COVID-19 Round 19 - Stick a Forklift in it

hard not to figure out what caused that drop.

oh and for the anti vax nutters who will blame the vaccine. Pinpoint when you reckon Ecuador stated administering the vaccine?


I haven’t had COVID, but I reckon since COVID I have been getting more colds and flus. Id be interested to see if there’s any stats that back that up more broadly.

I also haven’t had COVID but only had 2 colds since Sep '19…last September and last month. The most recent one hasn’t completely cleared from the chest, and I’ll be talking to the doctor about it Wednesday. Had the worst of the cold Good Friday, a while ago.

You mean administering Ivermectin?

Oh, Mrs. K got through her 40kms. She’s an absolute trooper.


Now that the WHO has now declared that COVID is no longer a public health emergency how will authorities/Governments handle the next pandemic.

I doubt that you can go again for the blunt instruments of lockdowns, especially if you have another pandemic within 10 or 15 years - What we have seen is a steady trickle of deaths which will probably happen for the next two years after world-wide COVID restrictions were removed, despite the overall success of the vaccination program - It seems that unfortunately a small cohort of the population that will always be susceptible to COVID whether vaccinated or not.

I suspect next time there is a pandemic ( especially in the short-term ) then authorities may introduce a Swedish style of management, which I think in the wash-up worked well.

“COVID-19 vaccination has substantially altered the course of the pandemic, saving tens of millions of lives globally. However, inadequate access to vaccines in low-income countries has limited the impact in these settings, reinforcing the need for global vaccine equity and coverage.”

Vaccine averted deaths per 10,000 people.

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Slight rises in hospitalized in both states.


Need to get covid top up, moderna or Pfizer?

Whatever is newest.

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Pfizer is currently the latest with the best coverage. Could change quickly though.


The latest Pfizer Bivalient (BA.4-5)
The Moderna Bivalient is good too, but it doesn’t have as much protection against the latest variants.


From the Middle Kingdom

China is likely to see its Covid-19 wave peaking at about 65 million infections a week toward the end of June, according to a senior health adviser.

XBB has been fueling a resurgence in cases across China since late April and is expected to result in 40 million infections a week by the end of May, before peaking at 65 million a month later, local media outlet the Paper reported Monday, citing a presentation by respiratory disease specialist Zhong Nanshan at a biotech conference in the southern city of Guangzhou.

The 65-million-case estimate from disease modeling indicates the resurgence is likely to be more muted compared with the previous wave unleashed late last year and into January.


And zero will die?

I guess this will ultimately be more effective than their vaccine.


They are not even counting / testing anymore and of course no one will die, that only happens overseas.

A bit of a jump in hospital numbers



Covid seem to be spiking up again, know of a few cases lately.

Our twins have had Rhinovirus recently. and seems to be a lot of colds / flus about.

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Going by the reports on the French media, that Marseilles Doctor who promoted hydroxychloroquine is getting a lot of academic attacks on his latest research paper.