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Message 2096891 - Posted: 31 Mar 2022, 23:03:55 UTC

Really?...

Is the word "endemic" deliberately being misused for the sake of politics and political spin?...


Why is the UK seeing near-record Covid cases? We still believe the three big myths about Omicron
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People are desperate to return to life as normal, but the rising number of infections is a reminder that this pandemic isn’t over

... Most of us know people who have Covid, work and education are being disrupted, and the NHS is under severe pressure again due to new patients and sick staff...

... The pandemic has changed, but the idea that it is over is false. ... The ubiquitous narrative that the pandemic is over exists because most people (including the government) now believe at least one of the three big myths of the Omicron age. We need to move past these myths to firstly anticipate the future, and secondly do something to prepare for [the real world future]...

... Covid will probably become endemic – over some unknown timescale - but even then, endemicity certainly does not necessarily mean mild. There is a significant global burden of ill health and death, for instance, from endemic diseases such as TB and Malaria. As it stands, trying to ignore a disease that is still so unpredictable feels a bit like turning your back on a hungry tiger in the undergrowth...

... Omicron did not evolve from Delta and Delta did not evolve from Alpha, Beta or Gamma. There has been no progression through successive variants, and no building towards “mildness”...

... we should instead be ... reducing transmission. Returning to normal behaviour does not return us to normal life. It returns us to a life with more [infection, with more] disruption, more sickness and more strain on the NHS. But we can certainly learn to live with Covid better.

We need to rediscover our ambition to improve public health as we did in the 18th and 19th centuries. We can introduce serious upgrades to infrastructure: better ventilation, less crowding, increased air purification and sterilisation, more green spaces, changed work practices. We can also tackle inequalities with improved sick pay and housing and population health. All of this is beneficial over and above Covid. We can do it, but we first need to stop believing in these persistent myths.



Can we convince our Government to promote and follow a healthier path?

Can we convince the unhealthily greedy businesses to be less unhealthy about their profits and business?


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Message 2096922 - Posted: 1 Apr 2022, 16:32:27 UTC - in response to Message 2096891.  
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... Can we convince our Government to promote and follow a healthier path?

Can we convince the unhealthily greedy businesses to be less unhealthy about their profits and business?...

And the numbers are in for the latest week of pandemic for the UK for those currently suffering COVID:


Record 4.9 million people have the virus in UK
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About one in every 13 people in the UK has coronavirus, according to latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

That is some 4.9 million people, up from 4.3 million people the week before.

ONS officials say that is the highest number seen since its survey began at the end of April 2020 [at the beginning of the pandemic in the UK].

The surge in infections is being driven partly by the contagious Omicron BA.2 sub-variant and people mixing more...

... in January about 56% of people in Covid beds in hospitals were being treated mainly for their Covid, but as of Tuesday (29 March) that figure is down to about 44%.

And the number of people being treated for very severe Covid infections and needing intensive care remain low - as vaccinations continue to protect people from severe disease....


Covid: Why are so many people catching it again?
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In the early days of the pandemic, it was extremely rare to hear of people catching Covid twice. That's not the case any more...

... The protection provided by vaccination or having had a previous infection is more useful at preventing the virus from getting into your body and doing serious damage, than it is at keeping the virus out of your nose and throat.

Prof Riley thinks if you test positive again but feel well, "your main concern should be whether you might pass it on to someone who is particularly vulnerable".

An infection can still land some people in hospital, particularly those with weakened immune systems or underlying health conditions...




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Message 2096997 - Posted: 2 Apr 2022, 20:09:30 UTC - in response to Message 2096996.  
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LOCK 'em DOWN BABY!!!!!

https://dailycaller.com/2022/04/01/lockdown-zero-covid-coronavirus-china-south-korea-new-zealand/

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The moral of the story is get vaxed and boosted.
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Message 2097003 - Posted: 2 Apr 2022, 21:51:15 UTC - in response to Message 2097000.  

8 Billion in World.

Less than 500 Million Infected

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And you believe those numbers are accurate for all countries?
Even the World Health Organization doesn't. Their estimate of deaths for 2020 is well over 60% higher than reported. They don't even think the numbers for the America's or Europe are that accurate and the countries in those area's have reasonably good reporting networks. The chances of accurate reporting in area's like Africa are almost non-existent.
https://www.who.int/data/stories/the-true-death-toll-of-covid-19-estimating-global-excess-mortality

A Nature magazine estimates the true death toll is probably closer to 20 million rather than the 5.5 million reported at the end of Jan 2022.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00104-8
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Message 2097004 - Posted: 2 Apr 2022, 22:15:08 UTC - in response to Message 2097003.  

Please don't post documented facts they only cause confusion.
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Message 2097010 - Posted: 2 Apr 2022, 23:17:40 UTC

There's also many more numbers that shoot your selected 1's down as well.

I'm well boosted anyway. ;-)
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Message 2097014 - Posted: 2 Apr 2022, 23:33:59 UTC

Well that DeSantis fellow in Florida has changed tack with his state's death reporting over the last 2 weeks.

Instead of those huge twice weekly "historic" jumps in the death toll he's now almost doing it daily now while still not showing anything in the daily number column.

