when have i been partying and 'travelling'? i relocated once in 3 years, after self-isolating with zero social contact, not even with my then-gf, for the first 18 months. you meanwhile were sat at home with your family like a newt, so, erm, no change at all to your usual lifestyle, really.
living in korea for the last year i've had MORE restrictions on social life, not less. you absolute fucking idiot. korea has had a closing-time curfew for 90% of my time here, only relaxing it for all of about 4 weeks in the late autumn.
korea has had maximum groups sizes (2/4/6, with a group of 2 people being the maximum for the bulk of the entire summer).
korea has mandatory mask wearing outdoors - even during maximum humidity 36 degree days, even alone when walking through the city at night.
korea has had mandatory testing, mandatory self-isolation if you're in the same area as a reported case (been caught twice this way = 25 days, in total, combined of self-isolation at home; that's almost a month of my last 12, plus the 2 weeks i took in quarantine when i arrived here).
the UK has had NO restrictions during most of last year. as soon as the vaccine programme kicked off in earnest - and you'll remember the UK was basically one of the first 2/3 nations globally, leading the pack - all the social restrictions went out the window. clubs open. bars open. masks, by god! no contact tracing, no sign-in codes, no mandatory testing, very few curfews, if any ... i could go on. i practically uprooted myself and moved to a country with a much more severe, much more invasive approach to covid, with many, many more rules and a much higher pressure to conform to them. 'partying and travelling'. unbelievable. the giant raves and partying have been happening in the UNITED KINGDOM and EUROPE.
Or you can do nothing and have long lockdowns like the UK.
WHEN is the last time the UK had a long lockdown? LMAO. certainly not since i moved to korea. long lockdowns have precisely been off the table since last spring, when vaccines were understood to have changed the entire calculus. i moved to korea last spring!
please tell me more about my 'venality'. once again, dilbert, i am speaking on behalf of YOUR OWN POPULATION, the MAJORITY OF WHOM supported plans to 'reopen and live with covid'. you're speaking for the people of melbourne and sydney, really, sat there in your state of 1.6 million people, watching the cows graze? shut up and fuck off.
'the situation just works in australia, if you used our model you wouldn't need long lockdowns like the UK'.
melbourne: LONGEST CONTINUOUS LOCKDOWN IN THE WORLD, DURING THE WHOLE PANDEMIC.
How will vaccines solve the problem when they aren't very effective, aren't very effective for long and global takeup is going to be below the threshold for usefulness?
jesus christ. the vaccines aren't effective for very long because they're 2.5 YEARS OUT OF DATE. they were developed based on the original ancestor strain of covid, which is a very different-shaped microorganism to the one we find today. pfizer and moderna are already testing a vaccine that has been updated for omicron/+. it's like saying 'how will we ever cope with flu again? i just took the 2019 flu vaccine and it's only giving me 40% protection!'
the first-generation of vaccines were 90%+ EFFECTIVE even up to and including delta. the continued generations are going to tighten our grip on this pandemic. get a fucking grip on yourself. you are an hysterical idiot.
Expect the smelly STEM nerds you despise
i work with STEM nerds all day long. i respect them. i have been here talking about the immense achievements and reassurances of science. what are you doing, +3 years into the pandemic? still talking about spooky 'unforeseen consequences' of vaccination, sounding every bit like a cracked fucking antivaxxer skeptic, recycling their rhetoric. it's amazing - you position yourself as a tribune of the sciences but everything you post here is pseudo-scientific, conspiracy nut nonsense. you're mentally ill. you should take mushrooms.
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