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Old 27.06.2021, 21:52
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What vaccine do they use in Singapore?
Mostly Pfizer and some Moderna.
Sinovac is only authorised for use in private healthcare and is not really being used.
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Old 27.06.2021, 22:01
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UBS Group AG will allow as many as two-thirds of its employees to adopt a hybrid model of working from home and the office on a permanent basis.
UBS must be one of the firms that found having staff working from home had genuine benefits.
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Old 27.06.2021, 22:12
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Interesting decision


UBS must be one of the firms that found having staff working from home had genuine benefits.
I doubt it - more that you need to offer it to be competitive.
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Old 27.06.2021, 22:22
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I doubt it - more that you need to offer it to be competitive.
Being competitive is not a benefit?
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Old 28.06.2021, 08:16
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Re: Coronavirus

No problem at all this weekend - Swiss check-in guy checked my NHS app and Covid certificate (I've had AZ in UK) yesterday at Heathrow and checked in.

No need for test as expected now BAG rules have changed. Happy days.

Still an hour queue Friday at Heathrow but better than the 1.75 hours the previous time at least. Once the UK sorts their shit out with double jabs and amber countries or whatever it should start to get back to some sort of normality again.
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Old 28.06.2021, 12:40
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I mean, delta is not the last mutation. there will be more. its natural for viruses to mutate to more contagious and less deadly variants
Only as long as reduced deadliness is an advantage in the Darwinian sense. At least for the known variants that's no longer the case in a vaccinated population.
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Old 28.06.2021, 12:44
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I doubt it - more that you need to offer it to be competitive.

Agree. Our company now grudgingly allows us to work 40% per month from home, obviously only if your supervisor agrees (and he can always say no).


Too many candidates apparently started laughing at the 12 days WFH per year that the company offered.....
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Old 28.06.2021, 13:20
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Not sure if anyone posted this clip already.



Bats on 3:50
From a horse's mouth
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Australian virologist Danielle Anderson, an expert in bat-borne viruses, the last foreign scientist to work at the Wuhan Institute of Virology spoke out for the first time in an interview with Bloomberg published on Sunday, telling the publication, "What people are saying is just not how it is."

Anderson was in Wuhan in 2019 when the COVID-19 virus first began to spread. Anderson also said that no one that she knew at the Wuhan lab when she was working there was sick, noting that there is an extensive procedure for reporting symptoms that relate to the pathogens that are handled at the lab.
Anderson said. “I was tested for coronavirus in Singapore before I was vaccinated, and had never had it.”
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Old 28.06.2021, 13:37
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Re: Coronavirus

Todays published numbers (fri, sat & sun) combined 239 out of 51 k tests

7 hospitalisations
4 death

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

Compared to last weekend 367 out of 55 k tests

11 hospitalisations
4 death
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Old 28.06.2021, 14:02
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From a horse's mouth

Can I ask you something? Why are you so religiously convinced that gain of function research could not have been the initial source of this virus?


Is it just because Trump suggested it? You know Trump could be wrong on millions of things and accidentally be right on one thing
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Old 28.06.2021, 14:23
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Todays published numbers (fri, sat & sun) combined 239 out of 51 k tests

7 hospitalisations
4 death

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

Compared to last weekend 367 out of 55 k tests

11 hospitalisations
4 death
Surprising how quickly this is falling still despite delta now rapidly arriving. R is obviously increasing slightly, but it looks like we may (famous last words) be able to keep it at or around 1 with the continued vaccine rollout.
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Old 28.06.2021, 14:25
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From a horse's mouth
Quite possible that if one person got it in the lab, they weren't that ill and only passed it on to people outside the lab. Most scientists working in the lab are pretty young.
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Old 28.06.2021, 14:27
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Can I ask you something? Why are you so religiously convinced that gain of function research could not have been the initial source of this virus?

