The hack is an excuse for a lot of things these days. Vaccinations and daily numbers of cases are back, I just think that they changed the way of communicating because the old way was not relevant, the same way they moved from a conference every day to twice a week.
5000 deaths reported on 1st of July, 5026 today so deaths are reported, increasing slowly 1 by 1. There is little chance that they report a high number of deaths all of sudden. Where they would come from ? The last wave of covid in this country was 6months ago and the deaths have to be reported 3months after death maximum. Who has been dying in the last 3months ? All the 70+, and nursing homes are vaccinated since March. Difficult to find a backlog of 20 people now.
A bit of advice please. Son was die to go for Pfizer this morning, 50 minutes before appointment he got a text saying not Pfizer but Moderna.
Is waiting time between shots still 28 days?
Thanks for the link but I would still take that with a bit of caution. People seem to forget that the corona vaccines were not developed with the aim of preventing infections but with the aim of mitigating the few more severe reactions to it. Fewer infections were a hoped for but not promised and still unconfirmed side-effect. Therefore it should be no surprise that relaxations of restrictions still lead to higher infection numbers.
I think a lot of the problems in the public and political perception come from that. The public eye seems to have a short memory.
28% of Covid-19 tests taken at Buncrana's test centre are positive.
Figures from the HSE show the highest positivity rates for self-referrals as of Tuesday evening, are in Buncrana followed by Tallaght Stadium, Dublin.
Meanwhile, Buncrana also has the highest positivity rate for walk-in testing at 23.6%.
Donegal GP Denis McCauley who is Chair of the GP Committee of the Irish Medical Organisation says the figures in Buncrana are shocking.
The only people going to walk in test centres are those with symptoms who almost certainly have covid - if people are on the fence about it round there they will not get tested because it means self isolation
Any age group in particular?
Only good thing is that they're turning up to test, could be worse and they ignoring things.
Huge positive %age though.
It's all over the shop and to be honest the true efficacy is reavealing itself. We all new the 99% efficacy claims by Pharma et all was just to sell the product.
I saw isreal saying their jab de jour is about 50% effective now and the will need booster for the elderly at least.
This is a 4th stage trial from 1-4 years in the general population from my understanding. I never believed the high efficacy numbers at all and now we can see how many are contracting Covid as easily as before albeit, it;s not sending them to hospitals which is the good thing and the real aim.
With all the young Olympians and footballers contracting covid for instance, imagine the worry what with 1 in 7 "sufferings from debilitating" ling covid....
It's so horrendous that many of them are competing in races at elite world class level and not so much as a sneeze.. they're popping up from routine testing. They might as well take a herpes or cold sore test for all the damage covid is doing on them.
WHATS GOING ON?
Israel has put back opening of its borders to VACCINATED tourists unti late August amid concerns over spread of Covid contagion from vaccinated people arriving from abroad.
In Europe, the Spanish Supreme Court has ruled Government Covid lockdowns are unconstitutional. There will be no more.
Did RTE run these important international stories?
ehhh NO they did not, nor will they. They're in the business of covid promotions and protections, not the truth.
Govt will say "look this is what Europe and the UK are doing" and use it as an excuse to push unconstitutional measures in further.
anyone who wants to start talking about natural immunity Vs the vaccines should realise that if indeed this virus was engineered, then we're either all
in the dark or the vaccines were under lock and key before it got out. The WHO want to go into WUHAN again but the chinese are not for turning.
This leak theory has officially got legs, even Facebook now listed it's discussion as credible and not conspiracy fodder.
I'm pretty sure the original aim was to prevent infections?
Agree completely Rusty Cole. “Propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government”
Yes, according to the attached.
Does anyone know where the Journal has gotten the total in hospital with Covid that are fully vaccinated?
They are reporting 18 are in hospital with covid and are fully vaccinated.
The updated HSE reports only give new fully vaccinated figures over a 24hr period and not a running total.
I also notice the new confirmed cases on the Hub is 26 but the new HSE report indicates 18 new cases total, of which 8 are full vaccinated.
Is this going to be the new "does the number in hospital include ICU figures or are they separate" question!
