Ireland's Response to the Virus

wombat

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Looks like Covid is about to focus our attention again.
 


wombat

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Some jump to 85 cases.

If this continues then schools won’t open.
Watched the news conference, they are definitely worried. A factory in Kildare closed on Friday due to an outbreak and they have been contacting and testing so it may be that the spike is a one off event. One worry is that it was brought back to a direct provision centre so it could have spread from there into the health sector if there are cleaners involved.
 

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Without looking up the numbers and going just by what you're hearing the news, what would be your best guess on the state of affairs of the covid pandemic in the USA? Suggested answers:

Much better
Better
About the same
Worse
Much Worse
Plaid*

It is hopefully a good thought experiment to understand the influence of the media on perceptions of the pandemic.
 

james toney

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The pubs, bars, and also schools won't be opening for the foreseeable future at this rate.
 

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I dreamed I was on Holidays in Belarus last night. Thats how much I need to a holiday at the moment
 

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Without looking up the numbers and going just by what you're hearing the news, what would be your best guess on the state of affairs of the covid pandemic in the USA? Suggested answers:

Much better
Better
About the same
Worse
Much Worse
Plaid*

It is hopefully a good thought experiment to understand the influence of the media on perceptions of the pandemic.
Bit hard to rub away the numbers though.
 

wombat

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Numbers still seem to be going in the wrong direction.
Its hard to draw conclusions from small numbers. We went from 85 to 40, so it may be that they identified an outbreak and tested most of the close contacts. The biggest concern at present seems to be that people are delaying reporting symptoms. Its hard to criticise people, I get hay fever regularly during the summer, I'm sure most of us are used to ignoring coughs and sneezes.
 

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Its hard to draw conclusions from small numbers. We went from 85 to 40, so it may be that they identified an outbreak and tested most of the close contacts. The biggest concern at present seems to be that people are delaying reporting symptoms. Its hard to criticise people, I get hay fever regularly during the summer, I'm sure most of us are used to ignoring coughs and sneezes.
There are increases in many parts of Europe.

Does that not reflect the fact that people, particularly the young, are letting their guard down?
 

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The pubs, bars, and also schools won't be opening for the foreseeable future at this rate.

Final decision due on the wet pub reopening tomorrow , they are down to open next Monday 10th Aug.

But very hard to see any other decision reached than to postpone the reopening of wet pubs again as the numbers are now worse than they were when they made the decision to postpone the last time.

In the UK their chief heath officer is suggesting pubs/restaurants may have to be closed again to facilitate school reopening in September as the risk of having all social outlets opened at the same time such a Schools , pubs etc is just too high for the foreseeable future. They will have to restrict and pick only certain sectors to be open.
 

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Final decision due on the wet pub reopening tomorrow , they are down to open next Monday 10th Aug.

But very hard to see any other decision reached than to postpone the reopening of wet pubs again as the numbers are now worse than they were when they made the decision to postpone the last time.

In the UK their chief heath officer is suggesting pubs/restaurants may have to be closed again to facilitate school reopening in September as the risk of having all social outlets opened at the same time such a Schools , pubs etc is just too high for the foreseeable future. They will have to restrict and pick only certain sectors to be open.

It could go either way and would hope that they will open, the numbers getting the virus are high but the numbers of people dying are very few, not to sure but the numbers of people in hospitel must be low as well as they are rarely mentioned anymore.


Hospital figures stable, staying low
- 5 confirmed cases in ICU
- 10 confirmed cases in hospital
- 1 admission to ICU in the last 24 hrs
- 0 admissions to hospital in the last 24hrs



What is food being served or not goinng to make a difference, pub in the next town , their is a restaurent upstairs but with no conection to the pub, pub downstairs when u get your drink on the receit it shows that u have had food the value of €9. On Sat. night the gaurds went into the pub asked people for their food receits, those there showed them their drink receits and they were told by the gaurds they were fine.
 

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New cases are up significantly recently, but nobody cares anymore. Peeps is getting bored with it.
These are the younger people getting it now, the people who are unharmed by it, the people who were locked down unnecessarily "to protect the vulnerable".
Meanwhile the vulnerable were dying like flies during the lockdown because they were crammed into crowded care homes, or had low-paid migrant care workers flitting between their houses like bees pollinating flowers.
 

james toney

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Looks like those pubs not serving food will not be allowed to reopen next week.
Many might never reopen.
 


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