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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,856 ✭✭✭✭end of the road


    If that is true, it's absolutely scandalous. Similar to Doctors in the States admitting to incentives for putting down deaths as "Covid", whether it was the primary cause of death or not.

    Indicates they want higher numbers on record. For what?




    there would be no reason for doctors here to want higher numbers on record, what would be the point?
    america is a totally different entity altogether where the whole lot is set up completely wrong and money rules everything, there isn't any point in trying to compare us to them as thankfully we are nothing like them, dispite what faults we do have.

    shut down alcohol action ireland now! end MUP today!



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,856 ✭✭✭✭end of the road


    mikekerry wrote: »
    Luxury services. What!
    Thee is no need of any of these 'luxury services' being closed if the country was managed properly.
    Plenty of other countries have kept pubs, restaurants open.
    Just requires a little intelligence and good governance




    other countries have put capacity restrictions on such businesses with a warning that they would be closed if they do not comply.
    the capacity restrictions have generally been complied with and apart from some cases large numbers don't visit at the one time but spread out.
    the problem here and in britain as that there are a number who won't comply, so it was easier just to shut them.
    we have changed tack however and implemented greater capacity restrictions in exchange for allowing them to reopen but we had to go into level 5 so everything shuts down again temporarily, however the newer and tbh better restrictions will serve much better when level 5 is lifted as pubs will be able to reopen as well as the rest.

    shut down alcohol action ireland now! end MUP today!



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 979 ✭✭✭Thierry12


    PommieBast wrote: »
    €98 per test multiplied by population of about 5 million multiplied by....

    Honestly do a google before posting rubbish like that

    Slovakia are using antigen tests

    They are €5-€10 a test

    Population is 5.45m there

    Peanuts in comparison to our lockdown costs


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 979 ✭✭✭Thierry12


    froog wrote: »
    and what then? hope to fcuk you don't get a second outbreak and have to do the entire thing again at massive cost and risk mass rioting?

    it's dumb.

    You test the whole population every 2 weeks at a cost of €25-50m for the tests and throw the positives into a hotel and don't let them out

    Secure your border and test at airports and throw them into a hotel too

    Logistics and organisation

    Slovakia will do it and we will have dicks in our hands all winter

    Antigen tests are €5 and accurate now

    Only fools wont do mass testing in the future


  • Registered Users Posts: 639 ✭✭✭Thats me


    PommieBast wrote: »
    €98 per test multiplied by population of about 5 million multiplied by....

    LOL, this is price of labour only, it is excluding "Capital costs of the centres, equipment and reagent".. Resembles stories like this https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/only-the-pentagon-could-spend-640-on-a-toilet-seat/ or this https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/16/AR2007081602230.html


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 979 ✭✭✭Thierry12


    https://youtu.be/lKCTkLJbtT4


    OK that's enough internet for me ....

    Wouldn't have believed it last year

    Not now


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,136 ✭✭✭✭is_that_so




    This does not equal a specific nationwide Covid Ad campaign for everybody to up their Vitamin D and other supplement intake to boost immune systems. I personally haven't heard or seen a single thing re: this from the government.
    https://www.endocrinologynetwork.com/view/irish-doctors-call-changes-government-vitamin-d-recommendations

    Is this public enough for you?

    https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/f42a0-ministers-donnelly-ogorman-and-feighan-launch-first-ever-national-healthy-eating-guidelines-for-one-to-four-year-olds-kidspyramid/

    Vitamin D in relation to COVID is more to do with boosting the immune system. Linking it to COVID only is not good public health policy as it delivers the wrong message about Vitamin D in general.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,878 ✭✭✭bush


    they are absolutely objective, as i said i check a number of different sources for my news and all of them, from lbc to ITV generally provide the same information, which shows that absolutely the likes of rte and bbc are objective.
    they also have to be by law and the guidelines that they work under.




    collapsing a small, luxury part of it to save the majority of it is a necessary idea however unfortunately given the circumstances.
    the reality is that quite likely if we did throw open the doors we would lose the lot, health system, economy etc.
    if there were plenty of alternatives to lock downs then most countries would have tried at least 1 of them.

