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  1. 3G in Restaurants?

    The UK public, from what I have seen, have generally resisted or ignored all restrictions since Summer.  The British government went after a herd immunity strategy.
  2. 3G in Restaurants?

      I certainly wouldn't, no idea why you're quoting me.
  3. 3G in Restaurants?

      If she was in the "without" category then she wouldn't be on any death list at all.
  4. It's pathetic bureaucracy.  Just move back to 3G or you're feeding the hesitancy. So many people I know are just saying "fuck this" as they don't want to be boostered every 3 months.  To what end? 
  5. 3G in Restaurants?

    Cue anti vaxxers "Restrictions are killing people"  
  6. 3G in Restaurants?

      Yes, fully vaccinated if Pfizer/Moderna but boostered if J&J.  It should have been 3/3 to remove any ambiguity and not have to explain the process to someone who, frankly, doesn't care or understand and just wants to see 3/3 or you're not geting in
  7. 3G in Restaurants?

      My wife is in the same boat, it's ridiculous.  J&J last summer (which tbh, allowed easy travel so can't really complain) got a booster in December but cert shows 2/2 so always a discussion where she has to now show private information to gain access.  Now 2G plus a bigger discussion as she can't get boosted again yet. 2G plus provides no real benefit and is increasing vaccine hesitancy, it's a stupid rule badly implemented which feeds the trolls.
  8. 3G in Restaurants?

    2G plus has been implemented too early in my opinion.  People are not informed well enough, systems are not quite there and a lot of people haven't had the opportunity to get boostered and on top of that, it's not really that effective in any case.  Smacks of politicians wanting to be seen to be doing something and shifting "blame" on to the general public for their mistakes rather than effectively managing the issues.  
  9. Those figures don't seem to make much sense unless you know the bill and readings of the previous bill(s) actuals If anything they have balanced themselves out..366 to 415 is 49m3  for 2021 is around the right guessitmate The total use bill for 2021 is less than 600 - which is based on the wild 300m3 + figure -  so how can your bit only be 600 extra?    
  10. 3G in Restaurants?

      tbh the changing advice did enough to put off a lot of mothers to be, not unsurprisingly.    
  11. 3G in Restaurants?

      This ^  You can hold an alternative view and/or hold a different belief but why propogate those as fact? They're not facts. I really don't get it with anti-vaxxers..really, don't get vaccinated if you really don't believe in it but don't expect the rest of society - a huge majority - to have to face the consequences of your choices.  The choices you make in life our yours, don't force them onto others (that also goes for the mandatory vaccine supporters).    
  12. 3G in Restaurants?

      Misleading in the way that was pointed out above.  It relates to Omicron infection only.  A variant.  A new one.   Can be reduced by booster. A specific booster is in development. You want to take out only one part of the whole conversation, fine but don't edit it to suit your agenda.
  13. 3G in Restaurants?

      We get it, you don't like vaccines.  Fine, but stop misleading bollocks to make yourself feel better.
  14. 3G in Restaurants?

      (related only to Omicrom)..but offers reasonable protection against death and hospitalisation and the third dose also increases the protection. You understand it's a new variant and the game has changed?   I'm not in favour of mandatory vaccinations and I don't live in Austria.
  15. 3G in Restaurants?

      Don't you only need to be boostered after 3 months with one dose of an Mrna to be "vaccinated"?  That's my understanding anyway. It's a bit confusing (to me) to what the cutoff is to where you go from being fully vaccinated to requiring booster/test though.  The communication around this new rule is confusingly shit.   Can you link to the CEO quotes...that's not what was said in the reports I have seen nor is it in context and yet, the   
  16. 3G in Restaurants?

  17. We will finally buy a TV

      You probably don't.  Depends on the manufacturer and what smart system they are using, some are propriatery so you're limited to what applications they make available for your particular TV and others are google play (android) which is less limited but not always the best option for a TV but, generally, they will all run the big apps like Netflix. Wireless support may not be inbuilt and may required a dongle of some sort especially if you want to run a 5gz connection.
  18. 3G in Restaurants?

    He didn't actually say that though did he? It offers less protection against a milder variant yet still offers good protection against the more severe original and Delta strains which are still actually out there you know.  The baseline vaccination should be followed and if a modified booster targeted to Omicrom is made available then I'm sure they'll make it available.
  19. 3G in Restaurants?

      No, there is a doctor who does not want to vaccinated arguing without fact why he does not want to be vaccinated. The actual paper says primary vaccination wanes over 5, again who, apart from you, is suggesting bi-monthly vaccinations? If you are arguing vaccines "do not work" based on a new variant - to which the unvaccinated have contributed towards - and ignoring the actual facts and context over the pandemic then I'm happy you'll be enjoying many dinners for one at home.    
  20. 3G in Restaurants?

      Who, apart from you, is talking about a bi monthly booster?  
  21. We will finally buy a TV

    Fire TV provides everythign I need.  All the smart and streaming stuff covered, replaces my telly remote and if I really want to I can watch live German TV and it has no problem streaming wirelessly UHD from my NAS.  
  22. 3G in Restaurants?

    Since it twists to suit their position.  "Effectively obselete" Still leave us with 90% protection against hospitalisation and the subsequent shit storm that causes to every walk of life.
  23. 3G in Restaurants?

      No, not really.  I knew going into the game that NO VACCINE EVER MADE is 100% effective but it's effective enough to manage the pandemic. A boostered individual reduces possible spread by around 90% whilst also reducing the actual chance of getting the virus to begin with by a similar amount and even the original vaccination will protect me from having to overload the hospitals. I accept now if I am not boostered then I will need a test to supplement my current protection if I want to mix in public situations.  
  24. 3G in Restaurants?

      Yes, the viral load is lower and harder to detect with Omicrom so it's more important than before that the swabs are done properly.  The home PCR tests in the UK use throat and nose swabs, tbh I find the throat swab a lot less intrusive personally.
  25. 3G in Restaurants?

      I don't want to test every day just because a minority of people don't want to be vaccinated.   Testing and lockdowns were the only control we had in the first part of the pandemic.  Vaccinations were introduced to support the relaxation of forced social distancing, reduce spread which also reduces the chances of nasty variants.  Testing supplements this to identify hotspots, variants and to monitor infection rates without resorting to herd immunity and the subsequent massive loss of life. Until Omicrom this was ok - I could see my family and friends, socialise in public and travel abroad relatively freely.  The admission ticket was to be vaccinated along with the vast majority eligible.  Why should I not be able to do these things because a minorty do not want to be vaccinated or why does a minority feel they should also be able to mix with me, my friends and my family freely while not contributing to their safety?     I don't care if you don't want to be vaccinated, I wouldn't force you to be vaccinated but you can socialise on your own in your own self enforced lockdown until either the pandemic is over, a miracle cure is available or you catch it, the choice is completely yours and you should own it accordingly.