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  1. All European festivals worked out a solid plan for next year. And they are close to have the support of the governments in this (don't forget, governments earn a lot of money thanks to the festivals). They have the financial resources to organise a large testing scenario. If it is necessary.They can roll this out as a sort of back up. But they expect that the world will be completely different next year, thanks to the vaccines (off course, it is a big lobby campaign, they know more than we do) . If we announce this in Belgium right know, the media will find always at least 1 scientist to
    16 points
  2. No need to apologise for asking questions! So, yes they both stimulate antibodies that target the same thing, but they do it in two different ways. Basically, the coronavirus is coated with protein spikes, and this is the most recognisable part for our immune systems. We can trick our immune system into thinking it has seen the virus before if we expose it to the spike protein (then we develop immunological memory and can clobber the virus if we do get exposed to the real thing). Older vaccines did this by injecting dead virus, then we developed ways of using live virus that had been alte
    13 points
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  4. Melvin Benn is a happy man. “It feels to me like we’ve just won the lottery,” says the man behind the Reading and Leeds, Latitude and Download music festivals. The music industry veteran is reacting to today’s news that Oxford University’s Covid-19 vaccine has been proven to be up to 90 per cent effective. The boss of Festival Republic says he could barely contain his excitement when the breakthrough was announced on Radio 4 at six minutes past seven this morning. Add to this the two other potential vaccines, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new Covid-19 Winter Plan and Health Secretary Mat
    10 points
  5. Had my weekly online meeting with one of my new PhD students this morning...normally I'd get to know them a bit better as my office is right beside the lab, but this unending working from home means that now, I generally just get to talk about their project with them and don't get much chance for chit chat. Anyway, I knew he was English, but didn't really know from where (he did his undergrad at Queens in Belfast, so his address on his CV was in Belfast). He was chatting to the other Phd students and postdocs in the lab and they informed him that I went to Glastonbury every year...He gleefully
    8 points
  6. That's just not true though. 1. Working at home doesn't save everyone money, there are still costs associated with working at home, and not everyone has an expensive commute to work. 2. Using local authorities as an example with the exception of very few services they didn't just stop providing that service because of lockdown that's not how the provision of vital public services works. In local authorities staff get redeployed during emergencies so for example at the local authority I worked at library staff that weren't directly involved in the running of the library services whi
    8 points
  7. I work at Oxford Uni and the vice-chancellor has sent out a glowing email to all staff this morning.... Dear Colleagues and Students, Today is the day we – and people all over the globe – have been waiting for. The day when we would learn the results of the phase III trial of the Oxford Vaccine, ChadOx (ChAdOx1 nCoV-2019). The results to date suggest a composite efficacy rate of 70%: 90% for people who receive two doses of the vaccine; a half dose followed by a full dose. For people who receive two full doses of the vaccine the efficacy rate is 60%. None of
    8 points
  8. Yep totally agree with everything you’ve said, but the fact is we have to work with them to get anything done. Reality is the UK is not voting in a left wing government anytime soon. We’re in the minority. We either work with centrists and compromise on bits and pieces, or continue to treat them as the enemy, refuse to cooperate and make fuck all progress. Centrists can go either way, and they’re more likely to lean Tory if they’re the ones extending the olive branch. They’re not going to come to our side if portions of the left are slagging them off. What a portion of the far left cannot
    7 points
  9. Howdy, was in meetings all morning, so only joining the discussion now! ...why there is a different response to the different dosing regimens is unknown really. My best guess would be that it has something to do with the immune response to the chimp virus used to deliver the spike protein. This was seen with the SARS and MERS vaccines based on adenoviruses and is exactly the reason the Oxford team decided to go with a chimp virus instead of a human one (since we probably have some existing immunity to human adenoviruses). The Russian and some of the Chinese adenovirus vaccines have stuck
    7 points
  10. Yeah - nice buzz, mild visuals nothing heavy, lasts about eight hours. Would recommend. Oh the vaccine? Sorry no
    6 points
  11. Is the title on this thread based on the circular Jez arguments?
    5 points
  12. Aye my dolphin goes mental at the end of I Want You To Love Me.
    5 points
  13. Good news thread, ideal place to deliver my 5000th post! It’s well seen what I’ve been doing since retiring last year. Thanks to everyone on here for the laughs, information and banter. Here’s to the next 5000 😁
    5 points
  14. Some of us have been saying from the very beginning Glastonbury 2021 will be happening.
    5 points
  15. Whilst slating Coldplay ... I think it’s important to remember this ... I’m not sure how much justice it does to the original .... but in fairness to them it moved me ... it’s also off topic slightly but is a cover
    5 points
  16. Ha - I fully expect we'll find out the vaccine news from a series of escape room clues and the real vaccine will be the friends we made along the way...
    5 points
  17. You really need to pay more attention. Is a Blairite government good enough? Of course not. Is it as bad as the Conservatives? Absolutely fucking no way!
    4 points
  18. Sorry yes, you can't go into the T3 area, but you can stand on the border and show them your arse.
    4 points
  19. Given it looks like I'm going to be doing the square root of feck all this Christmas is anyone keen for doing the eFestivals albums and tracks of the year thing again? As previous I'll start the thread, do the counting and post the forums top tens around Christmas Eve.
