18,000 for Connacht final this weekend
Things is we only have India to go off regarding the time frame of the wave.
Mar 12 It started
May 6 Peak
June 22 Back down
So roughly 7 weeks going up and 7 weeks coming back down, obviously nothing set in stone or it will be anything as bad as India was.
Yes,a sizeable proportion,but not all.
You will most likely see the younger,more committed Lecturer being prepared to take the HUGE risk of going face to face with other humans,whilst the more experienced and worldly wise Lecturer will see it as perhaps allowing them more time for their....extraneous projects ?
No real answer from the "Authorities" I suspect except to keep paying the Salaries....on the other hand,the Aviation sector has some experience of how to motivate such groups...even if they were Yanks...https://www.upi.com/Archives/1981/08/06/Another-500-striking-air-traffic-controllers-made-the-gut/9108365918400/ 😃
Far more vaccines in Ireland than India hopefully makes a difference
Whatever about Ms Lovejoy's statements,I must have missed Mr O'Leary's attack on the elderly,any chance of a refresh on his Press Release ?😉
That's in Croke Park which has an 82,000 capacity. Its not 18,000 in McHale Park or Pearse Stadium.
Yep, I was wrong about that.
It may, in your opinion, be worse...but it doesn't change the fact that indoor hospitality will be open when numerous posters predicted that it wouldn't be.
In an 82500 capacity stadium,yet only 500 allowed in a stadium that can roughly hold 40000.
and nobody has the guts to come out and explain why capacity has been cut ?
Long COVID can't really be avoided by those who get it and while you can sympathise with them not sure how that would influence any government policy. Breakthrough infections do happen anyway but just means in that individual case. It doesn't necessarily mean a new variant but it might hasten the use of boosters in some cases.
It wasn't cut. Extended capacity was not asked for in time and thats why it "might" be only 500.
We were told by the experts here that there was no way NPHET would allow relaxation of these rules, yet within a few weeks we are at 18k which is a higher % capacity than some Euro venues.
I get the distinct feeling that in 12 months time people will still be here complaining about authoritarian impacts on our lives because the local supermarket still has hand sanitiser at the entrance
Only one set of figures now: hospitalisations from this "surge". So far that in the 100/20 ICU range and if they stay there NHPET can have as much concern as they want.
That's like an old folktale where the devil grants a wish but it turns out to be something wicked and horrible instead of what the person making the wish wanted.
Well done on another micro-pedant technical victory.
"While proffered solutions are ostensibly objective, scientific, and technical, and the whole process is masked by altruistic concern, the real objective is an increase of power. The ascetic rituals, the zeal with which the converts are sought, the gloating over each new ban, new fine, new tax, new restriction of simple pleasures, the cruel look of these puritans whose self-righteous intolerance borders on health fascism." - I.K. Zola in 'Healthism and Disabling Medicalisation' (1975)
I wouldn't be celebrating the introduction of the vaccine pass to allow access to parts of society as some sort of victory or "told you so" moment. It's pretty grim to be honest.
You mean the Euros which started 6 weeks ago?
Hobson's choice! Do it now or leave them closed for another 4-6 weeks. Of more importance is how long it remains that way.
It would be better to leave them closed.
However all these dichotomies are false dilemmas "if we don't do x, our only choice is y"
Desire for both sides was to open, so based on that no choice. I actually think it was the right one on balance and there would still have been no guarantee of any different advice to that in four weeks, not now that NHPET see it as a "mitigation tool".
Only Munich had a % capacity similar to Croke Park this weekend.
If the Euros were on this weekend, I'm sure Munich would be higher than this.
We're still much more restrictive than that. Outside of pilot events it's capped at 500 here which is ludicrous do you not agree?? And even the 18,000 for the Connaught Final is just c.21% of the capacity of Croker.
Yep but we take these wins where we can get them. No further updates from GAA yet but one would hope that cap will rise in August.
Hopefully it stays that way for as long as possible, keeping the anti-vaxers away from the pubs will make the experience more enjoyable
The 500 cap should have been moved significantly at this stage. Farce that it's still in place. The Connaught final being moved to Dublin is not much of a win to be honest.
What kind of nonsense is that? c.900,000 adults have yet to be offered a vaccine. Are they anti-vaxxers in your view? What a bizarre perspective you have.
”Anyone who doesn’t immediately get in line to take a gene therapy injection that’s never been approved for testing on humans until last year is an antivaxer.”
Who's celebrating it?
It's okay to admit that you were wrong if you were one of the numerous posters that said indoor hospitality wouldn't be open this year.
For the record, I think the vaccine pass is a fúcking disgrace. It's the creation of a two tier society.
At the end of day if ur not getting pissed or paying rip off prices, more like gov actually doing a favour for many.