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Message 2076219 - Posted: 19 May 2021, 14:20:33 UTC

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Message 2076244 - Posted: 20 May 2021, 2:46:46 UTC

By the end of the last reporting period the world's total case tally had passed 165.5 million while deaths passed 3,431,100. :-(

The changes at the top end of the death list sees Egypt bumping Sweden from 33rd place while Ukraine bumped Indonesia out of 17th and Argentina booted Poland from 13th so it's now onto the case list changes.

Well Taiwan has been on a long distance flight as they moved from 191st spot up to 180th as they quickly approach New Zealand while racing Liechtenstein (178th) to be next to enter the 3K+ clubhouse, Vietnam (169th) has had a bit of a stumble in chasing down Timor-Leste who has now passed Saint Lucia and Chad to take over 166th as P.N.G. slipped past Mali into 138th, Trinidad/Tobago replaced Guadeloupe in 134th, Cambodia passed Guinea and became the 127th member of the 23K+ club while Australia looks to hold onto 121st a bit longer and join the 30K+ club before Cabo Verde comes along, Angola jumped over both Malta and the D.R.C. to claim 118th and the Maldives dived past both the Ivory Coast as well as Jamaica into 109th.

Mongolia became the 108th member of the 50K+ club, Cyprus and El Salvador are battling it out over 100th place as Finland become the 98th country to enter the 90K+ clubhouse and now has China within its sights, Thailand deposed of Kyrgyzstan to take 91st as well as becoming the 92nd member of the 100K+ club while Cuba jumped over Algeria and Estonia to land in 87th, S. Korea knocked Albania from 84th and Sri Lanka plucked Myanmar out of 82nd.

Kenya bumped Nigeria out of 79th, Bahrain displaced Bosnia/Herzegovina in 76th while Uruguay powered past Guatemala and Egypt to take over 68th spot, Denmark and Lithuania both overtook Ethiopia to claim 62nd & 63rd respectively as Japan swept Switzerland out of 36th and Germany has retaken 9th spot after passing Spain.

Anyhow that's enough for this update.
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Message 2076280 - Posted: 20 May 2021, 21:15:52 UTC - in response to Message 2076244.  

By the end of the last reporting period the world's total case tally had passed 165.5 million while deaths passed 3,431,100. :-(

... Well Taiwan has been on a long distance flight as they moved from 191st spot up to 180th...

I was rather hoping that Taiwan had the pandemic subdued. Hopefully their jump in cases is not a case of complacency creeping in...?

Meanwhile over in the UK, we've seen the case numbers here beautifully creep down to below the 2000/day mark, until that is we have now eased the main parts of the lockdown restrictions and it looks like the case numbers were already creeping back upwards in anticipation...

Here's hoping we win the race to get everyone vaccinated in time!


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Message 2076284 - Posted: 20 May 2021, 22:05:56 UTC - in response to Message 2076079.  

No surprise there. If one can lie about the election being stolen, there should be no problems to lie about being vaccinated.
Fear of demographics change seems to be all that's needed to throw truth, democracy, decency, and normal behaviour to he**

Edit: If there's going to be more of "them", than of "us", then we have no longer any interest in democracy.

And so, the U.S experiment failed, and ended......


Is Great Replacement "Theory" going to be a topic allowed, here?
Besides, posters that can't be named can't link it to vaccines, give the demographics of vaccine hesitancy.
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Message 2076289 - Posted: 20 May 2021, 23:35:36 UTC - in response to Message 2076284.  

No surprise there. If one can lie about the election being stolen, there should be no problems to lie about being vaccinated...

Is ... a topic allowed, here?...

Very simply:

Do no harm with your posting, do not incite harm.

With that, please leave the medical stuff for the medics!


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Message 2076294 - Posted: 21 May 2021, 1:21:31 UTC

India has now reopened 26m+ case clubhouse while it looks like that Russia will joining the 5m+ case clubhouse before France leaves now that France has upgraded their info system and found that they had over calculated their case total by 364,261 which have now been removed. The U.K. also did the same as France, but only 180 cases have been removed from their total.

