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If you had this BCG school jab with the booster afterwards then you may be protected with turbo immune system against C/V..
Me and the wife had these jabs when at school, it's signified by a slight roughage patch to where the jabs were administered.
How incredible that the BCG shot could benefit you! Keep us posted!
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My UK M5 and Belgium M colleagues:

I wanted to get my motorsport posters up for a number of months since we moved in about 10 months ago....just finished!

https://www.zpost.com/forums/showthr...1#post25991761
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My UK M5 and Belgium M colleagues:

I wanted to get my motorsport posters up for a number of months since we moved in about 10 months ago....just finished!

https://www.zpost.com/forums/showthr...1#post25991761
That's a nice collection through the ages and who can forget Senna!
It's interesting that Schumacher there only got into the Benneton Jordan team then because the main Belgian driver Bertrand Gachot was arrested and charged for using a banned CS gas canister on a violent taxi driver in central London and there was an outcry when he was jailed for 6 months but released after 2 months after successful appeal.
He stayed at Brixton prison which is two roads away from where I was living at the time.
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That's a nice collection through the ages and who can forget Senna!
It's interesting that Schumacher there only got into the Benneton Jordan team then because the main Belgian driver Bertrand Gachot was arrested and charged for using a banned CS gas canister on a violent taxi driver in central London and there was an outcry when he was jailed for 6 months but released after 2 months after successful appeal.
He stayed at Brixton prison which is two roads away from where I was living at the time.
Thanks!
Love it that you know and remember the back-story as to how Schuey had his first GP start - I believe he qualified very well (P7) but the clutch failed.

Here's a little history of my motorsport attendance....

Riverside International Raceway:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivers...tional_Raceway

From the late 60's through the mid 70's....I saw SCCA Group 7 Can Am cars with Denny Hulme, Bruce McLaren, Peter Revson; The International Race of Champions, NASCAR cars on the road course, etc.

Ontario Motor Speedway:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_Motor_Speedway
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Attended the inaugural California 500 Indy Car race in 1970; it was "Indy West" meaning it was an exact replica of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; attended NASCAR on the 2.5 mile oval.
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Laguna Seca Raceway:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weathe...ay_Laguna_Seca
Early to mid 90's....I was THE most incredible FIM GP bikes in the world....500 cc 2 stroke machines that were ROCKETS....Wayne Rainey on the Marlboro Roberts Yamaha....Mick Doohan on the Rothmans Honda....Kevin Schwantz on the Lucky Strike Suzuki....they would achieve nearly 190 mph on the uphill back-straight before braking for the world famous Corkscrew turn; went to multiple CART Indy Car races here as well
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Thanks!
Love it that you know and remember the back-story as to how Schuey had his first GP start - I believe he qualified very well (P5?) but the clutch failed.

Here's a little history of my motorsport attendance....

Riverside International Raceway:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivers...tional_Raceway

From the late 60's through the mid 70's....I saw SCCA Group 7 Can Am cars with Denny Hulme, Bruce McLaren, Peter Revson; The International Race of Champions, NASCAR cars on the road course, etc.

Ontario Motor Speedway:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_Motor_Speedway
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Attended the inaugural California 500 Indy Car race in 1970; it was "Indy West" meaning it was an exact replica of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; attended NASCAR on the 2.5 mile oval.
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Laguna Seca Raceway:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weathe...ay_Laguna_Seca
Early to mid 90's....I was THE most incredible FIM GP bikes in the world....500 cc 2 stroke machines that were ROCKETS....Wayne Rainey on the Marlboro Roberts Yamaha....Mick Doohan on the Rothmans Honda....Kevin Schwantz on the Lucky Strike Suzuki....they would achieve nearly 190 mph on the uphill back-straight before braking for the world famous Corkscrew turn; went to multiple CART Indy Car races here as well
The Laguna Seca track is more known to me and talking about bikes I love reading up on and watching vids of those 500cc 2 stroke bike battles.What sticks most in me tho is the mid 70's battles and Barry Sheene's high speed accident at Daytona which allowed Agostini to take the title that year.
Contrary to popular belief that a puncture caused Sheene's accident it was actually the rear tyre expanding and was locked by the swing arm.He recovered and became champ in 76-77 then 'King' Kenny Roberts got it in '78.
Sheens's career ended after another serious bike crash in '82 which broke up his legs again.I've read his biography.
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My UK M5 and Belgium M colleagues:

I wanted to get my motorsport posters up for a number of months since we moved in about 10 months ago....just finished!