Numbers have now gone from 72,246 to 72,443 to 72,704 to 72,767 to 72,828 to 72,880 to 72,946 to 73,018 to 73,134 to 73,136 to 73,244 to 73,282 to 73,290 in that time.

I guess that he's hoping that people will miss the smaller jumps (only if they're as stupid as he is).
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Message 2097111 - Posted: 4 Apr 2022, 15:29:41 UTC - in response to Message 2097014.  

Very sadly, that's a lot of voters to have needlessly killed off...


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Message 2097112 - Posted: 4 Apr 2022, 15:36:30 UTC
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Why does it require "lobbying" for our government to update a factual list of symptoms seen for covid?!


Covid: Nine new symptoms added to official list
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The official list of Covid symptoms has been expanded to include another nine signs of a coronavirus infection...

... The move comes more than two years into the pandemic...

The original signs of a Covid infection that were recognised in the UK were:

  • fever
  • new continuous cough
  • loss of sense of smell or taste


It was known from the early days of the pandemic that this trio was just the tip of the iceberg. The World Health Organization and other countries, including the US, have used a longer list of symptoms for some time...

... now the list of symptoms includes a further nine:


  • shortness of breath
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • aching body
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • blocked or runny nose
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling sick or being sick


Covid infections are at a record level in the UK, with 4.9 million people (about one in 13 of us) testing positive for the virus. Free testing for most people in England ended last week. The NHS says people should stay at home and avoid others only if you have Covid symptoms and a high temperature, or if your symptoms are so bad that you are not well enough to work.

Prof Tim Spector, from King's College London, has been campaigning for an expanded list of symptoms because of data from people tracking their symptoms in the Zoe Covid-19 app. He said: [The 'official list' of] "Main symptoms of coronavirus have finally changed after two years of lobbying... hurrah."





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Message 2097113 - Posted: 4 Apr 2022, 15:47:45 UTC

Just two of the present consequences of our ongoing pandemic:


Easter travel disruption as flights cancelled
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British travellers are facing Easter holiday disruption after airlines cancelled more than 120 flights and Eurotunnel warned of three hour delays.

Easyjet and British Airways blamed staff absences from Covid for cancellations, while Eurotunnel said a broken down train caused delays...

... "We have got very high levels of Covid in the nation and that is affecting the transport industry. But there are also more underlying problems which go back to the start of Covid," he said. These included a lack of staff after thousands of people left the aviation industry during the pandemic. Staff shortages have led to long queues at security and check-in...

... "As a result of the current high rates of Covid infections across Europe, like all businesses, EasyJet is experiencing higher than usual levels of employee sickness," a spokesman said...

... staffing challenges are not a huge surprise, although Covid-related sickness is clearly making things worse...


'I've had long Covid for two years now'
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The initial emergency of Covid may feel like it's over, but thousands of people are still suffering from ongoing symptoms known as long Covid...

... The core experience of long Covid revolves around the unholy trinity of fatigue, brain fog and muscle pain. But there is a long list of rarer symptoms covering almost every bodily function ranging from digestive problems to night sweats and depression to hair loss.

The Office for National Statistics says one in 40 people have symptoms that last at least three months after an infection. Around 1.5 million people in the UK say they have long Covid symptoms with growing numbers (685,000) saying their long Covid has lasted longer than a year...

... There is no single unifying cause of all long Covid, but scientists are focusing on four main areas:

  • Blood-clots and damage to small blood vessels (micro-clotting)
  • A disturbed immune system
  • People are still infected with the coronavirus
  • Impaired metabolism...



... healthier lifestyles may help some people as the severity of long Covid has been linked to obesity and other health conditions.

Dr Strain says some people need to be careful about trying to exercise their way out of long Covid. He says it has worked for some, but many will find it makes their condition worse. "It takes much longer to recover from exercise than the benefit you get... it's one step forward, two steps back."

He recommends finding the brain and body's limit before exhaustion sets in and then going no further than 80% of that limit before taking a rest. "For some people that could be walking a mile, for others it could just be standing up for 10 minutes to peel the carrots," he says...

... there are strong parallels with another condition - chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). The cause has not been proven, although infections are a leading candidate, and it has been notoriously difficult to treat.

Dr Strain says "in all likelihood, ME and long Covid are the same family of conditions with a different underlying trigger" and many with ME/CFS "are left with symptoms from that for years, if not decades afterwards".

Prof Brightling warns that although society is moving on from the pandemic, there are still large numbers of coronavirus infections and there is still a need to understand the long term implications of being infected and how to treat long Covid.

"There is a real risk of a pretty awful legacy, there is a real chance to get it right, but also a real chance to get it very wrong," he says.





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Message 2097333 - Posted: 7 Apr 2022, 19:10:06 UTC

Vaxed and boosted and hold in disdain those who are bot.
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Message 2097378 - Posted: 8 Apr 2022, 7:29:29 UTC

Kinder sweets recalled in US over salmonella fears.

The recall has also been enacted here in Australia.
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Message 2097429 - Posted: 9 Apr 2022, 8:04:57 UTC - in response to Message 2097378.  

Kinder sweets recalled in US over salmonella fears.

The recall has also been enacted here in Australia.

The Kinder factory in Belgium has been ordered to close. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61041760
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