Coronavirus 2020


#4116

RTE’s coverage of COVID raw data on their website has been terrible.

I don’t know how many times I’ve spotted a story had figures that make no sense. This is just the latest example.

“She said there are 517 nursing homes in the country and there are outbreaks in 51 of those, which is about 8.5% of all nursing homes.”

51 out of 517 is 9.7%. This makes me wonder which figure is inaccurate 51, 517 or 8.5%.

Journalist in RTE appears not to be able to do basic mathematics. You would expect some people with a basic primary school education to be able to convert fractions to percentages without the aid of a calculator. I would expect a 12 year old to check their figures were right before posting on an RTE website, sadly experience has taught me not to expect this from RTE journalists. As far as I can see RTE mostly just repeats and maybe summarizes news that is handed to it (sometimes inaccurately) and doesn’t bother to proof read their own webshite (not a spelling mistake).


#4117

This is a new low. It’s like a pisstake from a Paul Verhoeven film.

https://twitter.com/laoneill111/status/1330216372840886272


#4118

#4119

CSO latest stats…worth reading - if only for a reality check. Main message is there is little enough co-relation between “cases” and hospital admissions/deaths. Gives the lie to NPHET predictions of hospitals being overwhelmed…

https://www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/br/b-cdc/covid-19deathsandcasesseries16/

  • While the case numbers have fluctuated since August to October from a low of 623 in week ending 07 August to a high of 7,025 in week ending 16 October, the hospital rates, ICU rates and mortality rates have remained stable over the same period.
  • The average mortality rate in August, September and October was 5 people per 1,000 confirmed cases, down from a peak of 74 per 1,000 in April
  • The average hospitalisation rate in August, September and October was less than 50 people per 1,000 confirmed cases, down from a peak of 192 per 1,000 in March
  • The average ICU rate in August, September and October was 5 or less per 1,000 confirmed cases, down from a peak of 27 per 1,000 in March
  • The number of cases for the week ending 13 November is 2,363, a decrease of 517 from the previous week
  • The median age of new confirmed COVID-19 cases was 36 years old for the week ending 13 November
  • More than 20 people have died from COVID-19 in each of the last five weeks
  • The median age of COVID-19 Deaths has remained relatively stable at approximately 83 years throughout the duration of the pandemic
  • It is the second week in a row that Dublin had less than 1,000 weekly cases. In week ending 13 November, Dublin accounted for 28% of all new cases
  • Just over half (52%) of all confirmed cases are linked to an outbreak and 42% of cases linked to an outbreak are under 25 years old
  • Outbreaks in private houses account for 53% of cases linked to an outbreak in the last four weeks, nursing homes account for 10% while childcare facilities and schools together account for 8% of cases
  • The average number of contacts per positive case per week was three in the week ending 13 November

Underlying Conditions

There have been 1,605 deaths of people with underlying conditions from 17,136 confirmed cases with underlying conditions. The median age of those dying with underlying conditions is 83.

There were 1,488 deaths of people with underlying conditions in the over 65 age group. Of the 127 deaths in the 25-64 age group, 116 had underlying conditions.

In terms of underlying conditions, chronic heart disease was present in 44% of deaths.


#4120

Feels like January.

Cari Kelemen @KelemenCari

Today: Shanghai International Airport- two airport cargo employees test positive for Covid 19. Entire airport shuts down- no one can leave- 100,000 travelers are isolated and quarantined, waiting to be tested. (video from a friend who is there)

Video @ Src: https://mobile.twitter.com/KelemenCari/status/1330556402033713152


#4121

TECHNO-COMMUNISIM CURES ALL

Social credit system by another vector.


#4122

Buffalo New York Business Owners Stand Up to Cuomo Lockdown Orders; Chase Out Sheriff & Health Dept who tried to shutdown meeting of owners trying to survive.


#4123

Viral And Insane @ViralAndInsane](https://twitter.com/ViralAndInsane)

#Police in #Paris tonight removing their helmets to show solidarity with protesters standing against new ‘covid’ laws being rushed through. #COVID19 #protest #alexJones #OperationWarpSpeed #patriots #PatriotsUnited #trump #biden #newWorldorder #coronavirus #Covid_19

132 views

0:10 / 0:25

8:53 AM · Nov 23, 2020

https://twitter.com/ViralAndInsane/status/1330796564055429120


#4124

More 2019 Kung Flu in da poo poo

There are no robust data on the real onset of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and spread in the prepandemic period worldwide. We investigated the presence of SARS-CoV-2 receptor-binding domain (RBD)–specific antibodies in blood samples of 959 asymptomatic individuals enrolled in a prospective lung cancer screening trial between September 2019 and March 2020 to track the date of onset, frequency, and temporal and geographic variations across the Italian regions. SARS-CoV-2 RBD-specific antibodies were detected in 111 of 959 (11.6%) individuals, starting from September 2019 (14%), with a cluster of positive cases (>30%) in the second week of February 2020 and the highest number (53.2%) in Lombardy. This study shows an unexpected very early circulation of SARS-CoV-2 among asymptomatic individuals in Italy several months before the first patient was identified, and clarifies the onset and spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Finding SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in asymptomatic people before the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy may reshape the history of pandemic.

