Le Mans 2021

Le Mans 2021

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fatboy18

18,260 posts

169 months

Thursday 8th October
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//j17 said:
fatboy18 said:
Can't wait until they go driverless rofl
Naa, won't happen.


I mean you've got to have someone on board to do the ALT+CTRL+Del reset when it goes wrong.
I think Toyota have already had to do that a couple of times hehe

Truckosaurus

7,760 posts

242 months

Thursday 8th October
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I can't see the 2021 event being 'normal', but hopefully the restrictions won't be too limiting.

I'm not sure the ACO could cope with another year of no income so it might be more likely to be cancelled than the 2020 event was.

I'd not be surprised if they had an early announcement of another push back to September to maximise the chances of being allowed as big a crowd as possible.

I will, of course, be placing a ticket order at the earliest opportunity.

LawrieC

247 posts

62 months

Thursday 8th October
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It'll depend on an approved vaccine, but the tests are taking longer than they thought (unless you're Putin or Trump) so we can only hope for Christmas. They then have to make a couple of billion doses, and administer them by June. Not impossible, and very necessary for a whole host of reasons

icepop

1,170 posts

165 months

Thursday 8th October
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Listening to some of the boffins on radio 4, it looks like once the info from the trial 3 is all collated and analysed, by J anuary 2021 hopefully, then a mass vaccination will take place, consisting of high risk workers, NHS etc, and some of the general at risk public, prior to the vaccine being available as the flu jabs are. This, they imagine to be at this time next year, if all goes well. it wasn't actually said that next year was another write off, but it wasn't ruled out.

LawrieC

247 posts

62 months

Friday 9th October
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Originally, they were so confident in the Oxford Vaccine, that Astra Zeneca were to set up a factory and start production over the summer so there was a stockpile for when approval was given in the Autumn. The timescale just keeps slipping.

icepop

1,170 posts

165 months

Saturday 10th October
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It was interesting tp hrar that the vaccine was in place in February 2020, they were working on SARS at the time so naturally switched over to the SARS- coroavirus 19 virus. The production was in place is April 2020, manufacture takes place in 2000L reactors. one use plastic bags supported in a metal cage. This was fascinating to an ex production chemist, but as can be seen, although the trials can be curtailled somewhat if needs be, it's still a protracted process to get from test tube to arm. One other thought discussed was the, 'what it'. scenario of it not going to plan, and the requirements of having to live with the virus, a possible reality that does not bear thinking of.

Edited by icepop on Saturday 10th October 22:17

Welshbeef

41,893 posts

156 months

Saturday 10th October
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Living with it god that doesn’t bear thinking about

icepop

1,170 posts

165 months

Saturday 10th October
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No, to right, but remember that covid 19 is a corona virus like the common cold, and as seen in the chinese chappies case, where he recovered from deaths door with C 19, then travelled to europe to re catch it, and it was discovered his second dose was totally different to the initial one. i.e had mutated. lets face it you can catch cold 2 to 3 times in a year, all different strains, which is why we don't have a vaccine for it!!!!!!

stemll

2,294 posts

158 months

Sunday 11th October
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icepop said:
No, to right, but remember that covid 19 is a corona virus like the common cold, and as seen in the chinese chappies case, where he recovered from deaths door with C 19, then travelled to europe to re catch it, and it was discovered his second dose was totally different to the initial one. i.e had mutated. lets face it you can catch cold 2 to 3 times in a year, all different strains, which is why we don't have a vaccine for it!!!!!!
Most common colds are caused by a rhinovirus not a coronavirus but it's a very general term that refers to respiratory infections caused by a number of different viruses (which includes some coronaviruses). You couldn't vaccinate for a cold as you'd need to vaccinate for all those viruses, not just one. Add to that the fact that in the vast majority of cases a cold is trivial, it would be pointless spending time and money developing a vaccine that almost no-one would want.

Tyre Smoke

15,266 posts

219 months

Sunday 11th October
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You could also argue that CV19 for the majority of cases is trivial too. wink

Tyre Smoke

15,266 posts

219 months

Sunday 11th October
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This isn't the thread Welshbeef. There are plenty of others to argue your point.

wsn03

1,527 posts

59 months

Sunday 11th October
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Weird and nice seeing fans at the moto gp today, must be a few thousand there in the couple of stands they've allowed them in

leyorkie

1,155 posts

134 months

Sunday 11th October
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Tickets limited to 5000. Got an invite this week by email

wsn03

1,527 posts

59 months

Sunday 11th October
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leyorkie said:
Tickets limited to 5000. Got an invite this week by email
Wow...was an exciting meeting, and Britain's Sam Lowes won the Moto 2 race. Good seeing fans again