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Covid 19 Part XXVI- 50,993 ROI (1,852 deaths) 28,040 NI (621 deaths) (19/10) Read OP

  • 13-10-2020 5:45pm
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    Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,194 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    Previous threads:

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    The daily numbers

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    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: 62,194 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    And so onto some facts and figures

    In the 25 threads to date we've seen over 232,000 posts

    January and February were dominated by single threads in the CA Forum

    We saw off 10 threads in March, with the dedicated forum being set up in the second half of March

    The last thread lasted just over 8 days

    The forum has seen the following numbers of posts across all related topics
    March 61,111
    April 81,689
    May 48,151
    June 25,380
    July 35,567
    August 45,270
    September 40,782
    October, to date, over 24,500

    We've have over 800 threads, but when I add in all those that have been merged into others it's nearer 1,400

    So yes, Winter is coming and things are starting to ramp back up.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,394 ✭✭✭✭ CIARAN_BOYLE


    New thread time.

    Didn't the last one go pretty quickly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,104 ✭✭✭ Widdensushi


    Is a level 3 with secondary schools closed a possibility?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,323 ✭✭✭ spookwoman


    I'll post the numbers here in case people miss em on the old thread if ok.

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 51,488 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Stheno


    Is a level 3 with secondary schools closed a possibility?

    I suspect not


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  • Registered Users Posts: 594 ✭✭✭ manniot2


    How is it anyone at all who seems to have a gaa party or the like appears to end up with mass covid. It must be everywhere! That or else the test is a load of bollox


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,634 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Stheno wrote: »
    I suspect not

    Aye, they seem hell bent on keeping the schools open, not sure why. Surely closing schools is better than shutting all retail etc. and the associated economic cost at level 4!


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ Queried


    At the weekend I saw a friend of mine who was today told he was a close contact of a confirmed case. His last contact with the confirmed case was just before I saw him. He currently has no symptoms. Should he test positive, what are the chances of him having been contagious when I saw him later that day? Would anyone have any insight? Had a look myself online but couldn't find much information.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 51,488 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Stheno


    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-811-more-cases-as-cavan-emerges-as-new-hotspot-1.4379802?mode=amp

    Just under 1800 of 8000 cases in the past fortnight were community transmission
    Of the almost 8,000 cases occurring in the past fortnight, half arose from close contact with a case but 1,763 were the result of community transmission,


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,713 Gods Gift


    manniot2 wrote: »
    How is it anyone at all who seems to have a gaa party or the like appears to end up with mass covid. It must be everywhere! That or else the test is a load of bollox

    It is everywhere.like the doctor said. First case was in Feb I think. But 3 weeks previous someone died in cork hospital from covid.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 477 ✭✭ AlphaDelta1


    Just heard of 3 confirmed cases in a retail shop in Dundrum. All staff.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,939 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Just heard of 3 confirmed cases in a retail shop in Dundrum. All staff.

    Even with masks mandatory more cases now in retail shops


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 51,488 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Stheno


    Inquitus wrote: »
    Aye, they seem hell bent on keeping the schools open, not sure why. Surely closing schools is better than shutting all retail etc. and the associated economic cost at level 4!

    Goes against the narrative that schools are not a problem

    You'd wonder why playmates are though


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,875 ✭✭✭ Poorside


    manniot2 wrote: »
    How is it anyone at all who seems to have a gaa party or the like appears to end up with mass covid. It must be everywhere! That or else the test is a load of bollox


    Take a minute there and think what people are being asked to do, and then think about what goes on at a post match piss up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,786 ✭✭✭ pauldry


    Now that 6 or 7 percent of us have had Covid shouldnt these people be allowed back in pubs and restaurants and football matches.

    If some of ye out there could invent an on the spot antibody test at the doors of these establishments and we can get some people back to normal and save jobs of families.

    I know people get reinforced but not too many (so far).


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,875 ✭✭✭ Poorside


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    Even with masks mandatory more cases now in retail shops


    People going into shops a lot more and a lot of people may as well be wearing their mask on their foreheads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 726 ✭✭✭ Messi19


    Seeing that covid loves to party and loves a county final can you just imagine how much it would have loved to be at that Ballyragget party last year


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,493 ✭✭✭✭ hotmail.com


    Poorside wrote: »
    People going into shops a lot more and a lot of people may as well be wearing their mask on their foreheads.

