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gleneagles
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Coronavirus vaccination

China is offering a experimental coronavirus vaccination to the general public for approx £ 40.

A few things about this strike me as strange, if it’s experimental then why let the world know about it until such time as it has shown to be effective.

If it is effective how long have they had this vaccine and it would make sense for the senior or more important people to have it before it was offered to the general public....

Simply something to think about as the rest of the world is going bust and China is likely to overtake America as the leading country.

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Marketing tactic....

Chinese families tend to be large, therefore you are talking a big sum of money per family household..... 5 shots = £200

At £40 a shot... only the rich Chinese will be able to afford it, anyway..

Thousands of Chinese families COULD afford it... there are a few million chinese in the country... so.. do the maths...

Great way to pay for the experimental stage.d....

As you say.. experimental... might  be some way of getting rid of the richer opposition... get them to buy a dodgy vaccination... they die...

Not my fault guv.... they wanted to pay for it... !

 

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Experimental and money making or not, the usual criteria has to be bypassed surely if we are going to contain the spread.

Circumstances dictate but if I had a young family to support and could afford it, I'd be more than happy to pay £40 a shot on the chance it might work and I don't mean to be critical, but aren't we being just more than a bit biased against the Chinese here. At least the have come up with something - which at this stage of the game is better than nothing.

So that's four pancake rolls, fried rice, sweet n sour chicken.... and two covid injections please. 😋

Not for me mind, but you can bet your boots many would if it was offer here.  


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Trump got the vaccination

gleneagles
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Think I might write a book.....fiction of course.

A country discovers a deadly virus and after working on it for some time discovers a vaccine...that is tested and works....

So the top brass and all the important people get the vaccine and some time later the virus is released into the population...

Thousands die but the virus spreads across the world killing millions.....

Much later that‘Vaccine’ is discovered that works so is released to the general population......

Said country is thanked by most world leaders for the discovery....

Economies across the world are destroyed leaving the country that released the virus as the most powerful in the world.

Pure fiction of course....but....bet you have seen plenty of films and series with poorer plots than that.

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Sounds good @gleneagles, could be a best seller! But it's like the Russian 'vaccine' ....'impossible' shouts the West. Only time will tell if the concoction they have come up with, actually works. And then they'd be accused of stealing it. The plot in your book thickens!!!!!! 😄

 

Sadly I expect any vaccine will be like the flu jab....hit and miss!

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gleneagles
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George Orwell.....1984.

OK, he got the year wrong but.......

Some famous writers of fiction have not been far off the mark with some stories that may cease to be fiction in time.

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@gleneagles wrote:

 

Economies across the world are destroyed leaving the country that released the virus as the most powerful in the world.

Pure fiction of course....but....bet you have seen plenty of films and series with poorer plots than that.

😀


 

 

Huh... Not so...... China`s economy has risen by over 4.5% in the past year......   wonder why  ? ? ? 

Praps its cos we ( and the rest of the world ) had to buy lots of PPE and other medical equipment from them..... to treat the virus attacked people... BIG MONEY there for some...

 

 

https://www.ft.com/content/22108ddd-3280-4013-bcd8-1adc9e6ae13d

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Boots to roll out Covid Tests at a cost of £120.

Are they having a laugh at our expence? Well it won't be at mine, and not at that price that's for sure.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54684985

 


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@idonno 


@idonno wrote:

Sounds good @gleneagles, could be a best seller! But it's like the Russian 'vaccine' ....'impossible' shouts the West. Only time will tell if the concoction they have come up with, actually works. And then they'd be accused of stealing it. The plot in your book thickens!!!!!! 😄

 

Sadly I expect any vaccine will be like the flu jab....hit and miss!


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It was reported last week that Heathrow airport will do a test for £80, so buy a cheap ticket to a country that requires a negative test result, get tested, go home, and you've saved the best part of £40.

Customer in Tesco today with her mask under her chin coughing her lungs up facing the shelves.  I paid for what I'd already selected and went to Sainsbury's.  When will people start taking the virus seriously?

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@Jonpe wrote:

Customer in Tesco today with her mask under her chin coughing her lungs up facing the shelves.  I paid for what I'd already selected and went to Sainsbury's.  When will people start taking the virus seriously?


The clear welders type masks/shields are everywhere now. What good are they? If that person coughs or sneezes it does nothing.

And in Lidl yesterday none of the shelf stacker's were wearing masks.

This is all going to end badly.

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The truth of the matter is they/we are just trying to hold back the tide so that all else does not get overwhelmed be it hospitals, the economy, society in general... or funeral directors.

Restrictions imposed are like watching those sandcastles on the beach as the waves roll in.... and don't get me started on those masks now being left in parked up supermarket trolleys. 

Grrr. 


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Yes, I have to move half a dozen baskets before I find one that doesn't have a used cloth in the bottom; even then I need to make sure the basket doesn't look like someone has tried to make an omelette in it (we are talking Tesco plastic baskets here).

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Just listened to a program on the radio talking to some students. Pretty appalling listening to these "adults". It's party time even when tested positive and not my fault the uni should be stricter etc. How a whole block was locked up when over a hundred tested positive. And students final word along the lines of we are being made scapegoats. No not scapegoats just to blame, your fault for rising cases.

It's past time a few police need to walk into some shops and and ask the young men and women not wearing masks, or wearing face shields, why they think rules don't apply to them, Then start handing out fines.