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Irish Ice Hockey player Resigns in Protest Over Vaccine Passports



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,647 ✭✭✭ cena

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,647 ✭✭✭ cena

    There are both women's and men's national teams. There is also a league but It has to play be played in Belfast due to no rink in the republic of Ireland

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,980 ✭✭✭ Ficheall

    The vaccine passport implementation will be suboptimally executed, for sure, but your man still comes across as a looper.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,647 ✭✭✭ cena

    he comes across in the article as a guy that needs help

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,647 ✭✭✭ cena

    It is a real thing Irish ice hockey player. I am one myself, I just don't play for the national team

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,666 ✭✭✭✭ listermint

    Being really and being relevant are two different things I suppose.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,607 ✭✭✭ Ohmeha

    Absolutely devastating for this country with our pedigree in Ice Hockey to lose such a important and iconic sportsman such as Niall whathishame, I'm sure the Irish government are immediately re-considering their stance

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,235 ✭✭✭✭ Bass Reeves

    Antigen testing has a very high false negatives rates. Antigen testing is no use for controlling spread at events or indoor settings. Its only real use would be in workplaces where social distancing is an issue(food processing) or care home where you mass test to see if there is infection in the area you test. It's really only suitable as a rapid mass testing resource to detect outbreaks which should be confirmed by PCR testing

    PCR testing has a 24-48 hour turn around as well because of cost and logistics its not really suitable for using it as a method to prevent disease spread in indoor settings where social distancing will not be completely adhered to.

    Slava Ukrainii

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,294 ✭✭✭ prunudo

    He's not a nutter, he just has differing views to you. Yes they may be on the extreme side but it doesn't mean people should mock him for taking a stand.

    Afaik, the other eu countries will accept a negative text or a vaccine cert. We weren't given that option. That in itself raises serious questions. But as I've said before it wouldn't be the first time in this pandemic that topics once diverted to the ct forum end up being implemented with very little resistance.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,766 ✭✭✭ CalamariFritti

    I dont know what you're talking about. I am replying to him being against the covid cert for every day activities. I didnt do a full bio on him. I am discussing the opinion not the man.

  • Registered Users Posts: 187 ✭✭ ShadowTech

    Antigen tests have been shown to be highly accurate with symptomatic cases and therefore do quite a good job of helping in situations where someone is unsure whether they have a cold or mild symptoms of covid. Their effectiveness drops off with asymptomatic cases but with frequent use of rapid tests you we would likely catch many cases much earlier. Suspected cases resulting from antigen tests are then confirmed using PCR tests. Rapid tests are being used to enable the opening of other European countries in a manner that does not segregate society. We are the outlier here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,007 ✭✭✭✭ One eyed Jack

    That's exactly what it means, and he should be mocked mercilessly for behaving like an inconsiderate cock.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,171 ✭✭✭ Wolf359f

    If you have Covid symptoms, you really shouldn't be going out and about, acting as normal.

    So you take an antigen test and it's positive and you go for a PCR and it's positive.... that's all very well, they work, it prevented onward transmission.

    But if the antigen test is negative and you assume therefore you have a cold/hay fever etc... then that is the issue (assuming it was a false negative)

    I assume that's the reasoning behind not using antigen testing for indoor dining.

    PCR is far more reliable, but I don't think we can have the government paying for a PCR test for you to go to the pub. Testing centers would be swamped with people on a Thursday/Friday looking for a test so they can go on the piss at the weekend.

  • Registered Users Posts: 47 squelch666

    he hopes in the future he can rejoin his team

    Well ireland dont want you anymore go join a hockey antivac team

    Guys a nob

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,276 ✭✭✭ beachhead

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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,141 ✭✭✭✭ is_that_so

    He may be but last year we ruled out MHQ as something we didn't do, yet here we are. They are discriminatory and exclude people who through no fault of their own cannot get vaccinated. The use of them has been forced on government and leaving the policing of them to the hospitality industry shows up the flaws in the concept. One would hope they will be very short lived.