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2021-03-01 3:54:23 PM  
She also wants to go to your house and start pushing you around!
IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?
 
2021-03-01 6:42:33 PM  
And what does the general prescribe? Some time in a couple of weeks, a booking system will be put in place in which people over 80 can begin seeking appointments to get their shots in the arm. How majestic. A month later, those 75-79 will get their chance. And a couple of weeks after that, those over 70 will finally get their chance. Not until summer arrives will the full complement of seniors 65 and up get to form a queue. If you're a relatively spry 50-year-old, you'll have to wait until later. No summer patios for you!

Oh Jesus people GET A F*CKING GRIP. We've been locked up for a year now, and you can't wait a few more months? How weak are you? Deal with it.
 
2021-03-01 6:44:03 PM  
And yet in the country where she actually lives...

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Canada put a military man in charge? In the UK Boris put a businesswoman in charge of the vaccine purchase and told her to get a move on.

Canada has far fewer deaths than the UK so far, so maybe that has led to a lack of urgency? The UK is seeing plummeting new cases and deaths now and is looking forward to easing lockdown within weeks, as other European countries are talking about having to keep or even impose new lockdowns.
 
2021-03-01 8:24:28 PM  
I'm not sure the US is a good example, opinion writer.

/suspects there'd be a lot more vaccine hesitancy had we not gotten f*cked as hard by Covid and/or reelected the last guy.
 
2021-03-01 8:47:26 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: And yet in the country where she actually lives...

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Canada put a military man in charge? In the UK Boris put a businesswoman in charge of the vaccine purchase and told her to get a move on.

Canada has far fewer deaths than the UK so far, so maybe that has led to a lack of urgency? The UK is seeing plummeting new cases and deaths now and is looking forward to easing lockdown within weeks, as other European countries are talking about having to keep or even impose new lockdowns.


Canada also spent the last four years with a gigantic asshole as a neighbor/major trade partner who's leader kept intentionally messing with the arrangements.  Something the EU could relate to ;)

/and yah Canada has literally 1/3 per million covid deaths as the US and the UK so over all while its bad, its definitely not as bad as those two crap-hole countries let things get.
 
2021-03-01 8:53:23 PM  
I couldn't finish reading that but rest assured that whoever wrote it is a farking idiot.
 
2021-03-01 8:57:30 PM  

Russ1642: I couldn't finish reading that but rest assured that whoever wrote it is a farking idiot.


National Post is a Conrad Black project. Pretty much all you need to know about the National Post, really.
 
2021-03-01 9:01:26 PM  
Geez Liz, do you even javascript?

Uh, I mean Your Honour... err Your Majesty.  Do you even javascript, Your Majesty?

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2021-03-01 9:02:28 PM  
She's mad that the Tories aren't in charge so they can do what the UK Tories have done during COVID.  Namely, award massive contracts to incompetent friends for things like the vaccine rollout.  I do wish things were faster, but I'm not gonna hear about it from this lot.
 
2021-03-01 9:05:10 PM  
The National Post is an insult to toilet paper. It doesn't absorb fark-all.
 
2021-03-01 9:06:46 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Canada also spent the last four years with a gigantic asshole as a neighbor/major trade partner who's leader kept intentionally messing with the arrangements.  Something the EU could relate to ;)


The UK used it's new freedom from EU rules to do our own thing on vaccines and do a far far better job than the EU.
The EU argued among themselves, took months to place orders, then whined like babies when the UK did a far better job, threatened the entire Irish peace process by announcing border controls, after spending four years pretending to care so much about Ireland and telling the UK there must be no border controls, (with the Irish government finding out by seeing it on the news), threatening to block delivery of perfectly legal orders to the UK and literally steal our vaccines to use themselves, then rubbished the Oxford vaccine by claiming it wasn't as good, we'd taken shortcuts on approving it and it "didn't work on old people" leading to millions of Europeans now refusing to take it so the EU leaders are now having to furiously backtrack and beg their people to take the vaccine because they're falling further and further behind the UK in vaccinations.

It is EU countries now having to talk about more and tougher lockdowns while the UK is announcing plans to open the country up again.

In your analogy the EU is the one acting like Trump. We, in the UK, can relate to Canada. At least Trump is gone now. We still have to deal with the EU acting like huge assholes.
 
