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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    The Chines are no more "Arseholes" than the Americans are, they are simply acting in their best national interest.
    Like how, out of spite they stopped buying coal from Australia and now they are suffering rolling blackouts because they cannot produce enough electricity.

    Am sure the Chink Peeps are well chuffed the powers that be are are simply acting in their best national interest !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    we seem to have plateaued at the 10,000 range

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    we seem to have plateaued at the 10,000 range
    Indeed, then you have to throw in the 3.5K ATK positives also.

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    I wonder how many will go to tinpot generals or end up on sale?

    The US will donate more than 17 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to the African Union, President Joe Biden announced on Thursday.

    Biden made the announcement when he met with President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya on Thursday afternoon at the White House. The 17 million doses will be delivered to the African Union in the coming weeks, a senior administration official said. This donation is in addition to the 50 million doses the US has already sent to the African Union. Kenyatta is the first African leader Biden has welcomed to the White House during his presidency.

    US to donate more than 17 million Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines to African Union - CNNPolitics

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    I'm thinking that human life on earth has changed and the future will look quite different than the past. Most people in the USA are tired of Covid19 and many are refusing vaccines and not wearing masks in public. "Who cares about a 1% death rate" seems to be common thread with a few as well. Thailand is opening up to get that mighty tourist dollar which it so badly needs and the rest of the world is about the same. Living with the current strain of Covid19 is becoming an accepted new normal. I suppose all this will go on fairly well until we get a variant that will have a higher death rate or more serious illness symptoms. At any rate, I think the biological state of humanity has changed.
    Press On Regardless

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    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer View Post
    I'm thinking that human life on earth has changed and the future will look quite different than the past. Most people in the USA are tired of Covid19 and many are refusing vaccines and not wearing masks in public. "Who cares about a 1% death rate" seems to be common thread with a few as well. Thailand is opening up to get that mighty tourist dollar which it so badly needs and the rest of the world is about the same. Living with the current strain of Covid19 is becoming an accepted new normal. I suppose all this will go on fairly well until we get a variant that will have a higher death rate or more serious illness symptoms. At any rate, I think the biological state of humanity has changed.
    It's not the first pandemic. It won't be the last.

    But maybe now they will take preparation and planning a little more seriously than that fat, stupid, orange wanker did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer View Post
    I suppose all this will go on fairly well until we get a variant that will have a higher death rate or more serious illness symptoms. At any rate, I think the biological state of humanity has changed.
    Hold on caller, we are uploading this seasons Flu strain, should be with you shortly. Don't forget to complete our satisfaction survey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    But maybe now they will take preparation and planning a little more seriously than that fat, stupid, orange wanker did.
    Many countries outside Asia found their pandemic plans wanting, the UK for one. The reaction plan was woefully dated and based upon a Flu, the "experts were caught well and truly on the hop. Sad to say this but COVID luckily wasn't that severe but oddly may save lives in future through testing and updating Countries pandemic planning for when the real big one comes.

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    I would think a fair few people bought this and subsequently found they could get Pfizered up for nothing.

    Although the two I know that did this were able to sell them on.

    It being Thailand though, the "netizens" are outraged.

    The Private Hospitals Association on Thursday said it has no refund policy for people who wish to cancel their Moderna vaccine preorders.

    However, they can postpone their vaccine appointment or transfer their doses to other people, it said.

    Netizens have expressed disappointment after news broke that the first batch of 1.9 million Moderna vaccine doses is delayed.


    Some of them have called for the association to issue refunds over the setback, though judging by its reaction, they are out of luck.

    The association previously said the first batch would arrive this month.


    However, the delivery has been delayed, and it is now expecting to receive the batch next month.


    Dr Chalerm Hanpanich, president of the association, which oversees the purchase and distribution of Moderna jabs, broke the news to the public on Thursday.


    ZP Therapeutics, a division of Zuellig Pharma, the authorised distributor, said it will deliver 1.9 million Moderna doses next month.


    The company said a batch of 6.8 million doses is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of next year.


    Because of the delay on the vaccine distributor's side, the association does not know when the vaccine finally will be given to customers, Dr Chalerm said.


    With the government preparing to administer booster shots, customers can choose to postpone their jabs or transfer their rights to someone else, he said.


    "My customers of about 1 million people don't press for refunds," Dr Chalerm said. "We've made it clear that despite this setback the jabs can be transferred or postponed."


    Meanwhile, Sunaiyana Kitkasetpaisan, general manager of ZP Therapeutics, on Thursday said the company has submitted documents to the Thai Food and Drug Administration to register the US-made vaccine to speed up the delivery process.


