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by Aesma
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Vehicle Recalls
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Major Vehicle Recalls

Having to recall cars that have been part of a recall, that's not great ! DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 pickup trucks in the U.S. because the side air bags can explode without warning and spew parts into the cabin. I'm hoping even with an accident, that airbag deployme...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order
Replies: 94
Views: 9872

Re: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order

Single pilot is easier to do than electric aircraft. You just need some politicians to agree to it, the FAA to define some rules, and it's done. EV cars are the future and not going away, and of course smartphones etc. provided incentives to make better batteries, so that will continue with or witho...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 14th of July
Replies: 59
Views: 5909

Re: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 14th of July

So again, where does the money from Carbon taxes go to? Serious question, is there a tree planting program this goes to do reduce the carbon in the atmosphere? Or is this just another "revenue enhancer" for the EU countries? We will see but the overall idea is not to increase taxes signif...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 6251

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Clear. Why don’t people have the ID in the first place? Have you considered that a certain blue party can’t get enough support unless they make it Really easy for people. Why? Why shouldn’t people put some effort in? I am genuinely intrigued. Why does a certain red party find it easier to attract v...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 14th of July
Replies: 59
Views: 5909

Re: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 16th of July

Does anyone know what the current level of tax on Jet is in Europe ? Right now the US Federal tax is $0.194 per gallon. I did find it interesting that individual US States have varying taxes on turbine fuel. I imagine that might lead to some fuel tankering similar to what may happen in Europe For U...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3719

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

I'm against the embargo, not because of what it will or could do, but on principle. Cuba isn't doing anything to the US, is not invading countries, the embargo is illegal and recognized as such. It hurts Cuba but it also hurts the US on the international stage. What is your argument for the embargo...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 6251

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

An important point that is not being talked about enough is that all GOP politicians were elected on the same ballots that were supposedly tempered with by the conspiracy. How do they explain that ?

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Lufthansa / DLT operate the EMB120 for only three years?
Replies: 16
Views: 2874

Re: Why Did Lufthansa / DLT operate the EMB120 for only three years?

Money printing machine in a deregulated US market, where everybody flies all the time. In 1980's Germany that's another story.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 14th of July
Replies: 59
Views: 5909

Re: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 16th of July

After a delay of many years, EU is finally catching up on the USA in terms of taxation of the domestic flights, including a tax on commercial jet fuel. The government-imposed taxes on air transport are indeed numerus in the USA and this doesn't seem to have significantly affected the US domestic ma...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 14th of July
Replies: 59
Views: 5909

Re: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 16th of July

If you own a plane and fly it privately fuel is already taxed.

The problem is most private jets are owned by companies.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 1828

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

I have heard really knowledgeable people say SA is totally doomed now, and the decline became irreversible years ago. I heard exactly the same thing, early on, when Hugo Chavez rose to power from my Venezuelan medical resident roommate. It happens when populations fall below the minimum education a...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3719

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

RightRudder : I'm against the embargo, not because of what it will or could do, but on principle. Cuba isn't doing anything to the US, is not invading countries, the embargo is illegal and recognized as such. It hurts Cuba but it also hurts the US on the international stage. What is your argument fo...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 72
Views: 2828

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

Apparently in the US you have an app you can use to "fight the ticket" so maybe do that. Last year I commuted for two weeks on urban highways to "La Défense", Paris' business district, and on that 25Km commute there are something like 15 speed cameras, including 6 in a tunnel you...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2464
Views: 166917

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

In Italy it has been mandated from the start (my cousin who is a 30yo speech therapist was vaccinated back in January), only 2% of HC professionals are not vaccinated, and they have been suspended without pay as a result.

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2464
Views: 166917

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

No mention of Macron's speech last night ? He basically explained that a 4th wave is coming, the only mitigating factor is vaccination, and as a consequence, when restrictions will have to be imposed, they will be imposed on non vaccinated people. On top of that, healthcare staff (including hospital...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3469

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

Jenner is not a real candidate she just wants the attention. She got it.

