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  1. Geoff.D

    Government steering South Africa into hard lockdown over December

    Don't talk of diagnosing appendicitis, it is a very sensitive subject right now. My grandson is having a problem, has been in and out of two private hospitals who have to put it politely, f@cked up his diagnosis twice now. The GP says it is appendicitis, has done blood work and the normal...
  2. Geoff.D

    Government steering South Africa into hard lockdown over December

    No. The fact that no one is sick is already a generalisation as there are still people getting sick. The virus is still out there and will remain in the wild so to speak for a long time.
  3. Geoff.D

    International COVID-19 Updates & Discussion 3

    Yes I checked with my grandsons parents and a neighbour who still has kids at school and NO school can demand this as an attendance requirement.
  4. Geoff.D

    International COVID-19 Updates & Discussion 3

    The schedule posted is the list of vaccines given to children subject to parental consent. There are no mandatory vaccines in SA as far as I am aware. It is just that before the damn flu vaccines started to be deployed, very few ever questioned the logic. And it is because many of us who fell...
  5. Geoff.D

    Learning to spot scientific fraud

    As Grant to confirm for how long he is being monitored. The placebo group might be removed from their links to the trials, but those that received the trial vaccines remain under surveillance for quite a long time. As usual, the lack of comprehension is the problem.
  6. Geoff.D

    ANC unlikely to win Joburg majority - Poll

    I hope and pray they are right.
  7. Geoff.D

    Government steering South Africa into hard lockdown over December

    Yup. The predictions of johnny come lately politicians are meaningless. But when a mathematician and a scientist suggest the possibility, it is difficult to ignore.
  8. Geoff.D

    Government steering South Africa into hard lockdown over December

    Is have asked before if there is any one who knows of any work being done or done in the past on other virus infections which show what the expected trajectory of the Rt value would be over time. It seem to me by now that someone would have an idea of how viruses typically evolve. The...
  9. Geoff.D

    International COVID-19 Updates & Discussion 3

    Hopefully they don't combine the Covid vaccines with that flu rubbish because that will just increase the numbers refusing to get vaccinated against Covid.
  10. Geoff.D

    Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States

    One possibility would be that this virus burnt itself through the world's population, millions died, and would have become just another endemic virus infection. I can see years of simulations coming out all with wonderful statistical analyses supporting all of them.
  11. Geoff.D

    International COVID-19 Updates & Discussion 3

    If the 4th wave is a mere ripple, it will be almost impossible to attribute to any one reason. But I am prepared to bet every single camp on myBB will try and claim the brownie points.
  12. Geoff.D

    SA health and business experts say vaccine misinformation has to be addressed, government must consider mandatory vaccination

    Actually, I think t is an even race at the moment. It is only us moderates in the middle that look at the picture objectively.
  13. Geoff.D

    Dear DStv - technical faults thread

    LOts of service Auth errors today, E16 on all channels, channels dropping off the list mid-program, reboot not fixing it, broken XV link. ----- It is an absolute mess since about midday today.
  14. Geoff.D

    International COVID-19 Updates & Discussion 3

    IFF you have not been infected before. Without a test of some sort most of us don't know if we got infected, showed no symptoms and recovered.
  15. Geoff.D

    International COVID-19 Updates & Discussion 3

    It depends on how the term "more virulent" is understood and interpreted. Especially in MSM. I have found the term being used to describe Delta not only more likely to make you sick and die but to also include more infectious. If only the definition (the medical one) can be stuck to......
  16. Geoff.D

    International COVID-19 Updates & Discussion 3

    The point being made is: IF the vaccine causes your immune system to become more vulnerable in the 14-28 days after a jab, and IF you are then exposed to the virus in that period and become infected THEN the vaccine is indirectly responsible for you getting infected before the vaccine has had a...
  17. Geoff.D

    Open Cities Lab launches ward councillor candidate lookup tool

    A terrible website! Been trying to use it for a few days already. But there are some really disturbing things about this election. 1. I was under the impression that a candidate must reside within the ward to be eligible? Yet numerous candidates (especially the smaller parties) come up as...
  18. Geoff.D

    International COVID-19 Updates & Discussion 3

    Like many other processes, the best time to take action is before it becomes a crisis. And if we believe the 28-day window, then it makes sense to take even more precautions against exposure to the virus for 28 days after a jab. And if that is accurate, then the best time for a jab is when...
  19. Geoff.D

    What its like flying from South Africa during level 1 lockdown

    It is a way to keep the gloves clean :unsure:
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