Complacency can allow C-19 Coronavirus to resume after its initial suppression

Patslatt1

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Constant vigilance is essential to keep C-19 from resuming after its initial suppression. Naturally people and health authorities pleased with suppression tend to become complacent. Young people who think they are going to live forever are particularly complacent. As experience in Hong shows,complacency can be disastrous:

Bloomberg:

"Despite its proximity to mainland China, Hong Kong never saw daily new infections go above 28 cases in the first half of 2020. As people in Singapore—its rival regional hub—were forced to stay home, Hong Kongers thronged bars and beaches as social distancing guidelines were eased through May and June.

The former British colony was lauded for early action and a mask-wearing discipline that seemed to have helped its 7.5 million population avoid the worst. But amid social normalization and self-congratulation in the last few months, loopholes and lax requirements in the quarantine of foreign arrivals were actually quietly seeding the pathogen again. The rapid resumption of social activity then spread it around the city.
"Now, infections have grown to more than 800 in 18 days, and the government is scrambling to reinstate restrictions. The numbers may not seem like a lot to other places facing thousands of new cases, but a worrying metric stands out: officials can’t trace how nearly half of new cases are being transmitted."

800 infection in 18 days is 44 a day not counting those untraced.
 


kerdasi amaq

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Hah, I'll tell you this: the cure is worse than the disease.

1929 has come again.
 

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Constant vigilance is essential to keep C-19 from resuming after its initial suppression. Naturally people and health authorities pleased with suppression tend to become complacent. Young people who think they are going to live forever are particularly complacent. As experience in Hong shows,complacency can be disastrous:
Bloomberg:
"Despite its proximity to mainland China, Hong Kong never saw daily new infections go above 28 cases in the first half of 2020. As people in Singapore—its rival regional hub—were forced to stay home, Hong Kongers thronged bars and beaches as social distancing guidelines were eased through May and June.
The former British colony was lauded for early action and a mask-wearing discipline that seemed to have helped its 7.5 million population avoid the worst. But amid social normalization and self-congratulation in the last few months, loopholes and lax requirements in the quarantine of foreign arrivals were actually quietly seeding the pathogen again. The rapid resumption of social activity then spread it around the city.
"Now, infections have grown to more than 800 in 18 days, and the government is scrambling to reinstate restrictions. The numbers may not seem like a lot to other places facing thousands of new cases, but a worrying metric stands out: officials can’t trace how nearly half of new cases are being transmitted."

800 infection in 18 days is 44 a day not counting those untraced.

What exactly is the point of the OP here? Is this really news?
 

Emily Davison

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What exactly is the point of the OP here? Is this really news?
I think it’s one of two things

1. Pat is on a mission to start the most threads ever.

or

2. Lockdown is getting to him.

2 wouldn’t be understandable. I’ve had my moments as have various members of the family. The eldest has declared they will NEVER live with us parents EVER again. As one example.

1 would mean Pat is actually nuts.
 

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Luckily for Scotland, we have Devi Sridhar she has done an amazing job of advising Scots Gov to the point we have almost eliminated new infections. Only new infections are cross border which we cant do anything about no powers to close the Scots England border.
 

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What exactly is the point of the OP here? Is this really news?
It is news.

It could be even bigger news in six months time.

Complacency in relation to the corona virus is rife and could have consequences well into the future.
 

shiel

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I am afraid that given the behaviour of people in general whether in shops or on side walks complacency reigns supreme.
 

Patslatt1

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What exactly is the point of the OP here? Is this really news?
To drive home the point to complacent people like you! Until herd immunity is achieved, the virus can revive anywhere after its initial suppression.
 

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A friend had to bring the wife to the "Aviva" testing site in D4 just over a week ago. Your appointment slot is given over the mobile. No big signs up saying where to go. No pin drop on google maps. A group of peeps clustered beside the (clue) "Aviva" stadium entrance all realised it wasn't using the stadium itself.... still no signs and on the wrong side of the dart tracks.

The test was drive-thru beside a B&B on shelburn road, with a tent rain cover, and efficient. Then the cars had to reverse around each other because it wasn't actually drive thru on the day, but were guided by lots of helpful soldiers.

Result from their GP the next day over the phone, all clear, nothing in writing. So it works, bar the signs.
 


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