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by flash2015
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

Interesting that in the UK that the preference may go in the other direction (Astrazeneca over Pfizer). I saw something in a BBC article which suggested that too: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/covid-vaccines-choice-pfizer-astrazeneca/2021/02/20/0beaceb0-5f2f-11eb-a177-7765f29a9524_stor...
by flash2015
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

Though even if you don't make the choice explicit, people will find out what vaccines are administered where...and will have a preference.
by flash2015
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

You are right. Explicitly making it possible to pick and choose the vaccine you would like, at least at this point, would be bad government policy.
by flash2015
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

People here are even getting picky between Pfizer and Moderna. Some people prefer the three week turnaround for Pfizer vs. the four week turnaround for Moderna (perhaps it is the other way around - I don't remember). I suspect the US may have some problems with J&J because of its lower effectiveness...
by flash2015
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

Good God, but you're dense. Every western nation has ordered more than enough vaccines to service their population. Some several times over. The issue that matters is getting people vaccinated before they die, which carries with it a sense of urgency. Thousands are dying every day, you thick gobshi...
by flash2015
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

Flash, South Africa seems in a terrible position considering the variant there is not stopped by this vaccine. We need mandatory quarantines across the board to prevent new variants spreading (but this may be too late), sending back vaccines may not help anyone. but I wonder what their trial actual...
by flash2015
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

Only you, flash, could conclude that the solution to vaccine hoarding is buying more vaccine :smirk: No, they are buying more vaccine because they will likely use less of the Oxford one due to its production issues and lack of effectiveness. The US ordered 300 million doses of Oxford too. Given tha...
by flash2015
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

EU is planning to purchase more BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna vaccines instead which sounds reasonable:

https://www.fiercepharma.com/manufactur ... ers-europe
by flash2015
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

Not to worry. AstraZeneca can't get their act together with deliveries either: https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-astrazeneca-admits-huge-vaccine-shortfall-for-eu/a-56707857 It is likely that AstraZeneca is going to play a much smaller role in the vaccine rollout than initially anticipated. South Afr...
by flash2015
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Old are Diplomacy Players
Replies: 40
Views: 451

Re: How Old are Diplomacy Players

Very
by flash2015
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1191
Views: 16237

Re: Guess the Word

I knew it was ur/your for a while, but I completely missed why and what the second word would be. I may have resorted to typing ur a (and planning to go down the alphabet) into google before I got it lol. I'll be back shortly with a word, but you can start guessing now. Gerbil Stop stealing my gues...
by flash2015
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1191
Views: 16237

Re: Guess the Word

Are the two extra letters at the end of the word?
by flash2015
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Texas got what it deserved
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: Texas got what it deserved

Essential infrastructure like power and water should not be in private ownership. Private ownership can be very useful though. It relieves the politicians of responsibility when things go wrong...and gives them someone to rail at to look like they care. Bonus points if you make a quasi-governmental...
by flash2015
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1191
Views: 16237

Re: Guess the Word

Is the longer word more than one character longer than the shorter word?
by flash2015
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Texas got what it deserved
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: Texas got what it deserved

Texas is the poster child for the political difficulty of preparing for rare events. In normal times, these preparations look like a waste of money (Texas NEVER gets that cold!)...but when it happens everyone now complains "why weren't they ready for this"? Of course Texas had a similar (though not ...
by flash2015
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

:lol:

More random nonsense...because you can't mount a response of any substance.
by flash2015
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

People surprisingly don't want want to take the least effective vaccine! News at 11. Coming up next - British Nationalist upset that British product of lower efficacy and with a troubled rollout hasn't been given the respect he feels it deserves. We are only talking about 3/4 million doses here. In...
by flash2015
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

People surprisingly don't want want to take the least effective vaccine! News at 11. Coming up next - British Nationalist upset that British product of lower efficacy and with a troubled rollout hasn't been given the respect he feels it deserves. We are only talking about 3/4 million doses here. In ...
by flash2015
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1191
Views: 16237

Re: Guess the Word

leon1122 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:02 am
There are 2 acceptable spellings for the first word. In one case it is shorter than the second word. In the other case it is the same length as the second word.
Is one spelling an English spelling and an American spelling? Or are these two spellings used interchangeably?
by flash2015
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1191
Views: 16237

Re: Guess the Word

Possessed?