2021-03-01 9:07:02 PM  

Bslim: She also wants to go to your house and start pushing you around! IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?


Forget it Jake, it's Canada.
 
2021-03-01 9:07:49 PM  
It's actually Prince Harry.
 
2021-03-01 9:08:09 PM  
All you need to know about Kelly McParland: He's a Leafs fan.
 
2021-03-01 9:08:30 PM  

tigerbot hesh: She's mad that the Tories aren't in charge so they can do what the UK Tories have done during COVID.  Namely, award massive contracts to incompetent friends for things like the vaccine rollout.  I do wish things were faster, but I'm not gonna hear about it from this lot.


Not true. The liberals tried with the WE foundation. Everyone caught on early and called them on it before the grift could get rolling
 
2021-03-01 9:09:11 PM  
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2021-03-01 9:09:20 PM  

tigerbot hesh: She's mad that the Tories aren't in charge so they can do what the UK Tories have done during COVID.  Namely, award massive contracts to incompetent friends for things like the vaccine rollout.  I do wish things were faster, but I'm not gonna hear about it from this lot.


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If that is "fraud" then I'm reminded of Lincoln's comment about Grant being a drunk.
 
2021-03-01 9:09:35 PM  
The National Post is a Conservative rag that wants Trudeau to fail as a PM. Once you understand that, its content becomes easy to parse.
 
2021-03-01 9:15:40 PM  
Canada should look into some kind of nationalized health care.  That might speed things along.
 
2021-03-01 9:17:49 PM  

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shiat's on fire, yo.
 
2021-03-01 9:29:50 PM  
This Conservative rag isn't worth lining a bird cage.

Brian Mulroney gutted our vaccine production yet the Conservatives would prefer to point fingers.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronav​i​rus/we-took-our-eye-off-the-ball-how-c​anada-lost-its-vaccine-production-capa​city-1.5204040

Yes, this happened a while ago and any government since could possibly have fixed the problem but let's not have a short memory here.
 
2021-03-01 9:30:08 PM  

starsrift: The National Post is a Conservative rag that wants Trudeau to fail as a PM. Once you understand that, its content becomes easy to parse.


This. The National Post is hot garbage, and the right-wing's attempt at infecting us.

Disregard.
 
2021-03-01 9:35:00 PM  
Canada's vaccination non-rollout is complete humanitarian disaster.

The current plan is to prioritize the very old (80+), then to vaccinate people based on which demographics are most likely to vote (formally: by descending age bracket) regardless of their risk profile. As a result, healthy 60 year olds who are able to self-isolate are going to get their vaccines months before 40 year old service workers who meet hundreds of people a day, and both of whom will get their vaccine shots at least six months before 18 year old immunosuppressed cancer patients will have their chance.

There has been a defacto government decision to sacrifice the lives of the chronically ill in favor of benefiting the demographics that more reliably turn up at the ballot box. This should be considered a crime against humanity.
 
2021-03-01 9:36:17 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: BumpInTheNight: Canada also spent the last four years with a gigantic asshole as a neighbor/major trade partner who's leader kept intentionally messing with the arrangements.  Something the EU could relate to ;)

The UK used it's new freedom from EU rules to do our own thing on vaccines and do a far far better job than the EU.
The EU argued among themselves, took months to place orders, then whined like babies when the UK did a far better job, threatened the entire Irish peace process by announcing border controls, after spending four years pretending to care so much about Ireland and telling the UK there must be no border controls, (with the Irish government finding out by seeing it on the news), threatening to block delivery of perfectly legal orders to the UK and literally steal our vaccines to use themselves, then rubbished the Oxford vaccine by claiming it wasn't as good, we'd taken shortcuts on approving it and it "didn't work on old people" leading to millions of Europeans now refusing to take it so the EU leaders are now having to furiously backtrack and beg their people to take the vaccine because they're falling further and further behind the UK in vaccinations.

It is EU countries now having to talk about more and tougher lockdowns while the UK is announcing plans to open the country up again.

In your analogy the EU is the one acting like Trump. We, in the UK, can relate to Canada. At least Trump is gone now. We still have to deal with the EU acting like huge assholes.


You know I write these things to annoy, its perfectly clear that the asshole in a divorce is the one that's leaving the other one behind with all the kids and shedding any responsibility.

