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Covid 19 Part XXXIV-249,437 ROI(4,906 deaths) 120,195 NI (2,145 deaths)(01/05)Read OP

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,985 ✭✭✭almostover


    namloc1980 wrote: »
    Hold firm.

    We're all in this together


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,124 ✭✭✭✭namloc1980


    TheDoctor wrote: »
    Hospital numbers at 8pm

    Total 310 (down from 325 last night)
    ICU 75 (down from 76 last night)

    Last Wednesday
    Total 343
    ICU 82


    New lowest daily total of 2021.
    Lowest number since 26th December.

    Good stuff. Unfortunately the daily case numbers get all the attention when most of them at this stage are in younger people with very low risk of severe disease or hospitalisation. A refocus is needed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,328 ✭✭✭Banana Republic 1


    The question is does the total figure 310 of which 75 in ICU merit another month of Level 5 lockdown?? We should be well under 300 in hospital by the weekend.

    I personally don't think so, madness if the 5k rule or a different distance rule of say 10 or 20k remains.

    The main problem is there is no alternative to a hard lockdown because the government have no ambitions to come with a different plan.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 222 ✭✭Batattackrat


    Hospital numbers are low, I'd rather people just stop getting tested at this stage if they are even slightly sick.


  • Registered Users Posts: 550 ✭✭✭Sobit1964


    Hospital numbers are low, I'd rather people just stop getting tested at this stage if they are even slightly sick.

    This x1000

    Numbers are flying down in the vulnerable age groups. Testing needs to stop being a thing fast. Hospital metrics need to be expanded and become the *only* indicator in a post COVID ireland.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,328 ✭✭✭Banana Republic 1


    Hospital numbers are low, I'd rather people just stop getting tested at this stage if they are even slightly sick.

    There was an episode off the Simpson’s were there was an asteroid coming to hit the town. The population were all in a panic but in the end the thing burnt up in the atmosphere. One of the crowd that had gathered shouted out “let’s go burn down the observatory so this never happens again”


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    namloc1980 wrote: »
    Good stuff. Unfortunately the daily case numbers get all the attention when most of them at this stage are in younger people with very low risk of severe disease or hospitalisation. A refocus is needed.

    But, but, but......long covid.....variants......moving goalposts


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,124 ✭✭✭✭namloc1980


    Sobit1964 wrote: »
    This x1000

    Numbers are flying down in the vulnerable age groups. Testing needs to stop being a thing fast. Hospital metrics need to be expanded and become the *only* indicator in a post COVID ireland.

    Testing needs to continue, but the overwhelming focus on the daily announcement/press conference of case numbers needs to come to an end. It's not helping at this stage and just causes more anxiety and hysteria.


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    Hospital numbers are low, I'd rather people just stop getting tested at this stage if they are even slightly sick.

    Because knowing if you could pass it on to someone more vulnerable or with more vulnerable relatives is not important


  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 75,712 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    tom1ie wrote: »
    Has to be a record number of threadbanned on boards.
    Impressive.

    I suspect a record number of posts (311,347 up to the end of thread XXXIII) has something to do with that


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 222 ✭✭Batattackrat


    Because knowing if you could pass it on to someone more vulnerable or with more vulnerable relatives is not important

    That's what the vacinnes are for.


  • Registered Users Posts: 550 ✭✭✭Sobit1964


    Because knowing if you could pass it on to someone more vulnerable or with more vulnerable relatives is not important

    Even with school going back the vulnerable ages showed dramatic decreases in infections. Its time to start facing the reality of what has been left behind by this utter mess.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    That's what the vacinnes are for.

    So stop testing when only 3.5% are fully vaccinated? Interesting proposal


  • Registered Users Posts: 54 ✭✭greenheep


    That's what the vacinnes are for.

    Is there any reason to get tested if you have no close contacts over the past few days and you plan to restrict movements anyway? Like there is no advantage to the person or to others?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Sobit1964 wrote: »
    Even with school going back the vulnerable ages showed dramatic decreases in infections. Its time to start facing the reality of what has been left behind by this utter mess.

    Started


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,180 ✭✭✭Widdensushi


    Sobit1964 wrote: »
    Even with school going back the vulnerable ages showed dramatic decreases in infections. Its time to start facing the reality of what has been left behind by this utter mess.

    They should close the schools for two weeks


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 222 ✭✭Batattackrat


    So stop testing when only 3.5% are fully vaccinated? Interesting proposal

    Have you seen the current hospital numbers. 400 or so out of a population of 4,900,000.

