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Coronovirus in the Philippines

Discussion in 'Life in the Philippines' started by JohnAsh, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. oss
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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

    Yes it is good news, but it is disappointing to see the Oxford-AZ vaccine at such small quantities it should have been the global workhorse because it's effective, cheap and storable in ordinary refrigerators but people have gotten snobby about which vaccine they want, Astra Zeneca are manufacturing it at cost there is no profit motive.

    Sputnik with its different vectors between dose 1 & 2 is possibly even better than Oxford-AZ as they are both based on the same underlying tech and approach.
  2. Jim
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    Jim Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Yeah, I noticed some foreigners saying they are not having the sinovac but have the moderna vac only. Beggars can't be choosers. I took the first available vaccine that was offed to me. Going to get a booster of a different vaccine this time.
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  3. oss
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    The studies are not all in on the different third dose but personally I would want a different one.
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  4. JohnAsh
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    The interesting bit is that those that have gout typically have T2 DM. Also clinicians and patients I am in contact with report that gout disappears on a lchf diet. Gout is an inflammatory condition and carbs are very well known to be inflammatory.

    The NHS as a whole are one step behind but not everywhere.

    BMJ Open 2016: Fructose intake and risk of gout and hyperuricemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies[meta-analysis of nutritional epidemiology studies; very weak evidence]

    https://blog.designsforhealth.com/gout-meat-or-metabolic-syndrome
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  5. JohnAsh
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    I consulted the oracle overnight (not Dr Google). Fructose appears to be the prime culprit. Where do we find fructose? In fruit. In sugar and as an added ingredient in preprepared foods as in “fructose corn syrup”.

    https://www.healthline.com/health/gout-and-sugar

    “When your body breaks down fructose, purines are released. As these chemical compounds are broken down, uric acid is produced. Uric acid can form painful crystals in the joints causing gout.”

    You may recall this furore in the news illustrating just how manufacturers and retail outlets slip the stuff (fructose) into what our children consume.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/marks-spencer-percy-pigs-sugar-food-report-a4511391.html
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    seems to me i AM the perfect diet..without the bun of course.
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    seems to me i AM the perfect diet..without the bun of course.
  10. Druk1
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    Everyone is remote schooling/revising at the moment, I know two who have just put their names down for a tentative nurse board exam in November.
  11. oss
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    More or less :)

    Might have to lose the Gherkins although saying that they don't contain a lot of carbohydrates.

    The caveat is that a lot of burgers are far from 100% beef with sometime quite a lot of carbohydrates included.
  12. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    You mean Soylent Green?
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  13. oss
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    That's an evil interpretation :D
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  14. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    My Mrs has started making the most wonderful beetroot/bean burgers. Better than any burger with meat in it that I have tried before.
    I'm not sure what she also puts in it but we are both becoming more vegan-influenced. Yummy.
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  15. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Could be Solent Green.
  16. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    ha ha-=-good one.
  17. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    I have put this link here because many members will have an eye on flights to the Philippines in the future.

    Boeing says air travel to return to pre-pandemic levels by 2024:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58560821
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  19. JohnAsh
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    That should breath some more life into the oil industry. Many now are predicting an over reaction or spike in oil prices as the industry has been starved of cash and activity for a few years now. Bounce back is likely to happen in a big way. I would say, expect a surge in ticket prices too.
  20. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    My wife told me today that there is a positive case of Covid on her island in Cebu.
    The person is not in her village but in a nearby barrio.

    I hope the barangay captain there is fully au fait with isolation and other safety measures.
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