Suspect99

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Someone please help me with this. The 7day avg is down 24% on positive cases. But the test done in also 24% down. So if we test 10 healthy people and none test positive we have no more covid?
People get tested because they feel sick or were in contact with a sick person. Less people feel sick. Less tests
 

hj007

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Kzn and gauteng makes sense with less cases, but why does it look like Western Cape peak has also turned on Mediahack? Im hoping it means actual cases are peaking nationally.

Since the UK unlocked despite the record new cases, can we move to a death rate model too instead of cases? Cause death rate has been trending downwards...
 

RandomGeek

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Looks like Gauteng is getting better - not sure about the rest of the country though :-|
 

Ragnarök

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Shouldn't the cases pick up , after all the mask less, non social distancing riots of last week .
If you follow the fearmongering KZN should be a Covid death zone
 

Vicks

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Shouldn't the cases pick up , after all the mask less, non social distancing riots of last week .
If you follow the fearmongering KZN should be a Covid death zone
You assume these outstanding citizens were following protocols before the riots.
 

rietrot

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Shouldn't the cases pick up , after all the mask less, non social distancing riots of last week .
If you follow the fearmongering KZN should be a Covid death zone
Because mask don't work and they were mostly running around outside in the open and the people doing the looting are unlikely to get tested for covid and probably had it and some immunity already.
 

InvisibleJim

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Kzn and gauteng makes sense with less cases, but why does it look like Western Cape peak has also turned on Mediahack? Im hoping it means actual cases are peaking nationally.

Since the UK unlocked despite the record new cases, can we move to a death rate model too instead of cases? Cause death rate has been trending downwards...
Given that the stated purpose of lock down is to prevent the health care system becoming overwhelmed, perhaps the number of cases requiring hospital admission would be a good yardstick (although presumably there is some sort of correlation between this and the death rate.)
 

Kosmik

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Tbh, we should be on the downward slope time wise for the third wave but last week is going to skew everything.
 

pinball wizard

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New Year was the SA variant Beta right? But this is Delta, i.e. a new round, everyone gets another chance :confused:
I'm not going to argue.

The fact of prior infection effectively doing what the vaccine does (only better) is simply that, fact.

Because if what you say is true, then the absence of rampant infections in the areas that had the most instances of Beta infection earlier this year is a problem in your analysis.
 
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