Coronavirus (2021) thread

Tim of the Oak

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Yes and no. AZ will be relieved they don’t have to meet the EU’s vaccine demands and are unlikely to face fines.

However for the bloc it wasn’t about number of dosages. Politico had a good breakdown of the judgement.

‘But this case was never really about the doses. The Commission’s case was about proving AstraZeneca was wrong. Here, the EU succeeded.

"The judgment has recognized that AstraZeneca has breached, perhaps intentionally, at least seriously, the contract," a lawyer representing the Commission said. "Therefore on the principles and the way that the contract must be performed in the future, the judgment is entirely satisfying."

The judge stated ‘It seems [AstraZeneca] freely violated its contractual guarantee," citing a contract provision clearly stating that AstraZeneca didn't have any other competing contracts to block its obligations to the EU.


For AZ - ‘the judge refused the Commission’s request to create a binding delivery schedule for the rest of the 220 million doses, calling it "premature" because it's too soon to say whether the company will fall short on its full schedule of obligations.’

Irrespective of the Courts decision, the fact remains AZ has been sidelined by the bloc and by several European countries with Pfizer winning the contract to provide a further 1.8 billion doses into next year.

AZ’s argument that it made ‘best endeavours’ was struck down which is a major problem for a pharma company wishing to do future business with the bloc.
I agree mate. it wasn’t really about the EU wanting many millions of extra doses.
 

Healdplace

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GM Weekly Pop Data after today:~

Borough / Pop Today / 7 days ago / up or down wk to wk/ Testing is % of local population who have tested positive for Covid over past year.

As ever with Pop going up is bad, going down good - the higher the number the better or worse depending on direction moving. The Pop is total cases in past week versus 100,000 POPulation to even out the comparison versus size and expected cases based on numbers living there.



Manchester 361 / 298 / UP 63 Testing positive 10.7%

Salford 332 / 306 / UP 26 Testing positive 10.0%

Bury 328 / 265 / UP 63 Testing positive 10,0%

Wigan 302 / 228 / UP 74 Testing positive 9.7%

Bolton 258 / 301 / DOWN 43 Testing positive 11.3%

Trafford 240 / 195 / UP 45 Testing positive 7.7%

Rochdale 231 / 206 / UP 25 Testing positive 10.4 %

Oldham 223 / 173 / UP 50 Testing positive 10.4%

Tameside 213 / 161 / UP 52 Testing positive 8.7%

Stockport 197 / 229 / DOWN 32 Testing positive 7.9%


Manchester pulling clear from Salford and Bury now also in the 300s alomg with Wigan too. Making 4 boroughs over 300 for first time in many months.

And none of them Bolton.

Inded remarkably Trafford is close to going above Bolton too.

Stockport still the only botough below 200 though it stayed still today.

Trafford regained some of the lead on overall Pop Score on Stockport with a better day today now on 7748 with Stockport on 7893 - increasing the lead to 145.

Bolton is on its lowest Pop Score for nearly 6 weeks. Basically since Delta arrived.

Bolton unsurprisingly given its recent big numbers still has the highest GM Pop Score on 11, 274.

However, there are now 5 boroughs in the 10,000 club - Manchester on 10, 734. Rochdale on 10, 385 and Oldham 10, 393. Neck and neck there.

Salford which went into the 10 K club yesterday are on 10, 046.

But Bury became number 5 in GM today on 10030.

So there will be only 4 boroughs sub 10,000 tomorrow. Trafford and Stockport months away bar a disater in either. And Tameside many weeks off too bar the same.

But Wigan's bad numbers took them to 9703 and if they continue at this rate could cut it to 3 not over 10K by the week after next.

Hopefully not.

Tameside possibly may get there too this side of autumn - at 8715 is a good few weeks away from going into five figures.
 

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GM VACCINE UPDATE:


Latest Vaccine Update by Population Percentage for 10 GM boroughs

Borough/ First Dose / Both Doses - TODAY V YESTERDAY



BOLTON 74.6% / 53.3 % V 74.5 / 52.9%

BURY 75.7% / 54.6% V 75.6% / 54.4%

MANCHESTER 56.8% / 33.8% V 56.3% / 33.6%

OLDHAM 69.8% / 51.5% V 69.6% / 51.1%

ROCHDALE 72.1% / 50.0% V 72.0% / 49.9%

SALFORD 63.6 % / 42. 5% V 63.1% / 42.4%

STOCKPORT 79.4% / 58.5% V 78.9% / 58.2%

TAMESIDE 74.8% / 55.4% V 74.1% / 54.7%

TRAFFORD 76.1% / 55,4% V 75.9% / 54.9%

WIGAN 78.3% / 57.4% V 77.8% / 57.0%


Stockport in next couple of days set to be first GM borough to have reached 80% of Population with one dose and 60% with both. And despite being so far ahead of Manchester still added even today a hugher percentage of new doses. What is holding Manchester back?

The case number differential is as stark as the vaccination number difference and Bolton got quickly uder control after a swidt increase in numbers there which were not that much better than Manchester when Delta arrived.

Seems very odd this is not being improved upon in the city.
 
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Singapore is one of the few places you want to be playing the Billy big bollocks and breaking the law. I've been there lots of times and it's a great City. It wouldn't surprise me if he gets three strokes of the cane as well, here's hoping.
 

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Singapore is one of the few places you want to be playing the Billy big bollocks and breaking the law. I've been there lots of times and it's a great City. It wouldn't surprise me if he gets three strokes of the cane as well, here's hoping.
Agreed..he won't fuck about again
 

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