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Old 18th Feb 2022, 11:14
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A HK taxi driver today of mature years (65-70?) said he had at last got a first vaccination, because he was afraid of it before. "I hope it wasn't Sinovac, it is almost ineffective against Omicron" said my medical spouse in her inimical sensitive bedside manner. "Oh yes" replied the baba, "They said that only Sinovac is used on older people, the Biontech is bad for older people."

Well I suppose if you have a warehouse full of Sinovac that no-one wants you may as well flog it off to people who don't understand the science. Poor guy thinks he is immune now.
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Old 18th Feb 2022, 11:53
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Originally Posted by Load Toad View Post
The next variant on Omicron (BA2) is showing signs it could be more severe than plain Omicron. The govt here would do better getting as many people fully vaccinated (with BioNTech) and those that don't want to should be offered a quarantine space or a hotel room until the Omicron/BA2 strain passes - the rest of us should be allowed to restart our lives.

The great unwashed here havenít heard of that variant. And frankly they donít care. I know which system Iíd rather have.
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Old 18th Feb 2022, 12:18
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Originally Posted by anxiao View Post
A HK taxi driver today of mature years (65-70?) said he had at last got a first vaccination, because he was afraid of it before. "I hope it wasn't Sinovac, it is almost ineffective against Omicron" said my medical spouse in her inimical sensitive bedside manner. "Oh yes" replied the baba, "They said that only Sinovac is used on older people, the Biontech is bad for older people."

Well I suppose if you have a warehouse full of Sinovac that no-one wants you may as well flog it off to people who don't understand the science. Poor guy thinks he is immune now.
If you look at the SCMP chart which tracks the dosage by number and type, youíll see that the Sinovac uptake is significantly higher than the Pfizer one.

The mind boggles.
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Old 18th Feb 2022, 13:09
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Originally Posted by Dingleberry Handpump View Post
If you look at the SCMP chart which tracks the dosage by number and type, youíll see that the Sinovac uptake is significantly higher than the Pfizer one.

The mind boggles.

Much of the ME and other recipients of Chinaís debt
trap/ sorry, wonderful Belt and Road scheme have also used Sinovac.
The mind does indeed boggle.

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Old 19th Feb 2022, 11:30
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The useless old people in HK have finally started to get vaccinated hence the uptake of sinovac is higher
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Old 21st Feb 2022, 14:33
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What on earth is this for in Kowloon Bay? To ensure everyone gets the same strain?

How long do they expect people to stay on the bed? It makes Squid Game look like a holiday camp.

Why would you want to have anything to do with the country?
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Old 21st Feb 2022, 15:59
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Penny bay doesn't seem so bad now...
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Old 21st Feb 2022, 17:09
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The government have been busy testing everyone for Covid and have found lots and lots. Covid has been testing the government for signs of an intelligent , competent and coherent plan to deal with it and found nothing. There is no government exit strategy from this, just more restrictions, more restrictions, more restrictions. Two years and this is all looking like Groundhog Day.
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Old 22nd Feb 2022, 03:13
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Originally Posted by anxiao View Post

What on earth is this for in Kowloon Bay? To ensure everyone gets the same strain?

How long do they expect people to stay on the bed? It makes Squid Game look like a holiday camp.

Why would you want to have anything to do with the country?

Yes, but what on earth are those six people at the desk doing? And why does it need six people to oversee and supervise all those empty beds?
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Old 22nd Feb 2022, 05:25
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Originally Posted by Oasis;[url=tel:11187644
11187644[/url]]Penny bay doesn't seem so bad now...
as of midday today no delivery allowed to PB unless it is medicine delivered by a family member
no more food and home comforts
can it get any worse?
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Old 22nd Feb 2022, 08:12
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https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...gtype=homepage

Compulsory mass testing in March. April will bring something worse. May will bring something much worse.

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Old 22nd Feb 2022, 13:26
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Originally Posted by JMock View Post
can it get any worse?
You ask can it get worse.. in the past 2 years since COVID started has it ever gotten better ?

Even when the COVID numbers come down the idiots in charge double down on restrictions because "we cannot let our gaurd down"...
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Old 23rd Feb 2022, 04:10
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Originally Posted by JMock View Post
as of midday today no delivery allowed to PB unless it is medicine delivered by a family member
no more food and home comforts
can it get any worse?
Leave it to Calamity Lickspittle - she could make cancer worse.
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Old 23rd Feb 2022, 13:47
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Originally Posted by anxiao View Post

What on earth is this for in Kowloon Bay? To ensure everyone gets the same strain?

How long do they expect people to stay on the bed? It makes Squid Game look like a holiday camp.

Why would you want to have anything to do with the country?
they banking on assumption it's a mild condition. Just like Lion city.
Remember Dr. Campbell says try not to get infected too late as our immunity wanes from earlier vax.
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Old 23rd Feb 2022, 20:18
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Originally Posted by dabz;[url=tel:11188160
11188160[/url]]You ask can it get worse.. in the past 2 years since COVID started has it ever gotten better ?

Even when the COVID numbers come down the idiots in charge double down on restrictions because "we cannot let our gaurd down"...
remember the other expert clown who said we must stop letting that one little fish escape the net. Wonder how he feels about thousands of little fish now?

even Thailand is opening up.
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 02:07
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What would happen, if you've resigned, and your visa expires while you're in mandatory quarantine/isolation?... asking for a friend
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 02:41
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First it was the hamsters, now theyíre coming for our kids!!

https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/23/asia/...hnk/index.html

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Old 24th Feb 2022, 03:46
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Cury Lamb miss Lamb, pack your bags and leave now. This giant coming wave of madness hasn't even fully begun yet. If you have little kids, pack a bag and leave. If you have a husband at CX, give him a high five and say bye, you can get another one later
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Old 24th Feb 2022, 13:36
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So if your kid gets sick, make sure you get sick too, got it..
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Old 25th Feb 2022, 05:23
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Originally Posted by Oasis;[url=tel:11189516
11189516]So if your kid gets sick, make sure you get sick too, got it..
wonít help

you still get separated

and your small child will be tied to the bed
chest, ankles and one wrist
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