Taiwan flew right past New Zealand (now 180th) and is fast approaching tiny little Liechtenstein and membership to the 3K+ case club. Timor-Leste became the 166th member of the 5K+ case club while removing San Marino from 165th. Equatorial Guinea also became the 158th member of the 8K+ case club and replacing Benin in 157th spot. P.N.G. is now enjoying farewell drinks in the 14K+ case club after displacing Somalia from 137th. Cambodia passed Reunion to take over 126th with Syria now within its sights.

Meanwhile Australia looks to become the 121st member of the 30K+ case club with just 3 more cases now required to get there. The Maldives have become the 109th member of the 50K+ case club while also passing Mongolia to claim 108th. Finland became the 98th member of the 90K+ case club and squeezed past China to reclaim 97th spot. Slovenia had to give up 67th place to Uruguay as Costa Rica replaced Kuwait in 59th while Tunisia took 55th from Azerbaijan and Hungary became the 32nd country to enter the 800K+ clubhouse.
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Message 2076305 - Posted: 21 May 2021, 3:52:45 UTC - in response to Message 2076289.  
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No surprise there. If one can lie about the election being stolen, there should be no problems to lie about being vaccinated...

Is ... a topic allowed, here?...

Very simply:

Do no harm with your posting, do not incite harm.


Interesting that the particular baseless, harmful and reprehensible topic goes un-named in the response.

With that, please leave the medical stuff for the medics!


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What does that even mean?
Are you implying I'm trying to pretend to be a health professional? If so, where are you getting that from?
I am clearly discussing statistics, thank you very much.

For "equal" time:

https://data.cdc.gov/stories/s/Vaccine-Hesitancy-for-COVID-19/cnd2-a6zw
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/americas-vaccine-hesitant-demographics/
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Message 2076325 - Posted: 21 May 2021, 15:22:17 UTC - in response to Message 2076294.  

India has now reopened 26m+ case...

Sadly yet further, India has another opportunistic pandemic forming to add to the desperation:


Black fungus: Call to declare epidemic in Indian states
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India's states should declare an epidemic following a rise in deadly "black fungus" cases, the country's health authorities has said.

The normally rare infection, called mucormycosis, has a mortality rate of 50%...

But in recent months, India saw thousands of cases affecting recovered and recovering Covid-19 patients.

Doctors suspect there may be a link with the steroids used to treat Covid. Diabetics are at particular risk, ... it seems to strike 12 to 15 days after recovery from Covid...



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Message 2076327 - Posted: 21 May 2021, 15:36:11 UTC - in response to Message 2076280.  

By the end of the last reporting period the world's total case tally had passed 165.5 million while deaths passed 3,431,100. :-(

... Well Taiwan has been on a long distance flight as they moved from 191st spot up to 180th...

I was rather hoping that Taiwan had the pandemic subdued. Hopefully their jump in cases is not a case of complacency creeping in...? ...

Perhaps so...


Covid-19: What went wrong in Singapore and Taiwan?
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They've been hailed as virus success stories - places that have seen virtually zero or single-digit Covid cases since the start of the year. But this month, Singapore and Taiwan have both seen a sudden and aggressive rise in cases...

... Both places have gone into a heightened state of restrictions, limiting the size of social gatherings and closing schools...

... A tale of complacency...

... Taiwan relaxed its quarantine requirements for non-vaccinated airline pilots from an initial 14-day period, to five days - and then, just three days. Shortly afterwards, a cluster broke out connected to a handful of China Airlines pilots who had been staying at a Novotel near Taoyuan Airport. Many of those linked to this cluster were later found to have contracted the UK variant, known as B.1.1.7. The virus then spread through the community...

... "It just reminds us that even when a very small proportion of the population breaks the rules, it will lead to leakages,"...

... by late May, Singapore's Changi Airport - which also boasts a popular shopping centre - had turned into the country's biggest Covid cluster this year. Authorities later found out that a number of infected airport staff had been working in a zone that received travellers from high-risk countries... Some of these workers then went on to have their meals in the airport's food courts - which are open to members of the public - further spreading the virus...

