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To be fair to some of the non Trumpanzees, you hear horror stories about UN aid workers and sexual abuse. It's worth keeping an element of doubt about these institutions as they are answerable to no-one and are often staffed at high level by people from countries without a democratic tradition. That said, other than their comments about the origin of the virus (which I think nobody has any evidence about). I've not heard anything I disagree about.
You'll find the abusers usually come from countries with democratic traditions...high level staff from various countries which also benefit the most from WHO politics, that's not a bad thing per se. I suppose they're carefully selected. It's the fact that these institutions are answerable to no-one and depend on the generosity of various govs.
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Even so in about 4 weeks Malta will be ahead of Israel on fully vaccinated.
And San Marino will be ahead of Malta. And then there is also a Vatican who might be ahead of both of them. Too bad that the world won't even notice their input in the fight with the pandemic.
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And San Marino will be ahead of Malta. And then there is also a Vatican who might be ahead of both of them. Too bad that the world won't even notice their input in the fight with the pandemic.
Hmmm......sounds like population size, land mass and density matter.
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To be fair to some of the non Trumpanzees, you hear horror stories about UN aid workers and sexual abuse. It's worth keeping an element of doubt about these institutions as they are answerable to no-one and are often staffed at high level by people from countries without a democratic tradition. That said, other than their comments about the origin of the virus (which I think nobody has any evidence about). I've not heard anything I disagree about.
Non-profit organizations and NGO's are notorious for attracting the bottom of the cesspool due to the inability to join them without having high powered connections & due to the fact that since the earnings are so low initially, you need to have a trust fund to support you.

Was a sad reality I learned early in my career.
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Old 17.05.2021, 11:27
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They've been awful though, from parroting CCP propaganda in January 2020 by saying there was no evidence of human to human transmission, to cowing to political pressure and completely ignoring and then rewriting all their pandemic planning literature, to the whitewash Wuhan report into the origins of the virus.
They are obliged to report the information supplied by their members. It is naive to assume they have magical or prophetic powers to see into the future and to deliver futureproof reports.
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Italian study shows COVID-19 infections, deaths plummeting after jabs

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COVID-19 infections in adults of all ages fell by 80% five weeks after a first dose of Pfizer (PFE.N), Moderna (MRNA.O) or AstraZeneca (AZN.L) vaccine, according to Italian research published on Saturday.

The first such study by a European Union country on the real-world impact of its immunisation campaign was carried out by Italy's National Institute of Health (ISS) and the Ministry of Health on 13.7 million people vaccinated nationwide.

Scientists started studying data from the day Italy's vaccination campaign began, on Dec. 27 2020, until May 3 2021.

The analysis showed that the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, hospitalisation, and death decreased progressively after the first two weeks following the initial vaccination.

"As of 35 days after the first dose, there is an 80% reduction in infections, 90% reduction in hospitalisations, and 95% reduction in deaths," the ISS said, adding that the same pattern was seen in both men and women regardless of age.

"This data confirms the effectiveness of the vaccination campaign and the need to achieve high coverage across the population quickly to end the emergency," ISS president Silvio Brusaferro said in the statement.

Among the nearly 14 million people included in the Italian study, 95% of those who had taken Pfizer and Moderna had completed the vaccine cycle, while none of those given AstraZeneca had received a second dose.

Up until now, Italy has been following the makers' recommendations, giving a second dose of Pfizer three weeks after the first, a second dose of Moderna after a four week gap and a second dose of AstraZeneca after a 12 week gap.

As of Saturday morning, some 8.3 million Italians, or 14% of the population, were completely vaccinated, while around 10 million people had received a first jab.
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Hmmm......sounds like population size, land mass and density matter.
Malta spends 8.96% of GDP on health v 9.99% for UK, 11.88% Switzerland & 16.89 for USA.
Looks like the corrupt little island is more efficient & less corrupt than its reputation.

