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January 2022: Global Covid News

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    He’s tested positive before though, so it would be a re-infection, but of course given many Aussies already felt compelled to vaccinate, pleading immune escape isn’t likely to cut much ice.


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    Novak Djokovic has for weeks refused to reveal his vaccination status and whether he would play in the Australian open. Now he says he's got his exemption and coming down under. But he's making a big mistake and is going to regret setting foot here, he's now the most hated person in Australia. Every single person is going to boo him for his entire stay. I cannot imagine what tournament organizers and the Australian government are thinking letting this dickhead in.

    AAP reporter Karen Sweeney tweeted: “Novak Djokovic is about to find out what it’s like to be despised by all of Australia. We’re all nice and laid back until we’re not.”
    Football writer Samantha Lewis added: “Everybody attending the Australian Open has a patriotic duty to boo Djokovic for the entirety of his stay. This is an obscene decision and organisers should be ashamed of themselves.”
    TV and radio host Andy Maher said: “Australians have been denied for two years, but this bloke — who’s taken extraordinary liberties in the face of the coronavirus — gets his exemption. Novak Djokovic is an all-time great, but he ain’t essential.”
    Sports journalist Jon Ralph labelled the decision “farcical”. People will be going to bed right now to get up at 5am to do the right thing to get into testing queues for PCR results they won’t get for six days and will quarantine anyway,” he said.“How bloody galling to see Novak get an exemption.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    US hits a million cases on Monday.

    U.S. reports over 1 million new daily Covid cases as omicron surges

    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/04/us-c...ndroidappshare
    UK doing just as well....

    https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-...gures-12508999

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    My niece just caught covid, she works in a hospital and all her colleagues caught it during their new year party....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    The Philippines has now banned the unvaccinated from all public transport, land, sea or air.
    And the Communist Party have objected because vaccinated people can get infected too.

    Meanwhile 45% of the population are fully vaccinated and 85% of hospital admissions are unvaccinated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianXpat0:
    He’s tested positive before though, so it would be a re-infection, but of course given many Aussies already felt compelled to vaccinate, pleading immune escape isn’t likely to cut much ice.
    Unless he had Omicron previously it won't protect him at all.

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    What’s more, an increasingly number of these hospitalizations represent patients who just happen to be carriers of COVID-19 — rather than people who were admitted as a result of COVID-19 complications.

    In a Dec. 30 briefing, Kieran Moore said that one Ontario hospital had estimated that up to 50 per cent of its COVID-19 patients were “incidental.” That is, the patient was admitted for another condition and a routine test for COVID-19 happened to come up positive.
    https://montrealgazette.com/news/can...ct-of-covid-19
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    Quote Originally Posted by qhank:
    Unless he had Omicron previously it won't protect him at all.
    That's totally untrue.

    No coronavirus is truly novel to any other coronavirus, so to suggest that that could be the case for different strains of the same virus is waaaaayyyyy wrong.
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    I would say keep giving daily case counts because otherwise they will just be made up on social media anyway.

    Even the hospitalisation number is debatable. In Hong Kong that means anyone positive doesn't it?

    In the Philippines the hospitals are mostly private and happily admit anyone willing to pay especially if they are mild so don't require any treatment for their money. A doctor here was complaining that triage meant checking the patient's bank account.

    In the UK I would imagine the NHS requirements for hospitalisation are much higher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    I would say keep giving daily case counts because otherwise they will just be made up on social media anyway.

    Even the hospitalisation number is debatable. In Hong Kong that means anyone positive doesn't it?

    In the Philippines the hospitals are mostly private and happily admit anyone willing to pay especially if they are mild so don't require any treatment for their money. A doctor here was complaining that triage meant checking the patient's bank account.

    In the UK I would imagine the NHS requirements for hospitalisation are much higher.
    I would say the opposite.

    And for hospitalisations, they should be expressed as hospitalisations where covid symptoms are the primary cause of admission - The numbers would fall off a cliff.

    Case counts are for statisticians who spend real time to understand what they mean, the breaking news headline just posted by PJC shows perfectly why they are inflammatory bollocks to the average Joe.
    Last edited by Sage; 05-01-2022 at 10:15 AM.

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