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by par13del
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1504
Views: 149090

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Noshow wrote:
Boeing fighting the A321XLR rear center tank via the certification route seems to indicate they themselves plan to go for something like it possibly a tad bigger.

Since EASA dismissed Boeing attempt to fight, how is this relevant?

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by par13del
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 125
Views: 12820

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

cschleic wrote:

It doesn't prohibit connecting flights. Read the thread.

So if a flight is connecting to NYC, will they use a NB for the connection or have the 777W fly the route?

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by par13del
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 125
Views: 12820

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

That's great - making a law to tell people how and where they can travel. They should let people decide for themselves, in my opinion. A person that wants to travel by plane should be allowed to do so. They probably have a good reason for it - for example, they want to transfer to another flight at...

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by par13del
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 97
Views: 18684

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Without specifically blaming Boeing but maybe this self-controlling, self-certifying approach went too far? We have seen issues at maintenance facilities and airlines as well. I thought during the grounding the FAA removed Boeing certification authority and the FAA also stated that they would certi...

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by par13del
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1549
Views: 93835

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

You miss my point by a mile... What does matter is that younger people (< 60 years old) and taking the AZ vaccine are having about the same chance to die of Corona. That’s what matter. Interesting that no one so far has been able to state the case so simply. If more did as you have done, a better d...

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by par13del
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 37
Views: 2704

Re: Prince Philip has died

I cannot speak for the Netherlands but swearing an oath of service to a non political entity such as the Monarch, for those joining the armed forces, police, various other organizations, is preferable to doing so for a political figure. The Monarch, represents in person, the nation as a whole. Not ...

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by par13del
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 100
Views: 14288

Re: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

Antarius wrote:
Those fuel hedges and management decisions are precisely why they've been so successful.

Exactly, but try telling that to the A.Net experts, including those who say unions are the bane of the airlines, we forgot that little titbit.

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by par13del
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 100
Views: 14288

Re: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

No advanced seat selection (or seat selection at all) because their computer couldn’t handle it. Yes, the 10 minute turn made sense in 1975, but today it simply is not an issue. Same thing with no baggage charges; at the time, their IT simply was not capable. The “no red eyes” was borne from their ...

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by par13del
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Exactly. Bulgaria is one of the countries (mostly in the East) that balked at the price of mRNA vaccines and prefered to focus more traditional options. They've been pretty much shafted by AZ inability to deliver on time (and absolute lack of available alternatives so far). If there is an absolute ...

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by par13del
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1549
Views: 93835

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I think that the countries of the world should sit down and agree on the nature of a 'vaccine passport' eg agree vaccination with which vaccines (and time elapsed since final jab) to qualify for a 'vaccine passport'. The sooner that people can move freely (sit in their local bar, step on a plane to...

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by par13del
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power
Replies: 33
Views: 1593

Re: Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power

Dunno, I think going back to a smaller government, smaller role on everything would avoid this. Bigger government leads to huge amounts of money at play. Had this been a small and very limited government we might not be having so much negative influence of politics in our lives. Other than the Tea ...

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by par13del
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

No one will ever ever ever find any evidence that there is any thing financial about the bad PR AZ is getting. We can rest assured that there will be loads of evidence to suggest that AZ push to sell at cost was just a cynical approach to corner the market in poor countries, but the EU found them ou...

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by par13del
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

https://www.dw.com/en/covid-several-eur ... a-56835406
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Is this another case where posters need to be specific about EU and member nations and EU and member nation health authorities? A 14 day halt then should have been close to end of month.
https://www.dw.com/en/covid-several-eur ... a-56835406

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by par13del
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

As an aside, what 10 million AZ shots for the UK are you referring to? The ones that have already been sent to the UK? Or has the EU stopped another batch? Assume he is talking about the millions of doses that it was claimed AZ hid in a factory in Italy which was tracked down by folks investigating...

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by par13del
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

How was it possible for the UK to have such a successful vaccination effort, heavily dependent upon AZ when the EU finds so many problems? Death rates have dropped in the UK, so overall the vaccine is a tremendous success. Something is really up. Lightsaber You may not think it is relevant to this ...

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by par13del
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Given that the “unreliable” EU is delivering more to a fellow Commonwealth country than the UK’s done to date (0 doses, 0% - take your pick), might want to check the Brexiteer-y jingoism at the door. This may derail the thread, but during the Brexit threads it was stated time and time again that th...

