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Will you continue wearing a face mask if the measure is scrapped?

Boris Johnson is understood to be preparing to update the nation this week on his plans for ‘freedom day’ unlocking on July 19.

England will move into a period without legal restrictions where the public will have to exercise “personal responsibility” including on face masks, the housing secretary has said.

Robert Jenrick told the BBC’s Andrew Marr people would “come to different conclusions” over masks, but he trusted people “to exercise good judgement”.

An expert advising the Government’s coronavirus response has said he will continue to wear a face mask “indefinitely” despite reports that there are plans to scrap the measure.

Boris Johnson is understood to be preparing to update the nation this week on his plans for “freedom day” unlocking on July 19, with multiple newspapers suggesting that he believes a host of domestic measures can end on his “terminus date”.

Professor Adam Finn, from the Government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), said mask wearing is extremely valuable under certain circumstances and he does not plan to ditch his masks this month.

He told Sky News’ Trevor Phillips On Sunday programme: “Well on a personal level I shall certainly be continuing to wear a mask if I’ve got any symptoms or if I’m in an enclosed space with lots of other people for a prolonged period of time, indefinitely in fact.”

Prof Finn explained: “I think we learned, as paediatricians, we learned that we can avoid massive problems with children getting sick in the winter by doing these kind of measures.

“We simply didn’t see the epidemics of respiratory viruses last winter that we’ve seen every year throughout my career.

“So I actually now completely understand it, whereas I was puzzled before when I saw Asian people on the Tube wearing masks in the pre-pandemic era.

“So I think mask wearing is obviously something we’ve learned is extremely valuable to do under certain circumstances. That doesn’t mean I’ll wear a mask all the time but it does mean I will some of the time.”

Pressed on whether he would “get rid” of his mask after July 19 if permitted to do so, Cabinet minister Robert Jenrick said on the same programme: “I will. I don’t particularly want to wear a mask. I don’t think a lot of people enjoy doing it.”

Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director of NHS England, said he believed people would naturally be more cautious and may continue to wear face masks out of choice.

He told Andrew Marr on BBC One: “I think some people will choose to be more cautious. Some people may choose to wear face masks in particular circumstances, such as crowded environments, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Those habits to reduce infections are a good thing to keep.”

What are your views? Will you continue to wear a face mask when out and about or do you feel safe enough to ditch them altogether? 

Will you continue wearing a face mask if the measure is scrapped?

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viking
3 days ago
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What an issue this has become.
New arrivals in the UK from the wilds of Africa and the Middle East, who p[ossible do not realise the implications of Covid/face masks and have to live cheek by jowel 5 + to a room together with little understanding of the language, can be excused from this debate.
Other people who claim to be sensible have no excuse for their wanton lack of action on face masks.
mrscomfyman
4 days ago
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I am exempt as I have asthma and a heart condition which also affects my breathing but I try to wear a mask whenever I can and I observe social distancing and wash/sanitise my hands regularly. I've also had both vaccines. As jeanmark says, masks are not a form of social control but are worn to protect others. My health issues mean that I would probably be severely affected if I caught Covid. I have friends and relatives who've had Covid and my boss' father died from it. I certainly wouldn't want to be responsible for passing it on to a loved one or even a complete stranger.
Lilacj
4 days ago
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I think it helps to stop the spread of germs and cold virus.
mercury
6 days ago
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Face masks are unhygienic, full of bacteria which we keep nice and warm in our pockets before raising to our faces again in shops. They're largely ineffectual unless someone actually spits at us, as viral particles can travel a lot further than the arbitrary "two people" distance. They are a form of social control, many people seem to wear them below their noses so they can actually breathe, I see old people struggling along outside of shops wearing them in the fresh air ......... it makes me so angry. Oh, and you won't be surprised to know I'll leave mine off whatever our inept Government tell us. I'll buy an exemption badge from the Internet.
jeanmark
5 days ago
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Mercury, when worn correctly face masks have been found to be effective in helping reduce the spread of the virus (https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-07-08-oxford-covid-19-study-face-masks-and-coverings-work-act-now) and a face shield is more effective if spat at. Their purpose is to protect others, not protect the wearer, but logical implies if everyone wore a mask each would be protected. Those who wear them outside is a personal choice as not everyone appear to understand social distancing.

