Leggy

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  1. Very kind rider imo, these brain explosions aside. Just needs to sort those out and he's on the way. Took CWJ a few decades
  2. You have a point. I was just clarifying that it was deliberate and intentional, albeit skilful. It's never been known to be done before. However, as the adjudicator pointed out, racing's social licence is on thin ice and complaints from the SPCA can not be treated lightly, especially with respect to whip use. The padded whips were clearly designed and implemented so that only the padded end made contact with the horse. And it's not a "soft rubber handle". The end is hard as.I realise that Wiremu is a handful and I hope he makes good use of the 3 months to reflect and maybe get some help if he
  3. It was no fumble. Given the admission of the charge, and the film evidence, the Committee is comfortably satisfied that the act was intentional. It accepts the submission of Mr Oatham that the action of altering the manner in which Mr Pinn held the whip was skilful and deliberate, as was the way in which there was striking of the horse, in the way displayed on the film.
  4. Yes that's where the screenshot pic is from.
  5. I don't see how he could accidentally end up with his whip upside down. Even if he did, actually using it like that seems quite malicious and intentional to me.
  6. Returning to the original discussion as it applies to racing, the point is that based on the Oxford evidence, requiring double vax certification for entry to and participation in events has a minimal and declining effect on reducing risk to others. It's possible that it increases the risk because in the vaccinated population you will have way more asymptomatic but infected people wandering around shedding the virus, unknowing and untested. The only way that vax certification might be of some use is if you require certification that participants were vaccinated say within the last 3 months (or
  7. Well, it was the best we had at the time and it's already licensed this month by the MHRA in the UK. Just prior to the analysis of the Pavlovax B/C trial being released. I already noted above that it was less efficacious. It is however already being manufactured with 10 million courses available within the next month or so.
  8. No shit. Pfizer terminated the phase 2/3 trials and released an interim analysis only a couple of weeks ago. The final analysis will need to be submitted to approval agencies before purchases can be confirmed. Pharmac will negotiate that in the NZ case if they haven't already, but at this stage, subject to Medsafe approval. That IS how it works in the same way it has for Molnupiravir
  9. We also have 60,000 doses of Molnupiravir ordered. Possibly not as effective as Paxlovid based on Pfizer reports last week but quite effective all the same. They got onto that pretty quickly and it has now been approved in the UK. Not sure where Medsafe is on that.
  10. The US has pre-ordered 10 million treatments and the uk 250,000.
  11. I thought Leo said that he had spoken to Jackson who had referred him to Pharmac which presumably won't have much to say as they can't be asked to purchase or order an as yet unapproved med. It seems odd that Pfizer would be applying to Medsafe for approval if they did not have some indication from NZ that we were interested in purchasing Paxlovid.
  12. Do we know they haven't? Pfizer says "Rolling submissions have commenced in several countries including in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, with planned submissions to other regulatory agencies around the world to follow." That would seem to mean we are forward in the queue?
  13. They can't order it until it is approved by Medsafe can they? Medsafe can't approve it until Pfizer make application and submit the necessary efficacy and safety data. As far as I am aware it hasn't been approved anywhere in the world yet. I think it is still in the Phase 2/3 clinical trial stage?
  14. They can't order it until it is approved by Medsafe can they? Medsafe can't approve it until Pfizer make application and submit the necessary efficacy and safety data. As far as I am aware it hasn't been approved anywhere in the world yet. I think it is still in the Phase 2/3 clinical trial stage?
  15. They can't order it until it is approved by Medsafe can they? Medsafe can't approve it until Pfizer make application and submit the necessary efficacy and safety data. As far as I am aware it hasn't been approved anywhere in the world yet. I think it is still in the Phase 2/3 clinical trial stage?
  16. They can't order it until it is approved by Medsafe can they? Medsafe can't approve it until Pfizer make application and submit the necessary efficacy and safety data. As far as I am aware it hasn't been approved anywhere in the world yet.
  17. If that's the case Tauhei, then I think you have gone one better. I'm curious though exactly what you find so objectionable about my post?
  18. No. Not anywhere as far as I know. I think P4P has shares in Pfizer. Also sounds like he has a premature innoculation problem.
  19. I agree with what you say with respect to immunity against infection (particularly symptomatic infection) and severe symptoms. That's not what we were discussing though I don't think. We were discussing the reduction in transmission from vaccination. The Oxford studies suggest this effect occurs modestly immediately following vaccination but is non-existent after 12 weeks. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.09.28.21264260v1 I note this is an un-peer-reviewed pre-print.
  20. Not quite right. Significantly effective (not very effective) and less so for delta than alpha. And it's for only 12 weeks from the second jab after which those studies conclude there is no difference.
  21. Independent director positions were advertised closing June. I haven't seen anything with respect to those appointments. https://www.iod.org.nz/assets/Vacancies/2021/Racing-New-Zealand-Board-Appointments-Position-Description.pdf
  22. That is Racing New Zealand established by the Racing Industry Act 2020 primarily to provide a consultative forum for the codes.
  23. I've never heard of him backing a winner OR backing a $14 shot though they should be easier to stop.