    A third caught it in hospital and others have underlying conditions.

    Services such as screening for cancer are at an all time mess.

    The cancer scandal when this is over is going to make us realize we overcompensated big time for Covid.

    Also the economic impact is going to be nothing like Ireland has seen before.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 452 ✭✭Sharpyshoot


    Have you seen the current hospital numbers. 400 or so out of a population of 4,900,000.

    Nphet are still blowing it out of all proportion. How many have cancer undetected because of these drama queens?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 452 ✭✭Sharpyshoot


      They should close the schools for two weeks

      And nephet, put them on the pup


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      greenheep wrote: »
      Is there any reason to get tested if you have no close contacts over the past few days and you plan to restrict movements anyway? Like there is no advantage to the person or to others?

      If you were to need further treatment for whatever was making you ill, knowing if it was Covid or not as early as possible would make a difference. I’d want to know if I lived alone, if only for that reason.


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    • Registered Users Posts: 1,187 ✭✭✭GeorgeBailey


      That's what the vacinnes are for.

      There will come a time when people stop getting tested because whether they have covid or not they'll have little or no symptoms because of vaccinations. But we're nowhere near a critical mass in that regard as yet.


    • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


      Have you seen the current hospital numbers. 400 or so out of a population of 4,900,000.

      A third caught it in hospital and others have underlying conditions.

      Services such as screening for cancer are at an all time mess.

      The cancer scandal when this is over is going to make us realize we overcompensated big time for Covid.

      Also the economic impact is going to be nothing like Ireland has seen before.

      It’s not a third in the current data. That’s when it was at a peak. At 600 odd cases it’s about 25 per day. At 6,000 that would be 250. That’s a problem


    • Registered Users Posts: 550 ✭✭✭Sobit1964



        And nephet, put them on the pup

        Expensive tribuneral for all involved. While it won't solve a thing, i want to see every shady dealing result in prison time. If you made money at the public teat at this time, you better have been on the up and up or you are going to be doing hard time.


      • Registered Users Posts: 5,739 ✭✭✭Wolf359f


        Hospital numbers are low, I'd rather people just stop getting tested at this stage if they are even slightly sick.

        So we're testing too much, slow down the testing, we're only finding cases because we're testing..... Where have I heard that before?


      • Closed Accounts Posts: 222 ✭✭Batattackrat


        There will come a time when people stop getting tested because whether they have covid or not they'll have little or no symptoms because of vaccinations. But we're nowhere near a critical mass in that regard as yet.

        I'm not against restrictions until more people are vacinated, I'm against the current restrictions.

        People's lives are been destroyed both now and in the long term by the current restrictions and prioritizing Covid.


      • Site Banned Posts: 12,341 ✭✭✭✭Faugheen


        More nonsense from people who believe NPHET are making all the decisions.

        Imagine being fooled by this government. If the government actually listened to NPHET and not when it suited them then we wouldn't be in this mess a year later.


      • Closed Accounts Posts: 222 ✭✭Batattackrat


        This is absolutely ridiculous. Why are we prioritizing Covid when the average age of death is 83 and the most vunerable are nearly now all vacinated.

        Level 2 restrictions should be enough.

        The hospital waiting lists absolutely fecking disgust me. People's businesses are in tatters as well.

        Inept disgusting government.

        We the people are going to be paying for this for a long long time.

        I'm disgusted to be Irish and be led by them fools.

        https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/almost-one-million-could-be-on-hospital-waiting-lists-by-year-end-consultants-warn-1.4498974


      • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 75,712 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


        Beasty wrote: »
        I suspect a record number of posts (311,347 up to the end of thread XXXIII) has something to do with that

        Just to add, the naughty boys and girls hang out in the Relaxation Of Restrictions thread. It's an average 1,620 posts between threadbans over there, while only one in every 3,421 posts on this "series" results in a threadbsn


      • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 452 ✭✭Sharpyshoot


        Beasty wrote: »
        Just to add, the naughty boys and girls hang out in the Relaxation Of Restrictions thread. It's an average 1,620 posts between threadbans over there, while only one in every 3,421 posts on this "series" results in a threadbsn

        Is this because of the new variants?


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      • Registered Users Posts: 5,180 ✭✭✭Widdensushi



          And nephet, put them on the pup

          More chances to socialise at home then


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