Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

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If it's any comfort, Vallorcine consists of one street... not even worth them trying to escape from their rooms. They gonna be pretty bored pretty quick.

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5 hours ago, keith2011 said:

Several things jump to mind about this report, first off if the slopes are open then it is hardly surprising that people from all over will want to ski and risk bringing in covid. Secondly I do hope the organisers can be prosecuted for something, they appear to have circumvented a travel ban and ignored isolation requirements. Thirdly what were the "students" themselves thinking of particularly as some were not allowed to board the Eurostar and were smuggled out by other means, I would also assume someone paying 8,900 GBP for a ski course is not your regular one on student loan!

This is why you never leave stuff to common sense because the population of the world is severely lacking in it.

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Slopes aren't open in France. I think it was a stopover before going to Switzerland for their course. Swiss slopes are open.

 

I have British friends whose son did ski instructing during his gap year and beyond. I suppose that he went on such a course to get certified.

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It's not a full travel ban. If the students were classes as employees traveling to a training course they haven't broken the law...well apart from breaking the laws of common sense.

 

I'm technically allowed to travel for my work. I'd be stupid if I actually did.

It's boring, but I stay put here and miss out on some wonderful sailing opportunities.

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This is from the British Minister for Work & Pensions

 

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Specialist qualifications, stating the fucking obvious...

 

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2 hours ago, HH_Sailor said:

It's not a full travel ban. If the students were classes as employees traveling to a training course they haven't broken the law...well apart from breaking the laws of common sense.

They were paying for the course so I'm not sure how they could be classed as employees!

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1 hour ago, keith2011 said:

They were paying for the course so I'm not sure how they could be classed as employees!

My bad...

Self employed prospective, personell transport using gravity to cross expanses of frozen, crystalline water, instructors.

 

/Pedant off

^_^

 

But lorry and bus drivers, pilots too are allowed to travel. 

That's what I meant...

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2 hours ago, keith2011 said:

Anyone know any more about this latest issue with EU vaccine supplies? On the face of it there seems to be an element of, if you can't supply your Astrozenica vaccine (even though we have not approved its use yet) you are not going to get any of ours!

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55805903

 

There's more detail here; it seems to be an issue of honouring contracts which the EU has already prepaid and lack of transparency from the company.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/25/eu-threatens-to-block-covid-vaccine-exports-amid-astrazeneca-shortfall

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When you look at the overall picture it's quite shocking, as far as vaccinations are concerned the UK have administered 10 doses in every 100 residents, the EU have only managed 2 per 100.

 

What's also not in the Guardian report is the story that the 'Handelsblatt' and the German version of Beano 'The Bild' published claiming that the Astra Zeneca vaccine is just 8% effective in the over 60's and this, as has been mentioned, is for a vaccine that the EU hasn't even approved yet.

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8 hours ago, Sir Percy B said:

 

 

What's also not in the Guardian report is the story that the 'Handelsblatt' and the German version of Beano 'The Bild' published claiming that the Astra Zeneca vaccine is just 8% effective in the over 60's and this, as has been mentioned, is for a vaccine that the EU hasn't even approved yet.

Which turned out to be bollocks.

8% was the amount of testers between 59 and 65 that took part in the trial not that it was only 8% effective.

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38 minutes ago, optimista said:

Yep. Sells more copy.

Just like TT...

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15 hours ago, Keleth said:

Which turned out to be bollocks.

 

Much like the new story of the UK hijacking doses of the vaccine destined for the EU from AstraZeneca.

 

The EU couldn't make it up if they tried.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Keleth said:

This will brighten Balticus and others like it day...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/government-saves-600m-state-pension-payments-covid-deaths-surge/

Can`t read article but headline says it all.

 

 

Actually it does not brighten my day that you cannot read the full article rather than just the headline.    I think that some of the articles in the Telegraph are worth reading.    😇

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