    Can I ask what your job is?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,950 ✭✭✭polesheep


    they are very reliable and good sources.
    i do lots of cross referencing and research on topics and the bbc and rte are generally backed up when the research is done.

    You dig a trench and you defend it. I won't be engaging with you again.


  • Posts: 8,647 [Deleted User]


    polesheep wrote: »
    You dig a trench and you defend it. I won't be engaging with you again.

    You do like to bury your head in the sand rather than deal in facts.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,950 ✭✭✭polesheep


    You do like to bury your head in the sand rather than deal in facts.

    As usual the obvious sails right over your head. I'm not engaging because the poster is burying his head in the sand and won't engage with facts. Go and play with your chemistry set.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    is_that_so wrote: »
    Is this public enough for you?

    https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/f42a0-ministers-donnelly-ogorman-and-feighan-launch-first-ever-national-healthy-eating-guidelines-for-one-to-four-year-olds-kidspyramid/

    Vitamin D in relation to COVID is more to do with boosting the immune system. Linking it to COVID only is not good public health policy as it delivers the wrong message about Vitamin D in general.


    It's an article on their website, concerning 1-4 year old kids :rolleyes:

    I used Vitamin D as one, quick, simple example of something the government should perhaps encourage all people to take during the pandemic. Mention it a press conference, on radio etc etc, because a) it boosts the immune system, and b) studies suggest it can reduce the threat of Covid and severity of infection (see below).
    Read my post properly again; you shouldn't need this explained to you twice :pac:

    "New studies suggest vitamin D supplements could reduce the threat of Covid-19 by 54 per cent":
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-vitamin-d-reduce-risk-research-b624413.html

    "Vitamin D deficiency raises COVID-19 infection risk by 77%, study finds"
    :
    https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2020/09/03/Vitamin-D-deficiency-raises-COVID-19-infection-risk-by-77-study-finds/7001599139929/


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,064 ✭✭✭j@utis


    Straight after summer season nobody should be short of vit D reserves.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    is_that_so wrote: »
    Is this public enough for you?

    https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/f42a0-ministers-donnelly-ogorman-and-feighan-launch-first-ever-national-healthy-eating-guidelines-for-one-to-four-year-olds-kidspyramid/

    Vitamin D in relation to COVID is more to do with boosting the immune system. Linking it to COVID only is not good public health policy as it delivers the wrong message about Vitamin D in general.

    Also, feel free to put your own trust completely in the government and HSE re: this. Nobody is perfect, but they've demonstrated a continuous track record of incompetence:

    - Trolley scandal
    - Cervical check scandal
    - Going three times over Children's Hospital budget up towards €2bn
    - Contact tracing mess
    - Failing to close flights from China and Italy at the start of pandemic, when they were known Covid hotspots :rolleyes:
    - Completely contradictory and confusing 'levels'/'guideline' systems
    - Delaying important treatment and surgeries for things much more dangerous than Covid

    I could go on and on, but you get the idea :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 612 ✭✭✭mikekerry


    j@utis wrote: »
    Straight after summer season nobody should be short of vit D reserves.

    You were obviously out of the country for the summer!


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,856 ✭✭✭✭end of the road


    polesheep wrote: »
    As usual the obvious sails right over your head. I'm not engaging because the poster is burying his head in the sand and won't engage with facts. Go and play with your chemistry set.


    you won't engage because you don't like facts and i have destroyed all of your points and arguments that i have engaged with, and if you continued to engage i would continue to destroy any further points and arguments that i would engage with.
    that's fine, it means less work for me, but it is ridiculous to say someone is burying their head in the sand and accuse them of not playing with facts when it is you who refuses to do facts.

    shut down alcohol action ireland now! end MUP today!



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    You do like to bury your head in the sand rather than deal in facts.

