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Covid19 Part XIX-25,802 in ROI (1,753 deaths) 5,859 in NI (556 deaths) (21/07)Read OP

  • 30-06-2020 6:13pm
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    Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,198 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    So it's here - 19 weeks ago we had no cases. 19 days ago we had 25,237. In those past 19 days we've had 237 cases - an average of less than 27 compared to a peak of over 1,000

    This thread has "survived" for 33 days - the original one was on the go for 34

    Welcome to thread number 19, the previous ones

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    Thread XVIII

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    And now a maths lesson:
    “Average” is a non-defined term. “Mean” and “Median” are both mathematically defined terms.
    Mean = the sum of a series of numbers divided by the number of items in the series
    Hence the Mean of 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 7, 8 = (1+2+3+3+4+7+8)/7 = 4
    Median is the midpoint number. In the above example it’s the 4th number in the sequence of 7 numbers – in this case 3
    Both numbers are examples of “averages”. Not every average is the “Mean”, not every average is the “Median”, but every “Mean” and every “Median” number is an average

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  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,198 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    Morning has broken like the first morning
    Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
    Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
    Praise for them springing fresh from the world....


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,242 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    And like Harris said this is now the 19th iteration


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,126 Snow Garden


    Someone will base their thesis on Beasty's multiple Covid threads in the years to come.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,535 ✭✭✭✭ ACitizenErased


    Been told by a reliable source that vaccine production is to start in Cork in the next few weeks. No idea which vaccine it is but 95% positive this is true.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,953 ✭✭✭✭ cnocbui


    From the previous thread:
    Santy2015

    On vaccines.. any more movement on them today? I saw the oxford one is in phase 3 now. Any others?

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2020-05-24/coronavirus-vaccine-race/12277558


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,247 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    Thanks for putting this up


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,467 ✭✭✭✭ drunkmonkey


    Just in relation to the Government censorship of our Chief Medical Officer...

    The optimist in me thinks they've decided to go down the quarantine route as the holidaymakers won't listen to anyone there determined to go, there's no guarantee any of them will get a free pass back in 7 days after they leave on the bug bridges.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,411 ✭✭✭ bb1234567


    Could it really jsut be coincidence that South Africa, one of the more developed nations in Africa, is one of the only nations on the continent reporting large numbers of cases and deaths daily? Do the numbers there signify that many cases/deaths are going unreported across the rest of Africa?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,820 ✭✭✭✭ Ads by Google


    And my point is, you can't get pregnant if you don't have sex.....

    If cases are minimal to none then there's nobody to spread it, it's not like we can't deal with some cases, we're trying to avoid some cases becoming lots of cases. At the moment case numbers are so low in most parts of the country that wearing masks is an unnecessary inconvenience.

    We're all human, it's understandable if people start to slip in compliance with measures. Even when we know something is good for us we generally struggle to keep it up. Why not save masks for when we actually need them (if that time comes)?

    You know what. I don't even know anymore.

    I'm posting here through the lens of eradicating it, but maybe that is unrealistic in Europe with travel and that. Maybe what you're talking about could work if it could be managed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,535 ✭✭✭✭ ACitizenErased


    bb1234567 wrote: »
    Could it really jsut be coincidence that South Africa, one of the more developed nations in Africa, is one of the only nations on the continent reporting large numbers of cases and deaths daily? Do the numbers there signify that many cases/deaths are going unreported across the rest of Africa?

    South Africa has done nearly more tests than the rest of Africa combined.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    From January 21st

    new coronavirus outbreak China, Korea, USA
    this is one to watch methinks, its in the Americas now and can be transmitted person to person.

    is this the big plague or even a precursor to it?

    any budding virologist here got some links or info for us?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,953 ✭✭✭✭ cnocbui


    Someone will base their thesis on Beasty's multiple Covid threads in the years to come.

    And it's likely to be titled something like: 'Internet Forums as a Vector for the Development and Reinforcement of Psychosis During the COVID-19 Pandemic Event'


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    Been told by a reliable source that vaccine production is to start in Cork in the next few weeks. No idea which vaccine it is but 95% positive this is true.


    Ireland won't necessarily get first shout on it though I don''t think?

    Or maybe/hopefully we will


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,177 ✭✭✭✭ fr336


    Last thread ended on page 666 :eek:

    Wash your hands.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,953 ✭✭✭✭ cnocbui


    ShineOn7 wrote: »
    Ireland won't necessarily get first shout on it though I don''t think?

    Or maybe/hopefully we will

    Do we get all the Viagra?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,177 ✭✭✭✭ fr336


    Been told by a reliable source that vaccine production is to start in Cork in the next few weeks. No idea which vaccine it is but 95% positive this is true.

