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Grant

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lets not try to get ahead of ourselves thinking we know everything...ok?



of getting ahead of ourselves thinking we know everything:

17 sept 2020:
herd immunity has largely been reached...South Africa should be the worlds safest long distance holiday destination this season.
Any tourist will basically be safe as the virus is unable to survive and spread in a population that has largely had it already
the reality of getting ahead of yourself thinking you know everything:
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your next prediction dated 17 feb 2021
Let me make it more simple for you.
In 4 weeks there will basically be no-one dying of covid in SA confirmed by the graphs I posted.
 

Geoff.D

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Deaths are never zero. And, the way deaths are recorded, I can't possibly imagine how you believe a broken system is going to result in a zero deaths per day figure.
 

flytek

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of getting ahead of ourselves thinking we know everything:

17 sept 2020:

the reality of getting ahead of yourself thinking you know everything:
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your next prediction dated 17 feb 2021
I'm perfectly happy to be proven wrong. Are you?
There was a mutation that made covid much more infectious which is why we had the second wave.
I guess we will see in 3 weeks if there is basically no-one dying from covid in SA anymore?
Do you dispute that?
If there is a further mutation then we may get a third wave. Or do you think that somehow our lockdowns stopped the first and second waves from running their course?
 

Grant

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I'm perfectly happy to be proven wrong. Are you?
There was a mutation that made covid much more infectious which is why we had the second wave.
I guess we will see in 3 weeks if there is basically no-one dying from covid in SA anymore?
Do you dispute that?
If there is a further mutation then we may get a third wave. Or do you think that somehow our lockdowns stopped the first and second waves from running their course?
I'm beyond happy to be proved wrong - I have no problem being corrected.
You have been proven wrong with your previous prediction, but instead of simply accepting you were wrong (as you now claim you would be), you look for reasons to justify your error.

I dispute your prediction of nobody dying from covid in SA anymore (as of 17 march).
If it turns out you are incorrect again, I have no doubt we will see further excuses from you.
 

noxibox

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Cuba again, what is would this country and their fetish for the Cuban Health System
Cuba has a dual health system. There's the high quality one you get if you're a foreigner, and that they show you if you go there to see their health system. Then there's the barely functional one the normal citizens get. Hence if you're not a Cuban, and you don't bother to look further than the window dressing, you get the impression they have a great system going. It wouldn't be all that surprising to find the ANC muppets are blissfully unaware of the reality.
 

Lupus

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Cuba has a dual health system. There's the high quality one you get if you're a foreigner, and that they show you if you go there to see their health system. Then there's the barely functional one the normal citizens get. Hence if you're not a Cuban, and you don't bother to look further than the window dressing, you get the impression they have a great system going. It wouldn't be all that surprising to find the ANC muppets are blissfully unaware of the reality.
So almost the same as here?
 

MiW

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So almost the same as here?
Their infrastructure might be bad, but their doctors are probably much better than the majority here.
The advantage of free university education, only the best of the best get to finish ...60% is not a pass rate.
 

Paulsie

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For now, vaccines will be stored by BioVac until a contract is awarded, said Pillay. The tender for storage and distribution closes on 26 February. Mkhize added that storage will be in both the public and private sectors, depending on capacity.

They assured delegates that the South African Police Service (SAPS) will secure the vaccines.
Everything you need to know about vaccines in SA.
 

MiW

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The Shantivax prototype is currently undergoing pre-clinical testing.

The vaccine uses a live, but weakened strain of bacterium that is known to be safe and will continuously stimulate the immune system to provide long-term protection against Covid-19.

“It has been designed to elicit a highly specialised respiratory immune response referred to as type I and type III interferon responses. The bacterium platform will transport a vector that will produce a small protein (peptides) called epitopes that are used to target the Covid-19.”
Shantivax can be administered through the skin into the bloodstream where it should elicit an antibody response and will use nanotechnology to travel from the bloodstream to the site of infection within the lung.

The vaccine can reside in the lung for a number of years while it continuously provides stimuli for the immune system to identify and neutralise Covid-19 before it replicates intensively.
 

Geoff.D

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Already corruption and misappropriation of vaccines surfacing in KZN, where office personnel were vaccinated instead of front line doctors and nurses!
So much for this much vaunted tightly controlled program for the rolling out vaccinations!
Disgusting but totally expected.
 

FNfal

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Already corruption and misappropriation of vaccines surfacing in KZN, where office personnel were vaccinated instead of front line doctors and nurses!
So much for this much vaunted tightly controlled program for the rolling out vaccinations!
Disgusting but totally expected.
Nothing our present government does would surprise me , they are a blight on our country .
 

MiW

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CAPE TOWN - The department of health is planning to inoculate over a million healthcare workers by the end of March.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, told parliament on Thursday that more than a million health-care workers can expect to receive a coronavirus shot by the end of March, after the health department secured a commitment from Pfizer for an initial tranche of 600,000 doses of its double-shot vaccine.


While the plan to immunise so many people in just a month is no small task, the South African Medical Association (SAMA) says the government needs to increase the number of vaccinators and vaccination sites, if it wants to achieve its target.

It is estimated that currently there are about 168 vaccinators, vaccinating approximately 48 people a day – that is six to seven people an hour.
 

daveza

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In the Western Cape, the province's premier Alan Winde said 1 995 vaccinators will be trained to ensure the administration of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Swab, draw up the dose into the syringe, get any air out, jab it in the arm and press, swab.

It's not rocket science. DIY even.
 
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