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Call_me_Virgil

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1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The conditions under w... · 1 reply · +1 points

There you have it. You have answered your own question. No private company is going to embark on an enterprise that leaves it vulnerable to an unlimited liability. If the liability cannot be insured then it is up to any given State to underwrite it. No insurance, no vaccine. Public benefit requires public risk. The State becomes the insurer of last resort.

By the way, there is a well established market for insurance for clinical studies. I thought you would have know that.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The conditions under w... · 0 replies · +1 points

It takes a very particular stupidity to facilitate the very thing you are protesting against. Congratulations.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The conditions under w... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's just more conspiracy theory bollocks. In my experience, all of these sort of scientific committees are scrupulous about declarations of interest and any conflicts arising from them.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The conditions under w... · 0 replies · +1 points


Good questions. James Thornel above is right to post out that ‘flu doesn’t peak until later in the year.

What I am saying is that both ‘flu and Covid are both respiratory virus that are transmitted in a broadly similar ways. So the processes that prevent the spread of Covid *should* prevent the spread of ‘flu. The extent to which these measures mitigate the pathology of these viruses is a complex combination of the preterites of the virus, including transmissibility and pathogenicity. This years ‘flu is, I believe, not beloved to be that pathogenic. we know the across the population, Covid id more pathogenic than most all ‘flu strains (at least those seem for some decades), it also has differing characteristics than increase the extent to which it can spread, for example a high incidence of asypmtomatics and a prolonged pre-clinical phase.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The conditions under w... · 1 reply · +1 points

They are a group of over over 100 specilaists (at tleast the academic scientist are).

Just be honest, what you really mean is that you want people on there that will validate your view of the world.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The conditions under w... · 3 replies · +1 points

No, SAGE and its sub-committees are rammed with specialist from many disciplines

You could alwys look up the facts yourself
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/scient...

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1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The conditions under w... · 3 replies · +1 points

I thought insurance was your thing.

Tell me how would you price the risk of a novel drug that is used globally?

Then perhaps you can tell us why individual countries should not underwrite that risk given the public benefit of near universal immunisation.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The conditions under w... · 0 replies · +1 points

I very much doubt it. This site has succumbed to a plague. It’s become infested with conspiracy theorists, truth twisters and fact deniers. It’s not as though those who want to criticise this government haven’t got a sound basis for doing so. This is not my tribe, so it used to be a good source for me to tune into what this of a different persuasion think, but it’s barely with the effort now.

As an aside, this scientists on SGAE that I know are genuinely world-class inter fields and very highly regraded internationally (of course this doesn’t mean they are right all the time. Shrinking violets they are not).

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The conditions under w... · 1 reply · +1 points

Read this
https://ourworldindata.org/covid-sweden-death-rep...

And then you will realise why your numbers are wrong.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The conditions under w... · 7 replies · +1 points

You do realise that there are over 100 scintist on SAGE and it sub-comittes? You seem to be under the (erroneous) impresion that the whole thing is run by Vallence and Whitty just making shit up.