    Do we still ned a vaccine? I thought the virus was pretty much dead :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,411 ✭✭✭ bb1234567


    cnocbui wrote: »
    And it's likely to be titled something like: 'Internet Forums as a Vector for the Development and Reinforcement of Psychosis During the COVID-19 Pandemic Event'

    Yeh it's interesting that the defining memories of this pandemic are not the deaths or severity of disease but the mass societal hysteria ,spread of dangerous misinformation and fake news, the overreaction by governments who were so quick to remove so many civil liberties we took for granted in the free world, etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,535 ✭✭✭✭ ACitizenErased


    I hope we all go down in history for our posts here


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,953 ✭✭✭✭ cnocbui


    I hope we all go down in history for our posts here

    Oh don't worry, you will.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,187 ✭✭✭✭ Arghus


    fr336 wrote: »
    Do we still ned a vaccine? I thought the virus was pretty much dead :pac:

    Don't you know that Michael Levitt - remember him? - said that it would burn itself out before now?

    It wasn't like he didn't know about what he was talking about and his "conclusions" were based on false methodology - and was latched onto and repeated ad nasuem by others who equally didn't know what they were talking about either.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,953 ✭✭✭✭ cnocbui


    fr336 wrote: »
    Do we still ned a vaccine? I thought the virus was pretty much dead :pac:

    Dead virus is the best sort for a vaccine.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,187 ✭✭✭✭ Arghus


    Second episode of the hospital doc on RTE 1 right now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,177 ✭✭✭✭ fr336


    bb1234567 wrote: »
    Yeh it's interesting that the defining memories of this pandemic are not the deaths or severity of disease but the mass societal hysteria ,spread of dangerous misinformation and fake news, the overreaction by governments who were so quick to remove so many civil liberties we took for granted in the free world, etc

    They weren't quick at all. They let the virus infest their countries before finally being dragged into lockdowns at the very last moment. Some were worse than others - the Asian countries obviously took it seriously straight away, whereas continental Europe were slow even with Italy going into meltdown but still locked down in the medium term. Ireland eventually got the message. Then you have the UK staggering in when everybody has vacated the bar.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    Remembering these threads in mid March, they moved so fast I nicknamed them "The Daily Blur". At one stage Beasty needed to create a new one every 48 hours. That's 10,000 posts every 2 days

    I can't remember a more surreal (or dare I say scarier!) time on this forum and I'm posting and reading on them, on and off, since around 2003

    We haven't beaten this bástard yet, we still need to be vigilant and we still need the Government to wake up re: the Airports

    But! Thank feck it's not the days of mid March


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,089 Non solum non ambulabit


    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/30/us-buys-up-world-stock-of-key-covid-19-drug?

    US buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivir.

    A sign of things to come if vaccine becomes available.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,829 Cork Boy 53


    ShineOn7 wrote: »
    Remembering these threads in mid March, they moved so fast I nicknamed them "The Daily Blur". At one stage Beasty needed to create a new one every 48 hours

    I can't remember a more surreal (or dare I say scarier!) time on this forum and I'm posting and reading on them, on and off, since around 2003

    We haven't beaten this bástard yet, we still need to be vigilant and we still need the Government to wake up re: the Airports

    But! Thank feck it's not the days of mid March

    If people become complacent and ignore the health measures those days will be back again and sooner than many seem to believe as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 Foghach


    Arghus wrote: »
    Don't you know that Michael Levitt - remember him? - said that it would burn itself out before now?

    It wasn't like he didn't know about what he was talking about and his "conclusions" were based on false methodology - and was latched onto and repeated ad nasuem by others who equally didn't know what they were talking about either.

    In March, a GP (I'll spare their blushes) said in a newspaper that the pandemic was completely hyped out of proportion and that fewer than 10 people would die in the three months April-June 2020.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,653 ✭✭✭✭ Plumbthedepths


    If people become complacent and ignore the health measures those days will be back again and sooner than many seem to believe as well.

    Those days won't be back as the majority are adhering to the advice, you even commented on such after witnessing it yourself. So seriously what's with this constant desire to spread misery?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,187 ✭✭✭✭ Arghus


    Foghach wrote: »
    In March, a GP (I'll spare their blushes) said in a newspaper that the pandemic was completely hyped out of proportion and that fewer than 10 people would die in the three months April-June 2020.

    Name and shame.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    Foghach wrote: »
    In March, a GP (I'll spare their blushes) said in a newspaper that the pandemic was completely hyped out of proportion and that fewer than 10 people would die in the three months April-June 2020.




    An Irish GP?


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