What's this I'm hearing about France, come August if your over 12 years old, you will need to show your vaccinated in order to use the supermarkets. Isn't that just a wee bit over the top.
Yes, it is called coercive control. Someone should take on Macron like they did in Spain. In Spain, the Spanish Supreme Court ruled that the Government’s lockdown measures were unconstitutional.
Both the same, 4 weeks.
Page 7 of this.
They are vaccinating 12-15 year olds so it's consistent with the rest of their approach. It may be a dubious approach but it's consistent.
Go back and read up on the pre-release test criteria. Preventing infections wasn't in the goals/requirements. Mitigation of symptoms was.
Vietnam, not good there now, dismally low vaccination rate.
Fair enough! Looks like they have succeeded with that
Ireland is back to red to the ECDC map as we've above a total positivity rate of 4%. Not that it really matters a lot now (it's not really used for anything)
The vaccines have been a wonderful success of that there is zero doubt, way beyond my expectations. The evidence is there that nations who have been slow with uptake like Australia and Vietnam etc... are having real problems now.
For us here this as good as over as the numbers being admitted to hospital is tiny and the deaths are the same. Time to drop the last remaining silly measures and let us get on with life now.
nope, have a look at how macron spoke to the medical staff of France, who have a less than 50% vaccine uptake by the way.
consider this, his leadership has been the subject of a cause for Coup talk within military circles. He has been slapped in the face in public recently.
he has a far right rival in marine le pen making huge ground off the back of his policies, France is a one to watch indeed. Notice they said it's in August and according to Boris, by September you'll need one to go clubbing or to an indoor evernt with crowds..consider the most crowded place in london is the underground..you'll need it travel too in this case. If nightclubs need to ask for them, then they're put at a trading disadvantage maybe, so pibs will then need to ask for them too.. pretty soon we'll have Leo out telling us..Our good neighbors and our European friends have normalised these measures so we must adopt them in turn to save lives! save your lives, your father, your sister, your wife..
now you have to check your wedding guests are all vaccinated...shocking stuff.
That only shows the number in a 24hr period, not how many in total.
The far right in France, La Pen etc., aren't doing well or "making huge ground". They only had regional elections across France recently and both Macron's En Marche party and La Pen's Rassemblement National did terribly.
Any losses for Macron are going to the more traditional (Socialist etc.) parties. The Far Right actually underperformed polls and lost vote share; they didn't win a single regional presidency.
There was also a record low turnout in the low thirties.
It looks like Scotland's deaths are coming through from the high cases a few weeks ago now. Cases seem to be falling most days also. Possibly a good country to compare Ireland with based on it's population. Quite a bit higher than now but not totally catastrophic compared to NPHET projections.
any ground for what is considered far right ideals, is new ground.
And what of the slap? the coup? the "you will stay home this time" regarding the unvaccinated. it's his attitude and the French are having a low uptake on the vaccines, they do not like to be pushed as we know. Also, nurses speak to doctors and health care professionals see evidence based medicine every day. should they not be listened to of all people? yes there will be fringe views but I think this widely use stick approach is just mental.
So far, only 57% of caregivers in nursing homes and 64% of hospital personnel have been vaccinated in France, according to the French Hospital Federation. With the risk of a fourth wave looming, pressure is growing for all healthcare professionals to get the jab. But many remain reluctant, sharing their concerns in anti-vaccination Facebook groups and on social media using the hashtag #JeNeMeVaccineraiPas (or #NotGettingVaccinated).
Sylvie, a retirement home nurse, has refused for fear of possible side effects. “I don’t trust their gene therapy. There’s not enough hindsight about the vaccine. It’s still experimental and humans are being used as guinea pigs. To me, it’s toxic,” she told FRANCE 24.
Martin, a psychiatric ward nurse, shares these fears. “We can’t be certain that there are no side effects in the medium and long term,” he said. “The vaccinations should only be for those at risk, like the elderly and people with underlying health issues," he said, stressing that he was not anti-vaccine in general and was up to date with all his other shots. Half of his colleagues shared this view, he said, and the issue has become a contentious one. “What will happen to those who refuse even if it is required?” he asked, saying such a law could “lead to a wave of resignations”.