage. They are doing what they can.

    So it would be interesting to find out the %’s of all Prem and EFL personnel vaccinated in every club.

    #219279
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    Funny you should say that, just seen this tweet by a Daily Mail sports journalist:

    “EFL has told its clubs latest figures (Nov) show double vaccinated players total 59% while 16% say they will get vaccinated and 25% of players ‘do not intend’ to get jabbed.”

    Not exactly ideal!

    #219281
    bartonscorpionbartonscorpion
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    It is not as easy as Boris Johnson says regarding they want every adult to get booster jabs by the end of this month. The rules are that you have your 1st jab, then your second jab is due so many months later, followed three months later for the booster jab, so anyone that has only just had either of the first two jabs, will have a minimum of three more months before the booster, and even a lot longer if you are still waiting for your second jab. So there will be many millions of Brits not able to have the booster till well into 2022.

    But in my opinion, these different strains of Covid will keep coming, and as one is so called under control, another one is in the waiting, I remember 16 months ago saying on this forum that this virus would be ongoing for years, I am really sorry to say that it has and will turn out to be correct. Whilst airports remain open to all foreign flights these new strains will arrive shortly after first being discovered. And whilst selfish people still insist on going on foreign holidays, or going to India or where ever to see their relations, which does not help in any way, but as we all know, it will continue, and any new strain will be ready to pounce!

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    And just to add, there will be maybe 10 to 15% of Brits that will not get the set of 3 jabs, they should be refused to given free hospital treatment but once again, it is Britain we are talking about.

    #219290
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    Ooooh, oooh, we are sooooo scared of something about as catching, AND AS SERIOUS as a common cold.
    Let’s all panic….NOT!!!

    And meanwhile, the usual suspects on here advocate a two tier society because those of us who are unvaccinated are somehow unclean.
    Shall we wear yellow stars too? And all move to ghettos?

    What a bunch of cowardly Nazis 😅😅😅😅

    Meanwhile, my “covid pass” works great😉🤭😉🤭

    #219292
    cassidystashcassidystash
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    Give me a example of ANY year where common cold deaths are anywhere close to Covid levels. Selfish attitude IMO, thankful that we’ll never meet. Open your eyes to what’s happening in the real world rather than just your house.

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    #219297
    barriethomasbarriethomas
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    A few weeks back I lost a close friend to Covid. None of my other friends have died from a cold or flu.

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    #219298
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    No doubt the youth team will have brought it back with them from Manchester. We were told we needed a vaccination to bring the “R” rate down, well most of us have probably had 3 vaccs and the “R” rate is between 3 and 5 the highest it as ever been, we were told the virus unchecked would cause a 2% death rate, he ho we’ve passed that rate because we’ve suppressed it so long, just goes to show the scientists and medics got it hugely wrong, fair play to Alcy on his stance. If anyone is being selfish BS it is you, you must be at least 80 yes old, why should society be looking after you? can’t imagine your contributing to the wealth of the nation anymore in fact you are drawing a pension and are a drain on the NHS, whereas many of those 10 to 15% you refer to are paying national insurance and taxes to get hospital treatment, Which is not free it all and as to be paid for by taxpayers, no doubt you contributed as well but they never envisaged people would live as long as people are nowadays so do us all a favour and help out in a way that you know you can.

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    #219301
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    ” you must be at least 80 yes old, why should society be looking after you? can’t imagine your contributing to the wealth of the nation any more, in fact you are drawing a pension and are a drain on the NHS”
    Awaywego, this looks like an attack on the elderly. I disagree with most of BS’s ideas, but like many over 80s, (I am 87) I have over a long working life made full payments of National Insurance and Income Tax. It is only over the last few years that I have received expensive hospital treatment for free for a serious illness.

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    #219303
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    Sorry for your loss BT, but what’s in name cold, flu or covid there all respiratory illnesses, Spanish flu killed more than 50 million in 1918, up till 2 years ago we didn’t know of anyone dying from a covid virus yet it’s been around for 20 odd years, flu has been killing 100,000s per year for as long as I can remember and will carry on doing so until a cure is found.

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    #219304
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    ” If anyone is being selfish BS it is you, you must be at least 80 yes old, why should society be looking after you? can’t imagine your contributing to the wealth of the nation anymore in fact you are drawing a pension and are a drain on the NHS, whereas many of those 10 to 15% you refer to are paying national insurance and taxes to get hospital treatment, Which is not free it all and as to be paid for by taxpayers, no doubt you contributed as well but they never envisaged people would live as long as people are nowadays so do us all a favour and help out in a way that you know you can.”

