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Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by edcarroll02, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. babbsnads

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    One thing I've noticed is how little people are interested in covid deaths now(the actual number). It occurred to me I had no idea what those numbers have been lately, nobody is talking about it. The focus is mainly on ICU numbers because ICU holding out is what stands between us and another lockdown. I'm not judging anybody,I haven't been paying attention either but I find it sad we've become so blasé about deaths.
     
  2. Gerry

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    Am I right in saying they only report the numbers once a week or so now ?
     
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    Seems random. They blamed the IT hack on not being able to give them for a long time however never heard of that was resolved.

    I myself don’t see the point in daily numbers anymore for any of the stats. Give an update every Sunday on the key stats and take it week to week. The CMO guys don’t seem to want to give up the limelight.
     
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    Yeah, looks like it.
     
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    Could be wrong but I think the daily death count announcements stopped with the HSE hacking and hasn't been a prominent statistic since
     
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    i see the ema has approved the pfizer vaccine for 5 to 12 yr olds, shouldnt be long before its rolled out here.
     
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    My Grand Uncle was 95 and died this time last year from Terminal cancer. He tested positive for Covid during his last few days on this earth, he had no symptoms. His death was not cause by Covid, it didn’t even bring forward his death, however he is in those stats. I know it would be very hard to do however would be interesting to see how many deaths were caused where Covid was the primary factor.
     
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    Yeah, I've no idea how they compile the figures or whether every health worker is issued with a common set of criteria. I imagine there may be cases where a worker in one hospital might record it one way and another might do it differently if they had a similar case.
     
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    If covid went on your grand uncles death certificate and it wasn't a factor in his death, I'm pretty sure the doctor broke the law.
     
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    Must check that out with this cousins next time I am talking to them on whether it actually went on the cert. Any time the virus comes up in conversations it’s mentioned that he was talked about as Covid death however it wasn’t the primary reason he died.
     
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    Case of the new variant detected in Belgium.

    This fucking thing is never ending.
     
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    Hospitalisations here seem to have stabalised a little bit which is good news on its own. At 570 now and it had been well over 600 recently I think.
     
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    Read this. Wish media would put stuff like this and Dr Ryan from Who.. People have really had enough of hearing this mentally..
     
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    Just read through that and it backs up my scepticism. This has been around a couple of weeks, the UK went all in with both barrels yesterday trying to create the panic that thread refers too. They are trying to manufacture something they can blame the upcoming shit storm on and wash their hands of the blame that should land at their door.
     
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    there's been loads of variants since delta, why is the media losing their sh1t over this one?
     
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    It's one that the WHO have officially named to be fair so it moves it into a bracket of the top 15 but they so seem to be gone all in here without much of an explanation as to what evidence there might be that it's more dangerous or gets by the vaccine.
     
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    Down to 536 today! Boosters having an impact already maybe? The impact they had in Israel was remarkable.
     

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