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JB1975

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Science has just discovered that horses recognise their own reflection in a mirror, which points towards them being self-aware:


As if we didn't already know that horses have a bit more self-awareness than the average human.

For myself, I try not to recognise my own reflection but remain painfully self-aware of who stands before me in the mirror.
 

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Science has just discovered that horses recognise their own reflection in a mirror, which points towards them being self-aware:


As if we didn't already know that horses have a bit more self-awareness than the average human.

For myself, I try not to recognise my own reflection but remain painfully self-aware of who stands before me in the mirror.
The horse on here has much more vanity than self awareness I think.
 

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Science has just discovered that horses recognise their own reflection in a mirror, which points towards them being self-aware:


As if we didn't already know that horses have a bit more self-awareness than the average human.

For myself, I try not to recognise my own reflection but remain painfully self-aware of who stands before me in the mirror.
time start arming yourself and prepping for the equine apocalypse
 

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Science has just discovered that horses recognise their own reflection in a mirror, which points towards them being self-aware:


As if we didn't already know that horses have a bit more self-awareness than the average human.

For myself, I try not to recognise my own reflection but remain painfully self-aware of who stands before me in the mirror.
We are just making sure no pony-like tendencies are cropping up. It's a defense mechanism.

Or sometimes saying in horse...

"you talking to me?"
 

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TheGreatGrundy

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Thailand has announced a plan to open up between now and October to vaccinated tourists. Given the tardiness of our immunisation program, the over 70's from here may well be the only tourists ready to take advantage of the planned opening. This is the fear of many, that the world will open up and we will still be locked out of the party because we limited ourselves to one vaccine and can neither produce or distribute it at a decent rate. https://www.tatnews.org/2021/04/tat...7JmKITanCFWYGyJzlM9KXITaSp4pFHD_Fbxd_arkF12ZU
 

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I gather from the PM's press conference a few minutes ago that under 50's are not going to get the AstraZenica vaccine. Well good luck to them given there are no other vaccines available in this country. :rolleyes:
We are now doomed to remain in this whiplash of restrictions on and off for the next 12 months at least, with the international border to remain closed. There will be the inevitable leaks from quarantine, especially if this UK variant is the dominant strain being brought in. The vaccination rollout was woefully behind schedule as it is without this further constraint being added, we simply cannot get enough supply of the Pfizer vax into the country and none of the others are approved for use so that’s a mute point, too.
 

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I gather from the PM's press conference a few minutes ago that under 50's are not going to get the AstraZenica vaccine. Well good luck to them given there are no other vaccines available in this country. :rolleyes:
You'd assume they will order them. Obviously, when Pfizer can fulfil the order is a different matter.

The Pfizer vax isn't being blocked by Europe because they have been able to meet their orders.

I think it's going to take a while to get to the general public stage anyway.
 

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You'd assume they will order them. Obviously, when Pfizer can fulfil the order is a different matter.

The Pfizer vax isn't being blocked by Europe because they have been able to meet their orders.

I think it's going to take a while to get to the general public anyway.
The demand for Pfizer will spike now as the eu and uk are also placing advisories re az.

It’s a balls up.
 

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You'd assume they will order them. Obviously, when Pfizer can fulfil the order is a different matter.

The Pfizer vax isn't being blocked by Europe because they have been able to meet their orders.

I think it's going to take a while to get to the general public stage anyway.
From what I understand, it's extremely difficult to get other vaccines now on a new order.
 
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We are now doomed to remain in this whiplash of restrictions on and off for the next 12 months at least, with the international border to remain closed. There will be the inevitable leaks from quarantine, especially if this UK variant is the dominant strain being brought in. The vaccination rollout was woefully behind schedule as it is without this further constraint being added, we simply cannot get enough supply of the Pfizer vax into the country and none of the others are approved for use so that’s a mute point, too.
The international border is not closed to those who wish to leave for longer than 3 months and there are opportunities opening up to enter other countries. The key to entry or even boarding an international airline is being vaccinated, but this country has done precisely what I always knew it would - ensured that the vast majority of it's citizens will be among the last out of the starting gates in the international travel stakes.
 

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We are now doomed to remain in this whiplash of restrictions on and off for the next 12 months at least, with the international border to remain closed. There will be the inevitable leaks from quarantine, especially if this UK variant is the dominant strain being brought in. The vaccination rollout was woefully behind schedule as it is without this further constraint being added, we simply cannot get enough supply of the Pfizer vax into the country and none of the others are approved for use so that’s a mute point, too.
Novavax is still on the cards but now looking a lot further away for Australia than the June timeframe that was being looked at a month or two ago.

 

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