They are certainly not a form of social control but a means by which each of us can help each other during such difficult times. The pandemic is not over and the risks continue to exist regardless of what this government states. You will note I have stated when worn correctly, the mask isn't the problem, the wearer may be.
Llynfi
16th Jul 2021
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Boris Johnson has been inept with the pandemic. & people have to take responsible themselves. as can’t rely on him or his government to care for & protect the people . if this country.
viking
18th Jul 2021
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It's really terrible that people in the UK have to take responsibilities for themselves.
Lionel
6 days ago
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I quite agree. What would we have done without great leaders like Tony Blair showing us the only way our families should be raised ... Gordon Brown showing us how he could sell our gold at 50% of world market price and spend our pensions, and of course Cameron who did a lot to shift the morality of the nation. He also gave us hoards of competitive cyclists surging through country lanes littering our home villages ...

Oh how I could go on and on with sheer gratitude. But, as with each prime minster, enough is much more than enough.

There's still a lot to be said for being old fashioned as I am.
jeanmark
5 days ago
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Llynfi, I agree with the first part of your comment, BJ is a inept and not fit to run his own household let alone the country. However, to suggest people have to be responsible for themselves and use common sense, is itself a big problem as common sense it is no longer taught in schools as you can not get an O level or even a Degree on the subject...
Llynfi
5 days ago
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I have to disagree as my four grandchildren aged 12, 14 ,18, & 23 have been & are sensible. Quite a few of my neighbours children have been responsible too. There are selfish people in all ages. I live in Wales where masks are still mandatory, yet English tourists are coming here & ignoring that restrictions are not lifted here. Adults not children !
jeanmark
4 days ago
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Llynfi my comment was aimed at adults and the reference to schooling was tongue in cheek, knowing the school curriculum is set with an obsession to get all children to university. If the simple way of defining common sense is 'good sense and sound judgement in practical matters', I have met many people with brilliant minds but not one ounce of common sense.

I would not argue that many people, young and older, do have common sense and use it, many of my friends grandchildren are great but that doesn't hold true for a large potion of the population, regardless of where you live in the UK. Lack of common sense can be witnessed on a regular basis but there is also an assumption that everyone is at the same level of knowledge and understanding and thus able to use "common sense".

You have already highlighted that there are those that will ignore rules regardless of the effect it will have on others, and there are also those who may not even realise the rule on mask wearing remain in Wales and Scotland. It may not be malicious, there may just be people who are unaware, usually only England is mentioned by our Prime Minister, Scottish and Welsh rules are not always report on. Also my Welsh friends complain that many Welsh are refusing to wear masks., so it may not just be English tourist!
Lionel
3 days ago
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Whilst I agree with everything you've said on this matter, may I add that one doesn't get Benefits for having common sense either.
jeanmark
3 days ago
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Lionel, I agree but then many on Universal Credit are already hit hard by this pandemic and are usually in the lowest paid work (not all stay at home all day) and often have more common sense than someone with a PhD.

I am of course not including football yobs etc. in this, anyone that inserts a lighted flare into their rectum may lack commons sense!
Lionel
3 days ago
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Jeanmark, I hadn't thought through my comment, but I am influenced in my thinking by some of the wider members of my step family. Mercifully those closer to me and my wife have adopted the work ethic if only because we withdrew funds.

But I do admire your restrained use of English in respect of the lighted flare in the nether regions.

I may only think this chap was on practice drill for the RNLI r in training for the Royal Navy. Perhaps he was looking for a stimulation not easily granted the rest of us. He almost certainly needed the Fire Brigade afterward.

Makes me glad I'm getting old!
jeanmark
2 days ago
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Well Lionel, he appeared to be an older gentleman, but could have been anything in the range of 40 to 70, it was a little difficult to tell from that angle, although it was clear he wasn't wearing a mask!
Lionel
2 days ago
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Well, I expect he would know now, those flare tubes get very hot as the flare - phosphorus - burns.

