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They do have a hypothesis of why the half dose is more effective but at the time this was announced there was wasn't enough evidence or data to confirm that hypothesis - hence why further trials are being carried out and more data collected. It's not accurate to say they don't have a f**king clue.
It's all gone quiet regarding the authorisation of the Oxford vaccine. Clearly authorisation will not be rushed through like the Pfizer one for obvious reasons.  Will they be sent back to do further trials on the half dose/full dose regime before authorisation or will they be authorised for the full dose/full dose regime with 62% efficacy?

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Origi stealing a wage there at Anfield.

Why does Klopp not get shot of him?
I presume he earned considerable brownie points during the Champions League semi final and final last year.  The brownie points must be exhausted by now.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: November 23, 2020, 12:16:56 PM »
Oxford vaccine at least 70% effective and likely to be 90% effective in certain dosage combinations. The best plan seems to be a low dose followed by a second slightly higher dose.
This is a really good, as this is already being produced and the logistics are straightforward as it can be kept in the fridge.
Definitely increases the chances of normality before the summer. Is it realistic to think that once the over 75's and vulnerable receive the vaccine in Jan/Feb 2021 there will be no more lockdowns? Social distancing and mask wearing to continue until mass vaccination is finished?

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: November 23, 2020, 12:13:03 PM »
Itís possible that she got a call from Whitehall and told to wise up.
It's almost certain that she got a call from Westminister and was told to catch a grip.

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I see Oxfords tests trials are cheaper and work better with the older ones, only stage 2 I see so a bit to go yet!

Yes, but this a peer reviewed publication resulting from stage 2. These stage 2 results have been around in outline for a couple of months and stage 3 is well under away.

It is all rather encouraging. What excuse are the "live iife" crowd going to use now, they used say that there may never be a vaccine, but it is now very likely that there will be.

Do you reckon the average man will ever see the vaccine?

What could be the 'exit'. Mass vaccination of over 60s to first save on dosage / get the most vulnerable protected once it's cleared then....we return to somewhat normal with Covid 19 being something that is always there (perhaps reducing over time with increased vaccine effectiveness).
I know the term "game changer" has been used a lot over the last couple of weeks but I think if the Oxford vaccine gets the green light it will be absolutely massive for us northerners.  BoJo has backed that horse hard. One source I read predicted that herd immunity in the US will come in July 21 with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines authorised.  If the Oxford vaccine gets authorised it will be April 21.  I'd imagine the effect of the Oxford Vaccine would be even more pronounced in the UK.

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The one where Prof Ugur Sahin, BioNTech co-founder says that its around 35% effective in elderly people, and in which he expects it to be effective in elderly people but at the moment he can't say it is, I know i'd be a fool to myself.
Utter bullshit.  I watched the same interview and nothing of the sort was mentioned.  Just been announced that the Pfizer vaccine is 94% effective in adults aged over 65.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: November 16, 2020, 12:23:39 PM »
On a positive note Moderna have released the interim results on their vaccine and it has shown nearly 95% efficacy.  Hopefully the Oxford/AZ vaccine will follow suit soon.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: November 16, 2020, 12:21:39 PM »
Robin Swan has even said that he is a unionist making the recommendations but the DUP used a cross community tool too block it. How can it be a cross community issue if both sides agree?
I must say Swann comes across as a decent man.  Has he made mistakes?  Of course he has but he appears to be very genuine in everything he does.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 13, 2020, 09:46:16 AM »
Maybe I'm reading too much into it but is it a coincidence that these two hard line Brexiteers jumped ship after the Biden victory? Would it be down to the fact that Biden has Johnson by the nads now and Johnson will have to broker a softer Brexit deal or forget about the Internal Markets Bill to get his trade deal with the US and these nutjobs don't want to be associated with this climbdown?

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: November 12, 2020, 03:14:50 PM »
Clever or Sinister....use of politics by the DUP.
Was listening to the news on Today FM there and that fool Fitzpatrick from Louth was on looking the military to guard the border to stop cross-border travel.  Another win for the DUP.  There is a golf course close to where I live that is full of southern reg cars as they can't get a game in the South.  No word of that.

Or any word of the border towns in the North full of southern reg cars.

w**ker.

Just playing right into their hands

If they re-open the shops next week wait for the influx from the south over the next two weeks
The shops are open here under current restrictions.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: November 12, 2020, 02:20:53 PM »
Clever or Sinister....use of politics by the DUP.
Was listening to the news on Today FM there and that fool Fitzpatrick from Louth was on looking the military to guard the border to stop cross-border travel.  Another win for the DUP.  There is a golf course close to where I live that is full of southern reg cars as they can't get a game in the South.  No word of that.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: November 12, 2020, 02:17:40 PM »
They are jeopardising the chances of us having a decent Christmas with this carry on.  The numbers will flare up from an already high point.  Wouldn't like to think where they'll be in six weeks if there is no extension to restrictions.
Any one with any sense would see that a further two weeks of restrictions gives us a chance to have a decent December and Christmas.  There will be an inevitable lockdown in January/February when most of the hospitality sector is quiet in any case.  The hope would be that this will be the last lockdown that these businesses would endure.

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GAA Discussion / Re: USFC 2020 Semi-Final Armagh v Donegal
« on: November 12, 2020, 10:01:21 AM »
If Armagh do a job on Murphy and McHugh then they have the firepower to do the job.

But that's a big ask. Who is likely to pick up Murphy? Maybe Forker? Possibly Shields on McHugh?
I'd agree with that. Forker probably our best hope against Murphy.  Murphy likes to drift out the field which will suit Forker perfectly.  Shields is the obvious man for McHugh.  Shields was poor in the final two league games but had a very good game against Derry especially in the second half into the wind.  Donegal don't rely on these two completely though and we don't have many more men to do man marking jobs on Brennan, Gallen, McBrearty to name a few.

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BBC reporting that Pfizer vaccine stops 90% of people getting the virus according to their preliminary results.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« on: October 25, 2020, 02:20:41 PM »
Even if fans are allowed back for the league, I donít see them allowing enough back for full stadia sadly
If the vaccine gets approval before January and it looked likely that it were to become widely available in the spring time as we're being told I could see the GAA leaving the start of the league until then and run another condensed campaign.  They'll be keen to get as many people through the doors as they can after a year with no attendances. As an Armagh fan if there's a possibility of this I would agree.  The thoughts of the Dubs or Kerry coming to Armagh and not being able to attend would be disappointing.

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