I am curious about this: data about positive tests are released by many countries but I have not noticed the numbers broken down into infection of unvaccinated people and infection of fully vaccinated people. Would it not be a good idea to do so? For example, in UK around 67% of the population is fu...Jump to post
With reference to England/UK: ... But as you said, we apparently started doing boosters and vaccinations in schools this week, we have the figures in for Monday to Wednesday and they haven't moved really. I appreciate there will be a ramp up, but still. The NHS England stats I log have not yet been ...Jump to post
@BaconButty Can you shed any light on the England daily rate of vaccine administration (7 day avg) dropping about 87% between end-May and now? Figures: May 27th - 514K ; Sep 22nd - 67K Has the mass vaccination infrastructure been largely dismantled? If not, why is the number of daily jabs so tiny? Y...Jump to post
I am of the perception vaccine production is the most critical bottleneck at this time. Is it though? According to the JHU dashboard vaccinations peaked at 45 million doses/day/28day average, and is now down to 34 million/day. That would rather imply that the logistics of getting the vaccine into a...Jump to post
DSEI 2021 – The Tempest flight test aircraft programme will see a Boeing 757-200 completely overhauled, turning it into a flying testbed for the technology that will go into the UK’s future fighter ‘Tempest’.
Back to costs. US politicians are not happy with F-35A: On Monday, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., unveiled his “chairman’s mark” of the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act, which included provisions that would pose affordability constraints on how many F-35s th...Jump to post
Saab need to sell more Gripens for it to be a solid competitor. With only Brazil as a customer for the E and no one else in sight, anyone who thinks Finland will choose Gripen is deluded, it isn't competing against F-16V. India may want to export Tejas but who would want a piece of that mess right ...Jump to post
Has the Swiss government gone ahead in confirming on this basis:
Seller: "We guarantee xyz."
Buyer: "just what we wanted. We'll buy it on that basis."
Seller: "Brilliant but just remember we don't guarantee to honour the guarantee."
Yes for Lockheed, Supercruise requirement for the ATF program is at least Mach 1.5, but since then a lot of aircraft have claimed a lower level of Supercruise, I think Typhoon says Mach 1.4, Rafale says Mach 1.3, Gripen Demo aircraft (modified Gripen D) claimed Mach 1.2 back in 2009. I was wonderin...Jump to post
Hello all, may I ask if there are more details regarding the Gripen E's supercruise capability. So far the most concrete evidence of this was when the demo aircraft achieved Mach 1.2 in 2009, but if I'm not mistaken, that was a Gripen D, I believe the E is a bit more different. Thank you Gripen E h...Jump to post
UK Forces TV looking at Tempest man/machine task responsibility configuration research... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx-Rey3bA-M&t=838s A speculative look at Tempest from a somewhat quirky presenter. Includes RR video... Jump to 2m0s to avoid video intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCf1...Jump to post
Except that the vaccine ISN'T saving lives. This current Delta variant has just as many vaccinated in the hospital as unvaccinated only it isn't advertised. Delta is circumventing this vaccine but they will never admit it. I know it is not as easy as it seems but in the UK more vaccinated are dying...Jump to post
I've been logging UK COVID-19 data since it started here. worldometers each day publishes inter alia (a) total infections to date (b) deaths to date (c) recoveries to date; When I look at UK data I find that recoveries value is ~ 80% of infections value. Totals to date: Infections - 6,666,399 Recove...Jump to post
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-58347434 Another report confirming the high benefit/risk ratio of the vaccine (AZ in this case). So, more evidence showing that blood clotting problems are about 10 times more likely in people who become infected with COVID-19 than in people receiving vaccination. I ...Jump to post
