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Coronavirus - the new strain XXIV

Discussion in 'off topic' started by gavreid, Apr 1, 2022.

  1. Somafunk

    Somafunk pfm Member

    So 400 a day/2800 a week is covid over?, **** sake they destabilised the Middle East and killed hundreds of thousands whilst spending trillions of $ for a one off event that killed 2977 folk
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  2. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

    Had my 4th jab today (Moderna) and they very kindly offered me the flu vaccine as well. Had both - no adverse reaction :)
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  3. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I've decided I won't be having any more jabs, I think I might be one of those who is asymptomatic as there's no way I have avoided it all this time given where I go and what I do.
  4. Jezzer

    Jezzer Passionate

    I had both on Saturday. Sore left arm for the Covid jab and felt a bit nauseous later and the next day for a bit but nothing too serious.
  5. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

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  6. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    I've had four jabs, the last one early this year.

    And I've just booked my 5th...

    I'm not proud.
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  7. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

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    gavreid pfm Member

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  9. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    The state by state variation is shocking:

    Health care staff vaccinated and boosted:
    Massachusetts: 96.3%
    Texas: 37.6%

    Nursing home resident deaths (per 100 residents, 4 weeks ending August 21st 2022)
    Massachusetts: 0.05
    Texas: 0.15
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  10. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    A one-off event that had nothing to do with Iraq. And not much to do with the government of Afghanistan either. But plenty to do with money and letting poor Americans die to make the country that may not be named super safe.
  11. Seanm

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  12. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I'm afraid it looks as if Zoe was correct and there's been a significant rise in cases feeding a new rise in hospitalisations. The latest figure is 781 (19th the bank holiday) cf 519 a week ago.

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  13. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Long-term neurologic outcomes of COVID-19

    Our results show that in the postacute phase of COVID-19, there was increased risk of an array of incident neurologic sequelae including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, cognition and memory disorders, peripheral nervous system disorders, episodic disorders (for example, migraine and seizures), extrapyramidal and movement disorders, mental health disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, sensory disorders, Guillain–Barré syndrome, and encephalitis or encephalopathy.
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  14. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

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  15. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Zoe update - case increase confirmed 28% on a fortnight ago corresponding to 1 in 37. Driven by the youngsters and now passed on the the old folk.

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  16. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

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  17. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    My wife & I got our autumn booster shots this morning. They've not been advertised, but she found the booking page after searching online. Nice to get that out of the way.
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  19. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    The following points [ONS] are for the week ending 14 September 2022 for England and Wales, and the week ending 13 September for Northern Ireland and Scotland. The data are clearly lagging Zoe...

    • The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) increased in England and Wales, and decreased in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
    • In England, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 766,500 (95% credible interval: 714,800 to 822,400), equating to 1.41% of the population, or around 1 in 70 people.
    • In Wales, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 39,700 (95% credible interval: 29,800 to 51,900), equating to 1.31% of the population, or around 1 in 75 people.
    • In Northern Ireland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 22,900 (95% credible interval: 15,000 to 32,800), equating to 1.25% of the population, or around 1 in 80 people.
    • In Scotland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 98,800 (95% credible interval: 80,300 to 119,100), equating to 1.88% of the population, or around 1 in 55 people.

    "There are also new variants. While Omicron has dominated in the UK since last winter, it has numerous “daughter” forms. The BA.5 sub-variant is the most common, but experts are keeping their eyes on others including BA4.6, BF.7, BA.2.75.2 and BQ.1.1.

    As Dr Thomas Peacock, of Imperial College London, points out, recent data suggest the latter two each account for less than 0.5% of Covid genetic sequences in the UK – but they are growing fast. “It’s entirely possible an autumn/winter wave is driven by a mixture of variants,” Peacock said.

    Prof Tom Wenseleers, an evolutionary biologist at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, said BA.2.75.2 and BQ1.1 have mutations in their spike protein that help them to partly escape from BA.5-induced immunity.

    “Combined with the fact that Covid hospitalisations have already started rising again in the UK, and that the full effect of these variants still isn’t felt, I would say this is not such great news,” he said."
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  20. Gingerbeard

    Gingerbeard Ayup Me Duck

    Surely this cannot come as a great surprise, given the recent events in London and tens of thousands of people being in such close proximity to each other? :rolleyes:

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