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3719

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

Being cut off from you natural trading partner has an impact, even if other, further away countries are willing to trade. If the US treated Cuba like say, Saudi Arabia, Cuban authorities wouldn't have such a big bully to blame for their issues. That's true. But the embargo is still just an excuse. T...

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3719

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

If the US treated Cuba like say, Saudi Arabia, Cuban authorities wouldn't have such a big bully to blame for their issues.

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3719

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

There are calls for the US to intervene. I guess Americans never learn ? And the situation is already partly caused by the US and its embargo, adding insult to injury.

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 18823

Re: Virgin Galactic News and Discussion Thread

The US/NASA/USAF started the thing by calling astronauts test pilots who flew a bit high.

Redefine astronaut as people who made one orbit and be done with it.

It wouldn't even hurt pioneers who made suborbital flights as astronauts as they did eventually fulfill the criteria.

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 17551

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Just an 'Hypothetical Question' concerning the situation of England not being able to win any of the major 'International Soccer Championships'. Since, Great Britain is being represented in Olympics, shouldn't the Soccer Team also be represented as Great Britain comprising of players of Wales, Engl...

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 17551

Re: Euros 2020 thread

My team (France) lost for one missed penalty (Switzerland put 5 in, France 4), since then many matches finished on penalties, including the final, and everytime I watched, many didn't go in, a bit frustrating ! I'm half Italian so I guess I won anyway, even if I don't support them (especially since ...

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Haiti's President Assassinated at Home
Replies: 12
Views: 1037

Re: Haiti's President Assassinated at Home

Unless the plan is to be protected by the man you put in power to replace the one you killed. AFAIK Haïti has a similar political system as France (don't know why, since we didn't have that system 2 centuries ago), meaning the president is the strong man, and the PM is there to execute his policies....

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Personalities Don't Know What Marxism And Socialism Are
Replies: 42
Views: 2065

Re: GOP Personalities Don't Know What Marxism And Socialism Are

Haven't you followed the last few years of US politics regarding corporate tax, or the current negotiations for a global minimum corporate tax ? Only profits are taxed ! Amazon hasn't paid anything in the US for years. Clearly the US doesn't own any part of Amazon. Governments owning part, most or w...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger attempted to crash C208 in Alaska
Replies: 21
Views: 6072

Re: Passenger attempted to crash C208 in Alaska

The bathroom issue will not be one, it will be inside the cockpit (the door will be moved if needed).

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Personalities Don't Know What Marxism And Socialism Are
Replies: 42
Views: 2065

Re: GOP Personalities Don't Know What Marxism And Socialism Are

Did Marx advocate for higher taxes or did he advocate for workers (not government) owning their companies ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belgium Urgently Recalls Ambassador to South Korea Over Wife's Behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: Belgium Urgently Recalls Ambassador to South Korea Over Wife's Behavior

I don't know her ethnicity but the wife is Asian (the ambassador isn't) so it's not a white woman causing issue.

She should be the one apologizing to be honest.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Verde Gov't seizes Cabo Verde Airlines 757 in dispute with Loftleidir Icelandic
Replies: 16
Views: 6738

Re: Cape Verde Gov't seizes Cabo Verde Airlines 757 in dispute with Loftleidir Icelandic

There is no tourism currently so basically no money. If wonder how much they paid, if anything, for buying back the shares. It seems that is also headed to court, since it was done unilaterally.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 220
Views: 18174

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

What would prevent Airbus to add fuel tanks in the belly if what is required is as much fuel in the air as possible ?

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3266

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

If the United States and China started going head to head over Taiwan I wonder what the possibility of using nuclear weapons would be especially if China was losing the battle? Of course hope none of this ever happens. Losing would mean a territorial status quo in all likelihood, so nothing really ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Press conference in front of a QRA hangar? Not a good idea!
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

Re: Press conference in front of a QRA hangar? Not a good idea!

At least they didn't try the "I'm important let me finish my press conference".