    I've seen the tiny visors among staff I shops too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 939 ✭✭✭ Johnny0Toole


    manniot2 wrote: »
    How is it anyone at all who seems to have a gaa party or the like appears to end up with mass covid. It must be everywhere! That or else the test is a load of bollox

    When you think about it at the moment there has been about 10,000 cases confirmed in the last few weeks, those 10,000 cases have caused around 14,000 cases that have yet to be confirmed.

    Add in all the case that never get confirmed and there could easily be 25,000 active infections at the moment.

    So a 1 in 200 chance across the entire population. If 10 GAA clubs have celebrations with an average of only 50 people at each of them, it is likely there would be at least one actively infectious case amongst them. It's why large gatherings are unlikely for quite some time.


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


    7 deaths up North today, bit of a jump. 150 in hospital and 23 in ICU there, I thought their hospital figures would be a lot worse than us considering their cases per capita are a lot higher but they're not doing roughly as well as us in terms of hospital numbers. What are we about 250 in hospital now?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,394 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    Poorside wrote: »
    People going into shops a lot more and a lot of people may as well be wearing their mask on their foreheads.

    The visors do nothing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,376 ✭✭✭ Funsterdelux


    odyssey06 wrote: »
    The visors do nothing.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,171 ✭✭✭ wadacrack


    While In Ireland we have players playing GAA finals with Covid.

    https://twitter.com/BNODesk/status/1316082940468756481


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,321 ✭✭✭ podgeandrodge


    If we weren't all running around wearing masks, would it be much worse?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,875 ✭✭✭ Poorside


    odyssey06 wrote: »
    The visors do nothing.


    At the start people thought they were effective, the fact that's been proven wrong has yet to get into the general publics mindset.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 624 Humberto Salazar


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    Even with masks mandatory more cases now in retail shops

    I see a lot of those visor things on staff rather than face masks, they are completely useless.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,435 ✭✭✭ mcsean2163


    Dr Li Meng fled to the US where she presumably had no money. Trump took her in so presumably that's why she's with Bannon.

    If you expect a PhD virologist from Hong Kong to understand the difference between two politiical parties who are virtually the same but disagree over abortion.....

    My point is it's awful that she ended up with Bannon, that no media of note would work with her. Her mother has been arrested and her work reads well to a non expert like me. Others like Dr Gupta have been similarly sidelined.

    We're meant to be a democracy..... How is it democracy if Dr Li Meng is not given a voice?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,394 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    If we weren't all running around wearing masks, would it be much worse?

    Its not when they are running around that worries me... but sat on a busy bus for 30 mins.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,353 ✭✭✭ petes


    mcsean2163 wrote: »
    Dr Li Meng fled to the US where she presumably had no money. Trump took her in so presumably that's why she's with Bannon.

    If you expect a PhD virologist from Hong Kong to understand the difference between two politiical parties who are virtually the same but disagree over abortion.....

    My point is it's awful that she ended up with Bannon, that no media of note would work with her. Her mother has been arrested and her work reads well to a non expert like me. Others like Dr Gupta have been similarly sidelined.

    We're meant to be a democracy..... How is it democracy if Dr Li Meng is not given a voice?

    Seriously, what is it with you and Li Meng?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,634 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    mcsean2163 wrote: »
    Dr Li Meng fled to the US where she presumably had no money. Trump took her in so presumably that's why she's with Bannon.

    If you expect a PhD virologist from Hong Kong to understand the difference between two politiical parties who are virtually the same but disagree over abortion.....

    My point is it's awful that she ended up with Bannon, that no media of note would work with her. Her mother has been arrested and her work reads well to a non expert like me. Others like Dr Gupta have been similarly sidelined.

    We're meant to be a democracy..... How is it democracy if Dr Li Meng is not given a voice?

    We don't subscribe to the 5G causes Covid conspiracy theory either, this is on a par with that. Trump wants to blame China and Bannon finds a patsy to write the requisite paper, which is then torn to shreds by all reputable virologists.


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