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Reply #105 on: October 30, 2020, 02:41:15 AM
It's now starting to look like the government may have no choice but full lock down again.

Worse than that the ongoing testing shows that a large number of people lose their antibodies within three months. that means that early antivirus options might not be as effective as hoped, people could still catch it but suffer less severe symptoms.

That would also mean that herd immunity is a pipe dream without a vaccine that is cheap and effective for at least a few months. There are other ways the body can identify infections but we don't know how much difference those will make. The good part is that hospital staff have learned what treatments work better and when to use them.

Had the government gone all out for herd immunity earlier this year like they wanted it would have cost about 400,000 deaths and we would still have the virus.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/12/immunity-to-covid-19-could-be-lost-in-months-uk-study-suggests

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Reply #106 on: October 30, 2020, 15:50:19 PM
Seems the government made a blunder with eat out to help out scheme, not only did it not have a long lasting economic effect it was costly and greatly helped covid-19 to spread.

Present government policy is keep restaurants and pubs that serve meals open, meaning an ideal transmission vector for the virus. Link but many news channels carry the same.

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-eat-out-to-help-out-accelerated-second-wave-of-covid-19-study-says-12118285

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Reply #107 on: October 31, 2020, 20:26:45 PM

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Reply #108 on: November 02, 2020, 00:52:36 AM
Four week lockdown.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54763956


Sunday had zero new cases in all of Australia. Summer hitting and hoping things will continue to open up between states. A lot of politics have got involved with how different states handling things and who and who they do not let in though :(

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Reply #109 on: November 22, 2020, 13:59:35 PM
Christmas will not be normal despite lockdown ending next month, Sunak warns

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/christmas-not-normal-despite-lockdown-101525695.html

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Reply #110 on: November 22, 2020, 14:02:37 PM
No one cares, the rules will all be ignored. We went to the woods yesterday and it was the busiest I've even seen it, like a shopping centre. No distancing, kids in the sandpit/playground areas that's supposed to be closed off, a queue of about 30 people 1m apart waiting to buy coffee from a van. No one even bothers to move away from crossing paths any more.  :dunno:

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Reply #111 on: November 23, 2020, 01:24:48 AM
I was actually surprised yesterday as we Saw Santa. Social distanced queue setup but one of the old shops in the mall but he had no masks or anything, just the "Elves". Probably got testing stuff but again it is down to how well Australia has handled COVID-19 compared to the UK I guess. Not been perfect but one of the better countries.


I got a pay rise last week still, so doing OK.


The Vaccine stuff will be the next thing. Not just distribution but about people getting it. All the anti vaxor's are already kicking off about it. It will be hard to force people to have it but I think you should suffer heavy restrictions if you do.
Australia will already not accept people into the country without proof of vaccination. I think most countries should do that and if you have states - that too. Limit peoples travel.
I think if countries can go further they should.


- I do not think you will be allowed government benefits
- I do not think you should be allowed to go work
And so on. The longer you go without it the worse the restrictions get.


Here in Australia if you do not immunise your kids you have restrictions on benefits etc and they increase. When you are over 30 you have to get health insurance and if you do not they take it out of your pay and that increases over time as well.

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Reply #112 on: November 24, 2020, 15:41:40 PM
Coronavirus infections in south east England still rising? I wonder why? <with sarcasm>

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-11-23/covid-19-rates-falling-in-most-but-not-all-local-areas-of-england

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Reply #113 on: November 24, 2020, 23:21:50 PM
It will be hard to force people to have it but I think you should suffer heavy restrictions if you do.
Australia will already not accept people into the country without proof of vaccination. I think most countries should do that and if you have states - that too. Limit peoples travel.
I think if countries can go further they should.


- I do not think you will be allowed government benefits
- I do not think you should be allowed to go work
And so on. The longer you go without it the worse the restrictions get.


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Reply #114 on: November 24, 2020, 23:37:29 PM
Coronavirus infections in south east England still rising? I wonder why? <with sarcasm>

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-11-23/covid-19-rates-falling-in-most-but-not-all-local-areas-of-england

On that page,

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No results,           so that'll be just an article stoking fear based on positive tests then (which incidentally do not automatically equate to cases)

It's not about a virus anymore, there is a virus I'm sure, but this is all being used as a trojan horse to ramrod a load of world economic forum policies and slogans like "build back better" and "great reset" Klaus Schwab the WEF version of Dr Evil says this himself, before someone comes in and asks me where my tinfoil hat is  :lol:

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Reply #115 on: November 25, 2020, 00:29:09 AM
Throwing in my two penneth, as someone who works on a covid ward, I really do wish the public would stop ignoring the rules and adhere to lockdown, handwashing and so on. We are seeing more covid cases in my hospital, and I shouldn't have to tell you that I'm still emotionally drained from the first wave, seeing patients die alone in hospital from the virus has been a nightmare experience. Also after having covid-19 myself I can tell you that it is a nasty illness. I had shortness of breath, crippling fatigue and muscle aches and pains, loss of appetite, struggled to sleep, headaches, lost my sense of taste and smell and genuinely wanted to die because I felt so ill. Even now, 7 months after getting it, I still have bad days with fatigue and my sense of smell is still 50/50. It's no joke. Be safe everyone, at least until the vaccine is released.

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Reply #116 on: November 25, 2020, 00:58:10 AM
It will be hard to force people to have it but I think you should suffer heavy restrictions if you do.
Australia will already not accept people into the country without proof of vaccination. I think most countries should do that and if you have states - that too. Limit peoples travel.
I think if countries can go further they should.


- I do not think you will be allowed government benefits
- I do not think you should be allowed to go work
And so on. The longer you go without it the worse the restrictions get.




I know but because of things like Trumpism you have to do things like this. Quantus will not let you fly with them without proof of vaccination and I think other airlines will follow if governments do not do the additional electronic updates on passports.

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Reply #117 on: November 25, 2020, 00:59:55 AM
Throwing in my two penneth, as someone who works on a covid ward, I really do wish the public would stop ignoring the rules and adhere to lockdown, handwashing and so on. We are seeing more covid cases in my hospital, and I shouldn't have to tell you that I'm still emotionally drained from the first wave, seeing patients die alone in hospital from the virus has been a nightmare experience. Also after having covid-19 myself I can tell you that it is a nasty illness. I had shortness of breath, crippling fatigue and muscle aches and pains, loss of appetite, struggled to sleep, headaches, lost my sense of taste and smell and genuinely wanted to die because I felt so ill. Even now, 7 months after getting it, I still have bad days with fatigue and my sense of smell is still 50/50. It's no joke. Be safe everyone, at least until the vaccine is released.
And to think many Americans are treating it with even less care and thought - Scary!
Hope you recover fully soon Cornholio!

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Reply #118 on: November 25, 2020, 07:40:55 AM
Thanks, every day is a day closer to feeling 100%. Just worried about what the virus has done to me in the long term...

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Reply #119 on: November 25, 2020, 09:53:19 AM
Thanks, every day is a day closer to feeling 100%. Just worried about what the virus has done to me in the long term...

Hopefully you are one of the lucky ones that will have no long term afflictions.

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