Btw regarding rubbish vaccines I have an anecdote for you:  My grandmother-in-law is in home where a resident who is fully vaccinated and beyond the set-in time, and previously had covid, just caught a full-blown case of covid again and from the sounds of it will die from it.

I have this terrible feeling that trying to go for the vaccination percentage route ain't going to do much now that the mutations are propogating thanks to careless countries that let it go wild early on, its just a feel-good temporary reprieve.  This damn virus is relentless.
 
2021-03-01 9:37:44 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Canada's vaccination non-rollout is complete humanitarian disaster.

The current plan is to prioritize the very old (80+), then to vaccinate people based on which demographics are most likely to vote (formally: by descending age bracket) regardless of their risk profile. As a result, healthy 60 year olds who are able to self-isolate are going to get their vaccines months before 40 year old service workers who meet hundreds of people a day, and both of whom will get their vaccine shots at least six months before 18 year old immunosuppressed cancer patients will have their chance.

There has been a defacto government decision to sacrifice the lives of the chronically ill in favor of benefiting the demographics that more reliably turn up at the ballot box. This should be considered a crime against humanity.


Which province are you in?
 
2021-03-01 9:39:13 PM  

foo monkey: Canada should look into some kind of nationalized health care.  That might speed things along.


For what it's worth, Obama reserved more money for vaccine infrastructure in spite of conservative complaints. It's because of this that there are vaccines. Trump trashed what he could but I guess overlooked this one.

Canada is different. They were on the fence as to investing and preparing for this, but ultimately a conservative government decided to save money. Liberals agreed. Not sure where the NDP was doing, but does anybody really know?

If Canada does one thing well it's leverage universities for medical research.  Its been wildly successful and is way cheaper than the US model, but funding usually comes from selling cookies and the girl scouts are very anti-competitive.
 
2021-03-01 9:40:07 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Canada's vaccination non-rollout is complete humanitarian disaster.

The current plan is to prioritize the very old (80+), then to vaccinate people based on which demographics are most likely to vote (formally: by descending age bracket) regardless of their risk profile. As a result, healthy 60 year olds who are able to self-isolate are going to get their vaccines months before 40 year old service workers who meet hundreds of people a day, and both of whom will get their vaccine shots at least six months before 18 year old immunosuppressed cancer patients will have their chance.

There has been a defacto government decision to sacrifice the lives of the chronically ill in favor of benefiting the demographics that more reliably turn up at the ballot box. This should be considered a crime against humanity.


The prioritization is one thing, but the real problem is that Canada has paid for five times the vaccine we need and can't get one farking bit of it. It's an absolute shambles but there's nobody in Canada to blame for it.
 
2021-03-01 9:42:20 PM  

good_2_go: WalkingSedgwick: Canada's vaccination non-rollout is complete humanitarian disaster.

The current plan is to prioritize the very old (80+), then to vaccinate people based on which demographics are most likely to vote (formally: by descending age bracket) regardless of their risk profile. As a result, healthy 60 year olds who are able to self-isolate are going to get their vaccines months before 40 year old service workers who meet hundreds of people a day, and both of whom will get their vaccine shots at least six months before 18 year old immunosuppressed cancer patients will have their chance.

There has been a defacto government decision to sacrifice the lives of the chronically ill in favor of benefiting the demographics that more reliably turn up at the ballot box. This should be considered a crime against humanity.

Which province are you in?


BC.

The 'kill the chronically ill' policy was released today.
 
2021-03-01 9:47:39 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: And yet in the country where she actually lives...

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Canada put a military man in charge? In the UK Boris put a businesswoman in charge of the vaccine purchase and told her to get a move on.

Canada has far fewer deaths than the UK so far, so maybe that has led to a lack of urgency? The UK is seeing plummeting new cases and deaths now and is looking forward to easing lockdown within weeks, as other European countries are talking about having to keep or even impose new lockdowns.


The UK made its numbers look good by delaying the second doses, far beyond the recommendations of the manufacturer. The result remains to be seen.
 
2021-03-01 9:54:13 PM  

starsrift: The National Post is a Conservative rag that wants Trudeau to fail as a PM. Once you understand that, its content becomes easy to parse.