    If it’s a joke please post the punchline, if you’re serious get fu….

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    #219305
    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    Winter break suits me, stay in with a few vaccinated mates drinking beer. Let’s give it six weeks, football has been shite for the last three seasons anyway, let all the unvaccinated die and start again. Don’t mean to offend, just thinking like alcy but from a vaccinated viewpoint.

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    #219306
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    Not an attack on the elderly greylag, just an attack on an individual who believes you shouldn’t get hospital treatment if they are unvaccinated even if they have paid there taxes. I do hope though the NHS would give an intensive care bed to someone younger than us oap’s if there was a choice to be made.

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    #219307
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    Ooooh, oooh, we are sooooo scared of something about as catching, AND AS SERIOUS as the common cold

    Says the nappy wearing baby that’s scared of a needle.

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    #219310
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    Give me a example of ANY year where common cold deaths are anywhere close to Covid levels. Selfish attitude IMO, thankful that we’ll never meet. Open your eyes to what’s happening in the real world rather than just your house.

    Im on about the new moronic variant.
    And if you confuse death figures by including first off those who died WITH covid alongside those who died OF covid, then confuse things further by insisting that anyone who dies of anything including road traffic accidents, within 28 days of a positive test, be recorded as a covid death, what do you expect from the more intelligent of us except scepticism?

    Open YOUR eyes.

    And your comment about never meeting? Is that a threat?

    #219311
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    A few weeks back I lost a close friend to Covid. None of my other friends have died from a cold or flu.

    Lost two mates to flu.
    There you go.
    Flu is still a bigger threat, yet we dont panic over it.
    Google it.

    #219312
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    Ooooh, oooh, we are sooooo scared of something about as catching, AND AS SERIOUS as the common cold

    Says the nappy wearing baby that’s scared of a needle.

    Puerile reply.
    I dont wear the face nappy and have my flu jab yearly.
    Any more soft lad responses?

    #219315
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    I think you should have the jabs and if you don’t you are taking a bigger risk and also could be spreading it, I was Ill with the same symptoms before the Covid was announced and Doctors didn’t know what it was and didn’t know how to treat that infection and lots of other people had it, but Doctors now reckon it was Covid, but after having a chest infection for 7 weeks over twice the normal length of a chest infection I can assure you alcazar it wasn’t fun and Covid19 isn’t the flu and I know people who died from it, and it is the only time in my life I have had a tin of soup for Christmas Dinner, and spending most nights sleeping in the chair because it was a nightmare laying in bed because you had a struggle breathing when laid down, and since that time it has got a lot worse.

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    bartonscorpionbartonscorpion
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    No doubt the youth team will have brought it back with them from Manchester. We were told we needed a vaccination to bring the “R” rate down, well most of us have probably had 3 vaccs and the “R” rate is between 3 and 5 the highest it as ever been, we were told the virus unchecked would cause a 2% death rate, he ho we’ve passed that rate because we’ve suppressed it so long, just goes to show the scientists and medics got it hugely wrong, fair play to Alcy on his stance. If anyone is being selfish BS it is you, you must be at least 80 yes old, why should society be looking after you? can’t imagine your contributing to the wealth of the nation anymore in fact you are drawing a pension and are a drain on the NHS, whereas many of those 10 to 15% you refer to are paying national insurance and taxes to get hospital treatment, Which is not free it all and as to be paid for by taxpayers, no doubt you contributed as well but they never envisaged people would live as long as people are nowadays so do us all a favour and help out in a way that you know you can.

    What a stupid arse hole you are Awaywego, so just to correct your ignorance, I worked overseas for 40 years, and this brought into the British acconomy probably 4 0r 5 Million in foreign money, that is better than your few pounds working in a shop or probably on the dole more like, I also paid NI payments during those 40 years. And please do not forget that I also worked in the UK 13 years, paying full tax and NI payments, possibly earning more in those 13 years than you will in your sad lifetime !!!!!

    So you think that people that reach pension age should be put down, well it is probably a good ides, but we have a vastly more right to be here than your bloody drop out illegal boat invaders, that have never, and probably will not contribute a bloody penny to Britain.

    Anyway the News tonight are saying that 73% of hospital entries with Covid are people that have not been jabbed, so you can stick your bloody argument up your arse, you horribe prick.