Here is a great article from the BBC which came out yesterday and has interesting expert insights on what the course of action regarding Covid should be going forward, now that the vast majority of the population has some form of immunity (in the UK at least). https://www.bbc.com/news/health-582700...Jump to post
If and when we get a booster shot this fall/winter, will it simply be another dose of this existing vaccine from Pfizer/Moderna/JJ? Or will the booster shot have more mRNA specifically designed to tackle new and emerging variants such as Delta, Omega, Lambda etc? Also, what is the status on these &...Jump to post
Indonesian aerospace engineers are returning to South Korea to resume work on the KF-21 Boramae / IF-X ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/jakarta-reaffirms-interest-in-kf-21/if-x-engineers-returning-to-korea/145049.article This suggests that counterpart Indonesian development funding is for...Jump to post
The vaccines do not fulfill any civic duty, as they do not stop spread and it is questionable whether they have a big impact on reducing deaths... I don't accept that at all. Public Health England data suggests that being double vaccinated reduces the risk of being hospitalised with the now-dominan...Jump to post
Medecins Sans Frontieres will treat both sides without any questions asked, they just see the person. Do the Taliban just see a doctor? Or an infidel offering medical help to them but also aiding and abetting their misguided muslim enemy? I am interested in Indian military aviation. A few days ago ...Jump to post
Approved vaccines will be the interesting one, of the developed countries the USA is the only one who has not approved AZ, the Caribbean for the most part have AZ distributed by Covax and the UK, so it will be interesting to see if the Biden administration does implement a vaccine policy for inboun...Jump to post
Medecins Sans Frontieres does such good work in that area, great respect. It might become too dangerous for them to continue their work. They often stay providing medical help when others leave, accepting the risks, paying the price. Started sponsoring them long ago. https://www.doctorswithoutborde...Jump to post
The issue is long haul symptoms. The list of 3rd jabs is growing: Israel Germany UK Indonesia UAE In my opinion AZ, J&J, Sinopharm, and SinoVac need a booster now as well as medical staff and vulnerable even with mRNA. If medical have a breakthrough, they infect the vulnerable. I know the FDA h...Jump to post
Why are we expecting "triage" and "death and destruction" in Arkansas? There was no such thing in the UK, where cases are already dropping each day, and deaths never increased much compared to previous waves. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/world/united-kingdom-covid-ca...Jump to post
I think the prognosis is not good for Afghanistan. I am not very well informed but with the US and other countries leaving the taliban are likely to take control of most if not all of the country. I understand that the TTP 'offshoot' of the taliban shelters near Pakistan and has designs on taking co...Jump to post
It's depressing but also...what is the alternative? We were there for 20 years, after going in with *zero* plan for nation building once we toppled the Taliban the first time. Makes you re-think about our foreign strategies and policies. What did we learn here? What did our soldiers die for, what a...Jump to post
What would you like UK (and France) to do? Work together to build complimentary products not competing products. Splitting up a small market with competing products means everyone loses. Duplication of research and development costs and economy of scales reduces. Agree entirely. I think that one of...Jump to post
All round respect for most things is certainly diminishing in the world as a whole. Little if anything is taught on the subject in schools these days, and that is where you need to get them if things are gonna change for the better. :( Where do quotes like this come from? Seriously. Schools have co...Jump to post
Tempest enters concept and assessment phase.
The Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract worth approximately £250m to progress the design and development of Tempest, the UK’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS).
