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  • in reply to: Ford Motability #147320
    daveblue
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    Hi you are right ha ha.

    @Daveblue why are you worrying about warranty lengths for Kia and Hyundai? If it’s a motability lease it’s for 3 years and the warranty isn’t your problem. I think we’re seeing choices narrow across all manufacturers and where the choices remain the advance payment tends to be significant. If you look at the initial road tax costs for most vehicles now, I suspect the shortfalls of the scheme start there.

    @Daveblue why are you worrying about warranty lengths for Kia and Hyundai? If it’s a motability lease it’s for 3 years and the warranty isn’t your problem. I think we’re seeing choices narrow across all manufacturers and where the choices remain the advance payment tends to be significant. If you look at the initial road tax costs for most vehicles now, I suspect the shortfalls of the scheme start there.

    @Daveblue why are you worrying about warranty lengths for Kia and Hyundai? If it’s a motability lease it’s for 3 years and the warranty isn’t your problem. I think we’re seeing choices narrow across all manufacturers and where the choices remain the advance payment tends to be significant. If you look at the initial road tax costs for most vehicles now, I suspect the shortfalls of the scheme start there.

    Hi you are right about that.

    in reply to: £20 weekly top up court case legacy benefits news #147319
    daveblue
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    Hi will it be for both types of esa contribution and income related.

    in reply to: £20 weekly top up court case legacy benefits news #147288
    daveblue
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    Does anyone know if or when we may get the esa uprating,

    in reply to: Ford Motability #147276
    daveblue
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    Perhaps Kia which has a 7 year warranty maybe or a Hyundai that has a 5 year warranty are easy to get i was told, The only automatic in the Mazda MX5 automatic is the F electric hard top which again used to be on the scheme very strange even after the Daily mail affair these were on the scheme so there must be something going on which deny us such cars now.

     

    in reply to: Coronavirus #143220
    daveblue
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    I have twice tried to bring it to an end but certain people just can’t.

    Well said wig.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #143194
    daveblue
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    Kevin, you are welcome to your view and you should make decisions about your life. You speak as if people are dropping dead in the streets. I don’t think such comments are helpful. Ajn asked a question and I answered it.

    I think the truth is from Yeadon 1 in 100 will get corvid.

     

     

    in reply to: Coronavirus #143159
    daveblue
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    Please leave Wigwam alone we are entitled to debate about things and like the many virologists and doctors that are not happy about an experimental vaccine that came from a chimpanzee that had the cold virus oxford vaccine that is and that was injected into ferrets and when released all died it is a bit worrying that all dissenters and not just members of the public skilled medics have been ridiculed even losing there jobs and whistle blowers who do we trust the gov i do not for one.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #143148
    daveblue
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    Wigwam I was supposed to be getting the oxford vaccine in my home soon by a gp nurse but reading this has made me think Mike Yeadon was a chief science officer for Pfizer but now retired although as anyone with a different view seems to be chastised I wonder who is right but am suspicious of the gov anyway here is most of the article.

    Michael Yeadon was a scientific researcher and vice president at drugs giant Pfizer Inc. He co-founded a successful biotech. Then his career took an unexpected turn.
    By STEVE STECKLOW and ANDREW MACASKILL in LONDON

    Filed March 18, 2021, 11 a.m. GMT
    Late last year, a semi-retired British scientist co-authored a petition to Europe’s medicines regulator. The petitioners made a bold demand: Halt COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials.

    Even bolder was their argument for doing so: They speculated, without providing evidence, that the vaccines could cause infertility in women.

    The document appeared on a German website on Dec.1. Scientists denounced the theory. Regulators weren’t swayed, either: Weeks later, the European Medicines Agency approved the European Union’s first COVID-19 shot, co-developed by Pfizer Inc. But damage was already done.

    Social media quickly spread exaggerated claims that COVID-19 jabs cause female infertility. Within weeks, doctors and nurses in Britain began reporting that concerned women were asking them whether it was true, according to the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. In January, a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a non-profit organization, found that 13% of unvaccinated people in the United States had heard that “COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to cause infertility.”

