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by bobbity
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29645
Views: 822699

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

They've had to use the specialist cystic fibrosis unit at my hospital this time. Managed to keep it free of covid last time, but specialist respiratory staff and equipment meant it was inevitable this time. Ward is split in two halves from the moment you walk in. There are still people I know having...
by bobbity
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29645
Views: 822699

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Drag, people die shortly after getting hair cuts. Especially if they were nearly gone before the hair cut. We've had people die shortly after gym sessions in the time I've been a PT. Vaccinate enough people and some are going to die shortly afterwards. Over the next year hundreds of millions will be...
by bobbity
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29645
Views: 822699

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Covid suffering lurker here, Day Nine of symptoms. Presumably got it from my father while I was giving him a lift to the supermarket. God only knows where he got it, because he's been very careful. He ended up on oxygen in the hospital, but thankfully he's on the mend now. :thumbup: It started for ...
by bobbity
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128845
Views: 5553480

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

4071 - in fairness, I was hanging around a forum of right wing Americans 2001-2008 (guess why I got fed up) and they were very consistent back then that the US is not a democracy. Endless recitations that democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner. Lisa Montgomery - horrific cri...
by bobbity
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29645
Views: 822699

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Gov claiming I will be invited for my first dose by 15/2

Invited might be a weasel word I fear.

An acceptable 40th birthday present in lieu of nearly all other celebrations
by bobbity
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29645
Views: 822699

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Back row - you'll have plenty of time to think about it, likely not to get it this year.

You should though, contribute to general immunity and protect people who can't have the vaccine or for whom it doesn't work so well.
by bobbity
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26369
Views: 1115899

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Rebuild front squat. Still in a knee pain recovery phase, but bringing it up slowly. 2x a week from this week. I'd like to be over 100kg by the end of the year, that's a perfectly good long term maintenance goal then. Get to the bottom (hur hur) of my ischial pain issues so that I can eventually dea...
by bobbity
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128845
Views: 5553480

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/trump-georgia-votes-election-call-b1781754.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Echobox&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1609699267 Trump demanded Georgia’s secretary of state ‘find’ him votes to overturn election result in...
by bobbity
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11348

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

The argument is that you can't say there are no changes to the brain based on current scan technology, so you can't necessarily state someone is safe to play or uninjured from their MRI. I'm going to be very devil's advocate for a second. Outside of collision sports, strength sports and endurance sp...
by bobbity
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11348

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

A brief return for this topic. Yes, I've fallen out of love with the game. Lots of things wrong, and on several fronts I can see reckonings coming. Not entirely separate from this issue, there's got to be one coming with PEDs. Some games are still a great spectacle (far from all) but the cost may be...
by bobbity
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: CF drug 'Kaftrio' likely to be approved by EMA by autumn
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: CF drug 'Kaftrio' likely to be approved by EMA by autumn

Good news and complicated news Good news - NHS England have announced a deal. There were rumours as I said above, but I honestly doubted them. It's done. Complicated news - it's only certain mutations that have currently received marketing approval (or awaiting the rubber stamp) and doesn't include ...
by bobbity
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the countryside racist?
Replies: 113
Views: 2958

Re: Is the countryside racist?

And if people ask what the fudge would I know.. well am a member of a 1000 strong outdoor group in Edinburgh and we just had this very vocal and heated debate with plenty of minority members chipping in on their negative experiences.. It did open my eyes and changed my attitude. Nah, instead we'll ...
by bobbity
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stupid people leaving reviews
Replies: 53
Views: 2526

Re: Stupid people leaving reviews

I once had a client leave me a glowing review in writing, but then 4/5 stars.

I did ask her about it, she said that she thought a succession of 5 star reviews would 'look fake'.
by bobbity
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: CF drug 'Kaftrio' likely to be approved by EMA by autumn
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: CF drug 'Kaftrio' likely to be approved by EMA by autumn

No, but massively halting lung damage, improving nutritional status etc should have a dramatic effect on both. It's the endless cycle of infection, inflammation, damage that eventually kills.
by bobbity
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: CF drug 'Kaftrio' likely to be approved by EMA by autumn
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: CF drug 'Kaftrio' likely to be approved by EMA by autumn

Mick Mannock wrote:I do enjoy a good news pharma story.

And this is one.
I searched vertex because I was convinced I'd started a thread in the past about their cftr regulators. Couldn't find it, did find that I'd suggested to you that you look at them some time back on a finance/investment thread.
by bobbity
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58498
Views: 7077886

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

I have that microwave

It looks a little better than that
by bobbity
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: CF drug 'Kaftrio' likely to be approved by EMA by autumn
Replies: 8
Views: 514

CF drug 'Kaftrio' likely to be approved by EMA by autumn

https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/press-release/new-medicine-cystic-fibrosis-patients_en.pdf EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended granting a marketing authorisation in the European Union for Kaftrio, the first triple combination therapy for the treatment of cystic fibrosis in ...
by bobbity
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Burnley condemns white lives matter
Replies: 1377
Views: 21729

Re: Burnley condemns white lives matter

"but black African slavery predated European involvement, and anyway..."

