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  1. I think there's some pressure to match the Bernardo Silva one and that's what I think it'll be.
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    US Election 2020 Thread

    What video is that?
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    Alisson Becker

    I've got to say though in all the years of watching us, I don't think I remember us having a number 1 who has quite the number of injuries alisson does.
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    VAR Thoughts?

    I was thinking about VAR the other day. And just like in real life, laws have evolved to stop people finding loopholes in the system. And as you close one loophole, another opens up. The trouble with VAR is it's effectively managing law by CCTV. No account is being made for the situation or context applied to allow for what has actually happened. The game has become a series of speeding tickets but without the adequate technology, be that offside or the insistence of slow motion every challenge to see if there is contact - then an assumption being made that all contact is a foul. Except football is a contact sport, so the context of the contact is important. It's this clinical and often incorrect assessment of football that is as damaging to the game as the disruption and joy it saps from you.
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    Coronavirus

    It would seem it's pretty reasonable you have more restrictions then.
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    Coronavirus

    What are the cases per 100k in North Wales at the moment?
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    Coronavirus

    I thought that was the case anyway. Anybody at board level in a company could travel without restriction this end.
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    Coronavirus

    Jesus fucking Christ. These cunts are a shambles. "We've ordered 40m doses, but we'll only get 800k". Useless cunts. NHS staff no longer at front of queue for Covid vaccine after rethink Change to priority list for next few weeks likely to worry and disappoint health workers Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Denis Campbell Published:18:02 Thu 3 December 2020 Follow Denis Campbell NHS staff will no longer be among the first people to be vaccinated against Covid-19 after a rethink about who should be given priority. Hospitals will instead begin by immunising care home staff, and inpatients and outpatients aged over 80. The change is likely to disappoint and worry health service staff, some of whom had already booked appointments to get immunised. Frontline personnel were due to have the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine when the NHS starts rolling it out, probably next Tuesday, after the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency approved it on Wednesday. Separately, NHS bosses said the 800,000 doses that comprise the UK’s first consignment from Pfizer’s manufacturing plant in Belgium may be “the only batch we receive for some time”, raising questions about how soon further supplies will arrive. NHS Providers, which represents health service trusts in England, on Thursday confirmed health service staff had been moved back in the queue for who gets immunised in the next few weeks. It follows new UK-wide guidance on priority groups issued by the joint committee on vaccination and immunisation and the uncertainty over when the rest of the 5m-strong initial batch of doses that ministers ordered will reach the UK. The JCVI reiterated its previous stance that care home residents and staff and over-80s must be the first groups of people to have the Pfizer/BioNTech jab, with health workers next in line. Chris Hopson, the chief executive of NHS Providers, detailed the new order in a series of tweets. He said: “JCVI prioritisation clear. Care home residents and their carers. Then over-80s and frontline health/care workers. “Yesterday’s combination of JCVI prioritisation/MHRA authorisation conditions [on the vaccine’s licence] therefore changes previous, unofficial, assumption [that] hospitals would concentrate initially on staff.” Hospitals across England had expected to immunise their staff first and begin planning to do that from next week. The question of whether care home residents and staff on the one hand or NHS personnel on the other should be prioritised for the first doses caused tension on Wednesday behind the scenes between NHS England and Downing Street. The decision means even doctors and nurses who were due to have the vaccine in their hospital may now face a potentially lengthy delay before doing so, unless their underlying health or role in the NHS means they get one, he said separately. “Our expectation is that the small number of NHS staff who have been booked for a vaccine will receive it, but hospitals will review those bookings in light of the JCVI guidance on prioritising the most at-risk staff.” Hospitals will begin to inoculate care home staff by inviting them to come in for a jab, and people over 80 by giving the vaccine to those in that age group who are either already an inpatient or attending an outpatient appointment. However, Hopson confirmed that, as the Guardian reported on Wednesday, the logistical complications the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine involves means the UK’s 400,000 care home residents will have to wait. It needs to be stored and transported at -75C and all 975 doses in each batch used within six hours of the batch being opened. That makes it unsuitable for use in care homes, because of the small numbers of residents and staff. However, Scotland announced on Thursday that it would be rolling out the vaccine to care homes within a fortnight, casting doubt on these logistical obstacles and increasing the pressure on Boris Johnson to prioritise care home residents in England. The MHRA is reviewing the conditions it attached to the vaccine’s licence and is expected to approve the sub-division of the 975-dose batches into smaller quantities, but not for about two weeks. “MHRA and NHS currently validating/working on process to enable splitting of boxes of 975 doses into smaller parcels,” Hopson tweeted. If the MHRA approves splitting, then healthcare workers will take smaller batches from hospitals to care homes and start administering jabs there. NHS staff will only be able to get the vaccine if there are any doses still unused after those three groups have been immunised, which may prove unlikely, given the limited number of doses arriving initially. Hopson said: “If there are vaccine doses left over, hospitals will then vaccinate staff based on defined risk/already booked.” The Royal College of Nursing warned the change in the priority groups was leaving NHS staff confused. “We understand why care home staff and residents are being given top priority given the level of risk they are facing. But mixed messages around when health and care staff will receive the vaccine is creating a significant amount of confusion on the frontline,” said Mike Adams, its director for England. Meanwhile, the NHS in England is finalising a public information campaign to advise people who are keen to have the vaccine not to inundate GP surgeries asking for an appointment in the wake of the excitement its approval has generated. “We want to stop the public bombarding their GP with requests for the vaccine. So there’ll be a campaign which basically says ‘we’ll contact you, don’t contact us’, which stresses that people in the priority groups will be contacted to arrange their vaccination, in the way that people are when they’re being offered the winter flu jab,” said a source with knowledge of the plan.
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    Rate the last TV Show you watched