    What gave the debunked claim credibility was that one of the petition’s co-authors, Michael Yeadon, wasn’t just any scientist. The 60-year-old is a former vice president of Pfizer, where he spent 16 years as an allergy and respiratory researcher. He later co-founded a biotech firm that the Swiss drugmaker Novartis purchased for at least $325 million.

    The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was the first COVID-19 shot to be authorized for use in the European Union. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
    “These claims are false, dangerous and deeply irresponsible.”

    A spokesman for Britain’s Department of Health & Social Care
    In recent months, Yeadon (pronounced Yee-don) has emerged as an unlikely hero of the so-called anti-vaxxers, whose adherents question the safety of many vaccines, including for the coronavirus. The anti-vaxxer movement has amplified Yeadon’s skeptical views about COVID-19 vaccines and tests, government-mandated lockdowns and the arc of the pandemic. Yeadon has said he personally doesn’t oppose the use of all vaccines. But many health experts and government officials worry that opinions like his fuel vaccine hesitancy – a reluctance or refusal to be vaccinated – that could prolong the pandemic. COVID-19 has already killed more than 2.6 million people worldwide.

    “These claims are false, dangerous and deeply irresponsible,” said a spokesman for Britain’s Department of Health & Social Care, when asked about Yeadon’s views. “COVID-19 vaccines are the best way to protect people from coronavirus and will save thousands of lives.”

    Recent reports of blood clots and abnormal bleeding in a small number of recipients of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine have cast doubt on that shot’s safety, leading several European countries to suspend its use. The developments are likely to fuel vaccine hesitancy further, although there is no evidence of a causative link between the AstraZeneca product and the affected patients’ conditions.

    Yeadon didn’t respond to requests for comment for this article. In reporting this story, Reuters reviewed thousands of his tweets over the past two years, along with other writings and statements. It also interviewed five people who know him, including four of his former colleagues at Pfizer.

    A Pfizer spokesman declined to comment on Yeadon and his stint with the company, beyond emphasizing that there is no evidence that its vaccine, which it developed with its German partner BioNTech, causes infertility in women.

    References to Yeadon’s petition appear on the website of a group founded by influential vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr., scion of the American political dynasty, who recently was banned on Instagram because of his COVID-19 vaccine posts. Syndicated writer and vaccine skeptic Michelle Malkin reported Yeadon’s concern about fertility in a column last month under the headline, “Pregnant Women: Beware of COVID Shots.” And a blog with an alarmist headline – “Head of Pfizer Research: Covid vaccine is female sterilization” – was shared thousands of times on Facebook.

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., pictured in 2016, was recently banned on Instagram because of his COVID-19 vaccine posts. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
    The visage and views of Yeadon, widely identified as an “Ex-VP of Pfizer,’’ can be seen on social media in languages including German, Portuguese, Danish and Czech. A Facebook post carries a video from November in which Yeadon claimed that the pandemic “fundamentally… is over.” The post has been viewed more than a million times.

    In October, Yeadon wrote a column for the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail newspaper that also appeared on MailOnline, one of the world’s most-visited news websites. It declared that deaths caused by COVID-19, which then totaled about 45,000 in Britain, will soon “fizzle out” and Britons “should immediately be allowed to resume normal life.” Since then, the disease has killed about another 80,000 people in the UK.

    Yeadon isn’t the only respected scientist to have challenged the scientific consensus on COVID-19 and expressed controversial views.

    Michael Levitt, a winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistry, told the Stanford Daily last summer that he expected the pandemic would end in the United States in 2020 and kill no more than 175,000 Americans – a third of the current total – and “when we come to look back, we’re going to say that wasn’t such a terrible disease.” And Luc Montagnier, another Nobel Prize winner, said last year that he believed the coronavirus was created in a Chinese lab. Many experts doubt that, but so far there is no way to prove or disprove it.

    Levitt told Reuters that his projections about the pandemic in the United States were wrong, but he still believes COVID-19 eventually won’t be seen as “a terrible disease” and that lockdowns “caused a great deal of collateral damage and may not have been needed.” Montagnier didn’t respond to a request for comment.

    What gives Yeadon particular credibility is the fact that he worked at Pfizer, says Imran Ahmed, chief executive of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, an organization that combats online misinformation. “Yeadon’s background gives his dangerous and harmful messages false credibility.”

