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by ovalball
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I realise I am interrupting a truly intellectual debate between backrow and the Irish but I was interested to hear today that two UK based factories (GSK) have started producing Novavax vaccine shots ahead of expected regulatory approval. worried that the reg approval might take a few months yet, b...
by ovalball
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Test and trace. I’m not taking a test if I’m not ill, and nobody I’ve been in contact with is showing symptoms either. Bt you're happy to risk someone else's health/life by not taking the test !! I can post them if you want to take a test everyday? Waste of taxpayers money keep sending them here. I...
by ovalball
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

DragsterDriver wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:37 pm Test and trace.

I’m not taking a test if I’m not ill, and nobody I’ve been in contact with is showing symptoms either.
Bt you're happy to risk someone else's health/life by not taking the test !!
by ovalball
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

UK go past the 30M 1st dose vax mark.
by ovalball
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Why are our Irish step-cousins forgetting the relationship we have with their country and how it benefits them far more than us. Given the flow of people between the two it would make sense if the UK helps as it seems their Federalist Government is unable to at this time. Vaccinating Irish citizens...
by ovalball
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

He's doing it for Northern Ireland. If we lag too far behind, we're going to be sending infected people across the border. We have an open land border with Ireland, makes sense that once we ease restrictions, we won't be sending any virus to eire. And there is the cynical reason: Give the vaccines ...
by ovalball
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12189

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

If we have 80%+ immunised we don't have a pandemic. We don't know that for sure yet... but let's not worry too much about whether that can be achieved. Let's instead look at the question of how we will know we've reached 80%? Some sort of, oh I dunno... f**king passport? I'm not talking about an in...
by ovalball
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Not signing a contract because you don't think you can meet it comes under common sense/good management/being cautious. Hardly due to how EU/AZ are behaving. I suspect the EU want a defined delivery schedule not "best efforts". No one's happy when you can't meet an expected delivery schedule in any...
by ovalball
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France - Scotland : counting the (*)
Replies: 529
Views: 12062

Re: France - Scotland : counting the (*)

Exciting finish.

Well done Scotland.

WTF were the French playing at there, at the end. Utter madness.
by ovalball
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Link? We also have the Curevac faciltity in Scotland for mRNA boosters for this winter. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Novavax is delaying signing a contract to supply its COVID-19 vaccine to the European Union, an EU official involved in the talks told Reuters, as the U.S. biotech company warned it was stru...
by ovalball
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4661825

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

The Vunipola's are both the answer and the problem for me. Take out those 2, who is a consistent carrier in the pack? Curry, George, Sinckler from the current crop. Lawes and Underhill can make yards. Then you've got to assume if Billy is replaced, it's by either DomB or Simmonds - both can carrry....
by ovalball
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

This thread is interesting in how it shows how quickly relationships can deteriorate once discussions are wrapped in the flags of nationalism. A global pandemic has become a cock size competition, which slowly degenerates into an almost hateful debate. Politicians, keen to hide their flaws behind t...
by ovalball
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Great, so are you going to also stop insinuating we give our vaccines to the EU now? The UK has arguably led the world in the fight against the virus and I'm sure we will continue to do even more once we have attended to our citizens first. I'm going to continue to defend the EU looking after their...
by ovalball
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

So, the EU formally blocks vaccine exports Wow..just wow. This won't end well. It's emblematic of their poor negotiating skills that they weren't able to get a deal done without actually going nuclear. What? Where are you reading this? https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/europe-slams-the-brakes-on-...
by ovalball
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

So, the EU formally blocks vaccine exports Wow..just wow. This won't end well. It's emblematic of their poor negotiating skills that they weren't able to get a deal done without actually going nuclear. What? Where are you reading this? https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/europe-slams-the-brakes-on-...
by ovalball
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

“Novavax delays EU vaccine supply deal amid production problems” Novavax is delaying signing a contract to supply its COVID-19 vaccine to the European Union, an EU official involved in the talks told Reuters, as the U.S. biotech company warned it was struggling to source some raw materials. The EU ...
by ovalball
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4661825

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

And, for a proper 'reset' - a new captain is really required - otherwise it's just a rehash of the same old thing.
by ovalball
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4661825

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

If we assume that there will be another 2018-style clearout of players following this 6N, then who are this season's Care/Brown/Robshaw/Haskell etc Initial thoughts are that Mark Wilson is done. Turning 32 this year and had a pretty anonymous 6Ns, obvious candidate to move on given other options at...
by ovalball
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The EU not exactly covering themselves in glory :lol: It was an extraordinary story – the European Commission had turned detective to find AstraZeneca's secret stockpile of vaccines reserved for Britain. During a surprise raid over the weekend, an elite unit of Italian military police acting on EU ...
by ovalball
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The EU are already blocking 250k exports to Australia You Brexiteers made endless hay talking about trade deals with Australia and birth of Commonwealth 2.0 So, get in there and fight, for our right to vaccine-party, you lazy pricks. I really think we will. Hold tight, Aussie cousins, the cavalry i...
by ovalball
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I wonder when this is all over if we see a mass announcement of factory relocations from the EU to the Uk? Mass announcement :lol: :lol: You're such a drama queen. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2021/mar/24/uk-covid-live-news-updates-priti-patel-boris-johnson-vaccine-rollout?page=with:bl...
by ovalball
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4661825