... There is one problem that's plaguing both Singapore and Taiwan: vaccines. Many in Taiwan didn't want to take the vaccine when things were going well...

... The current rise in cases however, means that people in Taiwan are now flocking to get the vaccine. The only problem is - there isn't enough to go around...

... "When we see countries in Europe, or the US starting to relax measures, I think they should be very cautious and look around the world to see what is happening," he said. "What's happened in Taiwan, Singapore - it's a sign that we should not let our guard down."


Covid: Why has Seychelles seen rising case numbers?
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The Seychelles has vaccinated more people per head against Covid-19 than any other country, but has experienced a spike in cases...

... We do know that about two-thirds of those who tested positive largely had mild or no symptoms ... Of those who needed admission to hospital, 80% were people who hadn't been vaccinated, and a majority of these also had other health conditions...

... the rise in cases could be as a result of increased economic activity. Restrictions were relaxed in March, including the reopening of restaurants and the resumption of school classes. Officials have also suggested Easter celebrations may have contributed, along with people dropping their guard...




Here's hoping we win the race to get everyone vaccinated in time!


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Message 2076328 - Posted: 21 May 2021, 15:47:16 UTC

Yes I mentioned India's problem with Mucormycosis back here. ;-)

Meanwhile here down under we've become the 121st country to join the 30K+ club. :-(
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Message 2076329 - Posted: 21 May 2021, 15:47:41 UTC - in response to Message 2076305.  
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...https://data.cdc.gov/stories/s/Vaccine-Hesitancy-for-COVID-19/cnd2-a6zw
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/americas-vaccine-hesitant-demographics/

Thanks for those.

For a real world example for here in the UK, we have sharply in progress:


Covid: Bolton lockdown 'not ruled out'...
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A local lockdown in Bolton has not been ruled out to help protect people from the spread of the Indian coronavirus variant...

... the "vast majority" of people in the town who are in hospital with the new variant had not taken up the offer of a vaccine...

... "We've put in a huge amount of testing. We've reinforced that with army personnel as well, and we're expanding the vaccination programme - especially for those second jabs which are the best protection against ending up in hospital."...

... Bolton in Greater Manchester has seen a sharp spike in infections since mid-April, Public Health England said. In the town, the B.1.617.2 variant now makes up the majority of new coronavirus cases. Leader of Bolton Council David Greenhalgh urged people to get the vaccine...


Covid: More than 6,000 vaccinated in Bolton...
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More than 6,200 people were vaccinated in Bolton at the weekend amid concerns over the Indian Covid-19 variant...

... Prior to the push, about 10,000 people in the highest priority groups were yet to be vaccinated. Dr Helen Wall, who is leading the town's vaccine rollout, said it had been "emotional" to see. She said many who had been eligible for some time came for a jab over the last two days...

... Blackburn with Darwen's public health director said everyone over-18 should book a Covid vaccination in the area...



Very good to see a good and hopeful turn-around.

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Message 2076434 - Posted: 23 May 2021, 9:32:08 UTC - in response to Message 2076431.  

A really good example of thinking outside the box. It really only could happen in a place like Las Vegas - well done everyone who set it up, administered the injections, and had the injections :-)
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Message 2076544 - Posted: 25 May 2021, 5:02:16 UTC

At the end of the last reporting period the world's total case tally had passed 167,978,400 while passing 3,486,900. :-(

Yesterday India set a new official daily death record of 4,455 while their total officially passed 300,000. :-O

Now at the top end of the death list the changes there have been Pakistan displacing Ecuador from 26th place and Indonesia slipped past the Ukraine to take over 17th.

On the case list Taiwan took another long distance flight that took them from 179th place up to 170th, Vietnam leapt over Chad, Saint Lucia, San Marino and Niger to land in 165th while Timor-Leste passed Niger to claim 164th, the Seychelles became the 156th member of the 10K+ club and took 155th spot from South Sudan as Suriname nudged Belize out of 145th, Trinidad/Tobago flew over Eswatini, French Polynesia, Mauritania and Mayotte to claim 130th and French Guiana became the 129th country to pass 23,000 cases while moving past Guinea into 128th.