    Michael Levitt, a winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistry, believes COVID-19 eventually won’t be seen as a terrible disease and that lockdowns “may not have been needed.” REUTERS/Stephen Lam

    Dr. Luc Montagnier, who won a Nobel Prize for his part in discovering HIV, said last year he believes the coronavirus was created in a Chinese lab. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
    In a debate last fall in Britain’s House of Commons about the government’s response to the pandemic, parliamentarian Richard Drax called Yeadon an “eminent” scientist, and cited his view “that the virus is both manageable and nearing its end.” Drax didn’t respond to a request for comment.

    More recently, David Kurten, a member of the London Assembly – an elected body – tweeted there is a “real danger” that COVID-19 vaccines could leave women infertile. “The ‘cure’ must not be worse than the ‘disease’,” Kurten wrote. He, too, didn’t respond to a request for comment.

    Why Yeadon transformed from mainstream scientist to COVID-19 vaccine skeptic remains a mystery. Thousands of his tweets stretching back to the start of the pandemic document a dramatic shift in his views – early on, he supported a vaccine strategy. But they offer few clues to explain his radical turnabout.

    Some former colleagues at Pfizer say they no longer recognize the Mike Yeadon they once knew. They described him as a knowledgeable and intelligent man who always insisted on seeing evidence and generally avoided publicity.

    One of those ex-colleagues is Sterghios A. Moschos, who holds degrees in molecular biology and pharmaceutics. In December, Yeadon posted on Twitter a spoof sign that said, “DITCH THE MASK.” Moschos tweeted back: “Mike what hell ?! Are you out to actively kill people? You do realize that if you are wrong, your suggestions will result in deaths ??”

    A Twitter exchange between Michael Yeadon and a former Pfizer colleague from December 2020. Twitter/Screenshot
    “It’ll all fade away”

    Yeadon joined Twitter in October 2018 and soon became a prolific user of the platform. The thousands of his tweets reviewed by Reuters were provided by archive.org, which stores web pages, and FollowersAnalysis, a social media analytics company.

    When the coronavirus pandemic reached the UK in March 2020, Yeadon initially expressed support for developing a vaccine. He tweeted: “Covid 19 is not going away. Until we have a vaccine or herd immunity” – natural resistance resulting from prior exposure to the virus – “all that can be done is to slow its spread.” A week later he tweeted: “A vaccine might be along towards the end of 2021, if we’re really lucky.”

    When a fellow Twitter user said vaccines “harm many, many people,” Yeadon replied: “Ok, please refuse it, but do not impede its flow to neutrals or those keen to get it, thanks.”

    After Mathai Mammen, the global head of research & development for Janssen, the pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson, posted on LinkedIn last summer that his company had started clinical trials of a vaccine, Yeadon responded: “Lovely to see this milestone, Mathai!” Mammen didn’t respond to a request for comment.

    But as early as April, Yeadon had begun voicing unorthodox views.

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    While Britain was still in its first lockdown last spring, he declared: “there is nothing especially virulent or frightening about covid 19 … it’ll all fade away … Just a common & garden virus, to which the world overreacted.” And he predicted in a subsequent tweet that it was “unlikely” the death toll in the UK would reach 40,000.

    By September 2020, Yeadon’s statements were attracting attention beyond Twitter. At the time, a movement had emerged in Britain against lockdowns and other restrictions meant to curb the disease. He co-authored a lengthy article on a website called Lockdown Sceptics. It declared that the “pandemic as an event in the UK is essentially complete.” And, “There is no biological principle that leads us to expect a second wave.” Britain soon entered a much more deadly second wave.

    On Oct. 16, he wrote another lengthy article for the same website: “There is absolutely no need for vaccines to extinguish the pandemic. I’ve never heard such nonsense talked about vaccines. You do not vaccinate people who aren’t at risk from a disease.”

    In November, Yeadon appeared in a 32-minute video for the anti-lockdown group, Unlocked, sitting in a shed with a motorbike behind him. A shorter version appeared on Facebook titled, “The pandemic is over.”

    Yeadon called for an end to mass testing and claimed that 30% of the population was already immune to COVID-19 even before the pandemic started. By the time of the recording, he said, there was little scope for the virus to spread further in the UK because most people had already been infected or were immune.