    4 points
  20. The thing that makes me angry is the amount of people earlier this year that stood on their doorsteps and clapped every Thursday evening for key workers. They loved putting that all over social media. But now, when key workers are being stitched up by the government where are those people now? Nowhere. There’s nothing on their social media’s about the key workers they were so desperate to show they appreciated. Where is the support for them now when they need it the most? It goes to show that clapping act was the very definition of a pointless gesture.
    4 points
  21. The problem with Billie Eilish is that she dozed off during her set last year and also she’s still gonna be touring that album with the title that can only be read in Philomena Cunk’s voice.
    4 points
  22. Have to say it’s awesome to see non-COVID threads hot and at the top of the forum 😃
    4 points
  23. Wed: Billie Eilish - Kendrick Lamar Thursday: Pixies - Pearl Jam Friday: Tame Impala - The Strokes Saturday: Twenty One Pilots - Gorillaz Sunday: Royal Blood - Red Hot Chili Peppers Sunds good to me!!!
    4 points
  24. The only solution here is a secret set on the Park where she does folklore in full, then the headline set is basically what would have been the Lover tour.
    4 points
  25. 4 points
  26. Yeah, all it took was decades of research into RNA, nanomedicine and mechanisms of in vitro transcription to get here! In all seriousness though, these are the first road tests of platforms that have taken a very long time to develop. Testing them in a real world environment in the middle of a rampant pandemic is pretty much the quickest way to find out if they work...turns out they do!
    4 points
  27. Was only just looking at flights the other day!
    4 points
  28. I work in a NHS mental health trust, which is planning to bring in Covid home test for all staff in the next few weeks and is also hoping to be vaccinating staff in January, there is a light at the end of this very dark and miserable tunnel.
    4 points
  29. Topic: eFests Meet: Wellyboot's Pursuit of the Eternal Turnip Boy Time: Nov 28, 2020 07:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86025501236?pwd=Q0tjYkwwbkZ4Z0ZBK0IvTTJpZEJFZz09 Meeting ID: 860 2550 1236 Passcode: EFESTS2020
    3 points
  30. Very slightly off-topic, but there's a fundraising event taking place for backstage crew and technicians in the UK, whose income has completely dried up with the collapse of touring. https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/i-love-live Musical artists have donated prizes like memorabilia and musical instruments (Primavera Sound has donated a pair of tickets), and your donations work as entries for prize draws. This is a very worthy cause to help out the unsung heroes who make the gigs possible.
    3 points
  31. Big press release today from all French festivals. They believe festivals are going trough in 2021.
    3 points
  32. What by telling the truth? In any case this started shorty after his election, well before the publication of the EHRC report. The loading of his shadow cabinet with right wing provocateurs. The laughable sacking of rebecca long bailey and the implication that maxine peake was an antisemite. The appointment of David evans as general secretary. The comments from nandy saying that starmer would likely renege on his left wing policy manifesto for the leadership. Since the Corbyn suspension Starmer changed the NEC procedure to appoint his choice of chair, suspended members for expressing
    3 points
  33. Good old Jezza. It's all about him.
    3 points
  34. This is a fraud on the eFestivals public. This is an embarrassment for our forum. Foals were getting ready to headline Glastonbury 2021, frankly, they did headline Glastonbury 2021. #FoalsOverSwift 👀
    3 points
  35. Here's your Christmas number 1..
    3 points
  36. Elton John doing a charity gig for Chris Evans Breakfast show in the South on 26th June 2021.
    3 points
  37. It'll be done via testing, 2 tests in the week or so before the event, the last a day before. If both come back negative then it links to your reg and you can go. If you test positive then you don't travel to the site, you log onto Seetickets and roll your ticket to 2022. It's not fool proof and open to some element of lying but nothing's perfect and is before any vaccine has been taken into account.
    3 points
  38. @Yoghurt on a Stick Let me get this right... You've invited a racist crackhead you've only just met around for Christmas dinner?
    3 points
  39. and even if it was, you'd not smell anything anyway
    3 points
  40. What's happening here is a disgrace. The government's job isn't to make every decision based on a facebook poll, it's to act in the long term interests and security of its citizens.
    3 points
  41. This has been reiterated before, but can we remember to try and post sources (even if it's social media) if you're saying stuff "apparently" and "allegedly" etc? It's much more helpful.
    3 points
  42. yeah, difficult. See what Bojo says about christmas and then discuss with your family? My christmas message to the world: Do what you feel is best for you and your family this christmas as long as within the rules, and don't judge others.
    3 points
  43. This thread is basically a lot of talk about Christmas rules and then @Mark E. Spliff arguing about something with @eFestivals that the rest of us stopped caring about three days ago
    3 points
  44. Morale boosting for me would be a competent government with a clear, laid out plan for the winter months ahead that focuses on saving as many lives as possible and safe guarding the NHS for as many non-COVID treatments as possible. Not one that chases headlines, wastes opportunities and ignores warnings.
    3 points
  45. I for one can't wait to find out the leaked plans tomorrow night via a Sky News tweet and then a bat signal at 3:30am Monday morning
    3 points


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