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Offline BC_cheque

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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #3645 on: October 25, 2021, 04:33:52 pm »
Over 70% of the country has now had at least one shot now. Could have a lot to do with it. They are still having over 10 million new cases a month but with over a billion people that looks like a flat line.

The flat line I mean is number of cases, so population shouldn't have anything to do with it.  They had the same number of people when the curve was super high.

I didn't think one dose did enough to have THAT much of difference, especially with Delta.  Maybe it does.

I still find it really odd, but thanks for the response.

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« Reply #3646 on: October 25, 2021, 04:57:39 pm »
The flat line I mean is number of cases, so population shouldn't have anything to do with it.  They had the same number of people when the curve was super high.

I didn't think one dose did enough to have THAT much of difference, especially with Delta.  Maybe it does.

I still find it really odd, but thanks for the response.

I found an article from NY Times, dated September 17, 2021 that talked about an 'explosion' of cases ... but didn't find anything else substantiating that so I don't know if it's accurate.  https://www.nytimes.com/article/india-coronavirus-cases-deaths.html

I think one shot will help in the short term at least, as it does confer something like 60% protection, IIRC.

But if the virus will burn itself out shortly everywhere, that would be great.  :)
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« Reply #3647 on: October 25, 2021, 11:51:52 pm »
I found an article from NY Times, dated September 17, 2021 that talked about an 'explosion' of cases ... but didn't find anything else substantiating that so I don't know if it's accurate.  https://www.nytimes.com/article/india-coronavirus-cases-deaths.html

I think one shot will help in the short term at least, as it does confer something like 60% protection, IIRC.

But if the virus will burn itself out shortly everywhere, that would be great.  :)


I shamefully admit I still don't know how to post pictures on this forum but the page below the graph I'm talking about of the number of cases.  They went from 400k/day to ~15K/day...  Death graph followed the same pattern.

BC is much more vaccinated, less crowded with more people having access to good hygiene but Delta has kept us steady.  It makes zero sense.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/india/

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« Reply #3648 on: October 26, 2021, 08:34:09 am »
Here's an article that suggests 70% of Indians have antibodies from having been infected to explain why there is a drop in the infection rate:  https://fortune.com/2021/08/03/covid-delta-variant-wave-uk-have-already-receded-us/

It seems there's been a similar trend in the UK, where more people are vaccinated. 

Which reminds me, I used to play online scrabble with a guy from England, and he said his daughter was in the hospital overnight with Covid.  A while later, my friend simply disappeared off Facebook.  I'm afraid he got Covid and didn't make it, but hope maybe he just decided the online world wasn't for him.

And, BCSapper hasn't posted here or in the other forum for a month.  I hope he's just taking a break.


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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #3649 on: October 26, 2021, 03:15:11 pm »
Over 70% of the country has now had at least one shot now. Could have a lot to do with it. They are still having over 10 million new cases a month but with over a billion people that looks like a flat line.

10 million new cases per month! 

I wish there was a Ďholy ****í tag I could use. 

Good reminder that just because itís not front page news, doesnít mean itís not still happening.

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« Reply #3650 on: October 26, 2021, 03:21:28 pm »
One big difference is median age. India 28, BC 42.
"Never trust a man without a single redeeming vice" WSC
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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #3651 on: November 12, 2021, 03:23:47 pm »
I was in the vicinity of this debacle yesterday:

https://globalnews.ca/news/8367360/kelowna-remembrance-day-ceremony-disrupted/

I wasn't in time for the initial kerfuffle.  I arrived just before people began singing O Canada, and didn't realize there had been an incident before that.  Then I approached the cenotaph, and this woman began whistling and calling for attention. And then an older gentleman came up to her microphone and told the story of his Uncle Freddy, who died in a Lancaster bomber over Europe in 1943, and everybody applauded. I thought "gee, it was nice of her to introduce that man." But then he left and the woman returned to the microphone and said "Now I'd like to continue my speech..."  and began talking about how the freedoms the veterans fought for are being taken from us, and how we are now fighting World War Three.

I left, and heard a lot of people booing her behind me.  If you think having to wear a mask when you go get groceries is comparable to being in an actual war, you're just incredibly ignorant.

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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #3652 on: November 17, 2021, 02:42:17 pm »


In Kansas and other places, anti-vaxxers are showing up to municipal meetings wearing yellow stars, portraying themselves as having equal footing with Jewish victims of the Holocaust.



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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #3653 on: Today at 12:40:16 am »
 omicron <=> moronic
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