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Covid 19 Part XXXII-215,743 ROI (4,137 deaths)111,166 NI (2,036 deaths)(22/02)Read OP

  • 25-01-2021 7:38pm
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    Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 77,857 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sephiroth_dude


    A New Year but alas it's not yet improving on last year. Indeed it has rapidly moved in the other direction

    Here's hoping they can get that vaccine programme rapidly expanded

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    The new daily numbers thread

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,134 ✭✭✭ caveat emptor


    Dingaan wrote: »
    Anyone know if the resumption of takeaway pints are on the cabinet subcommittees agenda for tomorrow?

    What's the logic of takeaway pints? Is it to support the publican. If so you could probably buy cans in the supermarket for a euro and then revolute him / her the 4 euro when you drink one. It would probably be quicker, safer and warmer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,103 ✭✭✭ mcburns07


    That list of bans at the start of a new Covid thread makes me nostalgic every time :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,192 ✭✭✭✭ Arghus


    Was that last one the slowest of the megathreads to reach 10000 posts?

    Someone with the knowledge will know.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 875 ✭✭✭ mean gene


    some of those posters banned were a beacon of light rip


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 26,577 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Turtwig


    its a legitimate question - and not conspiracy. we should be aware of where the figures come from.

    -ve on admission AND +ve on day 7 or later: catagorised as hospital acquired.

    -ve on admission BUT +ve before day 7: Community acquired

    Both these are added to make the daily hospital cases for a given day as these patients are in hospital who have covid.

    HPSC publishes a break down of the hospital acquired at a later stage. From the point of view of COVID levels in a hospital we don't really need such pedantry in the headline figures.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,033 ✭✭✭ D.Q


    Shout out to our fallen heroes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,064 ✭✭✭ snotboogie


    The (leaked) UK news on maditory quarantines is massive. Opens the door to zero covid for us


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,677 ✭✭✭ Happydays2020


    Shout again to positive news

    https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/api/swabs/

    Positivity rate of under 8% is great.


  • Registered Users Posts: 293 ✭✭ Tpcl20


    The same thing happened in the last two waves. All the negativity spawns these late reactions. In spite of clearly improving case numbers over the last 10-14 days, the narrative has been relentless "things are going to ****e and there's no improvement in sight".

    This leads to headless-chicken style panicking and people screaming "Ahhhhh we have to do something!"

    So the talking heads pop up and go, "Zero Covid! Quarantine! These are something. We must do them!".

    In a week's time when case numbers or firmly in 3 digits and still dropping, it'll all be forgotten about. Again.
    Yeah seamus your predictions have been bang on in the past, I'm going to watch this space [/sarcasm]


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,061 ✭✭✭ Dr. Bre


    Bring back Jimmy garlic !


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,950 polesheep


    Turtwig wrote: »
    -ve on admission AND +ve on day 7 or later: catagorised as hospital acquired.

    -ve on admission BUT +ve before day 7: Community acquired

    Both these are added to make the daily hospital cases for a given day as these patients are in hospital who have covid.

    HPSC publishes a break down of the hospital acquired at a later stage. From the point of view of COVID levels in a hospital we don't really need such pedantry in the headline figures.

    I believe it's important to know the rate of hospitalisation as a result of contracting Covid. Lumping both figures together and presenting them as one is very unscientific and one would have to question the purpose of doing this. Covid levels in hospital is a separate issue.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,893 ✭✭✭ PokeHerKing


    What's the logic of takeaway pints? Is it to support the publican. If so you could probably buy cans in the supermarket for a euro and then revolute him / her the 4 euro when you drink one. It would probably be quicker, safer and warmer.

    Big difference between a can of Guinness and a pulled pint to be fair.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 26,577 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Turtwig


    polesheep wrote: »
    I believe it's important to know the rate of hospitalisation as a result of contracting Covid. Lumping both figures together and presenting them as one is very unscientific and one would have to question the purpose of doing this. Covid levels in hospital is a separate issue.

    They don't lump them together. The number you get that the poster referred to is the total covid cases in a given hospital on a given day. They've stated in numerous briefings their estimates for cases acquired in the hospital.

