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  1. I was starting to feel quite hopeful but the headline news about the BMA calling on the government to halve the vaccine dose gap today has set me off worrying again. I just want to know that people (including my clinically vulnerable parents) will be fully protected, based on solid evidence, even if it takes a bit longer. I can cope with other restrictions staying in place for the rest of the year but I just want to see my parents and I want them to see their grandchildren. They’re growing up so fast.
  2. Really glad to hear that, hope she’s home soon x
  3. 😢 it must be awful working in the nhs seeing the 50k infections every day knowing that they’ll soon translate into hospitalisations and awful decisions will have to be made. My heart goes out to anyone having to deal with this..
  4. I don’t understand why they’re talking about mixing the two? What’s the justification? Not enough doses of one of them? And why aren’t they on schedule? You’d think they’d be able to sort the logistics out, they’ve had long enough to plan, what’s the hold up?
  5. From what I’ve been reading this is the problem.. local GP groups and local public health are poised ready to start vaccinating and the government is slow to get the doses out to them.. seeing lots of frustrated posts from GPs near us asking PHE and other bodies to act.
  6. It’s been a mix among my family and friends, some cancelled plans, many stayed in their own bubble but there were some who had a mixing indoors kind of Christmas. So I think there’ll be some kind of Christmas related spike especially if the new variant is involved.
  7. Not sure we can rely on that until the tories are out of power tbh..
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    Spotify Wrapped

    Lady Gaga made a high entry as Chromatica was on repeat on my running playlist.. the rest are not such a surprise, I love anything James Mercer does... and totally loving Haim this year..
  9. Thanks for all the election info.. been lurking on this thread all week .. SO happy for America (and the world), feels great to get rid of Trumps toxic influence in all our lives. I saw someone tweet that the celebrations were as it if was the end of a regime rather than a presidency and I totally get that.. it’s not been a normal 4 years at all. Can’t quite get my head around the four seasons landscaping press conference... are they really that disorganised? I guess they are?! Hilarious 😂
  10. Cud at the leadmill in October - an awesome sweaty sing along riot of a gig, just like when I used to see them 30 years ago at uni.. can’t wait to do it again one day. I didn’t have anything else booked and still haven’t...
  11. I’m absolutely up for a September Glastonbury. It’s a really sensible idea from GFL.. really really hope I get a ticket or a volunteer place.
  12. Sad times for those of us without tickets but totally understandable from the festivals pov - whether it’s a capacity reducing measure or just because the 2021 festival is so uncertain atm. I’m clinging onto the hope that things are very different as we go into summer 2021..
  13. Don’t eat too many special truffles from a lovely lady passing through the stone circle on a hot Saturday afternoon then go for a “quick lie down” at the tent before heading out then accidentally sleep through the whole of Saturday night and miss all the bands you were so excited about seeing 😞 I felt robbed.
  14. Pipine

    How do you feel?

    I’m feeling ok about it mostly. I didn’t have a ticket for this year but I had volunteering applications in and hopefully I would’ve made it there somehow.. but having the opportunity to take a pause and have all the bbc coverage to reflect / celebrate the 50th anniversary is kinda nice.. obviously we’d all much rather be there having the time of our lives but given the circumstances I think the hole has been filled pretty well.. it’s like a huge outpouring of love for the festival and an there’s so much glasto content out there so we can all absorb all of the goodness of the festival and get excited about 2021. I still need a ticket for next year obviously and they’re probably going to be even harder to get but I’m hopeful as ever and more excited than I’ve ever been.
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    BBC Glastonbury

    Really looking forward to seeing the blur set and REM, definitely two of my favourites pyramid sets over the years. And whatever other gems they dig up from the vaults, I’d cancelled my TV license but this has made me restart my direct debit.
  16. Not seen it but he does seem to be all about the economic impact and not so much the compassion and life saving .. I wish Obama could be installed as a caretaker president.
  17. Italy has a higher proportion of older people living in close proximity who have underlying health issues. They’re going to get hit harder unfortunately.
  18. Definitely agree with Benja100, I just can’t see the financial risk being bearable very soon.. the logistics and bookings would be so uncertain (policing, build, artists etc) it would all be such a huge gamble and they surely wouldn’t want to risk the security of future festivals to try and pull it off, the stress on them all and the feeling of responsibility for everyone involved would be horrendous. It’s heartbreaking but I can’t see them pushing on much longer. It must be the worst time they’ve been though.. I hope they’re doing ok xx
  19. Yes, I said in a previous post I don’t understand why the government isn’t asking those at risk groups to self isolate now, I’ve asked my parents to because they’re both recovering from cancer and have other health issues. I get the main message of the CMO but don’t understand the lack of protection for at risk groups atm.. telling them to avoid cruises is not enough!
  20. Sorry, poor wording on my part, the chief scientific officer said most people get a mild illness but in at risk groups such as older people a different immune response is triggered and a worse illness ensues.. Its better for the majority of society who aren't in the at risk group to get it so that the population as a whole builds up immunity.
  21. I actually think he does fully support it, I talked it through with the epidemiologists in the team and they agree its the right approach, we need to use the more extreme measures when they'll be most effective, they can't be maintained for long and also we need the majority of the population to get the mild version of the illness so we're not just storing it up for episode two at a later date.
  22. I thought they said older people shouldn't go on cruises and hinted that self isolation for at risk groups would be advisable soon? I might've misunderstood.
  23. I work in the public health team at a local authority and our director of public health is fully supportive of the CMOs approach.. initially I was in the "lock everything down now" camp but I can see the logic of the more measured approach.. it is weird though to see other public health officials disagree with the CMO, its obviously not an easy decision to make... time will tell who was right. I still think there should be some advice to at risk groups to self isolate however and I'm making sure my immuno-suppressed parents can stay home by covering their childcare responsibilities.. I can't remember which country it was but one EU country was keeping schools open etc but telling older people to self isolate and banning large gatherings.. that seemed like the sensible balance to me.
  24. The reports from doctors in Italy look bleak. Pretty sure our government needs to be a little less cautious and bring in the measures it’s taking about for next week now.
  25. This was the quote from Prof Whitty, so hopefully its fairly well modeled / researched... but yes it is just modelling at this stage... One of the things which is clear, if you model out the epidemic, is you will get 50% of all the cases over a three-week period and 95% of the cases over a nine-week period, if it follows the trajectory we think it’s likely to.
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