    Those views ran counter to the findings of the World Health Organization. In December – nine months after declaring the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic – the agency said testing suggested that less than 10% of the world’s population had shown evidence of infection.

    Yeadon’s petition to the European Medicines Agency to halt vaccine trials followed on Dec. 1. The agency didn’t respond to requests for comment for this article.

    In late 2020, Michael Yeadon co-authored a petition to the European Medicines Agency, a regulator, to halt COVID-19 vaccine trials. Above, the agency’s headquarters in Amsterdam. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw
    “This does not sound like the guy I knew 20 years ago.”

    Mark Treherne, who worked with Michael Yeadon at Pfizer
    It’s impossible to measure the impact of Yeadon’s claim that COVID-19 vaccines could cause female infertility. Anecdotally, though, many women have bought into it.

    Bonnie Jacobson, a waitress in Brooklyn, New York, can’t recall where she first heard about the fertility issue. But she told Reuters that it has made her hesitant to take a vaccine, as she’d like to have children “sooner than later.”

    “That’s my main concern,” she said. “Let more research come out.” After recently declining to get vaccinated, she said, the tavern where she worked fired her. Jacobson’s employer didn’t respond to a request for comment.

    A good scientist

    According to Yeadon’s LinkedIn profile, he joined Pfizer in 1995;  the company had a large operation then in Sandwich in southern England. He rose to become a vice president and head of allergy and respiratory research.

    Many former colleagues say they are baffled by his transformation.

    Mark Treherne, chairman of Talisman Therapeutics in Cambridge, England, said he overlapped with Yeadon at Pfizer for about two years and sometimes had coffee with him. “He always seemed knowledgeable, intelligible, a good scientist. We were both trained as pharmacologists … so we had something in common.”

    “I obviously disagree with Mike and his recent views,” he said. Treherne’s company is researching brain inflammation, which he said could be triggered by coronaviruses. “This does not sound like the guy I knew 20 years ago.”

    Moschos, the ex-colleague who took issue with one of Yeadon’s tweets, said he considered him a mentor when they worked together at the drugmaker from 2008 to 2011. More recently, Moschos has been researching whether it’s possible to test for COVID-19 with breath samples. He said Yeadon’s views are “a huge disappointment.” He recounted hearing Yeadon in a radio interview last year.

    “There was a tone in his voice that was nothing like I ever remembered of Mike,” Moschos said. “It was very angry, very bitter.”

    John LaMattina, a former president of Pfizer Global Research and Development, also knew Yeadon. “His group was very successful and discovered a number of compounds that entered early clinical development,” LaMattina told Reuters in an email. He said Yeadon and his team were let go by Pfizer, however, when the company made the strategic decision to exit the therapeutic area they were researching.

    LaMattina said he had lost touch with Yeadon in recent years. Shown links to Yeadon’s video declaring the pandemic over and a copy of his petition to halt COVID-19 clinical trials, LaMattina replied: “This is all news to me and a bit of a shock. This seems out of character for the person I knew.”

    A Tweet posted by Michael Yeadon in May 2020. A second deadly wave of COVID-19 hit the UK a few months later. Twitter/Screenshot
    “Chutzpah”

    After losing his job at Pfizer in 2011, Yeadon set up a biotech company called Ziarco with three Pfizer colleagues. They wanted to continue researching promising therapies that targeted allergies and inflammatory diseases, ideas Pfizer had been developing but were at risk of being abandoned. Yeadon served as Ziarco’s chief executive.

    “I simply showed chutzpah and asked the senior-most people up the research line” at Pfizer to support the venture, Yeadon later recalled in an interview with Forbes. “And they said, ‘OK, assuming you raise private capital.’”

    In 2012, Ziarco announced it had initially secured funding from several investors, including Pfizer’s venture capital arm. Other investors later joined, including an Amgen Inc corporate venture capital fund. Amgen didn’t respond to a request for comment.

    “The intensity of effort took me away almost completely from my family and other interests for almost five years and you get only one life,” Yeadon told Forbes.