Cambodia jumped over Syria and Gabon to claim 124th spot, Mongolia passed Botswana to retake 108th as the Maldives dived past both Botswana and Namibia into 106th, El Salvador took 100th from Cyprus while Thailand took a short flight over Norway, Algeria, Estonia and Latvia to land in 87th, Cuba jumped over Latvia and Albania claiming 85th and Sri Lanka hopped past North Macedonia and Nigeria into 80th.

Bahrain took 74th place from Qatar, Venezuela swept Armenia from 72nd while Egypt jumped over Slovenia and Moldova to take over 67th, Uruguay overtook Moldova and Ireland to claim 65th as Kuwait became the 60th member of the 300K+ club, Palestine (58th) now has a new COVID center open after Israel blew up the old 1 and is reporting numbers again, Paraguay kicked Azerbaijan out of 56th and Kazakhstan replaced Panama in 50th.

Greece removed Slovakia from 47th spot as Ecuador replaced Bulgaria in 45th while Malaysia became the 42nd country to join the 500K+ club and then passed Morocco, but Nepal followed them into that clubhouse before passing them to claim 41st and Japan swept Serbia from 35th.

Meanwhile here down under Victoria has just registered 5 new local transmissions which are attached to the case where a man became infected while leaving quarantine in South Australia before returning home and the Victorian case tracing team made the big mistake of listing a supermarket in Epping as a hot spot instead of the actual supermarket in Epping North that he visited so goodness knows how that will go after a week of running wild so some interstate travel and quarantine restrictions are now back in place. :-(
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Message 2076545 - Posted: 25 May 2021, 5:17:57 UTC

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Message 2076593 - Posted: 25 May 2021, 22:10:08 UTC
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Well Taiwan has moved up to another 4 spots to 166th spot on the case list and is starting to ride Vietnam's wake while India whose current COVID restrictions have halved their daily case count are now talking about relaxing those restrictions on Monday. :-O

Meanwhile here down under south of the border Victoria's latest local cluster case count is now at 9 with 1 of those attending a footy match at the M.C.G.. :-(

Snap lockdown fears for Melbourne after COVID case visits MCG.

[edit] News just in is that that outbreak has spread outside of Melbourne now. :-O

Bendigo on alert after Covid-19 exposure at venue.

At least testing sites down there are current;y being swamped. [/edit]

But there is a bit more good news in the COVID battle coming from another Queensland research team which is already being tested over in Europe.

Queensland researchers discover world-first technology to prevent, treat Covid-19.
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Message 2076607 - Posted: 26 May 2021, 2:04:45 UTC - in response to Message 2076431.  

What ever works
https://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/las-vegas-officials-hold-pop-vaccine-clinic-strip-77848024


At least one of the vaccine lotteries has people automatically enrolled. When I first heard of the lotteries, I suspected (and annoyed by the possibility) it would only apply to those that were hesitant and need to be enticed by a lottery to dive in, but apparently I was wrong.
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Message 2076700 - Posted: 27 May 2021, 8:30:40 UTC

As already stated, Covid has shown just how unprepared many were & wealth before health has precedence.
2 damning reports.
GP#s being overwhelmed
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As for appointments - Unobtainium (The Core).
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He said those on the front line of the pandemic were like "lions" being "led by donkeys".
Even a simpleton would have realised that by now.
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Message 2076716 - Posted: 27 May 2021, 11:12:12 UTC

While here down under the state of Victoria has gone into a week long lockdown as their problem cluster grows to 26. :-(
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Message 2076746 - Posted: 27 May 2021, 18:25:44 UTC

Just been reading about the early days of the COVID pandemic sweeping though our care homes for the elderly here in the UK.

Of those whom became infected, about one third of that group of people died.


Very sad odds.

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