I'm never sure I want to understand why people feel the need to repeat this over and over.
by bobbity
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal
Replies: 2593
Views: 217753

Re: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal

[ To be so without purpose is very difficult, and I have very unsympathetic view sto the lockdown(why punish 27 year olds to save ill 80 year olds is my most common venting) No interest in an argument, but scroll back up to my previous post. I'm 39 and self-employed. We're not all sick 80yr olds. I...
by bobbity
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal
Replies: 2593
Views: 217753

Re: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal

Having a dog for the first time has greatly improved my day to day mood. My contract expires next month but I am much calmer than normal about it. The longer it takes to get another one, the more time I get to walk the dog. I'm pretty dependent on Facebook friends posting pics of their dogs you kno...
by bobbity
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26369
Views: 1115899

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Slowly starting to add concentrics, but with arm assistance and yoga blocks reducing ROM. I've never really trained knee flexion, real oversight I think.
by bobbity
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26369
Views: 1115899

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Has anyone looked at Ben Patrick and his Athletic Truth Group? I've been using a few of his ideas for a bit now, seriously considering joining up for the 50 dollars per month. Does put me off slightly that they're nearing 10k people training this way, not sure how much of the promised individual fee...
by bobbity
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29645
Views: 822699

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

5.5m people in the UK have an asthma diagnosis. One of them is Chris Froome.
by bobbity
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128845
Views: 5553480

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1274354417576415234/pu/vid/640x360/chuVHqYmVqOsQMuD.mp4?tag=10 I don’t understand what point he was trying to make there. There's the saying that a sign of intelligence is being able to hold two contradictory ideas in your head at the same time. In this instance...
by bobbity
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.
Replies: 10619
Views: 284153

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

bimboman wrote:Gyms not opening in July. Massive error. Lobbying Patel now.

Where are you seeing that?
by bobbity
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ian Holm RIP
Replies: 25
Views: 1337

Re: Ian Holm RIP

He was Pod, a favourite of mine ever since.
by bobbity
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29645
Views: 822699

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

message #2527204 wrote:Another meat packing plant closed, this time in Yorkshire.

Any reason for the apparent issues at places with raw meat around?

I'd be surprised if it's anything other than working conditions. Something we perhaps all should think about as part of welfare in the food chain.
by bobbity
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128845
Views: 5553480

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

I'm mildly sceptical of some of that, but I don't think the date of the Tulsa rally was an accident, I don't think talking about Henry Ford's "good blood" was an accident. Nor do I think Trump is aware of much of that.
by bobbity
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29645
Views: 822699

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Might be worth keeping an eye on Worcester from what I've been told. R is 1.7 apparently.

Can't verify, message from my boss and I can only guess that is something he's heard from the medical people he trains.
by bobbity
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.
Replies: 10619
Views: 284153

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Shielding update bumped for message management?
by bobbity
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Amazon's Middle-Earth series
Replies: 65
Views: 2463

Re: Amazon's Middle-Earth series

No lesbianism then guys? Shame. I won't watch it unless I know some people are having angry wanks.
by bobbity
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29645
Views: 822699

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Morons everywhere! A user at a site in Karachi we support was suspected of Covid19 and went to get tested without telling anyone. While waiting for his test results (he is positive), he went back to work and he has now infected about 20 other staff members (and counting)...... :roll: Does he get pa...
by bobbity
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29645
Views: 822699

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Morons everywhere! A user at a site in Karachi we support was suspected of Covid19 and went to get tested without telling anyone. While waiting for his test results (he is positive), he went back to work and he has now infected about 20 other staff members (and counting)...... :roll: Does he get pa...
by bobbity
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29645
Views: 822699

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

You are strongly advised to following this advice until at least 16 August 2020. The Chief Medical Officer will write again to those who are shielding advising what to do after 16 August 2020. https://gov.wales/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-people-defined-on-medical-grounds-as-extremely-vuln...
by bobbity
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bees
Replies: 23
Views: 1615

Re: Bees

I don't think you've said the word bumble enough times, c69.

We've got a colony of bees taken up residence in an old birdbox in our plum tree. Not honeybees or bumblebees either, haven't identified yet.
by bobbity
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29645
Views: 822699

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

If you're going to text your mates to say you're sick of social distancing and why aren't all the kids going back to school, and it's shit because you can't make as much money as usual, and anyway you're not high risk...

... check your f**king audience.
by bobbity
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.
Replies: 10619
Views: 284153

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Mick Mannock wrote:ERG members wanting rid of Cummings is interesting.

Bone? The danger of indulging the single issue crank.
by bobbity
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29645
Views: 822699

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Bayern - if I can help I'd like to. I'm a PT with cystic fibrosis, essentially a copd. Drop me an email at it.inclusivetraining@gmail.com, obviously no charge for some ideas.
by bobbity
Sun May 31, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29645
Views: 822699

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Today has been weird. The neighbour's house guests stayed overnight and right through into the evening. Could still be there.

For 10 weeks I've been in control of a lot of the risks. Feels that is slipping away. Or I just stay completely inside.
by bobbity
Sat May 30, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26369
Views: 1115899

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Bucket beside the erg? I've never puked from exercise. Have come very close on occasion, but never actually happened. Obviously never ran hard enough. Really? I've squatted, leg pressed, rowed and probably others my way into a puke situation. I once had to puke into the sink of a gym's toilet as so...