Is it just because Trump suggested it? You know Trump could be wrong on millions of things and accidentally be right on one thing
Donald Trump has said a lot of dumb things about Covid, though it is remarkable how on the key points he has been proven right. For example the IFM, he questioned the figure the 3.4% the WHO calculated early on saying it was likely to be “a fraction of 1 percent”. Turns out he was actually right (and was accused of spreading misinformation at the time )!

https://www.vox.com/2020/3/5/2116603...who-death-rate

Same goes for the drugs that he took to recover from Covid, dismissed as misinformation, also turns out he was right!

https://twitter.com/LBC/status/1405065114835881986

Looking like it only being a matter of time now before it's proven to have come from a lab too, just like Donald Trump said.
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Old 28.06.2021, 14:30
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Donald Trump has said a lot of dumb things about Covid, though it is remarkable how on the key points he has been proven right. For example the IFM, he questioned the figure the 3.4% the WHO calculated early on saying it was likely to be “a fraction of 1 percent”. Turns out he was actually right (and was accused of spreading misinformation at the time )!

https://www.vox.com/2020/3/5/2116603...who-death-rate

Same goes for the drugs that he took to recover from Covid, dismissed as misinformation, also turns out he was right!

https://twitter.com/LBC/status/1405065114835881986

Looking like it only being a matter of time now before it's proven to have come from a lab too, just like Donald Trump said.
A stopped clock is right twice a day.
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Old 28.06.2021, 14:32
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Donald Trump has said a lot of dumb things about Covid, though it is remarkable how on the key points he has been proven right. For example the IFM, he questioned the figure the 3.4% the WHO calculated early on saying it was likely to be “a fraction of 1 percent”. Turns out he was actually right (and was accused of spreading misinformation at the time )!

https://www.vox.com/2020/3/5/2116603...who-death-rate

Same goes for the drugs that he took to recover from Covid, dismissed as misinformation, also turns out he was right!

https://twitter.com/LBC/status/1405065114835881986

Looking like it only being a matter of time now before it's proven to have come from a lab too, just like Donald Trump said.
There was a lot of playing the man rather than the ball with the Donald. Understandable as he is a repugnant human being.
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Old 28.06.2021, 14:54
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Can I ask you something? Why are you so religiously convinced that gain of function research could not have been the initial source of this virus?


Is it just because Trump suggested it? You know Trump could be wrong on millions of things and accidentally be right on one thing
I know your comment / question isn't directed at me, but I am also someone who is sceptical of the "Wuhan lab leak" theory. It has nothing to do with Trump or my dislike of Trump. It has to do with the fact that I have not seen any convincing evidence to where I can say for sure that I know for a fact that it came from the Wuhan lab. I have seen quite a few people, however, stating that they know for sure that it came from the lab.

But for myself, I cannot say either way; and I think it's best to try to be objective about it and wait for more evidence to unfold (or not) before forming conclusions.
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Old 28.06.2021, 14:57
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Same goes for the drugs that he took to recover from Covid, dismissed as misinformation, also turns out he was right!

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Does the article also mention the bit when he suggested people ought to be injected with bleach as that also kills viruses?
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Old 28.06.2021, 14:57
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Donald Trump has said a lot of dumb things about Covid, though it is remarkable how on the key points he has been proven right. For example the IFM, he questioned the figure the 3.4% the WHO calculated early on saying it was likely to be “a fraction of 1 percent”. Turns out he was actually right (and was accused of spreading misinformation at the time )!

https://www.vox.com/2020/3/5/2116603...who-death-rate

Same goes for the drugs that he took to recover from Covid, dismissed as misinformation, also turns out he was right!

https://twitter.com/LBC/status/1405065114835881986

Looking like it only being a matter of time now before it's proven to have come from a lab too, just like Donald Trump said.
In regards to the drugs he took I think you're getting mixed up with the cocktail of antibodies which was being trialled by Regeneron at the time and with hydroxychloroquine.

https://fullfact.org/online/hydroxyc...-200-per-cent/
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Old 28.06.2021, 15:15
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Tony, when can we expect this to be proven right as well?

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Old 28.06.2021, 15:19
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Tony, when can we expect this to be proven right as well?

He is right about that. You wouldn't die because of Covid after being injected with disinfectant
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