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Geoff.D

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He just calculates the past 10 or 14 days new cases and uses this number as active.
No, the data in GP is incredibly unreliable and jumps up and down all the time.
The root cause is the gathering and reporting of data in GP.
 

Lupus

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That he mention using the actual hospital reports.
So how come the NICD, ZA health department and GP health department all report 3000 less deaths, whereas the other provinces he has sort of the same.
 

Geoff.D

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No the deaths for Gauteng, he's the only one who gets them wrong by 3k.
He might be the only one who got it right.
The issue is we do not know exactly where he gets his data from, when he extracts it a and time stamps it.
The NICD has struggled and still does to get consistency into its reports. Most of their problems relate to the sources of raw data. The private hospitals ate okay, but the public hospital data is very erratic.
 

RedViking

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Once the developed countries took their shares, how much is left for the South of Africa? Or is there enough vaccines?
 

Gordon_R

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Once the developed countries took their shares, how much is left for the South of Africa? Or is there enough vaccines?

India is the big swing factor. They have huge vaccine production capacity, but their pandemic has resulted in a (temporary) ban on exports:
 

rietrot

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Once the developed countries took their shares, how much is left for the South of Africa? Or is there enough vaccines?
How long is a piece of string. More can always be manufactured.

The problem is not that there isn't enough. The problem for SA is actually paying for it and ordering on time.
 

RedViking

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How long is a piece of string. More can always be manufactured.

The problem is not that there isn't enough. The problem for SA is actually paying for it and ordering on time.
I didn't ask what the problem is
 

Gordon_R

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won't affect SA though unless SA has reconsidered its position on AZ ?

Everything has a knock-on effect. SA is not an island, and countries that were expecting AZ from Covax, will be competing for the Pfizer stocks which SA has 'secured'.
 
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