Jab everything above 70 and people working on the IC a third time, but inoculate the rest of the world before spending those resources on rich people. I go along with that on ethical grounds. I'm not too sure about others. An awful lot of people seem to prefer the me, me, me option - protect me, my...Jump to post
The Delta wave is now receding in the UK. I estimate that the peak of the mortality rate should happen in the next few days (it usually trails the infection peak by about 2 weeks). So far, the daily death rate stands at around 60~70 compared to 1000+ at the same time during the last wave (before ma...Jump to post
I agree 100%, it's just typical British arrogance to throw out a term like "first 6th generation fighter" when they have yet to master ANY of the technologies required for such a platform, and historically they've struggled to design, develop and (most of all) MARKET or procure a major de...Jump to post
Tempest at risk of late EIS due to funding
https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/tempest ... -required/
Good to hear. Pretty shameful that some politicians were content for people who had helped their country to risk death rather than to offer them timely asylum.Jump to post
The F-35 is even cheaper than a single engine Cessna when you take into account air to air capability per dollar. No joke. A thousand Cessna aircraft will be less capable than a single F-35. Are you suggesting that the cheapest aircraft should win regardless of capability per dollar? Or are you sug...Jump to post
Not American and I have never heard of this person. I read through the first posts here but I'm confused about this person. Was this person born with XX or XY chromosomes? Has this person been physically amended from nature's physical sexual identity? Or has this person chosen to be seen as someone ...Jump to post
Did you come across hesitancy numbers by race and age group? There are several story lines, but they don't add up. Hesitancy is high among Republicans, African Americans and young. Doesn't make sense. Study published in Lancet July 19 of vaccine hesitancy in UK health care workers shows big differe...Jump to post
The evaluation versus Gripen E by Norway was a joke, wasn't it? Conclusion was that Gripen E would cost more than F-35. The F-35 is even cheaper than a single engine Cessna when you take into account air to air capability per dollar. No joke. A thousand Cessna aircraft will be less capable than a s...Jump to post
The operating cost of the F-35 is very high for Norway. A simple air policing mission of Iceland, cost 4 times as much as it would with F-16's. Remember LM telling us 20 years ago that F-35 would offer far more than F-16 (true) at roughly the same cost (not true)? I never believed the cost claim.Th...Jump to post
UK publishes figures (a) for total number of people infected since COVID-19 appeared (b) for total number of people who have recovered after being infected. I notice that the total recovered number is much lower than the total infected number, viz 5.47 million infected, 4.04 million recovered. Allow...Jump to post
worldometers predicts about 100 times as many daily infections in UK mid-September as we had in mid-May. Does not seem at all likely to me, albeit who am I to predict the level? Mid-May was around 3K a day, prediction for mid-September is around 300K a day. US infections are projected to rise but at...Jump to post
Another experiment here in the England: from tomorrow all legal restrctions on people except 1 are lifted - you must legally isolate if notified on your phone that you have been in the same place as an infected person. Not sure if that applies to people who have been fully vaccinated. What people ar...Jump to post
This idea of getting people vaccinated 3 times to give better immunity: I hear that the fewer people who catch the virus, the smaller the opportunity for mutation of the virus. I presume that a third jab lowers the chance of contracting the virus, so the chance of mutation is reduced. A mutation aga...Jump to post
I am sure that Vietnam will be very interested in this new fighter. If the Su-22 would be retired in the next 10 years so VPAF's fleet only consists of Su-27SK/UBK, Su-30MK2, and potentially Su-35S and Su-57E/M which are all heavy fighters, we need a light fighter for low-intensity patrol and close...Jump to post
A showdown in the Texas House was locked into place Tuesday after the chamber voted overwhelmingly to send law enforcement after Democrats who left the state a day earlier in protest of a GOP priority elections legislation. More than 50 House Democrats left Monday for Washington, D.C., to deny the ...Jump to post
UK got Delta first in Europe so these figures might give a guide to how the infection will spread elsewhere in Europe and the world. England rolling 7 day average confirmed infections June 01 - 03,304 08 - 05,429 15 - 07,468 22 - 10,181 29 - 17,616 July 06 - 26,327 13 - 33,227 % population vaccinat...Jump to post
UK got Delta first in Europe so these figures might give a guide to how the infection will spread elsewhere in Europe and the world. England rolling 7 day average confirmed infections June 01 - 03,304 08 - 05,429 15 - 07,468 22 - 10,181 29 - 17,616 July 06 - 26,327 13 - 33,227 % population vaccinate...Jump to post
Sounds like a case of "entitlement" more than anything else. I presume she has diplomatic immunity, so it seems to have gone to her head. Certainly the ambassador's position is untenable. Her diplomatic immunity was revoked by the Belgian Foreign Office leaving her open to prosecution in ...Jump to post
In countries with nearly all willing people are now vaccinated (say, for argument, 75%) would it not be useful now to start releasing data showing the hospitalisation rates of fully vaccinated people who contract COVID-19 versus the hospitalisation rates of unvaccinated people who contract COVID-19?...Jump to post
Aesma wrote:These future billions matter a lot for Switzerland though, since they're "promised" a certain price and certain operating costs, that are not going to materialize.