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  1. Missed that one, fair enough! 👍
  2. It would (although I don't think anyone here is advocating this). Volcanoes or methane hydrates?
  3. That’s certainly true, but the side effects will be more traffic in and around Eastleigh, more noise and more pollution. My main objection is NIMBYism (as most of these flights come over fair oak and bishops Waltham) and I’m happy to disclose this - but more broadly, I fly much less than I used to and I find the obsession that many people have with taking multiple foreign holidays a year baffling. If the objective was to create a freight hub, I’d be less opposed.
  4. I thought it was accepted that less flying would be the new normal, certainly from a business perspective. This quote from the head of ops for the airport is quite telling... ”There's nobody here denying a climate emergency. With a sound economy we can find a technological solution which would decarbonise the country.” Basically translates to ‘not my problem, give me more planes’
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    I can’t see a motive for something like this. Who benefits? Boris has slightly more control over a miserable population, and we suppress our GDP and productivity. What would be the point? /edit - just seen you’ve basically responded above!
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    Have to agree with this (despite the flippancy). I work for a small business in the private sector, and it’s brilliant. Overheads are down, everyone works from home and the business cares for its employees. We focus on building relationships with like minded organisations and it really feels like we are winning atm. If I was being told to tighten my belt and deliver more, I’d move. But I do have the luxury of being in a role that means I would be able to find another role quite easily (I believe). my wife on the other hand, as a teacher has had circa 1% pay increase over the past decade.
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    The assumption here is that the children are (a) conducting the tests (b) performing the tests correctly and (c) reporting the correct results. You are correct, lateral flow. We all make mistakes...
  8. She was interviewed on Radio 4 yesterday, didn't do a very good job of explaining her position. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56590789
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    Secondary school children are now self administering the hugely unreliable PCR test at home (if they feel like it). /edit I saw the cat‘s post as I was writing this. My daughter is at secondary school and this is the same for her.
  10. Not a new story but I didn’t see it referenced. Boys at Australian school made to apologise for the crimes of their gender... https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.lbc.co.uk/news/brauer-college-school-assembly-boys-stand-up-apologise-gender-backlash/
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    No, no - you have me there. As you pointed out, kids can’t possibly transmit COVID, because if they did, they would be ‘ill’, and therefore not at school! We all know that it’s only ‘ill’ people that are contagious. I’m not arguing with you any more, it’s pointless.
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    I already said I agree with them having it you fool. You’ve basically just elaborated on my post. yes they are more likely to come into contact with “ill” elderly people, and teachers are more likely to come into contact with hundreds of “symptomless but infected” children.
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    So my question still stands then, why vaccinate 20 year old health staff early if the majority of the risk is carried by the elderly? Personally, I believe the government was right to vaccinate them due to their obvious proximity to the virus, and therefore elevated risk. this is also why I believe school staff should be prioritised for vaccination now, despite the logistical concerns. Separately, I’m pleased for all who have had the vaccine and think the government and specifically the NHS have done a great job.
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    No, but you clearly are. The point made by Weston was that 20 year olds are not at risk. You go ahead and hit that straw man though.
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    Probably Why vaccinate 20 year old nurses then?
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