Explain that at A & E!
SueC62
16th Jul 2021
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I usually shop during the week when it's fairly quiet and people are wearing masks but I forgot the day and went in a shop on Saturday. From my observations about 25% had already ditched the mask, 25% had them covering their mouth but not their nose, 25% wearing the mask on their chin and just 25% wearing the mask properly over mouth and nose. Even of those who do wear the mask, many touch the front of the mask with their hands when they remove it.
ecarg
13th Jul 2021
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As infection rates soar again in Scotland I will continue to wear a mask in public.
However without legislation how many will continue to do so and how many will not.
We can try and protect ourselves but cannot do anything about those who choose not to.
Yes we have protection from the vaccine but at current levels I feel another serious wave is around the corner. if face mask and social distancing measures are scrapped
Di e
13th Jul 2021
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I will continue to wear my mask when shopping in busy stores, and I think people using public transport should continue to do so. I don't think covid 19 is going to go away anytime soon, and continuing to wear masks helps to reduce the spread of colds and flu.
Wilf
12th Jul 2021
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We will keep wearing a mask until this dammed virus has gone. You would be mad not to.
viking
9th Jul 2021
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With the rising covid case numbers, one has to question the wisdom of throwing the gates wide open.
The new kid on the block Lambda varient C37 has now made it's appearance in the UK it is believed from in bound air passengers, and now has 12 confirmed cases in the UK.
Perhaps it is time for a re-think.
Lionel
9th Jul 2021
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Viking, I'd very much like to agree with you but for your use of one word. Re-think.

Surely to re-think one must first think? For my household there's little evidence anyone in power is thinking clearly, but rather powers that be react in an animal fashion, lurching from crisis to crisis.

Re-think pre-supposes some element of rational thought. If such has occurred in Whitehall regarding Covid the evidence hasn't trickled down to this very rural area yet. It seems to us to be a string of political expedients in the face of an insoluble crisis.

'Make it look like we know what we're doing, and don't waste a good crisis. We in the party may benefit hugely from this.'
viking
11th Jul 2021
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Well Lionel, you must take a broader view of the politicians in the UK.
There are so many temptations and opportunities for sexual dalliances in the HoC, that there really is no time left for matters political, or anything else.
Lionel
11th Jul 2021
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I may only say we must keep our members in order!
olivep
8th Jul 2021
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In crowded places, or if I feel uncomfortable somewhere, then yes I will wear my mask.
Lionel
7th Jul 2021
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This divisive piece of advice from a sitting prime minister is as useless and as dangerous as he is.

There's already been countless conflicts in stores, on public transport etc., between masked folks and non-tased one. Punches thrown, blood drawn, egos bruised. This latest from Boris will only make matters worse.

It must be one or the other. Wear masks or not!

What a political cop out. Neither Wilson or John Major could better this one and they were masters of the craft of the cop out.
Wilf
13th Jul 2021
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I am just reading through all the comments here Lionel and as usual, I agree with you. It must be a decision from the government. In WW2 Winston did not say...."you can either have your home curtains a bit open or not at all or do what you like in the blackouts" If that had been the case far more people would have died in the bombings...Same here..people not wearing masks spread the virus. end of ..no debate. I think that the non vaxers and non mask wearers think they are cool or tough? Unfortunately, the virus doesn't care. It just likes to replicate inside its human host and cause illness. Simple really. Boris needs to enforce mask-wearing etc.
viking
7th Jul 2021
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Down to the individual.
As usual all wrinklies will be cautious, in confined spaces etc., etc.,
Young ravers and football fanatics will dispense with masks and will kiss and cuddle etc., etc.,
Then much moaning about the new pandemic sweeping the country. So back to where we just come from.
Wilf
13th Jul 2021
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Totally agree Viking-we will end up back at the start of all this. The virus is not bothered either way...it has one purpose to replicate in humans and then get spread by humans. If humans make its life easier by not wearing masks then its a plus.
Bald123
7th Jul 2021
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We will be keeping our masks on as with all these new variants who knows what the virus will do next.
JoannieF59
6th Jul 2021
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I think it is down to individual choice. I don't think they make any difference. if I am asked to wear one then I will but not by choice.
jeanmark
8th Jul 2021
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JoannieF59, studies have shown masks do help reduce the spread of droplets when worn correctly and the problem with individual choice is it can affect others. If someone has no choice but to use public transport, they can be put at risk by those who decide masks serve no purpose. Shop workers etc, can be put at risk when they have no choice but to work. A better way would have been to continue to make it mandatory for masks to be worn on public transport and shops etc. until the vaccination programme had covered all adults able to receive it.
Lionel
8th Jul 2021
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Exactly! This part of his statement was woolly and ill thought out.

