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Apr 25, 21, 4:57 am
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Posted By littlefish

Thanks for that very well laid out post C-W-S. It...

Thanks for that very well laid out post C-W-S. It is heartening to see (if I may say slowly over time), the centre of UK planning and assessing finding its way to various big picture topics and...
Apr 3, 21, 7:27 pm
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Posted By littlefish

BA and VS. A bit of swings and roundabouts. VS...

BA and VS. A bit of swings and roundabouts. VS have less biz seats and, on average, less availability. Though it varies route by route and seasonally. I'd say VS is often better for economy though;...
Apr 3, 21, 6:56 pm
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Posted By littlefish

The AF 'O' class fares do not earn points. This...

The AF 'O' class fares do not earn points. This is set out on the Flying Club webpage at https://www.virginatlantic.com/global/en/flying-club/partners/airlines/air-france.html
In the section under...
Mar 6, 21, 5:53 am
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Posted By littlefish

C-W-S nails it. That is also how things were...

C-W-S nails it. That is also how things were explained to me in a London centre earlier this week.
I would say, from observing the process and the line, the volunteers and people turning up for...
Feb 27, 21, 4:01 pm
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Posted By littlefish

Indeed, its odd, that headline message based on...

Indeed, its odd, that headline message based on real-world data, across the vaccine field so far used, seems so poorly championed.
The sort of thing to help move on from debates around different...
Feb 14, 21, 6:03 pm
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Posted By littlefish

Some forecast scenarios for UK

https://www.gridpoint.consulting/blog/pandemi-dilemmas-for-uk-policy-makers

This blog lays out some possible future infection curves based on certain assumptions for the UK Covid situation;...
Feb 12, 21, 6:22 pm
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Posted By littlefish

France going with one jab for prior infectees

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56048444

Surprised to see France are the first to take a different approach to vaccine strategy for those who have previously had Covid. Had expected this...
Feb 11, 21, 10:03 pm
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Posted By littlefish

Either way, I do hope the Hotel Quarantine 2 day...

Either way, I do hope the Hotel Quarantine 2 day and 8 day data is properly recorded and published and able to be used by science, soonest. Similarly, the non Red List 2 day and 8 day data. All this...
Feb 11, 21, 8:26 pm
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Posted By littlefish

Just to add on South Africa, Western Cape has...

Just to add on South Africa, Western Cape has dropped under 90 the last two days. They had some restrictions eased 10 days or so back, so keeping a close eye on whether that will impact the recent...
Feb 11, 21, 7:48 pm
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Posted By littlefish

Thanks for the links, hadn't realised CDC had put...

Thanks for the links, hadn't realised CDC had put out some estimates on this.
Basically they were saying around 25% in the US had been infected to end December, if I've read it right. With the Age...
Feb 9, 21, 7:28 pm
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Posted By littlefish

'Reduce transmission' seems never have made it to...

'Reduce transmission' seems never have made it to a core focus in the UK. And once again it seems to be playing second fiddle to the (foreign) variants headline.

Interesting point on the three...
Feb 9, 21, 6:51 pm
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Posted By littlefish

Looks fair. I'm still holding a slightly more...

Looks fair. I'm still holding a slightly more positive view; maybe better to say there still feel to be some ways through.

On the one side the risk remains real that Covid-19 will impact enough...
Feb 8, 21, 6:19 pm
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Posted By littlefish

Stumbling closer to a sensible answer. Had heard...

Stumbling closer to a sensible answer. Had heard something along those lines was in the offing. Will await the details.

So they are still missing the open goal of the latest fast-tests which...
Feb 8, 21, 5:31 am
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Posted By littlefish

Thanks fransknorge. For starters the %age is...

Thanks fransknorge.
For starters the %age is wrong. 20 / 714 is 2.80 per cent.
I'd read yesterday the study group was just over 2,000. So presumably something in the detail to explain why this...
Feb 6, 21, 6:24 am
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Posted By littlefish

Exactly this. This has been one of my concerns...

Exactly this.
This has been one of my concerns all along really; also other basic Covid safety measures such as fresh and clean air, covid-free employees, covid-free security hires and a covid-safe...
Jan 26, 21, 6:31 pm
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Posted By littlefish

As ever, thanks for all the updates C-W-S. Great...

As ever, thanks for all the updates C-W-S. Great stuff as well as extra insights.
The quoted point caught my eye and its rarely touched on; and it leads to an interesting dilemma (possibly!).

If...
Jan 25, 21, 7:51 pm
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Posted By littlefish

Indeed. The last thing needed is increasing...

Indeed. The last thing needed is increasing person-to-person transmission and mixing untested arrivals into buses, lobbies and random hotels which no doubt haven't been designed to minimise...
Jan 23, 21, 5:29 pm
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Posted By littlefish

The 2019-20 BF figures are at page 147 of :...

The 2019-20 BF figures are at page 147 of : https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/902593/HO_Annual_Report_and_Accounts_2019-20_FINAL.pdf...
Jan 23, 21, 2:33 pm
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Posted By littlefish

Yes, C-W-S's post includes the pointers as to why...

Yes, C-W-S's post includes the pointers as to why PCR tends to be more accurate; all things being equal at the swab / collection phase.
Nevertheless, not all rapid tests are created equal and some...
Jan 13, 21, 6:41 pm
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Posted By littlefish

Yes, a really good find and very interesting....

Yes, a really good find and very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

For a bit more on the knowledge base around shedding and how it differs between symptomatic and asymptomatic infectees I noted...
Jan 9, 21, 8:08 am
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Posted By littlefish

Answering radonc1's enquiry, as I am indeed...

Answering radonc1's enquiry, as I am indeed "close to the epicentre" having been confined to London for close to 10 months now.

Things are indeed bad, very bad and the data tomorrow will continue...
Dec 29, 20, 6:21 pm
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Posted By littlefish

Nah! I'm some person on the internet, I bring...

Nah! I'm some person on the internet, I bring some knowledge but at heart I am about risk understanding and mitigation.
It so happens I deal quite a lot with the world of Research, I also work...
Dec 29, 20, 10:34 am
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Posted By littlefish

Do you have a link to the details on the two...

Do you have a link to the details on the two traveler story? I have seen press coverage of other BC and wider Canada cases of the more transmissible variant but not this two traveler case you...
Dec 29, 20, 8:23 am
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Posted By littlefish

Sorry, I've probably missed something obvious -...

Sorry, I've probably missed something obvious - What is a non-registered patient? Or rather, what registration is necessary for a UK resident?
Dec 29, 20, 8:05 am
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Posted By littlefish

Apologies for not getting back sooner on this. ...

Apologies for not getting back sooner on this.
No pressing reason really, something I just wanted to get done and sorted. It wasn't a sure thing the online application system would be 'near instant'...
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