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Coronavirus - the new strain XXI

Discussion in 'off topic' started by gavreid, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    The govt released a detailed comparison of children admitted to hospital between wave 1 (spring 2020) and wave 2 (winter 2021) on Friday. Some things that stand out: Large marjority (80%) were admitted BECAUSE of covid & almost 60% of children had no underlying conditions

    https://twitter.com/chrischirp/status/1439998800354029569/photo/1
     
  2. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

  3. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

  4. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    Interquartile range is only 3 days.
     
  5. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Still doesn't tell me much. How long do the top quartile remain in hospital (range) and how many are in the ICU? That maybe covers 10 kids per day...
     
  6. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    It ran for 53 weeks. 248 were admitted to ICU.
     
  7. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    31 564 cases, 203 deaths and 572 admissions
     
  8. IanW

    IanW pfm Member

    Numbers clearly rising now.

    Plan B will be needed soon as many reports suggest that hospitals are struggling again. Sadly the decision to go for Plan B will be made too late, as Johnson does not seem to have learnt that with a virus you need to hit it early and hit it hard.

    In February / March 2020 a virus expert (cannot remember his name) who had helped countries all round the world manage a range of highly infectious viruses, said exactly that, i.e. hit the virus early and hard. This should not result in lockdowns, which should only be used when other measures have failed.
     
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  9. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Many of my daughters friends are not getting the vaccine in the mistaken belief that the case for it is unproven. Two of her class have gone down today...
     
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  10. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    Varies from region to region according to ZOE - though I’m a bit wary myself because I’m not sure what “overwhelm the NHS” means - it’s a big complex system with lots of opportunity for moving the furniture about.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Depends how you define 'overload'. The nhs shouldn't be running at more than 85% capacity, the truth is it was overloaded even before covid.
     
  12. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    Yes, I added something to the post to make that point.

    Is your daughter going to take the vaccine?
     
  13. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    Here in Scotland there was a big jump when the schools went back - that lasted about a month and is dropping back down now, although not as quickly as the initial increase.
     
  14. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    It can't come soon enough for her but the other is too young. She's off today with a runny nose and fever.
     
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  15. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    Good, that will be a reassurance for you and a help for her.
     
  16. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Some reassurance. Delta needs two doses so maybe by Christmas if jcvi gets its act together.
     
  17. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    Well, don't believe everything you read on twitter! Of course, it may be right, but when I read it I thought to myself "I'm just not qualified to decide the strength of this argument!" One thing I guess we've all learned over the past 18 months -- it's very rarely black and white.
     
  18. IanW

    IanW pfm Member

    Unfortunately I think that is likely to a common set of events around the country.
     
  19. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    The trials and regulatory approval from MRHA in June were based on two doses.
     
  20. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Luck's finally run out my wife's tested positive this morning
     

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