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In deaths per million UK now down to 33rd in world and 22nd in Europe.

In deaths per million in last week rest of Europe continue in catch up mode.

UK 11

Denmark  55

Greece  38

Germany    18

France  15

Italy   19

Spain   20

Austria   25

 

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https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-royal-cornwall-hospitals-suspend-all-visiting-after-significant-increase-in-patients-testing-positive-12562491

COVID-19: Royal Cornwall Hospital suspends all visiting after 'significant increase' in patients testing positive

A rise in cases in the county has prompted calls from public health teams for people to continue regularly testing and taking the necessary precautions to keep the virus "at bay".

 

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2 hours ago, ricardo said:

In deaths per million UK now down to 33rd in world and 22nd in Europe.

In deaths per million in last week rest of Europe continue in catch up mode.

UK 11

Denmark  55

Greece  38

Germany    18

France  15

Italy   19

Spain   20

Austria   25

 

Encouraging figures, what’s the source of those please?

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36 minutes ago, Van wink said:

Encouraging figures, what’s the source of those please?

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2 hours ago, A Load of Squit said:

 

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-royal-cornwall-hospitals-suspend-all-visiting-after-significant-increase-in-patients-testing-positive-12562491

COVID-19: Royal Cornwall Hospital suspends all visiting after 'significant increase' in patients testing positive

A rise in cases in the county has prompted calls from public health teams for people to continue regularly testing and taking the necessary precautions to keep the virus "at bay".

 

Believe me, you wouldn't want to visit Treliske Hospital. You wipe your feet when you come out of there.

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23 minutes ago, sonyc said:

 

 

Results of Long Covid on the brain. Since most of cabinet had it I guess their short sightedness and 'loss of memory' is not unexpected. Then again I guess those that dismissed long covid probably didn't notice the 2% loss either.

  • The overall brain size in infected participants had shrunk between 0.2 and 2%
  • There were losses in grey matter in the olfactory areas, linked to smell, and regions linked to memory
  • Those who had recently recovered from Covid found it a bit harder to perform complex mental task

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-60591487

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10 hours ago, Yellow Fever said:

Results of Long Covid on the brain. Since most of cabinet had it I guess their short sightedness and 'loss of memory' is not unexpected. Then again I guess those that dismissed long covid probably didn't notice the 2% loss either.

  • The overall brain size in infected participants had shrunk between 0.2 and 2%
  • There were losses in grey matter in the olfactory areas, linked to smell, and regions linked to memory
  • Those who had recently recovered from Covid found it a bit harder to perform complex mental task

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-60591487

Has long covid stopped happening then or are you still in support of lockdowns? 

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On 10/03/2022 at 11:40, Van wink said:

Sorry to see that the Government funding for the Zoe app is to be stopped, short sighted imo.

Tim Spectre

New COVID19 cases in U.K. hit record high! 221,000 cases per day and still rising - Scotland the worst hit but affects every region. Perfect timing (not) as the govt stops funding the Zoe Covid study and hospitalisations rise again - thanks for logging!

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Nearly 270k cases on Zoe today, highest ever recorded, not scaremongering but just be aware that we rely on immunity derived from vaccines , as that wanes then things change so just stay safe. There are many in Government and even on here that want us to forget about Covid…don’t forget would be my advice!

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13 minutes ago, Van wink said:

Nearly 270k cases on Zoe today, highest ever recorded, not scaremongering but just be aware that we rely on immunity derived from vaccines , as that wanes then things change so just stay safe. There are many in Government and even on here that want us to forget about Covid…don’t forget would be my advice!

Yes the hospitals filling up are being kept a bit quiet. In our trust I understand we have 1400 positives.

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Just in time for when free lateral flow tests stop!

Perfect storm, although I fear I'm more likely to be killed in a war.

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6 minutes ago, Capt. Pants said:

Just in time for when free lateral flow tests stop!

Perfect storm, although I fear I'm more likely to be killed in a war.

Asteroid ☄️ or super 🌋 it’s just a lottery 😂

But seriously I’m still wearing mask in public but now in a vast minority and I make sure to keep cleansing my hands too!

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55 minutes ago, Van wink said:

Nearly 270k cases on Zoe today, highest ever recorded, not scaremongering but just be aware that we rely on immunity derived from vaccines , as that wanes then things change so just stay safe. There are many in Government and even on here that want us to forget about Covid…don’t forget would be my advice!

Yes, completely agree. Rates appear at their highest ever. The lead (?) has been rather absent from our government and all measures have been relaxed. If you have Covid you can go into work with it if you wanted to. It is not surprising given a certain level of disinterest from the government that citizens follow. I think people are more accepting now. What pandemic?

Many know of people who've had it two times, if not three.

I read that over 75s will get a 4th jab in autumn as well as the more vulnerable.

The issue is hospitals and their ability to cope. Yet staffing levels are reducing as tired and exhausted people are leaving (400 a day did I read?). I guess we may need to keep an eye on those levels. The usual Twitter number crunchers have been flagging a potential problem for the last month. 

I have included a table below: 

https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/uk-daily-covid-admissions

The trend is worrying. 

It's taken a pandemic to cover up Brexit in a big way, then the Ukraine war has provided cover for Sue Gray (disappeared!...and everyone couldn't wait for her report) and cover of course for Johnson. Covid has been largely hidden. Weird - as @Capt. Pants says above - but our existential concerns and worries are somewhat put into a sharp perspective.