At the end of December 2019, the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causing serious pneumonia was identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.1 The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) viral disease rapidly spread worldwide, and the World Health Organization declared pandemic status in March 2020 (www.who.int).

Italy’s first two cases of COVID-19 disease were recorded on January 30, 2020, when two tourists from China tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Rome. The first laboratory-confirmed Italian COVID-19 case was identified in Lombardy on February 20, 2020, in a 38-year-old man who had no history of possible contacts with positive cases in Italy or abroad. Within a few days, additional cases of COVID-19 and critically ill patients were recorded in the surrounding area. Soon several cases were identified in other Italian regions, mostly in the northern area. Lockdowns were first applied in 2 critical areas of Lombardy and Veneto and were rapidly enforced regionally and nationwide starting on March 8.

On the basis of the first case identification, it was hypothesized that the virus had been circulating in Italy since January 2020. However, the rapid spread, the large number of patients requiring hospital admission and treatment in intensive care units, as well as the duration of the pandemic suggest that the arrival of the virus and its circulation in Italy in a less symptomatic form could be anticipated by several months…

…Given the rapid increase in symptomatic cases worldwide, a better understanding of the initial history and epidemiology of COVID-19 could improve the screening strategy and contain the effects of a possible second wave. Evidence from environmental monitoring showed that SARS-CoV-2 was already circulating in northern Italy at the end of 2019.9 Molecular analysis with reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction assays of 40 composite influent wastewater samples collected between October 2019 and February 2020 in three cities and regions in northern Italy (Milan/Lombardy, Turin/Piedmont, and Bologna/Emilia Romagna) showed the presence of viral RNA first occurring in sewage samples collected on December 18 in Milan and Turin. This study also indicates that SARS-CoV-2 was circulating in different geographic regions simultaneously, which agrees with our serologic findings.

Full text: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0300891620974755


#4125

#4126

Worth sharing everywhere.


#4127

Brilliant. I hadn’t seen all of the RTE bash photos. They’re actually posing on the “Social Distancing” floor signs! It looks like they’re giving one big F*** You to the whole Covid nonsense…


#4128

Look at this…they are all over the media the last few days threatening everyone and warning of the apocalypse in January if we allow people to go shopping, travel more than 5km and enjoy some food and drink. Not to mention saving thousands of business and jobs. Covid is the only game in town - nothing else matters.

“Just after New Year’s, we’re going to be accelerating a third wave, which we don’t want to have, we would rather prevent a third wave, and prevent a third lockdown.”

We don’t know why level five has stopped working so effectively, it could be because people’s behaviour has relaxed.”


#4129

Who knows where the whole nonsense ends and begins, but the Irish Gov is happy to fly in “refugees” under cover of media darkness during the second terror level 5 lockdown…the new normal is business a usual.

Poll - Should Irish Gov be flying in “Refugees” during 2nd Lockdown?


#4130

They’re sounding like Communists bureaucrats ‘what we’re doing isn’t working. But we must do more of it. Try harder!’

Dr Ryan said that while we were making progress before entering level five restrictions, he believes that level three wasn’t working, especially in Dublin.
He added: "What was working was a combination of level three, a ban on home visits and the warning of Dr Tony Holohan that we needed to go to level five which changed people’s behaviour.
"That combined started to give us an effect before level five but level five also had an effect.
"It’s true that in the last number of weeks, that effect has been weaning.
“We don’t know why level five has stopped working so effectively, it could be because people’s behaviour has relaxed.”


#4131

Interesting, I expect to see some Sport-blaming here too. Tony the Spoofer will probably throw a jab at them.


#4132

Don`t think they aren’t watching.


#4133

Sports are the opium of the people! The powers that be know they can’t ban them or they risk a revolution. Judging from the tweets by the athletes who have had it, they didn’t even know they had it which reinforces the idea that Covid is only a threat to the old and the infirm.


#4134

It gets worse…

Stick grandpa by the window and have a good breeze blowing through, and this will really decrease the risk, so it is possible to have a Christmas together,” Prof O’Neill said.


#4135

Give Grandad hypothermia for Christmas!
A complete miss of the bleeding obvious