    The 7 episodes was planned for season 3. They haven't officially canned it I don't think, they just haven't renewed it either and it was on this time last year. Barry is probably better than get shorty, but they're both really enjoyable, with a similar style of writing and humour I thought. I'd certainly be happy if the did a 4th season
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    Coronavirus

    Good job it had burnt itself out by the summer then. Imagine how bad it would be if it wasn't all burnt out.
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    Coronavirus

    i think it helps keep the viral load low. at least that was something i read recently. it was in a broader argument about how we get out of this, it also mentioned a lot about rapid tests that while are not very sensitive, they generally still pick up people with a large viral load, who are probably the ones who spread it most.
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    Harvey Elliott

    he's another crisp bag isn't he?
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    Rate the last TV Show you watched

    Barry is one of my favourite current shows. In a similar way, I really enjoyed Get Shorty too - although after 3 seasons it has sadly been cancelled i believe.
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    Coronavirus

    my guess mick it is as much as about protecting other people. if a receptionist was to have it and be asymptomatic, by the nature of their job they are in contact with firstly plenty of people, but i think most significantly, people who are not of the best of health. i do also think the "have you had it" is probably also helpful. interesting - we had a bit of a discussion on here the other day about the possibility of the virus being active earlier than we even knew it existed. i think it is really likely.
  15. i went to nashville and memphis just before all this fucking madness started. on the road between the two at some truck stop, there is a tina turner museum. which pretty much consists of them moving her school "plank by plank" to this road side stop. it wasn't much bigger than a garden shed. for that reason alone, i am voting for tina turner. oh and a bird i went out with when i was a teenager loved patsy cline and it has made me hate her.
  16. normally i don't care much who we get, but I am worried how our centre back situation might get exposed against the very best teams. but i am pretty sure most teams look at our front 4 and don't fancy keeping them out much.
  17. It would be quite comical if they go out after them being crowned the best team in Europe after the opening 2 games. Sadly, I think they'll probably get their result.
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    Coronavirus

    Which will be why they've bought a bunch of moderna vaccines..some of that number above, I'm assuming plenty won't want the vaccine. Throw in the moderna ones to mop up the over 50s at the bottom there (remember we don't get that until April I think). Everyone else gets the Oxford one if it works and fuck all if it doesn't.
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    Rate the last TV Show you watched

    I think it was related.to this... Think they also had to find new writers. https://www-hollywoodreporter-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/live-feed/hell-wheels-on-hold-showrunner-385382?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQArABIA%3D%3D#aoh=16069440697395&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hollywoodreporter.com%2Flive-feed%2Fhell-wheels-on-hold-showrunner-385382
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    Rate the last TV Show you watched

    I don't remember to be honest. It might not have been the writer's strike, but there was something happened that fucked them up with writers. Maybe season 3. It could have been 4.
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    US Election 2020 Thread

    I'm at a point now where I don't know what any of them are going on a out anymore. I'm not even sure what point anyone is trying to make aside from screaming "fraud".
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    Rate the last TV Show you watched

    I know people who don't like it. You can't take it too serious, but I really enjoyed it. I think one of the seasons might have got fucked up a bit with a writer's strike - the same one that cut short season 1 of breaking bad.
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    Coronavirus

    I think for Johnson it is game over once he's through the 1st few steps of phase one of the vaccine.
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    Coronavirus

    Johnson refused to give timelines earlier I think. But listening to van tam he said something along the lines of each step can't be rushed as we need to ensure we can store and deliver the vaccines and when a cycle starts (as they're 2 shots, 3 weeks apart) the focus has to be on ensuring there's supply for the people who've had the 1st shot. So he was suggesting steps wouldn't be done in parallel, so say step one is vaccinated w/c 14th December , we wouldn't start step 2 say on w/c 21st while the step 1 people are waiting their 3 weeks - which to me just indicates fucking shit project management. He was talking about mid-January for the completion of step 1. Now if they go that path, I reckon that means 27 weeks to do it. My guess is they'll do that cycle of 3 weeks per step until they get the Oxford vaccine which is easier to stock etc and then they'll start ploughing in. But clearly they still need to find out if Oxford really does work better as a 1/2 shot followed by a full shot.
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    Coronavirus

    Do you think that'll matter once we start rolling out the vaccine? I think JVT will go back to wherever he used to work as soon as the death count is manageable and Johnson can do what he's tried to do all along and completely ignore him and the rest of SAGE.
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