This afternoon I spoke with a lady in our Co-op whom I known for years. I asked if she would continue wearing masks? But of course, she replied, there's so many youngsters coming in here without a mask but coughing and splitting all over us why wouldn't I?

Good enough for me. I'll continue masking up, at least for the rest of this year. Risking one's life for an ill thought out and baseless notion is foolish at the best of times but deadly if you're spreading an infectious disease.
swaneldo
6th Jul 2021
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Surely it's time for each individual to be responsible; judge the circumstances and act accordingly as they feel comfortable with. I feel the ramped up phraseology being used continues to frighten everyone. It's not the number of cases which is important, it's the reaction to the infection which is key and this is what we should be studying. If, like other diseases we've previously fought, the infection rate is sky high, but the reaction to it is lowering and our bodies are dealing with it better, then that is the most important figures we should study carefully and act upon. This will not be the last disease which threatens us, it is how we fight and repel it which matters. We cannot hide away every time a new disease appears - we must act quickly and intelligently at the outset and then fight it tooth and nail until we show it who's boss! I will still avoid crowded environments, but I do that with or without a virus as it has always seemed a sensible thing to do, especially in the winter when flu has been around. Common sense and cleanliness (which sounds like an Austen novel!) should always be our key words.
jeanmark
7th Jul 2021
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Swaneldo, and there lies the problem, an assumption that everyone has and uses common sense. People still appear to believe face masks are there to protect the individual, when in fact they are there to protect everyone else. They will never give 100% protection, which is why health care staff require full PPE, but studies have shown that they can help reduce the spread of infection. Pandemics require much stricter management than your average new infection, most of which may not have such a high mortality rate. Waiting a few more weeks until the majority of the population had received both vaccines would have been the more sensible route (the route advised by the experts), and would have been the means to fight and reduces its hold.
Wilf
7th Jul 2021
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I totally agree with all your comments Jeanmark-Far too early to relax precautions.
PamelaB4
6th Jul 2021
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To protect others as well as me. Nt only from Covid, but coughs and winter colds etc. Having got used to them no need to stop. I will wear them on transport, in some shops and hospitals .
pbgvdogs
5th Jul 2021
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Yes because both me and my husband are on the vulnerable list, probably just inside when shopping
Speeednet
5th Jul 2021
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Has anybody considered that these "variants" may be in fact the result of the experimental mRNA treatment? The day the Hancock sex scandal broke, PHE released so damning facts on the so called "Delta variant". Just saying
jeanmark
7th Jul 2021
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Speeednet, a virus is a crafty belittle thing, each time they replicate or makes copies of itself, it can change slightly or mutate. A virus with one or several new mutations becomes a “variant” of the original virus. The more viruses circulate, the more they may change.
Speeednet
8th Jul 2021
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If nobody in the World, doctors, scientists, epidemiologists or virologists have managed to isolate the so called covid-19 virus, how can anything be deemed a variant? Indeed everything is a variant including hiccups, mumps and even a broken leg.

IMHO the so called vaccine wasn't developed for covid, covid was developed to force the mRNA treatment on the public.

Ask yourself this; Why would a known eugenist like Bill Gates who is on record saying that the world is overpopulated to the tune of 6 billion, want to save the 7 billion of us here right now?
jeanmark
8th Jul 2021
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I'm sorry Speeednet, I have no idea where you are coming from, in particular your comments about Bill Gates.

Why do you believe that world specialists have been unable to isolate Covid-19? They are well aware that it belongs to the large family of Coronaviruses that usually causing mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold. However they are also responsible for more serious infections such as SARS and MERS as well as Covid-19.

They were able to develop a vaccine quickly as research into a vaccine for such things such the common cold, meant they did not have to start from scratch. Using Messenger RNA (mRNA) for Covid vaccine development is not new to vaccine development, it works by enabling your body to create antibodies which, If you later become infected with the COVID-19 virus, will fight the virus. After delivering instructions, the mRNA is immediately broken down and never enters the nucleus of your cells, where your DNA is kept.