 

 

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I read that over 75s will get a 4th jab in autumn as well as the more vulnerable.
@sonyc said

The over 75’s are getting a fourth jab sometime soon. 
I will be amazed if the rest of the U.K. don’t get one in the autumn.

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13 hours ago, sonyc said:

Yes, completely agree. Rates appear at their highest ever. The lead (?) has been rather absent from our government and all measures have been relaxed. If you have Covid you can go into work with it if you wanted to. It is not surprising given a certain level of disinterest from the government that citizens follow. I think people are more accepting now. What pandemic?

Many know of people who've had it two times, if not three.

I read that over 75s will get a 4th jab in autumn as well as the more vulnerable.

The issue is hospitals and their ability to cope. Yet staffing levels are reducing as tired and exhausted people are leaving (400 a day did I read?). I guess we may need to keep an eye on those levels. The usual Twitter number crunchers have been flagging a potential problem for the last month. 

I have included a table below: 

https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/uk-daily-covid-admissions

The trend is worrying. 

It's taken a pandemic to cover up Brexit in a big way, then the Ukraine war has provided cover for Sue Gray (disappeared!...and everyone couldn't wait for her report) and cover of course for Johnson. Covid has been largely hidden. Weird - as @Capt. Pants says above - but our existential concerns and worries are somewhat put into a sharp perspective.

 

 

I think it is worrying. 

Whereas some complained we overreacted we are now in danger of under reacting. Half that problem is that the government for purely political reasons wants everybody to believe its gone away. 

Its creeping back up on us again, like a tiger stalking a deer.

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I had an appointment at my local cottage Hospital yesterday but because cases in Cornwall are the highest per capita, we were informed we had to check if if was OK to attend. Luckily, it was.

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I tested +ve on Wednesday, daughter tested +ve on Monday, 2 sons +ve yesterday, that's 4 out of 5 with it.

Surprisingly wife is still -ve, even though she works in school with the little ones.

We all feel shoite, but nothing serious atm.

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"Covid admissions to hospitals across England were up by 26 per cent in the week leading up to 16 March compared to the seven days prior, according to the latest data. 

 

Admissions to the north east and Yorkshire have risen rapidly by more than 52 per cent in just seven days while the south east and south west increased by 24 and 25 per cent."

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Over 75’s can in theory now receive fourth from Monday, however this will vary from area to area so some areas maybe a couple of weeks yet. 
I believe on mass up here we will be 2 weeks yet. It will be 6 months from 3rd ( booster ) dose.

Hope that keeps you all updated.

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15 hours ago, Well b back said:

Over 75’s can in theory now receive fourth from Monday, however this will vary from area to area so some areas maybe a couple of weeks yet. 
I believe on mass up here we will be 2 weeks yet. It will be 6 months from 3rd ( booster ) dose.

Hope that keeps you all updated.

Thanks WBB. Our neighbour, who we look after in terms of errands, washing etc is 84 and pretty immobile so we will make enquiries about him at the Surgery.

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There appears to be a real problem developing in the social care sector, particularly residential care. So many staff testing positive and unable to work, I fear for the quality of care being delivered atm, yet those who will suffer will probably remain unheard.

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I know (personally) more people with Covid or who've had Covid in the last month (including me and my family) than at any other time during the Pandemic.  We're now pretty much back to living as normal and it's being allowed to run free like flu, coughs, colds and any other respiratory disease normally do (for the first time since the start of the pandemic).

 

Hospital numbers peaked at 20,000 in January and have been creeping up again, last time I checked they were going towards that level (we have the same issue of how many are in hospital because of Covid and how many "with" Covid, my suspicion is that it's an increasing number where Covid is not the cause.

 

I suspect we've probably already passed the peak of the latest wave, but I appreciate as VW has pointed out, there's probably a problem with so many people being off in some sectors.  And by the time the next wave comes around, we probably won't actually notice it.

 

But as a pandemic affecting our health at the national level, it's already over IMO and has been for a while. You can't impose restrictions on 65m people for this.

It's only places like China that are still struggling with it.

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On 19/03/2022 at 14:55, ricardo said:

Models v Reality update.

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If there's an enquiry into Covid and how it's been dealt with, I really hope it looks at the modelling and projections, especially towards the end they seem consistently to have been way over in what they've been projecting.

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2 minutes ago, It's Character Forming said:

I know (personally) more people with Covid or who've had Covid in the last month (including me and my family) than at any other time during the Pandemic.  We're now pretty much back to living as normal and it's being allowed to run free like flu, coughs, colds and any other respiratory disease normally do (for the first time since the start of the pandemic).

 

Hospital numbers peaked at 20,000 in January and have been creeping up again, last time I checked they were going towards that level (we have the same issue of how many are in hospital because of Covid and how many "with" Covid, my suspicion is that it's an increasing number where Covid is not the cause.

 

I suspect we've probably already passed the peak of the latest wave, but I appreciate as VW has pointed out, there's probably a problem with so many people being off in some sectors.  And by the time the next wave comes around, we probably won't actually notice it.

 

But as a pandemic affecting our health at the national level, it's already over IMO and has been for a while. You can't impose restrictions on 65m people for this.

It's only places like China that are still struggling with it.

At a retirement party last Saturday and lots have since caught it. Mrs KG and I keep taking LFTs and posting negative.

But we do tell people we mix with if we have come into contact with positives and leave it to them to make their own judgement.

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