South African Covid-19 News and Discussions 3

flytek

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2019
Messages
455
7day trend of cases per million ..SA is 126 in the world .. despite no vax ..
This is because we only really had one lockdown early last year....the January 2021 one was more a farce.
The more infectious strain infected rapidly all it could under the current circumstances and has more or less died out.
 

Geoff.D

Honorary Master
Joined
Aug 4, 2005
Messages
23,362
Blows my head how so called experts and media have already dammed the country to the next wave. Swine!
No, the useless system has damned us to it long before the equally useless media even thought about it.
 

Geoff.D

Honorary Master
Joined
Aug 4, 2005
Messages
23,362
Ja and I have been criticised about my opinion of the vaccines (frankly as coined today on th forum, the vaccines should be renamed as "Immune Boosters" at best). The vaccine do not prevent infection. At absolute best all they do is reduce severe illness and deaths.
 
Joined
Mar 6, 2004
Messages
35,711
Ja and I have been criticised about my opinion of the vaccines (frankly as coined today on th forum, the vaccines should be renamed as "Immune Boosters" at best). The vaccine do not prevent infection. At absolute best all they do is reduce severe illness and deaths.
Nope. Evidence from countries with well-developed vaccine programmes shows they do cut infections.
 

Nurple Derple

Honorary Master
Joined
Mar 22, 2010
Messages
22,105
Cut infections or make more people asymptomatic?

Asymptomatic as in tested positive with PCR (doom and gloom), asymptomatic after vaccine (hooray!!)?
A bit of both depending on the timescales, the vaccine provides full immunity to the older variants for at least 40 days, for the SA and Brazil strains they drastically reduce the chances of severe infection. Jury isn't out on the Indian strain AFAIK.
 

daveza

Honorary Master
Joined
Apr 5, 2004
Messages
44,249
Let's see if any of these guys test positive for the Indian variant:


A senior port official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said at the time that at least 200 port employees had been working on the vessel since Sunday evening.

Seriously ? Before the crew was tested ? :mad:
 

Geoff.D

Honorary Master
Joined
Aug 4, 2005
Messages
23,362
Cut infections or make more people asymptomatic?

Asymptomatic as in tested positive with PCR (doom and gloom), asymptomatic after vaccine (hooray!!)?
Right!
The fact that people do not have symptoms does NOT mean the vaccines cut infections!
The virus is just driven below the surface.
The ONLY way to prove otherwise is ironically with an enforced testing of all people vaccinated every X days.
Until someone produces evidence in that form, the case for vaccines preventing infections is just unproven BS.
 

pinball wizard

Honorary Master
Joined
Feb 9, 2010
Messages
27,240
The GP numbers don't make sense, as if you take the total no of cases minus the deaths minus the recoveries, there should only be 474 active cases, yet apparently there are 1343 in the hospital and 314 are critical? Uhh that doesn't make sense.
Source: NICD and Department of Health

The same muppets that release an official statement as a screen grab of a whatsapp chat and post it to fb. Morons. Don't even bother trying to make sense of the retardednessness of it all.
 

R13...

Honorary Master
Joined
Aug 4, 2008
Messages
38,660
The GP numbers don't make sense, as if you take the total no of cases minus the deaths minus the recoveries, there should only be 474 active cases, yet apparently there are 1343 in the hospital and 314 are critical? Uhh that doesn't make sense.
Yeah that's strange and then here are the numbers as reported by the department (3000 less deaths so one of them is BS, likely the NICD)
doh.PNG
 

Lupus

Honorary Master
Joined
Apr 25, 2006
Messages
35,907
Source: NICD and Department of Health

The same muppets that release an official statement as a screen grab of a whatsapp chat and post it to fb. Morons. Don't even bother trying to make sense of the retardednessness of it all.
Nope, the numbers are all just weird. Some are this, others are this it's like ffs which is which.
 
Top