- Sep 22, 2013
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I think most of his weight loss is since he listened to the doctors saying that obesity contributes to covid deaths and decided to put the whole nation on a covid-diet to save lives.
We should start seeing more of these now since it is long enough since the start of the epidemic for the antibodies in some people to have stopped being effective. The big question now is, will any of the people who get reinfected also get ill, and in the case of the recent proven reinfection they didn't have any symptoms second time around, they were only discovered due to a routine test. Good, although limited, evidence that the vaccines that target T cells will work long term, and that places with little immunity like Australia really are going to need to vaccinate everyone. Although we have yet to find out if people with second infections are actually infectious, seems likely but not proven.And now we have 3 fully-documented re-infections in various parts of the world, raising questions of how much and how long post-infection immunity gives- also bringing questions about mutations and whether round #2 has begun.
A human foetus 50 years ago donated a kidney to science, which has since saved millions of lives and considerably improved far more.One of Australia's most senior religious leaders wants people to boycott the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University because scientists have used cell lines from a long ago electively aborted fetus.
The hypocrisy and irony just astonishes me! The idea that one should avoid getting a vaccine during a pandemic because as a religious leader, Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Glenn Davies calls himself virtuous and "pro-life" and disapproves? This particular line of cells has been in use for decades in the manufacture of other vaccines for diseases like rubella and measles. That long ago aborted fetus is a hero, having already been responsible for saving hundreds of thousands and possibly millions of lives and potentrially many more millions to come if the COVID vaccine proves effective long term yet according to this religious leader, many millions of people should be condemned to debilitating disease and death because the creation of this new vaccine allegedly didn't adhere to "the highest ethical standards" because some woman once elected to have an abortion. Pro-life, indeed!
It is thanks to Boris that UK now has herd immunity and for us the epidemic is over.Nigel, your fanatical fealty towards Boris Johnson makes you the British equivalent of hard core Trumpster!
It is thanks to Boris that UK now has herd immunity and for us the epidemic is over.
Nothing like Trump with his unproven medicines being tested in unscientific trials leaving the USA still with 40,000 new cases yesterday even though testing has dropped back to June levels and is still decreasing - "Slow the testing down please."!
The exponential end of the epidemic in the UK:
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Testing keeps rising, false positives keep rising, nobody knows the real number!And don't try to claim it is merely because of testing.
If you are starting to feel like the coronavirus epidemic will never end, then you may be correct. A statistical quirk in testing means that Britain may never hit zero cases, even if the virus is wiped out entirely.
The reason lies in the large number of false positives that are almost certain to creep in once case numbers drop very low, yet testing remains very high.
As the true number of cases becomes ever lower, this false positive group begins to make up a larger and larger proportion of the numbers announced. Even when the reality is that there are no cases in the group being tested, false positive results will still occur because the tests aren't perfect.
Oxford University's Professor Carl Heneghan told MailOnline: 'You get to a point where there's a greater chance the test result is wrong than it is right. 'Are we picking up people who have had virus some time ago and still have RNA in their body?' He told the Telegraph: 'It looks like we’ll struggle to get out of this. We’re now in a spiral of bad data.'
That would be 668 adjusted for UK population size.We got 57 new cases yesterday. 1000 or there about would send Danes scrambling for cover.
We are down 64 in England in the last week, now 459 in hospital, dropping fast but still some way to go.we got 19 in hospital 3 in ICU and 2 on ventilator, thats 2 less in hospital VS day before yesterday.
Testing keeps rising, false positives keep rising, nobody knows the real number!
Given that the rise in cases closely reflects the rise in testing, it seems that most of the positives are false positives.
Irrelevant when we are not using 100% of capacity!
The definition of an epidemic requires that the disease is widespread and spreading rapidly, however:No matter how much you try to twist yourself up in armchair epidemiologist spin, the notion that the "epidemic" as you now call it in the UK "over" is a ludicrous fantasy.
So it is not widespread, not spreading rapidly and therefore no longer an epidemic.Most neighbourhoods in England have recorded zero coronavirus cases in a month.
Professor Clancy said: "91 per cent of England (that’s 51million people) live in neighbourhoods where there hasn’t been a recorded Covid-19 case in the last 4 weeks."
The definition of an epidemic requires that the disease is widespread and spreading rapidly, however:
So it is not widespread, not spreading rapidly and therefore no longer an epidemic.
It is of course still a pandemic since it is widespread across the world.
Since your state can't stop infectious people bring the virus in and you don't have much immunity to stop the spread of an outbreak, your state should be preparing for your epidemic to arrive in the late autumn or early winter. This is a virus that requires the right conditions to get R above 1.0 and there are a number of states in the north of the USA that have not yet had suitable conditions. When suitable conditions do arrive it will spread fast. Don't think that masks are going to save you, you should hope that a vaccine arrives before those conditions arrive, and while you might not agree with Trump's emergency use authorisation of a vaccine, it might well save your state and a few others, Fauci's Moderna vaccine will not arrive until the whole USA has herd immunity at which point it won't be needed! There are several states in the North of the USA just waiting for a change of season, just like the southern states boasted about their great handling of the epidemic throughout the spring, while waiting for the summer season to arrive for a major outbreak!We have one of the lowest case rates, and in fact probably THE lowest case rate in the entire country but nobody is playing games like you and calling this a local "epidemic".