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    bartonscorpionbartonscorpion
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    Not an attack on the elderly greylag, just an attack on an individual who believes you shouldn’t get hospital treatment if they are unvaccinated even if they have paid there taxes. I do hope though the NHS would give an intensive care bed to someone younger than us oap’s if there was a choice to be made.

    Once again Awaywego, you are talking out of your arse, I did not say that they should not be treated, I said that they should not get FREE TREATMENT!!, and it was an attack on elderly people that are drawing pensions.

    I would rather the hospitals gave beds to people awaiting cancer treatment, or hip or knee replacements, and others awaiting treatment for things, rather than silly pricks than think yhey know more than the medical professionals, and still insist on not having the free Covid jabs, I would think that 90% of people agree with this.

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    I think you should have the jabs and if you don’t you are taking a bigger risk and also could be spreading it, I was Ill with the same symptoms before the Covid was announced and Doctors didn’t know what it was and didn’t know how to treat that infection and lots of other people had it, but Doctors now reckon it was Covid, but after having a chest infection for 7 weeks over twice the normal length of a chest infection I can assure you alcazar it wasn’t fun and Covid19 isn’t the flu and I know people who died from it, and it is the only time in my life I have had a tin of soup for Christmas Dinner, and spending most nights sleeping in the chair because it was a nightmare laying in bed because you had a struggle breathing when laid down, and since that time it has got a lot worse.

    I had a similar period Mick, it was in Dec / Jan and early Feb, just before the Covid first came to be, I also went practically blind for about ten days, but the sight gradually came back, but not as good as before, during January, I lost my dear wife with breathing problems, I put both these down as Covid which so called started in Feb / March.

    Hope you are feeling a bit better Mick, but as you say, it was probably Covid.

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    Jeez, this has really brought out the virologists & epidemiologists who walk among us.

    There really are some heartless and thoughtless bastards on here.

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    Give me a example of ANY year where common cold deaths are anywhere close to Covid levels. Selfish attitude IMO, thankful that we’ll never meet. Open your eyes to what’s happening in the real world rather than just your house.

    Im on about the new moronic variant.
    And if you confuse death figures by including first off those who died WITH covid alongside those who died OF covid, then confuse things further by insisting that anyone who dies of anything including road traffic accidents, within 28 days of a positive test, be recorded as a covid death, what do you expect from the more intelligent of us except scepticism?

    Open YOUR eyes.

    And your comment about never meeting? Is that a threat?

    You forgot to give any year where common cold deaths exceeded Covid.
    How can “thankful we’ll never meet” be regarded as a threat? To me you’re a Covid risk, I have no desire to be near you. Is ignoring factual evidence a sign of intelligence then? That’s an interesting stance.

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    Give me a example of ANY year where common cold deaths are anywhere close to Covid levels. Selfish attitude IMO, thankful that we’ll never meet. Open your eyes to what’s happening in the real world rather than just your house.

    Im on about the new moronic variant.
    And if you confuse death figures by including first off those who died WITH covid alongside those who died OF covid, then confuse things further by insisting that anyone who dies of anything including road traffic accidents, within 28 days of a positive test, be recorded as a covid death, what do you expect from the more intelligent of us except scepticism?

    Open YOUR eyes.

    And your comment about never meeting? Is that a threat?

    You forgot to give any year where common cold deaths exceeded Covid.
    How can “thankful we’ll never meet” be regarded as a threat? To me you’re a Covid risk, I have no desire to be near you. Is ignoring factual evidence a sign of intelligence then? That’s an interesting stance.

    No worries about being near him, he doesn’t bother to support the lads, in fact I can’t understand why he bothers to contribute on this site.

    #219336
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    Returning to the res, looks like you’re free to Christmas shopping tomorrow instead:

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    Game off!

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    My argument BS is after 2 years we are no further on, and as I pointed out we are in a worse position with the “R” rate and the 2% death rate already achieved, I do hope they don’t put oap’s down as I am one as well, as for my ” bloody dropout illegal boat invaders” if I had my way I would puncture them mid crossing, but has for stopping free NHS treatment it would be a slippery road to go down, as i pointed out in my attack on you,you didn’t like it did you if it was going to effect oneself. I haven’t lost anyone close to COVID but what my family (well really my daughter) has lost is a kidney she started off with a kidney stone and through lack of NHS service ended having to have it removed, so like I said if anyone is being selfish or an arsehole look in the mirror.

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    Just shows it’s not only the old people get the virus.

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    Look on the bright side. Another weekend undefeated.

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