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5 minutes ago, manwiththestick said:

Is this the first time this tread has slipped off page one with no posts for two days? Surely a positive sign?

Absolutely. 

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9 minutes ago, Bjornebye said:

 

 

 

It should be law that he wears a mask at all times, Covid or no Covid. The ugly cunt.

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Toby Young and Lockdown Sceptics are still going? You'd think they'd have given up after being so wrong so often, but I guess the grift is hard to lose.

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17 minutes ago, johnsusername said:

Strange how long it took to get a hold in India, but now it's absolutely up against it. 300,000 new cases in one day, with 2000 deaths. Fucking hell.

Yeah, they really ought to wear masks and socially distance.  Fucking idiots, they voted for Modi, this is the result of voting for nationalist flat-earthers. 

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22 minutes ago, johnsusername said:

Strange how long it took to get a hold in India, but now it's absolutely up against it. 300,000 new cases in one day, with 2000 deaths. Fucking hell.

This is like 15,000 new cases and 100 deaths in UK.

And they had some religious festivals recently.

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1 hour ago, johnsusername said:

Strange how long it took to get a hold in India, but now it's absolutely up against it. 300,000 new cases in one day, with 2000 deaths. Fucking hell.

 

Population 20 times the size of the UK. Yuge.

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3 hours ago, Colonel Bumcunt said:

Only fucking nonces use terms like 'virtue-signalling'. 

On 02/11/2020 at 11:54, Colonel Bumcunt said:

You could argue that inviting Farage onto BBC is a massive virtue signalling exercise in itself.   

 

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2 hours ago, SasaS said:

And they had some religious festivals recently.

 

Holi, wasn't it? The one where they chuck paint all over each other. I have a cousin who lives in New Delhi and he posted up pictures of himself covered head to toe in all the colours of the rainbow.

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3 hours ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

 

Holi, wasn't it? The one where they chuck paint all over each other. I have a cousin who lives in New Delhi and he posted up pictures of himself covered head to toe in all the colours of the rainbow.

Haven't seen that symptom on the Zoe app.

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24 minutes ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

 

Good news I think.

 

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Definitely worth reading a bit more than the stats. Most places with mass vaccinations are seeing a drop in the numbers. Business and Public Places still require masks in Texas and many are still wearing them anyway whilst complying with social distancing. 

 

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/14/texas-coronavirus-mask-order-abbott/

 

More than a month has passed since Gov. Greg Abbott ended virtually all statewide restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. Nationwide, new coronavirus cases are on the rise as new variants of the virus spread. And about four-fifths of Texans are not yet fully vaccinated.

But at least for now, the most dire predictions of a new major wave of cases in Texas have not come true, prompting a mix of theories from public health experts.

Those experts caution that a major increase in cases could still come and it may still be too early to tell whether Abbott’s decisions to lift the statewide mask mandate and allow businesses to fully reopen could prompt a new wave of infections. Still, daily new cases and the positivity rate have leveled off over the past month, while deaths and hospitalization have gone down substantially.

 

Experts point out that vaccination is ramping up, many businesses are still requiring masks and there are unique factors impacting individual metrics — like a drop in demand for testing that is driving down raw case numbers.

 

 

They also emphasize that, especially at this point in the pandemic, a stabilization of such metrics, or even a modest decline, is not exactly cause for celebration.

“I think we could’ve been even lower at this point in time,” if not for Abbott’s latest decisions, said Dr. Luis Ostrosky, an infectious disease specialist at UTHealth’s McGovern Medical School in Houston. “The fact that we’re sort of stable is not necessarily good news — because we’re stable at a very high level. It’s like everybody saying you’re at a stable cruising speed — but at 100 miles per hour.”

Abbott’s decision to end most statewide restrictions went into effect 35 days ago, on March 10. The seven-day average for daily new confirmed cases was 3,020 on that day; it was 2,456 on Tuesday. The seven-day average of the state’s positivity rate — the ratio of cases to tests — was 6.24% on March 10; it was 5.89% on Monday. (The latest positivity-rate figures are considered preliminary and subject to recalculation as more test results come in from the date in question.)

Deaths and hospitalizations, which lag new cases, have seen steeper drops since March 10. The seven-day average of new daily deaths was 187 on March 10; it was 64 on Tuesday. There were 4,556 Texans hospitalized with the virus on March 10; there were 3,002 on Tuesday.

 

The four key metrics are way down from peaks earlier in the year, when the state was seeing daily new caseloads approaching 20,000, a positivity rate that went above 20%, hospitalizations that topped 14,000 and weeks of more than 300 deaths per day.

 

 

At the same time, vaccinations have climbed steadily as the state has expanded eligibility, opening up to everyone age 16 and older on March 29. The percentage of fully vaccinated Texans more than doubled from March 10 to Monday, when it was 1 in 5 Texans.

“Overall, it’s great news,” said state Rep. Chris Turner, the House Democratic Caucus chairman who has been critical of Abbott’s decisions throughout the pandemic. “I’m very glad that so far the governor’s decisions have not resulted in an increase in cases.”

“Clearly the massive investment in vaccines and the improved distribution of vaccines across the country since President Biden came into office is having a tremendously positive impact on protecting people from COVID-19,” Turner added.

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