    On Twitter, Yeadon said he is married and has two adult daughters, and described a tough childhood – he said his mother committed suicide when he was 18 months old and his father, a doctor, abandoned him when he was 16. He said he was saved by a local social worker and adopted by a Jewish family whose “open handed love turned my life around.”

    While at Ziarco, Yeadon also worked as a consultant for several years at two Boston-area biotech companies, Apellis Pharmaceuticals and Pulmatrix Inc. Both firms said he no longer advises them. A spokeswoman for Apellis said, “His views do not reflect those of Apellis.” She didn’t elaborate.

    After losing his job at Pfizer in 2011, Yeadon set up a biotech company called Ziarco. It was later bought by Swiss drugmaker Novartis. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
    The hard work at Ziarco paid off. In January 2017, Novartis acquired the company for an upfront payment of $325 million, with the promise of $95 million more if certain milestones were met, according to Novartis’ 2017 annual report. Novartis was betting on the promise of a Ziarco drug, known as ZPL389, that had the potential to be a “first-in-class oral treatment for moderate-to-severe eczema,” a common and sometimes debilitating rash.

    Reuters wasn’t able to determine how much money Yeadon made from Novartis’ purchase of Ziarco. But in January 2020 he tweeted: “Oddly enough, I made millions from founding & growing a biotech company, creating many highly paid jobs, using my PhD & persuasion around the world.”

    Last July, Novartis disclosed it had discontinued the ZPL389 clinical development program and had taken a $485 million write down. A Novartis spokesman said the company decided to terminate the program after disappointing efficacy data in an early-stage clinical trial.

    “I’ll soon be gone”

    Earlier this year, a group of Yeadon’s former Pfizer colleagues expressed their concern in a private letter, according to a draft reviewed by Reuters.

    “We have become acutely aware of your views on COVID-19 over the last few months … the single mindedness, lack of scientific rigour and one sided interpretation of often poor quality data is far removed from the Mike Yeadon we so respected and enjoyed working with.”

    Noting his “vast following on social media” and that his claim about infertility “has spread globally,” the group wrote, “We are very worried that you are putting people’s health at risk.”

    Reuters couldn’t determine whether Yeadon received the letter.

    On Feb. 3, Yeadon’s Twitter account had a message for his 91,000 followers: “A tweet recently appeared under my ID, which was horribly offensive. As a result my account was locked. I of course deleted it. I want you to know of course that I didn’t write it.” A Twitter spokesman declined to comment.

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    Yeadon didn’t make clear what tweet he was referring to. But shortly after, several Twitter users and a blog called Zelo Street posted screenshots of numerous offensive anti-Muslim tweets from Yeadon’s account from about a year ago. Many were captured at the time by archive.org.

    The next day, on Feb. 4, Yeadon cryptically mentioned in a tweet, “I’ll soon be gone.”

    Two days later, he was off Twitter. His followers were greeted with this message: “This account doesn’t exist.” His LinkedIn profile also soon changed, now stating that he is “Fully retired.”

    Clare Craig, a British pathologist, compared Yeadon’s treatment on Twitter – where some users derided his views as nonsense and dangerous – to medieval societies burning heretics at the stake.

    “There is no other way to see it than the burning of the witches,” said Craig, who has criticized lockdowns and COVID-19 tests. “Science is always a series of questions and the testing of those questions and when we are not allowed to ask those questions, then science is lost.”

    She said she spoke to Yeadon after he closed his Twitter account. “He will have a think about how he will contribute in the future,” she said.

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    in reply to: Coronavirus #138609
    daveblue
    Participant

    RIP Captain Tom. “Old soldiers never die, they simply fade away”.

    I second that.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #138551
    daveblue
    Participant

    COVID-19 vaccine safety – NCBI – NIH
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov › pmc › articles › PMC7521561

    18 Sept 2020 — It presents scientific evidence of potential pitfalls associated with eliminating critical phase II and III clinical trials, and concludes that there is no substitute currently available for long-term human clinical trials to ensure long-term human safety.

    Some info if you go to this site

    in reply to: Coronavirus #138546
    daveblue
    Participant

    Yes you must be chinese h

    I take it you’re not a fan of commas, full stops or paragraphs. Good luck trying to decipher what your point is.

