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Old 31st Oct 2021, 09:36
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Can't say I am overly bothered. I wear one in supermarkets but that's about it. Wnt to a dinner party last night with about a dozen people in a small room. Psychologically seems people believe this is largely a thing of the past.
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 09:55
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Originally Posted by Planemike View Post
Long may that continue....... I do not wear a mask, unless requested in a medical environment (or if I was spray painting)!!. For me they are uncomfortable. I find them demeaning. Also I like to see the WHOLE of a persons face, especially if they are smiling. They also make speech less distinct. They are part of the "fear & control" paraphernalia that been inflicted on us by Govt . You will gather I am NOT a fan of the widespread use of masks.
And so you keep saying ad nauseam. You see it as part of fear and control, I see not wearing masks in confined spaces as part of Covid denial, a bit like whistling in the dark.
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 10:38
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Planemike - how long have you been working in the immunology/epidemiology field?
Just curious.
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 13:08
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Originally Posted by Blues&twos View Post
Planemike - how long have you been working in the immunology/epidemiology field?
Just curious.
At 76 I am retired.....would work if I had the chance!! Immunology/epidemiology has NEVER been my "trade", happy to leave it to other people....!!
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 13:14
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And so you keep saying ad nauseam. You see it as part of fear and control, I see not wearing masks in confined spaces as part of Covid denial, a bit like whistling in the dark.
Only expressing an opinion, mine, I doubt I am unique, number of folk choosing not to wear one suggests that. I do feel the Govt has done much to engender a climate of fear, quite unnecessarily. .. Look after yourself by all means: I have endeavoured to do that. Oh BTW I can't whistle in daylight never mind the dark.....!!
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 19:57
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I'm fed up of all this whining about project fear - how else are a government supposed to persuade people to wear masks and social distance etc? Appealing to people's better nature (by saying masks are recommended to protect others) evidently doesn't work for some.
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 20:47
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Also I like to see the WHOLE of a persons face, especially if they are smiling.
Oh but you CAN see that a person is smiling .... look at their eyes ... and also the lines to the side of them!!

Appealing to people's better nature
Oh would that this were possible .... at it would seem that too many at the moment seem to be lacking this innate quality!
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 20:54
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Originally Posted by Mariner9 View Post
I'm fed up of all this whining about project fear - how else are a government supposed to persuade people to wear masks and social distance etc? Appealing to people's better nature (by saying masks are recommended to protect others) evidently doesn't work for some.
If it cannot make a convincing case by reason and persuasion then there is no case to be made. Others will disagree, I know, but FEAR has been used although people are beginning to see through it.... Do not misunderstand me there are some people who are threatened & vulnerable to this virus but there are millions who certainly are not.
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 20:59
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Originally Posted by Alsacienne View Post
Oh but you CAN see that a person is smiling .... look at their eyes ... and also the lines to the side of them!!
Yes, but oh so much better when no "face nappy" is present at all. Does not deal with the interruption of speech. I like to see the WHOLE of a persons face.

[/QUOTE]Oh would that this were possible .... at it would seem that too many at the moment seem to be lacking this innate quality![/QUOTE]
Sadly you underestimate the vast majority of people....
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 21:06
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UK Flu jab using Form S1

Have any Expats here managed to get a free OAP flu jab in the UK using their UK (pre Brexit) issued Form S1 as entitlement? Iím going to try it shortly, just wondering if being registered with a UK GP is a prerequisite (it wasnít/isnít for a Covid vax).
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 22:13
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Isn't the price about £15?
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Old 1st Nov 2021, 21:22
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Mr Optimistic, Iím not sure what the point of the ď£15Ē comment is.

However, the NHS criteria for a free OAP flu vaccination is based on the Ordinarily UK Resident test. There is no need whatsoever to be registered with a UK GP to qualify, the patient just has to have a property in the UK for their exclusive use recorded in the NHS database. Indeed, you can be Ordinarily Resident in more than one country. You donít even have to spend more time in the UK than the other country, in which you are also ordinarily resident.

In conclusion, I didnít need to flash my S1. Iíve had my flu jab in the UK legally and saved £15 quid.
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Old 4th Nov 2021, 21:02
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Couldn't figure out the significance of 'free' so was just pointing out the trivial cost.
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