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January 2022: Global Covid News

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    As of midnight, those who are fully vaccinated and have tested positive for COVID-19, or are showing symptoms after being in close contact with someone who has tested positive, will now have to self-isolate for seven days instead of 10.

    Fully vaccinated close contacts of someone with COVID-19 who don't have symptoms will have to self-isolate for five days if they are able to isolate themselves from the case and non-household contacts, and seven days if they cannot.

    Those times are down from seven and 10 days, respectively.

    Unvaccinated household contacts of someone with the virus will have to self-isolate for 10 days, whether they isolate themselves from the case or not.

    "We've looked closely at the evidence around Omicron, and we know it has a shorter incubation period and perhaps infectious period than the variants that have come before it," Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald said during a briefing Friday.

    Fitzgerald said evidence also shows those who are fully vaccinated shed the virus for less time. The new isolation timelines also apply to those already in isolation, she said.


    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...g-nl-1.6307529
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuruA:
    Try a little math and dividing by the population
    Maths. Welcome to the forum though, I'm sure you'll prove to be a source of diverse and varied opinions

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    Australia has hit a new milestone. 100k positive cases in a single day


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeky Kiwi:
    To be fair the lawmakers and government officials are trying their hardest to fill it themselves
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    Try this request at Penny Bay . (Yes I know he is not in quarantine)

    https://news.sky.com/story/novak-djo...TA4XuAGhNyC-sg


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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    I am sure I remember someone downplaying the NHS situation

    https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-...Ao3Invbw1iHY5s
    There have been similar situations in the UK in the winter pre virus. On a positive note I got an appointment with a specialist the other day only 4 weeks after referall for a non urgent condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuruA:
    Yeah and how do those sensible countries COVID death rates stack up compared to HK?
    HK success is mainly due to Draconian quarantine/restrictions on entry to Hong Kong, stopping the virus getting there in the first place. The quaranting of contacts for 21 days is unessacary and particularly the hospitalisation for asymptomatic. Sensible quaratine lengths, testing and home isolation would serve just as well and be mpfqr more humane.

    Anyway, for the vaxxed Omicron is little more than a cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    Australia has hit a new milestone. 100k positive cases in a single day
    I heard a 'expert' (sorry, it was on the radio and I didn't get the name /title but it was a reputable BBC radio news programme) who estimated the true daily figure in the UK to be near a million. Obviously the official figures only represent those officially tested.

    His estimate comes from an ongoing office for national statistics study that randomly and regularly tests a large number of the population.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauljoecoe:
    There have been similar situations in the UK in the winter pre virus. On a positive note I got an appointment with a specialist the other day only 4 weeks after referall for a non urgent condition.
    Almost every winter. As I said before, covid admissions are not the cause of the problem just another straw on the camel's back. The large number of absences is a bale of straw though.

    Let's see if your appointment is cancelled.

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