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Expatrick Jan 20th 2021 5:35 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
1820 UK deaths just reported.

BristolUK Jan 20th 2021 5:59 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Expatrick (Post 12961831)
1820 UK deaths just reported.

How long before they get up to 2021? :sneaky: :lol:

Stumpylegs Jan 20th 2021 8:25 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12961532)
Canada has a supply issue, but not at the fault of the government. Pfizer is pausing some production lines at their Belgium plant as they announced last week. Then today it was made known that next weeks order was deferred and Canada wont be receiving any, and then the first 2 weeks of February the deliveries will be roughly cut in half.


Hopefully J&J will be approved sometime in the next month, however their production has hit a snag and will be behind schedule so if approved in February may not see any until mid March to April.

Seems the US is about the only country not facing Pfizer delays, but they do have Pfizers largest or one of the largest manufacturing facilities so that helps.

Yep, its hopefully a temporary closure to allow production ramp up - it is still a shame (completely understand though as the dry run/temporary opening allows them to identify teething issues etc).

Here is hoping UK deaths start to tail off - were 10 days since the peak of cases so hopefully a few days more and the worst of the death toll will begin to pass.

Siouxie Jan 21st 2021 5:40 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Hope they all recover!

https://torontosun.com/news/local-ne...QFf1XdYWmm2XwY
All rows.

That’s how Health Canada described the impact of two Air Transat flights that landed in Montreal from Haiti this week, purportedly carrying so many infected passengers that everybody on board was at risk.
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...html#wb-auto-5

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...a8cba113eb.jpg

Danny B Jan 22nd 2021 7:31 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12948219)
Virus's mutate and adapt, it's nothing new.. there are over 200 variations/mutations of Covid 19**. This adaptation / mutation is to allow it to spread more easily, however, there is nothing showing that it is more virulent in it's effect on people (i.e. it's not having any worse effect than the usual variety - people aren't getting more seriously ill than the more common variety), nor that it's causing more deaths. It's been in the UK since September! More hype to feed the hysteria that is boris.
There are similar mutations elsewhere in the world already :)

**Correction - as of July 2020 apparently there were a total of 1,234 mutations (and doubtless more since)
https://www.nature.com/articles/s10038-020-0808-9

Now that they have some data, Boris seems to think that the UK variant is more deadly than the original.

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-...warns-12195663


Siouxie Jan 22nd 2021 10:34 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12963003)
Now that they have some data, Boris seems to think that the UK variant is more deadly than the original.

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-...warns-12195663

I think the

may be / the available data suggests / would be expected
etc., sums it up. Once again it's conjecture, not proven by facts yet - it's 'believed / thought / supposed / presumed'
:)

Danny B Jan 22nd 2021 11:05 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12963080)
I think the etc., sums it up. Once again it's conjecture, not proven by facts yet - it's 'believed / thought / supposed / presumed'
:)

:fingerscrossed:

caretaker Jan 23rd 2021 12:11 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12963080)
I think the etc., sums it up. Once again it's conjecture, not proven by facts yet - it's 'believed / thought / supposed / presumed'
:)

Oh shit; the dreaded Thesaurus Virus.

Jsmth321 Jan 24th 2021 9:35 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
On this day in 2020. Turns out airport screening didn't work out all that effectively. (screen shot, don't try to play the video. :rofl:)

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...74a1d7015e.png


Jingsamichty Jan 25th 2021 8:21 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Suggestions in the UK that schools might not reopen until May. I feel so sorry for the people trying to work from home and do homeschooling of kids, it must be a nightmare.

Danny B Jan 25th 2021 3:05 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Promising news regarding the nasty variants :fingerscrossed:

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55797312


Danny B Jan 25th 2021 3:14 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jingsamichty (Post 12963963)
Suggestions in the UK that schools might not reopen until May. I feel so sorry for the people trying to work from home and do homeschooling of kids, it must be a nightmare.

It's the poorer kids who go to School for a decent school lunch and support that I am most worried about. This will be devastating for them.

OrangeMango Jan 25th 2021 5:33 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jingsamichty (Post 12963963)
Suggestions in the UK that schools might not reopen until May. I feel so sorry for the people trying to work from home and do homeschooling of kids, it must be a nightmare.

I think, not a single western country in the world has adequate plans for schooling during the pandemic. They also have no real understanding what it might mean for any kids if the report card or the leaving cert is from 2020.

I think once the pandemic is over kids should be given the option / choice to repeat the whole year without any hesitation. I think we owe it to the young generation to offer them education and leaving certs which have some value in the market and eliminate the "you graduated / left school in Corona 2020, no wonder you knowledge is that bad...."

Jsmth321 Jan 25th 2021 5:36 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12964121)
Promising news regarding the nasty variants :fingerscrossed:

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55797312

Replace Moderna with Pfizer and the article is almost the same as those from a few weeks ago, vaccines appear to work, but more study is needed.

Looks like the South African strain might be an issue. Moderna is testing to see if a 3rd booster might be needed/beneficial.Blood samples exposed to the new variants appeared to have sufficient antibodies to achieve this neutralising effect, although it was not as strong for the South Africa variant as for the UK one.

Moderna says this could mean that protection against the South Africa variant might disappear more quickly.



Jsmth321 Jan 25th 2021 5:40 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by OrangeMango (Post 12964190)
I think, not a single western country in the world has adequate plans for schooling during the pandemic. They also have no real understanding what it might mean for any kids if the report card or the leaving cert is from 2020.

I think once the pandemic is over kids should be given the option / choice to repeat the whole year without any hesitation. I think we owe it to the young generation to offer them education and leaving certs which have some value in the market and eliminate the "you graduated / left school in Corona 2020, no wonder you knowledge is that bad...."

British Columbia while not a country has more or less continued school as normal since September, so there are places where schooling during the pandemic is basically the same.



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