It's not really a question of efficacy so I wouldn't say the best, rather people are afraid of the AZ one. If it was otherwise the best, working much better than the others against COVID/variants, we might have some interesting dilemma, but that's not the case. I'm not an antivaxx at all and think t...Jump to post
It's been several times now that I hear or read that he was so great in the RN that people expected him to become the youngest admiral, also to become Lord of the Seas or whatever it's called. Is there any truth to that ? I'm not talking about his merits, just the fact that he left the service so yo...Jump to post
There are now 8 more thrombosis cases in France with AZ, and only people in the 55-75 age group that is still getting that vaccine. 4 died. For some reason the government talked about giving priority to some new groups for vaccination, mainly teachers, except they must be 55 and take AZ : all 55+ co...Jump to post
phatfarmlines : hosting the Olympics without track and field isn't really hosting the Olympics. If Japan/government wanted the games to go ahead as a matter of certainty, they would have done something similar to Israel, vaccinate everyone as soon as possible, maybe ask visitors (both athletes, staf...Jump to post
Theocracy, what's not to like ?Jump to post
If Japan/government wanted the games to go ahead as a matter of certainty, they would have done something similar to Israel, vaccinate everyone as soon as possible, maybe ask visitors (both athletes, staff, and spectators) to get vaccinated too, then there would be no issue. But they did the opposite.Jump to post
My only experience with LHR was a couple of months before COVID. CDG-LHR-SFO on BA to take advantage of cheap Y+ fares and on an A380. The transfer window seemed large but proved a bit stressful, the airport seemed overwhelmed by people (in October), we had to do the security (including swabs on the...Jump to post
I think removing the Taliban was the right thing to do. If the country goes back to being led by them, harboring terrorists etc., then blockade them, sanction them. We tried one thing, it failed, some people there resent it, what else is there to do ? Imagine if after 20 years of US/French/UK/Soviet...Jump to post
I have flown CDG-BES many times. I also took the train a few times a couple decades ago, once the train was stopped not by a strike, but by a protest on the tracks ! Another time by an accident. Both on the "slow" part of the journey. Now a longer chunk of track is high speed, I had to go ...Jump to post
The point I'm making is that a rational response is ultimately driven by statistics. National regulators should be able to assess their situation, report back quickly, and keep it under review. But I'm seeing very little of rational decision making in many regulators, particularly those in Western ...Jump to post
Please educate me. My understanding is exercise helps break up clots or prevent small clots from being the nucleus for growing larger clots. So I'm speaking specifically about the issues with the AdV vaccines. There seems to be an immune response that targets platelets themselves. This causes almos...Jump to post
Frankly, a pretty small step. Sadly, many people think that you can pump endless pollution into the environment and nothing bad will happen. You are assuming, like many, this decision is good for the environment. I think the opposite. This type of decision is like during a pandemic asking people to...Jump to post
OK: Someone who owns a few late model A380's might do a simple conversion like this (most likely by removing the 1st floor seats and strapping cargo to the floor as has been recently done by other airlines). However, that severely limits the types of cargo that can be carried and requires hand load...Jump to post
This measure didn't originate with politicians but with a citizens' assembly : The Citizens' Convention on Climate (CCC) gathered 150 people, randomly selected but representing the diversity of French society. Its mandate was to formulate a series of concrete measures aimed to achieve at least a 40%...Jump to post
That would be illegal here in France, where the age of consent is 15 and nobody cares what 15yo do, and under that (talking about 14yo not 10) unless someone complains nobody cares either. Also prostitution isn't illegal here (it's not exactly legal anymore, Johns risk a fine and a telephone call to...Jump to post
I have not been following this closely enough, but Russian tanks inside Ukrainian borders (excluding Crimea) would be legitimate targets for countries wanting to help Ukraine wouldn't they ? No need to declare war to Russia. The "Russian speaking" or "passport holding" stuff does...Jump to post
lightsaber I have asked on a French forum and got a link to an official French healthcare system page (la "sécu" ), saying that since March 31 the sécu is calling all unvaccinated 75+ to give them vaccination appointments or register their refusal. So for the 84yo you mentioned she should ...Jump to post
On top of extending the time between 2 doses (not for me, it starts in a couple of days), the French minister for health has also opened vaccination to the 55yo starting tomorrow, with AZ only. Next Friday, the 60yo can get any vaccine. It's becoming confusing and complicated... I wonder if for cert...Jump to post
acecrackshot wrote:Are the Euros this bored? Who would waste their time really investigating this? What would that translate to...maybe two knots of speed at V1, or less than gauge error?
French health authority approval 2nd dose mRNA instead of AZ: https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN2BV2W7 I'd like to know the research. I posted way upthread the UK was researching various combinations, but I thought the study went until June. I am in favor of AZ then mRNA to stretch out ...Jump to post
China's CDC admits Chinese vaccines are not great : https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science ... protection
I have been given the Moderna 5G 1.0 jab, no ill effect after a couple of hours.
GDB : In France you swear an oath to the Republic not the president.And the Republic is not just the current political system, it's the country, its values, etc. If the president decides to go against such values, then public officials can go against the president, for the Republic. As for the argum...Jump to post
I'm back from the doctor, I'm getting 5G installed tomorrow. The Moderna version.Jump to post
So that's why they were chanting "stop the steal" ! It all makes sense now.Jump to post
My first issue with the Sputnik vaccine is : why are Russians not vaccinated ?
As for the Chinese vaccine it seems to be crap.
The first to be vaccinated in France were people in EHPAD (care homes) and there was a point made in asking consent to them or their family members. Quite a bad idea... It should have gone something like "you want to see you family again, don't you ?", roll up that sleeve then ! Back then ...Jump to post
I think this could have been foreseen. That's why I was quite surprised that the EU proposed and the UK accepted the Irish sea border. Back to the drawing table? At the end of the day this is not (yet) an EU territory. The EU doesn't want violence, but it's not ready to have a hole in its borders t...Jump to post
lightsaber : a 84yo in France can get any vaccine any time. By that I mean if there is one dose it's for her. However she might be waiting for her personal doctor to get some doses (AZ), and didn't try to get vaccinated until now (or there is nobody around her who could have helped her). Given the n...Jump to post
It's the job of politicians to tackle issues. If minorities are discriminated and politicians make changing that part of their platform, I don't really see how it can be criticized. Now, tackling non existing issues like voter fraud, or white people discrimination, yes, that's playing with fire for ...Jump to post
A truck fell on the tracks just before the train reached a tunnel. Pretty unlucky. I would think derailing in a tunnel would be helpful in preventing cars from doing the "accordion" thing, but maybe not. The narrow tunnel might have acted basically like a wall and the cars crumbled on each...Jump to post
I don't even know how things could go back to normal at this point, short of giving Crimea back. Then why did France and Germany initiate readmission of Russia back to the Council of Europe? Realpolitik--they need Russian gas. Not France. In France gas is much less used than in Germany (heating is ...Jump to post