Okay. Meanwhile the U.S has managed to administer enough doses to have nearly vaccinated the entire population of Canada completely and the UK has administered 20 million doses which is more than half of Canada's total population. Somebody has to take the blame and I'd bet that if the Conservatives were in power you'd be blaming them. Trudeau gets to own this one it might be the first thing he can't issue an apology for and then ignore.
 
2021-03-01 9:59:39 PM  

RTOGUY: starsrift: The National Post is a Conservative rag that wants Trudeau to fail as a PM. Once you understand that, its content becomes easy to parse.

Okay. Meanwhile the U.S has managed to administer enough doses to have nearly vaccinated the entire population of Canada completely and the UK has administered 20 million doses which is more than half of Canada's total population. Somebody has to take the blame and I'd bet that if the Conservatives were in power you'd be blaming them. Trudeau gets to own this one it might be the first thing he can't issue an apology for and then ignore.


You might be surprised at the amount of latitude I gave Harper and his men.
I still think they were doing a lot of the right things. Just too many of the wrong things as well.
 
2021-03-01 10:10:49 PM  

Stands With A Tiny Fist: Russ1642: I couldn't finish reading that but rest assured that whoever wrote it is a farking idiot.

National Post is a Conrad Black project. Pretty much all you need to know about the National Post, really.


Well ... you also need to know who Conrad Black is.
 
2021-03-01 10:13:14 PM  
didn't we fight a war to prevent this?
 
2021-03-01 10:20:04 PM  

BumpInTheNight: You know I write these things to annoy, its perfectly clear that the asshole in a divorce is the one that's leaving the other one behind with all the kids and shedding any responsibility.


What "responsibility" did the UK leave behind? Are you saying we should never have been allowed to leave? That leaving was intrinsically wrong?

So you're admitting they lied to us in the 70s when we joined and they said we'd still be sovereign, we could veto anything we didn't like etc?

Because your analogy of a marriage is clearly wrong. It is more like us agreeing to rent a room in a house with  a bunch of other people, and being told we would always bee able to leave any time we wanted, as long as we gave a months notice and paid the last months rent and utilities. Then, a few years later we say "Okay, we want to leave" and everyone else saying "How dare you! You assholes! Well you're going to have to pay us several years worth of rent to cover all our bills for the next few years, and we want to keep you under our house rules even in your new place, forever."

BumpInTheNight: Btw regarding rubbish vaccines I have an anecdote for you:  My grandmother-in-law is in home where a resident who is fully vaccinated and beyond the set-in time, and previously had covid, just caught a full-blown case of covid again and from the sounds of it will die from it.


Vaccines are not 100% effective. But everyone taking a vaccine that is 90/95% effective will cumulatively make a huge difference. The polio vaccine is not 100% effective, yet polio has been wiped out from Africa.
 
2021-03-01 10:22:11 PM  
oh who cares really
they could have taken ten years to find a vaccine but they didn't
so cool your jets

i'm pretty sure everybody is doing the best they  can
except for a few idiots, as usual

so let it be.

*

It's not like the Prime Minister just gave up on Covid and said "hey it's up to the provinces"
and then told Canadians "rebel against your oppressive provincial overlords!"
when the provinces tried to enforce health orders,

ending in the arrest of militia groups intent on
kidnapping the premier of Saskatchewan
in order to free us from the bonds
of public health


so we got THAT goin for us in Canada
amirite
 
2021-03-01 10:25:10 PM  

davynelson: oh who cares really
they could have taken ten years to find a vaccine but they didn't
so cool your jets

i'm pretty sure everybody is doing the best they  can
except for a few idiots, as usual

so let it be.

*

It's not like the Prime Minister just gave up on Covid and said "hey it's up to the provinces"
and then told Canadians "rebel against your oppressive provincial overlords!"
when the provinces tried to enforce health orders,

ending in the arrest of militia groups intent on
kidnapping the premier of Saskatchewan
in order to free us from the bonds
of public health


so we got THAT goin for us in Canada
amirite


No. We *have* to find blame ,and create political unrest so maybe we can have enough *harumphing* so we can trigger another lovely election.
 
2021-03-01 10:26:02 PM  
Ok, the article is garbage.. That said, our plan for vacinnes was doomed from the start. I have not agreed with much if anything that Trump did but taking care of the US first with vacinnes is not something I can argue with. Same with the EU slowing deliveries to Canada.

