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Old 29.07.2021, 15:17
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Actually, what FairDinkum is saying is that after 2020, the narrative appeared to have changed.

You don't have to believe it, but have a look at information about masking that shows up before 2020. Would it be interesting (to you) if the older information contradicted the post you cited?
So I googled and found "during the 2018 flu epidemic, cities around the world passed mandatory masking orders", is this what you meant?
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Old 29.07.2021, 15:17
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Re: Coronavirus

AAaaaand FOLKS the flash-cov offer does not END HERE (insert fluorescent flickering lights here)

There's MORE. There's a new variant for EVERYYONE


Lambda on the way as we speak



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Old 29.07.2021, 15:22
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Re: Coronavirus

Holy image size Batman

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Just wondering.

Are there any variants that are not of concern?

And if there are, surely exposing people to them intentionally might be a good alternative to vaxxing.
yes there are variants of no concern
Variants of no concern will not survive for long
there is no way of exposing people to them intentionally other than by vaccination - in essence, this is what a vaccine jab does. All ideas of herd immunity without vaccination (and maybe booster jabs are necessary) involve an unethical amount of suffering, deaths and swamped health systems
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Old 30.07.2021, 13:17
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Re: Coronavirus

I was shopping in Germany this week and three shopkeepers told me they plan to permanently close their shops at the end of September.

The reason they gave is they foresee another major lockdown and they do nit have the financial reserves to survive that.

Difficult times, I hope they are wrong.
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Old 30.07.2021, 13:39
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Re: Coronavirus

Todays published numbers 800 out of 22 k tests

20 hospitalisations
2 death

https://www.covid19.admin.ch/en/overview

Compared to last week friday 791 out of 28 k tests

13 hospitalisations
2 death
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Old 30.07.2021, 13:44
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I was shopping in Germany this week and three shopkeepers told me they plan to permanently close their shops at the end of September.

The reason they gave is they foresee another major lockdown and they do nit have the financial reserves to survive that.

Difficult times, I hope they are wrong.
This has already happened in Spain. When I was there last (early July) I was struck by the number of shop units with for sale signs, among them many long established and much appreciated family businesses and restaurants. This is a small town in the Alicante area but not a typical tourist hotspot as they also have manufacturing industries and commerce as sources of employment so you can't blame it all on the loss of tourism.
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Old 30.07.2021, 13:54
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AAaaaand FOLKS the flash-cov offer does not END HERE (insert fluorescent flickering lights here)

There's MORE. There's a new variant for EVERYYONE


Lambda on the way as we speak



But we have not even enjoyed the gamma version thoroughly yet around here?
I read "lambada" and was looking forward to a cheerful version for a change. Ah well.....
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Old 30.07.2021, 16:46
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Todays published numbers 800 out of 22 k tests

20 hospitalisations
2 death

https://www.covid19.admin.ch/en/overview

Compared to last week friday 791 out of 28 k tests

13 hospitalisations
2 death
In view of the very significantly fewer number of tests maybe TC is wrong after all...
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Old 30.07.2021, 20:48
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Re: Coronavirus

Not good news
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Old 30.07.2021, 23:08
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Re: Coronavirus

Yes, not looking good.
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Old 31.07.2021, 07:55
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There's MORE. There's a new variant for EVERYYONE


Lambda on the way as we speak

Well, once we've run through the Greek alphabet, we can start on the Chinese characters.
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Old 31.07.2021, 08:30
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Well, once we've run through the Greek alphabet, we can start on the Chinese characters.
But is there a system to how they skip through it or do they pick letters randomly because they think they sound good?
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But is there a system to how they skip through it or do they pick letters randomly because they think they sound good?
WHO is they! Ask them!

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Old 31.07.2021, 08:51
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AAaaaand FOLKS the flash-cov offer does not END HERE (insert fluorescent flickering lights here)

There's MORE. There's a new variant for EVERYYONE


Lambda on the way as we speak



Why don't they call it Peru variant ?
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Old 31.07.2021, 09:03
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Re: Coronavirus

Surprised people are only just mentioning the Lambda variant when it's been in the news for a good 3 weeks now.

10 July
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucele...h=764a5f1463f2

8 July
https://www.20min.ch/story/nach-delt...s-188712018781
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Surprised people are only just mentioning the Lambda variant when it's been in the news for a good 3 weeks now.

10 July
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucele...h=764a5f1463f2

8 July
https://www.20min.ch/story/nach-delt...s-188712018781
It was mentioned here weeks ago.
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But is there a system to how they skip through it or do they pick letters randomly because they think they sound good?
They don't skip. There are so many variants already.
https://covariants.org/
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Old 31.07.2021, 13:21
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Re: Coronavirus

This came up in my Facebook feed so it must be true & fact-checked

What are peoples' thoughts?
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Old 31.07.2021, 13:31
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What are peoples' thoughts?
"Why are you posting this bollocks? " That's what I'm thinking since you asked.
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