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  1. 9 points
    I'd just like to admit that this was *slightly* overly optimistic...
  2. 7 points
    Born 19 March 1912 (108 years of age on this day I create the topic in his name). A collaborator with Alexander Fleming in the development of penicillin. Frankland taught that increased levels of cleanliness and hygiene in modern life account significantly for the rise in allergies, the so-called Hygiene Hypothesis. He has said that "We don't set off our immune system early on, we are too clean. In the former East Germany for instance, with very poor work and housing conditions, people were less allergic". I recall my own GP in Birmingham (Mary Stone) who met Frankland - telling my mother (when I was very young) to: “Let him play in the dirt it will help build his immune system”. Frankland was instrumental in the creation of the British Association of Allergists in 1948. In 1962 the Association became the British Allergy Society, and Frankland served as president between 1963 and 1966. The society became the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) in 1973. Frankland is a founder member and president of the International Association of Aerobiology, and president of the UK charity the Anaphylaxis Campaign. Frankland continues to publish; at age 100 he authored "100 years of allergen immunotherapy", and most recently co-authoring, "Flight Lieutenant Peach's observations on Burning Feet Syndrome in Far Eastern Prisoners of War 1942–45" in the 'Quarterly Journal of Medicine' in 2016. A person well worthy of his own topic here on DeathList. Long may he continue to live.
  3. 4 points
    So, just been sent my results of covid 19 screening, no need to self isolate, don't understand why boss wants to see me.
  4. 2 points
    Me too, but I go back to bed after I've been to the loo.
  5. 2 points
    The express and telegraph both report that the palace strongly confirms he is Alive and well.
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  7. 1 point
    Yes, I hadn't seen your post
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  9. 1 point
    An absolute legend for sure, no jokes. Not sure he'll make a DL though as he is in frail health and living full time in the Charterhouse Infirmary for end of life care in London.
  10. 1 point
    Michel Barnier, because he's worth it. As the ad goes.
  11. 1 point
    If you have to go, go like this
  12. 1 point
    Death notice for Ernest Davies, aged 93. Labour MP for Stretford 1966–1970.
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  14. 1 point
    IIRC she was a DDP pick back in the day. I remember doing a bio for her.
  15. 1 point
    Seemed too obvious - but Toast busted me once already so extra careful before posting
  16. 1 point
    You don't need the embed link, just the URL, and it should auto-embed. Since I'm on mobile it sometimes only pastes the plain text. If I switch to desktop view and paste the link then it works.
  17. 1 point
    They'll get bailed out like the banks but yet we can't provide UBI?
  18. 1 point
    Chong Hon Nyan, a Malaysian politician who served in 4 consecutive cabinets, including as Minister for Health and Minister for Transport, has died aged 95. Former PM Mahathir Mohamed, who he served under, is still with us in his mid 90s of course.
  19. 1 point
    Luckily, VAR have us covered:
  20. 1 point
    Yeah, I spot a link. Italy, Spain and France have a more tactile society and frequently interact with older members of their families, even having more than two generations living under the same roof. This is something I subscribed to on an earlier post, which was ignored, because it doesn't fit the 'we are all fucking doomed' scenario. Culture, societal differences will always have an impact on how this virus spreads, if it did not then there would be no enforced isolation! Germany has always had a superb healthcare system, the elderly are very well looked after ( or they used to be when I lived there ) and, I would assume, their overall good health would make them less vulnerable to this virus than the elderly in other countries. Maybe. It is no more bollocks than some of the shite I have read, straw clutching has become a high class sport.
  21. 1 point
    Apparantely he died at the end of January. How does it take so long for it to be reported ?! All his friends promised to tell the CBC right away, but he outlived them all.
  22. 1 point
    Something like the French or Spanish system. To be honest I'm in favour of government food parcels over leaving it to society to figure out, as tragic as the deaths from the virus itself are I'd be more terrified of deaths due to malnutrition and societal breakdown.