Our mistake; which Trudeau does own, is not co-investing in the UK vaccine program in the beginning and setting up/investing in Canadian production. Relative to the total Covid bailouts and support payments this would have been minimal.  We have made our bed.
 
2021-03-01 10:30:20 PM  

RunawayCanuck: For what it's worth, Obama reserved more money for vaccine infrastructure in spite of conservative complaints. It's because of this that there are vaccines. Trump trashed what he could but I guess overlooked this one.

Canada is different. They were on the fence as to investing and preparing for this, but ultimately a conservative government decided to save money. Liberals agreed. Not sure where the NDP was doing, but does anybody really know?


In the UK under a Conservative government two years ago a huge new vaccine production factory was planned and funded. It was due to open next year but extra funding announced from the government will bring it forward to this year.
 
2021-03-01 10:33:58 PM  
Canada's official self-image and public world image are very different from Canada's actual reality.  At least to anyone that goes outside regularly.  I hope we get things in gear soon.

TFA is trollish but she does touch upon some real things.  Canadian political leadership generally just apes whatever the UK and US are doing.  Canada is a geographical side-effect of earlier conflict between those two powers, after all.  We have no military muscle like the Americans, we have no historical mentor cred like the Brits.  We just have lots of disparate provinces that don't care about each other.  The vaccine rollout is going to suffer accordingly.

I hope the right people can pull their heads out of their asses and get things moving properly.
 
2021-03-01 10:37:23 PM  
If someone told the queen to put her money where her mouth is, she'd be eating herself out.
 
2021-03-01 10:37:51 PM  

Rev Rick White: This Conservative rag isn't worth lining a bird cage.

Brian Mulroney gutted our vaccine production yet the Conservatives would prefer to point fingers.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavi​rus/we-took-our-eye-off-the-ball-how-c​anada-lost-its-vaccine-production-capa​city-1.5204040

Yes, this happened a while ago and any government since could possibly have fixed the problem but let's not have a short memory here.


Mulroney has been out of power for nearly 30 years, surely Chretien, and Martin, with a period of Harper to act as a pause then 4 plus years of Trudeau were enough to fix this wrong?
 
2021-03-01 10:39:53 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: What "responsibility" did the UK leave behind?

So you're admitting they lied to us in the 70s when we joined and they said we'd still be sovereign, we could veto anything we didn't like etc?


Again, let me remind you, I am typing these things to annoy you, because arguing with you is more of a sport then an actual debate.  The "So you admit that..." attempts at mouth-stuffing conjecture is an example of why it can only be a sport rather then a real meeting of minds, especially over the intentions regarding the initial drafts of an arrangement carried out during a time which neither of us I imagine were born yet.

Mommy England divorced daddy Germany and left it and the kids behind.  These two countries were clearly the backbones of the family.  And one of them ran away.
 
2021-03-01 10:41:12 PM  

Tillmaster: Carter Pewterschmidt: And yet in the country where she actually lives...

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Canada put a military man in charge? In the UK Boris put a businesswoman in charge of the vaccine purchase and told her to get a move on.

Canada has far fewer deaths than the UK so far, so maybe that has led to a lack of urgency? The UK is seeing plummeting new cases and deaths now and is looking forward to easing lockdown within weeks, as other European countries are talking about having to keep or even impose new lockdowns.

The UK made its numbers look good by delaying the second doses, far beyond the recommendations of the manufacturer. The result remains to be seen.


The results already in suggest that that plan is working extremely well, with cases and hospitalisations falling dramatically. The WHO has also said the UK plan worked very well.
This is why we're planning to lift lockdown restrictions while other European countries are talking about keeping lockdown or even imposing tougher lockdowns.
 
2021-03-01 10:44:37 PM  

Russ1642: I couldn't finish reading that but rest assured that whoever wrote it is a farking idiot.


It's the Nazi Post, 2/3 owned by Charter Communications, a US organisation that has a very close relationship with the Mercer family.
They employ Conrad (Convicted fraud and criminal/ Pardoned by D2S) Black as an opinion writer FFS.
 
2021-03-01 10:48:08 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Vaccines are not 100% effective. But everyone taking a vaccine that is 90/95% effective will cumulatively make a huge difference. The polio vaccine is not 100% effective, yet polio has been wiped out from Africa.


