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In William's World
roger_drew
Jul 19, 2021
"In these pandemic times, human activity has been curtailed, and rightly so when considering the mortal threat posed by the Covid 19 virus. Of course, Emiko and I have had both shots of the vaccine, which has proved very successful in reducing the number of hospitalisations and deaths throughout the UK. Nevertheless, it’s still possible to become severely ill from Covid, even if you’ve had a double dose of the vaccine, so I’m somewhat concerned about the government’s plan to lift all restrictions next Monday, especially as I’m in the extremely vulnerable group due to age and pre-existing health conditions. Currently, the number of people infected is rising again, and very sharply too. Hospitalisation and deaths are also on the rise. This new ‘Delta’ variant of the disease is far more contagious than the original strain and now accounts for 99% of all new infections. And the more the virus remains in circulation, the more opportunities it has to further mutate, perhaps becoming more and more immune to the vaccine. Yet, even though restrictions are still in place right now, I see people acting with little or no regard to social distancing, hand sanitising or mask wearing in public. They seem to either think it’s all over or they’re totally ignorant of the dangers. The government are saying that when restrictions end on the 19th of July, the need to wear a face mask and continue social distancing will be down to individual responsibility, but they trust that the public will do the right thing. Well, I certainly wouldn’t bet on that. So Emi and I will continue to wear our face masks and try to stay away from crowded indoor gatherings. Better safe than sorry... " Hi Bill, A very refreshing and intelligent insight on the current situation. Please continue with your facemask/distancing/handwashing. As you say better safe than sorry. Be well, Roger
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WILLIAM'S WONDERFUL WORLD OF GUITARS. (A personal series of six string sentiments...)
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roger_drew
Apr 04, 2021
Not sure what that is meant to mean?
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COVID-19 JABS
In World Outside The Window
roger_drew
Apr 03, 2021
Hi gang - I'm back! After getting some friends and family to look at this thread I have decided to come back and not be wound up (by Perfect Monster), or bullied off the forum. I did hope to resolve things with a private e-mail chat with John, but IMHO John cannot take constructive criticism re his moderation of the forum or doesn't like his opinion to be challenged. One thing that struck me is that John overlooked the comment about the moon landings that started the whole thing off and has sided with Perfect Monster since. Is this a fellow Yorkshireman thing, Freemasons together? Being surrounded by sycophants? Who knows??? Anyway I will repost my original posting to clarify some things that Perfect Monster challenged. I'm also going to start a thread about Freemasons on internet forums. Hopefully I should get a few comments from any women on the forum about an outdated, male only secret society designed to get favours from others. In the meantime I have asked friends and family to register with the forum to support me. They are not fans of Bill's, but then the World outside the Window is nothing to do with Bill's music. IMHO too many internet forums consists of horrible cliques and so I intend to redress the balance. May the battles commence!!! PS Brilliant to see that the Mighty Donald Trump is thinking of standing again :) Perhaps some of the forum members from the USA can explain what the procedure is if a president dies or becomes incapable in office? Also can a president be prosecuted for his dog repeatedly biting people?
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COVID-19 JABS
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COVID-19 JABS
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roger_drew
Mar 29, 2021
Thanks for the responses guys. I said when I first posted that I didn't want this to turn into a political football, but then there's always one isn't there? Time for a chat with the forum moderators. My own experience is as follows. I had concerns about having a COVID-19 jab due to a shellfish allergy. I know that in the UK precautions exist at vaccination centres, such as having defibs available. So I contacted my GP. Here is his response: "Unless patients have had documented anaphylaxis to the constituents of the C19 vaccines, including polyethylene glycol, there is no contraindication to having either AstraZeneca or PfizerBioNtech. A previous shellfish allergy which doesnt require carrying of an EpiPen adrenaline pen is reassuring too. The formulations do not contain antibiotics nor shellfish products and are not live vaccines. I hope that is reassuring". For those interested and able to understand there is a lot of information about how the different vaccines are designed and how they work. So I went ahead and had the Oxford Astra Zeneca jab on the evening of Tue 23 March, although a sister who lives in a different area of the UK was give the Pfizer jab due to her allergies. After getting home I experienced tingling in my left arm (the one I had the jab in), tingling in my mouth and teeth and an unpleasant metallic taste in my mouth. While this isn't documented in any NHS literature I have seen it mentioned on several internet sites, particularly in the USA. Anyway the following day I just felt tired with general 'flu symptoms. While the 'flu symptons have gone I still feel tired (although I often do when the clocks go forward in the UK), but have also developed significant pain and stiffness in my back and left shoulder, which are sites of previous issues. I have called the UK 111 medical service. They suggested that it might be coincidental. Gradually the stiffness is going away. My partner who has just turned 50 has also has the OAZ jab. She had quite severe 'flu/tiredness symptoms the following day, then stomach pain and feeling sick the day after that. On the third day after the jab she was fine. I know that some of the people to have the worst reactions have been young carers in the 20-30 year old age group, particularly for the first few days of after having the jab. Ultimately we have to remember that the vaccines have been developed over a period on months rather than the usual period of years. So the testing to get approvals has been compromised somewhat, but then these are unprecedented times. I think the risk of not having a jab and being infected far outweigh the risks involved in having one. Even if anyone has had one or two vaccine doses I would still urge the use of masks, social distancing and hand washing - absolute essentials IMHO. If anyone needs more genuine information rather than "pub heresay" please PM me, but please be wary of bullshit and misinformation from "pub scientists" who really know nothing and use terms such as "my understanding", holding court to the masses while telling them nothing. It's the very often undervalued professional scientists who are potentially saving the World, not the pub experts (and school children like they are with climate change not!). Roger
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