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Forum: Other topics 06-21-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,071
Posted By Alan
No problem. I always use the Google search...

No problem.

I always use the Google search window on the site when looking for stuff.
Forum: Other topics 06-21-2021, 04:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,071
Posted By Alan
Some of the discussions here. (Search on "Secure...

Some of the discussions here. (Search on "Secure Act")

https://www.early-retirement.org/forums/f28/will-secure-act-ira-rules-affect-inherited-ira-from-2014-a-109036.html
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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-19-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,902
Posted By Alan
That sounds similar to what NHS England has done,...

That sounds similar to what NHS England has done, we have the vaccination record and a QR code available on the NHS app.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-10-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 53,909
Posted By Alan
Thatís right, you need to be fully vaccinated to...

Thatís right, you need to be fully vaccinated to get to somewhere like 88% protection against the Delta variant otherwise it is only about 50% with a single dose. I listened to the Mayor of Greater...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-09-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 53,909
Posted By Alan
There was a concern that as the country moved...

There was a concern that as the country moved down the age range that the vaccine take-up would slow down.

Turns out those fears were unfounded. Good news indeed.
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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-09-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 53,909
Posted By Alan
It was a 30 minute ride, about one third full,...

It was a 30 minute ride, about one third full, which was about 10 people. No open windows. Infection rate in Cornwall is currently 8/100,000.

3/4 of adults in England have had at least 1 dose and...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-09-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 53,909
Posted By Alan
We are currently on vacation in Cornwall and...

We are currently on vacation in Cornwall and today traveled on a service bus for the first time in over a year. We took the bus from where we are staying in Charlestown (where Poldark was filmed) to...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-31-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 53,909
Posted By Alan
In California they are making the vaccine lottery...

In California they are making the vaccine lottery retroactive so that everyone that has already had a vaccine is automatically entered and is eligible to win.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-31-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 53,909
Posted By Alan
This article from January this year suggests that...

This article from January this year suggests that the vaccines may not work as well in immunosuppressed or immunocompromised people so more studies are needed.
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Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 05-31-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By Alan
Cool feature, I'd not heard of this before. ...

Cool feature, I'd not heard of this before.

https://www.apple.com/uk/airtag/
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-31-2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,821
Posted By Alan
Like this? ...

Like this?

https://www.early-retirement.org/forums/f28/poll-fire-funds-to-cover-monthly-costs-come-from-109394.html

or this?
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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-31-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 53,909
Posted By Alan
Best of luck to him, I hope he gets selected. I...

Best of luck to him, I hope he gets selected. I took part in a survey recently to see how many folks have Covid antibodies in their system. The survey covered 200k people and you were asked to...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-30-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 53,909
Posted By Alan
Masks are still required in stores here and when...

Masks are still required in stores here and when moving around inside restaurants, pubs and cafes. Sports stadia have been running at 25% capacity for a couple of weeks now so itís been good to have...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-29-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 10,036
Posted By Alan
We had a great time deciding where to retire....

We had a great time deciding where to retire. Every year we spent several weeks, at least a month if not longer, in various places to get a good feel for the place.

1st year was in Colorado...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-28-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 22,939
Posted By Alan
The British Medical Journal had an article on...

The British Medical Journal had an article on this in November.

https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4470
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-27-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 53,909
Posted By Alan
That is the same in our local post office but the...

That is the same in our local post office but the clerks sit behind a counter with counter to ceiling plexiglass sheeting and a small window through which business is conducted.

June 21 is the...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-26-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 53,909
Posted By Alan
That is the tracker I use as well to look at how...

That is the tracker I use as well to look at how the world is doing, and it definitely is a simple calculation looking at % of the entire population of countries.

I do like to look at other...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-23-2021, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Alan
The variant first detected in India has been of...

The variant first detected in India has been of big concern in the UK this past few weeks after surges of Covid in places like Blackburn, Bolton, Bedford and Glasgow. The good news is that a recent...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-22-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,237
Posted By Alan
This sewage testing is only for England, not sure...

This sewage testing is only for England, not sure what the other UK countries are doing in this regard as they have their own governments and manage their own NHS health trusts.

England is only...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-22-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,237
Posted By Alan
the sewage testing now covers 2/3rds of England...

the sewage testing now covers 2/3rds of England to try and get early indications of new variants.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57205126
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-22-2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Alan
My wife and I are currently in a second trial of...

My wife and I are currently in a second trial of mixing vaccines, AZ or Pfizer mixed with Moderna or Novavax.

Earlier trials in the UK and Spain of mixing AZ with Pfizer is producing some good...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-22-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Alan
threads merged

threads merged
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-22-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Alan
Thanks for posting this report, I'd seen various...

Thanks for posting this report, I'd seen various bits of it reported on the TV but not seen the whole study.

As you say, table 1 is a good summary. The Pfizer vaccine was in use a full month...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-21-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,793
Posted By Alan
Restaurants opened up here 5 days ago. We have...

Restaurants opened up here 5 days ago. We have been in a restaurant or cafe 6 times. Meeting our son for breakfast at one of our favorite restaurants tomorrow.

Itís great.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-21-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,926
Posted By Alan
It was cryoablation that I had done with the...

It was cryoablation that I had done with the knowledge that if it wasnít fully successful then RF ablation would be needed in a 2nd procedure.

The vegas(?) nerve runs close by and there is a...
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