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by par13del
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1549
Views: 93835

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Another report from the CDC has been released today that indicate just one dose of Pfizer or Moderna is good for 80% coverage. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/29/cdc-study-shows-single-dose-of-pfizer-or-moderna-covid-vaccines-was-80percent-effective.html 2 doses gives over 90%. There is a good argumen...

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by par13del
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Haven’t a clue where you live (really miss the old flag function), but here’s what things look like in Canada: “ federal government reported Canada having received more than six million doses as of last week, which was several days earlier than anticipated.” ... “Canada's vaccines to date have all ...

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by par13del
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7643

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

Vessels on Asia to Europe will continue to grow. If they must sail around Africa, so be it. The question is why have ships this size and larger (tankers) safely traversed the canal for years, but not this time? Lightsaber You may need to define "size", container carriers are basically jus...

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by par13del
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Imagine? That's the sort of thing I thought would happen, keep on trying to paint me and all 67 million of us as rabidly anti EU, it speaks volumes. In 2016 I posted on here how ashamed I was about Brexit and that has got worse, I hate Johnson and his motley, crooked crew. Perhaps I shouldn't menti...

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by par13del
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Fairly easy one. The EU is targeting one company which is not exporting product it makes in the UK anyway. The UK export ban will be targeting vaccines that are being distributed all over the world. Not too many countries care outside the EU and UK care about AZ. They won’t be quite as passive abou...

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by par13del
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7643

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

One additional thing, why drag her up the channel when she was so close to the exit, I would imagine that if she sinks in the canal that would be a much bigger headache that if she sunk outside....

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by par13del
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7643

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

Some how the rags always get some nice pictures up early. Cynic says just tie the vessel to the shore and let smaller ships pass by while containers and offloaded on shore....clear some backlog. While the smaller boys are passing and delivering the makers of the big boys get to review their deicsion...

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by par13del
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Considering the UK government immediately threatened to shut down all Biontech production by blocking exports if the EU enforces its AZ contract we already know the answer. best regards Thomas Firstly you now seem to be saying that the AZ contract is sound as it relates to the EU, no lying or fraud...

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by par13del
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1549
Views: 93835

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Whether any increased level of immunity is at play or whether the healthcare system is now better prepared to cope and treatments have improved is anyone's guess. My thought is that it is a good bet that the hospitals have improved treatment options, just noting that the push to make millions of ve...

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by par13del
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

But you talk like if we should act while ignoring how other parties act? We are in a vacuum. So based on Tommy, the UK seems to be following the EU lead. The EU has a contract with no competing obligations, so they are acting based on that, as other poster have stated, what contracts the OEM's has ...

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by par13del
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Considering the UK government immediately threatened to shut down all Biontech production by blocking exports if the EU enforces its AZ contract we already know the answer. best regards Thomas Firstly you now seem to be saying that the AZ contract is sound as it relates to the EU, no lying or fraud...

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by par13del
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1504
Views: 149090

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The big steps in order for a new clean sheet: 1. Cockpit functionality and programming - it needs to meet the new FAA / EASA requirements for here on out, probably a very different architecture. Some benefits - can adapt to single pilot, remote piloting, ground control, and or autonomous flight. Hu...

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by par13del
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

CN we stop the false accusations of found doses at AZ. Since the doses had EU batch numbers, anyone who works in a regulated industry knows the regulatory authority had oversight. In my opinion, a political hit job to justify seizing vaccine. If it was for the EU, it isn't seizing. And funny how AZ...

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by par13del
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

According to The Times the UK and the EU are about to sign an agreement which should prevent an outright export ban on Pfizer vaccines from the EU. In return for the EU continuing to let the Pfizer vaccines flow unhindered as before, the Dutch A-Z site would no longer be considered part of the UK s...

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by par13del
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1549
Views: 93835

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

A question Given the increasing prominence of strains featuring E484K mutation, and given the reportedly relative ease for mRNA vaccine makers to adopt their vaccine according to newly mutated strains, and the reportedly short time span needed for such adaptation, given that E484K mutation have alr...

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by par13del
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

It's insane how people in the UK generally keep defending a clearly fraudulous manufacturer, just because it's bringing to market a vaccine which got developed in the UK. As has been said before, the 'oxford vaccine' and A-Z are not the same... not remotely so. I have seen you post this before, so ...

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by par13del
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

The Oxford scientists having the best intentions I do believe, AZ on the other hand probably just saw a golden opportunity to open up a new business field. Best regards Thomas Obviously we knew they were not that bright from the start, no reputable business head would provide a product at cost duri...