    As a side note, if anything they overestimate cases acquired in the hospital but it's a decent proxy nonetheless.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,471 ✭✭✭✭ Eod100


    Big difference between a can of Guinness and a pulled pint to be fair.

    Yup mostly the price.. :pac: Ah with the widget in the can, you can get a decent enough pour. Plus unless you live nearby or get it delivered, not sure having to drink it outside in the cold is better than a can in the comfort of your own home especially this weather.

    But guess there's probably a social side to the takeaway one too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,357 ✭✭✭ spookwoman


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,370 ✭✭✭✭ Loafing Oaf


    Dr. Bre wrote: »
    Bring back Jimmy garlic !

    BRING BACK BRING BACK MICK

    Or on second thoughts don't...


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,506 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore


    Eod100 wrote: »

    But guess there's probably a social side to the takeaway one too.

    If people got their pints and fcuked off home with them like their takeaway meal we wouldn't have a problem.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,357 ✭✭✭ spookwoman


    Briefing Vs Confirmed
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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,103 ✭✭✭ TonyMaloney




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,104 ✭✭✭ prunudo


    Given the reduction in numbers, an improving positivity rate, vaccinations being rolled out. Why does listening to the news feel like that we are at the start of this and we are nowhere to seeing light at the end of the tunnel.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,210 ✭✭✭ Cluedo Monopoly


    The 3/4 weeks of lockdown are definitely having an effect on the numbers. Good to see. I think people will start to feel a lot more positive as we get near Spring.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,210 ✭✭✭ Cluedo Monopoly


    prunudo wrote: »
    Given the reduction in numbers, an improving positivity rate, vaccinations being rolled out. Why does listening to the news feel like that we are at the start of this and we are nowhere to seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

    I haven't watched the news in many months. I do listen to certain radio shows alright.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,292 ✭✭✭ bennyl10



    That’s horrendous

    You’d get 8% from a placebo!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭ cjyid


    prunudo wrote: »
    Given the reduction in numbers, an improving positivity rate, vaccinations being rolled out. Why does listening to the news feel like that we are at the start of this and we are nowhere to seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

    The media have been miserable through it all. Allergic to any bit of good news.


  • Registered Users Posts: 68,333 ✭✭✭✭ seamus


    Tpcl20 wrote: »
    Yeah seamus your predictions have been bang on in the past, I'm going to watch this space [/sarcasm]

    https://touch.boards.ie/thread/2058147221/13/#post115825486

    Positive swabs peaked the next day.

    You'll forgive me for not losing sleep over your lack of confidence in me :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,023 ✭✭✭ Gruffalux


    If people got their pints and fcuked off home with them like their takeaway meal we wouldn't have a problem.

    Hard to drive though with the pint between your knees...


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,920 ✭✭✭ giveitholly


    prunudo wrote: »
    Given the reduction in numbers, an improving positivity rate, vaccinations being rolled out. Why does listening to the news feel like that we are at the start of this and we are nowhere to seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

    If you want a bit of positivity on a weekly basis then tune into Pat Kenny on a monday morning on Newstalk he has Luke O'Neill on and he is always highlighting any good news and staying positive the whole time


  • Registered Users Posts: 777 ✭✭✭ daydorunrun


    prunudo wrote: »
    Given the reduction in numbers, an improving positivity rate, vaccinations being rolled out. Why does listening to the news feel like that we are at the start of this and we are nowhere to seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

    Because we’re still only at the end of the beginning and not the beginning of the end.

    “You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.” Homer.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,103 ✭✭✭ TonyMaloney


    bennyl10 wrote: »
    That’s horrendous

    You’d get 8% from a placebo!!

    Poor UK. It finally looked like they were managing to do a decent job at something, but if this is confirmed, they've wasted their time and money and are wide open to another huge loss of life when they ease things.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 51,489 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Stheno


    Poor UK. It finally looked like they were managing to do a decent job at something, but if this is confirmed, they've wasted their time and money and are wide open to another huge loss of life when they ease things.

    Was the 8 % first dose only for a certain age group?


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