31 thoughts on “Saturday’s Papers

  1. Shayna

    I often ponder why, “The Irish News” – largest circulation of a daily newspaper (In The North), great coverage of GAA is not covered on BS. Anyhoos, yesterday’s front page story was a guy from Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, Cory Skeffington pictured in his Na Fianna GAA jersey (Coalisland GAA club) – he won 250k on a scratchcard. He’s 23 and he gave a thumbs up pose to the camera. (Also, I’m from down the road a bit – Clonoe)

    1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

      I agree. I would prefer to see more Irish papers, possibly replacing British rags.

  2. SOQ

    Dr John Campbell reviews a new large study out of Belgium (24th August) on the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine. The results are pretty conclusive- there is now strong evidence that as an early intervention, it does work.

    He is somewhat bemused as to why the centre for evidence based medicine at Oxford University and WHO were so adamant that it did not work- given that they were prescribing doses way above the recommended guidelines.


    1. Cian

      TIL that Dr John Campbell has a PhD and isnt a MD.

      It is great there is an effective treatment for the COVID.

      1. bisted

        …knew it…those scoundrels at the WHO and Oxford were testing the wrong dosage…could have been worse for Bolsanaro…he could have overdosed…

      2. SOQ

        And is his interpretation of the report wrong?


        In conclusion, in this large nationwide observational study of patients hospitalized with COVID-19, HCQ monotherapy administered at a dosage of 2400 mg over five days was independently associated with significant decrease in mortality compared to patients not treated with HCQ. This impact was observed in both early and late treatment group, suggesting that this benefit might be mediated by immunomodulatory properties, a hypothesis worth addressing as evidence of an antiviral activity of HCQ on SARS-CoV-2 appears increasingly inconsistent.

      3. SOQ

        Sorry I misread your comment there. We are usually on opposite sides LOL

        Actually I didn’t know that about John Campbell- he has a great way of explaining things to us laypeople.

  3. Gabby

    The BBC needs more diversity of opinion, says a retiring director. The same can be said about RTE.

    1. Q Celt

      And on trans, chastise the nay sayer and not report the traumatised damaged people who were confused teens

  4. Clampers Outside

    This is what integrity means:

    “no award or honour, no matter my admiration for the person for whom it was named, means so much to me that I would forfeit the right to follow the dictates of my own conscience.”

    @jk_rowling is classier by the day


  5. Kate

    Examiners “Government may ignore demand for 2 nominees” is as good as saying Ursela Von der Leyen will put Ireland’s application in “out” tray.
    V Dombrovski of Latvia is my front runner!

    1. Brother Barnabas

      and then we can turn on the fupping gombeen fools in FG who hounded our commissioner out of office

    2. George

      They don’t really have to. They can just put forward one candidate who is clearly much stronger than the other.

  6. Kate

    Not sure about that BB! It was a curious statement from Phil Hogan at the end of June …”In consultation with President Von del Leven I will return to my duties of Trade Commissioner”.
    Where had he been? Chasing director general job in World Trade ? Golfing? Certainly didn’t sound committed to his Commissioners EU job ….the buck stops with him .

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