    Says the guy dropping random anecdotes about reinfection cases in the HSE, but can't provide proof :D Not saying I don't believe you, but it's a bit hypocritical of you to talk about 'facts' to him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,028 ✭✭✭MrMusician18


    SusieBlue wrote: »
    Did someone really just refer to the loss over over 200k jobs this week as the loss of a ‘very small, luxury part of the economy’ or are my eyes deceiving me.
    There is nothing small about shutting down retail, hotels, pubs, restaurants, gyms, beauticians, and hairdressers/barbers, among so many other smaller businesses and industries.
    They are essential services to those who are employed in them and their clients.

    The last time we had level 5 restrictions we had over 1.2 million people relying on financial support from the state, that is not a small amount of people and they should not be written off as collateral damage in this suicide mission the government are hell bent on sending us on.
    It’s such an insensitive thing to say.
    I really don't think you're in the position to lecture anyyone when you've admitted you've been having regular house parties.


  • Posts: 8,647 [Deleted User]


    Says the guy dropping random anecdotes about reinfection cases in the HSE, but can't provide proof :D Not saying I don't believe you, but it's a bit hypocritical of you to talk about 'facts' to him.

    The data will eventually come out to prove I wasn't lying. There is cases of reinfection occuring in the HSE. However, you believe a doctor of chiropracty (or whatever the **** it's called). It's not a real health care profession.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 78 ✭✭d161


    Also, feel free to put your own trust completely in the government and HSE re: this. Nobody is perfect, but they've demonstrated a continuous track record of incompetence:

    - Trolley scandal
    - Cervical check scandal
    - Going three times over Children's Hospital budget up towards €2bn
    - Contact tracing mess
    - Failing to close flights from China and Italy at the start of pandemic, when they were known Covid hotspots :rolleyes:
    - Completely contradictory and confusing 'levels'/'guideline' systems
    - Delaying important treatment and surgeries for things much more dangerous than Covid

    I could go on and on, but you get the idea :)

    And last year there was war over the children's hospital costing 2 billion. Yet this year multiples of that are being spent making people sit at home.


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    The dat will eventually come out to prove I wasn't lying. There is cases of reinfection occuring in the HSE. However, you believe a doctor of chiropracty (or whatever the **** it's called). It's not a real health care profession.

    The chiropractor guy was making solid points about the handling of the 'pandemic' in general, and concern re: direction it's all taking. He's received a lot of support from people with the same concerns.

    In specific relation to the virus itself, I mentioned prior how Dr. Fauci, the 'nation's leading infectious disease expert', and go-to-guy during this pandemic, had stated in his NIH Virology Journal back in 2005 that "Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread". What's changed, there?

    So, who should we actually listen to and believe? Guide us, Dazzler :D


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    https://youtu.be/lKCTkLJbtT4


    OK that's enough internet for me ....

    That is incredibly grim.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,064 ✭✭✭j@utis


    mikekerry wrote: »
    You were obviously out of the country for the summer!

    I got burned in irish sun several times on Brittas Bay, coast of co. Wicklow :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,714 ✭✭✭✭expectationlost


    But surely this can't be the official strategy, even if the government and NPHET privately believe it is what is most likely to happen.

    Here's Leo highlighting the need for a more detailed and credible exit strategy this time round, although he doesn't really spell out what it should be.
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/health-officials-say-coronavirus-out-of-control-and-warn-of-2-500-cases-a-day-by-end-of-month-1.4382347
    was Leo not involved with coming up with the Living with Covid plan that he subsequently criticized?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 962 ✭✭✭irishblessing


    That is incredibly grim.

    If it's not true it would make an excellent film... great material. :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,933 ✭✭✭H8GHOTI


    Micheal Martin went on tv the other night & said there is no plan to do anything different next time we open up.  It’s inevitable that this is going to happen again, there is nothing we can do, just accept it.  January 2021, hello wave 3.  Some attitude to have as a leader of a country.  Also, admitted we’re fûcked without a vaccine. 
     