    No i am not a fan but  you must be double dutch haha

    in reply to: Coronavirus #138542
    daveblue
    Participant

    A word of warning first trump i was not a supporter of and the taking of Hydroquinone which many know is a malaria drug i would not take it unless prescribed as it can cause side effects like heart problems which trump failed to quote so i am slowly thinking to myself as i am one of the vulnerable group when i get the call from my gp i will have to still whey up do i have the jab or not and i know only i can decide that i was all for having it until i saw the video of Doctor Simone i probably will take it due to my gp who will say i should have it but it is worrying but so is the covid virus.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #138536
    daveblue
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    Indeed did you know bidens appointee Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant secretary of health was in charge of sending recovering covid patients back into care home’s at the same time she removed her own mother from one.. but’s it’s the care home’s staff’s fault for it all.. and trump i bet.. Same here in the uk and around 33% of all deaths from / with covid have been people in care homes and we all know the average age which is actually slightly higher than the average age of death in the uk and now flu is no more.. zero flu? how come masks etc stop flu but not covid. As since we all started wearing masks cases have risen. That make no sence at all. Yet we being told maybe we need to wear them now outside. Maybe wear two like biden.. Your not allowed to question the narritive tells me I/we should all question it.. The 1st thing they did was if you put covid on the death cert then there is no need for an autospy. The vaccine is not a vaccine imo it’s a therapy and the newest one has synthetic spike proteins and it seems they will work on any strain, unlike the flu vaccin, a year on and they don’t know much still at all.. This is one big mass oh no let’s call it community experiment that’s never been allowed to market before just like stem cell research and they create these pandemics in labs all the time to prove that it can happen.. Also they have created one’s where you cannot tell if it was artifically created or created by nature., was reading a piece on it a few weeks ago now. Many are calling out the moral’s of ti all and why you would do it.. unless you want to use it as a weapon and can say it’s nature’s doing.. plus there was talk of the brazilian strain and it said that they’d create it at portadown to do test on as they could not get samples from brazil. Was ON THE BBC that one to prove another point they slip up and give some vital info away.. Tey can create the strains in the labs.. funny how the novichok happen just down the road as well and that’s all dropped of the face of the earth hasn’t it..that story? Thing is no one want’s to believe the real truth sometimes and would rather believe the lies, you won’t die when you are old or even when you young and they can save you. Elon musk will with his brain implant They want to be the new god’s, nothing surprises me and seeing as they don’t offer me the flu jab why would i then take this one.. because they scared me into it or forced me to in some way.. After all they don’t even know if it will work or stop you getting it and then infecting people. so that was another lie that the vaccine would be the end of it all.. It will never end as once power is assumed then it is never given back willingly, So will be released for a bit but others will not they will need to stay and all for what to save the old and weak from the reality of what comes to us all.. death. pneumonia is a major cause of death In 2012, of the 28,952 deaths from pneumonia: 58 were among those aged 0–14 years of age; 1,374 were among those aged 15–64; and 27,520 were among those aged 65 and above. so one can say your more at risk if your older and those figures not even to do with covid at all but i wonder how many in 2020 wonder if they all dissappeared also like the flu has.. People who have been admitted to hospital with other medical problems and then develop pneumonia have a high risk of becoming very ill.

    It is nothing to do with free speech you have to whey up the pros and cons of having an experimental anti virus does long term to the human population as it is not a cure there has never been found a cure for the common cold which also kills people i for one am not the brigade that says that its not a deadly disease that all our nhs staff are having to cope with i am in full support of what you are having to put up with, what i am saying india has a very low death rate from covid and some other countries that take Hydroquinone for malaria is that not a thing that some of the doctors that prescribed it for there covid patients and there symptoms got reduced and stopped them from entering hospitals did not be thought about. And as for the people that are being stupid and taking no lockdown and saying other things i have no time for i myself have been on lockdown since last year i have the flu jab every year and was thinking about having the said anti virus but only if its proved to be safe after many years and there is no other drug that can be taken to damp down the symptoms i am not sure why hospitals did not try the Hydroquinone with  azithromycin as it damps down the covid it is no cure but worth using until the full safety of this experimental biological experiment has been used as other drugs have been tested. The last covid anti virus that came out of the trials was also tested on ferrets and when they were released into the wild they died of covid so the same with now you are not cured of covid it may stop you from getting the virus or having to go into hospital but no one knows as yet.