As to the term variant, its definition is "a form or version of something that differs in some respect from other forms of the same thing". May I suggest you look at the science rather than conspiracy theories to understand how viruses work.
Speeednet
9th Jul 2021
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OK Nobody anywhere has isolated Covid-19, in fact there is a large bounty that will be paid if and when somebody does.

mRNA treatments are not vaccines, check the definition of a vaccine and these are not even close.

Yes they are not new, they have been tried before, but never got past the animal test stages because when the "vaccinated" animals came in contact with the virus, they all died.

Also, to even consider giving these jabs to children is a crime against humanity.

I am not telling or advising one way or another, if somebody wants to become part of the experiment that's up to them, but I think before a person allows something into their body that will irreversibly change it, they should do a little research.
jeanmark
9th Jul 2021
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Well speeednet, I have no idea where you obtain your information but Covid-19 has certain;y been isolated (https://fullfact.org/health/Covid-isolated-virus/) otherwise how would it have been given its official name of SARS-CoV2.

The definition of a vaccine is "a product that is designed to trigger an immune response without making the person experience symptoms of the disease they are protecting against". Vaccines that rely on nucleic acid-based vectors (DNA or RNA) and used to protect against a specific disease such as Covid-19 are recognised as a vaccine as they are given to protect against that disease. There are four categories of vaccines in clinical trials: whole virus, protein subunit, viral vector and nucleic acid (RNA and DNA)!

All vaccine development has to start somewhere and there has been a great deal of work looking at those using mRNA to receive a result. The first live vaccine for a specific disease was given by Jenner in 1796, to a young boy and means we no longer have smallpox to worry us. What if he had hesitated because he wasn't sure about how it would change the body. As it was his "experiment" to try and treat a specify serious infection led to a very successful vaccination programme that eradicated the disease. .

As to research being carried out to vaccinate children against Covid-19, do you also believe immunisations they receive in childhood can be perceived as a crime against humanity.

Vaccines to help protect against Covid-19 have been well researched and tested before being given to the general population. The Jenner Institute and Oxford Vaccine Centre are respected worldwide for their work n vaccines (https://www.research.ox.ac.uk/area/coronavirus-research/vaccine) as are other institutes across the globe. No one is being experimented on. As to being wary of what you take into your body, there are many things that may make possible changes to your body, be they temporary or permanent. We have not yet seen the effect of micro plastics we ingest on a daily basis. What about medication such as chemotherapy, do you suggest that you should refuse a time sensitive treatment until you have looked closely at the science behind it (assuming you have the knowledge base to understand) remembering new treatments are used as science progresses.

I have always been happy to receive vaccines as they are developed, having seen the effects of infectious diseases, and have not had my body changed as a result. Maybe I have more faith in our scientists who I have witnessed working tirelessly to try and protect people such as us. However, I have had to care for people wth serious infection, who refused advice as they knew better!
Wilf
12th Jul 2021
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Scientists isolated the C19 vaccine last year? That's how they produced the vaccine? As for Bill Gates do you think he is in cahoots with the Chinese government as well etc etc?
Speeednet
13th Jul 2021
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I don't want to argue with anybody on here, I am not an evangelist however I am aware and keep up to date from reliable sources. And by that I mean superficially not BBC, ITV, SKY, Channel 4 or any of the other propaganda spouting government mouth pieces.

But to answer a couple of points; By whom was the virus isolated? Let them know that5 there is over a million pounds been offered to anybody that has succeeded. BTW it hasn't been claimed yet and as it is such an important factor in the lives of everybody on the planet, don't you think that it's discovery would have been front page news in at least one newspaper worldwide?

The J&J, Moderna, Astra Zenica, etc injections are not a vaccine by any definition. To qualify to be a vaccine in simple terms, it has to be a watered down element of that which protection is designed. It must also prevent contracting the said nasty. The experimental treatment is neither. (the trials don't finish for another two years so all those that have received it are the trial) It is a mRNA altering treatment which they are hoping will trigger a positive response.

As a matter of interest, the inventor of the mRNA treatment has just been kicked of LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube for warning people against taking it. Science is based on discussing different opinions and then making and agreeing on a joint accommodation, when only one side can express a view and every other view is cancelled and silenced that is not science it is Fascism.
jeanmark
13th Jul 2021
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Speednet, I certainly do not want to argue but I am able to offer an opinion on this thread, based, not on news or social media and certainly not this government, but on reliable scientific sources.