    She said the delivery of the Moderna vaccine is the company's top priority.


    The latest update indicated that the first batch will be delivered some time next month, with 100,000–300,000 doses likely to be delivered every following week.


    Ms Sunaiyana said the company is likely to be notified a week or two before the delivery is made.

    No refunds over jab delivery

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    ^ i'd bme worried about any vaccine which requires proper storage and distribution in Thailand, I wouldn't trust them to store lead.

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    It is one of the conundrums of the current phase of the Covid pandemic: the UK has among the highest number of infections across the world and a death toll that continues to steadily climb, yet the national mood seems sanguine. So is this down to British stoicism, a Keep Calm and Carry on mentality?

    Not according to experts. They talk of many factors being at play – and warn it may not last.

    “We’re in a phase where we still have large numbers of people dying from this disease,” said Linda Bauld, professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh. “But it has gone into the background. We’ve become used to something that has not gone away. I think there’s been a desensitisation to the mortality.”


    On Thursday, the UK reported more than 45,000 new coronavirus cases – the most since mid-July – and more than 800 deaths were reported in the past seven days. Hospitalisations are rising, with one-fifth of ICU beds occupied by Covid patients, and the latest figures showed an estimated 200,000 pupils absent from school.


    The UK is faring far worse than its European neighbours, with a rate of deaths per million people nearly triple those seen in France, Germany and Italy...


    Why Britons are tolerating sky-high Covid rates – and why this may not last | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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    They seem to consider a few hundred deaths a day to be acceptable. No mention of Long Covid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    They seem to consider a few hundred deaths a day to be acceptabe. No mention of Long Covid.
    thinning the herd and anti vaxers

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    thinning the herd and anti vaxers
    Cutting a few billion off the welfare bill, too.

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    Well that's not good.

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    Poor Cambodians.

    PHNOM PENH, Oct 15 (Xinhua): A new batch of two million doses of China-donated Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Thursday night (Oct 14), a senior health official said.
    A plane carrying the jab landed at the capital's airport shortly before 11am local time, said Ministry of Health (MoH) Secretary of State Yok Sambath.
    New batch of two million doses of China-donated vaccine arrives in Cambodia | The Star

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    Lucky Nigerians.

    The United States has donated 3,577,860 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria through the COVAX initiative.


    The US Mission in Nigeria announced the donation in a statement issued on Thursday.
    According to the statement, the vaccine shipment arrived in the country via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
    “The shipment will bring the total number of US bilaterally donated doses to Nigeria to over 7.5 million. The US also contributed to the first multilateral donation of AstraZeneca vaccine in March 2021. Overall, COVAX has provided Nigeria with over 10 million doses to date,” the statement reads.
    US donates 3.5m Pfizer COVID vaccine doses to Nigeria

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    So much for PB's simplistic 'western nations hoarding the vaccines' nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Cutting a few billion off the welfare bill, too.
    Everyone's a winner, except the National Trust, their membership must be getting decimated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Lucky Nigerians.
    They'll end up getting snatched by Als Kebab

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Like how, out of spite they stopped buying coal from Australia and now they are suffering rolling blackouts because they cannot produce enough electricity.

    Am sure the Chink Peeps are well chuffed the powers that be are are simply acting in their best national interest !!
    I don't know much about the situation you describe, Nor am I sure that the blackouts they experience in China are due to their Australian coal deal. but I am willing to bet it was not only out of spite.
    Perhaps they changed their trade deal , as leverage towards a different issue. Countries do that all the time.

    PS: so I did a quick read on "what causes China's backouts" and the reasons seem to be complex, but no where was it mention that they are because they are running out of coal, and nowhere was the name Australia mentioned.
    China power cuts: What is causing the country'''s blackouts? - BBC News
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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Everyone's a winner, except the National Trust, their membership must be getting decimated.
    The WI must be suffering too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    I don't know much about the situation you describe, Nor am I sure that the blackouts they experience in China are due to their Australian coal deal. but I am willing to bet it was not only out of spite.
    Perhaps they changed their trade deal , as leverage towards a different issue. Countries do that all the time.

    PS: so I did a quick read on "what causes China's backouts" and the reasons seem to be complex, but no where was it mention that they are because they are running out of coal, and nowhere was the name Australia mentioned.
    China power cuts: What is causing the country'''s blackouts? - BBC News
    You did a very quick read.

    The chinkies banned Aussie coal and now they are sneaking it out of the warehouses because they need it.

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