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D&D and the rising pandemic

Garthanos

Arcadian Knight
positive testing rates from early january till now in a local county ... they were expecting a rise after the first from what I recall.
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Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
Speculation: better protection of most vulnerable + large (but still not well-defined) number of previous asymptomatic cases + deploying vaccine(s) = fewer "defenseless targets" for the virus, so it is slowing down because it has to work to claim each 'new' victim.
 

Garthanos

Arcadian Knight
Speculation: better protection of most vulnerable + large (but still not well-defined) number of previous asymptomatic cases + deploying vaccine(s) = fewer "defenseless targets" for the virus, so it is slowing down because it has to work to claim each 'new' victim.
I am just hoping that trend keeps it up.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Announcement 9pm on a Saturday night after cabinet has had emergency meeting not good. You know it's bad when it's Jacinda and Director General of Health.

Edit.


Community spread unknown source.

7 day lockdown for Auckland level 3.
7 day level 2 rest of country.

Rules not followed.
 
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Rules not followed.
In the Netherlands, not following the rules is the norm. And then people want to sue the government to ease the restrictions. If they want to sue the government for anything, it should be for not being tough enough and dragging the whole thing out.

(After spending nearly my whole life here, I've discovered that a key element in the Dutch mentality is "I'm a firm believer in rules, but when they do and do not apply to me personally is for me to decide.")
 

Zardnaar

Legend
In the Netherlands, not following the rules is the norm. And then people want to sue the government to ease the restrictions. If they want to sue the government for anything, it should be for not being tough enough and dragging the whole thing out.

(After spending nearly my whole life here, I've discovered that a key element in the Dutch mentality is "I'm a firm believer in rules, but when they do and do not apply to me personally is for me to decide.")

That's human/ hypocrisy.

Think it works that way all around the world.
 

MarkB

Legend
I got my first jab with the Pfizer vaccine today at lunchtime. It was the first time I'd actually driven in months - I had to call the AA out in the morning to get my car going because the battery was flat. The NHS clinic was well organised, with plentiful staff shepherding everyone down the line through vaccination to a 15-minute wait on well-spaced chairs and then back out a different exit. No significant side effects so far.
 


Zardnaar

Legend
Mom got her second inoculation today. MUCH bigger crowd than when she got the first one on Superbowl Sunday. And we were still back in our car 45 minutes later,

I’m sorta looking forward to using that same facility Tuesday morning when I go for my first shot.

Americans doing a lot better than a lot of countries with vaccinations.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
More information.


1.6 million on people locked down because one person decided to sleep with one of of the Covid cases from qurantine leak. Knowing they had Covid.

Then got it himself and spent the week going to work, gym and restaurants while infectious.

67 million dollars a day to lock down Auckland for 7 days. UK variant.

May be the most expensive individual dumbass in the nations history.

Kia friggin kaha.

Edit. Context. They thought they had unknown community spread. It's been linked back to previous leak via undisclosed contact.

If it was disclosed they probably wouldn't lock down.
 
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Janx

Hero
More information.


1.6 million on people locked down because one person decided to sleep with one of of the Covid cases from qurantine leak. Knowing they had Covid.

Then got it himself and spent the week going to work, gym and restaurants while infectious.

67 million dollars a day to lock down Auckland for 7 days. UK variant.

May be the most expensive individual dumbass in the nations history.

Kia friggin kaha.

Edit. Context. They thought they had unknown community spread. It's been linked back to previous leak via undisclosed contact.

If it was disclosed they probably wouldn't lock down.
charge that guy for the expense and medical bills then. if he can't afford it, harvest his organs for science or a lifetime of full time community service.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
charge that guy for the expense and medical bills then. if he can't afford it, harvest his organs for science or a lifetime of full time community service.

Going by socialedia hung drawn and quartered.

Problem is if you punishm people they're not going to come forward or co operate.
 

Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
1.6 million on people locked down because one person decided to sleep with one of of the Covid cases from qurantine leak. Knowing they had Covid.

Then got it himself ...
In this guy's defense:
One of Dr. Fauci's early foot-in-mouth moments (last April), he suggested that a one-night-stand with a complete stranger would have an acceptably low risk of catching Covid yourself.

End tongue-in-cheek.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
In this guy's defense:
One of Dr. Fauci's early foot-in-mouth moments (last April), he suggested that a one-night-stand with a complete stranger would have an acceptably low risk of catching Covid yourself.

End tongue-in-cheek.

Our version of Fayci has become a sex symbol.

And his mug is turning up on posters etc.

Wouldn't be surprised if he wins sexiest man if the year type award and they stick a Sir in front of his name.
 



Hussar

Legend
I’m kinda wondering how you test for a respiratory infection with an anal swab. I’ll admit to talking out my ass but sheesh.
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest
I’m kinda wondering how you test for a respiratory infection with an anal swab. I’ll admit to talking out my ass but sheesh.
Same reasons places are finding that testing sewage is a good indicator of COVID-19 spread in communities.

On the other hand, it's kind of rich Japan complaining about the treatment of Japanese citizens in China given the utterly ferocious human rights abuses the Japanese army inflicted on China in the 20th Century.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I’m kinda wondering how you test for a respiratory infection with an anal swab. I’ll admit to talking out my ass but sheesh.

Nausea and vomiting are not uncommon symptoms - the virus is only mostly a respiratory disease. Watching sewage output has been a decent tool in prediction areas that will have a spike in cases.
 

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