Corvid-19 was first identified in December 2019 in China and declared a pandemic by WHO in march 2020, It was in February 2020 that the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses officially named it SARS-CoV-2. They are responsible for authorising and organising the taxonomic classification of and the nomenclatures for viruses. Therefore it is clear the virus has been identified, including which family of viruses it belongs to.

Messenger RNA (mRNA) is found in all living cells, it isn't the same as DNA and it can't combine with our DNA to change our genetic code.

If there are four categories of vaccines in clinical trials, why try and confuse by introducing another term to describe something that given to produce an immune response against a given disease, the definition of vaccine.

There where 3 phases of humans trials (https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-12-08-first-peer-reviewed-results-phase-3-human-trials-oxford-coronavirus-vaccine) before the Oxford/AstroZeneca was authorised by the MRHA, I accept vaccines in general take much longer before introduction into the population, but pandemics are not normal times. It was also recognised that research into vaccines for coronavirus diseases had been studied for many years.

I am sure you also aware that the doctor who used very small, poor and fraudulent research into the MMR vaccine has also been struck off the UK register.

Broadly speaking science can be defined simply as knowledge and study based on facts that you can prove.
An opinion is considered a view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge. Opinions tend to be subjective. We have differing opinions but that is not Fascism, it is just a matter of individual knowledge bases that appear to differ.
Speeednet
14th Jul 2021
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By whom has it been isolated? An internet search will yield a tsunami of mentions that it has been isolated, but paid shills saying that it has, doesn't prove a thing. In not one of the hundreds of mentions does it indicate a lab or person that claims the credit for this tumultuous discovery.

You have regurgitated the talking points pushed by big pharma like a trooper, however, if you dare watch this video some of the items you mention may just disappear once the light is shone on them...

https://www.bitchute.com/video/aIcGTUyr8ICX/
jeanmark
14th Jul 2021
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As already stated speeednet, Corvid-19 was first identified in December 2019 in China and and in February 2020 the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses officially named it SARS-CoV-2. Responsible for authorising and organising the classification of viruses, members of this committee are considered to be world experts on viruses. The committee is formed from and is governed by the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies. As this committee has officially named the virus, surely it must be clear the virus has been identified, including which family of viruses it belongs to. Such professionals would not claim a 'reward' for doing their job!

I certainly have not regurgitated talking points from big Pharma and the video with Dr David Martin did not fill me with awe, rather the opposite as I did not find any evidence that he was an expert in Infectious disease, Virology or Vaccinology, or even a medical doctor. I did note he has a PhD in Science, the field is not mentioned.

I, however, prefer to rely on experts in the field of Infectious Diseases, Virology and vaccine development. Having spent many years in the field of Infectious Disease at grass roots level, I worked with such people and remain friends with some who remain in their area of expertise. I believe what they tell me, knowing it is based on scientific evidence as their field dictates. You may of course believe I am naive to believe people who, as dedicated professionals, do not profit from their work.
Speeednet
15th Jul 2021
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I said nothing about identifying, I said it has not been isolated. Many so called fact checking groups will state that it has been isolated many times, and yet not one of them can state where or by whom. It is my opinion and my opinion alone that the "vaccine" was not created for covid, but indeed covid was created for the "vaccine" Only time will tell.

If somebody discovered a cure for cancer or diabetes do you think they would give it away for free and encourage by doughnuts, beer, hamburgers, lotteries and when that didn't work threats to get the public to accept it?

Still on the plus side, people needn't worry anymore about eating GMO foods and the dangers thereof, as they are now GM themselves.
jeanmark
15th Jul 2021
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I continue to believe the virus has been isolated - "In this article, we describe isolation of SARS-CoV-2 from a patient who had coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the United States and described its genomic sequence and replication characteristics..."(https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/6/20-0516_article).

Sadly, you do not appear to have much confidence in medical research and the medical profession, if you believe they can only be seduced by money. It may surprise you to know that many will get their reward in others way, like helping their fellow man and being able to progress their own knowledge. Maybe you do not believe in the concept that money isn't the only carrot.