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by par13del
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

So doing the right thing is 'not that bright', file that one away for the next time the practices of Big Pharma (usually but not exclusively US based ones) are attacked in Europe. Often with good reason, it seems for some, doing the very things they have wanted for years from that industry is quick...

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by par13del
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1549
Views: 93835

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Unfortunately, there is a trade war going on in vaccines and all the major producers are taking part. They have to. If you do not take care of your population now, there will be huge unrest in the coming months. We talk US, UK, and EU, but let us not forget we need to vaccinate the world to stop mu...

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by par13del
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1549
Views: 93835

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

A question Given the increasing prominence of strains featuring E484K mutation, and given the reportedly relative ease for mRNA vaccine makers to adopt their vaccine according to newly mutated strains, and the reportedly short time span needed for such adaptation, given that E484K mutation have alr...

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by par13del
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

The Oxford scientists having the best intentions I do believe, AZ on the other hand probably just saw a golden opportunity to open up a new business field. Best regards Thomas Obviously we knew they were not that bright from the start, no reputable business head would provide a product at cost duri...

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by par13del
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 34568

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Yes just like Europe, the USA likely to see a 4th wave. Per BBC says US case counts up 7% in the last week. Its too bad infection control methods were not maintainted until nations reach the 70-80% vaccination rates before opening up. The rush to open up simply creates a yo-yo fluctuation with infe...

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by par13del
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2613

Re: Chinese professor warn that China is noe "tolerating" Taiwan

That is ultimately the endgame if they don't get their way, though it was a very confusing signal toward openness when the charter flights were ended a few years ago. This is precisely the reason the US maintains a large force presence in Okinawa - has nothing to do with DPRK. The bigger challenge ...

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by par13del
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Ok so the plant just approved is producing active substance which is a component of the vaccine, hopefully the plants getting that product for final assembly will not become a new bottleneck as it gets more components than it can complete on a timely basis.
More progress in any event.

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by par13del
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2613

Re: Chinese professor warn that China is noe "tolerating" Taiwan

That is ultimately the endgame if they don't get their way, though it was a very confusing signal toward openness when the charter flights were ended a few years ago. This is precisely the reason the US maintains a large force presence in Okinawa - has nothing to do with DPRK. The bigger challenge ...

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by par13del
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

So will / would the EU have given retroactive approval to allow distribution in the EU of vaccines that were made in the EU by a factory not yet approved by the EMA? FAA approves an airliner for use and AESA gives approval based on FAA approval (rather than repeating the whole process itself). I kn...

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by par13del
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7643

Re: Ship happens - Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

IMU the canal is dug through sand. Surprised no dredge is used to first excavate around bow and/or stern. ( suction/hopper dredges should be part of the maintenance supplement thus available on short notice.) Seems to be what they are / have been doing. Looking at a couple of images it does look as...

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by par13del
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

If it's a batch two months of production worth, I can imagine this is produced in a factory which haven't been approved yet by the EMA. And the Halix plant in the Netherlands is pending approval by the EMA as we speak (according to statements made earlier in this thread). So will / would the EU hav...

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by par13del
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1549
Views: 93835

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I was wondering about Doc's comment on the numbers from AZ's trial. What is the added value of a vaccine trial if you have already huge population that got the vaccine (about 20 million in the UK, and 10 in Europe)? I understand the trials for mutations that are not present or rare in UK or EU. Als...

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by par13del
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Well in political situations, some things must be left vague enough to empower politicians - give them something to make decisions about - so for example, the option exist for them to "gift" a denied shipment to another country worse off than the intended recipient. Ensures the the high mo...

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by par13del
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Its not that difficult.... 10 million doses from india get shipped to the UK instead of to Covax recipients 10 million doses from the EU go to those Covax recipients End result: Covax recipients have just as much vaccine as they are supposed to have The UK has 10 million extra doses The EU has 10 m...

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by par13del
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

If there are 30 millions doses then that will definitely boost the EU's vaccination drive. Saying it wouldn't do much was only possible (if debatable) when we were talking about blocking a few millions doses. Agreed, but the kicker here is that all 30million are not for one customer, so the EU will...

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by par13del
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1261
Views: 59154

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Additional links where folks are saying there is no confirmation that the 29 million were for the UK https://leaderpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/astrazeneca-vaccine-doses-found-in-italy-export-block-on-table-french-official https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/24/world/europe/astrazeneca-vaccine-stockpile-i...

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