https://www.zpost.com/forums/showthr...1#post25991761
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They say it's slowing down over here but slowly as people wake up and take more precautions. A woman here aged 55 went to a funeral..and she caught it and died.
A corpse remains contagious even after 3-5 days
Here in Belgium the coffin is completely disinfected .The family must keep a distance from 3 meters .
Most funerals are cremations . Which is safer, given the virus situation .
May the RIP !
I'm still thinking about the Belgian little girl from today . She was only 12
It makes me very sad ...Damn !
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The Laguna Seca track is more known to me and talking about bikes I love reading up on and watching vids of those 500cc 2 stroke bike battles.What sticks most in me tho is the mid 70's battles and Barry Sheene's high speed accident at Daytona which allowed Agostini to take the title that year.
Contrary to popular belief that a puncture caused Sheene's accident it was actually the rear tyre expanding and was locked by the swing arm.He recovered and became champ in 76-77 then 'King' Kenny Roberts got it in '78.
Sheens's career ended after another serious bike crash in '82 which broke up his legs again.I've read his biography.
Love it that you know of Laguna Seca; standing at the Corkscrew and watching the bikes (and Indy cars) flick it left/right while accelerating down that little twisty very steep hill is just amazing; as you know, the heir apparent to King Kenny Roberts was his protege....Wayne Rainey; I saw Wayne a few times on the FIM 500 CC 2 stroke GP machine....unbelievable; a moment I will NEVER forget....we were at the 1993 USGP at Laguna Seca....we just got off the transit bus from downtown Monterey and were standing in line to enter....we overheard the guys in front of us talking about "the accident"....as we listened, we learned that at the GP just prior (Italian) that Rainey crashed and was paralyzed from the neck down....we were in shock....the story gets more strange.... Wayne Rainey's private residence was literally on a hilltop that overlooks Laguna Seca Raceway....so we were standing there in shock, now knowing that our US hopeful to win the GP was paralyzed....and we were looking up at his home on the hill....surreal; since you know Laguna Seca, I believe it was the 93 GP when we were sitting near turn 10 (see link below) which is a very fast downhill section after exiting the Corkscrew (turns 8/8a)....it was late in the GP and unsure what caused the shunt, but we saw Mick Doohan on the Rothmans Honda get off at a high rate of speed....it was ugly....he severely broke his leg/ankle; it is not possible to describe the sound of these 2 stroke GP death machines....it was incredible.

http://www.weathertechraceway.com/si...ilitiesmap.pdf
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A corpse remains contagious even after 3-5 days
Here in Belgium the coffin is completely disinfected .The family must keep a distance from 3 meters .
Most funerals are cremations . Which is safer, given the virus situation .
May the RIP !
I'm still thinking about the Belgian little girl from today . She was only 12
It makes me very sad ...Damn !
It's more tragic when a very young person dies of this. A 13 year old boy died in the hospital where my son was born in South London,his family were not allowed even to see him before he passed away.. so heavily infected and was big risk
There are reports of family suicide pacts now, one family in Sussex wiped out with their dog, the authorities don't say HOW and cause of death though.
*just reported in that the maniac 'dad' executed everyone with firearm including dog then killed himself.His mother in the house escaped unharmed, neighbour who had moved out previously said he was a nutter.

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Love it that you know of Laguna Seca; standing at the Corkscrew and watching the bikes (and Indy cars) flick it left/right while accelerating down that little twisty very steep hill is just amazing; as you know, the heir apparent to King Kenny Roberts was his protege....Wayne Rainey; I saw Wayne a few times on the FIM 500 CC 2 stroke GP machine....unbelievable; a moment I will NEVER forget....we were at the 1993 USGP at Laguna Seca....we just got off the transit bus from downtown Monterey and were standing in line to enter....we overheard the guys in front of us talking about "the accident"....as we listened, we learned that at the GP just prior (Italian) that Rainey crashed and was paralyzed from the neck down....we were in shock....the story gets more strange.... Wayne Rainey's private residence was literally on a hilltop that overlooks Laguna Seca Raceway....so we were standing there in shock, now knowing that our US hopeful to win the GP was paralyzed....and we were looking up at his home on the hill....surreal; since you know Laguna Seca, I believe it was the 93 GP when we were sitting near turn 10 (see link below) which is a very fast downhill section after exiting the Corkscrew (turns 8/8a)....it was late in the GP and unsure what caused the shunt, but we saw Mick Doohan on the Rothmans Honda get off at a high rate of speed....it was ugly....he severely broke his leg/ankle; it is not possible to describe the sound of these 2 stroke GP death machines....it was incredible.

http://www.weathertechraceway.com/si...ilitiesmap.pdf
You are right my friend, these two stroke four cylinder 500cc machines even sounded like death with the crazy sound they made like a ka ka ka ka speeded up a hundred times.Laguna Seca has the Rainey Curve named after him after his horrendous accident at Misano which paralysed him and put him in a wheelchair. Another rider I've read about was the bespectacled Steve Baker on his 32 Yamaha,always smiling and like all that had heavy crashes he retired from bike racing after breaking arm and leg in a big crash at Mosport.
Nowadays those bikes have advanced tyres and can be leaned almost perpendicular to the track!
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The 24 hr death tolls are horrible; we will continue to hold on.
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A corpse remains contagious even after 3-5 days
Here in Belgium the coffin is completely disinfected .The family must keep a distance from 3 meters .
Most funerals are cremations . Which is safer, given the virus situation .
May the RIP !
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It makes me very sad ...Damn !
This is so very hard; global pandemic in our lifetime.
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