  23. 1 point
    Record to date, complete with my shit puns from 2016 to 2018 (and Joey's from 2019 onwards...) 2016 1. 3rd March 2016 - Martin Crowe (Crowek'd) 2. 4th March 2016 - Joey Feek (Feek Out) 3. 6th March 2016 - Nancy Reagan (Nancy AIDS the Crowdsourced List) 4. 16th March 2016 - Cliff Michelmore (Michelnomore) 5. 22nd March 2016 - Rob Ford (Ford Fiesta) 6. 24th March 2016 - Johan Cruyff (Cruyff Turn in his Grave) 7. 10th April 2016 - Howard Marks (No More Mr Nice Guy!) 8. 28th April 2016 - Jenny Diski (Jenny on the Block) 9. 4th June 2016 - Muhammad Ali (Float like a butterfly, stung like a bee, now we must say RIP Ali) 10. 16th August 2016 - Joao Havelange (Full Time!) 11. 30th August 2016 - Vera Caslavska (Vera wins Gold for Crowdsourced List) 12. 13th October 2016 - Bhumibol Aduladeyj (The King and Die) 13. 25th November 2016 - Fidel Castro (One Ways to Kill Castro) 14. 18th December 2016 - Zsa Zsa Gabor (To Kill a Gabor Sister) 2017 1. 10th January 2017 - Clare Hollingworth (Hollingworth Meets Her Deadline) 2. 14th January 2017 - Zhou Youguang (Zhou Now Gone) 3. 31st January 2017 - John Wetton (One More Dead Nightmare) 4. 6th February 2017 - Joost van der Westhuizen (Joost in time for another hit) 5. 12th February 2017 - Sara Coward (Coward's End) 6. 17th February 2017 - Peter Skellern (No Telling When This Will Peter Out) 7. 27th February 2017 - Sir Gerald Kaufman (Father of the Hearse) 8. 11th May 2017 - Geoffrey Bayldon (Catweazle Bayls Out) 9. 15th May 2017 - Ian Brady - no headline quip 10. 29th May 2017 - John Noakes (Gone with Noakes) 11. 5th June 2017 - Peter Sallis (See Ya Cleggy) 12. 11th June 2017 - Errol Christie (It's a Knockout) 13. 16th June 2017 - Helmut Kohl (Kohl Bunkered) 14. 27th July 2017 - June Foray (That's All Folks) 15. 8th August 2017 - Glen Campbell (Adios to the Record) 16. 18th August 2017 - Bruce Forsyth (Didn't He Die Well) 17. 20th August 2017 - Colin Meads (Pinetree Wilts) 18. 26th September 2017 - Tony Booth (Till Death Did us Part) 19. 18th October 2017 - Gord Downie (In a World Possessed by the Human Death) 20. 19th October 2017 - Danielle Darrieux (24 Hours in the Death of a Woman) 21. 25th October 2017 - Fats Domino (Ain't That a Shame) 22. 5th December 2017 - King Michael of Romania (Exiled from Life) 2018 1. 9th February 2018 - Liam Miller (This List now Miller-Lite) 2. 14th February 2018 - Morgan Tsvangirai (Tsvangir-died) 3. 21st February 2018 - Rev Billy Graham (Billy gives up the Holy Ghost) 4. 18th April 2018 - Barbara Bush (Bushed) 5. 13th May 2018 - Tessa Jowell (Tessa of the D'urber...fills a coffin) 6. 6th June 2018 - Lady Mary Wilson (Stop! In The Name of Death!) 7. 9th July 2018 - Lord Carrington (Reflects on Hits Passed) 8. 6th August 2018 - Charlotte Rae (Facts of Death) 9. 21st August 2018 - Stefan Karl Stefansson (Rotten Luck) 10. 26th August 2018 - John McCain (McCain's Had His Chips) 11. 19th September 2018 - Denis Norden (It'll Be All Dead on the Night) 12. 6th October 2018 - Montserrat Caballe (La Muerta) 13. 12th November 2018 - Stan Lee (Lee Disassembled) 14. 1st December 2018 - George HW Bush (Read My Lips: No More Dying) 2019 1. 22nd April 2019 - Le Duc Anh (For Auld Anh's Syne) 2. 23rd April 2019 - Grand Duke Jean (The Grand Death) 3. 13th May 2019 - Doris Day (End of a Sentimental Journey) 4. 14th May 2019 - Tim Conway (Dorf on the Stairway to Heaven) 5. 16th May 2019 - IM Pei (Pei in the Sky) 6. 17th May 2019 - Herman Wouk (The Winds of Death) 7. 15th June 2019 - Franco Zeffirelli (Brother Life Sister Death) 8. 5th July 2019 - John McCririck (McCririck's Final Furlong) 9. 16th July 2019 - Johnny Clegg (Scattering of Johnny's Ashes in Africa) 10. 18th August 2019 - Kathleen Blanco (Dying on Sunshine) 11. 6th September 2019 - Robert Mugabe (Beloved Deathlist Poster Dies) 12. 18th September 2019 - Fernando Ricksen (You Can't hear the Drums, Fernando) 13. 26th September 2019 - Jacques Chirac (Chirac Est Mort) 14. 16th October 2019 - Leah "Brackers" Bracknell (Emmerdead) 15. 24th November 2019 - Clive James (Reports of Clive Jame's Death) 16. 13th December 2019 - Sheila Mercier (Annie Buys the Farm) 2020 1. 10th January 2020 - Sultan of Oman (Oh Man Off with a Bang) 2. 12th January 2020 - Sir Roger Scruton (Scrutonizing Roger's Death) 3. 21st January 2020 - Terry Jones (A Dead Parrot) 4. 28th January 2020 - Nicholas Parsons (Parson's Pleasure) 5. 4th February 2020 - Daniel Arap Moi (That's Arap) 6. 5th February 2020 - Kirk Douglas 7. 5th March 2020 - Javier Perez de Cuellar 8. 13th March 2020 - Genesis P-orridge
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  25. 1 point
    Went to my first camouflage swingers party last night. Everyone threw their khakis into a bowl.
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