You are certainly entitled to your own opinion, however, in general, a specific disease triggers the need for a vaccine e.g. smallpox, polio, measles, mumps, influenza etc. I am totally unaware of any vaccine that has been developed before a disease has been identified, otherwise how would you know what was needed for it to be successful. I assume you're not suggesting that some mad scientist modified a member of the coronavirus family to ensure it killed hundreds and thousands of people world-wide just so they could sell a vaccine they had developed!
Speeednet
16th Jul 2021
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That is exactly what I believe. Further, it's not hundreds of thousands, it will be millions when the exercise is complete. I pray to God that I am wrong, but looking at the information hidden in plain sight from WEF's Klaus Schwab, their plans for "the great reset", Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 clearly set out on their website, plans for depopulation and one World government, the "build back better" mantra that is being regurgitated by world "leaders" across the globe. I am glad that I am of an age that will not live to see it. Aldus Huxley and George Orwell were not novelists, they were fortune tellers.

If you have two minutes to spare, this series of coincidences may amuse you, it terrifies me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkcaeaD45MY
jeanmark
16th Jul 2021
0
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Speeednet, I'm afraid I tend to ,move on from conspiracy theories. The video you asked me to look at is just a compilation of various well known people stating the obvious - "Build Back Better" - and is thus difficult to analyse when each is taken out of context. But the concepts of learning from the disaster is not a conspiracy, rather an obvious way of moving forward. The fact one man believes it is a conspiracy doesn't make it one. I would certainly expect any country to learn from this pandemic.

As to Aldus Huxley and George Orwell, they were novelist, the same as the astrologer and physician Nostradamus, best known for his book Les Prophéties. Many years ago I had a boyfriend who believed emphatically in these prophecies, and was very good at picking out events that married them. Maybe taking a philosophy degree didn't help as he was a ardent conspiracy theorist.

We already know that the death toll from Covd-19 is very high worldwide and also the number can never truly be accurate, that doesn't make it a conspiracy, just a virus that saw an opportunity. The number of deaths from the Flu pandemic of 1918/1919 could not be accurately given, although estimated to out number those killed as a result of the war. Was that a conspiracy or just a tragic end to a world war. Conspiracy theories had a field day when HIV emerged!

With all the modern technology available today, it is hoped epidemiologists can assess more accurately what is needed to manage pandemics, I firmly believe there will be others, not as a result of biological warfare but by virtue of new organisms emerging over time, some may inadvertently be 'man-made' as climate change increasing takes hold on our world.. One would hope that after this outbreak, our government will learn from their mistake when they initially blocked the results from the 'Exercise Cygnus Report', and try to avoid putting profit before people. Best you don't read that one...
anubis
5th Jul 2021
6
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With confirmed cases rising rapidly, hospital admissions rising, and the general public asked to use their common sense its only a matter of time before its out of control again and new variants start avoiding the vaccine so I intend to continue wearing a mask, avoiding crowds and washing my hands not taking any chances. Freedom is ok as long as it doesn`t kill you
1Jackie
5th Jul 2021
7
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I think wearing masks should still be
Forced, until at least the variant is under control
LindaB578
5th Jul 2021
2
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I have a hidden disability which means I was exempt from wearing a mask. I did however wear one when going into supermarkets. I will not continue wearing a mask as I do not feel the trauma and breathing distress they cause me worth it.
LesleyC7
5th Jul 2021
9
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I will certainly continue wearing a mask inside shops etc until the delta variant is back under control. I expect that I will continue through the winter also, as it stops flu cases too!
GillianH4
5th Jul 2021
9
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I don’t like wearing a mask but we have got used to it so in certain circumstances I will continue to do so, supermarkets, public transport and busier places, certainly until we feel safe in not wearing one.
PamelaW78
5th Jul 2021
4
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I hate wearing a mask, but in some circumstances I will continue to do so. I'm fortunate to live in a village and I don't need to commute, or spend time in crowded areas, but there are some places and circumstances when a mask will seem like a good idea.
MrsPat
4th Jul 2021
9
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Three words-yes yes yes. With this virus mutating and now with the delta and I hear a new one the Delta+ which sounds like it is even worse we will be wearing masks everywhere in public. It is easy and we are used to it and the alternative does not seem worth the risk.
Munsterlander
4th Jul 2021
11
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At my age in my eighties, I surely will. I have grown used to wearing a facemask and until the last virus is eradicated I intend to keep wearing a mask.

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