Oh right and btw agreed here, vaccines are a net positive for sure no matter what.  I'm just getting this terrible feeling that we're in for more of a 'why does no one ever find the cure for the common cold' scenario where now that this thing has gotten a chance to propagate and mutate so much there's no effective way to anticipate its next form and we'll be stuck in this masked-up dystopia for a very long time.  Farking sucks.
 
2021-03-01 10:49:16 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Carter Pewterschmidt: What "responsibility" did the UK leave behind?

So you're admitting they lied to us in the 70s when we joined and they said we'd still be sovereign, we could veto anything we didn't like etc?

Again, let me remind you, I am typing these things to annoy you, because arguing with you is more of a sport then an actual debate.  The "So you admit that..." attempts at mouth-stuffing conjecture is an example of why it can only be a sport rather then a real meeting of minds, especially over the intentions regarding the initial drafts of an arrangement carried out during a time which neither of us I imagine were born yet.

Mommy England divorced daddy Germany and left it and the kids behind.  These two countries were clearly the backbones of the family.  And one of them ran away.


So you make a claim, I ask a serious question and because you can't answer it you can only resort to meaningless platitudes?

I think I have made my case. When we joined the Common Market we were never told we'd be "responsible" for a bunch of other countries. France even vetoed our joining several times. They can't exactly complain about us leaving when they refused to let us join in the first place.

What you seem to be saying is the UK is so big and powerful that we and Germany kept the EU going, and without us the EU will fall apart. That's not the narrative that Farkers have been saying for the last five years. They've been saying we're tiny and insignificant, that we're the ones who can't survive outside the EU, that the EU is big and powerful and won't miss us etc.

Now you're saying we have an obligation to support all those smaller countries like some absentee father?
 
2021-03-01 10:50:15 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: The results already in suggest that that plan is working extremely well, with cases and hospitalisations falling dramatically. The WHO has also said the UK plan worked very well.


It's hard to credit Boris with the worst as well as the best repsonse. He owns the worst response. As for the improved response, maybe the improvement is almost entirely the result of Northern Ireland and Scotland bringing their strongest Oppositions to Westminster and forcing the Tories to give up control of the vaccine rollout to people who are competent. I can't imagine Boris succeeding without Nicola Sturgeon slapping the controls out of his hands and giving them to the right people.
 
2021-03-01 10:52:49 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: I think I have made my case. When we joined the Common Market we were never told we'd be "responsible" for a bunch of other countries. France even vetoed our joining several times. They can't exactly complain about us leaving when they refused to let us join in the first place.


The BBC told you via fantastic episode of Yes Minister based on political realism of the time.
 
2021-03-01 10:56:17 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Carter Pewterschmidt: Vaccines are not 100% effective. But everyone taking a vaccine that is 90/95% effective will cumulatively make a huge difference. The polio vaccine is not 100% effective, yet polio has been wiped out from Africa.

Oh right and btw agreed here, vaccines are a net positive for sure no matter what.  I'm just getting this terrible feeling that we're in for more of a 'why does no one ever find the cure for the common cold' scenario where now that this thing has gotten a chance to propagate and mutate so much there's no effective way to anticipate its next form and we'll be stuck in this masked-up dystopia for a very long time.  Farking sucks.


The ordinary flu mutates constantly and killed twenty thousand people every year in the UK, and has done for years. We presumably considered that acceptable, because we lived with it. The papers didn't publish huge front page flu daily deaths figures every day. Cancer kills 160k every year, heart attacks 50k and so on.
With covid I can see it becoming the same size of threat as flu, maybe far less considering the publicity and the drive to vaccinations. I can see everyone getting a yearly or bi yearly vaccination as routine, something that never really happened with the flu.
We'll get used to it. Sounds harsh, but it will happen.
 
2021-03-01 10:56:37 PM  

keoghd: Our mistake; which Trudeau does own, is not co-investing in the UK vaccine program in the beginning and setting up/investing in Canadian production.


Wasn't one of the issues that the pharmaceutical extortionists refused to allow the vaccines to be manufactured in Canada unless the industry was exempted from paying taxes?

No western government has the guts to appropriately respond to that kind of thing anymore.
 
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