Warning of new lockdown restrictions for South Africa

Gordon_R

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sand_man

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According to the Sunday Times, the Command Council will meet on Tuesday and will consider further restrictions on alcohol sales, size of gatherings, border closures and limits on movement.
All of which are tolerable measures.. any talk of a hard lock down and I'm eating my piece...
 

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I feel like the matric rage controversy and the subsequent behaviour of the population in general, has fast tracked us on the road to herd immunity. Would be really useful to know the actual infection rates?

The uncle of a good family friend spent Xmas lunch at the Palazzo Montecasino along with 10 others. He tested positive yesterday. The same family buried their 60 year old grandmother 3 weeks ago. Covid related complications. She suffered from a rare form of autoimmune disease.
 

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I see those who argued that schools must have remained closed is blaming the government and those who argued that the academic year must continue under the circumstances. Yet, the stats argue that the virus was best contained in the time there was schooling.
 

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It is not a good policy, I do not think when looking at stats just to look at one end of the equation and completely ignore the other? I am no mathemetician but all the figures surely have to do with one main issue and one issue alone and that is the gauging of the effects of the Con Virus as a whole?

So to ONLY look at the infection rate and not the rest will not give the entire picture AND if you only look at the infection rate and fukc the rest, surely your decisions will be based on fear, and then you will apply Fear- Science. Fear Science is NOT science and decisions based on it WILL, in the end, be proven to have dire consequences.

Lets look at the Con-figures, for example, of Dec 17th for the RSA:
Deaths: 24, 011
Tests: 6,011,235
Dearth rate as a % of the tests: 0.40%
SA population: 58,775,022
Death rate as a % of the SA Pop: 0.04%

Look nobody should die willy nilly. But when people lose their jobs/businesses left-right-and-center because of fear-science decisions...in the very end how are they going to feed/support themselves and their families?

Now add in the "excess deaths over and above the average", and the stats look a little different.
i.e. add 60k to the Deaths number, to bring it up to 84k odd.


To quote that link - "Although more data are needed on the underlying causes of death, this observation is strongly supportive that a significant proportion of the current excess mortality being observed in South Africa is likely to be attributable to COVID-19."
 
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All of which are tolerable measures.. any talk of a hard lock down and I'm eating my piece...

They better not close restaurants though, but the hospitality industry is an easy target for useless politicians. I suspect it's more bar/taverns that might be responsible rather than actual restaurants.
 

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They better not close restaurants though, but the hospitality industry is an easy target for useless politicians. I suspect it's more bar/taverns that might be responsible rather than actual restaurants.
I suspect alcohol actually provides some form of protection. Of all the people I know who died from 'rona, none of them were regular drinkers
 
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