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20-09-2020, 20:09   #1891
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For f sake. Could you not highlight that at the start of your post. Are you actually in Oman or just pulling figures off Worldometers? They are showing less than 8 deaths a day off said Worldometers. Hardly stack them in the corriders stuff. Its ****e like this that creates panic and fear.
I live in Oman. I'm going by the official Covid app. It's called Tarrasud. Feel free to Google it. And btw, I deal with doctors on a weekly basis, I'm principal of a large private school, doctor's children make up a sizable portion of our student body and they all say the same thing, they are being hammered at the moment.
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Nope, ****e like that is happening in Ireland as well.

My cousin is a radiographer in one of the biggest hospitals in Dublin, they've seen people come in post-covid who were perfectly healthy, in peak physical fitness before falling ill, with holes in their hearts after covid. They've seen people who used to run 5k on their lunch break, barely able to function for several weeks without help.

Keep your head in the sand if you feel like it, the rest of us will take this seriously to protect you and your family.
Oh this friend of a friend and cousins who are on the frontline thing is tiring. A hole in the heart after Covid. Must be the first cases in the world.Or maybe they had a hole in the heart that was found after they were treated for Covid.
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I live in Oman. I'm going by the official Covid app. It's called Tarrasud. Feel free to Google it. And btw, I deal with doctors on a weekly basis, I'm principal of a large private school, doctor's children make up a sizable portion of our student body and they all say the same thing, they are being hammered at the moment.
Im not doubting you but state your country so as not to imply this is happening in Ireland. Which it is not. Also it is obvious that Oman from your stats has not fared badly if it had a poor lockdown and social distancing is not being respected or enforced as you state. It is proof if anything that lockdowns dont really have any long term effect. They have actually done way better than Ireland with less than 8 daily long term deaths.
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Oh this friend of a friend and cousins who are on the frontline thing is tiring. A hole in the heart after Covid. Must be the first cases in the world.Or maybe they had a hole in the heart that was found after they were treated for Covid.
Maybe you're right. Maybe. But maybe, just maybe, these things are actually happening. I've a genuine suspicion I had it last March and I'm fine. Two of my staff got it over the summer hols, one equated it to a bad cold but was grand, the other is just back on her feet and is a walking skeleton, eyes are popping out of her sockets thin (not literally before you accuse me of sensationalising) and cheekbones clearly visible. The reality is Ireland has done a good job keeping it under control, come somewhere that hasn't and the stories aren't so rosy.

BTW I'm no fan of lockdowns, my family on both sides are self employed and lockdown has been beyond cruel.
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It is proof if anything that lockdowns dont really have any long term effect.
Somebody call WHO, snowcat knows more than fully qualified staticians, viral disease experts and doctors.

So what you're saying is Italy must have been a fluke, Irelands curve flattening for several months (before Dublin took the p***) also coincidence. New Zealands near eradication must have been fake news?
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Im not doubting you but state your country so as not to imply this is happening in Ireland. Which it is not. Also it is obvious that Oman from your stats has not fared badly if it had a poor lockdown and social distancing is not being respected or enforced as you state. It is proof if anything that lockdowns dont really have any long term effect. They have actually done way better than Ireland with less than 8 daily long term deaths.
Fair enough on not stating my location, but I'm fairly well known in the Limerick forums by regulars and many posters would know I'm not in Limerick at the moment. I'm locked in even if I wanted to get back, closed border.
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Somebody call WHO, snowcat knows more than fully qualified staticians, viral disease experts and doctors.

So what you're saying is Italy must have been a fluke, Irelands curve flattening for several months (before Dublin took the p***) also coincidence. New Zealands near eradication must have been fake news?
I did not say that. Lockdowns obviously work. I said they have no long term effect. You are just kicking the can down the road. As we are now finding out. Sweden are in a way better position than us. New Zealand are just on tenderhooks waiting for it to take off.
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I did not say that. Lockdowns obviously work. I said they have no long term effect. You are just kicking the can down the road. As we are now finding out. Sweden are in a way better position than us. New Zealand are just on tenderhooks waiting for it to take off.
Part of me agrees with you. Unless the whole world simultaneously locks down for 3 weeks in isolated rooms and the entire world populace did it together, lock downs are futile. Humans are conditioned to break rules, myself included. But hearing the reality of what is happening the severe cases, however uncommon in the grand schemes of things is bloody scary.
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I did not say that. Lockdowns obviously work. I said they have no long term effect. You are just kicking the can down the road. As we are now finding out. Sweden are in a way better position than us. New Zealand are just on tenderhooks waiting for it to take off.
Sweden are still averaging about 200 cases/day
New Zealand are averaging less than 5.

I know which one of those countries I'd prefer to be in if I was worried about catching Covid.
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Sweden are still averaging about 200 cases/day
New Zealand are averaging less than 5.

I know which one of those countries I'd prefer to be in if I was worried about catching Covid.
We had 5 cases a day not so long ago. Yes you can maintain that if you close your borders or are an island. It is not practical for most countries to go the zero covid route. New Zealand are going to have a massive Covid outbreak at some stage if they want to resume trade with the rest of the world.
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mod note: note the thread title. Keep it to that. No more ranting pls as this is getting a bit boring.
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Sweden are in a way better position than us. New Zealand are just on tenderhooks waiting for it to take off.
Sweden are not in a better position than us. They are however a country with a much better healthcare system. If we attempted what they are doing it would have lead to thousands of avoidable deaths.
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Thanks James Bond Junior and Chewberecca for pointing out the issues that you have been made aware of.

We need people to see and read this and to take notice more importantly.

So many people have the attitude that ah sure if I get it I will be grand and really don't get the bigger picture it's not about you, it's about the elderly, the immuno compromised, the disabled, cardiac patients and making sure the hospitals don't get overrun.

It's not a flu it's a viral pnuemonia.

Again today I saw people in shops not wearing masks, we all have a moral responsibility to protect the people who can't protect themselves.

Saw a great image posted by someone in the NHS asking people to Shut the f... up, mask the f... up and grow the f... up.

Sometimes I wonder what has gone wrong with society just suck it up for a few months or so till we get a vaccine and then you can go back to being a selfish mefeiner.

We have cases numbers in parts of Limerick now that are higher than countries on the travel red list take that in but most people don't know or care.

100% confident I will be told I am alarmist and so on but I am not cases are increasing everywhere and tomorrow we open the pubs and next week the universities.

We had 62 people on trollies in UHL yesterday or Friday that crisis won't be solved anytime soon so wear a mask, was your hands and keep your 2m. If any hospital has the potential to be overrun it's the one that has record trolley numbers many times a week.
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Please stop the bickering guys. This thread is about Covid 19 in Limerick. Not Dublin, and not Oman.
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Some shocking scenes at the hurling match over the weekend, match officials should have delayed the game until people abided by social distancing.

Whats worse is the gaelic grounds is already in one of the highest impacted areas in the city as it is. And its not as if there wasn't space for groups to sit 2m apart.
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