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Ben Youngs isn’t particularly vocal. Eddie will say what he needs to justify his decisions. Does being vocal make Daly a fullback when he can’t catch or tackle? Missing tackles and catches is a fine reason not to pick Daly, or to not pick him at 15 depending on the question. But on Youngs both Youn...
by ovalball
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4661825

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Ben Youngs isn’t particularly vocal. Eddie will say what he needs to justify his decisions. Does being vocal make Daly a fullback when he can’t catch or tackle? Missing tackles and catches is a fine reason not to pick Daly, or to not pick him at 15 depending on the question. But on Youngs both Youn...
by ovalball
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

mdaclarke wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:50 pm I wonder when this is all over if we see a mass announcement of factory relocations from the EU to the Uk?

Mass announcement :lol: :lol: You're such a drama queen.
by ovalball
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

An appalling question to ask of someone who is defending the UK and attacking the EU for asking that exact question? Yes it's personal not related at all to Governmental shenanigans. If you can't see the difference then that's your issue. It was crass and peurile to ask such a thing. However I will...
by ovalball
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

fudge yes is the answer when it's you asking me about a false situation that will never come up, nor is representative of the current situation. That's a pathetic and appalling question to ask CM. We don't live in some Socialist Utopia ffs. As Boris pointed out, it's effectively survival of the fit...
by ovalball
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Oh that reminds me. eldan, your answer about whether you'd take the vaccine over a 70+ year old EU citizen if you were given the option? fudge yes is the answer when it's you asking me about a false situation that will never come up, nor is representative of the current situation. It is exactly rep...
by ovalball
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

In reality I think politicians are mentioning "new" as it detracts from their current situations. You don't have to find an angle for everything. It's to explain why things aren't reducing, why hospitalisations are going high and why previous lighter restrictions won't work with the same starting m...
by ovalball
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: William Shatner is 90 years old
Replies: 27
Views: 1157

Re: William Shatner is 90 years old

eldanielfire wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:42 am :shock: Does not look it at all. Looks like he's in his 50's. Seems to be someone who lives and loves life a lot.

His finest moment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hARDXYz2io



That's what cool looks like :smug:
He was great in Boston Legal

Denny Crane !
by ovalball
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

So, it doesn't breach the Nuremberg code (even though the Nuremberg code was never intended to cover a situation like this). My Mum is in a Care Home - I think it is outrageous that people, who have refused to take the vaccine, are allowed to work with the residents - putting all them at greater ris...
by ovalball
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

It's a sensible requirement. No jab, no job within aged care homes. It is not sensible to breach the Nuremberg Code. Why restrict compulsory vaccination to care home staff? Make it compulsory for everyone in that case. No exceptions. In what way would it breach the Nuremberg code ? It is an experim...
by ovalball
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Please not be true https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status/1374112123740172291 It's a sensible requirement. No jab, no job within aged care homes. It is not sensible to breach the Nuremberg Code. Why restrict compulsory vaccination to care home staff? Make it compulsory for everyone in that case. No e...
by ovalball
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Please not be true https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status/1374112123740172291 It's a sensible requirement. No jab, no job within aged care homes. It is not sensible to breach the Nuremberg Code. Why restrict compulsory vaccination to care home staff? Make it compulsory for everyone in that case. No e...
by ovalball
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

https://twitter.com/DaveKeating/status/1374059499988877313 The UK can put up with the a blockade of AZ but a block on Pfizer (a company complying with its obligations to the UK) would be an act of pure spite and tantamount to a declaration of war. Condemning UK nationals to die in a fit of jealousl...
by ovalball
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Anyway - I don't think the EU will impose an export ban on vaccines. There's too many countries that are against it - and, with global supply chains, such a ban could become counter productive, as well as extremely poor publicity for the EU. Attempts to 'bully' non members will not go down well. I d...
by ovalball
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The fact you think you're capable of being objective on this matter is cute. Two separate legal threats both just a lot of hot air. Thems the facts As I've said before taking AZ to court will not fix anything in the short term as the case drags on and on. The EU probably will take them to court at ...
by ovalball
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

This was recent talk and the EU are still talking about AZ not honouring their contract. EU playing their public like a fiddle The fact you think you're capable of being objective on this matter is cute. Two separate legal threats both just a lot of hot air. Thems the facts As I've said before taki...
by ovalball
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

It was mentioned by a source I trust (Luke O'Neill, who is very well informed) so fairly sure. Looks like he was wrong. All the talk of legal actions died when Vdl published the contract and everyone realised they had no case. This was recent talk and the EU are still talking about AZ not honouring...
by ovalball
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

France are. Is Are you sure? It was mentioned by a source I trust (Luke O'Neill, who is very well informed) so fairly sure. Looks like he was wrong. All the talk of legal actions died when Vdl published the contract and everyone realised they had no case. This was recent talk and the EU are still t...
by ovalball
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37747
Views: 1075718

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I'm not going to get into an analysis of the contract, that's up to the courts, but just to be clear, a quick glance at that link mentions 'UK stock'. Now either countries do have claim to stock manufactured by a private company in their country or they don't. It can't be both depending on where yo...