    The way we opened up clearly didn’t work.  So why do the same thing again?  These lockdowns are not worth it, just to have a couple of good months.  What could we change?
     
    The restrictions of lower levels need to be enforced more and encouraged.  Fines might help with this but they are already saying they’ll be a last resort.  Guidelines are near pointless.  We can’t follow them.  We need restrictions that can’t be broken. We need to act faster as well. I think it was obvious Dublin was a problem for a while but they hesitated.
     
    -        WFH should be part of Level 1.  If someone is able to work from home, they should.  Going to workplaces is unnecessary for many & just giving the virus extra chances to spread.  Watching the news, you see plenty of examples.  Do the reporters need to be at the press conferences? Could they ask their questions by video link?  Do contact tracers need to be in an open plan office sitting less than 2 meters from colleagues?  It sets a bad example.

    -        Bars/restaurants.  For months, they were crying “Give us a chance, we’ll show you that we can operate safely”. Bollocks.  Many examples of bars serving drinks without food during that phase.  Wet pubs were busy when they opened.  Not table service only. Congregation at smoking areas.  Needs to be much stricter next time.  Limit the number allowed, based on the size of a premises and actually enforce the regulations that are in place.  Owners need to be responsible because the general public have no self constraint.  Penalise bars for non-compliance.

    -        Test & Trace.  They’re hiring more staff this week.  Like it’s a surprise the cases increased.  ****ing hell.  I’ve seen discussions around schools & what is a close contact. They should just be testing more, not looking for excuses not to test. 

    If there’s issues with the covid app, fix them.  If usage is down, do a media campaign to try increase the users again. 

    -        Where are the cases coming from?  Not just household or community transmission, more detail is needed.  Is it available?  If so, it’s not reported well enough.  Philip Nolan said at one stage contact tracers weren’t finding out where people were catching the virus because it was too labour intensive. I’d say the benefit of hiring more staff would outweigh the cost.

    Problem areas should be focused on.  If it’s impossible to have pubs open safely, then sadly they’ll have to stay closed or at least reduced hours.  This week people from shops, gyms, cinemas, hairdressers are all out of work and will there be much benefit?

    -        Schools?  Divisive subject, I know.  The data is saying they are safe but also the case numbers among the school going age groups has risen greatly.  Is it a coincidence that this thing has exploded again since schools went back?  Has there been much mass testing done in schools?  Don’t mind the close contact ****e just test a whole school, see what the spread is like.  Could find a load of asymptomatic cases.  Are they afraid to do this incase it shows it is in fact a problem.  I guess the next few weeks could tell a lot. 

    Closing primary schools is very difficult.  But secondary?  Is there anything that could be done differently?  Have 4th, 5th & 6th years at home for remote learning.  That would cut down on the numbers mixing.
     
    This attitude of just accepting a 3rd wave & subsequent lockdown stinks.  When it’s obvious your original plan didn’t work, don’t do the exact same thing again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,831 ✭✭✭✭Loafing Oaf


    H8GHOTI wrote: »
    This attitude of just accepting a 3rd wave & subsequent lockdown stinks.  When it’s obvious your original plan didn’t work, don’t do the exact same thing again.

    6308d2588e6f09f4661b89de1bf65284.jpg

    But doing the same thing over and over with no expectation of a different result, what's that? Fatalism? Lack of imagination? Total ineptitude?


  • Registered Users Posts: 612 ✭✭✭mikekerry


    6308d2588e6f09f4661b89de1bf65284.jpg

    But doing the same thing over and over with no expectation of a different result, what's that? Fatalism? Lack of imagination? Total ineptitude?

    Just gross incompetence,laziness to alternative solutions and stupidity i think


  • Registered Users Posts: 283 ✭✭timeToLive


    So when do we think we'll be in lockdown #3?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,802 ✭✭✭✭suicide_circus


    d161 wrote: »
    And last year there was war over the children's hospital costing 2 billion. Yet this year multiples of that are being spent making people sit at home.
    lol yeah remember that? Small change now!


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