     

     

     

    in reply to: Coronavirus #138445
    daveblue
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    taken from the washington post Federal officials this weekend arrested the head of a fringe medical group that has promoted false claims about vaccines and the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The Justice Department said in charging documents that it had charged Simone Gold, head of America’s Frontline Doctors, with violent entry, disorderly conduct and entering a restricted building. John Strand, the group’s communications director, was also charged in connection with the riot, with the Justice Department including images of both inside the building. Gold confirmed to The Washington Post on Jan. 12 that she was present at the riot and does “regret being there,” but told the newspaper, “I can certainly speak to the place that I was, and it most emphatically was not a riot.” However, the affidavit indicates that a video of a police officer who was pulled down by a member of the mob during the riot landed in front of Strand and Gold. In 2020, the group was one of the most vocal in promoting the unproven use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus, a claim then-President Trump repeatedly hyped. Numerous studies have indicated the drug is not effective against the virus. Another doctor associated with the group, Stella Immanuel, has been widely mocked for suggesting treatments for the virus involve alien DNA. Earlier this month the group promoted unsubstantiated claims about health risks from coronavirus vaccines, with Gold herself drawing a misleading distinction between vaccines and “experimental vaccines,” according to MedPageToday. After the group held a press conference in front of the Supreme Court in July, a video of which Trump retweeted, then-Vice President Pence met with members of the group. Gold was present at the meeting, where she said participants “discussed the recent censorship of doctors on social media platforms.”

    Very strange Mitch that care homes in uk were being paid over a £1000 to take corvid elderly people do you believe everything govs do i used to and yes the Doctors are being taken to task but that does not mean they are still wrong only time will tell there maybe a cover up if people suddenly encounter any long term problems on an experimental product that has never taken place before the drug companies cannot be sued as they have been exempted.

     

     

     

     

     

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    in reply to: Coronavirus #138443
    daveblue
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    Daveblue you are entitled to your opinion but make sure it is “your opinion”, don’t base it on one article or one source read a number of views before arriving at what you believe to be true. Here in the UK the main stream media is as neutral as most in the world, but nothing is perfect, and as such I suggest its the best source of accurate information available.

    Are you joking me  neutral that is a laugh have you seen any negative opinion on the experimental biological serum i cannot find much this doctor in us was fired from her job for  prescribing what was helping her patients and her negative views on an untested biological weapon, as i have said you need to view all the video i was like you until i heard her out and there is a lot of truth in what she says.

     

    in reply to: Coronavirus #138424
    daveblue
    Participant

    Everyone is entitled to their view and we may call some things fake news but that is only to people who disagree with what they believe.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #138423
    daveblue
    Participant

    I was all for the corona vaccine until this made me think have we all been mislead or brainwashed this Doctor was an ER in hospital, and was fired for offering the drugs which stopped her patients who had the virus from dying and making them get over  the virus after a few days, i was sceptical of this lady Doctor until i watched the whole video. I feel there is no decent everyone in the media and online seems to be for the antivirus this Doctor does not want the vaccine called that she says its a biological experimental here is the link it opened my eyes https://rumble.com/vd3aur-dr-simone-gold-the-truth-about-the-covid-19-vaccine.html  you may need to copy and paste this link

     

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #138204
    daveblue
    Participant

    Very nice i would have choose that if was available but it was not in nov 2019 but i am happy with the Renault RS Line edc although only paid £295 ap but its not available on the scheme at this time i see.

    Try the new Renault Clio rs line 130 edc and the new peugeot 208 gt line eat but the Mini cooper s paddle shift is nice as well and ask for £500 off the advanced payment like i did with mini and got it shop around and play the dealers be prepared to walk away if you want a deal.

    I have just got off the phone 30-minutes ago after having ordered the Peugeot 208 GT Premium 130 EAT8. Advance payment was £799 which I thought was very reasonable indeed for a fully kitted out car.

      Sorry this should be on this post Very nice i would have choose that if was available but it was not in nov 2019 but i am happy with the Renault RS Line edc although only paid £295 ap but its not available on the scheme at this time i see.