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 326
Views: 44874

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

They don't happen. Which is what plenty in the US military have been asking for literally decades now, but hasn't happened, and won't happen. These future billions matter a lot for Switzerland though, since they're "promised" a certain price and certain operating costs, that are not going ...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win
Replies: 41
Views: 1664

Re: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win

I just think in the US if we did go to a 4 day workweek, it would be better to have it as flex. with 60 days( 52+8) for use as the employee sees fit. That's not the same thing, though. Here in France many companies close altogether in August, millions of people are vacationing at the same time. Whe...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 326
Views: 44874

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

Considering how the F-35 program has gone so far (hundreds of billions over budget, for starters), you'd be hard pressed to sell to Europeans the idea of going the same route. And we wouldn't build 2 or 3 thousands of them to spread that cost.. Buying the plane without having any prior involvement ...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Women's National Soccer Team Loses Equality Case
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: US Women's National Soccer Team Loses Equality Case

Before saying they're better let's have match with each team against each other, shall we ?

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win
Replies: 41
Views: 1664

Re: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win

35 hours is the normal work week in France since the year 2000. Over 5 days however. In my case I do 37 hours and get a free day a month I can use whenever I want/need. 4 days a week in Japan is a good idea since people there don't know how to stop, get to work early and leave uber late, sometimes j...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 326
Views: 44874

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

Considering how the F-35 program has gone so far (hundreds of billions over budget, for starters), you'd be hard pressed to sell to Europeans the idea of going the same route. And we wouldn't build 2 or 3 thousands of them to spread that cost.. Buying the plane without having any prior involvement w...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-26 crashed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia
Replies: 33
Views: 9395

Re: AN-26 crashed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia

Wow crazy video. They seem below the glidescope in the first landing. I would definitely not attempt that landing hugging the terrain to the left without good visibility.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air A321 engine fire upon landing at Kuwait
Replies: 17
Views: 5953

Re: Gulf Air A321 engine fire upon landing at Kuwait

Was the evacuation really necessary in the end ? Not saying it was a bad call but there doesn't seem to be a major fire either.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 149
Views: 10741

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

Well there would need to be brains in that camp, intellectuals, scholars. In the specific camp that doesn't believe there is racism in the US I mean, not among white folks or even republicans, although I'm not sure for the latter.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3266

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

Taiwan isn't perfect however having China take control would hardly be an improvement.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production
Replies: 79
Views: 10495

Re: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production

The "green new deal" or whatever it ends up being might have something to say about buying new inefficient jets because of "scope closes" that don't make sense (I'm not advocating against them, but just put a seat limit, not a weight one).

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-26 crashed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia
Replies: 33
Views: 9395

Re: AN-26 missed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia

Wrong altimeter setting ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4th of July Celebrations in America 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 755

Re: 4th of July Celebrations in America 2021

When you fire a mortar and it kills some bystander, or enters the home of someone and burns it down, or starts a wildfire, a whole lot of people have to accept the consequences of your recklessness.

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2106

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

So the local government couldn't even take over, especially the armored vehicles (and the prison) ?

The food is no issue really.

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!
Replies: 83
Views: 19684

Re: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!

I don't know how it works in the US but I don't believe they can force you to jump. However if they ask for you to have some kind of experience, a valid license, insurance etc., it would be a bit much to go through all the hoops with no intention of jumping. I've only jumped out of Turbo Porters and...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3266

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

Anti ship missiles work also against an invasion, though. And SAM against dropping troops. It's not like Hong Kong at all. Hong Kong is linked to the mainland, and Hong Kong was given back in 1997 anyway. What happened recently in HK is nothing like what China taking over Taiwan would be. Well, unle...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2464
Views: 166917

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

It matters if everyone is vaccinated. If everyone isn't vaccinated, what matters is the impact on the health system. art : Well BoJo said we should get used to more death so unfortunately it seems he expects things to get worse on that front. What should matter is hospital and intensive care capacity.

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2464
Views: 166917

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

1% instead of 10% must be because the most fragile people are mostly vaccinated, but I still find it surprisingly low.

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