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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    I said my piece on those above.
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    Not as slippery if the implications of choices are made explicit.
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    No, it shouldn't automatically bar you from treatment, but it should be made clear to people that the choice they make is not simply limited to the injection in the arm, and there are implications, for example prioritisation, and certainly, in my opinion, in their ability to expose others to...
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    If the doctor looking after the last ICU bed had 2 patients in front of him/her who needed it, and they were clinically otherwise identical except one had been vaccinated and the other not, I would 100% support him/her choosing the vaccinated patient. The other made a choice, and choices have...
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    My opinion, and I don't intend to stay in this debate, on smoking, alcohol etc vs Covid. I think there are considerable differences which make the question of linking an action and its consequences very difficult. These include risk to self, risk to others and pressure on the NHS. I abhor...
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    Would you buy an electric car?

    I was shopping for an EV, had driven a Polestar 2 and a BMW iX, and liked both, although quite different. The Polestar is a smaller car, but lovely to drive and can be quite relaxing to drive or a flying machine. The iX is a big luxury space and very cocooning. Polestar have some pre-configured...
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    Garsen Grips

    I always think that if a new grip like this doesn't feel weird and awkward for a while, it probably isn't doing much good, as the awkwardness is you having to change all the bad habits that were missing putts for you.
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    Anyone fancy JCB on 1st July?

    The website has some good images of holes. Looks great, better than Centurion, for example.
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    Motocaddy battery question

    This might be of some interest.
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    I am not in favour of mandatory vaccinations for the general public, apart from NHS and care workers and possibly some other similar public services that most of us come into contact with, but I am in favour of requiring Covid passports for indoor entertainment venues and suchlike. So people...
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    Heard 'owt? Heard lots. Ivermectin is much beloved of anti-vaxx types. Despite some initial interest based on rather dodgy studies, now shown not to have any benefit in Covid. FDA has advised people not to take it because it can cause nasty side effects. It is the 2021 version of...
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    Motocaddy battery question

    Is that an older battery? What vintage of trolley? I would assume it is suitable for a good 18 holes. My MK battery never let me down and was a basic 18 hole.
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    I had the Moderna booster too, and they didn't even know I was the internet's Chief Medical Officer, and nobody mentioned any heart effects.
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    Chris Whitty recently said something along the lines of 'Don't worry about criticism from people you wouldn't accept advice from'. I think he has it about right. I usually don't bother trying to persuade the people who post crap, because that is usually a futile task.
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    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    Update: The research Malhotra was referencing has been given a 'expression of concern' by the journal Circulation. It isn't peer-reviewed and there are some problems with the data used and conclusions reached. Journals publish papers that are peer-reviewed, that is the gold standard, although...
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