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #138203
    daveblue
    Participant

    Anyone think the more powerful 3 series bmw touring will come back on the scheme?

    Very nice i would have choose that if was available but it was not in nov 2019 but i am happy with the Renault RS Line edc although only paid £295 ap but its not available on the scheme at this time i see.

    in reply to: Motability Deals And Offers #138190
    daveblue
    Participant

    I have noticed the Renault Megane RS Line 140 edc is also not on the scheme it used to be.

    in reply to: Motability Deals And Offers #138189
    daveblue
    Participant

    I am not sure why Renault uk has decided to take the best Clio off motability the 1.3 RS Line edc, it is faster than the 1.6 rs Line and the engine is super smooth if i was ordering now for a Renault i would not choose any of the Clio range i would go to Peugeot 208 with there GT 8 speed auto a shame that is it may come back onto the scheme.

     

    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #138161
    daveblue
    Participant

    Try the new Renault Clio rs line 130 edc and the new peugeot 208 gt line eat but the Mini cooper s paddle shift is nice as well and ask for £500 off the advanced payment like i did with mini and got it shop around and play the dealers be prepared to walk away if you want a deal.

    in reply to: SINCE THE WITCH HUNT DAILY MAIL DAYS #137338
    daveblue
    Participant

    If it is an insurance cost why we are not allowed some cars then it is RSA that is the problem as i can get a top of the range insurance group 30 for only £250 a year with my driving record i really think motability needs to end and find another insurer i had my house contents insurance with RSA under the motability scheme and i made a claim and it was so bad the level of service i am now with saga which i have used before.

    in reply to: SINCE THE WITCH HUNT DAILY MAIL DAYS #136994
    daveblue
    Participant

    There seems to be a rewriting of history to suggest we have never had it so good. Yes, if you want a VW Average or a Ford Blandus, you get great value. Probably the best value ever. The issue I have is that since the Daily Fails’ witch hunt, the CHOICE has completely narrowed down as a direct result. Not the value but the choice. The number AND variety of cars available is now much lower than ever before and we, as disabled drivers are not allowed, yes, not allowed, to have control of anything with any oomph or pizazz. Something that may brighten up a dull day, something to stir the soul. Obviously not every Motability customer is a petrol head and may have some pressing practicality priorities and it’s good to see that generally they have been accommodated long may that continue. But it would be nice to have the CHOICE to choose something impractical, a bit left field. As an example, I have had, on Motability, a bright green Scirocco, a copper coloured Volvo V40 and a Skoda Superb with 220 horsepower- all in consecutive order and all were a joy to drive for 3 years apiece, for which I will always be grateful and thankful to Motability. I will never forget how blessed I have been to have these choices. Sadly, the current choice is much more limited and generally bland. The only promising light at the end of the tunnel is electric cars. I am hoping beyond hope to be able to choose something futuristic, smart and interesting- with enjoyable pace- when I next change in 18 months. Here’s hoping. But not holding breath…

    Great stuff P that is what i really meant i had some great cars skoda fabia estate vrs now that was rapid and the dsg box was very quick and loads of space, even the Mazda MX5, MG TF Stepspeed back in 2004 used to be on the scheme and what about the MX5 F Hard top Automatic was on a scheme a few years ago.There are some cars that are too high if you are in a wheelchair when i used to get MG magazine there was a disabled wheelchair user that bought his own MG TF automatic and had adaptions for his leg problems and a wheelchair carrier on the back boot that was in british racing green very nice.

     

     

     

    in reply to: SINCE THE WITCH HUNT DAILY MAIL DAYS #136854
    daveblue
    Participant

    it seems the Only Witch Hunt are those wanting to pick fault with the original post ,being a Forum with posters of varying abilities and understanding im sure we are all aware of the many reasons and circumstances that could be behind the formatting. reading between the lines im sure most are able to to see the posters reasoning behind the Thread without picking fault. the Thread has also become jumbled as we have already had to delete a few rude or disrespectful posts which Daveblue has replied to, due to still seeing them via the thread email reply notification. may i suggest if you dont have an opinion on the topic as meant by the original post the best and kindest thing to do is Not post a reply.

    Respect to you JS many thanks

     

     

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