I believe the general health care in Malta is better too, my wife returned to her GP last Tuesday as her breast lumps were changing, she saw a radiographer in the afternoon who gave a BI-RADS classification of 5. He took a biopsy on Wednesday morning with result on Friday "GRADE III INVASIVE DUCTAL CARCINOMA WITH APOCRINE FEATURES (B5b)." Seeing a surgeon tomorrow.
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Old 17.05.2021, 12:43
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All the best for your wife and a speedy recovery!
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Old 17.05.2021, 12:52
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I believe the general health care in Malta is better too, my wife returned to her GP last Tuesday as her breast lumps were changing, she saw a radiographer in the afternoon who gave a BI-RADS classification of 5. He took a biopsy on Wednesday morning with result on Friday "GRADE III INVASIVE DUCTAL CARCINOMA WITH APOCRINE FEATURES (B5b)." Seeing a surgeon tomorrow.
All the best to her for a full recovery. Thankfully she’s been diagnosed and can get the treatment she needs.
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Old 17.05.2021, 12:57
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Malta spends 8.96% of GDP on health v 9.99% for UK, 11.88% Switzerland & 16.89 for USA.
Looks like the corrupt little island is more efficient & less corrupt than its reputation.

I believe the general health care in Malta is better too, my wife returned to her GP last Tuesday as her breast lumps were changing, she saw a radiographer in the afternoon who gave a BI-RADS classification of 5. He took a biopsy on Wednesday morning with result on Friday "GRADE III INVASIVE DUCTAL CARCINOMA WITH APOCRINE FEATURES (B5b)." Seeing a surgeon tomorrow.

Good luck and stay strong for her and yourself
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Malta spends 8.96% of GDP on health v 9.99% for UK, 11.88% Switzerland & 16.89 for USA.
Looks like the corrupt little island is more efficient & less corrupt than its reputation.

I believe the general health care in Malta is better too, my wife returned to her GP last Tuesday as her breast lumps were changing, she saw a radiographer in the afternoon who gave a BI-RADS classification of 5. He took a biopsy on Wednesday morning with result on Friday "GRADE III INVASIVE DUCTAL CARCINOMA WITH APOCRINE FEATURES (B5b)." Seeing a surgeon tomorrow.
Very sorry to hear that, best wishes to you both 🙏
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I believe the general health care in Malta is better too, my wife returned to her GP last Tuesday as her breast lumps were changing, she saw a radiographer in the afternoon who gave a BI-RADS classification of 5. He took a biopsy on Wednesday morning with result on Friday "GRADE III INVASIVE DUCTAL CARCINOMA WITH APOCRINE FEATURES (B5b)." Seeing a surgeon tomorrow.
Oh crap. I am so sorry. Wishing her all the best for a successful treatment. Seems like they move fast there, which is great.
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I believe the general health care in Malta is better too, my wife returned to her GP last Tuesday as her breast lumps were changing, she saw a radiographer in the afternoon who gave a BI-RADS classification of 5.
Sorry to hear this, I wish your wife all the best. Does the doctor see any relation to vaccination or is it a coincidence?
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Sorry to hear this, I wish your wife all the best. Does the doctor see any relation to vaccination or is it a coincidence?
Coincidence, however I think it may have 'turbo charged' things. The GP said the change in 5 days was enormous, hence the referral.
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Best wishes to your wife for a full recovery. I'm glad she's in good hands in Malta.
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Today's the day British tourists can check into their Green list country hotel for a wonderful
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All the best for your wife!
Make sure she shows the "intruder" whos boss!!
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Todays published numbers for fri, sat & sun combined 2650 out of 64 k tests

60 hospitalisations
8 death

https://www.20min.ch/story/das-ist-d...z-136662375229

Compared to last weekend

3683 out of 66 k tests

89 hospitalisations
15 death
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Todays published numbers for fri, sat & sun combined 2650 out of 64 k tests

60 hospitalisations
8 death

https://www.20min.ch/story/das-ist-d...z-136662375229

Compared to last weekend

3683 out of 66 k tests

89 hospitalisations
15 death
Look at the 7 day average of new cases, the virus is getting his as* kicked, restrictions relaxed while 3rd wave was contained

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