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Hmm ok. I thought they have at least 50+ ICU beds. I suppose it makes sense then.A typical (medium to large) private hospital would have around 20 ICU beds, but not all have the necessary support for CoVid patients.
As an example: If they have made provision for 10 CoVid patients and they have 10 patients then they are "full" - the rest of the hospital could be quite empty notwithstanding their "full" status. If they have 15 patients then they are already running at 150% of capacity - it's all relative to the number of beds available for CoVid patients ...
Not when you're talking about DNA. That's why contamination is such a massive factor in these molecular biology tests. They're usually done in a separate room in the lab and often techs will have to decontaminate in a little airlock to get in. Everything is relative.Millions of copies is a lot.
Yea but that's just a test calibration issue. It doesn't mean PCR as a test technology isn't accurate. At the end of the day PCR is a quantitative test. It seems like they're in a pretty good spot now with their calibration though. Storm in a teacup.My understanding is that initially at first (and probably still the case, my faith in governments response to this is noted) the number of cycles was set so high that nearly half of tests were false positives. The rest of the world tweaked the test to a lower positive threshold.
A lower threshold for positive means the initial amount of viral material must be more, so your chances of the positive being an actual current infection is statistically enhanced.
Good luck. Feel for everyone down South.Okay, my thoughts (nvm the other petty twaddle fights and crap here) ...
We locked down in stage 5 to give govt time to prepare for CovID.
We essentially gave up our freedoms, sometimes willingly, sometimes begrudgingly, but we did.
We trashed our economy.
Many lost their jobs and livelihoods. Some their business,
Some their houses, cars, financial independence.
There were secondary casualties. At a stage I had to say good bye to friends who died not of CovID, but heart attacks.
Personally my family and I had a hard choice to make, hospitalize an elderly family member after a medical condition or not. One the eve of lock down, we left hospital at 23H45, family member in car At least she's alive today, even though never the same. I believe it was the correct decision. I had 5 ciggies left, my wife 12 as lock down started. I had to re-adjust my livelihood and business. I had to dig deep into my reserves with only a few years to my retirement. It sent me for a knock, I'll be honest. I'll probably have to postpone retirement.
Now here we are, 18 months later, 15 months more or less from the first lock down. What has our govt done to prepare, what have we as a collective country achieved? I feel f-all. It was just a looting opportunity for some, a power trip for others. Yet we as a nation are truly and solidly fvcked, and fvcked over.
Let's hear from those who have been affected.
Can't speak for others here, but if you look at my posts you will see that I gladly expose myself the the virus. If you are that scared or high risk, go lock yourself up in your own room.Here to read the comments from the: "It's just flu, nothing to see here" crowd who aren't brave enough to test their luck with the virus.
Agree on the swine flu. Had it back then. Fokit, thought i was dying untill the dr gave me a butpill. And no, i shuffed it in myself.Can't speak for others here, but if you look at my posts you will see that I gladly expose myself the the virus. If you are that scared or high risk, go lock yourself up in your own room.
My best friend have had both covid now and the swine flu way back. She said the swine flu was way worse in her experience.
Btw almost everyone around me is sick, some tested positive, but most don't even bother testing. For every positive test there is at least 5 in the same cluster that won't go for the test.
Yup I had swine flu in 2009, didn't get the suppository but yeah for 2 weeks I was legitimately man down, the bathroom was down stairs as well, I would struggle to get down those stairs.Agree on the swine flu. Had it back then. Fokit, thought i was dying untill the dr gave me a butpill. And no, i shuffed it in myself.
Just had covid and .... for me it was a walk in the park, i'm lucky.
I think most people that think flu is a minor disease.... have never had a truly bad one.Got pneumonia on top of that as you do and yeah happy fun times, that's why I keep trying to get people to realise the flu isn't just a ag man disease it can be like COVID.