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by katy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2218
Views: 93314

Re: Coronavirus

Some on Spanish social media blaming the Brits for spreading la cepa Britanica as it has appeared in expat areas. What about the 4 flights per day coming into Madrid from South America, no mention of the Brazilian strain. I assume many from Madrid managed to sneak into Andalucia.
by katy
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2218
Views: 93314

Re: Coronavirus

Given all the figures being pumped out as to how many have tested positive surely we are on our way to herd immunity. I also read that virus's lose their strength when that happens. :think:
by katy
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2218
Views: 93314

Re: Coronavirus

My thoughts too Lavanda. What if the vaccine doesn't work. Read that around 23 in a Spanish care home have caught the virus days after being vaccinated. Expained that the virus must have already being developing . Not sure about the deaths yet, jury is out until more investigation.
by katy
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2218
Views: 93314

Re: Coronavirus

by katy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2218
Views: 93314

Re: Coronavirus

Point taken about mix and match! Interesting how the UK are trying to keep the South Africa variant ( that the vaccines might not work on) out. I read that the EU are considering similar measures. The British variant was tracked back to a case in Autumn. How many new variants are there out there in...
by katy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Covid Vaccinations Spain
Replies: 81
Views: 3045

Re: Covid Vaccinations Spain

The President of Exremadura justifies the delay in vaccinations because he is not sure of it's usefulness against Covid. Article reports that the area is now the highest province for infections. He has a right to his opinions but not sure it should be in his power to decide? https://www.elmundo.es/e...
by katy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 88
Views: 5567

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Back on track. Those of you in Spain can get some good deals on Paradors. Had an email, offers at 60 euro per night. No Vaccinations required :wink:
by katy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 88
Views: 5567

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Said on a local forum here that a sperm bank at a local stud farm has been used for their superior freezing equipment. Don’t know if it’s true. Most of those over 75 have been vaccinated now. Actually they haven't. Only about 25 percent and still thousands of over 80s not had the jab but lots booke...
by katy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 88
Views: 5567

Re: Travel Covid requirements

I think it would have been smoother if the process had been run like normal flu jabs at GP surgeries and some pharmacies etc. Now seems to be centralised and government controlled with these mass centres. Having said that most other countries haven’t done any better. Said on a local forum here that ...
by katy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 88
Views: 5567

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Just heard that Italy will keep it's "state of emergency" until April 30th.
by katy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain
Replies: 29
Views: 601

Re: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain

I have to say the whole thing looked staged. If it was for dutch tv why was it shown in the UK? Because they are looking for stories to stir up trouble . Probably leaked by the Sun or Daily Mail originally. The press have block bookings in Calais hotels. The Guardian and BBC are miffed because noth...
by katy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 88
Views: 5567

Re: Travel Covid requirements

Not sure. COVID like other flu’s always dies out in the spring so Easter could see a change in policy and tourism open up.
UK could be left off the list though, just because they can. Everyone hates us now, depends how strong the tourism sector is in lobbying their governments.
by katy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain
Replies: 29
Views: 601

Re: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain

Back to hamgate. The profile given to a ham sandwich just reflects the dissapointment by the media who have Been hanging around Calais looking for chaos and found none. Let's stage something.
by katy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain
Replies: 29
Views: 601

Re: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain

Oh well if you want to show what an idiot you are I suggest you join the Brexit thread because my life is too short to stuff a mushroom. Here you are. Plenty of like minded people on here. viewtopic.php?f=30&t=38961
by katy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain
Replies: 29
Views: 601

Re: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain

Of course. The UK lets anything in
by katy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain
Replies: 29
Views: 601

Re: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain

Very nice tomatoes from Morocco right now thanks. Strawberries from Egypt, I wash them well. Do your homework about the rest.
by katy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain
Replies: 29
Views: 601

Re: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain

The guy was Polish, was he coming or going. Perhaps the UK should reciprocate and stop all the Eastern European carp food coming in. I had a pair of golf shoes confiscated arriving in Australia. We had been playing golf in Singapore and there was just a few small particles of soil left on the soles....
by katy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2218
Views: 93314

Re: Coronavirus

Point taken about mix and match! Interesting how the UK are trying to keep the South Africa variant ( that the vaccines might not work on) out. I read that the EU are considering similar measures. The British variant was tracked back to a case in Autumn. How many new variants are there out there in...
by katy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain
Replies: 29
Views: 601

Re: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain

For those who absolutely need their ham sarni, take it in the packet. I looked at the cheap ham packs this morning, they still have the EC codes on them (ok I am bored) some from Holland others from Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
by katy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain
Replies: 29
Views: 601

Re: Don't bring meat sandwiches into Spain

Beginning to think the hamgate story was stage managed after seeing the hordes of cameras and TV stations in the background. Maybe a bit more propaganda in the realm of "you cannot have your cake and eat it". :lolno: They had confiscated oranges too.